Plutarch, in his essay on Isis and Osiris, mentions an Egyptian festival that he says marked the beginning of spring and which was called The Entry of Osiris into the Moon. Here’s what he says:
Further, on the first day of the month of Phamenoth they hold a festival, which they call Entry of Osiris into the Moon, for it is the beginning of spring. Thus they locate the power of Osiris in the moon and say that Isis, as the creative principle, has intercourse with him. For this reason they also call the moon the mother of the world and they believe her nature to be both male and female since she is filled and made pregnant by the sun while she herself in turn projects and disseminates procreative elements in the air. (Plutarch, On Isis and Osiris, 43)
In his discussion of this passage, J. Gwyn Griffiths notes that there is no festival by that name in any known Egyptian calendar. Yet there are Egyptian texts from the temple at Denderah that show Osiris in a boat with Isis and Nephthys and explain that Osiris is entering into the Left Eye; and the Left Eye, as you may know, is an Egyptian designation for the moon. In the Denderah texts, spring is not mentioned, but Osiris is said to do His entering on the 15th of the month, that is, at the full moon. So in these texts, Osiris is seen as the sun as He enters into and unites with the full moon.
This also seems to be the case in what Plutarch writes. Osiris enters into the moon and Isis, the Creative Principle, unites with Him in sexual intercourse. Like the moon—the Mother of the World—Isis is filled and made pregnant by the sun, which has to be identified with Osiris. The moon is then both male and female for Isis and Osiris are united in it.
To date, this is all I know about this ever-so-intriguing reference. But I very much like the idea of a spring rite of Isis and Osiris and, in fact, this reference inspired the rite of sacred sexuality in Isis and Osiris Mysteries. A rite of sacred sexuality makes a great deal of sense as a rite of spring—when everything else is waking up and having sex and getting fertile once again. Bunnies. Eggs. Flowers waving their genitalia in the spring air. You get it.
In another part of his essay, Plutarch mentions an Egyptian tradition that the confinement of Isis (while She is pregnant with Horus and awaiting His birth) was celebrated after the spring equinox. This actually could work if Isis becomes pregnant at the spring equinox and carries Horus until His birth at the winter solstice, a period of ten months—or by Egyptian lunar count, ten. One of the Isis aretalogies notes that Isis decreed that women should give birth in the tenth month.
I’m not quite sure how to place the death of Osiris in this scheme, for His death rites are generally celebrated after the autumnal equinox. In that case, He has approximately six months in the otherworld, which is perhaps sufficient time for Isis to use Her magic to raise Him so that, by the vernal equinox, He can “enter into the moon,” make love with Her and beget Their Holy Child.
Just to be clear, no Egyptian tradition that I know of includes this particular seasonal timetable, yet I think it’s a fair conjecture and should be more than enough to inspire the appropriate rites of spring in Her devotees. Happy spring equinox…and may Isis and Osiris inspire and bless you in this season of growing light and life.
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How does it work?
Goddess Healing works best at soul level to bring us into balance with our soul’s purpose.
The energy embodies high vibrations of Divine Consciousness. The issues we face in our lives form part of the eternal journey of the soul, through space and time. The healing invites us to open the doors of our heart to our inner knowing and authentic Self.
As we travel through life, we can get stuck in belief systems and habits losing our clarity to follow our path. The healing(s) open our awareness to see our life in a bigger perspective and to free ourselves from what no longer serves us.
In the healing, these high vibrational energies work with you at the soul level, empowering you to move into different directions in life. The healing is a useful pointer, to help you walk on your path, however, it is up to you to take the necessary steps. You might find that results are more long-lasting when you do your own personal work.
At the same time, there is a very physical outcome to Goddess Healing as it aims to bring a person’s body and spirit into a state of natural balance.
It addresses many levels at once: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, the energetic field and the chakras. The energy bodies are cleansed and revitalized with high vibrations, allowing the natural life-force energy to flow more freely through all the energy systems.
It is widely used to release fear-based traumas manifested in the body as chronic illness or pain.
As a Priestess of the goddess Aset, I am honoured to channel her healing energy and share this profound vibration with my clients.
I find this method most successful, therapeutic and effective. In the temple, all our therapies and methods are tested and practised by us on regular basis.
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Six reasons we love Cacao?
1 HEART OPENER
Cacao opens the heart and allows for a deeper, authentic love based connection with yourself, others, the world and all of life.
2 SHAMANIC JOURNEYING
It promotes powerful journeying and connection with your spiritual wisdom.
Helps in bringing awareness to things that have been preventing you from creating the life you love. Also aids in releasing repeated patterns, beliefs and blocks which could be stopping you, slowing you down or standing in the way of creating the life you love.
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“You gotta feel it to heal it.”
Once you FEEL your pain (sadness, anger, grief etc.) you won’t keep manifesting situations to feel these feelings. You live a freer, happier life, without constantly being triggered. Releasing these emotions allows more light, love and magic into your life.
5 EFFECTIVE MEDITATION
Powerful, and deep meditation enabling you to connect with your spiritual nature, accessing the wisdom within. Meditation is much easier and more beneficial.
‘The healing occurs in the stillness.’
It calms the left brain chatter and allows us to delve more into that ‘no mind’ space of bliss.
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This integration also leads to enhanced effectiveness as the divine creator and super manifesting machine that you are, in essence.
The balance of male and female energies allows you to receive inspiration (feminine energy) AND act on it (masculine energy).
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