Order of Signs, Sigils and Seals Path I.
"Osiris Alive and Well, Out of the Tomb with Isis" a painting by Olivia Robertson
Photo by Minette Quick
by Olivia Robertson
Path I. Awakening. We Hear the Call of Isis: We Awaken with Osiris
The gem of life is in a stone: the divine breath is within smoke: the elixir of life shines through water. Every element, every atom, contains the spark needful for its transmutation.
Through this realisation, the Devotee invokes Deity and through a simple touching of the hands, may awaken the life spark within each object. Earth protects: on another level it represents strength and stability. Fire brings vitality: it also in a greater sphere of being, typifies Love. Air symbolises Mind and Spirit and so must be free to move. Water is so receptive that it must be kept pure and calm, yet flowing. Otherwise, like unhealthy emotions, it may either rage in a storm, or stagnate. Though occult symbolism varies in different systems, yet the principle remains the same. Any object, however humble, is a key to its essential reality in greater spheres. The purpose of ritual is to strike a note on one level - even with bell, gong or sistrum, and so to awaken the same note on other octaves of being.
When a shrine is awakened through its true keynote and colour, it begins as it were to hum like a well-tuned harp. It is the awareness of the Devotee that brings about this transformation. For the Deities respond to those who knock. They answer those seekers who are ready for expansion of consciousness and may case the way to initiation.
Ritual: Mystery of the Awakening of Osiris (Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess)
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