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This blog tracks my research-writing sabbatical in Egypt with posts about my adventure and thoughts for the forthcoming book .... 

The Key to the Great Living Pyramid of Giza: A Study in Consciousness

#FINAL) Blog Date: Dec. 27, 2023  


Itinerary Review

As a FINAL BLOG about my research expedition to Egypt I want to honour those who invested in me ~ morally, spiritually and financially. In this final blog I am posting some of the major plot points of the journey to show how your investment was spent.

When I embarked to Egypt, all I knew was that I was participating in a 2 week organized tour with Adept Expeditions. After that the field was wide open, and as things progressed it became apparent that there are a lot of corners to explore in Egypt, history to understand (ancient and recent), and that for my sabbatical time (extended to 3 months) I needed to give myself free reign and allow my curiosity to roam.

As I roamed, it became a blend between a research and a self-nurturing sabbatical. I roamed through tombs, temples and pyramids, dove into the depths of the Red Sea, climbed to the heights of Mt. Sinai. The balance swung between times of inwardness ~ staying 3 nights in a monastery, camping in the White Desert, and retreating to a Bedouin hut. And times of outwardness, tripping through the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, and packing in as many museums and historical sites I could manage, taking loads of photos.

I even celebrated a significant birthday with one of the best parties of my life at the Bedouin Camp, where I got to share some of my research with eager Egyptians and do a demonstration of HeKa (Egyptian magic). Above all I kept to my main aim of exploring the Great Giza Pyramid with 8 visits to the Giza Plateau!

And what a HUGE DIFFERENCE it makes now to read books or watch videos about the pyramids of Egypt, and to be able to picture them, to be oriented to the photographs, and have a clearer sense of what is being described. Going to Egypt was absolutely essential in order to take my dissertation to the next step.

As I turn my attention to putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) I may post periodic blogs with actual text from the book. I’m super excited about burying myself in the book because the trip was a huge uptake of information and now I have even more I want to say ~ things that are vital in shaping the way we move forward on this planet.


. Mid to end of September: 2 week tour with Adept Expeditions:

. Giza, Luxor, Karnak, Nile cruise, Aswan, VIP access to several sites

. October to mid-November: Dahab – beach town on Red Sea / Sinai Peninsula

. decompressing with swimming, fresh fruit and lots of studying

. witnessing sunrise every morning with dance & meditation

. retreat time @ Bedouin camp

. climb Mt. Moses for the sunrise

. 3 night stay in longest running monastery in world: St. Catherine

. Mid-November: back to Cairo to explore city, museums and get some surgery

. camping for 3 days in the White Desert

. Beginning of December: 1 week in famed city of Alexandria

. time @ the new Great Library of Alexandria; films, tours, museums

. scuba dive in harbor to see fallen Pharos Lighthouse, a wonder of the world

. The Last Week: back to Cairo: time at Giza, Abusir, Saqarra, Dashur, Memphis

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To end off this review of my travels, I would be remiss to not mention the many human connections I had, and friendships I made. My Spiritual GPS was fully functioning where I couldn’t walk a step in any direction without having some sort of meaningful and wonderful human connection with people from Egypt and all over the world. It was magical. Travelling can be magical when you set your intention to take an interest in the world and people around you, and you put yourself out, out of your comfort zone, to establish those connections. The rewards were immense, in what I learned, how my heart grew, and how my vision of the future has been embellished with greater hope, faith and love. Thank you all for being a part of my journey. It will continue ....

In the meantime, I have some people I would like to employ in helping me input and organize my notes, a well as do some subsidiary research. If you would like to contribute financially to the book writing stage of the journey, the GoFundMe Campaign is still open and about 2/3s of the way to the original goal.

You can also see the content of the new course I'm offering starting January on Spiritual Alchemy, informed by things gathered during the trip ... as well as a lifetime of seeking:

Habibi ~ Beloved Blessings

Exploring physical details of each pyramid to understand their spiritual function

Pyramids lit by night

With new friend ascending Grand Gallery of Great Giza Pyramid

Wall of Great Arabian minds in Great Library of Alexandria

Meeting Camels in the Desert

Everybody has to do this shot

#12) Blog Date: Dec. 20, 2023  


The Insides of Pyramids

Down to the last week of the Egyptian expedition, I wanted to be true to the “Put Jesse in a Pyramid” theme that has been the motto for the fundraising campaign ~ and spend some substantial time INSIDE PYRAMIDS. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

The whole expedition began with the 2 week tour with Adept Expeditions where the tour group got some time with the pyramids. But I wanted to end off my time in Egypt dedicated to some on the ground, solitary time exploring more deeply the inner secrets of the pyramids. So for the last week in Egypt I booked myself into a little hotel close to the Giza plateau. In fact, it was so close I was practically a stones throw from the the Sphinx, as you can see from my window view in the first photo. I felt like I needed to honour my deepest intent in my being in Egypt ~ to meet the pyramids in person. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

I can’t tell you how grateful I feel at this moment in my life. I’m thankful for all the connections I feel in my life, and support I feel in living this journey. And it’s not about money. My experience here in Egypt has opened a new sense of living Life. I know part of the greatness of the experience is due to the intention I set, but intention is only part of the equation. It’s also how we step into circumstances as they present themselves.

My intention was not a vacation (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But I set my sights high because, even though I call this a sabbatical from work, I know there is no such thing as a “spiritual vacation.” So I still consider every move I make here to be part of my work and responsibility in the world. We should all see how every move we make is an “Act of God”, and an opportunity to feed the energetic field of life with good things. And with that intention in mind from the outset, I can say that my mind has been blown in ways that far exceed anything else I’ve experienced in life.

Sure the pyramids are mind-blowing. And I literally left no stone unturned in my explorations of Egypt. Maybe there are a few things I would have liked to have seen and done, but they will wait ~ I feel I accomplished more than what I had imagined when I felt the spirit move me to come here. And it’s not just about the major historical sites, or being able to touch not just one but two of the 7 wonders of the ancient world that was mind-blowing. It was how I feel awakened even more to the guiding force of Cosmic Intelligence.

