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Transformation in the Belly of the Goddess

Published by Bear & Company
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Sekhmet is the lioness goddess of the Egyptian Pantheon, a fierce protector of truth, balance, and the Cosmic order of Ma’at. Known and feared as the goddess of war and destruction, she also represents the transformative power of kundalini energy, or sekhem, and is the main goddess to harness this power for healing. As “She Who Comes in Times of Chaos,” she takes offerings of fear, rage, and weakness and transforms them into alchemical gold, the universal medicine for physical, emotional, and soul healing. This journey of shamanic death, illumination, and rebirth in the belly of Sekhmet provides an opportunity to heal on all levels and allows you to release your rage, anger, and fear as you transform the energies that maintained them into creative and constructive solutions that benefit yourself, your community, and the planet.



Dealing with Fear

Fear is one of our greatest teachers. From the time we have our first childhood lesson of keeping our hands off the hot stove to our mature ability to recognize danger and get out of the way, fear has earned our respect and has tremendous influence over our behavior. But sometimes fear holds us back because it is at the root of many of our most deepseated issues, those that keep us from locating the main blockages to our personal energy and power.

Fear Journey with Sekhmet

[Allow yourself to be very comfortable as you close your eyes and ground and center yourself. Take a moment to find your heart flame and feed it with love. As you pour love upon your heart flame, inhale the powers of Earth and Sky. Reach with your breath into the heart of the Earth and draw the vitality, the power, the strength and healing energies, and the vital life force of Earth all the way up to your heart center where it enters your heart fire and mingles with the intelligence, power, and love that you have drawn down from the sky.]

As you exhale, express the breath through your entire body and let a new level of alertness and clarity enter every cell of your being. As you exhale and the radiance of your heart flame grows, look outside the circle of light that surrounds you like a halo. Look into that place of darkness that inevitably surrounds us all. As you put your attention beyond the comforting glow of light, you will see the eyes of Sekhmet gleaming in the darkness. On your next exhale, send your heart breath to Sekhmet as you ask her to join you and help you deal with the fears that inhabit your being. As you connect with Sekhmet, she stands before you in her goddess form, a woman’s body with a lioness head surmounted with a uraeus crown holding the sun disc.

If this is the first time you are meeting Sekhmet, allow yourself to connect with her eye to eye and heart to heart. She may place a hand or paw upon your chest. Allow yourself to feel her sekhem, her power, moving into your heart and through your circulatory system into every cell and molecule of your body, reminding every part of you that this goddess truly lives within you, and you feel as though you are filled with her courage and power. . . . [Pause.]

For now, Sekhmet has come to help you work through your fears. As you continue to feel her power coursing through your being, she morphs into her beautiful lioness form, nudging you to become a lioness with her. . . . She is going to take you on a journey into the savanna. Feel yourself begin to transfigure into a lioness. You can feel your breath, your body, and your muscles change. Feel your whiskers grow and begin to sense how they communicate information to you. . . .Stretch into the fullness of your lioness being and follow Sekhmet, feeling the grace and strength with which the two of you are running across the savanna. . . .

Off in the distance you begin to perceive the first fear that is coming up to meet you. Sekhmet shows you how to stop and crouch in the grass to watch. . . . Observe this fear closely. Listen very carefully. Sniff the air. You can smell it. You may even be able to taste in on your tongue. Is this a fear that is serving your higher self? Is it keeping you safe? Notice where you feel it in your body and how your body reacts to it. . . . [Pause.]

If this fear is something that still serves you then honor it. If it has served you in the past to keep you safe, honor it and thank it. If it is a fear that you wish to transform, Sekhmet may nudge you to stand and look directly at this fear. . . . You hear a low grumbling, rumbling sound that is coming from you. Let the sound build as you face this fear. Let loose with a large roar! Notice how the fear reacts. Do not be shy. Sekhmet is right there with you! The roar seems to have a life of its own. As it diminishes, mark this fear with a knot in your twine. . . . [Pause.]

Continue hunting more of these fears, following the same process. As you seek out each fear, remember to honor and give gratitude, then roar and let go of that which no longer serves you. Sometimes you will know the source of the fear and sometimes that is obscured. Regardless, tie it in a knot in your twine and continue on your hunt with Sekhmet. . . . [Long pause.]

When there are no more fears showing up, you and Sekhmet walk side by side enjoying the sun in the aftermath of the hunt. She has shown you how to hunt and how to face your fears.

