Trip to Kemet 2016

MAA in Sakkara

Pilgrimage to Kemet

with Nile Cruise

July 8 2016 – July 21, 2016: 14 Day Trip to Egypt

Trip to Egypt

Accompany Sebai MAA and Seba Dja

 

flyer trip to egypt 2016

Udja, the Sema Institute of Kemetic Yoga is pleased to announce the forthcoming trip to Kemet scheduled for June 20 2015. This is an advance notice information web page.

For more information or to register call 480-495-3309 or send to egyptianyoga@aol.com

 

A SPECIAL TRIP ADDITION-A special and unique opportunity.

ritual

This tour of Egypt is unique because in addition to seeing the main sites as most tourists do we will also have the opportunity to visit and have extended private time in the Ancient city of Abdu, the city of Asar (Osiris). Many travelers know that it is not easy to make cultural and spiritual observances when in Egypt as these may offend the current residents. Sebai Dr. Ashby has arranged a special segment of the trip (days 8-11) where we will be surrounded by the ancient iconography and will be able to carry forth in private and without concern to practice our Ancient Egyptian culture, traditions and rituals without disturbance. This is an unprecedented development in such voyages and promises to make this trip a rare opportunity that should not be missed.

Travel with Sebi MAA (Dr. Muata Ashby) author of over 60 books on Ancient Egyptian Mysteries, Philosophy, wisdom, Music, Yoga, and spiritual practice.

MAA teachings

www.Egyptianyoga.com

Sebai MAA is author of over 60 books

Dr. Muata Ashby began studies in the area of religion and philosophy and achieved a doctorate degree in these areas while at the same time he began to collect his research into what would later become several books on the subject of the African History, religion and ethics, world mythology, origins of Yoga Philosophy and practice in ancient Africa (Ancient Egypt/Nubia) and also the origins of Christianity in Ancient Egypt. This was the catalyst for a successful book series on the subject called “Egyptian Yoga” begun in 1994. He has extensively studied mystical religious traditions from around the world and is an accomplished lecturer, musician, artist, poet, painter, screenwriter, playwright and author of over 60 books on yoga philosophy, religious philosophy and social philosophy based on ancient African principles. A leading advocate of the concept of the existence of advanced social and religious philosophy in ancient Africa comparable to the Eastern traditions such as Vedanta, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, he has lectured and written extensively on the correlations of these with ancient African religion and philosophy.

 

Muata Abhaya Ashby holds a Doctor of Divinity Degree from the American Institute of Holistic Theology and a Masters degree in Liberal Arts and Religious Studies from Thomas Edison State College. He has performed extensive researched Ancient Egyptian philosophy and social order as well as Maat philosophy, the ethical foundation of Ancient Egyptian society. In recent years he has researched the world economy in the last 300 years, focusing on the United States of America and western culture in general. He is also a Teacher of Yoga Philosophy and Discipline. Dr. Ashby is an adjunct professor at the American Institute of Holistic Theology and worked as an adjunct professor at the Florida International University.

 

Dr. Ashby has been an independent researcher and practitioner of Egyptian Yoga, Indian Yoga, Chinese Yoga, Buddhism and mystical psychology as well as Christian Mysticism. Dr. Ashby has engaged in Post Graduate research in advanced Jnana, Bhakti and Kundalini Yogas at the Yoga Research Foundation.

 

Since 1999 he has researched Ancient Egyptian musical theory and created a series of musical compositions which explore this unique area of music from ancient Africa and its connection to world music. Dr. Ashby has lectured around the United States of America, Europe and Africa.

 

Through his studies of the teachings of the great philosophers of the world and meeting with and studying under spiritual masters and having practiced advanced meditative disciplines, Dr. Ashby began to function in the capacity of Sebai or Spiritual Preceptor of Shetaut Neter, Ancient Egyptian Religion and also as Ethics Philosopher and Religious Studies instructor. Thus his title is Sebai and the acronym of his Kemetic and western names is MAA. He believes that it is important to understand all religious teachings in the context of human historical, cultural and social development in order to promote greater understanding and the advancement of humanity.

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart USA

Board your international flight to Cairo and begin your journey back in time to this charming, ancient land.

