May I greet this Summer morning
With a cheerful face and loving grace,
Grace to my heart
Grace to my hands
Grace to my spirit.
Blessings to the fellow beings
I meet on my path
Keep my temper and patience this day
From morning light to fall of night
I ask protection for my spirit
From the nine summer flowers
Cheer of nasturtiums
Grace of a poppy
Strength of a sunflower
Uprightness of the iris
Flexibility of a morning glory
Permanence of a bouganvilla
Playfulness of a Johnny-jump-up
Peace of the lily
Determination of lotus
Nine flowers to guide me through the garden of light
Nine flowers to cheer me till night time.
This is an important Isis myth. It almost always gets overshadowed by the main Isis and Osiris myth, the murder of Osiris and Isis’ search for Him. But this is the Isis myth that is, for many, the most unsettling when we are first learning our Isis lore; and that is the tale of how Isis tricked the Sun God Re into revealing His most secret name and thereby gained additional power for Herself and for Her son, Horus. Know that story?
If not, here’s a link to Isis Magic on Googlebooks; go to page 61 and start reading there. (Since I originally wrote this post, Isis Magic is back in print and available here.) Okay, so Googlebooks no longer has the preview of Isis Magic; here’s another way to read the story.
On the basis of this tale, some have decided that Isis is an evil magician…
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Here the fifth amendment from the original Bill of Rights is expanded by the inclusion of “data” to more explicitly safeguard electronic property. Taken together with Amendment VI, the New Constitution afford substantially strengthened protections against unwarranted snooping into the lives of citizens.