The Goddess Tour of Egypt—Weaving a New Dream
Normandi Ellis & Gloria Taylor Brown
September 19 - October 3, 2013
Normandi Ellis is the author of six books, including two award-winning collections of fiction, Sorrowful Mysteries and Fresh Fleshed Sisters. Her spiritual autobiography Dreams of Isis has been the touchstone for many modern day seekers. For the last 20 years pilgrims throughout Egypt have regarded her translations of the Book of the Dead, Awakening Osiris, as the essential text for any pilgrimage through the ancient Egyptian temples.
A confirmed Egyptoholic, Gloria Taylor Brown has studied and celebrated the Egyptian Mysteries for over 50 years. She has been the channel for many of the shamanic journeys used by Nicki Scully over the years. Gloria has taught for over 25 years, everything from new business formation to shamanism. Her courses have been presented throughout North and Central America. Her students report: “This course has been an unbelievable help for me and my spiritual growth.” “Very helpful and enlightening, with a sense of healing for me.” “Dynamite....it’s perfect.” For more information, go to gloriataylorbrown.com.
Read Normandi’s article: Why Spiritual Autobiography Matters: Exploring Words of Power
The ibis and the ink pot – these are blessed. For as the ibis pecks along the bank for a bit of food, so the scribe searches among his thoughts for some truth to tell. All the work is his to speak, its secrets writ down in his heart from the beginning of time, the god’s words rising upwards through his dark belly, seeking light at the edge of his throat. We are made of god stuff, the explosion of stars, particles of light, molded in the presence of gods. The gods are with us. Their secrets writ only in the scrolls of men’s hearts, the law of creation, death and change inscribed in the blood and seed of man’s love. In the beginning and at the end, the book in opened and we see what in life we are asked to remember.
—From The Speeches, Awakening Osiris by Normandi Ellis
With the completion of the 2012 planetary initiation, we enter a new cycle of planetary energy which, as set forth in the Mayan calendar, offers a resurgence of the manifest energies of the Goddess. On this tour of Egyptian temples and touchstones, we will find the Divine feminine in the ancient sites and examine the ways in which a renewed connection to the Hierogamos can lead us into true partnership with the physical and spiritual world. We will use this opportunity to go beyond our current understanding of feminism to explore the Myths of Isis. We also explore the concept of hieroglyphic thinking, symbols, and higher states of consciousness, using the symbols found in our dreams as well as within the Books of the Afterlife. We will examine the sacred numbers, colors and architecture of the temples of Egypt, as we weave a New Dream for ourselves, our families, and our planet. This tour includes 14 days in Egypt and two tele-conference classes in advance of the tour— one for orientation and the other to discuss working with dreams.
On the practical side, just to whet your interest further, here are some web links to the hotels where we will be staying, and to a video about the Afandina, the private dahabeya (traditional Egyptian boat) on which we will sail the Nile:
If you decide to join the tour, please download, print and fill out the registration forms and return them with your deposit to Shamanic Journeys, Ltd. right away! These tours fill quickly…
PRICE AND PAYMENT: The price for this tour package is $6988 (if you sign up before February 1st you receive the Early Bird price of $6788). The Land Only cost of the trip for those not flying with us from New York is $6288 (a $700 discount). Again, if you signed up before February 1st you will receive the Early Bird Land Only price of $6088.
There are no single supplements available on this tour.
This price includes: international airfare from New York; deluxe hotels in Egypt; an 8-night luxury Nile cruise on a private dahabeya (traditional sailing yacht); all meals on the boat; domestic travel between Cairo/Aswan and Luxor/Cairo; breakfast daily; welcome and farewell meals, and at least two extra lunches; extensive sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary including entrance fees and English speaking guides; all transfers and luggage handling, and miscellaneous gratuities. It also includes sacred initiations, ceremonies & meditations at sacred sites, and a private visit in the Great Pyramid.
A deposit of $1500 is required to secure your position on this trip. If you do not wish to pay the entire trip cost at one time, you may pay in installments at any time, but no later than the following payment schedule (after the deposit has been made): a payment of $1900 is due no later than February 21st 2013; another $1900 is due by April 21st; and the final balance of $1688 is due by June 21st. Please note: the final, full payment for the trip is due 90 days prior to the scheduled departure.
Please make checks payable to Shamanic Journeys, Ltd. PO Box 5025 • Eugene, OR • 97405.
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Contact: Shamanic Journeys, Ltd. PO Box 5025, Eugene, OR 97405 (800) 937-2991 or (541) 484-1099 Fax (541) 686-5960