Big Seance: My Paranormal World

By Patrick Keller

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Jeffrey
 Feb 23, 2020
one of the best paranormal podcasts out there, excellent content and excellent interviews, Patrick Keller is an awesome and informative host!

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Patrick Keller, of BigSéance.com, invites you to join an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts & hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics & mediums, and life after death. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

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An Important Conversation with my Paranerd Family - Big Seance Podcast
13:46

 

Your host, Patrick Keller, has an important conversation with his paranerd family. 

 

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The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Jan 02, 2023
223 - Echo Bodine and How to Live a Happily Ever Afterlife - Big Seance
49:31

 

World renowned psychic and ghost hunter, Echo Bodine, started seeing spirits as a young girl and has been helping to set them free for over 40 years. It is said that she is a part of the world's most psychic family. In her new book, How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife: Stories of Trapped Souls and How Not to Become One, Echo shares her experiences and compelling investigations that have led her to see the issues from a spirit's living time on Earth which have not kept them locked in place in their afterlife. In addition to the book, Patrick and Echo discuss questions around being an earthbound spirit, grief, and the lessons she has learned from the souls of recently departed friends. Visit BigSeance.com/223 for more info.

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :40

World renowned psychic and ghost hunter, Echo Bodine, started seeing spirits as a young girl and has been helping to set them free for over 40 years. Most of these spirits have one thing in common—unfinished business from their lives that leaves them restless, unable to let go and move on. Some souls choose to remain closer to this dimension rather than move into the light when they die. In her new book, How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife: Stories of Trapped Souls and How Not to Become One, Bodine shares her experiences and compelling investigations that have led her to see the issues from a spirit's living time on Earth which have not kept them locked in place in their afterlife. Each story is accompanied by an exercise that will help the reader avoid the fate of a trapped, angry, or unprepared soul. How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife is an eye-opening look at spirits—at what compels and holds them—and what you can do to avoid the same fate. 1:23

Echo “Freaking” Bodine is how Chip Coffey refers to Echo, and he loves her delicious sugar cookies! 2:56

“My mom taught me at a really early age how to bake, and my Dad told me one time, he said, ‘Echo Lee, if you’re not putting love into the things you bake, then don’t even bother baking them.’” 5:43

It has been said that Echo Bodine is a part of the world’s most psychic family. It all got started back in 1965 after a family dinner and a call to a psychic named Eve Olson. 6:39

The ghost busting team of Echo and her younger brother, Michael. 13:15

Echo has had an interesting year of loss, and she says she has been learning from the souls of a number of her departed friends about the dying process and the afterlife. 19:09

What is grief like as a psychic medium? 26:30

Patrick may want to stay earthbound for a bit after he dies, but is that dangerous? 28:04

The reasons ghosts choose to stay earthbound. 31:07

“Something would push her out of the bed.” 34:49

“Whatever people’s beliefs are about heaven, that’s what they’re going to find when they get there.” 36:55

You can still have parties in Heaven! 38:39

Echo doesn’t just bake to stay grounded, she makes funky and fun lamps! 42:29

Final thoughts from Echo Bodine. 44:05

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 45:41

Outro 48:09

 

For more on Echo Bodine

EchoBodine.com

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Nov 06, 2022
222 - Mysterious Michigan and the Spiritualist Movement with Amberrose Hammond - Big Seance
01:14:54

 

For over twenty years, Amberrose Hammond has been researching the supernatural, weird, and off-beat history of Michigan, and she also has an intense interest in the Spiritualist movement. In this episode, Patrick talks to Amberrose about her most recent book, Mysterious Michigan: The Lonely Ghost of Minnie Quay, the Marvelous Manifestations of Farmer Riley, the Devil in Detroit & More. Other topics include the Ouija board and a spectacular behind-the-scenes look at fraudulent Victorian mediums. Visit BigSeance.com/222 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :45

Please share the show with a friend who would appreciate it! 1:26

Amberrose Hammond’s Bio. 2:53

Patrick and Amberrose share a love of historic cemeteries! 4:08

The story of the cover of Mysterious Michigan. 7:46

Falling in love with Michigan’s haunted history. 10:10

Paranormal conferences and more on Amberrose’s early involvement in the paranormal. 14:44

Vicksburg Spiritualist Camp at Fraser’s Grove. 16:58

“Do you Ouija?” Ouija stories from Michigan in the 1920s. 19:24

The 1920 Ouija Board and Automatic Writing: How to do it pamphlet by Hereward Carrington, PhD. 22:38

The joy of collecting Ouija boards, and some early experiences with them. 24:30

“People would describe that these forms would come floating out of the floor.” James "Farmer" Riley, seances, spirit cabinets, and a behind-the-scenes look at fraudulent Victorian mediums. 28:25

“Sitters were fooled because of a willingness to believe.” 38:55

Did the fraud really hurt anything? 40:24

Going back in time or recreating these Victorian seances. 41:36

Dividing a fortune! The lost story of Eber B. Ward and the Kardashians of their day. Plus celebrity mediums in the courtroom! 43:24

Fraud was rampant in the Spiritualist Movement, but a lot of good came out of it as well. 53:30

Other stories from the book. 56:53

Halloween talk, Howard the Duck, and Trick-or-Treating! 1:00:07

Hocus Pocus 2! 1:07:55

Chilli and pumpkin spice. 1:08:45

Final thoughts from Amberrose Hammond and where to find her! 1:09:33

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:11:00

Outro 1:13:32

 

For more on Amberrose Hammond

Amberrose's previous appearance in episode 151

MysteriousMichigan.com

AmberroseHammond.com

GhostlyTalk.com

 

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

 

 

Oct 18, 2022
221 - The Fabulous Psychic Leo Brown - Big Seance
59:01

 

Along with being Fabulous, psychic medium Leo Brown is a life coach, motivational speaker, and author. The conversation gets real, and includes his foundation and calling, and topics like integrity, Spirit visitations, the talking board, diversity and representation in the paranormal, building community and mending, the "Great Resignation", and Leo's first love of tarot. Plus Leo shares wisdom for those who see themselves as either Fabulous or different. Visit BigSeance.com/221 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :57

Psychic Leo Brown’s Bio 1:40

Patrick found Psychic Leo on Facebook and just had to check him out! 3:49

Leo reads personalities and celebrities on Youtube through his Psychic Perspectives series. Megan Thee Stallion was one of his recent perspectives. 4:40

“There are moments where you will get it wrong. There are moments where you cannot read for everybody that crosses your doorstep. You just can’t.” 7:05

Getting real about integrity. 9:11

Leo’s foundation and finding his calling. 12:44

“Whatever you do in life, be confident, but never cocky.” 15:29

Leo works most with his clairevoyance and claireaudience. 16:52

In paranormal situations, Leo says he is a scaredy cat. 18:29

Watching the Long Island Medium in the grocery store. 19:43

A few of Leo’s Spirit visitation experiences. 21:26

When a psychic medium needs a psychic medium. 25:39

Soulmates and twin flames. 27:05

What happens when we die and it’s time to return to the Other Side? Renewal. 28:07

When it comes to the occult, tarot is Leo’s first love! Plus the movie, The Craft. 30:54

“Things started to move that weren’t supposed to movie, and lights were flickering on and off.” Leo has a cautious curiosity about the talking board! 33:06

Wisdom for those who see themselves as either Fabulous or different. 35:35

Miss Cleo, Walter Mercado, Savann Champelle, the Ghost Brothers, and the importance of diversity and representation in the paranormal. 36:49

Building community and mending. Patrick ask’s Leo to do the impossible by reading what has been going on with our world in the last 2-3 years. 41:26

Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean it’s too late. 46:38

Leo on the topic of the “Great Resignation.” 50:16

Leo’s book, Honey, I'm Fabulous and So Are You!: A Psychic's Journey of Love, Life, and Empowerment, and final thoughts. 52:58

“Life is too short if you’re boring. Be bold. You know what I mean? Be courageous. Be brutal if you have to, especially with your self. You know? The world is bad enough.” 54:15

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:10

Outro 57:40

 

For More on Psychic Leo Brown

PsychicLeo.com

Leo's book, Honey, I'm Fabulous and So Are You!: A Psychic's Journey of Love, Life, and Empowerment (Amazon)

Twitter: @TheRealLeoBrown

Facebook: @TheRealPsychicLeoBrown

Instagram: @TheRealPsychicLeoBrown

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Oct 05, 2022
220 - Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians with Tim Prasil - Big Seance
57:19

 

Did the Victorians invent ghost hunting? Tim Prasil, author of Certain Nocturnal Disturbances: Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians and the familiar voice of Spectral Edition segments, returns to the Big Seance with the answer! Plus nocturnal surveillance, the legendary story of Athenodorus, centuries of rattling chains, Hinton Ampner, and the purposeless ghost! Visit BigSeance.com/220 for more info.

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :50

Tim Prasil writes ghostly mysteries; he anthologizes quirky, mostly 19th-century fiction, and explores historical ghostlore. He’s also been known to scribble a limerick. Once upon a time, he had a career in radio broadcasting that took him from announcing to copywriting — and from Illinois to Mississippi, back to Illinois, to Wisconsin, and finally to South Carolina. He then moved to Boston and earned an M.A. in English, taught in upstate New York, and moved to Milwaukee to earn a Ph.D. in English. After thirty years of teaching at the university level in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, he’s now focusing on his books. Some of those titles include Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Mysteries (from 1899-1909), The Victorian Ghost Hunter’s Casebook, Entranced by Eyes of Evil: Tales of Mesmerism and Mystery, and The Lost Limericks of Edgar Allan Poe. 1:26

Did the Victorians invent Ghost Hunting? Spoiler Alert! No they didn’t. What led up to Tim writing Certain Nocturnal Disturbances: Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians. 4:19

Nocturnal surveillance and the legendary story of Athenodorus. 10:41

The trend of ghosts with rattling chains. “I’m hoping that some of my readers are ghost hunters, and maybe they’re a member of an investigation team, and they see that that tradition goes back to the 1500s and they say, ‘That’s cool! I am part of this very long legacy.’” 16:55

The legend of Antoinette Deshoulieres 19:17

Joseph Glanvill, the Drummer of Tedworth, and other historical ghost hunts. Plus the practice of interviewing witnesses. 23:18

“One thing I’ve learned about history is that it’s often a mistake to ask, ‘What did people believe back then?’ The better question is, ‘What did people disagree about back then?’” 28:53

What will the future say about our ways of ghost hunting and researching the paranormal? 30:24

Hinton Ampner and the Purposeless Ghost 32:00

Tim and superstitions 37:18

What time in history would Tim like to go back to? And who would he be? 39:05

Tim’s experiences with a theatre ghost! 40:21

Ghost hunting was very leisurely in the Victorian period. You let the ghosts come to you. 42:19

Tim Prasil’s most treasured possession 44:28

The tradition of sharing ghost stories by a fire and Tim’s Tales Told When the Windows Rattle YouTube series 47:44

More on Tim’s Spectral Edition segments. 51:29

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 53:10

Outro 55:48

Easter egg 57:05

 

Tim's Previous Interviews and Spectral Edition Segments

Episode 111 - Interview on the book, Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917

Episode 22 - Tim's first appearance and interview on the book, Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries (1899-1909) 

Tim's Spectral Edition segments: Episodes 47 thru 95 and episodes 198 and 200.

 

For more on Tim Prasil

BromBonesBooks.com

Tim's Books on Amazon

Facebook: @BromBonesBooks

Twitter: @TimPrasil

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Sep 18, 2022
219 - The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal with J. Allen Cross - Big Seance
45:09

 

Author, Folk Witch, and paranormal investigator, J. Allen Cross, joins Patrick to discuss his brand new book, The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal: How to Investigate, Communicate, and Clear Spirits. Topics include paranormal work from a distance, common misconceptions that witches have about paranormal investigation, the poltergeist phenomenon, the EVP Ceremony, Clyde the Top Hat Man, and the recipe for cleansing yourself in a Virgin Margarita Bath! Visit BigSeance.com/219 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :38

Big Shoutout to JeanMarie for supporting the Big Seance at the $15 level on Patreon! 1:18

J. Allen Cross (Oregon) is a practicing Folk Witch and paranormal investigator. He serves as psychic-medium and occult specialist on a well-known investigative team out of the Portland metro area. He enjoys working as a consultant for other teams and spiritual workers, exploring haunted and abandoned places, and writing about the paranormal. 2:27

An update on J. Allen Cross since his last appearance in episode 178. And a reminder of how J and his team are primarily psychic mediums. 3:25

Paranormal work from a distance. 4:58

Book description for The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal. 5:45

This book is a foundation for those of us who are sometimes seen as a resource, or the “spooky friend.” 6:42

Common misconceptions that witches have about paranormal investigation. “I’ve actually been kind of surprised by the reaction from witches when I bring up paranormal investigation around them, because I find that they have two really big misconceptions, and the first one is that all of them seem to think that paranormal investigation is something that happens specifically on TV and only for TV.” 7:59

“A lot of these spirits aren’t happy where they are.” “Sometimes you have paranormal activity because they are trying to get someone’s attention, because they need some assistance, or they need some sort of help.” 9:05

“They’re not meant to be on this side.” “You always have to side with the living.” 10:13

Getting real about poltergeist activity. 12:05

Simple Magic 13:10

The EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) Ceremony 14:01

More discussion on the poltergeist phenomenon. 19:15

The Occult Specialist or being a resident witch. 21:22

The Virgin Margarita Bath and other recipes for protection and cleansing. 22:54

Communicating with the family dog, and more on reading a home from a distance. 24:39

Clyde the Top Hat Man (or the “Hat Man”) 27:48

“I love a good liminal space.” A new book! 33:52

J’s most treasured possession. 35:05

J is co-host of the Invoking Witchcraft podcast! Plus Nicholas Pearson and crystals! 36:07

“There is no one better than witches to serve as referees between the spirits and living humans.” Final thoughts from J. Allen Cross! 38:25

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 41:08

Outro 43:47

 

For more on J. Allen Cross

The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal on Amazon

Instagram: @oregon_wood_witch

Invoking Witchcraft Podcast

J's Paranormal Investigation Team

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Aug 28, 2022
218 - The History of Witches in American Film and Television with Heather Greene - Big Seance
51:42

 

The history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television is truly fascinating and goes back to silent films! Patrick has a conversation with writer and journalist, Heather Greene, who wrote the amazing book, Lights, Camera, Witchcraft. Topics include The Craft (1996), the different incarnations of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hocus Pocus (1993), Satanic Panic, Rosemary’s Baby (1968), the “Production Code”, the Wicked Witch of the West, boy witches, SCOTUS and the end of Roe v. Wade, and modern day witchcraft! Visit BigSeance.com/218 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :46

Heather Greene is a freelance writer, journalist, and editor. She received a BA in film at Wesleyan University and an MA in film studies from Emory University. She also studied film and theater at Cornell University and the University of Paris. Heather has written for Religion News Service, Turner Classic Movies, The Wild Hunt, Circle Magazine, Patheos.com, and other outlets. She is a member of Circle Sanctuary, Covenant of the Goddess, and the Religion Newswriters Association. 1:28

Book description for Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television. 2:18

Patrick did homework as he progressed through the book, and went down several rabbit holes! 3:58

Reclaiming the name. “The witch has been with us since recorded history.” 4:55

Three Sovereigns for Sarah (1985), Rose O’ Salem Town (1910), The Cavalier’s Dream (1898), The Witch (2015), and The Craft (1996)! 6:53

The Craft was a watershed film for teenagers and witchcraft in general! 7:55

For extra fun, watch the films as you progress through the book. 8:25

The different incarnations of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. 9:50

The main categories of witches in the history of film include the accused woman, the wild woman, the fantasy witch, and the “other”. Also discussed here are vamp witches (the wicked queen, Jennifer from 1942's I Married a Witch), the witch next door (Sabrina, Jillian from 1958's Bell, Book and Candle, Samantha, Morticia), the teenage witch (The Craft, Sabrina, Charmed, Twitches, Harry Potter), satanic witches, and the clown witch (1993's Hocus Pocus). 12:03

Women’s power and Hollywood’s treatment of witches. 16:19

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:51

Satanic panic, Hocus Pocus (1993), and more on girl power films and TV. 23:08

Until Rosemary’s Baby (1968), the film industry’s Production Code took a lot of the fun and freedom out of witchcraft storylines. 25:18

In 1972, Raymond Buckland was probably the first to consult Hollywood on witchcraft in films. 29:38

Hollywood’s affect on modern witchcraft. 31:26

More on satanic panic and the controversy with Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz) on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street. 33:32

Boys can’t be witches, can they? 37:54

The Covenant (2009) 41:30

“The witch is always going to be the liminal figure that’s pushing the boundaries. She’s forever going to be an activist, so to speak. She’s always going to be someone who’s not at the center of society. So she’s going to push the boundaries.” 43:14

“How do you make a thousand witches with one SCOTUS decision?” Final thoughts from Heather Greene! 45:58

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 48:04

Outro 50:20

 

For more on Heather Greene

HeatherGreene.net

Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television (Amazon)

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Aug 15, 2022
217 - Physical Medium Scott Milligan Wants to Melt Your Fear of the Ouija Board - Big Seance
43:17

 

Physical and trance medium, Scott Milligan, wants to melt your fear of the Ouija board. In a Facebook LIVE video from July of 2022, Scott persuaded viewers to come to the board at their best and treat the space as a place of peace. He also shared stories of physical phenomena from seances, including an important and moving lesson from a fabulously dressed spirit. Visit BigSeance.com/217

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :30

Scott Milligan is the world's foremost tutor of physical mediumship, trance, and altered states. With 25 years of sitting in the darkness of the seance room, Scott's physical phenomena and direct voices of his spirit team and deceased loved ones are extremely powerful to witness. He and former guest of the show, Sandra Champlain of We Don’t Die Radio, have done lots of collaborating, and so between all that content and Scott’s Facebook profile, there is SO much to watch, listen to, and learn if you want it. 1:10

Some background on where Scott’s message in this episode came from. 1:58

Scott Milligan’s July 21, 2022 Facebook LIVE video. 3:07

Prayer and Setting Intentions. “I personally have never asked for protection. The only reason I don’t is because I trust my friends. I trust them with my eternal life.” “If you’re asking for protection, you’re leaving a layer of your sense saying there’s something fearful.” 16:23

“Be at your best.” 18:45

Ghosts vs Spirit People. 19:30

“And he said, ’Do you think it’s going to hurt you?’, and I said yes. And he picked up the board and hit me across the face with it. He said, ’That’s the only thing that’s going to hurt you, now put your finger on the glass.’” 24:50

The “Spooky Meeting” 31:05

“Low entity, am I?” An important lesson from Dolly the drag queen. 33:15

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 39:48

Outro 41:55

 

For More on Scott Milligan

Sandra Champlain's Great Work with Scott Milligan

Scottmilligan.co.uk

Scott on Facebook

Scott on Instagram

Scott on YouTube

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Aug 01, 2022
216 - The Black Flame Society Podcast with Ally and Wil - Big Seance
01:03:07

 

Are you as passionate about Hocus Pocus as Ally and Wil of The Black Flame Society Podcast? Join Patrick and listen in as they discuss their favorite moments, characters, meeting cast members, Hocus Pocus tattoos, the magic of getting the opportunity to interview producer and creator David Kirshner, and Halloween nostalgia! Share in the excitement for the release of Hocus Pocus 2 with the return of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones! Plus the terrifying hauntings that Wil experienced growing up! Visit BigSeance.com/216 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :44

Bios for Ally of @HocusPocusCollector and Wil of @SpookyWil! 1:24

The story of how Ally and Wil joined forces to produce and co-host the popular Black Flame Society Podcast! 2:31

Halloween culture, merchandise, and trick-or-treating in the US vs. UK. 6:25

How Hocus Pocus came into Ally and Wil’s lives! Plus being terrified of Billy Butcherson! 9:06

The magic of nostalgia! And Patrick crushed hard on Max Dennison, played by Omri Katz. 11:14

Ally has had the fortune of meeting most of the cast of Hocus Pocus, including Doug Jones (Billy Butcherson), Omri Katz (Max Dennison), Vinessa Shaw (Allison), Jason Marsden (Voice of Binx), Larry Bagby (Ice), Tobias Jelinek (Jay), and Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson). 13:39

Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Doug Jones are coming back for Hocus Pocus 2! 14:21

Ally’s interviews of Hocus Pocus cast members. 15:24

What do Wil and Ally’s closest friends think about their nerdy passions? 15:37

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:35

The magic of having the opportunity to interview producer and creator of Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2, David Kirschner! 22:51

Ally has an “I shall always be with you” tattoo. Those moments in Hocus Pocus that tug on our heartstrings the most, plus the Come Little Children song, and the inspiration for the last scene in the film! 28:08

This is the time in the summer that Hocus Pocus was released in theaters in 1993! 30:28

Patrick tears up when Thackery Binx, as a cat, circles his father’s feet as he shoos him away. 31:16

Funniest moments in Hocus Pocus! 32:14

Jay and Ice moments and favorite lines! 34:00

Challenging Ally and Wil with a Whose Line Is It? game! 35:20

The fat of a hangman, the black flame candle, and the actual Book that David Kirschner created! 38:31

Ally and Wil’s most treasured Halloween and Hocus Pocus possessions! 40:40

The Sanderson sisters’ cottage in the original film and suspicions about what appears to be the sisters’ cottage in Hocus Pocus 2. 42:21

Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television by Heather Greene has interesting commentary about the time period that Hocus Pocus was coming out of when it was filmed, and the themes that are present. PLUS the Salem Witch Trials. 43:18

Wil grew up having some intense paranormal experiences! 48:51

Ally’s spirit visitation as a child, and other friendly ghosts. 54:35

Final thoughts and what’s coming up for Ally and Wil and the Black Flame Society Podcast! 56:27

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:22 

Outro 1:01:31

Easter egg 1:02:51

 

For More on Ally & Will and The Black Flame Society Podcast

TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast.com

Facebook: @TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast

Instagram: @TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast

 

Ally

Facebook: @HocusPocusCollector

Instagram: @HocusPocusCollector

Twitter: @HoPoCollector

TikTok: @HocusPocusCollector

 

Wil

SpookyWil.com

October31st.co.uk

Facebook: @SpookyWil

Instagram: @SpookyWil

TikTok: @SpookyWil

 

 

 

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Jul 18, 2022
215 - Amy Bruni's Strange Escapes at Belvoir Winery - Big Seance
01:15:34

 

Patrick recently had the amazing opportunity to be a speaker and “paranormal celebrity” for Amy Bruni’s Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery/Odd Fellows Home with Adam Berry, Chip Coffey, John Tenney, Aaron Sagers, and Greg Lawson! He also had several fascinating experiences leading 200 attendees in groups through 8 hours of paranormal investigations of the bunker at Belvoir over two days. Visit BigSeance.com/215 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :39

Patrick is feeling much better now! Thank you for the thoughts and prayers! 1:20

A couple of weeks ago, Patrick had the amazing opportunity to be a speaker and “paranormal celebrity” for Amy Bruni’s recent Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery/Odd Fellows Home with Adam Berry, Chip Coffey, John Tenney, Aaron Sagers, and Greg Lawson! 2:27

Patrick’s Saturday morning talk on “Being a Paranerd!” 3:58

One of Patrick’s responsibilities was to lead 200 attendees in groups through 8 hours of paranormal investigations of the bunker at Belvoir over the two days. 8:07

Important notes about the audio from the investigations in this episode. 9:18

Patrick’s recent experience of being touched in the bunker, plus the story of how the spirits of children from the orphanage are said to hide out there. 10:15

Feeling the space. 15:30

Reaching out and communicating with the spirits. 16:20

Getting “vibed out” and having to leave. 23:25

Flashlight communication! 26:30

Movement in the corner. 30:20

Singing “Row Row Row Your Boat” with the spirits! 32:18

The flashlight joins in the singing of a round! 35:19

Hiding from teachers! 38:10

The adult male authority figure or “shadow man” joins the group and the children leave. 38:56

The energy picks up again! 42:00

Inviting a friendly touch. 44:00

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 46:45

Communication through the spirit box! 49:02

Is Smith here? 50:40

“My pleasure.” 52:42

Hearing “Patrick” through the spirit box! 57:50

Getting a good laugh from the spirit box. 1:00:50

More “Patrick” coming through the spirit box. 1:02:53

“Aubrey” 1:04:05

Personal Experiences 1:05:04

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:11:59

Outro 1:14:12

 

For more on Amy Bruni's Strange Escapes and Belvoir Winery

The Haunted Orphanage at Belvoir Winery - Big Seance Podcast #116 

Amy Bruni and Adam Berry: America’s Favorite TV Ghost Hunters Talk About Kindred Spirits – The Big Seance Podcast #76

Strange Escapes

Belvoir Winery

 

 

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Jul 10, 2022
214 - True Hauntings with Anne and Renata - Big Seance
01:10:47

 

Australia's Anne Rzechowicz and Renata Daniel, simply known as "Anne and Renata", make another return to the Big Seance! This time we discuss their recent haunted international travels, their very popular podcast, True Hauntings, and so many belly laughs! Plus Patrick gives an update on the very cool last minute opportunity he just had to speak at Amy Bruni's Strange Escape's event at Belvoir Winery! Visit BigSeance.com/214 for more info!

