Tools to powerfully write about and manifest your life using the power found in the sacred sites of ancient Egypt
• Reveals how to create meaning from one’s life experiences and manifest new destinies through spiritual writing
• Contains meditations and creative writing exercises exploring sacred themes in the Egyptian Book of the Dead and other hieroglyphic texts of ancient Egypt
• Shares transformative and inspiring pieces written by those who’ve attended the authors’ Egyptian sacred tours
Within each of us is a story, a sacred story that needs to be told, of our heroic efforts and of our losses. The scribes of ancient Egypt devoted their lives to the writing of sacred stories. These technicians of the sacred were masters of hieroglyphic thinking, or heka--the proper words, in the proper sequence, with the proper intonation and the proper intent. Learning heka provided scribes with the power to invoke and create worlds through their words and thoughts. To the writer, heka is a magical way to create meaning from experience. Through heka we manifest new visions and new relationships to ourselves and to others. We can make new art filled with beauty and light.
Revealing the spiritually transformative power of writing, the authors take us on a journey of self-discovery through the sacred sites of Egypt, from the Temple of Isis to the Great Pyramid of Giza. Through meditations and creative writing exercises exploring the powerful themes found in the hieroglyphic texts of ancient Egypt and the Egyptian Book of the Dead, they show how, through writing, we can live beyond the ordinary, give our dreams form, and discover who we really are and what our lives really mean. Sharing transformative and inspiring pieces written by those who’ve attended their Egyptian sacred tours, the authors reveal how writing your spiritual biography allows you to reconnect to the creativity and divine within, face your fears, offer gratitude for what you have, manifest new destinies, and recognize your life as part of the sacred story of Earth.
About the Author
Normandi Ellis is an award-winning writer, workshop facilitator, and director of PenHouse Retreat Center. The author of several books, including Awakening Osiris, and coauthor of Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt, she leads tours to Egypt with Shamanic Journeys, Ltd., and lives in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Gloria Taylor Brown is a university lecturer, Alchemical Healing teacher, and recognized mystic and visionary. A lifelong student of Egyptian studies, she is the president of Alchemy Arts, Inc. She lives in San Diego, California.
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.
“This book is especially powerful for those of us who love to write and have the hidden content come through beyond the words. Many secrets lie hidden in plain sight simply because we do not have the eyes to see the deeper meaning. This may help open your eyes.” — Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, January 2012
“The authors balance well between the personal and the spiritual. While the women on the tour happened to have the means to tour Egypt for themselves, a reader at home who might not visit Egypt can still use the writing exercises, rituals and techniques shared at much lower cost than the airfare to Cairo. Recommended.” — Diana Rajchel, Facing North
“This isn’t a book that you will just read through once and then put it away on your bookshelf to gather dust. This is book you will savor as you read. This is a book that will, if you open yourself to the experience (as I heartily recommend!), connect you with a universe that is so much larger than you may have imagined. You will find that your “inner scribe” is much more than just a “journaler” who makes quick notes about your daily life or responds to various off-the-cuff prompts. This is spiritual journaling, an oh-so-different beast...I highly recommend that you take the opportunity to refresh your soul with Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt: The Initiatory Path of Spiritual Journaling!” — Journal For You April 2012
“I recommend this book for anyone who would like to see Egypt through a writer’s passionate gaze or as a guide for looking into the journey of spiritual writing regardless of your path. This book is an excellent guide for basic layouts for writing and as such I will continue to work with. The writers share some deep and truly beautiful insights into the land of the Scribes of Egypt. Come join them, take a beautiful journey and then embark upon your own Spiritual Initiatory Journaling experience.” — Henge of Keltria, June 2012
“I recommend this book on three counts. Firstly, it is an example of modern travel writing; secondly, an anthology of spiritual poetry and prose; and finally, as a handbook for spiritual development. The structure of the whole venture is flexible enough to adapt to any spiritual stream. Go for it!” — Jennifer Hoskins, New Dawn, September 2012
“Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt is a book of wisdom that includes the writing exercises, perceptive comments on the temples and gods and goddesses, guided meditations, and even remarks about the heat and how the life of modern Egypt overlies the older civilization. It should have a place on our shelves beside the other fine books on spiritual journaling, including those by Julia Cameron.” — Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D., Witches and Pagans, October 2012
“It’s not often that ancient Egypt inspires a truly original work, but this is one of those rarities. A passionate, moving, intensely personal and yet remarkably informative book; there’s nothing remotely like it.” — John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky and The Traveler’s Key to Ancient Egypt