Secrets of the Ancient Egyptian Sacred Blue Lotus

The Blue LotusIn the ancient temples of Egypt, there is hardly a monument to be found that doesn’t prominently display the Blue Lotus flower. It’s seen everywhere on pillars, thrones, stone alters, papyrus scrolls, and on the ceremonial headdresses of pharaohs. When they opened Tutankhamun’s tomb, even King Tut’s mummy was covered in what has become known as the Sacred Lily of the Nile. Yet, oddly enough, if you look around Egypt today, it is rare to find this flower growing anywhere.

I was curious to know why the ancients cultivated special lakes and ponds of Blue Lotus and prized it above all other plants. When I asked modern-day Egyptians they told me the lotus flower, known as Nymphaea Caerulea or the Blue Water Lily, symbolized creation and rebirth as it emerged from its primordial waters to bloom once a year for only 3 days. The plant was associated with the sun-god Ra as the bringer of light and the embodiment of the “perfection of wisdom.”

When it was mentioned that the plant had medicinal properties, I went on a search. What I found was quite interesting. The Sacred Blue Lotus is a plant with psychoactive effects. A clearer picture was starting to form. I recalled seeing the plant on a few Egyptian wall depictions—some that looked suspiciously like nude party scenes.

The plant is actually a natural sedative. It contains small amounts of alkaloids highly similar to those used for sedation and anti-convulsantblue-lotus-flower-photo purposes. For thousands of years it was used by the ancient Egyptians as part of religious ceremonies to reach higher levels of consciousness and connect to the Divine. They would steep the Blue Lotus flowers in wine for several weeks and use it as a sacred sacrament. (They say it nullifies the negative effects of alcohol.)

Blue Lotus contains nuciferan (a natural anti-spasmodic) along with aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria. For that reason, it is a natural anti-anxiety and stress reliever. No wonder it was often used in ancient social gatherings. It has been reported to be useful as an aphrodisiac and to remedy erectile dysfunction (which might explain the ancient nude party scenes). Perhaps its a modern-day Viagra as well. On a more medicinal front, Blue Lotus is used to treat gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea and dyspepsia and aid in sleep.  That’s quite a plant!

Users reports that the plant’s calming effect is much like the drug Ecstasy (MDMA), while others report a mild stimulant-like effect with tingling sensations. Some have used Blue Lotus to help relieve depression by opening them to greater examination of what led to their depression. With calming euphoria often comes insight—which is why the ancients prized Blue Lotus effects. It was believed that use would easily release fear and lead to increased states of cosmic connection and ultimate soul growth.

img01230-20121221-1523So important was the Blue Lotus that they dedicated the protection of this plant to the God Nefertem, son of Ptah and Sekhmet, who is portrayed as a beautiful young man with a Blue Lotus flower on his head or holding lotuses. During ancient times the plant was widely cultivated in temple lakes and along the Nile, then exported throughout the Mediterranean. This flower was revered in Greece as early as 550 BC, where the sacred sacrament of the Blue Lotus was re-introduced to the then newly formed religion of Isis and Serapis.

This magical elixir was concealed by the early Church for well over 1500 years. It’s true purpose long forgotten until interest re-emerged again in the mid 1800’s when archeologists began asking questions. They too wondered why temple wall carvings showed Blue Lotus flowers laying over earthen jars. No one guessed it was to steep flowers in wine for mind altering use. Some debated it might have inebriant properties, but no one put it to the test until a recent group of Egyptian archeologists decided to measure the effects on two test subjects and see for themselves (see video below).

For those who are wondering, Blue Lotus is not a controlled substance in the United States. The cultivation, sale, and purchase of Nymphaea Caerulea is legal, but it cannot be sold for human consumption. There are three ways people have taken Blue Lotus: smoking it, brewed as tea, or in a tincture after steeping it in wine for several weeks. The full effects kick in after about 20-30 minutes. There are mild withdrawal symptoms from continued use, which tells me it has some addictive qualities. This is why the ancient Egyptians priests reserved its primary use for temple ceremonies, healing and communicating with the Gods.

Now that the secret is out and I have been enlightened, I will never look at another Blue Lotus temple scene in quite the same way ever again.

