Released August 2014, the book Vanquishing Ghosts and Demons by Sandrea Mosses made its way to our desk for review. And at first, I wasn't sure I wanted to review it.
Having worked with teams that help ghosts and the people who suffer from haunting, I was a bit skeptical, wondering if Sandrea's book would be akin to various ghost hunting television shows that I abhor -- all hype and little substance. As I read her book, I could really tell she has done the work she writes about. Quite a nice surprise.
Vanquishing Ghosts and Demons is an easy read and the author is very matter of fact and no nonsense. Readers quickly learn she is all business: a medium who can see and communicate with entities, one who works with an adept team of psychics, lightworkers and unseen spirit guides. (I wouldn't recommend messing with Sandrea who must be one tough, wise lady.)
Dealing with Dark Entities
The book recounts Sandrea's different paranormal experiences with entities, from slightly unpleasant encounters with bothersome ghosts to downright vicious dealings with malevolant forces. Along the way, we learn details of each haunting or attack and, especially, every move taken by her team to clear the forces of darkness from our world. The seasoned team, led by Sandrea, has endured numerous spirit attacks including possession by unclean spirits. These are not tales of grandmother's sweet ghost, indeed.
I was encouraged to learn that this psychic team does deal compassionately with ghosts who need a friend to guide them homeward, helping them find the light and freedom from our realm. There is something that sets this book apart, to me, however. Although, this team of lightworkers is happy to help the lost, they show little patience toward nefarious entities who mean no good to those troubled by them. Evil is given its chance to exit our world willingly or risk having these psychics push them through the door without apology!
Those who are dealing with a "bad spirit" situation, whether a victim or an investigator attempting to help, will especially appreciate the details described within the pages of Vanquishing Ghosts and Demons. The nuances of what might be taking place between the earth and spirit planes during these rescues and banishments is enlightening, revealing a power within all of us and a unified force for good within our universe. To me, the details Sandrea shares about her experiences really validate them -- even her descriptions of changes in the atmosphere after a clearing takes place. I've experienced this myself.
Vanquishing Ghosts and Demons has some stories between its covers that are worthy to be told, shedding light on the stranger and scarier things found within the human experience. It's a worthy read but know it is also a spooky ride. Boo!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (August 8, 2014)