Egypt 2014

SPIRITUAL ARCHAEOLOGY

&

HIDDEN HISTORIES

EGYPT

February 6-19 – 2014

Luminous Ima Antonio

and 

Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.

About the Presenters:

Luminous Ima Antonio is the Founder/Director of the Integrative Archaeology Foundation (501 C-3) and an  Inter-dimensional Researcher of Sacred Places.  She is the author of Spiritual Archaeology: Practical Shamanism at Sacred Places and is currently working on books on Sacred Places and Hidden Histories.  Summer of 2013 initiates the film about Easter Island.  Luminous leads journeys to Sacred Places worldwide.

Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D is professional astrologer and cross-cultural mythologist with a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. For over a decade, Dennis has lead mystical educational tours to Greece, India and Egypt. He is the author of The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology. Dr. Harness is currently working on two new books….The Karmic Code and Sacred Sites of Ancient Greece. 

CAIRO – GIZA PYRAMIDS – SAKKARA – EGYPTIAN MUSEUM – KHAN KAHLILI BAZAAR – ASWAN – KOM OMBO – EDFU TEMPLES – LUXOR – KING TUT TREASURES – VALLEY OF KINGS – KARNAK – DENDARA – ABU SIMBLE

INCLUDES:  Private Entrance to the Great Pyramid, Private time between the Paws of the Great Sphinx, Private time and ceremony at the Temple of Philae (Temple of Isis).

 

 

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WE CRUISE THE NILE ON OUR OWN PRIVATE YACHT!

 

 

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Egypt Itinerary

 

Day 1, Depart for Cairo

Leave for Cairo, Egypt.  Plan your flight for an early morning arrival in Cairo.

Day 2, Arrive Cairo

Arrive at Cairo airport where you will be met by our Event and Tour Manager who will assist you through customs and immigration before transferring us to our luxury accommodations at the Mena House or Le Meridian Pyramids Hotel.  Today we relax, settle in and gather for a casual Spiritual Archaeology Seminar – learn a few basic tools for our explorations of Egypt.  Our education will be ongoing throughout the journey.

Day 3, Giza Plateau / Sphinx / Sakkara:   

Today, we start our tour with a very special private visit to the Giza Plateau, for our group exclusively.  Early in the morning, the energy is fresh and you can connect with the heartbeat of the earth. Listen closely as you awaken and greet the sunrise dress at the Valley Temple of Chephren.  You will be standing between the Paws of The Great Sphinx.  Dr. Robert Schoch and others now contend the Sphinx dates back to 5,000 – 7,000 BC – to a time traditionalists say humans were not technologically capable of such a feat.  What will you discover standing between the Paws of the Great Sphinx? Who was responsible for this and many of the other structures we will visit during our journey in Egypt?  What does the great stone cat have to tell you?

As the day breaks, you will hear the sounds of the entire city being called to prayer. We open our hearts and  feel the energy of the spirits of Egypt.  We continue on to touch and feel some of the most awesome wonders of the world—the Pyramids of the Giza Plateau.  Our guide, who is an encyclopedia of Egyptology, will give us detailed examinations of various controversial theories surrounding these amazing structures…if we should desire it.

Back to our hotel for hot buffet breakfast.

This afternoon we travel by luxury bus to Sakkara, where we visit the oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Djoser, and its temple of sound and healing. Sakkara was masterminded by Imhotep, the high priest, vizier and architect to King Djoser during Dynasty III. This magnificent site includes other Old Kingdom tombs, among them those that hold the earliest known hieroglyphs, the Pyramid Texts that were the model for the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Overnight     (Breakfast, lunch)

 Day 4, Cairo Museum / Khan El Khalili Bazaar / Flight to Aswan

We visit to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo to view the spiritual legacy of priest kings, queens, scribes and healers. The museum holds an astounding collection of Egyptian antiquities and exhibits over 120,000 artifacts, including those from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Later we will have lunch and opportunities to shop at the Khan Khalili Bazaar. The atmosphere of this traditional market, together with the labyrinth layout of the streets, gives you a glimpse into what medieval markets were like. Later today we take our flight to Aswan and board our private yacht, the Afandina, our home on the Nile. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5, Felucca / Elephantine Island

Free time this  morning.  Later in the day we visit to the mythical origin of the Nile River and the home of Nubian kings and queens during the later dynasties of Egypt.  We can also enjoy a felucca sail around Elephantine Island. Overnight on the Afandina.                                                                                                                                  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 6, Aswan / Abu Simble / Aswan

This morning we drive into the Sahara desert to Abu Simble.  Hewn of a mountain for Ramesses II, this magnificent temple is both an ancient and modern engineering marvel. You will visit Abu Simbel temples which are the symbol of the international campaign for the salvage of the Nubian monuments, the temples II and his beloved wife Nefertari. You then return back to our boat in Aswan to enjoy your dinner in a peaceful atmosphere. Overnight on the Afandina. (Breakfast, lunch Dinner)

 Day 7, Philae/Temple of Isis/Sail to Kom Ombo

In our private sunrise meditation and ritual we return to the source of all, the Great Mother, to receive the blessings of Isis at her beautiful island Temple at Philae. This isle represents a fusion of three great civilizations – Egyptian, Greek and Roman.  The presence of Isis is palpable in the inner sanctum, the Holy of Holies of her temple. Later we sail to Kom Ombo.  Overnight on the Afandina    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8, Kom Ombo/Sail to Edfu

