July 13, 2004
Egyptian Paganism for Beginners: Bring the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt into Daily Life
By Jocelyn Almond & Keith Seddon
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (May, 2004)
Pages: 276 - Price: $12.95
Review by Lee Prosser - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a charming nonfiction work, filled to the brim with insightful material and it serves as an essential introductory guide to Egyptian magick, Egyptian myth, and Egyptian rituals. Well-written, its authors share their expertise from a personal perspective. Almond and Seddon are both holders of Ph.D.s, teach, and they are a Pagan married couple. Members of the Fellowship of Isis, they have also written other books. Jocelyn Almond is an Archpriestess-Hierophant of the Fellowship of Isis. They live in London, England.
There is nothing left to chance in this book, for all pertinent information is covered in detail and additional information is given to accompany other sections. Much information not found elsewhere, is available in this book.
A listing of some of the topics reveal how much information is covered. Here is a partial listing: Concepts of God, casting a circle, creating a shrine, a note on the sacred texts, Ra-Atum, Thoth, Maat, Sekhmet and Bast, Osiris, Isis, Imhotep. The section on totem animals is of interest to all who are interested in the afterlife and daily rituals.
Designed to aid and help solitary practitioners seeking daily devotions, this book offers genuine invocations and examines authentic religious texts. There is much practical information in this book on many topics to invoke the deities.
This book should appeal to a large audience and is a well-written approach to Egyptian magick and its gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt. If you wish to bring these gods and goddesses into you daily life, this is an excellent starting point to discover how to do so in an enjoyable and respectful manner.
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