Festival Names: Procession of Aset, the Bright One, Mother of God a.k.a. Aset Luminous
This festival commemorates Aset’s nightly search by torchlight for Her husband Wesir. In modern times, paper boats are made (with written petitions on them) and they are placed in water with a tealight on top.
Aset is a goddess of sovereignty, kingship, magic of all kinds, life-power, personal power and authority, writing, words, gaining knowledge, honoring one’s ancestors, ancestral lineage and traditions, dreams, family relationships, self-love, alignment of the souls and healing. She is also a goddess of Heaven, starlight, the night sky and the star Sopdet (Sirius).
For offering ideas, go here: Offerings of Aset.
I channeled this message from Aset about this festival.
(This is included in my book, Queen of the Road)
Aset Luminous (Aset, the Fiercely Bright One)
by Chelsea Bolton
What are you doing for Her festival?
What will you do today for the Fiercely Bright One?
Light candles or lamps? Sing a hymn? Perform ritual before Her shrine? What will you offer to the Lady?
What will you do today for the Mother of God? The one who gave birth to Heru in the Marshes? The sole Mother who took care of Her son?
What will you do for Aset, the Fiercely Bright One? The One who leads the way in the darkness, dispelling shadows with Her light? The stellar and solar goddess of the dawn.
What will you do today? What will you accomplish? What will you profess?
What will you ask Me in your letter? What prayers and hopes will the boats carry on the water, with My light guiding the way?
What will you ask Me to dispel in your lives? What will you ask Me to cultivate?
What will you do for the Fiercely Bright One? What will you ask of the Brightest of Stars? What will you ask of the Solar Goddess?
I am the Mistress of Magic. I am the Goddess Who Knows Her Spells. What I speak comes to pass.
Do not worry, child. I will take care of you.
Who am I? Am I not the Goddess who knows Ra’s Name? Am I not the wisest and cleverest of Gods? Am I not the Goddess of all magic, all heka, all life-power, all kau?
So what will you ask Me on My festival day?
The words you speak and write have power. What I speak comes to pass. What you write is your heart’s desire.
For what you do, what you say and what you write will become.
You need these things:
Courage in the face of adversity
Strength to Persevere
And a keen mind to discern the lies from the truth. Continue reading “Remember This”
Arrow, Word and Fire
Cast Your Gaze upon those who are vulnerable
Cast Your Gaze upon those who are poor
Cast Your Gaze upon those who are downtrodden
Cast Your Gaze upon minorities of all kinds
Cast Your Gaze upon Women as Our rights are stripped away
Anyone who is now in harm’s way
Cast Your Gaze upon us with favor
Please protect us in Your name as the Eye of Ra
Please protect us with Your frightening gaze
With Anger Ridden Eyes
With Blazing Fire
With Bows and Arrows
With Magical Incantations
Protect us from those who would harm us.
Please protect us with
holy arrow, word and fire
The Sobek book is out! I contributed a few pieces to this book, including poetry, a festival calendar and translations of a few hymns. If you are interested, please purchase a copy!
After almost a year of hard work, and some wonderful amazing contributors, we have finally got the Sobek Devotional published! ❤
It is now available to purchase here: https://neosalexandria.org/bibliotheca-alexandrina/current-titles/devotionals/lord-of-the-carnelian-temple-a-devotional-in-honor-of-sobek/
Please go and support this amazing book, and see what a wonderful devotional we’ve created for Sobek. ❤
Share this far and wide, and spread this to any Sobek devotees you know. ❤
Dua Sobek! Nekhtet! 😀
by Chelsea Luellon Bolton
God is not your plaything
God is not your avatar
We breathe and move through you
We are a part of your soul
as Our names are in them;
as those who made your Ba, your Eternal Soul
Your Ka, your Life-Essence
Your Khat, your Physical Body
Your Ib, your heart
Your Shadow, your Shadow-Self
Your essence contains the Gods
So treat yourself accordingly.
So I have three projects that I am working on intensively at the moment. One of them is Mother of Magic: Ancient Hymns for Aset. This book has hymns from Philae, Dendera, Soknopaiou Nesos, Shanhur and some New Kingdom texts. There is also an updated festival calendar and epithets list. I’m waiting on the cover artist.
The other project is Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses. This is a collection of ancient hymns to different Eye of Ra Goddesses. So far I have hymns to: Aset/Isis, Nebet Het/Nephthys, Hethert/Hathor, Tefnut, Sekhmet, Mut, Menhyt, Nit/Neith and Seshat. I’m still collecting other material and waiting on some permissions.
The third project is She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys. This is an anthology for Nebet Het (Nephthys), the Sister of Aset (Isis). This anthology has ancient hymns, a festival calendar, an epithets list, modern rituals, poetry, essays/articles and a fiction story. I’m adding more epithets and I’m almost done with the final edits.