EGYPT by lizzy2008


									   EGYPT: Remembrances, Exploring the Ancient
              Egyptian Mysteries
               March 3-13th, 2011
        Trip Leader: Samvedam Randles

On this spiritual journey
to Egypt we’ll have the
opportunity to be in the
presence of sacred space
designed for the purpose of
spiritual alignment and for
remembering and exploring the
ancient mysteries of Egypt.
Truly these temples serve a
special function, to stir and
encourage the divine to awaken
within us – to illuminate the way
to enlightenment. During this
heart-opening journey with
facilitator Samvedam Randles, we’ll dream our own spiritual transcendence just as
the ancient mystery school initiates did thousands of years ago through ceremony,
meditation and group process.

The Egyptian Mystery School
Using the mythology, stories and archetypes of the ancients we come to understand
who we really are – the limitless consciousness that creates the very fabric of this
reality. We’ll experience the powerful energies at these sacred sites – compelling us
to transcend rather than being enslaved by the old stories and mythologies of our
ego-minds. It is said that during the journey to the afterlife the god Anubis weighs
your heart against a feather – and only if your heart is as light as that feather will
you have eternal life. By letting go of the stories which weigh heavy on our hearts,
we too can be free and embrace our eternal consciousness.

                                                 Ancient Stones
                                               Our adventure in Egypt begins in the
                                               shadow of the Great Pyramid of
                                               Giza, where stone meets sky as a
                                               testament to one of the greatest
                                               civilizations on earth. Here, on the
                                               plateau of Giza, 2,300,000 blocks of
                                               stone, some weighing as much as 9
                                               tons, were used to build an eternal
                                               tomb for a divine king. The art,
                                               design and proportion of these
                                               structures were truly a testament to
                                               their beliefs of resurrection,
                                               transformation and divine
illuminated consciousness. When these ancient stones speak to us, whispering their
mysteries and wonders, we will be ready.

Spiritual Wisdom & Culture
We’re blessed to have a knowledgeable Egyptologist who will accompany us, sharing
his enthusiasm and wisdom of this incredible culture. Reading John Anthony West’s
book: The Traveler’s Key to Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient
Egypt is a great way to prepare for this journey! It’s not a typical travel book, but
instead focuses on the spiritual intent of these amazing structures.

Itinerary for Egypt
Day 1-Mar 3th: (-/-/-)
Depart USA to Cairo
Leave from JFK, on our direct
evening flight on Egypt Air MS 986.
(We leave the USA 6:30pm from JFK
and arrive at noon in Cairo – 11
hours.) If you are joining us from
another country you’ll meet us in
Cairo at noon too!

Day 2-Mar 4th: (-/s/d)
We arrive in Cairo at noon, have a snack on the bus, and check into our beautiful
hotel, Le Meridien Pyramids on the Giza Plateau. Tonight we’ll have a welcome dinner
together, get to know each other, and set our intent for our sacred journey and
spiritual alignment.

Day 3-Mar 5th: (b/l/d) Saqqara and Dashur
We tour Saqqara and the Pyramids of Dashur today. At Saqqara we visit the Temple
of Sound and Vibration, the Step Pyramid, and the tomb of King Titi. This tomb bears
reliefs of the “Egyptian Book of the Dead”. Later we tour the Kahan el Khalili Bazaar
if we have time.

                                                Day 4-Mar 6th: (b/l/d) Old
                                                Cairo & the Cairo museum
                                                In the morning we visit the Cairo
                                                Museum, including exhibits of King
                                                Tutankhamen and Akhenaton. The
                                                energy in the museum is powerful,
                                                holding thousands of power objects.
                                                After lunch we visit Old Cairo; the
                                                Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Maollaka
                                                Church and the Coptic Church of El
                                                Zeitun, known for Marian apparitions
                                                since 1965. Later today we fly to
                                                Luxor and check into the Sonesta St.
George Hotel.
Day 5-Mar 7th: (b/l/d)
West Bank & Tombs/Luxor
This morning we visit the West Bank
tombs and temples of the great
Kings and Queens, the Necropolis of
Thebes, the Colossi of Memnon,
including Der El Bahari and the
temple of Hatshepsut. She was the
only female pharaoh in Egyptian
history. In the afternoon we board
our cruise ship for lunch. In the
evening we will visit the Luxor
temple in the evening dedicated to
the god Amon-Ra. It was expanded by Rameses II who added statues of himself.
Dinner on board the Nile Cruise. Overnight on board for a 4 day/4 night cruise.
Accommodations will be an outside Junior Suite cabin.

Day 6-Mar 8th: (b/l/d)Nile Cruise/Karnak/Edfu
This morning we’ll explore the magnificent Karnak Temple. We meet the lion-headed
goddess Sekmet alone in her sanctuary and ask her for clarity for our paths. In the
evening we sail to Edfu. Overnight on board.

