Day 1 – Arrival to Cairo
Arrive Cairo International Airport. After deplaning, follow the signs towards Immigration (all are in English) and go to the bank windows next to Immigration to pay for your Egypt Tourist Visa (Price at time of final itinerary is $15.00 US or equivalent in your home currency – cash only; subject to change).
After receiving the visa stamp, place it in your passport and go through Immigration. Then follow the signs to the Baggage Claim area, where our SSJ tour representative will meet you. Look for him with a sign with your name and Sacred Sites Journeys on it. He will assist you to gather your luggage, clear Customs, exit the Arrivals Hall and will take you to meet our SSJ transfer personnel for your private transfer to the Oasis Hotel in Giza. Once there, he will assist you to check into your room and give you any pertinent tour information that you will need for the next day’s activities.
Day 2: Cairo (breakfast – lunch)
We're off in our private van to visit the Giza Plateau, which will include the Great Pyramid (from the outside), the Valley Temple of Khafre, located next to the Sphinx and the timeless, enigmatic Sphinx! As we gaze in wonder at these magnificent structures, some of the oldest in the world, we ponder on their influences upon the Egyptian civilization. Will we ever really know the truth behind the building and construction of the timeless monuments? Will we ever uncover all their hidden secrets? These questions and more will offer us an interesting and exciting time among these ancient structures.
You'll have time to connect with the enigmatic and timeless energies of the Sphinx, the oldest known statue on our planet, through individual meditation. Ask for guidance from this most ancient of sacred status on your initiatory journey. Perhaps your "psychic archaeology" will tap into these mysteries and unlock the secrets about who carved this ageless edifice out of the surrounding bedrock - and when! Afterwards, we enjoy lunch with the group at a traditional Egyptian restaurant. A local Aromatherapist to learn about the ancient Egyptian art of scent alchemy. This secret knowledge was depicted with the hieroglyph of a woman smelling a lotus. This powerful tool was used for balancing the aura and working with the energies in the chakras. Temple Priests and Priestesses were taught to use this wisdom to activate higher consciousness. Aromatherapy recipes were inscribed as hieroglyphics on the walls of some of the temples. Some of these recipes were also recorded on various papyruses. Essential oils were used in the embalming process, spiritual/religious ceremonies, in the practice of medicine and for personal use, including the blending of essential oils for perfume. Both men and women used fragrance; they placed a solid cone of perfume on their heads, which would gradually melt and cover them in fragrance. Essential oils were valued more than gold. When the tomb of King Tut was opened in 1922, the explorers discovered more than 50 alabaster jars that had been designed to hold oil. Some of them still contained traces of essential oils, and the aroma remained. The grave robbers had stolen almost all of the essential oils but left behind the gold and jewelry! We return to the hotel later afternoon. Rest, relax and integrate the powerful energies you encountered and engaged today. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Day 3 Cairo (Breakfast – Lunch)
Depart to Dashur, located on the southern border of Bu Wizzer, the "Land of Osiris," where we'll explore the Red Pyramid, possibly a Per Neter ("house of nature") built out of limestone and granite to function as an energy device. We'll explore this theory and test it first-hand during our time inside when we experience the acoustic harmonic resonance of the structure by using our voices to intone the sacred frequencies, perhaps as the priests and priestesses did in ancient times. Once it's enlivened, this powerful energy system will support your initiatory journey to take you to deeper places inside yourself and higher states of consciousness.
Afterwards, we'll stop nearby for a view of the Bent Pyramid, built in the distant past from locally quarried limestone. What is the reason for the bend in the construction? Does the bend in the construction of the outer surface produce two different sound frequencies, and thus two different energies? We'll explore various theories. Egyptology says the structure was built by the Pharaoh Sneferu. Other theories say that it was built by the pre-dynastic Egyptians, and that the name Sneferu was not the name of any person, but rather that it translates as "double harmony," thus indicating its purpose as a resonance device with two different angles which produce two different tones. As we make our way through this amazing area, focus on receiving the ancient energies into your heart, through your mind, in the way of the ancient ones who lived here in the past who believed the heart was in mind. We enjoy a group lunch at a nearby local restaurant. You have the option to share your experiences from what you’ve experienced thus far during our spiritual pilgrimage,
Then we’re off to Sakkara, dedicated to the Neter Sokar and believed by traditional Egyptologists to be the earliest necropolis, or burial place, for the Pharaohs and royalty of the Memphis area. We enter the site by walking through the temple complex filled with rows of columns, where the ancient priests and priestess used sound to perform healings. The most famous part of the site is the Step Pyramid, traditionally believed to have been constructed about 2630 BCE by Imhotep, architect to King Djoser (Dynasty III). We will hear from our Egyptologist why some experts believe this to be the world's oldest freestanding stone structure. Andrea will share theories that refute this, to give us a different point of view of the history. Then, we will explore the historical and esoteric aspects of this ancient site. At the area referred to by some locals from the indigenous tradition as "the hospital" you'll have the opportunity to experience sound healing. Open your heart, open your mind, and especially your 5th chakra to receive the healing that comes through this change in your frequency, and send it out into the world for peace and healing for all! We’ll also have the auspicious opportunity to visit the Serapeum, said by Egyptologists to have been associated with the cult of the Apis bulls, and believed to have been built during the 18th dynasty. The bull was considered to be an incarnation of Ptah, with a white blaze on its forehead and throat, a red saddle-like mark on its back, and a white belly. They were so important that when they died, a day of national mourning would be declared. After the bull was embalmed, its corpse was taken along the sacred way from Memphis to Sakkara, where it was interred in the Serapeum. However, there are other theories as to the use of these huge granite boxes. Perhaps they are evidence of ancient machining techniques that cannot be reproduced today by engineers.