At Kom Ombo, we visit the only dual temple in Egypt. This dramatic temple poised between the edge of the river and the encroaching desert sand was dedicated to two gods – Sobek the crocodile god of strength, fortitude, fertility and rebirth, and Horus the hawk-headed son of Isis and Osiris. The duality of light/ dark, yin/yang, conscious/unconscious is apparent in this ancient site. One of the most powerful places in Kom Ombo is the Seat of Neutrality, which is placed on the exact centerline between the parts of the temple that are dedicated to Horus/Sobek and Light/Dark. We will dock near Edfu for the night. Overnight Afandina.  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

 Day 9, Edfu/Nile Sail

Early this morning we visit Edfu and the Temple of Horus, one of the most beautifully preserved in Egypt. When you approach the temple complex, you become aware of its enormous dimensions, with a vast courtyard, a forest of towering columns and high ceilings. The side chambers of the Temple of Horus show the complexity of ancient rites; they include a healing chamber, a perfumery, and singers’ rooms.  One chamber, called the House of Life, stored all of the sacred texts used in seasonal and daily rituals.Horus is associated with higher vision and clarity. The eye of Horus greatly relates to his myth and power. The left eye represents the lunar, the moon, the intuitive, the feminine energy. The right eye is connected to the solar, the masculine, the action, and the yang energy. Both are necessary for true power to exist. In a private empowerment we will work with balancing the lunar and the solar energies inside of us and awaken our intuitive centers to be able to experience a higher perspective. After lunch we will continue our sail to Esna. Overnight on the Afandina.  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 10, Sailing from Esna to Karnak temple

We spend a day of sailing from Esna to Luxor.

In the afternoon we visit to the magnificent Karnak Temple. Karnak is the biggest temple complex in Egypt – and a very special place. It is dedicated to the Gods Amun and Mut. As you enter, you walk between a row of rams-headed sphinxes, which originally connected Karnak with Luxor Temple two miles away. Take some time to visit the sacred lake of Karnak, ask for purification and place your intention in your mind’s eye into the lake.
Outside the main halls is a small chapel dedicated to Sekhmet, her consort Ptah and their son Nefertum. Sekhmet is the lioness Goddess of compassion and courage. She is associated with feminine fire and healing through destruction. She is a renowned healer and known for her magic and ability to hunt down an imbalance at its origin. In a potent private initiation we will honor the Goddess and receive the gift of courage to be our authentic selves.    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 11, Luxor Temple

We have the morning free to explore Luxor’s market, museum, and other fascinating sites. This evening we will pay a night visit to the Temple of Luxor and work with the brilliance of the human body. Here we are able to see that this temple is built like a human body–the outer layers represent the feet and as we move deeper into the temple, we move towards the head, where the holy of holies, the inner sanctuary is located. This is a wonderful place to focus on physical healing. As you walk through the body of this temple, notice how your body feels and re-member radiant health. Awaken the parts of you that are sleeping, activate divinity codes and turn on your inner light.    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

 Day 12, Dendera/Abydos

This morning we head to Dendera to visit the exquisite temple dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of abundance, love and joy. The temple is built with a zodiacal ceiling that recalls the origins of Egypt. On the rooftop where Hathor priests and priestesses gathered for their celebrations thousands of years ago, we reconnect to our destinies. We then continue north to the temple at Abydos, dedicated to Osiris and housing the nine great beings (the Ennead). This temple rests next to and above the most ancient Osirion, one of the premier power places on the planet. It includes a more recent temple built by Seti I, which contains the most beautiful bas relief of any temple in Egypt.  (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)

Day 13, West Bank / Flight to Cairo

This morning we make a sunrise pilgrimage to Deir el Bahari, the funerary temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. We also visit the Necropolis of Thebes on the West Bank of the Nile. The West Bank where the Valley of Kings holds the tombs of the pharaohs that are inscribed with sacred transformative texts, including the books of knowing light and dark, the book of what is in the underworld, the book of caverns, and naming and taming the hours of the night. Here are the tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramses III and VII, Seti I, Thutmosis III, and many others.  We will also visit the Colossi of Memnon.

We take an evening flight to Cairo, where we will check into our hotel in Giza. (Breakfast)

Day 14, Great Pyramid/ Farewell Dinner

In the morning we will have a special private visit inside the Great Pyramid with a culminating initiation in the King’s chamber. Here, we unite our life story with the story of those who have come before us and those who will come after as we embrace the transformation that we have experienced.

Afterward we have our farewell dinner to share our Egyptian experience.  Overnight  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 15, Farewell to Egypt/ Final Departure

We transfer to Cairo airport for final departure for home.  We take the sights, sounds, smells and discoveries  of Egypt with us to recall our time together.  What has changed?     (Breakfast)

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Private time for our group only between the Paws of the Sphinx

Private time for our group only in the Great Pyramid

Private visit to Philea Temple

02 nights at exquisite Mena House in Cairo.

09 nights on Afandina private sail boat

02 nights at Mena House in Cairo.

Greeting and assistance at airports in all cities in Egypt

All touring and transfers in air-conditioned motor coach.

Transfers from and to the airport / hotels in all cities

Entrance fees to all visits mentioned in the above itinerary

In-Country Airfares

Daily buffet breakfast at hotel & cruise

Full board on Afandina Yacht including Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Licensed English speaking/spiritual guide throughout the trip

All hotels taxes, service charges and government sales tax

Luggage handling at all airports

Gratuities to Egyptian guides and drivers.

 

WHAT’S EXCLUDED:

International Air tickets

Meals and drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc, not specified herein

Travel & health Insurance and other items of a personal nature

Tipping for Tour Escorts

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