Phil Kirkland, illustration for Psychology Today (1970)
Goddesses of Power
I am the All. I am the Past, the Present, and the Future.
Inscription on statue of Isis
Isis has never been equaled by any other aspect of the Goddess in terms of power of worship and influence. She was actively worshipped from at least 3000 B.C to the first century A.D., and the fascination with her myths has never disappeared. She is loving mother, passionate wife, grieving widow. She is the throne from which all rulers of Egypt took their power, and she is the natural force of wind, water, and nurturing land, of life and of life beyond death. The wings of Isis have spread wide indeed, and today’s Goddess movement understands Isis not only as one specific Egyptian goddess, but as a symbol of the awesome and enduring power of the Great Goddess.