Category Archives: Anomalous experiences

Lucina Stone “Santa Muerte” Novel #53

Lucina Stone, author of novel “Santa Muerte” and “Shattered Reality Podcast” listener.

 

On August 8, 2017, Kate Valentine and Fahrusha were proud to welcome listener and author Lucina Stone to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. She is the author of the Daniela Story series of young adult fiction. The first book of the series is called Santa Muerte and was inspired by our show “Shattered Reality Podcast”, and more specifically by the episodes dealing with Mexico. Lucina is an avid listener to our podcast. We are elated to have inspired someone to the degree that they felt impelled to write a series of books!

Lucina, from Morris County, New Jersey, was the 2016 winner of two awards of the prestigious International Latino Book Awards for Best Sci/Fi novel and Best New Author. Santa Muerte- The Daniela Story (Story Merchant Books Press, 2016 release) tackles diversity in science fiction and fantasy by using folklore and culture.  She holds a MA in Clinical Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

On this episode we discuss the genesis of this novel. Lucina paid attention to her dreams, which gave her some ideas for the novel. Her novel is very inclusive giving important roles within it to women, Latinas and LGBT people. We here at “Shattered Reality Podcast” support inclusivity, especially as we are both women. Much of the story is about the relationship between mothers and daughters as cultures change through time and country, but there are some surprising science fiction plot twists that will amaze the reader.

Note: Fahrusha mentioned Carlos Castaneda, the Yaqui shaman Don Juan, and the female followers of Castaneda, but could not remember the name of the one whose books she had read and found intriguing. That woman was Florinda Donner, who was actually married for Castaneda for a number of years and member of a Nagual group that surrounded him, including also Taisha Abelar. “They were known as the witches, and two of them, Florinda Donner-Grau and Taisha Abelar, vanished the day after Castaneda’s death, along with Cleargreen president Amalia Marquez and Tensegrity instructor Kylie Lundahl. A few weeks later, Patricia Partin, Castaneda’s adopted daughter as well as his lover, also disappeared.” (From the Salon article by Robert Marshall.)

The novel “Santa Muerte-Book 1 the Daniela Story”

Dr. Phillip Davidson and EVT #49

Dr. Phillip Davidson, originator of EVT

Kate Valentine and Fahrusha are pleased to welcome Dr. Phillip Davidson originator of Enhanced Visualization Technique to “Shattered Reality Podcast.” Phil started his professional life as an IT professional and spent a number of years at a high level job in Hong Kong. When he returned to the United Kingdom, he decided to retrain and earned a PhD in Psychology. He had a keen interest in the nature of consciousness and became a grief counselor. Coincidentally, like our last guest, Dr. Milton Wainwright, Phil hails from Sheffield, England. Fahrusha had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with Phil at a Monroe Institute’s Professional Division Seminar.

Over the years of being a grief counselor he noted how many individuals he interacted with were unable to move forward after the death of a loved one, particularly if the loved one was a child. Phil takes people from the waking state of consciousness to a place where they can access their unconscious. EVT is that process. Through EVT, Enhanced Visualization Technique, people are able to leave their bodies, meet their higher selves, and communicate with their departed loved ones. Loss of body image or proprioception is key to EVT. With EVT one can stay conscious during the entire experience of exploration of the unconsciousness.

Dr. Davidson specializes in using his technique with grieving people, but psychonaut explorers can greatly benefit from EVT as well. With EVT the grieving individual can learn to communicate with the departed loved one at will and without the services of a medium. We at “Shattered Reality Podcast” like the idea of this method because it appears to bridge the gap between a person’s unconscious and the One that is all individual consciousnesses. We ourselves have not sampled EVT but would certainly like to do so.

Dr. Phillip Davidson can be contacted via email at: phillip.davidson@btinternet.com

Tom Butler and EVPs #45

Tom Butler, author Your Immortal Self, Exploring the Mindful Way

On February 28, 2017, Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed Tom Butler, expert on the EVP ( Electronic Voice Phenomena) and author of Your Immortal Self: Exploring the Mindful Way. EVP stands for Electronic Voice Phenomena. The practice of using electronics to record the voices of entities was brought to the public eye by Latvian writer and parapsychologist Konstantīns Raudive and Swedish painter and film producer Friedrich Jürgenson.

Tom and his wife Lisa Butler manage the A Trans C which stands for Association TransCommunication. The organization was started by the late Sarah Estep in 1982 as the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP). Her objective was to “provide objective evidence that we survive physical death in our individual conscious state.” Tom Butler explains the basics of the EVP phenomena and links it to his understanding of human consciousness. He has two websites, http://atransc.org and http://ethericstudies.org with more information and how he can be contacted.

