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#108 Sean McNamara & Michael Redmond

Author Sean McNamara

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On July 28, 2020 Fahrusha welcomed Sean McNamara to “Shattered Reality Podcast.” Sean is a meditation teacher, a remote viewer and an author of several books. Fahrusha and Sean discussed his autobiographical book Renegade Mystic: The Pursuit of Spiritual Freedom Through Consciousness Exploration.

Sean grew up in a family that lived in different parts of the world which was exciting, culturally expanding but sometimes led to a feeling of displacement. Because of some medical emergencies, he feared death. Once stateside, as a young adult he sought community and spiritual enlightenment, but learned that gurus can often have clay feet.

“For most of my life I’ve been seeking, spiritually,” said Sean. So with those words “Shattered Reality Podcast” listeners know they will have something very much in common with Sean McNamara.

Sean McNamara’s book Renegade Mystic

Michael Redmond was a fascinating guest on the Listeners’ Corner portion of the show with his account of a double sighting of a UFO in NJ. It was a double sighting in two ways. He saw it with his wife and they saw it twice on the same evening. Michael is a distinguished journalist and runs the Facebook page Fringe Quest which is a roundup of paranormal news.

Journalist Michael Redmond . (Photo by Cie Stroud)

To end the show, Fahrusha told of an unusual case of telekinesis in her sleeping quarters. Perhaps it was her reading material or perhaps it was the late Alan Colmes.

The lamp lifted up and fell in a most unusual manner whilst Fahrusha slept.
Nothing broke!

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#107 Alex Tsakiris and Evil

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On July 8, 2020 Fahrusha and Alex Tsakiris recorded their podcasts simultaneously which is a first for “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Alex’s “Skeptiko” is featured in video on YouTube, where he showed a picture of Fahrusha on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, much to her surprise.

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Blake Shelton, Fahrusha and Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show in 2018

Then primarily they went on to discuss the thesis of Alex’s new book Why Evil Matters: How Science Religion & Spirituality Have Failed Us. Fahrusha pressed the point that to truly understand evil, one must look beyond humans to other sentient beings including especially mammals, but really much farther to beings such as trees and astronomical bodies like Our Sun. Consciousness pervades the Universe. The Universe is Consciousness.

Alex, while more human oriented, explained a good deal of his position, using as an example ritual sexual abuse of children. No sane person would not see that as evil. They also talked about religion and how differently people interpret religious scripture such as the Bible. Fahrusha felt that to get the most accurate view it would be instructive to study it in the ancient Aramaic form. She also pointed out that Satan as it is now defined, did not make an appearance as the ultimate evil in the early versions of the Old Testament and the duality with the Supreme Being is a more modern concept.

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Alex Tsakiris’s new book Why Evil Matters: How Science Religion & Spirituality Have Failed Us

Alex has a brilliant way of encouraging people to expound on their ideas. They talked about the need or lack thereof for religion in general. While some people like Fahrusha and Alex spend lots of time focusing on extended consciousness, others are focused on careers like baseball and dentistry. Fahrusha felt that some people looked to others to provide good spiritual guidance, many religious leaders may have not provided the best possible stewardship. Much as one would not want to entrust their teeth to a less than superlative dentist perhaps some of these folks are not being well served in the spiritual area.

They also discussed some of the guests they both interviewed.

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#106 Lisette Coly & Eileen Garrett

 

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Our guest Lisette Coly, grandaughter of Irish medium Eileen Garrett, and head of the Parapsychology Foundation

 

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On June 2, 2020 Fahrusha was very pleased to host Lisette Coly, head of the Parapsychology Foundation and granddaughter of famed Irish medium Eileen Garrett, on “Shattered Reality Podcast”. We spoke about what it was like to grow up with one of the Twentieth Century’s most famous mediums as her grandmother. Lisette told us some fascinating family stories exhibiting Eileen Garrett’s psychic prowess.

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Eileen Coly, mother of Lisette Coly, daughter of Eileen Garrett and former head of the Parapsychology Foundation

Lisette’s mother, Eileen Coly (1916-2013), kept the family legacy going for many years through running the Parapsychology Foundation from 1970 until 2003. Born and educated in England, she was very dedicated to the systematic and scientific study of the paranormal. Lisette has worked at the Foundation since 1969 and has worn many hats, including initially receptionist in her college years, and then becoming Executive Director and finally President after her mother’s retirement. While working at the Foundation both mother and daughter referred to Eileen Garrett simply as “Garrett” to differentiate the personage from the familial connection.

 

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Eileen Garrett, Irish medium and founder of the Parapsychology Foundation

Eileen Jeanette Vancho Lyttle Garrett (1893 – 1970) was an Irish medium and parapsychologist born in County Meath. Most unfortunately her parents committed suicide. This may have been pivotal in provoking her psychic abilities. She spent some years in England honing her gifts before moving to the US with her daughter Eileen Coly. She was a very popular and accomplished medium and the founder of the Parapsychology Foundation in 1951. She wrote seven books on psychic subject matter.