Ancient Egypt Pyramids

Day 2: Cairo

Arrive at Cairo International Airport, where our tour coordinator will assist us with all customs and visa formalities. Transfer by air-conditioned bus to Holiday Inn City Stars hotel in Heliopolis and check in. This evening after dinner at the hotel you will be transferred to the Pyramids of Giza to enjoy the evening Sound & Light show. (D)

Temple of Aset

Day 3: Aswan

After breakfast we will fly to Aswan and transferred to our hotel The Helnan Aswan. In the afternoon we will journey to the Temple of ISIS where we arrive via small boat and we will have time to visit this magnificent site. This evening you can opt to enjoy an (optional) magical experience of the Sound and Light show where lights are silhouetted against the volcanic rocks and surrounding waters, creating a mysterious atmosphere helping us to understand the history of. We then return to our hotel for our overnight accommodation. (B, D)

unfinished obelisk abu simbel

Day 4: Aswan

After an early breakfast, we will venture to Abu Simbel via deluxe motor coach. Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and the temple of his beloved Queen Nefertari. We will bring along lunch to have while there. After visiting this magnificent site, you will be transferred back to the hotel. (B, L, D)

 

 

temple of heru edfu

Day 5: Aswan, Edfu

After breakfast we will transfer to our Ship to have lunch on board ship. Then visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk; view of Kitchener’s Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum by Felucca. Then sail to Edfu and overnight. (B, L, D)

 

tomb king tut

Day 6: Edfu, Luxor

Today we experience Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek & Haroeries. We visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, (237 B.C.) considered the best-preserved temple in Ancient Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail to Esna, passing through Esna Lock, and continue sailing towards Luxor and overnight. (B, L, D)

hatshepsut

Day 7: Luxor

Visit the West Bank Necropolis including the Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. (B, L, D)

collosi memnon

Day 8: Luxor, Abydos

After breakfast we will visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, a centuries-old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks. From here you will be transferred to Abydos. (B)

 

SPECIAL SEGMENT INCLUDED: June 28-July 1

Temple of Asar

From June 28 to July 1 we depart from the ordinary Tour itinerary of Egypt experienced by regular tourists so as to experience a special time arranged by Sebai MAA personally. The usual tour of Egypt travels to many sites and rushes through the temple of Osiris (Asar) and Denderah (Hetheru) and there is little privacy to practice one’s chosen African culture meditations and rituals in one’s own time. We will have time and privacy to commune with ourselves, our wisdom and the spiritual site as in no other trip.

 

Day 9: Special Segment Day Included

temple of osiris

In Abdu, the City of Asar (Osiris) we will experience extended time with a special daily program created by Sebai MAA and Seba Dja with lectures, daily shedy practices, meditations, chant and divine singing and ritual. We will see the temple of Osiris on our own time. We will also visit the temple of Hetheru; special study and reflection and meditation time to imbibe the presence in Egypt, and other activities TBA

temple of hetheru

Day 10: Special Segment Day Included

In Abdu, the City of Asar (Osiris) we will experience extended time with a special daily program created by Sebai MAA and Seba Dja with lectures, daily shedy practices, meditations, chant and divine singing and ritual. We will see the temple of Osiris on our own time. We will also visit the temple of Hetheru and other special events TBA

Osirion

Day 11: Special Segment Day Included

temple of osiris

In Abdu, the City of Asar (Osiris) we will experience extended time with a special daily program created by Sebai MAA and Seba Dja with lectures, daily shedy practices, meditations, chant and divine singing and ritual. We will see the temple of Osiris on our own time. We will also visit the temple of Hetheru and other special events TBA

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Day 12: Abydos, Cairo

Today we resume the regular tour itinerary. This morning you will be picked up and transferred to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo Upon arrival in Cairo we will transfer by air-conditioned coach to the hotel, check-in at our hotel Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel. If time permits we will visit the Pyramids. (D)

Cairo Museum inside Cairo Museum

Day 13: Cairo

After breakfast at the hotel we will go to the Giza Plateau to visit the Queen Pyramid and the Sphinx. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant then visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo, exhibiting over 120,000 objects in its 107 halls; it comprises the world’s greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts. Marvel at the many rooms filled with golden treasures extracted from the world-famous tomb of boy king, Tutankhamen. (B, L, D)

MAA in Sakkara

Day 14: Cairo

After breakfast at hotel we will visit stepped pyramid of Sakkara, built by the high priest, architect, physician and magus, Imhotep. Sakkara is said to be the oldest known of Egypt’s 107 pyramids. Although the original structure was a burial chamber 28 meters underground, Imhotep enlarged it several times to eventually reach a six tiered rectangle 60 meters high. Sakkara seems to have been the first area where limestone was employed, not only for the outer casing of the pyramid but also to cover interior walls. We will also visit the newly opened Imhotep Museum, which houses rare and mysterious artifacts from the Old Kingdom capital of Memphis. We will do a group meditation in the area just outside of the temple complex, to set the intentions for building the “new world”. We will then enjoy lunch at the oasis-like Sakkara Palm Club which has an amazing view of the stepped pyramid and Saqqara village. After lunch, a visit to the Coptic Museum, Overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)