Day 7-Mar 9th: (b/l/d) Edfu & Kom Ombo
In the morning we visit the temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is dedicated to the
falcon-headed god and is the best preserved of all Egyptian temples. In the
afternoon we sail to the Kom Ombo temple of the crocodile god; Sobek. Laying in the
sun and watching views that the ancients would have also shared is simply beautiful.
In the evening we’ll participate in a Galabeya party. Overnight on board sailing to

                                                Day 8-Mar 10th: (b/l/d)
                                                Philae & Elephantine Island
                                                Morning ferry boat ride to the
                                                Temple of Isis on the Island of. We
                                                experience the beautiful feminine
                                                energy of this temple complex. We’ll
                                                also visit the unfinished obelisk. In
                                                the afternoon we’ll sail by Felucca to
                                                Elephantine Island and the temple of
                                                God Khnum. Then in the evening
                                                we’ll enjoy a Belly Dancing show.
                                                Overnight on board.

Day 9-Mar 11th: (b/l/d)Abu Simbel
After we disembark from our lovely ship, we’ll fly from Aswan to the sacred site of
Abu Simbel to visit the Great Temples of Ramses II and take time in meditation
there. Stand before the colossal statues of the Pharaoh and the smaller statues of his
wife Nefertari and his daughters. At the end of this powerful day we fly back to Cairo
and check into the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel.
Day 10-Mar 12th: (b/l/d)
Giza Plateau – Great
Morning camel ride to explore the
desert of the Giza Plateau. Then we’ll
take time to visit the Temple of the
Sphinx, and the Red and Bent
Pyramids. After lunch we experience
private time in the Great Pyramid
today. As a group we explore this
remaining “Wonder of the World”
toning and chanting, using the
energy of the chamber to shift our
level of consciousness. We’ll have time to individually experience the Sarcophagus
inside the King’s Chamber to align with its ancient wisdom and mysteries. Tonight we
have our farewell dinner together at an Egyptian home and have an authentic meal.

Day 11-Mar 13th: (b/-/-) Home
Today is the day we say good-by to our new friends and spiritual family and make
our way back home! (We leave Cairo on Egypt Air MS 985 at 9:10am and arrive at
JFK at 3:30pm.)

Important Information for Egypt
                                                Regarding international
                                                flights: We’ll be taking the Egypt
                                                Air flight on March 3rd leaving JFK
                                                airport in NYC at 6:30 pm arriving in
                                                Cairo on March 4th at noon. This is an
                                                overnight flight.

                                               If you’re coming from any country
                                               other than the USA, simply make sure
                                               your flight is timed to arrive into Cairo
                                               when the US flight arrives (most
                                               international flights come in at similar
                                               times). Then we’ll find you! We’ll also
credit you the funds from our group flight towards your international flight from your
home country.

What’s Included:

   •   Round trip air fare from New York City to Cairo and all air travel within Egypt
   •   Special visit to the sacred site of Abu Simbel
   •   Five Star Hotel accommodations throughout tour
   •   All meals are included as per the itinerary marked in parentheses
   •   All ground transportation
   •   Deluxe Nile Cruise
   •   Gratuities and tips for our drivers & bellboys
   •   All sight-seeing tours listed in the itinerary
   •   Ceremonies and spiritual teachings at sacred sites
   •   Private expert Egyptologist
   •   Special family meal at the end of the journey in an Egyptian home
   •   Camel ride into the desert of the Giza Plateau
   •   We’ll obtain our visas at the airport (approximately $15.00 USD). If you’re
       coming from a country other than the US we will check the visa requirements
       for you.

What’s Not-Included:

   •   Private time in the Great Pyramid is not-included – HOWEVER – depending on
       the size of our group we can choose to all chip in and split the cost to do so.
       We do know when the pyramid is less visited and normally we can go in when
       it is quiet – either way we will have an amazing time.
   •   Although all meals are included – your drinks are not (soda, wine, beer).
   •   Other non-included items would be souvenir shopping, laundry services, or
       personal phone calls.
   •   Tips for room maids are not-included (we recommend you leave $1.00 USD
       per person per day).
   •   Gratuities for our expert Egyptian guide are not-included (we recommend you
       save $100.00 USD for the guide – he’s truly worth it.)
   •   Your roundtrip air flight to NYC from your hometown is not-included in the
       cost of the journey.

Egypt Trip Costs
                                                The 2011 trip cost is:
                                               $4995.00 USD per person double
                                               occupancy INCLUDING international
                                               flights from JFK, internal flights to
                                               Abu Simbel, plus ALL meals. If you
                                               pay by check or money order rather
                                               than credit card you will receive a
                                               $100.00 discount. Should you
                                               choose to join us in Egypt from
                                               another country or if you want to
                                               use mileage, the trip cost would be
                                               $4175.00 USD and that will include
                                               your internal flights only. If you
desire a single room that would be and additional $655.00 USD.

A deposit of $500.00 is preferred by: December 1st, 2010, but we suggest
placing your deposit as soon as possible so you have a spot. Final payment is due:
January 1st, 2011.

Want to join us?
Give us a ring at 727-421-0849 (or register on the website) – we can’t wait to hear
from you! This is a profound and heartfelt trip – meant to connect you with your
inner divine consciousness. Our intention is for you to become the highest expression
of Spirit and light that you can be!

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