A book of wisdom teachings and rituals that invoke ancient Egyptian deities to awaken human consciousness
• Provides guided shamanic visualizations to invoke 26 of the most significant gods
• Takes the reader through shamanic portals of death, rebirth, and illumination
• Reconciles internal conflict through a sacred marriage of heart and mind
In Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf renew humanity’s connection to the ancient gods of Egypt, the neteru. Voices from these divine ancestors remind us of the healing power of the heart, and call us to bring their consciousness into the present to help us remember our true nature as divine humans with sacred purpose. The authors provide rituals, meditations, and rites of passage to help us meet our personal and planetary challenges with grace, wisdom, and love. The shamanic initiations provided are invoked, directly experienced, and transformed into embodied wisdom that awakens consciousness and illumines the intelligence of the heart.
Scully and Star Wolf focus their rituals on 26 of the primary divine entities that preside over the ancient mysteries whose roots are in Old Kingdom and pre-historic Egypt. This fresh interpretation of ancient mysteries unites the energies of Thoth and Anubis to guide us through the current cycle of Earth changes and to help us remember who we really are at heart. Through these passages, Anubis lives up to his ancient title as the Opener of the Way, and Thoth as the Architect of Higher Learning. Together they evoke their power to unite heart and mind in the sacred marriage that brings transformation, renewal, and the awakening of consciousness.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
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FOR THOSE WHO choose to participate in the rituals that follow, you will be embarking on a shamanic journey through Inner Egypt. Although one should not have preconceived ideas or expectations, it must be remembered that it is the nature of the shamanic experience to disintegrate the old way and reintegrate anew. The idea of dismemberment and re-memberment are basic precepts in ancient Egypt, and easy to recognize as expressed in the myth of Osiris and Isis.
This first passage must be entered with the energy of innocence and trust, the beginner’s mind where, like the Fool in the tarot, you stand at the precipice, willing to step over the edge into the unknown. You must cross the threshold with a certain amount of humility and reverence, and from a meditative, heart-centered perspective in order to enter the state of mind that is Egypt within. This requires preparation and an invocation. At the beginning of each ritual, you will start with a meditation. This first one sets the scene and will be reiterated to some degree as you begin subsequent rituals.
It is helpful to prepare sacred space within which to enter these rites. A candle and smudge or incense is sufficient; however, you can elabo rate upon your altar as feels appropriate. This first initiation should be embarked upon in a quiet, private place, for you will be entering the cave of your own heart.
Close your eyes and tune out the outer world. Find and focus on your heart flame within. Kindle it with love, and breathe to open it. As you continue to feed your heart flame with love, experience it grow and intensify. In the glow of your heart flame, invoke Inner Egypt. Continue to breathe into your heart until you have built a warm fire of gentle desire to hear the calling within you. Listen for the call from the Great Mystery, from that which is hidden. . . .
You will find yourself in a very private place near the edge of a remote cliff overlooking a great canyon, facing the huge orange ball that is the setting sun in the west. Listen closely. . . . You must listen to your heart, which has drawn you to this place. Listen. . . . It is the voice of the invisible Nephthys that speaks. She is the intuitive self that knows how to listen to an inner calling. You can hear her voice calling you. . . .
Nephthys speaks: I am she who is veiled from you and whom you will come to know soon. I am calling you to come to the edge and to look out over your world, as you know it. To reflect on all the things in your present life that distract you, or that you wish to change, that you bring to the altar of your heart flame. Bring all of this and lay it upon the altar of your heart. For as your world is now, know that it will change. And soon, it will be only a memory as you embark upon these sacred heart rituals of ancient Egypt.
Take a deep breath. . . . When you are ready, step off the cliff and let go. . . . As you begin to fall, continue to breathe deeply, exhaling your spirit into the void, calling out to all things sacred and holy to uplift you and to guide you through the surrounding vortex and into mighty Egypt, alive and available deep within the DNA of your own being.
Allow yourself to trust the process and to become innocent. . . . Move into the unknowing with an open heart. . . .
As you fall through the abyss, feel yourself becoming a white dove. . . . Your wings stretch to catch your fall, and you find yourself gliding smoothly through the funneled vortex.
As you begin to emerge out of the vortex and into the light that called to you from the land of Egypt, look below and see the landscape of Egypt, with its vast and blazing desert and the lushness around the silver snake that is the Nile. You can see temples here and there, and pyramids. There are many villages, mostly along the Nile, and verdant fields crisscrossed with irrigation channels, all connected to the Nile. Even from this perspective flying above Egypt, you can feel the life and vitality emanating from the fertile land below. As your vision of Egypt clarifies, your ancient heart memory returns and you feel nourished by all the powerful elements that are rushing into your consciousness simultaneously.
Your memory begins to stir. . . . As you soar above this ancient land you are reminded of a bittersweet memory, a poignant moment of coming home. Receive whatever messages emerge from this moment of remembering. These can be an image, a color, a sound or glyph, an inner knowing, or whatever experience is there for you. . . .
