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Osiris, Master of Silence and Renewal

Three giant statues of Osiris, Isis and Hapi, the Nile god of fertility, have been placed at the entrance to Museum Rietberg in Zurich. They were recovered from the sea bed by Franck Goddio, a French underwater archaeologist, who directed … Continue reading

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The Sublime Silence of Stonehenge

“Pile of Stone-henge! so proud to hint yet keep Thy secrets, thou that lov’st to stand and hear The Plain resounding to the whirlwind’s sweep, Inmate of lonesome Nature’s endless year.” William Wordsworth’s , “Guilt and sorrow; or incidents upon … Continue reading

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Hatshepsut: the Woman Pharaoh and Her Rise to Power

Hatshepsut, a woman pharaoh from the renowned eighteenth dynasty, reigned very successfully for twenty-two years. Her rule brought enormous wealth and prosperity to her country. She did not wage unnecessary wars but focused on extensive building projects (she was the … Continue reading

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Last Worshippers of Artemis: Cats Walking the Ruins of Ephesus

“But the wildest of all the wild animals was the Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him.” “…when the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all … Continue reading

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Hathor: the Exuberant Goddess of Abundant Life

I.”Who fills the earth with golden motes of sunlight, who comes alive in the liminal east and sets in the liminal west.” II.”I give thee everything that the sky provides, that the earth creates, and the Nile brings from his … Continue reading

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The All-Seeing Eye

1.“Illumination comes to those who hear the song of Light unchanged, unflickering, eternal — Light that is one though the lamps be many.” Dane Rudhyar 2.”The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, … Continue reading

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Sekhmet the Empowerer

Sekhmet from the temple of Mut at Luxor Sekhmet, daughter of Ra, the sun god, is a goddess that, next to Hekate, has my utmost admiration, reverence and devotion. Her name is related to such words as strong, mighty and … Continue reading

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Birds on My Mind

I have been thinking recently of exploring bird symbolism, as birds seem to capture my attention wherever I go. The Sun is still in the air sign (Gemini), which means that airborne creatures deserve some focus. I have had some … Continue reading

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