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ISBN-13: 978-1612480121 ISBN-10: 1612480128

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Truman State University Press (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612480128
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612480121
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No other tale in the history of our show has had such a profound effect on us, and our audience, as The Dibbuk Box. --Aaron Wright, Benjamin Grundy, Mysterious Universe

At our first ''Dibbuk Box'' production meeting, Sam Raimi said it would be best to have the actual box in our possession while we worked on the movie. The question was raised about who would be the caretaker for the box while it was here. In a room of ten, nobody would volunteer, each using a different excuse to avoid exposure to the box's curse. --Stan Wertlieb, Executive Producer of Dibbuk Box" aka The Possession

The Dibbuk Box is one of those head-scratching enigmas in the paranormal community. The box itself forces us to ponder big questions: Are curses real? Can spirits get attached to inanimate objects? Is there magic and mysticism left in the old religions of the world? I m glad someone with Jason Haxton's background and credentials owns this unusual object, and I m grateful he has so meticulously chronicled his experiences and the origins and mysteries surrounding this old cabinet. Be careful when you open The Dibbuk Box, you may just find a piece of yourself inside. --Jeff Belanger, author of The World's Most Haunted Places, host of 30 Odd Minutes

About the Author

Jason Haxton is the museum director at A. T. Still University Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks on medical history and exhibits artifacts from the museum worldwide.

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This book was a great read and very informative.
Kirksville girl 79
I do, however, find myself wondering, if this box is real and it isn't just a giant hoax, how thorough the author had the book tested.
Sam
Not a story but a personal experience with much repeating.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Scott R. on July 31, 2012
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A dybbuk miruach-ra ("clinging of an evil spirit") in Jewish mysticism is the spirit of a person who cannot cross over because they must atone for a sin they did not do so prior to death or a spirit tormented by a grave injustice in life that must be revenged. So they literally attach themselves to a person and force them to physically do the task. This is not exactly what we encounter in this book. Rather, it's more like a demon attached to an inanimate object - in this case, the titular "box" - that essentially poisons anyone who comes into contact with the object or the person who owns it.

This is a masterful book. It reads like a thriller, a who-dun-it (but you know exactly who did it) and a historical/journalistic quest. It compels you to go forward like any great novel, though this is supposed to be non-fiction. Indeed, it is the blending of fiction and fact that work so perfectly into the reality of the circumstances that makes this book a piece of art. I do not in any way believe that Mr. Haxton has invented any of this. Whether or not there was any paranormal activity involved does not matter. It is what the people involved with the dybbuk box believe that is of paramount importance.

No "true" paranormal story has chilled me so much since I read The Amityville Horror 30 years ago (that was proven to be a hoax, but not on the author's part). Bravo to Jason Haxton on a work very well done. I look forward to anything else he writes in the future.

And yes, I will be seeing "The Possession", which is based on this book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Viridis73 on August 12, 2012
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It's difficult to write a review of this book without giving away too much information. It's best to say that while it wasn't what I was initially looking for, I found myself completely fascinated by the story. I literally could not stop reading it and have stayed up way past when I had intended to go to bed to finish it.

I was drawn in and completely spooked. I jumped when my cat made a noise, I jumped even more when my daughter opened her bedroom door.

It doesn't really matter what your view regarding the box is at the end of the book. It's the thought process after. Give it a try.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By maw on April 16, 2012
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I just finished this book and enjoyed it immensely. The book follows the author, a curator of a medical museum, as he purchases a haunted box on ebay and investigates it's history.

The author first hears of the box from a young collegue at the museum. He decides to buy the box but soon begins to have a string of bad luck, including some rather serious health problems. Is the the box the cause? There are some interesting twists and turns as the author tries to find out the truth about the box. The author even discovers some evidence the box could have been faked from it's inception.

Overall, a great read that offers something for everyone whether your interest is history, mysticism, or the paranormal. I also understand a movie based on experiences with the box is due out this August.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kyle on September 1, 2012
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i bought this book after seeing the trailer for the movie the possession i am very interested in the paranormal and ghost stuff. this is one book i could never put down i had to see what was next. if your interested in paranormal this is a must read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B Poppre on June 22, 2012
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This is a great story of a mysterious object. It is well written and researched. The movie "The Possession" is based on the history of this book. It is a must read before going to see the movie this fall!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on November 12, 2012
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Sorry but this book was a big waste of time. I almost stopped reading several times and instead skipped many pages at a time. He writer get off point and goes into detail about things that don't matter to the book at all. For instance, he goes into detail about how to successfully bid on ebay. And also he gave a history lesson several times. It seems his obsession with the box went on for many years and kept bothering the same people with the same questions. Not worth reading.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bob Loblaw on August 29, 2012
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I'm not one to write reviews, but since there have been only six so far I thought I should add my 5 stars.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I've seen the previews for the movie, but really hadn't paid that much attention to them. Then I read an article in Entertainment Weekly Aug 3, 2012 (the one featuring Dr Who). The story instantly had me hooked. This book was mentioned in the article so I had to find out the whole story. I will be recommending the book to friends.

I do have a few minor semantic thoughts that could have made the book better for me:
--The author (Jason Haxton) doesn't attempt to include an entire pronunciation for Dibbuk nor any of the other Jewish words. I'm not Jewish and constantly had to look up how these words should be read.

--Haxton mentions his Dibbuk website several times throughout the book, but never mentions the url.

--I partially agree with one reviewer (Aliza Mann) about the "went back and forth from the present to the past". A couple of times I had to stop and reread to figure out Haxton was now back in the present. It wasn't a big deal, but it did interrupt the flow.

--The Afterword "The Dibbuk in Jewish Folklore" by Howard Schwartz is a total buzz kill. It is interesting and educational until he adds his thoughts about the author and his story. The impression I got from Schwartz was Haxton could have made the entire story up. Although that *might* be true, it wasn't necessary.

To the author:
--What happened to Michael? He was the person that 'convinced' you to buy it...for him and his magic act. Did he really lose interest in the box because of his wife? He really had nothing else to do with it?

--Also, the Harry Laughlin connection seems to be a bit of a stretch.
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