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The Ghost Hunter's Survival Guide: Protection Techniques for Encounters with the Paranormal

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Chasing the unseen has become a popular pastime but most ghost hunters are unaware of the very real harm that can be done by malevolent human spirits, non-human entities, and a host of astral parasites. This guide from medium and paranormal investigator Michelle Belanger features proven protection techniques-and for the skeptics out there, highlights how the methods also ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published October 8th 2009 by Llewellyn Publications
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Clean your home, guard your energy.

Energy work, elements techniques.

Meditations & exercises.

Quite a bit scaredy stuff on otherworldly influences & interferences. Refs to Laberge's Lucid Dreaming, Dion Fortune's Psychic Self-Defense (creeptastic!).
Jan 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hated-it
Even though I know I'm probably going to get lots of hate mail from fans of this subject, I'm going to give my true opinions anyhow. Books like this generally get high reviews because only people really interested in the subject would even pick it up. I bumped into it while looking thru the non-fiction section of the library and thought it might be mildly entertaining. I was hoping for some crazy 'Ghost Buster' style suggestions like tin foil hats and the like. I was disappointed.

The small
Dec 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Primer for a professional paranormal investigators. The author leads through the one of house and personal psychic hitchhikers clearings, commenting on details of her method that were involved. Energy manipulation, visualization and intent based.

I seriously doubt that anyone repeatedly or professionally involved, or even armchair reader of occult and magick, doesn't know most of necessary basic information. To complete picture, there are other books, with quite different philosophy and methods -
Wendy Mills
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting, but confusing book to read. Instead of the self-help type book I was expecting it to be, there were literally chapters of a fiction story as well…so every couple of pages you went from various technique passages and then suddenly you were back into the middle of a story…I think she could have done better without the story, although the techniques seem like they would be beneficial to anyone who used them.
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Packed with good & easy-to-do protection techniques for ghost hunting. Accompanied with a story that goes on with every chapter...followed by some information & techniques of grounding, shielding, cleaning the stagnant energy along with some unwanted spirits, tips for spirit communication for benevolent ghosts & entities, etc. Very practical book.
Ramona Wetzel
Interesting Perspective

Michelle: FYI: the wise old man who spoke of the faith of a mustard seed was Jesus of Nazareth. This is a fine book for all those who are enthralled with New Age, Hoodoo, Voodoo, Santerian and "modern" Wiccan practices and belief systems. Me, I like simple. Truth be told, my thinking is 100% Catholic. Especially regarding the preturnatural and the disposition of the human soul after the death of our bodies. It's easier for me to call a spade a spade instead of trying to
M  - The long hot spell
A couple of quick thoughts, nothing more. First off, I read this book to help with something I was writing. While I keep a somewhat open mind I’m not a ghost hunter, nor believer.
Thinking about reading? If you're looking for a scare this is not your book.
As pointed out by other reviewers some information from the book is useful for other - more worldly - purposes. Grounding and centering, for example.
I would have appreciated a deeper indexing of information to help me find what I needed, but
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has just moved to the top of my to-be-bought-asap list. What a wonderful guidebook! I had known for a while that Michelle Belanger was a good writer (merely from her social media). I was pleasantly surprised to discover through her book that she is an absolutely superb writer. Not only is the book very well written, but also it communicates the needed information clearly and concisely with helpful exercises and interesting sidebars. I am so glad I checked it out and plan on reading ...more
Curtis Nash
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A primer for those who are seriously pursuing this field, this book covers the bases in regard to natural and elemental energies. I am keeping this on my shelf, certain that I will refer to it again and again. One thing I like about this is Belanger goes to great pains to be inclusive of all belief systems and worldviews of this subject. This contradicts many who study the paranormal, in that many are condescending of some belief systems. I feel I am more comfortable and more confident in ...more
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've actually read this book a couple of times. I find that the techniques that Ms Belanger recommends are very clear and well thought out. It's easy to read, and easy to put these methods to use. Not only can the exercises be used for ghost hunters, but they can also be used in every day life. We've all experienced *toxic* people, as well as places, and the methods described in this book can be very useful for those situations as well. I'd definetly recommend this book to anyone!
Tyler Mickelson
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book thinking I was going to get a crash course in ghost hunting, but what I got was a detailed book on how to improve your psychic abilities. When I first started in to the book and realized what it was I admit I was a bit disappointed, however the further I read in the more intrigued I became until I was fully immersed in to the book.
Vezlandia Day
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If you are planning on doing any type of paranormal investigation work, Michelle preps the most novice ghosthunter with this book. It is a guide I am very happy to have found and am quite thankful she wrote.
Dharia Scarab
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nice to see a different approach to what you need to know when ghost hunting. I've read a number of books by this author and find it interesting how she teaches some of the same concepts in different ways depending on the audience
Dec 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Basic phycic defences and homecleansings are covered in this easy to read book. Definitely worth it for those interested in the occult or ghost hunting.
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Michelle Belanger is an American author, singer, and television personality, widely recognized for her work on television's Paranormal State. A leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, her non-fiction research in books like "The Dictionary of Demons" (Llewellyn, 2010) and "The Psychic Vampire Codex" (Weiser, 2004) has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and numerous ...more
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