Isis & D.H. Lawrence

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D.H. Lawrence as a young man

If you’ve read Ronald Hutton’s masterful Triumph of the Moon, a History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft, you might remember a chapter in which Hutton refers to a novella by D. H. Lawrence in which The Man Who Died survives His crucifixion, meets a devout Priestess of Isis, honors her Goddess, and makes love with her as her Osiris.

Wait…what!?

D.H. Lawrence, author of Lady Chatterly’s Lover and other well-known erotica, wrote a story about Isis and Her priestess? Turns out, yep. He did. Is it erotic alaLady Chatterly? Turns out, yep, it is. In fact, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “He is risen!”

I am not kidding.

It must have caused more than one vicar’s head to explode when it first came out in 1929, a year before Lawrence’s death. This novella was his last work.

Here is…

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