I was thrilled (and a little overwhelmed) at how many of you liked and shared the recent post on the lovely Isis temple in my backyard.
So I wanted to make sure I gave credit where credit was due. I was not the one who created this beautiful thing (though I am a dab hand as a temple paintress!). Oh no. This was a community effort. Quite a large effort, too. Because it definitely takes a community to raise a temple.
As I’ve said, the temple was created for 2010’s Isis Fest, sponsored by our local Pagan group, Other Worlds or Wonder (aka OWOW). Our divinely mad temple Imhotep was Michael Agee, a glass artist and now involved with creating sacred retreat space, with several other friends, at Fynnon. If the temple is any indication, the sacred space they create will be extraordinary. See the temple under construction here and here and here.
In addition to our temple architect, there were three other key builders of this beautiful creation: Maddy, Michael, and Adam. We called them the Four Horsemen of the Temple. It simply could not have been done without them.
And yet, even they are not alone.
The beautiful copper doors to the shrine were created by our own Raya. In fact, many, many of our in the local Pagan community painted, sanded, lifted barges and toted bales to make Her temple rise.
Amazing? Yes. Wonderful? Yes. A testament to what Community can do when it comes together? Yes. I am so grateful that all of you are in my life…and in a little way, in my blessed backyard as well.