Traumatized by vicious poltergeist attacks that lasted five years, Barbara Parks never imagined that her deep-rooted fear of ghosts would disappear. A momentous turning point occurs when, still mourning the sudden death of a beloved friend, she receives a miraculous visit from him. This joyous experience marks her first step toward healing—and opening up to the world of spirit.
In the Presence of Spirits chronicles Barbara’s uplifting journey of gradually accepting the clairvoyant gifts that allow her to see spirits. She shares dramatic and heartwarming stories of spirits who turn up everywhere: at home, on vacation, and accompanying her patients. From the departed uncle who protects Barbara’s young children to the child spirits who bring comfort to their parents, these amazing true tales are convincing reminders that our loved ones are never far away.
We've all heard the stories of séances gone wrong, whereby gateways to the spirit world are opened with terrifying results. So what are we to believe? Are séances a good thing or a bad thing? Or does the truth lie somewhere in between? Barbara Parks, author of In the Presence of Spirits and the new Embracing the Spirits, explains
Before I met Merlin Stone I was blind. It took her a little time; she gave me a strong dose of love, and from then on I could see—see the world as a feminist, that is. Merlin converted me, so if you haven't yet read her work, be prepared to bring the Goddess into your own life as well.
I'm Lenny Schneir. Shortly after meeting Merlin in 1976,... read this article