Hello and Masbut Illi Shuftak, as they say in Arabic when they feel It’s Good to See You Again.
This is a good day to let you know that the first of the travelers who’ll join Leslie Zehr and me for Sacred Sounds Egypt 2015 have begun to commit to our mythic journey in sonic space, and to make their plans. Today is a festival of farsighted vision and courage in the ancient Egyptian calendar. This day is sacred to one of the most august and majestic of all the Egyptian Neters – that is, the emanations in Nature of the One Divine presence. Today Horus becomes king, and with him the living person of the pharaoh is reaffirmed as ruler of his people.
Today Leslie and I move our plans into high gear as we are now two months from Dec. 15, the suggested deposit payment date for the Egypt adventure coming four months from now. The preparations get exciting. Today I recorded with Mark Wilcox one of the actual pieces of ancient Egyptian chant, in the ancient suf (aka “hieroglyphic”) language, that were sung in the rites of Aset, better known to us under her Greek name of Isis. It’s now on our main Egypt page. The Aset Werwer Ibrahim is one of the pieces we’ll sing next year in the holy places where they resounded so long ago.