Sunday, October 18, 2015

An anthology that honours Sekhmet

As I recover from a number of what can only be described as labour intensive months in order to get Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine within Modern Paganism finished and available to the public, I am delighted to announce that another project that I have contributed towards are also now coming to fruition, that being a devotional anthology to the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet entitled Daughter of the Sun: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Sekhmet.
 
Sekhmet is a complex Goddess, an ancient and ferocious deity impossible to fit into a single, simple category.  She was perceived as a warrior and healer, guardian and hunter, as well as being both a mother and daughter.  Some of her names included "Eye of the Sun and Arbiter of Justice", "Mistress of Dread", "Lady of the Slaughter" and "The Drunken One".  As such, to the ancient Egyptians Sekhmet was truly a being of awe and power, as well as of grace and wrath.
 
In this 346 paged anthology that is filled with poems, hymns, essays, rites, myths, and artwork from all around the world, I am delighted to have my own hymn to Sekhmet included together with my essay, "Sekhmet’s Wrath in the Southern Land".
 
Daughter of the Sun: A Devotional Anthology in Honour of Sekhmet is edited by fellow Australian, Tina Georgitsis and Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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