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Spirit of Place



This podcast focuses on spiritual travel and sacred sites around the world: from Stonehenge to Abydos, we take soundseeing tours and talk about travel as pilgrimage, worship and meditation. We also examine geomantic science, mythology, history and practic



Published: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 14:16:11 -0700

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Islands in the Stream - Part 2: Sedona

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 17:07:43 -0700

The Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona Arizona.

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We finish up this "series" on American cathedrals with a visit to the stunning Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona - where we discover a surprising connection to New York City.

Recorded on location in Sedona, (with a guest hello by Emil Shaker) and edited on an east-bound plane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.

http://www.chapeloftheholycross.com/
My flickr photostream of Sedona can be seen here .

Music for today's show is from 1000: A Mass for the End of Time
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Islands in the Stream - Part 1: Manhattan

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 17:00:06 -0700

St. Patrick's and St. John the Divine: Modern American Cathedrals in the European Tradition

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During a recent visit to New York I sought out a few modern urban sanctuaries: the Cathedrals of St.Patrick's and St. John the Divine on the island of Manhattan. I also try and find a different kind of "island in the stream" - searching for some stillness in the midst of a bustling JFK airport.

Recorded on location in NYC and edited on a west-bound plane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Apologies: the sound for today's show is substandard.

http://www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/
http://www.stjohndivine.org/
My flickr photostream of NYC can be seen here .

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Grace Cathedral Labyrinth: San Francisco

Mon, 16 Jul 2007 22:15:50 -0700

San Francisco's beautiful and inspiring Grace Cathedral Labyrinth, which is an exact replica of the Chartres Labyrinth.




The Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral brings some old-world geomancy to America's Paris: San Francisco. We talk about labyrinths, cathedrals, the Tenderloin district, and Ghiberti's Door of Paradise.


A San Francisco treat!

Great Buildings: Chartres Cathedral
Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral's Podcasts
Grace's Labyrinth
Veriditas: "The Voice of the Labyrinth Movement"
Interactive Online Labyrinth
Lorenzo Ghiberti's Doors of Paradise
How to Make a Labyrinth
The Labyrinth Society
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The Ar-Rafai Mosque in Cairo

Sat, 28 Apr 2007 01:01:29 -0700

We return to Egypt to listen to a remarkable, heart-felt expression of love for the divine.



We revisit one of my favorite places, experiences and people:

"This is the first in a series of shows recorded on location throughout Egypt! Our guide and friend Emil Shaker takes us to meet the Imam of the Ar Rifai Mosque (also called the Mosque of the Snakes or the Mosque of the Healers). The Imam, a sufi master, takes us into the Royal Tombs (Khedive Ismail, King Farouk), turns off the lights and sings in Arabic. Amazing and moving."

Recorded live at the Mosque of the Healers in Cairo during our February 2007 pilgrimage.
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Pilgrimage to Egypt 2007: part 3

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 15:20:10 -0800

We offer a preview of our pilgrimage to Egypt in February 2007.



We finish up the preview of our current (February 2007) pilgrimage to Egypt: Luxor, Karnak, The Chapel of Sekhmet, Alexandria, The Giza Plateau, The Paws of the Sphinx, initiation in the Great Pyramid . Part 3 of 3.


For details on the trip, please see: www.SpiritQuestTours.com .
Check out the Alchemy Podcast from our friend Andrew Kettle!
Music for this podcast is graciously provided by Douglas Irvine from his Ambient Egypt CD. You can find more information about Ambient Egypt at:

www.williamsound.com
www.amazon.com
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Pilgrimage to Egypt 2007: part 2

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 19:16:46 -0800

We offer a preview of our upcoming pilgrimage/trip/vacation/tour to Egypt in February 2007.




We continue the preview of our upcoming (February 2007) pilgrimage to Egypt: The Temple of Isis at Philae, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Sobek, Horus the Elder, Egyptian Mythology, The Temple of Horus at Edfu, the locks at Esna, The Temple of Hathor at Dendarah, the mystery of the Dendarah crypts, Abydos, Thebes & the Valley of the Kings . Part 2 of 3.

Click HERE to see photos of the Dendarah crypts.

For details on the trip, please see: www.SpiritQuestTours.com.

Music for this podcast is graciously provided by Douglas Irvine from his Ambient Egypt CD. You can find more information about Ambient Egypt at:

www.williamsound.com
www.amazon.com
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A remarkable encounter at Heathrow

Sat, 28 Oct 2006 23:59:20 -0700

A little over a week ago I had an unexpected, and startling encounter at Heathrow Airport.




Not long ago I found myself with several extra hours in the airport - which lead to an unforgettable conversation with a muslim woman from Somalia.

