upcoming October/November 2017 Women's Priestess Journey of Initiation offers you
to come to Egypt for a life-altering experience
transform you in many positive ways!
Join Andrea Mikana-Pinkham,
teacher of the ancient Egyptian Mystery Teachings
and Goddess Tradition
who has led over 20 spiritual pilgrimage tours
of Egypt since 2000,
for an extraordinary sacred journey that only the most advanced
priestesses of ancient times
were privileged to experience.
Initiation into the Mysteries of
the Divine Feminine!
During this exceptional
Women's Priestess Journey of
Initiation you'll have the opportunity
to easily engage the
sacred energies of
the Divine Feminine that
were once experienced directly
by the ancient Egyptian Priestesses.
As you travel along the sacred Nile River
with other spiritually-minded women, you'll be able to
in sacred rituals & meditations in
dynamically charged temples
along its banks
that were built over the chakras of
the ancient land.
As you awaken your own corresponding chakras, the various feminine Neters (Goddesses)
of each temple will assist you in your activations.
You will then accept your new status as a true
Priestess of The Divine Feminine,
long after you leave Egypt the various aspects of it that you've connected
will continue to assist your
YOUR PRIESTESS INITIATIONS
A Few Words from Andrea: At the ancient pyramids and sacred temples I will
rituals and initiations while invoking the specific Neter of that
Our Egyptologist / Tour Guide Dr. Vivian Zaky and I will support you to engage
powerfully transformative energies as you gradually develop your Priestess
Aspect more fully.
We've facilitated many meditations and initiations at these sacred sites, and have made
with these great Neters. So we're able to help you to do so more easily!
As you connect with the Neters you'll awaken the Priestess Within.
You'll then walk
differently on your spiritual path, more fully expressing your
soulful nature in all of
its many aspects.
This awakening will result in your empowerment as a Priestess
whose Temple will be
your everyday world.
You will then exert your influence in all of your life's roles
in every interaction you
have in each moment!
Special Offerings in the GIZA AREA
Private Entrance for our Group!
The GREAT PYRAMID for Meditation & Sacred
Other Sacred Sites We'll Experience in and near Giza:
Meditation with the timeless energies of the ancient SPHINX, the oldest statue on our planet
Tefut and Nut Initiation
sacred sound healing experiences
and at SAKKARA,
including the "Hospital", and the Serapeum
Special Offerings: LUXOR, NILE CRUISE and ASWAN
at SEKHMET'S CHAPEL at KARNAK
LUXOR TEMPLE: Explore the Symbolist
Theory of the Temple of Man
the Third Eye mysteries of this ancient power
spot at night under the starry Egyptian sky
WEST BANK: Initiation into the Divine
Feminine Energies at Hatshepsut's Temple
Divine Feminine Meditation
Explore the Mysteries of Death & Resurrection in the ancient tombs in
the Valley of the Kings
into the Mysteries of Seshat at the Temple of Seti I
Includes visit to the ancient pre-dynastic Osireion, where you
will see the Flower of Life
into the Greater Mysteries of Hathor
Includes visit to the Crypt and
the Dendera Zodiac
your Higher Self Connection through a mediation with Horus at his
Temple at EDFU
Inner Light & Dark through connecting with
Sobek & Haoeris at KOM
PRIVATE ENTRANCE at the TEMPLE OF ISIS for an Initiation
into the Mysteries of Isis
Satet and Anuket Initiations
Mikana-Pinkham has been leading spiritual pilgrimages around the world
since 1994, and yearly to Egypt since
2000. She is a
longtime avid practitioner of the Goddess Path.
During this spiritual
journey she will facilitate meditations and initiations
assist you to connect with the powerful energies of the Goddess
at Her sacred sites and temples.
Featured Spealer and Meditation Facilitator
Teacher of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries
Researcher & Teacher of the Goddess Tradition and Ancient Megalithic History
is a Teacher in
The Order and Mystery School of the Seven Rays and
The Djedhi School of
is also a trained Shamanic Practitioner,
the creator and Reiki Master Teacher of Ichi Sekai (One
World) Reiki, and a Spiritual Counselor.
Experience Leading Journeys to Egypt...and What I Offer You...
For more information about Andrea, Click here
As a young child I was fascinated by the
civilization of ancient Egypt,
and had a lifelong desire to travel to there to see the pyramids and Sphinx.
My husband author
Amaru Pinkham and I founded our sacred travel company in 1993.
We operated and led spiritual
pilgrimages to Peru for many years.
In 2000 we also began offering and leading sacred journeys to Egypt.
Since then we've been taking groups yearly (or sometimes more often) to experience the
magic and mystery
of this ancient land and its many secrets.
It's one of my passions and joys in life to be able to support others to make their
The October/November 2017 group
will be my 22nd one to escort.
Vivian Zaky, PhD.
Egyptologist / Tour Guide
Left to Right: The Temple of Horus at Edfu, the
Temple of Isis in Aswan
Left to Right: Sekhmet's Shrine at Karnak,
the Island of Biga in Aswan, the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid
From Andrea: "Vivian is
my very dear friend and spiritual Sister.
Our groups have
found her to be extremely knowledgeable, very professional, and also very warm and
Her dual degree is in Archaeology and Tourism, and she has over 23 years experience
guiding groups in Egypt.
She is very open to our spiritual focus. And, as she is well-known to the guards at the
she is easily able to secure our meditation time."
An Important Message from Andrea:
During the last 17 years I've been leading our groups to Egypt I've also made connections
with some of the best hotels, cruise ships, local shop owners.
And, very importantly, with the guards at the temples who will make
for us to have the time and space for our meditations and initiations.
I can assure you that all of these people will all do their utmost
to work with me
to support you to experience Egypt in ways that most people never do!
designed this spiritual pilgrimage to Egypt so that you have the auspicious opportunity to
the ancient initiatory energies on a very deep level at the ancient pyramids
temples that are chakra sites along the Nile.
I will use
unique Lapis Crystal Bowl to facilitate sound activations that will support
your initiations into the ancient mysteries of the Divine
TRAVEL to EGYPT is SAFE!
Arab Spring of 2011 I've lead five successful Sacred Sites Journeys to Egypt,
two in 2011, one each in 2012, 2013, 2014
Left to Right: June/July 2011, November 2011, November 2012
Left to Right: November 2013, November
2014, November 2016
Each of our groups of spiritual seekers had
awesome experiences in the ancient pyramids and sacred temples that we visited.
Due to tourism being lower than usual, there were no crowds; so most places we
we had the place to ourselves, or saw only a few other visitors.
We had more than ample time for our
powerful meditations and initiations.
Afterwards, we enjoyed many hours exploring the
temples and pyramids with our Egyptologist Guide Dr. Vivian Zaky.
Most importantly, we were safe the entire time
and our Egyptian sisters and brothers warmly welcomed us wherever we went!
Spiritual pilgrims are continuing to return to Egypt!
Those of you who come with me
this Fall of 2017 will have deeply life-transforming experiences
in a protected and unique setting!
The crowds will most likely be
smaller, so we'll have more time for meditation at the sacred sites,
including our private entrances into the Great Pyramid and at the Temple of Isis.
And, Fall in Egypt is perfect weather, with temperate days and cooler evenings.
So....If it's been your lifetime dream to
travel to Egypt, NOW is the time to make your dreams come true!
Sacred Sites Journeys are smoke-free sacred travel experiences.
All forms of tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes are not allowed at any time.
Thanks for your cooperation.
(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Day 1. Monday, October 23. Arrive Cairo; Giza: Introductory Meeting; Welcome Dinner (D)
The Mena House Hotel with Great Pyramid in the
Sacred Sites Journeys is offering this
spiritual pilgrimage as a Land Only sacred travel package. You are responsible to book
your roundtrip air to Cairo. For
those departing from the USA and Canada, Sacred Sites Journeys can assist you in booking
your international flights. Once you have registered, let us know if you'd like our
Please book your airfare to arrive in Egypt today.
Arrive Cairo International Airport on your own. Transfer to hotel in Giza. Sacred
Sites Journeys can arrange a meet/greet upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport,
and a transfer in a private air-conditioned car to the hotel in Giza. (We can also arrange
a private transfer to the airport at the end of the journey.) Once you have registered and
your international airfare is booked, we can give you a quote for these additional
Check in. You have free time to rest and relax. Lunch on your own.
