The Veil of Isis

An Essay on the History of the Idea of Nature
Author: Pierre Hadot
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674023161
Category: Philosophy
Page: 399
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Nearly twenty-five hundred years ago the Greek thinker Heraclitus supposedly uttered the cryptic words "Phusis kruptesthai philei." How the aphorism, usually translated as "Nature loves to hide," has haunted Western culture ever since is the subject of this engaging study by Pierre Hadot. Taking the allegorical figure of the veiled goddess Isis as a guide, and drawing on the work of both the ancients and later thinkers such as Goethe, Rilke, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, Hadot traces successive interpretations of Heraclitus' words. Over time, Hadot finds, "Nature loves to hide" has meant that all that lives tends to die; that Nature wraps herself in myths; and (for Heidegger) that Being unveils as it veils itself. Meanwhile the pronouncement has been used to explain everything from the opacity of the natural world to our modern angst. From these kaleidoscopic exegeses and usages emerge two contradictory approaches to nature: the Promethean, or experimental-questing, approach, which embraces technology as a means of tearing the veil from Nature and revealing her secrets; and the Orphic, or contemplative-poetic, approach, according to which such a denuding of Nature is a grave trespass. In place of these two attitudes Hadot proposes one suggested by the Romantic vision of Rousseau, Goethe, and Schelling, who saw in the veiled Isis an allegorical expression of the sublime. "Nature is art and art is nature," Hadot writes, inviting us to embrace Isis and all she represents: art makes us intensely aware of how completely we ourselves are not merely surrounded by nature but also part of nature.

The Veil of Isis, Or, The Mysteries of the Druids


Author: William Winwood Reade
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Druids and Druidism
Page: 250
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The Veil Of Isis


Author: W. Winwood Reade
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849644626
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 268
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There is no study so saddening, and none so sublime as that of the early religions of mankind. To trace back the worship of God to its simple origin, and to mark the gradual process of those degrading superstitions, and unhallowed rites which darkened, and finally extinguished His presence in the ancient world. At first men enjoyed the blessings of nature as children do, without inquiring into causes. It was sufficient for them that the earth gave them herbs, that the trees bore them fruit, that the stream quenched their thirst. They were happy, and every moment though unconsciously they offered a prayer of gratitude to Him whom as yet they did not know. And then a system of theology arose amongst them vague and indefinite, as the waters of the boundless sea. They taught each other that the sun, and the earth, the moon, and the stars were moved and illumined by a Great Soul which was the source of all life, which caused the birds to sing, the brooks to murmur, and the sea to heave. It was a sacred Fire which shone in the firmament, and in mighty flames. It was a strange Being which animated the, souls of men, and which when the bodies died, returned to itself again. They silently adored this Great Soul in the beginning, and spoke of Him with reverence, and sometimes raised their eyes timidly to His glittering dwelling-place on high. And soon they learned to pray. When those whom they loved lay dying, they uttered wild lamentations, and flung their arms despairingly towards the mysterious Soul; for in times of trouble the human mind so imbecile, so helpless, clings to something that is stronger than itself.

The Veil of Isis


Author: Edward Jilozian
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453505328
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
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Take an adventure with Edward Wolf as he unlocks the mystery behind one of the worlds most secretive treasures. Follow him as he travels in search of this Egyptian treasure, but beware, because evil forces are lurking all around him. Become part of the story and discover firsthand the thrill of his journey into the unknown. Let the excitement of his tale transcend your wildest imagination. Find out for yourself and enjoy!

The Veil of Isis

Helena Blavatsky: Mother of the New Age
Author: Jane Schauer
Publisher: Kreav Publishing
ISBN: 9780980463354
Category:
Page: 54
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Was Helena Blavatsky a great mystic or a charlatan? This book dramatically explores this question. Helena Blavatsky was born in 1831 into a well-off Russian family and she died in London in 1890. Her strange powers enabled her to telepathically move objects and to call spirits. Before she finally settled in London, she lived in both the USA and India. Her life was always full of controversy, drama and strange mystical events. To her followers, she was a modern Buddha. To her critics, she was nothing more than an absurd, promiscuous charlatan, who had ridiculous ideas about the powers of the human mind.

Anacalypsis an Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil of the Saitic Isis

Or an Inquiry Into the Origin of Languages, Nations and Religions
Author: Godfrey Higgins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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The Veil of Isis Or Mysteries of the Druids


Author: W. Winwood Reade
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780559123559
Category: History
Page: 160
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Wings of Isis


Author: Brenda McKoy
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846942187
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 214
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The Wings of Isis lifts the veil of mystery that surrounds the great Egyptian temples to reveal the magic and rituals of the Isian tradition. For over 6000 years the great temples of Egypt stood as the houses of the gods. Each temple was ruled by a different god or goddess. The ceremonies and rituals performed in these temples reflected the attributes of each deity.

