Anatomy of a Ghost

Anatomy of a Ghost

by Robin M. Strom-Mackey

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Overview

Anatomy of a Ghost is a careful dissection of many subjects on the paranormal. Find out what experts in the field really believe about ghosts and haunted locations. Beyond just spirits and ghostly phenomena, the book also covers man-made paranormal entities, the unexplained shadow people and the lore surrounding angels and demons.

Looking for evidence that the soul survives bodily death? The chapter on After Death Communications and Near Death Experiences suggests that such experiences are universal and, in the case of After Death Communications, occur quite frequently.

Included in the book are many of the first-hand experiences by the author and her colleagues. From the child ghost in Pennsylvania, to the demon in Dover. The book is laced with stories from people who have actually experienced the paranormal in their own lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781387225729
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Anatomy of a Ghost 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SamRyan More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I don’t normally read books that are supernatural or paranormal in nature as I generally find them to be too derivative and cheesy and just full of conjecture. But I knew from the opening pages of “Anatomy of a Ghost” by Robin M. Strom-Mackey that it would be different from the norm and I was right. We are given a detailed and thorough history lesson on background of mans’ relation to the supernatural/ghosts, and covers a wide range of subjects that aren’t normally discussed in normal ‘ghost’ books. It fluctuates between being serious with an academic vibe, and philosophical and obviously supernatural with personal stories that ranged from being curiously creepy, to downright terrifying. I like how it was a mix of first-hand experience along well-researched documentation. I liked the artwork, and I can honestly say that I’ve never read anything like it—this book is hard to categorize easily or even describe in a short review… just that it was surprisingly fascinating and I am glad I read it – definitely worth the time and thought there was a lot of great information there that I’ve never heard of before. Some parts will definitely give you the chills and make you wonder what is really out there!
ClaireBear74 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars This is hands down one of the most riveting and well-crafted books and deliciously spooky books I’ve read in a long time! I was completely drawn in from the beginning, and absolutely loved the author’s style of writing – her narrative tone and voice, and love the pictures throughout – really gives it all a more personal, authentic feel. Right away we are swept away not only into Robin’s life as a paranormal investigator, but her amazing experiences with the supernatural and what led her to this work, as well as things she has learned and personally experienced since then…This is a nonfiction book, and talks about real people, and events as she experienced them (this isn’t a ‘made-up’ story) but at times it does read like a dramatic ghost story novel with some things almost too strange to be believed! But in a way that’s the heart of this story and the author’s message— that there is more ‘out there’ than most of us see or know, and the ideas of spirits, ghosts and the paranormal have been documented practically since the beginning of time. They say truth is stranger than fiction, and some of this was certainly jaw-dropping and made my skin crawl, but also helps to put it all in the bigger picture in terms of historical and cultural context. “Anatomy of a Ghost” covers so, so much it’s impossible to sum up, but it felt like I was living through Robin’s unorthodox life, and I would like to read more from her someday. Maybe a book that focuses on “Near Death Experiences” and “Angelic Encounters”? That would be cool. A wonderful literary treat and I would recommend this to fans of spiritual and supernatural nonfiction
JennaBrewster More than 1 year ago
"Anatomy of a Ghost” by Robin M. Strom-Mackey is an addicting, intoxicating read that is entertaining and creepy, and depending on your beliefs re: ghosts and supernatural, it might change your view on many things. I am a huge fan of paranormal, supernatural and ‘otherworldly’- type books that question and examine the unknown, but usually it is in fiction novels or on tv shows. What I liked about this book, is we get the real ‘nuts and bolts’ of paranormal phenomena, from the history of different religions, to different types of ‘experiences’ to first hand (and second-hand) accounts of real stories of things that have happened, from hauntings to psychic encounters. I was pleased by just how packed full of information it was, and how well-researched it was (with a long list of supporting sources at the end.) Gives some real depth and validity to a topic that is frequently on the more ‘incredulous’ side. I read the whole thing in the course of a few nights, and was disappointed when it was over… I wanted more! Overall I found the writing quality to really good, like the author is talking to us directly and sharing her stories and knowledge, and I was truly impressed with the way she managed to put so many events and experiences into a highly readable story. Recommend for readers of nonfiction spiritualty/ghosts/occult