We gather later afternoon for our Introductory Group
Meeting, to begin making our connections with each other and
to set the energy for our pilgrimage. In our
Ma’at Meditation / Initiation we welcome in Her
powerfully ancient energies. Her titles are Eye of Ra, Lady of the Judgment
Hall, Mistress of the Underworld, The Mother, Lady of Heaven and Queen of
the Earth. She is the Neter that is the personification of fate, harmony,
judgment, justice, order, reincarnation, and truth. Her sacred animals
include elephants, ostriches, and vultures. Ma'at's sacred color is red, and
her sacred stones are emerald and jade. Her consort is Thoth, Lunar Neter of
Magic and Writing.. When the ancient Egyptians died they believed that their
heart would be weighed against a feather, which represented Ma'at. If their
heart was heavier than the feather, their soul was thought to be too heavy,
and they would be cast into oblivion. If their soul was the same weight as
the feather then their soul was free to travel into the afterlife. This
weighing of the heart is shown in many tombs and in funerary texts. In art,
Ma'at appears either a woman with an ostrich feather on her head, in her
hand, or with it as her head. She also appears as simply an ostrich feather.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight Giza. Mena House
Day 2. Tuesday, October 24. Giza: Sphinx - Tefnut & Nut Initiations:
Valley Temple - Bastet
Initiation; Great Pyramid; Aromatherapist; Sharing Circle (B/L)
After breakfast we're off to visit the Giza
Plateau, where we'll experience
our first Priestess Initiations - Tefnut
and Nut Initiations
near the Sphinx. The
Sphinx, or Tefnut, as she is also known by some of
the Wisdom Keepers of the indigenous oral tradition, is the oldest
and largest monumental statue on our planet. Tefnut was a lunar
Neter of moisture, humidity and water. Her name is related to water - tf is
the root of the words for "spit" and "moist". Her name translates to "She of
Moisture". She is the consort/twin of Shu, and, like him, was born of Ra
alone, or of Atum, the Creator. She was the daughter of the creator god
Ptah, as was sometimes known as the "Tongue of Ptah", denoting her creative
force. She was the mother of the twin sky and the earth deities Nut and Geb,
who were in turn the parents of Osiris, Isis, Nepthys, and Set. Tefnut was
generally shown as a woman with a lion's head, or as a full lioness.
Nut was the Neter of the heavens and the
sky. Her name is pronounced 'Noot' and means 'night.' She was the
daughter of Shu, the Neter of the Air and Tefnut,
the Neter of moisture. Her consort was Geb, Neter of the
earth. She was typically depicted as a woman with blue skin, with her body
covered with stars, standing on all fours leaning over Geb - representing
the sky arched over the Earth. During the day, Nut and Geb are separated,
but each evening Nut comes down to meet Geb and this causes darkness. Nut is
the barrier separating the forces of chaos from the ordered cosmos in this
world. The sun god Ra was said to enter Her mouth after
setting in the evening and to travel through her body during the night to be
reborn from Her vulva each morning. Her arms and legs were imagined to be
the pillars of the sky, and hands and feet were thought to touch the four
cardinal points at the horizon.
Nut's title are
Life-Giver and Mother of the Gods. She is the
personification of the sky and the Milky Way, as well as Neter of night,
reincarnation, and weather. Her sacred animals include boars, cows, eagles,
peacocks, and sows, and her sacred stones are lapis lazuli and turquoise.
Her sacred plant is the sycamore.
Since She gives birth to the sun
in the east and swallows it in the west, Nut became connected with the
underworld and resurrection. She was seen as a friend to
the dead, as a mother-like protector to those who journeyed through the land
of the dead. She was often painted on the inside lid of the sarcophagus,
protecting the dead until he or she, like Ra, could be reborn in their new
Here, in one of the most powerful places on our planet, Andrea
will facilitate our Priestess Initiation
to connect with the energies of both Nut
Afterwards we will explore the
Valley Temple of Khafre, located next to the Sphinx. With its
alabaster floor and gigantic block walls, its unique construction makes this
amazing structure an absolute wonder of engineering! With its distinctive
architectural style, it's among the oldest stone buildings in Egypt,
if not the world. The only other building similar to it is the mysterious
Osireion at Abydos, in Upper Egypt, which we'll visit in Abydos. What is so
remarkable about its construction is the sheer size of the stones used, as
well as the incredible number of them. The square-built temple is built
entirely of hundreds of limestone blocks, many of which exceed 200 tons each
(think 300 family-sized cars!). What is also astounding is that the builders
lifted these huge stones to heights of over 40 feet, which is even higher
than the largest sarsen stones at Stonehenge, which only weigh 50 tons each.
Egyptologists have confirmed by rock strata analysis that the huge limestone
megaliths used in the construction of the Valley Temple came from the trench
excavated from the bedrock by the builders of the Sphinx. Since geologist
Dr. Robert Schoch of Boston University has proved that the
Sphinx is at least 8,000 years old, it appears that the two
monuments must have been built at the same time.
We'll also explore
theories that put forth the opinion that both the Sphinx and the
Valley Temple are over 32,000 years old and were
built by the ancient civilization that pre-dated dynastic Pharaonic Egypt,
using ancient machining techniques that are still unknown to engineers
today! With its alabaster floors and rounded-off stones used in the corners,
the acoustics in this magnificent building are definitely
incredible. Is it possible that the original builders constructed it to be
used for sound healing? We'll experience this phenomenon
first hand as Andrea softly plays the crystal bowl.
or Bast was one of the most popular Neters ancient Egypt. Her
titles are The Cat of Ra, Eye of the Moon, Eye of Ra, Lady of the
East, Mistress of Pleasure. She is the Goddess of animals,
childbirth, dance, fertility, fire, happiness, intuition, joy, marriage,
music, pleasure, protection, sex, and the sun. She is a protector of
pregnant women and the dead. Her sacred animals are lions and cats,
especially black ones. Her sacred color is red, and she represents the
direction of East. Her sacred stone is the cat's eye.
Bastet originally had the head of a lion or a
desert sand-cat and it was not until the New Kingdom that she became
exclusively associated with the domesticated cat. Even then
she remained true to her origins and retained her war-like aspect. She
personified the playfulness, grace, affection, and cunning of a cat, as well
as the fierce power of a lioness. Her name implies that she is sweet and
precious, but that under the surface lay the heart of a predator. She is
often shown holding the Ankh, the breath of life or symbol
of immortality, or the papyrus wand of Lower Egypt. She occasionally bears a
was-scepter, which symbolizes power and strength. She's often accompanied by
a litter of kittens.
As the daughter of Ra She was
one of the Neters known as the "Eye of Ra", a fierce protector who almost
destroyed mankind, but was tricked with blood-colored beer which put Her to
sleep and gave Her a hangover, stopping the carnage. As a result, She is
linked to the other Goddesses who were known as the "eye of Ra", most
notably Sekhmet, Hathor, Tefnut, Nut, Wadjet and Mut. Her link with Sekhmet
was the closest. Not only did both of them take the form of a lioness, they
were both considered to be the spouse of Ptah, the Divine Architect and the
mother of Nefertum, the Neter of aromatherapy.
Andrea will facilitate
our Priestess Initiation
to connect with the energies of Bastet.
We then continue on to
view the Great Pyramid, the last standing Wonder of
the Ancient World, and other pyramids on the Giza
Plateau. As we gaze in wonder at these magnificent structures, some of the
oldest in the world, we ponder on their influences upon the Egyptian
civilization. Our Egyptologist will give us detailed historical information,
and Andrea will discuss theories from various researchers as to when and who
built them. Will we ever really know the truth behind the building and
construction of the timeless monuments? Will we ever uncover all their
hidden secrets? These questions and more will offer us an interesting and
exciting time among these ancient structures.
Lunch with the group
at local restaurant, with offerings of traditional Egyptian cuisine.
we're off for our afternoon visit a local Aromatherapist to
learn about the ancient Egyptian Priestess art of scent alchemy.
In ancient Egypt, this secret knowledge was depicted with the hieroglyph of
a woman smelling a lotus. This powerful tool was used for balancing
the aura and working with the energies in the chakras.
Temple Priestesses were taught to use this wisdom to activate higher
consciousness. Aromatherapy recipes were inscribed as hieroglyphics
on the walls of some of the temples. Some of these recipes were also
recorded on various papyrus. Essential oils were used in the embalming
process, spiritual / religious ceremonies, in the practice of medicine and
for personal use, including the blending of essential oils for perfume. Both
men and women used fragrance; they placed a solid cone of perfume on their
heads, which would gradually melt and cover them in fragrance.
Essential oils were valued more than gold. When the tomb of King
Tut was opened in 1922, the explorers discovered more than 50 alabaster jars
that had been designed to hold a total of about 350 liters of oil. Some of
them still contained traces of essential oils and the aroma remained. The
grave robbers had stolen virtually all of the essential oils, but left
behind the gold and jewelry!
we'll visit is world-renowned; people come from many countries to study with
him. He is also a Reiki Master and excellent
psychic. He'll share his vast knowledge with us about the
healing and alchemical properties of the essential oils. As well,
he may offer each of our Priestesses a short psychic reading.
Then you’ll be able to purchase essential oils to take with you on our
sacred journey, to charge them up with the powerful energies of the sacred
temples and pyramids we'll be visiting during our Priestess Initiation
We return to the hotel later afternoon. Early evening
Group Sharing Circle.
The remainder if the evening is free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight Giza. Mena House Hotel.
Day 3. Wednesday, October 25. Sakkara,
including the Serapeum; Nephthys Initiation;
Service Project: Visit to
morning we're off to one of the most important sacred areas in the Band of
Peace - Sakkara, dedicated to the Neter Sokar
and believed by traditional Egyptologists to be the earliest
necropolis, or burial place, for the Pharaohs and royalty of the
Memphis area. We enter the site by walking through the temple complex filled
with rows of columns, where the ancient priests and priestess used sound to
perform healings. The most famous part of the site is the Step
Pyramid, traditionally believed to have been constructed about 2630
BCE by Imhotep, architect to King Djoser (Dynasty III). We will hear from
our Egyptologist why some experts believe this to be the world's oldest
freestanding stone structure. Andrea will share theories that refute this,
to give us a different point of view of the history. Then, we will explore
the historical and esoteric aspects of this ancient site.
