We cover Groundhog’s Day, the meaning of Shamanism, herbal medicines, symbolic practices, and bringing Shamanism into your daily life through mindful traditions. Michael Peter tells us of how he entered this field through his family history and business of undertaking and his first trip to Macchu Picchu. The importance of Nature and its creatures is discussed as is the use of hallucinogenic plants and trance states.
February 2 is Groundhog’s Day, Candlemas and Imbolc. It is also known as a cross-quarters because it is half way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. At this time of year one can clearly see that the days are getting a bit longer.
On January 19, 2016 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha were pleased to welcome Kathleen Marden, who is currently heading MUFON’s experiencer investigations. Marden is the niece of two of the most famous abduction experiencers in US history, Betty and Barney Hill. She, with Stanton Friedman, chronicled their story in the book, Captured, The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience. This book has been optioned for a movie.
Kathleen Marden has written another book, The Alien Abduction Files, with experiencer Denise Stoner. She was the recipient of MUFON’s 2012 “Ufologist of the Year” award.
We talk in depth with Ms. Marden about her research into alien abductions and experiencer reports.
Errata: The author and book that slipped Fahrusha’s mind was John A. Keel and the Mothman Prophesies. Apologies to the late Mr. Keel, as we here at “Shattered Reality Podcast” are big fans.
On January 12, 2016 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha were honored to welcome Dr. Guy McPherson of the archived radio show “Nature Bats Last” to Shattered Reality Podcast. Dr. McPherson is a conservation biologist who has written numerous books, including most recently: Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind (with Carolyn Baker), Going Dark, and Walking Away From Empire: A Personal Journey.
This episode may be disturbing to many, because our guest causes us to consider the annihilation of homo sapiens and other species due to the ravages that civilization has wrought upon the biosphere of our dear Mother Earth. This conclusion does not arise from one single cause but a variety of contributing factors at play including burgeoning population, temperature rise, methane release, burning of fossil fuels, nuclear meltdowns and death of the oceans to name a few. It is quite important to listen to this, especially if you are a person who is deferring your joy to a time in the future when you believe things will be better for you. NOW is the best time, it is always now, so don’t postpone happiness.
“If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try counting your money while holding your breath.” ~ Dr. Guy McPherson
We conclude this episode with a listener experience written by Adriana and narrated by Fahrusha. Adriana has had two major episodes of bi-location and one out-of-body experience, all in her native Romania.
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.
On 11-3-2015, Greg Bishop joined Kate Valentine and Fahrusha for a lively discussion about his book, Project Beta, the Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth, and other UFO related topics. Greg is the host of the popular internet radio show Radio Misterioso on Kill Radio Los Angeles. Paul Bennewitz was a brilliant electrical engineer who observed unusual phenomena in New Mexico near Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia Labs. He believed this aerial phenomena was UFO related. The Air Force Security personnel did nothing to discourage this and in fact fed him disinformation and lies to bolster his beliefs. This led to him being put into a mental institution and entirely ruining his life. Kate and Fahrusha also discuss the general nature of the UFO phenomena with Greg and wonder out loud why many people in the paranormal field have had a childhood interest in sleight-of-hand magic. There is more. Be sure to listen and post your thoughts.
On October 20, 2015 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha were thrilled to welcome Dr. Thomas Campbell, physicist and author of My Big T.O.E. to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Big T.O.E. stands for Big Theory of Everything.
Tom had an illustrious career as a physicist for both Army Intelligence and NASA. In his spare time, he worked with consciousness pioneer Robert Monroe. During this collaboration he began to formulate his Big Theory of Everything. Eventually he published the three-volume set My Big T.O.E.. He sees our 4D reality as an information based virtual reality and consciousness as the key factor. He believes that Love minimizes entropy causing evolution to progress, and to prove it he is a very genuinely kind individual. Consciousness exists outside the 4D Universe we inhabit. Today he lectures on consciousness internationally. Find out more by listening to this podcast episode. Fahrusha attended one of his wonderful and thought-provoking seminars in New York City. She wrote a blog piece about it that can be accessed here.
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.
On July 6, 2015 Dr. Paul H. Smith joined Kate Valentine and Fahrusha for a lively discussion about remote viewing. Turns out he knows quite a bit about UFOs and about dowsing too.
He has written the award winning book Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate Americas Psychic Espionage Program (Tor/Forge 2005) which is currently out of print but available as a used book. His new book, The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing is widely available.
Paul H. Smith became a psychic spy in 1983, when he was recruited for the Army’s remote viewing psychic espionage program — a program he never knew existed up until the moment he was invited to join. He was one of the longest-serving remote viewers in the military program. During his seven years in that program, he studied under the legendary
Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann, and Skip Atwater; served as a first-line operational remote viewer doing thousands of training and live operational RV sessions, wrote the official manual on controlled remote viewing, and taught CRV to new remote viewing candidates. Among his students are included now-famous remote viewers such as Lyn Buchanan, Mel Riley, and David Morehouse. Paul has briefed and demonstrated remote viewing to senators, admirals and generals, and other senior military and government officials. A Desert Storm veteran, Paul retired from the US
Army in 1996 at the rank of major from his final duty position, chief of intelligence and security for the Military District of Washington.
Since 1997 he has been president and chief instructor of his own commercial full-service remote viewing training company, Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc., and is a founding director of the non-profit International Remote Viewing Association, of which he is past president. Fahrusha was lucky to meet Dr. Smith at the IRVA conference in New Orleans in 2015.
