The world’s only non-denominational exorcist—the subject of a forthcoming major motion picture—tells her astonishing true story: a riveting chronicle of wrestling entities from infected souls, showing how pain and trauma opens us to attachment from forces that drain our energy . . . and can even destroy our humanity.
As a secular exorcist, Rachel H. Stavis has cleansed thousands of tormented people, from small children and Hollywood moguls to stay-at-home moms and politicians. But for many years, the horror screenwriter and novelist denied her gift. As a little girl, she began to see “monsters” floating around her bedroom or attached to other children. Told it was only her imagination, Rachel learned to ignore the things she saw.
But a series of events in adulthood forced her to acknowledge her unique ability and embrace her power to heal. Since then, Rachel has dedicated her life to helping others cast off the forces feeding off of us. Performing her services pro-bono, she quietly worked in the shadows, until she unknowingly revealed her work to a journalist, who told her story to NPR.
A unique look at demonology removed from religious dogma, Sister of Darkness recounts Rachel’s journey to becoming an exorcist and chronicles some of her most extreme cleansings cases, including those that put her and her clients in peril. Going deep into her world, we meet the diverse range of people she has helped—young, old, famous and not—in gripping stories of danger and sometimes sadness, that are ultimately about redemption. Rachel teaches us that there are a diverse range of “entities” surrounding us—some of these are playful or misguided, while some are dangerous and harmful. She introduces each of them and explains their power, helping us understand what is attacking and hurting us, and what we can do to protect ourselves.
Frightening, eye-opening, and utterly enthralling, Sister of Darkness brings to light a world ruled by destruction, chaos and fear, and the woman who bravely fights to protect those who seeks her out. (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Brianna At Wunderkind PR for the free book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3 out of 5 Stars.
Okay, so this book is interesting, and the concept of it was so intriguing, it was a must read for me. I don’t know how to adequately review this one. Memoirs and the like are so hard for me to review, because how do I give my opinion on someone’s life?
I guess it boils down to this, if you believe in demons, entities, afterlife, possession, exorcism, than this book is going to be a perfect read for you, and for you it will read like non-fiction. For those on the other end of the spectrum, it will read as a work of fiction. Just another set of spooky stories. I for one do not lean towards one side, more than the other. I simply don’t know what I believe. Parts of this book did spook me, the thought that entities could be around us, and attached to us is kind of scary.
I could tell from the writing that Rachel is a believer, there is no doubt about it. I am glad I got to read this, and I am glad I stepped outside of my reading bubble and took a chance on something new. If this kind of stuff interests you, if you were a fan of movies like Paranormal Activity, The Exorcist, The Rite, or any of those films, than surely this book is right up your alley.