Egyptologists have always been puzzled by the god Set (or Seth), and ideas of him have varied hugely. He has always been viewed as a formidable power with huge influence, so whether a good or a bad spirit, he is one Egyptologists have always tried to understand. In ‘Changing Impressions of a Multi-Faceted God’, Joan Ann Lansberry explores the history of Set, from the days when life in Egypt was prosperous and he was regarded as a good and adored power, through to darker days for the country when he was blamed for every misfortune experienced by humanity.
The majority of Egypt’s surviving imagery dates back to the Ramesside period, when the country enjoyed good fortune, and this book investigates some of the most influential imagery of the time and its meaning. Pieces once crucial to worship and rituals of magic were even being discovered in Roman times, and by studying each in chronological context Lansberry sheds new light on the subject of a famously dark god.
This book sees academic research, talent and a magical intuition meet and join forces to discover more about Set. Changing Impressions of a Multi-Faceted God belongs on the bookcase of anyone with an interest in the Left Hand Path, and it’ll be an influence on views of Set for many years to come.
Title: Changing Impressions of a Multi-Faceted God
Author: Joan Ann Lansberry
Publisher: Mandrake (January 1, 2013)