Picture shown is the view of the Giza Plateau from the Awyans balcony
January 2013: Ancient Egyptian Wisdom and Mysticism journey.
Having recently returned from the 13 day Spiritual Quest Journeys 12/12/12 journey to Egypt, I am in awe of this magical country – filled with sacred sites, ancient knowledge, soulful people and how it touches all that visit.
Spiritual Quest Journeys partners with Mohamed Ibrahim, Yousef and Patricia Awyan for our Egyptian tours and all three of these knowledgeable experts travelled with our group offering the perfect balance between Egyptology and Khemitology. Mohamed has been running spiritual tours through Egypt for over 12 years and is an Egyptologist specialising in Ancient Egyptian writing including Hieroglyphs.
Yousef and Patricia are continuing the work of Dr. Hakim Awyan, (Yousef´s father) well known indigenous wisdom keeper of the Ancient Egyptian mysteries, scholar and exceptional orator of Khemitology, whom before his passing in 2008, shared Egypt’s technically advanced and enlightened ancient past worldwide. Hakim’s legacy is far reaching including through his 11 children. We had the privilege of spending time at the Awyan family home, located in the village shadowed by the Giza Plateau (and the best view in Cairo) and meeting a few of Yousef´s brothers and sisters. Many of us were blessed with massage and healing sessions with Miriam, Shahrzad and Raba. This warm, welcoming and generous family epitomises the true spirit of authentic Egyptians and one of the many highlights of our journey.
Yousef and Patricia are Co-Directors of a modern Mystery School – the Khemit School of Ancient Mysticism, which is an open forum for all who wish to gather and exchange information and research about Egypt, ancient wisdom & technologies thereby raising our collective levels of awareness and consciousness. Combining the wisdom handed down to them from Hakim with their own continuing research, Yousef and Patricia provide a fresh perspective and vision of Egypt’s heritage, along with holding a sacred space for activating the energies within and outside of ourselves at many of the powerful sites throughout Egypt.
In addition, our intrepid journey leader, Fiona Lee opened our hearts and minds with her understanding of the Ancients and guided us through the five stages of the sun initiations, earth service work, various meditations and the 12/12/12 activations. Fiona’s unwavering commitment to her spiritual path and facilitating the group assisted her to hold the energy for each individual as well as the group and each and every one of us felt profound and exciting shifts.
The group itself was drawn from all corners of the planet including Africa, Canada, USA; Australia; Europe and Scandinavia. All in all, 22 beautiful souls made up the aptly named Khemit group and all of us knew on a deeper level that we had to be there.
Our journey began in Cairo – a bustling city that never sleeps and home to 28 million people. We were based on the Giza Plateau and despite the political unrest in the country whilst we were there, we saw no sign of any conflict. That said, we were well aware of how the people dependant on tourism are suffering from the low tourist numbers and certainly did our part in buying a plethora of souvenirs and Egyptian clothing as we went. Our home base in Cairo at the beginning and end of the tour was the 5 star Mecure Cairo Le Sphinx, an ideally located and very hospitable hotel close to the Plateau.
Our Cairo touring included visits to the ancient site of Dashur; the Red and Bent Pyramids attributed to Senefru (according to the Khemitian indigenous tradition, “Senefru” means “Double Harmony” and refers to the significance of Sound used in these ancient Energy Devices); Saqqara: home of the Step Pyramid – attributed to King Djoser; the Hospital or ancient healing area, the Pyramid of Unas and Titi’s Pyramid; The Cairo Museum and old Coptic Cairo.
My personal highlight in this area was the renovated Serapeum of Saqqara, recently opened after 11 years and a surprise we had included for our group. To see the massive granite boxes in huge subterranean galleries is enough to boggle the mind as to how the ancients built and moved them.
We flew to Luxor where we spent 2 nights at the charming Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island, a beautiful 5 star deluxe property on a private island right on the banks of the River Nile. We explored the Temple of Hatshepsut (the female Pharaoh famous for importing, trading and introducing many new products to Egypt) at Deir El-Bahri; the tombs at Valley of the Kings; Colossi of Memnon; Karnak and Luxor Temple (the Temple of Man). We also took a day trip from Luxor to visit Dendera – the Temples dedicated to Hathor, Abydos and the Temple of Seti 1. The ancient Osirieon located behind (and underneath) the temple, probably tens of thousands of years old, is similar in design to the Valley Temple by the Sphinx. Ancient depictions of the Flower of Life can be seen etched on the pillars here and many stories have been shared about the miraculous healing properties of the water that has risen to surround the pillars of this lower temple.
My highlight in Luxor was Karnak, the world´s largest temple complex where we were treated to a magnificent sunrise and so much more. To be the only group on site was exhilarating and well worth the early start. We had arranged private access to the Chapel of Sekhmet (the standing Lion headed neter/goddess) and after we had completed our meditation, the entire room was filled with orbs. The powerful sacred geometric design and natural elements of the architecture itself has the ability to transform and raise levels of awareness and consciousness as one walks through this and many other ancient temples in Egypt.
After exploring the open-air museum, we were fascinated to see evidence of energy flow through the stone structures used in the main temple pathway, where over time the structure of the granite had been changed from the inside out and we could literally crumble the stone into powder with our hands.
Making our way towards the exit, a number of synchronistic events led us inside the Temple of the Moon where we were able to conduct a private ceremony and then were guided into chambers that Mohamed and the Aywans hadn’t been into for over 10 years. Whilst these exclusive and special allowances had been happening throughout the journey and continued to happen until the end, our experience at Karnak was particularly thrilling and testament to the collective group energy resonance.
