Book Sales

Here is the data of book sales I have made since March of 2016.

My parents have bought one of each paperback book  (Thanks, Mom!  Thanks, Dad!).

I’m not doing this to brag or to make anyone feel self-conscious.  I wanted to see how many of each book was selling so that I could decide which types of books to focus on in the future.  And I was just curious, honestly.

Also, the Kindle books only became available recently.  Continue reading

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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

 

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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!

Future Projects

So, with my book done,  I am looking at future projects!  I’m hoping to get all three of these books done in 2016.   I’m not sure if I will be able to do this, but I can give it my best shot  (Does anyone else have Pat Benatar’s song in their head now?).

Non-Fiction
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Needs:
Permissions  (I need a yes for this book to happen)
Introduction
Organization of the Hymns
Formatting and Cover Design

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One of Aset’s Shrines

Queen of the Road: Oracles/Poetry of the Goddess Aset
Needs:
Editing Introduction
Some Editing
Formatting and Cover Design

 

 

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by Jeff Dahl.  Creative Commons.

She Who Speaks Through Silence: A Devotional Anthology for Nebet Het (Nephthys)
Needs:
Introduction
Some Editing; More Submissions
Formatting and Cover Design

Submission Guidelines:  Nebet Het Submission Guidelines