by Winafred B. Lucas, Ph.D.
In a recent stay in Egypt I deepened my understanding of the nature of entity attachments. Our group of 23, under the leadership of Dr. Brugh Joy, was spending a week riding camels across the Sinai and climbing mountains there. During a particularly steep climb, in which a fixed rope was used to assist the ascent, the rope broke and the person on it, Mark, fell some distance, scraping rocks on the way down and landing on his left ankle in a shallow pool. Several of the men carried him back to where the camels had been left, where the group, many of whom were healers, succeeded in reducing the inflammation. However, the possibility of a ruptured Achilles tendon led Brugh to decide that Mark should return on the most dependable camel, along with a companion and two guides, to the Gulf of Akaba, where he could hitch a ride over the border to Israel, which was not far away, and seek medical evaluation in a hospital there. (On the almost deserted Akaba road, Mark and his companion did find a ride—with a physician from Brooklyn!)
Several days later Mark rejoined our group when we returned to Nuweiba on the Akaba Gulf. Though on crutches, a few days later when we embarked on our Nile cruise boat, the Noor II, at Aswan, he was able to take part in sight-seeing activities. Just after we sailed toward Luxor, however, he became ill. His intestinal distress, which was extreme, escalated, no matter what treatment was attempted, and he became severely dehydrated. Within a day he could scarcely speak and seemed to be fading away. At this point Brugh held a meeting on deck and said that he felt Mark had contracted an entity during our two days in Cairo at the beginning of the trip. He asked what could be done about an entity.