What relevancy do teachings of an ancient culture have
for us in our high tech Western lives?
Even though the stage, the costumes, the props, the names, the
places may be different, the challenges, desires, hopes and dreams are beyond time/space.
The issues confronting us regarding who are we?; where do we come from?; what are we here
to do? are the same today as they were 10,000 years ago. These practices are eternal in
their ability to transform us into an Awakened One so that we may become the full
embodiment of our divine essence, our HighSelf, the Anointed One.
How did you become the teachers of these ancient teachings?
Meredith and I had become interested in exploring healing and
spiritual traditions beyond Western medicine whereby breathing techniques were used for
health benefits. A nurse colleague of ours introduced us to a woman who taught healing
techniques entitled "Ancient Egyptian Teachings and Initiations". This woman
became our teacher. We studied with her for several years and continued to ask her for
more teachings. One day she called us up and told us that she would be retiring and was
guided to pass these teachings on through us. We were to become the next generation to
carry on this oral lineage.
I understand that you teach nursing in a school of nursing
at a large university. How have you reconciled these two seemingly very different worlds?
There are times when it feels as though there is a huge chasm
between the teachings of modern nursing and ancient healing techniques, and yet there is
not. The Ancient Egyptian teachings are universal when it comes to helping others
experience relief from suffering or find the hidden treasures that the illness journey can
bring for soul development. These techniques help to activate our bodys own inherent
healing capabilities and we can facilitate that for others. This is what nursing is all
about. (I secretly suspect that Florence Nightingale was a priestess of the Ancient
Egyptian Healing Way. After all, she did travel to Egypt, walked through the temples,
entered the Great Pyramid, and sailed the Nile, returning a changed woman. From there, she
went on to care for the wounded in the Crimean War and later founded modern nursing.)
I am a religious person. Do I have to change religions to
study Ancient Egyptian Teachings?
No. The Ancient Egyptian Teachings and Initiations do
not comprise a religion. These are spiritual practices that are compatible with most
religions if not all. However, they may enhance your understanding of religious beliefs
and practices. Christian beliefs and practices as well as Judaic have a common origin.
Christ was actually an initiate of the Egyptian mysteries. Moses was also an initiate and
teacher of the Egyptian temple mysteries.