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Hani, a shaman living in Siem Reap, meditating peacefully on a lush mountain, wearing a serene expression and a sacred Rudraksha mala necklace, while being surrounded by vibrant green plants.

FROM CHAOS TO SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AND FOUNDING JUPITER'S EYE

THE EARLY YEARS

Born in 1974 in Kuwait to Egyptian parents, Hani's journey began when the first Gulf War forced him to stay in Egypt at the age of 16. He initially pursued a tumultuous lifestyle for nine years, delving into drugs and chaos.
 

DIFFERENT PATHS

After completing his studies, he realized that the path of Agricultural Science was not his true calling. Hani transitioned to the advertising world and worked as an art director in the Middle East. However, the glitz and glamour of the advertising world and Dubai couldn't fill the void he felt within, leading to a dark period marked by financial losses, health issues, and suicidal thoughts.
 

SURRENDER

In the midst of this darkness, a ray of hope emerged in the form of meditation, yoga, and spirituality. Hani's journey into self-discovery and healing began. During his meditations, he received a powerful and recurring message: "Surrender and Travel".
 

THE JOURNEY

In a leap of faith, Hani left behind his job, possessions, and the life he had known in Dubai, beginning a transformative journey that took him from Europe to Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Bali, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Along the way, he forged profound connections with the natural world, communicating with plants, animals, and insects, those non-human beings he fondly referred to as his "gurus." Simultaneously deepening his meditation and healing modalities, including crystal work, tarot cards, movement meditation, yoga, energy healing, and sound healing.
 

SPIRITUALITY AND SHAMANISM

Hani's quest for spiritual wisdom led him to renowned gurus, including Baba Ram Dass, Osho, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Alan Watts, and Eckhart Tolle. His life transformed, leading him to work with plant medicines, becoming a trusted plant medicine shaman and delving into shamanic practices.
 

COMMUNITY AND GURUS

A calling led him to Hariharalaya Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in Siem Reap, where he spent two and a half years living in a community, contributing as a shaman and healer. There he developed deep connections and love with gurus like Swami Ramdas, Papaji, Karl Renz, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and Anandamayi Ma. One fateful dream connected Hani with the famous Indian sage of the 20th century, Ramana Maharshi, who appeared as his father.
 

LOVE AND MARRIAGE

Then he met his soulmate, Sissi, at Hariharalaya where the new journey began. From there, they traveled to Egypt, where they exchanged vows, then celebrated their wedding in the ancient and sacred city of Tiruvannamalai, the home of Ramana Maharshi, and continued on their journey, culminating in a blessing from Amma Mata Amritanandamayi.
 

REALIZATION

In Sri Ramana Ashram, Hani experienced a profound realization, as he recognized that there was only one Self looking at itself through different eyes. Sissi and Hani decided to settle down in Tiruvannamalai.
 

THE VISION

In a shamanic journey, Hani vividly envisioned a Cambodian wooden house for their healing work. Guided by destiny and their unwavering love, they forwent their original plans and chose to remain in Siem Reap in search of the wooden house, which later would become Jupiter’s Eye.
 

JUPITER'S EYE

United by love and their shared spiritual healing vision, they co-founded Jupiter's Eye, creating a sacred and safe space for spiritual healing. Together, they invite healers and seekers to delve into their inner Self and discover the wisdom, magic, joy, and love that reside within.
 

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