Rubedo Press

Mervat Nasser

Associate Professor Dr. Shannon Grimes is Department Head in Religious and Ethical Studies at Meredith College, North Carolina. Recipient of the Pauline Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009), she teaches early Christianity, world religions, philosophy, and environmental ethics. Her research interests include religion and philosophy in the Græco-Roman period; religious views of nature and cosmos; and the intersections of science, magic, and religion. Her current research focuses on alchemy and astronomy in antiquity and how these sciences have sparked the religious imagination.

Mervat NAsser, Md, MPhil, FRCPsych

Dr. Mervat Abdel Nasser (MD, MPhil, FRCPsych) is a consultant psychiatrist, researcher in Egyptology, and writer. Graduate of Cairo Medical School and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (London), Dr. Nasser holds a masters in philosophy and a doctorate in psychiatry from London University. She also has two diplomas in moral philosophy and the history of medicine. Having served as an academic and psychiatrist in England from 1977–2007, her clinical practice focused on general adult psychiatry with a special interest in the field of culture and mental health. She has a special interest in theories of education and integrative models of teaching, which are reflected in her her work as a writer, academic, and clinical tutor.

She has written psychological and philosophical commentaries on ancient Egyptian thought, collected in the book Why Did Horus Lose His Eye: A New Reading of Ancient Egyptian Thought. She has also written several books in Arabic addressed to the young reader, including an award-winning illustrated children’s series. In 2007, Mervat took early retirement from her job as consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer at King’s College and returned to Egypt to pursue her dream of establishing the New Hermopolis. She has since dedicated herself entirely to this cause.

Mervat Nasser is the author of The Path to the New Hermopolis, now available through Rubedo Press.