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Join Chris Dunn and Anyextee for a vibrant, content rich tour of Egypt that will study evidence of High Technology and associated symbolism that is essential for advanced civilizations to exist.
Christopher Dunn was born in 1946 and has an extensive background as a craftsman, starting his career as an indentured apprentice in his hometown of Manchester, England. Recruited by an American aerospace company, he immigrated to the United States in 1969. For 52 years, Chris worked at every level of high-tech manufacturing from machinist, toolmaker, programmer, and operator of high-power industrial lasers, Project Engineer and Laser Operations Manager. For 17 years, he served as Human Resource Director for a Midwest aerospace manufacturer.
Chris’s pyramid odyssey began in 1977 after he read Peter Tompkins’ book Secrets of the Great Pyramid. His immediate reaction after learning of the Great Pyramid’s precision and design characteristics was to consider that this edifice may have had an original purpose that differed from conventional opinion. After further research and study of source material on various theories, Chris concluded that it must have originally been built to provide a highly technical society with energy—in short, it was a very large machine. Discovering the purpose of this machine and documenting his case took the better part of twenty years of research and resulted in the 1998 publication of Chris’s book, The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt, which describes a holistic energy device that is harmonically coupled with the Earth and its inhabitants.
Chris has published over a dozen magazine articles, including the much quoted “Advanced Machining in Ancient Egypt” in Analog, August 1984, and has had his research referenced in over a dozen books on Egypt. In the United States, he has appeared on PAX Television, the History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and Lifetime Television discussing his research.
Chris’s second book, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt, was published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Company in the Spring of 2010. In this work, Chris focuses on an important aspect of his research into the manufacturing capabilities of the ancient Egyptians and through his engineer’s eye and camera, reveals to his readers previously overlooked magisterial characteristics of Egyptian architectural and manufacturing wizardry.
Anyextee is a world traveler, esoteric researcher, author, public speaker, filmmaker, artist & tour guide called to investigate the ancient mysteries, metaphysics and mysticism. He transformed his passion for exploration into a symbolist tour company dedicated to providing travelers with more meaningful experiences. He is a former music industry CEO, the producer for The Sacred History of the Rosicrucians and founder of Ancient Egypt Mystery Schools, Adept Initiates and Adept Expeditions where he leads tours through the Yucatan, Mexico, and Egypt. Anyextee is on a mission to raise consciousness and he has appeared on the Travel Channel.
Our local representative will meet you at the airport, help you to obtain visas (currently $35), walk you through customs and transfer you to our hotel. Depending on traffic, it’s roughly an hour to the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa, where you will experience a juxtaposition of modern and ancient, with captivating views of the Giza Pyramids. Check in. The rest of the day is free.
Note: Travelers from Europe: Because you are not flying across multiple time zones, you can depart on DAY 01 and arrive in Cairo on the same day. You can then avoid having to pay for an extra hotel night. HOWEVER, you should look for a flight that arrive in Cairo sometime in the afternoon if possible. Many flights from Europe come in late at night, meaning that people will get very little sleep since we start off for the Giza Plateau early the following morning – a 5AM visit. Some may prefer to come in a day earlier and get a good night’s sleep. We can make all necessary arrangements if you choose to come early. (Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa)
We begin with a 5AM private visit to the Sphinx enclosure. (It is not open to the public.) We spend about 2 hours in the enclosure and around the Sphinx and it’s adjacent temples. There will be discussions about the work of John Anthony West and the ‘Water Erosion’ hypothesis, the ‘Lost Civilization’ theory and the Rosicrucian tradition. Feel the energy between the paws of the sphinx and examine the dream stele up close.
We work our way (walking) up the Plateau, past the Old Kingdom tombs of nobles and notables, toward the pyramids. There is more important evidence along the way (e.g. Tomb of Khentkaus, a Queen of Menkaure, the builder of the Third Pyramid). Also, because few tourists visit these places, we’re on our own and get a good visceral sense of what Egypt was like in those distant times.
Up on the Plateau, around the pyramids, there is a lot more evidence (architectural and geological) for the ‘Lost Civilization’. We will examine huge, 200-ton paving blocks we could barely move today, etc. Two distinct masonry styles two distinct building periods…
This takes us to between noon and 1 PM, depending upon how much input we get from group members. There are always lots of questions and if anyone in the group has expertise relevant to and/or complementing my explanations, discussions can be long, lively, detailed and instructive.
