Happy Aset Luminous!

Festival Names:  Procession of Aset, the Bright One, Mother of God a.k.a. Aset Luminous

This festival commemorates Aset’s nightly search by torchlight for Her husband Wesir.  In modern times, paper boats are made (with written petitions on them) and they are placed in water with a tealight on top.

Aset is a goddess of sovereignty, kingship, magic of all kinds, life-power, personal power and authority, writing, words, gaining knowledge, honoring one’s ancestors, ancestral lineage and traditions, dreams, family relationships, self-love, alignment of the souls and healing.  She is also a goddess of Heaven, starlight, the night sky and the star Sopdet (Sirius).

For offering ideas, go here: Offerings of Aset.

I channeled this message from Aset about this festival.

(This is included in my latest book, Queen of the Road)

Aset Luminous (Aset, the Fiercely Bright One)

by Chelsea Bolton

What are you doing for Her festival?

What will you do today for the Fiercely Bright One?

Light candles or lamps?  Sing a hymn?  Perform ritual before Her shrine?  What will you offer to the Lady?

What will you do today for the Mother of God?  The one who gave birth to Heru in the Marshes?  The sole Mother who took care of Her son?

What will you do for Aset, the Fiercely Bright One?  The One who leads the way in the darkness, dispelling shadows with Her light?  The stellar and solar goddess of the dawn.

What will you do today?  What will you accomplish?  What will you profess?

What will you ask Me in your letter?  What prayers and hopes will the boats carry on the water, with My light guiding the way?

What will you ask Me to dispel in your lives?  What will you ask Me to cultivate?

What will you do for the Fiercely Bright One?  What will you ask of the Brightest of Stars?  What will you ask of the Solar Goddess?

I am the Mistress of Magic.  I am the Goddess Who Knows Her Spells.  What I speak comes to pass.

Do not worry, child.  I will take care of you.

Who am I?  Am I not the Goddess who knows Ra’s Name?  Am I not the wisest and cleverest of Gods?  Am I not the Goddess of all magic, all heka, all life-power, all kau?

So what will you ask Me on My festival day?

The words you speak and write have power.  What I speak comes to pass.  What you write is your heart’s desire.

For what you do, what you say and what you write will become.

Update, Tendonitis

Hey, folks!  I’ve been away for awhile.  My right hand was hurting again and I went to the specialist.  I have tendonitis.

So I’ve had to wear a brace with a splint while I sleep and take pain medicine.  I also couldn’t use the computer for over two weeks.

I’m doing much better now, but I’m still trying to be careful and limit my time typing or using the computer much.

I have sporadically been working on Magician, Mother and Queen.  It’s almost done.  I’ll keep you all updated.

Updates on My Projects

I have sent in the permissions for Lady of the Sky: Ancient Hymns of the Goddess Aset from the Temple of Dendera.  We’ll see what they say.  I’m still waiting.

I have been compiling all the material for this book She Who Speaks Through Silence:  An Anthology of Nebet Het (Nephthys).  I am still waiting on some submissions. 

And I have been editing Magician, Mother and Queen: A Paper of the Goddess Aset.  This is an expansion on a paper I submitted to enter Graduate School.  Anyway, the 20 page paper has become 90 pages long.   I’m also not too sure about the title.  I got two of the permissions back for this project.  I am waiting on the third permissions.

I am compiling a compilation of scholarly papers I wrote in Graduate school (and afterward) about various goddesses, Orishas and a saint (Mary); and I have one other essay about women’s healing and talismanry (I know it doesn’t fit, but I have no idea where else I could publish it.  I may take it out and publish it by itself. I’m not sure.).   I’m thinking of making this into another book.  My working title is Holy Lady, Holy Queen:  Papers on the Feminine Divine.

I also have a poetry book for various Goddesses (and a few Gods) to finish and publish.  I had a name in mind for the title, but with the additions of the Gods, I can’t really use it.  My working title is Poetry of the Divine.

So these are all my non-fiction projects.

A Thought about Prosperity and Beauty

Power coming from beauty is confidence and being seated upon your own seat, upon your own throne.  This is the power of the Goddess of Beauty.  Not sex.  Yes, it can be included, but it doesn’t have to be.

Aset is a Goddess of Beauty and sex is not Her perview.  She is the Lady of the Throne.  She sits on Her seat as the Queen of Herself and Her nation.  Like Her, you must be filled with confidence and self-possession.  Like Her, you must be filled with pride and prosperity.

Prosperity is not just money.  Wealth is not just money.  Wealth is the power of the self.  To attract abundance, you must know where you want to go and how you will get there.  You must know your goals and how you can achieve them.  Once you ask from this spot, the worlds collide and align and weave your own power into the energy of the Universe.

And through your clear intention, plans and hard work, then and only then–

Then and only then, will you gain what you desire.

 

 

Updated Festivals of Bast or Bast-Mut

Festivals for Bast or Bast-Mut

compiled by Chelsea Luellon Bolton

2nd Akhet/Paopi/September
10-Procession of Bast, Goddess of Ankhtawy
18-Eve of the Festival of Opet
19 to 3 Akhet 10 (24 days)-Festival of Opet

3rd Akhet/Hethara/October
1-Speech of Sekhmet-Bast

20-Procession of Bast, Mistress of Ankhtawy, Before Ra She is Angry

29-Speech of Bast

4th Akhet/Koiak/November
10-Speech of Bast, Lady of Memphis

12-Speech of the Image of Bast

15-Feast of Sekhmet and Bast

1 Peret/Tybi/December
3-Feast of the Drunkenness of the Eye of Ra

19-Speech of Bast
19-Feast of Bast
20-Procession of Bast Who Protects the Two Lands
21-Bast Guards the Two Lands
28 to 2 Peret Day 4-The Distant Goddess Returns from Nubia (6 day festival)
29-Bast and Sekhmet Guide the Two Lands

2 Peret/Mechir/January
29-Feast of the Navigation of Bast

4 Peret/Parmuthi/March
1-Feast of Ra and the Eye of Ra
4-Day of Chewing Onions for Bast

11-Speech of Bast

2 Shomu/Payni/May
16-Feast of Bast, Purifying Sekhmet

 

Sources

Bakir, Abd el-Mohsen. The Cairo Calendar No. 86637. Cairo, 1966.

Brier, Bob. Ancient Egyptian Magic. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1980.

Cauville, Sylvie. Dendara XV: Traduction. Peeters, 2012.

El-Sabban, Sherif. Temple Festival Calendars of Ancient Egypt. Wiltshire: Liverpool University Press, 2000.

Spalinger, Anthony. Three Studies on Egyptian Feasts and Their Chronological Implications. (Maryland: Halgo, 1992

Sauneron, Serge. Esna V: Les fetes religieuses d’esna aux derniers siecles du paganisme. Institut français d’archéologie orientale, 2004.

Siuda, Tamara. The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook. Illinois: Stargazer Design, 2009.

Queen of the Road is Now Available!

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I have published the paperback and PDF version of Queen of the Road: Poetry of the Goddess Aset!  Here is more information about the book:  Queen of the Road Page.

Here is the Paperback:  Queen of the Road

Here is the PDF version:  PDF Queen of the Road

I have published some poems previously on my blog under the Oracles tab.  Take a look if you want a small preview or sample of my work.