As you recognize this potent opportunity for your soul’s journey, you find yourself shifting from your ego’s awareness to your soul’s consciousness. . . . [Pause.]
When you have completed this experience, it is the end of the first journey. As you begin to return to your outer awareness and ordinary consciousness, your heart remains in Egypt. Feel your return journey as you are lifted back on gentle warm currents of the winds, back to your conscious awareness of your physical body in its human form and the altar from which you began your journey. . . . Welcome home, Initiate.
Be sure to ground and center, using the grounding breath. Inhale through the small of your back and exhale through your tailbone into the earth. Make sure that you are centered in your physical form before opening your eyes.
Table of ContentsACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PREFACE: THE ROADRUNNER AND WILY COYOTE
INTRODUCTION HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
PART I • THE FIRST GREAT ROUND
0 THE DOVE--INITIATE
Wisdom Keeper/Grand Mother
2 NEPHTHYS--THE HIGH PRIESTESS
3 ISIS--HOLY QUEEN/MOTHER OF US ALL
Embodied Manifestation of Love
4 KHNUM--MASTER CRAFTSMAN
Creator of Form/Organizing Principle
5 THE SPHINX--DIVINE MESSENGER
Earth Altar/Cosmic Library
6 SOBEK AND HORUS--RECONCILIATION OF OPPOSITES
Architect of Wisdom/Enlightened Communication
10 KHEPERA--CYCLES OF CHANGE
Planetary Guardian/Spiral Dancer
PART II • THE SECOND GREAT ROUND
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND GREAT ROUND
11 BAST--HOLY LONGING (DESIRE)
16 WADJET--LIFE FORCE ENERGY
17 SOTHIS--STAR CONSCIOUSNESS
18 KHONSU--LUNAR ENERGIES
Divine Timing/Blood Mysteries
19 AMUN-RA--SOLAR ENERGIES
20 PTAH--THE NEW AEON
21 NUT AND GEB--WHOLENESS
Creation of Sacred Purpose/Divine Parents
PART III • THE ELEMENTS--TOOLS FOR MANIFESTATION
INTRODUCTION TO THE ELEMENTS
22 THE NILE--SACRED ARCHETYPAL ELEMENT OF WATER
23 THE PYRAMID--SACRED ARCHETYPAL ELEMENT OF EARTH
24 THE DESERT--SACRED ARCHETYPAL ELEMENT OF FIRE
25 THE CRESTED IBIS--SACRED ARCHETYPAL ELEMENT OF AIR
A VISION FOR THE FUTURE--AWAKENING THE HEALING POWER OF LOVE
GLOSSARY OF THE GODS: A GUIDE TO THE SACRED NETERU OF ANCIENT EGYPT
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
FOR FURTHER READING
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“Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt is a valuable contribution toward uniting Science and Spirit. Combining ancient wisdom with guided shamanic journeys, it offers readers an opportunity to experience personal evolution through merging the knowledge of the mind (the source of Science) with the awareness of the heart (the source of Spirit).”
“This book is based upon a startling premisethat the deities of ancient Egypt embody and express the myriad aspects of Nature as archetypal forces that have ‘overseen’ the human experiment from the very beginnings of our long journey across eternity. This compelling book will change the lives of its readers. I couldn’t put it down!”
“Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf have brilliantly mapped out the step by step initiations we all go through in life. Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt is very profound and I think will provide help to all during these changing times.”
“Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt opens a new and magical window into the eternal world of pharaonic Egypt and its gods. Its special quality lies in the fact that it is written with an open heart and a searching soul, very much in the manner of an initiated scribe of this ancient land.”
“Scully and Star Wolf have tapped into the mythic field of ancient Egypt, cradle of civilization. I wholeheartedly recommend using this book as a guide for a most profound shamanic voyage up the Nile. It is an amazing adventure you won’t want to miss.”
“Scully and Star Wolf know Egypt, and their book is a guide to the emotional, living experience of Egypt; what Egypt means and how to feel it. It’s scholarship of the heart, rather than of the mind. Very interesting! Useful, too.”
“More than any other book, Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt answers why so many people, now and throughout the ages, have been called to Egypt. These journeys reach into the depths of your being to empower your unique soul purpose. Discover how the awakened heart-mind consciousness transmitted through these initiatory experiences is essential for the healing of our planet.”
“Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf are part of a movement we might call taking the Gods seriously. This book shows us how the neteru can be both the genuine deities of the Ancient Egyptians and a powerful force in our own lives.”
“These refreshingly direct methods of meditation and ritual reveal where true magic and mystery meet, in the sacred chamber of the heart of the soul. Like Isis providing the missing piece to Osiris, this book brings back the heart to the process of understanding and exploring the mysteries of Egypt.”
"This is an amazing piece of work. . . . The entire shamanic journey is laid out in very clear and understandable terms."
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