Phenomenal Spirit Investigations
PSI Suggested Reading List
What are ghosts? Can anyone become one? How do they interact with time and space? Stripping away the sensationalism and fraud linked to this contentious topic, J. Allan Danelek presents a well-researched study of a phenomenon that has fascinated mankind for centuries. Analyzing theories that support and debunk these supernatural events, Danelek objectively explores hauntings, the ghost psyche, spirit communication, and spirit guides. He also investigates spirit photography, EVP, ghost-hunting tools, ouija boards, and the darker side of the ghost equation-malevolent spirits and demon possession. Whether you're a ghost enthusiast or a skeptic, The Case for Ghosts promises amazing insights into the spirit realm.
Chasing the unseen has become a popular pastime but most ghost hunters are unaware of the very real harm that can be done by malevolent human spirits, non-human entities, and a host of astral parasites. This guide from medium and paranormal investigator Michelle Belanger features proven protection techniques-and for the skeptics out there, highlights how the methods also work on a psychological level. You'll get straightforward instruction on arming yourself with an array of essential techniques:
* Perform psychic cleansings
* Remove attachments
* Protect dreams
* Shield spaces
* Ward to protect a home
* Remove and bind spirits
* Cope with spirit possession
Woven through each chapter is a gripping, true account of a ghost investigation conducted by Belanger, which provides a framework for understanding when to use these potent defense strategies.
From Publishers Weekly:
Warren, president of a "paranormal research team," is at pains to distance himself from "wackos" and "charlatans"; he insists that paranormal research is a legitimate science (indeed, he says, in its pursuit of the unknown, "all science is a form of paranormal research"). Amidst metaphysical rumination about death, time and the mind-body problem, he comes up with an almost plausible theory of ghosts: they are the remains of our "unique energy bodies" that manifest themselves through "free-floating static electrical charges." This framework helps him validate ghost lore via scientific terms; for example, ghosts are most active after dark when Earth's magnetosphere is least distorted, he says. His practical ghost-hunting advice runs the gamut, from staffing (a 10-person research team is right for the average house) to liability waivers to PR (ghosts may enhance their outlines for photos if asked). Most important is a panoply of high- and not so high-tech gadgets, including audio recorders, night-vision scopes, infrared video cameras, electro-static generators and dowsing rods to capture every trace of the spectral evanescences under investigation. The surveillance apparatus is needed, according to Warren, to provide "objective evidence" that can "rule out conventional phenomena, leaving only anomalous activity." Skeptics will argue that 10 people traipsing around in an old house after dark with both sensitive electronic gear and static-electricity generators are guaranteed to record some kind of anomalous sound, "mist," "orb," erratically fluctuating electromagnetic field or other ghostly tell-tale. In other words: if you use Warren's approach to hunting ghosts, you'll probably find them. B&w photos.
*** SPECIAL NOTE *** If you are registered for the Paranormal Investigator Certification Course, you will receive a copy of this book in your workshop materials. ***
So you want to investigate a haunting? This book is full of practical advice used in the author's own ghost- hunting practice. Find out whether you're dealing with a ghost, spirit, or an entity … and discover the one time when you should stop what you're doing and call in an exorcist. Learn the four-phase procedure for conducting an effective investigation, how to capture paranormal phenomena on film, record disembodied sounds and voices on tape, assemble an affordable ghost-hunting kit, and form your own paranormal group.
For anyone with time and little money to spend on equipment, this book will help you maintain a healthy sense of skepticism and thoroughness while you search for authentic evidence of the paranormal.
-- Written by a paranormal investigator with fifteen years of experience, focusing on practical advice
-- The only handbook that details how to form paranormal groups, research a suspected haunted area, and practice effective eyewitness interview techniques.
-- Provides contact information on paranormal organizations and supply warehouses for hard-to-find materials (electromagnetic detectors, infrared film, etc.)
