Reprinted from New Age Retailer with permission
Holy Ghosts: Or How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night
$25.95 (H), ISBN 978-1-58542-819-9
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin
Born to working class parents, both the Catholic Church and Scooby Doo conspired to convince Gary Jansen that there were no such thing as ghosts. The old Colonial house, which he grew up in, told him a very different story however. His mother knew the house was haunted but it was only after Jansen and his wife moved back into the home years later that Jansen experienced the presences himself. Eventually, he turned to Mary Ann Winkowski, the inspiration for The Ghost Whisperer, for help. Winkowski identified the misplaced spirits and taught Jansen how to help them on their way to the other side. In the process, Jansen reevaluated his concept of reality, his relationship to the Catholic Church, and his personal connection to all things spiritual. The book he’s written about his journey through the other realms is a bit Norman Rockwell meets Agatha Christie during the Love, Sex, and Rock ‘n Roll years. He has given the reader profound spiritual concepts to think about in the context of a really good mystery story. I’ve communicated with discarnate spirits for decades. Most ghost stories don’t interest me but I couldn’t read this one fast enough.
Spirit Connection New York