Books, Wepwawet

New Wepwawet Book Deadline!

Reminder:

If anyone has any more submissions to send to the Wepwawet book, feel free to send them in! And I am going to email you immediately and send you the permissions form. I must have the permissions form filled out or I cannnot accept your submission! I am extending the deadline!

New Deadline: March 7, 2020

Information about the Wepwawet anthology can be found here: Lord of the Ways.

Books, Publications, Wepwawet

Wepwawet Book Deadline Extended!

If anyone has any more submissions to send to the Wepwawet book, feel free to send them in! And I am going to email you immediately and send you the permissions form. I must have the permissions form filled out or I cannnot accept your submission! I am extending the deadline! New deadline forthcoming!

Information about the Wepwawet anthology can be found here: Lord of the Ways.

Aset Luminous, Auset Luminous, Isis Luminous, Aset, Auset, Isis, Books, Goddesses, Hethert, Hathor, Mut, Muth, Nebet Het, Nephthys, Nit, Net, Neith, Ra, Sekhmet, Sekhmet-Mut, Tefnut, Tefenet

Return of the Wandering Eye Goddess

There are many Eyes of Ra celebrated at this time of year: Aset, Nebet Het, Nit, Sekhmet, Mut, Bast, Hethert and Tefnut just to name a few.  An Eye of Ra is a title of many ancient Egyptian goddesses who protect the sun god, Ra with magic, weapons and flame.  They are the solar goddesses whose journey reflects the shortening and lengthening of days of the seasons of the year.  This is the time of Their return.

So light candles and lamps.  Offer water, milk, beer or wine.  Offer food and drink to the Goddess as She returns to Her father Ra.  Her anger is appeased.  Her spirits are joyful.

Let there be light, laughter, reverence, love, strength and peace throughout this time of year.  To all the F words: Faith, Family, Friendship, Forgiveness and Forever.

Have a blessed holiday.  Blessings of the Goddesses to you all!

If you need any gift ideas for yourself or someone else, I have books on many ancient Egyptian goddesses:

For several Goddesses:

For Aset (Isis):

For Nebet Het (Nephthys):

Books, Festivals, Frigga, Goddesses

Frigga and Mothers’ Night!

Mothers’ Night (Modranecht) is a holiday celebrating the Mothers, a group of ancestral, prosperity and abundance-giving goddesses called the Disir or Matronae.  This celebration was on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

Frigga (Frigg) is associated with the Disir/Matronae and is honored on this night.  (Freyja can also be honored here too,  but this is about Frigga, so).

Frigga (Frigg) is the Germanic Goddess of the home, hearth, family, childbirth, weaving, spinning, craft-work, artisans, wisdom, folk magic and fate. She is the Queen of Asgard, First of the Goddesses, Mother of the Gods, Queen of Heaven, Wife of Odin, and Mother of Baldr.  She is a seeress as well and is the only one besides Odin himself who can sit on Hlidskjalf and see throughout all the Nine Realms.

She is also the Goddess of the Ancestral Mothers (Disir) and Norns.  She weaves the clouds and thus, the weather. She is the Goddess of the Orion’s Belt.

Frigga_Cover_Andrew_Final_PDFI have published an anthology for Frigga which can be found here:  Queen of the Hearth: An Anthology for Frigga

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Goddess Spell Books

I have a love-hate relationship with Goddess Spell Books.  On the one hand, I love them.  I love goddesses, learning about them and seeing many goddesses from all around  the globe  in one book warms my heart.  On the other, I often find some factual errors or a very simplistic view of the goddess in question.  Aphrodite gets pigeonholed into the love goddess archetype all the time.  And She is a love goddess, but She is also a war goddess, a goddess of roses, a sea goddess, a mourning goddess and a Lady of the Graves.

Isis and Hathor get confused all the time.  Hathor is the goddess of motherhood, romance, love, beauty, music and dance.  Isis is the goddess of magic, a mother of Horus, a goddess of familial love and self-possession, a goddess of beauty, and a grieving widow.  They are not the same goddess!

As for the factual errors:

  • Hathor is married to Horus the Elder (Heru Wer) and not Heru-sa-Aset (Horus, son of Isis).  These are not the same god.
  • Oya’s main animal is the water buffalo
  • Nephthys is not a battered wife and Set is not evil
  • Isis is a moon goddess due to Roman influence.  The ancient Egyptian Aset is a solar and stellar goddess.  Aset’s association with the moon is due to Wesir and Heru being killed/harmed and reborn/healed.

Anyway, I would like to see a Goddess spell book have many goddesses from one pantheon and having them be in different categories because they have more than one aspect.

Like for a Learning/School section, you could have Seshat as the Goddess of education, math, writing, organization and libraries and Aset, the Lady of all knowledge, writing and research.

For a home and hearth section, you could have Bast as guardian of the home, Nephthys as Lady of the House, Hathor as a home goddess and Taweret as the home goddess.  Aset was also honored this way in the Late Period.

For prosperity and abundance, you could have Aset as Lady of Prosperity and Hethert (Hathor) as Lady of Abundance.

For beauty and self-love, you could have Aset, Hathor, Mut and Tefnut for various reasons.

For protection and strength (mental, physical, spiritual), you could have Aset, Possessor of Strength and Eye of Ra and various other Eyes of Ra like Mut, Bast, Sekhmet, Nit (Neith), and Tefnut.

For creativity and art, you could have Nit as the creatrix, Hathor as the Lady of the arts, music and dance and Aset as Lady of the Arts.

For change, sorrow and grief, Aset and Nephthys as the mourning women and Ladies of transformation.

For compassion, you could have Aset, Nephthys and Nut as the Ladies of Kindness.

Anyway, so here are my thoughts on this.

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Good Beginner Books for Kemetics

The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook PaperbackI highly recommend Rev. Dr. Tamara L. Siuda’s book, The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook.  This book has many prayers, invocations and hymns for specific Kemetic deities (including Set!), prayers for holidays, children and certain situations.  This  book also has a daily ritual called the Senut which is the main daily rite for Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer.  Siuda also has another book about Kemetic Holidays which is also excellent, The Ancient Egyptian Daybook.  (Her books are also available through Amazon).

 

Eternal Egypt: Ancient Rituals for the Modern WorldRichard Reidy’s book is very dense and extremely traditional.  Many Kemetics use his daily ritual from this book in their daily practice.  A link to his book is here: Eternal Egypt.  His companion book to this one is here: Everlasting Egypt.

 

 

 

Eye of the Sun - The Sacred Legacy of Ancient Egypt

Kerry Wisner is the Head Priest of the Akhet Hethert (Hathor) temple.  He has three books out about the Kemetic faith:  Eye of the Sun (for beginners); Song of Hathor (intermediates); and Pillar of Ra (about festivals).  These are great books to add to your library especially if you love Hathor.

Are there any other books you’d recommend?