Between April 2001 and April 2002, I found myself in Egypt 5 times!! The Egyptian Addiction of this incarnation had begun.
The first time in Egypt was on a pilgrimage which I led with a small group from Soul Home – my new multi-racial ministry in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The second time was two months later, in June 2001, because I wanted to spend my 43rd birthday meditating in the Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo and because I had been invited to an Egyptian wedding in Luxor.
The third time was in August, 2001, after my best friend Harriet in the USA had told me that Rev. Michael Beckwith would be taking a group to Egypt on a pilgrimage. As I did not have the right to re-enter the USA at that time, the only way I could meet Rev. Michael Beckwith and the Agape community, was to connect with them somewhere outside the USA.
A 3rd trip to Egypt, after I had barely unpacked from my 2nd trip, seemed like the obvious thing to do. 🙂 You can read about this particular experience on page 192 of my book “The Sex Goddess: Debunking the Mythology of God & Sex.”
As I was not officially a part of the Agape tour in 2001, I was not permitted to enter the Great Pyramid with the Agape group and experience their private meditation in the Kings Chamber. I put it on my bucket list: one day I would go to Egypt with Rev. Michael Beckwith and have that experience!
Fast forward 17 years to November 2018. My friend Muzi Cindi asked me to edit his book “Jesus for a Digital Age.”
His timeline was so tight that I knew I could not complete it alone. I enlisted the services of two assistant editors: my former practitioner student, Penelope Gottlieb in Cape Town and my friend, Nancy Koenig in Long Island, NY.
Nancy is a member of Agape whom I had met when she came to Johannesburg, S. Africa, in 2017, with Rev. Michael and a group from Agape for the “Birthing our Divine Feminine” Conference. That is when I did my first very public talk on God & Sex. And Nancy was not only super supportive when I came down off the stage but she also believed in me and knew that this work of debunking the myths about sexuality and divinty would set people free and be welcomed around the world by large audiences
Nancy and I worked intensively on the editing project for three weeks. Every day, despite the 6-hour time difference, we sent loads of emails back and forth with editing comments and questions but we also shared what was going on in our personal lives and prayed for each other to overcome our various challenges
Soon after the editing project was completed and the launch was over in late December 2018, Nancy and I were going through editing- and friendship-withdrawal symptoms. There was a void in both our lives. Then Nancy contacted me and told me that Rev. Michael would be taking a group to Egypt in June 2019. Nancy was going to sign up and she urged me to sign up too. She did not know about my history with Egypt at that point or that my recent book, “The Sex Goddess”, contained plenty of humorous stories about my sexual miss-adventures with Egyptian men in Cairo and Luxor. She just thought that it would be fun to meet up again and journey together with the Agape group.
Nancy did not have to ask me twice. I instantly decided that I would go and wrote to Jo Keita, the Agape travel agent, for more information. There was no question about it, no logical decision making process about how I would manage it financially. Simply, I had to go.
Right after I said YES in my heart and paid the initial deposit to hold my place, my UK boss at English in Action offered me a month of marketing work in Austria which would help me cover the costs. Not only that, the marketing contract was in May and would finish a few days before the Egypt trip started in June. The dates dove-tailed beautifully.
There definitely seemed to be some Egyptian magic afoot. The signs were plentiful as I opened up to the energy of my beloved Khemet…..
Read more about the journey in the next blog post.
Appreciating the miracle of global communication via technology.
Author of “The Sex Goddess: Debunking the Mythology of God & Sex”
“The Miracles of Earth are the Laws of Heaven” – Johann Richter