PODCAST

Big Seance: My Paranormal World

Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller, of BigSeance.com, invites you to an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!
200 - Dr. Callum E. Cooper on Parapsychology - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 15 2021
1 hr 24 mins
199 - Dallisa Hocking's Spooky Halloween Show - Big Seance
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!   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: 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     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 4 2021
1 hr 19 mins
198 - The Second Empire Strikes Back - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: 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   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 19 2021
1 hr 9 mins
197 - Cold Spell: The Halloween Curse of Winterhill with Jeff C. Carter - Big Seance
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.       Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 5 2021
1 hr 2 mins
196 - Larry Bagby (Ice) from Hocus Pocus - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 20 2021
1 hr 6 mins
195 - Hocus Pocus and the Sequel with Creator/Writer and Executive Producer David Kirschner - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: 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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 2 2021
1 hr 5 mins
194 - Marla Martenson and The Magic Seeker - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: 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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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
48 mins
193 - Salem Witch Trials and a Visit to New England - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: 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 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Music: “Grand Dark Waltz Allegretto” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7920-grand-dark-waltz-allegretto) License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 6 2021
41 mins
192 - How Witchcraft Saved My Life with Vincent Higginbotham - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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
1 hr 2 mins
191 - Carole J. Obley and Wisdom from the Spirit World - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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
52 mins
190 - Signs from Spirit with Mitchell Coombes - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 2 2021
1 hr 7 mins
189 - Psychic Medium Dallisa Hocking - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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
52 mins
188 - Roz Drezfalez is Ghosted! - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 1 2021
57 mins
187 - Remembering Bamma - Big Seance186 - Vocal Artist and Sound Healer Valli Maine - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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
1 hr
185 - Evidential Mediumship with Jeffrey Peck - Big Seance
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   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 6 2021
55 mins
184 - QAnon and the Spiritual and Wellness Communities - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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
1 hr 22 mins
183 - Rituals, Customs, and Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans with Mortellus - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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
1 hr 2 mins
182 - Hypnosis and Hellier with Lonnie Scott - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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!   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 23 2021
54 mins
181 - The Ghost Lights with Timothy Stevens - Big Seance
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.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   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   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon 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 16 2021
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