Then we visit the so-called “Solar Boat” of Khufu. This amazing, intact funerary boat is both a demonstration of the extremely sophisticated woodworking techniques in place 2500 BC and also of the power and wisdom of anchoring the spiritual quest in the material/physical world. As soon as the spiritual quest is relegated solely to the intellect, as is generally the case today, it becomes abstract and effectively ineffective.
Lunch. (included.) By now it’s 3 PM, and that’s enough for most of us! The rest of the day is free. It’s always been a time to get some (non-obligatory) shopping in. This can be arranged with our Egyptian guide, Sohaila Hussein. John Anthony West dubbed her “The Goddess of Shopping”.
(Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa) (Breakfast)
6 AM wake-up call, 7:30 Departure. It is essential to start punctually and get there for opening… 20 minute bus ride to the Sakkara Necropolis.
We start with the Old Kingdom Tombs of the Nobles of the Vth and VIth Dynasties (ca. 2350 – 2200 BC), with their vibrant, detailed, but apparently quite mundane ‘scenes of daily life’. They are most assuredly scenes of daily life, but esotericly speaking they hold a deeper signioficance for as metaphors for spiritual alchemy.
Normally, Sakkara gets very crowded very early so we may have to change our sequence of visits to try to avoid the crowds or even choose alternative tombs to visit.
After the Noble Tombs, we go to and into the Sakkara Step Pyramid Complex itself, built in the reign of the IIIrd Dynasty Pharoah Zoser (ca. 2700 BC), under the direction of his genius Master of All Trades, the legendary Imhotep.
Sakkara is supposed to be the first major stone complex in Egypt, and for that matter, the world, but the sophistication of its plan and the virtuosity of its execution makes it hard to believe that it was invented on the spot — like imagining the iPhone X just happened out of the blue. Nor is it the first major stone complex either. We discuss a concept put forth by my mentor – Egypt as a ‘legacy’ not as a ‘development’.
The interior of the Necropolis enclosure was the scene of the Heb Sed festival, which is best understood as an initiatic process; the culmination of a lifetime of inner work, rather than as physical proof that King was physically fit enough to go on reigning (the Egyptology explanation).
The theme of ‘alchemical transformation’ is expressed in innumerable metaphors.
We’ll go undergroumd to investigate the nearly 100-ton mysterious stone boxes in the serapeum.
By this time, it’s around noon. Lunch is included at a neat outdoor local restaurant. Great kebabs!
After lunch, it’s on to Dahshur, and the Red and ‘Bent’ Pyramids.
The Red Pyramid, with its resonating main chambers and earlier megalithic third chamber is the second most spectacular pyramid after the Great Pyramid.
The Bent Pyramid is a generally unrecognized architectural marvel. 60% of the casing blocks are still in place, so you get a sense of what a completed pyramid once looked like, and the construction methods needed to build it defy explanation. This is the time for any architects or builders in our group, to have a go at it. The authorities keep on promising to open the inner chambers to the public, but so far it hasn’t happened due to deterioration on the inside. (Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa) (Breakfast)
We embark on a mid-day or early afternoon (we hope!— as opposed to early morning) flight to Luxor. Check into our Nile-side Sonesta St. George Hotel.
We then visit the small but beautifully designed, masterpiece-replete Luxor Museum— home to the Luxor cachette a highlight for many on previous trips.
In the evening we visit Luxor Temple, where R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz developed his Symbolist Interpretation: the Temple of Man as a cosmological/physiological map. We discuss and demonstrate what ‘sacred’ architecture is, and just why it works the way it does. By 7:30 or so, the Temple is emptying out and we have it nearly to ourselves. In a chamber that represents the vocal chords we see what is in effect a depiction of the ‘Annunciation’, the ‘god’ telling the Queen Mother that she will bear a ‘Divine’ child, 1350 years before this becomes central to Christianity. (All along we will be drawing attention to Egyptian doctrines, myths, and metaphors, that are familiar to us because normally associated with Christian doctrine. Gurdjieff called ancient Egypt ‘esoteric Christianity’.) (Overnight Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor) (Breakfast)
This is a very long day. 5 AM wake up call so that we can be on the road at 6 AM. Abydos temple, built by Seti I, father of Ramesses the Great, is one of the highest expressions of New Kingdom relief work, most of it in excellent condition, and some with the colors still vibrant. This is an Osiris temple; Osiris representing the cosmic principle of becoming and return, and also of the divinity immanent within humanity. En route to Abydos (2 1/2 – 3 hr drive), we talk at length about the Osiris myth and its relevance to our time, and any other time. It’s not generally recognized that this myth, when historicized, becomes the central doctrine of Christianity, then the story of Hamlet, and most recently, Disney’s Lion King.
