Anatomy of a Life Possessed

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"You won't take this into account. If you had written it instead of me, I probably wouldn't believe it." So begins this amazing tale of a woman victimized by peculiar forces. It reads like a work of fiction, but it is true.

The author describes a privileged childhood in an aristocratic family with links to Genghis Khan, Tibet, Russian czars, and Rasputin as part of her incredible story, which includes growing up under three oppressive regimes: Nazism, Communism, and her monarchical, dictatorial mother.

Ms. Pema recounts her early life in the ballet world, followed by her years as an actress during Rome's golden age of cinema, working for directors Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, and Marco Ferreri, where she met and married prominent entertainment attorney Max Ferrara.

"Anatomy of a Life Possessed" makes a sudden turn from the glamour of the Via Veneto onto a backroads Highway to Hell. It reveals a harrowing telepathic possession with physical and emotional consequences. A mad monk, sexual torment, exorcism, and never-ending harassment devastate the author's life. She describes her excruciating experience of possession and her research conducted in an effort to regain control.

"Anatomy of a Life Possessed" is a fascinating and controversial book which challenges traditional beliefs. Pema's personal memoir will be of value to people of any age who are ready to find and face the truth. It may help you to:

* Protect yourself from negative energy and subjugating ideologies

* Understand the dangers of a faith that relies on fear and submission

* Discover how to turn obstacles, fear, and self-doubt into helpful knowledge

* Recognize that the generosity, genius, and greatness of humanity are the only virtues that can help us create our own happiness.

For an absolutely gripping, unstoppable reading experience, take a journey into the abyss and back with "Anatomy of a Life Possessed."

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Maria Ferrara Pema was a famous ballerina and later actress who appeared in "Fellini Satyricon" and De Sica's "The Vacation," among other films. Maria lived the glamorous life during Rome's 'Hollywood on the Tiber' days, where she partied with Richard Burton, Roman Polanski, Marlon Brando, and other celebrities. Married to a powerful motion picture attorney, she had everything a woman could want -- everything, that is, except spiritual peace.

Her search for a deeper truth led Maria to a charismatic priest named Friar G., who gained her confidence, then abused it. In an effort to perform a miracle that would lead to sainthood, Friar G. tried to transfer the illness of a paralyzed boy onto the unsuspecting Maria. Sound preposterous? You haven't heard the half of it. What followed was 27 years of psychological and sexual torture, graphically documented in Maria's new book, "Anatomy of a Life Possessed."

Maria's struggle to rid herself of this possession led to documents about a Vatican investigation into Friar G.'s mentor, whom the Catholic Church accused of brainwashing and abusing female parishioners. As the shocking truth is slowly revealed, you simply will not believe the cover-up by the Vatican and the Catholic Church.

From the Author:

While in Rome, I met a Priest named Friar G. who inherited his job from Padre Pio, a charismatic and controversial priest known for his stigmata. Padre Pio was recently declared a saint by Pope John Paul II. Some critics believe the stigmata was not miraculous at all, and Padre Pio was accused of having sexual relations with a number of young women whom he adopted as his 'spiritual daughters.'

I heard that many saints have the ability to take into their body the sickness of others and cure them. I began to suspect that Friar G. was using my body to store the illness of a paralyzed man named Paolo. Without realizing it, I'd let myself be taken over by Friar G. I was barely living; I'd become like a sleepwalker, no longer capable of thinking for myself. Actually, this man has lived my life against my will.

Increasingly desperate, I went from one church to another, praying for help. I even sought out exorcists appointed by the Vatican, all to no avail. I needed to understand what was happening to me. I pored through books on medicine, religion, and metaphysics. I saw that what had befallen me had been inflicted on others. I began to understand how such exploitation goes on. I believed that by writing my story I could help others in avoiding possession. I am certain of the necessity of telling anyone who will listen of the perils of possession.

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