Men, and Djinns
Sub-Figura vel Liber VIII
ACCOUNT OF THE TRUE NATURE OF THE "UFO ENTITIES"
by Gordon Creighton
Flying Saucer Review Vol.
29, No. 5
"They are inveterate liars and
deceivers, and delight in bamboozling and misleading mankind
with all manner of nonsense."
This article, which appeared originally
in FSR 29/1 (October 1983) is reprinted now at the request of a
number of readers, and to remind all our readers of what lies ahead
Ever since its publication, the article has been
treated throughout the world with total silence, and there is a
general agreement among all Ufologists on both sides of the Atlantic
never to give it a mention.
FSR Consultant Dr Richard F. Haines expected me to print his
comprehensive REVIEW OF EXPLANATORY HYPOTHESES FOR UNIDENTIFIED
AERIAL PHENOMENA, and I promptly did so. (FSR 32/2 - 1987.) But it
might be noted that he did not deem it necessary to include the
slightest reference to my work in his survey, even as a minimal
gesture of courtesy.
Four of the leading experts in Ufology in the world have written me
privately to say that they think I am on the right track. Only one
of them - Ann Druffel - has had the guts to say so publicly.
One of the more curious features of the followers of the various
religions is that, being so dogmatically certain that in their own
particular little faith they already possess the whole Truth about
all things in Heaven and Earth, it almost never occurs to any of
them to look elsewhere and find out what the followers of other
religions may know or may have discovered.
This is certainly a pity, for study of all the great world-religions
- and notably Islam - would yield valuable clues as to the true
nature of the so-called "UFO Phenomenon" and would rapidly eliminate
much of the fatuous "Space-Age Mythology" that has been spawned in
such profusion over the last three decades.
Islam knows, in fact, of the existence of THREE entirely separate
and distinct species of intelligent beings in the Universe, and
indeed can furnish surprisingly precise details regarding their
natures and roles and activities.
MEN, AND DJINNS
The first category is of course that of the ANGELS or
(Greek: ANGELOS; Hebrew: MALACH; Arabic: MALAK). These are high
beings created of LIGHT.
The second category, however, and the one with which we are here
concerned, is the category of those beings (CREATED BEFORE MAN WAS)
who are referred to collectively in Arabic as AL-JINN.
there is some dispute about it among Arab grammarians, most of their
lexicologists seem to hold that the word derives - as Arabic words
almost invariably do - from a verb-root, namely JANNA, "TO HIDE OR
TO CONCEAL" - indeed a very fitting derivation for the name of
The third category are MEN, with bodies created according to the QUR’AN, of CLAY, or, in other words, this being poetic language,
they have physical bodies assembled from the mineral and chemical
elements of our PERIODIC TABLE - the "PLANETARY BODY", as Gurdjieff
used to call it.
Whereas the bodies of Angels are of light and the bodies of men are
of the gross elements of the Earth, the bodies of AL-JINN consist of
what is variously translated as "ESSENTIAL FIRE", or " ESSENTIAL
FLAME", or "SMOKELESS FIRE", or "SMOKELESS FLAME", and it is
specifically stated in the QUR’AN (Surah XV, 26 and 27) THAT THEY
WERE CREATED BEFORE MANKIND WAS.
(Some scholars have speculated that
these might be the "PRE-ADAMIC MEN" whose existence is hinted at
here and there in the "Holy Bible.")
There has been much debate among modern students of Arabic as to
precisely what these terms "MIN NARI AL-SAMUMI" and "MIN MARIJIN MIN
NARIN" can conceivably mean in modern parlance, and some scholars
have concluded that, in using these terms, the Prophet Muhammad (the
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) was there attempting to
describe what Western occultists have tried to describe by such
ETHER, or maybe the so-called
ETHERIC OR ASTRAL PLANES. (I
have also seen it suggested that some sort of PLASMA is indicated.)
(Needless to say, such concepts as ETHERIC PLANE and ASTRAL PLANE
have no meaning for modern Science and, so far as I know, apart from
Dirac, the physicists have abandoned their speculations regarding
the existence of an ether.)
SOURCE OF THE DJINNS
Wherever it is that the DJINNS are thought of as being normally
located, it seems highly likely that the source of many of them, at
any rate, is not very distant from us, and some Muslim scholars who
have become aware of the current Western research into the so called
"UFO Phenomenon" and have reflected awhile upon it have concluded
and I think correctly - that maybe the best way we can start to
visualize these matters is by thinking of the DJINNS AS BEING
CLOSE INDEED TO US AND AND YET AT THE SAME TIME SOMEHOW VERY FAR
IN OTHER WORDS, ON SOME OTHER DIMENSION,
OR IN SOME OTHER SPACE/TIME FRAMEWORK, "RIGHT HERE", OR MAYBE IN A
WORLD OF ANTIMATTER RIGHT HERE, OR OCCUPYING AS IT WERE SOME OTHER
UNIVERSE THAT IS HERE, BEHIND ALICE’S MIRROR:
"A MIRROR-UNIVERSE ON
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM" AS IT HAS BEEN NEATLY
PUT BY SOME INVESTIGATORS.
