Egypt – First trip Day 5

We drove south to  Abu Simbel, an 8 hour drive and the southernmost point of our trip. This is 300km through the NubianDesert. A beautiful morning as we caught our ferry to the mainland to catch the bus.

The desert was a barren featureless landscape, unlike Australia where there is almost always spinifex or some vegetation, it had nothing growing at all. There was an occasional villages and green oasis, but generally without trees or grass, nothing until we came to a mysterious wall being built by labourers, for miles it extended in the  middle of nowhere. It’s apparently a project to direct water via canal to make the desert provide food security for Egypt.

We arrived at the massive dam which flooded the Temples of Ramses II and Nefertari his wife, called the Temple of Hathor. They removed the temples at a cost of US $140 million, to a higher site with placement so the sun still enters illuminating the figures of the Gods at solstice. However the energy was not as high as yesterday and I suspect it’s because it’s been moved. There was a cool breeze from the dam, the largest in the world, which cooled things down a bit. It is said to be the Temple of Divine Mind. Built in 1274 to 1244 BC.

There was already a temple on the site to local gods Horus of Mena and Hathor of Ibshek, when Ramses appropriated it, so he incorporated images of them.

Franz Christian Gau, the skilled Cologne architect, the first European to reach Abu Simbel, drew and published 4 figures, one of which is blue as Min had described to us, some of our extraterrestrial ancestors were. Subsequently an expedition in 1829 by Champollion and Rossellini published in 1832, also showed a blue god.

Drunvelo Melchizedek has this ti say about Abu Simbel:

The mural seen in figure 10-6 is on a wall at Abu Simbel, and you see the family here—Isis, Horus and Osiris. This is the only place I’ve seen in all of Egypt where they actually show the physical use of these tools of resurrection. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. Horus is holding the rod to the back of Osiris’s head, right at the chakra point that is the primary doorway into the eighth chakra. The hook is not shown here, but they actually slide the hook up and down this main rod to tune it. Evidently they got it tuned just right without it. Here Osiris is holding his arm up and one finger is holding the tuning fork, which is an angled piece with which you can fine-tune your body to get the exact vibration running up your spine.

In the evening we had a buffet in  Hotel Novenpick, which was much more suited to our tastes. The next morning, I swam and did a toning in the beautiful infinity pool beside the Nile, doing some very deep earth tones.

We then moved onto the Sonestra St George for our  Nile cruise.

Egypt – First trip Day 3

My daughter Tamara’s birthday, so I rang her in thye early morning at 1pm Egypt time. It was the day we checked out of Mena House, next to the Pyramid and headed for Aswan. But first a visit to the Egyptian Museum. Having come from a museum background, I was disappointed with the displays which were very old fashioned and with little interpretative or educational displays. That said said there were some beautiful objects, the treasures from Tutankarmon’s tomb being notable, a seperate entry fee required, also a photographic fee for taking photos inside. I did see the statue of Sekmet and on my feed was psychic drawing of Bastet,another cat goddess.The statue of Zoser looked very ape-like to my eyes. One of the objects which drew my attention was the tiny statuette of Khufu, in ivory. It is considered to be the only existing complete sculpture o King Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza.The Egyptian Museum Guidebook, an excellent production has a modern approach to the treasures. Of course the new Egyptian Museum, when it finally opens, will have a display of many more objects currently in the stacks. It’s a huge construction site near Cairo Airport.

In my  reading from Min, on the bus, I was given the message to “feed the cats”, so this was synchronicity as work. I also had some insight into the pain in my right foot which felt like a cattle prod, it was about grounding the energy and also about my stomach issues, which related to liver problems. As the trip progressed most of these issues were resolved and went away. We missed lunch but luckily I had an apple. We got take-away on the way to the airport and it was a very rushed departure and a long way to the plane and the only time I had difficulty with avoiding the scanners with my pacemaker. They held the plane for us anyway we all made this, Pamela being memorably escorted down the steps by an airport official, another victim to the Goddess.

We arrived in Aswan about an hour later, to a completely different pace. It was relaxed with hardly anyone at the airport and our bus waiting nearby. It was after dark and as we drove into town our hotel, the Novenpick tower stood out on the island on the horizon with the tombs on the West Bank illuminated as we drove in. We caught a ferry across to our side hotel on a beautiful moonlit night. There are two dams at Aswan to hold back the floodwaters of the Upper Nile and it was from here we were to take the cruise down the Nile in a few days.