As a Newbie to my path, and not knowing who to turn to in the community because, let’s face it, I don’t fit well enough into the known groups to have any sort of roadmap or signpost where others have traveled. So, I often turn to books, grabbing up what bits of info I need to stuff in my much-mixed bag of info, trying to figure out what it means to be a Jackal Child.
Problem is, there’s not a whole lot of books on that. Not to say other books of the same generality aren’t helpful, but when you’re looking for something specific and aren’t finding it, it gets discouraging. You want to stop and give up because ‘well that’s neat info right there but how does it fit in with where I am now?’
Being new isn’t easy, it’s less so when your shy about bothering people who ARE more knowledgeable, or don’t know where to look or can’t afford all these pieces of info that sound like they’re JUST what you’re looking for but oh gosh, wouldn’t it just figure it was a limited printing and there’s only X number of copies and they’re all about 300 dollars or more. (Believe me, if you haven’t seen them yet, they exist. *whimpers*)
So yes, books are very helpful, so are documentaries, trips to the museums, photocopies of papyrus or carvings or what have you, but it’s all very limited. I know some people will come back with ‘don’t rely on books then, go right to the gods, see what they say’. but if your like me, where godly communication is locked down to vibes alone? Books are really the only way to go, but if the library doesn’t have them, then your just plain out of luck. it makes studying rather hard to do.
I have found one book that’s of particular interest, for all you Jackal Children. I can’t really recommend it because I haven’t read it yet myself, but hey, if you do a search on it and think it’ll help, then cool. I haven’t read it yet, I got a few other books I’m going through first before I have to return them to the library. but the one of interest is called ‘The Sphinx Mystery: The forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis’ by Robert and Olivia Temple. when I get around to actually reading it, I’ll let you all know, but until then, I got other bits of bookish info to collect.