An Egyptian Mysteries Journey to Egypt
Normandi Ellis & Nicki Scully
October 23 ~ November 6, 2012
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.
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
More about Normandi
Join Nicki and Normandi for a free online tele/web conference:
Why Egypt? Why Now?
Tuesday, May 15
at 6PM Pacific, 9PM Eastern
Dear Egypt Enthusiasts,
This will be the third tour to Egypt that Normandi and I have led together. Like our last one in March 2011, it will be intimate, limited to 16 participants, and will focus on the Egyptian Mysteries and writing your spiritual memoirs. Normandi Ellis is an award-winning author, poet, priestess and scholar. For the last 20 years Egyptophiles and travelers to Egypt have regarded her translation of the Book of the Dead, Awakening Osiris, as the essential text for any pilgrimage through the ancient Egyptian temples.
This tour will include writing sessions similar to the ones that resulted in Normandi's new book, Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt (co-written by Gloria Taylor Brown), a collection of inspiring pieces by participants on an Egypt tour in 2009. Normandi will offer writing exercises in the temples and on our exquisite, private dahabeya as we sail the Nile and participate in initiations and ceremonies at sacred sites. It will also include work with the Anubis Oracle cards and rites similar to those in Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt. Among the highlights will be a sunrise visit to Isis' temple at Philae, and private ceremonial visits to the Sphinx and the King's Chamber inside the Great Pyramid. Join us in learning to create meaning from our life experiences and manifest new destinies for ourselves through spiritual re-membering and writing.
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…
Thank you and we look forward to sharing this amazing adventure with you,
Normandi Ellis and Nicki Scully
PRICE AND PAYMENT: The price for this tour package is $6988 (if you signed up before March 1st you will 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 March 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; a 7-night luxury Nile cruise on a private 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 May 23rd 2012; another $1900 is due by June 23rd; and the final balance of $1688 is due by July 23rd ($1488 for Early Bird registrations). 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.
Please see the SJ Terms & Conditions statement for more information, and for our cancellation policy.
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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