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Shamanic Journeys & Alchemical Healing Monthly Newsletter

Spring flowers and the gazebo in Nicki's gardenDear Friends,

This magic carpet we call time is carrying us at warp speed… Wheeeee can choose to be in a state of joy or fear (or the myriad of shades in between). I choose gratitude and joy! Particularly on this beautiful Oregon day with the calla lilies blooming and the scent of irises filling the air.

I'm enjoying playing in Facebook, however the magic carpet can get sucked into a serious vortex similar to a black hole. I can lose myself in it if I'm not careful. In moderation, Facebook is a great way to be a bit more intimate than with email, if you are sufficiently disciplined.  Click here to join my circle of friends.

I'm still taking it easy this year while my back recovers, and I'm mostly sticking around home. However I'm good with the phone and web, and am planning a free Bridge for Healing Cancer this summer solstice, Saturday, June 20. I've been doing this every month or two for more than four years. People come on from all over the world to work on themselves or to support others. The parabola, the sacred geometric structure that we have built over time keeps getting stronger, and the experience more vivid for those who join. Click here for more information and to register.

I've looked at my calendar and see that I can run a special for a limited number of private sessions during the month of June. I will engage with you in Alchemical Healing, shamanic counseling, or Anubis Oracle readings. Thankfully, I can do these by phone, or if you are in the area, we can work in my healing temple, or in the gazebo by the pond. Please click here for information about my sessions, and email or call our office to make an appointment.

My once yearly Alchemical Healing Intensive retreat is coming up here at my home in Eugene August 1-9. We've planted the garden this year with the retreats in mind, and will be serving more of our own food, prepared by our amazing chef, Roland Barker. Yes, the same multi-talented person of discriminating tastes who designs my websites and produces most of my music/meditation CDs. Alchemical Healing is the healing form through which my life's work as a healer is expressed. It is sourced in my relationship with my teacher, Thoth, and as such is related to my work in Egypt, and the Egyptian Mysteries retreats we have held here for the past dozen years or so.

Please consider coming to the Egyptian Mysteries Retreat this summer. Gloria Taylor Brown and I are considering starting a year-long Egyptian Mysteries program to expand the scope of this magical work and make it more available by combining in house retreats with web/tele-communications in between. The neteru, the family of the Egyptian Pantheon, has much to share with us at this time, and there are many teachings relevant to our personal and planetary situations that are clamoring to express themselves through this work.  We hope you can join us this summer, August 19-23, as we launch a new level of this powerful work. Please click here  for more information and to register for the upcoming retreat. Of course there is no better way to study the Egyptian Mysteries than going to Egypt with a Shamanic Journeys tour. We have several coming up, including the one featured in this newsletter. Please visit our Egypt tour page for further information about our tours.

I've been doing bi-weekly interviews with KG Stiles for her radio broadcast, Conversations to Enlighten and Heal. We've just started a series that includes me telling the story of Isis and Osiris, the first part of which is now on our radio and broadcast page. KG will be joining me this fall on the November journey to Egypt. You can learn more about what KG is doing with her broadcasts and e-zine at her site

My dear friend, Charla Hermann, is my go-to medicine woman for Earth-change teachings, and the old ways of this land. She will be in Eugene to participate in the Speaker Program at the Oregon Country Fair in July. She is coming out early so we can make a day of teachings and ceremony together on July 4. let's get together and celebrate our independence and freedom— click here for more…

Also below you will find information about one of the truly great teachers of our time, Judith Orloff, who has just published a new book that you will want to add to your reading list.  Scroll down to hear more about it.

Becoming an Oracle Cd setFeedback on Becoming An Oracle has started coming in, and it's all good! People love it! I hope you will visit my newest website, take the sample journey, and purchase a signed copy from me. The gift of oracular vision has expressed itself through history in many forms and locations. Our new website offers a map to, and a taste of the cultures we visit on the path to becoming an oracle, along with samples of music provided by the Bright Hawk Oracle Orchestra. Vist

And lastly, the Sekhmet—In the Belly of the Goddess tele/web seminar is just about sold out. I can squeeze a few more people in because a number of folks are choosing to take the course via the web. This class includes one of the most powerful alchemical rituals that I know; you will observe the entire process of transformation occurring as we move through time together. It starts June 4.  Let me know right away if you are interested, or have any questions about it. Or simply register here.

I hope to see you in Eugene, or in phone space soon.

May these beautiful spring days be filled with love and joy,

Nicki Scully

Loretta's photo (with mysterious orb) taken right after ceremony in the Holy of Holies at Isis' temple at PhilaeJourney to Egypt, by Loretta Vigil

Dr. Judith OrloffMy journey home to Egypt has stirred such a profound awakening that for the first time in my life I truly have clarity about myself and my place in the world. I call it an awakening because for the previous 40 years I had been spiritually asleep; denying myself of my Self by the weight of sorrows, disappointments and disconnections, anxieties, depressions and the heartbreaks of life on the material plane. From time to time something in me would begin to stir and I would seek out a retreat, a reading, a class here or there but I never followed through with anything. I went through the first two initiations in Reiki, became a Certified Hypnotherapist, but always allowed myself to be pulled back down into the responsibilities of life.

Something had to give; somehow I had to crawl out from under the rock, put things in perspective and find a way to live a more authentic life. Or so I kept telling myself. Funny that aging makes us think more about the innocence of youth. How, I wondered, do I find my way back to my ‘original nature’ and what is that exactly?

(read the rest of Loretta's article on…)

Emotional Freedom, Judith Orloff, M.D.

