Mermaid Tree

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Hymn to Isis September 10, 2009

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Last night I was thinking about making changes to certain parts of my life.   I asked for guidance and my Patroness – the Egyptian Goddess Isis – came to me and surrounded me with her love and strength.  After discussing my worries and plans with her, she suggested that I post her Hymn to The Mermaid Tree.  I have found it to be very inspiring and always reminds me of my own self-power and self-worth.  So, I am pleased to share with you the Hymn to Isis.

Hymn to Isis

For I am the first and the last
I am the venerated and the despised
I am the prostitute and the saint
I am the wife and the virgin
I am the mother and the daughter
I am the arms of my mother
I am barren and my children are many
I am the married woman and the spinster
I am the woman who gives birth and she
who never procreated
I am the consolation for the pain of birth
I am the wife and the husband
And it was my man who created me
I am the mother of my father
I am the sister of my husband
And he is my rejected son
Always respect me
For I am the shameful and the magnificent one

– 3rd or 4th century BCE, discovered in Nag Hammadi

"Isis" by Kris Waldherr

"Isis" by Kris Waldherr