The Healing Power of Love II
A Sacred Journey down the Nile Uniting Heaven and Earth
April 6-16, 2018
The temples of ancient Egypt functioned as places of initiation into the mysteries and portals between different “worlds” of experience. The power and energy of what happened there still lives in the space, stone, and aura of these structures! Together, on this journey down the Nile we will visit the sacred sites, doing meditations, hearing the stories, and feeling into the healing power of love that was the inspiration and purpose of the initiations. It is Love that unites, connects, and awakens each of us to our common human destiny and serves to open our hearts to the beauty and joy of all creation throughout all time.
When viewed astrologically, 2018 will be a year of great initiation. Chiron will be transiting into the sign of Aries after 7 years in Pisces, and Uranus will be transiting into the sign of Taurus after 7 years in Aries. In addition, Jupiter will be transiting Scorpio, the sign of death/rebirth for most of the year. The cusps of the astrological signs can be seen as thresholds on the path of evolution. A time of completing a phase of development and preparing ourselves to enter a new phase.
As we sail down the Nile and visit the sacred sites, we will also explore the initiation that we, as individuals are experiencing, and the initiation of humanity into the Age of Aquarius. In particular, we will look to the transiting planets in your natal chart, especially the stellium (Mars, Lilith, Saturn, Pluto, and the Moon for the first 2 days) in Capricorn that will be happening at the time of this journey. Pluto will be transiting its own and Saturn’s south node through the year so there will be no shortage of changes to discuss astrologically!
In addition to visiting the sacred sites, sailing, and astrology, we will practice kundalini yoga as an initiation into the more subtle realms of consciousness and opening the third eye. The intention of this journey is to tap into the spiritual dimensions of life that lie behind and beneath all physical/outer manifestations of creation in the 3rd dimensional world. If you desire to open your mind, heart, and soul to the healing power of love and “touch” the mysteries that exist behind the veils of illusion, please join us! This journey will be a life changing event as we join together with like-minded souls to open our hearts and minds and to appreciate Love as the most powerful force in creation.
We will glide down the Nile in luxury and comfort on board a twin sail Dahabiya; a river-going sailboat in traditional design. The Dahabiya sailing experience allows you to explore the ancient sites of Egypt in a traditional way and capture the magic of the Nile. En route, we stop at temples and tombs of pharaonic times, all in peace and quiet, so you can feel the spirituality of the ancient monuments.
We arrive and gather in Luxor, before transferring to our Dahabiya - a traditional river-going sailboat and our beautiful home for the week [example above].
After settling into our rooms, we will gather together for our first dinner on the deck, introducing ourselves and enjoying the stunning views as the sun sets over the Nile.
We sail in the dawn and arrive in the city of Esna in the early morning. There we will visit some temples together - such as the Temple of Khnum [above]. Kaypacha will take this opportunity to introduce the week's workshop and the sacred journey we will be taking together.
In the afternoon we return to the boat for our first Astrology Class on deck, as we continue sailing south to the city of Edfu.
As the Sun rises over the Nile, we wake to an early morning Kundalini Yoga Class before enjoying breakfast.
Having arrived at the city of Edfu the night before, we will visit the Temple of Horus, before returning to the boat for our Astrology Class later in the day.
Dinner will be on deck the Dahabiya, as we settle in to spend the night on the banks of beautiful Edfu.
While enjoying breakfast-with-a-view, we sail through the morning onto Gebel El Silsila. There we will visit the Temple as well as some of these stone quarries [above], before returning for either an afternoon Astrology or Yoga Class.
We remain on board for a fun barbeque dinner on the deck of our Dahabiya, as the sun sets and we sail onto Assuan.
Waking up in Assuan, in the morning light we venture from our Dahabiya to visit the Temple of Isis on Philae Island, dedicated to the powerful Goddess Isis and known to be one of the most beautiful of all the temples in Egypt.
In the afternoon, we sail onto the Nubian Village. If not possible to make it there by boat (there are many rocks in the water there) we will alternatively make the trip with motorboats or camel (optional).
Today will be a break , as we dedicate the time for venturing to and enjoying these many special (and difficult to access) locations. We spend the night in Assuan or - if possible - on the banks of the beautiful Nubian Village.
We sail early onto Kom Ombo; a town celebrated through the ages for the magnificence of its temples.
In the morning, we enjoy another Astrology Class together on deck, before we leave our Dahabiya to venture to both the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris.
After exploring and honouring all that Kom Ombo has to offer, we will return for dinner and an evening sunset Kundalini Yoga Class on deck.
Today we return to Luxor, this time to explore the city and wider East Bank area, and visit its most famed ancient monuments: the Temple of Luxor and magnificent Temple of Karnak [above] - the largest temple in all of Egypt.
We return to the boat for an evening Yoga Class and dinner, before sailing into the night onto Dendera.
In Dendera for the day, we will visit the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the 'cow goddess' and known to be one of the best-preserved temples in all of Egypt.
In the afternoon, we share an Astrology Class together, before spending the night on the banks of either Dendera or nearby Quina.
At dawn, we sail on back to Luxor. And after waking to our morning Kundalini Yoga Class, we will take this opportunity to explore more of the incredible West Bank - one of the most important archeological sites in the world - and perhaps fitting in a trip to an Alabaster Factory.
Waking up to our final day in Luxor, we will enjoy our morning Astrology Class together on deck, before wandering the souks for shopping and general free exploration in the area.
We return to the Dahabiya in the evening for our Closing Circle - honouring our time together and sharing experiences of what will have surely been a powerful and transformational week for all - before our final farewell group dinner overlooking the enchanting waters of the Nile.
Departure Day - We wake to breakfast, before ensuring everyone's safe and convenient departure and transfers on their journey home.
Cost: 1995€ - Please note that spaces are limited.
Registration: please contact Mona here: firstname.lastname@example.org