Isis Oasis: Egyptian temple and animal santuary

Tucked away on the south end of Geyserville is Isis Oasis Retreat Center, Temple and Animal Sanctuary.

Once a Pomo Indian ceremonial ground, then a BahaiĀ’ School, it is now home to the Egyptian Temple of Isis, founded in 1978 by San Francsico artist Loreon Vigne.

Vigne calls the sanctuary her living art project, with a 500-year-old fir tree as its centerpiece. The property is also home to the exotic cats she has been raising and breeding for more than 40 years. Among them are servals, jungle cats, bobcats and domestic born ocelets. Vigne says she is the only known ocelot breeder to reach a seventh generation of the endangered species.

Full story...