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Awakening the Lion


The Sacred Cords of Past and Future Lives
Experiencing the Harmony of Our Existence


Utilizing Pathways of Life to Build Self Awareness, & High Tantra

Calling each of us to our rightful place as heirs and co-creators
Join us
The time is now

Advancing Our Spiritual Evolution,
with Sacred Sound
Egyptian High Alchemy, & Personal Evolution

a special 5 day Tantric Intensive Retreat
                          Held in Winter 2009** (date to be announced),
in Switzerland,
 August 11-16, 2009
(There will be a full month of weekend and weekday practices
throughout Switzerland and Germany,
July-August, 2009;  details available soon)

**We are developing our winter, 2009 5 day retreat.  Watch for location,
and further details, or, sign up for our newsletter.)


10 AM - 6 PM 1st four days, 10 AM - 4 PM Final day

For Further Information, Contact us,
e-mail:, phone: 802.674.9585, or:

GERMANY/Switzerland***:  TO REGISTER: 
Viola Stollenmaier, Haus Tatatonga, Langenharterstr. 1 / 4 CH-8555 Müllheim
Telefon: + 41-(0) -52-763 11 02    
0041-(0)-52-763 11 02
   Program Information  *  Meals, Directions, Accomodations

  ** This program will be held in Switzerland, in a 5 day retreat, August 11-16, 2009 ~  
(Join us for 4 weeks of programs in the pristine High Alps, Lake regions, and moors of S. Germany and Switzerland, July-August, 2009!!)
 With Master Sound Healer & Intuitive Guide
Zacciah Blackburn
Information:                802.674.9585

Additional Information:
TO REGISTER, Contact:  Dr. Jane Smolnik   
Phone:  (828) 777-JANE (5263);    E-mail:

Daughters of Sekhmet:  Suns of Ra
The Sacred Cords of Past and Future Lives

They walk among us.  We are they.  The High Initiates and Ancient Luminaries of Sacred Orders.  It is time we trust, in who we are, ourselves, and each other.  It is time we open and reveal ourselves to the Ancient Mysteries, and the common threads of our existence.
This program is a call to those ready, willing, or sensing the ancient nature of their existence, and work we have come to know, and do, here, upon this planet, at this time.
We are the Ancient Luminaries.  We have been called. 
The Time is Now.

Many of us know, or sense, the fine fragments of realization.  Of Who We Are.  And, Why We Are Here.
We are being asked to come forward.  To renew, revitalize, and retemper ourselves,
to prepare for this coming ordeal**.
The Awakening.
(**Origin of meaning: to distribute, to share; among the tribes.)

It is upon us.  It is up to us to Create, Hold, and Sustain the New Vision, the New Dream, the New Reality.
We are being Called to this Purpose at this time.
We cannot wait til 2012, we must create the New Reality, the New Dream, the New Vision we wish to hold for the Earth.
It is up to us to this, Now, Oruselves.

We must do it daily in our lives, that it emerges as the New Reality.
We are the Co-Creators of this Reality.
And the Fabric of this Reality shall change only as We Change.

This is the call to those who know, or feel, the sense of the Greater Self, the Call to Integrity, to Wholeness of the Self.
Those Ready to Come Forward, whom may not fully know, but sense, feel, a need to make the shift.

Come Forward.  Touch Who you truly are.  Reveal to the Ancient Ones your true nature.  Let them, also, touch your deeper self, preparing for this new venture, of which you are part.  The Allies are many, among us, and, those of the other worlds, ready to assist those who prepare, and ask.  All we need do is prepare, and Ask.

We are vast beings tracing multiple layers and levels of consciousness simultaneously.
We are Great and Powerful Beings.  But the power is not something that places others beneath us.
It is the Common Understanding of Who We Are, of our inherent nature, being, and ability, One with the All That Is.
The Power comes only with True Integrity, Authenticity, Knowing, Humility, and Being.
We are One with the Stars.

We will explore the nature of our past, present, and future lives with the Powers of the Ancient Ones, the Akul, The Awakened Ones. 
Yet, We are the Akul.  It is time to take our place upon the Throne of our own Divinity, to hold the Chalice filled from the Well of our own Being, to claim our Spiritual Birthright, and Inheritance.  To step into our Spiritual Dignity, and Authority.  To awaken to the Role of who we truly are. 
The Awakened Ones Call.  And, as we awaken, we realize:
We are They.