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :53

At the last minute, Patrick was asked to be a speaker at Amy Bruni’s recent Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery! It was a magical event. Unfortunately, Patrick also brought an attachment home with him! 1:34

A new bio for Anne and Renata! Anne owns Oz Paratech, Renata owns Newcastle Ghost Tours, and together they host the popular True Hauntings Podcast! 5:02

Welcome back, Anne and Renata! Plus spiders! AHHH! 6:38

Catching up with Anne and Renata’s experiences since we last talked! 9:02

Playing a hilarious clip from a recent episode of Anne and Renata’s True Hauntings Podcast! 9:50

Hearing Anne get Renata wheezing and laughing hysterically at some point in every episode is like a gift from baby Jesus. 11:56

Anne and Renata on YouTube. 15:08 

The Naughty Road Trip in England and Ireland. 16:30

The very sad story of the missing children from Tuam in Ireland. 17:45

Too soon. “I think as ghost hunters and paranormal investigators, we all have a duty of care and a duty of conscience to have a think about whether we’re doing it for the right reasons.” 26:55

Experiencing Muff in Ireland. 28:22

More stories from the many stops on their road trip. 31:21

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 34:15

More on the collaboration and special friendship that Anne and Renata have. 37:26

Being “famous!” The Big Seance was the first international interview that Anne and Renata had! 39:02

The Plague and Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh, Scotland. 41:59

Renata’s experience at Greyfriars Prison in Edinburgh, Scotland. 47:12

Anne and Renata don’t stop! And their poor husbands have to keep each other company while they’re traveling the world. 50:32

Congestion tax, the “age card”, hungry rats, and other travel tips from Anne and Renata! 51:35

Is the top floor always the most haunted? 8:34

Renata saw an otherworldly light in the middle of the night on their trip. She didn’t tell Anne until the morning. She got scolded. 58:49

A recent experience Patrick had of being touched. 1:01:01

Final thoughts and where you can catch Anne and Renata! 1:03:19

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:07:03

Outro 1:09:14

Outtake 1:10:30

 

For more on Anne and Renata:

Anne and Renata's previous Big Seance appearances: Episodes 122 and 163

AnneandRenata.com

Facebook: Anne and Renata: Frightfully Good

Twitter: @anneandrenata

Instagram: @anneandrenata

Tiktok: @anneandrenata

OzParaTech.com

NewcastleGhostTours.com.au


 

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Jul 02, 2022
213 - Investigating Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Big Seance
01:31:12

 

Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the enormous Louisville, Kentucky facility built in 1910 to treat patients with tuberculosis, is a mecca for paranormal investigators! It is said that up to 6,000 people died there, and those deceased patients were all likely removed via the infamous, super creepy, 600-foot body chute! Patrick got the chance to join Karen Frazier, Cheryl Knight, and his friends "the Matts", for a private overnight investigation! Visit BigSeance.com/213 for more info!

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:30

Patrick recently joined author and author and psychic medium Karen Frazier, Cheryl Knight, owner and editor of Paranormal Underground Magazine, Chad, Jason, Rachel, Teresa, Wade, Natalie, and his friends “the Matts”, for a private investigation of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium! 2:11

A brief history of Waverly Hills Sanatorium from an article in the Louisville Courier Journal by Lucas Albach. 2:55

The audio clips included in this episode come from videos and Facebook LIVE broadcasts from that investigation. To view the videos, join us in the Big Seance Parlor on Facebook. 6:15

The excitement of meeting Karen Frazier and the beginning of a great investigation! 7:13

Seeing movement and hearing voices on the second floor. 11:25

Being led by a childlike presence to the end of the wing on the second floor. 14:40

Ring Around the Rosie 17:15

Double Estes Method in the large room at the end of the wing on the second floor. 23:10

“It’s like they’re having a conversation.” It hurts! Take that! We’re up at the top. Why are you crying? Are you coming? I’m out of here! Turn around. I see my people. 29:05

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 39:30

The mysterious chair at the end of the hallway, batteries drained, and a burning sensation on Karen’s back. 41:47

More shadows, including a pair of feet, plus walking alone down the long and creepy, dark hallway. 46:31

Up on the roof with the gargoyles! 53:57

Fifth floor and Room 502 where it is rumored that a nurse was tragically discovered after hanging herself, or perhaps she was hung? 55:23

Let’s do it! More Double Estes Method in the morgue. 1:03:10

Exploring the 600-foot body chute, where thousands of corpses were said to have traveled, in order to keep patients from seeing the dead bodies. 1:22:44

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:27:45

Outro 1:29:50

 

For more on Karen Frazier:

KarenFrazier.com

Karen was previously on episodes 103 and 63 of the Big Seance

 

For more on Cheryl Knight:

ParanormalUnderground.net

 

 

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Jun 09, 2022
212 - Pam Hupp and Countdown to Murder with Rebecca F. Pittman - Big Seance
01:00:25

 

Rebecca F. Pittman is the author of Countdown to Murder: Pam Hupp. Ripped from the headlines, this case has spawned multiple podcasts, including Dateline NBC's most-popular podcast to date: The Thing About Pam, which also inspired the NBC mini-series starring Renee Zellweger. Pam Hupp is in prison for the murder of Louis Gumpenberger and is currently going to trial for the murder of Betsy Faria, where Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wood will be seeking the Death Penalty. Visit BigSeance.com/212 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :58

Rebecca F. Pittman is a bestselling author. Her History and Haunting series of non-fiction books have been spotlighted on numerous television, radio, and podcast programs. Based on the Top-10 Most-Haunted Venues in the world, the books offer a comprehensive history of the person, place, or event. It was while writing The History and Haunting of Lizzie Borden that Ms. Pittman found her second calling--that of armchair detective. She was responsible for finding new evidence in the famous 1892 murders in Fall River, Massachusetts. Rebecca created The Lizzie Borden Paranormal Card Game as a companion to the book. It's a rummy-style card game featuring crime scene photos, evidence, suspects, alibis, and a few paranormal twists. It's available on her website at rebeccafpittmanbooks.com, along with her portfolio of books. 1:40

Book description for Countdown to Murder: Pam Hupp. 2:53

The True Crime genre has become extremely popular. Are True Crime and the Paranormal related? 7:15

This case is local for Patrick, and there are so many connections that he comes across. 9:21

Rebecca’s thoughts on the NBC mini-series starring Renee Zellweger as Pam Hupp. 11:50

What is it about this story that led to an almost comic portrayal of Pam Hupp? 14:32

“She thought she was smarter than everybody.” 16:02

“He got the line wrong.” Russ Faria gets acquitted and Pam gets creative. Louis Gumpenberger and the 9-1-1 call. 19:08

More on the 9-1-1 call. And what was the carpet square about? 22:36

“We’re coming for Pam.” 24:56

“I owe it all to Patty.” The story of how Rebecca learned about the Pam Hupp case. 26:24

Rebecca interviewed many of the individuals involved in the case, including the family of murder victims. Patrick asks her about the work and planning it took to chronicle this story. 27:24

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 30:49

Betsy Faria’s daughters and the railroading of Russ Faria. 33:22

Leah Askey, the prosecuting attorney for the botched first trial of Russ Faria. 36:06

Leah Askey and the judge were friends. They have both since been let go. The judge was later found guilty of mismanagement. 39:05

Serial killers and personality disorders. 40:48

Pam Hupp did not have great relationships with women. 44:25

“Someone died every time she ran out of money.” 45:07

Pam’s ex-husband and his new wife still live in the home where Louis Gumpenberger was murdered. 46:20

Rebecca is currently researching Pam’s earlier years in Florida, and there are rumors that there may be other victims out there. 48:01

More on the victims and their families. 49:39

Why are we so fascinated by serial killers and their crimes? 52:18

Final thoughts from Rebecca F. Pittman. 54:34

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 56:48

Outro 59:03

 

For more on Rebecca F. Pittman

RebeccaFPittmanBooks.com

Facebook

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

May 15, 2022
211 - Celebrate Half-O-Ween with 3 of the Biggest Halloween Content Creators - Big Seance
54:35

 

Have you ever celebrated Half-O-Ween? What's it all about? Join Patrick in celebrating the halfway point between last Halloween and next Halloween with three of the best Halloween content creators, including Miranda Enzor from Spooky Little Halloween, Chelsea Celaya from Cheers with Chelsea, and Andrew Noles from Your Best Halloween Ever! Plus lots of discussion of your favorite holiday with the Halloween community! Visit BigSeance.com/211 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:15

Happy Half-O-Ween! It’s the halfway point between last Halloween and next Halloween! 1:57

A technical glitch may have affected some listeners who utilize Stitcher, Tunein, Spotify, Podchaser, or Radio Public from having access to the last three episodes. You may need to check to see if you missed episodes 208, 209, or 210. Apologies! 2:25

Welcome to three of the best Halloween content creators around: Miranda Enzor from Spooky Little Halloween (who was interviewed in episode 171 of the Big Seance), Andrew Noles from Your Best Halloween Ever, and Chelsea Celaya from Cheers with Chelsea! 4:04

May 1st (or mathematically May 2nd) is Half-O-Ween! But when did it start? Some say it began in 2010. Others say it was first celebrated in an episode of Nickelodeon’s iCarly series in 2012. 12:10

Big brands are starting to do really big things to mark the halfway mark to Halloween! 14:52 

April 30th, May 1st, or May 2nd? 15:43 

Why aren’t traditional department stores taking advantage of Half-O-Ween? 16:28

Big box department stores like to keep an eye on Halloween content creators, and sometimes it seems like they “borrow” inspiration from Halloween community. 18:16 

The Halloween Community 22:45

Miranda created the private Samhain Society Facebook group for Halloween content creators to collaborate and inspire each other. 24:35

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Enjoy this sneak peak, and find his show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 27:04 

The paranormal community could learn a lot from the Halloween community. 30:12

Halloween as a hobby and the stress of October! 32:28

Miranda has celebrated Half-O-Ween by simply watching Hocus Pocus, having a Halloween birthday cake (it’s her birthday!), or making a pumpkin pie. 33:43

Chelsea along with Andrew and his partner will watch Hocus Pocus as well, but also just use this time to focus more on kicking off the upcoming season and preparing content for Halloween! 32:54

“This podcast episode could have been an email.” Miranda’s popular How to Celebrate Halfoween article. 37:44

Cleaning out your Halloween stash. 39:10

All about playlists! 40:19

More about what Half-O-Ween means to the Halloween community. 42:33

Chelsea’s final thoughts and shameless self-promotion. 44:52

Andrew’s final thoughts and shameless self-promotion. 46:23

“I want to give you permission to celebrate Halfoween.” Miranda’s final thoughts and shameless self-promotion. 48:24

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 51:02

Outro 53:13

 

All the links!

Spooky Little Halloween

How to Celebrate Halfoween

Your Best Halloween Ever

Cheers with Chelsea

Creepy Company

Darksom Art and Craft Market

Spooky Melanin Magic

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

May 02, 2022
210 - Carefree Medium Susanne Wilson - Big Seance
01:08:04

Susanne Wilson, the Carefree Medium, joins Patrick to discuss her mentors in mediumship and how she was a completely different person who was driven by achievement before her 2007 Near Death Experience dramatically changed her life! Plus she answers Patrick's question on whether it's okay to hang around a bit before crossing into the light, and shares the amazing story of synchronicity on how from Spirit, Rosemary Ellen Guiley brought her and Karen A. Dahlman together. Visit BigSeance.com/210 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :56

BigSeance.com has a brand new look! 1:40

Susanne Wilson’s Bio 2:45

So many listeners over the years have requested that Patrick have Susanne Wilson on the show! 3:52

How did Susanne get the title of the “Carefree Medium?” 4:28

Losing the fear of death and dogma. 6:14

Susanne’s Grandfather was a Presbyterian minister, a mentor, and a great influence in her life. 7:52

Advice for listeners who have loved ones who don’t believe or are hesitant about mediumship? 9:17

More on Susanne’s Grandfather and how his mediumship influenced his ministry. 11:54

Dogs and the afterlife 13:28

“The temptation to stay longer can pull you to stay longer, but the ability to walk into the other dimension is simply a free will decision. That’s it. Plain and simple.” 17:48

Driven by achievement and “professionally extra crisp”. The Susanne Wilson before 2007 and her Near Death Experience (NDE). 19:58

“Our abilities are always there. We tune them out or we tune them in. We accept them or we deny them. But everybody has gifts that they can leverage to bring more peace to their own lives, to the people around them. I just needed to have my heart stop to figure out what mine really were.” 26:30

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 27:48

Susanne’s mentor 30:09

“It’s not about you.” Ego and the pressure to be right. 32:08

Development Circles 34:55

Synchronicity, the Ouija board, and the story of how from spirit, Rosemary Ellen Guiley brought Susanne and Karen A. Dahlman together. 38:30

Reflecting on Patrick’s experiences with the Ouija board with Karen A. Dahlman 47:01

Extraterrestrials and Ultraterrestrials 50:13

“I think that the 2017 release of the tic tac videos of the UAPs or UFOs, whatever label you want to give them, helped to open a door so we could talk about who in the heck is driving those things!” 51:15

Susanne has been seeing extraterrestrials and ultraterrestrials since childhood. 52:04

Who really built the pyramids? 54:45

“If you chose to be here, shouldn’t you be bringing your A game?” 1:01:52

What is my life’s purpose? 1:02:15

Final thoughts from Susanne Wilson! 1:02:45

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:04:35

Outro 1:06:43

 

For more on Suzanne Wilson

CarefreeMedium.com

SuperPowerFilm.com

Facebook

Instagram

TikTok

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Apr 11, 2022
209 - Best of Jim Harold's Campfire - Big Seance
01:28:43

 

Listen to the crackling campfire as we enjoy a special sampling of Jim Harold's Campfire, which has been sharing stories told by ordinary people who've had extraordinary experiences for 17 years! Learn why "people not ready yet", hear about an evil scarecrow, a beautiful and touching story of fate, a time slip by the creek, a hair-raising night in law enforcement, that "blasted clown doll", and a UFO abduction while riding a bike! Plus a brand new interview with Jim! Visit BigSeance.com/209 for more info.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :51

Jim Harold is back in the parlor! 1:32

Jim on seventeen years of Jim Harold’s Campfire! 2:35

Jim Harold is currently a financial supporter of the Big Seance, but his support goes way back to when Big Seance first launched in 2014. 3:34

An introduction to this sneak peek of the best of Jim Harold’s Campfire. 4:57

“Stories told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences.” What has Jim learned since hearing stories from so many people over the years? 7:10

Listen to the crackle of the campfire and enjoy this special sampling of Jim Harold’s Campfire! Find the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 9:09

“People not ready yet.” 10:50

An Evil Scarecrow 18:33

A Touching Story of Fate 23:56

Time Slip By the Creek 36:26

A Hair-Raising Night in Law Enforcement 46:22

That Blasted Clown Doll 1:00:32

UFO Abduction While On a Bike? 1:12:50

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:25:13

Outro 1:27:20

 

For more on Jim Harold

JimHarold.com

Facebook: @THEJimHarold

Twitter: @TheJimHarold

Instagram: @TheJimHarold

Jim's Previous Appearances on the Big Seance: Episode 77, Episode 47, Episode 19, and Episode 14

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

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Mar 29, 2022
208 - Real Chills with Comedian Meg Goetz - Big Seance
50:05

 

Philadelphia-based comedian Meg Goetz shares chilling stories of growing up in a haunted house that was built in the 1700s. She's also the host of the Real Chills Podcast, which she credits for helping her to grow more open to ideas in the paranormal. And wait till you find out where her grandma is buried! Visit BigSeance.com/208 for more info! 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :47

Please welcome Philadelphia-based comedian and host of the Real Chills Podcast, Meg Goetz! 1:28

Comedy as therapy. 2:53 

Meg hasn’t yet figured out how to incorporate the paranormal into her comedy. 3:45

“But my energy is very like, I’m gonna be cute and fun, but we’re gonna talk about my grandma being buried in a pet cemetery.” 5:23

Patrick wants to be buried simply, without any trouble, yet at the same time wants a giant monument in an old forgotten cemetery that people can be creeped out over years later. 6:56

Meg’s dad wants her to basically go to jail for his burial. 7:50

Meg grew up on the East Coast in a haunted house that was built in the 1700s and has had several experiences! 8:37

Seeing a ghost as a toddler! 11:18

A piano that plays by itself! 13:05

Meg and her sister are twins, but they don’t share the same feelings about the paranormal. 13:52

Since hosting her show, Real Chills, Meg is way more of a believer! 14:19

A misty form by the bed! “But instead of feeling scared, I felt peaceful. I felt happy and I felt curious. And I reached my hand out into the mist and it was tingly. It had a sensation to it.” 15:00

Meg describes her podcast, Real Chills. 18:45

Meg totally needs to check out Ghosted by Roz Drezfalez! 20:08

Time Slips! 22:40

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Enjoy this sneak peak, and find his show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 25:08

“It’s funny to laugh when you’re not supposed to. It’s like taking your biggest fear, and then belittling it almost makes you more powerful.” 30:09

Meg dislikes when people are super aggressive toward the paranormal, or when someone is gratuitous towards the trauma that happened in the space. 31:29

Paranormal Shows (Ghost Adventures and Dead Files). 33:15

Meg’s thoughts on psychic mediums. 35:56

Pet psychics and getting roasted by a cat! 37:35

What happens when we die and get to the Other Side? 38:50

Meg phones a friend to learn about what kind of nerd she is outside of comedy! 40:23

Meg’s most treasured possession. 43:15

Final Thoughts from Meg Goetz! 45:05

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 46:40

Outro 48:43

 

For more Meg Goetz and Real Chills

Real Chills Podcast

@realchillspodcast on Instagram

@meggoetzmoney on Instagram

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

Mar 22, 2022
207 - K-Town from Mysterious Radio - Big Seance
54:33

 

K-Town, the host of the popular Mysterious Radio podcast talks with Patrick about conspiracies, mysteries, haunted Knoxville, mediumship, life after death, a new podcast called Paranormal Fears, and Bigfoot! Plus hear the story of the ghost of a former tenant who never left! Visit BigSeance.com/207 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :57

About K-Town and Mysterious Radio 1:39

K-Town and Mysterious Radio have been on fire lately! 2:55

Before Mysterious Radio, K-Town once co-hosted an amazing and very popular LGBTQ+ podcast called Same Sex Dialogue. 4:03

More about Mysterious Radio and how K-Town was inspired to branch out into the mysterious world of the paranormal! 5:50

K-Town has even niched down and launched another podcast named Paranormal Fears. 7:34

The sensitive topic of censoring in the podcasting space. 8:45

Does K-Town get the giggles or roll her eyes at some of the stories or conspiracies she hears on her show? 10:03

As a kid, K-Town grew up near a field that used to be a graveyard. They sometimes found human remains, and even saw a mysterious flame come up out of the ground! 11:37

Seeing the ghost of a former tenant who never left. 14:22

Ghosts and hauntings in Knoxville, Tennessee. 18:58

An impressive evening of channeling with Pat Sisson, the Happy Medium. 20:35

K-Town shares the story of getting a reading from a developing medium. 23:58

Losing the fear of death and dogma. 25:28

What happens when we die? Also, remote viewing the moment JFK was assassinated. 27:39

K-Town covers quite a few conspiracy theories on Mysterious Radio. How does she approach them in a time when conspiracies are a such a sensitive topic? 31:15

The moon landing conspiracy. 35:09

Some of Mysterious Radio’s memorable guests! 38:46

K-Town and Patrick nerd out about their books and podcast studios! 40:55

Ted Bundy, 5G, Halloween, The Conjuring franchise and the Warrens, paranormal tourism, Mothman, Natalie Wood, Phoenix Lights, and Bigfoot and the Patterson-Gimlin film! 42:20

K-Town’s treasured X-Files collection! 48:00

Final Thoughts and where to find K-Town, Mysterious Radio, and Paranormal Fears. 48:55

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 51:00

Outro 53:10

 

For more on K-Town and Mysterious Radio

MysteriousRadio.com

Facebook: Mysterious Radio

Twitter: @MysteriousRadio

Instagram: Mysterious Radio

ParanormalFears.com

Facebook: Paranormal Fears

Instagram: Paranormal Fears

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

Mar 07, 2022
206 - Paranormal Research and Haunted Houses with Brandon Massullo - Big Seance
59:13

 

Parapsychologist and Clinical Therapist Brandon Massullo returns to discuss three different scientific papers he has co-authored involving the research and study of “haunted houses” and paranormal tourism. Plus his view on environmental influences of paranormal experiences vs. the interaction of the person experiencing it. And there’s big news about a paranormal experience Brandon recently had himself! Visit BigSeance.com/206 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :50

Brandon Massullo’s Bio 1:31

Patrick and Brandon reminisce about the Haunted America Conference a few years back. 3:41

Brandon has co-authored three academic papers in recent years. These include Things That Go Bump in the Literature: An Environmental Appraisal of “Haunted Houses”, Environmental "Gestalt Influences" Pertinent to Studies of Haunted Houses, and Understanding Consumer Enchantment via Paranormal Tourism: Part I—Conceptual Review. 6:27

Environmental variables and cues. Going over the last 20 years of research into “haunted houses.” 8:43

Is the environment what’s causing people to have ghostly experiences? 11:47

“It’s not just environmental. It’s actually a mixture of things. It’s a mixture of environmental. It’s a mixture of perceptual, cultural beliefs, psychological or emotional states. It’s sort of a mixture of all these different things going on.” 13:25

It’s about people and their surroundings. 16:00

“…we took away the emotional or the unique personal experience and we made it more about finding something in the environment. But I think it’s an interaction. It’s the right person in the right environment or the right moment. This person is part of the experience. If we ignore that person, we’re ignoring fifty percent of this paranormal, or ghostly apparition, or haunt-type phenomenon that occurred.” 19:45

What is “gestalt”? 25:55

Cues, creepy dolls, and paranormal tourism. 27:34

Enchantment and paranormal tourism. 29:36

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 32:51

Very soon Patrick gets to visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. What do you do when you walk into a haunted location? How do you approach it? 35:13

What is my motivation? What do I want to get out of this? 38:10

Four years ago Brandon told Patrick that he has never had a paranormal experience. BREAKING NEWS! This is no longer true! Brandon breaks it down. 41:37

Patrick tells the story of the night the Other Side reached out in an obvious way, but he ignored it! Why? 45:25

Ghostbusters and the library ghost. “Because if I accept that as something, my world changes.” 47:07

Brandon recounts this haunting experience in an upcoming book, Haunted Medina County Ohio. 49:25

Brandon’s proton pack is his most treasured possession. 50:33

Final thoughts from Brandon. 54:00

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:43

Outro 57:50

 

For more on Brandon Massullo: 

Brandon's previous appearance on the Big Seance Podcast (Episode 113)

HauntedTheories.com

Brandon's book, The Ghost Studies on Amazon

Twitter: @HauntedTheories

Facebook: Haunted Theories

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Feb 28, 2022
205 - Moments from the Dead of Winter Event 2022 - Big Seance
37:57

 

On the road at Troy Taylor’s Dead of Winter event for 2022 at the historic and haunted Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois. Interviews of Becky Ray, the author of Kansas City Hauntings, Psychic Medium Julia Ringering, Chris and Kelly from Travelers Moon, Rebecca Williamson from the Cambre House, and Megan and Jamie of Riverbend Paranormal, and Troy Taylor himself! Visit BigSeance.com/205 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Intro :00

Patrick once again attended Troy Taylor’s Dead of Winter event in Alton, Illinois, which is food drive to help local food banks. This year speakers included Heather Moser, Tobias and Emily Wayland from the Singular Fortean Society, and the Sisterhood of Magick and Wonders. And you always get to hear a LIVE recording of an episode of Troy and Cody Beck’s American Hauntings Podcast. :54

Patrick spent most of his time in the vendor room, and he captured several interviews. Please enjoy mingling and getting to know these fascinating people! 2:16

Becky Ray, author of Kansas City Hauntings: History and Mystery of the Paris of the Plains. 2:55

Catching up with event organizer, Troy Taylor! 6:34

Psychic Medium Julia Ringering (julie_ringering@sbcglobal.net) 11:05

Chris and Kelly of Travelers Moon (@TravelersMoon) 14:13

This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:41

Rebecca Williamson with the Cambre House in Nauvoo, Illinois. 23:02

Megan and Jamie from Riverbend Paranormal. 28:14

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 34:27

Outro 36:35

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Feb 19, 2022
204 - The 10th Anniversary of BigSeance.com and the Top 10 Podcast Episodes
01:10:02

 

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of BigSeance.com with this special episode of the podcast! We’ll be looking back at the TOP 10 most popular episodes! Visit BigSeance.com/204 for more info!

 

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Intro :12

It’s been 10 years since Patrick’s very first blog post at BigSeance.com!

"In 2012, my small paranormal investigation team had been out and about for 2 years, I would soon be inspired by Sarah Estep to do my own EVP experiments at home, and I was about 3 years into my spiritual shift that you hear me talk about often. I had just taken a channeling class where I met my spirit guide, Merlin. And I was binging every book on paranormal and spiritual topics that I could get my hands on! I was also binging every episode of both The Ghost Whisperer and Ghost Hunters. I needed a place to share my thoughts on this new journey, and I had TONS of them! Blogging was all the rage, and so on February 5th 2012, I wrote my very first blog post at BigSeance.com. It was very short, but it was about spirit guides. And looking back at this post, you can tell that I had already been marinating in books about mediumship and the Other Side, referring to the Other Side as Home, and I capitalized 'Other Side' and 'Home'." :50  

Patrick's first blog post on February 5th, 2012, was about Spirit Guides. 2:20

"That was 10 years ago today. In some ways, it feels like yesterday, but at the same time it kind of feels more like 30 years ago, especially when I read my thoughts from that time."

The all-time top blog post at BigSeance.com is a post about Being Able to Read in Your Dreams. To this day that post is visited by someone in the world almost every single day. The popularity of the post later inspired episode 66 of the podcast. 3:28

The all-time most popular search terms that people Googled before landing at BigSeance.com have something to do with Andrea Perron or the Perron family. The real life experiences of the Perron family inspired the Conjuring films. Andrea Perron was a guest on the Big Seance Podcast in episode 98. Another popular search term that led people here is, oddly enough, Thomas Edison or his invention, the phonograph. And as you’d expect, there are several variations of, “What does it mean if I can read in my dreams?” 3:50

"After blogging almost every single day for two years, I began producing and hosting the Big Seance Podcast. Over the past 10 years I’ve met so many fascinating people, and even some of you, my listeners! And there’s no way to measure how much I’ve learned and grown." 4:28

In this special episode, Patrick channels his inner Casey Kasem to unveil the top ten most popular episodes of the Big Seance Podcast! A portion of each of those ten episodes is featured. 4:50  

Let’s start with Number 10! Episode 161 with Angel Medium Michael Terzi. 5:30

Number 9 is episode 159 with DeAnna Simpson, who was joined by Joni Mayhan who authored the book, The Hanover Haunting: The DeAnna Simpson Story. This story takes place in a home made popular by an episode of the Travel Channel’s The Dead Files. "I will never forget the story of this one terrifying experience that I asked DeAnna to share in that episode." 10:07

Number 8 is episode 164, Ouija Paranormal and Beyond Part 1. This was one of many appearances by Karen A. Dahlman. This particular one was live streamed, and in this clip, Karen was answering a listener question. 15:45

Number 7. Episode 148. Everyday Intuition with Slade Roberson. In this clip, Slade told two stories from terrifying memories of one of his childhood homes. 17:39

Number 6 is The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm with Richard Estep, Episode 150. Here’s some backstory. Fox Hollow Farm is the beautiful Indiana home, complete with indoor pool, where Herb Baumeister allegedly murdered numerous men from the gay community in the 1990s. Chances are you’ve heard of this place, and Richard Estep knows it well. In this clip, Richard discusses a creepy video, from local TV news, that can still be found on YouTube. 26:37

Number 5 is episode 151 with Scott L. and Amber from the Ghostly Talk podcast. In this hilarious clip, Patrick, Scott L. and Amber were laughing about things that bugged them about the paranormal field. 29:16

Number 4. From episode 152, who doesn’t love Michelle Belanger? 33:11

Number 3 is another great episode with Karen A. Dahlman, episode 146. "This was one of our infamous weekends together, this time staying overnight at the haunted Lemp Mansion in St. Louis. In this clip, I’ll drop you right into the middle of a Ouija seance and spirit box session in the Lavender suite." 40:27

Number 2! The second most popular episode of the Big Seance Podcast is one of Patrick's favorites - Episode 147 with the late Barb Huyser, who passed only 8 months ago. She was one of the greatest story tellers. But she was also incredible at something she called, "Paranormal Social Work." This touching story had to do with putting the ghost of a little girl on a behavior plan. 48:12

So here we go… Number 1! The most popular episode of the Big Seance Podcast is Episode 149 - What the Dead are Dying to Teach Us. This was just one of the appearances by Medium Claire Broad. 55:49

Here’s to another 10 years!

