Taking a move out of Egypt’s book and using water as a spiritual tool
As you may know, it’s Keys of Egypt week here at the Diaries, which means I’m talking about the Gifts of the Nile again today!
One of the main features of Egyptian spirituality that I’ve intuitively been shown in meditation is that their priests and priestesses were utilizing what looked like ceremonial bath houses for spiritual initiation.
That makes sense when you think about it. As I said in my big mamma jamma Keys of Egypt post, the element of water is closely associated with the feminine principle which governs and facilitates psychic or mystical experience.Water represents the subconscious, the emotional body and the creative waters of our Genesis. These are areas over which the cosmic feminine principle presides. Water mysteries therefore bring us closer to her, the Goddess. The divine feminine. The heavenly mother.
Here’s something to know before we go any further. Water takes on properties with which we imbue it. It’s affected by our consciousness. We can speak words into a vessel or a body of water, and it will carry that energy. Good or bad. That’s why priests pray over their holy water. They’re filling it with a certain level of intention and consciousness.
Happy Keys of Egypt Week! We’re still going at it over here with all things Egypt. Today, I thought I’d share one of my favorite archetypes out of the Age of the Pharaohs. And that is the bird of prey totem.
The Egyptian god, Horus, is known as the falcon-headed sky god. He is son of Isis and Osiris. In some accounts of the myth, he was conceived magically after Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Set. Isis, as the story goes, casts a temporary resurrection spell long enough for Horus to be conceived.
After Horus is born, he and Isis avenge Osiris’ death together. Isis collects the many pieces of Osiris’ body and reassembles them. Some believe that the Goddess’s collection of Osiris’ body and his subsequent resurrection symbolically represents the soul’s journey: our process of recollecting with the help of the divine feminine the forgotten facets of our higher consciousness during the “sleep” of physical incarnation. That our remembrance of our higher consciousness leads ultimately to enlightenment and reunification with God, which in a sense gives us power over death like in Osiris’ story.
In case you’re new here, I’m what you’d call a mystic. I’ve practiced many years of prolonged meditation and have developed the siddhe or spiritual gift of intuitive sight. Anyone can do this with a few months of discipline. So, if you’re interested in developing this area of your life too, do check out my Basics of Meditation post.
In short, I’ll be sharing about Egypt based on my meditation journeys and past lives there. I do have an anthropology degree and a natural intellectual interest in Egypt as well, so that will be in the mix too.
Like any good card-carrying mystic, the topic of ghosts and spirits is one of my favorites.
Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? They’re nearly always interesting. They’re also a great entry-point into broader spiritual considerations.
You might’ve noticed that experiences with spirits can seem almost like a “gateway drug” to a more spiritually-oriented life. For a lot of us, before we believed in the “other side,” we had some brush with the paranormal. Often, these experiences with ghosts or spirits in the house or other unexplained sightings may have been a seed for our later spiritual development. Our first clues as to the realm of the soul.