If you’re into the paranormal, you have GOT to read this book. First of all, I’m a third generation exorcist. My mother and her mother before her both had/have the ability to perceive and banish demons, as do I. To actually, FINALLY, find a book that is also about an exorcist who is also a woman (and an LGBT woman, no less! Just like meee!) was like a miracle. You cannot even begin to imagine how happy I was when I read this book.
Not only does Boyd come at it from an open minded point of view, she has researched and collected and presented a long, inclusive list of demons from various cultures and religions (not ALL, of course, but many of the more popular ones) and how to get rid of them, where to find them, etc. She doesn’t really take a specific standpoint from one single belief system and instead treats them all equally. This book takes the things I disliked about The Demonologist and fixed it! Not only that, but Boyd has several real life accounts of exorcisms she has done on different kinds of demons, as well as a ton of historical information about exorcism in general. She even has a list of famous exorcists and short bios on them. It is seriously like an exorcist’s or a demonologist’s wet dream. It is an AMAZING book and one of my favorite resources.
The only issues I could find was that a few of the demon descriptions were a little off (bound to happen, though, with so many to cover.) and there were a couple spelling mistakes. Nothing huge and it definitely doesn’t effect the overall presentation and educational worth of the book. I give it a 5/5 and it sits among my most prized reference books on the occult/paranormal.