Time allowing, at the
area referred to by some locals from the indigenous tradition as
"the hospital" you'll have the opportunity to experience a sound
healing meditation. Open your heart, open your mind, and especially your
5th chakra to receive the healing that comes through this
change in your frequency, and send it out into the world for peace and
healing for all!
We'll explore the mysteries of Nephthys,
the Neter of dark magic, dreams, enchantment, intuition, mysticism, peace,
prophecy, and protection. Her Egyptian name Nebthet means "Mistress
of the House", meaning that portion of the sky which was supposed
to form the abode of the Sun-god Horus. She was depicted as a woman with a
basket and a house on top of each other on her head. Her sacred plant is the
lily; her sacred stones are pearls, rubies, and star sapphires. Her
direction is the West.
the sister-wife of Set, the Neter of Chaos, the mother of
Anubis, aunt to Horus, and sister to
Isis and Osiris. She was the darkness to Isis' light. Isis
was the day, Nepthys was the night. Isis was visible, birth, growth,
development and vigor; Nephthys was invisible, death, decay, diminution and
immobility. She helped Isis to gather Osiris' scattered limbs after Set cut
him into pieces. And, She also helped to revive Osiris. Thus She became
associated with the dead, becoming a friend of the deceased. She offered
guidance to the newly dead, and comfort to the family of the one who died.
As comforter at births, she stood with Isis the
midwife at the birth-bed to offer comfort and help with new born children.
The two sisters were often together, only being able to be told apart by the
hieroglyph on their heads. Also, like her sister, she was thought to have
great magical powers - she was the Mighty One of Words of Power.
one of the out-of-the-way areas of this sacred land Andrea will facilitate
our Nephthys Initiation.
Well also have the auspicious opportunity to visit the Serapeum,
said by Egyptologists to have been associated with the cult of the Apis bulls,
and believed to have been built during the 18th dynasty. The bull was considered to be an
incarnation of Ptah, with a white blaze on its forehead and throat, a red saddle-like mark
on its back, and a white belly. They were so important that when they died, a day of
national mourning would be declared. After the bull was embalmed, its corpse was taken
along the sacred way from Memphis to Sakkara, where it was interred in the Serapeum.
However, there are other theories as to the use of these huge granite boxes.
Perhaps they are evidence of ancient machining techniques that cannot be
reproduced today by engineers. If we're fortunate to find ourselves alone here (which has
happened during our last three journeys!) we'll have time for meditation
among these ancient stone boxes and their very amazing energy.
lunch with the group at a nearby local restaurant, we'll visit a local
orphanage, where we'll meet the children and spend some
time interacting with them. There are about 50 girls who live in this home,
with their "Mothers" who lovingly take care of them. If you care to make a
donation that will go toward their food, clothing, shelter and education, it
will be warmly received.
Afterwards we return to the hotel. We'll
gather for a short Sharing Circle.
The remainder of the evening is free. Dinner is on your own. Overnight Giza. Mena House Hotel.
Day 4. Thursday, October 26. Giza: Optional Old Cairo Tour; Egyptian
Museum; Free Time (B/L)
TOUR - Old Cairo: As ancient as history itself, Cairo
occupies a singular place among world cities. With its geographical position as a
crossroads, it could be the world's only city with monuments dating back to four different
historical periods - the Pharaonic, the Roman, the Christian and the Islamic. Old Cairo is
a very fascinating place! Visit The Citadel that was for 700 years the strategic
stronghold for Cairo, overlooking the city, and easy to defend. In it there are some
museums, palaces, and three mosques, including The Mohammed Ali Mosque, or Alabaster
Mosque, one of Cairo's most famous landmarks.
For those not taking the optional tour: This
morning you have free time to sleep in a bit and relax. Perhaps youd like to take
advantage of the hotels spa facilities and/or the swimming pool.
We depart to downtown Cairo, where we have lunch at a traditional restaurant frequented by
the local Egyptian people - one of Andrea's favorites!
After lunch we visit the world-famous Museum of Egyptian
Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo,home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has
120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. We
view the vast collection of artifacts dating back to antiquity, including those from the
different periods of ancient Egypt - Predynastic, Old, Middle, & New Kingdoms. One of
the highlights of the visit for many people is the visit to the famous and priceless treasures
of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. You can see for example, the intricate workmanship and the
tiniest details of the contents of the articles packed for this boy Pharaoh to accompany
him to the next world. You'll also have the option to visit the Mummy Room,
where you can see those of some of Egypt's most famous pharaohs, like Ramesses II.
Maybe during your time at the museum you will feel that special energetic pull to a former
time and life as you gaze at some of the artifacts.
We return to the hotel later afternoon. You have the
evening free. Dinner is on your own. Overnight Giza. Mena House
Friday, October 27. Flight to Luxor: Karnak
Temple, with Sekhmet Chapel; Luxor Temple (B)Friday, October 27. Flight to Luxor: Karnak
Temple, with Sekhmet Chapel; Luxor Temple (B)
We check out of the hotel after breakfast and transfer to the airport for our flight to
Luxor. We arrive, claim our luggage and transfer to our hotel. After we check in you have
free time to rest and relax. Lunch is on your own.
visit the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis III, where some Rosacrucians believe
their spiritual tradition originated. Some researchers indicate that here Tuthmosis
III reorganized the ancient Mystery Schools of Thoth and founded the Royal School of the
Master Craftsmen, which came to be known as the Great White Brotherhood.
Take a few quiet moments to meditate and invite in the energies of this
ancient Order that still exists on the higher planes today, and receive any
messages that might be bestowed upon you. Be open to the Gifts of Spirit that you're sure
In the afternoon
we depart to Karnak Temple to visit the incomparable
Chapel, located in the Temple of Ptah. Sekhmet is one of the
oldest of the Neters. Her name means "Mighty One" or "Powerful One"
and is derived from the Egyptian word 'Sekhem', which means "power" or
"might". She was the patroness of physicians, surgeons and healers.
Because of Her power, She is sometimes portrayed in a negative way by traditional
Egyptology. They often overlook Her qualities as Healer, Mother and Protector.
Sekhmet's black granite statues show Her standing with a scepter in the shape of the
papyrus, heraldic plant of Lower Egypt. As with the Goddess Isis, Sekhmet seems to
have recently been reinvented, and to some people She has become the symbol of the
modern-day empowered woman. She is still approached as a healer, bringer of
justice and as a guardian or protector, but the emphasis has shifted so that She has
transformed from what was almost a force of chaos into an icon of immanent female power.
She is sometimes referred to as the
destructive aspect of either Bastet or Hathor. Sekhmet is the
daughter of Ra, the consort of Ptah, and
mother to Nefertum. The hot desert winds are said to be her
breath. In art Sekhmet appears as a lion-headed goddess with the solar disc
and/or the uraeus on her head. Her clothing is usually red, and she often
holds a papyrus scepter.
Because of Her power, She is sometimes
portrayed in a negative way by traditional Egyptology. They often overlook
Her qualities as Healer, Mother and Protector. Sekhmet's
black granite statues show Her standing with a scepter in the shape of the
papyrus, heraldic plant of Lower Egypt. As with the Goddess Isis, Sekhmet
seems to have recently been reinvented, and to some people She has become
the symbol of the modern-day empowered woman. She is still
approached as a healer, bringer of justice and as a guardian or protector,
but the emphasis has shifted so that She has transformed from what was
almost a force of chaos into an icon of immanent female power.
Andrea will facilitate our
Initiation to assist you to connect with Sekhmet and Her
powerfully protective Unconditional Love of the Mother, as well as the
transformative energy that destroys the ego and brings you into alignment
with your Higher Self. Through meditation and chanting, we will call Her
timeless energies to us for a great blessing. She will enfold you in Her
loving arms and bless you with an initiation that will gift you with
increased empowerment of the Divine Feminine in your Being.
we explore the vast Temple of Karnak, the largest columned temple in the
world.. Once connected to Luxor Temple, two miles away, by a long avenue of Sphinxes
(which are still partially intact), Karnak is dedicated to the Neter Amun-Ra,
the hidden Power of Creation, and his feminine counterpart, the Neter Mut.
One of ancient Egypt's most complex theologies was the worship surrounding Amun. He
represented absolute holiness, and in this regard he was different then any other
deity. He was so holy that He remained independent of the created universe. He was
associated with the air as an invisible force, which facilitated His growth as a supreme
deity. As the Egyptian creator deity par excellence, Amun was self-created and was thus
hidden from humanity. However, the addition of "Ra" to His name revealed Him. Ra
was the common Egyptian term for the sun, thus making Him visible. Hence, Amun-Ra combined
within Himself the two opposites of divinity, the hidden and the revealed. We'll explore
the Temple of Amun, including the Holy of Holies. We'll find an
out-of-the-way area where we can meditate to connect
with the energies of Amun-Ra and Mut, to balance the male and
female energies within.
