On May 14, 2019, Fahrusha was very pleased to welcome physicist Russell Targ and filmmaker Lance Mungia to “Shattered Reality Podcast” to discuss their film Third Eye Spies. The film chronicles the story of the government’s remote viewing program with emphasis on viewer Pat Price and the role of physicists Russell Targ and Hal Puthoff. Many accounts of events in and around the movie were discussed that were absolutely fascinating. Many of the people discussed in the film are still in the forefront of psi research today while others remain totally anonymous as would befit psychic spies. What actually happened to the amazing Pat Price is still something of a mystery, since there a number of conflicting narratives regarding his death. The film is available for sale through the website, and on rental and download from Amazon, iTunes, and other vendors.
Russ kindly gave a number of pointers to those, like listener Earl, who would like to try remote viewing on their own. Russ Targ has been a very popular previous guest on this show.
Sad note: Yesterday, (May 13, 2019) the world of ufology lost a legend, nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman. Rest In Peace. He was a very approachable and friendly man whose contribution to the study of anomalous aerial phenomena was huge. I feel privileged to have met him and spoken to him several times.
Errata: This is the 87th “Shattered Reality Podcast” not the 89th.
Sharon Hatfield, author of Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons.
On December 12, 2018 Fahrusha welcomed Sharon Hatfield, author of Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. We covered the history of Jonathan Koons as regards his career as a famous American Spiritualist during the middle of the Nineteenth Century. Fahrusha was pleased to note that the author did not decide on the veracity of Mr. Koons’ claims of physical mediumship. It is difficult enough to vet the claims of those with whom one is contemporaneous, no less the claims of those who are long gone. No one is currently alive who ever met Jonathan Koons so there are no witnesses. There does exist ample critique of this man’s seances in publications of the day, and they are both positive and negative. In addition Mr. Koons, himself, was a prolific, if opaque, writer on matters spiritual.
Jonathan Koons did not charge money to attend the seances, but did
sometimes charge board to those who lodged with his family, so his
motives were not influenced by personal enrichment. His entire family
participated in this endeavor and he had eleven natural children and one
adopted daughter, although not all lived to adulthood. One son, Nahum,
was often the centerpiece of these gatherings and was considered quite
gifted. Magnetic anomalies in the ground on the ridge where the seances
took place just outside Athens, Ohio are believed by some to be the
cause of the unusual effects produced in the Spirit Room. Others point
to poltergeist activity due to the raging hormones of so many pubescent
We also discussed other notables of the day, including D. D. Home, the Fox Sisters, and somewhat surprisingly, John Chapman colloquially known as “Johnny Appleseed”. He was a staple character in American history texts in public schools across the US, famed for planting apple trees where ever he wandered, but few know him as the Swedenborgian spiritualist he actually was. Currently physical mediumship is looked down upon in many but not all spiritualist circles in the US, though it receives better treatment in the UK.
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Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons by Sharon Hatfield published by Swallow Press.
On October 18, 2018, Fahrusha and “Shattered Reality Podcast” were pleased to welcome Mary Rose Barrington to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Mary Rose has been both a solicitor and a barrister in Great Britain as well as a President of the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research. She is now listed as a Vice President of the Society for Psychical Research of Great Britain. Her new book, J.O.T.T.(Just One of Those Things) about unintentional psychokinesis is published by Anomalist Books.
We discussed a number of instances of simple household psychokinesis that were included in the book and which were studiously collected by Mary Rose over years of research. She has classified these instances of psychokinesis she calls Jottles into categories: Flyaway, Windfall, Comeback, Walkabout and Trade-In.
The Flyaway is an item that simply vanishes and as such it is hardest to prove because one could have simply lost it. The Windfall is some object that appears in a place where it is unknown to have been and is not recognized by the householder. One person’s Flyaway could be another’s Windfall. An example of this would be if the can opener disappears from Linda’s kitchen (Flyaway) and appears on Joe’s doorstep a mile away (Windfall). Not all Windfalls can be traced to point of origin however and Windfalls are also know in psychical research as apports. The Comeback is a Flyaway that comes back to the location from which it has vanished at a later point in time, after the area has been thoroughly searched. A Walkabout is an item which appears in a place where it wasn’t put by the owner or anyone else and to be interesting appears in an impossible location. Finally, a Trade-In is when a similar but different object is found in the place of the one that has gone missing.
