I wake up in the morning to sunrise on the Nile. Sailing down the Nile is one of the most beautiful most peaceful, beautiful, and exotic experiences that I have had in my life. We are sailing all the way from Aswan, down to Cairo, so we see lush tropical farmland, mountains and villages, and groups of children waving and shouting hello as we sail by.
I’m on the wonderful Afandina Boat, built by Mohammed Nazmy, the owner of Quest Travel. He built this boat so that he can take groups of spiritual seekers to sacred temples along the Nile in a most exquisite way, where they can cruise the Nile in peace and beauty, conveniently visit the sacred sites, and then have a private space to integrate their experiences and create personal bonds.
We dock on the shores at night, so that we don’t miss any of sites the Nile. And in the morning we have breakfast on the deck where we can also experience the exotic nature of the Nile. As we dine, we see traditional village Egyptian life on the banks of the Nile. The land next to the Nile is lush and fertile, and produces abundant crops. And it is all very peaceful.
In the afternoon we visited Edfu and the Temple of Horus. 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 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.
And today we travel past the Aswan Dam, through the locks of the dam. We are headed to Luxor or Thebes as the Greeks called it, to we visit to the magnificent Karnak Temple. Karnak is the biggest temple complex in Egypt and a very special place.
We are also told that if everything goes right, we will have another very special a special private spiritual adventure. There is a ancient temple next to the Temple of Karnak, devoted to the very powerful Goddess Sekhmet, the warrior goddess and goddess of healing. She is depicted in the form of a lioness. This temple is not available to the public, as it’s been held back for private excavation for many many years. Our amazing tour guide Anro, once again, knows how to get us into this area beyond the Karnak Temple, and he’s going to try. We’ll see what happens!