 

Day 15: Departure

Check-out of hotel and transfer to Cairo International Airport grateful for all that we experienced. (B)

 

 

TOUR ENDS AND RETURN HOME

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SAMPLE ACCOMMODATIONS

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What’s Included:

 

HOTEL LIST: Please note space is requested with deposit

  • 1 Night accommodation Holiday Inn City Stars Cairo or similar
  • 2 Nights accommodations Helnan Aswan Aswan or similar
  • 3 Nights accommodations MS Monoco Nile Cruise or similar
  • 4 Nights accommodation Le Meriden Giza or similar

 

TOUR FEATURES

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • 3 nights on board a Nile cruise
  • 24 Included meals consisting of:

-9 Buffet Breakfasts

-6 Lunches

-9 Dinners

  • 8 Days of touring in an air-conditioned van/minibus/bus
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees, as follows:
  • 2 Full days touring in Cairo including: Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo& Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Citadel of Saladin, camel ride at the Pyramids
  • Day tour to Abu Simbel via bus
  • Nile Cruise sightseeing including: Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna & Luxor
  • Round trip transfers to Abydos (no services)
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All Hotel taxes and service charge
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Trip Itinerary subject to change-please check for current trip features

 

TOTAL COST Including the Land Tour and Air Fare from New York,

 

From USA Land and Air: $3,875.00 U.S.

From UK, Europe and other Parts: Land Tour $2,756.00 U.S.

The rate for children under 12 would be $660.00 for the land only. Please note they only allow one child in the room with 2 adults.

 

For more information or to register call 480-495-3309 or send to anpuwaset@yahoo.com or egyptianyoga@aol.com

 

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PILGRIMAGE TO KEMET

REGISTRATION COSTS AND PAYMENTS

PILGRIMAGE TO KEMET

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION PACKET

HTP (Peace) and DUA (Blessings)!

On behalf of the Sema Institute of Yoga, Temple of Aset, Sebai Maa, Seba Dja, and the Pilgrimage to Kemet organizing committee, we would like to extend a formal welcome to you for your anticipated participation at this summer’s spiritual pilgrimage to Kemet.

 

 

Within this/these pages, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the trip. If after thoroughly reading the entire document, you still have questions, I (Unut Anpu) can be reached at 480-495-3309, or at anpuwaset@yahoo.com. Otherwise, you may contact the Sema Institute at 305-378-6253.

Registration will be on a first come basis. We will refund any deposit made if registration becomes full and we cannot accommodate you.

 

 

 

WHEN

 

The Pilgrimage will take place on July 8 2016 – July 21, 2016: 14 Day T

 

PROGRAM

This tour of Egypt is unique because in addition to seeing the main sites as most tourists do we will also have the opportunity to visit and have extended private time in the Ancient city of Abdu, the city of Asar (Osiris). Many travelers know that it is not easy to make cultural and spiritual observances when in Egypt as these may offend the current residents. Sebai Dr. Ashby has arranged a special segment of the trip (days 8-11) where we will be surrounded by the ancient iconography and will be able to carry forth in private and without concern to practice our Ancient Egyptian culture, traditions and rituals without disturbance. This is an unprecedented development in such voyages and promises to make this trip a rare opportunity that should not be missed.

 

In addition to visiting the sites participants will receive spiritual lectures based on what is observed. Attendees will also participate in the Glorious Light Meditation Practice, the oldest codified meditation system from Kamit (Ancient Egypt), Africa and Tjef Neteru Yoga postures. Attendees will also learn the three fold Shedy Practices of Ancient Egypt as well.

 

COST

$3,875.00

 

Suggested Payment Plan

 

Deposit – $500 dollars (To secure participation)

 

Go to this link to pay the deposit

https://egyptianyoga.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=478

 

 

 

*Payments can be made in any amount of $500 dollars or more as long as the final payment is made on or before May 20, 2016.

*Trip Itinerary subject to change

*Not included in the cost of the tour is trip insurance, beverages, personal expenses, passports and visa fees.

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Checks, money orders, or credit cards/debit cards will be accepted.