We also discussed possible reasons for these phenomena. The fundamental reality is consciousness, and the mind controls the matter, opines Mary Rose Barrington; and we do not disagree. Fahrusha gave an account of an unusual jottle that happened to her nearly 20 years ago.
We await the return of Kate Valentine to the show.
On 09/11/2018 Fahrusha welcomed Eric Wargo, author of Time Loops and The Nightshirt blog to “Shattered Reality Podcast.” Time Loops is an intensive look at precognition. Dr. Wargo covers premonitions, presentiments and dreams. He believes that precognition, literally “knowing ahead”, is a product of retrocausation. Retrocausation is a theory in physics wherein the effect precedes its cause. This is a radical and fairly new idea that is gaining more acceptance. Simply put, the future affects the present and the past, creating a loop in time. It fits into the logic that time can move backwards as well as forwards as postulated in theoretical physics. Because we are biological entities who seem to move only one way in time inexorably from birth to death, it is difficult to imagine that causation can move in the opposite direction. Yet in terms of theoretical physics this should be possible.
Quantum computing apparently uses retrocausation in its functioning.
Remote viewing, specifically associative remote viewing relies entirely on retrocausation. One is pre-cognizing the outcome of a sports game, for instance.
Almost one hundred years ago, J.W. Dunne wrote a seminal book on precognitive dreams, An Experiment with Time, which changed the way of thinking about prescient dreams and introduced to the public the idea of retrocausality to precognition. Eric told us of a “Dunne” dream he had about 9/11 involving two identical square concrete mosques. After Eric signed off, Fahrusha read the 9/11 accounts from listeners Mark, Nurse Nancy, Suzanne Evans Morris, Ph.D., and intuitive Greg; and related some of her own experiences in an abbreviated form.
Fahrusha and Kate Valentine were pleased to welcome illustrious author and paranormal investigator George P. Hansen to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. There was so much to speak about that it was difficult to fit it into an hour and fifteen minutes. Hansen looks at the paranormal from the view of anthropology and skepticism but never debunking. He views many of the phenomena of the paranormal as being affected and sometimes caused by the Trickster. He gives two compatible definitions of who or what the Trickster is, the first of which concerns the folk traditions of many, if not all, indigenous cultures around the world. Some of the famous folk tricksters are Loki of Norse mythology, the Coyote of the American Southwest, Iktomi (spider) of the Lakota and Ananzi (spider) of the Caribbean and Africa. These Tricksters are shapeshifters so they can appear in different guises. In his words “The trickster archetype is not designated by immediately observable physical features. Rather it is a more abstract constellation of characteristics that is usually personified (i.e., identified with a person or animal).” His second definition is a bit more ephemeral to explain. It includes many aspects of psi including boundary crossing, irrationality, fakery, change and instability and it is, by its very nature, non-binary.
We tackle many subjects, especially including UFOs. For instance these objects are often seen to be shapeshifting, and some might be interstellar or not, and of course they may have more than one origin and they often appear at times of great change. The purported occupants may lie to humans or their communication may seem absurd or be misunderstood. They often appear to people when those people are in altered states of consciousness, as in the liminal state.
On May 29, 2018 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed paranormal researcher, David B. Metcalfe, to ”Shattered Reality Podcast”. David is currently working with former guest, Andrew Chesnut, on a follow-up book about Santa Muerte. He is also the editor in chief of Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies (TJICS), a new, free, online-only, open access journal of the Windbridge Research Center. You may remember the Windbridge researchers, Dr. Julie Beischel and Mark Boccuzzi from past episodes of SRP. David studied Philosophy and Folklore at Elmhurst College in Illinois. His day job is digital communications and he is a two dimensional artist as well.
We spoke about the Santa Muerte (Saint Death) cult emanating from Mexico. The belief spans the Americas today. The tradition is widespread and runs the gamut from blessings to curses, some of which can be very violent. He and Craig Williams are involved in a book project to support Haitian artists in the Voodoo style. Listener Will had questions about the definitions of Satanism and Santa Muerte which David answered. We spoke about how we in the US seldom see dead bodies whereas in other cultures such as those of Latin America and India, it is common to see the bodies of the dead. It may not be healthy for us to almost never see a dead body because it allows Americans to deny the psychological truth of Death.
