The Sobek book is out! I contributed a few pieces to this book, including poetry, a festival calendar and translations of a few hymns. If you are interested, please purchase a copy!
After almost a year of hard work, and some wonderful amazing contributors, we have finally got the Sobek Devotional published! ❤
It is now available to purchase here: https://neosalexandria.org/bibliotheca-alexandrina/current-titles/devotionals/lord-of-the-carnelian-temple-a-devotional-in-honor-of-sobek/
Please go and support this amazing book, and see what a wonderful devotional we’ve created for Sobek. ❤
Share this far and wide, and spread this to any Sobek devotees you know. ❤
Dua Sobek! Nekhtet! 😀
So I have three projects that I am working on intensively at the moment. One of them is Mother of Magic: Ancient Hymns for Aset. This book has hymns from Philae, Dendera, Soknopaiou Nesos, Shanhur and some New Kingdom texts. There is also an updated festival calendar and epithets list. I’m waiting on the cover artist.
The other project is Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses. This is a collection of ancient hymns to different Eye of Ra Goddesses. So far I have hymns to: Aset/Isis, Nebet Het/Nephthys, Hethert/Hathor, Tefnut, Sekhmet, Mut, Menhyt, Nit/Neith and Seshat. I’m still collecting other material and waiting on some permissions.
The third project is She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys. This is an anthology for Nebet Het (Nephthys), the Sister of Aset (Isis). This anthology has ancient hymns, a festival calendar, an epithets list, modern rituals, poetry, essays/articles and a fiction story. I’m adding more epithets and I’m almost done with the final edits.
So, Hermann Junker began recording Inscriptions from the Temple of Philae, which became his book Der grosse Pylon des Tempels der Isis in Philae and Hermann Junker along with Erich Winter published this book Philae II Das Geburtshaus des Tempels der Isis in Philae. I translated from these two books for the Temple of Philae section in Lady of Praise, Lady of Power.
Now, finally, there is a volume three! Holger Kockelmann (author of Praising the Goddess) and Erich Winter now have published this book Philae III: Die Zweite Ostkolonnade Des Tempels Der Isis in Philae (CO II und CO II K).
I am so excited to read and (hopefully translate from) this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I 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
Here is an update about my projects.
At the Formatters
Holy Praise, Holy Power: Poetry for the Holy Powers.
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.