This small book has a big message: You can heal yourself of anything, especially addiction and mental illness, with positive thoughts and directed self-love.
The first three-quarters of Invasion Revealed boldly state author Nancy Lynne Harris’ philosophy —that negative thinking opens one to invasion by dark entities—and details her personal experience enduring life-threatening addiction and mental illness, both in herself (depression and suicidal thoughts) and among her immediate family (alcoholism, drug use, suicide, and Alzheimer’s disease). The book’s last quarter offers an easy-to follow, practical plan to cultivate the habit of self-love and positive thinking in order to heal.
Unfortunately, readers don’t learn that Harris is a trained energy healer and shamanic practitioner with extensive experience successfully healing clients until far into the book. Additionally, while Invasion Revealed makes a strong case for Harris’ technique to “cast out the demons” (based on Jesus’ parable) using her personal healing story, she fails to draw on the extensive literature about the power of positive thinking in alternative medicine, energy medicine, cross-cultural shamanic studies in anthropology, or even her own practice in which client case studies could add weight to this argument.
Moreover, Harris often fails to cite specifics when referring to traditional medicine and science. She writes, “statistics prove that medical help is not the answer to healing dysfunction” but doesn’t cite the source(s) or specific statistics. When describing her mother’s decline from Alzheimer’s, a disease where, “your mind is completely captured by demons,” she adds that, “they maim and kill zillions of us that way every year.” This exaggeration loses readers’ trust in Harris’s accuracy. Finally, she misses the opportunity to cite the growing body of studies in natural and social sciences that offer empirical and anecdotal evidence for the power of positive thinking on health.
Harris’ writing is generally powerful and engaging, and readers will find some useful information here. However, revision and expansion to address the abovementioned issues would greatly strengthen this offering.
Also available in hardcover and ebook.