History of the Blue Lotus

The history of the Blue Lotus would make a great movie: it’s full of mystery and conspiracy, crossing the sands of time from ancient Egypt, to the steps of Imperial Rome. This is the story of a magical potion, concealed by the early Church, then lost for over 1500 years, and finally rediscovered by a modern-day Priestess of Isis.

For over 3000 years the Blue Lotus sacrament was used in religious ceremonies to invoke a higher state of consciousness. When the Greeks arrived in 300 BC, the sacrament was re-introduced to the then newly formed religion of Isis and Serapis. By the end of the Roman Empire, Blue Lotus was being shipped as far away as India and Britannia.

Until recently, history had forgotten the Blue Lotus and its importance to the ancient world. Yet, little by little, archeologists and religious historians have pieced together a new understanding of this sacred sacrament.

Our story begins in the mid-1800’s, when archeologists  began to realize ancient Egyptian Blue Lotus carvings   had to be more than artistic. Virtually all of the ancient temples had carvings of blue lotus laying over jars. Yet, the conclusion that the sacred lily might be an inebriant was hotly debated within the stuffy halls of academia.

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Blue Lotus represented over Egyptian jars ...
The obvious question is, what’s in the jar?

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“I bring thee the flower which was in the beginning, the glorious lily of the Great Water’  - Hieroglyphic text from Denderah

Nefertem - Son of Ptah and Sekhmet, is portrayed as a beautiful young man with a Blue Lotus flower on his head or holding lotuses. Nefertem is usually given attributes associated with both the flowers he carries (both their beauty and their entheogenic qualities) and their scent, and is invoked in the purification and blessings of offerings involving flowers and sacrament to the Gods.

No other civilization on Earth ever dedicated a God to the protection of a plant. There was obviously something very important about the Blue Lotus, so much so that it was cultivated and exported throughout the Mediterranean. The flower was revered in Greece as early as 550 BC, and artistically stylized into the very culture of the civilization.

By the time of Cleopatra, the Blue Lotus was represented on the crown of Greco-Roman statues of Goddess Isis.  We believe that the jug which the classic Hadrian statue of Isis carries contains none-other than Blue Lotus Sacrament
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