Here is the page: Mother of Nine
Waiting on Proof Copy
- Lady of Water and Flame: Ancient Hymns for Tefnut
- Mother of Nine: An Anthology for Oya
Works in Progress:
- Lady of Magic: Honoring Aset Today
- Lady of Sunbeams: Ancient Hymns for Mut
- Lord of Eternity: An Anthology for Osiris
I have tons of projects I’m working on right now. I’d like to narrow my focus so I can get a few of them done.
- Solar Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Sekhmet.
- Creation Mother: Ancient Hymns for Mut. (As someone else is helping me with this via translation, this will take longer).
- River, Star and Sky: Poems for the Egyptian Gods.
- Lord of the Ways: An Anthology for Wepwawet. (Due date for submissions is January 7, 2020)
- Lady of Magic: Honoring Aset Today.
- Hymns of the Two Lands: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Gods.
- Mother of Nine: An Anthology for Oya.
On a separate note, I need help for figuring out the title of Mut’s book:
- Lady of the Double Crown
- Creation Mother
- Mother, Queen and Matriarch
- Queen Mother
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
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.
Don’t sit idly by
and do nothing.
Take action in your life.
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.
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:
- Yemoja (Yemaya)
- Kwan Yin
- Women’s Healing and Qur’anic Talismanry
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Here is the new cover for my upcoming book, Holy Mother, Healer and Queen: Papers on the Feminine Divine.
Cover by Andrew Meit. All Rights Reserved.
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.
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
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 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.
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