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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (March 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738721719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738721712
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

From Rosemary Ellen Guiley:  The Djinn have intrigued me since the late 1980s, when I began long-term research of demons, angels, magic and related topics. I was already involved in paranormal investigations, and over the course of time, I encountered cases that fit certain patterns.  Some of them were problem "hauntings" that resisted  explanation and resolution.  Something else began to emerge from that: the hidden presence of the Djinn.  This hidden presence came more into focus as my research expanded into shadow people, ultraterrestrials, fairies, aliens, cryptids and other entities.  The Djinn are little known in the West, but that does not mean they are not present.  The Djinn, as well as any entity, can be anywhere -- and they are.  We may not recognize them because they are unfamiliar to us, or they have taken on disguises. This book takes the Djinn out of the realm of folk tales and into the present, in our paranormal encounters that happen every day and anywhere.  The Djinn are among us, and have been interacting with us throughout human history.  What are they doing, and why?

About the Author

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural, and conducts original field investigations. She is the author of more than forty books on a wide range of subjects, among them ghosts, angels, demons, vampires, werewolves, magic, alchemy, spirit communications, witchcraft, fairies, psychic abilities, mystical experiences, aliens, and interdimensional portals and entity contact experiences.  Her work has been featured in numerous television and documentary programs and publications, among them The New York Times and The Washington Post.  She has appeared on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, SyFy, Animal Planet, and A&E.  She is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, a consulting editor of FATE Magazine, and a frequent lecturer across the country.  She lives in Connecticut.

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64 of 73 people found the following review helpful By K. Brand on March 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
Reading this book gave me flashbacks to far too many other books I've read about "high strangeness" incidents and the strange, scary, elusive beings that seem to be in but not of our earthly habitat. Maybe the well in High Strange Town has just finally run dry, I don't know, but I would have thought a book about djinns, a fresh subject, would offer a new angle. But, my take on the material presented is that for the most part, it didn't. "The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies" was pretty much as insubstantial as the veil it purports to look behind.

The authors aren't wholly to blame for that. They really have little to go on except the Qu'ran (I think that's how they spelled it) for source material, from which they uncritically quote a lot, and the various interpretations made of it ever since. Although given both authors' stature in their field, I don't believe this is the case, still, pages and pages of their book read as though the material on them was simply copied and pasted from other sources in order to fill space, and without any investigation or analysis at all. After awhile it becomes repetitive and tiresome, and raises more logical questions than it seems to occur to the authors to try to answer.

For example, they speculate that djinn are composed of plasma, state they are invisible, yet state that a djinn and a human can reproduce! How, may I ask? They never say. I expected more from Imbrogno and Guiley.

This book also conflates djinn accounts with reported encounters with fairies, ET's, shadow people, and other mysterious beings. Who didn't see that coming?
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By bluivory&& on March 21, 2011
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I have been listening to various interviews by the authors, and was very excited by the release of this book. I have been following the work of Imbrogno, and was amazed that Guiley was partnering in this djinn project. I think Imbrogno is on to something when he talks about portal science, magnetic fields, plasma, and the part they play in some of these mysteries. I wish there was more detail of THAT in this book. But it turns that is being saved for another book.
This book could have been much longer and much more detailed. I feel that the authors "held back" somewhat. I was hoping for something of a Djinn encyclopedia, but got sort of "Djinn for Dummies" -maybe appropriate for western readers. They could have easily written an entire book on the material of each chapter.
BUT, if you've never heard of these beings, this is a great introduction to them without getting too buried in the religious stuff. All of that being pretty hard to do, since they seem to be known mostly from Islamic references. Much of the books strongest "evidence" comes from cross referencing religious text with folk tales, and drawing connections to contemporary paranormal stories.
The Djinn seem to be shadow people, grey aliens, fairies, and angels, depending upon what the situation requires, it seems.

Personally I always find an author's personal experience with the subject matter to be more interesting than referencing old texts, and I wish there was more of that included. There are a few stories from Imbrogno's experiences, and for me these were some of the highlights of the book. I enjoyed the descent into the Djinn cave in Oman.
Overall, I would recommend this book because there are a few concepts here, that are not easily found in other places.
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39 of 50 people found the following review helpful By M. Oxley on May 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
I looked thru this book to see if somehow I had missed something from when I saw the author at Mothman Festival 2010. unfortunately I had not.

This book is all about creating fear. No research really, just incidences that support her fear based routine.

she does not mention that shadow people may not all be djinn or evil. nope she implies that they are all djinn and all evil maniacal beings.

this seems to be a routine in her work. she seems to spread fear toward anything of paranormal world. which is really a shame. In her witchcraft book, the amount of error and christian based beliefs were rampart. and simply not true

But I will give her one point. She knows that fear sells books. Just like that roller coaster sells rides.

so if you want a completely fearbased book, that is completely one sided, that does not give the history of what a djinn really is, just hype , and the whole good and evil story again, then by all means by the book.

BUT if you are an open minded person who knows that there are other dimensions and worlds existing next to ours that cannot be judged by our standards, that really look on us as a younger world, if you are open to the paranormal and to really try to understand what is happening, then DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. you will be disappointed.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Garnet on April 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
"If you fear one thing in life, fear the djinn."

The blurb for this book pretty much tells it all. This book clearly intends to play on people's fears...telling us that there is a hidden race of beings in some universe adjacent to ours who used to live here and want to come back and get rid of us, or at least whisper in our ears and make us do bad things.

The book isn't all that badly written. The writing style is clear and concise. It's just that there seems to be too much of an agenda, and the rest of the material is used to back up that agenda. And it doesn't delve deeply enough into the folklore (especially pre-Islam) of the spirit entities of the Middle East.

The book uses quotes from the Koran and from people's accounts of contact with the djinn (what Westerners tend to call genies) in order to explore what they might be and what they are up to. However, the book doesn't take into account that the stories of the djinn quite probably been twisted and overlaid by the belief structure that came later. As the faery were turned into fallen angels by Christianity, so the djinn are also fallen--in a story that is amazingly similiar--because of the overlay of Islam. Apparently, scratch a djinn and you find a demon itching to get their hooks into you. This overlay is not explored in the context of the book, which seems rather a serious flaw. If you want to know about spirit entities, then you should try to go back and dig into their beginnings.

If you want a good sourcebook of material about the pre-Islamic beliefs of various spirits, then this book isn't it. It is far too busy trying to blame djinn for various supernatural contact from faeries to ghosts to "shadow people" to UFOs/aliens. Why do these experiences have to be any one thing?
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