Ancient Texts, Aset, Auset, Isis, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Books, Calendar, Devotional Practice, Festivals, Hymns, Isidora Forrest, Kiya Nicoll, Nebet Het, Nephthys, Neos Alexandria, Sarapis, Tamara Siuda, Translations

Books, Books and More Books!

Since my book is coming out soon, I thought I’d show you some of the books I used in my research. (Not all of them are here as some I got through the library and I had to return them).  I feel like Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  I’m getting all excited (adorkable) over books!

This collection has taken me over 15 years to build.  I just wanted to share this with others in order to share my joy.  I do not have a lot of money.  I buy books new (if it is within my budget), used or on sale.  (Here is an article I wrote about finding books online:  Books and Where to Find Them). 

So anyway, without further ado, here is my Aset (Isis) and ancient Egyptian research material!

Aset/Isis Books
Aset (Isis) Reference Material

Here my is Aset (Isis) bookshelf. I have academic and modern religious works on the shelf. Many of them are listed on my Aset Reference list here: References. As you’ve probably noticed I have books from a modern religious viewpoint such as Isis Magic and Offerings to Isis by Isidora Forrest; The Mysteries of Isis by deTraci Regula; and Waters of Life: A Devotional Anthology for Isis and Serapis by Bibliotheca Alexandrina.  I have some classic research material such as Hymns to Isis in Her Temple at Philae by Louis V. Zabkar and Isis in the Ancient World by R. E. Witt.

I also have some other books like Les Cultes Isiaques Dans Le Monde Greco-romain by Laurent Bricault; The Cult of Isis Among Women in the Greco-Roman World by Sharon Kelly Heyob; Isis, Mere Des Dieux by Francoise Dunand; and The Great Goddesses of Egypt by Barbara Lesko.

And while not necessarily specifically about Aset (Isis), these books are on that shelf too (mostly b/c I had no space):  The Traveller’s Guide to the Duat by Kiya Nicoll;  Pillar of Ra by Kerry Wisner; and Nebt-het: Lady of the House by Tamara Siuda.

Ancient Egyptian Religion and Mythology Reference

This is my ancient Egyptian religion and mythology section (and one calendar book; I couldn’t fit it anywhere else). Honorable mentions here are Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses and Traditions of Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch; Egyptian Religion by Siegfried Morenz; Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods by Dmitri Meeks and Christine Favard-Meeks; and Temple of the Cosmos by Jeremy Naydler.  I also would like to mention a more esoteric book My Heart My Mother: Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt by Alison Roberts.  Oh, yeah.  And the calendar book:  Temple Festival Calendars of Ancient Egypt by Sherif El-Sabban.


Ancient Egyptian Temples, Hymns, Calendars and Festivals Reference

This shelf is for my ancient Egyptian Temple, Hymns, Calendar and Festivals research.

1. Syene I: the figural and textual graffiti from the temple of Isis at Aswan by Jitse H. F. Dijkstra and Eugene Cruz-Uribe;

2.  Le Temple de Dendara series (some volumes) by Sylvie Cauville;

3.  Esna V: Les fetes religieuses d’esna aux derniers siecles du paganisme by Serge Sauneron;

4.  The Wabet: Tradition and Innovation in Temples of the Ptolemaic and Roman Period by Filip Coppens;

5. Fêtes d’Egypte ptolémaïque et romaine, d’après la documentation papyrologique grecque by Francoise Perpillou-Thomas;

6.  Giza au Primier Millenaire: Autour du Temple d’Isis Dame des Pyramides by Christiane M. Zivie-Coche.

So I hope this was helpful, informative or at least interesting.