Selective effacing of certain reliefs within the temple is often attributed to Christian fanatics, bent upon destroying the temple’s pagan ‘magic’. But it is no such thing. More on this anon and on site. Behind Seti’s Temple of Abydos there is the Oseirion, one of the most powerful, mysterious, and resonant places in all of Egypt, and almost certainly a major propontent for the “Lost Civilization” theory.
DENDERA TEMPLE OF HATHOR
We have our boxed lunch en route. The temple is entirely Ptolemaic/Graeco-Roman, (ca. 150 BC – 80 AD) and consecrated to Hathor, the Cosmic Feminine in her roles of Mistress of the Cycles of Time and Mother of the Universe. It’s here that we get our first real taste of what time is doing to Egypt. While the knowledge of geometry/harmony/proportion and measure is still intact, the exquisite and seemingly effortless virtuosity of New Kingdom art and sculpture has turned unwieldy, clumsy, and uninspired. It is a fascinating lesson for us, watching Egypt degenerate and this is the first among many examples. The art at Denderah has become over time but the temple retains its power. An inscription in a crypt closed to the public declares that Denderah is based ‘upon a plan found on a goatskin scroll written in the time of the Companions of Horus’, one of the two long, (and perhaps-not-fictional) periods the Egyptians assert preceded the rise of their own Dynastic Egypt. Like all ‘goddess’ temples, Dendera was a healing site; a ruinous mud brick structure adjacent to the temple was once a sanatorium where dream analysis was carried out. While reactions to Luxor Temple and Abydos are invariably very positive, Dendera often gets polarized reviews. For some, despite the inferior art work, it is a favorite temple, a place of profound cosmic peace. For others it is dark and gloomy, even spooky.. We will also be able to visit the famous subterranean Crypt, known for its plethora of bas-relief wall carvings, such as the “Denderah Lightbulb”.
We return to Luxor (about an hour’s drive.)
Note: Depending upon local conditions, we do not necessarily visit these sites in the order listed, but we do visit all of them. (Overnight Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor) (Breakfast)
This West Bank is entirely funerary in significance; here we have the massive funerary complexes of the New Kingdom, the Valley of the Kings, where all New Kingdom pharaohs are buried, and the well-preserved tombs of the Nobles — related to those we’ve seen at Saqqara but markedly different in execution and expression. This is a day much devoted to discussions of Egypt’s complex and mysterious funerary beliefs and practices. If we are mystified, we’re not alone. Even to the New Kingdom Egyptian scribes recording the texts, they are ‘mysterious’, but in the broadest sense they’re comprehensible; they combine two separate but intertwined doctrines: the path of Horus (which becomes ‘salvation’ in Christian doctrine) and the doctrine of reincarnation (corresponding loosely to the Vedic/Buddhist tradition). Even the to-us-bizarre practice of elaborate mummification starts to make sense.
The Ramesseum is the mortuary temple of Ramesses the Great, and is less grandiose than the huge Medinet Habu, but very powerful. It’s here that the fallen colossus lies that inspired (in absentia) Shelley’s famous poem Ozymandias.
We visit the great (but controversial) Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple of DEIR EL BAHARI, the other temple with a peculiarly ‘modern’ look to it. To the ancient Egyptians it was ‘the most splendid of all’ – and so it must have been. Even in its present state it’s spectacular. Here we discuss hidden harmonies and the Rosicrucian connection to Hatshepsut.
We have an early lunch at a lovely, typically rustic, outdoor Egyptian local restaurant, and then on to the VALLEY OF THE KINGS, where all the kings of the New Kingdom were buried.
Avoiding crowds in the West Bank is problematical but at lunchtime (for everyone else) we’ll be relatively crowd-free at this otherwise thronged site. And we will have special tickets to the closed but particularly vivid and significant tomb of Ramesses VI which, because it’s an extra ticket, will not be thronged.
After the Valley of the Kings we return to Luxor (Overnight Nile Cruise) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Early morning visit to the vast KARNAK TEMPLE, consecrated to Amon in his role of animator of form, the ‘breath of life across the waters’. Each major temple at Luxor represents a stage in their (and our!) cosmology, which, taken together, tell the story of the genesis of the universe. Huge joyous processions connected one temple to another. So the Egyptians, through an act of conscious deliberate sympathetic magic, were themselves mimicking and therefore participating in the process of creation itself. We can no longer do this — we’ve lost the necessary magic spell to access it — but the power of these temples provides an echo, an inkling, an appreciation of what life had once been like, when a genuine civilization, itself in a cosmologically-ordained descending octave, last prevailed. The Hypostyle Hall at Karnak is one of the architectural wonders of the world, and there is much else there that is both emotionally and spiritually moving, as well as intellectually revelatory. If Luxor is The Temple of Man, Karnak is the Temple of Organic Creation and the Hypostyle Hall symbolizes this with its double banks of 9 x 7 gigantic columns. We do a private meditation session in a secluded Sekhmet Shrine in the company of the great Goddess’ granite embodiment. We leave Karnak awed, humbled, exhilarated and — very much looking forward to a late breakfast.