*** SPECIAL NOTE *** If you are registered for the Advanced Paranormal Investigator Certification Course, you will receive a copy of this book in your workshop materials. ***
Researcher Troy Taylor's revised guide to investigating the paranormal includes information on on-site techniques, electronic detection equipment, cameras, researching haunted history and more. The book explores step by step methods for investigating homes, buildings and graveyards; authentic methods of obtaining paranormal photos, video and EVP; real-life cases of ghost activity; best uses for 35mm and digital cameras; spirit communications and ghost watches, and more! Loaded with practical information, such as rules and methods of conducting investigations; putting research into practice; contacting haunted home owners; interviewing witnesses; getting rid of ghosts and tracking down the history of haunted houses.
A unique guide to the world of the paranormal, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings is a perennial favorite. Now updated, revised, and expanded with new information on ghost hunting and observing, this new edition includes new tips on gathering and recording paranormal data, and a new section devoted to "faking it"— showing readers how to haunt their own houses to amuse and bewilder friends.
• Expanded appendixes featuring new Internet sites devoted to the paranormal, as well as modern-day "haunted houses" open to the public
• Additional information on the origin of spiritualism and its followers
How do ghosts feel and think? Do they suffer? Does death automatically promote them to a paradise, or as some believe, a hell? In True Hauntings, psychic researcher Dr. Hazel M. Denning recounts the real-life case histories of the earthbound spirits—both benevolent and malevolent—she has investigated. She also explores spirit possession, psychic attack, mediumship and spirit guides.
From Library Journal:
This encyclopedia is about as fair as one can expect about a subject that many people think doesn't exist. The author ( Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience , LJ 8/91) has tried to read much of the skeptical literature and at least to report what it says. Yes, the believers get much more coverage, but there is an attempt to present both sides. The accuracy of the book is also fairly high. A number of errors do occur, which, surprisingly, seem not to have been copied from other sources but to have resulted from misremembering. These small errors do not significantly affect the utility of the book. A useful addition to the reference collection of any academic or public library.
From Library Journal:
This one-volume reference work created by professional parapsychologists covers more briefly much of the same material as the classic Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology , edited by Leslie Shepard ( LJ 5/15/78). Even libraries with that two-volume work will need this one, especially for its updating, large bibliography, and listing of publications and college courses arranged by country. The new work's only real drawback is its lack of a cumulated total index, which the Gale volume contains.
Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience by Rosemary Ellen Guiley is destined to be a classic in the understanding of mystical experience--a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, A-to-Z guide. It is the most substantial one-volume encyclopedia of its kind in more than twenty-five years. 50 black-and-white photos.
A wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers - Featuring close to 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic’s Dictionary is a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on all things supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. It covers such categories as alternative medicine; cryptozoology; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk science; logic and perception; New Age energy; and the psychic. For the open-minded seeker, the soft or hardened skeptic, and the believing doubter, this book offers a remarkable range of information that puts to the test the best arguments of true believers.
One thing that really helped me to put spiritual warfare into perspective several years ago was reading Henry Gruver’s book on Prayer Walking. It’s a small paperback; but had more useful information in it than the huge volumes on spiritual warfare that I read. I came to understand what it means to stand in the gap, and learned about spiritual mapping. This helped me to find the courage to claim my own home as a refuge and to don the whole armor of God.
“Prayer Walking: A Prayer Walker’s Handbook” by Henry Gruver
ISBN: 1585380059 Paperback book published by Joyful Sound Ministries (77 pages)
Description: “Henry has walked and prayed over 450 cities, praying aloud and in the Spirit pulling down strongholds, loosing the angels to do warfare, reclaiming the land for God. Considered by many to be America’s greatest intercessor and prayer walker.”
While most doctors agree that our emotional state affects our physical health, few would give credence to "spiritual influences". Dr. Modi discovered that during hypnotic therapy many patients claimed to have 'entities" attached to them, living in their energy fields and affecting their behavior. This book demonstrates the technique which she developed to "clear" these energy fields.