Our last stop at Karnak will be at the Precinct of Mut, which was opened
in November 2014, after having been closed for over fifteen years. Mut is
the consort of Amun-Ra, the male Neter to whom Karnak is dedicated. She is the
quintessence of the Divine Feminine, the Mother. Intimately connected with Sekhmet;
it's possible that in the very ancient past, they were one and the same. We'll have time
to wander among the many powerfully palpable statues of Mut and to meditate near them
in order to connect with her energy of Unconditional Love.
Rerturn to the hotel. You have free time to rest a bit before our evening visit under the stars to magnificent Luxor Temple, a real
treat! We walk the well-worn pathways of this amazing structure and connect with its
ancient energies. In the Holy of Holies. Andrea will facilitate a meditation near the Holy of Holies
to support you to connect more fully with your Third Eye
to bring that which is usually hidden from your conscious self into the Light, for your
continued spiritual evolution.
Return to the
hotel Dinner is on your own. Overnight Luxor. Sonesta St. George Hotel
Day 6. Day 6. Saturday,
October 28. Abydos - Seshat Initiation (B/Box L)
After breakfast we
depart the hotel
to Abydos, the cradle of the oldest dynastiess.
later morning ng
holy city that was the burial placeefor the first kings of a unified Pharoanic
Egypt, and also contains some remains from the Predynastic period. Ancient Egyptians were
required to make a pilgrimage here at least once in their lifetimes; today we make ours!!
we enjoy our lunch,
we enter thewe enter the
Temple of Seti I with our Egyptologist, Dr. Vivian Zaki to explore the various rooms that
are temples to the various Neters. One temple wall contains the King's List,
the chronological list of the cartouches of 76 kings and Pharaohs of Egypt, produced by
scribes of Seti I. It's composed of the pharaohs from the Early Dynastic Period before
3100 BCE through to the end of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, when Egypt became a province of Rome
under Augustus Caesar in 30 BCE. Absent from the list are the "heretic" pharaoh
Akhenaten, as well as Hatshepsut and other women pharaohs. The Ptolemaic temple contains some
of the best-preserved wall panels in all of Egypt, with colors that are still
The Temple of Seti I is dedicated to Osiris, Neter
of Death and the Underworld, as well as Resurrection and Renewal.
Osiris was a Realized Being or Serpent of Wisdom/Priest King
from the mists of time who was believed to have taught the skills of civilization
to those living in the area. In his book
The Return of the
Serpents of Wisdom,
Mark Amaru Pinkham writes about this.
Andrea will share some of this information while we're here at this sacred site today.
The temple walls contains the King's List, the
chronological list of the cartouches of 76 kings and Pharaohs of Egypt. They
some of the best-preserved wall panels in all of Egypt,
with colors that are still vivid! The photo on the right depicts
Seshat, the Neter of Writing and Sacred Geometry, as well as
historical records, accounting and mathematics, measurement and
Seshat (Sashet, Sesheta), means
"female scribe". She was depicted as a woman wearing a panther-skin dress,
worn by the funerary priests and priestesses, and a headdress
that was also her hieroglyph There are various theories as to what this
symbol represents. Some researchers claim that it represents either a
stylized flower or seven-pointed star on a
standard that is beneath a set of down-turned horns. and that the horns may
have originally been a crescent, linking Seshat to the moon and hence to her
spouse, the moon god of writing and knowledge, Thoth/Djehuti. Another theory
is that it represents a surveying device. She was
associated with the pharaoh at the Stretching the Cord foundation
ritual, known as Pedjeshes (Pedj--"to stretch," Shes--"a cord").
She assisted the pharaoh with the measuring process. Here at Abydos, we'll
see a well-preserved depiction of this on the temple walls. The pharaoh and
a priestess personifying Seshat, at the site where the temple was to be
erected, were each armed with a golden mallet and a peg connected by a cord
to another peg. Seshat having driven her peg home at the previously prepared
spot, the pharaoh directed his gaze to the constellation of the Bull's
Foreleg (Ursa Major, "Great Bear," and the "hoof" star is Benetnasch, Eta
Ursae majoris). Having aligned the cord to the "hoof" and Spica as seen
through the visor formed by Seshat's curious headdress, he raised his mallet
and drove the peg home, thus marking the position of the axis of the future
temple. - Description of the ceremony by Cyril Fagan in Zodiacs Old and New
No temples dedicated to Seshat have been
excavated in Egypt, though there is evidence that She did have a
priesthood in early times, composed mostly of priestesses,
though there were a few priests in the order. The Stela of Prince
Wep-em-nefret, from the 4th Dynasty, notes that his title was Overseer of
the Royal Scribes, Priest of Seshat.
At Abydos Seti I
dedicated part of his temple to Seshat - the staircase
of the temple, which bears an address in 43 columns of the goddess Seshat to
the pharaoh. The text displays a rigid scheme which deals with the temple
itself and its two groups of occupants (the pharaoh and the neters), and in
which pseudo-verbal/ temporal aspects and non-verbal sentences/a-temporal
aspects alternate. The three main elements - temple, neters and pharaoh -
each have their proper place in the sophisticated and complicated structure
of the text. The address consists of three parts: 1) The temple, its
conception and its realization. 2) The neters who live there and guarantee
its sacral nature. 3) The pharaoh, the celebrant who certifies its
functioning. This last part has a very intricate structure, with reference
to the Horus and solar aspect of the pharaoh, the Osirian aspect, and the
relationship between the two. At the conclusion of the address Seshat
speaks, in order to fulfill her usual task of registering the divine
kingship of the pharaoh as living Horus, according to the orders of Ra and
the decree of Atum.
In one of the out-of-the-way halls of the
temple, among many thousand year-old columns and wall panels vibrating with
color, Andrea will facilitate our
Initiation to assist you to connect with her energies
and to receive Her blessing for the rebirth of your "New Self", as you use
the energies of Sacred Geometry in your cellular level to construct a New
You during this Great Awakening!
we have time for a long and thorough visit with our Egyptologist Vivian to
the various rooms that are temples to the various Neters. One of the
highlights of our visit will be to the mysterious Osireion,
built with gigantic stones only found in one other place in Egypt - the
Valley Temple of the Sphinx. Built with no mortar
between these gigantic stones, this powerful building resembles many of the
other ancient megalithic sites around the world, such as Sacsayhuaman in
Peru and Stonehenge in England. Could it be that a civilization more
technologically advanced that we are today existed in the world at the same
time, many thousands of years ago? On one of the pillars in the temple we
will see the ancient symbol of the Flower of Life. We'll
explore the meaning of this symbol with, according to Sacred Geometry, is
the building block of all life! As well as who painted it on the pillar
here. Take some time to meditate and focus, and see what might be revealed to you through
We return to Luxor in the later afternoon. You have free time. Dinner is
on your own; Andrea invites those who would like to enjoy an optional
information Sharing Circle to dine with her. Overnight Luxor. Sonesta
St. George Hotel
Day 7. Sunday, October 29. Dendera - Hathor Initiation / Return to Luxor; Luxor Museum (B/Box L)
We depart this morning for Dendera, the magnificent temple
dedicated to the Neter Hathor, the wife of Horus. Dendera is a
Greek transliteration of the Egyptian Enet-t-neter ("Home of the
Goddess"). The temple is often referred to today as "the Lourdes of ancient
Egypt" because in ancient times it was a healing center and sacred
place of initiation into the mysteries of male/female balance and sensual love.
Hathor's priestesses and priests offered miraculous cures, practicing all types of
magical and psychological therapies.
Hathor was also known as the Neter of Motherhood, with titles
such as "The Great Cow Who Protects Her Child" and "Mistress of the
Sanctuary of Women". Some of Her other names are Eye
of Ra, Golden One, House of Horus, Lady of Malachite, Lady of the Sycamore,
Mistress of Heaven, Queen of the West, The One Who Takes Care of the
Besides Motherhood, Hathor is the Neter of many other aspects of
life: Astrology, Beauty, Fertility, Flowers, Happiness,
Intoxication,Love, Marriage, the Moon, Music, Dance, Pleasure, Prosperity,
Protection, Wine, and Women. Along with Anubis, she represents the direction
West. Her sacred animals are cows, doves, hippopotami, lions, lynxes,
snakes, sparrows, swans, and vultures. Her sacred colors are bronze and red,
and her sacred stones are emerald, malachite, and turquoise.
Hathor is depicted many ways, including as a cow-headed
woman, a woman (or just a female face) with cow ears, a woman with horns
supporting a solar disc, and as a cow. She sometimes carries the rattle or
sistrum as well.
Her oracular priests and priestesses predicted the fate of the
newborn; as well, they were also the midwives who delivered them. As the Protectress
of Music and Dance, Hathor was associated with percussive music, in particular
the sistrum. Her traditional votive offering was two mirrors, the better with which to see
both Her beauty and your own. Her head was used to decorate sistrums and mirrors. She was
also the Neter of Joy who was deeply loved by the general population. She was very revered
by women, who aspired to embody her multifaceted role as wife, mother, and lover. Her
worship was so popular that more festivals were dedicated to her honor than any other
Egyptian deity, and more children were named after Her than any other.