On June 23, 2015, Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko podcast, joined Kate Valentine and Fahrusha to discuss his views about a host of paranormal and related subjects, including conspiracies, remote viewing, scientism, UFOs, mainstream “news”, ethno-pharmacology, and debunkers. We chose having Alex on the show because of the valuable work he has done by having debunkers on his show and taking them on with intelligence and grace, while demolishing their faulty positions forcefully and with aplomb. We may not agree with everything he proposes but we are eternally grateful for his doing some very heavy lifting for all legitimate anomalous researchers. His crusade against the antiquated and disproven paradigms of the mechanistic and materialistic worldview is truly a valuable contribution to the very paradigm shifting we espouse on “Shattered Reality Podcast”. It is a very lively discussion we think you will enjoy.
On June 10 2015, Kate Valentine and Fahrusha were pleased and excited to welcome John B. Alexander, Ph.D. to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. In the intro to our podcast “paradigm shifting” is prominently mentioned and Dr. Alexander is nothing if not a paradigm shifting individual! His life is so varied and fascinating that it would have taken many more hours to ask him about all of his interests.
Dr. Alexander has written an engrossing book, UFOs, Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities dealing with his adventures in attempting to find out from the inside what the government knows about UFOs. He contends that disclosure has already taken place, UFOs are unarguably real but humanity is asking the wrong questions. His book is comprehensive and well written with a great many dates and details. Dr. Alexander has written a number of other engaging books which can be accessed at his website.
Born in New York, Dr. Alexander entered the army in 1956. He commanded a Special Forces A team in Viet Nam and Thailand and started the Advanced Theoretical Physics Project studying UFOs while still in the Army. After he retired from the Service with the rank of Colonel of Infantry, he worked in the field of non-lethal weaponry at Los Alamos National Labs. He has a Ph.D. in Thanatology, the scientific study of death and the practices associated with it, including the study of the needs of the terminally ill and their families. He is also involved with studying shamanism around the world. There is so much more we would have liked to ask Dr. Alexander. Hopefully he will come back to speak with us again.
Dr. Alexander and Fahrusha at 2016 SSE Symposium in Boulder, CO.
On May 22, 2015 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed Ellen Hodgson Brown to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. She is the author of many interesting books, one of which is Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free. We discuss this book and other things on this episode of our podcast.
Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D., is the founder, first President and the inspiration and intellectual leader of the Public Banking Institute (PBI)a nonpartisan think tank devoted to the creation of publicly run banks. She is a strong advocate for Public Banking. She has also written books about natural health practices.
Brown ran for California State Treasurer on the Green Party ticket in the 2014 election. To date she has written 12 books and is a lawyer. Truly Ms. Hodgson Brown is a Renaissance woman!
On March 27, 2015, Kate Valentine and Fahrusha have a nice chat with the British born psychic, shaman and remote viewer Angela Thompson Smith. She is the author of five books, Remote Perceptions, Diary of An Abduction, Voices from the Cosmos (With C.B.Scott Jones, Ph.D.), River of Passion and Shire. In addition Ms. Thompson Smith is a nurse, social worker and earned a Master’s Degree in Great Britain. The genial discussion is far-ranging and covers various paranormal topics. Fahrusha had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Thompson Smith at the 2015 International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) convention in New Orleans.
On February 13, 2015 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha had the pleasure of interviewing the famed humanoid investigator Albert Rosales. Albert’s site is www.ufoinfo.com/humanoid and it is very fascinating. He has been collecting humanoid reports since his days of military service. It contains over 17, 000 sighting reports from around the world. They are cross cataloged by both year and type of sighting.
On January 23, 2015 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed Natalie Sudman to Shattered Reality Podcast. Natalie worked as a civilian with the Army Corps of Engineers where she was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) while travelling in an armored motor convoy. Application of Impossible Things is her account of that experience. Kate Valentine and Fahrusha talk to Natalie about what happened to her when the impossible happened. Currently Natalie is a psychic reader, Monroe Institute facilitator, artist, and blogger.
On January 10, 2015 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed mathematician and aerospace engineer, Robert Schroeder, who wrote a book about the physics of UFO propulsion called Solving The UFO Enigma: How Modern Physics is Revealing the Technology of UFOs. In this episode we speak with Bob about some of his psychic experiences and about how he thinks the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland may help to prove his interesting theories about the physics of UFOs, other dimensions and other Universes. .
On December 12, 2014 we interviewed Mack Maloney a highly prolific author of military fiction, who as written two very accessible books about UFOs: Beyond Area 51 and UFOs in Wartime. Now we are happy that you will be able to hear this lively discussion we had about the books and related subjects. We welcome your comments.
Our second podcast features author and artist Philip Smith speaking about his book Walking Through Walls, his father psychic healer Lew Smith, and his art. Philip Smith, a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Award and former managing editor of GQ Magazine joins us to tell about growing up with his well-known father. His book is a must read for all students of things psychic and mystical. In addition, it is a well written and sometimes humorous account of life in Miami during the fifties and sixties. I could feel the spirit of his father coming through Philip’s words during the interview.
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Kate Valentine and Fahrusha discuss moon anomalies with veteran radio personality and ufologist Don Ecker of Dark Matters Radio. This is the premiere episode (recorded 10/10/14) of our new podcast. We hope you will like it.