A shamanic ritual with the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet to bring about alchemical transformation at the deepest levels of your being
• Details how to work with Sekhmet to transform your negative behavior patterns and character flaws into creative impulses and higher energies
• Leads you through guided visualizations, illustrated with photographs, to Sekhmet’s chapel at the Temple of Karnak and through her shamanic ritual of transformation
• Includes initiations, rites of passage, and transmissions from Sekhmet to release your fears and anger and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit
Sekhmet is the lioness goddess of the Egyptian Pantheon, a fierce protector of truth, balance, and the Cosmic order of Ma’at. Known and feared as the goddess of war and destruction, she also represents the transformative power of kundalini energy, or sekhem, and is the main goddess to harness this power for healing. As “She Who Comes in Times of Chaos,” she takes offerings of fear, rage, and weakness and transforms them into alchemical gold, the universal medicine for physical, emotional, and soul healing.
In this book you are guided through a shamanic ritual of alchemical transformation and initiation with Sekhmet, working with this powerful goddess to release your most deeply rooted negative behavior patterns and be reborn into a more purified state of consciousness. Using intensive self-examination exercises to help you prepare to meet the goddess, the author leads you through a guided visualization, illustrated with photographs, to an ancient statue of Sekhmet in her chapel at the Temple of Karnak. There, you will be shamanistically devoured by the goddess, directly experiencing the alchemical process of transformation in the belly of Sekhmet until you are rebirthed as a fully realized adult child of the goddess. You will experience how your offering of pain, fear, rage, and self-sabotage is digested, absorbed, and assimilated by Sekhmet while you are initiated into the alchemy of total transformation. The initiations, rites of passage, and transmissions from Sekhmet included in the journey restructure the most important aspects of your body, mind, spirit, and soul.
This journey of shamanic death, illumination, and rebirth in the belly of Sekhmet provides an opportunity to heal on all levels and allows you to release your rage, anger, and fear as you transform the energies that maintained them into creative and constructive solutions that benefit yourself, your community, and the planet.
About the Author
Nicki Scully has been a healer and teacher of shamanism and the Egyptian mysteries since 1978. She lectures worldwide and specializes in spiritual tours to sacred sites in Egypt, Peru, and other countries. She is the author of Power Animal Meditations and Alchemical Healing, and the co-author of Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt and The Anubis Oracle. Nicki lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she maintains a comprehensive healing and shamanic consulting practice.
Normandi Ellis is an award-winning writer, workshop facilitator, and director of PenHouse Retreat Center. The author of several books, including Awakening Osiris, and coauthor of Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt, she leads tours to Egypt with Shamanic Journeys, Ltd., and lives in Frankfort, Kentucky.
“Nicki Scully is a master of the sacred mysteries of Egypt, as evident in the process of transformation this unique book delivers. Her deep connection with the goddess Sekhmet gives us a powerful gift from this fiercely compassionate healing goddess that is relevant and needed during this global time of dissolution and rebirth.” — Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“I’m truly impressed with this remarkable book. While Nicki shares the magic of Sekhmet’s power to create healing and transformation in your life, she gifts you with sacred stories and extraordinary photos to illustrate your journey. Nicki’s mastery is clear as she guides you through an alchemical process comprised of many initiations and exercises that will change your life.” — Sandra Ingerman, M.A., author of Soul Retrieval
“Just reading Nicki’s fierce and fearless book can begin the process of transformation. Ah, but if you actually do the work--if you let Sekhmet devour you, digest you, heal you, change you--that is when the magic happens. Let Nicki be your loving and wise guide on this transmutational journey. It will be scary. There will be fire. But oh, it will be worth it.” — M. Isidora Forrest, author of Isis Magic
“Sekhmet is a potent amalgamation of Nicki Scully’s Alchemical Healing and the wisdom of Sekhmet, the transformative goddess of the threshold who arrives when the Great Ages shift. As the most intense Aquarian shift comes--Sekhmet’s hour--Nicki Scully’s guidance for regenerating our brains and body systems is a lifesaver--an exquisite healing balm.” — Barbara Hand Clow, author of Awakening the Planetary Mind
“Nicki Scully has decades of leading tours to the sacred sites of ancient Egypt, in two of which I participated many years ago. In the course of this book, while focused on Sekhmet, the reader will also encounter Thoth the god of wisdom; Ptah the inventor; Ma’at the cosmic truth, justice, and balance; Knum the potter who rebuilds the body; and Khepera, the protector. The reader learns not only about these mythic figures but learns how to access these deities in a ritualistic way for spiritual transformation. Lavishly illustrated with striking photographs, this book is a treasure chest of healing meditations!” — Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author of Ecology of Consciousness
“I have heard many accounts of Sekhmet and her powerful, ongoing manifestations through select individuals. This goddess refuses to be forgotten. She serves as a hierophant or bridge to a world of vast psychic potentialities. She beckons us to visit her small and obscure shrine located amid the magnificent Temple of Karnak. Nicki Scully takes us further into her mysteries as only a daughter of the goddess can do.” — Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D., host and producer of New Thinking Allowed video channel
“This is an amazing book, beautiful in both images and words, empowering readers to deal with the profound issues and challenges of our time. Read it to gain knowledge, surrender to its wisdom to heal yourself, and work it to transform your ability to act for the good of all our relations!” — Brooke Medicine Eagle, author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing
“Sekhmet enlivens the alchemical fire of transmutation within and offers a pathway to become one’s most refined and potent self. All who choose to partake in this primal alchemical process and embrace Sekhmet as ally and friend have an opportunity to self-initiate into an empowered state of grace. What a gift Nicki is giving to readers. ” — Danielle Rama Hoffman author of The Tablets of Light
“Are you ready for transformation? If so, this is the book for you. The belly of the goddess is a haven of peace, a cauldron of illumination and ultimate rebirth. Now, more than ever, we need Sekhmet in our lives and she is available at her finest in this book.” — Kathryn W. Ravenwood, author of How to Create Sacred Water
“Nicki Scully’s latest book, Sekhmet, leads the reader to new depths of understanding and connection with the mighty Sekhmet. Sa Sekhem Sahu.” — Candace Ross, resident priestess at The Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet