Image; 'Thoth' taken at the MET, New York, July 2015, copyright Ian Irvine, all rights reserved.
This 20 poem collection (part mythic re-imagining) is inspired by primordial (Old, Middle & New Kingdom) and late antique (Alexandrian and Romano) Egyptian understandings of creativity, culture and writing. It shares creative and intellectual terrain with material presented in a public talk for the Philosophy in the Library series
, in August 2015. The talk and poetry collection explore the relevance for us today of ancient deities presiding over writing, teaching, healing, libraries, etc. Seshat, Thoth, Ma'at, Hermes/Mercury and Hermes Thrice magestic all feature in these poems.
See also 'Hypatia and the Ruined Serapeum
' at Poetry Life and Times
online poetry journal (Spain/UK).
This collection is dedicated to the members of my Castlemaine Myths and Symbols and Creativity in Cultural Context students 2015.