There’s something about getting out of the comfort zone of home, not to stay in comfortable hotels, but by staying in off-beat places, or even on couches of new Egyptian friends in the middle of nowhere. Moving around for three months in a strange land, not knowing the language, and not knowing what was coming next, actually opened up a new sense in me of how to live life as an empowered spiritual being ~ living with FAITH in the magical guidance of Cosmic Intelligence.

This is probably my second last blog. The last one will be an inventory of plot points of where I went and what I saw. This will be partly for me, to do a Ruckshau (review) of what I packed into three months touring Egypt. But this will only cover the physical plot points. The real trip has been in experiencing the magical nature of LIFE ~ which is hard to convey. We see the magic through the lens of our subjective experience. However, when you try to convey the magical essence, it doesn’t necessarily translate as such. It may sound like coincidence, or that we are reading too much into circumstances. But magic is real. And the ancient Egyptians knew it and worked it. And I intend to bring more of that into my own life, and as much as possible help others to bring it forth in their own lives.

One of the ways I’m going to do that is with a new program this winter called, Spiritual Alchemy: Perspectives and Practices for Personal and Planetary Transformation. I’ve long believed that for people to really embed new things in their life, it takes more than reading a book or watching a video on a subject. That’s why the last 10 years I’ve been committed to holding term classes, mostly live in the loft, where people can come together in a group dynamic to learn, engage, inspire, and really integrate new things into their lives. That’s what this new class will be about.

You can see the content of this new course on a page of the website: Power For Conscious Living. And you are welcome to come to the Orientation Evening, January 9, 7:00pm, open to all in the Loft or through Zoom, to get a full sense of the Spiritual Alchemy journey will be.

In the meantime, enjoy some of the photos here of my last days in Egypt. I was very fortunate to be toured about by 2 of the grandsons of Egyptian wisdom keeper Hakim Awyan. During the last two weeks I went inside many pyramids, the Bent, Red, Kufu, Menkare, as well as several of the satellite pyramids and tombs. I was fortunate on several occasions to have the inner chamber to myself and engage in meditation while inside. And with a bit of baksheesh, was able to meditate at night at the Sun-Ra temple, Abu Gorab. I can’t post pictures or announce that on social media as it’s a heavily guarded archaeological site closed to the public.

But not only did I experience these sorts of special things opening to me, I also found many, many openings with people, including Egyptian people, opening themselves to me in many ways. I felt I stumbled upon magic in a magical land. The political, economic and social situation in Egypt is quite different than in North America, and in many ways much harder. But it was amazing to experience the heart and soul of Egyptian people that remains warm and open despite difficult circumstances. I received a lot of soul warmth while moving about. It allowed me to take it in and give it out myself more, which seems to be a key ingredient in experiencing the magic of life. It opens the door to feel the presence of the Divine Nature still alive on planet Earth.

This is the first time I have done a trip like this in 20 years. To do it in a way that goes beyond the pedestrian travel experience I learned a lot about energy management ~ not only money ~ but time, space, and the energy of warmth between people. There’s more I can say about this ~ and will ~ which I’m excited to do as the content of the book takes shape and form ~ and in a way is writing itself through me as I work on it

By the time you read this, I will be back in Canada, December 18. Even with the work of the book as top priority ~ to spread this important information, I’ll be hosting a Lofty Gathering pre-New Year’s Eve Party, December 30, 8 til late. I hope to see you there, or in the new class, or somewhere in the new year. We have so much to do ~ and most importantly ~ we need to learn to work together ~ to solve the riddles of the world ~ together. During the warmth of this holiday season may we feel the importance of our togetherness more profoundly than ever.

Stay Warm

The view from my room

I got 7 hour personal tour of Giza Plateau with Mohammad Awyan, grandson of Hakinm Aywan

Aged stones on left show presence of temples long before pyramids were built?

Preparing to enter descending shaft before ascending to upper chamber

Inside Upper Chamber ~ Giza Pyramid

You're not supposed to lie in the sarcophagus but they didn't say anything about lying next to it ;-)

Exploring pyramids with new friend

The Sound and Light Show at Giza

One last camel ride just hours before boarding plane to Toronto

#11) Blog Date: Dec. 14, 2023  


A Great Place of Learning ~ Alexandria

It has been nothing less than I imagined ~ the famed and legendary city of Alexandria. And my imagination has been fuelled mightily this trip, including study of a great book about the rise and fall of what was considered a “think tank” centre of the ancient world. I find this exciting because I agree with Rudolf Steiner that, especially for healthy modern egoic development, “thinking,” is a spiritual activity. And to be engaged with the development of an idea, the morphology of a thought, is to be spiritually active.

And my inner world has been greatly activated during this sabbatical tour of Egypt. Indeed, I even extended my return flight by three weeks so to make more room for the amazing Egyptian offerings ~ including what has turned into a full week in Alexandria.

There’s a lot to take in here, considering Egypt’s rich history as a mosaic of cultural, religious, ethnic and political influences. Identifying as Afro-Asiatic, the original Egyptians, or Copts (as they were referred to by the Greeks), connected to African roots to the west, but also interfaced with the Arab world of the middle-east. Egypt was eventually fertilized with Greek influences from the north (think Alexander the Great ~ after which the city of Alexandria is named), then Roman, Christian, and eventually Islamic stamps on its culture. Not to mention the more recent French and British influences.

And of course the western commercial culture can be seen here, including a Starbucks set up on the main corniche, or coastal road that runs through downtown Alexandria. It is right on this main corniche that I chose to situate myself for the week, so I would not only be central to everything but also have a view of the Mediterranean from my room!

Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, the northern border of Egypt, Alexandria has been a crossroad, not only as a trade route, but a meeting place for minds. One of the things Alexandria is famous for is the Great Library. Alexander the Great had been a student of Aristotle and was not only questing to conquer the world militarily, he was also out to conqueror it intellectually, to congregate all the knowledge of the world in his capital city. Dying from an infection at age 33 on a campaign to India he didn’t get to see his city ~ or the library. But his successors of the Ptolemaic dynasty, right through to the infamous Cleopatra VII, continued to champion this cause.

Built on the shores of the harbour of Alexandria, the Great Library of Alexandria grew rapidly due to the fact that ships entering the harbour had to surrender their literary materials to be copied and added to the library collection. And scribes were also sent out to seek and find books of all kinds to be added to the libraries collection. This was so anyone could have access to the world’s greatest repository of literature and collection of knowledge, which resulted in thousands of scrolls and manuscripts adding to the library and the daughter library at the Serapeum. This in turn drew many seekers and thinkers to the area who wished to discuss, debate, and develop new ideas in a place where there was a liberality of free thinking.

