FAQS About the Djinn
By Rosemary Ellen Guiley
The following are some of the most common questions asked about the Djinn. The answers are based on research, investigations in the field, personal experiences, and reports from colleagues and individuals who have had Djinn encounters.
Q: Where do the Djinn live?
A: They exist in a parallel dimension in the physical world. They are “here” – but in a place we cannot normally experience. It is around a bend in space, so to speak.
Q: Do Djinn take human form, and how can they be recognized?
A: They can shape shift into human form, either male form or female. There may be something striking or odd about them, especially in their eyes. They may exhibit unusual behavior.
Q: What other forms do Djinn take?
A: As shape-shifters, probably almost anything that suits their purposes. People sometimes see them as gray mist or smoke that rapidly changes shape as they move. They also take on dark silhouettes such as Shadow People (see below). They can appear solid but go through walls, and they can appear and disappear in an instant.
Q: Do Djinn eat?
A: They can eat human food when they take human form, but our food does not sustain them. It gives them pleasure. They can absorb the essence of food, and things like the molecules from tobacco smoke, which provide enjoyment. Their main source of nourishment is the absorption of energy from life forms. The best is the draining of a soul, but is difficult to do and is considered unlawful. It is, however, practiced by certain powerful renegrade Djinn. The vampiric absorption of the life force can be quite detrimental to people, and cause health problems.
Q: Do the Djinn ever sing or whistle?
A: Yes, the Djinn have their own music and language, and they do sing and whistle, just like people. Their own language sounds like a mixture of Latin and ancient tongues from the Middle East, such as Sumerian.
Q: Do the Djinn create poltergeist disturbances?
A: Yes, if it suits their purposes. They can make noises, smells, apparitional forms, shadow people forms, and apports – objects that appear out of nowhere.
Q: Can the Djinn cause nightmares?
A: Yes, like some other entities, they can cause unpleasant dreams, especially “dreams” that are real experiences in an alternate reality. When they wish to manipulate and control, they are capable of interfering in sleep.
Q: Can the Djinn influence thoughts?
A: Yes, they can affect moods and thoughts, and they can influence a person according to that person’s own inclinations – but they cannot influence or cause people to act against their own free will. The Djinn have free will, too.
Q: Can the Djinn cause physical injury?
A: Yes, but they take such actions only when they feel they or their family or clan have been harmed or wronged by a person, much as a human would react in a protective way. In rare cases, they can cause harm in several ways. One is like an electrical shock to the system. Also, they can knock a person down, cause things to fall on him, and alter his body to cause illness. Hostile Djinn can act out in unprovoked aggressive ways just as criminal human beings do. Malevolent Djinn are often called “devils,” but they are not the equivalent to the Western concept of demons.
Q: How can you tell the difference between Djinn and demons?
A: It’s often hard to tell the difference, as the Djinn are artful at masquerades. Sometimes they are identified through a process of elimination in terms of expulsion remedies. Djinn are more likely to communicate with people than some other kind of entities, and especially in a derisive way. Psychically sensitive people develop the ability to sense the distinctive Djinn energy signatures.
Q: Can the Djinn possess people?
A: Djinn often attach to the body’s field of energy rather than enter – and possibly become entrapped in – the body itself. They can take over a person to alter mood and behavior.
Q: Are the Shadow People really Djinn?
A: I have been studying Shadow People for many years and have come to the conclusion that this is a form taken by Djinn. The Shadow People often manifest as the silhouette of a tall man wearing a coat or cape and sometimes a hat. There are no facial features. They are usually bedroom visitors.
Q: Are there ways to minimize Djinn visitations?
A: Like dealing with all kind of entities, one must often experiment to find an effective solution, as results vary by individual. However, many people have found that leaving lights, radios and television sets on dampen down paranormal experiences in general. The fields of energy generated by these devices may interfere with the energy fields of the Djinn, as well as other kinds of entities. Some people also have success with prayer, invocations of angels, and with forcefully telling the intruders to leave.
Q: How do you exorcize the Djinn?
A: Many techniques are advertised, but it has been acknowledged by Middle Eastern scholars for centuries that if the Djinn don’t want to go, it is difficult to force them out. Some may agree to go with bargaining and persuasion, and some may agree to go as a ruse, only to return at a later time. Some may go if they fear punishment from more powerful Djinn or angels, who can be invoked against them. The ancient practice of beating a demoniac may make the physical body too unpleasant for them. Some of them have an ancient and strong attachment to the land and can resist dislodgment. It is a mistake for Christian demonologists to think that remedies applied against Satanic demons will always work against the Djinn. In some cases, they might be effective, but in others they will not.
Q: Are there any Djinn who want to be helpful to humans?
A: Djinn come in all persuasions, attitudes and mindsets, just like humans. Not all of them are hostile or unfriendly. Some are indifferent and don’t want to be bothered with us, and an even smaller number may be inclined to be helpful, provided it serves their own interests as well. However, the final word is, none of them can likely be trusted. They should not be equated with spiritual guides or angels.
Q: Do Djinn reincarnate?
A: As far as is known, no. They live very long lifespans, hundreds of perhaps even thousands of years. Like humans, they have the potential to ascend to an enlightened state of being.
For additional information, see “A Short Course on Djinn,” www.djinnuniverse.com.