Healing with the Gods: Isis Seichim

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My main interest whilst studying naturopathy had always been Ancient Egyptian medicine and many of my assignments and pracs focused on that point of interest.  I devoured all natural medicine sources as well as Egyptological academia I could find and then, by chance, I stumbled across the vibrational healing modality Isis Seichim.  Reiki was thoroughly entrenched in the new age and holistic alternative medicine scene at this time and I had heard about an Ancient Egyptian flavoured reiki and was very eager to learn more about it.  What I discovered was that not much was available – all the teachers offering workshops at the time didn’t give much information on what it was, they had no manuals or notes as you just received the initiation and your certificate of completion.  I also struggled to find a teacher in the state I was living in and the workshops offered intestate and overseas were pricey to complete due to its niche market (also with little transparency I was reluctant to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars for it).

I wanted to find out more and learn about this vibrational healing modality whose connection was to Isis, the first Goddess I was ever sworn to and whom I continue to serve as her initiated priestess today.  I remained patient and years later come across my now retired master who taught from the heart and had a little bit more of the puzzle.  She encouraged me to progress further into the healing technique and find out more and master the energy within myself. I was then initiated into Isis Seichim and became a master, eventually teaching workshops and initiated students of my own.  I have created my own practitioner manual and developed my own workshop which consists of ritual and ceremony in honour of Isis and her devotees whilst trying to educate my students with the greatest amount of duty of care – to Isis, their clients and themselves.  This is just a fraction of what I discovered during my journey with Isis Seichim over the years.

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What are the origins of Isis Seichim?

Seichim (say sheem) comes from the Ancient Egyptian word “Sekhem” which translated into English means ‘Power of Powers”. Seichim is an advanced form of hands on healing having sounds and symbols whilst being said by many masters, that it is the parent energy of all hands on healing systems. Seichim is considered ancient and sacred, as it is believed by some vibrational healers and reiki masters to have originated in Atlantean times which in due course moved to Ancient Egypt.  Due to this connection over a millennia, the energy stream is infinite.  Various forms of Seichim healing systems are available today and those who have become involved in Seichim have received more symbols whilst being initiated, channelling, dreams, divination, ritual or through other practitioners and masters.

In a more traceable form Seichim can be linked to Patrick Zeigler who received the original intuinement of Seichim after having a deep mystical experience in the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid in Egypt during the early 1980s. Isis Seichim was later developed as a facet of Seichim which originated in Australia after Phoenix Summerfield (a student of Patrick’s) began teaching here in Australia.

What is Isis Seichim?

The knowledge that an unseen energy flows through all living things and is connected directly to the quality of health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures including the Ancient Egyptians since early times. We are alive because life force is flowing through us within the physical body as well as around us in a field of energy. Isis Seichim heals by raising the vibration of the energy found within the life force. Isis Seichim is a simple technique to learn but the ability to use Isis Seichim is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student by the Isis Seichim Master. Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development, therefore it is available to everyone. Utilising Isis Seichim feels like a wonderful glowing radiance which flows through you and surrounds you. Isis Seichim treats the whole person including body, mind, spirit and emotion – which is a natural, holistic and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement.

Isis Seichim is guided by the Deity – Isis (Consciousness) therefore it can never do harm. It is universal life force energy which always knows what a person needs and will adjust itself to create the effect that is appropriate for them. Isis Seichim is a channelled healing energy therefore an Isis Seichim practitioner’s energies is never depleted. In fact the Isis Seichim consciousness considers both practitioner and client to be in need of healing so both receive treatment. Because of this, giving a treatment always increases one’s energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feelings of well-being. Learning Isis Seichim is a good starting point for experiencing and working with healing energy and is a wonderful method for deepening awareness of universal energy.  In general, Isis Seichim complements other healing methods and spiritual practices.

Isis Seichim heals within 3 – 7 facets:

  1. Physical
  2. Etheric/Spiritual
  3. Emotional
  4. Mind (Higher)
  5. Buddic
  6. Atmic
  7. Monadic

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Although ancient in its essence, in modern times Isis Seichim can be regarded as renewed ancient healing wisdom as its an advanced form of telepathically directed “healing” which leads to a greater unfoldment and understanding of your spiritual self.

