Isis Rising
Isis Rising
Isis Rising
Isis Rising
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Isis Rising

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As a devotional offering, I have undertaken to illustrate all 13 of the Goddesses of the Mount Shasta Goddess Temple in 2020-21. I created this piece with the gentle direction of Priestess Yeshe Matthews, and together we evoked this image of Isis.

We chose to picture the Goddess of 10,000 Names hovering before the landscape of the Castle Crags wilderness in Siskiyou county. This remarkable place was the site of a protracted battle in 1855 between the local indigenous peoples and gold rush miners who had invaded the land and destroyed its resources in search of a rumored lost mine. Amidst the battle’s fervor of greed, violence, and contagion, it is said a group of native women, infants and children were massacred in their sleep, ambushed by drunken sailors. Most of what we know about the battle today and its repercussions comes from the writings of Joaquin Miller, legendary Mt Shasta “scoundrel and scholar,” who allegedly witnessed and participated in the events as a teenager. This tragedy remains a deep wound on Mt Shasta’s native peoples, stained with their blood and the loss of their sacred lands.

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The Mt Shasta Goddess Temple is committed to honouring the Great Mother through acts of spirit, beauty, and service, and we embrace opportunities to help shape a better world for women. Our annual devotional cycle dedicated to Goddesses from many world cultures invites our membership to reflect on the diversity of the female divine, and our practices and teachings inspire women of all colors, shapes, sizes, and backgrounds to discover the divinity within. In our Temple, we believe that every woman is an earthly embodiment of the Goddess.

*Please note: due to COVID-19 labor shortages, print fulfillment may take longer than usual. Current estimate is 2-3 weeks from date or order. Thank you for your patience!

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%