So guess where I headed my first day in Alexandria? To the Library! Yes, there is a new great library in Alexandria, which was with great applause opened in 2002 to be a learning centre and beacon, just as the ancient library once was. First thing I wanted to do was join the library so I could flash the library card back home, showing how I was a member of the Great Library of Alexandria.

And the new library is a great library. Everything about it is sensational ~ the symbolic design, the Planetarium, the galleries and museums connected to it. But at the heart of the library is the library itself ~ boasting one of the largest book collections in the world, plus largest digitized book collections ~ powered by a big-brain-super-computer, and the largest open reading area (over 2000 people all reading at the same time in the same area). I not only went there on my first day, I kept going back because there was so much to take in.

Ironically, the ancient library was not considered one of the Wonders of the ancient world the way the Great Giza Pyramid is. And many don’t realize that Egypt is home to a second of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Pharos Lighthouse in Alexandria’s harbour was built as a literal beacon for its port in the third century to help ships safely enter the harbour. At the time the Pharos’ intriguing architectural design proudly shone as one of the tallest buildings in the world, and stood for a millennium until earthquakes eventually caused its collapse into the sea. This is where another one of my magical adventures began.

Not only is there lots of archaeological digs on land in Egypt, the same is taking place in the sea. I did a bit of research and followed my Spiritual GPS to find out that I could actually scuba dive down to the site where the ancient Pharos Lighthouse collapsed. I have my scuba diving certification and did some diving in the Red Sea while staying in Dahab. The Red Sea is clear and warm. By contrast, the Mediterranean is not, but that didn’t stop me from enlisting a dive master who has a license to dive in the Alexandria harbour where remains of the Pharos Lighthouse lie hidden from sight.

Embarking on this was more of the larger-than-life adventures of my life. I was picked up at my hotel at 10am and driven to the harbour. It became apparent that this was all very official and regulated by governmental policy. I had to surrender my passport to the military at the harbour gate. Then I was met by an official from The Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism. She was to accompany the dive master and myself to make sure we didn’t take anything, including photographs, in the area of the sea where this ancient wonder lay. Photographing privileges were reserved for a professional production team who was also in the area preparing to do a major documentary on the site.

I felt quite elevated by the entire officialness of the expedition. And being the only diver with the dive master, attended to by the captain and his crew, along the with dive assistants, all added to the feeling of special grace of the day. And it wasn’t that all this service actually cost much money ~ diving is quite inexpensive in Egypt, and with the sinking value of Egyptian currency, travelling here has been budget friendly ~ including the diving.

The dive master was delighted with the conditions, sunny clear sky and calm sea. Once geared up, we plunged off the back of the boat and began the first of two dives in the area. What a thrill to descend into the sea and catch my first glimpse of the ancient wonder. Among the carnage of carved stone were granite pillars, and perhaps even a water worn statue or two that had been resting there for centuries. I felt connected to the ancient people who had worked at creating this monument, and the heroic purposes for doing so ~ to be a beacon and light for learning, free thought as an expression of free spirituality, unencumbered by repressive political or religious systems ~ that did eventually crash the party. Underwater I felt like I was touching an historical bubble. It was a very heart-opening. And I feel among the rare few who have been able to touch two of the seven wonders of the ancient world ~ the the Great Giza pyramid, and now the Pharos Lighthouse.

That being said, my research here has done a lot to expand my perspective of things, and I do feel even more strongly that YOU, HUMAN BEING, are intended to a crescendo of all previous wonders. You are the New Great Wonder of the World. We need to see this ~ we need to be this ~ we need to tap the magic, if we are going to rise in the fullness of our powers to take hold of the handles of creation ~ and create the world we want to create. To do this we need to learn to work together. But to get there we first need to overcome aspects of our old thinking ~ learn new thinking ~ spiritualized thinking, and create ourselves as the divine beings we are here to awaken as. I will have more to say about this in the context of the forthcoming book!

One week left in my Egyptian explorations! And so I am now returning to Giza to spend the last days as a Wonder ~ with the Wondrous pyramids of Giza ~ as stepping stones, as repositories of knowledge ~ on the Road to Greater Consciousness.

Keep the Greatness in Learning

Room with a View

Rooftop Breakfast View

Hanging Out With Alexander the Great

Alexandrian Library Roof as Sundisk with Many Eyes

Interior of New Great Library ~ Bibliotechca Alexandrina

Planetarium of Library Representing Earth Orbiting Sun

Image of Pharos Lighthouse as it Might Have Been

Preparing for Historical Dive

Catacombs (Tombs) of Alexandria

Pillar Power with Pompei's Pillar in Alexandria, Egypt

#10) Blog Date: Dec. 6, 2023  


Sahara Desert ~ Out of the Comfort Zone

OMG!!! When I heeded the call to come to Egypt, not only fulfilling a lifelong dream to see the Land of the Pharaohs that has tickled my imagination, (as it has for so many), and also delve into my research-writing sabbatical, I never anticipated the way I spent the last 3 days.

As I mentioned in the previous blog, within an hour of walking the streets of Cairo, destiny brought me into contact with the grandson of Abd’el Hakim Awyan, an indigenous wisdom keeper of ancient Egyptian knowledge ~ made famous in The Pyramid Code documentary. He is also the developer of “Khemetology” along with author Stephen Mehler.

The grandson Mustafa and I have been enjoying connecting for conversation while I’m staying in Cairo, but when he suggested a camping trip to the Sahara Desert I was a little bit hesitant. As you know, I like camping but doing it in a remote desert in Egypt seemed like a completely foreign landscape to navigate.

The White Desert is part of the Sahara Desert, and the more I looked into it the more I got enthused to continue to “take the road less travelled,” as has been my modus operandi while travelling Egypt. In fact, I talked two other people into joining me; a couple staying at the same hostel, he (Joan) from Spain, her (Gudalupe) from Argentina, and both in their twenties.

