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Shamanic Journeys & Alchemical Healing Monthly Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all the heartfelt response and feedback regarding my last newsletter, in which I filled you in on where I'm at and my deep musings about possibilities for the future. Since then I've been working non-stop, and enjoying most every moment. I've also, with your sage help and advice, come up with some realistic projections that I hope will spark your interest.

This Year's Alchemical and Planetary Healing
Intensive Retreat Attendees
Looking closely at my options, it became clear that a nine-month or year-long commitment would not work, at least not for this next year. With two books coming out and my trips to Alaska and Egypt in 2015, the stress of creating such a school and figuring out the timing would be more than I'm willing to take on. I do appreciate those of you who were so ready and willing to sign up!

On the other hand, individual tutoring and occasional phone classes can be arranged as time allows, and the idea of small groups of friends choosing to work together on certain elements of Alchemical and Planetary Healing or the Egyptian Mysteries piques my interest. I can imagine creating custom package deals to sweeten the pot (or cauldron, as it were) for individuals or particular groups or circles that have a common interest. Please let me know if that sounds like something you and your friends might be interested in.

Sunset at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality in Cactus SpringsWhat I love most about private consultations, whether they are Anubis Oracle readings, Alchemical Healings, Shamanic Consultations, Egyptian Soul Retrievals, or simply one-on-one initiations as the subjects arise, is that it seems as though no matter what the subject, disease, or question, the work is always reciprocal— whatever is needed for the person(s) is just what I need to be doing and learning at that particular moment. It's like holding up a mirror for myself as well as for my client. So private and small group sessions are definitely desirable. I may not always be available, but I can almost always work something out, and with Skype, the video/phone call is free and it is as good as being in the same room. you can even see your cards if you are having a reading.

The New Sekhmet at the Goddess TempleAs for healing sessions, there is almost no difference. For example, it has always been a source of amazement to me that a psychic surgery done over the phone is no different than if we were in the same room, even though it holds up scientifically and follows the basic laws of physics. There is an intimacy that is often quite surprising the first time a person communicates energetically and spiritually in this way. It's the same with initiations and rites of passages from the books. For some reason, people who might be shy to participate in a group find themselves way more uninhibited when they are speaking on the phone (with or without the video aspect), and are willing to go deeper and experience a greater range of perceptions. Perhaps it's because there are no distractions and they are in the comfort of their own home.

I went to Las Vegas for the consecration of the new Sekhmet statue at the Goddess Temple in Cactus Springs. The new statue is awesome—about 400 pounds of pure power, or sekhem, the mighty force for which the goddess is named. She is beautiful, and the temple in which she now sits is her perfect home. The ceremonies were over-the-top inspiring. It was the perfect preparation and inspiration for the Egyptian Mysteries retreat that Normandi Ellis and I will be doing in just a couple of weeks.

Free Planetary Healing Call to Action

Tuesday, September 4th, 2014 at 6pm/Pacific

Meanwhile, Normandi and I will be doing the next free Planetary Healing Call to Action on Thursday, September 4th at 6pm Pacific time. We will be working with the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries in our earth healing, and possibly sharing something new from the book we are working on together. Please join us. We need all the help we can get to make any significant changes, and our group efforts are getting more and more powerful.

Register Online

Egyptian Mysteries Retreat with Normandi Ellis & Nicki Scully

September 11-15th, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon

Coming right up is our annual, and perhaps final (or at least culminating) Egyptian Mysteries Retreat here at my home in Eugene. We are especially excited to share the new mysteries that are unfolding while we are writing the new book. It will be filled with powerful magic combined with loads of fun and laughter. To learn more about this five day slumber party, go here or call the office for more information.

Pilgrimage to Egypt with Nicki Scully

October 28th - November 11th, 2015

Next November's Egypt tour is already half full, so don't wait if you want to tour with me. Part of me says this is the last one, but then again there are still so many people I want to share the magic with. Hopefully Normandi will also be able to lead another tour in the next year or so as well. Please visit for more information and get your deposit in as soon as possible if you want to go with me October 28th - November 11th, 2015.

Spirit of Alaska Cruise

June 12-19th, 2015

I promised myself I wouldn't throw myself another birthday party after the last one, but then I was invited to do the inland Passage shamanic cruise to Alaska, and I just can't resist. It seems as though cosmic forces ordained the timing to complete on my birthday. I only hope that many of my friends and students can join the tour so we can celebrate together. Please visit for more information, and if you register please don't forget to mention that you heard about the Cruise from me. That's how I get covered by the organizers.

Voices of the Sacred Feminine Book Launch Party

September 27, 2014, 7-10:00pm/Pacific
at The Goddess Temple of Orange County in Irvine, California

If you or someone you know will be in the Las Angeles area at the end of the month please consider joining my beautiful friends, colleagues and fellow authors for the book launch party for Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to Re-Shape Our World, an anthology I and forty-plus other authors from around the world contributed to. Early copies of the book, edited by Karen Tate, will be available at deep discount and you'll have the opportunity to have some of the contributors sign your copy. The event is free, however temple donations are much appreciated.

Send RSVPs or Questions:

More information here…

Specials on Hathor's Mirror

We are overstocked in certain books, so I am offering some significant specials for the rest of the year. If you buy the trilogy Alchemical Healing, Power Animal Meditations, and Planetary Healing, you will get a free copy of Modern Day Alchemists of Egypt, a great anthology from my colleagues who tour with Quest travel and includes their take on ancient Alchemy. If you purchase either of Normandi's last two books, Invoking the Sribes of Egypt, co-authored with Gloria Taylor Brown, or Imagining the World Into Existence, or my dear friend Kathryn Ravenwood's book How to Create Sacred Water, plus any additional Inner Traditions/Bear & Co books including any of mine (at least four), you will receive a 40% discount. Although I can't discount any of Normandi's other books (Awakening Osiris, Dreams of Isis, or Feasts of Light) I highly recommend them! Becoming An Oracle, my seven disc audio set is meant to retail at $70, but is now $50! Please look through our catalogue, and if you think of a package deal you think is fair give the office a call and we will be creative. Our number is below. Although the holidays may seem far away, is a perfect place to get a jump on the shopping season, and you can gift yourself as well!

So—although it may not appear at first that I'm slowing down, I really am…at least by comparison. And it is my intention to continue further on the “less is more” theme, particularly when my two contracted books are completed. You can help me by joining the few things that I am committed to participate in, and by doing a private now and then, and, of course, by recommending me to your friends.

Right this moment I have to get back to the book, continue to freeze the pumpkins, dry the pears, pick more string beans for dinner, and plant some more amazing flowers to keep up with the season.

Have a great rest of the summer.
With blessings and love,


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