The Mysteries of Isis

Her Worship and Magick
Author: DeTraci Regula
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567185607
Category: History
Page: 300
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"This work provides information on the modern practice of Isis worship, portraying the goddess as a universal rather than specifically Egyptian deity. It contains rituals and exercises demonstrating how to divine the future using the Sacred Scarabs, cast love spells, and more."--Amazon.

The Veil of Isis

A Series of Essays on Idealism
Author: Thomas Ebenezer Webb
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Idealism
Page: 365
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Isis y Osiris


Author: Plutarco,Francesc Gutiérrez
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788497168571
Category: Philosophy
Page: 169
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The Veils of Isis, and Other Stories


Author: Frank Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 312
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Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery


Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9780880103770
Category: Religion
Page: 180
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8 lectures, Dornach, 1918, 1920 (CW 180 & 202) The ancient myths were an expression of great truths about the nature of the universe and human development. Through mysterious, lively images, they describe a people's knowledge of their origins, their place in the cosmos, and their particular state of consciousness. Because our modern consciousness has become so abstract, these stories challenge us to exercise another kind of consciousness if we want to experience their truths and reunite with the realities behind them. In these lectures, Steiner looks at the Egyptian, Greek, and Hebrew myths and illustrates how the myths expressed the consciousness of the people of that time. He sees in the Osiris-Isis story an expression of the loss of a direct experience of the suprasensory world. He shows the connection between this loss and the challenge we face today to bring new life to our abstract ways of knowing. Steiner then offers a remarkable story, a new Isis legend. In the Egyptian myth the veiled Isis states, "I am the All; I am the Past, the Present, and the Future; no mortal has yet lifted my veil." In the New Isis legend as told by Rudolf Steiner, the Isis figure states, "I am the Human Being, I am the Past, the Present, and the Future. Every mortal should lift my veil." This extraordinary story is a challenge to modern humanity to awaken to a new consciousness of the spiritual forces at work in our lives and in society, and to bear this new spirit within us with ever greater understanding and a sense of responsibility. These lectures are a tremendous inspiration to transform our head knowledge into heart knowledge and to lift the veil to spirit and know our place in the past, present, and future.

Naturalism's Philosophy of the Sacred

Justus Buchler, Karl Jaspers, and George Santayana
Author: Martin O. Yalcin
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739185004
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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Naturalism’s Philosophy of the Sacred furthers the tradition of religious naturalism by offering an approach to the sacred through the metaphysical categories of ordinality and ontological parity put forward by twentieth-century American naturalist Justus Buchler. The book’s chief argument is that the most effective antidote to religious violence is an aesthetic interpretation of the sacred understood as an order in and of nature.

Isis Unveiled

A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology
Author: H. P. Blavatsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108052592
Category: History
Page: 680
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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-91), writer, traveller and spiritualist, is well known for her role in nineteenth-century theosophy. Born in the Ukraine, Blavatsky travelled extensively and claimed to have spent seven years studying esoteric mysteries in Tibet. From 1863 she began working as a medium and later counted W. B. Yeats among her followers. In 1875 she founded the Theosophical Society with Henry Steel Olcott. Influenced by Eastern philosophy and the Templars, Freemasons and Rosicrucians, the Society aimed to unravel the occult mysteries of nature. First published in 1877, this book outlines theosophy's precepts. The book is a mishmash of Hermetic philosophy, Christian history and Asian theology, and was allegedly dictated astrally from authorities including Plato, Solomon and Roger Bacon. In Volume 1, Blavatsky addresses the 'infallibility of science', attacking the methods of Darwin and others by arguing that scientific truth can only be accessed through occult understanding.

Isis Unveiled


Author: H. P. (Helena Petrovna) Blavatsky
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557356946
Category:
Page: 684
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Isis Unveiled, A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern of Science and Theology by H. P. Blavatsky. Volume 1 of 2: The "Infallibility of Science. CONTENTS include: Before the Veil--Old Things with New Names--Phenomena and Forces--Blind Leaders of the Blind--Theories Respecting Psychic Phenomena--The Ether, or "Astral Light"--Psycho-Physical Phenomena--The Elements, Elementals, and Elementaries--Some Mysteries of Nature--Cyclic Phenomena--The Inner and Outer Man--Psychological and Physical Marvels--The "Impassable Chasm"--Realities and Illusion--Egyptian Wisdom--India, The Cradle of the Race. Reproduction of the 1877 Edition.

A Modern Priestess of Isis


Author: Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov,Walter Leaf
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108073034
Category: History
Page: 392
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A picture of the controversial final years of spiritualist leader Madame Blavatsky, as observed by a Russian writer.

The Astrological Moon

Aspects, Signs, Cycles and the Mythology of the Goddess in Your Chart
Author: Haydn Paul
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609254228
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 292
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Explore the Moon through magical, transpersonal, and humanistic insights into the complex nature of personality. Paul provides us with in-depth analyses of the Moon's natal houses, signs, and planetary aspects, illuminating the Moon's powerful influenceon shaping the individual. This book enters the hidden depths within the astrological Moon and examines the reawakening of the Moon Goddess through the growing interest in ecology, human potential, and the initiatory descent into the magical underworld.