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Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor of the Trinfinity8 technology, and author of the book, Fractals of God: A Psychologist’s Near-Death Experience and Journeys Into the Mystical

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12 replies
  1. john ketelhut
    john ketelhut says:

    I am a blue lotus organic red wine maker. I make natural organic zinfandel wine and use blue lotus as the preservation aspect, as well as the DHD@ dopamine antagonist for the spinal issues that cause neroradiopathy in my legs and arms. I am a self medicated man 57 years old. I had back surgery 2 years ago, after not being able to walk. I first made blue lotus organic red wine with blue lotus as a preservative 2012….little did I know, when I opened that bottle in 2016, did I find out, it was the cure all for my neurological pains…My back surgery was considered failed and had a lot of medications I was taken, I quit taking all medications and only drink the wine, and I can walk again with 60-80% pain relief, depending on each step, but a HUGE difference.

    I have taken my wine to the Parkinsons Institute of northern California and tried it on 4 participants and had seen astoundingly, a man that could talk…speak coheriently after 45 min. I gave some to a woman that had sciatica from a deep brain aneurism and she was pain free for 2 days and sleep well both nights…. and of course my self, I drink my wine everyday, and no side affects.

    I do have a 2 wine reviews, I won a award from 2016 lodi California bottle shock competition for home wine makers, and I show you how easy it is to make Blue Lotus Medicinal Wine at home. please see my youtube channel…blue lotus organic red wine

    • Andréa Klass
      Andréa Klass says:

      I am fascinated my ancient Egyptian culture and would love to learn more about making this blue lotus wine. The ancient Egyptians highly regarded this flower which spikes my interest even more. Please send more information.

    • bronwyn
      bronwyn says:

      Hi I watched your youtube video and since you are much more expert at extraction than me I would like to see if I can donate to your winery for a bottle before attempting to make my own, and to see if it is helpful to my depression. I live in Cali and can easily drive to you, hopefully you see this message.

      • Lisa Catherine
        Lisa Catherine says:

        Hello John!
        I have been studying Blue Lotus and am ready to try making the wine. The link you provided above. Is it possible to have access? Much gratitude in advance!

    • Sharyn White
      Sharyn White says:

      I am a seminary grad student studying for ordained interfaith chaplaincy who is struggling with severe back pain, so much so that I can hardly walk. This is complicated with polymyalgic rheumatica which is much like fibromyalgia, and I truly need to avoid more prednisone and other allopathic poisons. I just had major kidney surgery go remove a mass and want to use scared plant medicines to heal. I already am working with Blue Water Lily tea for Dream work, and am ready to progress to wine and tinctures. I would love to learn more about your work with wine and where you are since your comments were paid 4 years ago. Please contact me if this is still relevant to you and you would be up to sharing your link or selling your wine.

      Thank you!

  2. DavidoDave
    DavidoDave says:

    So much energy and effort into promoting and celebrating this flower… I mean, there’s got to be something to it. We, can’t really get into the exact mindset of those in Egypt at this time due to the fact that our society and belief systems have been screwed for thousands of years. I believe the temple priests, after Akhenaten, were responsible for the beginning of the end of freely distributed knowledge (it may have started with the Pharohs beginnings). I have my doubts about the interpretation of ALL glyphs around the world. I’m sure they were transcribed and interpreted with ‘bias’… how much? Who knows. But, the Rosetta stone, from the original translation may certainly be wrong or may have ‘changed’ some words and totally distorted the meaning. Anyway, a more relaxed society would be able to use the effects of the Blue Lily with purpose and I don’t think it was meant to totally trip you out. Originally, it may have been left by the ‘gods’ in order to communicate with them if we ever lose that innate ability (My theories are involved here…so…). The dynastical periods, to me, seem to relay the past moreso than actually record what ‘is’. In a time of warfare by the Pharaohs and other communities in established sites around the globe, says to me, anyway, that the Golden period was over. The Masculine rule is among us and it is out of balance… being led by someone in the shadows, no doubt. The key to this is frequency… I believe we must tune our bodies with frequencies in order to ‘dial’ in wherever we want to go, and to whomever we need to communicate with outside our 5 physical senses.

  3. Gallina Bella
    Gallina Bella says:

    Greetings John,

    I am also interested in your video on how to make Blue Lotus wine. Would you grant me access to view it? Also, if you have any herbal tincture/syrup preparation methods, I would love to read those and also a link as to a trustworthy organic supplier. Wishing you good health.



  4. Kathy J. Forti
    Kathy J. Forti says:

    Unless, already posted by another commenter, best to do a search for an organic provider of the blue lotus flower. I Don’t remember where I got mine a long way back, but I know it was from the UK.


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