Journey to the Land of Ra
“I'm in the middle of a move at work. My husband is on a business trip. No vaccine certificate. Travel to Egypt is out of the question. There aren't even any direct flights from Ireland. Okay, it would be a resort town, but Cairo?"
A couple weeks later, my friend and I were already stepping off the plane in one of the hottest and dirtiest cities in the world, according to the Internet. The motivation was much stronger: there are people there who do not yet know about the Creative Society.
"The adventure has begun", Lena and I looked at each other when, having checked in and left the airport building, we did not find Olga, who had invited us to come and helped with the project presentations. There was no wi-fi, they would not let us back into the building, we had no idea where to go, and there was no one around who spoke even a little English.
About 15 minutes later, a group of athletes came out of the airport, as it turned out, from Georgia. The guys kindly drove us to their hotel, where we were able to connect to the internet and call Olga. Stuck in traffic – a common thing in Cairo. But thanks to this, we had, as soon as we landed, the karate team from Georgia found out about the Creative Society. It wasn't a wasted trip anyway!
Olga did not arrive alone, but with Peter. Peter, a large Egyption man, instantly made us feel at home, and after a few minutes of conversation we felt as if we had met our brother. This is what we still call each other: we call him brother, and he calls us (Lena and me) – sisters.
He didn't consider himself as a volunteer of a Creative Society Project, but once he attended a presentation of Anastasia Novykh's books, which Olga held in his native Luxor, and through her he kept in touch with the other guys. He even once participated in an interview for the "6 Handshakes" project.
In Cairo, our new friend (Peter is a tourist guide by profession and knows good and inexpensive hotels) was going to spend a couple of days helping us with check-in, and then return to Luxor. But we became such good friends that he ended up staying in the capital from our first and until our last day there. "It's just that you're my sisters, and I can't leave you."
He surrounded us with such care and brotherly love that in the dusty city with its frenetic pace of life and chaotic traffic, we felt like we were in a cocoon. He helped in every way he could: getting us to the right place, translating something from English to Arabic and vice versa, setting up equipment for a shoot. He also introduced us to the sights and culture of Egypt.
Lena and I couldn't count the number of times a day we said thank you to him, not being able to contain even a fraction of the gratitude we felt. And he would invariably answered, humming the Maui song from the Moana cartoon (they even look alike), "You're welcoooome". Peter did this from the bottom of his heart.
In between interviews and presentations, we had time to get to know Peter's friends in Cairo. Lovely people, like himself, who will remain in our hearts for years to come. But all that later, for now…
Peter brought us to the lovely hotel with the beautifully named Desert Rose, where we were happy to stay for the rest of the trip, not counting the couple of days allotted for the trip to Hurghada. (We couldn't pass up the opportunity to swim in one of the world's most beautiful seas, the Red Sea).
It took my breath away when I saw the pyramids, those majestic structures of antiquity, from the hotel veranda. Maybe ten years ago I wouldn't have treated the heritage of antiquity with such reverence, but now... Thanks to programmes with the participation of I. M. Danilov, research projects of ALLATRA IPM such as "Kaleidoscope of Facts", interviews with scientists dealing with megalithic structures, you understand the importance and significance of such complexes for humanity. Especially at the time of the Crossroads.
The hosts of the hotel turned out to be lovely people – Egyptologist Dr. Mohammed Mekkawy and his wife Brigita. It was already late at night. We had a little chat, they treated us to some delicious mango pulp juice and we went to our rooms. Two weeks of unforgettable encounters and discoveries awaited us...
Every day in Egypt felt like a lifetime, so full of communication with people, new information, seen things. It would be impossible to include all of our adventures in one article, so I will tell you about the most valuable things. And the most valuable is, of course, the people.
Ahmed Abd El Megid
A pleasant surprise awaited me at the office of Dr. Mosad, a long-time friend of ALLATRA IPM, a 70-year-old professor of physical education who has had time to visit Kiev.
- Ahmed, is that you?
- Alina! I didn't know you were in Egypt!
