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.
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.
Nicki Scully has been a healer and teacher of shamanism and the Egyptian mysteries since 1978. She lectures worldwide and specializes in spiritual tours to sacred sites in Egypt, Peru, and other countries. She is the author of Power Animal Meditations and Alchemical Healing, and the co-author of Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt and The Anubis Oracle. Nicki lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she maintains a comprehensive healing and shamanic consulting practice.
Linda Star Wolf, Ph.D., has been a visionary teacher and shamanic guide for more than 35 years. The founder and codirector of Venus Rising Association for Transformation and the founder and president of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies, she is the creator of the Shamanic Breathwork Process as well as the Shamanic Ministers Global Network and the Wise Wolf Councils. A spiritual granddaughter of Seneca Wolf Clan Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, Star Wolf is the author of Shamanic Breathwork and co-author of Visionary Shamanism, Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, and The Anubis Oracle. She lives at Isis Cove Retreat Center near Asheville, North Carolina.
“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).”
– Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., author of The Biology of Belief
“This book is based upon a startling premise--that 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!”
– Hank Wesselman, Ph.D., author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy and The Journey to the Sacred Garden
“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.”
– Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the Earth
“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.”
– Robert G. Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery and The Egypt Code
“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.”
– Justine Willis Toms and Michael Toms, cofounders of New Dimensions Broadcasting Network and coauthor
“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.”
– John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky
“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.”
– Mary K. Greer, author of Tarot for Your Self
“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.”
– Rachel Pollack, author of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom
“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.”
– de Traci Regula, author of The Mysteries of Isis
"This is an amazing piece of work. . . . The entire shamanic journey is laid out in very clear and understandable terms."
– D. Tigermoon, The Pagan Review, Sept 2007
“This brilliant integration of the Egyptian mysteries, Jungian individuation, and the Tarot causes the reader to be initiated by the neteru--all of the aspects of nature. Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt is a great book for those who are entirely new to these mysteries, and it is a deep pool of wisdom for those already familiar with them. This book unlocks the hidden keys of ancient wisdom for the modern world.”
– Barbara Hand Clow, author of The Mind Chronicles and The Mayan Code
"Recommended for seekers who are ready to shed their old being, [and]awaken the love and healing power of their hearts in a new integrated way of being."
– Jennifer Hoskins, New Dawn, Mar/Apr 2008
" . . . no matter your skill set and experience, coming to this book and journey with a willing and committed heart should greatly assist you in reconnecting your bonds to the Divine Order."
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