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The Unquiet Dead: A Psychologist Treats Spirit Possession

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  92 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Noted psychologist Dr. Edith Fiore explains how to detect spirit possession in yourself and others, how to protect yourself from entities, how to release your home from displaced spirits, and how to perform a depossession. Filled with shocking case histories.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Ballantine Books (first published 1987)
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Tim Malone
Jul 26, 2013 Tim Malone rated it really liked it
I have mentioned this book in several of my posts over the past year or two but only recently did I give it a thorough reading. It’s an old book so this is certainly not the first review. Oh, and by the way, this is not about the episode of the same name from Doctor Who, the British Science-Fiction television series. I think the title of the book was a good choice. It gets your attention.

It was published in 1987 and is Dr. Fiore’s second book. I reviewed her first, You Have Been Here Before in a
Gabriella Alexandra
Jan 19, 2016 Gabriella Alexandra rated it really liked it
This was a very informative book, but it gave me the heebie-jeebies. What a creepy and strange idea! If it is true that spirits can possess people, then we need to take a closer look at our mental health system and diagnoses, as the author suggests. This could be groundbreaking information, if only more people paid attention to it! In total, I would say: read this at your own risk because you may incite fear into yourself, but also keep an open mind. The methods the author shares of "deposessing ...more
Andrea Tackett
Aug 16, 2015 Andrea Tackett rated it did not like it
I find Fiore's work incredibly dangerous and irresponsible. Her spiritual worldview comes across as disturbingly weak, deeply rooted in her own admission that she is not sure she believes in any of the concepts she impresses on patients in these "depossessions."

This book is filled with perceptions of which Fiore herself repeatedly states she is not convinced. In her own words:

"Please remember that even I, after thousands of depossessions, am still not one hundred percent convinced of the existen
Kemila Zsange
Dec 29, 2012 Kemila Zsange rated it really liked it
I just finished reading Dr. Edith Fiore's another fascinating clinical case book "The Unquiet Dead" - A Psychologist Treats Spirit Possession, which was first publiced in 1987. This was really a frontier book of this kind, I mean, by a psychologist not a "psychic" - It's funny though, when I say a "psychologist", not a "psychic", it feels as if it gives more credibility as there's "science" component in it; but does it really? Dr. Fiore's spirit depossession work was based on hypotism, up till t ...more
Jan 19, 2016 Stacy rated it liked it
I think I have read this before, parts of it were very familair. But, it's an interesting read that opens the mind to new ideas.
Daniel Berisford
Apr 20, 2016 Daniel Berisford rated it it was amazing
Shelves: past-lives
How amazing to think that spirits are attached to us and live with us day to day.
Jan 10, 2014 Heather rated it liked it
Interesting concepts. I wouldn't want her to treat me necessarily, but I'm glad I read this author's work/about her work.
Attila Benő
Jul 13, 2016 Attila Benő rated it liked it
Despite the three stars, the book is not bad. The reason for the three stars is that in my opinion this book is quite disturbing. There are many books about this topic that are much more readable and not quite as upsetting.
Jan 05, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it
An interesting look and theory from the viewpoint of a psychologist. It sounds like it would be strange but it is actually very interesting.
Sep 14, 2011 Adebayo rated it liked it
It is good but not as explanatory as Freeing the Captives. It fills in some missing pieces though to the latter book.
Mar 22, 2014 Regina rated it it was amazing
the book is great! the beginning is a bit scary but it puts all the cards on the table. Loved it.
Linda T.
Mar 02, 2008 Linda T. rated it it was amazing
Dr. Fiore is an amazing practicioner as well as an amazing author. This book is fascinating.
Apr 03, 2008 Liz rated it it was amazing
Very interesting read but a times somewhat disturbing. I totally loved it!
Jul 01, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it
Came recommended after undergoing hypnosis *raises an eyebrow*
Sep 22, 2008 Jenn rated it really liked it
Excellent case studies of spirit possession. Highly recommend.
Jul 02, 2013 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
eye opening
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