It may seem a paradox.  We call upon those of the Ancient Lineages to come and assist us.  Yet, we are among them.  They are among us.  So many of us are from those ancient times.  Those times that call to you.  Atlantis and LeMuria.  Eire, Albion, Cymru.  Those of Kemet, of the Abarim, & Kenaani, of Ifriqiya, Tubbat, Bhārata.  Those of Tianxia, Nuku-roa, Hawaiki, Otomi and the many others not named here.
 We carry the Ancient Knowing.  It is a time of Remembering and Reclaiming our Knowledge and BirthRight.  We are the Sons and the Daughters of the Ancient Ones.  We walk among them.  We came to do this work, for the Awakening, the Illumination of the Earth, at this time.  We can only complete our task through the process of fully awakening ourselves.  To do so, it is beneficial to remember who we are, why we are here, and where we are going. 

We shall engage in practices meant to awaken this Deep Knowing, and to carry the Vision forward of the New Dream for this world.
We are the Ancient Keepers.  We have the power and right to do so.  It requires our highest Integrity. 
Our collaboration, and actions in balance and Harmony with the All That Is.

All of this work, all of these practices, are Tantric in nature.  They bring us to Wholeness, to Union with the Divine, the marriage of Self.
Only by awakening the Sacred Union within us, may we master the realities of life.

We are the sons and daughters of the Divine.  We utilize the principals of Sekhmet and Ra, as they call us.  Many of us are from their ancient temples.  Many of us come here from the StarWorlds where they were born.  There is a direct alignment with the energies and integrity of Sekhmet and Ra.  But this call is for all, of All Lineages, to Awaken and Gather.  The principals of Awakening and Life Force remain the same, whichever temples, whichever orders, whichever Tribes, we originate in, or were initiated into.

We speak specifically to the Daughters of Sekhmet, as they have come as teachers and allies.  There is a body of these ancient priestesses and initiates specifically trained in the high arts of sexual tantra.  These secrets can only be revealed to those who come in their own authenticity and integrity.
Both male and female are trained in these ancient arts.  And will present to assist us further.

We shall, the last three days of this practice, move directly into the tantric arts as taught through the Schools of Sekhmet.
There is No Physical Touch, NO sexual contact made during these practices.  It is about understanding the unified art of being.  Within the self, and with other, in intimate relation.  We shall learn specific practices related to our sexual nature, and how to utilize practices in relation with other, to build and sustain intimacy and heightened life force.  These practices may be done alone or with other, but we shall not engage in any actual sexual contact during the trainings.  We shall simply use the imaginal realms, the subtle or imagined aspects of our awareness, to engage in the practices, to the extent that we can carry them into our personal relations at other times.

Those attending the 5 day retreats will experience at least 3 days of work devoted especially to Tantra.

There may be additional information offered on these trainings at any future time.
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You may also see additional information below, as well as in our prior Tantric Practices described in the Golden Body.

In a Sacred Way, we make these offerings.
And Invite, and Welcome you, into these sacred practices.
Many blessings,
Zacciah Blackburn

Information from our earlier trainings, on the nature of Sekhmet, is below, for your reference.

A new articles on the Power of Sekhmet appears below, and in our articles section.
You may also find extensive articles on the Nature of Egyptian Alchemy, Sound Healing, and Earth Awareness in our articles section.

We are being called
to the place of purity of consciousness.  Everything we can do to purify our form, our thought, our word, our deed, our action, will assist us in this life transformation.
Sekhmet is one of the oldest forms, or holders, of purification, in human history.  She is known as the Lion Goddess of ancient Egypt.  And, while most stories reflect her ferocious protection of the Way of Truth, she also is the most Benevolent Mother, Nourisher, and Sustainer of Life.  She is an early Sky Goddess, carrying the canopy of the Stars of Illumination of the Heavens across the Night Sky of her body. 

She holds the ancient lineage as Protectorate of the Way, of Ancient Wisdom, of the Virtuous Path.  She does not tolerate insolence or impropriety.  But she also rewards humility, and those whom serve and make earnest attempt to purify body, mind and soul.  And, she teaches the Laws of Protection through pure thought.

It is the nature of the viewer which perceives her dSekhmetestructive or protective potential, which is there only where protection or destruction give way to that most pure, or to new life.  Those whom have nothing to hide, have nothing to fear.  It is the pure of heart which she protects.  That without integrity shall be made whole.  It is the purity itself which is the creative, sustaining, and protective mechanism.  It is the strength of uprightness which aligns us with the Greater Potential of Self, where she resides. 

