[quote=“Illustrious, post:1, topic:5238”]A few things first:
(in Arabian and Muslim mythology) an intelligent spirit of lower rank than the angels, able to appear in human and animal forms and to possess humans.
Iblis: The Islamic Devil (compared to Satan & Lucifer). Also described as chief Jinn.
Backstory: I have become quite interested in Jinn. I began watching videos of ‘Jinn catching’ which is the art if ‘catching’ a Jinn that has made residence in somebody and exorcising it.
Now I find this topic incredibly interesting for various reasons: firstly, in these Jinn excorcisms, unlike a Christian style excorcism, the spirit is completely and totally subdued. It cannot thrash or fight or otherwise be violent. They are subdued to the point the excorcist sits right beside the person with the Jinn, completely comfortably and unafraid of harm.
Second, and this deals with what Jinn have said in these sessions: they apparently have religion. They could be Muslim, Christian, etc. I found this completely unbelievable, that maybe it’s just lying? The excorcist often converts the Jinn to Islam!
Third: the Jinn have claimed Iblis is their father. Now as I’ve said above, Iblis could either be another word for Lucifer, or the name of the chief Jinn. One of the Jinn claimed the Illuminati is the greatest creation of their Father (Iblis).
With all this said, I want to know as much about Jinn as anyone is able to share with me.
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As was stated before,I’m just gonna continue(from the perspective of someone who grew up in a Muslim home)
The Jinn are Spirits.Angels are made from Light,Humans from clay and Jinn from smokeless fire.
Jinn have free will,just like people do,and live in their own world(which some people call Jinnistan),detached from the mortal world.
The Jinn can be good,and evil,have any and every religion etc.
It’s worth noting Muslims say that Muhammed was,to them,a prophet for both Jinn and men,and the Jinn attended his lectures.
Next there is the fact that not all Jinn are evil,only the shayteen.(probably mispelled that,been a while since I wrote that).Accroding to Muslims,black magick is called sihr.
The sihirbaz is a human who wants power the Jinn can grant him,and the shayteen is a jinn who wants worship the human gives him.Thus,through Iblis(the devil) those two can form an alliance,wherein the sihirbaz offends god,to worship the JInn and the Jinn can do the same by helping him.
this,story is ludicrous.However,it can help us pull out the essentials,which is that Iblis’s most powerful trait is that of an intermediary,between Jinn and men,like Papa Legba,or Ganesha…
And that the Jinn are willing to work with mortals.And that they can do stuff.
Also according to what I can read,there’s a different kind of sihirbaz for everything.One that can divine through the stars,one that can hypnotize,one that can summon Jinn,one that can do love spells,one baneful magic etc.
Ibn al-Nadim, in his Kitāb al-Fihrist, describes a book that lists seventy Jinn lead by Fuqtus, named “‘Mrd, Kywan, Shimr‘al, Firuz, Mhaqal, Zaynab, Syduk, Jndrb, Siyyar, Zanbur, al-Da’hs, Kawkab, Hamran, Dahir, Qarun, Shidad, Sa‘sa‘ah, Baktan, Harthamah, Takallum, Furuq, Hurmiz, Hamhamah, ‘Ayzar, Mazahim, Murrah, Fatrah, al-Haym, Arhbh, Khyth‘, Khyfth, Rayah, Zuhal, Zawba‘ah, Mhtukara, Hayshab, Tq‘ytan, Wqas, Qdmnh, Mufarrish, Ayra’il, Nizar, Shftil, Dywyd, Ankara, Khatufah, Tnkyush, Misalqar, Qadim, Ashja‘, Nawdar, Tythamah, ‘Usar, Thu‘ban, Naman, Nmudrky, Tyabur, Sahitun, ‘Udhafir, Mirdas, Shytub, Za‘rush, Sakhr, al-‘Aramram, Khashram, Shadhan, al-Harith, al-Hurth, ‘Udhrah (‘Adhirah)”, and "Faqruf. This list also includes several Jinn appointed over each day of the week, named (in order): Danhash, Shakhba, Marbaya, ‘Abara, Mismar, Namudarki, and Bakhtash
Add to this of course Iblis as an opener of gates so to speak,and one may start to work with the Jinn.
So,I do believe this is an interesting pathworking.I know S Ben Qayin’s book is a lot on destructive Jinn,although I’d be willing to see what else they can do…
Like,I really like mostly anybody and never find myself needing baneful magic.I do not make enemies,and those that clearly pick fights,or want ill of me suffer rather different fates…their life force is pulled from them by my vampirism,while their minds are twisted to my whimsical desires(I happen to be really fond of mind control magics) and anything I can extract from them is worth it.So as someone who doesn’t really like to throw around curses,likes to help and be good to everyone,and claims his vengeance in a form he prefers,I really don’t need destructive Jinn…