The QUR’AN, however, is not clear on this, and admittedly it looks
as though it is very possible that some of the DJINNS could be fully
physical and what we call extraterrestrials, while other species of
them are of an altogether and finer sort of matter, corresponding to
what various UFO investigators have tried to indicate by such terms
as "ULTRATERRESTRIAL" or " METATERRESTRIAL".
In thinking about these ideas, we might bear in mind the theory of
the Russian philosopher P.D. Ouspensky regarding the possible
existence of other, more subtle, levels of matter on which the
elements of the Periodic Table of our own chemical world are
repeated and, if I understand him aright, repeated more than once,
on more than one level.
The early writings of Dr. Meade Layne in the
USA about the "DENSE ETHERIC WORLD" from which he maintained that
the UFO entities and their craft originated should also be borne in
mind. (His book,
THE COMING OF THE GUARDIANS, was published in 1958,
and may prove one day to have been very important indeed.)
of the benevolent DJINNS may well be our "Guardians".
That there is some close affinity, or some link of destiny between
DJINNS and Mankind seems certain, for although the vast majority of
the DJINNS are DEVILS, SHAYTANS, nevertheless we are assured in the
QUR’AN that some among their many species are "goodies" and are
capable of salvation.
For it is specifically stated that Muhammad
was sent as a Messenger to both Mankind and the DJINNS, so that, in
the Final Days, some of the DJINNS will enter into Paradise, while
the rest of them will be cast down into Hell.
Their revelation to IBLIS, the Top Devil ( = "Satan") is in general somewhat obscure. In
the QUR’AN IBLIS is certainly described as a JINN, but elsewhere in
the QUR’AN he is also described as an ANGEL. (Surely the explanation
is that IBLIS is that same high being, originally of Angelic status,
who rebelled against God and is named in the Christian texts as
Had we the space, much more might be said about the DJINNS and their
doings, but only a brief account of their main characteristics can
here be given.
Their principal features, as listed below, are as I
have gathered them from all the Muslim written and traditional
sources that I have been able to consult over the past 15 years. The
reader can see for himself the parallels with the reported features
of UFO entities and can draw his own conclusions.
I hope I do not
have to labour the point, space being precious.
CHIEF CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DJINNS
1. In the normal state they
are not visible to ordinary human sight.
2. They are, however, capable of materializing and appearing in
the physical world. And they can alternately make themselves
visible or invisible at will.
3. They can change shape, and appear in any sort of
guise, large or small. (See for example, Ahmad Jamaludin’s
A WAVE OF SMALL HUMANOIDS IN MALAYSIA IN 1970,
in FSR Vol. 28, No. 5). Ahmad Jamaludin is a Muslim, and he
knows, of course, what it is that we are talking about.
4. They are able also to appear in the guise of ANIMALS.
(Yetis? Pumas? Loch Ness Monsters?) [And Chupacabras, it appears
5. They are inveterate liars and deceivers, and delight
in bamboozling and misleading mankind with all manner of
nonsense. (See the average Spiritualist SEANCE for examples of
their activities, and also the usual "communications" from UFO
entities in close-encounter cases.) ["channeling," anyone? -B:.B:.]
6. They are addicted to the abduction or kidnapping of
humans. (The Scotsman Robert Kirk, who wrote "THE SECRET
COMMONWEALTH" in 1691, evidently "knew more than was good for
his health", and was killed by them.)
7. They delight in tempting humans into sexual
intercourse and liaisons with them, and Arabic literature
abounds with accounts of this kind of contact by mankind with
both the "goodies" and the "baddies" among the
DJINNS. There are
also even a considerable number of accounts of encounters
between the "goodies" and famous Muslim saints.
For example, the
book MANAQUIB AL-ARIFIN has a number of very significant
references to contacts between such higher beings, and JALAL
AL-DIN RUMI, Islam’s greatest mystical poet, who lived from 1207
(I often wonder which category of
JINNUS it was that was encountered in Brazil by the farmer A. V.
B. See my third article on "A.V.B.", POSTSCRIPT TO THE MOST
AMAZING CASE OF ALL, in FSR Vol. 11, No. 4, August 1965.)
IN OFFICIAL ISLAM - AND THIS CANNOT BE OVER-EMPHASIZED - THE
EXISTENCE OF THE DJINNS HAS ALWAYS BEEN COMPLETELY ACCEPTED, EVEN
LEGALLY, AND EVEN TO THIS DAY, IN ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE. THE
FULL CONSEQUENCES IMPLIED BY THEIR EXISTENCE WERE WORKED OUT
THEIR LEGAL STATUS, IN ALL RESPECTS, WAS DISCUSSED AND
FIXED, AND THE POSSIBLE RELATIONS BETWEEN THEM AND MANKIND - ESPECIALLY IN RELATION TO QUESTIONS OF MARRIAGE AND PROPERTY!
