Sister of Darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist R. H. Stavis, Sarah Durand
Title: Sister of Darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exoexist
Author: R.H. Stavis and Sarah Durand
Published: Feb. 8, 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing
Genre: Demonology, Cleansing
Review: ebook provided by Edelweiss+
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.
I received this book via Edelweiss+ to give an honest review.
What pulled me to request this book was the word exorcist I love movies that have possession in them just because that is a world that is really unknown. For me this was a quick read; all I really remember is I started with chapter 1 and within 30 minutes I was on chapter 12. I felt as though I was flying by with the reading of what this author was going through and what she has saw.
This story is told by the author she is someone who sees entities which is pretty neat but scary as well. When she explains how entities can attach themselves to people especially with those that have had trauma of some kind or depression in a weird way it kind of could make sense.
Towards the end of the book the author explains the different frequencies that we transmit and how to get a higher frequency that is better for us. If we need to have a cleansing what herbs are good to use and so forth. I thought the author did a good job with getting a good message out there about the paranormal world and how it can affect you yet did not push her beliefs on the reader.
Would I have liked more stories about what the author has seen of course because I am weird like that but overall it was a quick read.
A screenwriter for film, television, and video games, Rachel Stavis created the backstory for “Lara Croft—Tomb Raider,” and has published four horror novels under the name R. H. Stavis. She is also a professional exorcist. She lives in Van Nuys, California.