A review of Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Philip J. Imbrogno’s
The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies
(2011, Llewellyn Worldwide, www.llewellyn.com; ISBN: 978-0-7387-2171-2)
by Joey Madia
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.