So we put ourselves trustingly into Mustafa’s hands, (himself twenty-five years old), for a three day camping trip in the Sahara. Going in a bit blind is actually adrenaline activating, if your soul thrives on the rush of adventure ~ as mine apparently does. And is one of the reasons I extended my time in Egypt to a full 3 months ~ so I can really get a belly full of adventure, to feed my soul (as well as get a wider spectrum of Egyptian experience to inform the content of the book).

The desert adventure started with us simply being ready to be picked up ~ with minimal gear, (and a rather low amount of $ to cover the cost of the trip). We were driven 3.5 hours south of Cairo to a place that specializes in these sorts of desert expeditions. We transferred to a 4x4 vehicle with a new driver, Mahamood, then proceeded another 2 hours into the desert.

It soon began to feel like an all-inclusive cruise, with 5-star hospitality, as Mahmood, who turned out to be the backbone of the trip, oversaw every detail of the trip: driving, cooking, setting up & tearing down the campsite each day, as well as showing and explaining many details about this strange environment we found ourselves immersed in. This allowed us to simply focus on the unusual beauty ~ evoking unspeakable sensations. The variety of experiences in the landscape of the Sahara Desert can by no means be fully conveyed through words or photographs ~ although I’m trying!

Joan and Lupe both have a spiritual vibe, and have read a number of the same books as myself, which is why I was excited for them to be part of the experience. In fact, Joan had his twenty-ninth birthday while we were together, so I gave him my copy of the new Biogeometry book I’ve been carrying around. He was thrilled. The conversation was rich. We meditated together. And I shared some of my Egyptian-inspired power poses, which really amped up the vibe in what is already a highly conductive environment, with all the sand and crystalline rock formations.

And this energetically conductive environment was favourable for working on book ideas, as inspiration  continued to roll in, morph, and get clearer on how to be put into writing. (Thanks again for all the GoFundMe supporters who helped to make this trip happen, and for my soul to be able to write about the Egyptian Mysteries from a first hand experience).

One of the things that supported the rich inner activity was the profound silence of the Sahara Desert. Mustafa referred to this by the Arabic word, “sukoon,” which refers to profound, peaceful silence. I was experiencing this day and night, but the night was especially profound, as I didn’t sleep in a tent but under the stars (and a moon that was near full).

And I continued my ritual of greeting the sun each morning, going for long walks ~ so long in fact that the last morning Mahmood got concerned I was lost in the landscape of the desert. And even though there was the very real possibility I get disoriented and lost on the barren terrain, I guided my way by walking directly into the sun while moving away from the campsite, then walking directly toward my shadow to find my way back to the campsite. That along with retracing my footprints (where I had walked on sand and not rock) made for heightened awareness, (and working with my Spiritual GPS).

Of course, this sort of navigating is nothing in comparison to Mahmood's ability, who has driven us over 50 kilometres deep into desert. He has lived in this area all his life and knows the vast face of this area like his own mother's face. Which is probably why his concern for westerners wandering off alone in the early morning hours! Nonetheless, I appreciated Mahmood’s and everyone’s concern, as getting lost in the desert can happen and people die due to this.

The idea of “getting lost” is interesting to me from a spiritual perspective, and actually ties into the content of the book. The initiations that took place at the temple complexes associated with the pyramids involved something of getting lost, in order for the initiate to find their way, (and themselves), in a new way and higher way. This struck me quite strongly while exploring the temple complex of the Pharaoh Djoser at Saqqara, just south of Giza. The so called tombs that have been excavated there are a myriad of passageways that have no semblance of tombs. Rather they can be easily imagined as used in the training of new priests, to awaken higher capacities of consciousness

This idea of getting lost, quite literally in the dark passageways of these labyrinthine temple complexes, parallels getting lost in the darkness of ignorance. This also ties into the theme of my first book, Secrets of the Yellow Brick Road, where Dorothy gets lost in The Land of Oz and can only find her way back “home” when she develops the thinking, feeling and will capacities of her inner life, and dispels ignorance and illusion. In my own experience, I challenged myself to have heightened awareness while wandering about the desert, and not only did I not get lost but I feel I found something while sitting playing with sand at sunrise ~ something of an epiphany about the formation of pyramids. I'll leave that bit of insight for the pages of the book!

One of the intriguing things about the area of the Sahara we were in is that it is referred to as the White Desert. Blanched white rock and amazing sculpted edifices are found randomly as remnants of when the Sahara had been an oceanic seabed ... before becoming a lush rainforest ... then its current state as a desert. The White Desert looks like snow has fallen, and then pushed into snowbanks (see pics). Everything here feels so ancient with deep stories to tell. None of us in the group wanted to leave and return to the intense urban environment of Cairo. But as we drove back, I started thinking seriously of returning one day (after completing the book) to bring a group to this experience, (along with the other amazing adventures in Egypt).

Back in Cairo now, my mind is turning to finally making the trip to Alexandria. My anticipation has been building since reading a book here of its history over the past 2500 years, as a cultural and academic epi-centre with many high points ~ and equally low points, including the burning of the Great Library, which eventually extinguished its prominence. They’ve apparently built a New Library of Alexandria which I plan to visit, along with the hope of scuba diving down to see some of the remnants of the ancient Alexandria.

Following that I will finish things off with some days at Giza where I can bookend my trip with a deep dive again into the world of the Pyramids. I am increasingly looking forward to getting back to Canada December 18, and settling into the next stages of working on the book. 

As I look at the amount of notes I’ve created, I am now thinking I will need to hire an assistant immediately when I land in Toronto. So I’m now looking for someone who can assist in entering and organizing the pieces of the book, as well as do so research on various topics. If you know someone with the time and skills please connect us. I am happy to pay this person fair wages for their work, so this will be accompanied by a further appeal for support of the GoFundMe Campaign, which is about two-thirds of the way to its target.

You can also look for announcements about a Lofty Gathering over the holiday season, and a special announcement of a new course to be offered this winter: Spiritual Alchemy: Powers and Perspectives for Personal and Planetary Transformation. I’m very excited about this offering which is inspired by this trip to Egypt, but also a culmination of a lifetime of curating top level knowledge and practices. Watch for something in the upcoming Lofty Offering emails. And now ... off for more learning in Ancient Alexandria...!!!

