Firestorm and Lightning

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by Jeff Dahl

To be published in Sun, Star and Desert Sand: Poems for the Egyptian Gods.

Firestorm and Lightning

by Chelsea Luellon Bolton

Nebet Het is the Wayward Daughter

She marries the Red Lord

Of the Desert Lands

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by Jeff Dahl

She marries Him

And Their love is eternal

They bring change and sorrow

They bring transformation

The change He brings is Swift, Brutal

Unyielding

You can’t turn away

From the lies you tell yourself

Or the hidden truths you wish to keep locked away

You cannot hide from your desires

With a slew of excuses Continue reading

Updates on Projects

At the Formatters

Holy Mother, Healer and Queen:  Papers on Goddesses, Orisha and Saints.   This is a compilation of academic essays on Oya,  Yemoja (Yemaya), Frigga, Skadi, Kali and Mary.  And there is one essay on Qur’anic Talismanry and Women’s Healing.

Almost Done

The Ancient Egyptian Poetry Book is almost complete.  I have over 300 pages of poetry to Aset, Aset and Nebet Het, Nebet Het, Sobek, Set, Wesir, Wepwawet, Yinepu, Bast, Ra, and Nut.  I am still adding more  poetry.   The tentative  title is Sun, Star and Desert Sand.

Waiting on Permissions/Other People

I  have sent in the permissions for Lady of the Sky: Ancient Hymns for 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.  Here are  the submission guidelines: Nebet Het Submission Guidelines

A Devotional for Ra and His Daughters:  Solar Flares and Sunbeams.  Here are the submission guidelines:  Ra and His Family Devotional

Future Projects

A third hymnal and an anthology for Aset/Isis.  I don’t have a working title yet.

Maybe a  hymnal or devotional for  Sekhmet/Sekhmet-Mut.  I have to check on some permissions.  The tentative title is Lioness Goddess, Lioness Queen: An Anthology/Hymnal for Sekhmet.

 

Happy Rhodophoria!

Rhodophoria/Rosalia Festival

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Here is Aset’s shrine after the ritual.

This festival for Aset comes from the Ptolemaic period.  It is obviously Greek in origin, but was adapted to ancient Egyptian religion.   Aset is honored here as a Goddess of Beauty, the spring season and the Lady of the Rose.

Roses were the flowers which were left on graves.  Aset is honored here as the Lady of Beauty, Queen of the Dead and the Mourner of Wesir.

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Here is the image of the shrine after the offerings were mostly cleared.