Here, among the powerful transformational energies of this sacred site,
will facilitate your Initiation into the
Greater Mysteries of Hathor and the Divine Feminine. In Her role as
the great Goddess of Earthly Love and Healing, Hathor will bestow upon
you the energies that will take you into the higher frequencies of Unconditional
Love in your Cosmic Heart.
In the Crypt we'll explore some of the controversial theories
about the amazing panels on the walls. Do the light-bulb like objects (Crooke's Tubes)
represent an ancient technology of electricity, or some other form of energy known to and
utilized by the ancient Khemetians? Or, are they symbols esoteric teachings about
spiritual evolution? In ancient times entrance into these underground chambers was limited
to only the highest initiates, as the wall panels contain very esoteric information
pertaining to alchemy, prehistory, and ancient wisdom.
one of the upper rooms we'll view the replica of the famous Dendera Zodiac,
the only complete working Zodiac that survives from antiquity! (The original one resides
in the Louvre Museum in Paris.) The zodiac is referred to by many researchers who have
studied it for years as "intentional art", a work of sacred art deliberately
encoded with information. It's one of the most well-known sacred calendric artifacts in
the world, on the level of Stonehenge and the Aztec calendar. Showing the positions of the
stars and planets as they would have been seen at 50BCE, it nevertheless projects its
messages forward to 2216 CE!
enjoying our box lunch at the on-site cafeteria, we return to Luxor, arriving mid
afternoon. We visit the Luxor Museum.
Among the most striking
items displayed are grave goods from the tomb of Tutankhamun
and a collection of 26 exceptionally well preserved New Kingdom statues
that were found buried in a cache in nearby Luxor Temple in 1989. The royal
mummies of two pharaohs - Ahmose I and Ramesses I - were put on
display in the Luxor Museum in March 2004. A major exhibit is a reconstruction of one of
the walls of Akhenaten's temple at Karnak. Another one of the featured items in the
collection is a calcite double statue of the crocodile god Sobek and the
18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III.
We return to the hotel. You have free time. Dinner is with the group this
evening. Again, Andrea invites those who would like to enjoy an optional
information Sharing Circle
to dine with her. Overnight Luxor. Sonesta St. George
Optional Tour - Hot Air Balloon Ride:
Depart the hotel before sunrise to the West Bank of the Nile, where youll
watch your hot air
balloonbeing inflated, receive safety instructions from your captain,
and then board your balloon. As the sun rises over the sacred river, youll be taken
back in time as you serenely drift above the ancient temples and monuments. Then
youll come back to the present as you hover over todays modern fields and
villages. Sigh! Moments of peace and solitude never to be forgotten. You'll drift slowly
back down to the ground, landing in an open field. After you depart your gondola, you'll
be transported back to the hotel, just in time for breakfast.
Day 8. Monday, October 30. Luxor: Embark Cruise Ship; Valley of the Kings; Hatshepsut’s
After breakfast we depart across the Nile to the West Bank, which
includes the Necropolis of Thebes and Hatshepsut's Temple. In
the Valley of the Kings we explore the Mysteries of Death &
Resurrection as we visit ancient tombs of the pharaohs, vibrant with scenes of
ancient daily life and esoteric teachings about the afterlife. You have the option to buy
a special ticket to visit the famous tomb of King Tut-Ankh-Amen, whose
mummy is in situ.
Then we visit Queen Hatshepsut's
magnificent Temple to Amunnat Der el Bahari. The 5th Pharaoh offthe18th dynasty,
Hatshepsut orr Maatkaree(""Beloved of Maat") was of one of the
most famous of the few handful of the female Pharaohs who ruled Egypt in dynastic times.
Her mortuary temple,, Djeser Djeseruu("Splendor of Splendors"), is one
of the most dramatically situated in the worldd and was designed by her architect/lover Senenmut. We
visit the Birth Colonnade, the Anubis Chapel, the Punt Colonnade, the Chapel of Hathor and
the Upper Terrace, where the Sanctuary of Hatshepsut and the Sanctuary of Amun are
WWe'll find an out-of-the-way area to sit and meditate for a few
minutes to connect with the energies of this remarkable Pharaoh, inviting in the energy of
the Divine Feminine.
We'll make a brief stop at the
Colossi of Memnon, enormous statues that are
the remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Recent excavations at the site have
also unearthed other statues of this famous Pharaoh, father of Amenhotep IV, better known
We return to Luxor and embark our 5-star cruise ship - the Mirage.
After checking into our cabins, we enjoy lunch onboard.
After a bit of post-lunch rest time, Vivian, Andrea and Mark will
take you to meet their long time friends and spiritual brothers, a Sufi family who own and
take you to meet their long time friends and spiritual brothers, a Sufi family who own and
operate Radwan Jewelers and Gallery. You'll be
able to find the perfect sacred amulet of your favorite Neter. Will it be
Isis? Hathor? Sekhmet? Horus? Osiris? Ptah? Who is calling you? This family of excellent
silver and goldsmiths have many options from both types of metal for you to choose from.
Return to the cruise ship. Dinner onboard. Overnight Mirage
Day 9. Tuesday,
October 31. Nile Cruise: Day
of Sailing (B/L/D)
Today you have time to relax and enjoy cruising the ancient Nile. As you
sit up on the sun deck of the cruise ship you'll see the countryside drift by. At some
point you'll see life as it's been for thousands of years on the banks of this
life-bestowing river...simple, primitive and ongoing. Breathe...relax...enjoy!
In the later afternoon we'll meet for a
In the evening we arrive in Edfu. All meals onboard. Overnight Mirage Cruiseship.
Day 10. Wednesday,
November 1. Nile Cruise: Edfu and
Kom Ombo (B/L/D)
We depart for an
early morning visit to Edfu Temple, dedicated to the Neter Horus,
son of Isis and Osiris. He's the falcon-headed Neter who is the symbol of the
Higher Self. The temple complex is one of the finest examples of Ptolemaic art in
Egypt and perhaps one of the best-preserved of the entire ancient world! We explore the
various temples with our Egyptologist Vivian, viewing the richly decorated important
scenes related to the divinities associated with the cult of Horus: Osiris, Isis, Sokar,
and Khonsu. Andrea and Mark will facilitate a meditation
to assist you to call in the energies of Horus to help you
strengthen your connection with your Higher Self. (Note the
Orbs in this photo taken in the Holy of Holies! The Light Beings are definitely there!)
We return to the cruise ship for breakfast and continue our sail up the Nile on our way to
Aswan, in Upper Egypt You have free time to enjoy sailing this morning and during the
afternoon. Perhaps you'd like to enjoy the on-board jacuzzi on the upper sun deck. Or
maybe take a dip in the open-air swimming pool. If you'd like to book a long relaxing
massage, the ship's massage therapist will be ready and waiting for you.
late afternoon we round a bend in the Nile and behold the Temple of Kom
Ombo, a magnificent edifice of energy-filled ruins overlooking the river. Our
visit will take us through this famous dual temple dedicated to the Neters Sobek,
the crocodile-headed Neter and Haoeris, (Horus the Elder), an early form
of Horus. You will have meditation time to receive your
initiation to balance the Light & Dark within yourself.
Afterwards we return to the cruise ship. Free time. Continue sailing; we arrive
Aswan during the night. All meals onboard.
Overnight Mirage Cruiseship.
Day 11. Thursday,
2. Aswan: Free Time or Option to Temples at Abu Simbel;
Elephantine Island - Satet and Anuket Initiations; Felucca Ride;
Option: Sound/Light Show at Temple of Isis (B/L/D)
TOUR - Abu Simbel: Early morning
transfer to the airport for your flight to Abu Simbel, where you will meet your local
guide. Located near the southern border of Egypt with Sudan, the Great Temple is dedicated
to Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari, the love of his
life. The temple's facade is dominated by four enormous seated statues of the Pharaoh,
each over 67 feet high. The temples were shifted to higher ground in the 1960s as the
waters of Lake Nasser began to rise following completion of the Aswan High Dam. After your
time at these powerful temples, you board your return flight to Aswan. On arrival you'll
be met by SSJs local tour representative who will assist you to transfer to the cruise
Awake this morning to Aswan, one of the world's most
beautiful resort towns in all of Egypt, noted for its peace and quiet. Located on the
First Cataract of the Nile and gateway to Nubia. With its colorful bazaar, laid-back
atmosphere, warm and welcoming people and a lovely promenade along the Nile, Aswan is a
favorite city in Egypt for many visitors from all over the world.
Those who are not taking the optional tour will have time this morning for
rest and relaxation. Lunch onboard.
We depart mid-afternoon to Elephantine
Island, named for the Greek word meaning 'elephant'. The more common name for the
city by ancient Egyptians was Sehel, which also meant 'elephant'. The name
describes the city's function as a gate to the South, since elephants were basically
brought from the Nubian lands souther of here.
We explore the ancient Temple of Khnum,
the main cult center of the ram-headed creator god. Khnum was the Neter
of fertility, water and the Great Potter who created children and their ka
at their conception. The ka is the double that lingered on in the tomb
inhabiting the body or even statues of the deceased, but was also
independent of the body and could move, eat and drink at will.) Khnum is
believed by some experts to have been a pre-dynastic Neter.
