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#100 David Perkins talks Cattle Mutilations and more

David Perkins, boots on the ground investigator of the anomalous in Colorado and New Mexico.

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On February 4, 2020 Fahrusha welcomed researcher David Perkins to “Shattered Reality Podcast” to speak about his firsthand experiences with cattle mutilations and related phenomena. Firsthand experiences are most frequently the best accounts to pay attention to when investigating anomalous phenomena and Perkins has been on the scene for over forty years.

Perkins has been a member of an intentional community called Libre in Colorado since the late 60s. He built two houses on the mountain there. There were then and are still today cattle mutilations happening in that area. Every time he thought he had the solution to the phenomena, it would shift and change as if to taunt him or prove him wrong. He is still investigating today. We spoke of the roles of black helicopters, UFOs and drones in conjunction with cattle mutilations.

Today David Perkins is highly persuaded by the work of British ecologist James Lovelock regarding the Gaia Hypothesis which says that Our Mother Earth is conscious and a self-regulating system. David thinks that many unexplained phenomena could be viewed as unrecognized forces of Nature. Fahrusha added in that the Earth and the Sun might likely be communicating with each other and referred to a blog post she wrote a few years ago.

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Perkins and his late wife Cari Seawell at Santa Clara Pueblo investigating a cattle mutilation some years ago.

Fahrusha thanks audio engineer Bill M. for his tireless service to make “Shattered Reality Podcast” possible and to currently absent co-host Kate Valentine for her support.

On July 17, 18 and 19th Fahrusha is facilitating a dream workshop with Dale E. Graff, former Project StarGate manager at Fallbrook Farms in Geneseo, NY near Rochester. Please contact fahrusha@fahrusha.com for more information. Neither “Shattered Reality Podcast”, nor Fahrusha are profiting financially from this workshop.


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#99 Séance with Shannon Taggart

Séance by award winning photographer Shannon Taggart

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On January 21, 2020 Fahrusha welcomed award winning photographer Shannon Taggart to “Shattered Reality Podcast” to discuss her amazing book, SÉANCE. We discussed her photographs and how she came to document séances and the Spiritualist religion.

The book is broken into three parts: 1) Foreward by Dan Ackroyd, Introductions by Andreas Fischer, Tony Oursler and Shannon Taggart herself; 2) 150 different images taken over 20 years; 3) an image index written by Shannon which includes stories about each image in the book.

One of the amazing spirit photographs.

Fahrusha spoke about her graduate school experience with a very frightening spirit photograph taken accidentally by her thesis advisor Ed Pramuk, a wonderful artist.

Spiritualism is the first religion to use photography rather than painting for its iconography. Shannon brings together visual semiotics, surrealism, feminism, religion, spirituality and how media shapes reality. We at “Shattered Reality Podcast” spoke about how media shapes the perception of history in our interview with Diana Walsh Pasulka last year.

Shannon praised the work of George P. Hansen and his work on the Trickster. We discussed fraud in séances, and physical mediumship versus mental mediumship. Infrared photography is used by Taggart in some of her work.

Shannon Taggart, author and photographer.

Errata: The Ghostbusters actor is Harold Ramis not Harold Ramey. Apologies to Mr. Ramis.


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#98 Dr. Michael Cremo: anomalous discoveries in paleontology

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Dr. Michael Cremo is co-author of the book Forbidden Archeology and other books about anomalies in archaeology and paleontology.

On January 7, 2020 Fahrusha welcomed Dr. Michael Cremo to “Shattered Reality Podcast” to discuss his anomalous discoveries in paleontology and archaeology. Over the course of an hour he spoke of a few of the voluminous findings of human bones and artifacts that have been dated much earlier than commonly accepted.

Dr. Michael Cremo and Fahrusha at ICRL in Princeton.

The first subject, we discussed was ‘knowledge filtration’, a term describing how scientists react to different categories of evidence that do not agree with their theories. This affects almost all studies in parapsychology, UFOs and much of the research into the nature of consciousness.

Forbidden Archeology argues against the current scientific paradigm that modern homo sapiens is 300,000 years old. We also talked about artifacts such as lithic spheres from Costa Rica and hematite grooved spheres from South Africa that are two billion eight hundred million years old. Some evidence has disappeared from view that contradicts the current scientific paradigm of the age of modern humans.

Dr. Michael Cremo live at ICRL in Princeton, November 2019.

Sierra Nevada Mountains in Western US is a location where human skeletal remains and artifacts were found in strata that were 15 million years old. Cremo deals with extreme human antiquity and leaves the study of alternative history of more recent civilization (20,000- 50,000 years old) on Earth to others, though he finds it compelling.

Ellora Cave Temples in northwestern India may be examples from India of extreme human antiquity. Vimāna are pictured on the walls of those temples. Vimāna are flying palaces or chariots described in Hindu texts and Sanskrit epics. They may be identical with current UFOs. Michael describes three different types of vimāna of different material density.

Fahrusha mentioned that “Shattered Reality Podcast” has had listeners from 22 countries this past week on this venue alone.

She also reminded listeners of the upcoming dream seminar planned for July 17-19 with Dale Graff in Geneseo NY. For further information, please contact fahrusha@fahrusha.com.


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#97 Entities or Schizophrenia?

Jerry Marzinsky, BA and M.Ed.

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On December 3, 2019 Fahrusha was pleased to welcome Jerry Marzinsky to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Jerry has been a licensed psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience working with schizophrenic and other psychiatric patients in state hospitals, state prisons, and hospital emergency rooms. His formal academic training comprises a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia, and two years of study in a Ph.D. Psychology program.