In the afternoon, we board the cruise ship and make our way up the Nile toward Aswan. We will live and relax on this magnificent boat for the next few days. The views as we move slowly up the Nile are truly unforgettable. (Overnight Nile Cruise) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We spend the morning relaxing on the cruise ship, and generally arrive at Edfu in the afternoon. Here we come to another great masterpiece. Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, due to the Greeks who rebuilt the temple above a more ancient temple below. Edfu is consecrated to Horus of Behdet; that is, Horus in his specific role of avenger of the murder of his father, Osiris. Horus (or Heru) can be viewed as a symbol for the illumination of the fully enlightened initiate and the hero’s temple is appropriately macho and martial with many intriguing and important lessons to convey. (Overnight Nile Cruise) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the afternoon, we visit the double temple of Kom Ombo, consecrated to the duo of Sobek, the crocodile (Death as a cosmic function) and Horus, the Elder (Return to the Source as a cosmic function). Beautifully sited on a bend of the Nile, but now photogenically ruinous, Kom Ombo was in its day a healing temple and hospital. We will point out where the ancient initations once took place here and initiates had to overcome fear by swimming with crocodiles. (Overnight Nile Cruise) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We examine the UNFINISHED OBELISK at the ancient granite quarries, where this planned, half-excavated 1200 ton single block of granite failed to make it out of the bedrock. Here we get a good taste of Lost Technologies in action. How did the Egyptians managed to accomplish what is practically impossible to accomplish even with modern machinery? — plenty of mysteries remain.
Then on to PHILAE TEMPLE, consecrated to Isis in her role of Mother of Horus. Philae is on an island in the middle of the Nile (now it’s the lake backed up behind the British ‘Low Dam’ built in 1904.) Quintessentially feminine, it is one of the most beautiful and moving sites in all of Egypt, despite the relatively inelegant quality of the Ptolemaic relief work and the wholesale, but telling selective defacing. It’s here that the transition of the ancient Egypt doctrine of Immortality segues almost seamlessly into Christianity in front of our eyes. (Overnight Movenpick Hotel Aswan) (Breakfast)
We will take a Felucca (Egyptian Sail Boat) to Elephantine Island. We explore the remnants of a site consecrated to the ram-headed Egyptian neter, Khnum where we find examples of brilliant ancient stone cutting scattered throughout. Though seemingly in disarray, as though forcefully moved from its original position, a shrine that is precision crafted out of a single block of Aswan Granite will grab your attention.
We take a short domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo.
(Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa) (Breakfast)
After breakfast, we take a bus into central Cairo for a visit to the Egyptian Museum. The museum was built in 1907, before anyone knew how a museum should be designed, and it shows. The Museum recapitulates our Egypt trip as we go from Pre-Dynastic to Old Kingdom to Middle to New to Ptolemaic and finally to Egypt’s ultimate and inglorious dissolution under Rome. It takes time to really take in the wealth of masterpieces here, and many like to return for a second visit later in the trip. Having seen the great temples and tombs across Egypt already gives an added sense of appreciation to the great art works we see in this museum. By now, you should have developed a deeper understanding for the full cultural and historical sweep of this civilization.
In the evening, we have a 2 Hour Private inside the Great Pyramid. This is for many a profound experience. It is rare that anyone comes out of the Great Pyramid unmoved.
We end the evening with a Farewell Dinner Party. (Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Breakfast followed by final departure. Goodbye, Egypt – until we meet again!
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TOUR PACKAGE: $5,700 USD
Single Room Supplement: $850 USD / Deposit: $1,000 (Non-refundable)
Your tour package includes: Airport/hotel transfer on arrival and departure dates, transportation in a private air conditioned coach, 8 nights hotel accomodation in double room, 4 nights deluxe full board nile cruise, daily breakfast at hotel, entry fees for all sites listed on itinerary. Not included: International flight to and from Egypt. Drinks, wine, beer, beverages with meals, personal expenses, room service, laundry, cancelation, medical, liability, travel or personal Injury Insurance of any kind and any meal or item item not specified on itinerary.
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