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:06:30

Outro 1:08:40

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Feb 05, 2022
203 - Astrology for 2022 with Dena DeCastro - Big Seance
59:03

 

After most recently giving us the whopping "WTF" forecast for the Summer of 2020, our favorite astrologer Dena DeCastro prepares us for what every one of us wants to know - the astrology for 2022! Will the year bring relief? What do the planets have to say about the year ahead? Other topics include "The Great Resignation", Mercury/Venus/Mars Retrogrades, avoiding escapism, new beginnings, leaps of faith, the shadow, relationships, the economy, and the US Pluto Return! Visit BigSeance.com/203 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :38

Would you consider sharing an episode of the Big Seance with a friend? 1:19

Dena DeCastro’s Bio 2:30

Forecast for 2016, Summer of 2016, 2018, 2019, and the “WTF” forecast for the Summer of 2020. 3:20

Something about the Venus Retrograde wants to follow us when Dena visits! 4:21

Dena took a “brave leap into the unknown” for this episode! 5:45

An “Astrological Traffic Jam in Capricorn.” 2020 and 2021 were years with lots of astrological weather going on. Astrologers knew something major was going to happen, but no one could have predicted a worldwide pandemic. 7:14

2021 brought friction with themes of unrest, government structure, rules, and rebellion, leading us to January 6th, 2021 in the US, for example. 8:55

But what does astrology have to say about the year ahead? 10:03

The ripples in the pond. 10:30

Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction coming up in April. Work on empathy and compassion. 11:40

“We received a collective trauma in 2020. We’re still having various levels of PTSD from it.” 14:08

Avoid Escapism 15:57

A listener question about astrology and depression. 18:30

More on escapism and Patrick’s addiction to food. 21:18

Jupiter, new beginnings, and taking risks or leaps of faith. 23:44

The shadow side of Aries. 26:23

Pisces, endings, and “The Great Resignation” 28:04

Right now is not exactly the time to launch your new thing, but planning for it is okay. 30:05

Uh oh! What happens if you just started a new job? 30:50

Mercury Retrogrades happening this year. Learn more at DenaDeCastro.com. 32:35

“Stop buying into all the hype.” Some of us create our own static during Mercury Retrogrades. 35:28

Venus Retrograde, getting serious about finances, and reconnecting. 37:34

Some of us are introverts and have enjoyed the lockdown and slowing down. 40:04

Is this a good time for new relationships? 41:49

The United States Pluto Return and the economy. 43:20

Rest and Retreat. Mars Retrograde coming up at the end of the year. 48:00

A summary. 50:03

Check out The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest, Everyone Has What it Takes by William Kenower, and the podcast, This Jungian Life. 50:43

What’s coming up on the Let’s Get Real Astrology podcast? 53:15

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:29

Outro 57:40

 

For more on Dena DeCastro

DenaDeCastro.com

Dena's Blog Post: The Astrology of 2022

Let's Get Real Astrology Podcast

Facebook: Dena DeCastro Astrology

Twitter: @DenaDeCastro

Previous Big Seance Podcast episodes with Dena: 536165112, 134, and 166.

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Jan 17, 2022
202 - Anthropologist and Psychic Medium Kenneth Joholske - Big Seance
01:08:37

 

Have you witnessed an armoire levitating and moving a distance of four feet before settling back down? Anthropologist and Psychic Medium Kenneth Joholske has! In this interview, Kenneth tells stories from paranormal investigations, his mediumship, and tales from his summers at Lily Dale, Western New York's historic home for mediumship and spiritual healing since 1879. Visit BigSeance.com/202 for more info!

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :50

Happy New Year! And RIP Betty White. 1:30

Send in your predictions for 2022! Use SpeakPipe.com/BigSeance or email patrick@bigseance.com. 2:26

Kenneth Joholske’s Bio 3:23

Welcome to the parlor, Kenneth! 4:54

What is Cultural Anthropology? 5:34

Balancing being both a scientist and a medium. 6:12

Encountering poltergeist phenomena. 6:58

“And then all of the sudden, the armoire picks up off the floor and floats four feet to the right and then lays itself down. And I’m like, what?!” 8:37

Missed Moments and tech in paranormal investigation. 12:45

Kenneth had a terrifying experience of seeing a ghost at age seven. “I felt like Jamie Lee Curtis.” 13:54

Learning about Spiritualism and mediumship. 16:00

“The Dame Edna of the spiritual world.” 17:15

Seances at the French Embassy. A history of mediumship in Kenneth’s family. 18:19

Guidance from Carol Gasber and experiences at Lily Dale, Western New York's historic home for mediumship and spiritual healing since 1879. 19:40

“Mediumship is like music.” 22:25

“Angel Moments”, and did Schubert tap on Kenneth’s shoulder at the piano? 22:54

Rosemary Brown, the housewife who claimed to channel history’s great composers. 25:13

Pearl Curran, the housewife who claimed to channel Patience Worth and wrote many novels using the Ouija Board. Check out The Mysterious Story of Patience Worth, episode 32 of the Big Seance Podcast. 28:00

More fascinating experiences at Lily Dale, the “City of Lights.” 28:49

“Physical mediumship, by the way, is still alive and well. People still do trumpet. It’s just not taught as well as mental mediumship is.” 33:40

Materialization and Apports at the Church of Two Worlds. “And there was a pop of energy in the room, and it kind of jolted people. And when the lights came up, there were rose petals—hundreds of them—in the shape of a wing—a dove wing. And I actually saved some of them. They were hot to the touch.” 36:24

Lily Dale during the pandemic 38:10

Does a seance require a medium? 40:19

Gadgets and tools in the paranormal. 42:21

A full-blown apparition at the Henryton Institute. 45:13

“You’re never alone.” Leaning on mediumship in those down times. 47:40

Phone calls from the Other Side. 50:06

How do Spirits speak audibly without vocal cords? 52:30

EMF and EVP may or may not be capturing phenomena, plus a story from Edwards Ferry in Maryland. 54:46

Kenneth’s most treasured possessions. 59:24

Where to find Kenneth Joholske and the services he offers. 1:00:06

Kenneth recommends Mysteries: The Powerful Sequel to The Occult and Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Hauntings, both by Colin Wilson. 1:01:01

Final thoughts from Kenneth Joholske 1:03:21

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:04:59

Outro 1:07:15

 

For more Kenneth Joholske

Kenneth on Facebook

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

Jan 01, 2022
201 - Highlights from Patreon Paranerd Parties - Big Seance
01:36:20

 

One of the benefits of being a Patreon supporter of the Big Seance Podcast is getting to attend monthly Patreon Paranerd Parties on Zoom! Whether you're into mediumship, the spirit box, or just fun ghost stories, we hope you'll enjoy this episode full of highlights and Patrick's favorite clips from recent parties! Visit BigSeance.com/201 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Intro :00

Please enjoy these highlights from recent Patreon Paranerd Parties that are held monthly on Zoom for Patreon supporters! Interested in becoming a Patreon supporter? Visit patreon.com/BigSeance for more info! :58

Heads up! Spirit Box and “Estes Method” ahead! After recent feedback, it's clear that you're passionate about this topic! We're looking to cover this more in the future. 1:58

"What’s this? A party?" 4:34

"You’re drinking a bucket of what?" 5:39

Being called “Fat Cookie!” And does Patrick have more intuition than he thinks? 6:20

Learning to use the Ouija Board with Karen A. Dahlan is tiring! 7:49

Should Kermit the Frog start reading listener feedback? 9:52

The illusion of the parlor. What’s it look like? 11:16

When your birthday falls on Halloween! 16:04

“Burn the dead.” Misheard lyrics. 16:02

Channeling the great composers through A Musical Seance by Rosemary Brown. Check out the documentary: Music from the Beyond - the Mediumship of Rosemary Brown 19:47

Vinyl, 8-tracks, cassette tapes, double exposure in film, and old school sound engineering. 21:56

Why does Patrick no longer ask guests, “What would you like to drink?” 29:43

Coffee at night and putting butter in coffee! 31:03

Meeting Adam Berry and Amy Bruni. 32:26

Susan Davy, Anne and Renata, and paranormal experiences in Australia. 33:50

Show and tell! Kevin breeds designer snakes! 35:20

More stories from Susan Davy from Australia. 41:04

The “Murder Winds!” Jeff C. Carter joins the party! 43:20

More on Patrick’s experience of being grabbed by a ghostly hand in the middle of the night! 45:41

The spooky legend of a burial ground in Florida at the St. Johns River Bridge on the US 17-92 Freeway. 51:57

The energy of New Orleans, Savannah, and the film, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. 53:40

Kevin’s great experience and reading with Carole J. Obley. 57:31

Hope and her experiences with her daughter and growing up with psychic abilities. 1:01:07

Kevin’s mom helping out from the Other Side. 1:05:55

Melissa asks Patrick if his thoughts or perspective has changed over the years after talking to so many people on the podcast. 1:11:50

Bruce’s experiences as a psychic medium 1:12:55

“Here, baby!” Trying the Spirit Box as a group over Zoom. 1:17:44

See you at the next party! 1:32:15

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:32:36

Outro 1:34:58

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Dec 10, 2021
200 - Dr. Callum E. Cooper on Parapsychology - Big Seance
01:24:44

 

In this special 200th episode, Patrick finally got to talk to UK parapsychologist, Dr. Callum E. Cooper. Topics include Parapsychology as a study and a career, Dr. Cooper’s research and book on Telephone Calls from the Dead, three must-read books, bereavement and recovery, clearing up misinformation on the discovery of EVP, inducing After Death Communication, and the truth about the “Estes Method.” Plus the second installment of the return of Tim Prasil’s Spectral Edition. Visit BigSeance.com/200 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:49

It’s the 200th episode, and we’re also approaching the 10-year anniversary of BigSeance.com! 2:30

Dr. Callum E. Cooper’s Bio 3:17

Callum is such a kind gentleman! 5:25

Dr. Cooper’s Telephone Calls from the Dead and the work of Raymond Bayless and D. Scott Rogo. 7:11

Some background on Patrick’s spiritual shift that began around twelve years ago around the time he discovered Callum’s book, Telephone Calls from the Dead. 9:47

Discovering books and a love of reading on paranormal topics was a gateway to parapsychology for Callum. 11:53

Three must-read books recommended by Callum: Parapsychology: The Controversial Science by Richard S. Broughton Ph. D,  Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory by Stacy Horn, and Mediumship and Survival by Alan Gauld. 15:44

The field and study of parapsychology. 18:50

The struggle of funding parapsychology programs. 24:18

A voicemail from Charlotte on her experiences with receiving telephone calls from the dead. 26:45

Callum responds to Charlotte. 31:30

“I must confess that I am ninety-eight per cent sceptical when it comes to anything in the field of EVP.” 33:05

Raymond Bayless, Jurgenson, Raudive, and clearing up misinformation about the discovery of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). 34:11

More stories from Callum’s research into telephone calls from the dead. 37:57

Stop being fascinated by one-syllable “EVP”! 41:13

Uhoh! Patrick brought up the Estes Method. What does Dr. Cooper have to say about it? Spoiler Alert - It’s the Ganzfeld or Noise Reduction Method. 42:30

The problem with TV portrayals of ghost hunting. 46:28

“Sometimes it’s just really hard to get groups of ghost hunters to listen. They’re not interested in someone being deemed a professional expert, because they believe there is no such thing.” 50:16

What really is a skeptic? Where some movements of skepticism went wrong. 53:15

Callum’s work with Bereavement and Recovery. 55:24

How has the pandemic affected work with bereavement and recovery? 1:02:20

Inducing an After Death Communication (ADC) through Scrying and the Psychomanteum. 1:04:53

Final thoughts, including more on skepticism, and where to find Dr. Callum E. Cooper. 1:08:22

Railroad EXTRA #2 – A brand NEW Spectral Edition with Tim Prasil! 1:11:28

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:21:09

Outro 1:23:21 

 

For more on Callum E. Cooper

CallumECooper.com

Twitter: @CallumECooper

Callum's Amazon Author Page

 

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Nov 15, 2021
199 - Dallisa Hocking's Spooky Halloween Show - Big Seance
01:19:33

 

Experiencing Halloween Withdrawal? Not exactly ready to quit celebrating your favorite holiday? Though it's November, enjoy this replay of Dallisa Hocking's Spooky Halloween YouTube Show! Both Patrick and Karen A. Dahlman were asked to be guests on this show, and it was a lot of fun! Thank you, Dallisa of SpiritandSpark.com! Visit BigSeance.com/199 for more info!

 

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Intro :00

It’s November, but we’re going to squeeze every last drop out of Halloween! Enjoy this replay of Dallisa Hocking’s Halloween YouTube special that Patrick was invited to be a part of recently, as well as our friend Karen A. Dahlman. Be sure to check it out on YouTube if you want visuals! :55

The next episode will be #200!!! To celebrate that milestone, we’ll chat with the lovely Dr. Callum E. Cooper, professor and parapsychologist from the UK. 2:30

The replay of Dallisa Hocking’s Spirit and Spark Spooky Halloween Special! 3:19

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:15:55

Outro 1:18:10

 

For More on Dallisa Hocking

SpiritandSpark.com

YouTube: Spirit and Spark TV

Instagram: @PsychicDallisa

 

For more on Karen A. Dahlman 

KarenADahlman.com

Twitter: @KarenADahlman

Karen on Facebook

 

 

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Nov 04, 2021
198 - The Second Empire Strikes Back - Big Seance
01:09:01

 

Kaleb Higgins purchased a three-story 1889 Second Empire home in Saint Louis. It needed lots of love and many repairs, but has a spectacular mansard roof! It was originally built by Charles S. Brown, who co-owned the Hall and Brown Woodworking Machine Company. Kaleb started The 2nd Empire Strikes Back YouTube channel to document the whole restoration, and it has become incredibly popular! In this episode he shares his passion for the history of the home, learning about the original family who occupied it, and how you can help him bring the house back to life! And is it possible that a viewer discovered a ghost in the home? Plus, this episode marks the return of Tim Prasil with a brand NEW installment of Spectral Edition! Visit BigSeance.com/198 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :54

Remember our friend Tim Prasil and the Spectral Edition? Stay tuned after the interview for a brand new installment! 1:37

Some background on Kaleb Higgins and his popular YouTube channel, The Second Empire Strikes Back. 2:13

What drew Kaleb to purchasing this 1889 Second Empire house in the Saint Louis Place neighborhood? 6:11

The house’s current condition and what goes into restoring it. 8:27

The Charles S. Brown family, the Hall and Brown Woodworking Machine Company, historic dog tags, and the history of the house. 10:50

Kaleb is truly bringing something back to life. A home that has a history, a history connected to humans who had their own lives and passions, and their own legacies. Kaleb is doing this with passion and empathy, and he’s sharing it with the world by letting us hang out with him while he does his magic. 14:03

How do you balance time and work in the house with creating the content? 15:06

Getting feedback and support from viewers. 17:14

Finding and returning letters from World War II. 19:15

The search for Hall and Brown machinery and historic interior photos from the home. 20:51

“Good bones” and a great historic photo of the Brown family in front of the house! 24:40

The beauty and purpose of a mansard roof! 26:37

Making a connection with the past. 28:25

"It’s always been more than a house." 32:04

Does a ghost reside in the home? 33:19

Kim’s Second Empire Strikes Back Vlogs 38:11

Wallpaper, contractors, financing, and when will we get to see the finished product? 40:25

How can you support Kaleb and the Second Empire Strikes Back Project? 45:16

Kaleb Higgins the Artist 47:25

Kaleb’s final thoughts and where to find Second Empire Strikes Back! 51:49

Railroad EXTRA #1 - A brand NEW Spectral Edition with Tim Prasil! 55:34

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:05:25

Outro 1:07:39

 

For more on The Second Empire Strikes Back

YouTube

Kim's YouTube

Patreon

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Oct 19, 2021
197 - Cold Spell: The Halloween Curse of Winterhill with Jeff C. Carter - Big Seance
01:02:45

 

Jeff C. Carter, author and lover of all things Halloween, returns to the show to once again nerd out about his favorite holiday, but also to show off his brand new book for middle grades and adults, Cold Spell: The Halloween Curse of Winterhill. This coming of age tale is a fun, fast-paced story of friendship and supernatural adventure that will appeal to fans of Hocus Pocus, Goosebumps, and anyone who believes there is magic just beyond the red and orange veiled woods. Visit BigSeance.com/197 for more info.

 

 

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :55

Our upcoming Paranerd Patreon Party for October! Not a Patreon supporter? Do you want to be? Visit Patreon.com/BigSeance. 1:39

Jeff's previous appearances on the Big Seance were in episodes 173 and 177

Jeff C. Carter’s Bio 3:28

Book summary for Cold Spell: The Halloween Curse of Winterhill 5:02

Who is the book for? “A coming of age tale with some kids who are just up against the line of maybe being a little too old to trick-or-treat. And they’ve put so much energy into making this the best Halloween ever.” 6:55

Jeff used himself as the inspiration for the character of Jim. “Jim and I are pretty much the same. With the first draft of this story I took a look at myself and played up some of my, maybe less charming characteristics. And then with the revision I went back, and I was like, alright, let’s really crank up these qualities.” 9:23

A very early memory of an impromptu home haunt. 11:05

A freak snow storm. “There’s a story there.” 12:10

Building a bridge. 14:01

HighWeens and LoWeens. Fun with portmanteaus and a spookabulary. 16:26

The Candy Club 20:56

The Rellek Club 23:30

The Candy Tax and the Lavender Market 24:48

The setting for the story is based on the Connecticut town Jeff grew up in. 26:04

Witch trials in New England and Iceland that pre-dated the Salem Witch Trials. 29:05

Growing up with the history of New England. 31:09

Gun powder 33:37

Where and how to find the book. 35:08

That one pure Halloween moment. Looking back at Halloween 2020. 36:35

Thumping pumpkins, Reeses Pieces pumpkins, and missing Rombachs Pumpkin Patch. 41:00

Supply chain shortages, staffing shortages, and department stores selling out of Halloween items. 44:49

Jeff’s plans for Halloween 2021. 46:45

Upcoming projects and the Six Demon Bag Podcast. 53:34

More pumpkin stories! 55:42

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:17

Outro 1:01:24

 

For more on Jeff C. Carter

JeffCCarter.com

Cold Spell: The Halloween Curse of Winterhill on Amazon

Instagram: @jeffc.carter

Twitter: @Carterwroteit

Facebook

Six Demon Bag Podcast

 

 

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Oct 05, 2021
196 - Larry Bagby (Ice) from Hocus Pocus - Big Seance
01:06:28

 

As a teen, actor and musician Larry Bagby played Ernie (aka “Ice") in the 1993 Disney film, Hocus Pocus. Since then he’s starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the 2005 film Walk the Line, Saints and Soldiers from 2004, along with other television appearances. Larry shares behind-the-scenes stories from Hocus Pocus, his ongoing friendships with cast members, experiences with the paranormal, what it’s like to play so many bullies and villains, and getting in trouble with Bette Midler! Plus a special LIVE performance of Larry’s original song, Country by the Sea. Visit BigSeance.com/196 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:00

Did you catch the previous episode with David Kirschner? He’s the Creator/Writer and Producer of Hocus Pocus. He’s also the Executive Producer of the Upcoming Hocus Pocus 2! 1:40

Larry Bagby’s Bio! 2:00

Welcome to the parlor, Larry! 5:05

Even though this episode focuses on the nerd fest that is Hocus Pocus, Larry’s body of work is so much more than just Hocus Pocus. 5:55

The influence of Back to the Future, Star Wars, and The Beatles. 7:36

Appearing on Mr. Belvedere and working with Seth Green. 8:49

After filming Hocus Pocus, Larry went on a life-changing mission to Argentina. 9:46

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Larry’s faith, experiencing the paranormal, and Halloween! 13:06

Goosebumps, a third harmony, and other signs of communication from Larry’s father on the Other Side! 16:23

Larry’s ongoing friendship with Tobias Jelinek, who played Jay, Ice’s partner in crime in Hocus Pocus. 18:46

Oinker and a dead man’s “chungs.” 20:42

Larry and Tobias reenacting scenes for E! 22:45

Reflecting on David Kirschner’s childlike passion from the previous episode. 23:55

Meeting fans and cast reunions. 24:49

Omri Katz 26:31

Kenny Ortega 28:23

Shaving “Ice” into the back of Larry’s head. 29:16

Memories of Halloween 30:34

Deleted scenes in the bonus material of the Blu-Ray. 33:30

Jay and Ice almost got cut out of the film!! 34:11

A spinoff for Jay and Ice! 36:03

Playing bullies and villains. 37:44

The Great Scott! series, playing a choir geek, and working with Tobey Maguire. 40:23

Dwight in Shining Armor 42:49

Writing, comedy, old video footage, and staying creative. 44:10

Dreaming up a candy store. 48:10

Where to find Larry and his upcoming projects. 50:25

Getting in trouble with Bette Midler! 55:30

Larry performs his original song, Country by the Sea. 57:12

Patreon supporters will find bonus audio from this interview at Patreon.com/BigSeance. 1:02:40

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:03:03

Outro 1:05:06

 

For more on Larry Bagby

LarryBagby.com

Facebook 

Twitter: @LarryBagby

Instagram

 

 

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Sep 20, 2021
195 - Hocus Pocus and the Sequel with Creator/Writer and Executive Producer David Kirschner - Big Seance
01:05:39

 

Hocus Pocus, the 1993 Disney film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, is one of America's most popular family films to watch around Halloween. In this delightful interview, creator/writer and producer David Kirshner dishes on the inspiration for the story, behind-the-scenes talk, and what everyone wants to know about the upcoming sequel! Plus Patrick gets a tour of David's magical creative office space! Visit BigSeance.com/195 for more info.

 


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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :43

In 1993, Disney released a film called Hocus Pocus. Though it starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, it was pretty much considered a flop at the time. Since then, many audiences have discovered the film, and it can be found on cable, playing pretty much non-stop in October. It truly is a cult favorite now! Partly filmed around Salem in New England, partly filmed on a sound stage, it was directed by Kenny Ortega. Our guest for this episode, David Kirschner, was one of the film’s producers, but was also the creator and writer of the story. He pitched the whole idea. Wait till you hear how the whole thing came about. And the new sequel we’re dying to hear about? He’s executive producer. Even if you haven’t seen Hocus Pocus, you know David’s work, if you’ve seen a Chucky doll or seen Child’s Play. He began his career working with Jim Henson’s Muppets and Sesame Street. He wrote and illustrated the series of children’s books known as Rose Petal Place. In 1986, Kirschner created and executive produced, with Steven Spielberg, the smash hit, An American Tail, which became one of the most successful animated films in history. 1:24

It all started as a bedtime story! 3:40

Bette Midler 7:13

The touching storyline of Max, played by Omri Katz, and his little sister Dani, played by Thora Birch. 8:32

That “E.T. kind of cry.” The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and the inspiration for the final scene in Hocus Pocus. 9:45

The Halloween nostalgia and memories of David’s childhood are the foundation of Hocus Pocus. 12:23

Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree. 13:48

“They were magical years. They were the kind of years that you could go out on your bike and be gone all day and not end up on the back of a milk carton.” 15:01

Halloween in Los Angeles. 16:23

A billion dollar industry. 20:26

Working with Kenny Ortega. 21:39

Thackery Binx and Emily. 23:40

Billy Butcherson. 25:20

Book, the Black Flame Candle, and presenting the Hocus Pocus concept to Disney! 26:22

An American Tail. 28:40

Disney World’s Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. 31:30

Plans for Hocus Pocus to go to Broadway! 32:13

John Debney and the score for Hocus Pocus. 32:40

James Horner’s Come Little Children. 33:10

“Twist the bones and bend the back.” 35:33

Film locations, researching the occult, and Wiccans taking offense. 36:28

The joy that Hocus Pocus brings to the world, Symbolism, and Gary Marshall. 38:38

Support for a kid with magical thoughts! 41:37

Everything you need to know about the sequel! 45:12

Does David Kirschner believe in the paranormal? 47:02

If you were a witch and could cast one spell… 50:46

An upcoming Chucky series and Curious George. 51:48

A tour of the dreamy workspace in David’s home. Visit the video highlights of this tour on YouTube. 54:20

The Black Flame Candle, Book, a Zompkin, a Don Knotts inspired Broom, a costume worn by Bette Midler, and a life-size Billy! 54:42

Other fascinating items, including a note from Steven Spielberg, a story about Michael Jackson, and an original sketch of Binx! 57:34

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:02:10

Outro 1:04:16

 

For More on David Kirschner

David on IMDb

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

Sep 02, 2021
194 - Marla Martenson and The Magic Seeker - Big Seance
48:05

 

Psychic readings, distance healing, and life coaching are just some of the things Marla Martenson has added to her life since her last appearance on the show in 2016. Her latest book and memoir, The Magic Seeker, tells of her latest adventure, which which has been the most magical experience of her life. Visit BigSeance.com/194 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :50

Marla Martenson’s Bio 1:32

Since her last appearance on the show in 2016, Marla has added psychic readings, distance healing, and life coaching to her bio. In her memoir, The Magic Seeker, she writes about her latest adventure, and how she truly has reinvented her life. 3:56

Working the psychic hotlines 7:50

Callers are looking for confidence and confirmation, and sometimes it doesn’t require psychic skills. 9:48

Being guided by Saint Thomas and Marla’s angel, Murth. Plus, what’s up with spirits in monk robes? 11:32

In The Magic Seeker, Marla introduces us to her mother and an entertaining cast of characters from back home in Washington. 14:56

Marla managed to convince her husband, Adolfo, to attend a channeling circle! 17:23

Revisiting the hilarious story of Marla’s bamboo beating. 21:43

Distance healing and reiki. 24:03

What Red Eagle (through Riz Mirza) had to say about the pandemic. 25:25

Soulmates and twin flames. 26:53

The woman on the freeway. 30:19

Chasing away lower energies or entities. 33:48

Plant medicine and a retreat to a cabin in the forest. 34:58

Nigl, Marla’s crystal skull. 39:04

Final thoughts and where to find Marla. 42:15

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 44:40

Outro 46:43

 

For more on Marla Martenson

MarlaMartenson.com

Marla's Books (Amazon)

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Aug 16, 2021
193 - Salem Witch Trials and a Visit to New England - Big Seance
41:41

 

Is a trip to Salem, Massachusetts on your bucket list? What do you know about the Salem Witch Trials? In this solo episode, Patrick shares stories of his vacation to New England, including staying at a beautiful 1784 home in Kennebunkport, Maine, touring the Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine, and of course, Salem. Visit BigSeance.com/193 for more info.

