March 2015 Newsletter
Nicki Scully's Shamanic Journeys & Alchemical Healing Newsletter
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I saw a story in the news last week: the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee was holding up a snowball claiming it was evidence that the climate was not warming. I can't believe that man is actually that ignorant. Rather, he and other politicians are earning their gigantic contributions from the fossil fuel lobbyists. The lobbyists for the big tobacco interests weren't stupid, either; they kept the argument about cancer going for decades, just as coal and oil interests are arguing that we need more time consuming studies be done before we can accept the climate/pollution connection.
Meanwhile, the most important things we can do are to educate ourselves and make sure to spread the truth in a way that fosters change at a fundamental level, and in the dysfunctional legislative bodies that make our laws and regulations.
The Egyptian goddess Ma'at stands firmly on her plinth as the goddess of truth, justice, balance and order—Cosmic Law, not people's law. This winged goddess is the source of what later became known as Lady Justice, and depictions in Greece, Rome, Switzerland, Japan and other cultures, including our own judicial system show her blindfolded with scales in one hand and a sword in the other.
In ancient Egypt, every child was brought up knowing that their main purpose in life is to serve Ma'at— the truth, morality, order and balance of the Universe. The main deity that is the Guardian of Ma'at was and still is Sekhmet, the Lioness headed goddess, daughter of Ra, the Feminine Face of the Sun, Lady of Flame, who appears whenever things get out of balance in the world in order to put things back into order and balance. This daunting task, according to her legend, sent her into a rage and consequent slaughter and carnage from which the human species barely survived.
It is becoming more and more clear that each of us in our way is a guardian of Ma'at, a responsibility to which it is time to awaken and embrace with the passion and courage of Sekhmet's fierce companion.
I know that many of you are already passionately working on the causes that touch you most deeply, and yet for many of us, life attacks in the most distracting ways, causing us to procrastinate and put off doing the things we need to be doing, not just for the planet, but for ourselves as well.
Meanwhile, Sekhmet is calling, and her call is becoming a roar that cannot be ignored. We see the face of her growing rage at the disrespect and desecration of nature and one another reflected in the chaos and destruction in the cradle of civilization. Our task is to be attentive to Sekhmet's growl, to turn the tide from ignorance and misinformation that feeds the flames of rage by becoming involved in justice and quality of life issues. To become engaged with Ma'at and Sekhmet is to become engaged with one's High Self. It's from this lofty peak you can see Truth and find potential solutions and instructions for the next steps to be taken.
May 20 - 26 Eugene, Oregon
In answer to her call, my friend Indigo Rønlov and I will be conducting an Egyptian Mysteries Retreat— Sekhmet: In the Belly of the Goddess Please join us May 20-26. For more information about the work see m article, In the Belly of the Goddess. At the time the article was written, the scope of the transformation was much narrower. It has grown to include healing at all levels, body, mind, soul and spirit. More information and registration for this retreat…
There are still a few cabins left for the Alaska cruise. Want to play? This is a great chance to see the Inside Passage in community with some terrific teachers and shamans. I'm thrilled! My participation is a gift to myself and those who join the conference for my 71st birthday. The tour departs from and returns to Seattle, June 12-19. Please join us and don't forget to tell them when you register you heard about it from me so that I will get the credit. Thank you.
Egypt with Indigo Rønlov & Sandy Corcoran
October 29 ~ November 12
Indigo Rønlov will be working on her Zahra project in Egypt starting later this month. I'm so proud of what she has already accomplished there. She will also be preparing the fall tour with Sandra Corcoran, author of Shamanic Awakening, My Journey between the Dark and the Daylight, another great visionary shaman. If you are called to this journey, you will have a most amazing adventure on our private luxury yacht during nine nights of a two week exploration of Egypt's mysteries, her magic, and her monuments. As with all Shamanic Journeys, Ltd. Tours, you will have special private entries and other perks that allow us to enter the mysteries in a safe, intimate way, with experienced shaman/facilitators who know what they are doing!
Although this modern day dahabeya has many exceptional features and amenities, (such as bathrooms in each cabin, our own private chef who deals with all of our quirky diets, internet access, spacious decks and luxurious dining and living rooms,) this tour is limited to 15 participants, and many spaces are already taken. Best to move quickly on this one. For a peek at our boat, take a look at this video. Our hotel is the famed Mena House.
Alchemical and Planetary Healing Intensive Retreat
July 29 - August 3
theanubisoracle.com (free readings available)
becominganoracle.com (sample journey available)
For updated events and a full schedule, please go to our schedules page.
Shamanic Journeys, Ltd.
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