Sponsored by Spirit Quest Tours

Music for this show was built using samples from "My Secret Bliss" off of "Anatomic" by Afro Celt Sound System. Made available by Real World Records.
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Pilgrimage to Egypt 2007: part 1

Wed, 25 Oct 2006 11:25:16 -0700

We offer a preview of our upcoming pilgrimage/trip/vacation/tour to Egypt in February 2007.




In today's show we talk about our trip in detail: Overview, Sakkara, Cairo's Old City, Saint Sergio Church, The Ar-Raiffi Mosque, Aswan, The Moon Goddess, Elephantine Island via Felucca, stealing the air, The Temple of Isis at Philae, The Root Chakra. Part 1 of 3.

For details on the trip, please see: www.SpiritQuestTours.com.

Music for this podcast is graciously provided by Douglas Irvine from his Ambient Egypt CD. You can find more information about Ambient Egypt at:

www.williamsound.com
www.amazon.com
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The Bosnian Pyramid: Observations and Opinions

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 19:56:49 -0700

Here's what I think is going in Visoko with the Bosnian Pyramid.



In today's show I share the straight dope on the Bosnian Pyramid: I've been there, I've spoken to Samir Osmonagic, I've read just about everything written on the subject (on both sides of the debate) - so we talk about what I saw when I was there, and the conclusions I've come to.

Click here to see my photos from the site & read some additional comments.

Click here for an article from "Archeology.org" about the Pyramid.
Click here for a list of articles about the geology of the pyramids.

Click here for the Bosnian Pyramid site.
Click here for the website of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation.
Click here to download a PDF of the official Bosnian Pyramids scientific report.

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The Bosnian Pyramid: An interview with Samir Osmanagic

Sun, 16 Jul 2006 14:48:38 -0700

An exclusive interview with the man behind the Bosnian Pyramid exploration: Samir Osmonagic.


This interview with Samir Osmanagic was recorded in the Bosnian Pyramid Valley (Bosanska Dolina Piramida) on July 2nd. Sam holds forth on what he believes he's found, how he found it and what he thinks it means. Along the way we get the latest status of the dig and the low-down on some of the forces seeking to stop him.

Click here for the Bosnian Pyramid site.
Click here for the website of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation.
Click here to download Google Earth (free!), then use it to open these two Google Earth bookmark files:

GOOGLE BOOKMARK: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun
GOOGLE BOOKMARK: Bosnia’s Valley of Pyramids

Click here to download a PDF of the official Bosnian Pyramids scientific report.

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Oahu: Byodo In Temple

Sat, 17 Jun 2006 00:25:29 -0700

Our second "sashimi" style show from Hawaii. Coming to you from the magnificent "Byodo In" Temple in the Valley of the Temples on Oahu.



This show's also coming to you raw and unedited (sorry for the wind noise) - from the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. Today we visit the Byodo In Temple which is located at the foot of the 2,000 foot Ko'olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples.

The Temple was built in the 1960's to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant workers to Hawaii. It's a recreation of the 950-year-old Byodoin Templ in Uji, Japan.

The jewel of the temple is the golden "Lotus Buddha" (because he sits upon a lotus flower). This is the largest wooden Buddha carved in the last 900 years. It is decorated with gold leaf.
Like its sister in Japan, the main building is called the "Hoodo" or "Hall of the Chinese Phoenix." The floor plan models that of the Phoenix bird. Next to the Hoodo is a smaller bell-house which holds the 5-foot, 3-ton brass "peace bell." Ring it three times before entering the temple (and be sure to remove your shoes. Once you're inside, light a stick of incense (provided in front of the buddha), find a private corner then sit and meditate.

The Byodo-In Temple was used as a location in the first season of "Lost," (it was as the estate of Sun's father).
Address: 47-200 Kahekili Highway in the Valley of the Temples.

From Honolulu and Waikiki take the H1 West from downtown Honolulu. Exit onto the Likelike Highway and go north through the mountains and tunnel. Exit onto the Kahekili Highway (83) and continue north for about three miles. Turn left into the Valley of the Temples. The Byodo-In Temple is located in the back of the Valley of the Temples.
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Oahu: Keaiwa Heiau

Sun, 28 May 2006 14:44:59 -0700

A "sashimi" style show from Hawaii. Coming to you from a 15th century healing temple called Keaiwa Heiau outside of Oahu.



Today's show comes to you raw and unedited - from the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. Today we visit a 15th century Hawaiian healing temple called Keaiwa Heiau.

