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George P. Hansen the Trickster #72

Fahrusha & George Hansen
Podcast co-host Fahrusha and George Hansen at his lecture in the summer of 2018.
A photo of the author George P. Hansen
George P. Hansen, author of The Trickster and the Paranormal.

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.

Showing the book about which we are speaking.
Book cover, The Trickster and the Paranormal by George P. Hansen

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!

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).

Dr. Ross Dunseath and Psychokinesis #9

Dr. Ross Dunseath (Courtesy of Rosanna Schaffer-Shaw)

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.

UVA DOPS staff page