Sister of Darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist

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Exorcisms have been the stuff of horror movies for decades and are rarely treated as anything of substance even in the rare cases when the Church acknowledges standards for conducting them. But for Rachel, they’re a part of daily life. She is a guardian, someone who protects and heals those stricken by dark forces, and exorcisms are one of her primary weapons against the evils that plague those who seek her help.

Sister of Darkness is a deep dive into a unique world of spectral entities, spirit guides, and the ways trauma can manifest physically. Stavis takes us on a journey chronicling her years of work purging sinister forces from victims.

But don’t misinterpret. This book isn’t about celebrating her successes or lauding her as a force for good. It’s a text about how to best protect yourself, even if your own choices led you to such spiritually dark places.

As a reader, you may view this as an honest account or an incredibly detailed delusion, but either way, there’s no denying that it’s fascinating. Also, whether you believe her is inconsequential; her sincerity permeates every single page and creates an engaging trip through the curious byways of herbalism, crystals, energy manipulation, and psychology.

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Author R. H. Stavis • Sarah Durand
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Dey Street Books
Publish Date 2018-Feb-06
ISBN 9780062656148
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Issue June 2018
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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