the hymn of isis
I am the Beginning and the End. I am honored and scorned. I am the prostitute and the saint. I am married and a maiden.
I am the mother and the daughter. I am the limbs of my mother. I am barren
and my children are many. I am she who married magnificently,
and I have no husband. I am the one who brings children and I do
not bear children. I am the consolation of labor pains. I am the bride and the bridegroom,
and my husband brought me forth. I am my father’s mother
and my husband’s sister, and he is my child.
I am the incomprehensible silence and the idea often brought to mind.
I am the voice sounding throughout the world and the word appearing everywhere.
I am the sounding of my name, For I am knowledge and ignorance. I am shame and bravery. I am without shame; I am full of shame. I am power and I am trepidation. I am conflict and peace. Listen to me, For I am the scandalous and magnificent one.