Isis and Osiris

Isis and Osiris Internationally acclaimed author Cott interviewed scores of worhippers philosophers historians Egyptologists artists and psychologists worldwide in an attempt to find an explanation for the godde

  • Title: Isis and Osiris
  • Author: Jonathan Cott
  • ISBN: 9780385512435
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Internationally acclaimed author Cott interviewed scores of worhippers, philosophers, historians, Egyptologists, artists, and psychologists worldwide in an attempt to find an explanation for the goddess myth s tenacity and far reaching influence The result is this brilliant exploration of the classic story of death and regeneration Illustrations.

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    1. My favorite (sometimes least favorite) part of used books/library loans is the marginalia, in this case, someone who used a color-changing "mood" pencil to underline "Horus grows up and eventually conquers chaos," "all winged creatures live forever," "a living metaphor for what is the deepest creative impulse in ourselves," and "when you feel you're stuck in a place of terrible tension, between a rock and a hard place, that's the very moment something magical can come through." And then in ballp [...]

    2. While there was some salvagable information, a lot of this book was honestly just plain filler. I was incredibly disappointed with the degree to which the myth of Isis and Osiris was *actually* discussed in any great depth in this book, and the fact that at least one of the people interviewed for this book (and thus, I would assume, considered an expert by the author) didn't seem to have even the basic familiarity with the symbolism of the jackal in Egyptian myth and art made me incredibly reluc [...]

    3. My favorite thing about this book is it is entirely a space for folks with different types of expertise around the Isis & Osiris story. Each contributor brings something different and that is a priceless way to learn about any topic-- cause there is no ONE angle by which some one comes to know all about something. I learned a lot here and I don't feel that many other approaches could have given what this book does for any one interested or fascinated by the Isis & Osiris myth.

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