Plutarch - Isis and Osiris
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Plutarch of Chaeronea
Osiris consorted with Isis after his [first death entombed in a casket] and she became the mother of Harpocrates untimely born and weak in his lower limbs.
The birth of Apollo from Isis and Osiris while these gods were still in the womb of Rhea has the allegorical meaning that before this world was made visible and its rough material was completely formed by Reason, it was put to the test by Nature and brought forth of itself the first creation imperfect.
This is the reason why they say that this god was born in the darkness a cripple, and they call him the elder Horus, for there was then no world, but only an image and outline of a world to be