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The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies

The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies [Kindle Edition]

Rosemary Ellen Guiley , Philip J. Imbrogno

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If you fear one thing in life, fear the djinn. This groundbreaking book presents the findings of Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Philip J. Imbrogno's investigation into the powerful and mysterious interdimensional beings known as djinn or genies. It reveals what the djinn are, where they can be found--and their hidden agenda against the human race.
Working with material compiled from a variety of sources--including their own case files, Middle Eastern lore, the Qur'an, teachings of Islamic scholars, and the latest theories in quantum physics--the authors explore the relationship between the djinn, demons, fairies, shadow people, and extraterrestrials. They discuss the military's interest in these clandestine beings, offer eyewitness accounts of modern human encounters with the djinn, and reveal the location of interdimensional entry points in North America.

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Rosemary Ellen Guiley is one of the leading experts in the paranormal and supernatural fields. She has written forty-two books- including nine encyclopaedias - as well as hundreds of articles. Philip J. Imbrogno has researched paranormal phenomena for more than thirty years and is recognized as an authority in the field. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, appeared on NBC's Today Show and Oprah, and has been featured in documentaries on the History Channel, A&E, Lifetime, and HBO.


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  • Verlag: Llewellyn Publications (8. März 2011)
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Djinormous disappointment. 11. März 2011
Von K. Brand - Veröffentlicht auf
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? To this effect, out are trotted a number of "it happened to me's," with little documentation to convince the reader that any of the more current events really happened and weren't just imagined, and with far too much reliance on "it was saids" and old unsubstantiated accounts for the older accounts.

I found only one part of the book to really be an eye-opener and that was Imbrogno's account of visiting the Middle East and possibly having a djinn encounter himself. Compared to that fascinating account, everything else just seemed like filler.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Could have been more ..... 22. März 2011
Von bluivory&& - Veröffentlicht auf
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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. The connections these authors have made, I think, will be expanded upon by other researchers in the years to come. The weakest part for me is the "the Djinn are coming to get us" ideas. And I'm not sure about the world domination part,.........thats a little too conspiracy/armageddon/2012/ world order, for me. Most of the evidence seems to suggest that Djinn strength is mostly in mind manipulation. If these beings truly exist, I think they mask many of their weaknesses.

I would suggest that one couple this book with Legends of the Fire Spirits by Robert Lebling. While it has much more religious reference, you can tell that author had more access to information in some of the countries where Djinn are known. A good massive World Mythology book wouldn't be bad either. You could look for yourself in how many places these djinn fit right in.

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1.0 von 5 Sternen Fear Based Rhetoric, not research. 3. Mai 2011
Von M. Oxley - Veröffentlicht auf
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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1.0 von 5 Sternen Biased and Not a Good Source 19. April 2011
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"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? And why is there such a tendency to see them in a negative light? This book seems to focus on the negative and the paranoid. It even gets into the all too familiar idea that secret government agencies are attempting to get info from the djinn in order to make or evolve advanced weapons. This seems more than a bit too "out there" and there was nothing in the book to back it up.

It's a fascinating idea that some pre-Islamic beliefs in various spirits echoes that of European belief in faeries (even down to the fear of iron), but this book barely touched upon that. It spent far too much time devising an argument that we are in danger from these beings who have been deceiving humankind from Day One...and that NOW is the time that they are coming back to fight us for our world.

This book might find its audience with some evangelical Christians or people who are seriously into spirit entities threatening out world, who will find in the djinn a reflection and affirmation of their belief in devils and demons and dangerous aliens. For someone interested in Middle Eastern folklore--whether they believe in the reality of spirits or not--this book is pretty much a wash. Too bad. A less biased book would have been nice.

Still, if you are afraid of potentially nasty spirit entities, there are books available here on Amazon to deal with them. One useful one would be: "Spiritual Cleansing: Handbook of Psychic Protection" by Draja Mickaharic
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Another Piece of the Paranormal Puzzle 24. April 2011
Von Joseph Madia Jr. - Veröffentlicht auf
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. -- Socrates

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,/Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.--Hamlet, Act I, sc. v

The Vengeful Djinn, by two scientifically minded experts in the fields of the paranormal and supernatural, is an important contribution to the ongoing pursuit of answers about the Unknown, an often attacked but nevertheless serious undertaking that attracts controversy and derision from both within its ranks and without.

Guiley and Imbrogno cover a large swath of study and territory in the book's 260 pages, which include two appendices, a bibliography, and an index. They begin with a detailed and yet well-explained tutorial on quantum physical aspects of alternate realities and the idea of the multiverse, including "string theory," setting up with science the plausibility of the djinn dwelling in a parallel plane to ours, which allows them to interact with us without being seen.

During my own research of the paranormal/supernatural, theology, and mythology over the past twelve years, I have come to see quantum physics as the nexus between Science and the Unseen, and this lead chapter lent a certain credibility to the explorations to follow, above and beyond what I already knew about the solid reputations of the authors.

This faith in Guiley and Imbrogno's credentials and commitment to serious scholarship as opposed to the rampant hucksterism infamously attached to their fields of expertise is invaluable to a balanced and enjoyable experience with The Vengeful Djinn because, recalling the infallible insight of Socrates, when it comes to the Unseen, Paranormal, and Supernatural, we truly do know nothing. That is, after all, the whole point. From John Keel to the many disciples, imitators, and exploiters who have come after, there is a great deal of necessary interpretation and trying on of different theories in order to make some semblance of what is just beyond our senses.

Like any work of solid scholarship should, The Vengeful Djinn operates on a number of levels. First and foremost (and most appealing to the widest audience), it is a thorough and enlightening explication of the djinn, using primarily the Quran as well as other sources to historicize, categorize, and analyze their creation, hierarchy, motivations, and tactics. If it were nothing else, this book would be an excellent contribution to the literature of the Mythical and Mystical. The sections on their relationship with Solomon, their commonalities with angels and demons (and faeries and leprechauns!), and their various classifications and range of powers make for fascinating reading, as does the authors' prescriptions for dealing with them.

But The Vengeful Djinn then goes a step further, out to where some would say the buses cease to run, as the authors apply the fundamental traits and habits of the djinn to a wide variety of areas of the Unexplained. This is dangerous territory, leaving the authors open to sharp criticism. But the scientific methodology and field experience they bring to the table work as a sort of talisman for Guiley and Imbrogno. Their anecdotes from around the world, with at times high-level politicians and military personnel, lend a helpful legitimacy to theories that would otherwise try to cling to steep, slick, and slippery slopes. Their well-known work in identifying and testing portals to other dimensions and planes using a variety of high-tech instrumentation (some of which I have also used) is invaluable in staying with their at times tenuous lines of theory.

Toward the end, the authors delve into the world of Shadow People and the less-than-peaceful agenda of the djinn and their continued manipulations of the human race. Perhaps my own fascination with the Mythological and Mystical and the nature of the Unseen Beings that seem without a doubt (and equally without a solid classification...) to be operating in and amongst us, if we but take the time to pay them some attention, precludes me from commenting too strongly in favor of the value of this exercise in exploration, but I will say that whether you read this book as scholarship, case book, or entertainment, or preferably some combination of all three, Guiley and Imbrogno's The Vengeful Djinn is well-written, expertly organized, and well worth your time.
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