I have an article about Ancient Egyptian “Aromatherapy” in this issue called Fragrance of the Gods – check it out, its free!
I have an article about Ancient Egyptian “Aromatherapy” in this issue called Fragrance of the Gods – check it out, its free!
The latest issue of Isis Seshat (the magazine for the Fellowship of Isis and the like) has just come out and I have an article on Kemetic Medicine.
This special issue commemorates the 41st anniversary of the Fellowship of Isis, the centennial anniversary of Lady Olivia Robertson’s birth, and celebrates our relationships with Holy Powers in Holy Places. $5 a copy payments via PayPal at email@example.com.
Although Samhain is celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere on the 1st of May, in the Northern Hemisphere its celebrated on the 31st of October, and some here chose to connect to those energies. Therefore, I thought I would post something I wrote a few years back on Samhain and the practice of the Dumb Supper .
Samhain is also known as the last harvest. It’s the time of year when the land’s fertility withdraws in preparation for the dormancy of winter. Since Samhain is when the veil between the living world and that of the spirit world is the thinnest, I use this occasion to make offerings in the form of a Dumb Supper to my ancestors in thanks for the connections to my blood history. Samhain is also a time of endings and beginnings for the witch, as its the start of the witch’s new year. Along with ancestor veneration, acknowledging and honoring the Gods of this time – the turning of the seasonal wheel is also of importance.
A Dumb Supper is a meal, which can include drink created in honor of the dead. This supper cannot only be for your ancestors but also for friends who have passed or those whom you have a connection to and are no longer in the realm of the living. Dumb Suppers are a time of silent remembrance so when offering a meal to them, it is traditional to commune with them silently or you can write a note to them and leave it with the meal. Dumb Suppers can be offered in sacred space, like part of a Samhain ritual or they can be offered at a place at the set table of your Samhain meal you prepare (usually at the head of the table and served first). Dumb Suppers can be covered in a shroud to symbolize its for the blessed dead, have a candle lit before it so its easy for them to find it on the astral, as well as saying a silent prayer in honor of them.
I like to create a Dumb Supper with things my blessed dead liked to eat in life. I personally include my supper as part of my Samhain ritual, which I use to communicate with them and thank them for their blessings of giving me life. Since candles were used to help spirits find their way home, I place a candle with images of my ancestors, a personal item of theirs and a plate consisting of their food in the North West of my cast circle. I place a note I have written to them underneath the offering plate ensuring this plate is never used by the living (lest death take those who partake of it). During my Samhain ritual I also burn the note of correspondence I wrote for them in a cauldron or fire pit so its released to the ether of spirit.
Whatever you decide to create for your Dumb Supper, ensure you use what’s in season, and connect to the energies of Samhain. Foodstuff in season can consisting of apples, pumpkins, corn, mushrooms, turnips, pomegranates, garlic, onions, potatoes, wine/mead, meat, nuts, within your meal offering for the ancestors. Herbs which can be infused in your food and drink which resonate with the energies of Samhain are rosemary, mugwort, rue, tarragon, sage, wormwood, bay, nettle, mandrake, nutmeg, fennel (please note some of these herbs can be toxic with overuse or be incompatible with pregnant women so please refer to a material medica for further detailed information on the herbs you use).
If you would like some recipes check out my food blog:
(c) T. Georgitsis 2014
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.
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:
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.
For me, Isis Seichim has had a profound impact and how I connect to Isis whilst walking the healing path.
© T. Georgitsis 2016
When I was a crystologist I created my own Chakra Stones, taken from much time spent working as a Reiki Master and becoming well versed with crystal healing. I picked out flat and rounded crystals/stones which resonated with each chakra and could be used safely, effectively and charged them with that purpose.
What are Chakra Stones for?
Chakra stones are used to clean your aura and purify the energies in your subtle bodies. They can also be used in conjunction with vibrational healing such as Reiki. The way they are used is by placing them on or near where the chakras are on the physical body.
How to make your own Chakra Stones
Pick one stone for each of the seven major chakras:
Crown – white or purple such as clear quartz and amethyst.
Third Eye – blue or purple such as lapis and charoite.
Throat – blue such as sodalite.
Heart – pink or green such as rose quartz and malachite.
Solar Plexus – yellow such as citrine or calcite.
Navel – orange such as carnelian or amber.
Base – brown or red such as jasper and garnet.
Some like to add extra chakra stones above and below the body – one for above the head (soul star chakra to elevate the energy) such as selenite and one for under the feet (earth star chakra to ground the energy) such as tourmaline. Also some will add another stone for the “higher heart” chakra (which is located between the throat and the heart chakra) such as watermelon tourmaline to be able to connect the intellectual to the emotional bodies.
My advice is to play around with colors and vibrations of crystals with each chakra and come up with your own set. This way its personalized and you develop a relationship with the crystals you are using.
Here is a list I created for those interested in Kemetism (Ancient Egypt) which you can use to assist you in selecting the stones you want for your chakra kit: Ancient Egyptian Stones
This is the end result of my personal pack:
(C) T. Georgitsis 2016
In issue 13 of the Australian Pagan Magazine my regular Kemetic article focuses on Ancient Egyptian Crystals and their uses. You can purchase your copy here:
In issue 12 of the Australian Pagan Magazine my regular Kemetic article focuses on Isis and her healing modality Isis Seichim. You can purchase your copy here:
Hekate Hellenic Health Tonic: Ironwort and Chamomile
Ironwort (aka Mountain Tea): High in iron (which is where it derives is common name from), Ironwort is a superherb which has been used in Greek folk herbal medicine for generations. Its an antioxidant, immune booster, lowers blood pressure and body temperature, assists with fatigue and anemia as well as helping with circulation and chronic fatigue.
Chamomile: Relaxant which can be used as a sedative, used against fevers/colds as its antibacterial, used for digestive upsets as an antispasmodic and anti-allergenic, is anti-inflammatory and anti fungal. Great for allergies,speeds up healing, assists with skin problems, eye infections and mouth ulcers.
In issue 11 of the Australian Pagan Magazine my regular Kemetic article focuses on the Ancient Egyptian New Year Wep Ronpet and I have included how to celebrate it. You can purchase your copy here:
In issue 10 of the Australian Pagan Magazine my regular Kemetic article focuses on the Ancient Egyptian Sistrum and I have included a related hymn I wrote. You can purchase your copy here: