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Sekhem - A Form of Ancient Egyptian Healing

by Kylie Holmes(more info)

listed in reiki, originally published in issue 122 - April 2006

In the Beginning

Sekhem is a form of Ancient Egyptian Healing. Sekhem has developed over the centuries and was taught as part of the spiritual practices in the Temples of Ancient Egypt.

Egypt was then the cultural centre of the world where everyone sought wisdom and learning, and scholars came far and wide to study in the temples. However, few made it through the arduous process of initiation into the Priesthood. Some did succeed and took their teachings back to their homelands where they taught others the sacred art of healing of mysticism. Over the years, the teachings changed as the teachers developed and grew with their philosophy until each system had its own distinctive feel and energy.

The Sekhem energy is associated with the Egyptian lion-headed Goddess Sekhmet, the Guardian and Protector of this energy. She is strongly linked with the star Sirus, the brightest star in the sky and, according to myth and legend, was present at the creation of our universe. This Goddess is the Bringer of Destruction and Healing, as she is both the Patroness of War and Healing Sciences, and despite the many myths of destruction, she is also considered to be the Goddess of Regeneration and Healing. Sekhmet destroys that which no longer serves us, so that we can build on a new foundation. Sekhmet also helps us with the transformation in our lives and breaking down old worn out patterns, which no longer serve us.

Sekhem means the Power of Powers and it is connected with our own empowerment for both healing and spiritual development.

Sekhem means the Power of Powers and it is connected with our own empowerment for both healing and spiritual development. Once initiated, all our healing work improves exponentially. In a spiritual sense, it equates with Chi, Ki and Prana.

Hence today there are many systems, which are all very similar, yet have their own distinct vibration frequency. There is only one source; all these are just different ways of accessing it.

Although similar to Reiki in that it is channelled energy from source, Sekhem is channelled in a different way and has a much higher vibration. When you go to the Temples, they are covered in hieroglyphs of the Gods receiving healing sessions and initiations into different sacred orders. References have been made to Sekhem in the Egyptian Book of the Dead and in ancient scrolls found in the ruins of the temples and the pyramids.

How does Sekhem work?

Sekhem works to harmonize and balance all aspects of a person's being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, thus supporting the bodies' own natural healing processes.

Healing with the hands, where energy passes through the healer and into the patient's energy field and body, has been used for centuries to improve people's health.

All life generates an energy field around it. This field contains information about the physical form it surrounds: the state of a person's body, mind, and emotional and spiritual development. A Sekhem healer can sense or tune in to this field and read this information. They then direct Sekhem energy into the field to promote healing and well being.

The physical body and the different layers of the energy field are connected by the chakras, rotating energy centres situated at the core. Each of these centres is connected to a particular layer in the energetic body and to specific organs, glands and systems in the physical body. They also relate to a person's psychological patterns, such as relationships with our family and friends, our self-esteem, our ability to show unconditional love and our willingness to express our feelings. Just like the individual layers of the energy field, each chakra contains information, which can be read by a Sekhem practitioner.

In Sekhem healing, a person is viewed as a whole energetic system with the physical body at the core. However, a Sekhem healer would work more specifically in the energy body, or aura, as it is here that illness first begins as a blockage in one of the energetic bodies or layers. In Sekhem, healing is seen very much as a two way process. It is a way of supporting a person during their own healing journey. The Sekhem energy is taken by the client at the level of the higher self, so only the exact amount needed is taken. Sekhem cannot be given if it is not wanted, and neither can a Sekhem practitioner heal a person if that person chooses (for whatever reason) not to be healed.

Illness is the way that our higher self shows us that something in our lifestyle is not working, or serving us well, and until we acknowledge that, our body will not heal. This is why Sekhem practitioners often use some form of counselling alongside the hands-on-healing, as each process supports the other. In this way, Sekhem can be a wonderful personal development tool. This aspect of Sekhem is taken even further if a client wishes to attend a Sekhem course. People become empowered when they are able to direct subtle energies to affect their own healing.

Sekhem employs 3D symbols, which are linked to the science of the pyramids. This energy is fundamentally unconditional love in its pure form. The symbols include access to inter-dimensional portals. In healing sessions, the practitioner will places their hands on or near to the body and passes the Sekhem energy to the recipient. Although from a very high level, it is also grounding as a bridge is formed between Heaven and Earth. The experience is inspirational, healing and sometimes profoundly spiritual.

During a treatment I will place my hands on various parts of your body and transfer universal energy to aid healing. Sekhem encourages a deep sense of peace and relaxation. Some people experience warmth and tingling sensations as the energy is being moved around the body. The energy comes through in the way most appropriate for each student or person receiving healing. The energy is powerful, dynamic and expansive, yet at the same time, beautiful, gentle, feminine and loving. The unconditional love it works with supports and nurtures you whilst helping you to change.

