For three days, I read all the pages of my proof copy of Queen of the Road. There are over 500 pages in this book. (Reminder to self: write shorter books!). I have ordered another proof copy to make sure my changes are okay.
Once I get that and approve it, I will publish the paperback of the book. So this should be done in the next week.
So I noticed a slight error in Lady of Praise, Lady of Power. I fixed the error and revised the book. The error was in the Table of Contents. It says some hymns start on page 65, when it was really 56. Not a big deal. And it is easy to tell without me fixing it, but I wanted to fix it before the book was in print too long. I also added a translation credit on page 34 (hint: it’s me). I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused anyone.
So I will endeavor to check the Table of Contents from now on so that this doesn’t happen again with another book.
So now the book says it was published on April 25, 2016, which on my festival calendar is the Sacrifice to Aset of Pharos (Lighthouse).
I am perusing the LAGG for information on Nebet Het. I have found some animals which are associated with Her that I hadn’t known previously. Some of these are the duck, the panther or leopard, the female dog, hippopotamus, female donkey, a tilapia and a dolphin. The book also listed her association with the black kite and cow.
I am going to include a list of Her sacred animals in the Nebet Het Devotional book.
I have ordered the proof copy for my newest book, Queen of the Road: Poetry of the Goddess Aset. Within this book you will find many poems I have written about the ancient Egyptian Goddess Aset (Isis).
I have included some of the poems in the book which were previously posted to my blog. These poems are available under the Oracles tag.
Please feel free to take a look at them to see if you would be interested in this book.
The paperback and PDF versions will be published once I get the proof copy and have a chance to look it over.
I’ve been going around and around again on whether or not I can call myself a “reconstructionist”. Whether my standards of truth allow for the sort of truthiness that is required to use that concept at all.
The illusion of reconstruction is that the process results in something that is “what the ancients/the ancestors practiced”. That’s the inner mythology. And that’s the lie. The big one. The imaginary comfortable place that lets people believe that they’re digging in to finding something secretly More True than what they had before.
So, Queen of the Road: Poetry of the Goddess Aset has been sent to the formatter and the cover is being made. Just one more edit and the formatting will be done.
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 have also been compiling all the submissions for She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology of Nebet Het (Nephthys). And I’m editing it. And I’m also waiting on some submissions.
And I have been editing Magician, Mother and Queen: An Essay of the Goddess Aset. This is an expansion on a paper I submitted to enter Graduate School. Anyway, the 20 page paper has become 60-70 pages long. I’m also not too sure about the title. And I sent in two of the permissions I need for this project.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. How are you all doing?