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Demonic Foes. My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal. – Richard Gallagher

Title: Demonic Foes. My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal.

Author: Richard Gallagher

Publisher‏: ‎ HarperOne (October 6, 2020)

Hardcover: ‎ 272 pages

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0062876478



Book review by Athanasios Komianos

Years ago, I had run into a Washigton Post article entitled: As a Psychiatrist I Diagnose Mental Illness. Also, I Help Spot Demonic Possession. I was so glad that one more psychiatrist went out in public and talked openly about the possibility of demonic possession. I knew that one article was not enough for the knowledge and experience of Dr. Gallagher. He has studied in the most prestigious American Universities and served in numerous psychiatric clinics. Proficient in the Classic Studies … Read the rest

“Enjoy the journey” … book reviews of Tricia J. Robertson

A three books review by Athanasios Komianos

That is exactly what I did after reading all three books of Tricia Robertson as the title above is her last phrase on her last book, I really enjoyed the journey. Ms Robertson provided me with a very pleasant surprise since despite all my readings and studies of the paranormal, I had never run across her magnificent work and insights. Ms Robertson former teacher of mathematics and physics is a long-term council member, past Vice President and Immediate Past President of the Scottish Society for Psychical Research.
She is a tutor for the Department of Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) at the University of Glasgow. In conjunction with Professor Archie Roy, she provided … Read the rest

Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife. Raymond Moody

Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife.

by Raymond Moody &
Paul Perry

ISBN: 9780062046437

HarperOne, 2013.

256 pages

Book Review by Athanasios Komianos

Dr Raymond Moody has come to share his life story as it unfolded through the years in a very personal tone that you do not find in his other books. Through his narrative we scroll through from his very early years to the time he wrote this specific book. It is a fascinating journey to learn from one of the most best-selling books in the history of publishing to share his remarkable insights with the readers.

After the book came into my hands, I left all my errands on the side and devoured it … Read the rest

An Amazing Journey into the Psychotic Mind: Breaking the Spell of the Ivory Tower by Jerry Marzinsky & Sherry Swiney

Reviewed by Athanasios Komianos in issue 32 of the IJRT 2022.

An Amazing Journey into the Psychotic Mind: Breaking the Spell of the Ivory Tower   by Jerry Marzinsky & Sherry Swiney. Publisher: Lulu. Pages: 152. ISBN: 9781716919541

The man who served for 35 years in mental institutions comes with a book that cannot be left unnoticed.

He starts off with a brief but to the point history of psychiatry and the barbaric treatment of psychotic patients.  From the trepanning (drilling holes into the skull) of the middle-ages to the straight-jackets of the 19th century. From the “hydrotherapy” to spinning chairs and puking. From force standing and fever “therapy”, to chemically induced seizures and insulin shock “therapy”. From electro-convulsive therapy … Read the rest

Inner Healing Journey – A Medical Perspective by Peter Mack, M.D., Ph.D

Reviewed by Andy Tomlinson
in IJRT  Issue 28, 2016


Find out how medical doctors from three continents have guided their patients with regression therapy to the source of their problem to clear deep-seated emotions that underlie medical conditions and relationship issues.

The book is full of the patient stories of what happened including what appear to be past lives. The physicians show the amazing transformation that can take place by working with the emerging information. It is written to be an absorbing read that brings new hope to the public, and to inspire medical professionals, available in English and soon in Portuguese.

Peter Mack, M.D., Ph.D. received his undergraduate medical education from the University of Singapore and undertook postgraduate … Read the rest

The Spirits of Amoskeag: The Wounded Heroes of the Manchester Mills by Lois A. Hermann with Peter Paulson

Reviewed by Albert J. Marotta MA, CHT
In IJRT Issue 28, 2016


This book is a historical expose of the late 16th and 17th century manufacturing and abusive child labor practices in the New England weaving mills. It is a 21st century promise to tell this story, with the effective use of transpersonal hypnotic regression in the research needed to validate their stories, and keep that promise.

Lois Hermann’s book is well-documented dynamic historical adventure showing a dark side of humanity and big business. It is emotional, poignant, and fast paced. Hypnotic regression techniques are used to access earth bound spirit testimony. The spiritual dimensions do not detract or overshadow the storyline but rather add a deeper … Read the rest

Der Sinn von allem was einst war – Das holographische Modell der Regressionstherapie by Erika I. Schäfer

Reviewed by the Editor
In IJRT Issue 29, 2017


The sense of all that has been – The holographic model of Regressiontherapy
In her third book “The Sense of All that Has Been“, Erika provides insights into her work and lays down her roughly 40 years of experience in Regressiontherapy.

She encompasses case reports, explains the therapeutic process and provides us thus with an easy-to-read textbook on Regressiontherapy.


256 pages, hardcover, 35.-Euro; published by Synergia in the German language.
Therapie-, Lehr- & Forschungszentrum Eisenbuch – Eisenbuch 8, 84567 Erlbach
Mail: [email protected], Tel.: 08670/986699, Fax: 08670/9187971
Web: www.erikaschaefer.deRead the rest

Hello Me! by Sheela Jaganathan

Reviewed by the Editor
In IJRT Issue 29, 2017


Hello Me! is a non-fiction book, find out how Kalina, a ife and mother-of-three, skeptical of alternative therapies, transforms her current life with lessons from her past lives.

Reconnecting with Sheela after moving to Singapore, Kalina hears about regression therapy—a self-inquiry method done through moderate trance. Her curiosity piqued, Kalina decides to try it out to find answers to her recurring life challenges.

The true-to-life stories in Hello Me! chronicles Kalina’s outer and inner journeys as it does Sheela’s own subtle transformations over a period of three years. The learning curve for both the therapist and the client was steep but the end result was extraordinarily fascinating and deeply life-changing. … Read the rest

Through My Looking Glass: a Personal Journey into Vaster States of Awareness (Book 1) by Winafred Lucas

Foreward by Joanne Garland
In IJRT Issue 28, 2016

When Dr. Winafred Blake Lucas began to write her three-volume memoir she fully intended to complete it during her lifetime. She employed a secretary in California and this copyeditor in New England, both of whom had worked closely with her for years.

With the Internet not yet in widespread use, Winafred’s chapters crisscrossed the country by mail as they underwent repeated editing and revision. Photocopies of all materials provided a back-up in New England, lest any be lost in the mail.

Once her second volume had reached completion she visited here for several days. We kept ourselves warm by the woodstove in the basement as we moved through each chapter of … Read the rest

Transforming the Eternal Soul; Further Insights from Regression Therapy by Andy Tomlinson

Reviewed by Bernadeta Hodkova
Edited by  Andy Tomlinson
In IJRT Issue 28, 2016


This book is on my shelf of my most read books and represents one of the best-written books on techniques for regression therapy. As with other Andy Tomlinson books (Healing the Eternal Soul, Exploring the Eternal Soul) it is very easy to read, easy to work with and can be used as a textbook.  When I need inspiration for working with a client, I consult this book.

Transforming the Eternal Soul contains various techniques and approaches contributed by regression therapists from all over the world—graduates of the Regression Academy. The techniques that have been developed by these therapists, can help any therapist to expand knowledge and … Read the rest