 

Checks and money orders should be made out to: Sema Institute

 

Mail to:

Sema Institute

PO Box 570459

Miami FL 33257

 

Note: There will be a $25 fee for any checks returned for non-sufficient funds.

 

Credit and/or debit card payment info is to be provided on the Registration Form. Under no circumstances should anyone send cash.

 

FOOD

We are requesting that the two meals per day be non-dairy vegetarian/vegan. NO MEAT or ALCOHOL of any kind will be served.

Note: If a vegetarian/vegan foods predominant menu is a departure from your regular diet, and if you have any health conditions; e.g., diabetes, or dietary restrictions that may be adversely impacted by this dietary change, consult with your doctor and get their permission to attend this program. Also, speak with Seba Dja directly at 305-378-6253. We may be able to accommodate your special needs (with the exception of meat) if we know your situation in advance.

(Note: No meat, alcohol or cigarettes of any kind is allowed on the tour. The Sema Institute of Yoga reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour for violation of the food protocol.)

 

AIR TRAVEL

Departure for and return from Egypt will take place from New York. Costs associated with arrival to New York are not included in the cost for the pilgrimage.

 

 

Do not book airfare until you receive notice from us to do so! Once we get the required number of attendees we will provide you with this information.

LODGING

Three of the hotels that we will be staying in are five star hotels; the fourth is a four star. Lodging for each participant will be double occupancy. If you have a preferred roommate this information should be included in the Registration Form that is to be submitted with your payment. Single room occupancy requests will be honored for an increased fee of $695 dollars based on availability.

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

Loose fitting clothing that is appropriate for a spiritual pilgrimage/setting. Summertime temperatures in Egypt are very hot. Clothing that is white should be provided if you plan on participating in the ritual portion of the pilgrimage. You will also want to bring spending money. Attendees may bring their own pillowcase or pillow to sleep on. Linen and towels are provided. The rooms are air conditioned and heated. You should bring your own toiletries. Sebai Maa and Seba Dja will provide all participants with more specific items to bring as the pilgrimage date nears. You may wish to bring your own healthy snacks, such as nut trail mixes, raisins, etc. We also suggest you bring products/medications for diarrhea, gastrointestinal upset and motion sickness.

 

REGISTRATION FORM

Please review the Registration on the last page of this document and fill it out in its entirety. This form should be submitted at the time of making the first installment or total registration payment. No one will be allowed to participate until a signed legible registration form is received from each participant.

“If then thou learn that thou art thyself of Life and Light,

and that thou only happen to be out of them, Thou shalt return again to Life.”

 

 

HETEP, ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 


 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

REFUNDS: It is understood that acts of God, war, or other events beyond the control of

The Sema Institute of Yoga could prevent pilgrimage from taking place. If something like this occurs prior to June 20, 20165 which would prevent the program from taking place, the entire registration fee will be refunded. Short of these types of events the entire registration fee is non-refundable on June 20, 2016.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 dollar deposit is non-refundable. All cancellations must be received in writing. A 25% charge will be assessed for cancellations received within 65 days of departure. Cancellations made within 50 days of departure for the tour will receive NO refund. All cancellations are subject to a $100 dollar administrative fee. No exceptions will be made to this cancellation policy.

 

*We advise participants to purchase Travel insurance; it should cover being airlifted out of Egypt in case of serious injury or illness.

 

 

WAIVER: It is understood that the Sema Institute of Yoga and/or its agents may take pictures, record by video and/or audio, activities and/or group conference sessions. It is understood that during this photo/video/audio recording that your image or voice may be recorded. By attending this trip you give permission to the Sema Institute of Yoga and/or its agents to record your image through video and/or audio means. You also understand and hereby give permission to the Sema Institute of if Yoga and/or its agents to use any photo, video or audio recording that may contain your image or likeness. You voluntarily consent to allow the use of your image by the Sheti Group and/or Sema Institute of Yoga and waive any right to financial remuneration for its future potential use. You hereby release and hold harmless the Sema Institute of Yoga and/or its agents for any claim by you, your heirs and/or assigns regarding the use of your image gathered during the pilgrimage for its future potential use.

It is also understood that Tjef Sema Paut Neteru Yoga Exercises will be done during the pilgrimage. You understand that engaging in these sessions is strictly voluntary and if you do so, you participate at your own risk. You hereby waive any legal claim that you may have based upon an injury that could occur based upon your voluntary participation in these sessions and agree to hold harmless the Sema Institute of Yoga and/or its agents from claims resulting there from.

