My name is Barbara Graver. I’m a Catholic blogger, podcaster, upcoming author and mom to three adult sons (and one wild and crazy border collie).
My interests include reading, writing, design, dreams, flea market shopping, parapsychology, walking, the paranormal, and hanging out with my family. I collect books, rosaries and vintage religious items.
I’m currently working on two books – a paranormal novel about vampires and my personal testimony. The testimony is finish but being edited. The vampire story is one scene away from completion as of this writing.
I blog (and podcast) at MysticReview.com and do the odd book review here on this site.
I started school as an experimental psychology major then pivoted to get a BS in Nursing (Misericordia University). I studied commercial art at our local community college and am just starting courses at the Rhine Education Center.
I’ve worked as a waitress, registered nurse, carnival concessionaire, pro blogger, home based tarot card reader and in the graphic design department of our local newspaper.
I’m a member of an SSPX Roman Catholic Chapel, the Catholic Writers Guild, and the American Holistic Nurses Association. I am a supporting member of the Rhine Institute and the Society for Psychical Research (UK).
I was deeply involved in the New Age and occult before coming back to my Catholic Faith and have shared on that topic both in my blog and on YouTube. My podcast, The Mystic Review, includes my testimony (episodes 1 & 2). Both of these episodes are also available here on this page.
Please note. Since first leaving the occult, my ideas about dreams, psychic phenomena and the paranormal have evolved. My world view is, and will always be Catholic, but I am not as black and white in my thinking as I once was.
Because of this, you may find some of my older content not entirely in line with what I’m producing now. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
More on My Upcoming eBooks
My testimony tells the story of my experience in the New Age and occult and why I returned to the Catholic faith. It should be out in early to mid 2024.
I am wrapping up my vampire novel and just making a start on a new novel about second chance romance and the paranormal.
For more on my upcoming books, please visit my ebooks page.
My Etsy Shop
I opened my first Etsy shop, Catholic Book And Card, in order to sell printable Catholic prayer cards, prayer pamphlets and related items I’d begun to design for myself and friends during the COVID19 lockdown. When finished, I’ll also be making my testimony ebook available through the shop.
You can visit my Catholic printables shop at CatholicBookAndCard.com.
I am in the process of building my own ecommerce shop here on this website. Please check back for more on that!
My YouTube Channel
I cross post my podcasts to YouTube and also have several videos available. You can visit (and subscribe) to my channel at: youtube.com/c/BarbaraGraver
My Email List
If you want to get a weekly email with my newest blog posts, podcasts and book updates please sign up for my email list. You will also get a printable trifold guide to the Sacred Heart of Jesus devotion. Please sign up here!
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