 

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Intro :00

Your host recently took a trip to Kennebunkport, Maine and Salem, Massachusetts :55

Vacationing in Kennebunkport and staying in a beautiful home built in 1784. 2:17

Visiting Portland, Maine and the beautiful and historic Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House. 8:44

Visiting Salem, Massachusetts on the way back to Boston to catch a plane. 11:19

Salem’s Old Burial Ground 13:50

Salem Witch Trials Memorial 15:03

Lunch at the Tavern in Salem’s historic Hawthorne Hotel 16:00

Salem Witch Museum 17:35

The story of the Salem Witch Trials from SalemWitchMuseum.com 18:30

Witches: Evolving Perceptions from SalemWitchMuseum.com 24:27

Shopping and touring Salem, and Patrick’s new favorite coffee cup! 27:30

Visiting the Hocus Pocus film locations in Salem! Old Town Hall and Max and Dani’s house! 29:40

COMING SOON! David Kirschner, the creator/writer/producer of Hocus Pocus! Check out the teaser on YouTube! 36:08

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 38:00

Outro 40:00

 

Music: “Daudir” by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
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Music: “Grand Dark Waltz Allegretto” by Kevin MacLeod
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License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

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Aug 06, 2021
192 - How Witchcraft Saved My Life with Vincent Higginbotham - Big Seance
01:02:32

 

Author Vincent Higginbotham faced abuse, homelessness, illness, and abandonment. But from the depths of these personal tragedies, a practice emerged, focusing on developing the psychic senses, reading tarot, understanding the elements, and drawing in magic for positive change. It’s all in his first book, How Witchcraft Saved My Life: Practical Advice for Transformative Magick. In this episode, we discuss that and more! Visit BigSeance.com/192 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :43

Vincent’s Bio and the book description for How Witchcraft Saved My Life: Practical Advice for Transformative Magick. 2:20

One of the best books your host has read in a very long time! 3:35

Vincent’s journey to writing this book. 4:36

Trauma and healing through the practice of witchcraft. 9:01

“Here’s the thing about witchcraft. It’s one idea of how to tap into this thing that we all have the ability to tap into.” 11:16

Who is and isn’t a witch? Plus breaking the rules. 11:16

Appreciate and understand a term or practice before appropriating it from another tradition. 14:42

The concept of “Source.” 17:13

Working with Hekate, a goddess of marginalized people 21:10

There is no wrong way to witch. Does it have to be sage that I use in smoke cleansing? Why not bay leaf? 24:23

Take advantage of the local plants that have the energy of you and your space! 26:42

Silence - One of the four pillars of witchcraft. 28:10

Lesley asks a really important question about dealing with trauma. 34:19

Trauma is magic, just like caterpillars become goo and then become butterflies. 37:39

If not me then who? 41:52

Therapy and mental health. Witchcraft is not going to do all of the work for you. 44:45

Offer your presence if they want it. What we need to know in order to help future young Vincents in the world. 47:26

When trying to help backfires. 51:59

Vincent’s final thoughts and how to join his book club! 54:14

Resources 57:49

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

CrisisTextLine.org – Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

Other Resources

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:10

Outro 1:01:10

 

For More on Vincent Higginbotham

How Witchcraft Saved My Life: Practical Advice for Transformative Magick (Amazon)

Witch with Books Book Club

Instagram

Twitter: @VincentHigginb2

Facebook

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Jul 30, 2021
191 - Carole J. Obley and Wisdom from the Spirit World - Big Seance
52:07

 

Back by popular demand, spiritual medium Carole J. Obley returns to discuss her most recent book, “Wisdom from the Spirit World: Life Teachings on Love, Forgiveness, Purpose and Finding Peace”. What are akashic files and soul maps? Plus tips on forgiveness and finding peace, and the touching letter that Carole’s mother left for her at the time of her death. Visit BigSeance.com/191 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :45

Like the Big Seance? Do you have a favorite episode? Please share with a friend! 1:27

Carole’s Bio 2:35

Episode 27 was Carole’s previous appearance on the show. Back then we talked about her book, Soul to Soul Connections: Comforting Messages from the Spirit World. Plus past lives and reincarnation, addiction and recovery, 12-step programs, what happens when we die, and practicing a timeless state to be ready for the afterlife! 4:55

Spirit has a sense of humor. 6:52

Catching up with Carole and her newest book, Wisdom from the Spirit World: Life Teachings on Love, Forgiveness, Purpose and Finding Peace. 7:28

“When I was young, I was very precocious, and I always felt like an old soul in a young body. And I never felt like I fit in with other people. I always felt very weird… very different. I still feel that today.” 11:42

A thirst for the paranormal. 13:15

Akashic files and soul maps. 19:33

Forgiveness and finding peace. 25:32

Forgiving a loved one on Other Side. 28:48

Opioid addiction 31:34

What about the afterlife of the fish? Pets and animals on the Other Side. 32:13

The summerlands vs the darker levels of the Other Side. 36:20

Tips on connecting with Spirit and how to get better at noticing and interpreting signs of wisdom from our loved ones. 39:03

“Not to be opened until after my death.” Carole’s most treasured possession. 42:20

“Our wounds do not diminish the light within.”  Final thoughts from Carole, and details of her upcoming events! 44:27

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 48:40

Outro 50:45

 

For More on Carole J. Obley:

SoulVisions.net

Carole's books on Amazon

Facebook.com/SoulMedium

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Jul 16, 2021
190 - Signs from Spirit with Mitchell Coombes - Big Seance
01:07:43

 

Mitchell Coombes, Australia's most trusted spiritual medium, returns to discuss his most recent book, Signs from Spirit: Inspiring True Stories from the Afterlife. Topics include spirits communicating through technology, the pain of losing a child, grief, and many stories of signs from the afterlife. Plus, Mitchell has a super awesome vintage crystal ball and aura goggles!! Visit BigSeance.com/190 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :58

Mitchell’s Bio 1:40

A brief reminder of what we learned after Mitchell’s previous appearance on the show in episode 115. 3:25

Mitchell is constantly growing, changing, and evolving as a spiritual medium. 5:15

Spirit LOVES technology! 8:24

Communication through Amazon Alexa and other popular home devices. 9:08

Mitchell’s desk drawer just popped open! 10:23

Mitchell’s home is alive with energy, and it’s a natural part of his life. 12:40

Oftentimes signs from spirit are very subtle, but they’re always memorable! 14:25

Shoutout to Susan! We love you! 15:10

An EMF experience at the Quarantine Station in Manly, and heckling at Maitland Gaol. 16:00

Buttons the Clown and more about signs from spirit. 19:05

Sunflower Love 21:22

Should I ask for a sign from my loved one? 25:42

There’s a penny in my shoe! 27:44

Journaling those moments and collecting signs. 33:00

A chipmunk gospel version of In the Garden. 33:55

Flickering lights at Mitchell’s public events. 35:53

Sensing the spirit world is like noticing the wind. 38:25

Rockin’ Around Grandma’s Christmas Poinsettia. 39:44

It must be so frustrating for spirits trying to send signs that we just aren’t picking up. 41:03

The pain of miscarriage and losing a child. 43:40

Grief and the cling film effect. 50:13

"A voice, to me, is like a thumb print." 54:14

Mitchell’s beautiful crystal ball from the 1800s. 55:34

He also has vintage aura goggles! 58:30

Pulling cards and putting them back! 59:55

Mitchell and Patrick will be hosting a LIVE seance very soon! Stay tuned and look for info in the Big Seance Parlor! 1:02:24

Thanks to Susan, Kevin, Anne and Renata, Bruce, Melissa, and Jeanette for showing up and joining me for our very first Zoom Paranerd Party recently! 1:03:50

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:04:25

Outro 1:06:20

 

For more on Mitchell Coombes

MitchellCoombes.com

Mitchell’s books on Amazon

Facebook

Twitter: @MitchellCoombes

 

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Jul 02, 2021
189 - Psychic Medium Dallisa Hocking - Big Seance
52:11

 

Dallisa Hocking is a fifth generation psychic medium in Las Vegas, and CEO of Spirit and Spark®. She shares about the unique energy of Vegas, working with lost loved ones, oracle and tarot cards, and what happens when we die. Dallisa also tells some incredible premonition stories. Visit BigSeance.com/189 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :43

Dallisa’s Bio 1:26

Before the pandemic, Dallisa was headlining a show at the Hotel Apache and Binions Gambling Hall in Las Vegas! 3:31

Dallisa had a special relationship with her grandmother, who also had psychic abilities. 5:30

In college, Dallisa had a class with Dr. Raymond Moody! 7:49

The unique energy of Las Vegas. 9:50

Dallisa is primarily clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient. 13:22

Dallisa’s newly departed grandmother and her spirit team. 14:08

At what point do you begin to reach out to a lost loved one? 16:30

The veil is thinning quickly, making it possible for more people to receive communication from loved ones. 20:08

The life review, the hall of records, our purpose, and what happens when we die. 20:54

Dallisa has had the privilege of working on missing persons, mysterious deaths and cold cases, providing loved ones with information and closure. 25:03

Some incredible experiences with premonitions. 25:46

The big responsibility. What do you say and what do you not say? What’s your place and what’s not your place? What’s free will and what’s destiny? 30:55

Dallisa’s gifts showed up later in life with a trip to New York. 32:01

Validation 36:02

Working with oracle and tarot cards. 37:34

Binaural Beats and deep meditative music. 38:53

Book recommendation: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer 41:54

Dallisa’s most treasured possessions. 43:44

Final thoughts and more on Dallisa and SpiritandSpark.com. 45:40

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 48:53

Outro 50:49

 

For More on Dallisa Hocking

SpiritandSpark.com

YouTube: Spirit and Spark TV

Instagram: @PsychicDallisa

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Jun 17, 2021
188 - Roz Drezfalez is Ghosted! - Big Seance
57:34

 

Patrick sits down with drag queen, comedian, host, writer, and actor, Roz Drezfalez, who is also the host of Ghosted! by Roz Drezfalez. Topics include the Celebrity Ghost Stories series, Roz's favorite guests, the spirit box, and three rounds of everyone's favorite game, EVPs or EVPuhlease! Visit BigSeance.com/188 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :45

Hocus Pocus and a personal tour of David Kirschner’s workspace! That interview is coming soon! 1:24

Bio for Roz Drezfalez 2:42

The fabulous Ghosted! by Roz Drez Falez theme song! 4:02

Roz is preparing to jump back into a post-pandemic performing world. 4:42

Roz grew up in a haunted house, and a fascination with ghost stories has been in her life ever since! 6:20

Keeping the fun in paranormal and not being an expert. 8:25

Celebrity Ghost Stories and a haunted Ouija board! 12:53

Tulpa or Egregore? 16:02

When was the personality known as Roz Drezfalez unleashed into the world? 18:50

Advice for young LGBTQ peeps. 21:25

Queer representation in the paranormal world. 24:27

Some of Roz’s guests on Ghosted! have included Coco Peru, Debra Wilson, Katrina Weidman, Margaret Cho, Jack Osbourne, Richard Estep, Amy Bruni, and even Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster! 26:11

Roz is best friends with actor Sam Pancake. 28:28

Favorite guest moments from Ghosted!, including "Mistress of the Dark" Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira) and Billie Lee of Vanderpump Rules! 29:05

Tyler Henry and other celebrity psychic mediums. 33:05

The spirit box and the Estes Method. 36:32

Don’t follow me home and "don’t haunt me!" 40:15

Most treasured possessions! 42:15

Let’s play 3 rounds of EVPs or EVPuhlease! 45:06

Final thoughts and where to find Roz Drezfalez! 52:05

Roz has two upcoming episodes with our friend Andrea Perron, later this week and next week! Check them out! 53:25

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 54:20

Outro 56:12

 

For more Roz Drezfalez

Ghosted! by Roz Drezfalez (Starburns Audio)

Instagram: @rozhernandez

Facebook: @rozdrezfalez

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Jun 01, 2021
187 - Remembering Bamma - Big Seance
18:14

 

Remembering my Grandmother Wilma, who I call Bamma. 

1936-2021

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Memories of my Bamma :00

A 1985 recording of my Bamma reading a book to my little sister. 3:51

In the summer of 2019 I called my Bamma and recorded the conversation. 4:50

Bamma retells the experiences she had of seeing my Bampa reach out and visit her from the Other Side. 6:15

My visit from my Great Grandma Van (my Bampa's mother) in a dream after my Bampa died. 11:14

Who Bamma hoped to see when she died and what she would say to Bampa. 14:40

Puppy dogs in heaven. 16:20

Hanging up. 17:42

 

Additional music in today's episode is by the amazing Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

May 17, 2021
186 - Vocal Artist and Sound Healer Valli Maine - Big Seance
01:00:27

 

Valli Maine seems to have the voice of an angel, and since she channels vocal tones, she kind of is! She's a talented artist and musician with her own albums, but life's challenges and a powerful intervention led her to being a sound healer too! She's such a beautiful soul, and with the healing powers of her voice, you should probably check this episode out! Visit BigSeance.com/186 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :48

A note about what’s coming up in this episode, plus Valli was kind enough to allow us a chance to listen to a song from her new album, Lucent. That’ll be at the end of the show! 1:30

Some background on the video that brought Valli to this episode. 2:38

Valli Maine’s Bio 4:58

Welcome, Valli! 7:32

What is Channeled Vocal Toning? 8:25

When did Valli realize she was channeling? And what does it feel like? 11:19

How does the experience of channeled vocal toning compare to the experience of psychic mediums? 13:47

Sometimes music comes to Valli in dreams. This inspired Patrick to share the story of his dream about an ice skating dinosaur on the Oregon coast. 14:49

What is Sound Healing? 18:24

The experience of receiving sound healing. 20:11

After childhood trauma and years of drug and alcohol abuse, Valli started a path of finding herself, finding confidence and coming out of hiding. 21:34

A powerful intervention experience and the catalyst for Valli to change her life. 24:24

Finding comfort in nature. 27:41

“I find it so easy to be sober now.” 29:05

What is Theta Healing? 30:26

Valli has had no formal training with her voice. “I have no idea what I’m doing.” 36:09

Making her albums. “When I made ‘The Garden of Valli’ I made it with the intention of calling in the life that I want.” 38:06

More on how channeled sound healing works. 41:48

Valli’s message to the entire world: “During these times when all of the external noise can get quite loud and fear based, that it’s important to come back to yourself, remember why you came here… to come back to love. Do not get distracted by the noise, and to know that Creator’s got this. And that we’re so much more incredibly loved and supported than what we could ever imagine, and that everything’s going to be fine.” 42:45

Final thoughts and how to follow Valli. 43:48

Resources - 47:09

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

CrisisTextLine.org - Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Other Mental Health Resources

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 47:53

Outro 49:48

As promised here is Essence from Valli Maine’s album, Lucent. 51:02

 

For more of Valli Maine

ValliMaine.com

Facebook: Valli Maine Music

Instagram: @vallimaine

YouTube: Valli Maine

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

Apr 26, 2021
185 - Evidential Mediumship with Jeffrey Peck - Big Seance
55:02

 

Jeffrey Peck tells the story of his journey of following the guidance of Spirit. After having the rug pulled out from under him, he first found healing through Reiki, then some great mentors in mediumship along with great experiences at the Arthur Findlay College led to his work with connecting clients with their loved ones through evidential mediumship. Visit BigSeance.com/185

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :56

Jeffrey Peck’s Bio 1:39

Jeffrey’s journey of awakening and opening to Spirit began with the study of Reiki. 4:19

“When the student is ready, the teacher arrives.” In 2008 the rug was pulled out from under Jeffrey and he lost everything. 9:20

An obsession with all things mediumship. 12:40

Finding a great mentor and attending Arthur Findlay College. 13:42

Practice readings and more on Jeffrey’s experiences at Arthur Findlay. 15:40

The first day of class. “He was known for his hugs.” 20:05

Knowing the “difference between blending with Spirit versus trying to search for it ourselves. We don’t have to search for it.” 23:35

The “spiritual gym.” Being pushed and challenged in a weekly circle group. 24:50

What is Evidential Mediumship? 26:56

Jeffrey’s favorite superstar mediums. 28:49

Gadgets and tools. Yes or no? 29:30

Most treasured possessions. “Stuff doesn’t matter.” 31:30

Dog talk. 32:34

Jeffrey is really excited about both his new relationship and working with Spirit on the platform! 34:34

Working on his clairaudience. 35:40

Jeffrey’s interpretation of “sitting in the power.” 40:27

A question from a listener who is just cracking open spiritually. 42:27

Third eye vs. the back of your eyelids. 46:12

Final thoughts and where to find Jeffrey Peck! Look for his brand new podcast, Something Super Spiritual, dropping very soon! 47:30

Hummingbirds, ladybugs and other signs from Spirit. 49:57

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 52:00

Outro 53:48

 

For more on Jeffrey Peck: 

JeffreyPeck.com

Facebook: @JeffreyPeckMedium

Instagram: @JeffreyPeckMedium

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

Apr 06, 2021
184 - QAnon and the Spiritual and Wellness Communities - Big Seance
01:22:52

 

How and why has QAnon, the domestic terrorist cult, infected the spiritual and wellness communities? Ash Riley and Brian Smith return for a panel discussion on the topic, as well as hitting on things like prosperity gospel, law of attraction, mental illness, racism, narcissism, grieving, empathy, and apophenia. Plus holding influencers accountable, pulling people back, and lots of resources! Visit BigSeance.com/184 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:01

Context and Background (USA Today) 1:42

Why QAnon Infected the Spiritual and Wellness Communities (InMySacredSpace.com) 3:52

A new “Triangle Table” discussion with Ash Riley of InMySacredSpace.com and Brian Smith, author of Grief 2 Growth and host and producer of the Grief 2 Growth Podcast at Grief2Growth.com. Ash and Brian appeared together recently in episode 172, where the topic was Spiritual Bypassing. 7:53

“How can you go out and say that you’re this love and light person and then be involved with this group of people who are clamoring for public executions?” Ash gives an introduction to the discussion. 9:35

Vulnerability and the Authority Figure 13:20

“It’s a very interesting look at psychology, sociology, and something that we all need to understand as we start to open ourselves up to certain things, to learn to still be discerning, and to know where to draw the lines and how to think for ourselves.” Brian Smith reflects on Ash’s article. 15:14

Individualism, Prosperity Gospel, The Secret, Law of Attraction, The Power of Positive Thinking, Narcissism and how they’re linked to spirituality. 16:35

Authority, vulnerability, and being new to spirituality. 23:47

Spiritual abuse and holding people accountable. 26:20

How to reach the people sucked in by QAnon. 29:34

Denial, delusion, and unhealed trauma. 32:02

Racism, Proud Boys, and Nazis in the QAnon community. 34:55

“Evangelicals will deny the racism aspect of it. They’ll say, ‘Of course I’m not racist. I have nothing to do with that. This can’t have anything to do with race.’ And the racists like it because, it’s a way of taking back our country. It’s the whole blood and soil thing.” - Brian Smith 36:53

Racism rooted in narcissism. 38:04

Self awareness and the Narcissistic Personality Scale. 39:10

Believing their own lies. 41:55

Mental illness in the spiritual community. 42:50

“We are so quick to give up our power to someone else, whether it be a medium in the spiritual community or a pastor in a church, and we think that they have a special connection that we don’t have. And we need to learn to be more discerning that that person is just a human being, and they’ve got the same filters and biases and problems and things that we do.” - Brian Smith 46:42

Helping those who are grieving to open up spiritually, while also using discernment. 47:40

The 12 Step Program and why it works so well. 50:10

The need for critical thinking skills and the conspiracies that don’t make any sense. 53:45

Conspiracy theories as a subcategory of the paranormal community. 57:11

Magical thinking, Schizotypy, and Apophenia. 58:20

How to stop the bleeding. Holding influencers accountable. 1:02:39

How do we pull people back? You can’t fight them with facts. Build trust, create a personal connection, and share empathy. 1:06:35

Former QAnon support groups 1:12:55

What’s coming up for Ash Riley and where to find her. 1:15:22

More on Brian Smith and where to find him. 1:17:34

Paranerd Sarah Moon recommends we check out the Conspirituality Podcast. 1:18:41

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:19:50

Outro 1:21:41

 

Articles/Resources

The Conspirituality Podcast.

Have You Been the Victim of Spiritual Abuse?

Spirituality’s Relationship With Mental Illness

“So many great, educated, functional people were brainwashed”: Can Trump's Cult of Followers be Deprogrammed?

Nazi Hippies: When the New Age and Far Right Overlap

The Science of Spiritual Narcissism

@NarcissismRecoveryCenter (Instagram)

RSA ANIMATE: The Divided Brain

A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon

Recognizing And Understanding Synchronicity

Materialistic Spirituality

How Separation Consciousness Masks Itself In Spiritual Unity

@TheWellnessTherapist (Instagram)

Facts don't convince people in political arguments. Here's what does.

 

For more on Ash Riley

Recent appearances on the Big Seance: Episode 132, Episode 172

InMySacredSpace.com

Facebook: In My Sacred Space

Twitter: @InMySacredSpace

Instagram: @ashrising

 

For more on Brian Smith

Previous appearances on the Big Seance: Episode 169, Episode 172

Grief2Growth.com

Grief 2 Growth on Amazon

Grief 2 Growth Podcast

Grief 2 Growth on Facebook

Twitter: @Grief2Growth1

Instagram @Grief2Growth

 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Mar 23, 2021
183 - Rituals, Customs, and Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans with Mortellus - Big Seance
01:02:55

 

Mortellus, who is a Mortician, Necromancer, and High Priestex, joins Patrick to talk about their new book, Do I Have to Wear Black?: Rituals, Customs, and Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans. Discussion also includes what you need to do to prepare for your death NOW, misconceptions about embalming, and the fascinating alternatives to traditional burial, including body farms. Visit BigSeance.com/183 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :48

Bio for Mortellus. Welcome to the parlor! 1:32

Book description for Do I Have to Wear Black?: Rituals, Customs & Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans 3:49

Check out Lonnie Scott’s interview with Mortellus on Weird Web Radio! 5:54

How do Pagans celebrate the life of a departed loved one during a Pagan funeral? Do they perform any kind of ritual that is meant to aid their transition to the afterlife? 8:30

Mourning practices in the Pagan community. 11:10

Their path through death work. Also, the recent and very unfortunate discrimination that Mortellus experienced. 14:00

Misconceptions 18:10

Embalming misconceptions. 20:00

You have options when patronizing a funeral home or mortuary. 21:34

Your legacy, plus the things you should plan for and think about in preparation for death. 25:23

The tradition of using poppets as a stand-in for a lost loved one. 29:59

Patrick is conflicted about what he wants to do with his body after death. 32:11

The cenotaph. 34:27

Bodies are compost. And more on embalming. 37:02

Body farms and other options for donating your body after death. 43:31

Seeing and hearing the dead following a Near Death Experience (NDE). 43:58

A beautiful and touching story about Mortellus and their most treasured possession, a garden hoe. 48:50

Do I have to wear black? The story behind the book title. 53:52

Socials and where to find Mortellus. 57:10

Writing rituals for funerals 58:33

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:50

Outro 1:01:41

 

For more on Mortellus

mortellus.com

Do I Have to Wear Black?: Rituals, Customs & Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans (Amazon)

Instagram: @acrowandthedead

Twitter: @acrowandthedead

Facebook: @acrowandthedead

A Crow and the Dead (Patheos Blog)

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherAmazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Mar 10, 2021
182 - Hypnosis and Hellier with Lonnie Scott - Big Seance
54:56

 

Lonnie Scott, host of Weird Web Radio, also studies hypnosis and is a professional hypnotist. In this episode he shares some of his hypnosis success stories, and behind the scenes of his work with Karl Pfeiffer, Connor Randall, and Greg and Dana Newkirk on the hit documentary series, Hellier. Visit BigSeance.com/182 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :47

For Lonnie’s full bio and the first part of this discussion, visit episode 180. 1:30

The discussion continues with Lonnie’s study of hypnosis and work as a hypnotist. 2:20

Some of his hypnosis success stories. 6:20

Darren Brown, the alien abduction experiment, and meeting Greg and Dana Newkirk of Week in Weird. 10:19

Priming and the handshake induction. 13:50

Lonnie’s work with Karl Pfeiffer, Connor Randall, and Greg and Dana Newkirk on the hit documentary series, Hellier. 18:30

Strange footsteps from above. 24:20

Lonnie’s most treasured possessions. 31:27

The posters that were on Lonnie’s wall growing up. 36:10

Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic by Aiden Wachter belongs on your bookshelf! 38:15

Lonnie is working on a book about sorcery and spirits. 38:55

Where to find Lonnie and Weird Web Radio on the socials. 50:22

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 51:42

A BRAND NEW OUTRO! 53:41

 

For more on Lonnie Scott

Elhaz Ablaze: A Compendium of Chaos Heathenry

WeirdWebRadio.com

Lonnie on Facebook

Weird Web Radio on Facebook

Twitter: @lonnie_scott and @weirdwebradio

Instagram: @lonnie_scott and @weirdwebradio

Check out Lonnie's interview with Patrick on Weird Web Radio!

