Reed makes it clear from the beginning and throughout the book that this is not magic based on that of Ancient Egypt. This is about Wicca, not Heka. That said, I follow the Egyptian path and this is the book I almost always turn to. Reed has devoted many years to her craft and has come to understand the Neteru (gods) on a personal level. It is heart-warming and encouraging to read her thoughts. There is also a bit of basic 'beginners' info in the glossary, index of deities and how to read hieroglyphs section. In short, an excellent starting place for beginners and a good reference point for more experienced practioners, no matter what their path.
The Circle of Isis? Well what can I say? I think a better title would be "The Circle of Ellen C Reed"! This really is a "Warm fuzzy" hand book on her coven. I have no problem with that as long as it was made clear first, as I am not interested in how, or which way she and her members worship! I was looking for something unique and hopefully learn something new about the way the EGYPPTIANS performed their craft. Sadly this is NOT it! Ellen also seems to "shy" away from the darker side and even goes as far to try and push it into a brighter and happier view. When in fact it needs to be accepted for what it is, there is a real dark side to the Egyptian craft (as with all) that can't be avoided and needs to be examined and understood for what it is! Anyway, this is not intended to criticise Ellen personally, there is a place for her book. I just wanted to let those who are seeking for solid information about the real craft of ancient Egypt, not to think this is it! It is in short and personal worship manual for her coven and her idea's and interpretations about it. So if this is what you want then grab it, if not then check it out in a book store first before parting with your money like I did!!
packed with information on the egyptian dieties meditations and contact rituals to get to know and love and build a relationships with them. 2 new divination methods information on hyrogliphics and more, this is a must read for anyone interested in egyptology, and any pagan practitioner new or old looking for a new way to interact with there chosen pantheon. i just loved it,interesting and inspiring.
This book is amazing, a friend recommended it an it couldn't have been better, it's so heart felt and well written. Anyone with even the slightest interest in Egyptian Gods and Goddesses should give this a read.