Secondly, I’m not sure where I fit in on the Isis spectrum. I have been Asatru-Norse Pagan for 20 years. I was a hard polytheist and extremely devoted to that pantheon. I practiced Seidhr-Nordic type shamanism for about 5 years. About a year ago I got into Plant Spirit Shamanism which led me-for the first time- to work outside of the Northern European pantheon, but Gran Bwa’s presence was undeniable. So, being the ‘green man’ to me anyway I started incorporating him into my work (I am an aromatherapist and have a physical shop that sells natural things-so it fits). I had disconnected form all the Asatru lists many years ago because I found them to be combative and more concerned with minutae than actual spiritual connections.
Anyway, about 9 months ago in a meditation/shamanic journey whatever you want to call it, I found myself in a completely different area of the other realms and saw “God’ who said she was Isis-the first mother, the creator of all, all beings are Her and She is all things. (Of course, this is my perception and not one other person has to agree with it so I’m not trying to convince anyone of anything.) Needless to say, this completely rocked my hard polytheistic, Asatru soul!! But, it was undeniable and the incredibly deep peace I felt in Her presence was proof enough for me. So, instead of clinging to a spiritual system I was very versed in scholastically and spiritually I let it go and followed this new path. It was difficult at first trying to understand all the information I was getting but I feel I have assimilated it into a cohesive system for myself. I read deTraci Regula’s book and Isidora Forrest’s books and I have some more Egyptian religion books. But, my connection with Her is so powerful, I’m not feeling the need to do a lot of bookwork and am enjoying my connection to Her and where it leads me. I have recently begun working with Osiris as Green MAn, god of vegetation and of all things that live and die.
I don’t post because I assume I will probably be picked apart as on previous lists for not doing things the way other humans (in any age) have decided I should do them. I don’t really fit inot any ‘camp’ with Isis either it seems like. I am not Kemetic and although I see Isis as The Goddess, I also believe she is everything and so all the other deities-gods and goddesses- are parts of Her and absolutely exist as those forms and do not need to be disrespected. So, you got a post-but probably a little more rambling and long than wanted 😉 I do read my Isis lists every day and do always hope for interesting discussion that is respectful and thought provoking or devotional. I would love love to find an Isis group near me but there are none. I have been a part of the Pagan community in my area for 10 years, but it is very small and even though we now have a Universal Pagan Ritual format, people don’t really come to group activities. OK. Now, you know more about one of the list subscribers than you ever wanted to know 😉