Ghosts. Whether you believe in them or not, their existence is being proven and disproven nearly every day on television these days. Popular shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures send out teams of experts to investigate claims of hauntings at various sites and attempt to gain evidence.
Regardless of whether they exist, ghosts are and have been a hot topic for quite some time. Author Jalynn Venis has joined the fray with her latest book Cassandra's Field Guide to Ghostly Encounters. Cassandra O'Shaughnessy offers a friendly and knowledgeable persona through which readers can explore these strange phenomena. In this 57 page eBook, Cassandra shines some light and educates the reader in the ways they can not only wrap their heads around but appreciate and cultivate a relationship with or banish all together.
To start, Cassandra defines what ghosts are: "simply non-physical beings." These beings have not been able to make the transition to the next life, held back by a fear of the unknown. Instead, these spirits hang around in our world because that's easier than a leap of faith.
She then begins to examine how the living come to interact with the dead. Ghosts evidently take notice when we somehow notice them. It's the classic temperature drop when a ghostly presence is in the room or simply the slight perception that you're not alone. Cassandra says these feelings happen when the energy field of the living comes into contact with the energy field of the dead. This happens more frequently for some people than others evidently as some folks are more in tune with their senses or more intuitive in their grasp of their surroundings.
Cassandra goes on to talk about the various forms and behaviors ghosts take. Typically it's the little things that are easiest for them, from opening and closing doors or making footsteps echo in an empty hallway. And "the stronger the spirit, the more impressive the manifestation." Some may even be able to manifest a full visage so you could see minute details.