It turned out that I was already acquainted with Dr. Mosad's friend and colleague, the journalist Ahmed Abd El Megid. I had once hosted an online round table on journalism at ALLATRA TV, and one of the guests was Ahmed. It was an amazing feeling to meet a person with whom I had only interacted through Zoom before! Technology is definitely blurring the lines between people.
Without wasting much time on idle chitchat, we got right down to business:
- Ahmed, what can we do to inform people about the Creative Society faster?
- I will publish an article about the project in Arabic," Ahmed promised, and, jumping ahead, he has kept his promise by placing the information in not at one but at three Egyptian newspapers.
It also turned out that Dr. Mosad had a student while he was teaching at the university. This student has now succeeded in life, becoming Egypt's Minister of Sports and Youth. Ahmed helped Dr. Mosad put together an invitation for the minister to be interviewed as part of the Creative Society project and sent it via email and WhatsApp.
Ahmed is one of the most popular names in Egypt, and in order to avoid confusion we had to give our friends an additional name. I do not remember why, perhaps because of Ahmed Abd El Megid's solid physique, we called him Ahmed-Pharaoh. He always laughed when he heard the nickname.
One afternoon, Pharaoh called and said that he had got us invitations to a very important forum where media representatives from Africa and Asia would gather. The event was taking place on the same day and we had to meet at the entrance by 7pm.
Having postponed all other business, we arrived at a posh conference room with a huge screen and lots of smart, intelligent people. Ahmed introduced us to a few of his friends, some came up to introduce themselves. At the end we managed to shoot some interviews and exchange business cards with the guests and organizers of the forum. Everyone was happy: the guests had learned about the project, we had had a productive evening and our Pharaoh had helped to inform people about CS (Creative Society).
Thank you, Ahmed!
We were a little embarrassed when a crowd of five people (Olga, Lena, Peter, Sasha, who flew in a little later from Ukraine, and I) showed up at Yousef's souvenir shop. We gave Yousef a jar of flower honey, knowing it was a rarity in desert Egypt, and began to get acquainted.
Yousef is a professional sculptor and researcher. Seeing our genuine interest in his and his father work, the archeologist Abd’el Hakim Awyan (you may know him from the five-part film The Secret Code of the Egyptian Pyramids), Yousef shared with us his discoveries, the important questions of Egyptology that concern him as a seeker, and of course his personal worries about the deliberate concealment of the true history by certain institutions of power.
The next day we filmed a very informative interview with Yousef, which is being prepared and will soon delight ALLATRA TV viewers with interesting facts about the pyramids, the Sphinx, Osirion and much more.
In response to one of Lena's questions, Yousef said that he would like to live in a world without war and fear, and that he sees the emergence of such peace in a respectful attitude toward mothers, because a woman gives birth to a new life, and the future generation depends on her inner state.
At the end, Yousef expressed his huge gratitude to all the participants of the Creative Society Project:
"I sincerely admire you guys because you are not doing this for profit but for the happiness of all people.”
A few days after this filming, Peter passed on to us an amusing dialogue that happened between him and the hotel owner, Dr. Mohammed Mekkawy. Peter told the latter that we had filmed an interview with Yousef Awyan.
- How much did the girls pay him?
- Nothing. ALLATRA TV is volunteer television.
- I know that Yousef doesn't give interviews for free.
- He did it for ALLATRA TV.
On one of the next nights we were already filming an interview with Dr. Mohammed. He was very happy to talk to us.
Mostly, our presentations were held in the fashionable development center "7 Rays". The founder of the center, Olga's friend, provided us with her premises for a nominal fee, and we couldn't have dreamed of a better place for holding events and filming interviews.
At 7 Rays we met Heba, the reception lady. You have to give credit to Heba's hospitality. Her deep calmness, combined with her openness, politeness and courtesy, made us and all the guests felt at home. It turned out that Heba, like us, is a volunteer. One day she realized that she did not want to live her life as a zombie, that her soul longed for something more than this material world could offer. So she began to study various methods of self-development, which led her to the “7 Rays” center.
By the nature of her main activity, Heba is a professor at the University and the founder of a project to help girls to gain their independence and freedom from the attitudes imposed by society, as well as to start their own business.
