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We Honor the Earth

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COVER: Volume V, Issue 3, Samhain 2010
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Oracle
The Wild and Grassy Slope
We Honor the Earth
The Berwyn Mountains of Poetic Adventure
The Coming of the Cailleach
An Isian Midwinter Meditation
Wenet the Swift One: Hare Goddess of Ancient Egypt
Awakening of Aengus Og and Tara Rite
Druid in the Garden
Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths
Announcements: From Olivia Robertson
REPORT: Convocation of the Fellowship of Isis at the Temple of Isis 2010
REVIEW: Avalonian Aeon
MUSES SYMPOSIUM: Bentreshyt: Harp of Joy
Hestia's Hearth Fires
Shadow Queen
Hymn to Isis
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Loreon Vigne, in the Main Temple, Isis Oasis Sanctuary, Geyserville, California

We Honor the Earth
 
By Loreon Vigne
 
 
Today we honor the earth ... truly a marvel ... All creatures live on it's surface. It is the Mother of us all. You have to love the earth for it is your very foundation. When one considers the magnificence of the earth and all that which it manifests, it is difficult to imagine why anyone would consider destroying any part of this sphere of total beauty or any of the beings that live upon Her. Still, some are blind or asleep and do not see the gift that the Goddess has given to all Her creatures. Each has a way to survive in a design that suits it's ability to be alive. The pattern of each aspect of that which is intrinsic to the earth is nothing short of a magical miracle.

One of the reasons we have birds and animals and even some insects here at Isis Oasis is to share these precious beings with others. Many never see these creatures otherwise and cannot get in touch with the amazing qualities that they represent.   The more wealthy ancient Egyptian households always had compounds of animals giving them insight into the special qualities of these beings. They saw the attributes of animals, birds and insects akin to the spiritual aspects of the Goddesses and Gods and created the anthropomorphic Deities that they worshiped. 

Today, as I drove north I contemplated the Earth for it was such a beautiful day. After the rains the green was becoming ever more prevalent and the clouds hung mystically in the valleys of the hills. Some of the trees had turned to a red or orange shade which gave a wonderful effect against the variations of green and the blue of the sky. I remembered a time when I took a drive in March when the pink flowers were coming out on the plum trees while the yellow mustard was sprouting between the black twisted vines. One again the hills were so verdantly green and I passed the river flowing between sturdy boulders and lacy trees. I was so moved that I wrote a song as I drove and copied it down when I came to my destination. It is a song to honor all the manifestations of the earth, and so it is a song to honor Isis as well for She and Osiris are Children of the Earth God Geb and the Sky Goddess Nuit. Nephthys and Set are also the Children of these two and it puts me in mind of the principal that there is also positive and negative, light and dark, and many other manifestations of duality on the earth.  
 
In order to become a Priestess or Priest in the Temple of Isis one needs to be doing something  of significance for the planet. This could take many forms. One needs to write a spiritual biography to indicate what it is that they are accomplishing that will enhance life on earth. It need not be a major work but it must have heartfelt meaning. The Goddess, it would seem, has assignments for those that choose to follow her, and she makes this work known in subtle ways.

In the Temple of Isis, we have healers using a wide assortment of modalities. We have groups that work with the military, in hospitals and in prisons. Many work with animal rescue or saving endangered species by breeding them as we do here at Isis Oasis. Others work with children in the teaching profession especially in alternative forms of learning.
 
And we live by certain sacred principles, some of which are:
 
I affirm that all life is sacred.
 
I honor animals with reverence.
 
I care for the earth.
 
 
 
 

About the Author: Loreon Vigne is a member of the ArchPriesthood Union and Grand Commander Union of the Fellowship of Isis, in which she has long been both a member and an ordained priestess. She founded the Temple of Isis at Geyserville, California in 1996. The Temple of Isis is a legally recognized church which offers legal minister status for FOI priesthood members. Loreon writes: "We honor the Goddess Isis, who equates with Mother Earth, and has been worshipped longer than any other deity known on this planet." Loreon also owns and manages the property named Isis Oasis in Geyserville, a retreat center which houses two active temple buildings, the Isis Chapel and the Main Temple. http://www.isisoasis.org/temp1/docs/about.htm


 

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