Although it looks like a bunch of jumbled up lava rocks, the low-walled enclosure just outsiode the entrance to Keaiwa Heiau State Park is a Hawaiian temple from the 1400's. In ancient Hawaii, it a revered medical center and healing school. The resident Kahuna grew and prepared herbs used for treatment and prescriptions. The Kahuna treated the patients inside a pili-grass thatched house and made offerings to the gods.

Keaiwa Heiau: 99-1849 Aiea Heights Dr. (take H-1 west over Red Hill to Aiea Heights Drive), Aiea. Phone 808-587-0300.
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Prague Zodiac: Part One

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 23:59:49 -0700

Michal Maryška continues his presentation on the Prague Zodiac.



We continue our exploration of the Prague Zodiac! Under the expert guidance of Michal Maryška we examine: The Rotunda of the Holy Cross (the umbilicus of the zodiac), Bethlehem Chapel (Aries), Jan Hus, The Hussites, The Hussite Crusade, The Klementinum (Taurus), Dominicans, Jesuits, Banks of the Vltava, Charles Bridge, the house of Franz Kafka, Prague Castle & the St. Vitus Cathedral (Cancer), the blasphemy and death of Nazi Reich Protector Reinhardt Heydrich, and much more! Recorded live on the streets of Prague.

Prague Insights on the web: http://www.oxygene.cz/prague/clanek.php?11
Info on the Prague Zodiac: http://www.oxygene.cz/prague/clanek.php?17


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Prague Zodiac: Introduction

Sun, 16 Apr 2006 00:37:22 -0700

Michal Maryška gives us an introduction to the Prague Zodiac.


At long last! Recorded live in the historic Cafe Slavia, this is the first of several shows on the Prague Zodiac. Next time Michal take us out into the city, but today we meet Michal for tea and to get the background on the star map that lives in the streets and buildings of Prague.

Prague Insights on the web: http://www.oxygene.cz/prague/clanek.php?11
Info on the Prague Zodiac: http://www.oxygene.cz/prague/clanek.php?17


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Etrepole: The Monasteries That Weren't

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:12:11 -0700

Coming to you from Etrepole, Bulgaria - where things don't go quite as planned.



Etropole: The Monasteries That Weren't. What happens when an unsuspecting Yank gets accussed of spreading "Ecumenical Propaganda?"

Music in today's show is from "Quattro" by Absurd.

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Prague - Part 2: SoundStew

Tue, 21 Mar 2006 13:34:58 -0800

Prague part 2: A SoundStew™ in and around Prague.



We continue our series on Prague with a little SoundStew™* - a kind of aural goulash - including: the Kampa country fair, Karluv Most (Charles Bridge) and the water glass orchestra, the Astronomical Clock chimes 11 and the interior of The Cathedral of Saint Peter & Saint Paul.

*The ™ is just a joke.
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Prague - Part 1: Vysehrad ENHANCED

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 20:51:23 -0800

The first of an ENHANCED series on, in, about and from, Prague.



Click here to see the ENHANCED podcast in a separate window

We start our ENHANCED series on Prague in a slightly haphazard fashion: we begin with a segment recorded at Vysehrad (the mystical heart of Prague) on my last day in the city. We talk about Vysehrad, Libuse (whose name I couldn't remember at the time), blue cosmic energy, pilgrimage, life's labyrinths and we finish with a snippet of a soundseeing tour as the bells of the Cathedral of Peter and Paul begin to chime.

Part one of a multi-part series. Future shows in this series will include Soundstews™*, the Prague Zodiac (recorded around Prague with Michal Maryška - INCREDIBLE!), and of course, the usual: history, myth, legend & spirit.

This ENHANCED podcast is in .AAC format and requires either iTunes, an iPod or QuickTime for playback. Not all iPods can display enhanced images and links. We're also posting a regular .mp3 version of this same audio.

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Prague - Part 1: Vysehrad

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 14:26:32 -0800

The first of a series on, in, about and from, Prague.



We start our series on Prague in a slightly haphazard fashion: we begin with a segment recorded at Vysehrad (the mystical heart of Prague) on my last day in the city. We talk about Vysehrad, Libuse (whose name I couldn't remember at the time), blue cosmic energy, pilgrimage, life's labyrinths and we finish with a snippet of a soundseeing tour as the bells of the Cathedral of Peter and Paul begin to chime.

Part one of a multi-part series. Future shows in this series will include Soundstews™*, the Prague Zodiac (recorded around Prague with Michal Maryška - INCREDIBLE!), and of course, the usual: history, myth, legend & spirit.

*The ™ is just a joke.
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An Introduction To Dowsing

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 02:58:24 -0800

We chat with Lynn Palmer about Dowsing.



