Natalie's photographs and Sandra's poems deeply express the very essence of this beautiful, sacred land. My dream has been to bring people to Egypt so they can fall in love with her as I have fallen in love with the people who have come to discover her. In This My Beautiful Egypt is a reflection of my heart's desire; to share the magic, mystery and timeless beauty of Egypt. Through this book I am honored to share with you this journey of the soul. Mohamed Nazmy, President & CEO Quest Travel, Egypt An excellent portrayal of both brilliant photography and matching verse that personifies the exquisite grandeur of the most celebrated art and architecture on our planet. One inspiration of the book is that it creates a visual invitation to visit Egypt. In This My Beautiful Egypt is a perfect addition to any fine book collection. David Miln Smith, PHD Kayaked the Nile 1977 Egypt is the land of my heart. I have been guiding people there for 17 years and each time I fall in love again. Sandra's poems and Natalie's photographs bring my beloved Egypt to life so that I can savor it again and again. Each poem and image evokes the heart and soul of this land of mystery. I have read many books on Egypt but none capture the visual and poetic beauty like in this My Beautiful Egypt. I am grateful this book came into being. Jane Bell, Founder, Presence of Heart A rare combination of beauty and deep spiritual truth is present throughout this marvelous book. In This My Beautiful Egypt was a joy to both read and look at. The photographs seem to embody the words of the poems within the stones themselves. This is a must read for all who have felt the call of the archetypes of ancient Egypt. Maggy Anthony, Author, Jung's Circle of Women: The Valkyries "Having seen the wonders of Giza and some of the temples of Egypt, these beautiful images and poetry have captured the magic and mystery of a time and place that mesmerized and transported me there again. Honestly, this book is an exceptional rare treat!" Gene Anthony Author/Photographer, The Magic of the Sixties, The Summer of Love: A Photo-Documentary and the Illustrated Eternal Sea Having raised a family, followed by a successful career as a buyer of fine jewelry, Natalie Hoogasian began traveling the world as a serious photographer. She has dedicated her life to bringing beauty to others, so with this desire began the next phase of her life. Her three decade long career, working with and surrounded by magnificent jewels, honed her eye. She uses her photo- graphy to portray the beauty in nature, ancient architecture and in the interesting faces of people of other cultures. She is largely self taught and prefers to shoot in natural light with a minimum of tools: a tripod, one camera and a maximum of two lenses. She lives her life in San Francisco, California. and so convey the spiritual energy of the place; dramatic and untrammeled. The descriptions of the photographs will further describe the temples in relation to the gods and goddesses such as Osiris, Isis, and Horus. The poetry herein is dedicated to the ancient Eyptian Neters, the word used to the describe gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt, and translated means nature.