Storm Constantine founded and administers the Lady of the Flame Iseum. She has many years' experience in various Pagan traditions and in particular has studied Egyptian deities and magic extensively.
Sekhem Heka is Storm's latest non-fiction title, published in May 2008. It melds Egyptian magical ritual with an energy healing system that derives from Seichim.
From the book's introduction:
"In Ancient Egypt, sekhem literally meant ‘power’ or ‘might’. The term applied to gods and goddesses and was often part of the titles of pharaohs and queens. The sekhem sceptre carried by rulers and important officials was a physical representation of their earthly power. In recent years, the word sekhem has been reinterpreted to mean the energy of a healing system named after it, but that meaning is of modern not ancient origin.
"Originally, the word heka meant ‘magic’ or ‘magical power’, and it was also the name of a god who presided over magic. This system of healing and self-development derives from my experience in the healing systems Reiki and Seichim and also in magical practices inspired by Ancient Egypt. I have a great interest in the goddess Sekhmet and other Egyptian godforms, and have worked with their energy for many years. Once I became a Reiki Teacher, and discovered Seichim/Sekhem, I was pleased to discover that some Teachers had combined energy healing with Egyptian symbolism, and was keen to go down that path myself.
"You do not have to have received Reiki or Seichim attunements to be able to use most of the Sekhem Heka system. One difference between Sekhem Heka and Reiki or Seichim is that Sekhem Heka can be used purely as a self and magical development tool, without the attunement process. There are parts of it designed specifically for previously attuned healers, but a lot of the material is suitable for those who haven’t taken this training."
Sekhem Heka is a system of seven tiers, and each tier corresponds to an Egyptian god/goddess and one of the energy centres of the body. Each tier includes a number of pathworkings and rituals. Using words from the Ancient Egyptian language, Storm has developed new terminology for the system, along with powerful mantras to accompany the rites.
This new system will appeal to practitioners of Seichim/Reiki as well as Egyptian Magic. It includes new rituals and visualisations never published before in any of the author's non fiction work or training courses. It is available in paperback from Immanion Press, from Amazon, or from leading occult book shops in the UK. Click on the highlighted Immanion Press link to go direct to the relevant page on that site.
Storm is probably best known for her fantasy novels based on the androgynous Wraeththu, a race of magical beings who come to supplant humanity in a post holocaust world. Some years ago, Storm thought it would be interesting to create a magical system based on this fictional material, along the lines of how the Cthulhu Mythos of H P Lovecraft became a working magical system.
She worked along the principles that just because something is new it isn't any less valid than systems that were dreamed up centuries ago. Most of the magical systems that people work with today are fairly modern, even if the gods and goddesses within them are of ancient origin. Godforms are simply masks that humans ascribe to the formless energy of the universe. It's possible to create your own - a large part of Chaos Magic or Pop Culture Magic. A dehar is a godform of the Wraeththu Mythos.
In Grimoire Dehara: Kaimana, Storm expanded upon the magical ideas of the novels, fleshing out the system so that anyone can practice the rituals and meditations and achieve results. She reinvented the wheel of the year and its seasonal rites, and practiced them with her magical group, constantly evolving and fine-tuning the system. Many other people contributed ideas and workings to it.
In Grimoire Dehara you will find a host of new and vivid rituals to enliven your magical experience and help broaden your self development. It is available in hardback from Immanion Press, from Amazon, or from leading occult book shops in the UK. Click on the highlighted Immanion Press link to go direct to the relevant page on that site.
Bast and Sekhmet: Eyes of Ra collects many of the Iseum rituals, workings, meditations and group practices in one volume. Published by Robert Hale in 1999, it was recommended as essential reading by the Hon. Olivia Robertson, one of the founders of the Fellowship of Isis.
The first section of the book contains a history of the origins of Bast and Sekhmet, including many other feline God/Goddess forms of Ancient Egypt. The practices of religion and in Ancient Egypt are explored in depth.
After the historical material, the authors present their own system for interacting with the feline deities, relating their own experiences, and those of Iseum members, of meeting, and communing with, Bast and Sekhmet and several other God-forms. This section includes many of the rituals the Iseum has created and used, as well as suggestions on how readers can create their own, whether working solo or in groups. The authors also discuss such aspects of the work as temple creation, attuning with your own cat familiar, and ritual techniques. Also included is anecdotal material from other leading pagans and practitioners, who have an affinity for the cat Goddesses. Finally, suggestions are given for ways in which to work in Bast's name practically in this world, such as helping animal charities, 'adopting' a lion, etc.
The popularity of the feline Goddesses is evident in the wealth of merchandise available and the amount of web sites devoted to them on the Internet. There is clearly a huge unfilled gap in terms of practical literature and work-books. The authors wrote Bast and Sekhmet: Eyes of Ra in order to fill this gap, as well as initiate further exploration of these powerful and mysterious Goddesses.
Now available in paperback, the book is available from Amazon.co.uk, or from leading occult book shops in the UK. Click on the highlighted Amazon link to go direct to the relevant page on that site.
Storm Constantine is probably best known in the world of fiction for her Wraeththu novels. The Wraeththu Chronicles collects the books of the first trilogy, originally published in 1986. Storm updated and expanded these books in 2003, bringing out new editions through Immanion Press.
The Wraeththu are an androgynous race, who come to replace humanity in a world devastated by human predation and ignorance. Superior both physically and psychically to their predecessors, Wraeththu are a young race who must learn how to master their own powers and not repeat the mistakes that led to humanity's downfall.
But problems arise from the fact that Wraeththu originally derived from humans, and carry within them the same traits that need to be overcome. The Wraeththu Chronicles charts the early history of Wraeththu, through the eyes of three major characters: Pellaz, destined to become ruler of his kind; Swift, a young 'pure born' har whose people are in conflict with another major tribe vying for power, and Cal, the pivotal, enigmatic trickster who is either saviour or destroyer.
The Wraeththu books have been praised for their depth of characterisation, their dark romance and the authentic account of magic. For anyone wishing to sample their world and discover the roots of the Deharan Magic system, this is the book to start with. It is available in paperback from Immanion Press, from Amazon, or from leading book shops in the UK. Click on the highlighted Immanion Press link to go direct to the relevant page on that site.
So you know which star sign you are, and even your Chinese Horoscope, but what about your Egyptian Birth Sign? Are you a Sphinx, Thoth, or Anubis, and who are you most compatible with? Unknown until it was discovered by archaeologists on the Temple of the Sun, the mystic Egyptian horoscopes are divided into 12 signs, each one ruled by a different Egyptian god. This extraordinary system is 4000 years old, but Storm Constantine, an authority on Egyptian Mythology, brings it into the 21st century, with telling insights into personality. After extensive research, she has extrapolated the personalities of the gods and godesses and interpreted this ancient system for today's readers. For each sign, she reveals: the positive and negative characteristics; advice on maintaining health and the most suitable job; how to relate to partner, child, or friend according to their sign; and your fate and fortune through the year.
From the Publisher Will have huge appeal for anyone interested in Wicca, Egyptian mythology, magic and the Goddess. Storm Constantine is a leading authority on Egyptian mythology
The book is available from Amazon.co.uk, or from leading occult book shops in the UK. Click on the highlighted Amazon link to go direct to the relevant page on that site.
Other Books by Storm
In 2003, Storm set up a publishing house, Immanion Press, to republish some of her back catalogue, as well as new novels. Immanion Press now also publishes many other fiction authors, established names and new faces, as well as bringing out non-fiction titles on magic-related subjects, through its imprint Megalithica Books. Click on the graphic below to visit the official web site.