We got a huge surprise when we bid Tom good-bye and were wrapping up the show. Suddenly on Kate’s track only we recorded an EVP. Kate and Fahrusha and our audio engineer, Bill, were all in the same room in plain sight of one another. We were totally surprised and flummoxed. Listen to the six second clip below to hear what was recorded.

Listen to the clip HERE

We were all rather baffled. Here is what Tom had to say when we forwarded the clip to him:

“Lisa and I agree that it does sound like a voice and assuming it was not voice from the room, it fits our expectation of EVP. As we hear it, there is a “Woup” voice sound shortly followed by a gurgling sound and then the prolonged “Ohhhhh.” We like to think of EVP as communication, but knowing they are often watching in, and how people in the peanut gallery like to comment on the goings on, I would not be surprised to learn the speaker was making a choking sound and then laughing about his or her cleverness. The speaker sounds like a young person

“The thing is, we will likely never know. Many EVP are simply comments for which we have no references. Examples of such EVP can accumulate pretty fast, so except for their novelty, we usually suggest they are discarded. Else, we become overwhelmed with unanswerable questions. Your example does fit into the novelty category, as most peanut gallery comments are not as clear.

“One of the things to look for is where the utterance showed up in the equipment. We think EVP is formed in a specific process, say a transistor junction in an amplifier. We expect the place to be analog and nonlinear, as stochastic amplification is more likely in such energy environments. So, if the voice was in all headsets, look to the amplifier of the studio, but we would expect it to be upstream from the output amplifier. If the EVP made it into the recording memory, we would think it was formed somewhere in the input stage between the microphone and the memory conversion process.

“It is the formation of such voices that helps us study how the expected etheric-physical conversion is accomplished.”

Psychic Experiences of Psi Explorers #42

In this podcast episode #42 recorded on January 3, 2017, Kate Valentine and Fahrusha speak to two Psi Explorers and one listener about their personal psychic experiences.

Russell Targ and Fahrusha at the 2016 SSE Symposium (courtesy of Rosanna Schaffer-Shaw)

First up is Russell Targ, formerly of the Stanford Research Institute, and one of the originators of remote viewing. His two stories of his own precognitive dreams are thought-provoking. He emphasizes that psychic dreams and other psi phenomena are normal and these experiences can be had by anyone. We just need to be attentive to them.

Russell Targ’s latest book The of Reality of ESP, A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities is an excellent book explaining several different but related psi abilities and substantial examples from his professional experience. A trailer for his movie about the history of the US government’s Remote Viewing program and his participation in it can be seen at the website thirdeyespies.com.

Dr. Michael Grosso, author of "The Man Who Could Fly"
Dr. Michael Grosso, author of “The Man Who Could Fly”

Next up is Dr. Michael Grosso who tells two stories from his own collection of personal psychic experiences. The first is the story of a beautiful Christmas miracle (I can’t tell you more because that would be a spoiler) and the second is a precognitive dream he had as a child. His most recent book is The Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation.

Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego built in 1888. (Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons)

Listener Peter completes this episode with a very strange ghostly experience he had at the illustrious old Hotel Del Coronado in California in the early 1990’s.

Notes: During the episode Fahrusha mentioned an opinion piece on her blog which was reprinted by George Filer on Filer’s Files. We want to also thank Ken Pfeifer for also reprinting it. The article is called Extraterrestrial Evolution.

 

Experiencer Lisette Larkins #36

Lisette Larkins, multiple experiencer of alien and paranormal phenomena

On  9-13-2016 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha warmly welcomed Lisette Larkins, experiencer extraordinaire and prolific author, to Shattered Reality Podcast. Her alien encounters are numerous and filled with wise advice for those on Earth-plane.

Here at Shattered Reality we believe in giving our guests the podium to express themselves and relate their experiences. We do not criticize the experiences of others that we believe to be expressed honestly from the heart. So kindly suspend disbelief when listening to the real life experiences of a very nice fellow human being. Are you listening, materialistic debunkers and brain as the seat of consciousness advocates? She has come out of these experiences with a great amount of wisdom which rivals many a sage.

Greatly of interest to Fahrusha in Lisette’s account are the paralysis and electrical “voltage” which precedes the alien communication which Fahrusha has also experienced. See the following: https://fahrusha.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/sleep-paralysis-vibrations-spiritual-revelation-and-alien-abduction-or-getting-out-of-4d/

Lisette Larkins is the author of five books, the latest of which is Above and Beyond, the Incredible True Story of Extraterrestrial Contact. Lisette had graciously and generously offered to gift three listeners with a three book set of her books which were delivered to our listeners.  These prizes were decided by the co-hosts and audio engineer of Shattered Reality Podcast and their decisions are final. Thanks also to the wonderful folks at Rainbow Ridge Books.

