Firestorm and Lightning

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by Jeff Dahl

To be published in Sun, Star and Desert Sand: Poems for the Egyptian Gods.

Firestorm and Lightning

by Chelsea Luellon Bolton

Nebet Het is the Wayward Daughter

She marries the Red Lord

Of the Desert Lands

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by Jeff Dahl

She marries Him

And Their love is eternal

They bring change and sorrow

They bring transformation

The change He brings is Swift, Brutal

Unyielding

You can’t turn away

From the lies you tell yourself

Or the hidden truths you wish to keep locked away

You cannot hide from your desires

With a slew of excuses Continue reading

Current Works-in-Progress

Hopefully To be Published in 2017

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.

I am working on a poetry book for the Ancient Egyptian deities, tentatively called  Suns, Stars and Desert Sands: Poems for Ancient Egyptian Deities.

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

 

Aset/Isis in Nubia

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I just finished reading a new dissertation:  Ashby, Solange. “Calling Out to Isis: the Enduring Nubian Presence at Philae.” PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2016.

I found a few cultic references which I thought were interesting.

Some Nubian Altars to Her had:

  1. a  horned altar–cow horns as she is a cow headed goddess
  2. a palm branch–to symbolize life and renewal
  3. Aset Emblem–sundisk encircling  cow horns
  4. Pouring Libations–I’m assuming to the dead or to Wesir.
  5. Some altars had snake iconography
  6. Some altars had a three-petal flower emblem on  bowls
  7. Within  Nubia and at Philae, Aset was honored with Wesir, Heru-sa-Aset (with a Nubian  place name epithet), Anubis and Nebet Het.  She was also honored  alongside some Nubian deities.  (pages 195-202; 206-207; 243-244; and 256-258)

Nephthys Devotional Update

I wanted to let everyone  know that I’m  still working on  the Nephthys devotional, She Who Speaks Through Silence: A Devotional Anthology of Nebet Het (Nephthys).  I am waiting on some submissions and Tamara Siuda’s  The Ancient  Egyptian Daybook to be published since  I  wanted to include as many festivals to Her in the book as possible (with credit and citations, of course!).

So far the sections I have are:

Ancient Hymns and Prayers

Essays

Ritual and  Magic (I only have  three things here.)

My Poetry to Nebet Het (over 40 poems)

My Poetry to Aset and Nebet  Het (about 30 poems)

Modern Hymns, Prayers and Adorations

Fiction

And an  Epilogue of Epithet and Syncretization Lists

Also References and a Glossary

Contributor Biographies

 

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Izzy (Isidora) helping me  with my Nebet Het research!

Update

So, as of now, I have published four books in 2016!  (Go to My Books Page for more information).

Here is a list of my future non-fiction projects.

I have a small book in the works.  It is a short collection of ancient hymns for Wepwawet.  The working title is By the God’s Road:  Ancient Hymns for Wepwawet.

I have sent in the permissions for Lady of the Sky: Ancient Hymns of the Goddess 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. 

I am compiling a compilation of scholarly papers I wrote in Graduate school (and afterward) about various goddesses, Orishas and a saint (Mary); and I have one other essay about women’s healing and talismanry (I know it doesn’t fit, but I have no idea where else I could publish it.  I may take it out and publish it by itself. I’m not sure.).   I’m thinking of making this into another book.  My working title is Holy Lady, Holy Queen:  Papers on the Feminine Divine.