During my visit to Egypt, I was fully charged when we arrived at the temple of Hathor. This was one of my most anticipated spaces, and nothing on earth could have really prepared me for the world of this sacred portal. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to enter this sacred landscape. After seeing images of Hathor’s mysterious, celestial face for so many years, finding her in the flesh - carved within these massive pillars of lapis and cobalt - was shocking; in the most surreal, heart-wrenching, beautiful way. She is extremely tall, and as an interdimensional being who hails from another time and place, she looks directly into you from a height of divine bliss and wisdom. There is a warm radiance that also emanates from her form, despite the fact that most of her expressions have been removed or defaced throughout the temple. She still stands strong and bold at every turn.
Hathor is a Goddess who personified the principles of love, beauty, motherhood and joy, and was known as "the Great One of Many Names". It is thought that her worship was widespread even in the Predynastic period because she appears as one of the first deities of Egypt, as a possible extension of Bat, the cow-headed Goddess who was known to exist before the great pantheon of Gods arrived. .
I have always felt her presence to be very Ancient, as she may have also marked an earlier age of matriarchy, when the symbol of the bull was seen throughout various cultures as representing an era of a Divine Feminine presence that once ruled, with love. 💗
When I see Hathor, I feel nostalgic, and I’m also reminded of another time - one that feels safe, warm, and very peaceful. I also felt this strongly at this temple home, and I did not want to leave. Not one bit.