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Feast of Oya: February 2

Statue of  Oya.

Oya is an Orisha over the winds, fire, rain, storms, transformation, commerce, and the dead.  She is an Orisha of hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms and lightning.  Her colors are multi-colors, purple or red.  Her sacred number is 9.  Her sacred animal is the water buffalo.  She can shapeshift into the buffalo and is a hunter.  She is a warrior woman armed with a sword and protects the sacred from impurities.  She is the goddess of transitions and death.  Her breath is the life-force of all things and the death of all things when it is taken away.  She is a fierce mother who is said to be fiercer than Her husband, Shango.  Oya loves eggplants, water, rum, red wine, beer, grapes, plums, and gin.

To the Ones Who Call Me

by JewelofAset

I am the Witch here.

I am the one who knows Her herbs.

I am the one who knows Her spells.

I am the one who knows Her heart.

What I want,  What I need

is known to Me.

What you want, What you need

is known to you.

I am the Orisha

granting desires and boons.

Giving blessings to those who honor Me.

A calabash filled with offerings.

Libations poured out onto the Earth,

which Olorun made.

I am the Wind.

I am the Thunder.

I am the Lightning.

I am the Storm.

I am Oya–She tore.

One who tears down trees in My path,

One who topples houses,

as towering trees fall.

I bring destruction for new growth to occur.

I bring swift cleansing and change.

Faster I, twirl and My power

enchants  and terrifies,

as things are uprooted in My path,

things that make one complacent or stagnant,

the ones who resist change fear Me.

Some loathe Me as they fear change

more than their own death.

more than their own demise.

And yet, I only come when you can’t quite see

what you are stuck in.

You can’t move on in a stagnant place,

or in a relationship that isn’t feeding you–

or worse, one where you are a victim.

Get out of your own way.

Accept My blessings and move.

Act.

Don’t sit idly by

and do nothing.

Take action in your life.

Do something–anything–

one thing–then two–then three

to help you change.

to help you move forward.

Then ask for My aid,

bring Me offerings in the calabash

or on your home shrine

and I will come.

Swiftly and without delay

I will come.

For I come to all those who call My name,

For I am Oya, of the Buffalo Horn.

For I am Oya,

the one who comes

when My children call.

Poem previously published in Divine Words, Divine Praise: Poetry for the Divine Powers.

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Holy Mother, Healer and Queen is published!

Holy Mother Healer Queen ebook

Presented here is a collection of scholarly essays on various Goddesses, Orisha and Saints.

In Holy Mother, Healer and  Queen,  you will find essays on:

  • Oya
  • Yemoja (Yemaya)
  • Kali
  • Kwan Yin
  • Frigga
  • Skadhi
  • Freyja
  • Mary
  • Women’s Healing and Qur’anic Talismanry

 

Purchase Paperback from Lulu here:  Holy Mother, Healer and Queen

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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Divine Words, Divine Praise is Now Available!

DivineNamesDivinewords ebook
Cover Design by Andrew Meit

My new book is now available for purchase!

Here is a collection of poems about various Goddesses, Orisha and Gods from around the world.

Within Divine Words, Divine Praise, you will find poetry of:

  • Asherah, Lady of the Sea.
  • Athena, the Bright-Eyed.
  • Brighid,Fiery Arrow.
  • Brigantia, Heavenly Queen.
  • Frigga, Queen of Asgard.
  • Hela, Queen of Helheim.
  • Hera, Queen of Olympos.
  • Hestia, Hearth Goddess.
  • Isis, Queen of Heaven and Sarapis, Lord of the Sea
  • Oya, Queen of Wind and Rain.
  • Skadhi,Ski-Goddess and Odin, Lord of Asgard.

Here is the information page: Divine Words, Divine Praise.

Here is the link to the Paperback on Lulu:  Divine Words, Divine Praise

Here is the link to the PDF on Lulu:  Divine Words, Divine Praise