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Communicating With the Dead: Reach Beyond the Grave

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This book is an objective and journalistic journey into the history and practice of spirit communication devices. Practitioners, scientists, clergy, and psychics all weigh in on the various means and materials used to make contact with the spirit world.
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Published April 1st 2004 by New Page Books
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Jansen
Jul 11, 2012 Jansen rated it really liked it
I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Belanger earlier this year at a ghost hunt hosted by Darkness Radio.com at the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. Jeff is a very prolific writer in the paranormal field, and I also own his popular "Weird Massachusetts" book.

"Communicating with the Dead: Reaching Beyond the Grave" is not so much a how-to book, which is what I was initially expecting. Instead, it's more of an investigative reporting piece on some techniques that people have used to communi
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Amie
May 03, 2011 Amie rated it liked it
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Not a bad book - there is a lot of good info for the beginner and even the moderately knowledgeable paranormal investigator/ghost hunter. The author discusses various scientific ways of communicating with spirits and why the science works (or why they believe it works). He also discusses several other techniques that are not-so-scientifically proven and run more along the psychic end of communicating with spirits such as dowsing, automatic writing and mirror gazing to name a few. The author does ...more
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Aug 02, 2016 Claudia Loureiro rated it really liked it
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Gifted with an easy flowing, entertaining writing style, Belanger gives the reader an abundance of ways people try to communicate with spirits using talking boards, card, and there's also ghost photography plus many other ways. This is a must-read also for ghost hunters.
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Jeff Belanger was first introduced to ghosts and the supernatural at age ten, when he and some friends took a Ouija board to a known haunted house in Newtown, Connecticut. He has been writing about ghosts and the supernatural since 1997 when he first interviewed renowned ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. In 1998, he was tapped to research and write the script for a documentary film on Dudleyto ...more
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