In today's show we get a great introduction to dowsing, geomancy and Earth energies from expert dowser Lynn Palmer. Lynn has been studying and teaching dowsing for many years and shares with us her expertise.

This show was recorded near San Francisco, captured in Los Angeles, Mixed and Edited over the Atlantic, output & posted from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. You gotta love this technology!

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The Coral Castle: ENHANCED

Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:09:08 -0800

We visit "the 8th wonder of the world" Edward Leedskalnin's mysterious "Coral Castle."

ENHANCED VERSION



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Almost accidently, we found ourselves at "The Coral Castle" just south of Miami Florida, this past week. Built by the eccentric and mysterious Ed Leedskelnin as a tribute to lost love, the castle is made from thousands of tons of coral - all quarried, cut and assembled by hand, using only simple tools and no machines.

"I have discovered the secrets of the Pyramids."
-Edward Leedskalnin

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The Coral Castle

Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:08:17 -0800

We visit "the 8th wonder of the world" Edward Leedskalnin's mysterious "Coral Castle."


Almost accidently, we found ourselves at "The Coral Castle" just south of Miami Florida, this past week. Built by the eccentric and mysterious Ed Leedskelnin as a tribute to lost love, the castle is made from thousands of tons of coral - all quarried, cut and assembled by hand, using only simple tools and no machines.

"I have discovered the secrets of the Pyramids."
-Edward Leedskalnin


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Meditation of Place

Sun, 29 Jan 2006 19:07:56 -0800

A meditation to perform at a sacred site.



Responding to a reader request, we learn a meditation for getting deeply in touch with the energy of a site. Based on the "Earth Sky" meditation by Drunvalo Melchizedek.

The music used in the meditation is from "OM SANCTUARY"
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Rila - part 2: Avatars, Heretics, Caves and Monasteries.

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 23:05:35 -0800

Rila- part 2 of 2: Orpheus, Orphic Mysteries, the Bogomils, St. John of Rila, the cave of St. John, the Rila Monastery, Beinsa Douno, Paneurhythmy.




We return to Thrace and the Rila Mountains for part 2 - moving forward in history from 1300 b.c.e. (Orpheus, the Orphic cults) through the first millennium (the Bogomils, St. John of Rila) right up the first half of the twentieth century (Beinsa Douno). Along the way we stop off at the Cave of St. John and the Rila Monastery.

Misc. Writing & Recordings from Beinsa Douno - on Amazon.
The Dubnitza Gate of the Rila Monastery.
Photo of the Church in the Rila Monastery.
Unesco World Heritage Listing for Rila.
More of Beinsa Douno's writings - on the web.
Nice Petar Deunov site.
www.BeinsaDouno.org.

Meditations For America


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Rila - part 1: Mountains, Mysteries, Monasteries and Sacred Lakes

Thu, 03 Nov 2005 00:29:12 -0800

Rila- part 1 of 2: Contemporary Sofia, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, History of Bulgaria, Rila Mountains, Seven Sacred Lakes, Thrace, Rhodope, Oracle of Dionysis. First of two parts.



We visit Rila and Rhodope in Bulgaria. This is the first of two shows about the area. We talk about contemporary Sofia and Bulgaria, then we move steadily back in time through Bulgarian history, then on through the Thracian period, finally ending with the 7 sacred lakes of the Rila mountain.

www.sacreddramas.org web site
I, Hamlet info
Vocal Traditions of Bulgaria
Misc. Writing & Recordings from Beinsa Douno
Nice Images from the Rhodope Mtns
Nice Images of Rila - Mtns, Lakes & Monastery
Rila National Park website
www.beyond-the-alley.com web site
Beyond the Alley Behind the Cupboard Article

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The Woods

Thu, 13 Oct 2005 23:45:43 -0700

There's something in the woods that wasn't there a few days ago.



Personal observations about the most sacred place of all: nowhere special.

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Philae and The Island of Silence

Sat, 01 Oct 2005 12:59:54 -0700

Reader question: the "chakras" of the Nile. Recommended reading: Egypt Child of Atlantis. Philae. The Island of Silence. Channeling dead languages. Energy blobs.


We start with a reader question about the chakras of the Nile, then we do a book review of an amazing book called "Egypt, Child of Atlantis." Next we finish up our "Live From Egypt" series (Philae, The Island of Silence, Kom Ombo) and then we talk about the energy blobs that often show up in photos of sacred sites.

Click HERE for info on today's featured book EGYPT: Child of Atlantis by John Gordon.
Click HERE for images of energy blobs from Egypt and the Vatican.