BellaReadz More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars wow, I really enjoyed this book, and I didn’t really think I would at first only because I do consider myself to be a skeptic and wanted to see more substance than just some run-of-the-mill ghost stories or hauntings. I thought it was just so interesting and well- written and definitely kept my attention the whole way through. There is some setting up the stage of the storyline in the beginning, history of paranormal and the author’s backstory… covers so many topics from an intellectual and even scientific perspective, but of course also just shared other supernatural figures/events as well. This seems like it would be a good book for people who want to know more about the various subjects of the paranormal, and in ways they probably haven’t considered. Interesting insight to various cultures and religions throughout time – enough to be informative but not so dense as to weigh it down. It is quick read, one I finished in the course of less than a week, and I thought that all the photographs and illustrations were a great touch – really gave an air of credibility to such a ‘speculative’ subject. I was really unnerved by a few of the stories (like “Big Bang Theory” among others) and will never look at stray pets the same way again! (I kid.) All in all, I was captivated by this unusual and eye-opening book. Recommend reading for fans of history/ true paranormal with an intelligent/academic twist.
SDecker More than 1 year ago
awesome book - very detailed and with compelling, spine-tingling stories, balanced with history and scientific data. Robin M. Strom-Mackey has really done a great deal of research here, including her own personal experiences, and compiled in in a way that is outside the typical “stories” or “legends”… but also not just “facts and figures” either. From past to present, we really feel like a part of this fascinating world, and learning about various types of hauntings, ghosts, houses, creatures… I’ve never heard of “Shadow People” before, and I guess now I have another reason to be freaked by thunderstorms? The author notes that they can create an ‘uptick in paranormal activity’. Great, haha. The writing is really solid with interesting pictures to help bring the narrative to life – at times it can feel a little dry or textbooky, but it’s definitely not too esoteric (or boring!) I worried the part on quantum mechanics would go over my head, but she explains it all so clearly. Feel like I actually learned a lot and was genuinely surprised to discover just how complex this field is, and with how many different elements. Really makes you think outside the box for a while, and I’m glad the author undertook this task of writing this all up. Would definitely be interested in reading more form her in the future. Recommend.
GillianH More than 1 year ago
warning - when starting “Anatomy of a Ghost” make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all!! Trust me on this! The book starts off with an enticing introduction to the author’s story, and what prompted her to become involved with paranormal research. It is structured in such a way that there are several different sections, from stories, to different religious/spiritual movements, paranormal dating back to ancient times and today, different ‘characters’ such as demons, angels, banshees, fairies, and ghosts (to name a few) and places/objects… even animals! So many different things I have never thought of before, and just keeps going with one interesting event after the next. I think what I liked the most about this book was just the overall feel the author Robin M. Strom-Mackey managed to create where it felt intimate, like a friend is telling me this really cool, strange story that I didn’t want to stop listening to. Loved the fact that this wasn’t just a cliché ‘ghost story’. This went much deeper than that, and I was impressed with her literary and research skills. I definitely learned new things, all while being ‘entertained’. I’ve always had a fascination with the ‘supernatural’, but it is usually presented in such an eye-rolling, unbelievable way. It was great to read something so intelligently constructed with impressive research and complex connections that will enlighten… and maybe even scare you. Suitable for mature teens on up.
SherriWarner More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I’m a bit mixed-feelings on this book, “Anatomy of a Ghost” by Robin M. Strom-Mackey. On one hand it is very enlightening and well-written with some of the more interesting historical and ‘supernatural” information I’ve ever read, and she does a marvelous job of putting so many elements into cultural and religious context in an informed, unbiased way. The stories are entertaining, as is some of the lore and legend. But for me when I am reading a book that has so much dense narrative, I have a tougher time making a connection in a way that makes it something that I NEED to keep reading about. For such an interesting topic, I just thought some parts were a little ‘dull’ (boring). But it is written in a way that has great flow from topic to topic, from past to present, science and paranormal, personal experience and research. Could benefit from better proofreading too. But much more spiritual, insightful and informative than I was expecting…
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gerard Olszewski · November 19, 2017 Like the layout, the photos and the way you articulate yourself in print.Wish you and your group loads of success, now and in the future.Possibly one day our paths will cross out there somewhere. I'm Gerard, ( Jerry O, to those that know me) founder of P.I.S.S.D. Paranormal Investigation & Support Services of Delaware we've been around for quite awhile, ( my wife and I) having just recently went public.