To follow up on last week’s post—and by way of tangible proof that Her temples still live—I’d like to share with you the Temple of Isis in my backyard. It is named the House of the Lotuses, Per Sushenu, or the Lotus Temple. It was built for an Isis Festival in 2010 and reconstructed in our backyard following the festival since nobody could bear to see it destroyed. Incidentally, that festival is the same one for which I originally instituted this blog. As you can see, both blog and temple are still going strong.
The Temple of Isis lives in so many of our hearts. I am extremely fortunate in that I also have one living in my backyard. With that, here’s a tour of the House of the Lotuses:
Just stunning, but from the creator of Isis Magic its perfectly right!
Fabulous Isidora, I hope some day I can create something even half as good. Thank you for sharing that with us.
Gorgeous! I want one in my yard. 😉
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Perfection — thank you so very much, for sharing your backyard temple with everyone!
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A truly amazing temple for a mighty Goddess.
So insanely gorgeous. Thank you!!!
This is a stunningly beautiful temple. It’s a wonderful blend on modern elements, but still very much in keeping with ancient design.
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This is beautiful, both in its minutia and the grand…feel to it. Well done!
Oh my!! I should love to have a temple, to receive my daily offerings, situated in my backyard! This is truly lovely!!
That is amazing! I’m filing this away as something to aspire to. I’m not a worshipper of Isis but it inspires me nonetheless.
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By the gods…so beautiful…! ;_;
When i think of how much I contributed to the creation of this temple, it makes my soul sing with memories, and wish we had a builders list to sell so others might enjoy the same beauty within their own yardens! >^.^<
Awe-inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing
I was and am so honored to have a part in its creation.
That temple is so amazing. I spent some time on the painting crew during construction and like Raya, am just honored to have been able to be part of it. I am truly blessed to have access to encounter the Goddess at that temple. It is an example of how Isis is not just a Goddess of the Ancients but Her worship is a living religion today.
Truly magnificent! May pilgrims visit? And worship?
Well, if you’re ever in the Portland Oregon area, get in touch 😉
Do you have instructions for those of us looking to start something like this?
Not really…this was all the genius of temple builder and his crew. I can give you a hint on the pillars: they are molds for pouring concrete with lightweight plastic flowerpots on top and a steel rod through the middle that attaches to top and bottom of the temple.
May Aset bless all who worked on making this beautiful temple a reality!
It stands as an inspiration to all worshippers of the Netjeru of ancient Egypt.
If anyone would like to see the ritual for Aset that we celebrate in the various Reconstructionist temples, I would be happy to provide it.
Just send me an email thru our website kemetictemple.org.
It is obvious that the new temple is a work of great love. May it endure “for millions of years!”
This is so, so beautiful! Not only aesthetically, but also in that you are blessed enough to have what so many Kemetics dream of. Nekhtet!
What a beautiful piece of devotional artwork.Absolutely love it.I thought I was one of the only ones with an actual physical temple to use. I built a temple to Het Her on my property that covers about 1/4 acre in a clearing in the woods. Made out of molded concrete, it will last for hundreds of years, however it is not nearly as colorful and polished as your jewel to Isis is. Great to see more projects such as this being built.
Too Good, its awesome Greetings from Karnataka, India