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Solar Flares and Sunbeams: An Anthology for Ra and His Family
by Chelsea Luellon Bolton
Ra (Re) is the ancient Egyptian God of the Sun. He is the creator of the world, Gods and Humankind. He is both the warmth of the sun and its fiery, scorching rays. He is the one who travels through the sky during the day and through the Underworld at night, culminating in His defeat of the Evil Serpent. He merges with Wesir (Osiris), the King of the Underworld and renews the afterlife and creation.
He has many forms and syncretisms with other gods. He has many daughters who bear the title “Eye of Ra” which means they are His guardians and protectors who harness the fierce power of sun to dispose of enemies and evil forces.
Contributors can explore:
Ra as the creator of the world
Ra as the Creator of Humankind
Ra as the God of Kings
Ra as the Lord of All or Lord of the Limit
Ra and His Forms (Khepri, Ra and Atum as Morning, Noon and Night)
Ra and His Syncretisms (Amun-Ra, Atum-Ra, Khnum-Ra, Wepwawet-Ra, Sobek-Ra, Osiris-Ra, Ra Heru-akhety/Ra Horakhty)
Relationships with Ra and His Consorts (Hathor, Sekhmet, Bast, Nephthys) and as Amun-Ra (Mut)
Relationships between Ra and His Daughters (Bast, Sekhmet, Mut, Aset/Isis, Tefnut, Hathor, etc)
Relationships between Ra and the Celestial Cow/Mehet Weret (Forms: Neith, Hathor, Aset/Isis, Nephthys, Nut)
Relationships between Ra and His Sons (Anubis, Wepwawet, Shu)
Ra and His associations with Set or Thoth or Horus
Ra as a Fatherly figure, savior or personal God
We are seeking submissions of:
• poetry and oracles
• hymns and prayers
• devotions, rituals or magical practice
• academic or scholarly articles (with footnotes and bibliography)
• short fiction (5,000 word limit)
• artwork (300dpi; black and white only)
• translations of ancient works (must have permission of the copyright owner or translator if not translated directly from the hieroglyphs)
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Submission Formats: Word Document pasted within the body of an email or as an email attachment. Also please put RA SUBMISSION in the title of the email.
Rights: Worldwide, non-exclusive for print book and e-book formats (contributors retain all rights to their work); projected release date is TBA through Lulu.com;
Contributors: There is no monetary compensation for contributors. Contributors will receive a free PDF copy of the book for personal use and a coupon code to purchase the book at a discount. A permission to publish form will be sent out via email once all the submissions are received.
by Chelsea Luellon Bolton
I am the Hidden One
I am She Who is Hidden,
I am Nebet Het
Of the Shade
Of the Stillness of Night with no Moon
No light. Continue reading
Festivals for Bast or Bast-Mut
compiled by Chelsea Luellon Bolton
10-Procession of Bast, Goddess of Ankhtawy
18-Eve of the Festival of Opet
19 to 3 Akhet 10 (24 days)-Festival of Opet
1-Speech of Sekhmet-Bast
20-Procession of Bast, Mistress of Ankhtawy, Before Ra She is Angry
29-Speech of Bast
10-Speech of Bast, Lady of Memphis
12-Speech of the Image of Bast
15-Feast of Sekhmet and Bast
3-Feast of the Drunkenness of the Eye of Ra
19-Speech of Bast
19-Feast of Bast
20-Procession of Bast Who Protects the Two Lands
21-Bast Guards the Two Lands
28 to 2 Peret Day 4-The Distant Goddess Returns from Nubia (6 day festival)
29-Bast and Sekhmet Guide the Two Lands
29-Feast of the Navigation of Bast
1-Feast of Ra and the Eye of Ra
4-Day of Chewing Onions for Bast
11-Speech of Bast
16-Feast of Bast, Purifying Sekhmet
Bakir, Abd el-Mohsen. The Cairo Calendar No. 86637. Cairo, 1966.
Brier, Bob. Ancient Egyptian Magic. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1980.
Cauville, Sylvie. Dendara XV: Traduction. Peeters, 2012.
El-Sabban, Sherif. Temple Festival Calendars of Ancient Egypt. Wiltshire: Liverpool University Press, 2000.
Spalinger, Anthony. Three Studies on Egyptian Feasts and Their Chronological Implications. (Maryland: Halgo, 1992
Sauneron, Serge. Esna V: Les fetes religieuses d’esna aux derniers siecles du paganisme. Institut français d’archéologie orientale, 2004.
Siuda, Tamara. The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook. Illinois: Stargazer Design, 2009.
The Bast Devotional from Bibliotheca Alexandrina is re-opening for submissions until the end of February 2015.
Here are the guidelines: Bast Devotional Submission Guidelines
Bast means “she of the ointment jar” or “devouring lady” (1). She is a lioness goddess of protection, the sun, the home and an Eye of Ra. She was the fierce lioness in some myths of the Distant Goddess. Later in the Greco-Roman Period, Bast became depicted as a domestic cat.
She was honored with her consort Ra-Atum (or Atum-Ra) and her sons Heru-Hekenu (Horus of Praises) and Ma’ahes (Mihos) at her Temple of Per-Bast (Bubastis). In Memphis, her consort was Ptah and her son was Nefertem. As the syncretic Goddess Bast-Mut, her consort was Amun-Ra and her son was Khonsu.
Bast’s syncretic forms are Bast-Mut and Sekhmet-Bast.
There is also a book about Bast called Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt by Linda Illes. Just a note, the author does not cite sources.
Offerings to Bast-Mut
Red Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon; Pomegranate-Wine)
Scents: Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Vanilla
Light: Red or gold candles
Colors: Red, White or Purple (especially as Bast-Mut); Green and Gold as well.
Flowers: Red Roses, flowers in general
1) Siuda, Tamara. The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook. Stargazer Design, 2009. page 62.
Pinch, Geraldine. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Joyce Tyldesley. The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt. (Penguin 2011), 196-197.
Golden of the Valley, Lapis of the River
This is Shefyt’s blog which is dedicated to Bast.
Bast Wiki Entry
The Bast entry at the Wepwawet-Wiki.