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Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift: True Stories from an Afterlife Paramedic Paperback – October 1, 2009

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Weiser Books (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578634687
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578634682
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,762,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Monica get's more done in her dreams than I do awake in a week. Fringe Dweller is a heartfelt account of one woman's journey of discovering and fine-tuning her purpose as a healer." --Dougall Fraser, author of But You Knew That Already: What a Psychic Can Teach You About Life

About the Author

Monica Holy is an artist, psychic medium, spirit guide, and mother of two. She has worked in animation, photography, and typography for film and television. For most of her life, she has kept her psychic and spiritual life a secret. She feels the time is right to share her story in hopes that it will help others understand their own journey through life. This is her first book.

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In 2005, Monica Holy was told by her Spirit Guides to 'show the images of what she sees on the Night Shift (astral travel) and lose attachment to the outcome.' To that end, she has come out of the psychic closet in a big way-revealing a slice of paranormal phenomena that most of us have never even heard of. Monica Holy is a 'Fringe Dweller', or one who transports the traumatized dead to the light while she herself is in her metaphysical body.

Monica Holy has been interviewed many times, but most notably she appeared on Coast to Coast radio with Ian Punnet where her real life stories caused quite a stir. To view the images of what Monica 'sees', go to, where her artwork is posted. Incidentally, Monica is still 'losing attachment to the outcome' and wondering exactly where that is going to lead her...

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Welsh on September 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
Monica Holy "lets it all hang out" in this highly personal memoir of her life as an astral traveler, warping though other dimensions, performing healing and rescue on the "night shift." In doing so, she either touches you with the sincerity of her words, or reading these stories, so far from ordinary experience, may leave you wondering if she is simply a nut job.

Her descriptions of the other realms fit with reports of other astral wanderers, but her activities cover a larger range than is usual with such accounts. The author acknowledges that her paranormal experiences don't seem to fit any of the usual labels - medium, psychic, shaman, mystic, etc. It was her guides (astral beings) who called her a "fringe-dweller," and that is the label she prefers. She tells us she began to sense other dimensions from an early age, but she grew up in a place (small Canadian town) where there was no information about paranormal happenings. Because she did not know about others like herself, she could not place herself in some niche of normality. She was left with the feeling that she was not like those around her; she was different. But as she took on the duties of a rescuer during nighttime sleep, she became aware of others like herself. She wrote this book to let others having similar experiences know that they are not alone.

Even if you are not aware of going to other dimensions in your sleep, Holy's book is still a good read. Each chapter describes aspects of her experiences and each is accompanied by an artistic depiction (the author's own art work) of what she has seen and felt. She is not unique in the belief that we visit the astral world in our sleep, or that we receive help from spirit guides.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Martine Bilodeau on October 21, 2009
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This book is absolutely fascinating! The author's teachings on intuition and positive/negative energy management, via her life stories, offer an excellent alternative to businesspeople like me, in a world where we don't know who to rely on any more.

If you find it difficult to engage in your own life, because of the complexity and lack of spirits in today's work, finances, and relationships, this is a book for you. Artists, and anyone interested in metaphysics will find a lot of new resources in this book. It is refreshing to finally read something that is not just a new interpretation of what has been written before.

I am finding in the author's interpretation of her paranormal experiences many tools to understand day-to-day life. This is not a how-to book, but rather a very intelligent, and well-written description of her journey into her dreams. That makes it more interesting, human, and unpretentious. Dreams, as a tool to understand our reality is nothing new, but the way the author selflessly exposes her experiences in understanding her paranormal life in the dream world, is definitely inspiring.

Her accomplishments in guiding people's spirits across and the way she shares her understanding of her work, makes defining work and one's life mission much more meaningful. It offers a concept that is much more tangible than what I have heard of before, and it helps one's move beyond money and material worries, without taking us away from staying on top of business. It adds a new dimension to spirituality.

In her book, Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift, Monica Holy is leading the way into a new understanding of the afterlife. Well worth the money and the read! I have been recommending it to all my friends.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Julie Clayton VINE VOICE on November 15, 2009
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It's a sign of the times that a book like this has been published by a large publishing house. The author, Monica Holy, is an ordinary woman and yet she has extraordinary abilities to move through alternative states of consciousness. She accesses these other states primarily through the dream state, and Fringe Dweller is her attempt to describe how she assists people from within this state who are both living and passed, or passing. She calls herself "an afterlife paramedic" since she is usually called to intervene in situations that are urgent, with no forewarning and no one to explain what is required or to translate the non-ordinary into something that she can understand.

After decades of not understanding her bizarre but innate nocturnal events, and on the edge of collapse, Holy found some direction and mentoring in the physical plane to get her re-grounded. Once she accepted her gifts and reoriented her purpose, guides and "co-workers" from her dream state introduced lessons and schooling for navigating through astral realities during, which continue to this day.

This book is an authentic and brave revelation; the author pioneers a landscape that is unfamiliar to most of us, but that we suspect exists in some form. In this regard, it is human consciousness that is now on the fringe of understanding more fully, thanks to Monica Holy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MM on November 15, 2009
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If you are a seeker, this is a good book for you. It can open your mind to new possibilities and higher thought. Although I had no concrete idea of what this book would include, I was surprised at the content. I think the "Afterlife paramedic" phrase is a bit melodramatic. I would describe this more as experiences from an afterlife guide and/or healer. Very interesting experiences. After I finished reading it the first time, I had to start reading it again immediately. I lack one chapter being finished, and I have the feeling that I will read it for the 3rd time.
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