Other topics covered included UFOs, abductions, To The Stars Academy, the Christian faith healing practice of praying and talking away the fire (burns), Native American Skinwalkers, Pennsylvania Dutch Pow-Wow tradition and other communal practices. In addition, David writes for Medium and runs a website about Santa Muerte with Andrew Chesnut called Skeleton Saint.
Note: Dennis Kuchinich is the former Senator whose name we forgot.
On April 10, 2018 Fahrusha was very pleased to welcome psi researcher Mark Boccuzzi to Shattered Reality Podcast to discuss his adventures in psi research. He and his wife Dr. Julie Beischel (a previous guest on SRP) founded the Windbridge Institute. Mark started in psychic research by doing scientific research on ghosts in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Our conversation wandered through several areas of psi research. He is the Managing Editor of Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, a free, online-only, open access, peer-reviewed journal that disseminates information focusing on interdisciplinary studies of consciousness as it relates to dying, death, and what comes next.
In his book Visualizing Intention, Mark has created images which are evocative of human emotions and intentions. A free PDF of the book is available at the Windbridge Institute’s website and the full color 100 page book is available on Amazon. How does intention affect events and machines? Visualization can positively impact the power of intention.
In addition we spoke about Instrumental Trans-Communication (ITC) which is using mechanical recording apparatus to capture voices of the dead or other non-corporeal beings. Shattered Reality Podcast had one of these spontaneous occurrences in episode #45 Tom Butler and EVPs. We touched upon anomalous photographs wherein orbs or unusual light phenomenon can be seen.
Fahrusha offers her apologies to Dr. Lynn Kelly, a wonderful guest, whose last name she could not remember. 🙁
On March 13,2018 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha were very happy to welcome Anthony Peake, prolific author on the subject of consciousness, who has written nine widely acclaimed books on various aspects of non-physical realities (or are they?), time and consciousness and perception. We speak with him primarily about his book Opening the Doors of Consciousness, the title of which is based on the Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) book The Doors of Perception the title of which in turn comes from a poem by William Blake (1757-1827). It brings to mind the image of great thinkers through time standing on the shoulders of the one before and building upon knowledge.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. ~William Blake
We also touch upon two of his other books Time and the Rose Garden: Encountering the Magical in the life and works of J.B. Priestley and A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future. Both Priestley and Dick explored the subjects of time and consciousness in an unorthodox and thought provoking manner.
We discuss the difficulties of exploring consciousness anomalies using the paradigm of the materialistic scientific method. Does substantial first person experience data equal proof? Are we just meat puppets with accidental biological consciousness or are we part of an infinite consciousness which is eternal? Is reality holographic and are we living in a simulation? Peake explains this through the vocabulary of Gnosticism.
How can we break through the doors of perception? Humans can experience other realities through dreams, schizophrenia, psychotropic drugs and other processes. Are these realities any less real than 4-D? Only in the sense that in 4-D we can have the perception of consensus with other humans. This is called “consensual reality” and on a certain level unprovable due to the fact that individuals see the same event very differently.
I shall close this recap of the podcast with a quote from Aldous Huxley that I find germane to our subject: Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
On February 27, 2018 Fahrusha and Kate Valentine were happy to welcome Dr. Julie Beischel to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. She received her doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona in 2003. She is the co-founder and Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential and is at the forefront of modern studies into mediumship. Currently, part of the Institute has spun off into the Windbridge Research Center, whose mission is to ease suffering around dying, death, and what comes next, by performing rigorous scientific research and sharing the results and other customized content with practitioners, clinicians, scientists, and the general public.
Survival of consciousness is the key element in understanding mediumship. In this model the brain is seen to be akin to a radio receiver and not the seat of consciousness. The mind or the consciousness is thought to be non-local and exists beyond the death of the body. Mediums are psychics that concentrate on obtaining information about the deceased. American mediums are 90% female. In Dr. Beischel’s research, the mediums that were tested are blinded to any knowledge of the deceased person or the sitter beyond the first name of the deceased. The results of the experiments were all statistically significant in favor of the validity of mediumship. In parapsychology there is a classic debate regarding where the mediumistic information might be coming from. Does it come from so-called “super-psi” (the pool of information available through psychic functioning), or from a deceased person’s after death consciousness? Because I (Fahrusha) do not like binary choices, I also posited that some information might come from non-human disembodied entities, not constricted by space and time. We discussed the relationship of auto-immune diseases to being a medium or a psychic, versus the relationship of childhood abuse or trauma to disease in general.
