by Normandi Ellis
Imagine if you will, a grand party with every sensual delight, the festival hall filled with music, song and dance, tables overflowing with fruits and bread and meat, candle flames glowing in lanterns, goblets of wine and beer, laughter, the cats lolling under chairs, and the sweet scent of lotus blossoms in the air. Imagine yourself in the midst of your life celebrating your community, your beloved, the recent harvest from your gardens and fields. In the midst of this party chaos enters. In the midst of the party death comes uninvited, and everything changes.
This is the story of Isis and Osiris. This is a tale of lamentation and loss. Osiris, a mighty chief on earth, is hacked to pieces and scattered. He must die in order to be born into his inheritance as Lord of Amduat (what is in the other world). He can not know in advance when his journey into the neterworld will begin, but everything he has done upon this earth has coalesced around this moment. He, who contemplates the meaning of his life while he is yet alive, who dies to the old self while he still lives, is reborn.
After the first death, they say, there is no other.
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October 13 through 27, 2009
Open your heart. Learn to utter words of power. As we sail in our dahabeya and tour the temples that were home to the highest spiritual principles, we will come home to the Self, to the inner sanctum.
Join us in this spiritual writing practice as we sail, like Isis, along the Nile gathering the fragmented parts of ourselves and weaving them back together to create the sacred narrative of our lives. Meditate upon your life. Feast upon the fruits of the goddesses and gods. Steep yourself in magic. Open your heart. Learn to utter words of power. As we sail in our dhabaya and tour the temples that were home to the highest spiritual principles, we will come home to the Self, to the inner sanctum.
During the tour, we will be creating a book, with each person contributing a chapter, that would be publishable, either on the web, or in print. Bring your laptop computers, your digital recorders, or your pen and paper. This is your opportunity to begin your masterpiece.
The online reading from the Anubis Deck has been so well received, we've switched to a new layout, the Tree of Life spread. Come check it out at TheAnubisOracle.com. Please let me know how it works for you.
Special Offer: purchase both The Anubis Oracle and Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt—signed by Nicki—for $42 until March 15.
Available for online purchase only at Hathor's Mirror.
August 1 ~ 9, 2009, Eugene, Oregon
Participants who enroll in our intensive summer retreat will be guests at my home for nine days of immersion into the Alchemical Healing form. During our time together, you will become comfortable and confident in practicing Alchemical Healing and will be able to integrate many of the advanced practices into your life and your healing work. You will also experience the new edge of Alchemical Healing as it has come into the form since the book was published.
Register Online at Hathor's Mirror
August 19 ~ 23, 2009, Eugene, Oregon
Join Nicki Scully and Gloria Taylor-Brown in Eugene this summer as we explore and weave together the new Egyptian Mysteries that are calling to us. As we continue spiraling upward and forward through the shamanic cycles of death, illumination, regeneration and rebirth that punctuate our ongoing awakening process, we have found that the Egyptian Mystery teachings provide a consistent, unique and always surprising high note each summer. Although the teachings and rites we will be sharing have their foundations in Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt and The Anubis Oracle, this retreat is an opportunity to reach beyond the neteru that appear in those and my other published works.
Registration and more details on Hathor's Mirror
For updated events and a full schedule, please go to our schedules page.
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