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Rosemary Ellen Guiley / interview

March 6th, 2012

Rosemary is one of the rare experts on wide range of paranormal phenomena. She's authored more than 50 books on wide range of occult, spiritual, and mystical topics. She has been a full-time researcher since 1983, and her present focus has been inter-dimensional entity contact experiences (including UFO abduction accounts), problem hauntings, Shadow People, the Djinn and portals or geographic areas of intense paranormal activity.

During our conversation we attempt to avoid the tiny boxes that confine too much of the research, instead we speculate about the meta-phenomena that could be at the core of the many divergent experiences. We jump from the Djinn to UFO abduction to owls and faeries.

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  • avari

    I very much enjoyed this–both the interview and the comments after the interview. Really good.

    Mar 8, 2012 at 12:08 am
  • Bob Bobbery

    I enjoyed this interview. Hit a lot of topics and stayed interesting throughout.

    Guiley seems to have two points re: djinn. One of them is very sensible, the other seems like nonsense to me. The first is that the wealth of djinn tales and lore that exists is worth scrutinizing and shouldn’t be left out just because of cultural blindness. This is a very good point.

    The second is that because there are djinn tales there are “djinn” and they exist as described and take a place in a pantheon alongside fairies, leprechauns, shadow people, Grays — all of which literally exist, just as described.

    This is like saying french fries, pomme frites, and patatas fritas are all three separate dishes because there are three separate terms, when in fact, they are all sliced potatoes fried in oil.

    This may be a bad example because you could argue there are subtle differences in the preparation making them three separate “dishes”. A better example might be meteors. Someone researching meteors might discover that in the English-language tradition they are called “shooting stars”; in German-speaking countries they are called “Feuerkugeln” and in Turkey they are understood to be “göktaşları”. Guiley would conclude that there are three separate sets of objects in our skies.

    To be fair, she admitted she was not wedded to this view when Mike asked if there might be one explanation “to rule them all”. Even so, the idea that there are literally djinn — exactly as they are conceived in Islamic tradition — not confined by geographical boundary running around the U.S., begs the question as to whether or not leprechauns, exactly as they are conceived in Irish tradition, are running around in the sands of Arabia.

    Mar 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm