"[McNeal's] field work and findings are crucial to understanding how the marginalised and the working-class in this country seek solace and relief in the divine, and should be studied closely by local scholars and politicians alike." The Trinidadian Guardian

 "McNeal's richly detailed and always sympathetic study should help us to see how complex and fascinating our cultural and religious scene really is." Trinidad Express Newspaper

 "Drawing on a range of research from many disciplines, McNeal offers a rich library resource and must read for scholars studying Caribbean religions in T&T." CHOICE

 "A profound psychological analysis of trance as well as a sociological analysis of the nature of these so-called trance religions in Trinidad and Tobago...persuasively shows that both movements contain some interesting parallels and have more mutual contacts than most people probably expect." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions

 “This fine comparative ethnography serves both as a close empirical description of what is happening ‘on the ground’ in Trinidad and Tobago and as a productive analytical exercise on contrasting politicizations of religions in relation to political campaigns, law, and institution building.” New West Indian Guide