The Reality of the Supernatural

Hauntings, Miracles and Life after Death

Non-Fiction - General
182 Pages
Reviewed on 08/15/2013
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Author Biography

I was born in 1965 in Chicago,Illinois. The windy city is home. After finishing school I moved to Greece where I married and had a family of my own. Always interested in the unexplainable , I could never leave things alone, I always needed to search for the answers myself. I have done a lot of my own research on the paranormal both in the States and in Greece ​and have come to the conclusion that there are so many different cultures ,beliefs, religions and circumstances worldwide that no matter what one tells another individual no one can actually be persuaded about the paranormal unless they have encountered an event for themselves. This is what made me want to write my first book on paranormal phenomenon ''The reality of the Supernatural". Not wanting to manipulate the thoughts of my readers, the book has accounts of other peoples' experiences as they told them, explanations by researchers , different perspectives from different cultures and religions on the subject. I believe the most important thing is that the readers draw their own conclusions.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

The Reality of the Supernatural by Demetra S. Gerontakis is a collection of stories about paranormal phenomena with true experiences of everyday people. Some individual experiences are accompanied by scientific explanations, as well as cultural and religious analysis on the matter of supernatural incidence.

I find the raw honesty about the paranormal stories from ordinary people refreshing, first and foremost. It is the part of the book that I really enjoyed. I also like the fact that there are some illustrations. All stories are familiar to me: from meeting strangers only to find out that they are already deceased, seeing shadows that are not yours, to seeing strange things when you were a kid. Demetra S. Gerontakis goes further with chapters discussing angels, the afterlife, orbs, apparitions, as well as miracles and the relation of dreams and visions to the supernatural. This collection is somewhat like a big discussion; for skeptics, all topics are left open to interpretation, without any extreme justification to push its truth down your throat, just mindful analysis. I find the prose simple and readable. On the other hand, a more polished editing is needed.

All in all, as someone who has read a very large number of books on the paranormal, The Reality of the Supernatural by Demetra S. Gerontakis does stand out in its own way. This is thought-provoking for believers and skeptics alike. It is also highly recommended for anyone who is not in either group but just interested enough in the paranormal to read about it.

evangelos

This is a book I really enjoyed. Based on people's real stories the way they survived them.

Tina

It is a interesting book!You want to read it in a day!True stories and testimonies motivate you to contemplate that there is a different reality than that which we already know!

manolis

interesting views,pretty spooky stories,surely worth reading.