 

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Feb 23, 2021
181 - The Ghost Lights with Timothy Stevens - Big Seance
01:09:49

 

Indie film director, Timothy Stevens of Spectrograph Films, returns to the parlor to talk about his upcoming feature, The Ghost Lights! Plus the challenges of filming during a pandemic on a tight budget, the life changing experience of the Marfa Lights in Texas, and the inspiration behind the film. Visit BigSeance.com/181 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:00

Have you ever had a Near Death Experience (NDE)? Don’t forget to send in your story! Check out episode 179 to learn how! 1:42

Bio for Timothy Stevens 2:41

Welcome back to the parlor, Timothy! 5:25

Who is older? Gary Oldman or Gary Numan? 5:40

Timothy has been busy since we last heard from him five years ago! He started Spectrograph Films, produced and directed several short films, stayed busy with his work in TV, and he’s a new father to a beautiful young son! 7:00

Beginning February 15th, 2021, Timothy has started a month-long Indiegogo campaign for Spectrograph Films’ upcoming feature, The Ghost Lights! 11:39

The Marfa Lights and the inspiration for the film. 13:15

Swamp Gas? 17:15

Reports from people who have witnessed and experienced the Marfa Lights. 19:44

The challenges of filming a feature film safely during a pandemic on a tight budget! 24:00

More on the story behind The Ghost Lights. 29:15

The rushed events that led to the crew encountering and experiencing the Marfa Lights! 34:45

Paranormal Apathy 39:35

Comparing the Marfa Lights experience with seeing a ghostly apparition. 44:55

More on how you can support Timothy’s Indiegogo campaign. 47:00

Brandon Maahs and music behind The Ghost Lights. 49:47

Something Timothy gets wrong every time he does it. 53:24

Sitting on a plane with Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Harry Price. 55:17

A sip of brandy and the undervalued paranormal investigation tools and techniques of Harry Price. 57:46

Preparing for film festivals later this year! 1:01:29

What’s coming up for Timothy Stevens and Spectrograph Films? 1:02:30

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:06:18

Outro 1:08:15

 

Timothy's Previous Appearance on the Big Seance

Tim Stevens, Writer and Director of The Resurrectionist – The Big Seance Podcast #69

 

For more on Timothy Stevens and The Ghost Lights

Indiegogo - The Ghost Lights

SpectrographFilms.com

Facebook: Spectrograph Films

Twitter: @Spectro_Films

Instagram: @Spectrograph_Films

 

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Feb 16, 2021
180 - Lonnie Scott and Heathenry - Big Seance
51:46

 

In this episode, Patrick shares part one of a conversation with Lonnie Scott, who is an Occultist, Pagan, Strategic Sorcerer, Chaonimist, and Heathen. He's also the producer and host of Weird Web Radio. What is Heathenry? Listen to find out! Visit BigSeance.com/180 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :42

Thank you, Glenna Becker! 1:26

Lonnie Scott’s Bio. 2:07

Welcome to the parlor, Lonnie! 4:30

The idea of Mutual Flourishing. 5:32

The two different roads that led Lonnie to the paranormal and the occult. 8:31

A childhood paranormal experience in the form of a funeral home apparition. 9:24

“I kept finding monsters where other people found Gods to worship, and I didn’t feel the same.” Lonnie eventually had a curiosity for religion, why people are religious, and what the big religions meant. 15:22

Chaos Magic, Runes, and Heathenry. Lonnie’s search got a little more focused. 19:44

Growing up without religion, is Lonnie glad to have started his journey with a blank canvas? 23:23

More on Lonnie’s spiritual practice. 26:25

Ancestors 27:39

What is Heathenry? 32:45

The Troth. A more inclusive form of Heathenry. 41:10

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 48:07

Outro 50:08

 

For more on Lonnie Scott

Elhaz Ablaze: A Compendium of Chaos Heathenry

WeirdWebRadio.com

Lonnie on Facebook

Weird Web Radio on Facebook

Twitter: @lonnie_scott and @weirdwebradio

Instagram: @lonnie_scott and @weirdwebradio

Check out Lonnie's interview with Patrick on Weird Web Radio!

 

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Feb 10, 2021
179 - Call for Near Death Experience Stories - Big Seance
18:26

 

Have you or a loved one experienced a Near Death Experience (NDE)? We'd love to hear about it! Listen to learn how! Plus highlights from two past episodes where listeners and previous guests from the Big Seance Community shared tips and techniques. Visit BigSeance.com/179 for more info.

 

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Intro :00

It’s a short episode, but we might need your help! Want to get your voice in the show? :58

Some highlights from episode 142 (Techniques for Clearing a Space) and episode 162 (Tips for Daily Communication with Spirit). 2:40

Have you had a Near Death Experience or NDE? Visit BigSeance.com/feedback to learn how! 12:13

Speakpipe Link

Hotline (775) 583-5563 (7755-TELL-ME)

Patrick@BigSeance.com

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 14:42

Outro 16:40

 

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Jan 13, 2021
178 - American Brujeria with J. Allen Cross - Big Seance
48:20

 

Author J. Allen Cross is a practicing witch of Mexican, Native American, and European descent, who has written a new book, American Brujería: Modern Mexican-American Folk Magic. Besides this exciting upcoming book, other topics include negative entities and agreements, creatures on the Other Side, and using his abilities as a psychic medium to help others. Visit BigSeance.com/178 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :35

Patrick originally heard today’s guest on the Ask a Hag Podcast. 1:17

Bio for J. (Joshua) Allen Cross 2:37

The description of Joshua’s upcoming book, American Brujería: Modern Mexican-American Folk Magic. 3:29

In Joshua’s interview on Ask a Hag, he discussed Marilyn Painter’s interview in the very first episode of the Big Seance Podcast regarding Demons and Agreements. 5:15

What is the difference between Brujería and Mexican-American Brujería? And what are the misconceptions? 11:00

Curanderismo and Hechicería. 14:15

Guadalupe, Catholic Saints, and Joshua’s form of Mexican folk magic. 17:14

More on Demons or Negative Entities, and Agreements. 20:57

Joshua’s work in the paranormal as a psychic medium. 24:37

Psychic mediums on some of Joshua’s favorite paranormal television shows. 27:57

Growing up with paranormal experiences, dreams, headaches, and developing psychic abilities. 30:23

There are creatures on the Other Side! 32:15

Psychic abilities run in Joshua’s family. 34:50

The moment Joshua learned he could use his psychic abilities to help others. 37:00

Joshua’s first case as a sixteen-year-old. 39:05

Final thoughts and what’s coming up for J. Allen Cross! 43:25

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 45:47

Outro 46:41

 

For more on J. Allen Cross:

American Brujería on Amazon

Instagram: @oregon_wood_witch

Joshua writes for Patheos.com

Joshua's Paranormal Investigation Team

 

 

 

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Dec 25, 2020
177 - Chilling Tales for Christmas with Jeff C. Carter - Big Seance
59:30

 

Jeff C. Carter, author of We Bleed Red & Green: 12 Chilling Tales for Christmas, returns to parlor! Is winter even scarier than Halloween? Jeff thinks so! Plus childhood memories of wintertime, Rudolph poop, lots of Santa talk, and the spooky Christmas traditions that you probably haven’t heard of! Visit BigSeance.com/177

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :58

A little update from Patrick 1:42

A laundry folding ghost? A story sent in by Joanne Jarrett, host of the Fancy Free Podcast! To hear Patrick share embarrassing stories on Joanne’s podcast, visit fancyfreepodcast.com/episode68 and fancyfreepodcast.com/episode75. 2:24

Jeff C. Carter’s Bio and the description of his latest book, We Bleed Red & Green: 12 Chilling Tales for Christmas! 10:14

What colors are next? More on the “We Bleed” series. 12:52

“Winter is the real scary time. We as a species have evolved to survive winter. We didn’t survive to evolve Halloween. Halloween is like, that’s the party and wintertime is the darkest, coldest, leanest time of year. It’s when the animals starve to death and the crops wilt. It’s bleak. But it’s a great time for horror.” 15:00

A pandemic-free book! 16:17

Jeff’s memories of Christmas and wintertime. 19:30

Rudolph Poop! When parents go out of their way to make Christmas special! 21:30

Jeff can talk about Santa Claus all day! 24:00

Christmas creep and the booming holiday industry! 27:09

Krampus and the signs that “Christmas is mutating with creepy Halloweeny goodness!” 31:37

Other spooky Christmas traditions that you probably haven’t heard of! 33:40

The Christmas Log! WHAT?! 41:52

Frostbite and more memories of childhood in the winter. 43:43

The book is not recommended for kids! 50:50

Where to find Jeff and what’s coming up! 54:35

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:55

Outro 57:53

 

For more on Jeff C. Carter

JeffCCarter.com

We Bleed Red & Green on Amazon

Instagram: @jeffc.carter 

Twitter: @Carterwroteit

Facebook

Six Demon Bag Podcast

 

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Dec 12, 2020
176 - Buddhist Biohacker Lisa M. Gunshore - Big Seance
57:40

 

Lisa M. Gunshore is the Buddhist Biohacker. She's also a psychic medium, channel, functional Ayurveda coach, and author. She shares the two amazing near death experiences that led her to the work she does now. Plus learn about clean food and leading a healthy lifestyle. Visit BigSeance.com/176.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:01

A special Thanksgiving shoutout to my Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:43

Pour the tea! Lisa M. Gunshore’s Bio! 4:19

More about Lisa’s journey and the events that led her to her current work. 6:58

Lisa has many food sensitivities, and her culinary background has helped her to lead a healthy lifestyle with both yoga and clean food. 10:43

Living in vitality, psychic fairs and circus food, and the light in our cells. 14:00

What is 11:11D? 19:44

A car accident and a health crisis: Two of Lisa’s Near Death Experiences. 24:53

More about the car accident. 32:20

Lisa’s book, Enlightenment Pie, covers her health crisis. 34:40

Spirit photos and the Addie house in Lead, South Dakota. 37:10

Lisa’s predictions and thoughts on 2021. 50:20

Final thoughts and where to find Lisa M. Gunshore. 53:12

Outro 56:01

 

Patrick's Previous 2 Appearances on the Buddhist Biohacker

10/30/20 - Paranormal communication with Patrick Keller (Halloween Edition)

8/7/20 - Paranormal Communication with Patrick Keller

 

For More on Lisa M. Gunshore

LisaMGunshore.com

YouTube: Buddhist Biohacker

 


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Nov 23, 2020
175 - Halloween Expert Lisa Morton - Big Seance
01:00:09

 

Lisa Morton, Halloween expert and author of Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween, joins Patrick in the parlor to discuss our favorite holiday! Topics include Dennison’s Bogie Books, yard haunts, common misconceptions, bobbing for apples, candy, movies, music, and the question of whether we can save Halloween in 2020! Visit BigSeance.com/175 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:02

Meth Hazel makes a special return to the podcast! (And a BIG shoutout to the very creative Tim Prasil for giving Meth Hazel the right words to say! Check out Tim at his website, BromBonesBooks.com.) 1:45

A special Halloween greeting from Leslie and Kat from the Living Dead Girls Podcast! 7:45

Welcome back to the parlor, Lisa Morton! 9:33

Lisa’s Bio 10:15

Lisa Morton has no problem nerding out on Halloween all the time! 11:20

Accidentally becoming a Halloween expert! 13:53

Dennison’s Bogie Books 16:16

Patrick displays reprints of pages from the Bogie Books on his Halloween Altar. 16:49

The amazing yard haunts in Los Angeles! 18:45

Halloween on the West Coast. 22:50

Will Halloween survive 2020? Will it go virtual? 25:14

Halloween Candy 29:48

The most misunderstood of all the holidays. Common misconceptions: The lord of death, razors in apples, and the anonymous psycho! 31:25

Lisa loves John Carpenter’s Halloween films, plus the Trick ‘r Treat film. 39:44

Halloween music 43:10

Bobbing for apples! 45:38

If anyone asks you to play Snap Dragon, say NO! 46:45

Other Victorian traditions, like parties and divination 47:40

Check out Lisa’s book, Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween! 53:18

Where to find Lisa Morton and new books that are out right now! 53:40

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 56:08

Outro 58:17

Blooper 59:55

 

For more on Lisa Morton: 

Lisa's previous appearance on Episode 170 of the Big Seance!

LisaMorton.com

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween on Amazon

Twitter: @cinriter

 

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Oct 20, 2020
174 - Best of Halloween - Big Seance
01:17:44

 

Patrick chose his favorite moments from episodes of Halloween past, going back to 2014. Segments include LIVE moments from Trick or Treating, Sam Haynes, Annie Wilder, Karen A. Dahlman, Lesley Bannatyne, Jim Harold and the Ghost of Karen Carpenter, the 2016 LIVE Halloween Ouija Seance, and the hosts of the Cemetery Confessions podcast. Visit BigSeance.com/174 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Intro :00

Please enjoy this Best of Halloween episode that Patrick has put together! It’s his favorite moments going back to 2014. :51

Sam Haynes has a brand new album out! Check out Groovy Murder Disco! 1:46

Want more Halloween episodes? Visit BigSeance.com/Halloween!

Entertainment advice from Ruby Ross Goodnow, who was the entertainment writer for the Delineator magazine, which was an American women's magazine of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This fabulous article, called A Hallowe’en Housewarming, is from 1911. 3:38

Also in 1911, Abe Olman wrote a song called Halloween (The Jack O’Lantern Rag). 7:56

Annie Wilder, author of House of Spirits and Whispers, and owner of a haunted house, shared this great Halloween memory in Episode 19 from 2014. 10:18

One of our favorite guests, author and Ouija expert, Karen A. Dahlman, shared a wonderful memory of designing Halloween costumes with a friend. This was also from Episode 19 in 2014. 13:10

Some of the history of Trick or Treating from America’s leading Halloween expert, Lesley Bannatyne from Episode 18 from 2014. 16:43

Karen Carpenter’s Ghost, a story from Jim Harold, from his book True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold’s Campfire 4. From Episode 47 from 2015. 22:53

Who will be the next president of the United States? One of Patrick’s favorite moments from the Big Seance LIVE Halloween Ouija Seance from 2016! 30:04

Some tips for spirit communication on Halloween from Karen A. Dahlman, from Episode 47 from 2015. 40:57

Favorite moments from when Patrick went LIVE from Trick or Treating in Episode 108 from 2017. 45:40

The Jen Faust interview, on family connections to Halloween! Also from Episode 108 in 2017. 51:45

This wasn’t from a Halloween episode, but it was a great segment on the topic of Halloween from Episode 35 with the hosts of Cemetery Confessions in 2015. 1:00:45

Darkness at Your Door from the brand new Sam Haynes album, Groovy Murder Disco! 1:09:05

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:14:07

Outro 1:16:10

 

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Oct 04, 2020
173 - Jeff C. Carter and We Bleed Orange and Black - Big Seance
59:29

 

In a love letter to Halloween, Jeff C. Carter wrote 31 fun-sized Halloween tales and compiled them all into one great book, We Bleed Orange and Black. In this seriously funky year, Jeff hopes that it helps to fill a void while also putting you in the Halloween spirit! Discussions also include childhood nostalgia, masks and candy, and the Japanese tradition of Bon Odori. Visit BigSeance.com/173 for more.

 

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In this episode

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:00

Looking for more Halloween episodes? Check out the Big Seance Halloween archive at BigSeance.com/Halloween 1:37

Jeff C. Carter’s Bio 2:23

Book description for We Bleed Orange and Black 3:23

Jeff is an animal lover who loves to travel, and he has some great stories of meeting wild animals! 5:15

The origin story of how this collection of Halloween stories came together. 10:03

There’s a little something for everyone in this book! 13:00

We Bleed Orange and Black contains around 10 stories that are appropriate for children. 14:00

Nostalgia is the glue that holds Halloween together. 15:50

Going back to Jeff and Patrick’s childhood, plus the atmosphere and weather of Halloween. 17:00

The fun of old school costumes and masks 21:50

What’s up with dressing as a hobo? 23:50

What does Halloween look like in 2020? 27:22

Mixing salad and fudge, the Christmas Creep, Halloween in Los Angeles, and the need to kickoff Halloween early this year and to hit it hard. 31:00

Jeff doesn’t need movies to get him into the Halloween spirit. 39:02

Halloween candy 40:17

“A lot of people think that all ghosts wear tricorner hats.” 46:15

We Bleed Orange and Black is a love letter to Halloween. 50:13

The Japanese tradition of Obon Odori 51:39

Where to find Jeff 54:33

International Podcast Day is September 30th! How will YOU celebrate? 55:23

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:53

Outro 57:52

 

For more on Jeff C. Carter

JeffCCarter.com

We Bleed Orange and Black on Amazon

Instagram: @jeffc.carter 

Twitter: @Carterwroteit

Facebook

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Sep 21, 2020
172 - Spiritual Bypassing Panel Discussion - Big Seance
01:09:05

 

A month after the senseless killing of George Floyd, and after a medium claimed to channel him with a questionable and insensitive message, Patrick sat down in the parlor to discuss the topic of Spiritual Bypassing with special guests Amber Choisella, Ash Riley, and Brian Smith. What is Spiritual Bypassing? Other topics include speaking out against racism, shadow work, the mother wound, toxic masculinity, and mental health. Visit BigSeance.com/172 for more info!

 

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In this episode

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:10

Patrick has recovered from a crazy first week of teaching music to middle school students in the year of 2020. 1:52

About this recording of the LIVE panel discussion on Spiritual Bypassing that Patrick hosted on Facebook back on June 28, 2020. This was about a month after the killing of George Floyd here in the US. 3:10

Patrick is joined in the parlor by Amber Choisella, Ash Riley, and Brian Smith, all former guests of the Big Seance. 5:10

The social media promotion of a video that inspired this conversation. The video was of a medium who claimed to have channelled George Floyd. 5:37

What is Spiritual Bypassing? 7:45

Shadow Work and what intuitive mediums need to understand. 9:00

Ego 10:38

The duality of light and dark, plus jumping on what’s trending. 11:10

The harmful message from the medium in video that inspired the conversation. 14:00

Too soon? 15:54

End the silence. Call out Spiritual Bypassing when you see it. Call out Racism when you see it. 18:20

“In order for an unhealthy or toxic relationship to be healed, the partner in the most power, the one leading the direction of the relationship, or the one who should be leading, has to recognize that there has been injury and take the initiative to reconcile the harm that has been done. This is not because they are better, smarter or more capable. It is simply because they find themselves with the moral responsibility of creating healing. So as a White man, I have to be the one to take that lead.” — John Wineland 20:00

Unresolved wounds and shadow work in mental health and therapy 21:48

Patrick’s learning experiences and being a part of organizing a Black Voices Matter march and rally this year. 25:18

“But I’m not a racist.” 26:35

Other examples of Spiritual Bypassing 28:00

Grief and Spiritual Bypassing 29:35

The delicate balance between being informed and unplugging. 31:13

“Because that’s not what a good Christian does.” 35:07

A lack of empathy. “If we were able to start looking at the world through a more trauma-informed view, we would be able to recognize toxicity much easier.” — Ash Riley 37:35

Mental health and stigma 42:15

Fear and Danger. There’s no bad emotion. 43:40

Ibram X. Kendi and the Antiracist 44:35

Feminism and the “Mother Wound” 46:43

How do we fix it? 49:26

The “Syzygy.” What?! Plus toxic masculinity. 50:18

Can Gen Z fix all of our mistakes? 52:55

Listen and then get engaged! 56:22

The positive changes that have been happening worldwide since the killing of George Floyd. 58:57

Find out more about Ash, Amber, and Brian 1:01:55

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:05:25

Outro 1:07:30

 

For more on Amber Choisella

Previous appearance on the Big Seance: Episode 133

BlossomIntoYourPower.com

Facebook: Blossom and Rise

Instagram: Blossom and Rise

 

For more on Ash Riley

Previous appearance on the Big Seance: Episode 132

InMySacredSpace.com

Facebook: In My Sacred Space

Twitter: @InMySacredSpace

Instagram: @ashrising

 

For more on Brian Smith

Previous appearance on the Big Seance: Episode 169

Grief2Growth.com

Grief 2 Growth on Amazon

Grief 2 Growth Podcast

Grief 2 Growth on Facebook

 

 

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Sep 07, 2020
171 - Miranda Enzor from Spooky Little Halloween - Big Seance
53:02

 

We are officially kicking off the Halloween season early this year with Miranda Enzor of the simply amazing Spooky Little Halloween blog! We discuss Halloween parties, playlists, candy, traditions, movies, and how Miranda can help us save Halloween in 2020! Visit BigSeance.com/171 for more info!

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :51

Additional spooky music in this episode is from Sam Haynes. You can find more about his music and his upcoming album at samhaynes1.bandcamp.com 1:35

About Spooky Little Halloween and Miranda Enzor’s Bio 4:24

How does she do it all? 6:10

Celebrate Halloween all year round? 7:25

Miranda enjoys cemetery photography! 9:19

Party themes and festive beverages. 9:50

“When you don’t find the thing that you want, you go and create it.” The journey that led Miranda to Spooky Little Halloween. 12:23

The delicious rabbit hole of Dennison’s Bogie Books! 15:50

Is "Purple People Eater" a Halloween song? Miranda has a Halloween playlist for you! 17:54

Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? 20:35

Bats, candy corn, Mary Jane peanut butter kisses, scarecrows, and clowns. 21:34

Horror films, The Exorcist, the Halloween movie franchise, and nostalgia. 24:50

Candles and Halloween 28:20

Jack-o-lanterns and the “squish” of digging into a pumpkin. 30:09

Best and worst trick or treat candy! 31:55

Miranda’s favorite Halloween song. 32:58

Miranda partners with Don’t Be a Monster, a nonprofit organization for bullying prevention! 34:15

Saving Halloween in 2020! 35:37

Halfoween (aka Miranda’s Birthday!) 39:34

Living and quarantining with a ghost (who is a tween!) 41:12

Final thoughts and what’s coming up for Miranda Enzor and Spooky Little Halloween! 45:38

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 49:25

Outro 51:24

 

For more on Miranda and Spooky Little Halloween

SpookyLittleHalloween.com

Instagram: @SpookyLittleHalloween

Facebook: Spooky Little Halloween

Twitter: @spkyhalloween

 

 

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Aug 11, 2020
170 - Calling the Spirits with Lisa Morton - Big Seance
59:09

 

Lisa Morton tells the fascinating history of seances in her new book, Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances. Discussion included necromancy, spook shows, Spiritualism, fraudulent mediums, D.D. Home, Helen Duncan, Florence Cook, William Crookes, the American Civil War, spirit rapping, EVP, and of course, plenty of ectoplasm! PLUS, Patrick didn’t miss the opportunity to ask a Halloween expert about how the pandemic could change our favorite holiday! Visit BigSeance.com/170 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :53

Are you subscribed to the show? Also, don’t miss updates on my upcoming book! Sign up for the Big Seance Newsletter! 1:37

Lisa Morton’s Bio 1:27

Book description for Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances 4:33

Necromancy and calling forth the dead could be seriously gross! 5:50

Was sacrifice involved in necromancy? 8:41

Spook shows, phantasmagoria light shows, and Pepper’s Ghost! 9:33

So many debunked mediums from the days of Spiritualism! Were any of them real? 14:40

D.D. Home 16:40

Helen Duncan, Harry Price, and ectoplasm 18:05

Why don’t we have more mediums producing the ectoplasm and physical phenomena in seances today? 20:17

Patrick reminisces about the spirit rapping he experienced several years ago during some Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sessions. 23:02

Sometimes we hear what we want to hear in EVP. A story from the son of William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist 25:04

Lisa shares a spirit box experience from the Stanley Hotel 28:55

Patrick’s “Ouija Board” EVP using the spirit box 30:56

The fascinating story of William Crookes, Florence Cook, and the spirit of “Katie King” 32:25

An erotic element of the seance 38:50

Emma Hardinge, brave Spiritualist soldiers, mediums saving the lives of civil war soldiers, former slaves having visions of the upcoming civil war, and the story of Raymond 40:09

The modern seance and why we have an obsession with it 45:50

Since Lisa Morton is an expert on Halloween, Patrick asks about the concern of how the pandemic could affect our favorite holiday! It turns out there’s hope, since after 9/11, Halloween emerged better than ever! 48:30

Lisa’s final thoughts and her upcoming books! 53:47

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:30

Outro 57:25

Easter egg/Blooper 59:05

 

For more on Lisa Morton

LisaMorton.com

Calling the Spirits on Amazon

Twitter: @cinriter

 

Sign up for the Big Seance Newsletter!

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

Jul 27, 2020
169 - Grief 2 Growth with Brian Smith - Big Seance: My Paranormal World
52:41

A conversation with Brian Smith, who is a life coach, grief guide, podcast host, and author of Grief 2 Growth: Planted, Not Buried. How to Survive and Thrive After Life’s Greatest Challenges. Brian had long been on a spiritual quest, but after suffering from the loss of his daughter Shayna, who transitioned into spirit five years ago at the age of fifteen, that quest intensified. His mission in life is to help others along their journey by sharing the knowledge and wisdom he has acquired over the years. Visit BigSeance.com/169 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :32

Brian Smith’s Bio 1:15

Brian walks SEVEN MILES every morning! 3:45

Brian’s beautiful daughter, Shayna, transitioned into Spirit five years ago at the age of fifteen. 5:45

Brian's daughter Shayna is just over his shoulder. 

