An Encounter With a Jinn (Genie) In Egypt


Last Sunday (Jan. 3, 2010) I gave a talk to the New Thought Church in Kealakekua (on Hawaii Island) about something extraordinary that happened to me recently in Egypt.

Our travel group was exploring a large mortuary temple called Medinet Habu near the Valley of the Kings on December 10 when two of my friends, Lorenzo and Coyote (aka Lawrence and Barry), told me they had gotten a huge energy surge in a small shrine near the entrance of the complex.

I went back to the shrine to check it out and after admiring a carved granite altar stone at the entrance, I followed my protocol of announcing who I was and what my purpose was for being there, then I asked permission to enter.

Upon stepping into the building, I felt something… it seemed large and rather neutral in its energy expression. I walked cautiously into a narrow corridor whose walls were covered with hieroglyphs. The passageway created a stone-roofed walkway that wrapped around the perimeter of the central room itself (creating a building within a building.)

I paused in the dim corridor, perhaps twelve feet high, and closed my eyes. I waited, then amped up, causing my energy body to surge dramatically. (I have written about my ability to do this in my Spiritwalker Trilogy.) Immediately, I felt a presence. It was right there in the corridor with me. I cracked open an eye. Nothing! Just the tall, dim passageway before and behind me. Whatever it was, it was invisible.

My attention was drawn to the wall to my right and I was started to see an eyeball on the wall—a single living eyeball that suddenly swiveled to look directly at me. Surprised (to say the least) I opened both my eyes and the eye on the wall disappeared as my consciousness shifted to be replaced by a flat hieroglyph behind it carved as an eye. Was it the building itself that was observing me, I wondered? I had no chance to find out as we were on a schedule…

But a day later, we were on our cruise ship heading south up the Nile River toward Edfu, and the group had gathered to do shamanic journeywork in the meeting room behind the bar in the afternoon. I had my drum for sonic liftoff and it was my suggestion that each person bring up a memory of one of the sites that we had visited over the past few days, a place with which they felt a strong connection. And then, following that energetic connection, they would journey back there to investigate the site at the transpersonal level assisted by my drum.

I decided to journey back to the Habu temple, to find out who was living in the shrine. As I began to drum for the group, I closed my eyes and re-geographied my conscious awareness back into that narrow, dim corridor of the shrine in my shamanic ‘dream-body’ and when I arrived, this time there were two eyeballs looking at me as well as the  ‘presence’ I had felt the day before. With my arrival, it ‘fluttered’ uncertainly.

To cut to the chase, I discovered there was a Jinn living in the shrine or to be more precise, a jinni (genie) since it was male (female Jinn are called jinniya.) Once before in Egypt I had encountered a Jinn (in 2003—a full article will be posted under Shaman Wisdom shortly.)

Those familiar with the Holy Ku’ran (Koran) will know that the prophet Mohammed himself spoke about the Jinn and proclaimed them as real. Formed of holy fire (energy) and normally invisible (but capable of becoming visible at their pleasure,) the Jinn are spirits who live in (usually lonely) places in Nature. They come in three varieties, flying Jinn, earthbound Jinn and water Jinn. The Ku’ran says that they are moral, but as all who encounter them know, they can be mischievous, even malicious at times.

They may fall into the same category as the faeries since they live in this world (not the spirit world.) If they come into relationship with you and you cannot control them, they may very well control you and this can cause serious problems, so I approached the jinni in the shrine with caution.

We then had an extraordinary conversation directed by my inner anthropologist, of course, who knows how to ask the right questions.

 The content of this unusual dialog is posted as a separate article. Click here to goto Shaman Wisdom to read ‘A Conversation with a Jinn (Genie.)

I sometimes get visions and this time I saw what I believe to be a Ginn while coming out of sleep. I saw a dark cloud over my wife while she slept and knew it was a male Ginn. I pray to Archangel Michael every morning and hope this Ginn does her or me no harm. I also get spoken to with thought feeling in my dreams through my chest. I believed it to be St. Bernadette but after reading your experience I believe maybe it is a Ginn. Could you recommend a book or write to me in a EMail, I am also on facebook and will look for you there also. I would be so grateful and would like to speak to one if one his here with me. Many thanks.

Dear Hank,
My apologies. Yesterday I was relating about my observation in the spiritual realm and the manifestation of the Christ Consciousness. I mistakenly believed that it was the because there were so many bad Shaman (those that adhered to the darker aspect of shamanism) that created a world wide shift towards Christianity. This was not the reason but it was that so many people practiced human sacrifice. It was the practice of human sacrifice that created the shift. Especially child sacrifice. Those young spirits never had the chance to live there lives, grow or learn because of that.

Whenever there is imbalance in the physical world it shows up in the spiritual world as well. Last night I was shown multitudes of tiny little hands placed palm down in a circle. These tiny innocent children and infants put there energy together in this circle to create a portal. Through that portal was born change. Perhaps Christ, or other spiritual leaders came through that portal but whomever showed up they were sent by the spirits of all the children who were unjustly sacrificed.

People needed a spiritual leader to tell them that human and child sacrifice was wrong. They needed a spiritual leader to give them a more positive and wise direction. Most likely these spiritual leaders were born in different parts of the world and became God by different names. Humans created the religous wars.

Whenever things go badly on Earth you can get that those who inhabit the spiritual plane are working on trying to correct it. We are only allowed to know as much as we are able to assimilate and kept in the dark about a great many things. A shift is in place again now in the spiritual realm. All the Shaman who were killed unjustly and who kept hidden will be coming back and with them, knowlege that was kept hidden. People may or may not agree with it. Hopefully no wars will be fought about it for Shamanism is not here to oppose or compete with Christianity. Thank you for having this site and thank you for everything you are doing. It was very refreshing to see that someone had made the effort to write about actual Shamanic Journeys and share them.

so here is what I wrote on Jan 22 into my electronic journal // blog to self
is this co-incidental? probably not. In fact I also have a graphic of the eye you saw... the graphic was done even earlier... so it seems to me that not only information, but also experience are not unique and also are not necessarily "in time".

we are all
genies out of the bottle
granting ourselves
far more
than just

Aloha Hank,

Haven't been in touch w/you in a couple of years, but back then I'd emailed you about us being the 1st house to be lost in the '83 flow of the eruption , and then again the 50th house to be lost about 3 yrs. later. Your reply was a welcome surprise and we still have it saved in the archives. We've both read your Spirit Walker Trilogy and keep up w/your regular info emails. When I saw the date above that you mentioned here I of course wondered if you'd been aware that it was the 27th anniv. of the eruption, which always means a lot to us personally, since we have the distinction of losing the 1st house, an ultimate gift to Pele. We're ordering the book Not In His Image by Lash even as we speak. Know all is well with you and Jill, as is with us both. Much aloha and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

I had the great pleasure of hearing Hank speak of this in Kona. He is a wonderful storyteller! Yet the context allowed for sharing in a way that pushes the borders of our current cosmology. Truly, the joy of direct revelation is open to all of us- and hearing of Hank's adventures in Egypt was a delight! Hopefully I'll get to journey with Hank and Jill again soon!

Hi Hank. This is most interesting. Thank you kindly for posting it. Please greet jill for me, too.

Thank you, Hank, for sharing this experience. It is very timely and answered many questions that had been forming for me. Would love to hear more as they come!

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