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Shamanic Journeys & Alchemical Healing Monthly Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Nicki and beloved Egyptologist, Emil ShakerNicki and beloved Egyptologist,
Emil Shaker

The island of Philae was dark, mysterious, and eerily quiet as we disembarked at the dock in front of Isis's temple. With the lapping sounds of the Nile behind us and the magnificent ancient structures looming in the pre-dawn shadows, the mood was set.

I won't go into the details of the first part of our ceremony (hopefully you will come to Egypt some day and experience it for yourself), but as we left the Holy of Holies, I instructed the group to remain in silence as we precessed through the beautiful Ptolemaic chapel on the eastern side of the temple grounds. The initiation we had begun in the sanctuary would not be complete until the first beams of the rising sun touched our third eye. It was a few minutes after six (ten hours ahead of Pacific Standard time) as we sat on the ledge in contemplation facing the brightening horizon reflecting off the placid waters of the Nile. Suddenly our Egyptologist, my good friend Emil, came running from the temple yelling "Obama has won! Obama has won!" I shushed him quickly and reminded the group they were still in meditation. And there for the final minutes before Ra peaked over the edge and shown radiantly on this bright and new day we all sat absorbing— "Obama has won!"

There was joy in the boat as we left the temple, and there was joy on the dock when we landed as the Nubians chanted OBAMA! OBAMA!

Full Moon Shadows on the PyramidFull Moon Shadows on the Pyramid

Yes, I just returned from another magical mystery tour to Egypt with 44 other intrepid journeyers, and I have some great stories and pictures. This journey included many new rites offered in collaboration with my visionary partner Gloria Taylor Brown. We achieved unparalleled levels of expansion and spiritual transformation, yet found ourselves focused on right timing and spontaneous flexibility—the required surrender to unforeseen spiritual directives led us to one amazing synchronous event after another. One example is in the short story above, which could only have happened when our schedule was changed at the last minute so that our private Isis temple sunrise came a day later than planned. Another found us doing a u-turn on the road to Sakkara when a State Visit for an announcement of a newly found pyramid there forced us to change plans while en route. This was on 11:11, and our ability to turn on a dime brought us to the perfect moment, in the perfect place, with the perfect music to accomplish our goals in a most unexpected way. Traffic melted away as we sped to Cairo to the Ar-Rafai Mosque, one of the oldest and most beautiful in Old Cairo. We called for and received a private audience with the Imam of the mosque who sang for us in a resonant chamber, calling the prayers that opened our hearts along with the larger cosmic portal that opened at exactly 11:11am on 11/11. That abrupt change also opened the way for the full moon Sakkara pyramid rite that was one of the climaxes of our entire trip (followed by fire dancing and the camel ride out into the desert!)


Egypt Photos: Sylvie Meier

The Anubis

Two Events with Nicki Scully at East West Bookshop in Seattle:

Lecture and Book Signing

Friday, December 5th 7:30-9:30pm at East West Bookshop in Seattle Nicki will be presenting a lecture and book signing for The Anubis Oracle, her latest published work and companion to Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt. The Anubis Oracle includes a 35-card deck illustrated by Kris Waldherr and a 176-page book packed with information and directions for the use of this oracle. $15.

Anubis Oracle Workshop

Saturday, December 6th 1:00pm-4:00pm Nicki will give a workshop on The Anubis Oracle where she will share more deeply how to work with the cards and how to relate the oracle deck to the Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt. This will be the only time Nicki will be able to come to Seattle this winter. $35 (or $40 for both Friday & Saturday).

East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 523-3726.

Anubis Oracle Phone Bridge with Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf

Wednesday, December 10th 6:00pm-7:30pm Pacific Time (9 to 10:30PM Eastern)

Live oracle reading, interpretation and discussion with the authors of The Anubis Oracle. Join Nicki and Star Wolf in a free 90-minute conference call. Click here to register online.

Anubis Oracle Release Party in Eugene

Saturday, December 13, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Celebrate the release of The Anubis Oracle with Nicki! There will be a short lecture, an oracular reading and book signing. Free event with snacks. For more about the oracle, visit

Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. in Eugene 541-345-8986

Visit for a free online reading and articles about the oracle.

Sacred Journey to Egypt with Alex and Allyson Grey

March 8 - 22 , 2009

Join us on a Shamanic Journey through Egypt hosted by Nicki Scully with visionary artists and philosophers Alex and Allyson Grey. There are presently only four places left on this tour—don't miss this incredible opportunity. Contact us at or call (541)484-1099.

Click on the link above for detailed info on this trip or visit our Egypt Tours page for information on all our trips to Egypt, including the upcoming Sacred Sound Journey to Egypt with Danielle Rama Hoffman, Dr. Friedemann Schaub & Harpist Peter Sterling

Alcehmical Healing by Nicki Scully

Alchemical Healing I
with Jeya Aerenson and Dea Lisk

December 6th & 7th, 9:30am-5:00pm. 239 E. 14th Ave. Eugene, Oregon. Email for more information. Phone: 541-686-1515 or 541-543-8832

Alchemical Healing Circle— Eugene, Oregon

Wednesday, December 3, 7:00pm- 9:30pm (Intro starts at 6:30pm)

For those of you new to Alchemical Healing, please come early at 6:30pm for the introduction. There is no charge for attending. 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.

This circle will be hosted by Alchemical Healing teacher Liisa Korpela and other Alchemical Healing Teachers and Practitioners. All have undergone extensive training with Nicki Scully. They each offer their own special focus through Alchemical Healing.

Please email to RSVP and for directions. Or call during office hours 10am-3:30pm 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.

Private sessions from Liisa Korpela are available in person or by phone for the introductory special of a sliding scale - $55 to $195. Call the office to set up a session.

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

-- Liisa Korpela,
Executive Director

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

Shamanic Journeys, Ltd.



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