- Publisher: St Martins Pr (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312146264
- ISBN-13: 978-0312146269
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,428,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Inner World of Jimi Hendrix Paperback – October 1, 1996
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I don't take much truth in the book after earlier reading from several sources that the author just barely knew Hendrix and was not engaged or anything else to him.It's a sad story all the way around. In fact from later evidence, Hendrix was murdered by his manager and Monika had to stick with her story in order to keep alive herself although she later "committed suicide" after she was exposed in court by his ex girlfriend Kathy who knew there was more to the story.Doing some investigation into his death will open many people's eyes to what really happened, as it wasn't just a case of him choking on his vomit that killed him.It's a sick horrible story and it should have had the case reopened and investigated further, even though the culprit (Mike Jefferies) who killed him died later on.There's too much evidence/facts behind his murder and this book is a very bizarre tale written by someone who didn't know him very well, but just to cover her own involvement in his murder. Jimi needs justice and hopefully one day it will be done.
It does though makes a nice coffee table book and good for those who have a collection of Hendrix memorabilia..
I honestly could not read this book, only excerpt it and yet I am happy to own it and came away feeling as if I had a larger view of Jimi through this complicated and troubled spirit, Monica. The details of his death at such a moment will always haunt us and I don't think we can't really rely on Monika to straighten this out from the grave here. I would appear that the tabloids had it wrong by her account. Her drawings and the evidence she has of her relationship with Jimi and his spiritual guidance show that he was much more than a drug focused guitar god. He was very deeply into the mystic and this is more than proven here by the many artifacts and remembrances presented by Monika.
I think if you can get your hands on an out of print book like this in decent shape you will also have a collectors item of some value. If you love Jimi as I do you will only come away a little closer to him and to the odd enigmatic and haunted women he loved last.
And what is this BIG STEP?
Monika (one of Jimi's main girlfriends and fiancé') looks at only the good side of Jimi. She insists on holding him in the light, NO MATTER WHAT! Saints tell us to try to focus on the good in everyone, even if another has gone astray. Monika Dannemann shows us the light and love that resided in Jimi's heart, and she would know, because of the serendipitous relationship they both shared with each other. From all the information, insight & investigation I have gathered on Hendrix over the years, I would agree with Monika that Jimi disclosed his innermost true self to her, to which no interview, no other friend, band mate or acquaintance had the opportunity to discover about Jimi.
In this book, you will hear for the first time Jimi's deep truth and experiences he had with God, Angels, spirits, astral travel, past life karma, and eternal principles. You will also experience visually, Jimi's metaphysical outlook along with him playing guitar put into Monika's beautiful paintings, which, Jimi encouraged Monika to do (but it was first Monika's desire to paint Jimi in this way.) This book is LOADED with Monika's paintings-WOW, is she ever talented! (I wish they made t-shirts from her artwork!)
You will also read about the meanings behind the lyrics Jimi wrote for his songs as told to Monika by Jimi himself! So these are not mere commentaries on Hendrix songs, but the real deal coming from the man who wrote them.
There is so much more in this book to discover, and there's only one-way to discover it...BUY IT!!! IT'S
W-A-Y WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!
One last comment I will add: Like a small innocent child who doesn't understand the pain of an adult who's dying from cancer, Monika was unaware of the depth of suffering Jimi was experiencing inside himself. It is true that Jimi lived an addicted life to sex & drugs to which brought on much pain & confusion. Jimi was running away from his problems and his fears surmounted because of it. Monika doesn't see this part of Jimi and maybe, it's just as well.
Happy reading everyone! -Tommy D. from Connecticut-USA.
PS-my other recommendation after reading Monika's book is `Are You Experienced?' by Jimi's Bass player-Noel Reading (much of it culled from Noel's personal diary he kept while on the road with the JHE.) It's delightfully funny and shows the darker side of the `Jimi Hendrix Experience' experience. You can find it right here on Amazon!