I enjoyed reading the article below which I found in the "Fellowship Of Isis". It is a brief history of Isis which I have read many times. I want to keep her past close in my heart that I may not forget:
According to Merlin Stone, in Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood, Isis' name means "Ancient Ancient", and She was portrayed as a Creator figure in Her own right; She was said to be the star Sirius, whose tears created the waters of the Nile, for the nourishment of Her people.
Planting and agriculture, spinning and weaving of the flax plant, medicine, and law were all Isis' domains. Yet She was much loved on account of Her tender ferocity on behalf of the helpless, particularly of the dead. It was said that Isis' brother and husband, Osiris, was murdered by Seth, another brother. Osiris' remains were concealed and scattered throughout the land of Egypt. Isis journeyed through many trials and horrors, to recollect all the parts of Osiris' body, and through Her magic, was able to revive him, at least long enough for him to father a son to Her; She called him Horus.
Isis' popularity spread far beyond Egypt; there were temples to Isis in Rome, and then throughout the Roman Empire, including London.
The prayers come from the Fellowship Of Isis as well. Beautifully written by Olivia Roberston. I use these prayers am and filled with Her Spirit, the Spirit of Isis:
I invoke the Goddess Isis
and the God Osiris
Whose attributes are:
Love, Beauty and Truth.
In the Names of Isis and Osiris,
May all beings be Blessed:
Spirits and humans,
animals, birds, reptiles,
fishes, insects, plants,
rainforests, the Earth
and all Her sacred elements.
Holy Isis, Holy Osiris;
We give you thanks
that your Love, Beauty and Truth
Are manifest with Power and Peace
throughout all spheres,
within all beings,
and we accept your Blessing now,
in Mind and Heart.
Anoint your brow with water
and light a candle or incense.
The Healing Wings of Isis
Protect, Enfold and Awaken you!
We grow from the Earth
And we share Her fruits.
We fly with bright wings
And we reach the stars.
We are Immortal with all that is.
"Holy Goddess Isis, Mother of all beings, come to our hearts.
Grant us, Thy children, Love and Joy, Wisdom and Abundance.
We offer Thee our loving care for all who are born of Thee."
"We thank you our Holy Mother Isis for your Love, Beauty
and Truth which surround us now and evermore."
I sincerely hope these prayers touch you in the way they have me. I have had her Spirit come in visions. The hand of Isis has guided mine in many of my musings and poems. It is my prayer that you will also be blessed.
Thanks for this :)