Astral Egypt: Living and Dreaming Together
An Egyptian Mysteries Tour with
Normandi Ellis & Indigo Rønlov
April 21 - May 5, 2016
Normandi Ellis is an Arch-priestess of the Fellowship of Isis, a clairvoyant Spiritualist minister and an internationally known teacher. She is the author of 12 books, most notably the spiritual classic Awakening Osiris, based on the hieroglyphic text of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. For over 25 years Awakening Osiris has been a touchstone of the spiritual tourist through Egypt and was described as an essential text for the spiritual pilgrim. Her other works in the Egyptian mystical tradition include Dreams of Isis: A Woman's Spiritual Sojourn, Feasts of Light: Celebrations for the Seasons of Life based on the Egyptian Mysteries, Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt (with Gloria Taylor Brown), Imagining the World Into Existence: A Manual of Ancient Egyptian Consciousness and her original Egyptian hymns collected in Words on Water. Her most recent forthcoming book with Nicki Scully is The Union of Isis and Thoth: The Initiatory Practices of Ancient Egypt (Dec 2015).
A sought after teacher of the mysteries, she also teaches as creative writing, having received advanced degrees for her creative work and journalism. Her award-winning fiction includes Sorrowful Mysteries and other Stories, Going West and Fresh Fleshed Sisters. She is the recipient of writing fellowships, including those from The Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky and Colorado arts councils.
Normandi is a Spiritualist minister and certified medium missionary through the Indiana Association of Spiritualists. She teaches in the Metaphysical School at Camp Chesterfield (Indiana) and offers clairvoyant circles private consultations on the phone or in person, and online classes.
Rev. Indigo Rønlov M. A. holds a master's degree in Ecopsychology from Naropa University, is a lineage holder in the tradition of Thoth, a priestess dedicated to serving Ma'at, and a Minister of Walking Prayer with the Center for Sacred Studies. She is a student, practitioner, and teacher of Alchemical Healing and the Egyptian Mysteries. Indigo has been assisting Nicki Scully and Normandi Ellis on tours to Egypt and during retreats for several years, and now teaches classes and leads tours of her own. Additionally, she bring deep shamanic experience, herbal studies, past life regression, and much more to her medicine bag. It is Indigo's intention to live life in service to the healing of our planet and all who reside here. More about her can be found on her website: Sacred Witness.
Indigo’s many trips to Egypt inspired her to develop The Zahra Foundation. She is dedicated to be in service to share with woman and youth about the value of handwork, especially when items are created from reclaimed and recycled materials. Working with the challenges of ubiquitous plastic waste has already made a difference for those with whom she has shared. The Zahra Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit—all donations are tax deductible.
Testimonials from Normandi's last trip to Egypt
In a time when human consciousness longs to remember itself into being, Egypt invites those ready to share her mysteries. Her mysteries remain hidden to travelers merely there to check the "Egypt box" off their bucket list. However for those individuals innocent in their longing, quiet and still enough inside to "see" rather than look and to invite the mysteries to reveal themselves without need for mental interpretation -- for those individuals Egypt offers herself with no holding back. And it's these individuals who bring hope of peace and truth back to the temples and the land. It's these individuals who walk in the safety and love of the hearts of the Egyptian people. If you dare walk this way, let your feet take you into your own longing of remembrance. Go to Egypt. I knew every second I was held and safe! I was welcomed home.
—Deborah, Spiritual Leader, Nine Gates Mystery School
I have a new sense of fertility in darkness -- that death and birth are mutual bedfellows having a deep conversation. This is what I came to Egypt for. The personal dies into a zone inhabited by the gods. Arms raise to the heavens. I emerge into my becoming.
—Sandy, PhD, California
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
Each person that is called to one of our tours to Egypt brings his or her unique perspective and vision, and their piece of the puzzle that completes the alchemy that we create together as we explore Egypt and her ancient mysteries together. On this tour, lead by famed award winning author and Spiritualist minister Normandi Ellis, and ecopsychologist and Minister of Walking Prayer Indigo Rønlov, you will have ample opportunity to explore your personal and collective transpersonal piece of the puzzle through dreams, visioning, writing (Normandi is an incredible writing teacher), and rituals and initiations that are designed to give you direct access to the Egyptian pantheon and the knowledge they wish to impart at each of the monuments you will visit.
Egypt is endowed with sacred symbolic language and art carved on the ancient temples and monuments throughout the land. It has an amazing ability to invoke something deep within, bringing forth our own symbolic language and along with it our transformation and renewal.
Normandi and Indigo will guide you in the cultivation of your own sacred symbols that come from the temples, your dreams (both in the night and the visions of the daylight), and the living architecture of this beautiful land. We will use our initiatory rituals to explore the astral realities between worlds, building relationships with the neteru (the deities of Egypt) and the sacred symbols that will move us, inform us, and ground us into the humanity that we are to become.
In order to keep the dream alive, most days will hold a time to create together. Whether a stroke of a brush or a pen, a word or a picture, you can record the essence of your experience to carry with you to remember. We will laugh heartily and hold and support each other as we dream this alchemical dream together during our nine nights on the Nile on the Dahabeya Afandina, and during the rest of the time as we luxuriate at the Mena House Garden hotel, directly across from the Great Pyramid.
Join us! This tour is filling quickly, so don't delay if you want to participate.
P.S. This tour includes private time during sunrise at the Sphinx, inside the Great Pyramid, and most amazing, sunrise at the Temple of Isis at Philae, where we will be free to experience initiations and rites of passage not available to the public.
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We offer these book selections to enhance your experience:
By Normandi Ellis and Nicki Scully Foreword by Sandra Ingerman
By Normandi Ellis and Gloria Taylor Brown
An Ancient Egyptian Manual of Consciousness
By Normandi Ellis