When Heba was introduced to the 8 foundations of the Creative Society, she was struck by their wisdom and simplicity: “I will include these foundations in the curriculum. My students and all people should know about this project. This is our chance to build heaven on earth."
Dr. Ahmed Kurdy is one of the most extraordinary people I have ever met. Very modest, laconic, with each new meeting, this man opened up his new facets of himself for us. Then we learned that he speaks five languages, including Russian; then it suddenly became clear that he was studying the influence of pyramidal structures on the human brain; then he accidentally dropped in a conversation that he had recently returned from Nepal…
- Ahmed, how many countries have you visited? – I asked.
- I have not been only in 60 countries of the world.
As an extraordinary and searching person, Dr. Kurdy was very interested in the topics raised on ALLATRA TV. In particular, about the Annunak, megalithic structures, free energy. “I am so glad that there are people who are deeply exploring these topics,” Ahmed admitted, “and the Creative Society is generally the best thing that could happen to us.”
We became very good friends. Our friend's subtle sense of humor made our days in Egypt even brighter. We shot a wonderful interview with Ahmed, and the next time, in a conversation with Rawan, he already acted as a host.
This energetic girl literally amazed us with her love of life and unforgettable reaction to any new information. "Oh my God!" – she exclaimed every now and then, causing genuine smiles from everyone who was nearby.
Rawan came to the presentation of the Creative Society project with her reporter friend, who was already familiar with this global initiative of people and took part in one of the round tables.
A pharmacist by education, Rawan also works in the television industry, running her own beauty vlog on a local channel. Since that presentation, she has been an active participant in the Creative Society project.
On one of the following days, Rawan brought her acquaintances to us – reputable publishers and investors. They did not speak English, so Rawan and Ahmed Kurdy translated us into Arabic and our guests into English.
The guests had a lot of questions. Especially Mr. Mohamed Rabeeie couldn't believe that there were no organizations behind us, that no one financed us, and that we did not pursue any hidden goals.
We welcomed questions. They reflect a person's keen interest and desire to gain a deeper understanding of the information they have heard. At the end of a heated discussion, Mr. Muhammed said: “I had big doubts about you guys, but from today I myself am a participant of the Creative Society project. How can I help?"
After a short time, Rawan sent a link to an article about the Creative Society that Mr. Muhammed had published in his newspaper.
Thanks to this sunny girl, we also met Wessam.
Rawan and Wessam are neighbors. In addition to the place of residence, they are united by television. Wessam is a producer at Zamalek TV. He first learned about the Creative Society from Rawan's Facebook post. Interested, I went to the site creativesociety.com, and, as he later shared with us, found there what he had always dreamed of – finally, people are uniting and building a better world. He immediately wrote to us, and we agreed to meet.
The very next day, we were walking around the grounds of St. George's Church, discussing what else could be done to develop the project.
After our return, we conducted an interview with Wessam, where Rawan, together with Elena, were the hosts. Now Wessam is actively spreading the idea of the Creative Society among his friends, on Facebook and in person. He also helped to find contacts for the manager of the famous soccer player from Egypt, Mohamed Salah, to invite him to speak at the conference “Global Crisis. Time for truth." As Wessam himself says, the Creative Society is a brilliant project and the only way out of the impasse into which we humans have led ourselves.
Sherif is the case when mind, education, and a good heart are combined in one person. He literally captivates from the first minutes of communication, and you understand that these are not just good manners and the ability to speak beautifully. Behind his words is a tremendous depth of soul and a desire to do good for people.
During the day, Sherif works as a consultant at the school, and in the evening he leads a private practice of a psychologist in a clinic. Despite such a busy schedule, almost every evening he hurried to us at “7 Rays” to help in some way or just to be with like-minded people.
“The Creative Society is like my third job,” Sherif jokes, “but how much joy it brings!”
I had the honor of interviewing Sherif. We talked about the problems that healthcare is currently facing. It turned out, as in all other areas – consumer attitude towards people. Preventive measures are not being deliberately introduced, otherwise who will pay for expensive treatment? Year after year, the statistics of mental illness are growing. How else? People live in constant stress, like squirrels in a wheel, forced to fight for survival, but not live life to the fullest. Sherif is concerned about this way of our society as a person, first of all:
“I would rather stay out of work and find some other occupation for myself, but to keep people healthy and happy.”
