New Book Cover!

Here is the new cover for my upcoming book, Holy Mother, Healer and Queen: Papers on the Feminine Divine.

Holy Mother Healer Queen ebook

 

Cover by Andrew Meit.  All Rights Reserved.

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Updates on Projects

At the Formatters

Holy Mother, Healer and Queen:  Papers on Goddesses, Orisha and Saints.   This is a compilation of academic essays on Oya,  Yemoja (Yemaya), Frigga, Skadi, Kali and Mary.  And there is one essay on Qur’anic Talismanry and Women’s Healing.

Almost Done

The Ancient Egyptian Poetry Book is almost complete.  I have over 300 pages of poetry to Aset, Aset and Nebet Het, Nebet Het, Sobek, Set, Wesir, Wepwawet, Yinepu, Bast, Ra, and Nut.  I am still adding more  poetry.   The tentative  title is Sun, Star and Desert Sand.

Waiting on Permissions/Other People

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.  Here are  the submission guidelines: Nebet Het Submission Guidelines

A Devotional for Ra and His Daughters:  Solar Flares and Sunbeams.  Here are the submission guidelines:  Ra and His Family Devotional

Future Projects

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

Maybe a  hymnal or devotional for  Sekhmet/Sekhmet-Mut.  I have to check on some permissions.  The tentative title is Lioness Goddess, Lioness Queen: An Anthology/Hymnal for Sekhmet.

 

Ra and His Family Devotional

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
• 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:  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.

Email: lotusjewel4@gmail.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

I have sent the Wepwawet book, Lord of Strength and Power to the formatters!  I decided to take the Anubis section  out since  I wanted  this to be just about Wepwawet.  I can send  the Anubis material to  Bibliotheca Alexandrina and see  if  they need  it.

I have also sent another poetry book to the formatters.  This is a companion  to Divine Words, Divine Praise.  It  has poems  to Athena, Athena and  Zeus, Athena and  Poseidon, Hestia, Hela, Hekate, Frigga, Hera and Zeus, and many Orisha (Oya, Yemaya, Oshun, Osanyin, Shango, Obatala, and Nana Buruku).  I’m calling it  Holy Words, Holy Praise.  I’m hoping to come up  with a better title.  It sounds pretentious to me.

 

 

Epithets of Nut

Epithets of Nut

At Whose Feet is Eternity

Brilliant One

Coffin

Coverer of Heaven

Daughter

Daughter of Shu

Dominates the Northern Sky

Effective One

Established One of Geb

Eye of Ra

Female Pig Who Eats Her Piglets

Goddess of the Sycamore Tree

Grand Horizon

Great

Great Being Who is in the World of the Dead

Great Divine Beloved Soul

Great Ihet-Cow Who Brings Ra into the Day

Great Lady

Great, Mother of God

Great One

Great Princess at the Birthplace

Great, Who Gave Birth to the Gods

Great Wild Cow

Heavenly Cow

In Whose Hand is the Always

Lady of Heaven

Lady of the Sycamore

Land of Your West

Lofty One

Mighty Goddess in the Womb of Your Mother Tefnut

Mighty One in Your Mother

Mistress of Big

Mistress of Heaven/the Sky

Mistress Over the Earth

Mother

Mother of All the Gods

Mother of God

Mother of God of the Gods and Goddesses

Mother of Heaven

Mother of Set

Mother of the Gods

Mother of the Stars

Mysterious One

One with a Thousand Souls

One Who Hears

Perfect Daughter

Powerful from Her Mother

Queen of All Gods and Goddesses

Sarcophagus

Scepter of the Sky

Sepulcher

She Who Bore the Gods

She Who Comes Out of the Arms of Aker

She Who Extends Her Arms

She Who Gives Birth to the Gods

She Who Gives Birth to Ra Everyday

Sky

Soul of the Brilliant One

Sovereign of All the Gods

She of the Braided Hair Who Bore the Gods

The Great

The Mighty

Uniter of the Two Lands of Geb

Uraeus Serpent

Veil of Heaven

Venerable One

Venerable and Powerful

Venerable in the Shrine-of-the-Venerable

Who Bore the Gods

Who Came into Being in the Sky

Who Counts the Days

Who Does Fill Every Place with Her Beauty

Who Gave Birth to the Gods

Who Gives Birth to the Gods

Who Gives Birth to the Rulers of the Country

Who Has Given Birth to All the Gods

Who is Crowned like the King of the North

Who is Mighty

Who is in the Mysterious Abyss

Who Protects the Son of Wesir

Who Rose in Splendor as the Bee

Who Shelters Him (Heru)

Who Spreadest Over Me

Whose Adornments are Among the Goddesses

You are Above Your Father Shu

You Have Encompassed the Earth, Everything is in Your Two Hands

You have United the Earth in Every Place

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