As you slowly walk back to your place in present time and space, Sekhmet slowly returns to her goddess form. Take one last stretch in your lioness form, relishing the power and strength that is the natural state of a healthy lioness. . . . Now feel yourself come back into your human form. . . . Walk with Sekhmet now and ask if she has any further instructions for you. . . . [Pause.]

Be sure to express your gratitude to Sekhmet. Thank yourself for having the courage to face your fears and offer prayers for others that you know and the world in general to be able to live free of fear. When you feel complete, take a deep Earth breath pulling up the Earth energy to ground you into your body. Slowly open your eyes.

About The Author

Nicki Scully has been a healer and teacher of shamanism and the Egyptian mysteries since 1978. She lectures worldwide and specializes in spiritual tours to sacred sites in Egypt, Peru, and other countries. She is the author of Power Animal Meditations and Alchemical Healing, and the co-author of Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt and The Anubis Oracle. Nicki lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she maintains a comprehensive healing and shamanic consulting practice.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Bear & Company (June 29, 2017)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781591432074

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Raves and Reviews

“Nicki Scully is a master of the sacred mysteries of Egypt, as evident in the process of transformation this unique book delivers. Her deep connection with the goddess Sekhmet gives us a powerful gift from this fiercely compassionate healing goddess that is relevant and needed during this global time of dissolution and rebirth.”

– Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

“I’m truly impressed with this remarkable book. While Nicki shares the magic of Sekhmet’s power to create healing and transformation in your life, she gifts you with sacred stories and extraordinary photos to illustrate your journey. Nicki’s mastery is clear as she guides you through an alchemical process comprised of many initiations and exercises that will change your life.”

– Sandra Ingerman, M.A., author of Soul Retrieval

“Just reading Nicki’s fierce and fearless book can begin the process of transformation. Ah, but if you actually do the work--if you let Sekhmet devour you, digest you, heal you, change you--that is when the magic happens. Let Nicki be your loving and wise guide on this transmutational journey. It will be scary. There will be fire. But oh, it will be worth it.”

– M. Isidora Forrest, author of Isis Magic

Sekhmet is a potent amalgamation of Nicki Scully’s Alchemical Healing and the wisdom of Sekhmet, the transformative goddess of the threshold who arrives when the Great Ages shift. As the most intense Aquarian shift comes--Sekhmet’s hour--Nicki Scully’s guidance for regenerating our brains and body systems is a lifesaver--an exquisite healing balm.”

– Barbara Hand Clow, author of Awakening the Planetary Mind

“Nicki Scully has decades of leading tours to the sacred sites of ancient Egypt, in two of which I participated many years ago. In the course of this book, while focused on Sekhmet, the reader will also encounter Thoth the god of wisdom; Ptah the inventor; Ma’at the cosmic truth, justice, and balance; Knum the potter who rebuilds the body; and Khepera, the protector. The reader learns not only about these mythic figures but learns how to access these deities in a ritualistic way for spiritual transformation. Lavishly illustrated with striking photographs, this book is a treasure chest of healing meditations!”

– Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author of Ecology of Consciousness

“I have heard many accounts of Sekhmet and her powerful, ongoing manifestations through select individuals. This goddess refuses to be forgotten. She serves as a hierophant or bridge to a world of vast psychic potentialities. She beckons us to visit her small and obscure shrine located amid the magnificent Temple of Karnak. Nicki Scully takes us further into her mysteries as only a daughter of the goddess can do.”

– Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D., host and producer of New Thinking Allowed video channel

“This is an amazing book, beautiful in both images and words, empowering readers to deal with the profound issues and challenges of our time. Read it to gain knowledge, surrender to its wisdom to heal yourself, and work it to transform your ability to act for the good of all our relations!”

– Brooke Medicine Eagle, author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing

Sekhmet enlivens the alchemical fire of transmutation within and offers a pathway to become one’s most refined and potent self. All who choose to partake in this primal alchemical process and embrace Sekhmet as ally and friend have an opportunity to self-initiate into an empowered state of grace. What a gift Nicki is giving to readers. ”

– Danielle Rama Hoffman author of The Tablets of Light

“Are you ready for transformation? If so, this is the book for you. The belly of the goddess is a haven of peace, a cauldron of illumination and ultimate rebirth. Now, more than ever, we need Sekhmet in our lives and she is available at her finest in this book.”

– Kathryn W. Ravenwood, author of How to Create Sacred Water

“Nicki Scully’s latest book, Sekhmet, leads the reader to new depths of understanding and connection with the mighty Sekhmet. Sa Sekhem Sahu.”

– Candace Ross, resident priestess at The Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet

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