Library of Books
just a few of the books that line the shelves of our libraries.
They have provided entertaining reading, good references, and
assistance in accomplishing our goals. Please look through all
of the books we suggest because one of them may help answer your
I have divided
the books into four categories:
Haunted Places in Indiana
Ghost Hunters Bookstore
Psychic Development and Protection
Ghosts and Demonology
Ghosts and Demonology
|HOLY GHOSTS: Or, How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night by Gary Jansen (2011) The extraordinary true story of a Long Island household haunting that forced a respected writer to confront the truth about life, death, his childhood home, and his town's past.
|WHEN GHOSTS SPEAK: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits by Mary Ann Winkowski (2009) In this remarkable book, Mary Ann tells her incredible story. She talks about the difference between earthbound spirits and those who have crossed over; she tells you why spirits remain on the earthly plane and how long they have before their "White Light' disappears; she shares her most intriguing and infamous tales about the spirits she has encountered. And she divulges how to determine whether your house or your family is haunted--and what to do if there is a ghost around you.
GHOSTS AND POLTERGEISTS by Fr. Herbert Henry Charles Thurston, S.J. (1856-1939) was an English Jesuit priest, who wrote many books such as No Popery!: Anti-Papal Prejudice, The Church And Spiritualism, The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism, Bloody Mary - A Short Biography, The Origin and History Of Valentine's Day, The Stations of the Cross: an account of their history and devotional purpose, etc. This 1953 book is a posthumous collection of his writings about Spiritualism.
This work provides a very satisfactory analysis from a Catholic perspective of many cases of ghosts/poltergeist phenomena. For those who are interested in reading books containing stories of cases involving possession this work is an excellent read.
OCCULT PHENOMENA IN THE LIGHT OF THEOLOGY by Alois Wiesinger, O.C.S.O. (1957) Abott Wiesinger, a Cistercian theologian who conducted extensive research into the paranormal, demonstrates that while many so-called psychic happenings can be dismissed, others can be explained by "vestigial" powers of the human soul left over from its pre-fallen state:
"Theology teaches us that in Paradise man possessed powers which were afterwards lost to him. The question is, which powers were lost completely, which were merely weakened, and whether certain of these powers, which may have remained latent, might... be capable of revival."
|EXORCISM AND THE CHURCH MILITANT by Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer (2010) The phenomenon of demonic possession is one of the most frightening realities of the fallen human condition and one of the most misunderstood. For those who seek insight into this aspect of the Christian Faith, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer has compiled a compendium of the basic teachings about exorcism, which will give the reader an insider s perspective on the Church s warfare against the enemy of our souls.
DEMONOLOGIST: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF ED AND LORRAINE WARREN by Gerald Brittle (2002) This book is a must read for anyone
interested in paranormal research of spirit entities or for
those interested in becoming Clergy, entering the deliverance
field or even thinking of playing around with the occult. While
the Warrens are catholic and speak in terms related to those
of the catholic denomination, the information in this book applies
to all denominations. They provide a clear explanation of the
various spirit types breaking down ghost and demons as seperate
entities. Each has it's own catagory of phenomena and most often
demonic spirits are brought in by invitation.
THE NIGHT by Ralph Sarchie (2001) Sgt. Ralph
Sarchie and his daring partner in preternatural combat, Joe
Forrester, swing some pretty heavy-duty spiritual bats against
the "Principalities and Powers" of darkness and despair.
In the courageous manner of other spiritual warriors like Fr.
Martin, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, and Bishop McKenna, they offer themselves
in fierce struggles to free others from the bondage to the demonic.
For this is not a game, but a deadly-serious, winner-take-all
contest for the bodies, minds, and souls of the devil's unfortunate
OF THE DARK by John Zaffis (2004) Its a well written
and inteligent look at some extremely remarkable cases of demonic
attack. In a society that increasingly wants to pretend that
any thing spiritual must be benign we need more books like this
that remind people that evil is just as real.
TO THE DEVIL by Malachi Martin (1992) Father Martin
has spoken on radio about the "middle plateau" which
is the space in which demons can move in spirit form and enter
the unwary individual who experiments with astral projection,
remote viewing and other such pursuits. This book relates the
experiences of 5 people who have opened themselves up to this
place, allowed their minds to empty, and in that vacuum, the
evil spirit can enter.
EXORCIST TELLS HIS STORY by Gabriel Amorth (1999) Fr.
Amorth provides numerous first-hand encounters with demonic
possession. These provide examples that can help one understand
the symptoms of posession in order to differentiate it from
things that might simply be mental illness. And, as the foreword
indicates, Fr. Amorth gives an intelligent account. This is
not the account of some faith healer who sees demons under every
doily. He's careful to point out that most people need psychologists,
not exorcists, and that, even after an exorcism, many people
still need a psychologist to deal with the trauma of their lives.
EXORCISM OF ANNELIESE MICHEL by Felicitas D. Goodman
(1981) This is a remarkable book about a clash of world views.
In 1978 a young German woman named Anneliese Michel died. The
German courts found her parents and the priests who attended
her guilty of negligent homicide. The courts concluded that
Anneliese dies because she had been subjected to extensive and
severe Exorcism rites, rather than continuing the medications
she had been given for epileptic seizures.
OF THE LIE by M. Scott Peck (1998) Dr. Peck dives into
the study of evil in human beings. Dr. Peck claims that evil
does exist, but it's neither incurable nor unavoidable! And
the only way to combat evil is to admit to its existence and
to recognize its danger. How can you fight something that you
don't even believe is true, he says.