There is plenty of contemporary writing about grief and mourning, but I’ve found it to be very clinical and its focus on the individual isolating. As a society, we have forgotten that the Goddess and Her Stories are guides for our grief and mourning, but She hasn’t forgotten us. She remains as She Who Watches and comes to us when we are in need, even when we don’t turn to Her.
She Who Watches showed me Her face as the Egyptian Goddess Isis, and Her story has been as a guide for me to creative mourning. Yes, even in the deepest loss, Isis shows us how that the new is being born.
Isis from The Dark Goddess Tarot
There are many version of her story. I will share with you a version of that story that has 5 parts; you might call them tasks that Isis assists us to complete:
- Wild grief, weeping, and seeking.
- Finding the Beloved Dead in Unexpected Places.
- Conception of new life.
- Shapeshifting for the Living and the Dead.
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