Daughter of the Sun: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Sekhmet

DotS_CoverEdited by Tina Georgitsis
Cover art by Carol Taylor
Price: $14.99
Publication Date: 18 October 2015
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1517688790
Pages: 346 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5 x 8

Warrior. Healer. Hunter. Guardian. Mother. Daughter. Eye of the Sun and Arbiter of Justice. Mistress of Dread and Lady of the Slaughter. The Red Lioness. The Drunken One.

Sekhmet is a complex Goddess, an ancient and ferocious Deity impossible to fit into a single, simple category. That is, after all, the way and nature of Gods: they are beings of awe and power and grace and wrath.

All of these qualities are apparent in the poems, hymns, essays, rites, myths, and artwork which follow. Her modern-day devotees, scattered across the globe, find in Her a fiercely protective mother, a sly and cunning teacher, a joyful and creative muse, a wise initiator into ancient mysteries, and a righteous avenger of injustice.

She is all of these things, and so much more.

She is Sekhmet, most worthy of our love and devotion.

It can be purchased in paperback format through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. All of the proceeds from Daughter of the Sun – 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 Sekhmet – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

ATTENTION Librarians, Teachers and Retailers: Daughter of the Sun 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.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication … 3

Sekhmet Seated and Serene by Anna Applegate … 3

Introduction by Tina Georgitsis … 11

From the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief by Rebecca Buchanan … 12

Sekhmet in the Louvre, Paris by Amy Auset Rohn … 13

Poems, Prayers & Hymns

Lady of Serpents and Dragons by Zuzanna Vee … 15

Her Name Means Power by A.J. Huffman … 16

How Drunkenness Stopped by A.J. Huffman … 17

The Mistress of Dread by A.J. Huffman … 18

Fire in Thy Heart by Louise Hutchings … 19

Hymn to Sekhmet by NiankhSekhmet … 21

Egyptian Exhibit by Kris Kunz … 24

Hymn to Sekhmet by Frances Billinghurst … 26

The Lady of the Sun Moon and Star by Zuzanna Vee … 28

In Adoration of My Teacher and Mother by Blue Huntington … 29

Invocation to the Dawn by Juleigh Howard-Hobson … 31

Lionheart by Johanna S. Klapper … 34

Prayer of Appropriate Action by Melia Brokaw … 36

Prayer to Sekhmet by Phoebe Wray … 37

Prayer to the Wandering Goddess by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 39

The Radiant One by Vivienne Moss … 40

Sachmis Soteira by Aldrin F.T. … 41

Sekhmet for E. Jeffries by Andrew E. Colarusso … 42

Sekhmet by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus … 43

Sekhmet by Matthew Wilson … 44

Sekhmet of the Vast Desert by Serena Toxicat … 45

Sekhmet the Healer by Kim Malinowski … 47

Sekhmet: The Warning Glow by Shauna Aura Knight … 48

Sekhmet, Warrior Goddess by Mariateresa Forguson … 49

The Flaming One by A. G. Muilenburg … 51

To Sekhmet by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus … 52

HruSekh by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule … 54

Sekhmet by Abigail Spinner McBride … 55

Sekhmet by Bob Gratrix … 58

A Hymn to Sekhmet by Tina Georgitsis … 61

Hymn to Sekhmet by HieroSolis … 62

Song to Sekhmet by Ginette Novello … 65

Sekhmet of the Fire and Blood by Dominica Polley … 67 Rites & Recipes

Sekhmet Growls by Sara Croft … 69

For the Senut – Healing Heka by KhemaySekhmet … 70

Sekhmet Resins, Essential Oils, Herbs, Flowers and Crystals by Tina Georgitsis … 74

Lotus Oil Infusion by Tina Georgitsis … 76

Sekhmet Incense by Tina Georgitsis … 78

Sekhmet – Fires of Transformation by Rev. Dr. Karen Tate … 79

Sekhmet, Fierce Compassion by Nicki Scully and Debbie Clarkin … 84

Sekhmet’s Spree by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule … 93

Fiction

Sekhmet Study 1 by Zuzanna Vee … 95

Hysthaany by Rebecca Buchanan … 96

Lotus by Rodopi Sisamis … 113

What Sekhmet Keeps by Juli D Revezzo … 154

Sekhmet Statue on Loan to the Goddess Temple of Orange County, California; courtesy of Karen and Roy Tate.  by Gina Leslie … 189

Myths & Musings

Womb Power by Zuzanna Vee … 191

Sekhmet’s Roar by Tina Georgitsis … 192

In the Presence of Sekhmet by Amy Auset Rohn … 197

Sekhmet, A Goddess for Today, Hear Her Sacred Roar by Rev. Dr. Karen Tate … 203

Pacifying the Lady of Slaughter: On the Sands of Raven’s Knoll by Jade Pichette … 219

Sekhmet and the Ma’at of Letting Go by Anna Applegate … 223

Sekhmet: The Powerful One by Frances Billinghurst … 248

The Myth of the Eye of Ra or Destruction of Mankind from the Book of the Divine Cow, New Kingdom by Tamara L. Siuda … 254

The Scent of Sekhmet by Jenny Elliott … 258

Three Times the Goddess Noticed by Rev. Dr. Karen Tate … 261

Sekhmet: Hathor’s Other Side by Rev. Donna M. Swindells … 266

Sekhmet’s Wrath in the Southern Land by Frances Billinghurst … 272

The Wrath of Sekhmet by Edward P. Butler … 276

Appendix A: Festivals for the Goddess Sekhmet compiled by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 317

Appendix B: Our Contributors … 321

Appendix C: Our Bibliotheca Alexandrina — Current Titles — Forthcoming Titles … 343

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