Book Review: Brad Steiger’s “Otherworldly Affaires”on October 6, 2008 at 11:53 am
At the request of my good friend Brad Steiger, I recently recieved a copy of his latest work, Otherworldly Affaires: Haunted Lovers, Phantom Spouses, and Sexual Molesters from the Shadow World courtesy of Patrick Huyghe at Anomalist Books. Below is a review of the book, which I first and foremost must say is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read regarding ghostly phenomenon in years:
Have you ever been married to a ghost? Have you ever parented a “spirit child”? Or perhaps you’ve been visited in the dark of night by some strange presence—with whom shortly thereafter you may have found yourself in the throes of passion! Time and time again, average folks in their day-to-day lives have described such strange phenomena, and it certainly doesn’t always involve favorable circumstances; several individuals have even claimed to have been accosted by “spirit molesters” from the Shadow World. To date, no collection of such accounts better presents the argument that the powers of love and sexual desire can—and do—extend beyond the physical realm than Brad Steiger’s latest work, Otherworldly Affaires: Haunted Lovers, Phantom Spouses, and Sexual Molesters from the Shadow World.
Steiger vividly recounts case studies, as well as his own research and correspondences over the years, involving widows who have met their deceased spouses at the moment of their death, seductive temptresses from UFOs, psychics who have met their client’s deceased lovers and communicated important messages from beyond the grave, ghostly lovers who visit in the night to engage in otherworldly intercourse, and even married couples who have shared vivid psychic dreams where they battled against giant ugly rapists with the help of their spirit guides!
The latter which I mention, involving a psychic medium and his wife who shared a bizarre and frightening nightmare, not only stands out among the stories recounted in the book, but must also be one of the strangest instances of paranormal activity I have ever read. The wife of the medium Steiger describes awoke to find herself crouching in a dank cave with a large, ugly beast standing over her. At this moment, Steiger’s medium friend described entering his wife’s dream, where he began to batter the brute with his fists until they literally bled! Finally, the large creature summoned others like it to help fight off the protective husband, who by then had noticed that the creatures were “emphatically male, and there was little question as to their designs on Arlene.” Reacting quickly, he thought of summoning help of his own, the thought of which brought forth a spirit guide whom he calls “Brave Knife”, along with two other sturdy warriors who battled alongside him. In the struggle that ensued, Arlene’s pajama bottoms were ripped off, and her husband sustained a cut on his cheek. Perhaps not surprisingly, both of these facets remained as the couple awakened (otherwise unharmed) to find themselves in the middle of their bedroom, the lights on, staring at one another in disbelief while holding the same embrace they had last shared in their psychic dream!
Stories like this, along with the inclusion of everything from the sweet and sultry tales of spirit visitations, the astounding stories of deceased lovers returning from the grave to help their loving spouses, and frightening accounts of spirit molesters help deliver Otherworldly Affaires as nothing short of what the author warned me it would be before sending it my way: “controversial”. Indeed, reading this book will change one’s perspectives of love, sex, marriage, the afterlife, as well as the notion of spirit and ghostly activity. But above all, it is also a damned good read… though by now, I must say I would expect nothing less from Brad Steiger.
You may read more about Brad’s new book, or purchase your own copy by following this link: