Awaken the Goddess Within

Banish Doubt, Create with Art, Embrace an Artistic Life

A Magical Art and Spirit Journey to Egypt

November 7th to 14th 2018

If you are an artist with a longing for deep soul nourishment or are ready to discover more of your creative and spiritual self. Then join Lora Murphy and Ber O’Mahony for a soul nourishing creative journey to Egypt, November 7th - 14th 2018.

Art & Soul Journey Egypt 2018

Lora Murphy Artwork

Imagine the warm afternoon sun is gently heating your body as you sit in a covered terrace with a cool glass of fresh hibiscus. You are just back from visiting a temple that artists like you decorated two thousand years ago. You have tapped into the mystery of the Goddess who’s energy inhabits the temple to this very day. As you dip your brush into a swirl of vibrant colour the texture of the paints and oils merge with the canvas and you allow your own creative Goddess flow through you to create your own masterpiece.

Have you longed to be more confident with your art?

Then Lora will guide you through trusting more in your creative talent. Imagine feeling your are good enough. Owning your own creative expression without fear of being ridiculed or undermined by the opinions of others.

Allow Ber to lead you through meditations to help build your confidence again and allow the artist in you full of dreams and creative expression to be free to create without fear.

Guidinghand Tours' vision is to bring together the Ancient wisdom and Future ways in Flowing Unity. Through spiritual travel and retreats to Sacred places that assist you to stand in your own beauty and power.

The Sphinx Gazing

A Creative Journey

You find yourself in a land filled with mystery and ancient wisdom. A journey that begins with a visit to the Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Egypt. Here in a place where Ancient and Modern stand side by side you get to experience one of the ancient wonders of the world firsthand. As you enter this sacred place of mystery and initiation you have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of priests and priestesses who climbed the very same steps you will to the Kings Chamber. From there we visit the Sphinx as it gazes eastward to the rising sun.

Ancient Treasures Await Us In Cairo

From the Great Pyramid to the Cairo museum to view the original Fayum portraits dating back to the late first century BC and inspiring modern artists to use this ancient technique in modern encaustic paintings. The treasures of Tutankhamen, the Rosetta Stone, giant sculptures, mummies and many more exquisite and mysterious pieces await you at the Cairo museum.

Tutankhamen Statue in the Museum of Cairo
El Gazira Hotel

Your Accommodation for the Week

Crossing the river to our home on the west bank we stay in the beautiful family run El Gizara Hotel, where your art journey truly begins. Opening you to trusting your creative self and improving your techniques under the guidance of Lora. Ber will provide the space to share and reflect on your day, helping you fully integrate shifts and insights you may receive as you move through the temples and sacred places.

Beautiful Egyptian Cuisine

The food in Egypt is suitable to all palates and our chef in Luxor is more than happy to work with most diet requirements. The food is sourced locally and cooked fresh each day.

Food is an essential part of a culture, and food in Egypt is no exception. The identity of Egyptian food lays in its most essential ingredients: fava beans, lentils, and spices like coriander, cumin and sesame. You will find the simplicity is what makes it so delicious.

Egyptian Cuisine
Hatshepsut's Temple Exterior

We Visit Wondrous Temples

As you travel deeper into Egypt following the River Nile to the ancient city of Thebes modern day Luxor, home to the beautiful temples of Karnak and Luxor (the temple of man). We will visit both these temples while we stay in Luxor and you will have the opportunity to deepen your own personal connection with the mysteries, discovering answers to long awaited questions as the veils of illusion begin to lift revealing a deeper truth.

Igniting Your Creative Spark

Join Lora in an exciting, wild and colourful exploration of expressive and fantastic portraiture. Allow Lora to guide you in creating magical, vibrant and intensely personal mixed media paintings interweaving symbolism, text and fabulous faces.

Become familiar with creating the colour shifts you want. Become confident in using colour to express your message with collage.

Let Lora guide you with her wonderful teaching talents and years of wisdom in the art world so you can create your own creative explosion and direct it in the direction you want.

Lora Murphy Artwork

Be prepared to finally let go of your inhibitions about painting as you learn to infuse your work with your own personal story and creative muse.

Our Schedule - November 7th - 14th 2018

7th November: Arrive in Cairo to stay in La Passage Hotel

8th November: We visit the Great Pyramid. One of the highlights of the tour, an opportunity to witness one of the Wonders of the World. 

And then we head to see the Sphinx. Take time out to soak in the energy of this 12,000-year-old monument who has fixed its gaze directly at the horizon on the Spring Equinox every year.

In the afternoon we will explore the Cairo Museum followed by an evening flight to Luxor. 

November 9th: A day of art with Lora

November 10th: We visit the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut’s Temple. In the evening we will visit Luxor Temple. 

November 11th: Another day of exploring art.

November 12th: We start with an early morning visit to Karnak Temple where we will have time for meditation and healing to awaken the divine feminine within us. Then back to the hotel for some more art. In the evening we cross the river again to visit the market, browse a great bookshop and explore a local jewelry shop. 

November 13th: Time to finish off our artwork and maybe catch some more shopping or re-visit a temple, time permitting. We will catch a flight to Cairo in the late afternoon/evening to stay for a last night at La Passage Hotel.

November 14th: Return flights home

Egyptian Temple Art

What’s Included:

  • Your Room
  • Breakfast Every Morning
  • All Dinners for Seven Nights
  • Two Internal Flights
  • All entrance fees to the sites on the itinerary 
  • Transport from Airport to Hotels
  • Be met in Cairo airport by our associate to help you with customs and bring you to the visa desk
  • Private bus to the sites and temples
  • Two full days of hands on tutoring from Lora (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Two half days of hands on tutoring from Lora (2-3 hours)
  • Sharing circles, meditations and group readings with Ber.

What’s not included:

  • Your round trip from your hometown to Cairo.
  • Your lunches (lunch is very reasonable in Egypt)
  • Personal Spending
  • Any extra art material you choose to use
  • Travel Insurance (You must have your own travel insurance)
  • Your Travel Visa




The November 2018 journey cost is $1,995.00 per person sharing.

If you desire a single room there is a single supplement available for an extra $280.

Deposits and Cancellation

A Deposit of $800 is required by July 20th.
Full price to be paid by September the 20th 2018.

If cancellation occurs 120 or more days before departure there will be no loss of deposit.  Any cancellation between 59 days and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your money will be returned). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans.

If you have any further questions please contact Ber on 087 976 4658, send a message on Facebook or contact through the booking form.

Guidinghand Tours understands that apart from hearing, reading and accumulating the knowledge of our ancestors we need to experience the energy, meditate in the sacred sites, climb the sacred paths, sit in the sacred chambers and be modern Pilgrims seeking to unlock the wisdom that we carry in our cellular structure from times past.

"We are a species with amnesia"

Graham Hancock

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