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A Witch's Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural
by Gerina Dunwitch
New Page Books
When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?
Ha! Do it your own damn self! You can hunt down, communicate with, and even exorcise any ghost or spirit, be they good or bad, using Gerina Dunwich’s book, A Witch’s Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural. Dunwich does an extraordinary job of telling you the differences between ghosts and spirits and shows you just how to communicate with them by giving detailed instructions for a complete séance.
The best chapter of this book is Chapter Two, “True Tales of Ghosts and the Supernatural,” where the author includes stories of true hauntings, some experienced by her and some by others, but all very well put together. I’ve been scared by ghost stories before, but none compare to what I read in this chapter.
It’s clear that she has done her homework. Her wide variety of topics — including everything from spiritualism, necromantic arts, and possession to vampires, werewolves, a ghostly glossary, and deities of death and the underworld — leave you feeling as though you need no other guidebook on the topic of the supernatural; she’s got it all covered.
The only thing that distracted from the natural flow of the book was the overly verbose section on exorcism, which would have been better as an appendix.
All that having been said, if you’re looking for a good book that talks about the supernatural and other issues of the paranormal, this is the book for you.
RATING: 4 Broomsticks
» Originally appeared in newWitch #02
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