Mid-Winter Solstice Celebration Holiday 2013
A fabulous week holiday in Luxor visiting many ancient sites culminating in celebrating the mid-winter solstice at the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
16th - 23rd December:
Sacred EgyptWinter Solstice Trip
A 10 day trip exploring some of the most significant sacred sites of Ancient Egypt in the Upper Nile Valley
led by David Furlong and run in conjunction with Eagle Travel
The next trip will run from Monday 14 - Wednesday 23 December 2015
We will also have the opportunity to visit a number of other principle sites of this sacred land, including the magnificent mortuary temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, allowing us to experience its rich history that first started around 3100bc with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, under King Menes.
Themes of the Trip
Another theme is the essential balance between the masculine and feminine principles, portrayed through different pantheons in the trinities of gods, goddesses and their offspring. This is also expressed through the links between the different temple sites.
We might also see in these grouping of temples another trinity of body (Amun and Mut), mind (Horus and Hathor) and spirit (Osiris and Isis) all linked together by the Nile, symbolising the flow of our own inner being and the way it conveys us in our journey through life.
The fertility of the Nile flood plain and the aridity of the desert were perceived as another set of competing opposites in Ancient times: that of the eternal struggle between order, regularity and life, against that of disorder, chaos and death. It was understood that the life led here was but a preparation for a life of eternity in the stars, providing the forces of evil were kept at bay. Eventually this fear of the chaotic led to the rise in the power of the priesthood and their dominating fear based influence on all areas of Egyptian life. It was against this mental enslavement that Akhenaten rebelled, with his spiritual and artistic revolution enshrined in his monotheistic concept of the one god symbolised by the Sun. Do we have the power to break out of our own thought entrapments based upon beliefs that may no longer be appropriate for us?
hese trips are always deeply meaningful at so many different levels. They are led by David Furlong with his many years experience and exploration into many diverse esoteric traditions and beliefs that often had their roots in Ancient Egypt. The trip includes onsite meditations, attunements and insights not experienced on the standard Egyptian tour. They become unique insightful experiences not to be missed. Why not join us to discover this for yourself.
"A fabulous and deeply meaningful trip" - JT
"One of the most mystical and magical trips I have ever experienced" - FS
"Travelling to Egypt with David was life changing on so many levels. The knowledge and experience that he brings with him awakens the true magic of these ancient sites and years later that Egyptian spirit remains within me thanks to David. If Egypt's on your "bucket" list or just a dream idea there is simply no better person to travel there with - truly -it will be one of the best presents you'll ever give yourself - I can't recommend it highly enough" - Davina MacKail, Author of the Dream Whisperer and Broadcaster
Does Egypt call to you? Then why not join us for this trip?
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