Review: Book: Field Guide to the Spirit World- Susan B. Martenez


Title: Field Guide to the Spirit World

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Susan B. Martenez

Publisher: Bear & Company

Genre: Occult

Page Count: 310 Pages

ISBN: 1591433320 (ISBN13: 9781591433323)

Author or Book Website: N/A

Link to Amazon purchase page: Field Guide

Link to Goodreads: Field Guide

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

A comprehensive examination of the many ways the spirit world affects our minds and the material plane

• Provides a detailed guide to the Afterlife and its inhabitants

• Reveals the spirit influence behind many mental disorders as well as psi abilities and creative genius

• Includes checklists of symptoms of spirit “overshadowing,” methods from the world’s top exorcists, and instructions on how to free unwanted spirits from the material plane

We are spirits housed in a body, and just as houses can be haunted, so can people. When the living succumb to dissociative states of consciousness, they become a magnet for lost but clinging spirits. Known as jinn, dybbuk, daemon, wuqabi, or simply the undead, they hover unseen on the earth plane, ready to inhabit the most suitable body available.

Documenting the life of wandering spirits and their impact on vulnerable human targets, Susan Martinez offers a radical departure from the standard psychological explanations for a host of pathological behaviors–including multiple personality, autism, epilepsy, migraines, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD, self-destructive urges, and strange outbursts–and reveals that hallucinations are often true impressions of spirit input. Martinez explains how mental health comes down to the delicate balance between self-control and spirit-control. When trauma triggers an escape response, the soul takes flight, leaving the mind susceptible to possession by discarnate entities. However, the spirit world can also bestow gifts upon those whose psyches are open, such as in the case of mediums, shamans, people who communicate with angels, and many of the world’s creative geniuses.

Martinez presents “overshadowing” by spirits as a universal, cross-cultural phenomenon, documenting modern and traditional accounts as well as corroborating indigenous beliefs. She examines soul decay, soul travel both before and after death, as well as how knowledge of the spirit world can offer positive treatments for disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Providing a detailed guide to the spirit world and its inhabitants, the author offers checklists of symptoms of “overshadowing,” methods from the world’s top exorcists, and instructions on how to free spirits so they can continue their journey into the beyond–all the tools necessary to forearm us against soul snatchers and other enemies of the Light.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have had a love and dislike with the spirit world my whole like. I found this while I was looking for books to review for my blog. I see there are things I have missed to try understand the Spirit World. I think about to my encounters after reading this and it made a little more sense, but I still have questions. I know not can be answered about world that still holds a lot of mysteries.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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