Jadoo has 68 ratings and 4 reviews. Duncan said: A battered first-edition, ex- public library. Which only added to its charm. Loved this book. Old-fashion. John Keel () was a Fortean journalist (and personal inspiration) best known for But Keel’s first book, Jadoo, is my absolute favorite. I’m happy to announce that a new edition of John Keel’s Jadoo, edited by Patrick Huyghe, is now available from Anomalist Books. Jadoo was.

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Keel was born in Hornell, New Yorkthe son of a small-time bandleader.

Jadoo by John Keel (1957)

Perhaps, after all, we are not independent beings but are instead the creations and slaves of the eighth tower. And what if UFOs and other paranormal manifestations are merely tools being used to manipulate us and guide us toward the cosmic role we are fated to play?

There’s a honed, commercial edge to his writing, which gives the impression he probably isn’t the kind of author who lets reality obstruct a gripping story.

Seriah Azkath rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Operation Trojan Horsepublished inlinked UFOs to supernatural concepts such as monstersghosts and demons. Would love to see more footage from the events in the book.

The paperback is his account of his journey of discovery to India to investigate the alleged activities of fakirs and holy men who perform the Indian rope trick and who survive being buried alive.


Refresh and try again. Feb 13, Roberto Audiffred rated it it was amazing. Pop Haydn rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Daniel rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Feb 07, Duncan Barford rated it it was amazing.

I wondered in a few places just quite how much Keel is bullshitting us — because he probably is. Views Read Edit View history. Where Did the Road Go? Now I want to read it all over again. Operation Trojan Horsethat popularized the idea that many aspects of contemporary UFO reports, including humanoid encounters, often paralleled ancient kwel and religious encounters. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Keel also argued that there is a direct relationship between UFOs and elemental phenomena.


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John Keel – Wikipedia

Keel will be missed. The book is a first-person tale of a writer’s formative years, travelling the world explicitly in search of weirdness.

What if all our destinies are controlled by this cosmic force for its own mysterious purposes? No trivia or quizzes yet. Keel corresponded with Ivan T. It’s a very entertaining read, and through it all, despite his overall skepticism, he finds some truly unexplainable things out there. But his sense of humor never left him, including wearing an all white suit to the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia for the unveiling of the new Mothman replica.


My copy has a great Frazetta cover. Keel wrote professionally from the age of 12, and was best known for his writings on unidentified flying objects, the “Mothman” of West Virginia, and other paranormal subjects. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Bri Fidelity rated it really liked it Apr 12, Michael Kucharski rated it it was ok Jul 16, Here, to whet your appetite, is the song written for the original publication. However, a year into his investigations, Keel realized that the extraterrestrial hypothesis was untenable and did not explain, for him, based within his personality and belief systems, all the answers.

More than 2, books were reviewed in the course of his investigation, in addition to thousands johnn magazines, newsletters, and newspapers. Keel had just died. It is a rare book, and few realize that Keel wrote this book. The Best of John Keel.

As ever, thanks, my friend! Inhe published Jadooa book describing his time in Egypt and India investigating the Indian rope trick and the legendary yeti.