Larkins’ latest book Above and Beyond, the Incredible True Story of Extraterrestrial Contact

Dr. Stanley Krippner, Parapsychologist #35

Dr. Stanley Krippner, world renowned parapsychologist.

On July 26, 2016 “Shattered Reality Podcast” was delighted to present Dr. Stanley Krippner who spoke to Fahrusha and Kate Valentine about his studies in parapsychology. He has written and co-written a very impressive list of books and professional psychological papers.

We cover some of his work in dream studies. Beginning with his dream telepathy research with Montague Ullman and at the Dream Lab at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and continuing with his work today with an amazing female dreamer in Arizona, Dr. Stan gives wonderful examples of powerfully psychic dreams that will stimulate you to journal your sleeping adventures for further contemplation.

Dr. Krippner also discusses some of his shamanic studies and his long-term friendship with Rolling Thunder, a colorful Native American shaman and cultural icon. He wrote a book about this called The Voice of Rolling Thunder with Sidian Morningstar Jones.

Dr. Stanley Krippner’s website can be accessed here for a list of his books and articles to read and more.

Andrew Chesnut and Santa Muerte #30

 

 

Andrew Chesnut, author of Devoted to Death, Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint
Andrew Chesnut, author of Devoted to Death, Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

On May 10, 2016, Andrew Chesnut, Ph.D., author of Devoted to Death, Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint, joined Kate Valentine and Fahrusha for this thirtieth episode of Shattered Reality Podcast. He is the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University School of World Studies.

The worship of Santa Muerte is the fastest growing in the Western Hemisphere. Santa Muerte can be considered to be a religious syncretism between the Spanish European Grim Reaperess and the the death diety of the Aztec goddess, Mictecacihuatl.  She is widely worshipped by the very poor, drug dealers, prison guards, and the lovelorn. Devotees believe the Bony Lady to be the fastest and most efficacious miracle worker.

We also compare Santa Muerte to other folk saints both in the Americas and Europe and discuss the commonalties and differences as well as religious trends.

Andrew Chesnut appeared at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn on May 30, 2016. Sadly this venue has since closed.

Andrew Chesnut's book, Devoted to Death, Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint
Andrew Chesnut’s book, Devoted to Death, Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

Stephen Braude Psychokinesis and More #29

Philosopher and parapsychologist Stephen Braude, Ph.D.
Philosopher and parapsychologist Stephen Braude, Ph.D.

 

 

Stephen Braude is very accomplished. He joined Kate and Fahrusha on April 26, 2016 for a fascinating discussion on psychokinesis and related topics.  Braude is an Emeritus Professor of philosophy and former chair of the department at the university of Maryland, Baltimore. Currently he is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration and a past president of the Parapsychological Association. He is the author of six books and more than 60 essays, and the recipient of numerous awards, grants and fellowships.

In this episode, we spoke about his book The Gold Leaf Lady, and to a lesser degree about The Limits of Influence and Immortal Remains.  The story of Katy, the Gold Leaf Lady, is a truly mesmerizing  account of a remarkable woman, which Stephen Braude shared with us. We hope to speak to him again about more of his work.

Dear Listeners, please share your PK experiences and your psychic pet stories with us. We want to hear from you!

Mary Rodwell, Australian Close Encounter Resource Network #28

 

Mary Rodwell is a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, ufologist researcher and metaphysician.
Mary Rodwell is a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, ufologist researcher and metaphysician.

On March 31, 2016 Mary Rodwell of the Australian Close Encounter Resource Network joined Kate Valentine and Fahrusha for a fascinating discussion about the meaning and effects of alien communication. She has interviewed thousands of experiencers and believes that each individual is the final expert on their own experience with the “others”, whether they be extraterrestrial, spiritual, or inter-dimensional beings. She also has an avid interest in the new generation of children who are experiencers. She has written a book, Awakening, How Extraterrestrial Contact Can Transform Your Life.

Mary Rodwell is a member of The Foundation for Research Into Extraterrestrial Encounters, also known as FREE. We at Shattered Reality Podcast have interviewed a number of FREE’s members including Kathleen Marden.

During the podcast we also hear from Diane, a listener, who had an experience of instantaneous teleportation.

As always, we welcome your comments!

Levitation – Dr. Michael Grosso #27

Michael Grosso, author of “The Man Who Could Fly, St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation”

 

Levitation, particularly unaided human flight, has been a fascination of many individuals since the advent of human history. In this episode of “Shattered Reality Podcast” recorded on March 1, 2016, Kate Valentine and Fahrusha sought to uncover information about the secrets and reality of this ever mysterious, ever elusive ability, with the able help of Dr. Michael Grosso, author of The Man Who Could Fly.

