Gnostic Gem Of Isis

"ISIS WAS WIFE OF OSIRIS AND MOTHER OF HORUS. SHE WAS ORIGINALLY THE GODDESS OF THE EARTH, AND AFTERWARD OF THE MOON. THE GREEKS IDENTIFY HER BOTH WITH DEMETER, AND CERES, AND WITH IO."

(SMITH'S "CLASSICAL DICTIONARY")

a bull and a ram, and to drink of two fountains, the one called Lethe (oblivion) and the other Mnemosyne (memory), by which means he lost the recollection of all his former crimes, and preserved the memory of his new instructions and vows. This is exactly similar to the Egyptian Mysteries. The candidate was next conducted to a dark cavern, and thence through horrible scenes similar to those before described. The walls were clothed in black, and he was surrounded by all the emblems of decay and death. Terrible phantoms passed and repassed before him. A bier rose up at his feet, and on it was a coffin and a dead body, representing the slain sun-god. A funeral dirge was chanted by an invisible choir, and all the scenes of terror multiplied.

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