Hello I am Barbara Allen – Welcome to Alexandria Connections
the Egyptian Healing Rods website.
The study of the Ancient Egyptians has intrigued me for many years now, and a dream of mine came true when I was lucky enough to actually visit Egypt in May 2000.
I was in my element. The places we visited were truly breathtaking, from the Great Pyramid, to the Sphinx, to the Valley of the Kings, to Karnak Temple to the museum in Cairo.
This project grew out of that experience.
A few weeks after returning from this holiday my new partner, Nick, and I moved to Berkshire and I was offered a Beauty Therapist position in a local Spa Hotel. After a few months working in the hotel I opened my own salon and became my own boss. For some time Nick had known that I had wanted to open my own business and while he was in the local town one day he came across a unit for rent. I named my new salon Alexandria Therapy Centre ‘Your Haven For Relaxation’ named after Alexandria (the second largest city in Egypt) and my eldest granddaughter, Alexandria.
After two and a half years the pull to move back North was too great so we moved back to North Wales, where I started another business, Alexandria Connections, and began to develop new skills within the holistic therapy field. I purchased a copper pyramid to relax and meditate under, and also became the UK distributor for Egyptian Healing Rods.
The Egyptian Healing Rods are an awesome sacred energy tool, the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, High Priests and Priestesses used them for harmonizing their energy systems and also to communicate with the Gods. The Healing Rods are available on my website, see an advertisement for this at the end of the book.
After a couple of years during which my business grew most successfully, I began to feel the need to be able to offer a more tranquil environment, a place to which people could escape from the busy world and have a full day of total relaxation, enjoying the experience of having quality time for themselves. My partner and I decided to look into the possibility of combining our home and my business together; as long as it was the right property and ticked all my boxes. I searched for many weeks looking at various types of property, but nothing satisfied all my requirements. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to live in a detached property near water, in a rural setting.
Eventually, and much to my surprise as I was near giving up, I came across a lovely property for sale on the internet in Coedpoeth, Near Wrexham, and the first words of the description were ‘a riverside setting’ and there was a picture of the property. We arranged to view the property and as soon as we arrived we knew it was the perfect place to enjoy our home and from which to operate a retreat centre. The name of the property was ‘Can-Yr-Afon’ (Song of the River), it was the perfect setting for anyone needing time out for themselves. Within 3 months we had moved in. We have been here since 2006.
Before moving to Can-Yr-Afon a book called The Hidden Records by Wayne Herschel came into my possession. In his book Wayne shows us how the Egyptians were very connected to the constellations and explains why this was the case. There are many pictures, diagrams and descriptions of ancient civilisations that seemed to be very connected to the stars and in particular the ‘Pleiades’. I was truly fascinated with this book and often referred back to it to gain more knowledge and a deeper understanding.
(I became an Author, my book was completed April 2012, Mirror Images and Keys of Connection)