Return to the hotel. Dinner on your own.
day 4 Cairo ( Breakfast – Lunch)
We visit the world-famous Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. We view the vast collection of artifacts dating back to antiquity, including those from the different periods of ancient Egypt - pre, Old, Middle, & New Kingdoms. One of the highlights of the visit for many people is the visit to the famous and priceless treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. You can see, for example, the intricate workmanship and the tiniest details of the contents of the articles packed for this boy Pharaoh to accompany him to the next world. Maybe during your time at the museum, you will feel that special energetic pull to a former time and life as you gaze at some of the artifacts. Return to the hotel later afternoon. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Day 5 Cairo / Luxor / Abydos ( breakfast – dinner)
Turn in your room key; pick up your breakfast box in the restaurant and be in the lobby with your carry-on luggage ready to depart, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Arrive Luxor. Claim our luggage and transfer to Abydos. We arrive late morning and check into the hotel.
We're here at the cradle of the oldest dynasties, the holy city that was the burial place for the first kings of a unified Pharaonic Egypt. Ancient Egyptians were required to make a pilgrimage here at least once in their lifetimes; today we make ours! The Temple of Seti I is dedicated to Osiris, Neter of Death and the Underworld, as well as Resurrection and Renewal. Osiris was a Realized Being or Serpent of Wisdom/Priest King from the mists of time who was believed to have taught the skills of civilization to those living in the area. In his book The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom, Afterwards, we enter the Temple of Seti I explore the various rooms that are temples to the various Neters. One temple wall contains the King's List, the chronological list of the cartouches of 76 kings and Pharaohs of Egypt, produced by scribes of Seti I. It's composed of the pharaohs from the Early Dynastic Period before 3100 BCE through to the end of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, when Egypt became a province of Rome under Augustus Caesar in 30 BCE. Absent from the list are the "heretic" pharaoh Akhenaten, as well as Hatshepsut and other women pharaohs. The Ptolemaic temple contains some of the best-preserved wall panels in all of Egypt, with colors that are still vivid!
One of the highlights of our visit will be to the mysterious Osirion, built with gigantic stones only found in one other place in Egypt - the Valley Temple next to the Sphinx that we visited during our day on the Giza Plateau. With no mortar between these gigantic stones, this powerful building resembles many of the other ancient megalithic sites around the world, such as Sacsayhuaman in Peru and Stonehenge in England. Could it be that a civilization more technologically advanced than we are today existed in the world at the same time, many thousands of years ago? On one of the pillars in the temple, we will see the ancient symbol of the Flower of Life. We'll explore the meaning of this symbol which, according to Sacred Geometry, is the building block of all life! As well as who painted it on the pillar here. Take some time to meditate and focus, and see what might be revealed to you through psychic archaeology.
During our time at the sacred temple, among many thousand-year-old columns and wall panels vibrating with color and palpable energy, the Djed Pillar symbolized the Backbone of Osiris. On a mundane level, it symbolized strength and support. On the more esoteric level, it represented the kundalini, the spiritual energy that the initiate strove to awaken and move up the spine to the top of the head, awakening all energy centers during the process and eventually achieving Enlightenment. Like those of old, during our sacred ceremony, you'll be supported to move your Djed energies upward for the rebirth of your "New Self." Open your heart and rejoice as the old patterns that no longer serve you fall away, and more Love and Light take their place. Return to the Hotel for dinner.
