The Ancient Wisdom of Isis and Osiris: A Template for Transformation in the Modern World
The gods ISIS and Osiris by Susan Seddon Boulet
If you’re feeling lost and longing for meaning, look no further than the ancient mythology of Isis and Osiris. This beloved story of passion, resilience, and transformation has been inspiring spiritual seekers for thousands of years. Today, it is more relevant than ever as a template for personal transformation in our modern world.
Who were Isis and Osiris?
In Egyptian mythology, they are the Neters, the Gods, who embody two powerful archetypes. Osiris was known as the God of Transformation; he taught us how to die with dignity and be reborn in a new form. His wife Isis was the goddess of Magic and Mysteries; her love for him was so powerful that it allowed her to bring him back from death. Together they found balance between chaos and order; between destruction and rebirth; between feminine power and masculine strength. This divine relationship is both a model and an inspiration for us today.
The Journey of Isis and Osiris
At the heart of the myth is a profound story about rebirth and renewal. Isis was a goddess who embodied both maternal love and an unshakable commitment to her beloved Osiris. After being tricked by his brother Set into being killed and dismembered, Isis put herself in harm’s way to bring him back from death. When she found all pieces of his body except one—his phallus—she replaced it with a golden phallus before bringing him back to life through her magical powers.
For a moment she hovered over him in the form of a female hawk, a kite, and drew his essence into her - conceiving their child through an immaculate conception.
She then gave birth to Horus, their son who would eventually take revenge on Set for killing his father and restore order and harmony to the land, become Pharaoh over Egypt.
As we journey through life, we all experience moments when our world is rocked by chaos or destruction - whether through illness or loss or some other type of crisis. These difficult times can be seen as opportunities to transform ourselves in profound ways if we approach them with courage, resilience, faith — just like Isis did! By diving into the unknown depths of mystery — as Osiris did — we can come out on the other side with new wisdom about ourselves that will allow us to live more fully into our purpose.
But transformation does not have to happen only during times of crisis - it can also happen through everyday practice. We can learn from Isis and Osiris how to cultivate loving relationships with ourselves first before reaching outwards towards others - relationships based on kindness, compassion, respect, trustworthiness – qualities which form the building blocks of any lasting union or friendship. We can also take their example to heart by learning how to honor our body’s natural rhythms (like the cycles of day/night) as well as honoring each other’s differences while still finding common ground together (like balancing masculine/feminine energies).
The story of Isis & Osiris is one that continues to inspire spiritual travelers around the world—in ancient Egypt it was used as a template for understanding death & rebirth; today it serves as an inspirational roadmap for personal growth & transformation during times both good & bad. Whether you’re looking for guidance on how to navigate turbulent waters or just seeking deeper insight into yourself & your relationships with others—the wisdom of this timeless tale has something special just waiting to be discovered!
This November, delve into the profound mysteries of these mythic themes on our Remembering Osiris journey. Click here to uncover the secrets that await you.