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Is Isis a Moon Goddess or a Sun Goddess?

Wonderfully thoughtful post on the Goddess Isis, including one of my paintings to illustrate the article. Isis (Eye of Horus, Moon in Scorpio) reflects the Mother of Horus’ help in restoring Horus’ eye. She is bith a lunar and solar goddess.

Isiopolis

A lovely painting of a lunar Isis by artist Katana Leigh. Visit her site here. A lovely painting of a lunar Isis by artist Katana Leigh. Visit her site here.

Modern Pagans often think of Isis as a Moon Goddess. And, it’s true, in later periods of Her worship, She was indeed associated with the Moon—and, in fact, that’s how She entered the Western Esoteric Tradition. The Isis-Moon connection first started when Egypt came under Greek rule in the 3rd century BCE, following the conquest by Alexander the Great. To the Greeks, Goddesses were the lunar Deities, so as Isis made Her way into Greek culture and hearts, Her new devotees naturally associated Her with the Moon.

In Egypt, Osiris, Khons, Thoth, and I’ah were the Deities most associated with the Moon. Isis, for Her part, was connected with the star Sirius as far back as the Pyramid Texts; the star was said to be Her ba, or soul. Yet Isis is also linked…

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Dorrigo and the Dingo Woman

Journey to the other side of the world with writer and performance artist Michelle Lunicke, as she travels through Australia meeting wonderful people and having adventures. Feel like you’re there, as she introduces people like Amargi Wolf, who lives off the grid in the Dorrigo Mountains and is an Ecological Warrior and runs a Dingo rescue. Discover this hero’s journey!

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Off the Grid

After leaving Newcastle, I had the pleasure of staying with Amargi Wolfe who lives in the Dorrigo Mountains, about an hour West of Coffs Harbor. Amargi is off the grid by my standards. She has a small one-bedroom house that relies on solar power during the day and generator power at night. The only other place I’ve been to like this is Waldron Island out in the San Juan’s in Washington State. Things we take for granted are a bit of a procedure here. Washing dishes for example, requires soaping and scrubbing them with the undrinkable tap water and then sanitizing them with boiled rainwater. Only boiled rainwater and the comparatively little amount of bottled water is safe to drink. Hot water comes the old-fashioned way by heating it on the gas stove, which is no doubt the hub of the kitchen. If you want a shower…

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