The topic on Genies or more commonly Jinn is huge. There are various species of different jinn. I would suggest that the novice start off with Spirit keeping and learning the fundamentals of Spirit keeping. There is a great book by S Connolloy Called Spirit Keeping and Spirit Vessels. Hands down, he teaches everything that you would need to know compared to all this new age bogus that you find on the shelf. The Jinn are very stubborn and temperamental to work with I find and they like to play tricks. Be careful for what you ask as they seldom do fulfill bidding's that you would wish them to do. They make wonderful companions though.