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Product Details

  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571741364
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571741363
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A must-read for anybody who believes she or he may be housing a haranguing haunt, hypnotherapist Louise Ireland-Frey packs this 333-page volume with hundreds of case histories to illustrate how and why the living may become "possessed," "obsessed," or "influenced" by the dead. Making the case that most invading spirits do not have evil intent but rather are frightened, confused, or just plain lost, she describes how she and her colleagues have learned to release the living from the dead and the dead from the living. The doctor's down-to-earth delivery may make a believer out of the most devout skeptic, thereby providing an alternative therapeutic approach for a host of possibly misdiagnosed physical, mental, and emotional disorders previously deemed impervious to treatment. --Randall Cohan

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This book will free you in a way you cannot comprehend.
B H.
For those people interested in understanding ghosts and spirits this one of the books for you.
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I think this is an excellent book from cover to cover that deals with Spirit Release Therapy.
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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Laura De Giorgio TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 1, 2004
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I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The reader who was disappointed and gave this book "1 star" must have missed the point and the purpose of this book. The books is about Spirit Releasement and it contains an abundance of real-life stories, which make it for an enjoyable and easy reading.

The author doesn't state that all problems in anyone's life are related to spirit releasement, however she does tactfully and routinelly check for the possibility of any mental and energetic influences from external sources. It simply makes it easier when assisting the client to deal with issue that actually relate to the client.

It is not the purpose of spirit releasement techniques to place all the blame and responsibility on outer sources. After all, it is the individual's own thoughts and emotions that open the person to any external influences. And even when spirit releasement does indeed provide speedy relief from some perplexing problems, unless the individual invests some conscious effort in maintaining healthy state of mind, emotions and body, he may very well open himself to more unhealthy influences.

The thing that I particularly like about spirit releasement books as opposite to exorcism books is that the therapist doesn't just remove the unhealthy influence, but makes sure to help it to understand and exprience that there is a better way to live and that it is in its best interests.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Cassandra Barnes on July 2, 2001
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Sometimes a spirit, or soul, gets confused when its earthly body dies. It either doesn't see the light that awaits it, or fails to turn to the light. And sometimes these confused spirits attach themselves to new living bodies, interfering with the soul that already inhabits that body. In Freeing the Captives: The Emerging Therapy of Treating Spirit Attachment, hypnotherapist Louise Ireland-Frey, M.D. details how and why these "obsessing entities" must be released.
A pioneer in "spirit releasement therapy," Dr. Ireland-Frey practiced medicine until 1979. At age 67, she then began a new career as a hypnotherapist. Since then she has studied with others doing releasement and helped hundreds of clients.
Dr. Ireland-Frey believes there are two parts to releasement: the living person must first have the obsessing entity freed from it; and then the freed entity must be shown the way to light, so that it finds its proper place and doesn't attach itself to others.
Releasement is also known as "dispossession" by other practitioners.
Persons who have attached spirits may experience personality changes, become inexplicably depressed, or find themselves doing things they normally wouldn't do. Dr. Ireland-Frey has included dozens of case studies that illustrate how attached spirits affect people, and how she, and other practitioners, have released them.
"The earthbound souls of deceased human beings are by far the most commonly found kind of obsessing or oppressing entity," according to Dr. Ireland-Frey. There are, however, various other kinds of entitles, such as past-life personalities, negative thought-forms, elementals, and "dark beings of a demonic nature.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A. Klish on September 12, 2000
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I am in the healing field and found this book most helpful. During the time I was reading the book, four people came to me who had entity possessions. I followed the format in the stories, and was able to help these people release the thoughtforms and entities. There are more things influencing our lives then what we see with the naked eye. I feel this is a growing field and more information is needed.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Penny Duff on May 4, 2008
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Dr. Ireland-Frey has written and eye-opening, informative, and enlightening book about an important area of spiritual work. She gives a wide variety of situations and many instructive anecdotes. That being said, this is not a how-to manual. If you are interested in knowing about spirit attachment, this is an excellent starting place. If however, you wish to learn HOW to do spirit releasement, I suggest William Baldwin's "Spirit Releasement: A Technique Manual". This is the gold standard handbook for actually doing spirit releasement, but certainly is not "light" reading.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 29, 2008
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I really enjoyed Dr. Louise's gentle approach to releasing entities. She seemed to have compassion for even the darkest of entities but didn't hesitate to put them in a room of mirrors if they got too nasty. I like her methods and visualizations. Just a wonderful book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Marlene at Skullduggery Emporium on February 16, 2008
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I think this is an excellent book from cover to cover that deals with Spirit Release Therapy. Her approach when dealing with patients, alive and dead, human and non-human, is direct but most of all compassionate. She understands that no soul should be left lost outside the presence of the Divine, and that the Divine is in all things, even non-human entities, all should be given the chance to cross over.
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