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.)’