Divine Words, Divine Praise is Now Available!

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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

 

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Updates on Projects

In case you missed it, I have published Magician, Mother and Queen.

I have finished and am preparing to publish another poetry book. The title of this now is Divine Words, Divine Praise:  Poetry of the Holy Powers.  I have sent it in to the formatters.

I have sent in the permissions for Lady of the Sky: Ancient Hymns of the Goddess 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. 

I am compiling a compilation of scholarly papers I wrote in Graduate school (and afterward) about various goddesses, Orishas and a saint (Mary); and I have one other essay about women’s healing and talismanry (I know it doesn’t fit, but I have no idea where else I could publish it.  I may take it out and publish it by itself. I’m not sure.).   I’m thinking of making this into another book.  My working title is Holy Lady, Holy Queen:  Papers on the Feminine Divine.

 

 

Books, Books and More Books!

Since my book is coming out soon, I thought I’d show you some of the books I used in my research. (Not all of them are here as some I got through the library and I had to return them).  I feel like Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  I’m getting all excited (adorkable) over books!

This collection has taken me over 15 years to build.  I just wanted to share this with others in order to share my joy.  I do not have a lot of money.  I buy books new (if it is within my budget), used or on sale.  (Here is an article I wrote about finding books online:  Books and Where to Find Them).  Continue reading

Hymn to Sarapis by JewelofAset

All Hail Sarapis,

Lord of Dogs and Hounds

Baying at the Graves of the Dead.

Lord of Dance in ritual

Lord of decay

Lord of Life

Lord of Death.

Hounds baying at your heals

Run across the shore

Splashing into Your ocean

the Sea is Yours.

Your dogs race back to You,

as You part the seas

for Your Navigation.

Feasts and Festivals of Aset for March

4 Peret/Parmuthi/March

1 to 8-Feast of Aset
Offer a feast to Aset. Wine, meat and other offerings were offered in antiquity.

1-Feast of Ra and the Eye of Ra
Honor Aset and Ra today. Honor Aset as an Eye of Ra, the protector of the sun god and a solar Goddess.

4 to 21-Aset, Mother of God Gives Birth to Heru-sa-Aset
Honor Aset and Heru-sa-Aset during this festival. Offer cakes and pastries to the Goddess and Her son. Offer Heru-sa-Aset a birthday cake.

5 to 6 of March-Navigation of Aset/Isidis Navigium
Here is my write-up on this festival: Navigation of Aset. This is the date on the Roman calendar for this festival.

9 of March-Adoration of Aset, the very Great Goddess, Sovereign and Savior/Proskynema of Isis
Here is my post about Proskynema: Proskynema

20 of March-Pelusia
Honor the Goddess today with Her son Heru, the Child (Heru-pa-khered/Harpokrates; a form of Heru-sa-Aset). During this festival, Sarapis was also honored along with Isis as both were patrons of the start of the sailing season. Here is the Wikipedia entry on this festival: Pelusia.

20 to 21-Navigation of Aset/Isidis Navigium
Here is my write-up on this festival: Navigation of Aset. This is the date on the ancient Egyptian calendar for this festival.

20 to 23-Festival of Aset
This is a festival recorded by Pausanias. According to him, this festival was about cleaning the temple and shrines as well as giving offerings to the Goddess.

28-Aset Births Heru-sa-Aset/Isis Births Horus the Younger
Honor Aset and Heru-sa-Aset during this festival. Offer cakes and pastries to the Goddess and Her son. Offer Heru-sa-Aset a birthday cake.

29-Dedication Feast of Aset
This may be the Nubian date found on the Temple of Philae for the Navigation of Aset. Here is my post about it: Navigation of Aset

Purifications from Megalopolis

No, this is not a post about Superman. Megalopolis was in Arcadia and it had a Temple to Aset (Isis), Sarapis and Anubis. There is a text associated with purity in that temple.

Most of these rules were how long you had to stay away from the temple after certain events and most of them had to do with women.

Obviously, some of these are more feasible to follow today than others.

After childbirth, 9 days
After abortion, 44 days
After menses, 7 days
After sex, clean with water from head to toe, same day.
After bloodshed, 3 days
After eating goats or sheep, 3 days
After eating other foods, clean with water from head to toe, same day.

Source

Bricault, Laurent. Les Cultes Isiaques Dans Le Monde Greco-romain (La Roue a Livres / Documents Book 66). (Les Belles Lettres, 2013), 363-364 and 365-366.