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Updated Review: Sekhmet Servant Oracle

I got the Sekhmet Servant Oracle Cards by Megan Zane. This deck is wonderful! There are 101 cards in this deck. The images on the cards are watercolor paintings done by Megan Zane with the name of the deities below each image. The card stock is good and stable, but the cards themselves are on the smaller side. They fit in my hand.

The art on this deck is gorgeous! Each image represents an aspect or form of the deity either in traditionally anthropomorphic form, anthropomorphic form with the animal head or in their animal form. Just a note for those who may be confused: Set is represented in this deck with the head of a falcon and the Red Crown. This is historically attested in the Dakhla Oasis during the Roman period in Egypt.

For the Shu card, He is depicted as a lion (and Tefnut’s card has Her as a lioness, which I thought was adorable for the Twins). Also, Anhur (Onuris) is depicted as a man with the feather crown. Anhur is a praise name for Shu. So Shu is technically in this deck twice. Sekhmet also has two cards in this deck (this is Sekhmet’s Servant Oracle, afterall).

Also, Yinepu (Anubis) and Wepwawet are both depicted here in their anthropomorphic form with the jackal head; while Yinepu is black, Wepwawet’s color is dark brown. Wepwawet can be shown in this form with a black jackal head too. I think that having them have different colors helps to tell them apart. Wepwawet is more often depicted as a standing jackal.

For Heru Wer (Horus the Elder) and Heru-sa-Aset (Horus, son of Isis): Heru Wer is in his falcon headed anthropomorphic form with the White Crown and Heru-sa-Aset is depicted in His child form.

Other deities in this deck are ones that are more common (Aset, Nebet Het, Nut, Hethert, Sekhmet, Bast, Yinepu, Geb, Wesir, Serqet, etc) and ones not as common in Egyptian themed Oracle Decks (Sobek, Seshat, Wadjet, Nekhbet, Mut, Sekhmet-Mut, Bast-Mut, Wenut, Taweret, Nehmetawai, Montu, Ptah, Ra, Raet, Nit (Neith), Pakhet, Repyt, Shu, Tefnut, Wepwawet, Menhit, Iusaas, Khnum, Anukis). There are groups of deities or spirits included too (7 Hetherts, 4 sons of Heru, etc).

What I loved: the cards and art are amazing! There are so many gods and goddesses in this deck! I am so happy that Wepwawet, Mut, Bast-Mut and Sekhmet-Mut finally get a spot in an Oracle Deck!

Things to Consider: This deck is independently published via print on demand. For only the cards, it is $38 plus shipping. There is a companion book which is sold separately for approximately $13. There is no box or small booklet. I put my deck in a tarot bag.

Overall: I would definitely recommend this deck to someone who honors ancient Egyptian Gods (especially the more obscure ones)! I would recommend this for diviners as well with a caveat that you may want to know or read about these gods before doing a reading with this deck.

This review was just for the cards as I don’t yet have the companion booklet.

Megan Zane’s website: Website

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Sekhmet Servant Oracle Cards

I got the Sekhmet Servant Oracle Cards by Megan Zane. This deck is wonderful! There are 101 cards in this deck. The images on the cards are watercolor paintings done by Megan Zane with the name of the deities below each image. The card stock is good and stable, but the cards themselves are on the smaller side. They fit in my hand.

The art on this deck is gorgeous! Each image represents an aspect or form of the deity either in traditionally anthropomorphic form, anthropomorphic form with the animal head or in their animal form. Just a note for those who may be confused: Set is represented in this deck with the head of a falcon and the Red Crown. This is historically attested in the Dakhla Oasis during the Roman period in Egypt.

For the Shu card, He is depicted as a lion (and Tefnut’s card has Her as a lioness, which I thought was adorable for the Twins). Also, Anhur (Onuris) is depicted as a man with the feather crown. Anhur is a praise name for Shu. So Shu is technically in this deck twice. Sekhmet also has two cards in this deck (this is Sekhmet’s Servant Oracle, afterall).

Also, Yinepu (Anubis) and Wepwawet are both depicted here in their anthropomorphic form with the jackal head; while Yinepu is black, Wepwawet’s color is dark brown. Wepwawet can be shown in this form with a black jackal head too. I think that having them have different colors helps to tell them apart. Wepwawet is more often depicted as a standing jackal.

