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An initiatic guide to temple construction on the spiritual and physical planes
• Details the initiations for consecrating yourself as a divine vessel
• Guides you in building a sacred inner temple for connecting with the gods of Egypt
• Delivers shamanic journeys and initiations on ascension, shamanic death and renewal, soul retrieval and healing, multidimensional realities, and more
Deep within each of us lives a primal memory of a time when the natural world was recognized as divine and our temples were built from sacred materials enlivened through magic. Temples were not places you visited once a week; they were centers of community, divine work, healing, and wisdom, places where Heaven and Earth meet. This union of Heaven and Earth--the sacred temple--is also a union of Thoth and Isis: the Egyptian god of wisdom and the creative cosmic force and the Egyptian goddess of civilizing knowledge. Their relationship established the celestial teachings on Earth, for Thoth taught Isis all the mysteries and magic she knows and Isis acted as Thoth’s instrument to deliver the teachings in a form humanity could use.
In this initiatic guide to temple building on the spiritual and physical planes, Normandi Ellis and Nicki Scully explain how to create a communal spiritual structure for connecting with the ancient Egyptian pantheon as well as how to consecrate yourself and become a vessel suitable for divine wisdom and a home for your personal gods. The authors detail the construction, shamanic visioning, and ritual consecration of a Moon Temple dedicated to Thoth. They explore teachings that help you develop relationships with the Egyptian neteru and realize your place within the family of the Egyptian pantheon. They guide you as you create your inner heart temple, the adytum, a safe place in which to receive guidance and access your higher spiritual bodies and oracular gifts. They provide shamanic journeys and initiations on ascension, shamanic death and renewal, soul retrieval and healing, multidimensional realities, and more.
By creating a sacred temple within and without, we each can take part in the union of Isis and Thoth and restore the magic of the Egyptian mysteries to our time.
Normandi Ellis is an award-winning writer, workshop facilitator, clairvoyant, and spiritualist minister. She is the author of 11 books, including Awakening Osiris, Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt, and Imagining the World into Existence. Nicki Scully has been a healer and teacher of shamanism and the Egyptian mysteries since 1983. Her many books include Alchemical Healing, Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, and The Anubis Oracle. Founder of Shamanic Journeys, Ltd., which specializes in spiritual tours to sacred sites in Egypt, she teaches at conferences and festivals throughout the world. Nicki lives with her husband, Mark Hallert, in Eugene, Oregon, where she offers retreats, private sessions, and teleseminars.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sandra Ingerman
Preface How to Use this Book
Introduction Unearthing the Temple at a Zep Tepi Moment
1 Building the Moon Temple
The Building and Consecration of Sacred Temples
The Consecration of the Moon Temple of Thoth
Thoth and the Moon Temple
Thoth's Companions: Seshet and Ma’at
The Union of Isis and Thoth
Laying the Foundations: The Seed Stone and Seed Idea
2 The Opening Procession: Meeting the Neteru
The Gods and Goddesses of the Moon Temple of Thoth Isis and Nephthys • Selket • Seshet • Hathor and Sekhmet • Wadjet • Osiris • Anubis and Set • Neith • Sobek • Heket • Tauret • Nekhbet and Mut • Horus • Ra • Bast • Ma'at • Khnum • Khonsu • Revered Figures Outside the Egyptian Pantheon
The Courtyard: The Four Elements and Other Presences Ptah • The Sphinx • Sothis • Nut • Geb • Khepera • The Dove Future Neturu of the Moon Temple Hapi • Min
The Final Approach: Thoth 3 Building the Adytum, Your Inner Temple
What Is an Adytum?
Learning to Do the Inner Work Heart Breath and Caduceus Initiation Keeping a Metaphysical Journal
Building the Holy of Holies Sanctuary and Connecting to Ptah, the Master Builder Journey to Connect with Ptah
Building the Portal of the Sanctuary
The Crystal Grid Journey to Connect with Your Crystals
Introduction to Nut and Her Cauldron Journey to Receive Nut’s Cauldron
Journey to Receive the Star Seeds from Nut Seshet Speaks of the Mysteries Journey of the Star Seed from Seshet
Building the Adytum Ceremony for Building the Adytum Your Neter Appears
Creating the Naos Ceremony for Creating the Naos
4 Fulfilling Your Temple Purpose Hymns, Invocations, and Spiritual Requests Writing Hymns
Dedicating Your Inner Temple Writing an Invocation to Fulfill Your Temple Purpose Dedicating and Reentering the Temple Developing Your Relationship with Your Ka, Your Ba,and Your Akh Making a Personal Vow of Service to Ma’at The Covenant with Ma’at Initiation Using Oracular Systems
Clairvoyance, Astral Projection, and Remote Viewing Working All Your Spiritual Senses Journey to Attain Spiritual Sensing with Aten 5 Initiations and Journeys within Your Adytum The Ka and Khnum’s Wheel Khnum Journey
Isis and the Island of Philae The Ba Initiation
Scrying and Reading the Book of Nature
Working in the Astral Plane and in the Dream World Journey to the Astral Realm with Your Ba
Egyptian Soul Retrieval The Soul Retrieval Journey
Walking in Two or More Worlds Simultaneously Time Travel Journey: Parts I-III Bringing Together Above and Below Journey to Connect Above and Below Tekenu Spirit Journeys Ceremony of Opening the Mouth The Akh The Ladder of Ascension Journey
Creating Our Future World Journey to Co-Create Our Future World
The Power of the Akh and Phoenix Journey The Phoenix Journey