Happy Birthday to Nebet Het/Nephthys! The Sister of Set, the Mourner of Wesir, the Sister of Aset, Lady of the Temple, Lady of the Underworld, Lady of the Tomb, Sun Goddess, Who Dispels Darkness, Kind and Full of Love.
My Books on Nephthys:
The next book I’ll hopefully finish is either:
Lady of the Temple: Ancient Hymns for Nephthys is now available through Lulu.com! Here is the link: Lady of the Temple!
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.
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.
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:
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.
The Eye of Ra is a title of many ancient Egyptian Goddesses. The Eye of Ra protects Ra and all of Egypt from enemies. The Eye of Ra is a solar goddess associated with the cycles of the sun, solar eclipses, the star Sirius, Venus, the Morning Star, and the full moon. All the Eye goddesses are associated with solar rays, flame and starlight—in both restorative and destructive capacities. The Eye Goddesses are associated with snakes, cobras, lionesses, leopards and cats.
Within Flaming Lioness, there are ancient hymns to:
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