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My Heart My Mother, 7 May 2011
This is an excellent read it is the second book in the study of the Egyptian serpent goddess.I would recommend reading "Hathor Rising" first as it sets the context for this complex and beautifully moving mythology. The symbolism of the goddess and her key role in the mysteries of death and rebirth in Egyptian culture is traced from New Kingdom Egypt and through into the roots of Alchemy in western culture.
Text and image are woven together with the text supporting the imagery so that I could read the visual changes of the symbolism. I am now able to look at Egyptian art with greater understanding; as I can follow the changing relationship between symbols in Egyptian imagery within the context of the time line of Egyptian history.
The author weaves together the mythology through comparing art, architecture, text and ritual this is very successful as it brings to life an ancient understanding of the process of death and birth which is at the core of human experience.