- WERE SERIOUSLY EXAMINED BY JURISTS, AS THE GREATEST AND MOST
AUTHORITATIVE WESTERN SOURCE, THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ISLAM,
Stories of sexual commerce between DJINNS and mankind have been
of perennial interest to Arab readers, and it is important at
this point to mention that in CHINESE literature (and in China
the Han population are not Muslims - only certain of the
smaller minority peoples of the North-West and Far West are)
there is also a considerable tradition of this sort which awaits
examination by Ufologists.
The great Arabic literary catalogue known as the FIHRIST,
compiled in the year 373 of the Muslim Calendar ( = C.E. 995) by
Muhammad bin Ishaq bin Abi Ya’qub al-Nadim al-Warraq
al-Baghdadi, lists no less than sixteen works dealing with this
theme. (Compare also the European occultists’ records of sexual
contact between men and female SYLPHS, as well as the copious
medieval Christian records relating to INCUBI and SUCCABAE.)
Most Westerners will discount all this talk about the
the usual argument that the Arabs "are barbarians anyway". Let
me therefore point out that, in C.E. 995, when the FIHRIST was
written, the brilliant civilization of the Arabs was
incomparably higher than anything elsewhere in the world except
for China and that Christian and Western RENAISSANCE owes its
origins as much to our contact with Islam (the Crusades) as to
the early percolation of Greek learning to the West.
As a matter of fact quite a lot of the philosophy and the
literature of the Greeks reached us first, not in Greek at all,
but in the Arabic translations secured from Cordoba and Toledo
in Spain in the 10th and 11th centuries, when the Muslims still
held most of Spain.
It is only in the last few centuries, and particularly since the
Industrial Revolution and the growth of modern materialistic
Science, that the West has forged ahead. But in 1200 C. E.
Muslim Science was in the lead, particularly in such fields as
Medicine, Mathematics, and Astronomy, and it would be grossly
impudent to assume that our current "superiority" over them has
anything permanent about it.
8. THE DJINNS are wont to snatch up humans and teleport or
transport them, setting them down again - if indeed they ever
do set them down again - miles away from where they were picked
up, and all this is the "twinkling of an eye".
(See my first
article on TELEPORTATIONS, about the Spanish soldier who, on
October 25, 1593, was suddenly taken from Manila in the
Philippine Islands across the Pacific to Mexico City. In FSR
Vol. 11, No. 2, 1965).
9. The Arabian tradition asserts that, throughout all
known history, there have been a few particular human beings
who, through some strange favour, have "been in league with the
DJINNS" or "had a compact with the DJINNS" - to such a degree
that the DJINNS have endowed them with what we regard as
"preternatural powers" - ie., PSYCHIC POWERS.
These humans have consequently become known as wonder-workers,
soothsayers, and MAGICIANS. (Either "white magicians" or "black
magicians", depending of course upon what sort of DJINNS they
were in league with.)
Here again, compare the European tradition about individuals who
have discovered how to collaborate with the KINGDOM OF THE
SYLPHS or the FAIRIES. For example, there is the case of the
"working partnership", not more than seventy years ago, between
a SYLPH and a highly successful Parisian dealer in rare old
The SYLPH made its contribution by acting as the "scout"
and finding out where and in whose possession the rare books
were. All the dealer had to do then was to approach the owners
and offer to buy!
10. Along with all these displays of prowess by the
there goes, finally, a tremendous TELEPATHIC POWER and the
ability (to use an age-old term) to "CAST A GLAMOUR" over their
human victims. Our UFO records are already full of evidence of
How much of what we see happening today,
at the highest levels of international politics, as well as in
ordinary human affairs, can be attributed to this subtle control and
interference in our lives by insidious and unseen forces! Indeed,
this is one of the prime reasons for the parlous state in which man
Some recent reports from UFO investigators hint at
alien plans to provoke war here and drive the Gadarene Swine
(mankind) over into the abyss.
The present-day Christians, who generally seem to have very little
sense of curiosity, are apparently quite happy to pass their days in
total ignorance of all this. But a careful study of the New
Testament (AND ONLY IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK!) will show clearly that
nothing of what is said above was unknown either to the Teacher and
Healer Jeshu of Nazareth or to his principal followers -particularly
Incidentally, Christians may like to know that in Islam the
full name and title of Jeshu of Nazareth is ISSA, SON OF MARY, WORD
Long before the rise of Christianity or Islam there were of course
other great Teachers (Messengers) who perceived clearly the
situation in which mankind finds itself. One of these was
Zarathustra (Zoroaster) in the old Iranian civilization of the
Achaemenidae - about 600 or 700 years B.C.E.
