LET US REMEMBER…A Devotional to Honor the Netjeru by Apryl R. Green-Muilenburg
This self-published book came out on the 21st January 2019 and is available through Amazon. As the book description states, Let Us Remember…A Devotional to Honor the Netjeru is a collection of hymns and prayers for use in ritual, invoking the *Netjeru as well as in devotional work to the Netjeru.
I originally discovered the author’s poetry through her Facebook posts and her blog (https://theferalgoddess.wordpress.com) where she writes evocative prose in honour of the Egyptian Gods as part of her regular devotion. I was always eager to have these poems in one collection as I always found them so ethereally evocative and I am glad it’s come to pass.
Written by a modern practitioner and a devotional act within itself, this book is filled with beautiful prose and is a heartfelt offering. The poetry can be used in your spellwork, rituals and meditations to the Ancient Egyptian Gods or it can simply be used for the enjoyment of the prose.
Designed by Apryl herself, the front cover of the book shows an image of Isis, Queen of Magic and this depiction is perfect for the representation of the book, as it perfectly encapsulates the essence of this devotional. Words are heka, and heka is magic in the Ancient Egyptian tradition and this book is a creation of magic in itself.
Apryl R. Green-Muilenburg’s qualifications in the tradition she writes about is impressive and solid. Devotee and daughter of the Goddess Isis all her adult life, she is a Practicing Kemetic Witch, and Initiated Wiccan Priestess in the Isian Tradition, a Remetj in the House of Netjer and member of the Fellowship of Isis (FOI).
Apryl has been writing since she was a pre-teen, with previously published works in two anthologies honoring the Goddess Isis and Goddess Sekhmet respectively. She has a blog https://thescarlettedda.wordpress.com where she publishes her short stories written with a fairy tale twist based on personal life experiences as well as her feral prose at https://theferalgoddess.wordpress.com She also has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and is an advocate for vulnerable populations, with a focus on our older adults. As Apryl has stated, she strives to bring a positive perspective to death and dying; emphasizing ancestor veneration/workings in her mundane and spiritual life.
With this in mind it makes this piece of work an artist’s vessel for illumination and connection to spirit. When I received my copy of the book I was impressed by Apryl’s love of the gods which shone through the page like stars from the vaults of heaven. So much so that I have taken to leaving it in my shrine so I can access it easily and use it when I am before both my ancestors and Gods in spiritual communion.
The quality of the book is exceptional and would make a perfect addition to any practitioner’s library, from anyone who is only briefly aware of the Ancient Egyptian Gods to those who are seasoned practitioners.
If you would like to purchase a copy please follow the link below and know you are supporting an independent artist who has made this for the love of the gods through her use of inspiring poetry:
*Netjeru = Ancient Egyptian Gods in Kemetic.
Review by Setjataset 2019 (C) T. Georgitsis