The Egyptian Myth of Isis and Osiris

The Egyptian Myth of Isis and Osiris

Lansdowne, Zachary F.

The Esoteric Quarterly, Volume 4, Number 2. Summer (2008)


The ancient Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris appears to be a dramatic tale of betrayal and revenge: Isis is the wife of Osiris, king of Egypt; Osiris is killed by his brother Seth; Horus, who is the son of Isis and Osiris, later fights with and defeats Seth. This myth, however, has a hidden, or esoteric, meaning. We will show that its hidden meaning is a detailed description of the spiritual journey and that this description is consistent with the modern treatment of that journey given by Alice A. Bailey.

Ancient Egyptian Myths

Helena P. Blavatsky (1831