He was the guardian of the source of the Nile, and was originally a Nile god
who became a helper of Hapi, the present-day Neter associated with the Nile.
Then his role changed from the river god to the one who made sure that the
right amount of silt was released into the water during the Nile's annual
inundation. He worked with the silt, the soil that the ancient potters used,
and thus became the great potter who not only molded men and women, but who
molded the Neters themselves, and even the world.
Satet was the principal female counterpart of Khnum and was
also worshipped with him at Elephantine from time of great antiquity. She
was the mother of Anuket see below. Her name comes from the word
sat (to shoot, to eject, to pour out, to throw). She
was the Neter of the inundation, or the yearly flooding of
the Nile, and of fertility. In the Pyramid Texts, She is described as
cleansing the Pharaoh with four jars of water from Elephantine. She was also
connected with the star Sopdet, or Sirius, whose return to
the night sky marked the beginning of the flood season. In ancient times
Satet's temple in Elephantine was one of the principal holy places in Egypt.
the daughter of Satet, was the Neter of the island of Sahal,
near the First Cataract of the Nile, a little further south of Elephantine
Island. She was originally a water goddess from Sudan. She
was shown as a woman wearing a crown of ostrich feathers. Her name meant,
"to embrace", meaning that her embrace during the annual Nile floods
fertilized the fields.
In the Temple of Satet Andrea will facilitate
our Satet and Anuket Initiations.
Open to the ancient energies of both of these ancient Neter,
embracing the aspect of Fertility that they represent within us, and
especially as it relates to the element of Water.
we'll see a huge granite shrine, another amazing smoking gun that shows
that the ancient pre-dynastic Egyptians used advanced machining techniques! We can
also surmise about what natural catastrophe in the distant past could have knocked this
huge box over on its side. Again, we can use our
psychic archaeology as we meditate next to
this ancient artifact. Will you discover who built it? When? And why? .
For our return Aswan
we'll enjoy a ride on a felucca, a Nubian sailboat, a peaceful and
serene sail on the Nile. Bring your camera!
Return to the cruise ship.
TOUR - Sound & Light Show at the Temple of Isis. All meals onboard. Overnight Mirage Cruiseship.
Day 12. Friday,
November 3. Aswan: Disembark Cruise Ship; Temple of Isis - Isis
Unfinished Obelisk (B/D)
an early breakfast we depart for our PRIVATE ENTRANCE at
on the Island of Agilkia, the small
island where the temples that were on the nearby Island of Philae were moved to when the Aswan High Dam was
completed in 1970. The name Philae comes from the
ancient Egyptian word Pilak, meaning “the remote place.” This
southernmost site in Egypt was the last outpost of the 4,000 year-old
ancient Egyptian spiritual tradition that venerated Isis, the Neter of Healing and
Magic, wife/sister of Osiris, and mother of Horus. Isis is the Greek version of
her Egyptian name - Auset. She is the
personification of feminine power and creation, and is thought to
have such great power that she can raise the dead.
epithets are the Neter of Abundance, Cultivated Land, Death, Dreams, the
Earth, Enchantment, Magic, Marriage, Reincarnation, Rituals, and Success.
Her sacred colors are Green, Light Blue, and Red, and her sacred plants are
Dates, Figs, Heather, and Onions. Isis' sacred animals are apes, cats, cows,
eagles, geese, hawks, kites, lions, owls, rams, scorpions, snakes, sphinxes,
swallows, and vultures. Her sacred gems are amethyst, aquamarine, beryl,
carnelian, coral, emerald, jasper, lapis lazuli, moonstone, pearl, peridot,
ruby, sapphire, and turquoise. She represents the direction of North.
may be the oldest deity in Egypt, and
certainly the oldest to survive in much the same form as in the ancient
times. She may also be the most important, as She was worshipped almost
universally by all Egyptians. As the major Goddess of the Egyptian pantheon,
with many of the same attributes of other Mother Goddesses found all over
the world, She was revered as the Great Protector, prayed to for guidance,
and beseeched for peace in the world.. Her Egyptian name wass Auset,
which meant "female of throne", i.e. Queen of the Throne.
Teachings about the pre-dynastic Egyptians, from the oral tradition passed
down through the ages, say that it was a matriarchal and matrilineal
culture, and that the woman was the power behind the throne.
The mother or sister chose the male who ruled. Thus the throne that is shown
carved on Isis' head in hieroglyphs in the temples.
During the Greco-Roman period, this sacred island was the main cult center of Isis. Her
worship lasted here until the 6th century CE, when it was outlawed by the Emperor
Justinian. Though it died out here, Her influence spread to Greece and Rome and on
throughout Europe. Some researchers believe that thee Black Madonnas found
in many cathedrals were representations of Isis and Her son Horus.
In the pre-dawn we enter the Temple of Isis, where we'll welcome Her into
Her shrine in the Holy of Holies. As Her priestesses did in ancient times,
we'll call in Her powerful magic! Then as the sun comes up, we'll offer our heartfelt
requests for healing and transformation.
will facilitate a
sacred Initiation into Her Divine Feminine Mysteries, supporting
you to develop your healing powers for any new projects that you're bringing into
manifestation, as well as to connect with moree Unconditional Love
We return to the mainland, stopping for a brief visit at thee Unfinished
Obelisk for a gander at this gigantic block of Aswan granite. Was it shaped by
hand with copper chisels, as traditional Egyptology tells us? Or was it machined in the
distant past by the ancient pre-dynastic Egyptians, and NOT carved by hand? Your eyes and
intuition will tell you the truth!!
Afterward we visit a locall Papyrus Institute, where youll see a demonstration of how papyrus is made. And hear about how the
papyrus plants are unfortunately dying out due to environmental pressures. Youll
also have the opportunity to shop for that perfect papyrus for yourself and / or someone
We then return to the cruise ship; check out, disembark and transfer to our
luxurious hotel located on a hill overlooking the city. Take time to settle into your
room. Enjoy the hotel's excellent spa facilities. Perhaps you'd like to unwind with a
massage or sauna? And then a dip in the pool? Lunch is on your own.
Optional Tour - Nubian Museum: Visit this
newer museum with our guide Vivian. It
an excellent collection of artifacts, all very well displayed.
In the late afternoon we'll visit the local souk, where you will be
able to buy scarves,
galabayahs, blouses and shirts, tablecloths andmore
from Vivina's friend who is the local wholesaler to the vendors in the market! We'll also
stop in at the spice market, where you can buy just about any kind of
spice you can think of. They'll be expertly packaged so that you can easily take them home
with you to enjoy in your cooking.
Return to the hotel. Group dinner at the hotel. Overnight
Aswan. Basma Hotel.
Day 13. Saturday,
November 4. Return flight to
Cairo; Free Time (B)
We check out of the hotel this morning and depart to the airport. We board
our return flight to Cairo. On arrival we transfer back to the Mena House Hotel.
After checking into our rooms you have free time to rest. Lunch is on your own. Perhaps
enjoy the swimming pool, take advantage of the spa facilities or enjoy a relaxing massage.
Or if you booked a pyramid view room again, sit out on your balcony to meditate and open to the energy of the Great Pyramid,
in preparation for our meditation there tomorrow.
Dinner on your own. Overnight Giza. Mena
Day 14. Sunday,
November 5. Giza:
Free Time; Private Entrance
into the Great Pyramid;
Farewell Dinner (B/D)
have free time this morning to rest, relax, meditate and prepare for our entrance in to
the Great Pyramid. Lunch is on your own.
In the later afternoon we depart for our
into the Great Pyramid for meditation and exploration. As we climb
up through the Ascending Passage and the Grand Gallery
(left), watch out for Orbs - a sure sign that Light Beings are with us!
We enter the King's Chamber for our Closing Meditation and
Initiation in the Higher Light Frequencies, a powerful ascension experience! In
our private space away from the crowds, you will experience the ancient spiritual energies
that are still palpable in this enigmatic edifice. Through meditation and sound
resonance, you will be able to connect with more of your higher frequencies and
open yourself to this final initiation experience.
Andrea will play the lapis crystal bowl to
assist you in connecting with and integrating the resonant frequencies during our Meditation
& Initiation, which will focus on activating the inner alchemical
force and the chakra centers of power along your spine. Your inner Ba or Spirit
will awaken and rise up! Then, like the archetypal initiate, Osiris and
the ancient Djedhi, you will be Kheper, the Arisen
One, a term derived from Khephri, the resurrected beetle.
A Sharing from
The Stargate in the King's Chamber
Since the first time I set foot in the King's Chamber
of the Great Pyramid in 1999, I've had many spiritual and paranormal experiences that
to my mind and heart prove to me that there is a Stargate, an interdimensional
portal of epic proportions, in this enigmatic structure. And I'm not the only
one! Many people who have traveled to Egypt with me over the last ten years have also had
life-altering positive transformations there during and after our private entrances, which
are replete with meditation, chanting, toning and prayer.
My first time to spend private time in the King's
Chamber was during a site inspection that my husband Mark Amaru Pinkham and I made to
Egypt in 1999, before leading our first tour there in 2000. We received the great blessing
of a private entrance into the Great Pyramid, compliments of our generous
ground operator in Cairo. We had almost two hours alone inside, just for the two of us. It
was awesome, to say the least!
