Mai Sirry & Experience Ancient Egypt
Do you find yourself irresistibly drawn to the mysteries of Ancient Egypt?
Is there a part of you that feels deeply connected to the ancient past?
Does ancient wisdom resonate within your very being, sometimes even more so than contemporary knowledge?
Well, my dear friend, you’re in good company 🙂
My Story with EAE
Experience Ancient Egypt, or EAE for short, has been a work in progress since October 2009. It’s been my passion to learn, research, and write about all things Ancient Egyptian.
I feel deeply about humanity’s ancient roots, and although we as a species have been around much longer than recorded history, there’s something magical about reading about what our ancestors did and how they felt 4000 years ago.
It gives me a sense of continuity and reminds me of our shared fears, hopes and desires. Remembering that makes me feel a lot more compassion and connection to my fellow humans – and that makes my daily life so much better!
And this is what I tell everyone who comes in contact with ancient civilizations, histories and mythologies: remember that, no matter where you are from, you also have ancient ancestors.
You must keep that connection alive within you in order to fully experience the magic of traveling back in time to long lost civilizations.
That way, you open yourself up to some of the most profound, spiritually satisfying, and mystically alive wisdom and stories you could hope for.
And then, it happens: you are transformed.
If you feel the same way, or have an interest in experiencing this for yourself, you can get on my EAE email newsletter The Pyramid Scrolls (you’ll also receive a free ebook copy of the Instruction of Ptah-Hotep). Just enter your name and email below.
My name is Mai Sirry. I’m Egyptian, born and raised in the capital city – Cairo. I spent most of my life in Cairo though I have traveled to so many wonderful places on this magnificent planet. I love traveling and exploring different cultures – especially learning about their histories and mythologies.
Egypt, thankfully, offers me the opportunity to keep on exploring even when I am unable to travel. Such an old civilization with such a rich history is thrilling.
From the ancient artifacts, to historical sites, to the religious monuments, to the colorful folklore – I can learn something new every time I go out.
There are also the beautiful deserts, oases, beaches and seas. I can camp in the White Desert, off-road on the Great Sand Sea, relax in the hot springs of the Siwa Oasis, dive in the red sea, take a felucca on the Nile, or just go hang out at the pyramids for a couple of hours!
But on this website I decided to focus mainly on ancient Egypt, because it has a special place in my heart…
Why Ancient Egypt?
Ever since I was a little girl the most fun I ever had was when my mother would take me with her on one of her guided ancient Egypt tours. She was working as a tour guide at the time.
As she talked about the history of the monuments and the stories behind them to the tourists, I would slip away and play make-believe. I would imagine myself back in the time of the pharaohs and wonder what life was like back then.
All the interesting designs and mysterious symbols were like a type of magic to me. It was like a mystical playground!
Till now, those were some of the best days of my life. They instilled in me a sense of wonder and reverence for history and culture. Till now, every time I pass by the pyramids on the highway, my breath is taken away in awe. It never, ever gets boring.
On top of that, my father had a ritual of telling me bedtime stories that come from ancient myths and legends. I don’t know where his immense repertory of Norse, Greek and Roman mythology comes from, except perhaps from his voracious appetite for reading – he actually taught himself English, and when he was still in school, he saved up to buy Tolstoy’s War and Peace using his lunch money.
I am not an Egyptologist myself, but I have studied and experience ancient Egypt first-hand for many years. I live and breathe this passion for my ancient ancestors, and I am honored to share this passion with you.
So, thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy browsing through.
PS – Below is a very short video I entered to win a scholarship for Marie Forleo’s B-School. It reiterates what I said above but shot at the Sakkara Step Pyramid for that extra-added effect 🙂