Day 6 Abydos / Dendera / Luxor ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Turn in your room key; pick up your lunch box in the restaurant and be in the lobby with your carry-on luggage ready to depart
We’re off to Dendera, the magnificent temple dedicated to the Neter Hathor, the wife of Horus. Dendera is a Greek transliteration of the Egyptian Enet-t-neter ("Home of the Goddess"). The temple is often referred to today as "the Lourdes of ancient Egypt" because in ancient times it was a healing center and sacred place of initiation into the mysteries of male/female balance and sensual love. Hathor's priestesses and priests offered miraculous cures, practicing all types of magical and psychological therapies. Hathor was also known as the Neter of Motherhood, with titles such as "The Great Cow Who Protects Her Child" and "Mistress of the Sanctuary of Women." Her oracular priests and priestesses predicted the fate of the newborn; as well, they were also the midwives who delivered them. As the Protectress of Music and Dance, Hathor was associated with percussive music, in particular, the sistrum. Her traditional votive offering was two mirrors, the better with which to see both Her beauty and your own. Her head was used to decorate sistrums and mirrors. She was also the Neter of Joy who was deeply loved by the general population. She was very revered by women, who aspired to embody her multifaceted role as wife, mother, and lover. Her worship was so popular that more festivals were dedicated to her honor than any other Egyptian deity, and more children were named after Her than any other. In the Crypt we'll explore some of the controversial theories about the amazing panels on the walls. Do the light-bulb like objects (Crooke's Tubes) represent an ancient technology of electricity or some other form of energy known to and utilized by the ancient Khemetians? Or, are they symbol esoteric teachings about spiritual evolution? In ancient times entrance into these underground chambers was limited to only the highest initiates. As the wall panels contain very esoteric information about alchemy, prehistory, and ancient wisdom.
In one of the upper rooms, we'll view the replica of the famous Dendera Zodiac, the only complete working Zodiac that survives from antiquity! (The original one resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris.) The zodiac is referred to by many researchers who have studied it for years as "intentional art," a work of sacred art deliberately encoded with information. It's one of the most well-known sacred calendrical artifacts in the world, on the level of Stonehenge and the Aztec calendar. Showing the positions of the stars and planets as they would have been seen at 50BCE, it nevertheless projects its messages forward to 2216 CE! After enjoying our box lunch, we continue to Luxor, arriving late afternoon. We check into our hotel. You have a bit of free time.
Day 7 Luxor ( Breakfast – Dinner)
We depart to visit Karnak Temple to explore the vast Temple of Karnak, the largest columned temple in the world. Once connected to Luxor Temple, two miles away, by a long avenue of Sphinxes (which are still partially intact), Karnak is dedicated to the Neter Amun-Ra, the hidden Power of Creation, and his feminine counterpart, the Neter Mut. One of ancient Egypt's most complex theologies was the worship surrounding Amun. He represented absolute holiness, and in this regard, he was different than any other Egyptian deity. He was so holy that He remained independent of the created universe. He was associated with the air as an invisible force, which facilitated His growth as a supreme deity. As the Egyptian creator deity par excellence, Amun was self-created and was thus hidden from humanity. However, the addition of "Ra" to His name revealed Him. Ra was the common Egyptian term for the sun, thus making Him visible. Hence, Amun-Ra combined within Himself the two opposites of divinity, the hidden and the revealed. We'll explore the Temple of Amun, including the Holy of Holies. We'll find an out-of-the-way area where we can meditate to connect with the energies of Amun-Ra and Mut, to balance the male and female energies within.
We then visit the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis III, where some Rosicrucian believe their spiritual tradition originated. Some researchers indicate that here Tuthmosis III reorganized the ancient Mystery Schools of Thoth and founded the Royal School of the Master Craftsmen, which came to be known as the Great White Brotherhood. Take a few quiet moments to meditate and invite in the energies of this ancient Order that still exists on the higher planes today, and receive any messages that might be bestowed upon you. Be open to the Gifts of Spirit that you're sure to receive.
One of the highlights of our visit will be to the incomparable Sekhmet Chapel, located in the Temple of Ptah. Sekhmet is one of the oldest of the Neters. Her name means "Mighty One" or "Powerful One" and is derived from the Egyptian word 'Sekhem,' which means "power" or "might." She was the patroness of physicians, surgeons, and healers. Because of Her power, She is sometimes portrayed negatively by traditional Egyptology. They often overlook Her qualities as Healer, Mother, and Protector. Sekhmet's black granite statues show Her standing with a scepter in the shape of the papyrus, heraldic plant of Lower Egypt. As with the Goddess Isis, Sekhmet seems to have recently been reinvented, and to some people, She has become the symbol of the modern-day empowered woman. She is still approached as a healer, bringer of justice and as a guardian or protector, but the emphasis has shifted so that She has transformed from what was almost a force of chaos into an icon of immanent female power.
