Wepwawet Update

Lord Strength Power ebookcoverI ordered the proof copy of Lord of  Strength and Power: Ancient Hymns for  Wepwawet.

Here  is  what the back blurb says:

Presented here is a collection of ancient hymns for the ancient Egyptian god, Wepwawet.  He is a scout, guide and guard.  He is a god of strength, a guide for travelers, a protector of kings, a protector of cemeteries, a protector of Osiris and a son of Isis.  He leads the way in war, ritual processions, the path of the sun’s journey and the path of the soul through the Underworld.  He is associated with jackals, dogs, wolves and greyhounds.

Within, Lord of Strength and Power, you will find:

  • Hymns and Prayers from the city of Asyut
  • Hymns from the cities of Abydos and Karnak
  • A list of His Names and Titles
  • A Festival Calendar

Chelsea Bolton has a BA and a MA in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida (2009).  She is the author of Lady of Praise, Lady of Power: Ancient Hymns of the Goddess Aset and Queen of the Road:  Poetry of the Goddess Aset.  Her poetry has been previously published in various anthologies.  You can read more of her work at her blog address: http://fiercelybrightone.com

Updates

Here is an update about my projects.

Almost Published

Lord of Strength and Power: Ancient Hymns for Wepwawet.

At the Formatters

Holy Praise, Holy Power:  Poetry for the Holy Powers.

Works-in-Progress

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. 

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

A Devotional for Ra and His Daughters:  Solar Flares and Sunbeams.

Maybe a  hymnal or devotional for  Sekhmet.  I have to check on some permissions.

Possible Future Projects

Something for Serqet.

Update on Wepwawet Book

So,  I have gotten sick again.  I  have more  medicine from the doctor.  Hopefully, this will do it.  I’ve been sick for a month now.  I beat the cold,  but I am still coughing.  They are going to  take a  chest x-ray if this doesn’t stop in  a  8 days.

Anyway, on to the Wepwawet book.  I’m  editing it still  and haven’t sent it to the  formatters yet.  I added a  small section  for Yinepu (Anubis) because He is Wepwawet’s twin and I  don’t know where else I would include  it.  In the Yinepu section, I  have a  hymn,  a festival calendar,  an epithets list, a syncretism list and  a sacred symbols list.

Everything else pertains only to Wepwawet,  pretty much.

 

 

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).  Continue reading

Books and Where to Find Them

As many recons will tell you, academic books are important to our research about the Gods/Goddesses we honor and how to worship them today. There are a few ways to get ahold of these wonderful books and articles.

Purchasing Them

You can purchase them from publishers’ websites such as Peeters Publishers or IFAO or Brill.com.

Amazon.com: You can find great deals on used books or even lower prices on new books here.

Eisenbrauns has period sales on academic books especially from the Near East including ancient Egypt, Assyria, Palestine, as well as Judaic and Biblical sources. They have an email list you can sign up for to be alerted to their periodic sales.

Book Depository has good prices on used books and they have free shipping worldwide. This is especially useful to people in Australia or other places where the cost of shipping makes it difficult to buy things from overseas.

AddALL.com is a great place to bargain shop. They put the prices of books in a list from various sellers such as Amazon, Half-Price books and other places. They also have a place to buy used or out of print books: Used AddALL.

Powells is another place to buy used books.

Other Options

Academia.edu is a great site to find articles posted by academics on various subjects. You have to sign in through Facebook or Google or affiliated with a university to have access.

Jstor has a free option where you can add up to three articles in a certain amount of days, before you can add three more articles to your queue. Some of the articles you have to purchase to read. Some cost $10.00 usd and others are more.

Free Options

Your Local Libraries. Ask your local library if they have the book or can obtain it through Inter-Library Loan.

Borrow from a friend.

So, where do you get your academic books? And what books do you have that are your favorites?

I’d love to hear from you! Keep researching and reading!

Link: Isis and Bread

Here is a great post about divine bread and the Goddess Aset/Isis by Isidora Forrest, Priestess of Isis and author of Isis Magic and Offerings to Isis.

Here is the post: The Divine Bread of Isis.

And now I’m hungry for garlic bread!

I also have an update! I have a few more pages left to translate Aset’s epithets from the LAGG! I’m on page 76 and I need to get to page 78 (I skipped ahead and already did most of 78-81). I’m almost done! Yay!