Isis Knot Magic

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Note the knots in the straps of the Goddess' garment as well as the little loop between Her breasts. Note the knots in the straps of the Goddess’ garment as well as the little loop between Her breasts.

We’ve been discussing the famous Knot of Isis, the Tet, lately, so let’s talk a bit more about Egyptian knot magic in general.

Following that is a ritual from Isis Magic that uses magical knots for protection. The ritual can be used for any protective purpose.

In ancient Egypt, knots were used to bind and release, join opposites, and, since a knot secures things, protect.

Knot magic was well known in Egypt from an early period; an inscription in one of the pyramids states that Isis and Nephthys work magic on Osiris “with knotted cords.”

The Book of Coming Forth by Day also gives several examples of the magical power of the knot. In one, knots are tied around the deceased to help her come into the presence of the Deities: “The four knots are tied…

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Saying “Isis” in Egyptian—Updated

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This is a revised and updated version of  how to pronounce Isis’ name in Her native tongue. The original post was getting a little long in the tooth and needed updating. The explanation is easier to understand and more complete now. Never stop learning 😉

Until recently, with the advent of Kemeticism, the name of Egypt’s Great Goddess Isis was almost invariably pronounced “Eye-sis.” That’s the Anglicized version of what the ancient Greeks called Her: Ἶσις (Ee-siss). For the sake of familiarity, that’s the version I still generally use in this blog. But when I want to go full Egyptian, I represent Her name as Iset. Here’s why:

These are the most common hieroglyphs for Isis’ name in Egyptian.

In Egyptian, Isis’ name was most often spelled with the hieroglyphs throne, semi-circle (also called bread loaf), Goddess, although during the thousands of years of Her worship there were a number of variant…

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Goddess Lilith

Journeying to the Goddess

“Lilith” by zummerfish

“Lilith’s themes are freedom, courage, playfulness, passion, pleasure and sexuality.  Her symbol is an apple.  In Hebrew legends, Lilith is a dangerously beautiful Goddess who refused to subordinate Herself to Adam, feeling She was created as an equal. This makes Lilith perhaps the first true liberationist, and She resolves to make modern life similarly equal for all people. She also boldly instructs us to stand up for what we believe in, unbridled and courageous, no matter the cost. According to legend, Lilith was turned away from paradise for Her ‘crime’, and She has been depicted in art as a demon.

Leap Year occurs every four years to keep our calendar in sync with the solar year. Customarily, women break loose today, asking men out or proposing marriage. In today’s liberal society, actions like this aren’t overly surprising. Nonetheless, Lilith charges us with the duty of ever seeking…

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The Rituals of the Elements: Summer Solstice

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Introduction

It is written inLiber AL vel Legis II:36, “There are rituals of the elements and feasts of the times.” Crowley comments, “The entry of the Sun into the cardinal signs of the elements at the Equinoxes and Solstices are suitable for festivals. The difference between ‘rituals’ and ‘feasts’ is this: by the one a particular form of energy is generated, while there is a general discharge of one’s superfluous force in the other. Yet a feast implies periodical nourishment.” This cycle of dramatic rituals are therefore invocations. They are intended to generate energy at the entrance of the Sun into the cardinal signs of elements at the four quarters of the year, i.e. the Equinoxes and Solstices.

The entire cycle of rituals simultaneously show:

  1. The macrocosmic cycle of the Sun going through the seasons
  2. The microcosmic cycle of Man going through the generations/Incarnation (birth/youth-adulthood-old age-death).

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“The God Anubis-Iconography and Epithets”-I part

AMNTE NOFRE (Amentet Neferet)

We are very glad to present you the first part of the study
“The God Anubis: Iconography and Epithets”
dedicated to the iconography of the God Anubis

(click on the image to open the link)

https://www.academia.edu/11932686/The_God_Anubis-Iconography_and_Epithets-I_part

Contents:

-Anubis in the form of dog/jackal

-Anubis in anthropomorphic form with the head of dog/jackal

-“secondary” forms of Anubis: anthropomorphic form; anthropomorphic form with the head of ram; Anubis in the form of falcon (and jackal-headed falcon)

-Hermanubis

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