She is Keeper of the Power of Sekhem, the Egyptian word for life force (we may be more familiar with the terms with which other cultures use to refer to this, such as Prana, Chi, Kawsay, etc.)  She teaches cultivation, utilization, activation, and self regeneration of this life force.  It is said the word Sekhem is derived from her name.  It is also said her name is the derivation of "Shakti", the primordial feminine creative life force of Hindu culture, feminine in nature.  Therefore, it can be said she is identified with the great primordial Mother of all Beings, of all Life. 

It is no simple co-incidence, for instance, that Durga, the Hindu goddess of destruction, an aspect of Shakti, rides upon a tigress or lioness.

It is this power, Sekhem, or Shakti, merged with the masculine seed or creative impulse, which brings forward the Creative Matrix into form and existence.

                                                                   See our more in depth article below.
And, see specific Notes for Preparations relating to some of our earlier programs,
as well as lunar and astrological significance
for energies we are working with, at the time of earlier programs.  We hop to update this as we approach the program dates.


From Sekhmet II

Sekhmet:  The Sacred Chord

                                                                                                ~Zacciah Blackburn
Sekhmet is a wisdom holder of ancient Egyptian lineages.  She has appeared to a growing number of individuals worldwide, often in visionary states, to help illumine and guide them into profound awareness of who they truly are, often pointing to their ancient origins, as well as offering witness to deep and, often, moving practices, to assist both in their individual awakening, as well as the profound changes we are undergoing, collectively, at this time in human history.
Many of us have felt compelling interest in the ancient Egyptian mysteries, often for reasons not easily understood.  Just seeing images of the ancient sites, or mystical beings of Egypt, can create strong visceral reactions.  The names themselves may awaken ancient memory and understanding, perhaps through the deep cellular memories of past lives we carry within our being.  Thoth, Hat’or, Isis, Ra, Horus, and countless others of the Egyptian Pantheon, have, also, appeared to many, in inexplicable visitations or “subtle realm” experiences, often during meditations, dreams, and spiritual journeys.  These visits often awaken hidden or dormant realms of understanding, and innate wisdom, and can guide us to the authenticity and benevolence of our Greater Divinity, assisting us in experiencing who we truly are, and why we are here. 
Sekhmet has a remarkable ability to assist us in these ways of understanding, of viewing, and living in the world, thriving in our inherent Grace, as well as in deepening understanding of how we may come into, and sustain, heightened and awakened states of consciousness.  If we are to make this transformation to “ascended” consciousness, then we, each, have to do our part to come into this awakened/illumined state within ourselves.  Sekhmet is a powerful ally in this work. 
She is the Lion Headed Goddess of ancient Egypt, and holds key understanding of the dual nature of the Divine Feminine aspects of Creation.  Her name, literally, means the Powerful One.  She was seen as the great Cosmic Mother, the great nurturer, as well as a fierce warrior and protectorate of the Divine nature of Self, and the rightful path for living in one’s authenticity and integrity.
She was said to open her wings each night to envelope us in the great canopy of the night sky.  The Milky Way was her life-giving milk, flowing down through the galaxy, and into the Nile River, bringing life giving water to the Egyptian culture.  It is she whom would be seen as the underlying primal life force of all life.  This life force, called Sekhem, is that which makes things erect.  Sekhem is the life force within everything, from the stem of a plant rising and budding, to the rising primal life force within us, giving us breath and life.  We might be more familiar with some of the Hindu terms for this, such as Shakti, or, Kundalini.
Interestingly, the name Sekhem is derived from Sekhmet’s name.  It is said that Shakti, the Hindu name for the primordial Cosmic mother, and this underlying life force, is derived from Sekhem.  Thus, there may be a direct relationship between the Hindu Shakti, and the Egyptian Sekhmet.  Shakti, and Kundalini, are paramount to Hindu understanding of the nature of our spiritual creation, being and development, and often brought to Western understanding through such practices as Yoga and sacred chant.  Thus, an understanding of the fundamental and potent nature of this Egyptian Divine Mother may be closer to our subtle awareness than we might have imagined.
Sekhmet’s name, the powerful one, means “to be able,” or, “one who is able.”  She is known to teach in ways which enable us to come into, and understand, our true nature and this Rightful Way of Living.  This is not a code of ethics so much as an empowerment of self understanding and integration, which awakens one’s own awareness of how we must conduct ourselves within the world to achieve a state of balance, harmony, wisdom, and fully awakened being.  It is time we come into this awakened understanding, as we approach the evolutionary changes of human consciousness so many are speaking of, often regarding the year “2012.” 
More and more indigenous wisdom keepers and other leaders in the fields of human consciousness are clearly stating, that that time is now.  The shift we are waiting for, has already occurred.   It certainly is more beneficial, rather than awaiting or focusing on 2012, to bring our focus at this time, upon who we truly are, and how we are living at this time and place, to conduct our self, and then possibly others, into this awakened state.  It is most beneficial to be mindful of our actions and experiences in the world, to bring our current state of being into the harmony and alignment with the higher state of harmony of all Creation, and that which we would expect to see within our self, “after” the shift.  For it is only through seeding Right Action now that the fruit of right action can take root and bear fruit in any future time.
Sekhmet holds key elements of illumination in this understanding of how to awaken, hold, and sustain illuminated states of our being.  In this time of universal awakening of the human spirit, she is a profoundly powerful ally for embodying one’s fullest integrity, authority, and Divine Wisdom.  It is we who are the true caretakers and creators of this awakening.  Yet, for those whom look for the path of clarity and true abundance within one’s being, Sekhmet is an aspect of our consciousness which is able to empower us with Authentic Being, which brings the fruit of this understanding.<>

