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  • Writer's pictureChristina Ritchie

Twin Flame Hill

Updated: Jun 14

ancient egyptian pharaoh and his queen
Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye

I had a giggle when my friend told me there was a hill in Luxor that was called "Twin Flame Hill". It's cute for sure, but I'm also sure, it is not recorded by archeologists. However, all giggles aside, I agree it deserves to be called "Twin Flame Hill".

Where is Twin Flame Hill?

Drive out to Medinat Habu and head towards the desert area to Malkatta where the Pharaoh Amenhotep III built his palace complex during the New Kingdom in the 18th Dynasty. This was Amenhotep III’s royal residence and was part of the Theban Necropolis and included several palaces, a temple of Amun, a festival hall, elite villas, and much more. It was built mostly of mud bricks, so there is not much left of it today sadly.

Amenhotep's palace was known as the "House of Rejoicing" and was the largest palace in all of Ancient Egypt. Queen Tiye was Amenhotep III’s Great Royal Wife and, mother of Akhenaten and grandmother of Tutankhamun. Queen Tiye was the daughter of Yuya (Joseph Coat of many colours) and Tuya, but that is another story I will write another day.

Queen Tiye was considered an equal by her husband Amenhotep III and this is shown by some of the statues that Amenhotep III had built that showed them as the same size. Queen Tiye was a very powerful influence in political matters and was very much an advisor of her husband showing the equality between them and an honouring of the divine masculine and the divine feminine.

It was a great love between Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye and one where they held a shared mission and worked it accordingly. To show his great love and respect for his beloved wife Tiye, he constructed the largest sacred lake ever to be built in Ancient Egypt as a gift dedicated to their love. This lake was built on the grounds near the palace and in the area of Malkatta. The sacred lake doesn't exist anymore, it is covered by desert sand and is now a series of desert hills.

The sacred lake at Birket Habu was said to be a T-shaped area that spanned 1.5 Km.

Who is Amenhotep III

Amenhotep III was an earthly incarnation of Ascended Master Serapis Bey, the Master of Ascension who still reside in the etheric temple above Luxor Temple, initiating candidates into the white flame of purity. As the master of Ascension, we can see the significance in why he of course would be a twin flame helping twin flames ascend with the help of his beloved twin flame Tiye.

The concept of twin flames is a modern term and not something that we can find in ancient Egyptian texts, but the fact that the balance of masculine and feminine working side by side on a powerful mission, shows us that the concept we call today "Twin Flames" would most likely be the term we would give to Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye. I'm also sure they were not the only Twin Flames in Egypt! That we discus in more detail in my Retreat below.

Sacred Lake at Birket Habu

Malkatta, west bank, luxor
The Palace at Birket Habu

So, yes, I accept that we can call Birket Habu Twin Flame Hill and yes, I have been there. I live just 15 minutes away and have meditated there several times. The first time I meditated at Malkatta inside the palace area, which is today just a line of brick footings, I cried deeply. The energies are there and gifted to those who visit there. Unfortunately, we are not allowed inside the area anymore, but occasionally a guard will allow you to wander.

Twin Flame Retreat near Twin Flame Hill, Luxor, Egypt

Come and retreat with me in Medinat Habu just 5 minutes away from Birket Habu in November for my yearly 11:11 Twin Flame Retreat. This year I am only taking 5 participants, so please register quickly. You will find it on my events page here. I will arrange for us to be able to walk around Birket Habu and God Willing, we will enter.

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