Linda Iles – Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt
Linda Iles has been fascinated with ancient myths and tales for as long as she can remember. A spiritual seeker since an early age, she experienced a ‘spontaneous spiritual awakening’ and subsequently was ordained as a Priestess within the Fellowship of Isis by FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson. Since 1999, she has written many articles and provided presentations on Goddess-related subjects and especially on how the divine feminine manifested in ancient Egypt. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Jeff, and her cat, Duncan.
“An engaging study of the cat goddess Bast from Linda Iles who writes with clarity and erudition. The author has skilfully mined myth, literature and archaeology to present a brilliant tableau for the modern reader. Highly recommended.” – Caroline Wise, lecturer, scholar, author
Linda Iles’ scholarship is excellent. She is indeed, catlike in her ability to reach into the nooks and crannies of ancient Egypt to find the tastiest morsels of information in hiding. She sends the readers back to the earliest manifestations of Bast, the ways of working with her in the temples and houses and brings this information forward so that we may continue our magical work with Bast. An excellent work! ~ Normandi Ellis, author of Awakening Osiris, Dreams of Isis, and Feasts of Light
Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt by Linda Iles
Fall 2012 $24.95
The cat goddess Bast is sometimes dismissed as a minor deity of the Egyptian Pantheon. But no longer.
In this groundbreaking book, Linda Iles explores Bast as a divine creatrix, goddess of the heavens, and powerful ally and protectoress. Her extensive research into the temples and practices of Ancient Egypt is combined with practical rites, visualizations, and meditations that modern readers can employ today. You’ll never look at your own cat in quite the same way again once you’ve discovered “Bast – Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt”!
~Discover Bast’s associations with all of the divine felines of Ancient Egypt
~Learn the special ceremonies and festivals of Bast, including a recreation of the Morning Rite performed in all of her temples
~Explore Bast’s relationship with the Royal House of Egypt
~ Apply the magic of Bast to your own feline family, with special rites of welcome, healing and blessing