Isis Seichim:

  • Connects you to the divine source of the Deity Isis;
  • Is very powerful, but will not harm in any way;
  • Is soft and gentle whilst cleansing and purifying;
  • Heals at a very deep level, going to the core of a person’s whole state of being, both inner child and higher state;
  • Balances and aligns the aura and the chakras of the body;
  • Changes your vibration, usually by raising it (great for those wishing to tread a spiritual path);
  • Clears blockages from the mind, body and the aura;
  • Eases grief and helps to heal emotional issues;
  • Helps creates abundance by allowing the individual to accept they are worthy;
  • Clears toxins and promotes faster healing;
  • Relaxes and eases physical tension and pain; and
  • Expands your spirituality

For me, Isis Seichim has had a profound impact and how I connect to Isis whilst walking the healing path.

© T. Georgitsis 2016

Hathor Devotional Call Out!

I will be editing an upcoming devotional in honor of Hathor.
See below for further details of submission guidelines:

The Lady of the Sycamore:
A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Hathor

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is seeking submissions for Lady of the Sycamore: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Hathor. This anthology opens for submissions on 1st November 2016 and closes on 1st May 2017, with a projected release date of August 2017.
 
Suggestions for possible contributions include, but are not limited to: prayers, heka, poetry, hymns, rituals, essays, short fiction, recipes, music, and artwork.
 
Those interested in contributing to this anthology are encouraged to explore the various titles and myths of this goddess, such as: Hathor as Goddess of Love; The Great One of Many Names; Lady of Stars; Mistress of the West; Lady of the Sycamore; Mistress of the Necropolis; Lady of the Turquoise; Lady of Malachite; Mistress of Music; Queen of the Harp Playing; Mistress of Jubilation; Queen of the Dance; Mistress of Inebriety Without End; Queen of Wreath Weaving; Mistress of Heaven; Celestial Nurse; Mother of Mothers; Hand of God; Lady of the Vulva; the Seven Hathors; and the Eye of Ra;
 
Hathor’s cults in Dendera, Philae, Timna and Luxor;
 
Hathor’s connections to and her relationships with other Deities, such as Horus the Elder, Ra, Aset/Isis, Sopdet, Nebethetepet, Nehebkau, Bat, Neith, Khnum, the Four Sons of Horus, Nut, Mut, Sobek, and Bast; 
 
Hathor’s Connection to the Menat and Sistrum, and her various symbols of power;
 
the role/s and power of Hathor’s Priests and Magicians in ancient Egypt and today;
 
Hathor’s connection to Ancient Egyptian Royalty;
the areas of influence and expertise over which this goddess holds domain, and their place in the ancient and modern world, e.g. fertility and motherhood, love, beauty, ecstasy, music, drunkenness, luxury, foreignness, the sun, cows and milk, divine wrath, hairdressing, et cetera; 
 
analysis of her place in The Book of the Celestial Cow and The Conflict of Horus and Seth;
compare/contrast Hathor and Deities in other pantheons (or who were adopted into the Egyptian pantheon), such as Aphrodite, Astarte, Dionysus, Freyja, and Venus;
 
and the nature of her worship and adoration in Ancient Egypt and among today’s practitioners and devotees.
 
All works submitted must be original, not plagiarized or public domain. Academic articles must provide proper citation for all sources used. Previously published submissions are acceptable, as long as the author retains all rights. The author will continue to retain all rights to any submissions accepted for this anthology. Upon acceptance, the author must complete the permission to publish form, including a brief author biography to be included in the anthology.
 
The editor reserves the right to make editorial changes to the spelling, grammar, and formatting of submission where appropriate. The editor may also ask the contributor to make modifications to the submission/s. The editor may reject submissions, as necessary. Contributors will be sent a preview .pdf of the manuscript, and will have one week to send any suggested corrections to the editor.
 