We were sad to leave Luxor although delighted to be embarking on our 4 day Nile Cruise. The River Nile is about 6,670 km (4,160 miles) in length and is the longest river in the world. Although it is generally associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Nile’s course runs through Egypt. Be that as it may, the Nile is the lifeblood of Egypt, a country that receives very little rainfall and it was exceptional to watch the lush riverbanks, unchanged for thousands of years, as we gently make our way from Luxor to Aswan on the luxury cruiser Alyssa. Our island explorations included Edfu, Kom Ombo and from Aswan, Philae for the Temple dedicated to Isis, Elephantine and Kitcheners Islands and the Mausoleum of the Aga Kahn. Some of us took the optional extra to the Nubian Village for an interesting cultural experience – the scenery on the Felucca ride to the village was breathtaking.
We traversed the desert en route to Abu Simbel to explore the magnificent Temples of Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari – two temples carved out of solid rock at a site on the west bank of the Nile. With the construction of the Aswan Dam in the 1960s, the temples were reconstructed on top of a cliff 200 feet above the original site.
In Aswan, we visited the remarkable Aswan Quarry where much of the granite used to create Egypt´s megalithic structures and temples originated and site of the 1 200 ton unfinished Obelisk and if one was in any doubt about the ancients having tools and technology, this site is a smoking gun.
There are numerous theories and sentiments about who and what the ancients were, although as one journeys through Egypt, one realizes that despite the many compelling theories around when, why and who built the pyramids, temples and ancient sites – it remains an unexplained mystery and it is really up to the individual to discern and reach their own conclusions – it is a wonderful subject to ponder and research though and a natural progression for most that visit the sites for themselves
Back in Cairo, we explored the rarely visited sites of Abu Sir and Abu Ghurob. Many objects of interest at these sites point to a superior intelligence and technologies of a very ancient civilization, that the indigenous call Khemit. I was particularly fascinated by the enigmatic white calcite (Egyptian alabaster crystal) basins and gigantic Hotep (meaning peace or food) which Hakim believed to be a landing pad for inter-galactic or inter-dimensional journeying at the very ancient site of Abu Ghurob.
We spent our full final day (12/12/12) on the Giza Plateau itself and marveled at the size and implications of the Pyramids and Sphinx. Sadly, the Great Pyramid was unexpectedly closed to the public although we were able to enter the 2nd Pyramid and enjoyed some private time in a chamber close to the Great Pyramid called The Seat of Power.
Overall, Egypt is a fascinating country, filled with contradictions and an exciting mix of old and new ideas, concepts and belief systems. The poverty stands out cold and hard against a backdrop of glitzy modern suburbs and hotels. The hospitality levels are high in restaurants and hotels and we were very grateful to Mohamed and Yousef who kept the incessant hawkers at bay. The keepers at the sites, who answer an inner calling to watch over them despite the low pay, intrigued me and in contrast, the guards and inspectors who are hell bent on enforcing the no meditation/toning rules. There is a strong sense of deactivation from an official perspective and yet one is guided and blessed with many opportunities to privately connect with the sites on an individual and group basis.
There is no doubt that traversing the sacred sites of Egypt is one of the most profound pilgrimages on Earth and I am delighted to confirm that Spiritual Quest Journeys will be offering an annual tour there. Dates for the journey in late November, early December 2013 will be available shortly. Please check out the visual Photo Album of our journey (to protect the anonymity of the group, I haven’t posted any group shots).
Wishing you all a blessed New Year and the courage to live from the heart in 2013.
Managing Director,Spiritual Quest Journeys
Where are you going in 2013?
In a world where we are overwhelmed by the constant bombardment of technology, responsibilities and relentless pursuit of our goals, it is critical that we regularly take some time to step back from our day to day lives and objectively reassess where we are on our life path, who we have become, and more importantly, who we choose to be in the future.
At Spiritual Quest Journeys, we believe that there is no better way to do this, than to explore both our outer and inner worlds. Our spiritual tours explore ancient sacred sites, mystical and magical locations, fascinating places, holistic wellness centers and retreats around the world. Most importantly, we recognise that time away is hard earned vacation time and our tours are imbued with a sense of excitement, adventure and fun.
As spiritual travelers ourselves, we acknowledge the importance of a well balanced tourism offering, and each itinerary is carefully designed to offer a subtle blend of seamless destination management; interconnectedness with the earth, exploration of the area and culture; personal development, relaxation and integration time; ceremonies and meditation; group consciousness support and guidance; and something unique and exclusive. In essence, unique travel experiences that an individual would be hard pressed to create on their own.
Life changing spiritual tours to enrich your life
|Malta’s Mediterranean TemplesMalta | Journey to the Goddess | 5 – 12 May 2013||Desert Sands and Gaia’s GiftsNamibia | Namibia Crystal Journey | 21 – 31 May 2013|
|Divine Feminine WisdomFrance | Sacred Journey through France| 21 – 31 May, 2013||Take a walk on the wild sideZambia | Yoga tour including meditation and walking safari in South Luangwa National Park| 28th May – 5th June 2013|
|Ancient Mysteries, Modern MessagesEngland | Sacred Sites and crop circles tour in Wiltshire | July 2013||Ireland, Land of leprechauns and celtic magic Retreat to magical Ireland in Aug 2013|
|Spectacular South AfricaSouth Africa | Adventure travel vacation to South Africa | 24th Aug – 1st Sept 2013||Peru – The sacred teachings of the Andean WayPeru | 1st – 11th September 2013|
|Mythical Scotland, Mystical JourneyScotland | September 2013||Ancient Egyptian Wisdom and MysticismEgypt | Spiritual tour to Egypt | Dec 2013|
We are also in the process of adding exciting new journeys to India and Norway (Northern Lights) and for 2013. The Nov/Dec Egypt 2013 tour will be available soon. Please indicate your interest by emailing Peta@spiritualquestjourneys.com
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