Dear Customer – Thank you so much for your continued support during the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been many delays to our forthcoming titles list due to this crisis, and we are as frustrated – if not more – to have to wait. However, we are doing our best to ensure that all the titles will be available – albeit with limited distribution for the next few weeks / months (due to shops and some distributors being shut or operating on a reduced basis). Please also note that most orders will (probably) take longer to reach you until the situation is resolved, and “signed for” services are mostly unavailable. .
And also please – continue, where possible to support your local bricks & mortar occult, pagan or spiritual store!
Keep Safe & Stay Healthy! Love, Sorita d’Este
The Cobra Goddess & the Chaos Serpent in Ancient Egypt is a meticulous study of the history, mythology, symbolism and importance of snake and serpent deities in Ancient Egypt. Lesley Jackson draws on extensive research from a wide variety of sources, including the latest reports and studies of Egyptologists, taking readers on an adventurous discovery of the serpentine powers and mysteries in all aspects of Egyptian religion – including the divine, earthly and afterlife. Serpents are part of the eternal cycle of existence and the perfect symbols for the Egyptian concepts of both linear and circular time, Djet and Neheh.
From the Introduction:
Within the extant corpus of Hellenistic literature, there are a small number of attestations of a curious term: θεαγωγία (divine evocation). The use of the terms “evocation” and “invocation” within contemporary discourses on magic exhibit clear techni- cal distinctions — with invocation being an activity proper to the supernal genera of beings occupying a higher place than the operator in the divine hierarchy (i.e. gods, angels), and evoca- tion referring to activities proper to the infernal classes of beings beneath the operator in the hierarchy (i.e. daemons, spirits).
“The Morrígan is probably one of the most magical, formidable and mysterious figures among the Irish gods. She embodies female power and frequently employs her sexuality in the stories told of her. The prevalent image of the Morrígan as a powerful goddess of battle and sovereignty only scratches the surface of this complex and popular goddess.” ~ Guises of the Morrigan
MANASĀ AND NETA The wild, bizarre and epic tale of the serpent goddess Manasā and her sister Neta has inspired poets in India for more than 500 years. It is more than a single narrative – what we have today is a stream of stories added to over the centuries by up to 50 important poets, all of whom played with it as they liked, extending, modifying, omitting and embellishing the core material. Included are elements from folktales, vrata rituals, verses from ballads, and episodes from sacred literature such as the Mahabharata.
The Circle for Hekate project is a series of books dedicated to the light-bearing Goddess of the crossroads in all her many faces, manifestations, and names.
In Volume I, Circle for Hekate: History & Mythology, the author, Sorita d’Este, draws together in-depth scholarly research from a wide range of sources, highlighting the manifold and universal nature of this extraordinary goddess.