No monetary compensation will be provided, as proceeds from all sales will be divided between charitable donations in honor of the Deities and production costs for future publications from Bibliotheca Alexandrina. All contributors will receive a free .pdf of the final manuscript for personal use (not to be distributed) and a coupon code which will allow them to purchase three physical copies of the anthology at cost (plus shipping).
 
Send all submissions and queries to Tina Georgitsis at: tarotwithtina@yahoo.com.au
 
Acceptable length is 100-10,000 words (with the exception of poetry). All artwork must be at least 300dpi.

Who is Sekhmet?

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Sekhmet is the Ancient Egyptian Goddess of pestilence, health/illness, destruction, war and wisdom. Associated with sunset and retribution, she uses arrows to pierce her enemies with fire, her breath being the hot desert wind as her body takes on the glare of the midday sun. Sekhmet represents the destructive force of the sun, is depicted as a lion-headed woman with the sun disk and uraeus serpent headdress and has eyes and hair which blaze orange or red.

Although Sekhmet is connected with Bast, she has no relationship with the cat goddess. They are two distinct goddesses in their own right and the Ancient Egyptians did not claim they were siblings of any kind. Bast and Sekhmet were an example of Egyptian duality – Sekhmet was a goddess of Upper Egypt whilst Bast was a goddess of Lower Egypt and they were linked together by geography, not by myth or legend.

According to the Ancient Egyptian myths, Sekhmet came into being when Hathor was sent to earth by Ra to take vengeance on man. Sekhmet was the one who slaughtered mankind and drank their blood.  She was only stopped by trickery when Ra poured red clay into the Nile to resemble blood, which was then drunk by Sekhmet and left her so inebriated; she then fell into a deep sleep and mankind was spared. Sekhmet was therefore the destructive side of the sun and a solar goddess who was given the title –  Eye of Ra. Her cult center was in Mennefer (Hikuptah, Memphis) but during the New Kingdom when the seat of power shifted to Waset, Sekhmet’s powers were absorbed by Mut. Sekhmet was soon represented as Mut’s aggressive side, rather than a goddess in her own right.

Sekhmet is the consort of Ptah who is known as the master architect and God of craftsmen by the Ancient Egyptians.  Many of Sekhmet’s statues can be found in temple and building entry ways due to her protective nature as well as her connection Ptah whom passed on masonry knowledge to the Ancient Egyptian people. Sekhmet is also the mother of Nefertem, who himself is a healing god and this gives her a strong protective side which manifested itself in her aspect of goddess of healing and surgery. Part of her destruction side was also disease and plague, as the ‘Lady of Pestilence’ but she could also cure said ailments so was frequently prayed to and venerated. The Ancient Egyptian priests of Sekhmet were trained surgeons of remarkable calibre as they were specialists in the field of medicine as well as the arts and were linked to ritual and magic in these areas as part of their craft.

In astrology, Sekhmet will resonate strongly with Saturn, the dwarf planet Pluto and the asteroid Chiron. Sekhmet wants renewal and healing for everything and relentlessly creates the conditions for us to keep growing and changing.  The way Sekhmet does this is by moving us out of static patterns and into the dynamic quality of new experience so in the tarot she can appear as The Tower major arcana card.  Sekhmet’s day is Wednesday and she is the Goddess of the month of Khoiak of the season of Akhet (Inundation) in the Kemetic calendar which was from approximately mid October to mid  November.  In modern times the winter and summer solstices can celebrate Sekhmet in her aspects of entering and exiting our lives due to her connection of the sun and its movements.

Here is an invocation I would like to share with you, which I wrote to her when she first called me to service.  I have used this invocation successfully in rituals for protection and strength with Sekhmet’s aid:

