Once you have embraced the spirits, life will never be the same again.
Terrorized by a poltergeist for years as a teenager, Barbara Parks never imagined she would overcome her fear of the spirit world. This collection of true ghost stories relates her dramatic, heartwarming journey toward embracing her gifts and facing her fears.
A poltergeist named Ted who pelts bystanders with rocks
A deceased soldier who wants nothing more than to tell his living comrade that everything will be okay
The spirit of a twenty-year-old man who routinely awakens a sleeping woman by shaking her bed
These are just some of the spirits Barbara Parks has encountered that she shares in the pages of this riveting book. Whether she's delivering messages to surviving loved ones, calming angry poltergeists, or capturing photographs of spirits, these real-life paranormal encounters illuminate the mysterious spirit world—and the fascinating life of a medium.
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
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article