Sukoon ~ Arabic for "Deep Silence"

#9) Blog Date: Nov. 28, 2023  


Cairo Magic

After 6 weeks of chilling by the Red Sea in Dahab, arriving in Cairo, considered one of the most intense cities on the planet, could be daunting – and it was! Ominously, the bus dropped me off at Tahrir Square ~ the place of the 2011 Revolution. It’s a traffic circle, it’s dark, cars are moving in all directions, and I’m trying to get from one side of the square to the other. It was definitely about “walking like an Egyptian,” and I just imitated the locals as they serenely walked across the 4 lane highway between moving cars and buses until arriving on the other side. And so went my introduction to walking the streets of Cairo.

The next morning I arose, again with the sun, as has been my ritual here in Egypt, to be able to see where I am by the light of day. Cairo is full of beautiful buildings, inspired by European architecture, albeit many are crumbling, not unlike the ancient Egyptian architecture here. But there is definitely a charm to it all.

I hadn’t been on the streets of Cairo for 1 hour when I had a “chance encounter.” Somehow, in a city of 24 million people, a passing encounter turns out to be with the grandson of Abd’el Hakim Awyan, considered a wisdom keeper of ancient Egyptian (Khemet) wisdom. I learned about Hakim Awyan through the documentary The Pyramid Code, and dreamed of meeting him, but learned that he transitioned in 2008. Somehow the power of the Cosmic Intelligence and my Spiritual GPS connected me with his grandson as I began my wandering about the streets of Cairo near my hostel (trying to figure out how to use the GPS on my smartphone). 

The grandson, Mustafa Awyan, is one of the grandchildren carrying on the legacy of the grandfather, Hakim Awyan. Mustafa has not only offered to share with me all he has received from his grandfather, he has offered to personally tour me about the sacred sites. My mind is blown, I love Cairo, and I’ve extended my stay in Egypt until Dec. 18! 

My learning curve was already peaking, and all the on-the-ground learning has done an immense amount to help me hone my perspective of both physical and spiritual aspects of ancient Egypt and solidify the work for the book. But now I feel I hit the payload ... and that was only the first day! It seems every time I turn around there is some serendipitous synchronisity wanting to connect me with people, information, and support during my time in Cairo.

And it’s not only about receiving. There is definitely a lot of need in Egypt, and ways to serve ~ from the physical to the spiritual. As I learned during my 4 year Spiritual Warrior Training in my twenties – “There’s No Such Thing as a Spiritual Vacation.” Even though this has been a sabbatical from my usual work of teaching and mentoring, I have not treated this as a vacation. And so I have kept up the stride to bring joy, hope and levity in every encounter I have. It feels so good to just let inspiration flow through and bring a smile and levity to others.

While here, I even took the opportunity to have a little surgery. (see pic) Don’t panic! This is called “Medical Tourism.” I had some lipoma fat lumps removed from my forearms. This all began with someone I met at drum circle in Toronto ... whose brother is a doctor in Cairo ... who was more than happy to find a suitable clinic and surgeon for me ... and it all worked out seamlessly ~ including saving me a lot of money for something that is considered “elective surgery” in Canada, for which I would have paid substantially out of pocket. It was only a fraction of the price here ~ in Egyptian Pounds. 

They wanted to put me under a general anesthetic ~ I said no. They wanted to pump me with anitbiotic through an IV ~ I said no. But the nurses were a ton of fun and I told them they were all my wives under Islamic Law. They loved that! I also said I was going to write the Koran 2.0, which will say that women are also entitled to have multiple partners, so I can be one of their husbands, if they are already married. They really loved me for that!!

I get the stitches out in a week. In the meantime, I am exploring the fabulous museums of Cairo, including the new (partially opened) Grand Egyptian Museum (which people have been waiting years for). See picture of 3,200 year old statue of Ramses II. How did they move those 83 tons from Aswan to the old capital of Memphis?

I’m having all sorts of warm and wonderful encounters with the local people. I even got invited through another "chance encounter" to a picnic at Abusir, and spent the day in a small village where we ate camel meat stew within viewing distance of 5 pyramids. (see pics) What more could I ask for? Well there’s a lot more!! The picnic was at a place where they’re planning to build a retreat centre which will include a sound-healing dome. So the door is opening for me to work with local people in hosting future retreats to Egypt (once the book is finished!).

I don’t believe in luck or chance encounters. I believe in doing The Work so one is divinely aligned and in the “spiritual loading zone,” not missing out on the abundance of the universe that is aimed at our hearts! 

I have been working here with active meditative practices that envision the power of a pyramid’s geometry and structure to activate the Spiritual GPS that a pyramid can have. One day I was lost in the streets of Cairo, I stopped and said, “Okay, I’m turning on my Spiritual GPS.” Within minutes I had someone guiding me. They took me to a hundred year old restaurant for dinner, guided me to a bank machine that worked, then back to my hostel. He was delighted to spend time with me and we had an informative exchange, as it turns out he and his wife are deeply interested in the same things.

I’m now just starting week 2 in Cairo, and this week I'm invited to be taken to the famous White Desert, an interesting and  energetically powerful geographical spot, west of the Nile, and part of the Sahara Desert. Not sure if I can fit in a three day camping trip with everything else I have in mind. But I look forward to re-touring the pyramids with Mustafa. Then making a trip to Alexandria before returning to Canada. 

I’ve also acquired some very informationally valuable books in local bookstores, filling in gaps in my knowledge. All this on-the-ground action is actually getting me ready for the hours of labour at the computer this winter, working on the book. My cup is running over!!! 

Turn on your Spiritual GPS

Mustafa Awyan with photo of his grandfather Hakim Awyan

Sweet little rooftop hostel I'm in

View from my hostel room where I caught light of Cairo Tower (visited) hitting moon

Exploring the new Grand Egyptian Museum

83 ton statue of Ramses II

Camel stew picnic with new friends

Pyramid sunset after Abusir picnic

My new Islamic wives LOL ~ post surgery

Having fun with some Cairo kids after buying kleenex from them

#8) Blog Date: Nov. 21, 2023  


Timeless Nothingness of a Bedouin Camp

Not only is this an adventure of a lifetime, it is truly fantastical. One thing about travelling is that you get to meet lots of people. Firstly, the Egyptians are lovely warmhearted and welcoming people. I'm so thankful to be meeting them on their home turf, where they shine with the part of the Earth's soul they are born with ~ albeit many of them will never have the opportunity to get off Egyptian turf to visit other parts of the world with their economic situation the way it is. Which makes me all the more grateful for the support I've received to visit this distant land (and take my turn at deciphering the Great Mysteries of Egypt).