For Heru Wer (Horus the Elder) and Heru-sa-Aset (Horus, son of Isis): Heru Wer is in his falcon headed anthropomorphic form with the White Crown and Heru-sa-Aset is depicted in His child form.

Other deities in this deck are ones that are more common (Aset, Nebet Het, Nut, Hethert, Sekhmet, Bast, Yinepu, Geb, Wesir, Serqet, etc) and ones not as common in Egyptian themed Oracle Decks (Sobek, Seshat, Wadjet, Nekhbet, Mut, Sekhmet-Mut, Bast-Mut, Wenut, Taweret, Nehmetawai, Montu, Ptah, Ra, Raet, Nit (Neith), Pakhet, Repyt, Shu, Tefnut, Wepwawet, Menhit, Iusaas, Khnum, Anukis). There are groups of deities or spirits included too (7 Hetherts, 4 sons of Heru, etc).

What I loved: the cards and art are amazing! There are so many gods and goddesses in this deck! I am so happy that Wepwawet, Mut, Bast-Mut and Sekhmet-Mut finally get a spot in an Oracle Deck!

Things to Consider: This deck is in the higher price range for Oracle Decks. For only the cards, it is $38 plus shipping. There is no box or small booklet. There is a companion book which is sold separately for approximately $13. I put my deck in a tarot bag.

Overall: I would definitely recommend this deck to someone who honors ancient Egyptian Gods (especially the more obscure ones)! I would recommend this for diviners as well with a caveat that you may want to know or read about these gods before doing a reading with this deck.

This review was just for the cards as I don’t yet have the companion booklet.

Megan Zane’s website: Website

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Summer Solstice: Departure of the Wandering Goddess

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There are many Eyes of Ra celebrated at this time of year: Aset, Nebet Het, Nit, Sekhmet, Mut, Sekhmet-Mut, Bast, Bast-Mut, 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 departure.

So light candles and lamps.  Offer water, milk, beer or wine.  Offer food and drink to the Goddess as She goes to Nubia.

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!

I have books on many ancient Egyptian goddesses:

For several Goddesses:

For Aset (Isis):

For Nebet Het (Nephthys):

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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):

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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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We Walk With You

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My religion has many creation myths and all of them are true.  They tell us about creation.  Atum masturbated and Ptah spoke and everything was created. The Celestial Cow as Mut or Hethert or Mehet Weret or Nit gave birth to the sun god Ra and as She spoke everything was created.  Aset spoke the Word in the Beginning as did Nit and everything was created.

The other Gods, the air in the form of Shu, moisture in the form of Tefnut; Geb and Nut in the forms of earth and sky.  Ma’at and Life in the forms of Ma’at, Tefnut and Shu.    Ra, Shu, and the Eye Goddesses gave birth to light.  Wesir, Heru Wer, Set, Aset and Nebet Het were born and thus more was created by them.

Do you not see?  One became many.  Creation cannot exist without differentiation.  There are many Netjeru for a reason.  For each job to be performed, someone must be equipped to do it.  Some of Us have the same job, yet do it differently.  To borrow a phrase: Diversity is Our Power; Unity is Our Strength.

All of nature is touched by these Gods and Goddesses.  Sunbeams are Ra, Mut, Tefnut, Bast, Sekhmet, Aset and other solar Goddesses.  The air you breathe is Shu or Aset. The earth you stand on is Geb.

Continue reading “We Walk With You”

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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.

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Flaming Lioness is now Available!

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Cover Design by Andrew M.  All rights reserved.

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:

  • Aset (Isis)
  • Bast (Bastet)
  • Bast-Mut (Mut-Bast)
  • Hethert (Hathor)
  • Menhyt (Menhit)
  • Mut (Muth)
  • Nebet Het (Nephthys)
  • Nit (Neith)
  • Nut (Nuit)
  • Sekhmet (Sachmis)
  • Serqet (Selkis)
  • Seshat (Sesheta)
  • Tefnut (Tefenet)

 

Purchase Paperback from Lulu here: Flaming Lioness

Purchase PDF from Lulu here:  Flaming Lioness

Purchase the Kindle edition from Amazon:  Flaming Lioness

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Updates: Many Books

I sent Lady of the Temple: Ancient Hymns for Nephthys to the formatter! I’m still waiting on the cover for Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses.

The next book I’ll hopefully finish is either Solar Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Sekhmet or 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 some if not all of the Crossword Hymn to Mut in it.