Wadjet, Supreme Goddess of Lower Egypt — Iseum Sanctuary

Wadjet is one of the oldest deities in the Egyptian pantheon and a greatly respected protective goddess. She was worshipped beginning in the Predynastic Period (c. 6000-3150 BCE) and by the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150-2613 BCE) was the supreme deity of Lower Egypt. Wadjet was the daughter of Re and featured in one of […]

Wadjet, Supreme Goddess of Lower Egypt — Iseum Sanctuary

World Prayers for Peace — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

(Krishna plays his flute) Hindu Prayer for Peace Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real. Oh God, lead us from darkness to light. Oh God, lead us from death to immortality. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all. O Lord God Almighty, may there be peace in Celestial regions. May there be peace on […]

World Prayers for Peace — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

Waters in the Okavango Delta — Jet Eliot

The Okavango Delta is an inland delta in southern Africa, with waters formed by seasonal flooding. When the water is here, wildlife abound. More info: Okavango Delta Wikipedia. Hippos and Elephants, Botswana The Delta is flat and vast, covering 5,800 square miles (15,000 sq. km.); on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. We visited this […]

Waters in the Okavango Delta — Jet Eliot

Our Winter Thrushes — Jet Eliot

Varied Thrush, male, California Western Bluebird, male, California We are fortunate in Northern California to have four species of thrushes join us for the winter months. Here’s a brief look at these beautiful birds. Although Northern California is not warm in the winter, it is temperate enough that some bird species migrate here. We have […]

Our Winter Thrushes — Jet Eliot

Smelling Intelligence — Coyote Yipps

It’s a good time to sum up the little I know I know about smelling, having just seen this yearling, below, throw his nose up in the air and keep it there many long seconds as a dog and walker went by about 50 feet away: he was obviously gathering information through scent. The dog […]

Smelling Intelligence — Coyote Yipps

Gengen-Wer and Weret-Hekau – Creative Energy and Magic — Iseum Sanctuary

A very ancient creation myth tells of the primordial creator deity, Gengen-Wer, who took the form of a Nile goose to lay a golden cosmic egg from which hatched the sun, divinely personified as the sun god Re. The god’s name originates from “honker” (gengen) and “great” (wer), so he is Gengen-Wer or also called […]

Gengen-Wer and Weret-Hekau – Creative Energy and Magic — Iseum Sanctuary