As much as first hand experience in the field is priceless, it never hurts to read up on what contemporaries have covered on your topic already.
Outside of the manuals on this website, these are the texts I find myself recommending the most, time and time again to new to advanced spirit communicators alike -
6 Books To Read Before Communicating with Spirits
$40.77 @ Amazon
This is the textbook on depossession and it's like the fire extinguisher, good to have on hand, hopefully, you never need to use. I recommend it on everyone's shelves and slam down in just about anyone's lap when they're having clients who have trouble with attachments, earthbound spirits, or spirits otherwise causing disruption in their lives. While I primarily recommend it to other mediums, it's not necessarily meant for the medium, more so, as it is for clients.
The book itself has an interesting backstory, also. It's written by a Ph.D. who was treating patients for mental illness and when nothing else worked, he figured, why not try depossession. To his surprise, it worked in many if not in most of his untreatable clients. He didn't understand why at first, but after testing and testing, he figured out a system for what he calls successful releasement, which in my opinion, is a much nicer way to say possession.
$7.19 @ Amazon
This book is all about earthbound spirits, and it goes over how they act, what they do, and basically, everything you need to know about their daily lives. If you're just beginning spirit communication, it'll give you a good idea of what's possible and if you're already practicing, it'll validate many things you've already learned and know yourself, but provide some new perspective as well.
Written in a very down-to-earth, no non-sense tone, and while it's just one mediums' experience with earthbound spirits, this book covers many universal points that most bookshelves would not be complete without.
$7.19 @ Amazon
This book is the compilation of a social research experiment where researchers collect over 2,000 independent, individual accounts of afterlife visitations. They catalogue them, categorize them and break down what's possible, what's experienced and who's seeing what across the world.
Great for people who doubt their gifts, or are unsure of what they're experiencing, the accounts covered in this book are wide-ranging and they give a spirit communicator an excellent, well-rounded view of what types of communications are out there, what to expect, and an idea of what others are experiencing.
$11.03 @ Amazon
A refreshing take from your typical ghost story type books, Ghostland is one of the most well-rounded books on the history and context of haunted places. Ghostland discusses many interesting theories including why people hold on to haunted places, why people love their ghosts, and why some places are considered more haunted than others.
An excellent book for anyone who investigates hauntings and haunted places, works in a haunted city, or is just plain interested in the backdrop and context of some of most haunted places in our country.
$12.80 @ Amazon
How to rid yourself of unwanted spirits, this book is the pocket manual. Basically a mini version of the Spirit Releasement Therapy Manual mentioned above, which Edith wrote the forward for, The Unquiet Dead discusses important techniques on how to protect yourself from entities, for releasing your home from displaced spirits, and overall, how to perform a depossession. I know I mention this a lot, but it's just important information to have for anyone who works with spirits. Progressive and insightful, you don't have to believe in every practice she uses or mentions in this book to gain something from it.
$11.79 @ Amazon
This book is called the guide to working with plant consciousness, but it should really be called, the guide to working with any type of consciousness that doesn't have a mouth or speak a language you can understand. It's perfect for beginning spirit communicators and advanced alike.
Plant Spirit Healing discusses methods of communication used by indigenous healers and shamans that include communication through light, sound, and vibration, explores the scientific basis underlying these practices, and it goes through exercises to help you connect. If you're new to communicating with new types of spirits or still working through your fears of ghosts, this text is an excellent beginning point for safe consciousness communication, starting with the very beings who support our entire existence, plants.
None of these books require belief to start reading or to dig in, just an open mind and willingness to learn new things. Even if you're new to the field or just getting started, some of these books are simply gems to anyone near or close to the field of the afterlife, ghosts and spirit communication.
Amanda Linette Meder
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