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People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It Paperback – November 4, 2011
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This book definitely makes you think. In fact, while reading it, I got a paranoid feeling that there could be dead people all around me at any given time. But I also thought that, if that were true, why don't they contact the living more often? And after being ignored for such a long time by the living why do these dead people never catch on to the fact that they are dead? Or do they? This is where the book raises more questions than it answers.
The author also strays off of the spiritual path several times and goes into other subjects like how DNA and pendulums work.
Another part that bothered me is the fact that spirit possession was blamed for a lot of the living's unsavory behavior. It strikes me as dangerous and irresponsible to me to place the blame for drug and alcohol addiction on forces outside of ourselves. As for criminal behavior, if spirit possession were to become a viable defence in court, we'd have a lot more rapists and murderers walking around our streets.
I think it's important to realize that just because information is channeled through a medium doesn't necessary make that information true. Spirits can lie too. (If you've ever used a Ouija board you know this.)
Ghost stories and hauntings are fun to read about. And I'm convinced that there are some restless spirits out there that are yet to find their peace. But let's not blame every whim or mood swing we experience on the undead.
Thankfully, this book gives clear examples of what happens when dead people attach themselves to you. And what you can do about it. In its own storytelling way, the book lets you know what to do in real life to treat dead-people-who-don't-know-it.
For example, a dead gambler once attached to me and kept asking for football updates and lottery tickets. For a while, I just went with it. I spent a lot of time skipping work and hitting the racetracks - and the bottle. My boss and family were quite upset with the behavior, I have to admit. "If you have a problem with it, talk to the disembodied ghost of a dead bettor that has attached himself to my body," I would tell them.
When that ghost finally got the hint and left, another one attached, then another. For some reason, all of these ghosts were lousy drunks with severe gambling problems. Terrible with women, too. "Can't come home now, Ruth," I'd tell the wife. "Another guy who's dead - and doesn't know it - has attached himself and taken me to the Mohawk Casino. He's a real piece of work!"
After my divorce, these hauntings continued. None of which were by ghosts who could handle their liquor or successfully pick up women at bars. I was miserable and lonely, with no friends but the dead people I was attached to.
This book gave me the courage to confront these people and take control of my life. While I'm still stuck with alcohol & betting addictions and a weight problem that these ghostly gamblers caused, I am alive - and I know it!
This book covers many diverse ideas & experiences, but the main theme is that many people who die don't have a clue as to what has happened to them because our society does not make an effort to teach us what to expect - and, since we are still "alive" after death, and appear to still have a body, many people don't realize that they've transitioned to the "Other Side". The idea is that this is the cause for earth-bound spirits or ghosts.
The author also discusses in depth the theory re: "hitchhikers" - the idea that those entites who don't move on after death tend to "reside" in the bodies of loved ones, those addicted to the same substances, and really anyone who had lost conciousness during the same time period that the deceased left their own body. I'm not sure what I believe re: this, but it's an intriguing theory.
So, how do we get rid of these unwanted visitors? A form of spirit counseling is described where someone explains to the spirit that they are dead, and that it's time to move on. A counseling "template" is provided.
Overall, this book kept my interest, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who's interested in the "paranormal".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Scared the crap out of myself when I read it - But I couldnt stop. Worthwhile read.Published 2 months ago by Lasttrain2Dagenham
The content of this book is great ... if you can understand it. The author's writing style is unbelievably confusing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anita L. McIver
Something I always suspected but never sure. Still not sure but I love reading these types of book that tantalize your imagination. Want to read more.Published 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
The quip on the back cover of this book sums up a major phenomenon people who work with spirits need to know. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Barbara Stone, PhD, DCEP
Now, I knew this person once who didn't know they were dead.
They'd attached themselves to an unsuspecting bystander, you see.
It was a real pain in the ass. Read more
First I thought this book was going to be a political treatise about democrats and liberals. Instead it is about the life after death and how some people hang around as their... Read morePublished on August 16, 2014 by Robert Fawcett
as for the negative reviews.. it is east to criticize the messenger if you didn't pay attention to the message.
it is a Home Grown book.. Read more
If you have every encountered a ghost and want to quell the fear this is the book for you and your family its religious and profoundPublished on February 1, 2014 by Katharine Anderson