We took turns lying in the resonance box (photo above) to meditate. My peaceful
meditation was filled with visions of a past life I'd had in
Egypt. I was able to travel through the layers of no-time to experience what had occurred
during an initiation in that very chamber. I gained great understanding and
spiritual growth that has continued to inspire me during this lifetime. It was
truly a very revealing and spiritually defining experience!
While Mark took his turn to meditate in the box, I sat in the middle of the room and chanted
in Sanskrit for over an hour. (For those of you who may not be familiar with it,
Sanskrit is an energy language, downloaded by the ancient enlightened masters from India,
and taught in the Vedas and other spiritual texts. Chanting the various syllables enlivens
specific areas in the body's chakras, releases energy and thus moves the transformative
kundalini energy to ascend from the root to the crown, to create a dynamic shift in
consciousness and spiritual growth.) Needless to say, my consciousness shifted
immensely during my chanting, and I reached realms of bliss and joy I'd
seldom experienced before. Later, as we exited the pyramid, I found that I didn't have
words to accurately share what had happened to me. I felt invisible,
knowing that I'd been altered at a very deep cellular memory level. This
transcendent feeling stayed with me for many days, as we continued our journey south to
Luxor and Aswan, and assisted me in reaching higher states of consciousness as
we meditated in the sacred temples in those locations.
Here are a few experiences of our past group members on our Sacred Sites Journeys,
during our time in the King's Chamber:
David got into the resonance box and lay on his back, arms to his sides and legs
stretched out. During his few minutes that he spent meditating, I was standing beside the
box holding sacred space for him and could see that he never moved. When
his time was over, as we helped him out of the box to return to his seat, I could see that
he was deeply moved by his experience. Several days later I was honored when he asked me
if he could share it with me. He said that during his meditation, he'd felt
enormous amounts of energy surging through his body and that he'd rocked back and
forth so hard from side to side that he was worried that he was going to crack his head on
the side of the box. He'd felt his kundalini move through all his chakras. When I told him
that he'd never moved a muscle, needless to say, he was astounded!
When we enter the King's Chamber, I invite our group members to place
their sacred power objects on an altar cloth that I place on the floor in the middle of
the room. There have been several very unusual occurrences to these object, mainly to
crystals, that have taken place during our meditations. Taryn placed her
very clear quartz crystal pendant on the altar at the beginning of our meditation. When
she picked it up afterwards she was amazed to see it contained pyramid-shapes
At a different time with a different group, Mattje
had placed a huge crystal point on the altar in the center of the chamber before our
meditation began. After almost two hours of our toning, she discovered it had broken
into two pieces!
There are many many more stories that I could share. For now, I hope I've given you
enough to ponder and mull over in your mind and heart about what you too can
experience, what your unique "magical moments" could
be in the King's Chamber, as well as at the sacred temples we visit
during our Spiritual Journey into Secret Egypt.
Return to the hotel. Farewell Dinner with the group. As we enjoy our
last meal together here in this ancient land, we take time to share some of our more
memorable experiences. And to say our sad, but fond Good-byes. We'll forever be the family
we've become during this spiritual pilgrimage, and will stay in touch with each other as
we return to our daily lives, forever changed in very positive ways!
Overnight Giza. Mena House Hotel.
Day 15. Monday,
November 6. Depart Egypt (B)
Depart Egypt on your own. - Tour ends after breakfast.
Check out and transfer to the Cairo International Airport. - Sacred
Sites Journeys can arrange a private transfer to the airport at the end of the journey.
Once you have registered and your international airfare is booked, we can give you a
quote for these additional services.
Note: This itinerary
is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.
Your Sacred Sites Journey to EGYPT
- Flights in Egypt: Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo
- 5*accommodations at the Mena House Hotel in Giza; Sonesta St. George Hotel in Luxor
& Basma Hotel in Aswan; includes daily buffet breakfast, hotel taxes and service
- 5* Cruise Ship accommodations, including shore excursions, and all meals
- Other meals as per the itinerary
- Baggage handling at airport and hotels
- Pre-paid gratuities
- All site entrance fees
- Travel with other spirit-centered group in a smaller group
Tour Director, Featured Speaker & Meditation Facilitator Andrea Mikana-Pinkham, Director of Sacred Sites Journeys and teacher of the
Ancient Egyptian Mysteries
- Excellent English-speaking Egyptologist/Tour Guide Dr. Vivian Zaky, PhD.
- Ma'at Initiation "in the shadow
of the pyramids"
- Tefnut, Nut and Bastet Initiations on the
- Nephthys Initiation at Saqqara
- Sekhmet Initiation at
- Mut Initiation at Precinct of Mut
- Seshat Initiation at
- Hathor Initiation at Dendera
- Satet & Anuket Initiation at
- Isis Initiation at Aswan/Agilkia Island
GIZA & Nearby Area:
- Private entrance into the Great Pyramid
- Visit to the Giza Plateau: Includes the Valley Temple of Khafre, the Sphinx and other
possible on-the-spot entries into tombs
- Visit to an Aromatherapist to learn about the ancient Egyptian practice of scent
alchemy; optional psychic reading with aromatherapist/healer
- Sakkara, with visit to
the Serapeum, the Step Pyramid and the
- Karnak Temple, including meditation in the incomparable Sekhmet Chapel/Shrine in the
Temple of Ptah
- Luxor Temple under the starry skies
- On the West Bank: Valley of the Kings (enter 3 tombs), plus option to visit Tomb of
Tutankhamun; Hatshepsut's Temple to Amun
- Retail Therapy at Radwan Jewelers & Gallery
ABYDOS: - Temple of Osiris, including the Osierion, where you will view
the Flower of Life
DENDERA: - Temple of Hathor, including the famous Dendera Zodiacs, the
Crypt and the Birth House of Isis
- Temple of Horus at Edfu - Dual Temple of Sokbek and Haoeris at Kom
- Private entrance to the island of Agilkia for early morning visit to Temple of Isis
- Unfinished Obelisk
- Temples of Khnum and Satet on Elephantine Island
- Felucca/sailboat ride on the Nile in Aswan
- Retail Therapy at wholesale scarf and galabayah warehouse, spice market and papyrus
- Visit to the Egyptian Museum
- Special Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Temples at Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II for the love of his life,
- Aswan: Sound & Light Show at the Temple of Isis;
- Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the West Bank of the Nile
- Cairo: Old Cairo
- Roundtrip international airfare to Cairo, Egypt
- Egypt Tourist Visa (Currently: $15.00 US; easily obtained on arrival at Cairo
International Airport; details to be provided in final itinerary for the journey.)
- Meals not included, as indicate in the itinerary
- Cost to obtain valid
passport Must be valid for 6 months after the date of the tour.)
items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, internet service and
telephone calls. Any item not specifically detailed on the website or the
SACRED SITES JOURNEYS RADIO ARCHIVES
EGYPT (Part 1): Mysteries of Egypt's Sacred Sites
Vivian Zaki, PhD, Egyptologist
To listen to an Mp3 recording of this program, Click here
Links to Andrea Mikana-Pinkham's PHOTO
ALBUMS on FACEBOOK
EGYPT: Giza Plateau - From our November 2014 Sacred Sites Journey
Ancient Technology at Giza, Dashour & Saqqara - From our November 2013 Sacred Sites
EGYPT: The Temple of Hathor at DENDERA - From our
November 2013 Sacred Sites Journey
EGYPT: Temple of Osiris at ABYDOS - From our
November 2013 Sacred Sites Journey
EGYPT: Various locations from our 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Sacred Sites
EGYPT: The Unfinished Obelisk & Quarry at ASWAN - From our April 2009
Sacred Sites Journey
EGYPT: Ancient Technology at Abusir and Abu Ghurob - From our November
2009 Sacred Sites Journey
A FEW WORDS FROM FORMER TRAVELERS TO EGYPT:
Every now and then your life takes an
amazing turn into unexpected enchantment. My trip to Egypt with Sacred Sites Journeys was
one of them. Thanks to Andrea, Vivian and all my new (or perhaps old) Sisters who shared
this fantastic journey.
I will cherish the memory always. Michelle H. - Australia
felt totally safe everywhere we went. Andrea is particular about the people who work for
her and they are all good people. The highlight of the trip for me was the spiritual
experiences. The many ceremonies Andrea led us through assisted me in feeling
as did the energy spots, the sacred places here in Egypt. Thank you Andrea for a
well-planned trip to bring about the most sacred experiences. I am truly grateful. Donna
H. - Canada
trip! Wonderful way to see Egypt and its ancient wonders for a first-time explorer. Adding
to that, the spiritual practices and knowledge imported to us by Andrea and Vivian brought
the Gods and Goddesses to life. The energy in the temples must be experienced. It's beyond
anything one could possibly imagine. Life-changing for sure. Through this Sacred Sites
Journeys tour I've developed a love and connection with Egypt and its people that reaches
to the depths of my heart and soul. Truly a transforming and fulfilling journey.
Kathleen B. - USA
finally "back". It took me more than a week to become familiar with this new,
expanded self. I woke up every night at 1:30 am to have breakfast (starving!)
