Current Works-in-Progress

Hopefully To be Published in 2017

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

Future Projects

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 am working on a poetry book for the Ancient Egyptian deities, tentatively called  Suns, Stars and Desert Sands: Poems for Ancient Egyptian Deities.

Ra and His Family Devotional

Solar Flares and Sunbeams: An Anthology for Ra and His Family

by Chelsea Luellon Bolton

Ra (Re) is the ancient Egyptian God of the Sun.  He is the creator of the world, Gods and Humankind.  He is both the warmth of the sun and its fiery, scorching rays.  He is the one who travels through the sky during the day and through the Underworld at night, culminating in His defeat of the Evil Serpent.   He merges with Wesir (Osiris), the King of the Underworld and renews the afterlife and creation.

He has many forms and syncretisms with other gods.  He has many daughters who bear the title “Eye of Ra” which means they are His guardians and protectors who harness the fierce power of sun to dispose of enemies and evil forces.

Contributors can explore:

Ra as the creator of the world

Ra as the Creator of Humankind

Ra as the God of Kings

Ra as the Lord of All or Lord of the Limit

Ra and His Forms (Khepri, Ra and Atum as Morning, Noon and Night)

Ra and His Syncretisms (Amun-Ra, Atum-Ra, Khnum-Ra, Wepwawet-Ra, Sobek-Ra, Osiris-Ra, Ra Heru-akhety/Ra  Horakhty)

Relationships with Ra and His Consorts (Hathor, Sekhmet, Bast, Nephthys) and as Amun-Ra (Mut)

Relationships between Ra and His Daughters (Bast, Sekhmet, Mut,  Aset/Isis, Tefnut, Hathor, etc)

Relationships between Ra and the Celestial Cow/Mehet Weret (Forms: Neith, Hathor,  Aset/Isis, Nephthys, Nut)

Relationships between Ra and His Sons (Anubis, Wepwawet, Shu)

Ra  and  His associations with Set or Thoth or Horus

Ra as a Fatherly figure, savior or personal God

We are seeking submissions of:
• poetry and oracles
• hymns and prayers
• devotions, rituals or magical practice
• essays
• academic or scholarly articles (with footnotes and bibliography)
• songs
• short fiction (5,000 word limit)
• artwork (300dpi; black and white only)
• translations of ancient works (must have permission of the copyright owner or translator if not translated directly from the hieroglyphs)

Deadline:  October 1,  2017

Submission Formats: Word Document pasted within the body of an email or as an email attachment. Also please put RA SUBMISSION in the title of the email.

Rights: Worldwide, non-exclusive for print book and e-book formats (contributors retain all rights to their work); projected release date is TBA through Lulu.com;

Contributors: There is no monetary compensation for contributors. Contributors will receive a free PDF copy of the book for personal use and a coupon code to purchase the book at a discount.  A permission to publish form will be sent out via email once all the submissions are received.

Email: lotusjewel4@gmail.com

 

Updates

Here is an update about my projects.

Almost Published

Lord of Strength and Power: Ancient Hymns for Wepwawet.

At the Formatters

Holy Praise, Holy Power:  Poetry for the Holy Powers.

Works-in-Progress

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. 

A third hymnal  or anthology for Aset/Isis.  I  don’t have a working title yet.

A Devotional for Ra and His Daughters:  Solar Flares and Sunbeams.

Maybe a  hymnal or devotional for  Sekhmet.  I have to check on some permissions.

Possible Future Projects

Something for Serqet.

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)

Queen of the Road is Now Available!

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I have published the paperback and PDF version of Queen of the Road: Poetry of the Goddess Aset!  Here is more information about the book:  Queen of the Road Page.

Here is the Paperback:  Queen of the Road

Here is the PDF version:  PDF Queen of the Road

I have published some poems previously on my blog under the Oracles tab.  Take a look if you want a small preview or sample of my work.