Dr. Judith OrloffIt is my pleasure to recommend a book by an author and teacher that I hold in great respect:

Judith Orloff, M.D., bestselling author and UCLA psychiatrist, invites you on a remarkable journey where you can embrace more happiness and mastery over negativity than you may have ever known. Our world is in the midst of a meltdown. She describes how to stay intuitively and spiritually centered in our times.

Dr. Orloff is celebrating the exciting launch of her new book Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life by treating you to an incredible book-launch one-time offer with special gifts from herself and others such as Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Michael Beckwith, and more!

In Emotional Freedom Dr. Orloff states: “I’m presenting the unique process I use with patients to view emotions as a path to spiritual and intuitive awakening (not EFT). I synthesize traditional medicine with energy medicine to offer you new tools to master emotions and become heroes in your own life. Inner peace leads to outer peace in the world.”

    In the book, you will discover:

  • Four questions to transform fear with courage
  • What your emotional type is
  • How to stop absorbing the emotions of others
  • How to combat emotional vampires with compassion
  • The spiritual meaning of depression and hope

If you'd like to liberate yourself from negative emotions and compassionately own the moment in all situations instead of simply being reactive, go here: For more inspiration and information visit

Anubis and the Shamanic Blue Star Mysteries Tour of Egypt

with Star Wolf, Brad Collins & Ruby Falconer
February 26 - March 13, 2010

As we travel through the ancient land of Egypt, immersing ourselves in the shamanic magic of these archetypal principles, we will view the neteru through the prism of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology.

Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, a co-creation of Linda Star Wolf and Ruby Falconer, is a re-languaging of the ancient art of astrology. The result is a new perspective appropriate for a new age. Inherent in the myths and stories of shamanic Egypt is a description of our world as it existed before the shattering we collectively experienced many thousands of years ago. Encrypted in the language of western astrology is a description of the wounds we have suffered. This language has served us well, because we are a wounded planet. It is now time to move beyond our wounds, however, and embrace our wholeness. Shamanic Egyptian Astrology is a language of wholeness.

This new astrological language is based upon the books co-authored by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt: Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart and The Anubis Oracle: A Journey Into the Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt.

At each stop on our journey, we will explore the neteru from a Shamanic Egyptian Astrological perspective. At the foot of the Sphinx, the Earth Altar that holds the key to the Akashic Records, we will invoke the shamanic energies of Anubis and will open to the Blue Star Mysteries. At Karnak, we will honor the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, the great agent of change who reconciles the opposites and therefore helps us step out of duality into greater wholeness. At each temple we will stand before Nekhbet, the great grandmother crone, and ask her permission to enter into the shamanic mysteries contained within these sacred structures. Throughout our journey the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology will be invoked to broaden and deepen our experience.

A Shamanic Egyptian Astrological chart will be prepared for each of our journeyers on our trip to Egypt. Ruby Falconer, a professional astrologer with 36 years of experience, will be available for personal in-depth readings both on our journey as well as by telephone after we return home. For more information and itinerary, click here.

If you are interested in joining this journey to Egypt, please click here to register.

Free Phone Bridge for Healing Cancer

Saturday, June 20 - 10:00-11:00am Pacific time

Our Bridge for Healing Cancer program presents phone bridge rituals conducted by Nicki Scully to heal and transform cancer. Whether you have cancer or want to assist and support those who are suffering from cancer, you are welcome to join our bridge. Participants from around the world meet by telephone for each bridge to practice an Alchemical Healing process during which we join together to create a vessel in the shape of a parabola. From this form, which is similar to a satellite dish, we receive potent healing energies and also transmit cancer cells outward in a safe and effective way. This is a free event.

Click here for more information about the Bridge for Healing Cancer

Click here to register.

Celebrate Independence Day: Creating the New Paradigm with Charla Hermann and Nicki Scully

Nicki and Charla

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.

More about Charla here…

Alchemical Healing Circle
Wednesday, April 1, 7:00- 9:30PM

The Alchemical Healing Circle is held on the first Wednesday of the month at Nicki's center in Eugene, Oregon.

For those of you new to Alchemical Healing, please come early at 6:30pm for the introduction. There is no charge for attending and everyone is welcome. It would be to your benefit to attend if:

  • You would like to witness and experience this unique form of energetic healing. Alchemical Healing offers a creative set of shamanic tools, which align well with all types of healing modalities.
  • You are new to the healing arts and are interested in finding out about different forms.
  • You are looking for a way to assist your own healing with a particular illness, injury or emotional situation.
  • You have had training in the art of Alchemical Healing and would like to practice your skills.
  • You or someone you know is in need of some healing.

Please email to sign up for a time slot. We will be giving the time slots to those who signed up at the previous circle. To get on the list please join us at our circles monthly.

Please email to RSVP and for directions. Or call during office hours 10am-4pm at 541-484-1099.

If you cannot make this circle, please mark your calendar for the 1st Wednesday of every month. With your interest and participation these circles will be an opportunity for education and deep healing for individuals, the group and the community.

To find out more about Alchemical Healing, practitioners and classes please visit the Shamanic Journeys website.

—Liisa Korpela,
Executive Director

Alchemical Healing Intensive Retreat with Nicki Scully

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

Shamanic Egyptian Mysteries Retreat

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.

Gloria Taylor Brown has a wonderful new website where you can learn more about her and the great things she is doing. Please visit

Registration and more details on Hathor's Mirror (free readings available) (sample journey available)
Private phone sessions with Nicki (click here)

For updated events and a full schedule, please go to our schedules page.

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