Synchronicities that led Brian to Grief 2 Growth, which is now a book and a podcast 9:05

Brian has a background in engineering and is an analytical person by nature. He also used to have an extreme fear of death, due to his Christian fundamentalist background. 10:23

Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dr. Julie Beischel, Consciousness, Near Death Experiences, and the evidence for an afterlife. 11:34

Even after her transition, Brian has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with Shayna. 13:42

Mediumship 16:25

An angel over the shoulder 17:19

The stages of grief 19:00

Other examples of grief from loss 21:49

Talking about and preparing for death 23:52

Pet loss, plus the guilt of moving past grief 25:15

Grief counseling isn’t necessarily for everyone. 28:55

Brian answers listener questions, including two from listeners who are grieving from the loss of loved ones. 30:09

Faith, Jesus, and Christianity 34:24

Helping Parents Heal 38:22

The SoulPhone Project 40:05

What is the afterlife like? 43:33

Final thoughts and where to find Brian Smith 47:34

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 49:08

Outro 51:04

 

For more on Brian Smith

Grief2Growth.com

Grief 2 Growth on Amazon

Grief 2 Growth Podcast

Grief 2 Growth on Facebook

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

Jul 12, 2020
168 - Kris Meredith of Keep It Spiritual and Psychic Today - Big Seance: My Paranormal World
56:23

 

An upbeat conversation with Kris Meredith, television and radio presenter, host of Sky Channel 680's Psychic Today, and host/producer of the podcast and YouTube show, Keep It Spiritual. Topics include developing mediumship, censorship in broadcasting, pet loss, and reincarnation. Visit BigSeance.com/168 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :43

Your host has recently appeared as a guest on the hit UK podcast, Ricky and Tony - Pop Detectives, hosted by Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs and veteran radio DJ, Tony Blackburn. Patrick also appeared on Kris Meredith's show, Keep It Spiritual with Kris Meredith (today's guest)! 1:25

Kris Meredith’s Bio. Welcome to the parlor, Kris! 3:27

“Shop talk” about having shows that focus on spiritual topics, along with psychics and mediums. 5:15

As a host of Psychic Today on the Sky Channel 680 in the UK, Kris cannot say the word, “medium.” What’s that about? The censorship was the inspiration behind Kris’s Keep It Spiritual Show and Podcast! 7:40

More about Kris’s journey from broadcasting to Keep It Spiritual. 10:35

The experience of being a host on a TV network that is all psychics all the time! 13:50

Kris is also a developing medium. He shares some of his paranormal experiences. Plus Spiritualist church and his uncle Chris, who is also a medium. 16:47

More about Kris’s mediumship development. 25:29

What happens when we die? 28:50

The different views of different psychic mediums. 30:13

Angels and Lorna Byrne 32:27

Thoughts on paranormal investigation 34:45

Do we have both spirit guides and angels? 37:15

How Kris meditates 38:55

The Rainbow Bridge 40:35

Dreams 41:57

The loss of a pet. 43:20

Thoughts on reincarnation 43:55

Be yourself! Final words of wisdom from Kris Meredith 48:20

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 52:33

Outro 54:30

Blooper 56:12

 

For more on Kris Meredith

KrisMeredith.com

Keep It Spiritual on YouTube

Keep It Spiritual Podcast

Keep It Spiritual on Facebook

Twitter: @keepitspiritpod

Twitter: @kriscmeredith

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

 

Jul 03, 2020
167 - Evidential Mediums Barbara Allin and Karen Jay-Moore - Big Seance: My Paranormal World
01:07:31

 

Spiritual Mediums Barbara Allin and Karen Jay-Moore have a goal of demystifying mediumship through showing the healing aspects of evidential mediumship and empowering others to get in touch with their intuitive selves. Barbara and Karen have recently been organizing public demonstrations of mediumship online. Visit BigSeance.com/167 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :42

Your host has had a busy few weeks: Saying Goodbye to Meril, the beautiful Saint Louis Union Station Hotel (built in 1894), and a Black Voices Matter March and Rally. 1:24

Bios for Barbara Allin of RedFernHealing.com and Karen Jay-Moore of SoulPath.ca 5:20

Welcome, Barbara and Karen! 8:25

After meeting in a Reiki Master course, Barbara and Karen eventually came together to offer classes and public demonstrations of mediumship. 9:05

Barbara’s journey to mediumship started in childhood, but really kicked into gear in 2014. 12:11

Karen’s journey to mediumship involved having a series of precognitive dreams! 18:36

Two important “a-ha” moments on Barbara’s journey. 25:23

The goal of their mediumship demonstrations is to “demystify mediumship through showing the healing aspects of evidential mediumship as well as empower others to get in touch with their intuitive selves.” 29:03

Karen and Barbara discuss their work with developing mediums, and they explain how they themselves receive information. 32:21

Pros and cons of virtual development groups 38:34

Clearing up common fears and misconceptions, plus Barbara discusses the Ouija Board. 41:10

Ego in mediumship 46:37

The differences between a psychic connection and a mediumship connection. 53:05

Possible future events 57:40

Final thoughts from Barbara and Karen 59:12

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:00:04

Outro 1:05:55

 

For more on Barbara and Karen

Barbara Allin's Website, RedFernHealing.com

Red Fern Healing on Facebook

Karen Jay-Moore's Website, SoulPath.ca

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

Jun 21, 2020
166 - Astrology of Summer 2020 - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
54:26

 

What in the world is going on, right? Astrologer Dena DeCastro returns to give us a heads up for the Astrology of Summer 2020! Along with answering the WTF question that seems to be on everyone's mind, Dena gives readings to two listeners in this episode! Visit BigSeance.com/166 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :36

Something that must be said. You matter to me! #BlackLivesMatter 1:19

Pouring the Tea 4:34

Dena DeCastro’s Bio 4:47

The “WTF” forecast for Summer 2020! What is going on?! 6:10

Venus Retrograde in Gemini 9:09

Communication Skills and Listening 10:32

Mercury Retrograde Overlapping the Venus Retrograde 14:05

Reset! Three eclipses in a row! Plus, did Dena see the pandemic coming? 19:52

The sign of Cancer, social unrest and shedding old baggage 24:15

The moon in Sagittarius 25:35

A reprieve is coming in August! 27:00

Chris gets a reading from Dena! 28:29

 

Carrie gets her reading! 38:06

 

Final thoughts from Dena and where to find her! 49:38

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 50:54

Outro 52:48

 

For more on the Astrology of Summer 2020, visit the following two links from Dena DeCastro.com.

http://www.denadecastro.com/post/venus-retrograde-in-gemini-2020

http://www.denadecastro.com/post/gemini-medicine

 

Where to find Dena DeCastro

DenaDeCastro.com

Twitter: @siriusastrology

Previous Big Seance Podcast episodes with Dena: 536165, 112, and 134.

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 05, 2020
165 - Ouija Paranormal and Beyond Part 2 - Big Seance Podcast
50:47

 

Part 2 of Patrick’s exciting recent livestream with author and ouija expert Karen A. Dahlman. Topics include haunted dolls, apparitions, dealing with hard times, intentions and beliefs, PLUS Karen channeled readings for viewers LIVE! Visit BigSeance.com/165 for more info!

 


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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Intro :45

A brief note about the livestream that was recorded on April 29, 2020 on Facebook. 1:28

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “Laughing Coyote" by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 2:35

The second half of the livestream! Welcome back, Karen A. Dahlman! 3:45

Dealing with hard times. 3:45

Several viewers noted the changes in Karen’s facial expressions while channeling. 5:44

Losing yourself or becoming a new you. Using imagination. 7:28

A channeled reading for Ashley. 11:25

Karen was using one of her favorite decks of oracle cards from artist, Cher Lyn. 12:50

More commentary on the messages that Karen receives from previous guest, the late Rosemary Ellen Guiley from the Other Side. 17:20

Patrick and Karen laugh and reminisce about their lovely and hilarious weekend with Steve and Judy Skinner at their Haunted Castle House. For those episodes, check out episodes 156 and 157. 20:05

Intention & Beliefs, Haunted Dolls, Apparitions, and Spirit Attachments 26:50

Karen’s Orbs and Bigfoot! 31:20

A channeled reading for Costante. 33:15

Dubsmash wars, where to find Karen and what’s coming up! 39:45

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 47:01

Outro 49:10

 

For more on Karen A. Dahlman 

KarenADahlman.com

Twitter: @KarenADahlman

Karen on Facebook

 

For more Ouija and Karen at the Big Seance

Ouija Paranormal and Beyond Part 1, Episode 164 - May 8, 2020

Haunted Castle House Part One, Episode 156 - January 6, 2020

Haunted Castle House Part Two, Episode 157 - January 13, 2020

Ouija at the Haunted Lemp Mansion with Karen A. Dahlman, Episode 146 - July 14, 2019

Highlights from the 2016 Halloween Seance with Ouija Expert Karen A. Dahlman (Audio)

Full Video of the 2016 Halloween Seance on YouTube

Our previous LIVE Ouija session with Karen (Video)

Highlights from the previous LIVE Ouija session with Karen (Audio)

Karen A. Dahlman, The Spirit of Alchemy, and More Ouija LIVE, Episode #39 – August 20, 2015

The Spirit of Creativity and More Ouija with Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #29 – February 19, 2015

Spirits of Ouija with Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #5 – July 23, 2014

The Legends, Lore, and Symbols of Halloween, with Special C0-Host, Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #17 – October 16, 2014

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

May 22, 2020
164 - Ouija Paranormal and Beyond Part 1 - Big Seance Podcast
01:02:11

 

Author and ouija expert Karen A. Dahlman joined Patrick for an exciting livestream on Facebook recently. In Part 1 they discussed the paranormal phenomenon of a large hand print emerging on an arm, paranormal experiences, PLUS Karen channeled readings for viewers LIVE! Visit BigSeance.com/164 for more info!

 

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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Intro :32

A brief note about the livestream that was recorded on April 29, 2020 on Facebook. 1:26

The livestream begins! Welcome back, Karen A. Dahlman! 2:50

Karen and Patrick show off spirit boards that were designed by previous guest, artist, and paranerd supporter, Yosiell Lorenzo 4:50

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “Healer Tea" by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 7:44

Catching up with Karen since her last visit. She’s been doing more channeling and doing tarot and oracle readings on a psychic hotline! 9:10

Karen has been in communication with previous guest, Rosemary Ellen Guiley from the Other Side. Rosemary crossed over almost a year ago. 11:22

Patrick gets excited to see that the great physical medium Scott Milligan is watching the livestream! 15:32

Patrick and Karen discuss the wild and potentially paranormal experiences that his sister-in-law has had recently, involving a mysterious large hand print that emerged on her left arm and stayed for 24 hours before completely disappearing! 16:15

A channeled message for Patrick’s sister-in-law. 19:25

Karen discusses her process of channeling and how it differs from her work with the ouija board. 22:15

Channeling human vs inhuman spirits. 24:05

Additional discussion on Patrick’s sister-in-law’s handprint. 28:35

Sarita gets a channeled reading on the topic of healing. 29:44

“Would a guide choose to appear vaguely similar to one’s favorite celebrity to get one’s attention?” 33:03

Cassie gets a channeled reading after asking about spirit guides. 35:05

Sarita’s cat was kissing Karen on the TV during the last reading. 38:44

Karen is the author of three books - The Spirit of Creativity: Embodying Your Soul’s Passion, The Spirits of Ouija: Four Decades of Communication, and The Spirit of Alchemy: Secret Teachings of the Sacred Reunion. 39:25

Alessandra receives a channeled message from spirit. 45:29

“Old Souls.” Susan receives a channeled reading. 50:45

A channeled message for all of us, on the topic of going within and forgiveness. 55:55

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 58:27

Outro 1:00:35

 

For more on Karen A. Dahlman 

KarenADahlman.com

Twitter: @KarenADahlman

Karen on Facebook

 

For more Ouija and Karen at the Big Seance

Haunted Castle House Part One, Episode 156 - January 6, 2020

Haunted Castle House Part Two, Episode 157 - January 13, 2020

Ouija at the Haunted Lemp Mansion with Karen A. Dahlman, Episode 146 - July 14, 2019

Highlights from the 2016 Halloween Seance with Ouija Expert Karen A. Dahlman (Audio)

Full Video of the 2016 Halloween Seance on YouTube

Our previous LIVE Ouija session with Karen (Video)

Highlights from the previous LIVE Ouija session with Karen (Audio)

Karen A. Dahlman, The Spirit of Alchemy, and More Ouija LIVE, Episode #39 – August 20, 2015

The Spirit of Creativity and More Ouija with Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #29 – February 19, 2015

Spirits of Ouija with Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #5 – July 23, 2014

The Legends, Lore, and Symbols of Halloween, with Special C0-Host, Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #17 – October 16, 2014

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

May 09, 2020
163 - Anne and Renata of Frightfully Good - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:10:25

 

Anne Rzechowicz and Renata Daniel of Frightfully Good, return to the podcast to give us all a much needed humor break from the pandemic. They share some of the paranormal experiences from their travels, including experiences with the spirit box, and a night at the Ostrich Inn. And did you know Anne and Renata have matching tattoos?! Visit BigSeance.com/163 for more info.

 


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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :58

Serious just might not be what we all need today! So when you want some fun and hilarity in your life, you go down under to find Anne Rzechowicz of Oz Para Tech and Renata Daniel of Newcastle Ghost Tours. Together they are Frightfully Good! 1:39

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking Healer Tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 2:50

Welcome back, Anne and Renata! The last time they were on the show was in episode 122. 4:37

Some background on Anne and Renata individually and their joint projects as well. They have a wildly popular Facebook page called Frightfully Good. 6:32

When there’s no pandemic, Anne and Renata like to travel the world! 11:29

The paranormal is for all ages and abilities! 12:18

Table Tipping 18:20

Anne and Renata have a wealth of fantastic videos on Facebook and go LIVE regularly! 20:52

They’ve done so much and have travelled to so many places since they were here on the show last! They share some of their haunting experiences in Romania, England, and Ireland, including the historic Ostrich Inn. 21:48

Patrick retells his story of playing a trick on kids at the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis. 28:00

Some of their funniest videos. 29:51

A great travel tip about matches! 31:28

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 33:16

The spirit box and the Estes Method. 35:00

Patrick reminisces about the experiences he and Karen had with the spirit box this last winter at the Haunted Castle House in Brumely, Missouri. 38:35

Renata thinks the Estes Method is a great tool for developing mediums. 40:00

Being sensitive to the experiences and emotions that people have on tours and events. 46:11

Abraham and the very cool story of Anne and Renata’s matching tattoos. 50:04

Our favorite questions about the Afterlife. 54:35

Final thoughts, including dealing with the COVID19 pandemic. 57:38

A new paranormal TV show on the way! 1:02:00

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:06:55

Outro 1:08:50

 

For more on Anne and Renata:

OzParaTech.com

NewcastleGhostTours.com.au

Frightfully Good - Paranormal, Spiritual, Community (Facebook)

Oz ParaTech on Facebook

Anne on Twitter: @annerze

Newcastle Ghost Tours on Facebook

Newcastle Ghost Tours on Twitter: @Spookyliscious 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

Apr 19, 2020
162 - Daily Communication with Spirit - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
52:46


 

Do you have a Daily Practice for Communicating with Spirit? Listeners and some of our favorite past guests contribute tips and advice for starting your very own practice! Some of the shared wisdom includes fitness, meditation, incorporating photographs of loved ones, strengthening the physical senses, aromatherapy, remembering your dreams, and prayer. Plus wisdom on getting through the current challenge the world is currently facing. Visit BigSeance.com/162 for more info.

 

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Intro :41

Thank you for your contributions to this episode! 1:24

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “Eye of the Hawk” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 1:44

First up is psychic medium, author, paranormal investigator, and television personality, Michelle Belanger (from Travel Channel's Portals to Hell and episode 152 of the Big Seance Podcast) and her recommendation for meditation in the shower. 3:08

Next up is previous guest, Joni Mayhan, who last joined us with DeAnna Simpson in episode 159 on the Hanover Haunting. She has advice on connecting with spirit guides by staying grounded and being mindful, raising vibration, and being present. 8:01

Amber Choisella is a metaphysical and spiritual counselor and was on the show in episode 133. Her advice is for meditation and “sitting in the power” techniques. 13:46

Next up is a listener named Christine. She’s been on the show with great feedback a few times before! Today’s advice is to stay mindful. 15:49

Author and spiritual medium, Claire Broad, is a good friend of the show, and joined us most recently in episode 149. Using a photograph of your loved one in spirit to gain a closer connection. 16:54

Next up is Angel Medium, Michael Terzi, who is probably a familiar voice, because he was just with us in last week’s episode! He recommends meditation, strengthening our physical senses, and discusses intuition and the phenomenon of ringing in the ears. 18:38

Now to a listener named Gretchen, who uses a combination of recorded music, crystals, and aromatherapy oils in her spirit communication. 28:37

A beautiful message and reminder from a listener named Keli. “Just talk to spirit. Just talk. That’s all it takes.” 31:52

Here’s another voice that will be familiar to you. International bestselling author, Theresa Cheung, is another good friend of the show, and most recently she was on episode 127 with Dr. Julia Mossbridge. Theresa’s tip? Remember your dreams. 33:11

Professional intuitive, author, and host of the Shift Your Spirits Podcast, Slade Roberson is another friend of the podcast and was most recently in episode 148. Fitness, rebooting your energy, and avoiding being top-heavy and frazzled! 34:56

Astrologer Dena DeCastro has been on the show several times and is a great friend to the show. Her last appearance was in episode 134. Movement, an altar space, prayer, and tarot helps insure a great day for Dena! 40:32

The contribution that I wanted to end the show with today is from friend Ash Riley, who is an Intuitive Personal Development Mentor. Most recently, she joined Slade Roberson in episode 132. Ash’s wisdom for us today is beautiful and I think is very much needed with what the world is currently going through. “You ARE spirit.” 42:05

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A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 49:17

Outro 51:10

 

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Mar 28, 2020
161 - Angel Medium Michael Terzi - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:22:18

 

Angel Medium and co-founder of R.I.S.E. Paranormal, Michael Terzi, joins Patrick in the parlor to discuss his work and mediumship with angels! Plus skepticism, religious connections, empathy in the paranormal, and his wisdom and insights into the pandemic we're all currently fighting. Visit BigSeance.com/161 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :52

These are crazy times! Stay healthy and calm! 1:35

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “Calming the Storm” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 3:10

Dr. Michael Terzi’s Bio. 4:20

What is an angel in the year 2020? What do they look like? Do they have wings? Also, what is the difference between Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides? 6:20

Angels have a third eye that generates light and energy. 10:17

Dr. Michael is an empath and also sees and communicates with human spirits. 12:43

Combining mediumship with evidence and paranormal investigation. 14:55

Angelic energy and vibration vs. human spirits or earthbound spirits. 16:31

The benefits of Dr. Michael’s medical and scientific background. 20:08

Skepticism and the dicey issue of angels being connected with religion. 21:40

Dr. Michael is featured in a GREAT two-part video interview with our friend, Karen A. Dahlman. For more on his background and his work with angels, definitely check them out! 27:03

What does a private angel reading with Dr. Michael look like? 28:05

A testimonial for Dr. Michael and his angel readings. 35:02

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 36:02

R.I.S.E. Paranormal is a paranormal investigation team co-founded by Dr. Michael. 37:50

Having empathy for spirits. Plus clearing homes. 39:44

Why can’t an earthbound spirit be helped by their own guardian angel? 43:35

Is Dr. Michael more protected than the rest of us from negative spirits or attachments during paranormal investigation? 47:44

Transmuting negative energy to positive energy. 51:55

Reiki and “Love and Light” 54:48

A tough question from a listener regarding ethics. 57:55

The pandemic we're all currently fighting and insights and wisdom from Dr. Michael. 1:04:35

Final thoughts from Dr. Michael Terzi 1:08:14

When you ignore messages from your angels… 1:10:55

Upcoming events and projects and where to find Dr. Michael Terzi! 1:14:07

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:18:51

Outro 1:20:45

 

For more on Dr. Michael Terzi

www.angelwhisperermichael.com

www.riseparanormal.com

 

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Angel Medium Michael

 

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@angelmediummichael

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Mar 19, 2020
160 - Patrick Keller's Recent Library Presentation - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
57:30

 

Your host, Patrick Keller, shares his recent library presentation, which includes some of his favorite EVPs and paranormal experiences. Plus, get your voice in an upcoming episode! Visit BigSeance.com/160 for more info.

 

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Intro :40

Get your voice in a future episode! Send in your Tips and Advice for a Daily Practice for Connecting with Spirit! Visit BigSeance.com/feedback to learn how! 1:23

A little about this episode. 3:04

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking Nuwati Herbals’ NEW
"Chocolate Chai Tea!" Nuwati is the sponsor of today’s episode! 3:26

Patrick’s shirt was SO inside out for the presentation! Cameron Rocks! Thank you, sir! 4:55

Beginning the presentation. 6:32

Guy Lyon Playfair, one of Patrick’s most memorable guests! 8:08

Introducing the audience to Big Seance Podcast Highlights! 10:41

Where Patrick fits into the paranormal world and how his interest all started. 18:35

Ghosts Among Us by James Van Praagh and an obsession with reading. Plus learning to no longer fear death. 20:10

Questions about spirit guides and life on the Other Side. 21:44

Founding Missouri Spirit Seekers 25:43

Friedens United Church of Christ and Patrick’s favorite EVP! “It’s All Over Me.”26:50

An audience question about the EVP. 32:48

Diving further into EVP research! 34:30

The spirit box and Patrick’s “Ouija… Board” EVP 35:28

Patrick’s Rapper 38:05

Karen A. Dahlman, the Estes Method, and Patrick’s weekend at the Haunted Castle House in Brumley, Missouri. 39:58

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 53:58

Outro 55:56

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

Mar 10, 2020
159 - The Hanover Haunting - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
54:48

 

DeAnna Simpson and author Joni Mayhan join Patrick to discuss their new book, The Hanover Haunting: The DeAnna Simpson Story. The true story, which takes place in a home made popular by an episode of the Travel Channel's The Dead Files, chronicles 12 years of frightening paranormal activity. Visit BigSeance.com/159 for more info. 

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:04

However you listen to the show, have you subscribed? And are you a member of the Big Seance Parlor on Facebook? You should be! 1:48

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “The Healer” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 2:58

Please welcome Joni Mayhan back to the parlor. She was last here in Episode 120. Joni brings guest, DeAnna Simpson, to tell her haunting story. 5:05

A local Fox News Station first covered the haunting in DeAnna’s home, prompting a lot of attention and a string of investigations by several paranormal teams and TV programs. 6:28

After bringing several paranormal teams and personalities into the house, DeAnna was blown away by the validation of the activity going on in her home. 9:05

For years, DeAnna’s husband was not a believer and refused to acknowledge the hauntings in their home. Then one day that changed. 10:07

DeAnna was targeted by the spirits in the house, and she was isolated from her husband and family. 13:20

The dreams. PLUS Amy Allan from Travel Channel’s The Dead Files. 14:30

Trapped! DeAnna’s terrifying experience of being lured to a basement closet. 20:30

Hearing from Joni about the process of gathering and telling DeAnna’s stories. 25:40

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 27:28

Why didn’t DeAnna and her husband just move? 29:15

Christiana, the protector. 31:20

Poltergeist? Recently A&E’s revamped Ghost Hunters series with Grant Wilson visited the home. It was a controversial reveal. 32:12

Does DeAnna regret inviting so many paranormal groups and personalities into their home? 35:26

A new outlook! 39:10

PTSD and Mental Health 43:03

The book and where to find it! 50:00

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 51:15

Outro 53:10

 

For more on Joni and The Hanover Haunting

Joni's previous interview here on the Big Seance Podcast

Hanover Haunting: The DeAnna Simpson Story on Amazon

Hanover Haunting: The DeAnna Simpson Story on Facebook

JoniMayhan.com

Joni Mayhan on Facebook

Twitter: @Joni_Mayhan

 

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Feb 21, 2020
158 - Hellier and Other Paranormal News - Big Seance Podcast
26:07

 

In this episode, Patrick discusses the documentary series Hellier from Planet Weird, season 4 of Travel Channel's Kindred Spirits, Shannon Taggart's photography book Séance and more! Visit BigSeance.com/158 for more info.

 

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Intro :33

Just some news and updates in this episode! 1:25

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “Honey and Spice” by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 2:23

A look back at Patrick's interview with Shannon Taggart in episode 893:44

Séance, the book that captures Spiritualism through photography, by Shannon Taggart. 5:46

Have you watched Hellier, the documentary series? 8:15

A look back and Patrick's interview with Greg and Dana Newkirk in episode 81. 9:05

A look back at Patrick's interview with Karl Pfeiffer in episode 86. 11:26

More on Season 1 and 2 of Hellier! 13:21

Season 4 of Amy Bruni and Adam Berry's Kindred Spirits on Travel Channel, now with the addition of Chip Coffey! 18:40

The Hollywood Medium, Tyler Henry! 19:53

The Victorian Book of the Dead 21:23

This week I’ll be speaking at a local library, and on February 8th I’ll be at the American Haunting’s Dead of Winter Event in Alton, Illinois! 21:55

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 22:34

Outro 24:26

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

Feb 03, 2020
157 - Haunted Castle House Part Two - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:23:27

A haunted weekend full of spirit communication experiments with Patrick and Karen A. Dahlman for Part Two of a special road trip to the Haunted Castle House in Brumley, Missouri. Experiments include the Estes Method, spirit box, Ouija, and the SLS camera. Visit BigSeance.com/157 for more info!