You represent that you are in good health and have no physical ailments; otherwise, you have consulted and have your doctor’s permission to participate in this program, particularly as concerns the vegetarian-vegan diet and participation in the Tjef Sema Paut Neteru Yoga Exercises.

Note: Anyone having a doctor’s consent to attend the program, or illness or injury is advised to contact and inform Seba Dja of any condition or illnesses, including but not limited to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or respiratory disease, back or other orthopedic problems. You can call and speak directly with Seba Dja at 305-378-6253, or email her at Sebadjaunnefert@aol.com; she will let you know if she needs further details about your condition or a doctor’s consent.

In consideration of the fees paid for attending the Pilgrimage to Kemet trip you for yourself, heirs, personal representatives and or assigns, hereby release the Sema Institute of Yoga and/ or any of its respective agents, employees, and/or officers, from any liability, damages, claims or causes of action, arising out of your participation in the trip except as otherwise provided by law. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sema Institute of Yoga and/or its agents from any claims, causes of action, or other judicial proceedings costs, expenses, damages, and liabilities including attorney fees brought solely as a result of your negligence, willful misconduct, and failure to abide by the rules and regulations promulgated by the sponsor.

You also acknowledge your understanding that the Sema Institute of Yoga and/or its agents act only as agent for various companies over the lines of which tickets are available and these tours operate and assumes no responsibility for liability with service in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, motor or other conveyance which may be used wholly or in part in the performance of its duty to the passenger, neither will it be responsible for any act, error of omission or for any injury, loss, accident delay or irregularity which maybe occasioned by reason of any defect in any vehicle or through neglect or default of any hotel proprietor or hotel service, or for any other person engaged in carrying out the purpose for which tickets or coupons are issued. If it becomes necessary or advisable to change any hotel for the comfort or well-being of the attendees for any reason whatsoever or to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passenger, conversely, refund will be made to the passenger if any saving is effected thereby. The right is reserved to withdraw any or all tours should conditions warrant.

 

I understand that the Sema Institute of Yoga and/or its agents reserve the right to ask me to leave the tour immediately at any time, without prior notice, if it/they feel that I am a disruption to the program. Examples of conduct that would cause this to occur include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Consumption of alcohol;
  • Smoking of cigarettes;
  • Smoking of or carrying marijuana;
  • Use of or carrying any type of illegal drug;

 

In this event, I understand that no refund will be given to me and the expense incurred to travel back to your home state of origin will exclusively be borne by you.

“Be sure to fill out the next page of the Registration form completely and submit this to the Sema Institute at the time of making your first payment. For those without the ability to scan their form, we will accept an electronic signature. Uncompleted forms will not be accepted.”

SPECIAL GIFT

Udja

This as a special gift for registering for the trip to Kemet you will receive a link to view a trip to Kemet video series.

Dua-Thank you

 

 

REGISTRATION FORM FOR PILGRIMAGE TO KEMT

THE PRICES LISTED BELOW ARE PER PERSON, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY AND INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION FROM NEW YORK AND BACK PLUS LAND ARRANGEMENTS

July 8 2016 – July 21, 2016: 14 Day Trip to Egypt

$3875.00 PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$695.00 SINGLE OCCUPANCY (IF AVAILABLE!)

From UK, Europe and other Parts: Land Tour $2,500.00 U.S.

 

The rate for children under 12 would be $660.00 for the land only. Please note they only allow one child in the room with 2 adults.

 

( ) I WISH TO SHARE A ROOM WITH_______________________________

( ) I REQUIRE A ROOMATE

( ) I REQUIRE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ($3875 + $695 = $4570)

 

(PRINT, FILL OUT AND RETURN THIS PAGE ALONG WITH YOUR NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $500 PER PERSON NOW. )

I have read the Registration Packet and Informational Pages in their entirety, respectively. I understand what I have read and acknowledge that I sign this form voluntarily and with full knowledge of the significance of its terms.

Name (Print) _____________________________________

(Legal Name exactly as it appears on passport – Include first, middle or maiden and last name).

Signature________________________________________

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(If you do not have a government issued passport, please apply immediately. Once obtained provide it to the Sema Institute).

 

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PAYMENT METHODS

(Payments can be made in any amount above $500 as long as final payment is in by May 20, 2015)

 

 

MAKE CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO:

 

Sema Institute

PO Box 570459

Miami FL 33257

 

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS:

 

Please Charge My Credit Card: $__________

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