April 2009 Newsletter
by Mark Hallert
If Nicki and I had a mission statement, it would include the word “empower.” We have always looked for ways to awaken and strengthen the wisdom and inspiration that lies within all of us. Over the years, we’ve met and worked with people whose abilities to connect to and express these two qualities covers a wide range. At one end of the spectrum a person may have buried them so deep they are unaware of their very existence, and at the other end, wisdom and inspiration blaze brightly, and the person is looking for ways to focus and intensify them.
The members of the ancient Egyptian Pantheon represent the various archetypal aspects of the human psyche. Thoth, a principle of many desirable attributes, primarily represents wisdom. I have a working relationship with Thoth and have come to believe that gifts such as inspired epiphanies, come from within, and that Thoth represents a path with which one circumnavigates the calculating, thus limiting, portion of the brain that serves us so well in matters of the day-to-day. Today, however, in these times of economic peril and uncertainty, we need to move beyond the ordinary as we search for new solutions—beyond the range of our rational, calculating mind. I would like to invite you to put aside your concerns for a moment and explore the realms within: get out of the way, step aside, and allow something new and inspired to bubble to the surface from the field of intelligence that permeates our being.
Meet Normandi and Gloria, find out what the Special Tour of Egypt for Writers is all about and ask your questions on a free conference call: Remembering the Body Divine Preview. Click here to register for this free phone event.
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 dahabeya 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.
Saturday, July 4 10AM-5:30PM Eugene, Oregon
Celebrate Independence Day with ceremony, rituals, and new edge teachings focused on 2012 and beyond.
The year 2012 is being hailed as a pivotal moment in the history of our world. Some see this as an apocalyptic time of chaos and destruction. Others see it as a new beginning, an opportunity for a quantum leap in consciousness that results in a paradigm shift that ushers in a Golden Age. Either way, 2012 and the shamanic death it portends can provide a timely catalyst for the regeneration and renewal of body, mind and Spirit for ourselves and our planet. Please join us for a day of transformative ceremony and new edge teachings as we prepare to become part of the great paradigm shift that is happening NOW.
The price of this workshop is $120 if you register before June 10. Register online at Hathor's Mirror.
November 6 - 21, 2009
Please join me for this extraordinary pilgrimage to explore the ancient mysteries of Egypt. I’ve got something new to share with you. After a 30-year love affair with that majestic, magical place, returning again and again to quest for direct experience and articulation, I’ve somehow reached a new level of perception of the layers of myth and meaning through which ancient Egypt speaks to us. I have also found new ways to immerse you even more deeply in the mysteries and spirit of ancient Egypt. The keys have been unlocked; the way prepared. Anubis, Thoth, Isis, and Sekhmet are among many others in the revered pantheon who will be our true guides as we explore the temples and monuments that still reverberate the intentions of the magician/priesthood that built them.
February 26 - March 13, 2010
Woven into our journey along the Nile Valley will be the sacred rituals of Shamanic Breathwork™, the Anubis Oracle, Shamanic Egyptian Astrology and other powerful shamanic egyptian mystery tools. As we pay our respects to the sacred sites and temples along the way, we will experience some of the rites and ceremonies from the books, Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt; Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart, and The Anubis Oracle Deck, both co-authored by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf. We will also utilize new books, Shamanic Egyptian Astrology; A Language of Wholeness, co-authored by Linda Star Wolf and Ruby Falconer, and Awakening the Shaman Within; The Shamanic Breathwork Journey by Linda Star Wolf.
Join us as we explore the Shamanic Blue Star Mysteries with Anubis, the Opener of the Way, as our loyal Shamanic guide. Our group of shamanic journeyers will create a dynamic, supportive, co-creative community of soul seekers.
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.
Alchemical Healing I & II Classes with Liisa Korpela