I had a fantastical encounter here with a Swiss man, who actually lives at the world headquarters for the Rudolf Steiner movement in Switzerland. He’s also a seasoned osteopath and turned out to be the perfect person to discuss the content of my book, which looks at anatomy from a spiritual-scientific perspective in exploring the anatomy of the Great Giza Pyramid. We spent a week hanging out together in Dahab where he graciously, and with keen interest, listened, affirmed and added his own insights into how human nature is reflected in the advanced design of the Great Giza Pyramid. Prepare for a revision of the Western scientific model of the human where the pyramid demonstrates how the heart is not just a pump, we don't "think" with our brains, and the human is actually evolving downward into the earth ~ not just upward as we have been taught in the Darwinian-DNA model.

I've been reluctant to leave Dahab, the spa-tonic of the Red Sea, and dancing to the sunrise each morning - so I haven't. Instead I decided to go to a Bedouin camp for two nights .... and stayed for five. LOL It was fantastical in that there was lots and lots of nothingness. In today's world you sometimes can't get enough nothing! So I gave this timeless time to myself as part of my sabbatical time, where "being online" means hanging out in a hammock (see pic). 

Being in a desert is a good place to presence nothingness in your soul. With the fantastical beauty and desolateness of the mountain range at my back, (pictures can never convey the feelings evoked), and the snorkel rich Red Sea before me, my wind blown houshka (hut) was a space for capital N Nothingness

Each morning I've gone for a sunrise hike into the mountains, soaking in the profound stillness they hold. Ironically, into this space of Nothingness has flowed rich insights regarding the book, (as well as ideas for a new offering this winter ~ stay tuned for an upcoming announcement).

Back in Dahab now, while at the local juice bar having a concoction they call "viagra," (banana, dates, avocado, arugala, kiwi and pistachios nuts), I struck up a conversation with an Italian medical doctor. I got to share with her my perspectives on the Great Pyramid and the correlations to the human and the consciousness raising effects. I watched her eyes get bigger until she insisted on giving me her email so I could notify here when the book is published. I love it when I can blow the mind of a scientifically trained person with logic that blends both science and spirituality. She was very  affirming to the ideas of my thesis.

I'm realizing there is still more wealth for me to mine in Egypt. Why return with my original flight date when I feel as if I'm in mid-stride exploring many fantastical side-trips? So, following my spiritual GPS, I’ve delayed my return to Canada by three weeks until the middle of December. Tomorrow I return to the intensity of Cairo for a deeper exploration of this historical city, as well as the pyramids and related sacred sites (which were a whirlwind visit at the beginning of this journey in September).

I will also include a trip to Alexandria to spend time with some of the Great Ghosts of the past, and the Spirit of great inquiry that existed there two thousand years ago ~ until religious dogmatism set in and people forgot how to connect spiritually and think for themselves. It feels that exploring these deep and profound aspects of the past are stimulating new cognitive activity, and spiritual forces within me, and opening new modes in my meditative life ~ connecting me more deeply and consciously to other dimensions. Sometimes my heart feels lighter than a feather :-)

Let your heart be light as a feather

#7) Blog Date: Nov. 8, 2023  


Ancient Intelligence ~ NOW

In a previous blog I stated that there would be more harmony in the world, AND LESS WAR, if people “tuned into” the state of consciousness similar to the Great Pyramids. What is that?

Let’s look at AI (Artificial Intelligence) for a moment, and consider that the pyramids were an earlier form of AI. What does AI do? Things like Chat GPT gives us access to information by going out beyond our personal realm of knowledge to the universal databank of knowledge (cloud knowledge). The AI then brings this knowledge back to us, to our personal realm, to our personal computer, for personal consumption. And how marvellous that is! But is it all necessarily new? Or is modern technology really a metaphor, a parallel to what has previously existed?

One of my slogans for the book is, “Think like an Egyptian!” The ancient Egyptians viewed themselves as multi-levelled, multi-dimensional beings. Human, yes! But also existing on other levels simultaneously (more about this in a future blog and book). They, in fact, named nine different parts of themselves ~ the physical being only one level. And this was more than hyperbole – they lived it.

And it was through these other levels they were able to extend consciousness beyond the senses realm to access information and guidance from higher realms. This is seen quite literally in the headpieces that both humans and gods are seen wearing in their hieroglyphic representations (I’ll do a blog on this; those head pieces are more than a fashion statement). It is important to note that our spirit's connection to the cosmos does not start in some outer stratosphere of the Earth but actually at the top of your head. Right there, at the top of your head and up ~ if it is developed as these ancient Egyptians did through specific practices.

Back to the pyramids. To enhance this access to higher knowledge, beyond the brain-bound, earth-bound knowledge of the senses, the presence of these massive pyramids projects a tremendous energetic field that helped extend the initiated human’s capacity to access information from the universal field of Cosmic Intelligence. Those ancient Egyptians were working with a lot more information than Egyptologists credit them for. Thus, the pyramids were an earlier version of AI allowing access to information beyond the brain-bound senses.

I'm excited to get into an interesting piece in a future blog, and the book, something I have been teaching over the past year ~ the activation of your Spiritual GPS, to access Cosmic Intelligence. This is supremely important, and front-line centre for the next step in human evolution ... and transcendence of the dying systems that no longer serve us.

In the meantime, my Spiritual GPS is guiding me toward a move out of Dahab ~ trading the sublime sunrise meditations on the Red Sea for the shores of the Mediterranean and an exploration of the famed city of Alexandria, Egypt. I’ve been reading a book on its history and excited to visit this “city of the mind.” The acquisition of knowledge became the prime mandate of this city, as Aristotle’s spiritual son, Alexander the Great, made it his capital (never actually living there, as he died during a campaign to conquer India). His friend Ptolemy and dynastic successors built Alexandria and accumulated a tremendous amount of knowledge in books and the many thinkers it attracted. This spawned an historical revolution in all fields of inquiry. The bright minds there were set to access greater knowledge, both on the practical level and in the pursuit of a relationship to the divine inter-net of things. Alexandria was the place to be for "higher education!" And with the assistance of the Egyptian priesthood, in many cases they achieved it through Egyptian initiation and the AI access point offered through the pyramids.

