The Osiriad


The research runs through a small library. My notes are a sizeable volume on their own… yet when it came to writing the Osiriad, I simply sat down and let it flow.

It had been a project on my mind for a long time and I learned a lot from the research over the years. When Steve encouraged me to put the myth down on paper for the School somehow the timing wasn’t quite right. When it was, I wrote.

But the writing of it taught me things I had never considered when reading the stories. The characters, who in this case are the gods of ancient Egypt, came to life on the pages for me.. particularly the narrator, the Great Goddess, Isis.

We have a long history together, she and I. Over the stairs of my grandparent’s home was a huge mural of Isis enthroned amidst the waves of the sea.  Looking back from a more informed perspective, she was Binah and the High Priestess of the Tarot, just as she was Sophia… and perhaps the mural from Dion Fortune’s Sea Priestess that Wilfred painted on the walls of the fort for Vivien…

She fascinated the small child who sat on the top step gazing up at her and as I have learned and understood more of her nature… and her place within our own psyche, man and woman alike… she fascinates me still.

There is something of the Goddess in each of us.. in fact all the gods are reflecting in our own being something of a greater Light beyond… of which they too are both an integral part and a mere refraction. As are we.

To read the stories of the gods is to part the veil and glimpse our own humanity in all its beauty, strength and fragility. In the Osiriad I hope I have managed to capture a whisper of the movement of that veil.

Osiriad Cover front


Isis & Osiris, the Divine Lovers 

Sue Vincent

“There was a time we did not walk the earth. A time when our nascent essence flowed, undifferentiated, in the Source of Being.”

In forgotten ages, the stories tell, the gods lived and ruled amongst men. Many tales were told, across many times and cultures, following the themes common to all mankind. Stories were woven of love and loss, magic and mystery, life and death. One such story has survived from the most distant times. In the Two Lands of Ancient Egypt a mythical history has been preserved across millennia. It begins with the dawn of Creation itself and spans one of the greatest stories ever to capture the heart and imagination. Myths are, by their very nature, organic. They grow from a seed sown around a hearthfire, perhaps, and the stories travelled the ancient highways, embellished and adapted with each retelling. Who knows what the first story told?

In this retelling of the ancient story it is the Mistress of all Magic herself who tells the tale of the sacred family of Egypt.

“We have borne many names and many faces, my family and I. All races have called us after their own fashion and we live their stories for them, bringing to life the Universal Laws and Man’s own innermost heart. We have laughed and loved, taught and suffered, sharing the emotions that give richness to life. But for now, I will share a chapter of my family’s story. One that has survived intact through the millennia, known and remembered still, across your world. Carved in stone, written on papyrus, I will tell you of a time when my name was Isis.”


 Available on Kindle and in Paperback via Amazon

ISBN-13: 978-1492881605

ISBN-10: 1492881600

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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6 Responses to The Osiriad

  1. Éilis Niamh says:

    Beautiful post, and another amazing sounding book. . Isis as Sophia? Is that as the goddess is of ten thousand names, or is there a much deeper connection? I am very curious. Though a question you probably cannot answer, what do you know of Sophia? I saw her from when I was fifteen until I was 22 or so. Then she vanished. I walk my journey now with the sidhe and their descendents who are my ancestors, though that is only a small part of the reason I know them. I feel now I have truly come home. but I do think of Sophia still. She walked with me from girlhood into womanhood.


  2. I so love this story/book. Your words fill me with that glorious energy of Isis. xo


  3. Wow! You should include a live link 🙂 I’m going off to search on Amazon!


  4. alienorajt says:

    I’ve nominated you for an award, Sue. xxx


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