The Grand Temple of Denderah originated in the autumn of 2006 with the first major ministry and community outreach being a rite of passage training regiment specifically for African-American daughters. Priestess Zaynabou Kaylani Gaye-El Bey had both studied modern and ancient rites of passage systems according to various international religious and cultural customs, and she had successfully gone through the final stages of the Kemetic gateways within her Sacred Sister Circle and underwent formal initiations of Sacred Woman at Queen Afua’s Smai Tawi healing center. Priestess Kaylani was inspired to manifest a system for training young African-American daughters through the trials & challenges of femininity, pubescence, adolescence, personal development, positive self-identity and self-expression.
With the help of the Underground Railroad Educational Center & cafe of Burlington, New Jersey the Temple of Denderah Rites of Passage for African Daughters was a manifested success. Several intimate groups of young girls have been guided to a better understanding of the beauty of aboriginal, indigenous & African femininity & womanhood. Through the lessons, activities, trips & sharing that they were able to experience they were able to avoid the pitfalls of low self-esteem, lack of confidence, apprehension, fear of the future & emotional traumas that are common among adolescents. Due to the specified training to their culture & heritage, the Sun Seeds (enrolled young ladies) are also able to decipher harmful misrepresentations from the outside world that are meant to hinder their growth.
To date, the Grand Temple of Denderah has grown in its existence with each Sun Seed initiated into a Lotus Blossom. Today, the Temple also officiates birthing, naming ceremonies and annual sacred rites of passage (birthdays) for both boys & girls.
Entrance certificates for boys & girls.
We’d like to congratulate Sun Seed Zuri for getting elected as President of the National Honor Society at the intermediate school level.
If you have questions about the Grand Temple of Denderah or if you’d like us to officiate your son or daughter’s next rite of passage: naming ceremony, birthday, coming of age, etc. send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .You can also contact us by phone at 931-682-6878.
Kijana Kheper Rites of Passage Program
Our Sister & affiliate association in Montclair [NJ] started in 2007 & directed by Betty R., is the Kijana Kheper Female Rites of Passage Program. Kijana Khepera accepts young ladies ages 9-19. Email email@example.com
Congratulations to the Kijana Kheper Rites of Passage Initiate/Graduate Senets of Spring 2016
Het-Heru Ahyoka Kioni El
Initiate-Graduate of our Sacred Woman Sisterhood September 2015
Now Enrolling for Winter Courses (2017-2018) !
Contact us to reserve your seat at 931-682-6878!
Congratulations to SekhMaat!!!!