Soon I will be making my way to the ancient power centre of Alexandria. Much of it was destroyed through wars, so it will be a bit like visiting ghosts. But in the spirit of Alexandria, and through my own power of thought, I intend to revel in the memories of the ancient revolution in knowledge and ingenuity, to fuel my own love of learning. To sense some of the powers of ancient Egypt. And to do practices to foster the modern spiritual powers within myself. Watch for the next blog, as I step and steep in the inner world of ancient Alexandria.

Think Like an Egyptian

#6) Blog Date: Oct. 30, 2023  🐫🐫🐫🐫🐫🐫

Climbing Pilgrimage Mountains 

As I prepare to return to the intensity of Cairo and a re-visitation of the pyramids and related sites, which were a whirlwind during the opening tour, I felt drawn to explore a mysterious site in Sinai. This area is home to the tallest mountains in Egypt, and I felt the call to investigate Mt. Sinai, also known as Moses’ Mountain, where Moses is said to have had his mystical experiences.

A bit naive about what this entails, I found a ride to the mountain, which dropped me off at 1am in the morning. That’s right, the climb was to take place in the night, in the dark. Nor did I realize the stony ascent to the peak is 7 kilometres. I had a Bedouin guide, and the possibility of riding a camel, which I declined along with the use of a flashlight ~ this is intended to be a pilgrimage from the dark to the light, right? But I won’t kid you, it was an upward push, and when the guide announced we reached the halfway mark, I wondered, not only how I will make it, but how Moses made it up the mountain before a rough path had been hewn. It didn’t get any easier toward the end of the ascent. As you approach the top, to scale the growing steepness means going up 750 rock steps (sort of steps - rocks put in place).

I had not anticipated this but it was the night of the full moon and it shone bright in the Egyptian skies. When I made it to the cold windy summit after the 3 hour trek, I was able to witness the moon descent and sunrise simultaneously. EPIC! (btw I have been consistently witnessing the sunrise everyday since arriving in Egypt, and that in itself has been life-changing.)

I ponder why people make pilgrimages to the tops of mountains. And also why someone had constructed a mediation hut on top of a neighbouring mountain (see pic). Better view? Better air? Better conversation? :-)  Further, central to my pyramid thesis, why erect pyramids, in Giza, and all over the world? Building pyramids and climbing mountains is a lot of effort! 

It’s interesting the Great Giza Pyramid was referred to by the ancient Egyptians as “Bull Mountain.” They constructed their own mountain! Why? Do pyramids and mountains hold a similar power? They resemble each other. Can they both in some way affect consciousness, if we engage our consciousness, for the transcendence of plane (plain) thinking? :-)  If so, how important this is if we are going to go beyond the earthly, self-centred thinking that leads to division and war. We need cosmic consciousness!

Upon my descent from Mt. Sinai, I moved into the guesthouse of the world’s oldest monastery, St. Catherine’s, at the base of the mountain (see pic). Even the base of a mountain has a power, as does the base of a pyramid, if we learn to work with the geometry (geometry – “measure of the earth”). These insights ultimately apply to how we steward our own anatomy – physical and subtle to evolve ourselves and our consciousness.

More on this in future blogs and the book

#5) Blog Date: Oct. 22, 2023  🐫🐫🐫🐫🐫

Root Up Not Down

My sister reached out to me to see how I was doing, as she put it, "in the middle of a war zone." Not exactly. I'm currently in Sinai and actually not far from the Israeli border and Gaza, in a town called Dahab. So I'm near, but not in, the war zone ... unless things escalate and more parties get involved. On the other hand, as a Spiritual Warrior I've always felt myself to be in a "War Zone." However, it is a war zone that is more the interior of the mind than geographical. But of course it is the interior things that can ultimately manifest as external conflict.

And it is differing perspectives that is at the root of the current eruption in the Middle East. For a solution I had the idea that the Israeli people should take a time-out to read the Koran. And equally the Palestinian people should invest time in reading the Torah and other Jewish texts. This is unlikely to occur, but the point being is that if our battles are primarily perspectives - then getting a change in perspective is really the only way out of the "War Zone." If we can learn to see things from different sides, from the other's side, and especially from above, not only do we get more information and perspective, but we go through a consciousness expanding exercise. Even a "brainwashing of our brainwashing."

The seemingly irreconcilable situation between the Israeli and Arab worlds is actually addressed precisely in the research I'm currently doing in Egypt, on the functionality of the Great Giza Pyramid. I believe, like the human itself, a pyramid is an upside down plant. It's rooting is upward into the field of Cosmic Intelligence, to draw down cosmic sustenance and guidance into the earth. Humans so often have it backwards, thinking we are born of the earth, that we should primarily identify with our earthly roots. That's the ROOT of the problem, which sets up a battle of perspectives, so often manifesting in "War Zones."

I propose a different perspective - that everything is born of the Cosmos, including the earth and everything in it. Therefore our ROOTING, like a pyramid, is upward into the Cosmos, Cosmic Beingness, not downward into earthly beingness - which is simply the vehicle. When we shift our ego identification, we can expand our consciousness to see the way the Divine Mind sees things. Does Divine Mind look upon skin colour, ethnicity, blood lineage, religious membership or ANY earthly demarcation? Harmony will replace divisiveness when we learn to shift from earthly identification to a transcendental one, freeing ourselves of narrow, parochial perspectives. 

I've been having some wonderful conversations with both Egyptian and Israeli people here, sharing my research on the nature of the Great Pyramids and the ability to tune into Cosmic Intelligence. I've tried to convey a sense that this is something we can all be doing to help move toward true resolution of this stalemate situation. I put forth the challenge to us all to lessen the grip on earthly identification and expand into an identity as a Cosmic Being. In other words, think less of yourself as an Egyptian, or a Jew, or a Palestinian, or a Canadian, or an American... or anything arbitrary and transitory. THINK BIGGER!!! Let us be the new Great Pyramids, tuning into something higher, resonating together in unity, and feel how divine love feels. 

Peace, Love and Harmony from the Middle East

Jesse "Foster Love" Stewart

#4) Blog Date: Oct. 16, 2023  🐫🐫🐫🐫

Am I Adept Yet?

