The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast

Bast.T&OFEdited by Rebecca Buchanan and Dorothy McCauley
Price: $10.99
Publication Date: 8 May 2015
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1511874335 / 1511874333
Pages: 168 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5 x 8

Lady of Perfume
She of the Ointment Jars
Mistress of the Crowns
Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods

Bast is a complex Goddess of many names and many forms. She is sometimes a cat, sometimes a woman with the head of a cat, sometimes a woman with the head of a lion. She is both fiercely maternal, and wrathful. She is compassionate and sensuous, but also savage and grim. She is both huntress, and protector. As her devotees past and present attest, She is a Goddess of great beauty, great warmth, and great terror.

A Goddess truly worthy of our devotion.

Dua Bast!

The Queen of the Sky can be purchased immediately in paperback format through Amazon, and through Barnes and Noble. All of the proceeds from The Queen of the Sky – 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 Bast – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

ATTENTION Librarians, Teachers and Retailers: The Queen of the Sky is also available at reduced cost for academic institutions, lending libraries (public and private), and retailers. Check our online store, or email with any questions.

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


Frontispiece: Bastet Moon by Megan Zane … 3
Dedication … 5
Boubastia Offerings, May 2013 … 5
Introduction by Rebecca Buchanan … 11

Poems and Prayers
Bast (I) by Megan Zane … 13
Adorations of Bast by Sarenth Odinsson … 14
O Fragrant Feline by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus … 16
68 Adorations to Bast by S. Reicher … 18
The Goddess Bast by Deborah Guzzi …21
Prayer to Bast by Callum Hurley … 22
Bast by Shannon Conner Winward … 23
On Silken Feet, Through Reeds and Water by Gerri Leen … 26
Companions by Jennifer Lawrence … 29
Prayers and Devotions for Bast by A’Aqytsekhmet … 31
Two Sides of the Same Sky by A.J. Huffman … 33
My Lady Bast, Queen of the East by Callum Hurley … 34
Dua Bast! by Tina Georgitsis … 35
Hymn to Bast by Sarenth Odinsson … 37
Our Guide and Guard, Our Lady by Blue Huntington … 38
Good Queen Bast by Michelle M. Mead … 40
Feline Fire Brigade by A.J. Huffman … 42
Bastet, Kali and Kwan Yin on TV by Rebecca Bailey … 43
A name unlike any other by Sheldon Slinkard … 45
Ode to Bast by Lykeia … 47

Rites and Recipes
Bast by Lykeia … 49
Kindling the Flame of the Will with Bast by Literata … 50
Bast Meditation by Lady Spiderwitch … 55
Bast, as Warrior by Diana Rajchel … 60
April Fools’: The Holy Day of Bast by Ashley Hunter … 68
Bast Invocation by Romany Rivers … 73
Feline Memorial Ritual by Christopher Jason Lowe … 74
Sugar Mice Recipe by Ashley Hunter … 75
To Bast: Murder on the Nile by Callum Hurley … 77
Catnip and Capers by Sheldon Slinkard … 79
Here Kitty Kitty Cream Puffs by Sheldon Slinkard … 80
Kitty Cuddles Bean Soup by Sheldon Slinkard … 82
Tuna Time Casserole by Sheldon Slinkard … 83

Myths and Stories
Bast (II) by Megan Zane … 85 
Seeker of the Dead by Gerri Leen … 86
The Blue Stone God by Matthew Wilson … 97
Kitten by Rodopi Sisamis … 103
Devourer by Rebecca Buchanan … 119

Bast by Christopher Jason Lowe … 148

Appendix A: Bast’s Epithets, Titles, Sacred Sites, and Festivals compiled by Chelsea Luellon Bolton and Rebecca Buchanan … 149
Appendix B: Recommended Reading … 153
Appendix C: Contributor Biographies … 155
About Bibliotheca Alexandrina — Current Titles — Forthcoming Titles … 165


5 Responses to The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast

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  3. katakhanas says:

    Hello there! When will the Sekhmet anthology be released?

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