Sekhmet carries a key to the Sacred Chord, the Staff of Life, which the Egyptians refer to as our Djed.  Hindu, Taoists, and Buddhists might refer to this, the central axis of our being, as the Secret Channel, Pranic Tube, or Central Channel.  It is the foundation upon which our Chakra energy system, or (Egyptian) Seals, is built upon.  Our entire being, and the many subtle energy vessels we contain, are held and most often accessed along this Central Channel.  This is, yet, another concept which was most likely passed to the East from the ancient cultures of
Egypt, whom wrote the earliest known treatises on such mysteries, and are known to have carried many such teachings to the East, including migrations to the Indus Valley of India.
Sekhmet holds potentized keys for upright living, through activation and harmonization of the central channel, and the chords of light within it, the Seals, or chakras, as well as the Ba, the eighth Seal, the seat of our Divine Soul.  She is often seen carrying the Ankh, the Egyptian Cross, a symbol representing, or containing the mysteries of Life.  She often also carries a staff, a symbol of Awakened Authority and Being, signifying the power of claiming one’s Own Dominion through upright living and the illuminated Djed.  It is often seen in Egyptian art with the two serpentine vessels of our Divine Masculine and Feminine forces of balance wrapped about the staff, or Djed.  This is the Caduceus of modern medicine, attributed to Hippocrates, yet also derived from Egypt. 
Sekhmet is a force which fiercely protects this rightful way of being, the inner holy ground of one’s true Divine nature and being.  Once one enters into this authentic nature of being, one holds Dominion over the self, and no foreign being, entity, or consciousness has the ability to invade or deplete our being.  All of the concerns in the modern consciousness movement of “other forces” which we have to clear or protect ourselves from, becomes meaningless in this awakened state.  One living in harmony with universal law has all components of universal being at one’s disposal.  It is clear, precise, and without question.
When one initiated in these understandings of illumination assists us, often utilizing simple meditative practices to build subtle awareness, and calling these wisdom carriers forward through sacred sound or other simple practices of alignment, we can often enter these subtle realms of consciousness, more readily bridge these other worlds of illumination, what the Tibetans would call the subtle “realms of pure sound and light,” and make direct contact with the knowledge and wisdom the Ancient Ones carry.  When properly attuned, sacred sound can also be a vessel to carry the vibrational imprint of these wisdom carriers, to illumine and awaken us even more profusely, to their profound wisdom, and to our Divine being.

Zacciah Blackburn is a gifted intuitive, international teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures, and is practicing in Ascutney, VT.  He is offering a special practice in the Egyptian teachings: Sekhmet:  The Sacred Chord, April 5-6, in the Dallas area.  Contact Ann Williams for more information:  (972) 612-8663; e-mail:   or see more on Zacciah’s work at his website:
Zacciah is the Director of Education for the New England Sound Healing Research Institute, and Co-founder and Director of the All One Now Network, an international organization devoted to world peace and transformation.  He is an initiate and carrier of the wisdom of Sekhmet, as well as others of the Egyptian, and other ancient lineages, and empowered to convey these teachings through his practices.   
He may be reached at The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies,, Ascutney, VT 05030 USA. 802.674.9585,

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   For program in Germany, 5 days in  summer of 2009,
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 Zacciah Blackburn, Director

 The Center of Light in Vermont
 P.O. Box 389
 Hidden Glen Rd.
 Ascutney, VT  05030  USA

 Phone:  (802) 674-9585
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