I feel very quiet inside and at peace. I want to thank Andrea for her gentle
guidance and wisdom, her beauty as a person and for her commitment to the work. Of
course, I am still integrating and learning from the energies we received in Egypt, but so
far as I can describe it, these energies are of an exquisite nature, very refined.
It is amazing that what was created in ancient times is today a calling for the
world to transform. How is this possible in the middle of such noise, dense
population, dirt, etc., for these energies to just BE and CREATE change? I love the
mysteries - I love life! People ask me "what was your favorite part?"
I stop to reflect, and all I can say is "everything!" Egypt
came in a package, and all of it was experiential. I can't wait to go back. Liz
K - MD
Egypt was the most magical and enlightening trip I have been on in the last
several years. Andrea's expertise in calling in the energies of each site with sacred
ceremony and chant made it very easy to accept the healing powers that were offered. The
Grand Finale of being in the Great Pyramid for our private closing ceremony is an
experience beyond words! Sandra P - NC
This Sacred Sites Journey to Egypt was so well organized, in all ways. I was taken
care of individually in my spiritual and personal process during the tour. Andrea finds
the very strong power spots. The meditations at them were powerful. It was fantastic to
feel my own connection to the Gods and Goddesses. And the whole group was together in a
sweet and loving atmosphere. Lone K. - Denmark
It is so hard to put
into words my experience of this journey, yet I sum it up with - It was worth the 20+
years wait. From my first enquiry via email to Andrea I had all my questions, concerns,
requests and guidance answered quickly. This tour was such an amazing experience. A top
professional company. Vivian, our tour guide extraordinaire is a loving, giving, strong
and supportive woman. She took care of us over and above her 'duties'. Andrea's
assistants in Egypt were all warm and professional. As for the 'journey', I had high
expectations. And I leave the tour with all and more than I could ever even expected.
Andrea, Vivian and the group connected as Sisters so quickly, which is acknowledgment of
how spiritually sacred sites operate. I have had so many amazing spiritual experiences. I
have definitely flown!
Andrea, you are a loving and strong Light, like Sekhmet. My dear Sisters, you sit in my
heart. Thanks is too small a word for what I feel towards you all. I would and will be
recommending Sacred Sites Journeys. AWESOME!"
Pame P. - Australia
I felt throughout our journey that everyone treated us as VIPs. I will use your service in
the future. Andrea is the best! Nancy S - AK
The sacred journey to Egypt with Andrea was a beautiful experience,
capturing the wonders of this ancient country, the hospitality and kindness of its people,
and the essences of what one can only possibly perceive as ancient Egyptian spirituality
and esotericism. The journey was as much about the outer work as it was the inner work.
Andrea held space for all the tour participants to experience Egypt on many levels - from
visits to the temples and sites to a deeper appreciation of our own inner temples. Our
Egyptian guide/Egyptologist captured the beauty of ancient Egypt and remained
enthusiastically supportive of each of our individual journeys. She became the group's
Egyptian guardian. A lovely memory from Abydos reminds me of the unique blending of
cultures, religions, and spirituality, which transpired over the course of those magical
days together. Inside an exquisite antechamber, some of the group participants began
chanting. We moved from chants of the Goddess to Christian mysticism to other traditions.
We asked our guide to chant something from the Koran, which she did with kindness and
enthusiasm. The temple guards joined her and then asked why she chanted from the Koran.
She explained our request to them. In that moment, our beliefs were no different. All was
experienced as One. Again and again, this type of magic happened throughout Egypt. And
this magic brought wonder. And that magic also gave me a kick in the behind when needed.
The journey was transformative. My life continues to transform as a result of the many
gifts I received during that pilgrimage. Life cannot be the same after Egypt - thankfully
so. Steve S, MBA, MA - Dream Therapist - CA
Andrea is an excellent tour director and our Egyptologist was an exceptional
guide! Michael B - CA
What a rejuvenating trip. Instead of coming home tired, I came home super charged
with energy. Instead of being "done" after I got back, it lit a fire in me that
I hope never goes out. The power of the pyramids is phenomenal. The temple sites speak to
you in a language that only the soul can interpret. When a journey like this sparks a
beginning rather than an ending, you know you've transcended the sands of time. There are
no more barriers.
Joanne D, MN
The trip to Egypt exceeded all my expectations. The November weather was
perfect with hot sunny days and cool nights. Each site was a gem and worth a longer,
repeat visit. The carvings, hieroglyphs and paintings went beyond sheer beauty to offer
layer upon layer of meaning. I appreciated the way Andrea and our guides managed our
visits so we could get some "private time" in these very special places. I felt
like I was both healed by and contributed to the healing of these ancient holy places as
we toned and meditated in them. Our Egyptian guides were fantastic, providing insights and
inspiring a deeper curiosity. Andrea and Vivian created and held a sacred space where we
could all learn. I enjoyed my "Journey Sisters" as much as the journey itself.
Everyone brought a special gift for the group. - Lilith R, DC
Our sacred tour to Egypt was the most exciting, exhilarating experience for
spiritual growth & expansion. Egypt is definitely the place to go to bring back
knowledge of your past. It's an experience that all humanity must experience. The
metaphysical Egyptologist and Tour Escort accomplished everything they said they would and
provided it with passion. We were treated like kings and queens. The accommodations were 5
* - providing us with great views, food, pleasant service. Visiting all the different
sites was spellbinding. - Michael C - Canada
I loved the Sacred Journey to Egypt! I had a great time! Andrea and her staff did a
wonderful job! I want to go back! Dottie D - CA
I'd love to
write an eloquent commentary about my awesome trip to Egypt with Andrea and our group.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for me to stuff my profound spiritual and emotional
experiences into the limited confines of words. I'll simply say that healing and freedom
that began there continues to unfold. I am deeply grateful for all my experiences and I am
eager for my next journey to Egypt with Andrea!
Patricia C, IL
What a wonderful journey it was to Egypt. It
was even more than what I expected. Andrea, you did a phenomenal job! Thank
you again for the wonderful journey. It is truly one I will never forget.
Dianne C - MO
The Sacred Journey to Egypt was fabulous! Thanks to our Ceremonialist Andrea Pinkham
and our Egyptologist for all the positive energy! Ginny C - CA
Upon meeting Andrea and discussing the
upcoming journey to Egypt I knew deeply in my soul that this was an experience of a
lifetime and Andrea was the person I was to be led through this sacred land with. I
fail completely with words in attempting to describe the profound and life changing
circumstances that occurred in Egypt and as an aftermath of Egypt. Three months later
I am still processing and feeling the healing energies of our journey. My life will
never be as it was, as this journey granted me clarity, courage, release of past wounds,
an ability to receive love with a heightened ease and grace, and an expansion of spirit
that can only be achieved via real experience. I have found that real change touches
on a much deeper level when I am away from all the "knowns" in life which keep
me defined. Andrea holds the space for genuine transformation to occur by creating a
"safe" environment for body, mind, and soul. She is a woman of great
strength, knowledge, intuition and patience. My heart is forever full and grateful
for this magnificent experience. From every part of me ~ Thank You. Lea M -
This tour is LAND ONLY.
You are responsible to
book your international flights to and from Cairo, Egypt (CAI).
those departing from the USA and Canada,
register, SSJ will be happy to refer you to our airline consolidator that can assist you
to book your airline ticket.
ARRIVAL: Please arrive on Monday,
October 23, 2017
early enough during the day to transfer to the hotel, check in and meet the group for our
later afternoon Group Meeting. (If you can't arrive in time for this, we
suggest that you arrive a day early. Once you register and book
your airfare, we can give you quote for the additional night or nights at the hotel we'll
be using for the group, as well as pre and post tour services - see
For your departure on Monday, November 6, 2017, the tour ends after breakfast, so you can
book your departure for anytime after that. Or if you prefer to forego
book your flight for
on the 6th.
Pre and/or Post Tour Services: Sacred
Sites Journeys can arrange a meet/greet upon your arrival at
and transfer in a private air-conditioned car to the hotel. We can also arrange a private
transfer to the airport at the end of the journey. Once you have registered and your
international airfare is booked, we can give you a quote for these additional
Land ONLY, per person double occupancy:
via check or bank wire *
Single Room Supplement: $1,295.00 - via check or bank wire *
This is the additional amount you will pay
if you choose to have your own private room throughout the journey.
* There is an additional fee of $25.00 for bank wires sent from outside the USA.
Roommates: If you're not traveling with anyone you know, Sacred Sites Journeys will try to
match you up with a suitable roommate. Per our Terms and Conditions, we will
hold the event registration open until 30 days or later before the tour begins in order to
try to match you with someone. If by that time we have not been able to do so, you will be
responsible to pay the single supplement. If you would like to be matched with a roommate,
please register early.
ASWAN: Abu Simbel, including roundtrip flight from
$360.00 – via check or bank wire *
Isis Temple Sound & Light Show
via check or bank wire *
ASWAN: Nubian Museum
via check or bank wire *
LUXOR: Hot Air Balloon Ride
via check or bank wire *
CAIRO: Old Cairo
via check or bank wire *
There is an additional fee of $25.00 for bank wires
sent from outside the USA.
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