The true story behind the hit HBO Asia series The Teenage Psychic.
The book that made a hundred thousand readers think about ghosts in a whole new way.
If The Sixth Sense was set in Asia, it would look a lot like the life of the uniquely gifted Sophiyah Liu. Ever since she was little, Sophiyah has been able to see and hear messages from the spirit world. The grown-ups around her would be telling her off for talking nonsense one minute, then begging her for lottery predictions the next. She became a spirit medium while she was still in junior high, offering healing, prayers and exorcism at the local temple after homework and dinner. Her time on the borderline between the mortal realm and spirit world granted her access to the whole spectrum of human suffering and emotion, and in this book she shares what she learned: no matter what ghosts or divinations we turn to, it is the way we act that ultimately determines our fate.
A medium works much like an interpreter, using their own experience and understanding of society to seek out the answers lying beneath the surface. In Speaking to Spirits, Sophiyah Liu shares her professional expertise and overturns some of the common myths and misconceptions concerning ghosts, rituals, and magic. Is the mortal realm really overrun with ghosts during the seventh month of the lunar calendar? Do malicious spirits always dress in red? Are you more likely to run into a ghost while travelling? Is it possible to communicate with foreign ghosts? Are there any proven methods for acquiring good luck and avoiding bad? These practical tips will reassure the reader and allow them to understand the world beyond ours.
Resisting any sensationalism of the spirit world, Sophiyah Liu uses real-life examples to illustrate the humor and the absurdity of translation across different planes of existence.