Music for this podcast is graciously provided by Douglas Irvine from his Ambient Egypt CD. You can find more information about Ambient Egypt at:

www.williamsound.com
www.amazon.com

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The Nile: Aswan, Egypt

Wed, 31 Aug 2005 12:10:57 -0700

A soundseeing tour recorded live on a felluca sailing from Aswan to Elephantine Island.


The next show in our "Live From Egypt" series - This time we sail on a traditional Egyptian sailboat from Aswan (considered to be the "root chakra" of ancient Egypt - the place of primordial creation) to Elephantine Island.

Music for this podcast is graciously provided by Douglas Irvine from his Ambient Egypt CD. You can find more information about Ambient Egypt at:

www.williamsound.com
www.amazon.com

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The Great Pyramid: The King's Chamber

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 00:18:40 -0700

The Giza Plateau. Recorded live inside the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid. Al Mamoun, Sacred Geomery, Egyptian Mystery Schools, Initiation and Tests.



The next show in our "Live From Egypt" series - this time we listen to toning inside the Great Pyramid, preceded by some history and esoterica.

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Cairo: The Mosque of the Healers (Ar Rafai)

Wed, 08 Jun 2005 17:38:33 -0700

Cairo, Egypt. Recorded at the Ar Rifai Mosque as a Sufi master sings in the Tomb of the Royals.



This is the first in a series of shows recorded on location throughout Egypt! Our guide and friend Emil Shaker takes us to meet the Imam of the Ar Rifai Mosque (also called the Mosque of the Snakes or the Mosque of the Healers). The Imam, a sufi master, takes us into the Royal Tombs (Khedive Ismail, King Farouk), turns off the lights and sings in Arabic. Amazing and moving.


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Delphi

Wed, 30 Mar 2005 17:59:47 -0800

Delphi, Greece: Modern Delphi, Elias the Greek, handpainted t-shirts, retsina, ancient Delphi, the Pythia, the temple of Apollo, the temple of Athena Pronaos, the Castalian Spring, the cult of Gaia.

We pay a visit to Delphi in Greece. In addition to learning about the modern city of Delphi we examine its genesis and history, mythology, archeology and legends.



To see a drawing of ancient Delphi reconstructed click HERE.

To see a photo of the Castalian Spring click HERE.

To see a map of modern Delphi click HERE.

To see a photo of the Omphalos click HERE.

To see a photo of the Tholos in the Temple of Athena click HERE.

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Abydos - postscript

Mon, 14 Mar 2005 17:04:39 -0800

Abstract: Part 3 of Abydos: My personal experiences there



First off - my apologies for the delay in getting this show posted. Our server crashed and had to be rebuilt. I was shocked to realize its been a month since part 2!

Secondly, I realized that the story of Abydos wasn't yet complete - so here's my personal experience there.

Music for this podcast is graciously provided by Douglas Irvine from his Ambient Egypt CD. You can find more information about Ambient Egypt at:

www.williamsound.com
www.amazon.com


Click here to see the animation of my vision of the Flower of Life.
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Join us next week for Delphi, in Greece. I promise.
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Abydos - part 2

Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:55:51 -0800

Part 2 of Abydos: Osireion, Antecedent Cultures in the Nile Valley, The Flower of Life, Egyptian Time Travel Hieroglyphs, Dorothy Eady (Omm Sety)



We continue our visit to Abydos in Upper Egypt, home of the Temple of Seti 1, the Osireion, the Flower of Life and Dorothy Eady (Om Setty). The second of two parts.

Music for this podcast is graciously provided by Douglas Irvine from his Ambient Egypt CD. You can find more information about Ambient Egypt at:

www.williamsound.com
www.amazon.com

Most of the photographs for today's slideshows comes from our good friend Andrew Bolt: www.boltwerks.com . Drunvalo Melchizedek's site is at http://www.drunvalo.net/ .

To view the Abydos slideshow, click HERE .

Join us next week for Delphi, in Greece.

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Abydos - part 1

Fri, 04 Feb 2005 14:36:45 -0800

Part 1 of Abydos, Egypt: Prehistory of Abydos, Isis and Osiris, Temple of Seti 1, the Osireion, King List.


In the first Spirit of Place podcast we visit Abydos in Upper Egypt, home of the Temple of Seti 1, the Osireion, the Flower of Life and Dorothy Eady (Om Setty). The first of two parts.

Music for this podcast is graciously provided by Douglas Irvine from his Ambient Egypt CD. You can find more information about Ambient Egypt at:

www.williamsound.com
www.amazon.com

The photograph for today's "album cover" comes from our good friend Andrew Bolt: www.boltwerks.com .

Join us next week for part 2 of Abydos - when things start to get weird!

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