Sherif's favourite foundation of the Creative Society is Human Freedom.
- And what can help us to be free? – I asked.
- Just give up what is not natural to us, from the imposed values. Just say, “No. I will not do anything that could harm another person."
Sheriff happily conducted two follow-up interviews. He looks incredibly natural and organic in the picture, and his competent deep questions set the perfect tone for both conversations. One of them was with Egyptologist Dr. Mohamed Badawy.
For me, Dr. Mohamed is the embodiment of a real scientist. The one who stands for the truth, who carries the truth, who strives to live the truth always. A scientist who, above all, is a Man with a capital letter.
Standing behind the camera, filming an interview in which Dr. Mohamed told Sherif about why it is important to know history, about what was most important in the life of the ancients, about Imhotep, about the Creative Society that people of his era aspired to and which we are actively building now, I felt extraordinary joy and even some kind of pride. For the fact that there are such scientists at all.
What a joy it is to be involved in the creation of content that talks about such important things for humanity! The "Creative Society" project was created precisely for this purpose, in order to popularize what is so close and so necessary for people now. This is a platform that unites everyone on the highest human values. The ability to share knowledge, ideas, experience, news, make decisions together, with the whole world.
In personal communication with Dr. Badawy, I understood the secret of his inspired research and thirst for knowledge. Mohamad stands firm in the path of Islam. Not what is painted by cheap media, but the real one. Islam in the meaning of Love for Allah. Mohamad considers his priority in life to be a personal connection with Allah, without intermediaries and sophisticated rituals, just feeling His grace in every day and giving it through deeds and actions to people.
These are just a few of the amazing people we met during our stay in Egypt. How many times have we witnessed when our new acquaintances picked up the idea of building a Creative Society and carried it on to people, already talking about the project in English and, most valuable, in Arabic. They themselves introduced us to their relatives and friends, organized presentations at their places, invited us to work to introduce us to the employees...
We remember our last day in Cairo. Another great Ahmed is Dr. Ahmed Abdalla. He took the initiative himself, found a room where he invited Peter and me and his co-workers – nurses and pharmacists – to tell them about this amazing association of people. The meeting was very heartwarming. However, as always, when it comes to our common happy future. When we were about to leave, one girl came up to us and said: “Thank you. I thought everything was lost with our humanity, but this project gave me hope."
How much more I would like to tell you about Egypt, about the culture and heritage of this country... From what Peter told us, what we saw for ourselves. But the reader can find out all this for himself. There are wonderful programs on my favorite ALLATRA TV channel about the pyramids, about the ancient signs and symbols that the country of Ra abounds in. I would like to make one point that struck me the most in our cultural program... These are huge gaps in the spiritual and technical development of different periods of Egypt.
For example, when we were in the ancient capital of Memphis, or rather on the ruins of what was left of it, even a cursory examination of the artifacts was enough to realize how spiritually rich and advanced civilization it was! It is still a mystery how people so skillfully processed giant stone blocks. We also visited the National Museum of Egypt and the Museum of Ancient Civilizations. Comparing the dates, it is easy to track how knowledge was lost, and people were forced to return to hard manual labor. Then a surge in development during the third dynasty of the pharaohs (the lifetime of the great architect Imhotep), a couple of centuries of creative life in every sense of people... and again decline, a return to hunting and gathering.
Egypt is rich in secrets and treasures. I am sure that this country will surprise the world with new discoveries and achievements. And yet the main treasures at all times are People. Those who lived before us and left us this heritage in the form of signs, symbols, monumental buildings, and those who live now, who have to revive in society those internal values that the ancients lived, who are still alive in us, so that they will never be lost!
P.S. In the same month, our beloved Egyptian friends initiated a new Creative Society Egypt channel. Every day new people join the project, their countrymen, who are ready to act and create a beautiful world together.
Alina, participant of the Creative Society project