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Walking The Twilight Path – A Gothic Book of The Dead

Book Author: Michelle Belanger

 Walking The Twilight Path is a book that focuses on death. It is also a manual for those with an interest in learning how to work with death energies and spirit communications.  The book is extremely thurough in discussing death rituals and personal preparation, death and funeral history, as well as personal preparation of mind, body and spirit for energy work.

The book provides detailed ritual excercises and personal preparation excercises to help you learn to work with spirit energies. It has a self evaluation test as well as many journaling excercises for those who choose to follow the Twilight Path as a ritual practice or are considering making such a decision, as well as also being an informative guide to those who study energy, healing and/or paranormal phenomena and spirit communication practices.

Even if you do not chose to take such a path, I found that this book  helped me on a personal level, not only to, help me make choices, as to how far I am willing to go into studying spirit energy and the paranormal, but also helped me to evaluate my own personal level of spiritual awareness, and helped me to face my own mortality.

This book would be of interest to those who are into learning about death customs, rituals, history and funeral rites and spirituality. 

Ms. Belanger has drawn her information from the wisdom of  magicians, Tibetan Buddists, shamans, ancient Egyptians and others, detailing very interesting facts and customs.  She also includes beautiful cemetery and headstone photos and the book is beautifully illustrated.  She even provides recipes for helpful herb and oil and incense blends to help with spirit communications and ritual practices, and discusses some of the history behind the herbs and potions she mentions in the book. I also like the fact that she lists an extensive bibliography of recommended reading and source materials.  All in all, I found this book to be extremely interesting, informative and soul stirring. I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in learning something new and fascinating about death, rituals and customs  and working with ” otherworld” energies.

I have really enjoyed the book and though I have not yet chosen to walk this path as a ritualistic way of life, I have learned some very useful information that I can, and have applied to my daily life, my spiritual awareness and my personal study of the paranormal.  It has also helped me face my fears about death and dying and has helped me to appreciate life in a more intense way. I believe that regardless of your personal beliefs,  religion or your chosen path, that everyone who reads this book can come away with something to enrich their lives.  I would highly recommend this book to those with an interest in learning death related history, shamanic and mystical rituals and those who want to overcome their fears of death and dying.

Michelle Belanger is an occult researcher, author and lecturer. She has appeared on radio and television shows in the United States and abroad. She has appeared on networks such as History, WE and A&E. She is well known for her expertise on vampires. She studies a wide range of topics, including paranormal phenomena, energy work, folklore, shamanism and Gothic Sub-Culture. She also teaches and lectures on energy work at private ritual workshops and national conventions.  Michelle is also a talented song writer and vocalist and has been involved with several musical groups such as the dark metal band URN and Nox Arcana. She is a former 1990’s editor of Shadowdance Magazine.  Michelle is also the founder of House Kheperu, a magikal society based in part on the concept of death and rebirth.

You can find Walking The Twilight Path- A Gothic Book of The Dead by Michelle Belanger  at www.llewellyn.com

Book Review by Angela L Burke- MSSPI Darkpens Blogger

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Anatomy Of The Spirit- Book Review

   Anatomy Of The Spirit is an excellent book, written by premier practitioner and internationally acclaimed medical intuitive and motivational speaker Carolyn Myss PhD

Thru her workshops, books, videos and audiotapes, Dr. Myss, who is able to discern illness thru intuitive means, has motivated people from all walks of life to examine their souls and improve their health.

Based on 15 years of research into energy medicine, Dr Myss has presented a unique program for promoting spontaneous physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

Anatomy Of The Spirit shows the reader the links between emotional and spiritual stresses and specific illnesses in the context of the anatomy of the human energy system. Dr Myss teaches the system of energy medicine specific to the emotional, psychological and physical factors that lie at the root of all illness.

Anatomy Of The Spirit also includes Dr. Myss’s model of the body’s seven centers of spiritual and physical power in which she includes the ancient wisdom of 3 spiritual traditions, The Hindu Chakra, The Christian Sacraments and The Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. With this model, Dr. Myss shows you how you can develop your own latent powers of intuition as you simultaneously improve your own personal power and spiritual maturity.

                                                                                                                                                              About The Author-

Carolyn Myss, Ph D is an internationally sought after speaker on Spirituality and Personal Power. She is co-author of  The Creation of Health with C. Norman Shealy, MD, Ph D. ( Founder of the American Holistic Medical Society) She has worked as a Medical Intuitive since 1982.

I have personally read this book and would highly recommend it. It was one of the best examples of explaining the Chakra’s of the human body that I have ever read.  While this book does not necessarily fall under the heading of Dark Literature, it does tend to fall into the category of intuitive discernment and healing, which is also considered a genre of the paranormal community. I felt that even if it wasnt about ghosts, it is about the spirit or soul of human beings and therefore qualified as an appropriate topic. There are many paranormal researchers who find this course of study to be of interest. I would encourage everyone to read this book, whether you study the paranormal or not. I found it very informative and helpful in areas of my own life and I believe that regardless of your personal health status, there is something for everyone to learn or come away with by reading this book.  The book can be purchase at www.randomhouse.com, published in 1996 by Crown Publishers

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