We discussed the history of the treatment of patients classified as mentally ill and specifically those currently classified as paranoid schizophrenics. It seems they have mostly not been cured by psychiatry and they have been given the most incredibly barbaric treatments over the course of time. Currently they are treated with electro-shock therapy and anti-psychotic drugs. The electro-shock therapy burns out brain cells and can cause bone breakage, especially in older patients. Anti-psychotic drugs can be very useful to stop a violent outburst and may reverse schizophrenia if used at the earliest sign of the condition, but it is very dulling and has many side effects with continuing usage. Psychiatry claims that paranoid schizophrenia is caused by a chemical imbalance, yet Jerry says that in all his years of work with these patients, none of them were ever tested for this imbalance.

After years of asking these patients why they would go off their medication, he discovered that the voices that the patients heard had much in common with each other. Then he began speaking not only with the patients but with the voices, which he believes are separate entities. He is joined in this belief by Emmanuel Swedenborg. Robert Monroe of the Monroe Institute spoke often about discarnate entities that live off the emotions of others. Don Miguel Ruiz, the world renowned Mexican shaman also speaks of this possession by entities. Jerry Marzinsky’s research partner is Sherry Swiney.

Errata: Jerry mentioned someone receiving a Pulitzer Prize; it was actually a Nobel Prize.


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#96 Dr Gregory Shushan and NDEs over Time and Cultures

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Gregory Shushan, Ph.D. author of Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions and Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations.

On November 26, 2019, Fahrusha welcomed Dr. Gregory Shushan to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. He is an expert on the subject of NDEs (Near-Death Experiences) over time and cultures. He is the author of two books, Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions and Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations. You can find out more about Dr. Shushan’s work at: https://www.gregoryshushan.com/

Fahrusha has been dismayed over the narrow view of near-death experiences which are held by certain religious groups. In speaking with Dr. Shushan she hoped to uncover what features of NDEs are common over cultures and over time, thinking perhaps there could be some ecumenical agreement. Dr. Shushan rose to the occasion explaining how although there are cultural differences, often experiencers return to life having been healed, with new abilities, or bringing comfort to their communities.

At the end of the podcast, Fahrusha briefly shared an orb experience from listener Jaime and also one of her own orb experiences. Listeners are invited to share their experiences by sending a comment or emailing Fahrusha at fahrusha@fahrusha.com.

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#95 Dr. Massimo Teodorani: the Hyperspace of Consciousness

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Dr. Massimo Teodorani, author of The Hyperspace of Consciousness: An Hypothesis about the Physics of Creation and Non-Local Information inside an Intelligence of the Universe

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On November 5, 2019 Fahrusha was very pleased to welcome Dr. Massimo Teodorani to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Later in the broadcast he is joined by Susan Demeter St. Clair, our recent guest and his newlywed wife.

Dr. Teodorani is an astrophysicist, bestselling author, and an electronic musician under the pseudonym “Totemtag”. He obtained his “Laurea” degree in Astronomy and his Ph.D. in Stellar Physics at the University of Bologna. His book, The Hyperspace of Consciousness is readable and available to the non-scientists among us and brings up a number of fascinating conjectures that we could have spent several days discussing.

In short, the discussion ranged from quantum physics and its relationship to the material mechanistic 4D reality we inhabit, to the existence of a Big Library (a sort of Akhashic Record) and a Universe completely suffused with non-local intelligence, to the concept that what we call “UFOs” might really be self-organizing intelligent plasmas.

Toward the end of the show, we were joined by Susan Demeter St. Clair and we opined about the nature of the intelligences behind UFOs. Are they benign, evil-intentioned, tricksters or all of the above. How much have they harmed or helped humanity and the Earth. Do humans have a secret agenda in mischaracterizing these sightings?

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#94 Sociological Research on Remarkable Experiences with Dr. Jim McClenon

Dr. James McClenon, sociologist and author of The Entity Letters, A Sociologist on the Trail of a Supernatural Mystery

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Fahrusha was happy to welcome Dr. James McClenon to Shattered Reality Podcast for the second time to discuss the different way that a sociologist researches paranormal and anomalous experiences. He was the guest on an earlier show in which he discusses his excellent book The Entity Letters, A Sociologist on the Trail of a Supernatural Mystery.

We covered a variety of topics from healing to shamanism to UFOs to out of body experiences and extrasensory perception but with a focus on the near death experience (NDE), all from the perspective of sociology. McClenon worked by collecting the extraordinary experiences of individuals by distributing questionaires. He had his students distribute questionaires as well. At first most of the answers came from a rural area in North Carolina where he taught. Later he distributed questionaires from a teaching cruise ship that sailed around the world making stops at a variety of locations. The conclusions he came to were from a different point of view than those of parapsychologists, philosophers or physicists. It was very refreshing to look at these subjects from a differing perspective. Most surprising, perhaps, is his assertion that in other cultures individuals don’t necessarily remember their near death experiences as paradigm changing events that were hyper-real. As a person who has had transcendent experiences but not an NDE, I (Fahrusha) cannot judge this, but it seems counter to other research.

Much of the material we covered on this episode can be found in Dr. McClenon’s book Wondrous Healing.

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Wondrous Healing by Dr. James McClenon

Several listeners have expressed interest in participating in our “Listeners’ Corner”. If you would like to relate your paranormal or anomalous experience on “Shattered Reality Podcast”, please email me at fahrusha@fahrusha.com. You can write down your experience and we can read it for you on the show, or you can come on the show and speak it yourself. We also encourage comments.