It helps with stress relief, accelerates healing, promotes self-awareness, helps to prevent ill health, promotes a positive attitude, and helps to detoxify the body and many other conditions without being intrusive.

How Do You Learn Sekhem?

Sekhem is passed on from Master to student through initiations.

You do not have to have done Reiki or any other energy system before doing Sekhem. In these courses you become more aware of the universal energies and how you can use them to your benefit. The training is very comprehensive and you will learn, be initiated to the energies, find out about the human energy field and the chakras, learn how to sense your own aura and other people's, become more energy aware, learn how your body speaks your mind, find out about sacred symbols for healing, practise using the energy on each other.

These courses are experiential and will be different for each person. The training is split into four levels and after the training you will also be able to incorporate your newfound awareness into your life with amazing results. Allow a minimum period of three to six months between each level in order to become thoroughly experienced with the work of this beautiful energy.

Sekhem Level 1 is usually taught as a two-day workshop. Each participant is initiated into the Sekhem energy individually. The workshop itself is a practical, experiential, hands-on class where you will learn how to channel and use the energies for healing yourself and others, and how to use the first five symbols in the Sekhem system.

You are also taught how to channel and use Sekhem for your own personal use and for family and friends. You will also cover Sekhem history, the hand positions and procedure for giving a Sekhem treatment, and a technique for releasing and forgiveness.

Sekem Level 2 – Practitioner Level To undertake Level 2 you must have completed Level 1. You will be taught how to channel and use this energy on the general public. You will be taught what is necessary to prepare you for being a Practitioner, and for energy work with clients, the hand positions for full healing sessions.

You are also taught a further six symbols and their meanings. Sekhem absent healing techniques are taught and how to send Sekhem by distance. Other areas of energetically healing and empowering relationships and situations are discussed. Techniques are also given for releasing mental, emotional and physical blocks and imbalances.

Advanced Practitioner Level At this Advanced Level Course you will be initiated in to the gateway of source energy and be taught the appropriate symbology for the minds entry in to the heart. You will then learn how to guide the energy in to the spiritual heart centre for yourself and your clients, this will raise your vibration significantly, enabling you to increase the energy you channel.

Master Practitioner/Teacher Level The Master Level is taught in two parts with a period of at least six months between parts. The first part can be thought of as the Master Practitioner Level and the second part as Master Teacher Level for those who wish to teach the system to others.


  1. Joelle said..

    Hello! How would I find out where/how to attend a workshop in the US?
    Thank you!! :)

  2. Andraya said..

    Am very interested. Currently I'm a Reiki Master Teacher

  3. Anja Schoonen said..


    Is er ook mogelijkheid Deze Cursus in Nederland te volgen ??

    Vriendelijke groet Anja Schoonen

  4. lily said..

    Hi; would like to know if there is any courses,or workshops offered in USA,

    Thank you

  5. Sabrina Wigwe-Chizindu said..

    To whom this may concern,

    My little brother has severe headaches and needs spiritual cure. His headaches are from black magic.
    Can you help

  6. Gustavo de la Torre said..

    Ok to make a long story short. When I was at Burningman in 2012 while I was in a healing camp this guy I became friends with after talking about the different healing techniques I did offered me an attunement for an Egyptian form of healing work. He called in the different elements wind, fire etc and did a bunch of things he read from a book. Fast forward five years approximately and I am in Baja at a magical festival, called Genius Loci and I meet this girl that knows she is going to have a powerful healing shift some how at this event. I start to set my intentions, spirit guides, call in the four directions, ask for a dome of energy to take us out of space and time and I place my hands above her. She goes into physical contraction and expansion to the point that the energy gets so big that I start tuning ahhhhhh and my voice raises and so does hers to the point we have heartasms for lack of a better word. I bring this up because I want to know does this sound like the energy work you do and are there other Egyptian healing techniques if not you can refer me too. If this does sound like your technique how can I learn more.

  7. Lisa K said..

    I am interested in taking a class for Sekhem

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About Kylie Holmes

Kylie Holmes is married to Eric and has three children; Jade (seven), Amba (five) and Baby Leo (six months old). Kylie runs Courses, Lectures and Workshops on Working with Angels, Energy Healing and Meditation and is an Intuitive Angel Therapist, Transpersonal Therapist and Counsellor.Kylie's other passion is writing fairy and angel stories for her two girls. If you have a story about children's imaginary friends, for her forthcoming book, you can contact her on Tel: 0870 780 8413;;

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