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 Or Mysteries of the Druids


Author: W. Winwood Reade
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780559123535
Category: History
Page: 160
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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: 1450075916
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
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Take an adventure with Edward Wolf as he unlocks the mystery behind one of the world's 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: A Series of Essays on Idealism


Author: Thomas Ebenezer Webb
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780526087662
Category: History
Page: 382
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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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Isis entschleiert


Author: Helena P. Blavatsky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894272449
Category:
Page: 670
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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 Veils of Isis, and Other Stories


Author: Frank Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 312
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Wege zur Weisheit oder was lehrt uns die antike Philosophie?


Author: Pierre Hadot
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783821806556
Category:
Page: 397
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Diana Ephesia

ikonographische Studien zur Allegorie der Natur in der Kunst vom 16.-19. Jahrhundert
Author: Andrea Goesch
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
ISBN: 9783631496961
Category: Allegories
Page: 366
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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.

Das Mädchen, das den IS besiegte

Faridas Geschichte
Author: Andrea C. Hoffmann,Farida Khalaf
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732523594
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Farida Abbas ist 18 Jahre alt, als der IS im August 2014 ihr Dorf im irakischen Sinjar-Gebirge überfällt. Die Terroristen treiben die Männer und Jungen des Dorfes zusammen und töten sie. Die Mädchen und Frauen nehmen sie mit. Vier Monate lebt Farida in der Hölle auf Erden: Sie wird als Sklavin von Mann zu Mann verkauft, vergewaltigt, fast totgeschlagen. Doch sie überlebt und entwickelt in der Folge den ungeheuren Mut, sich ihren Peinigern zu widersetzen. Zusammen mit sechs anderen Mädchen, die sie anführt, gelingt ihr eine abenteuerliche Flucht durch die Wüste.

Isis Unveiled, Vol. I


Author: H. P. (Helena Petrovna) Blavatsky
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557356954
Category:
Page: N.A
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