A Mantle of Stars: A Devotional for the Queen of Heaven

A_Mantle_of_Stars__A_Cover_for_KindleEdited by Jen McConnel
Price: $14.99
Publication Date: 20 December 2013
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1494357948 / 1494357941
Pages: 302 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″x8.5″

Peel back the layers that comprise the Queen of Heaven. She is Mother Mary weeping at the cross, and Hathor dancing in the sky. She is Freyja with her wild eyes, and Frigg with her open arms.

She is Yemaya, keeper of the sea; compassionate Kuan Yin; and she is winged Isis. Her starry body stretches across the sky in the guise of Nut, and she is Saraswati’s gentle song. She is Juno, and Hera, and Tanit, and a thousand forgotten names, and she is Inanna, descending to the underworld to be reborn.

The voices in this anthology are as diverse as the different goddesses who have claimed the title Queen of Heaven, but each sparkles like the stars in Our Lady’s mantle.

It can be purchased in paperback format through Amazon, and through Barnes and Noble.  All of the proceeds from A Mantle of Stars – as well as many of the other volumes in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina series – will be used to help promote the revival of the worship of the Greek and Egyptian Gods, with a portion of the proceeds given to a worthy charitable organization in their name.  So, not only will you be getting a wonderful book about the modern worship of the Queen of Heaven – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

ATTENTION Librarians, Teachers and Retailers: A Mantle of Stars is also available at reduced cost for academic institutions, lending libraries (public and private) and retailers. Check our online store, or email baeditor@gmail.com with any questions.

We are rebuilding the Library of Alexandria one book at a time!


Introduction by Jen McConnel ix

A Note From the EiC by Rebecca Buchanan xiii

Inanna, Queen of Heaven by Pegi Eyers 1

Invocation to the Queen of Heaven (The Eight-Pointed Star) by Rohase Piercy 2

Fair as the Moon, Bright as the Sun by Shoshana Edelberg 6

Our Mother Who Art in Heaven by Theric Jepson 8

A Hymn for Mother’s Day in Long Meter by Theric Jepson 10

To Take the Worlds in Her Embrace: The Queen of Heaven as Axis Mundi by Kiya Nicoll 11

Hymn to Frigg I by Rebecca Buchanan 16

Frigg: Allmother by Jennifer P. Hansen 18

Goddess on the Path by Becky Starr 22

Freyja by Edward W.L. Smith 23

Prayer to Frigg I by Rebecca Buchanan 27

Queen of Heaven and Earth by A.G. Muilenburg 28

Aset: Mistress of All Magic by Holi S. Emore 29

The Woman of Seven Stars Goes Hunting by Sara Amis 32

Lucia by Janet and Ron Boyer 36

Entering the Darkness: The Heavenly Queen Descends by Vivianne Crowley 37

Prayer to Asherah I by Rebecca Buchanan 49

Invocation by Sara Amis 50

Dancing in the Temple of the Queen of Heaven and Earth by Danielle Blackwood 51

Prayer to Hathor I by Rebecca Buchanan 57

Priestess of Moab by Jen McConnel 58

Sarah on Isaac’s Sacrifice by Sivan Butler-Rotholz 65

Aset, Queen of Heaven and Stars by Chelsea Luellon Bolton 67

In Tongue by Sivan Butler-Rotholz 72

In Praise of Tanit by Rohase Piercy 73

An Ecstatic Prayer for the Queen of Heaven by Christa A. Bergerson 81

Here by Choice by Gerri Leen 83

The Star Goddess by Katie Anderson 90

Hulda by Janet and Ron Boyer 92

Hymn to Frigg II by Rebecca Buchanan 93

Queen of Swords, Queen of Heaven by Janet Boyer 94

Riding the Tiger by John Mueter 103

Goddess is My Everything by Peace Whitehorse 114

Hymn to Saraswati I by Rebecca Buchanan 115

The Stars in Her Eyes by Katie Anderson 116

Finding Isis Again: Isis in the Pond by Becky Starr 118

I am the Queen by Peace Whitehorse 120

Moon Worship in the Modern Age by Frances Billinghurst 124

Hearth-Chant by Chelsea Luellon Bolton 131

Ma Queen by Sparrow Brown 132

Awakenings by Mary Lancashire 134

Ave Iside by Rebecca Buchanan 141

Annunciation by Hilary Sideris 142

How Do I Love Thee? Making Pagan Prayer Beads by Becky Starr 145

Call to Osiris by Christa A. Bergerson 153

Hail Queen Isis by Szmeralda Shanel 154

Under the Night’s Veil by Frances Billinghurst 157

Salve Regina by Amber Koneval 166

Hera Holy Queen by Rebecca Buchanan 171

My Path to the Lady in the Blue Light by Shauna Aura Knight 172

In the Palace of Lapis by Christa A. Bergerson 194

Distaff: Inanna by Terri Simon 195

The Flower in the Dark by Rebecca Buchanan 196

Aretalogy of Inanna by Rebecca Buchanan 204

Resplendent by Gina Marie Lazar 206

Descent of Inanna Workshop by Opal 207

Frigga, Queen of Heaven, Hearth and Home by Chelsea Luellon Bolton 224

In the Queen’s Hands: Athirat, Goddess of Creation by Tess Dawson 227

Eos Bright Star by Rebecca Buchanan 239

Hymn to Hathor by Becky Starr 240

The Dancing Seshen by Christa A. Bergerson 241

In Praise of Juno by Rohase Piercy 242

Hera My Queen by Rebecca Buchanan 253

Heartbeat of Hathor by Becky Starr 254

Yemaya by Crystal Blanton 255

Hymn to Saraswati II by Rebecca Buchanan 261

Upon the Spiral Staircase by Christa A. Bergerson 262

Two Hymns to Hathor by Rebecca Buchanan 263

Grandma by C.M. Underdown-DuBois 264

Praise Song by H. Byron Ballard 267

Hymn to Inanna by Terri Simon 270

A Drinking Song for the Queen of Heaven by Freeman Presson 272

Lourdes in the Garden by Gina Marie Lazar 274

Appendix A: Our Contributors 275

About Bibliotheca Alexandrina 286

Current Titles 287

Forthcoming Titles 289



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