Andrea will facilitate a Sacred Ceremony to assist you to connect with Sekhmet and Her powerfully protective Unconditional Love of the Mother, as well as the transformative energy that destroys the ego and aligns you with your Higher Self. Through meditation, we will call Her timeless energies to us for a great blessing. She will enfold you in Her loving arms and bless you with an initiation that will gift you with the increased empowerment of the Divine Feminine in your Being.
Our last stop at Karnak will be at the Precinct of Mut, which was opened in November 2014, after having been closed for over fifteen years. Mut is the consort of Amun-Ra, the male Neter to whom Karnak is dedicated. She is the quintessence of the Divine Feminine, the Mother. Intimately connected with Sekhmet; it's possible that in the very ancient past, they were the same. We'll have time to wander among the many powerfully palpable statues of Mut and to meditate near them to connect with her energy of Unconditional Love.
We return early afternoon to the hotel. Lunch is on your own, and you have the afternoon free to rest and relax. Take a swim in the pool or lie out beside it, soaking up the rays! The hotel also has a spa, so you can book a massage or other spa services if you’re inclined.
We depart for our evening visit under the stars to magnificent Luxor Temple - a real treat! We walk the well-worn pathways of this amazing structure and connect with its ancient energies. In or near the Holy of Holies will facilitate a meditation to support you to connect more fully with your Third Eye intuitive energies, to bring that which is usually hidden from your conscious self into the Light, for your continued spiritual evolution.
Day 08 Luxor (breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Depart the hotel before sunrise to the West Bank of the Nile, which includes the Necropolis of Thebes and Hatshepsut's Temple. In the Valley of the Kings, we explore the Mysteries of Death & Resurrection as we visit ancient tombs of the pharaohs, vibrant with scenes of ancient daily life and esoteric teachings about the afterlife. You have the option to buy a special ticket to visit the famous tomb of King Tut-Ankh-Amen, whose mummy is in situ.
Then we visit Queen Hatshepsut's magnificent Temple to Amun at Der el Bahari. The 5th Pharaoh of the18th dynasty, Hatshepsut or Maatkare ("Beloved of Maat") was of one of the most famous of the few handfuls of the female Pharaohs who ruled Egypt in dynastic times. Her mortuary temple, Djeser Djeseru ("Splendor of Splendors"), is one of the most dramatically situated in the world and was designed by her architect/lover Senenmut. We visit the Birth Colonnade, the Anubis Chapel, the Punt Colonnade, the Chapel of Hathor and the Upper Terrace, where the Sanctuary of Hatshepsut and the Sanctuary of Amun are located. We'll find an out-of-the-way area to sit and meditate for a few minutes to connect with the energies of this remarkable Pharaoh, inviting in the energy of the Divine Feminine.
We'll make a brief stop at the Colossi of Memnon, enormous statues that are the remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Recent excavations at the site have also unearthed other statues of this famous Pharaoh, father of Amenhotep IV, better known as Akhenaten. Noon - We return to Luxor and embark our 5-star cruise ship
day 9 Luxor / Edfu (breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Today you have time to relax and enjoy cruising the ancient Nile. Perhaps you'd like to enjoy the onboard Jacuzzi on the upper sun deck. Or maybe take a dip in the open-air swimming pool. If you'd like to book a long relaxing massage, the ship's massage therapist will be ready and wait for you.
As you sit up on the sun deck of the cruise ship, you'll see the countryside drift by. At some point, you'll see life as it's been for thousands of years on the banks of this life-bestowing river...simple, primitive
Day 10 Edfu / Aswan (breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We depart for an early morning visit to Edfu Temple, dedicated to the Neter Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. He's the falcon-headed Neter who is the symbol of the Higher Self. The temple complex is one of the finest examples of Ptolemaic art in Egypt and perhaps one of the best-preserved of the entire ancient world! We explore the various temples with our Egyptologist Vivian, viewing the richly decorated important scenes related to the divinities associated with the cult of Horus: Osiris, Isis, Sokar, and Khonsu. A meditation to assist you to call in the energies of Horus to help you strengthen your connection with your Higher Self. We return to the cruise ship for breakfast and continue our sail up the Nile on our way to Aswan, in Upper Egypt. You have free time to enjoy sailing the ancient Nile.
In the late afternoon, we round the bend in the Nile and behold the Temple of Kom Ombo, a magnificent edifice of energy-filled ruins overlooking the river. Our visit will take us through this famous dual temple dedicated to the Neters Sobek, the crocodile-headed Neter and Haoeris, (Horus the Elder), an early form of Horus. You will have meditation time to receive your initiation to balance the Light & Dark within yourself. Afterward, we return to the cruise ship. Free time.
