isis

Book Title : The Mysteries of Isis
Author : DeTraci Regula
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date : 1995
Pages : 300
ISBN : 1567185606
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"This work provides information on the modern practice of Isis worship, portraying the goddess as a universal rather than specifically Egyptian deity. It contains rituals and exercises demonstrating how to divine the future using the Sacred Scarabs, cast love spells, and more."--Amazon.

Book Title : Attic Grave Reliefs that Represent Women in the Dress of Isis
Author : Elizabeth J. Walters
Publisher : ASCSA
Release Date : 1988
Pages : 134
ISBN : 0876615221
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The author investigates the appearance of a fashion in clothing, involving a knotted mantle worn across the chest, on many Attic stelae of the Roman period. She suggests that this style can be traced to Egyptian roots, and might have been particularly associated with a cult of Isis, popular among wealthy Athenians. The book presents a catalogue of the 106 known Isis reliefs from Attica and a review of all forms of evidence for the cult.

Book Title : An Examination of the Isis Cult with Preliminary Exploration Into New Testament Studies
Author : Elizabeth A. McCabe
Publisher : University Press of America
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 125
ISBN : 0761834028
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This work serves as an investigation of the Isis cult by tracing its development from Egypt into Greco-Roman society. The origin of the Isis cult is described by using the accounts of Plutarch, Apuleius, and Diodorus before examining the effects of Isis on Egyptian culture. The Isis cult soon overflows into the Greco-Roman world. While this mysterious religion initially encounters opposition, especially since it clashes with Roman patriarchal society, it overcomes these limitations. The relevance of Isis to New Testament studies is demonstrated by comparing similar Pauline practices to Isiac beliefs and practices. The concepts of freedom, salvation, baptism, and resurrection in Pauline Christianity overlap with Isiac beliefs. The possibility of the Isis cult as an historical context is explored in the book of 1 Timothy, which serves as an example of the intersection between the biblical text and the Egyptian cult of Isis.

Book Title : The Isis book
Author : Apuleius
Publisher : Brill Archive
Release Date : 1975-01-01
Pages : 440
ISBN : 9004042709
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Book Title : Water in the Cultic Worship of Isis and Sarapis
Author : Robert A. Wild
Publisher : Brill Archive
Release Date : 1981
Pages : 307
ISBN : 9004063315
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Book Title : The Veil of Isis
Author : Pierre Hadot
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 399
ISBN : 0674023161
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Nearly twenty-five hundred years ago the Greek thinker Heraclitus supposedly uttered the cryptic words "Phusis kruptesthai philei." How the aphorism, usually translated as "Nature loves to hide," has haunted Western culture ever since is the subject of this engaging study by Pierre Hadot. Taking the allegorical figure of the veiled goddess Isis as a guide, and drawing on the work of both the ancients and later thinkers such as Goethe, Rilke, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, Hadot traces successive interpretations of Heraclitus' words. Over time, Hadot finds, "Nature loves to hide" has meant that all that lives tends to die; that Nature wraps herself in myths; and (for Heidegger) that Being unveils as it veils itself. Meanwhile the pronouncement has been used to explain everything from the opacity of the natural world to our modern angst. From these kaleidoscopic exegeses and usages emerge two contradictory approaches to nature: the Promethean, or experimental-questing, approach, which embraces technology as a means of tearing the veil from Nature and revealing her secrets; and the Orphic, or contemplative-poetic, approach, according to which such a denuding of Nature is a grave trespass. In place of these two attitudes Hadot proposes one suggested by the Romantic vision of Rousseau, Goethe, and Schelling, who saw in the veiled Isis an allegorical expression of the sublime. "Nature is art and art is nature," Hadot writes, inviting us to embrace Isis and all she represents: art makes us intensely aware of how completely we ourselves are not merely surrounded by nature but also part of nature.

Book Title : Isis in the Ancient World
Author : R. E. Witt
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Date : 1997-07-15
Pages : 336
ISBN : 0801856426
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"A pioneering book by an author who knows how to use archaeological as well as literary evidence. It is an important contribution to an understanding of the religious attitudes of ordinary men and women who lived under the rule of the Caesars." -- Times Literary Supplement

Book Title : Isis and Osiris
Author : John Stuart Stuart Glennie
Publisher :
Release Date : 1878
Pages : 432
ISBN : UOM:39015005263788
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Book Title : Isis Mary Sophia
Author : Rudolf Steiner
Publisher : SteinerBooks
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 254
ISBN : 0880104945
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The rebirth of the feminine surrounds us in many forms--from the global movement for women's rights to a renewed interest in feminine spirituality, the Goddess, and the Divine Mother. What is the spiritual meaning of this rebirth? What is the feminine divine? Who is she? The feminine divine has had many names in many cultures: Ishtar in Babylon, Inanna in Sumeria, Athena, Hera, Demeter, and Persephone in Greece, Isis in Egypt, Durga, Kali, and Lakshmi in India. She is the Shekinah of the Cabalists, and the Sophia of the Gnostics. To Steiner, she is Anthroposophia (or Divine Wisdom), who descended from the spiritual world and passed through humanity to become now the goal and archetype of human wisdom in the cosmos. This book contains most of Steiner's statements on Sophia. We see him "midwifing" the birth of the Sophia, the new Isis, and divine feminine wisdom, in human hearts on earth. Each chapter explores the mystery of the various relationships of Sophia: Sophia and Isis, Sophia and the Holy Spirit, Sophia and Mary, the mother of Jesus (and Mary Magdalene), Sophia and the Gnostic Achamod, and Sophia and the New Isis. Above all, in a remarkable way, Steiner makes clear the relationship of Christ and Sophia. Contents: Introduction by Christopher Bamford Prologue: Living Thinking Thinking Is an Organ of Percpetion Thinking Unites Us with the Cosmos The Holy Spirit and the Christ in Us Sophia, the Holy Spirit, Mary, and Mary Magdalene The Virgin Sophia and the Holy Spirit Mary and Mary Magdalene Sophia Is the Gospel Itself Wisdom and Health The Nature of the Virgin Sophia and of the Holy Spirit Isis and Madonna Wisdom and Love in Cosmic and Human Evolution The Being Anthroposophia The Gifts of Isis From the Fifth Gospel Sophia and Achamoth The Legend of the New Isis The Search for the New Isis Sophia and Pistis Michael, Sophia, and Marduk A Christmas Study: The Mystery of the Logos

Book Title : The Cult of Isis Among Women in the Graeco Roman World
Author : Sharon Kelly Heyob
Publisher : Brill Archive
Release Date : 1975
Pages : 140
ISBN : 9004043683
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