Beischel has written several very accessible e-books including From the Mouths of Mediums Vol.1 Experiencing Communication, Meaningful Messages: Making the Most of Your Mediumship Reading, and Among Mediums: A Scientist’s Quest for Answers.
Note: Tom Butler was our guest who spoke about EVP (Electronic Voice Production) in conjunction with messages from the deceased.
On November 14, 2017 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed Marty Rosenblatt to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Marty is the founder of the Applied Precognition Project. The “Applied Precognition Project’s mission is to publicly explore, research and apply logic and intuition/emotion to predict future event outcomes. This enables participants to evolve personally while contributing to the elevation of global consciousness.” APP has several different groups of viewers who remotely view different sorts of future events that can generate money, such as the stock market or sports events. Associative Remote Viewing usually has a binary approach wherein two very different photo scenes are used to represent an up or down or yes or no type outcome unrelated pictorially to the photos. The APP also has several other groups, including the “Sublime” group which focuses on remote viewing from the dream state co-ordinated by Nancy Smith, a friend of SRP.
We spoke to Marty about his method of Associative Remote Viewing and related scientific concepts such as retro-causation and quantum entanglement. He spoke about the basic precepts of ARV. He is very conversant in interesting theories about consciousness and shared some with us.
We went on to speak about Hal Puthoff’s participation in Tom Delonge’s “To The Stars Academy” and other puzzling conundrums.
In the Listeners’ Corner we spoke of listener June Ponte’s art show and read a selection of the excellent children’s book ImagineIf Thoughts Were Balloonsillustrated by listener Diane Waybright. This book demonstrates a very compassionate way to help children to choose their thoughts consciously.
On September 12, 2017 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed Dr. Roger D. Nelson of the Global Consciousness Project to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Dr. Nelson has had a lifelong interest in the anomalies of human consciousness. He was Coordinator of Research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research(PEAR) laboratory at Princeton University from 1980 to 2002.
The GCP or Global Consciousness Project is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists and engineers using Random Number Generators (RNGs) or Random Event Generators (REGs) to measure changes in the consciousness fields of groups of humans across the globe. At the time of this writing they have more than 15 years of random data in parallel sequences of synchronized 200-bit trials generated every second. That is truly amazing!
We discussed this and various related topics regarding what could be termed as micro-PK or small scale psychokinesis, including remote influencing. We included a couple of questions from a listener.
Please continue to send us your questions. Future guests are posted a few days ahead on our Facebook page.
At the end of the show, Fahrusha read an account from a friend of the show in England, Mr. A. who inadvertently took some photos of a mysterious noxious gas cloud descending upon an English Channel beach, Seven Sisters Cliffs, injuring walkers and sunbathers.
Fahrusha had written a blog piece featuring Dr. Nelson a few years ago which can be accessed here.
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.
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.”
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 Thunderwith Sidian Morningstar Jones.
Dr. Stanley Krippner’s website can be accessed here for a list of his books and articles to read and more.
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!
On August 11, 2015 Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcomed Nancy “Scooter” McMoneagle to Shattered Reality Podcast. “Scooter” McMoneagle is an amazing woman who is at the nexus of the consciousness revolution. She is the President and Executive Director of the prestigious Monroe Institute, the wife of renowned remote viewer Joe McMoneagle, the stepdaughter of consciousness pioneer, Robert Monroe (founder of the Monroe Institute), and a celebrated astrologer as well. We talked about the experience of visiting the famed Monroe Institute and its varied programs, how her step-dad, Bob Monroe became her mentor and how she met Joe McMoneagle, her husband.
We think you will really enjoy this interview. We did!
Errata: Fahrusha’s first visit to TMI was in 2004 not 2003.
On April 17, 2015, Kate and Fahrusha delved into the mysteries of psychokinesis and micro-psychokinesis on Podcast # 9 with University of Virginia’s Dr. Ross Dunseath .Psychokinesis is the ability to move objects by mental effort alone.
As Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Perceptual Studies with the esteemed Dr. Edward Kelly, Ross has been working on establishing irrefutable scientific evidence of human mental action on matter, such as metal bending and movement of small objects. All aficionados of the paranormal will find this interview both fascinating and instructive.
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.