Today I’m leaving for Egypt. What does a modern druidess do in Egypt? Does she go into the pyramids and awaken the acient spells that lie dorment there? Well, in all honesty, let’s hope not.
I’m not going to visit the pyramids anyway, but the temples instead. Among them my favorite one, the Abu Simbel temples.
The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, which is unusual for there aren’t many temples dedicated to a woman, with the exception of goddesses like Isis and queen Nefertiti.
However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir, but they rebuild it perfectly.
To get there we have to wake up in the middle of the night to go for a drive which will bring us to the desert. Here we will watch the Sun rise to shine its golden light over the sand.
And then, suddenly, it’s there. The Abu Simbel temples. They speak of grandeur and of pride, but also of great beauty and forgotten knowledge and I feel humbled to stand before it, to actually be able to go inside and meditate.
So that’s what I’ll be doing this week, that and drinking lots and lots of tea, mint tea that is 🙂
Wishing you beautiful sunrises and something to dream about.
Until next week!