The great religious
text left by Zarathustra is the AVESTA, which tells us much about
the Demonic Forces, referred to under the blanket term of AHRIMAN,
the Enemy of Light.
Mankind, in this teaching, is seen as a special
creation of ORMAZD, the SUPREME SPIRIT, who is locked in permanent
conflict with AHRIMAN.
OF MAN IS THE OBJECT OF THE WAR, AND MAN HIMSELF IS THE BATTLEFIELD
by Rudolph Steiner
In our days, there has probably been no teacher who saw and
understood all this more clearly that the great Austrian Dr. Rudolf
Steiner (1861-1925), founder of the
"Clairvoyant" from childhood, Steiner [claims he] saw into the other
worlds and planes and saw deeply into the human heart, and no books
or teachings are so relevant as his are to the crisis of mankind
that is now upon us.
His lectures throughout 1917, for example, show
clearly that he foresaw, in their totality, the political, social,
and military results and the police-state tyranny which would
inevitably follow from the Russian Revolution, just as the "Lady" of
the Apparitions at Fatima in the same year also did.
Steiner foresaw what would result in the world as a whole from a
materialistic science run mad: the development of "test-tube" man,
"biological engineering" and other horrors; the deliberate creation
and development of living monsters; and the soul-less, God-less,
dehumanized, computerized, insect-like chromium and plastic slave
world of "1984" that may now be at hand.
According to Steiner, a tremendous and crucial round in the battle
was fought out in the last thirty years of the 19th century and on
the Inner Planes, between the
Forces of AHRIMAN (the term he took
over from Zarathustra) and the FORCES OF LIGHT.
These latter are conventionally known to Western (Christian)
tradition as the Cohorts of Michael. Steiner said that the fight
ended in a complete victory for the LIGHT, but that, as a result of
it, a great many of the powerful demonic beings had been actually
cast down upon the planet Earth, with the consequence that their
presence and their influence now impinge more than ever upon the
prospects and the destiny of mankind.
STEINER TAUGHT THAT THE COMING YEARS WILL SEE INCREDIBLE UPHEAVALS,
IN THE COURSE OF WHICH THIS GREAT BATTLE WILL BE CARRIED FORWARD, TO
ITS CONCLUSION, INSIDE EVERY HUMAN HEART.
See Rudolf Steiner: DER
STURZ DER GEISTER DER FINSTERNIS: (THE OVERTHROW OF THE SPIRITS OF
DARKNESS), Series of Lectures, 1917. (Available only in German.)
The objective of the Forces of Darkness is to take over the stream
of human evolution, to merge with it, and to divert mankind from the
evolutionary development "planned" for it. ["hybrids," anyone? -B:.B:.]
The end result of this would be new creatures in which those
qualities that represent the highest that we know would have been
Smart-alecky modern man of the Pop Age, the "Trousered Ape" as he
has been called, has of course no use for all this sort of "
rubbish", and immense numbers of our species have discarded all
belief in the existence of demons, along with any belief in the
Great Power that rules the Universe.
(Sophisticated folk nowadays know that the world was not created by
God, but by Karl Marx. And they know that Lenin and successors are
There is a delightful passage in C.S. Lewis’s SCREWTAPE LETTERS,
where the Senior Devil, talking to one of his underlings, makes a
profoundly important remark:
"OF COURSE, OUR GREATEST TRUMP-CARD
IS THE FACT THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS WE DON’T EXIST." (Or words to
Similarly, the vast majority of mankind
KNOW that DJINNS and UFOs and UFO entities don’t exist. And what a
nice advantage that is for the entities!
But what if HOMO SAP (so-called, self-dubbed) were in for some big
shocks in the near future? What then?
With the recent advance of Science, man has rapidly become aware of
the vastness of the Cosmos and of the probability that there exist
out there innumerable other physical worlds inhabited by intelligent
beings, some of which, for all we know, may be (as we dearly hope)
identical with men, with our tastes and our values, our hopes and
It is natural that some among us, surveying the impasse into which
we have got ourselves, might well be tempted to look up to the stars
in the hope that someone wiser than we are might arrive one day from
there and give us all the easy answers.
If there be any truth in the ancient story that the inhabitants of
Magonia, unlike men, do not possess the possibility of developing
immortal souls, and therefore are anxious to acquire such by mating
with us and mingling their life-stream with ours, what moment could
be more propitious to them for achieving their purpose than now?
Can’t you just hear the message of their Captain?
"WE ARE FROM TAU CETI, AND WE COME
TO BRING YOU SALVATION AND SHOW YOU THE WAY OUT OF YOUR
PROBLEMS. WE WILL GET YOU OFF THE HOOK!"
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