Day 11 Aswan (breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Depart to Elephantine Island, named for the Greek word meaning 'elephant.' The more common name for the city by ancient Egyptians was Sehel, which also meant 'elephant.' The name describes the city's function as a gate to the South since elephants were brought from the south towards Nubia. We explore the ancient Temple of Khnum, the main cult center of the ram-headed creator god. Khnum was the Neter of fertility, water, and the Great Potter who created children and their ka at their conception. The ka is the double that lingered on in the tomb inhabiting the body or even statues of the deceased, but was also independent of the body and could move, eat and drink at will.) Khnum is believed by some experts to have been a pre-dynastic Neter. He was the guardian of the source of the Nile and was originally a Nile god who became a helper of Hapi, the present-day Neter associated with the Nile. Then his role changed from the river god to the one who made sure that the right amount of silt was released into the water during the Nile's annual inundation. He worked with the silt, the soil that the ancient potters used, and thus became the great potter who not only molded men and women, but who molded the Neters themselves, and even the world. We'll take time for individual meditation. Open your heart to receive an Empowerment Initiation to connect with your Inner Creative Energy from Khnum. We'll see a huge granite box, another amazing smoking gun that shows that the ancient pre-dynastic Egyptians could have used advanced machining techniques!
At the close of the afternoon, we enjoy a serene felucca (sailboat) ride on the Nile. Bring your camera to capture the sunset!
Day 12 Aswan (breakfast – Dinner)
Depart to Agilkia, the small island where the temples that were on the Island of Philae were moved to when the Aswan High Dam was completed in 1970. The name Philae comes from the ancient Egyptian word Pilak, meaning “the remote place.” This southernmost site in Egypt was the last outpost of the 4,000-year-old ancient Egyptian spiritual traditions that venerated Isis, the Neter of Healing and Magic, wife/sister of Osiris, and mother of Horus.
Isis may be the oldest deity in Egypt, and certainly the oldest to survive in much the same form as in the ancient times. She may also be the most important, as She was worshipped almost universally by all Egyptians. As the major Goddess of the Egyptian pantheon, with many of the same attributes of other Mother Goddesses found all over the world, She was revered as the Great Protector, prayed to for guidance, and beseeched for peace in the world. Her Egyptian name was Auset, which meant "female of the throne," i.e., Queen of the Throne. Teachings about the pre-dynastic Egyptians, from the oral tradition, passed down through the ages, say that it was a matriarchal and matrilineal culture and that the woman was the power behind the throne. The mother or sister chose the male who ruled. Thus the throne that is shown carved on Isis' head in hieroglyphs in the temples.
During the Greco-Roman period, this sacred island was the main cult center of Isis. Her worship lasted here until the 6th century CE when it was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian. Though it died out here, Her influence spread to Greece and Rome and on throughout Europe. Some researchers believe that the Black Madonnas were representations of Isis and Her son Horus.
We enter the Temple of Isis, where Andrea will facilitate a meditation to welcome Her into Her shrine in the Holy of Holies. Her priestesses did in ancient times; we'll call in Her powerful magic and offer our heartfelt requests for healing and transformation. She will bestow upon us a sacred Isis Initiation into Her Divine Feminine Mysteries, supporting you to develop your healing powers for any new projects that you're bringing into manifestation, as well as to connect with more Unconditional Love within yourself. You will be forever connected with Her!
We then return to the hotel. Enjoy the hotel's excellent spa facilities. Perhaps you'd like to unwind with a massage or sauna? And then a dip in the pool?
Dinner is on your own at the hotel.
Day 13 Aswan / Cairo ( Breakfast)
Transfer with your luggage to Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo, upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Cairo. Overnight in Cairo
Day 14 Cairo Pyramids private tours ( Breakfast – Dinner)
We depart to the Giza Plateau for our PRIVATE ENTRANCE into the Great Pyramid. We enter through the Ascending Passage and the Grand Gallery, and finally are in the Upper Chamber for our final Meditation and Initiation in the Higher Light Frequencies, a powerful ascension experience! In our private space away from the crowds, you will experience the ancient spiritual energies that are still palpable in this enigmatic edifice. Through meditation and sound resonance, you will be able to connect with more of your higher frequencies and open yourself to this final initiation experience. In the early evening, we leave the Great Pyramid and return to the hotel.
Day 15 Cairo / Home ( Breakfast)
After breakfast transfer to Cairo airport for your flight back home
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* 2 nights hotel in Cairo
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