My latest book, Lord of Strength and Power: Ancient Hymns for Wepwawet is now available for purchase!
Purchase Paperback from Lulu here: Lord of Strength and Power
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Here is some advice I received from Hethert (Hathor):
How do I bring more joy into my life?
Answer: Do what you love for no other reason than it brings you joy. Read. Write. Watch TV. Paint. Sculpt. Create music. Make love. Go for a run or walk. Walk your dog. Play with your cat. Ride a bike. Visit a friend. Visit a loved one. Call or text someone you care for. Know that you are not alone.
In your struggles. In your pain. In any of this. None of you are alone.
Call out to Hethert, the Mistress of Joy.
And She will bring you joy.
I ordered the proof copy of Lord of Strength and Power: Ancient Hymns for Wepwawet.
Here is what the back blurb says:
Presented here is a collection of ancient hymns for the ancient Egyptian god, Wepwawet. He is a scout, guide and guard. He is a god of strength, a guide for travelers, a protector of kings, a protector of cemeteries, a protector of Osiris and a son of Isis. He leads the way in war, ritual processions, the path of the sun’s journey and the path of the soul through the Underworld. He is associated with jackals, dogs, wolves and greyhounds.
Within, Lord of Strength and Power, you will find:
Chelsea Bolton has a BA and a MA in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida (2009). She is the author of Lady of Praise, Lady of Power: Ancient Hymns of the Goddess Aset and Queen of the Road: Poetry of the Goddess Aset. Her poetry has been previously published in various anthologies. You can read more of her work at her blog address: http://fiercelybrightone.com
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
• academic or scholarly articles (with footnotes and bibliography)
• 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.
Here is an update about my projects.
Holy Praise, Holy Power: Poetry for the Holy Powers.
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.
Something for Serqet.