My Mother, My Heart

Isiopolis

A heart amulet inscribed with magical text
A heart amulet inscribed with magical text

This is an update to a previous post. Nephthys will come back. But in the meantime, know that “we are alive in our hearts, we are wise in our hearts, we are One in our hearts…”

When we say we are “thinking with our hearts,” we mean that we are being led by our emotions rather than our rational minds. The ancient Egyptians would have thought that we had it only partly right. They knew that they thought with their hearts all the time; it was, after all, the organ of thought. In the myth of Isis and Re, Isis was said to have pondered “in Her heart” how She could become more powerful and to have decided “in Her heart” how to do so. Of course, the heart was also the seat of emotions, but most importantly, it was the center…

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