Bast the Light Bringer poster by Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
In “Bast the Light-Bringer” we see the Goddess standing in front of the Ished Tree at dawn. This was the time of day when, according to the solar... more
In “Bast the Light-Bringer” we see the Goddess standing in front of the Ished Tree at dawn. This was the time of day when, according to the solar mythos, the Sun-God Ra was reborn after His great nocturnal struggle against the serpent-demon Apep. It was at dawn when the blood of Apep was spilled across the eastern sky, which reads as the bright pink stain spreading through the heavens just at sunrise.
We see the primary scenario in this mythos taking place at the base of the Ished Tree, where the Book of Coming Forth By Day, Pert-em-hru, the so-called “Book of the Dead”, tells us that the Great Tomcat dispatches the demonic serpent with his knife. We know that the Goddess Bast was also associated with the Great Tomcat, and that is the association being made in this icon. Instead of decapitating Apep with a knife, Bast as the Tomcat has been given long silver nails, which pin down and slice through the scales of the serpent.
The Ished Tree is the sacred tree of Ra at Annu or H...
About Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa
Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa is an internationally recognized artist, writer, human rights spokesperson and spiritual teacher, whose scholarship and vision have been noted by significant members of the metaphysical and cultural arts communities. Born in San Diego, California into a family of artists, he began at six years of age to receive instruction in figure studies, watercolor technique, and Old World oil painting methods from his father, an accomplished portrait and landscape painter.
At the age of six, Ptahmassu began what has evolved into a life long obsession with the civilization, art and religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. Even at this tender age, the boy astonished (and not a little horrified) his parents when he declared...