Projects Update

Waiting on Permissions

An anthology for Aset/Isis: Mother of Magic: Ancient Hymns for Aset.  This is a collection of ancient hymns and prayers for Aset.  I have hymns and prayers from Philae, Dendera, Soknopaios Nesos and some other material.  I also have an updated epithets list and a festival calendar.   I’m waiting on permissions about the material from  Kockelmann,  Holger and Erich Winter.  Philae III: Die Zweite Ostkolonnade des Tempels der Isis in Philae. (CO II und CO II K).  Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften/Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2016.

I have been compiling all the material for this book She Who Speaks Through Silence:  An Anthology for 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

The tentative title is Lioness Goddess, Lioness Queen: An Anthology for Sekhmet. This a devotional for Sekhmet.  Right now, I have some ancient hymns and some modern poetry.  I also have a festival calendar and an epithets list.  I have to wait for the permissions to include some material.

My Poetry

I have another Ancient Egyptian poetry book in the works, called Sky, River and Sand: Poems for the Egyptian Gods.  I’m iffy on this title.

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More Philae!

So, Hermann  Junker began recording Inscriptions from the Temple of Philae, which became his book Der grosse Pylon des Tempels der Isis in Philae and Hermann Junker along with Erich Winter published this book Philae II Das Geburtshaus des Tempels der Isis in Philae.   I translated from these two books for the Temple of Philae section in Lady of Praise, Lady of Power.  

Now, finally, there is a volume three!  Holger Kockelmann (author of Praising the Goddess) and Erich Winter now have published this book Philae III: Die Zweite Ostkolonnade Des Tempels Der Isis in Philae (CO II und CO II K).  

I am so excited to read and (hopefully translate from) this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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!