Hello, and welcome to this latest update to Sacred Sounds Egypt 2015, the sonic journey through mythic space that Leslie Zehr and I will guide a few months from now, on Feb. 19 through March 7, 2015. We have two new items to pass along as our plans ripen.
One is good news for those who’d love to join us, and are bending every resource of creativity and will to do it. Vantage Travels in Cairo has agreed to extend our deposit payment due date to Dec. 15. Those who commit by mid-December will be assured of the tour rates listed on our Registration page. While we can still accommodate those who sign up after Dec. 15, our rates may go slightly higher by year’s end because domestic airfares in Egypt, like those everywhere, will go up as we get closer to our flight dates in February and March.
The other new piece is that Mark Wilcox and I have now recorded one of the actual ancient Egyptian chants that we’ll sing in the holy places that are sacred to Aset, the mother, healer and birth giver better known to us by her Greek name, Isis. Links to the Aset Werwer Ibrahim chant are now on our main Egypt portal page, in the page text and the orange Soundcloud logo at the left. The music is scored for authentic instruments — harp, flute and rattles — as well as voices, and honors Lady Isis as Master of the Ways of the Heart.