An amazing review of the Sekhmet devotional I edited by Linda Iles:
“Daughter of the Sun, A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Sekhmet”
Sekhmet was certainly one of the most important Goddessess in ancient Egypt, and although She continues to enjoy wide popularity today, this ancient and beautiful Goddess is probably One of the most misinterpreted and misunderstood.
This anthology offers a wide variety of contributions, but, unlike some of the other publications of this type, “Daughter of the Sun” goes beyond the scope normally offered through such a work. There is a whole section titled “Rites and Recipes” filled with excellent materials for private and public devotions. Another section, “Myths and Musings” seamlessly blends history, myth and experiences of the modern practitioner. Through all of the beautifully entries in this book, the reader is brought into the living presence of this ancient and beloved Goddess Who lives in the hearts of so many in the present day.
“Daughter of the Sun” contains within its pages a depth and wealth of material that will prove valuable to both the seasoned devotee and new votary alike. It will certainly introduce source materials that many readers would not discover or have access to on their own. At the same time, the pieces within this anthology offer perspectives on the more well known materials in new and exciting ways.
This is a beautiful study, an offering from the heart to one of the most beloved Goddesses of ancient Egypt. Her vibrancy shines through on every page, and will certainly touch the heart of every one who reads it. This work truly is of a caliber that Sekhmet deserves, worthy of being savored, page-by-page; read and re-read, time and time again. It is one of the best offerings dedicated to one particular Deity that I have ever read.
Linda Iles Author, “Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt”