Rosicrucian Digest


Volume 88 Number 1 2010

This is the eighth in a series of thematic issues of the Rosicrucian Digest exploring sources that have contributed to the Rosicrucian tradition.

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An Isis Timeline
Katherine Schaefers, M.A.

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Image: Isis Nursing Horus; Altar of Isis at Philae; Isis and Serapis; Isis welcoming Io to Egypt; Cleopatra VII;Cave of Pluto at Eleusis; Roman Isis; Virgin and Child from Priscilla Catacomb; Joy of All Who Sorrow Church; Island of Philae; Joy of All Who Sorrow Icon

Death of Socrates

The Epiphany of Isis
Lucius Apuleius

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Image: Midsummer Night’s Dream; Isis and Lucius; Isis Finial; Isis-Sothis-Demeter; Royal Sistrum

Death of Socrates

The Egyptian Mysteries: Isis
Arthur Versluis, Ph.D.

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Image:Isis; Isis, Osiris, Horus; Isis at Edfu; Landscape from Pompeii; Shiva; Sanctuary of Isis-Magna Mater; Orphic Egg; Quan Yin

Death of Socrates

Apuleius in the Underworld:
A Footnote to Metamorphoses,
Chapter 11
John Carey, Ph.D.

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Images:Isis-Aprhodite; Tomb of Thutmose III; Isis, Osiris and Horus

Aegeus Consults the Pythia

Isis: The Savior Goddess
Caitlin Matthews

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Images:Isis with Sistrum; Ptolemaic Coin; Plutarch; Isis Aphrodite; Black Madonna of la Daurade; Akathist Icon; Woman Clothed with the Sun; The Golden Ass Frontispiece; Isis; Isis-Artemis

Delphi with offering Procession

African Dark Mother—
Oldest Divinity We Know
Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, Ph.D.

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Images: Neolithic Carving; Pre-Dynastic Pottery; Coffin of Tahure; View of Phliae; Santa Maria di Cosmedin; Black Madonna of Montserrat; Coffin Fragment;Isis nursing Horus; Temple of Isis at Pompeii; Amulet with Isis and Hathor; Black Madonna of Tindari

Underground Oracle

Clemence Isaure:
The Rosicrucian Golden Isis
Grand Master Julie Scott, S.R.C.

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Images:Detail: Appearance of Clemence Isaure; Clemence Isaure; The Occitan Cross; Troubadour Singing to His Love; The Jeux Floreaux; Salons de Rose-Croix; Appearance of Clemence Isaure; Clovis Lasalle; H. Spencer Lewis

Priestess in Egypt

The Veil of Isis: The Evolution of an Archetype Hidden in Plain Sight
Steven Armstrong, M.A., M.A. Hum., F.R.C.

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Images: Goddess Neith; Minerva-Athena; Holy Protection Icon; Virgin of Mercy; Artemis of Ephesus; Genius Unveiling a Bust of Nature; Statue of Isis; Virgin of Mercy Statue; Isis and Thuthmose III

Spiral Galaxy

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The Hymn of Isis
From Thunder, Perfect Mind

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Images: Isis-Persephone


Death of Socrates
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