Beautiful, charming Victoria is world renowned for its seaside attractions, flourishing gardens, and breathtaking ocean views. But looming behind its picture-perfect façade is a city shrouded in mystery, with restless, disembodied beings that whisper ghastly tales of mystery, violence, and horror.
Known as British Columbia’s most haunted city, Victoria is teeming with a plethora of spirits. Through this brand-new collection of disturbing tales, you’ll come face to face with:
•The Grey Lady who chills hotel guests to the bone
•A decorated World War I soldier who protects tenants from something sinister
•An inconsolable child who haunts the pool area of a defunct hotel
•The blood-soaked spectre who runs through the infamous Fan Tan Alley to escape capture
•The ghost of Robert Johnson, who perpetually re-enacts his own suicide
•The phantom of a cranky hermit who plagues a beautiful lake house
•A spinster who gives tours of her childhood home
•And many more
Get to know Victoria’s best-known hauntings along with some you may have not have heard before.
Ian Gibbs was born in the United Kingdom and emigrated to Canada when he was young. As such, he carries with him the Celtic beliefs and gifts of his heritage, and has always been fascinated by story telling, ghosts, and hauntings. He lived in several city centres across the country before settling in Victoria—arguably one of the most haunted places in Canada—where he acts as a guide for Victoria's popular Ghostly Walks walking tours. Find out more at GhostStoryGuy.com.
Drawing on questionnaire responses from a thousand foster carers across seven different local authorities, the authors highlight the importance of providing support that:
* is adapted to the carers' families
* contains the basic elements of reasonable payment, relevant training and reliable social work support
* responds sensitively to serious crises and treats carers as part of a team
* meets the specific needs of carers such as carers' groups and relief breaks.
Foster Carers forms one part of the largest recent study into foster care in the UK. It is an invaluable resource for policy makers and practitioners, as well as local authorities formulating policies for the support and training needed by foster carers, and is essential reading for social work professionals, academics and foster carers themselves.
The specific needs of the foster child are given close attention in determining a pathway to success. By monitoring and describing the individual characteristics of the child within the context of the placement, the authors are able to reveal what types of supports are most beneficial.
The implications for this research are considerable. Social workers are given new methods of assessing the needs of foster children which emphasise the process of care and not just the outcome. Policy makers are provided with rich qualitative accounts with which to increase and strengthen the success of foster placements. This is essential reading for social workers, policy makers and foster families.
Using a special hypnosis technique to reach the hidden memories of subjects, Dr. Newton discovered some amazing insights into what happens to us between lives. Journey of Soulsis the record of 29 people who recalled their experiences between physical deaths. Through their extraordinary stories, you will learn specifics about:How it feels to die What you see and feel right after death The truth about "spiritual guides" What happens to "disturbed" souls Why you are assigned to certain soul groups in the spirit world and what you do there How you choose another body to return to Earth The different levels of souls: beginning, intermediate, and advanced When and where you first learn to recognize soulmates on Earth The purpose of life
Journey of Souls is a graphic record or "travel log" by these people of what happens between lives on Earth. They give specific details as they movingly describe their astounding experiences.
After reading Journey of Souls, you will gain a better understanding of the immortality of the human soul. You will meet day-to-day challenges with a greater sense of purpose. You will begin to understand the reasons behind events in your own life.
Journey of Souls is a life-changing book. Already, over 200,000 people have taken Journey of Souls to heart, giving them hope in trying times. You should read a copy, too.
From a very young age James Van Praagh was aware of a dimension that most of us cannot see, and he has dedicated his life to explaining it to the rest of us. The New York Times bestseller Ghosts Among Us takes us on an incredible journey into the spirit world that brings to light one of our greatest mysteries—what happens to us after we die?