One of the marvellous things about the organized two week tour with Adept Expeditions - is that they are organized! This tour kicked off my exploration of Egypt and it has been seamless, with wake up calls (around 5am most mornings), so we don't miss the hotel breakfast before boarding the bus (or plane, or boat, or horse carriage) to the next epic ancient site. The tour leader, Anyextee, apart from being very knowledgeable about Egypt, Egyptology, mythology, esotericism, is a cool guy and makes it lots of fun, so the group is bonding and feeling like family. As part of the team there is a local Egyptian woman who is a trained Egyptologist, also security personnel always present, and Ihab, also an Egyptian, who coordinates the transportation and meals, and takes care of tips and Bakshesh (bribes?), whenever it's required. Everything is attended to wonderfully, all we have to do is show up on time, drink enough water , and ask lots of questions. It's an expensive tour but worth every Egyptian pound because my mind doesn't have to be consumed with travel details but can focus on the important stuff I came here for - doing research for the book.

Book thoughts for: The Key to the Great Living Pyramid of Giza ~ A Study in Consciousness 

Exploring the Giza Plateau one soon comes to realize there is much more going on here than the Great Giza Pyramid. It was part of a temple complex, so in fact there are remnants of lots of structures, a total of 9 major and minor pyramids, temples, the Sphinx, and causeways that led to the Nile River, when it used to run nearby the escarpment during the centuries when this area was operational as a spiritual centre. It is helpful to understand in this study in consciousness that the word "temple" has a common root with the word "template", a pattern. The temples, and by extension the pyramids, were intentionally constructed based on patterns. So the question is ~ did these patterned temples, and geometric shaped pyramids, have any influence on the consciousness of the people involved in the work here?

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#3) Blog Date: Oct. 5, 2023  🐫 🐫 🐫 

Sand in My Sandals ~ I guess that's why..??

This moment of being in the presence of something that I had only read about, seen in pictures, and watched numerous videos about was an epic moment (and afternoon). To be in the presence of the Great Giza Pyramid was like meeting in person a friend I had only known through social media. It felt as comfortable as it was awesome. There was an intriguing presence and invitation to contemplate the Great Mystery. As much as i wanted to immediately go inside the pyramid, the "inner moment" was being reserved for the end of the Adept Expeditions Tour. This tour company is well organized and worth every penny. I like how the itinerary gives us an external look at the Giza Plateau, but to enter the Great Pyramid's mysterious interior we will have to wait until the last day of the tour when we return to Cairo. When we do, we will have special access to all 4 of the chambers, not just the so-called King's Chamber. On top of that, it will take place after the Giza Plateau is closed to the public. We will have exclusive entry... in the evening to the Great Giza Pyramid. I can't wait... but I will have to.

(The third picture shows me ascended upon a camel. I love how the head of the camel is juxtaposed by the head of the Sphinx looking in the opposite direction.)

Book thoughts for: The Key to the Great Living Pyramid of Giza ~ A Study in Consciousness 

One has to ask why the ancient Egyptians worked so ardently with the shape of the pyramid. Why so many cultures around the world undertook erecting magnificent edifices of a pyramidal nature. What is it about this shape? And why did the Greeks call them pyramids? (The Egyptians used the word "myr" or "mer"). We will look at this from different perspectives: the evolution of vertical structures from ancient times; the facility of geometry whether sacred or structural; the varied uses of these structures; and the central hypothesis of my book ~ the relationship of the pyramid to human anatomy and higher cognitive functionality.

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#2) Blog Date: Sep. 24, 2023  🐫 🐫 

Opening a Big Door on Ancient Mysteries

The photo to the right shows some of the participants (total of 31 people) at the opening gathering of the Adept Expeditions Esoteric Tour of Egypt. The group is filled with people from all over the world, which in itself is stimulating. The first morning began with a 5am wake-up call and a pre-dawn arrival at the Great Sphinx. We got to share the arrival of the Sun along with the Sphinx in its perennial gesture, meditating and toning together to great both the outer and inner light (Ra & Osiris). The leader of the tour is very experienced, knows his way around Egypt, and how to get special access (sometimes requiring some extra Baksheesh LOL). We went back to the hotel for breakfast then returned to the Giza Plateau (actually escarpment) to explore the terrain. But to go inside the Great Giza Pyramid, with special access, is being reserved for the end of the tour. Anticipatience!

Book thoughts for: The Key to the Great Living Pyramid of Giza ~ A Study in Consciousness 

There are a lot of mysteries in Egypt, as there are in life. Starting from the premise that the end goal is to increase our awakeness and consciousness, we can reverse engineer the pyramid to better understand its purpose, how it aims toward this goal, and what this structure tells us humans about our own potential. Even just approaching it in the simplest of terms, observing how the base is spread upon the earth to  maximize connection, and the peak is a concentration point, pointed like an antennae to the constantly moving cosmic field, we see this primarily vertical structure as a conductor between opposite poles. What does this emulate in the human being?

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#1) Blog Date: Sep. 11, 2023  🐫

Ready For Take-Off?

Anyextee, the leader of the Adept Expeditions Esoteric Tour of Egypt I'll be joining tomorrow when I land in Egypt, informed me through a What'sApp conversation that he had his pendulum confiscated by officials when he arrived at the Cairo airport a few days ago.  Their justification was that it was an "energy charm." I own the same Biogeometry pendulum which I intend to bring with me for testing power spots and energy wells in Egypt. He also informed me that you can't buy a pendulum anywhere in Egypt. It is forbidden. This makes me even more awake to the fact that my work is a mission to free suppressed knowledge and power that was carried by our ancient ancestors, yet suppressed in current times. I still intend to bring my Biogeometry pendulum with me (see photo). Wish me good fortune in my bounty hunting!

Excerpt from draft of: The Key to the Great Living Pyramid of Giza ~ A Study in Consciousness 

What is the purpose of a pyramid? Any pyramid. There are thousands of them around around the world. What was in the mind of our ancestors? What ancient wisdom compelled them to put the tremendous effort into their construction? Egyptologists claim the Great Giza pyramid, with its strange chambers and passages, is simply a tomb for a pharaoh. Even if it were, it doesn't explain the purpose of all the other pyramids that have no interior passages. 

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