SEKHMET INVOCATION

Lady of Flame

Whose power is in thy name

Aid us this night

With your presence and might

Ruler of the White Hot Sun

This rite’s magic has now begun

Great One of Magic

Banish anything that’s harmful and tragic

Goddess of Pestilence and Wars

Help us heal our emotional sores

Mother in the Horizon of Heaven

Death to negative energies and their brethren

Queen of the Wastelands

We leave our past failures disposals in your hands

Destroyer of Rebellions, those against you quake with fear

Help us to move forward and put our future into positive gear

Protectress we ask our idleness and weakness for you to destroy

As strength, wisdom and health we seek to employ,

Powerful Great Defender

Shield us from past, present and future pretender

Mistress of the Scorching Eye of Ra

Cleanse us from evil near and far

Most divine and greatest of healing

Preserve us from physical ailments and ill feeling

Keeper of the universal and karmic lore

Help us accept the past is gone and dwells no more

You are she who is pure and sacred – most holy one

Make sure all curses sent our way are smothered and undone

Lady whose enemies bend at your will

We will persevere and survive with your added skill

We call you forth to aid us in our plight

As we come to you in love and understanding – not fright

 

© T. Georgitsis 2003

 

For more information on Sekhmet you can purchase the devotional I edited in her name on Amazon:

https://neosalexandria.org/bibliotheca-alexandrina/current-titles/devotionals/daughter-of-the-sun-a-devotional-anthology-in-honor-of-sekhmet/

 

 

 

 

Closing the Lodge: Semper Fidelis

My Lodge of the Southern Cross which I have been a member from 2005 – 2016 has now closed.

I worked with and prayed in Lodge as “Great Architect of the Universe” and when I was initiated I used the Ancient Egyptian Prayer Book as my “book of law” which my mentor opened to the “Prayer of Ptah” with the bible underneath it (we had to have a book from the 3 main faiths: a bible, koran or talmud).

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I joined the Co-Masons for fraternity and mystery school knowledge and what I gained was theosophical allegory and charity work.

It was an interesting experience to join this brotherhood with a long history steeped in ritual and brotherly goodwill.

Semper Fidelis Lodge of the Southern Cross!

For more information of Co-Masonry see here:

Freemasonry For Men and Women

(C) T. Georgitsis 2016

A’set – UPG Confirmed

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A few years back I wrote a basic article about A’set, Mistress of Magic.

I found it personally quite difficult as I reached 2,000 words (which was over the 900-1500 word count) and I feel I barely covered her so vast are her mysteries…but I digress….

Two things which stood out with my in-depth personal research confirmed a few UPG (unverified personal gnosis)  I have always had.

1. Cutting off all long hair in act of mourning/grief/frustration/rebellion IMHO does dissipate magic from the practitioner – I have always seen that cutting one’s long hair off all at once can affect the magician as I have personally found this to be the case from observation and personal experience.

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2. Crossroads and things placed in the middle of them isn’t something only found with the Goddess Hekate but also with Isis.

(C) T. Georgitsis 2016

With Lyre and Bow: A Devotional in Honor of Apollo

A new anthology dedicated to Apollo is here!

I have personally contributed some recipes to this devotional and its available for purchase right now through the Bibliotheca Alexandrina website on Createspace and will be available later on through Amazon and Barnes and Noble:

With Lyre and Bow: A Devotional in Honor of Apollo

 

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Hymns to A’set on her birthday (Epagomenal Day 4)

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“Ase’t will embrace you in peace
she will drive away the opponent from your path,
Place your face to the West
that you may illumine the Two Lands with electrum
The sleepers have stood up to look at you,
breathing the air and seeing your face
like the rising of the sun-disk in its horizon,
Their hearts are pleased with what you have done.
To you belong eternity and everlastingness.”

“Aset the great, Mother of the God; Aset the Divine, Aset the daughter of Nut; Aset the Great of Magic; Aset the possessor of magical protection, Aset the possessor of rolls; Aset who protected her Father, Aset the Ruler of rolls; Aset in Asyut, Aset as ruler of (the city of) ‘Shesmin’, Aset in Bahbit (Iseum); Aset in Pe, Aset in Dep, Aset in Coptos, Aset ‘in charge of’ Pe, Aset in Akhmim, Aset in Abydos, Aset in King´s House; Aset in the Sky, Aset in the earth, Aset in the southern (and northern) chapel (of Sais), Isis in the northern chapel (of Sais); Aset in all her Manifestations, Aset in all her characters, Aset in all her Aspects, Aset in (every) place where her Spirit desires to be;”

The Book of Going Forth By Day