Thursday, January 29, 2015

Contributions are needed for a Bast Devotional

For anyone who may had thought that they had missed the date to submit contributions relating to the Egyptian Cat Goddess, Bast (Bastet) being put together by the good folk at Neos Alexandria / Bibliotheca Alexandrina then fear not, the new editor has decided to reopen the submission call for The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast until the end of February 2015.
Make the most of this opportunity and send your Bast-related poems, recipes, rituals, essays and particularly short fiction stories through to the editor.
Those interested in contributing to this anthology are encouraged to explore the complex and wide-ranging influence of the Lady of the Beautiful East, who always was, and continues to be, so much more than just “the cat goddess”. Aspects of Bast that contributors may wish to explore include, but are not limited to: Bast as a goddess of the sun, women, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, protection, the home, motherhood, prosperity, healing, devotion, purity, music, dancing, perfume, joy, secrets, lions, and of course, cats.
Contributors are also welcome to explore Bast in the context of her close relationships, and often shared identities with other Egyptian deities, such as Ra, Hathor, Sekhmet, and Atum.
Also welcomed are submissions based in Greco-Egyptian syncretism that explore the worship of Bast in the context of her identification with the Hellenic deities Artemis and Aphrodite, and personal writings on the mystical experiences of modern devotees who have come to their own unique understandings of their Divine Mother.
 More information about The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast  can be found here