This book contains a dramatic interplay between the ancient myths and rituals of Egypt and the author's struggle to find her voice and express herself creativity. Ellis presents a rounded and revealing knowledge of Egypt, covering in these pages the myths of Osiris and Isis, the temples of Luxor, the importance of the Nile and the dung beetle, the pyramids and the mummies, and the rituals and texts connected with burial practices. "We can admire Egypt for its gifts of science, mathematics, language, and astronomy, but the true gift of Egypt was, is, and has always been its investment in the transformation of the spirit and of the soul," Ellis concludes. The author uses her inner and outer encounters with this ancient civilization as a source of personal transformation.