 

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Episode Teaser :33

Intro 3:17

If you haven’t listened to Part One, do that now. In Part Two we cover the experiments. We were completely open to engaging in spirit communication the entire weekend. 4:00

A brief warning about this episode. 5:02

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “The Warrior Tea” by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 5:40

More background and history of the Haunted Castle House property, including possible builders, deaths in the home, and the medical doctors who practiced in the house while they made the place their home. 6:55

Sitting down in the parlor with Steve’s portal device. 10:20

A walkthrough of the house with the SLS camera, which in theory, shows spirit energy in the form of stick-like figures. Plus Karen gets pretty spooked! 12:22

The magical walk-in closet that connected Patrick’s room with Karen’s room. 15:50

More SLS camera, PLUS no one would have guessed how freaked out Karen would be during this walkthrough. 17:01

Karen’s dance off with the SLS camera figures. 20:05

More investigating 21:55

In the upstairs turret room, Karen sat down at the Ouija Board with Judy while Steve filmed with the SLS camera. Patrick and Steve witnessed some really interesting phenomena during their ouija session. 23:26

Karen and Judy get to see the same footage Patrick and Steve were watching. 27:38

After a good night’s sleep, the next morning Steve and Judy gave Patrick and Karen a tour around the property outside, including both graveyards, and the possible civil war campsite nearby in the backyard. Our new cat friend joined us the whole way. 28:50

Sasquatch, Dogman, Orbs, and UFOs. Too much? 33:14

Did Karen spot Bigfoot?! 33:40

Steve and Judy have a rule about scaring each other. 34:05

On the second night of their stay, Patrick introduced the “Estes Method” to the rest of the group. 35:13

Karen was up first for the Estes Method. From the very beginning, a medical theme was noticed. 38:05

A battle theme seems to show up as well. 47:03

How Karen felt about the session. And Steve is up next! And right off the bat, Patrick’s name is called out! And the medical and battlefield themes continue. And eight? 6:55

What’s that sound? Is someone in the house with us? 1:00:00

False Alarm 1:01:10

“Fat cookie” 1:02:16

“Death.” “I’m dead.” 1:05:00

A dangerous story from the battlefield 1:08:48

Steve talks about his experience with the Estes Method. 1:12:17

It’s Judy’s turn. The medical theme continues, and Patrick’s name is called out once again, as well as Judy. 1:13:56

Judy hands off the headphones to Patrick for the final Estes Method session. 1:17:22

The next morning Patrick and Karen drove back to Saint Louis in the snow, and it was NOT fun. 1:18:57

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:19:49

Outro 1:21:53

 

For more on the Haunted Castle House

Haunted Castle House Part One - Episode #156

HauntedCastleHouse.com

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Haunted Castle House on The Dead Files

Patrick's PART ONE and PART TWO videos from The Haunted Castle House road trip. 

 

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Jan 14, 2020
156 - Haunted Castle House Part One - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:05:59

Join Patrick and Karen A. Dahlman for part one of a special haunted road trip weekend to the Haunted Castle House in Brumley, Missouri. The owners share their experiences, and the journey that led them to buying a haunted house. Visit BigSeance.com/156 for more info!

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:06

What you’re about to hear in this Part One episode. Check out both the PART ONE and PART TWO videos from the road trip on YouTube! 1:46

Pouring the tea! The owners of the Haunted Castle House poured Nuwati Herbals tea to Patrick and Karen each night. Nuwati Herbals is the sponsor of today's episode. Looking for a new tea? Try "Thunder Heart", which supports healthy hearts. 2:53

Picking up Karen A. Dahlman for breakfast and then they hit the road for their trip! But they had to stop at a cemetery on the way! 5:09

Some of the history of the Haunted Castle House in Brumley, Missouri. 7:35

The house was featured on The Travel Channel's The Dead Files, and you can watch it HERE. 9:43

Doppelgänger or Bilocation? Steve shares a story of one of the haunting experiences the previous owners of the house had. 10:04

Some background on Steve and Judy’s journey from being super skeptic to believing in the possibilities of the paranormal. A visit to the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas was the big turning point! 12:56

Some of the creepiest pieces of video evidence your host has ever seen! 15:35

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 26:10

 

More about Steve and Judy’s Christian background and their current thoughts about both the paranormal and their haunted property. 27:40

Karen shares a message for Judy and Steve that she received from the guides through her Ouija board. 34:42

Should you be sleeping North to South? 43:15

“Haunted houses for sale.” The story of just how Steve and Judy ended up with a historic and haunted house. 46:24

The energy of the house 48:31

A Sneak Peek of PART TWO! Investigation and communication with spirit. 59:39

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:02:30

Additional music in this episode (Midnight Tale and Arcadia) is from the great Kevin MacLeod, who can be found at incompetech.com. 1:04:15

Outro 1:04:25

 

For more on the Haunted Castle House

HauntedCastleHouse.com

Facebook

Haunted Castle House on The Dead Files

Patrick's PART ONE and PART TWO videos from The Haunted Castle House road trip. 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

Jan 07, 2020
155 - Hypnotherapy and Subconscious Power with Kimberly Friedmutter - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:00:26

Author, Hypnotherapist, and former Victoria's Secret model, Kimberly Friedmutter describes what it's like to be hypnotized, and the benefits of hypnotherapy. Plus her former life as a dinosaur, and her book, Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted. Visit BigSeance.com/155 for more info!

 



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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Episode Teaser :33

Intro 1:25

A quick look at what’s coming in the next episode (#156) 2:04

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “The Storyteller Tea” by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 3:20

Kimberly’s bio 4:34

Welcome to the parlor, Kimberly! 6:37

Hypnosis… is it paranormal? 7:46

Does hypnosis require intuition? 10:25

Remote Viewing 12:15

“She’s keying my car!” A fascinating example of remote viewing. 15:00

The victim state and accountability. 18:50

Who was Kimberly Friedmutter before hypnosis? 21:49

What does being hypnotized feel like? And what does a hypnotherapy session look like? 24:53

Snoring! And drool? 31:05

“You will have no memory of this conversation.” 33:58

The conscious and subconscious 37:05

Regression and past lives in hypnosis 38:58

Kimberly accidentally regressed herself in a session recently…. and it turns out she used to be a dinosaur! 44:57

Drought and the state of lack. Final thoughts from Kimberly. 51:30

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 56:55

Outro 58:49

 

For more on Kimberly Friedmutter

KimberlyFriedmutter.com

Kimberly's Book, Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted.

Facebook

Twitter: @KimFriedmutter

Instagram

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

 

 

Dec 28, 2019
154 - War of the Worlds - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:08:31

Looking back on the 1938 War of the Worlds radio drama broadcast by The Mercury Theatre on the Air, which was directed and narrated by Orson Welles as an adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel from 1898. It was broadcast over the CBS radio network and caused panic all over the country! Visit BigSeance.com/154 for more info.




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Intro :00

Some background on War of the Worlds and what inspired this episode :46

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “Walk in Balance” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 4:26

Orson Welles' 1938 War of the Worlds radio drama broadcast by The Mercury Theatre on the Air. 5:28

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 1:03:17

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:05:00

Outro 1:06:55

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

Dec 05, 2019
153 - Listener Feedback - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
56:57

It's another episode packed with feedback, thoughts, and questions from listeners of the show. Topics include the Missouri Meteor, Life After Death, Past Life Regression, John Oliver's rant on psychic mediums, plus paranormal experiences and ghost stories! Visit BigSeance.com/153 for more info.



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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Intro :33

War of the Worlds or Missouri Meteor? 1:23

About collecting the listener feedback for this episode. 5:49

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “Christmas Tea” by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 6:24

Audio feedback from Keli on Past Life Regression 8:02

Email from Sandra with a story about a young woman care worker who works with her elderly Mum. 9:35

Email from Jeanette regarding learning about her own abilities and intuition. 11:54

Two opposing emails in response to episodes 137 and 139, both having to do with John Oliver and his skeptic rant about psychic mediums. 13:21

An email from Lynn with a question about “every day people” sharing ghost stories on the show. 17:31

An email from Bruce Williams with great feedback from the August Goforth episode! 19:08

Memories of family, table tipping, and stories of the Spiritualist Movement. 21:45

Email from Kim with some paranormal experiences that happened while listening to the Annie Wilder episode! 24:02

Feedback from Melissa and her daughter, practicing witches who have begun their own spiritual cleansing business. They were recently guests on the show, Life Laughter Happiness. 25:31

Questions about life after death and how we live on the Other Side. 26:35

Helen has a question about animals on the Other Side. Do we hunt and fish while on the Other Side? How is this heaven for the animals to be hunted for eternity? 28:37

AnnMarie has three fantastic spooky stories, including house sitting in a haunted house, a helpful ghost, and a Ouija Board experience! 30:36

Jeremiah had some paranormal experiences while staying the night at the Hotel Frederick in Boonville, Missouri. 41:39

Kind words from Sue 44:35

Fires, apportations, and physical attacks during seances. 45:41

Richard Estep’s book about the Haunted Farrar School 46:56

New iTunes and Apple Podcast Reviews! 48:11

Anyone going to the 2nd Annual Women’s International Para-Retreat? 52:26

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 53:06

Outro 55:00

Bloopers 56:40

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  

 

 

Nov 18, 2019
152 - Michelle Belanger - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
58:32

For years Patrick has wanted to interview psychic medium, author, researcher, and television personality Michelle Belanger. Discussion includes topics from her books, The Ghost Hunter's Survival Guide, Psychic Dreamwalking, and much more! Visit BigSeance.com/152 for more info!

 
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Episode Teaser :00
 
Intro :42
 
Patrick has wanted to interview Michelle Belanger for years! 1:24
 
Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “Wind Dancer” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 1:58
 
Michelle’s Bio 2:46
 
Michelle had a love of books from a young age, and she currently has a library of over 5,000 books! 5:40
 
A supportive mother and grandmother 8:34
 
A common misunderstanding of the word “occult” 10:10
 
The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide is an amazing resource, not only for paranormal investigators, but also for homeowners dealing with a haunting, or anyone wanting to learn psychic self-defense. 12:29
 
Breath — the simplest form of meditation. 16:20
 
Using physical objects as a kind of holy item. 17:51
 
Michelle’s work on the Travel Channel's Portals to Hell series with Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman, and experiences at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. 18:49
 
This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 27:04
 
Michelle's book, Psychic Dreamwalking, and Patrick's dream about Lady Gaga. 28:47
 
Creating your own personal Dream Haven 34:17
 
The beautiful and haunted Inspiration House 35:43
 
A thoughtful and considerate ghost that tucks you in. 43:19
 
Cultivating a happy home for both the living and the dead 44:29
 
Michelle's advice for those who are different. 48:56

Final thoughts and upcoming projects! 51:49 

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:01

Outro 56:55

 

For more on Michelle Belanger

MichelleBelanger.com

Facebook

Twitter

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  

 

Nov 01, 2019
151 - Ghostly Talk - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal Word
56:52

 

Scott L. and Amber co-host the Ghostly Talk Podcast, which has archives that go all the way back to 2002. They stopped by the parlor to dish on all things paranormal, including psychics and mediums, life on the Other Side, paranormal burnout, and a good honest look at the state of the paranormal community and “ghost hunting.” Be ready to poke fun at yourself. Visit BigSeance.com/151 for more info.

 



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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Episode Teaser :32

Intro 1:20

In the last month, Patrick has been a guest on a handful of really cool podcasts! 2:02

Ghostly Talk Podcast (Episode 92)

Podcast Junkies (Episode 205)

Scareberia Podcast (Episode 25)

 

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking “Honey and Spice”, a flavored tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 3:28


 

About the Ghostly Talk Podcast 5:07

Patrick and the Ghostly Talk hosts have run into each other several times at the Haunted America Conference in Alton, Illinois. 7:22

Ghostly Talk has show archives that go all the way back to 2002. They’ve seen a lot of trends and stories come and go. Where are we in the great “paranormal craze?” 10:29

Paranormal Burnout is a thing! 14:25

The good and bad of Paranormal Television. 18:35

Bad practices and responsible paranormal investigations of private residences 19:40

“Brost Hunters” 21:40

Corn field photos, rock band photos, Sears wicker photos, and some of what annoys Patrick about the “ghost hunting” community 23:23

Highlights and memorable guests from the Ghostly Talk Podcast 32:50

Reminiscing about past Haunted America Conferences and the community that Troy Taylor has built 38:31

Scott and Amber have been to many paranormal conferences all over! 40:29

Monster trucks, ticks, and getting lost in the woods of Missouri 46:37

Final thoughts from Scott and Amber and where to find them online 51:24

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 53:07

Outro 55:14

 

For more on Ghostly Talk  

GhostlyTalk.com

Ghostly Talk on Facebook 

Twitter: @ghostly_talk

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  

 

Oct 11, 2019
150 - The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm with Richard Estep - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
58:10

Author and paranormal investigator, Richard Estep, returns to talk about his chilling brand new book, The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm: Unraveling the History & Hauntings of a Serial Killer’s Home. Fox Hollow Farm is the beautiful Indiana home, complete with indoor pool, where Herb Baumeister allegedly murdered numerous men from the gay community in the 1990s. Is it haunted? And if so, who by? Visit BigSeance.com/150 for more!

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :56

The groundbreaking Serial podcast, the popularity of True Crime, and an introduction of the story you’re about to hear today. 1:37

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking “Share My Blanket” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 3:17

Please welcome author and paranormal investigator Richard Estep to the parlor! Richard returns to the podcast, this time to share his encounters with the haunting of the infamous Fox Hollow Farm, where Herbert Baumeister allegedly murdered numerous men from the LGBT community in the 1990s. 4:25

Richard’s parlor drink! 6:38

Some backstory of Fox Hollow Farm and the family that currently lives at the estate. 7:40

During Richard’s investigations of Fox Hollow, he made a point to never sleep there. 10:20

The number of men who lost their lives at Fox Hollow. 10:29

A “complex haunting.” 13:56

Who or what is haunting Fox Hollow Farm? Plus, being sensitive about the details of such a recent crime case. 15:25

Who was Herb Baumeister? How did he lure his victims? 17:30   

The pool in the basement… and the mannequins. That’s right. MANNEQUINS! 21:03

The one victim who survived and helped to break the case. 22:37

The strange news footage Herb was featured in just before he was caught. 24:00

Herbert Baumeister is sometimes known as “The I-70 Strangler.” 26:00

Discovering bones in the woods. 26:48

How did Herb’s family NOT see the signs?! 28:25

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 29:26

More on Tony Harris (pseudonym), the lone survivor and the only living witness. 31:09

A dangerous love story. 34:23

“Sounds like Joe (SLJ)” and “The Frog.” 36:57

Being dragged under the water. 39:00

Richard shares some of the experiences from his investigations of Fox Hollow Farm. 40:10

Some great EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) evidence! 42:45

Paranormal activity always happens off camera! 47:55

Final thoughts from Richard Estep! 51:50

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 54:09

Outro 6:06

International Podcast Day is September 30th! How will YOU celebrate? 57:48

 

For more on Richard Estep

Richard's most recent previous appearance on The Big Seance Podcast (#136).

Richard’s first appearance on The Big Seance Podcast (#44)

RichardEstep.net

The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm on Amazon

Richard Estep on Facebook

@estepr on Twitter

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  

 

Sep 28, 2019
149 - What the Dead are Dying to Teach Us with Claire Broad - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:28:53

 

Author and spiritual medium, Claire Broad, returns to discuss her new book, What the Dead are Dying to Teach Us: Lessons Learned from the Afterlife. Topics include Reincarnation, Rising Up Above Fear, Nobody Dies Alone, and more! Visit BigSeance.com/149



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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Episode Teaser :33

Intro 1:23

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking “Laughing Coyote” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 2:05

Claire Broad’s Bio and the description of her brand new book, What the Dead are Dying to Teach Us: Lessons Learned from the Afterlife 3:23

Get to know more about Claire and her journey through this book! 5:44

Reincarnation and Past Lives 8:49

As the “Honest Medium”, Claire is not opposed to questioning mediumship. 16:56

At the age of 10, Claire Broad had a premonition of the Challenger disaster in the US. 20:55

Childhood out of body experiences and flying 25:03

How can we tell if we’ve had a true spirit visitation in a dream? 30:08

Spirit Guides vs. Spirit Guardians 33:30

Advice on finding genuine, honest mediums, and what to look out for. 35:16

Claire’s book bravely takes on religion in a chapter called “Rise Up Above Fear.” 42:24

A world where all of our deities and spirit teachers of all faiths are friends. 57:08

Living with and growing up around folks with atheist and agnostic beliefs. 1:08:29

Nobody Dies Alone 1:10:29

Be open to spiritual and supernatural moments around the time of someone’s death. Don’t dismiss those experiences. 1:17:15

Mediums are human and they grieve too. 1:20:41

Final thoughts from Claire. 1:23:04

Bonus interview content for Patreon Paranerds can be found at Patreon.com/BigSeance. 1:24:37

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:25:05

Outro 1:26:55

International Podcast Day is September 30th! How will YOU celebrate? 1:28:35

 

For more on Claire Broad

ClaireBroad.com

Claire on Facebook

Claire on Twitter: @CBMediumship

What the Dead are Dying to Teach Us on Amazon

Claire's previous appearance on the podcast (Episode 134)

Claire's previous appearance on the podcast (Episode 107)

Claire's previous appearance on the podcast (Episode 47)

Claire’s first appearance on the podcast (Episode 38) 

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  

 

Sep 08, 2019
148 - Everyday Intuition with Slade Roberson - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:01:04

 

Slade Roberson, professional intuitive, author, and host of the Shift Your Spirits Podcast, returns to the parlor. In Part 1 he shares tales of living in a haunted house growing up. In Part 2 he offers intuitive counseling to a listener, a clinical counselor,  with questions about intuition and trauma. Visit BigSeance.com/148 for more.

 


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Episode Teaser :00

Intro :49

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking Wind Dancer tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 2:25

Slade Roberson is a professional intuitive, author, and host of the podcast Shift Your Spirits, where he talks about spirituality with fewer hearts and flowers than most New Age blather. He also mentors emerging intuitives, psychics and healers in a program called Automatic Intuition. For Slade's previous episodes on the Big Seance Podcast, check out episodes 125 and 1323:42

The teaser for Slade’s first appearance on the Big Seance Podcast. 5:21

Tales of a Fourth Grade Haunting: A prequel to Shift Your Spirits. 6:38

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 22:23

Everyday Intuition — Christine, a listener and professional clinical counselor, stepped in for some intuitive counseling and had questions about intuition and taking on other people’s trauma. 24:16

Christine gets advice on hearing and interpreting information from spirit guides and how to improve this ability. 43:55

Final thoughts from Slade. 54:09

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 57:32

Outro 59:26

 

For more on Slade Roberson:

AutomaticIntuition.com

ShiftYourSpirits.com

Facebook: Shift Your Spirits

Twitter: @SladeRoberson

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  

 

 

Aug 23, 2019
147 - Paranormal Social Work with Barb Huyser - Big Seance Podcast
01:43:55

Barb Huyser, founder of Small Town Ghosts has been investigating the paranormal since she was a graduate student in 1977. She and her team approach crossover work with something she calls paranormal social work. In this episode you'll hear about the haunting of "Rhoda's House" in one of the greatest stories ever told on the podcast. Visit BigSeance.com/147 for more info. 

 

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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Episode Teaser :33

Intro 1:37

You’re about to receive a gift. Barb Huyser is a storyteller, and you’re going to hear what is quite possibly the best story I’ve heard here on the Big Seance. 2:20

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking “Eye of the Hawk” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 3:24

Barb is an author and the founder of Small Town Ghosts out of Monmouth, Illinois. She has been investigating the paranormal since she was a graduate student in 1977. 5:35

Barb explains how she and her team approaches crossover work with “paranormal social work.” 7:03

“It’s not a natural thing to have a ghost in our homes.”
“My team’s approach has always been, from the very beginning, to see what we could do to help the ghost make a different choice than the one they made at the time that they died, and move on to the Other Side.” 10:35

Crossover work is highly individualized. 11:06

Sometimes they simply don’t know they’re dead. 12:25

When house calls get tough. 16:57

Saving Sarah and the haunting of Rhoda’s House. An amazing story of the single most important investigation Barb was ever a part of. It began in 1977 and didn’t wrap up until 2012! 20:15

Paranormal TV like The Other Side and The Dead Files. 1:12:23

Teaching a new generation to establish rapport and call on the Other Side to assist in crossovers. “This is a time when you can make a difference.” 1:13:45

Establishing boundaries and playing “Let’s Make a Deal” with ghosts. 1:17:00

Putting ghosts on a behavior program. 1:18:29

Cleaning up after thrill-seeking paranormal groups. 1:25:31

When crossovers don’t work, sometimes you just have to evict a bad ghost. 1:31:00

“The rule of thumb.” Is there a secret behind the McPike Mansion? 1:35:54

An upcoming book and final thoughts from Barb Huyser. 1:37:50

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:40:33

Outro 1:42:24

 

For more on Barb Huyser

Barb's book, Small Town Ghosts on Amazon

Barb on Facebook

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

 

Jul 30, 2019
146 - Ouija at the Haunted Lemp Mansion with Karen A. Dahlman - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:06:29

After a paranormal weekend at the Haunted America Conference, Karen A. Dahlman joins Patrick for an overnight Ouija session and a creepy exploration through the dark corridors of the haunted Lemp Mansion in Saint Louis, Missouri. Visit BigSeance.com/146 for more info.

 

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Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:11

We have new listeners! Welcome! And let us know how you found us! 1:54

Pouring the tea! Today I'm drinking Calming the Storm tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals2:37 

Patrick recently attended and had a great time at the Haunted America Conference! He’s never been in the same room with so many Big Seance family members! 3:47

Karen A. Dahlman was a new addition to the Haunted America Conference. She was also a speaker and was a big hit! 5:41

Karen’s turning point with the Ouija Board. 6:42

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 16:35

On the last night of the conference, Karen offered a workshop on working with the Ouija. And for the first time in six years of working with the board, Patrick’s planchette moved! 18:15

Circus Flora, a 30-year tradition in Saint Louis 18:54

Karen and Patrick spent the night at the haunted Lemp Mansion in Saint Louis! Patrick previously stayed in the William Lemp Suite, but this time stayed in the beautiful Lavender Suite. Karen stayed in the Elsa Suite, which is in the spooky attic! 19:37

Giving some kids a scare, and a Lemp Mansion experience they’ll always remember. 20:24

A brief history of the Lemp family, the mansion, and the suicides that happened there. For more information on the Lemp family, check out the American Hauntings Podcast22:56

Karen and Patrick sat down in the Lavender Suite for a two hour session using the Ouija Board, a K-2 meter, a spirit box, and the Ovilus 5. Here’s a taste of that session. 27:58

NANCY HUSBAND from the Ouija Board. 33:45

Introducing the spirit box to the session. 35:26

PEOPLE! from the spirit box while the table vibrates. 38:35

ALVIN (who isn’t here), ERIC, MOTHER, and PROTECT! from the spirit box. 39:35

PEOPLE! again (and again and again!) 42:00

OUIJA(ee) from the spirit box. 44:29

And this time, OUIJA(ee) BOARD from the spirit box. 44:52

Patrick and Karen went LIVE on Facebook for the Big Seance Parlor, and talked about the “Ouija(ee) Board” EVP that Patrick captured 5 or 6 years ago. 45:24

Patrick’s “Ouija(ee) Board” EVP clip from 5 or 6 years ago. 48:10

Some fun discussion about experiences from that weekend at the Haunted America Conference, Patrick’s experiences at Karen’s workshop, and the rest of their Lemp ouija session. 48:50

A late night exploration of the Lemp Mansion. 59:56

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:02:22

Outro 1:04:18

Easter Egg 1:06:03

 

Additional music in this episode was provided by the great Kevin McLeod from Incompetech.com. 

 

For more on Karen A. Dahlman 

KarenADahlman.com

Twitter: @KarenADahlman

Karen on Facebook

 

For more Ouija and Karen at the Big Seance

Highlights from the 2016 Halloween Seance with Ouija Expert Karen A. Dahlman (Audio)

Full Video of the 2016 Halloween Seance on YouTube

Our previous LIVE Ouija session with Karen (Video)

Highlights from the previous LIVE Ouija session with Karen (Audio)

Karen A. Dahlman, The Spirit of Alchemy, and More Ouija LIVE, Episode #39 – August 20, 2015

The Spirit of Creativity and More Ouija with Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #29 – February 19, 2015

Spirits of Ouija with Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #5 – July 23, 2014

The Legends, Lore, and Symbols of Halloween, with Special C0-Host, Karen A. Dahlman, Episode #17 – October 16, 2014

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, PandoraSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance! 

Jul 14, 2019
145 - The Enfield Poltergeist Tapes - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
55:29


What really happened during the Enfield Poltergeist investigation conducted by Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair from 1977 to 1978? Were the voices from Janet Hodgeson real? Just how much was Ed and Lorraine Warren involved? And was the case anything like the Conjuring 2 film portrayed it? Dr. Melvyn Willin digitized the tapes that haven’t been heard in forty years and compiled the transcriptions into his brand new book, The Enfield Poltergeist Tapes: One of the most disturbing cases in history. What really happened? For more info, visit BigSeance.com/145

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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Episode Teaser :32

Intro 1:22

Some background on Enfield and previous podcast episodes covering the topic (Episodes 54, 55, 56) 2:05

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking “The Healer” by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 3:12

Dr. Melvyn Willin’s Bio 5:27

How Dr. Willin became the custodian of the 400 hours of Enfield tapes, and how the transcription process worked. 7:01

A funny memory of Patrick’s conversation with Guy Lyon Playfair in his mobile studio (cardboard box). 10:09

An audio sample of the infamous Enfield Poltergeist voices. 12:27

What it was like listening to and transcribing so much frightening audio. 15:50

Due to age and quality of the tapes, some of the tapes were not even able to be played or digitized. 16:53

The problems Dr. Willin ran into while transcribing tapes. 18:03

Listening back to a strained and overwhelming investigation. 19:08

Some of the other phenomena documented on the tapes. 21:10

A circus with lots of guests and a rumored “guest book.” 23:32

A difficult home life for the Hodgeson family. 25:42

And what was really going on with Janet? Was it possession? Was it psychological? 27:34

The case was and still is very controversial among the members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), and opinions vary. 28:55

One of the best sections in the book allowed living witnesses and guests involved in the investigation to express their opinions after 40 years have passed. 30:54

The inaccuracies of The Conjuring 2 film. PLUS what did the tapes have to say about the involvement of Ed and Lorraine Warren? 32:20

Some of the furniture in the home came from a home in which a small child was murdered. 37:19

Hazel Short, the “Lollipop Lady.” 38:11

Janet spent 6 weeks in a hospital during the span of the investigations. 40:27

How much of the activity was genuine? 43:14

Music and the paranormal, channeling music, ghosts with violins, and music in telepathy! 44:37

Using music as a trigger for spirit activity and/or communication. 47:26

Will we be able to hear any of the recently digitized Enfield Poltergeist tapes? 49:38

Final thoughts from Dr. Melvyn Willin 50:52

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 52:14

Outro 53:50

 

For more on Dr. Melvyn Willin:

The Enfield Poltergeist Tapes: One of the most disturbing cases in history. What really happened? (Amazon link)

Dr. Melvyn Willin and the Society for Psychical Research (SPR)

White Crow Books

 

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Jun 27, 2019
144 - Sandra Champlain of We Don't Die - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:03:00

Sandra Champlain, author and host of We Don't Die Radio, shares her journey from the fear of dying to a passion for sharing the news that we all survive death. Plus amazing stories of seances and physical mediumship! Visit BigSeance.com/144 for more info.


