Egyptian Pharaohs regarded pyramids as spiritual thresholds, Earthly corpse-preservers that allowed their souls to become heavenly immortal. Pyramids are symbols of spiritual awareness, and are magnetically attractive to travellers — including the spirituality-touched.
From pre-Dynastic eras, through to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Egypt’s spiritual significance made it a haven of pilgrimage. No wonder this land remains such an important destination for modern-day travellers, few Ancient Egyptian sites excite the soul as much as the Great Pyramids of Giza Plateau.
Elite Tour Club invites you to choose between two magnificent travel experiences this November. Both include a tour of old Cairo to marvel at Tutankhamun’s fabulous Gold Mask, the Citadel of Saladdin, and the city’s oldest area, Coptic Cairo. Join the shorter, Great Pyramids Gathering 11.11.2011 (5 days/4 nights); or the longer, Great Pyramids Gathering 11.11.2011 (11 days/10 nights).
The longer tour includes visits to Luxor and its Karnak Temple Complex, the Abydos Temple and the Temple of Hathor as well as the Pharaoh’s tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. From Luxor you will then cruise in luxury down the Nile, disembarking to view the remarkable Temple of Horus at Edfu, and the ‘double’ temple of Kom Ombo.
Eventually your River Nile cruise will lead you to the beautiful river cataracts at Aswan, and the massive High Dam which holds back Lake Nasser. The dam’s don’t look modern or brutal. The old one is old, and the High one is an earth dam and is so big it’s actually hard to pick out as a dam.
But join us especially for 11.11.11’s powerful young hours of sunrise, and you’ll experience one of Egypt’s purest, most concentrated spiritual occasions. Since 1997, our planet has withstood a progression of energy-surges from its seven chakras (Sanskrit for ‘wheel’ or ‘turning’). These forces are thought to mirror our own human bodily seven chakras, our yogic energy centres. Egypt is the second of Earth’s seven ‘great energy wheels’, and the Great Pyramid of Cheops is exactly positioned to be hypersensitive to Egypt’s chakra — importantly, because its three inner-chambers are magnetically neutral.
Before dawn on the 11.11.11, you and other Elite Tour Club members will congregate and enter Cheops’ Pyramid, the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. As light begins its glimmer towards sunrise, you, like others in earlier on earlier important dates, might sense a build-up of soul-stirring energies. To many, these feel serene yet powerful — almost as if they are a direct consequence of Nile-side civilisation.
Nothing could more appropriately follow 11.11.11 than visits to Saqqara and the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt, Memphis. At Saqqara you’ll witness the first pyramid of them all; the 2648 BC-completed Step Pyramid of Djoser. and to highlight your days of Egyptian antiquity, the spectacular ‘Sound and Light at the Pyramids’ illuminates Egypt’s jagged triangles against black sky like never before.