St. Joseph of Copertino, the subject of the book, was an uneducated and poor man who lived in the 17th Century in Italy. He became a Franciscan friar and during the course of his devotions experienced spiritual ecstasy causing him to levitate. This levitation was beyond his control. It was witnessed by thousands of people during his lifetime and happened hundreds of times in different locations around southern Italy.

Dr. Michael Grosso has taught humanities and philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College, City University of New York, and New Jersey City University. He is affiliated with the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. His other books include The Final Choice: Playing the Survival Game (1985); Frontiers of the Soul: Exploring Psychic Evolution (1992), The Millennium Myth: Love and Death at the End of Time (1995), Soulmaking: Uncommon Paths to Self-Understanding (1997), and Experiencing the Next World Now (2004).

Ryan Hurd on Dreams #26

Ryan Hurd is an expert on lucid dreaming and dream research

On February 16, 2916 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha were very pleased to welcome Ryan Hurd of Dream Studies. Together we discussed the mysteries of sleep paralysis, hypnogogic visions, recurrent dreams and lucid dreaming. You can learn more about encouraging dream remembrances and lucid dreaming. Do “others” visit you during your sleep or during sleep paralysis? Can you be telepathic during dreams?

Ryan Hurd is the author of a number of books including: Dream Like A Boss, Big Dreams, Lucid Immersion Guidebook, Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night. He also co-edited, with Kelly Bulkeley, the two-volume reference edition Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep.

You can learn a lot about dreams from Ryan so listen up! 🙂

Ryan Hurd on dreams
Ryan Hurd

PMH Atwater: the Near-Death Experience #22

P. M. H. Atwater

Near-death researcher and experiencer  P.M.H. Atwater explains the ins and outs of the near death experience to Kate and Fahrusha. What are the aftereffects of the experience? What different types of experiences are there? Some people go for prolonged periods without breathing but suffer no brain damage. Often experiencers report seeing religious figures from a religion other than their own. Unpleasant experiences (hellish) are reported but are not necessarily considered “bad” but rather instructive or helpful.

P.M.H. Atwater is the author of a number of excellent books. The book on which we focused in this episode was: Near-Death Experiences, The Rest of the Story, however she is a prolific author, with many other worthwhile titles to her credit.

We here at “Shattered Reality Podcast” welcome your feedback and suggestions as well as your accounts of paranormal experiences.

Todd Robbins and True Nightmares #21

In November 2015 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed Todd Robbins of Investigation Discovery Channel’s True Nightmares to “Shattered Reality Podcast”.

Fahrusha has known Todd for at least 25 years. They have worked together at many events. She was both happy and surprised to learn that he was hosting a new TV program featuring bizarre but true stories that could definitely keep you up at night due to their uncanny and grisly nature. Clearly he was a natural for “Shattered Reality Podcast”.

Some episodes of True Nightmares can be viewed at: http://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/true-nightmares/    The program airs on Wednesday nights on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Todd tells us how the show was created and a few of the amazing tales from the show.

Todd Robbins is a magician and side-show artiste who had a very successful Off-Broadway show called Play Dead written by Robbins and Teller of Penn & Teller. He is great at eating lightbulbs and hammering huge nails into his brain via his nostrils. 🙂 Todd is quite simply one fascinating guy.

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Ron Felber, The Mohave Incident #18

Ron Felber, author of the Mohave Incident
Ron Felber, author of the Mohave Incident, a true story of alien abduction.

Ron Felber, author of the Mohave Incident, joined Kate Valentine and Fahrusha on October 6, 2015 for a fascinating discussion of alien abduction in the Mohave Desert. In 1989 a young couple with two small children decide to go on a carefree camping trip leaving the kids behind with their grandparents. What ensues is an absolutely terrifying ordeal in which these young adults are literally tortured by non-human entities. This is a case that will have you questioning what is real and what is unreal and the assumptions we make about the nature of the world in which we live.

MUFON’s Ken Pfeifer and listener Roxan #17

A photo of a 2014 Brighton Australia UFO courtesy of Ken Pfeifer and MUFON.
A photo of a 2014 Brighton Australia UFO courtesy of Ken Pfeifer and MUFON.

On September 15, 2015 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed Ken Pfeifer back to “Shattered Reality Podcast” to discuss the upswing of UFO and abduction cases in Australia. Please check out Ken’s extensive UFO compilations on his websites.

WWW.WORLDUFOPHOTOSANDNEWS.ORG

WWW.WORLDUFOPHOTOS.ORG

Later on our faithful listener, Roxan, gives a fascinating account of her UFO sightings and interaction with a very mysterious man in black, that will have your hair standing on end.