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Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:08

Sandra Champlain’s Bio 1:50

Pouring the tea! Today I'm drinking "Warrior Tea" by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 2:40

Welcome to the parlor, Sandra Champlain! 3:50

Grief and the fear of dying. 4:45

When you realize that we don’t die, everyone makes it to the Other Side, and our loved ones will be there to greet us. 7:42

Sandra’s tipping point was a course in mediumship and discovering Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). 10:48

In 2011, while sitting in her car after a movie, Sandra recorded a video of herself after realizing it was time to share her story. 17:10

Sandra shares more from experiences while studying mediumship at the Arthur Findlay College. 24:07

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 33:33

Sandra has been a part of many seances, and she recounts some of the more fascinating physical phenomena that she has witnessed while sitting with physical medium, Scott Milligan. 35:15

Moving stories of evidential mediumship, plus scientist Sonia Rinaldi and her work with Instrumental Trans Communication (ITC). 43:05

With so many interviews on We Don’t Die Radio and all the experiences since the book, We Don’t Die was written in 2013, what has Sandra learned since then? 47:59 

Where to find Sandra Champlain, plus her final thoughts! 56:14

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:50

Outro 1:01:23

 

For more on Sandra Champlain

WeDontDieRadio.com

We Don't Die Radio on YouTube

WeDontDie.com

The book, We Don't Die: A Skeptic's Discovery of Life After Death

We Don't Die on Facebok

Twitter: @SandraChamplain

 

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Jun 12, 2019
143 - August Goforth and The Risen Dialogues - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:19:31

August Goforth is a licensed psychotherapist and spirit medium. He shares the dialogues between co-author and late partner, Timothy Gray, along with a multitude of spirit beings, from the book The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief & Survival Beyond Death. Visit BigSeance.com/143 for more info. 

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This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals – “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! :00

Episode Teaser :32

Intro 1:40

It’s summer for your host! Plus Amazing Grace, the Aretha Franklin documentary. 2:22

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking “The Storyteller Tea” by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 3:05

August Goforth’s biography and information about his book, The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief & Survival Beyond Death. 4:15

Because the material in The Risen is rather dense, August includes the following passage multiple times throughout the book: “These words may not make conscious sense at this time, but my spiritual senses comprehend and retain this knowledge for Authentic Self.” 7:13

Take a deep breath. 12:07

Who is Timothy Gray? 13:23

Timothy physically manifested for August and over time asked him to write a book. Tim, along with thousands of other spirit beings, co-authored the book with August. 14:55

The bond between August and Timothy, and a larger purpose. 18:30

Much of the material came to August through something called “infospheres.” 20:24

After years of working on the book with the risen, August needed a break. 23:28

More about the “infospheres” and how they worked in the process. 26:10

More about Tim’s first manifestation with August. 31:55

When here and “otherwhere” merge. Plus the difference between "phenomena" and "noumena". 35:24

Tim’s manifestation for for August often included the sensation of touch. 38:15

Patrick compares August’s response to Tim’s first manifestations to his own strange experience that is described in a blog post entitled, The Hand That Rocks Your Dreams39:25

A comforting message from the risen on the topic of suicide. 46:38

“These books were written for the future and not the present.” Are you ready to check out the books? 57:45

How to find a mental health professional who is trustworthy and open to discussions of spirituality or psychic gifts and abilities. 1:02:19

Ethics for mental health professionals who are also mediums. 1:07:35

Final Thoughts from August Goforth 1:12:33

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:16:24

Outro 1:17:56

 

For More on August Goforth and The Risen

therisenbooks.com

"The Risen" on Facebook

August Goforth on Instagram

August's Writings About Mediumship

August's Writings About Self-Exiting

 

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May 28, 2019
142 - Techniques for Clearing a Space of Unwanted Energy or Spirit Visitors - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:02:01

Former guests and listeners of the show share their tips and techniques for clearing a space of funky energy or removing unwanted spirit visitors. Visit BigSeance.com/142 for more info.


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Intro :00

Is there one correct way to clear or cleanse a space of nasty funky energy or spirit visitors? Of course not! :52

Pouring the tea! Today I'm drinking "Walk in Balance" herbal tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 1:45

Getting rid of bad energy and setting boundaries with spirit. A SpeakPipe message from Erin. 3:33

Previous guest, Amber Choisella, shares her favorite techniques in a voicemail. 5:03

Speaking of negative energy, the very FIRST episode of the Big Seance Podcast was with my friend, Marilyn Painter, and it was all about Dealing with Lower Energies/Demons/Possessions. Here’s a look back on that episode from 5 years ago. Learn more about Marilyn Painter at PsychicQuests.com. 7:30

In The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide by Michelle Belanger, she gives basic steps for a cleansing, but also a technique where you imagine a bubble that surrounds and protects a space. 19:35

Former guest Loyd Auerbach’s Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal discusses using magnets as well as banishing rituals. 23:24

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit NuwatiHerbals.com and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 26:27
Former guest Guy Lyon Playfair included a section called “What to do with your poltergeist” in his book, This House is Haunted: The Amazing Inside Story of the Enfield Poltergeist. 28:10

Chip Coffey, former guest and author of Growing Up Psychic: My Story of Not Just Surviving but Thriving - And How Others Like Me Can, Too, likes saging and prayer bells! 31:18

“Don’t touch the Holy water!” That’s what Mary Ann Winkowski, author of When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits suggests. Instead, use white light, sea salt, quince seeds, smudging, or blessings. 35:30

Steps for a sage burning ceremony from former guest, Janice Carlson from her book, Soul Sensing: How to Communicate With Your Dead Loved Ones. 49:19

More techniques and rituals submitted by listeners! 51:46

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 58:50

Outro 1:00:23

 

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May 15, 2019
141 - Bind Trump Spell and Magic for the Resistance with Michael M. Hughes - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:32:11

After the 2016 Presidential Election in the US, Michael M. Hughes created a spell to bind Donald Trump. Witches and magic practitioners jumped on board, the mass media took notice, and it went viral internationally. Michael has a new book, "Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change." Visit BigSeance.com/141 for more info. 

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In this episode:

A heads up and an explanation of what’s coming in this episode :00

Intro  :45

Here’s why Patrick decided to move forward with an episode about the occult that is also political. 1:29

Michael M. Hughes’ Bio 3:15

“Soul Ache” - The day after the 2016 Presidential Election 4:50

Who was Michael M. Hughes before Trump? 10:28

Magic came into Michael’s life at an early age. 14:15

Pyramid Power 16:44

The inspiration for the Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him 22:29

Putting the spell together 25:12

The “Yippies” and the Pentagon in 1968 29:35

Mass media takes notice of Michael and his ritual 32:15

The Bind Trump Facebook Community 37:00

Trump is still in power, so what is the plan looking forward? Looking back, what has worked and what has failed? 42:16

Keeping the movement going when it’s easy to feel burned out 49:31

Spells for the LGBT community and other progressive causes 56:32

Binding and Hexing 1:01:20

“Magic for the Resistance” and who this book is for 1:13:43

Can we screw up magic? 1:18:37

Michael’s Final Thoughts 1:22:35

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:29:05

Outro 1:30:38

 

For More on Michael M. Hughes

MichaelMHughes.com

Magic for the Resistance on Amazon

The very first Bind Trump Ritual

Michael M. Hughes on Facebook

Twitter: @MichaelMHughes

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

May 01, 2019
140 - Paranormal Tourism and Ethics in the Field with Lacey Reinhardt - Big Seance Podcast
01:01:40

Lacey Reinhardt is the owner and operator of Haunted STL Tours and the Host of the American Spirits Podcast. Patrick and Lacey discuss paranormal tourism, ethics and cultural sensitivity in the paranormal field, “ghost hunter” stereotypes, and so many delicious tangents! Visit BigSeance.com/140 for more info!

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:02

Welcome, Lacey Reinhardt! 1:35

I met Lacey this winter at Troy Taylor’s Dead of Winter Conference! 4:11   

Lacey has a background in Veterinary Medicine, and working with service animals helped her to realize the power in non-verbal communication. Working with animals led to an interest in the paranormal. 5:50

From the beginning, Lacey grew up not fitting the mold. 9:00

Lacey quit her day job to follow her passion! She’s learned how to make connections and ask questions along the way. 11:16

Paranormal burnout and the business of paranormal investigation. 13:45

Do hobby paranormal investigators really contribute to the study of the paranormal? 16:50

Conflicting thoughts about “ghost hunter” stereotypes 17:52

The problem with declaring evidence and artifacts as paranormal (or not) 19:02

Paranormal “Edutainment” 23:57

An interesting conversation about politics and being able to work with folks from all sides of the political spectrum. 27:43

Lacey has a conspiracy theorist side. 31:15

Lacey’s philosophy? “Don’t be poopy.” 32:48

Pet peeves of paranormal tourism (including a lack of ethics and a lack of standardization.) 33:10

Judging and the rolling of eyes in the paranormal. 39:09

Lacey has strong opinions on how to communicate with spirits and what not to do. Also, cultural sensitivity in the paranormal field. 41:32

A tangent on Ego, 23 and Me, and Heritage 49:24

More on Haunted STL Tours and the American Spirits Podcast. 53:23

Lacey’s final thoughts 56:40

Updated information on the American Spirits Podcast and upcoming Haunted STL tours! 57:49

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 58:35

Outro 1:00:06

 

For more on Lacey Reinhardt

HauntedSTLtours.com

Haunted STL Tours on Facebook

American Spirits Podcast on Facebook

Twitter: @HauntedSTL

 

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Apr 08, 2019
139 - Responding to John Oliver Plus Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
36:33

Listeners respond to episode 137 where Patrick discusses comedian John Oliver's rant on psychic mediums. Our most recent guest, International Spiritual Medium Barrie John responds as well. Plus the debut appearance of Dajon, our new 8-year-old book reviewer, on assignment with a review of the new series, Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol. Visit BigSeance.com/139 for more info.

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In this episode:

Intro :00

Introducing Dajon, our special 8-year-old assignment book reviewer, with a review of the new children’s book series, Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol by Andres Miedoso and Victor Rivas. :38

Jeanette, an awesome listener, called the hotline and shared her thoughts about our recent John Oliver episode. 13:08

Our most recent guest, International Spiritual Medium Barrie John from episode 138, gave us his thoughts on John Oliver’s rant as well. 17:56

Additional written feedback from listeners of the show. 24:25

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 33:00

Outro 34:55

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Apr 02, 2019
138 - International Spiritual Medium Barrie John - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
52:44

A conversation with International Spiritual Medium, Barrie John, on topics such as the Ouija board, his supportive upbringing, the loss of beloved pets, the use of cards in mediumship, his work with trance and physical mediumship, health of the mind body and spirit, contacting deceased loved ones, and dealing with attachments, among other topics. Visit BigSeance.com/138 for more info.

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Teaser :00

Intro :52

Barrie John’s Bio 1:26

Welcome, Barrie! 3:00

Barrie recently got to hang out with our friend and popular Big Seance guest, Karen A. Dahlman! They were sharing and teaching others about the Ouija board. 4:10

Why does the Ouija board sometimes give people the silent treatment? 6:06

Barrie’s first Ouija experience. Also, comical ouija communication! 7:44

Barrie was brought up in a supportive family that was very open to mediumship and spirit communication. 11:03

Losing our beloved pets and communication from the afterlife. 16:25

Using cards as both a relaxation tool, and validation in mediumship 20:20

Amazing experiences during Barrie’s work with trance and physical mediumship 23:50

Finding development groups and likeminded people when you’re in the middle of nowhere 28:36

Health of the Mind, Body, and Spirit 31:27

Barrie’s biggest influences 33:05

The Spiritualists’ National Union 34:56

Trouble connecting with deceased family members when communicating with strangers on the other side seems to come easy 36:16 

Attachments, demons, and “ass souls” 40:20

Aliens and UFOs 44:12

Final thoughts and how to get more Barrie in your life! 46:20

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 49:35

Outro 51:10

 

For more on Barrie John

Barriejohn.com

Facebook.com/barriejohnmedium

Twitter: @BarrieJohn1973

Instagram: @BarrieJohn_Medium

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Mar 24, 2019
137 - John Oliver on Psychics - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
29:25

English comedian and political commentator John Oliver recently went on a skeptic rant about psychic mediums in his HBO series, Last Week Tonight. Are psychics offended? Were you offended? Should we be? Does he have valid points? I'd love to know your thoughts. Visit BigSeance.com/137 for more info.

 

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In this episode:

Intro :00

A recent rant by John Oliver offended your host, Patrick Keller. Was he right to be offended? After all, he’s not psychic. Are some of the points valid? :41

A clip from the HBO series, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 1:55

Patrick discusses his conflicting thoughts on the clip 19:30

Feedback from members of the Big Seance Parlor on Facebook 23:08 

Send Patrick your feedback! How did this segment make YOU feel? Are you a believer? Skeptic? In the middle? Were you offended? Should we be? 25:02

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 26:10

Outro 27:47

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

  

Mar 08, 2019
136 - Dead of Winter Festival and American Hauntings LIVE - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:05:04

Patrick takes you on a road trip to Troy Taylor’s Dead of Winter Festival for 2019. Interviews of Sarah Hyatt, Corey Schjoth, and Jason Haxton, author of The Dibbuk Box which inspired the 2012 film, The Possession. Also, the LIVE recording of an episode of the American Hauntings Podcast! Visit BigSeance.com/136 for more info.

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Intro :00

I attended Troy Taylor’s Dead of Winter Festival last week! If I met you and you’re a new listener, let me know if you found us! :41

A brief interview of Sarah Hyatt from the Granger House Victorian Museum in Marion, Iowa. Visit GrangerHouseMuseum.org 2:25

A brief interview of previous guest, Corey Schjoth of Phantasmagoria Photography. Check out a full interview with Corey in episode 114. For more on Corey, visit PhantasmagoriaPhoto.com 5:20

A brief interview with Jason Haxton, author of The Dibbuk Box which inspired the 2012 film, The Possession. Jason’s presentation was one of the most interesting and entertaining talks I’ve ever heard at a conference. 8:49

The LIVE recording of an episode of Troy Taylor and Cody Beck’s American Haunting’s Podcast! 13:02

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:01:30

I’ll be at the Haunted America Conference as well as Kansas City Paracon this summer! 1:03:01

Outro 1:03:31

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Feb 18, 2019
135 - Haunted Healthcare with Richard Estep - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
51:07

A fascinating discussion with Richard Estep on paranormal experiences and hauntings from hospital hallways, operating rooms, and ambulance rides. You'll hear some great bonus discussions on haunted schools, the fear of death, and why staircases fascinate us! Visit BigSeance.com/135 for more info!

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :50

Can you help a friend subscribe to the show? Or maybe share an episode with a friend? Here’s how! 1:23

Welcome back, Richard Estep! His bio and his latest book, Haunted Healthcare: Medical Professionals and Patients Share their Encounters with the Paranormal 2:26

More on Richard’s background, how he became that “medical/paranormal guy”, and how he captured the stories for the book. 8:23

TANGENT ALERT! Haunted schools and finding a book title for a future book on the subject! 11:51

The haunted Farrar School and a fascination with staircases 14:35

Richard sends Patrick this photo of a staircase. He is shocked and chilled to learn it is a staircase from the haunted Fox Hollow house! 16:30

The Tulip Staircase Ghost 18:35

Richard’s book opens up with a story of being woken up with a tap on the head by an unseen hand. It reminded Patrick of his experience of being violently shaken in bed by a hand that later disappeared. 20:57

The lights, mists, and apparitions that are sometimes seen at the time of one’s death. 25:25

The medical field and the stigma around ghost stories and paranormal experiences. 27:45

When your career involves working with death so regularly, how do medical professionals leave work at work? 29:18

The fear of death and dying 32:15

A pot of tea at the time of death. 34:48

The power of prayer 39:38

Upcoming projects and final thoughts from Richard! 43:14

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 47:35

Outro 49:10

#Paranerd Hashtag 50:48

 

For more on Richard Estep

Richard's previous appearance on The Big Seance Podcast (#44)

RichardEstep.net

Haunted Healthcare on Amazon

Richard Estep on Facebook

@estepr on Twitter

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Feb 01, 2019
134 - Listener Feedback, Past Lives and Reincarnation, PLUS Dena DeCastro - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:11:43

In this special listener feedback episode, Patrick digs into listener emails, Apple Podcast reviews, PLUS discussion on past lives and reincarnation with Simon Bown and Claire Broad, and your 2019 astrological forecast with Dena DeCastro! Visit BigSeance.com/134 for more info.

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Intro :00

A voicemail and a question from Meredith. “If death is an illusion, how do you explain reincarnation?” :45

Hypnotherapist and host of the Past Lives Podcast, Simon Bown shares his take on Meredith’s question. 1:55

Psychic medium and former guest Claire Broad responds to the same question as well. 3:15

An interesting email from “Girl from Minnesota”, a great storyteller. She has a question about reincarnation/past lives and spirit guides. 9:47

A message from Veronica 18:48

Sharon asks about the Patreon for Big Seance Podcast! Check out Patreon.com/BigSeance. 20:29

Lorna from Australia on astral travel 21:21

Peggy Hagan writes in. (PonderingWithPeg.blogspot.com) 23:14

Don responds to the episode with Joshua Black on grief dreams. 24:40

Connecting a listener named Patric with the Big Seance Parlor community. 30:11

A funny and spooky story about scout camp from Pat. 31:28

Christopher Kohler with feedback on the Triangle Table episode with Slade Roberson and Ash Riley. This episode is still sparking some great discussion. 33:37

Dolly has a question about the voiceover lady in early episodes of the Big Seance Podcast. 35:43

More paranerds that I’ve heard from recently, including Sam Haynes with his new album! 37:30

Apple Podcast and iTunes Reviews! 39:54

One last email from Patty, who from the future let us know how Dena DeCastro’s Astrological Forecast for 2018 turned out! 41:29

Our 2019 Astrological Forecast with Dena DeCastro! 44:19

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:08:05

Outro 1:10:11

 

Fore more on Dena DeCastro

DenaDeCastro.com

Twitter: @siriusastrology

Sirius Astrology Podcast

Previous Big Seance Podcast episodes with Dena: 536165, and 112.

 

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Jan 15, 2019
133 - Metaphysical and Spiritual Counseling with Amber Choisella - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
43:00

A fun conversation with Amber Choisella, who is a psychic medium, therapist, and a spiritual development mentor. Hear the childhood experiences that led to her understanding the benefits of counseling. Get ready to "Blossom and Rise." Visit BigSeance.com/133 for more info. 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:01

Psychic medium Amber Choisella can be found at BlossomAndRise.com and Facebook.com/BlossomAndRise. 1:35

Amber’s bio and choosing our beverages 2:29

The childhood experiences that caused Amber to struggle with fear and anxiety 5:36

Communicating the message of life after death with the wave of a finger 8:48

The events surrounding her Grandfather’s death and how that led to her developing her mediumship skills 11:15

The benefits of counseling 14:47 

Metaphysical/spiritual counseling and the fear of being open about paranormal experiences 17:02

The beginnings of Blossom and Rise and combining counseling with spirituality 19:45

The differences between traditional and metaphysical counseling 22:31

Deciding how to best implement metaphysical counseling for an individual 24:31

The importance of breathing 26:18

Mediumship readings with clients 27:38

More on Blossom and Rise 29:45

Amber's tips for people starting out on their own spiritual journeys, PLUS it’s okay to just roll with spiritual burnout. 31:58

Outside of the world of the metaphysical and counseling, what kind of nerd is Amber Choisella? 36:42

Final thoughts. “Don’t get too caught up in the ‘right now’”. 38:29

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 39:31

Outro 41:05

#Paranerd Hashtag 42:43

 

For more on Amber Choisella:

BlossomAndRise.com

Facebook.com/BlossomAndRise

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

Dec 29, 2018
132 - Straight Dudes! Get Thyself to a Spirit Triangle! - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:09:35

Where are the straight men in the metaphysical and spiritual communities? Previous guests, Ash Riley of InMySacredSpace.com and Slade Roberson of the Shift Your Spirits Podcast, join Patrick in a roundtable (ahem - triangle table) discussion of a rarely approached topic! Visit BigSeance.com/132 for more info!

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:00

Some improvements, thanks to Patreon Support! 1:33

Some background on how this episode and conversation came about. 2:16

How are Patrick and both of our return guests connected? Ash is a connector. Slade is a matchmaker. 3:43

Patrick met Ash online during the “information gathering phase” of his “spiritual shift.” Ash then introduced Patrick to Slade and his work. 8:31

Ash brought the team together for this “triangle table.” The topic started out as a joke in a planning discussion, but ended up being something everyone decided to roll with. What’s up with the lack of straight men in the spiritual/metaphysical community? 11:51

Slade’s take on the initial question. Reincarnation, witch trials, and where the term “faggot” came from. 13:25

The suppression of the feminine: Susan Grace and the 2,000-year reign of men that ends in 2020. 15:58

The feminine archetype 19:23

Those who are excluded from a social order have to become more resourceful. 21:28

Straight men who are allies of the feminine and the spiritual are the real deal! Unfortunately, they’re all married. Ha! 23:15

Patrick’s take. Being “out” is important! 25:29

Healing the Mother Wound and toxic masculinity/femininity 28:52

Unraveling and falling apart 30:26

The Spiritualist Movement, Women’s Suffrage, and the Me Too Movement 32:44

Being “psy-curious”: The similarities of coming out of the spiritual closet and coming out as gay 35:40

When the response to you coming out is not good 40:35

Fear of acceptance, conversations at the Xerox machine (or the water cooler), and making others comfortable enough to share their stories 43:23

The dangers of coming out 47:03

Bigotry sometimes goes both ways 48:34

Making straight men feel welcome 51:20

“Everybody wants to be able to see someone in a space that looks like them.” 53:39

Are you a straight, psy-curious man who is looking for love? “Get thyself to a spirit circle!” 54:28

Catching up with Ash and what’s going on in her world 57:27

A whole different take on Stranger Angels over at SladeRoberson.com. Plus, “Be relentlessly helpful.” 59:54

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:05:50

Outro 1:07:23

#Paranerd Hashtag 1:09:00

 

For more on Ash Riley and Slade Roberson:

Ash Riley's previous appearance on The Big Seance Podcast (Episode 94)

Slade Roberson's previous appearance on The Big Seance Podcast (Episode 125)

InMySacredSpace.com

SladeRoberson.com and ShiftYourSpirits.com

In My Sacred Space on Facebook

@InMySacredSpace on Twitter

@InMySacredSpace on Instagram

Shift Your Spirits on Facebook

@SladeRoberson on Twitter

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Dec 12, 2018
131 - A Medical Intuitive Reading by Terry Andersen - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
34:48

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to get a medical intuitive reading? If so, this episode is for you! Patrick shares the audio of his mother's reading by previous guest and medical intuitive, Terry Andersen. Visit BigSeance.com/131 for more info.

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In this episode: 

Intro :00

Terry Andersen is a psychic medium and medical intuitive who I sat down with in episode 129. After that interview, Terry offered to give my mom Linda a reading, and both her and my mom were open to recording the reading for your listening pleasure! For my full interview with Terry, visit BigSeance.com/129 :42

Pouring the tea 2:10

The reading 2:24

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 30:55

Stay tuned for an upcoming episode with friends and previous guests, Ash Riley and Slade Roberson! 32:38

Outro 33:05

 

For more on Terry Andersen:

TerryAndersen.com 

Terry Andersen’s Facebook Group

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Nov 26, 2018
130 - True Crime and Paranormal with the Living Dead Girls - Big Seance Podcast
59:08

True crime and the paranormal are our topics in this episode, as Patrick sits down with Leslie and Kat, co-hosts of the brand new Living Dead Girls Podcast! We also discuss how spooky and creeptastic Buffalo, New York is, the murderino community and its role in unsolved murders, the haunting in Connecticut, and more! Visit BigSeance.com/130 for more! 

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In this episode: 

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:01

Introducing Leslie and Kat! Their podcast covers true crime, unsolved mysteries, the paranormal, and generally spooky and bizarre topics. They’re just two #murderino #paranerds bringing creepy goodness to your ears. 1:35

Patrick was recently a guest on episode #7 of The Living Dead Girls Podcast!

Tea talk! 3:59

All about Leslie, the Murderino 6:42

Dealing with the heavy and not-so-good energy that sometimes accompanies time spent following or researching true crime. 13:22

Kat is way too spooky for life! 15:29

True Crime and the Paranormal compliment each other. 19:00

Sensitivity and respect in the true crime world. Plus, where’s the ghost in parachute pants? 21:50

Buffalo, New York has a creeptastic and unusually murderous history. 24:30

Buffalo's Central Terminal and The Haunting in Connecticut. 30:20

The murderino community and cold cases like the Cathy Cesnik murder and the Zodiac Killer. Plus Michelle McNamara and the Golden State killer. 38:25

Some of the great random tangents on the Living Dead Girls Podcast 44:21

Some of the nerdy events Leslie and Kat have attended, including a hearse show! 45:12

Final thoughts from The Living Dead Girls! 49:04

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:27

Outro 57:05

#Paranerd Hashtag 58:39

 

For more on Leslie, Kat, and The Living Dead Girls Podcast:

LivingDeadGirlsPodcast.libsyn.com 

ThinkTwiceRadio.com

Facebook.com/LivingDeadGirlsPodcast

Twitter: @theLVGpodcast

Instagram: LivingDeadGirlsPodcast

 

The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

 

 

Nov 13, 2018
129 - Medical Intuitive and Psychic Medium Terry Andersen - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World
01:03:05

A traumatic experience in 1986 changed psychic medium and medical intuitive Terry Andersen's life forever! She shares wisdom on medical intuition, positive precognition, remote viewing, time travel, and her passion for training and education! Visit BigSeance.com/129 for more info.


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In this episode: 

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :55

A sudden violent near death event caused Terry Andersen to have an out-of-body experience with beings who showed her a past and future life review, detailing people she’d meet, personal and world events, future technologies and more. When she returned she felt like a completely different person, with the ability to see into people's lives and bodies, sense illness, past and future accidents, injuries, time of death, business dynamics, babies health before birth, and communicate with departed souls regardless of time or location. 2:01

The terrifying experience in 1986 that changed Terry’s life 4:38

A journey of education and training 10:22