Lord of the Carnelian Temple: A Devotional in Honor of Sobek

Edited by Sobekemiti
Price: $14.99
Publication Date: 10 May 2018
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1718657878 / 1718657870
Pages: 306 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5″ x 8″

Green of Plume. Sharp of Teeth. Lord of Strife and Fear. 
In the swirling, dark waters of creation, two eyes stare up at you. Slowly, they rise, and out of the water emerges an enormous crocodile, its eyes shining bright as the sun lights up the world around you. This is Sobek, and he beckons you near. 
Within this book you will find the words of Sobek’s modern devotees. Hymns, poetry, stories, essays, and rituals reveal just a little bit of who Sobek is, and how an ancient crocodile god is still relevant in the modern world..  
Dive into the waters with him and discover which face he decides to show you.

Lord of the Carnelian Temple is available paperback format through Amazon, and will be available shortly through Barnes and Noble.  All of the proceeds from the sale of Lord of the Carnelian Temple – 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 Sobek – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

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Tending the First Egg by Sobekemiti … 3

Dedication … 5

Introduction by Sobekemiti … 13

From the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief by Rebecca Buchanan … 21

A Spell of Protection to Be Recited Over an Amulet of Sobek-Ra as a Crocodile by Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa … 23

Sobek Awakening Prayer by Sobekemiti … 24

From the Litany of Sobek in the Book of the Guild by Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa … 25

A Spell of Protection to be Said Over Real Carnelian by Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa … 26

Morning Hymn to Sobek and Heru-sa-Aset by Sobekemiti … 27

Birth of a Crocodile God by Sobekemiti … 28

Invocation to Sobek on the Occasion of the Welcoming of the Inundation, 7th of Akhet I by S.E.B. Logan … 32

Sobek the Creatrix by Sobekemiti … 35

Sobek the Crocodile by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 36

He Who Rises Like Ra by Sobekemiti … 38

Sobek Dedication Prayer by Sobekemiti … 40

The Morning Rite to Sobek by Sobekemiti … 42

Adoring Sobek Who Is Amun-Re Who Is Akhetsesef by S.E.B. Logan … 49

Hymn to Sobek II by Rebecca Buchanan … 51

Adorations for Harpocrates and Suchos by Sobekemiti … 52

Adorations for Sobek by Sobekemiti … 53

To Bring Forth A King by Sobekemiti … 55

Hymns of Sobek from Soknopaiou Nesos trans. by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 58

On the Birth of Heru by Sobekemiti … 62

Praising Sobek, Son of Aset by Sobekemiti … 67

Hail Sobek, Son of Nit by Sobekemiti … 69

Sobek-Ra by Taqerisenu … 71

Sobek Awakening Hymn by Sobekemiti … 72

In Praise of Sobek-Heru by Sobekemiti … 74

Sobek-Amun-Re’s Eternal Protection by S.E.B. Logan … 75

Sobek-Ra by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 76

Communicating with the Crocodile at Crocodilopolis: Innovation and Adaption in the Cult of Sobek During the Greco-Roman Period by Sarah Wheatley … 77

The Light of Sobek by Sobekemiti … 90

Sobek: The God of Strength, Protection, and Healing by Rev. Donna M. Swindells … 91

Sobek 3 by Damus Forsyth … 95

Prayer to Sobek-Ra by Senui-Iryi-I … 96

Sobek the Clever Crocodile by Rev. Donna M. Swindells … 97

Sobek Execration Rite by Sobekemiti … 99

Solitary Rite for Sobek’s Birthday by Sobekemiti … 105

A Summer Solstice Hymn by Sobekemiti … 113

Sobek, Avenger and Savior by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 115

Sobek is the God by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 116

Bright, Bright, Brighter Still by Sobekreshuten … 117

Like Honey by Sobekreshuten … 118

The Shrine Purification Rite by Sobekemiti … 119

Giving Praise to Sobek Son of Neith by Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa … 134

Follow the Flow by Sobekemiti … 136

Sobek by Lykeia … 137

The Evening Rite by Sobekemiti … 138

Great of Terror by Daniel McElwain … 149

Exile in the Desert by Sobekemiti … 159

Sobek of the Wasteland by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 170

Bayou by Sobekreshuten … 171

Sobek Healing Prayer I by Sobekemiti … 172

Hymn to Sobek I by Rebecca Buchanan … 173

Sobek Healing Prayer II by Sobekemiti … 174

Hymn to Sobek III by Rebecca Buchanan … 175

The Power of Sobek by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 176

Loam by Sobekreshuten … 177

Lord of Dark Waters by Sobekreshuten … 178

Crocodile Tears by Nightshade Purplebroom … 179

My Tomb is on This Shore by Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa … 180

Prayer for Invoking the Protection of Sobek Through the Aegis of Sobek-Ra by Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa … 183

A Hymn for the Winter Solstice by Sobekemiti … 184

In Peril With A Crocodile/Where My Heart Can Be Found by Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa … 186

Consummation by Sobekreshuten … 191

Wbn-m-nty by Sobekreshuten … 195

I Come To You, Lord by Sobekemiti … 197

Stronger than the Current/Beautiful Crocodile by Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa … 200

How the Crocodile Claimed Me: A Contemplation on Myth, Dream, and Land by Nightshade Purplebroom … 204

The Rager’s Feast by Nightshade Purplebroom … 215

Sobek and the Dragon Bloodline: A New Myth of Bloodline Transformation for an Ancient God by Iona Miller … 216

Sobek by Nina Kossman … 263

Appendix A: Names and Epithets of Sobek compiled by Sobekemiti … 264

Appendix B: Sobek Festivals and Holy Days compiled Sobekemiti … 281

Appendix C: Festivals of Sobek and the Calendar from the Soknopaiou Nesos Temple compiled by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 285

Appendix D: A Glossary of Gods by Sobekemiti … 290

Appendix E: Our Contributors … 293

Appendix F: About Bibliotheca Alexandrina — Current Titles — Forthcoming Titles … 301