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Return to Egypt! with Debra Stangl, Founder of Sedona Soul Adventures on her journey to the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Isis Temple at Philae, the Hathor Temple at Dendera, Abu Simbel and so many other amazing, mystical parts of spiritual Egypt.
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1. Great Pyramid and Sphinx
Day 1 of the trip – we’re here! We go straight to the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. No matter how many times I’m here, it never ceases to amaze and stun me.
2. Steppe Pyramid
That’s me on the camel! Egyptologists believe this was the first pyramid ever built in Egypt, by the Pharaoh Djoser with his brilliant architect, Imhotep.
3. Temple of Hathor at Dendera
See the beautiful temple of Hathor, goddess of love and beauty and creativity. In recent years, the Egyptians have started cleaning thousands of years of dirt and grime off the temple walls and the colors are absolutely fantastic. And finally, is that an electric light bulb depicted in one of the carvings in the crypt of the temple?
4. Abydos and The Osirion and Flower of Life
Abydos is one of the most beautiful temples in all of Egypt and amazingly, it is built on top of the ancient Osirion temple (no one knows how ancient). One of my favorite questions is, why are there carvings of a tank, a helicopter and a submarine on the temple walls? Abydos is the setting for one of my favorite books, “In Search of Om Seti”, the true story of Dorothy Eady and her cosmic love affair with Pharaoh Seti which spanned thousands of years and multiple dimensions. I had a past life in Abydos many years ago and the first time I came here (in this lifetime), I suddenly had tears of joy. I wasn’t anyone famous – I was a minor priestess who arranged flowers for the temple ceremonies. Watch to the end to see the incredible Flower of Life that is in the walls of the Osirion.
Karnak is one of the most astounding places on earth. Karnak was built over a period of 2200 years and is immense. The Avenue of Sphinxes, the huge columns in the Hippostyle Hall and the beautiful obelisks are amazing. I also tell the story of hearing voices here during my first trip in 1983.
6. Hatsepshut Temple
Hatsepshut was a female Pharaogh and ruled as a man, even wearing the false beard that Pharoahs wore. See her beautiful funerary temple and one of the most beautiful sculptures of Hathor, the goddess of love and beauty. And how wonderful to find an archeological dig going on – they’re still finding stuff in Egypt!
7. Horus Temple at Edfu
Some of the most beautiful carvings in all of Egypt are at this amazing temple, dedicated to the falcon headed god Horus – son of Osiris and Isis and husband of Hathor. Isn’t it interesting that you can hear so many birds chirping in the background in this temple dedicated to the god who has the body of a bird!
8. Isis Temple at Philae
We take a boat ride to this beautiful temple that is on the island of Philae. Dedicated to Isis, the mother goddess, the mother of all mothers.
9. Abu Simbel
The biggest statues in the world are here and it’s so overwhelming to round the corner and see them. Apologies in advance for the bad sound on this one (and that I’m huffing and puffing – no one should ever rush in Egypt).
10. Balloon Ride over the Nile
It’s so amazing to go up in the hot air balloon and see the Egyptian treasures below – Hatsepshut’s Temple, the Rameseum and we were even lucky enough to cross the Nile. You never know which way the wind is going to blow!
11. Kom Ombo
On our cruise down the Nile, our ship takes us to this fantastic temple which is unusual in that it is dedicated to two gods — Horus (the son of Osiris) and Sobek, the crocodile god. A reminder to us to love and embrace both our higher aspects and our shadows. Appropriately, the temple is lit at night and is so incredibly beautiful.
12. How did the ancient Egyptians use papyrus to make paper?
The ancient Egyptians invented paper. How did they do it? Why is it so strong and supple? See the beautiful scenes that are painted on papyrus – these are modern day art pieces.
DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions and would like to speak with your Tour Leader, Debra Stangl, please call Debra toll-free at (877) 204-3664. Debra loves talking about Egypt!
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You can also reach Debra by email at: [email protected]