A message from John Van Auken:
Since this global pandemic has us confined to our homes and towns, we miss having the chance to explore the ancient and sacred lands of our collective spiritual heritage. I’ve created this series of video tours so we can feel the magic and mystery inherent in the art and texts of these early incarnations. Since we aren’t in large, noisy crowds and forced to move along faster than we’d like, I can actually provide you with more information, detail, and beauty than if we were physically on the sites! And, unlike a live tour, you can pause the program or view it at your own pace and take in the beauty and wonder of these sights as you ponder their meaning and majesty.
For these tours, I begin with Egypt and all of its wonders. There is so much to cover when touring Egypt that I created three 90-minute episodes filled with amazing locations, dazzling images, and inspiring insights. Enjoy Episode One and keep an eye out for episodes two and three!
Episode Three: Papyrus Teachings & Book of the Dead, available on-demand
The third, and final, episode in the Egypt tour series takes us into the Egyptian Museum and its papyrus collection where together we read the ancient teachings, including the Egyptian Book of the Dead, originally titled “The Book of Coming Forth in Light.” The papyruses, or papyri, are a combination of art and text, conveying mystical concepts, practices, and magical spells for protection and evoking the Creative Forces to our aid. They are beyond beautiful in their imagery, design, and color. Some of the scrolls are surprisingly long, such as the famous Ebers Papyrus which is a scroll that is sixty-five feet long (20 meters) in length! It was Julius Caesar who finally tired of handling scrolls and had them cut into single sheets, bound, and thus created the first folio-type book that we use today.
Regular Price: $89
These Armchair Tours™ are an excellent way to explore these sacred sites, providing us with more detail and time to view, appreciate, and feel the art and teachings of the ancient world as they touch us deep within our souls.
Following Egypt, I’m developing a tour of the classic lands of the Maya, Toltecs, and Aztecs, with their strange and wonderful imagery, temples, and altars. Since Edgar Cayce gave so much information about the realms that our souls visit beyond Earth, I’m also developing a tour of dimensions beyond Earth!
Enjoy a tour like no other, an Armchair Tour™ with Edgar Cayce insights and my rare photos, videos, and interpretations.
Please Note: As part of your registration, you will receive a link to re-watch the episode. Please keep an eye on your email for a message to arrive the day after the premier with details on how to re-watch.
MISSED EPISODE ONE AND / OR TWO? No problem! Both episodes are available to order on-demand!
EPISODE ONE: The Sacred Temples and Their Secrets
The first Egypt episode takes us through the amazing, breath-taking grandeur of the still-standing temples. As we travel up and down the Nile, I take us to the temples of Horus, Isis, Hathor, Amon Ra, and Hermes-Thoth, each with their special layouts matching the temple of the human body and levels of consciousness. Then, on to Ramses in Abu Simbel and Seti in Abydos to Akhenaten and the massive 250 acres of the Karnak Temple in Luxor. Next, in an out-of-the-way desert spot we will visit the magical altar in the little Sun Temple of Ra, rarely seen by tourists, and specifically mentioned in Edgar Cayce’s readings as the ancient “Fire Altar Ceremony.”
EPISODE TWO Beautifully Painted Tombs and the Pyramids
The second episode in the Egypt tour series takes us through the gorgeous brightly painted tombs with their mind-altering teachings about the multiple dimensions of soul life, particularly life beyond death. These wall paintings and carvings include many insights into the illusions that we need to dispel in order to have a wiser mind and clearer perception. The tombs we’ll visit include the beautifully illuminated tomb of Queen Nefertari, the tomb of artisan Sennedjem with its profound imagery, and the tombs of pharaohs Tut, Ramses III, V, and VI. Next, on to the amazing tomb of the female Pharaoh Tausert, with its depiction of the full journey of our souls-- from our creation in the image of the Creator to birth in the physical—to resurrection back into womb of God. This tour includes the pyramids and their initiations, as well as the Great Pyramid’s timeline prophecy that is fast coming to its fulfillment in our times.
John Van Auken is an internationally renowned speaker, a long-time A.R.E. staff member, a current director at A.R.E, and a popular leader of A.R.E.’s tours to sacred sites around the world. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, Angels, Fairies, Demons, & the Elementals, and is co-author of his most recent, Edgar Cayce on the Mysterious Essenes: Lessons from Our Sacred Past. His extensive knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient Egypt mysticism, world religions, and Christ Consciousness make him a popular and authoritative teacher.
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John Van Auken
Director, Legacy Education
Edgar Cayce Foundation