Edited: Epithets of Wesir

Beloved of Nut
Beloved of Ra
Beloved of Your Two Images
Born of Heru-Ra of the Two Horizons
Born the Image of the God of Gods
Brilliant One
Bull of Amenti
Bull of the Two Goddesses
Bull of the West

the Coptite
Dweller in the Underworld

Eldest in the Body of His Mother Nut
Eldest Born
Enshrouded One

First of the Five

Foremost of the Land of the Lake
Foremost of Westerners
Foremost of the West
Giver of Years
Gold of Millions
God Above the Heavens
Great God
Great Heir of Geb
Great One Among the Gods
Guide

Guided on His Path by His Sister Aset
He at the Head of the West
He Who Awakens Whole at the Head of the Living
He Who Comes into Being in the Dark
He Who is in the God’s Tent
He Who is in the Heart of the Gods
Head of the Western Land
Heir of Geb
Heir of the Two Thrones
Hidden One
Inert One
King of Kings, Lord of Lords
King of the Gods
King of the West Who Commands the Region of Silence
Male One of Amenti
Messenger of Heaven to Earth
Mysterious One
Leader
Lord Worthy of Many Hundreds and Thousands of Praises
Lord of Abydos
Lord of Bounty
Lord of Busiris
Lord of Egypt
Lord of the Ennead
Lord of Eternity
Lord of Fear
Lord of Great Fear and Trembling
Lord of Life
Lord of Love
Lord of Rosetau
Lord of the Assembly
Lord of the Dead
Lord of the Holy Country
Lord of the Holy Land
Lord of the Living
Lord of the Mysteries in the Mysterious Place
Lord of the Pomegranate Nome
Lord of the Royal Crown
Lord of the Sky
Lord of the Ways
Lord of the West
Lord of the White Crown
Lord of Women
Of Many Paths
Of the South
On His Throne
One Beloved of Gods and Goddesses

One Foremost in the House of Gold
One Who Inspires Dread in Busiris
One Who is in His Shrine
One Who Places Sokar on His Sledge
Opener of Ways to the Gods
Power of the Gods
Powerful in Abydos
Prince
Prince Great in His Terror
Ram Who Dwells in Busiris
Resplendent One with the White CrownRuler of Eternity
Ruler of Rulers
Ruler of the Region of Silence
Ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt
Ruler Who is in Abydos

Shu Who has Risen in the Great Opet
Son of Nut
Soul of Ra
Strong One
Strong One Among the Gods
Sweet Lord
The Terrible
Uniter of Heaven to Earth
Unique God
Veiled One
Virile Infant
Wennefer-Beneficient One
Who Annihilates His Enemies
Who Behold the Two Goddesses United
Who Causes His Shadow Daily in the Land
Who Causes Himself to Come into Being
Who Causes the Inundation

Who comes from Herakleopolis
Who Contains in Himself the Mysterious Power of Birth into New Life
Who Destroys the Souls in Revolt Against Him
Whose Heart Palpitates Not
Who is in His Coffin
Who is Unknown to Mankind
Whose Places are Mysterious
Whose Soul Lives
Whose Word Destroys His Enemies
Who Repulses His Enemies

Bibliography

Coppens, Filip. The Wabet: Tradition and Innovation in Temples of the Ptolemaic and Roman Period. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2007.

Dennis, James Teackle. Burden of Isis: Being the Laments of Isis and Nephthys. London: J. Murray, 1918.

Foster, John. Hymns, Prayers and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry. Scholars Press, 1995.

Piankoff, Alexandre. Tomb of Ramesses VI: Bollingen I. University of Princeton Press, 1954.

Piankoff, Alexandre. The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amun: Bollingen II. University of Princeton Press, 1955.

Pinch, Geraldine. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Roberts, Alison. My Heart My Mother: Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt. England: Northgate Publishers, 2000.

Wilkinson, Richard H. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003.

Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils. The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. Peeters, 2003.

Zecchi, Marco. “Osiris in the Fayyum.” Fayyum Studies: Volume 2. Sergio Pernigotti and Marco Zecchi, ed. Ante Quem and Dipartimento di Archeologia dell’Università di Bologna, 2006.
pages 122-124; 126-127; 131; 132-133; 133-134; 136;