Dr Gregory Shushan and NDEs over Time and Cultures #96

Gregory Shushan, Ph.D. author of Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions and Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations.

On November 26, 2019, Fahrusha welcomed Dr. Gregory Shushan to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. He is an expert on the subject of NDEs (Near-Death Experiences) over time and cultures. He is the author of two books, Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions and Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations. You can find out more about Dr. Shushan’s work at: https://www.gregoryshushan.com/

Fahrusha has been dismayed over the narrow view of near-death experiences which are held by certain religious groups. In speaking with Dr. Shushan she hoped to uncover what features of NDEs are common over cultures and over time, thinking perhaps there could be some ecumenical agreement. Dr. Shushan rose to the occasion explaining how although there are cultural differences, often experiencers return to life having been healed, with new abilities, or bringing comfort to their communities.

At the end of the podcast, Fahrusha briefly shared an orb experience from listener Jaime and also one of her own orb experiences. Listeners are invited to share their experiences by sending a comment or emailing Fahrusha at fahrusha@fahrusha.com.

Dr. Massimo Teodorani: the Hyperspace of Consciousness #95

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Dr. Massimo Teodorani, author of The Hyperspace of Consciousness: An Hypothesis about the Physics of Creation and Non-Local Information inside an Intelligence of the Universe

On November 5, 2019 Fahrusha was very pleased to welcome Dr. Massimo Teodorani to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Later in the broadcast he is joined by Susan Demeter St. Clair, our recent guest and his newlywed wife.

Dr. Teodorani is an astrophysicist, bestselling author, and an electronic musician under the pseudonym “Totemtag”. He obtained his “Laurea” degree in Astronomy and his Ph.D. in Stellar Physics at the University of Bologna. His book, The Hyperspace of Consciousness is readable and available to the non-scientists among us and brings up a number of fascinating conjectures that we could have spent several days discussing.

In short, the discussion ranged from quantum physics and its relationship to the material mechanistic 4D reality we inhabit, to the existence of a Big Library (a sort of Akhashic Record) and a Universe completely suffused with non-local intelligence, to the concept that what we call “UFOs” might really be self-organizing intelligent plasmas.

Toward the end of the show, we were joined by Susan Demeter St. Clair and we opined about the nature of the intelligences behind UFOs. Are they benign, evil-intentioned, tricksters or all of the above. How much have they harmed or helped humanity and the Earth. Do humans have a secret agenda in mischaracterizing these sightings?

From his book

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Sociological Research on Remarkable Experiences with Dr. Jim McClenon #94

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Dr. James McClenon, sociologist and author of The Entity Letters, A Sociologist on the Trail of a Supernatural Mystery

Fahrusha was happy to welcome Dr. James McClenon to Shattered Reality Podcast for the second time to discuss the different way that a sociologist researches paranormal and anomalous experiences. He was the guest on an earlier show in which he discusses his excellent book The Entity Letters, A Sociologist on the Trail of a Supernatural Mystery.

We covered a variety of topics from healing to shamanism to UFOs to out of body experiences and extrasensory perception but with a focus on the near death experience (NDE), all from the perspective of sociology. McClenon worked by collecting the extraordinary experiences of individuals by distributing questionaires. He had his students distribute questionaires as well. At first most of the answers came from a rural area in North Carolina where he taught. Later he distributed questionaires from a teaching cruise ship that sailed around the world making stops at a variety of locations. The conclusions he came to were from a different point of view than those of parapsychologists, philosophers or physicists. It was very refreshing to look at these subjects from a differing perspective. Most surprising, perhaps, is his assertion that in other cultures individuals don’t necessarily remember their near death experiences as paradigm changing events that were hyper-real. As a person who has had transcendent experiences but not an NDE, I (Fahrusha) cannot judge this, but it seems counter to other research.

Much of the material we covered on this episode can be found in Dr. McClenon’s book Wondrous Healing.

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Wondrous Healing by Dr. James McClenon

Several listeners have expressed interest in participating in our “Listeners’ Corner”. If you would like to relate your paranormal or anomalous experience on “Shattered Reality Podcast”, please email me at fahrusha@fahrusha.com. You can write down your experience and we can read it for you on the show, or you can come on the show and speak it yourself. We also encourage polite comments.