Two species were created whom were given the power to choose what path they would take in life, humanity and the jinn. The jinn, though they lack an actual body, appear to take many different forms and are considered to draw their substance from a force they compare to smokeless fire. Just as it is seen that humanity was given dominion over the material world, jinn were considered to have an equal command of the unseen or invisible realm.
The jinn would be beings that for lack of a better term incarnate in the unseen world of the cause and effect web. On wish granting, one could gain favours from the jinn the same way one gains favours from humans. But the jinns favours seem magical because the jinn live in the unseen component of our world. Operate behind the scenes and can change things about the world we can’t because they change them from the other side.
“Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny? He created man from dry clay like earthen vessels, And He created the jinn of a flame of fire.” Quran (c. 651 AD)
“And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me.” Quran (c. 651 AD)
In the lore of our eastern brothers and sisters, there was not one intelligent species created, there were three. The angels were created as agents of God, but not given a will beyond immediate service to God. But two other species were created whom were given the power to choose what path they would take in life, humanity and the jinn. The word jinn means the hidden, and the jinn were not seen as having physical forms as we do. For each human being born, a jinn is also born spontaneously as a sort of twin to their human counterpart.… Seek More
Shall we look more into what the lore of Jinn might all connect to or mean? Ever notice parts of your mind seem to have an a lost independent will? Like as much as you might be disgusted by it, you may get ideas of things you would never willingly do, and can’t even imagine wanting to do? This was seen as the behaviour of Jinn. But the Jinn were not all seen as evil or even of the same allegiance or nation. Everyone familiar with the concept of memetics or thought forms? Memes? Yes. Ideas that seem to behave… Seek More
It’s important not to confuse jinn with angels. The angles are the agents of the cosmos, sort of programs in a sense that govern the perpetuation and repair of divine order. The jinn have no such compulsion. Again, it’s important to recall the free will element. The jinn have more in common with the Greek concept of a daemon than any sort of angel. It’s the reason the term genie was used in translating the word jinn. Genie was a derivation of the Latin word genius which most typically was associated with a related term genius loci or the spirit… Seek More
I guess the magic lamp is a Hollywood version of a jinn? There is some basis for the magic lamp in ancient lore, similar again to the spirit vessels in African practice. Jinn were legendarily thought to be mortal, but not material. Not having physical bodies, they could take many vessels. They were even considered to be able to inhabit humans, if temporarily. The bottle was a way of controlling a shaitan, an adversarial jinn. Now I know who to blame. Well, actually, that wouldn’t be correct, because a jinn couldn’t inhabit you without a breach of behaviour. Neglect of… Seek More
Is a jinn an entity or an energy field? Entity that lives in an energy field. A quantum domain if you will. The dwellers between. The Assyrians even called them that. The lurkers on the threshold. Does a jinn actually grant wishes? They could, but often they would just want to kill people, and from time to time it was said they would. The jinn tribes made war on humanity by causing sand storms and plagues. Could they fully manifest in our reality? Only temporarily. They don’t like it and find it disorienting. This is why the legends describe them… Seek More