Ascension has nothing to do with Egypt and Egypt has nothing to do with shamanism or alchemy. Please look up kemetic reconstructionism! This stuff is from the golden dawn and Wicca witchcraft! The CD asks you to gather with a cauldron and ask spirits to join you! This isn't ascension, this is witchcraft!
first off i must say that i have been a keen festival goer and reader of nickis' for years. she is a pioneer in the field of energetics and i respect both her sense of personal and planetary responsibility. she is a wonderful powerful presence on and off the page. the latest book is nickis contribution to healing the planet and ourselves through the power of the mind. obviously it will take a lot more than that to get ourselves out of the mess were in now but its a great place to start.