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Review: Auset Egyptian Oracle

This is a review of Auset Egyptian Oracle Cards by Elisabeth Jensen and Illustrated by Marie Klement.  First off I have to say I love the art.  The cards are gorgeous.  The gods and goddesses are depicted in very traditional, ancient Egyptian styles and motifs.  They are absolutely stunning!  (I do prefer this art style, so I am completely biased here).  The only card I did not like the image of was the Sirius card.

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Book Updates

Here are the updates on my various books.

 

  •  Lady of Magic: Honoring Aset Today  (Getting Edited)
  • Solar Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Sekhmet (Ready to Send to Formatter)
  •  Solar Flares and Sunbeams: An Anthology for Ra. (Completely formatted.  Waiting on the bookcover)
  • Creation Mother: Ancient Hymns for Mut (working title) is going to take longer as I’m hoping to be able to include  the Crossword Hymn to Mut in it. (Work in Progress)
  • Lord of the Ways: An Anthology for Wepwawet (Work in Progress)
  • Mother of Nine: An Anthology for Oya (Work in Progress)
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Wepwawet Book: Lord of the Ways

Lord of the Ways
An Anthology for Wepwawet
By Chelsea Luellon Bolton

This book is an anthology for Wepwawet (Upwawet, Upuaut; Greek: Ophois). He is a guide to the living and the dead, a warrior armed with a mace and a bow, and a standing Jackal on his standard with the Uraeus and shedshed. He is a scout, a guard, a guide and a warrior.  He is a god of strength, a guide for travelers, a protector of Kings, a protector of cemeteries, a protector of Wesir (Osiris) and a son of Aset (Isis).  He leads the way in war, ritual processions and the path of the sun’s journey and the path of the soul through the Underworld.

Contributors are welcome to explore:

Wepwawet in His various roles as the Way-Opener, the god of war, god of pathways, guardian of the cemetery, Lord of the Roads, guide to the living and the dead, the protector of gods and humanity or any of His other roles.

Wepwawet as the son of Aset/Isis and Osiris; as the son of Ra; as the son of Nut

Wepwawet and his relationship to Anubis, Anupet, Sed, Horus (son of Isis), Hathor, Wadjet, the Uraeus or any other ancient Egyptian deity.

Wepwawet and his relationship to his mother/consort: Aset/Isis or Hathor, Lady of Medjed.

Wepwawet and his syncretisms: Wepwawet-Anubis, Wepwawet-Ra, Wepwawet-Horus, son of Isis/Osiris, etc.

We are seeking submissions of:
•   poetry and oracles
•   prayers
•   devotions, rituals or magical practice
•   essays
•   academic or scholarly articles (with footnotes and bibliography)
•   songs
•   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:  January 7, 2020
Submission Formats:  Word Document pasted within the body of an email or as an email attachment.  Also please put Wepwawet 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 Spring of 2020 through Amazon KDP Print and Kindle; Lulu PDF ebook,
Contributors:  There is no monetary compensation for contributors.  Contributors will receive a free PDF copy of the book for personal use and be able to purchase the book at a discount.
A permission to publish form will be sent out via email once all the submissions are received.
Email:  lotusjewel4@gmail.com

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Forthcoming Books:

The next book I’ll hopefully finish is either:

  •  Lady of Magic: Honoring Aset Today
  • Solar Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Sekhmet
  •  Solar Flares and Sunbeams: An Anthology for Ra.
  • Creation Mother: Ancient Hymns for Mut (working title) is going to take longer as I’m hoping to be able to include  the Crossword Hymn to Mut in it.
  • Mother of Nine: An Anthology for Oya
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Update and Nephthys Book

I have recovered from my eye surgery.  I now have three glasses for near, middle and far vision, respectively.  I’m very grateful to have what limited vision I do have.

Lady of the Temple_Kindle Cover
Cover by Andrew M. All rights reserved.

On another note, before the surgery, I was able to publish Lady of the Temple in both PDF and Kindle formats.  Lulu ate my paperback copy so I had to get a new ISBN.  I hopefully can get the cover ISBN edited to the new one and then publish the paperback of this book.

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What I Include in My Books

I posted  this on my Patreon and thought people here would find  it useful.

So I have a book that just came out with ancient hymns in it (see here) and it occurred to me that many people may not know how this works.

Once I find a hymn or quote I want to use, I look up the publisher and email them with the information of what I want to include (the hymn, the full citation of the book or article, including page number) and information about my book (title, publisher, rights, distribution, approximate cost).  Then starts the waiting game.  Sometimes it takes a few days, a month and some take years to get back to me.  Yes, years.  (I’m still waiting on some in fact).

Now, once I hear back, I can get different kinds of responses:

  • Got permission.  It’s free.  Just send us a copy of the book and cite everything completely.  Sometimes, they’ll even give me a template to use for citations.  So, literally cut and paste,  just add the page number.  (and no, you can’t abbreviate citations.  Full citation for each hymn)
  • You may have permission if you send us money.  $50 USD
  • You may have permission if you send us money.  $200 USD
  • You may have permission if you send us money even though you asked for only 6 to 12 lines.  $198 USD  (Yes, this happened)
  • You may have permission to translate and include one hymn if you pay us.  $350  USD (Yes, this happened too and I said no)

And I must include the books in the bibliography as well.

So if the hymn is in German or French, I have to ask permission from either the author or the publisher to translate it and include it in my book.  If it is already translated into English, I ask permission from the author/translator or publisher to include it in my book.  Sometimes, they will ask for a copy of the book in exchange which I am more than happy to provide.

If it is in hieroglyphs then I ask someone who knows hieroglyphs to translate it for me in exchange for a book copy or monetary compensation.  If I knew hieroglyphs, then I could just translate it myself.  (But I digress…)

So I hope this helped to clear up any issues about what I include in my books as far as content or footnotes.

Thank you to all the authors, translators and publishers who kindly gave  me permission to include their works in my books.