Why a Djinn?

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Re: Why a Djinn?

Postby shiningshadow33 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:53 pm

Well firstly a calling is a calling, I never thought I would own a djinn when I started out; now I own several. All are wonderful and make great additions, as for ‘why’ a djinn; for me one aspect of it is the different perspective they offer, the difference in perspective is an amazing thing when it comes to advice for example, seeing things through another set of eyes so to speak. Mine make great advisors, supports, and most importantly friends. Their energy is unique, their outlook is unique, they offer a perspective on matters that only a being such as them could.



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Re: Why a Djinn?

Postby Adrasteia » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:00 pm

I think that people are mostly interested in their wish-granting abilities. There some people, who have a really distorted view and unrealistic expectations of things like these. I have a few Djinn. They all vary in ability and are just as diverse in personality as their races are. I wasn't interested in them at all, when I started my journey but this changed. They are a mythical species and have a long history with humans (e.g. Islamic writings and Arab culture).


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Re: Why a Djinn?

Postby SilverElf » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 pm

I've wondered this myself, what people see in djinn. Then I saw that CH offers Egyptian djinn, and I'm intrigued by them due to my Kemetic spiritual practices.

I also thought I'd never be interested in vampires, but lo and behold I got a calling from one at Nanami's shop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Why a Djinn?

Postby Regholdain » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:11 pm

Yes, our spirit callings surprise us. I believe Poseidon (the Immortal) has tapped me on the shoulder recently, but that's another subject...

I still find djinn fascinating just from the cultural history, as some of you have already mentioned. I'll have to dig into that in some of my history / mythology researches and readings at some point. I've avoided inviting one to the keep just because I'm not certain about this being a good home for one.

Of course, recently I had an Alya bound that had been wanting to be bound and had visited me for the last year off and on. They are not djinn and are WA beings, but are similar when it comes to prosperity and wish-granting. She appears to want to guide me in regards to wish magick as well, which I never really considered either. Interesting stuff really. You definitely never can tell who will come to be in the family, that is for certain.



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Re: Why a Djinn?

Postby Huffette » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:47 pm

Maybe I am different. I never intended to seek out any spirit. All of mine, even my Shaitann djinn sought me out. The connection is quite strong when you just go with the spirit that calls you.

Maybe I am just different.


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Re: Why a Djinn?

Postby Regholdain » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:32 pm

Huffette wrote:Maybe I am different. I never intended to seek out any spirit. All of mine, even my Shaitann djinn sought me out. The connection is quite strong when you just go with the spirit that calls you.

Maybe I am just different.


I do agree, some of the strongest connections I do have are with spirits that came through as callings. That said, I do have some strong connections also from Reverse Adoptions, which I suppose is like a reverse calling so that makes sense. LOL

I am a bit of an explorative spirit keeper, so there are many spirits I have considered for a while out of curiosity and then decided to get a custom conjure to work with when I felt the timing was good. I won't say "right" because I'm not sure my timing has ever been "right".

I do have mixed feelings on being explorative, and I know that raises mixed feelings in others as well. I don't make those decisions lightly, just because I don't want to get a spirit to "try it out". That's a silly thing and I don't want to be caught up in that sort of "collection" mindset. I try to examine why I am interested in the spirit first and what my keep thinks about inviting that new spirit into the family. I want to make certain whether it's a good idea from all angles and not just a "whim".

In fact the last few spirits I had conjured included a friend of an ancestor spirit, the Alya I mentioned earlier, and one to be more of a companion for one of spirits than for me (a Crocotta). They definitely had more purpose than being random whims, and I felt pretty good about that.

What's funny is I get callings from unbounds or pulled toward certain custom conjures more than anything. I have never had a pre-bound calling. If anything, maybe that's just weird about me. LOL




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