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This is a brief report on a recent trip taken to Egypt to induct aspirants in to the Sunnu healing craft if Ancient Egypt.
The trip to Egypt was a culmination of over two years of training of the aspirants in to the healing practice of the Ancient Egyptians. The program consisted of four modules, in six month intervals, so it broke down to four modules in two years time. At the end of Module III, the students were advanced in to Module IV which culminated in a practicum portion to be done in Egypt.
The program in Egypt covered essential temples to the study of Ancient Egyptian healing and medicine. I was abled to give discourse from the reading of hieroglyphs in all the temples we visited. We started with a tour of the mummification museum in which we discussed the embalming process through the reading and study of the iconography and thus it is readily discerned that the death process according to the teachings is a mythological exercise reflecting the metaphysical process that a human being goes through. While in the mummification museum, we did a hieroglyphic study of the four canopic jars related to the Four Sons of Heru. The texts were read and subsequent explanation and elucidation given on the text, while in the museum.
We also visited the Temple of Medinet Habu where we went through the temple in a systematic fashion starting with the explanation and teaching of the facing pylons of the temple. We then proceeded through the open courts and through the dilapidated the hypostyle hall. We then proceeded to discuss the inner sanctum rooms where hieroglyphs were read and teachings given on site.
The next day we visited the Luxor Temple (dedicated to Amun, Mut and Chonsu). The Medinet Habu Temple as the preface to the Luxor Temple. Thus we went through the Luxor Temple in as much detail as was possible under the current conditions with regards to being able to give teachings at the sites. It started with a reading of the east facing wall of the one remaining tekenu (obelisk). So we started the journey through the temple by facing west, then proceeded in a southerly direction through the central cavity of the temple. The reading of the tekenu was followed by an elucidation on the mystical and metaphysical implications of the text. Also, read was the back of one of the standing statues in the forward stride court of the temple, once again the teachings were spoken upon and elucidated with regards to their mystical implication.
We also visited the Temple of Kom Ombo (Heru and Sobek) where the oracle was spoken upon and some key reliefs were explained and discussed. We then proceeded to the museum on site where a nice Hekau was found on one of the artifacts and of which we chanted on the bus.
We also visited the Temple of Aset at Philae where we were able to visit the Imhotep healing center there. It was a solemn occasion as we gave our respects and salutations, quetly, to sage genius Imhotep. We then proceeded through the temple where relevant and poignant reliefs were spoken upon.
We then proceeded to visit the Temple of Dendera (Het Heru) in which the sistrum/Goddess pylon was explained. We also spoke about the zodiac in the hypostyle hall and showed it relevance to the healing art of the Sunnu, as the decans being power points on the human body. We also went down to the crypt where a short discourse on regeneration was given and a reading and explanation of the wall reliefs were given, with reading of the hieroglyphic text, those that were discernable. We stopped in to the Aset chapel where lessons were given on the wall reliefs, we were joined by another group who sat quietly and listened to the teaching, they demonstrated their appreciation after the lesson concluded.
We then circumambulated the sanitorium, collected fragments of it and at this site the students were inducted in to the final lessons of the Sunnu craft as we are trying to bring it forth now. We then proceeded to Abydos to the House of Life for a three day stay in which the students were able to participate in praxis and practicum of the Sunnu art.
In Abydos, for the three days we started with morning devotional and then proceeded to the Egyptian posture system, Djef Sema Paut Neteru. During the posture system training the energy pathways of the body were emphasized, practicing the system as an energetic balancing process that is used in the healing art as well. With regards to the postures also, during praxis of body manipulation, certain postures for modification for therapeutic purposes were performed and studied as a therapeutic body manipulation technique. They were the Aset pose, the Arat pose, the Sebek pose, the Maat pose.
After morning devotional and exercise we would go to the temple for initiic discourse and process. Afterwards students were given time to explore around the temple on their own and then we would return to the hotel for afternoon praxis. After dinner, on one occasion, we practiced the bioenergetic meditation regarding the Four Sons of Heru, on another occasion we did case studies and another occasions we did Ebers Papyrus pharmacopeia.
The tour ended with an induction ritual for the Sunnu aspirants in the evening. The next day we headed back to cairo to visit the Giza Plateau (Sphinx and Pyramids) and cairo museum. The next morning we boarded the plane back to the US with a sense of accomplishment and humility at what had occurred.