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Schizophrenia or Spirit Possession (Book Review)

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Schizophrenia or Spirit Possession by Mike Williamson
Review by David Furlong

Book - Schizophrenia or Spirit PossessionMost of the recent books I have read on spirit intrusion and release have been by practising therapists. I was therefore delighted to come across a book which explored these themes from a purely mediumistic perspective. Mike Williamson is a medium and together with his team of two other mediumistic individuals has worked to help people who feel they are suffering from forms of spirit invasion. As the title of the book suggests Williamson’s thesis is that contrary to medical opinion the symptoms of schizophrenia are not caused by physical brain imbalance but by the intrusive interference of disruptive spirits. This concept is backed up by a number of detailed case examples, which I found compelling.

The book starts by laying out the orthodox stall on the current view on the nature of schizophrenia and the attempts to control its symptoms through medication. Sufficient detail is given in this section for the lay reader to grasp the nature of this illness, which can include hearing voices as well as disturbing physical symptoms such as tardive dyskinesia. Williamson then goes on to describe the perceived causes from a mediumistic/spiritual perspective. He relays in detail the approach of his team to clearing and releasing specific stuck and earthbound spirits from those who have sought his help. We learn that some spirits are quite happy to go into the ‘light’ when they realise that they can, whilst others put up considerable resistance. These latter spirits would appear to be dominated by a deliberate malign intent to control and influence their host in a disruptive way. What I found encouraging in Williamson’s approach was the recognition that invasive entities can be numerous and sometimes take a considerable time to be fully removed from the psyche.

For example, the second case cited in the book, a client named Rose, takes up nearly a hundred pages of text and goes into considerable detail of the problems involved in the releasing troublesome spirits. This accords fully with my own working experience in this field as this case took nearly two years before Rose was fully clear of any interference. What was valuable in the reading of this and other cases was the detailed accounts of what different members of Williamson’s rescue group were seeing and hearing. Spirits emerged as individual characters each stuck or trapped for different reasons at the ‘earth’ plane level. The process of spirit release work is to first help free the client from the intrusive influence of spirits and in the process to assist these lost souls move back into the light. Williamson’s detailed descriptions lent considerable colour to this process, for we come to recognise disembodied souls also caught in their own traumas needing help to continue their journey back into the light.

This is one of the best books I have read on the mediumistic approach to spirit release and should be essential reading for all those engaged in the spirit release field. The downside to this approach is the need to find a group of willing healers and mediums who would be prepared to give up time to visit clients in their own homes and to deal with cases that can sometimes be very disturbing. Therefore, for me, the great value of the book was the insights it contained in the mediumistic approach adopted by Williamson and his team. The book also highlighted the need for the client to fully participate in the process and to work on balancing and strengthening their own energies. According to Williamson, those cases which were not successful generally occurred because the clients were not willing to fully participate. Along with Williamson, I firmly believe that those that do can all be helped.

Published by Tricorn Books 2014 ISBN 9-781909-660373. Available through Amazon


About the Author

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Mike Williamson
Medium Mike Williamson first became aware of his ability to communicate with spirits in his mid-thirties due to a spirit problem in his house, which was upsetting his family. Not being able to find anyone to help to clear this issue they resolved to deal with the situation themselves, which took them onto an extensive journey of exploring the unknown world of spirits and mediumship. They learned how to communicate with their guides and spiritual helpers.

Since then they have been taught by their guides to help heal those who are bothered by spirits or spirit attachments and have helped many hundreds of families. Mike has been running development circles for the past thirty years trying to pass on the knowledge he has gained.

About the Reviewer

David Furlong
David Furlong is the Director of the Spirit Release Forum, which he founded in 2011. He grew up in a family that practised spiritual healing and discovered, as a young child, how to access his healing skills. He has been a healer for more than forty-five years.

He is one of the founder tutors of the College of Healing and was the first Chairman of the Natural Health Network. He is the author of six books including The Healer Within, Working with Earth Energies and Healing Your Ancestral Patterns and has run workshops and training courses for more than forty-five years.

In 2002 he became Chairman of Education committee of the Spirit Release Foundation and is involved with developing its educational programmes. When the Foundation closed down he established a new organisation called the Spirit Release Forum, which he runs as director. His latest book entitled Illuminating the Shadow: Transmuting the Dark Side of the Psyche, was published in early 2016


Background Reading
The following books are recommended as further information to the above review.

Schizophrenia or Spirit Possession

Practice of Soul-Centred Healing

Healing the Eternal Soul

Ghosts and Earthbound Spirits

The following link to Mike's website may be of interest:

Mike Williamson - http://mikewilliamson.org.uk/

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The following articles are the process of development and will be added to and updated on a regular basis.

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The Soul's Journey
In order to experience the Soul needs to be energetically linked into the body. The articles here look at various models that explains how this might occur, providing a further insight into the Soul/mind/body link.
The Soul/Body Link
Soul Fragments and Retrieval
Imbalances between the Soul and the mind/body can lead to a large range of health issues including mental and psychological problems. Mental imbalances include 'Dissociative Disorders' and 'Trance States'.
Causes for Attachments
Electromagnetic Pollution
One of the most challenging experiences that we will all have to face is the death of the physical body. The Near Death Experience or NDE tells us what should happen and provides insights into why spirits get trapped.
Death and Transition
Near Death Exp.(NDE)

Trapped Souls

Psychic Issues

Spirit Attachments

Spirit Release

Graveyard - Scotland
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Earthbound Souls
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Geopathic Stress
Individuals suffering invasions or spirit attachments claim a wide variety of different types of attaching entities, in addition to normal human Souls. We look here at some of the claims that have been made.
Spirit Attachments
Shadow Entities
We explore the processes that can be adopted to help release trapped or 'earthbound' spirits. The articles here also considers the differences between spirits that attach to people and those that are stuck in places.
Spirit Release
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 - Places Part1
 - Places Part2
 - People Background
 - People
 - Demonic Release Pt1
 - Demonic Release Pt2


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