We kick things off by finding out what spawned Rosemary's interest in the paranormal and what led her to pursue writing about it as a full-time profession. Rosemary reflects on entering the field in the early 1980's, how the paranormal was marginalized at that time, and how there was a "turning point" towards the end of the decade. She also talks about how the publishing industry has drastically changed and made distribution of paranormal texts much easier.

Moving into specific topics, we talk about Rosemary's forthcoming book, with Phil Imbrogno, about the Jinn. We start by getting her opinion on the proverbial Jinn renaissance of recent years and why she chose to explore this mysterious topic. This leads to some discussion on the explosion of interest in Shadow People and Rosemary ties it into the Jinn phenomenon. We find out what, if any, the Western equivalent of the Jinn is. We get Rosemary's take on the theory that the Jinn may be the entities behind abductions and this leads to some discussion on the concept that Jinn could be masquerading as various forms of paranormal phenomena.

The conversation then shifts over to some discussion on the need for a more multi-disciplined approach to researching the paranormal and we find out if Rosemary sees this trend emerging in contemporary esoteric studies. She shares a tale of her experience dealing with researchers who are extremely specialized in their own field. Jumping back to the Jinn, we have Rosemary detail the different types of "personality" of Jinns and how they may connect to Shadow People.

Looking at the world of the paranormal, as a whole, we ponder why, after decades of research, we still have not come any definitive answer for the myriad of mysteries in the esoteric world. This leads to Rosemary musing about the role of consciousness in the paranormal. We also examine the paradox of how, should aspects of the paranormal be solved, the paranormal researchers will be pushed out in favor of scientists who will then research the phenomenon.

Given Rosemary's lengthy tenure in the field of the paranormal, notably researching the ghost phenomenon, we get her take on the explosion of ghost hunting into the mainstream. She reflects on the double-edged sword that has developed as a result of this fad and whether, ultimately, it is a good or bad thing. She also reflects on how the role of television has skewed the public's perception of the paranormal. This leads to some discussion on the overabundance of ghost 'evidence' and how it doesn't actually lead to any solid answers about the phenomenon. We also examine the problem of how the ghosthunting fad is unleashing amateurs who are dabbling with forces that best be left alone.

We also have Rosemary speculate on what genre may be on the horizon to take the place of ghost hunting at the forefront of the paranormal world, when the bubble eventually bursts on that fad. Looking at cryptozoology, we get Rosemary's opinion on what the nature is of these mystery creatures, whether they are "flesh and blood" or some kind of interdimensional being. This leads to some discussion on "window zones," predictability of the paranormal, and the infamous "witching hour." We also get Rosemary's opinion on why the paranormal, across the board, has been pushed to the periphery of the mainstream culture and science.

In light of the vast array of areas she has researched, we find out if there is one area, in particular, that Rosemary finds particularly compelling, which leads into a discussion on interdimensional entity contact as well as spirit communication. Rosemary details the emerging trend of "real-time EVPs" and how technology is inching closer and closer to making this a possibility. This leads to us talking about how the human race would react if the secret of the afterlife was ever discovered. Based on her learned opinion, we have Rosemary share her take on what the afterlife really is as well as the possibility of reincarnation. Rosemary also notes a surprising result when previous people have claimed to have unlocked the secret of the afterlife. We also delve into the fact that science, itself, is vehemently opposed to study of the afterlife.

While she does not specifically research conspiracy theory, we get Rosemary to speculate on the idea that perhaps some aspect of government or religion knows the truth about the afterlife or the paranormal and is keeping the information secret.

Heading towards the close, we have Rosemary provide some advice for newcomers to the world of the paranormal. We also get Rosemary's perspective on where things are headed as we begin this new decade and Rosemary talks about the dangers of promulgating doomsday scenarios. We also get Rosemary's opinion on UFOs and what she thinks the nature of that phenomenon is, whether we'll ever see official disclosure of the UFO truth, and if the government really knows as much as Ufologists seem to think it does. Wrapping things up, we find out what's next for Rosemary Ellen Guiley, including new books and speaking engagements.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. With more than 40 books – including 9 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, she possesses an exceptional knowledge of the field. She has approximately one million copies in print.

Her encyclopedias on ghosts and spirits, angels, vampires and werewolves, magic and alchemy, witchcraft, demons, dreams, mystical and paranormal experience and saints are considered essential sources for authors, researchers, film and documentary producers, and paranormal investigators. Her work has been translated into 14 languages and has been selected by major book clubs around the world. She appears in television programs, documentaries and docudramas with paranormal themes, and makes numerous media and lecture appearances, including colleges and universities. She conducts original field investigations of haunted and mysterious sites.

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Rosemary Ellen Guiley