The supreme mother of the universe. She is loving, wise, courageous and sacrifices herself and her family for the benefit of mankind. In modern Christian culture, this description fits the Holy Mother, the Virgin Mary, but three thousand years ago and longer, this description also fit the most powerful Egyptian goddess, Isis. At first glance, it appears to be nothing more than a religious coincidence but there is also the possibility that they are the same entity altered by man to fit cultural needs. It is my belief that all religions are fundamentally based on the same principles and there should therefore not be any fighting or wars over the mundane differences. The mundane differences are, in fact, corruptions man has brought into the purity of universal spirituality. Peeling back the layers of muck and filth that man has covered over in the truth of the afterlife allows one to realize bigger possibilities.
There are a lot of similarities between the lives of Mary and Isis. I, for one, do not feel that this is a coincidence. Since ancient Egyptian religion is much older than Christianity, it might be possible that Christians borrowed and adapted the ancient stories to make them more “user friendly” in their contemporary times. I believe we can trace the beginning of life on Earth and the truth of the afterlife by treating every religion like a map, one leading into another until you get to the beginning, instead of allowing the different faiths to fight each other. All religions are valid. All religions are true. Stripping away what man has done to the afterlife will create a clear vision into our history as souls. I began to recognize this larger philosophy about thirteen years ago when I found myself pulling away from the restrictions of Christianity into the freedom of older Earth-based religions, Egyptian included. I noticed right away that Mary and Isis are presented in very similar ways. Here are some of them.
- Isis was the most prominent female figure in ancient Egyptian religion. Mary is the most important female figure in Christianity.
- Isis had a son named Horus. Mary had a son named Jesus.
- When Horus was born, his father, Osirus, was already dead, which is very much like the birth of Jesus, fathered by the Holy Ghost.
- Both Isis and Mary are depicted in art as being maternal and holding their infant deities.
- Isis protected Horus from an evil uncle, which was much like Mary protecting Jesus from King Herod.
- Both Isis and Mary have primary roles in their respective religious movements as the eternal mother.
- “Lady of Light” is a title given to both Mary and Isis. The infant Horus was born as the god of light for Egypt, while Jesus is known as the light of the world.
- Isis has a solar disk of light over her head and Mary has a halo of light above her head.
The brief research yielding eight parallels between these two holy figures reaches beyond coincidence. I do not believe this is a case of reincarnation, unless I believe that the story of Mary being a human woman here on Earth was a literal event. I believe that this holy entity – this female companion to the male holy entity – is a continuous celestial being existing in the afterlife and she has gone through several names due to cultural changes in the world. She could have taken human form as Mary for a short time to produce Jesus for the world, or the Mary and Jesus story could have happened in the afterlife like it did with Isis and Horus. It could also simply be one spiritual event, meaning it happened once but the Egyptians altered the story to fit them and the Hebrews altered the story to fit them. I don’t know. I wasn’t there to see Jesus or Horus or that one deity being born. For all we know, the Savior’s real name isn’t even Jesus or Horus.
I took my theory beyond Isis and Mary and I looked into other cultures throughout history. Look at this list.
- Aphrodite – Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty
- Artemis – Greek Goddess of Hunting and Vegetation
- Athena – Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War
- Ceres – Roman Goddess of Agriculture
- Demeter – Greek Goddess of Agriculture
- Devi – Hindu Goddess of Existence
- Diana – Roman Goddess of Hunting
- Durga – Hindu Goddess that Destroys Demons
- Gaia – Greek Goddess as Mother Earth
- Ha Hai-i Wuhti – Hopi Divine Mother
- Hecate – Greek Goddess of Magic
- Ishtar – Babylonian Goddess of War
- Isis – Egyptian Goddess
- Juno – Roman Goddess of Women
- Kali – Hindu Goddess of Liberation
- Kuan Yin – Buddhist Goddess of Compassion
- Lakshmi – Hindu Goddess of Prosperity
- Minerva – Roman Goddess of Arts
- Mother Mary – Christian Goddess of Compassion
- Persephone – Greek Goddess of the Underworld
- Sarasvati – Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Arts
- Shakti – Hindu Goddess of Primal Energy
- Tara – Tibetan Goddess of Compassion
- Venus – Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty
Are these all different powerful female entities hanging out together in the afterlife? Or is it possible that these are all different names for the same powerful female entity that has existed since the beginning of time with the same powerful male entity with different historical names?
Christians will likely argue that Mary isn’t a goddess and that means the theory is null and void. The thing is, Christianity, especially Catholicism, functions a lot like Paganism but with different words. Each saint has a different purpose and different name just like the myriad of Pagan deities and we as Christians often call upon those different saints just like Pagans call on their different deities. Whether entities are called angels, demons, saints, gods or goddesses, they are still beings in the afterlife who either never incarnated as human or no longer incarnate as human. We have all called upon these beings throughout history. Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Wiccan, Druid, Egyptian magic, Buddhist, Pagan, etc. I believe that they all go back to the same beings that have been looking out for us, helping us, hurting us, etc., since the beginning of time.
God exists. Mary exists. Jesus exists. Dozens of others exist with them. They’ve all simply changed and evolved in the eyes of mankind as mankind has changed and evolved. For that reason, hating someone else’s religion is the same as hating your own.