Real Angels: Guiding Spirits, Benevolent Beings, and Heavenly Hosts
By Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger
Benjamin Street Press
2009, 260 pages, US $19.95
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
Certainly no strangers to the paranormal this popular and prolific writing duo have produced another fascinating and enlightening work on the supernatural. Real Angels, destined to become yet another Steiger classic, reviews both modern and ancient stories, vital details and statistical information relating to our age old beliefs and ongoing human interactions with angels. As far back as 1968, Brad began to circulate a questionnaire for people to complete if they have had mystical, paranormal and UFO experiences. Today, with a massive database of more than 30,000 respondents, men and women from all walks of life, some 77 percent of those the Steiger’s surveyed claimed to have encountered a benevolent being of light themselves. Brad and Sherry present in this thought-provoking volume a number of those accounts, no doubt shared here in print for the very first time.
Brad and Sherry also share very personal and intriguing stories of angelic-type guidance and help in their own lives too. In fact, they describe in this book how they came to be together, which in itself is a truly heart-warming supernatural tale. While they were visiting sacred sites in Peru in 1988, Sherry felt certain that she had experienced supernatural confirmation of her late son Erik’s continued survival and well-being in the afterlife. That’s quite an incredible and touching story too!
One night while in Peru, an Incan shaman guided Brad and Sherry to a sacred lake near Ollantaytambo, where UFOs could be seen entering and leaving the waters of that lake. “In spite of the chill in the night air, there were barefooted villagers walking about in the darkness, carrying grain and water to their families in jars atop their heads,” they wrote. “To those who could speak Spanish, the Steigers asked them their thoughts about the mysterious lights. Some answered that the lights were spirits of the grandfathers. Others called them the Old Ones. But most of them declared that the lights seen leaving and entering the lake were angels.”
Billy Graham once wrote, in a book on angels, that some UFOs could indeed be angels. There was definitely something quite extraordinary about the mysterious lights that the Steigers were watching. Sherry decided to conduct an experiment. Of this experiment they wrote: “She began projecting thought-messages to the glowing lights to zig to the left, zag to the right, spiral upward, dive into the lake, and so forth. Incredibly, as everyone witnessed, the ‘angels’ complied with her requests.”
I should also mention that this book also contains wonderful stories that were shared with Brad and Sherry by Priscilla Wolf, our Apache friend out in New Mexico who is full of many wonderful and exciting stories. I have written several columns of my Reality Checking about her, and I will always be in Brad’s debt for introducing us.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Real Angels to all of my reading audience. It’s a wonderful and well-written book just full of exciting information. Also one Bill Oliver, a long time fan of the Steiger’s, has his awesome works of angelic art showcased therein too.
Medicine, Miracles, & Manifestations: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Worlds of Divine Intervention, Near-Death Experiences, and Universal Energy
By Dr. John L. Turner
Foreword by Robert F. Spetzler, MD
The Career Press, Inc. • 3 Tice Road/PO Box 687 • Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
2009, 256 pages, US $15.99
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
As the title reveals, this book is a detailed account of the life journey of Dr. John Turner and his personal introduction and exploration into the controversial realms of the paranormal. He was three years into a PhD program when a copy of a popular book about the noted American psychic Edgar Cayce, entitled The Sleeping Prophet, came into his possession. As has happened with so many others, that single book changed the course of his life. As he became a neurosurgeon, trained in the ways of Western science and medicine, Dr. Turner evolved beyond mainstream concepts and practices to include mind-body-spirit approaches that benefited a number of patients who were under his care. For example, remote viewer Ed Dames correctly remote viewed the cause of one of Dr. Turner’s patient’s unexplained pain. In this thought-provoking book you will read about Dr. Turner’s own discoveries regarding the miraculous power and secrets behind energy healing, chanting, meditation, out-of-body travel, and life after death.
Read documented first-hand experiences of the author as well as detailed conversational narratives of eyewitnesses to the paranormal that were personally collected by Dr. Turner in his journey. Read what he has to say concerning the ways that we can interface with the spiritual world and the collective human unconscious, how our lives are preplanned before our birth and how consciousness persists following death. A rare volume written by an exceptional physician!