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#105 Thiago Luiz Ticchetti- UFOs in Brazil

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Thiago Luiz Ticchetti author of UFO Contacts in Brazil

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On May 19, 2020, Fahrusha spoke with Thiago Ticchetti from Brazil about UFOs. His new book is called UFO Contacts in Brazil and it is his first in English. It is over 500 pages long and is replete with many amazing photos and illustrations. He has written ten other books in Portuguese all about UFOs or OVNI as they are referred to in Spanish and Portuguese. People in the English speaking world may have misconceptions about UFOs in Latin America because of language issues.

Thiago explained that a recent report about a crashed saucer just north of Rio de Janeiro in the town of Mage was a total hoax and he tells us exactly why.

He has been interested in UFOs since childhood and he tells us about an early sighting he had. His father was an officer in the Brazilian Air Force and allowed him to sketch from the photos of the classified files of the Brazilian government. Later he was very inspired by the work of both A J Gevaerd, a Brazilian ufologist, and Jacques Vallee a French-American writer on the subject and physicist.

We discussed the various types of beings seen in Brazil, the most common of which is a variation of “the greys” well known in the US. These have a white pallor and different faces. The first famous abduction case in Brazil was that of a farmer named Antônio Villas Boas (1934–1991) whose case occurred in 1957 and included a sexual interaction with a female being. It occurred several years earlier than the Betty and Barney Hill abduction in 1961 in New England.

Children in the Sagrada Familia neighborhood had a credible sighting of a cyclops robot that came out of a UFO. It was credible because the otherwise adventurous kids totally changed their habits after their terrifying experience.

We also talked about the Varginha Incident and what happened on the island of Colares, which killed a number of denizens.

Thiago Luiz Ticchetti is an adherent of the “nuts and bolts” theory of UFOs, believing they come from other worlds in space.

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Thiago Luiz Ticchetti’s first book in English: UFO Contacts in Brazil

Fahrusha is the host of “Shattered Reality Podcast” and welcomes your comments public and private. Email private comments to fahrusha@fahrusha.com. Thanks for listening. This episode was recorded remotely outside of our normal recording studio as we are in COVID-19 lockdown. We are trying to continue to provide you with commercial free content in this very difficult time. Please excuse any glitches you may hear.


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#103 Kathleen Marden and the UFO Debunkers

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Authors Kathleen Marden and the late Stanton Friedman

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On April 14, 2020 Fahrusha welcomed Kathleen Marden to “Shattered Reality Podcast” to discuss the UFO debunkers and their origins as portrayed in her last book with ufologist and nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, Fact, Fiction and Flying Saucers. It was her second outing with “Shattered Reality Podcast” and we hope she will return again. Hear her first interview here.

Our listenership represents a diverse group of individuals which include ufologists, parapsychologists, and others who have an intense interest in anomalous phenomena. In this interview we have endeavored to present an instructive look at UFO debunkers and how their activities relate to the naysayers in the area of parapsychology as well.

Debunkers and naysayers have a variety of motives for their activities which we explore. The nastiest of all the debunkers in the UFO field was the late Philip J. Klass, a writer for Aviation Week and Space Technology. He used every dirty trick in the book to denigrate researchers and ruin their lives, while insinuating himself into the workings of Project Blue Book and the Condon Report (1966-1968), both US government funded research projects. One of the best ufologists of the time, Dr. James E. McDonald, was driven to suicide by Klass’s relentless character assassination. Stanton Friedman, Marden’s co-author, was able to thoroughly research Klass and fight back.

Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers by Stanton T. Friedman

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#102 UFO Experience as a Parapsychological Event

Eric Ouellet, Ph.D.

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On March 3, 2020 Fahrusha welcomed two guests to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. The first was a lovely woman, “Jennifer”, a listener who is personally known to Fahrusha. She related an amazing synchronicity involving a new baby, a generous half sister, and the half sister’s recently deceased mother. At the 1:47 point in the recording you will hear what sounds like a male voice breaking into the recording saying “eemah-ho”. We here at “Shattered Reality Podcast” have no idea of the source of this voice. “Jennifer’s” uncle had passed the night before, but she says it was not his voice. This remains a mystery.

After that otherworldly start, our second very impressive guest, was Dr. Eric Ouellet, military scientist and author of Illuminations: The UFO Experience as a Parapsychological Event, published by Anomalist Books. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from York University, Toronto. Dr. Ouellet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Defence Studies with the Royal Military College of Canada, physically located at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. He began the interview by explaining the reasons for the military’s interest in the UFO topic.

Eric’s personal hypothesis about UFOs stems from the sociological model of German physicist and parapsychologist, Walter von Lucadou, Ph.D. concerning poltergeist phenomena and we discussed poltergeist cases for a brief interval before applying that hypothesis to UFOs. Fahrusha mentioned that she did not think all UFO cases must of necessity stem from the same source. Perhaps a few might be extraterrestrial while others might be a co-creation of the human psyche with higher forces. Eric Ouellet did not see the need for other “higher” forces to be employed, that the human mind is capable of creating these visible artifacts which can be seen by numbers of individuals.

He went on to explain how the Rendlesham Forest incident in Great Britain over the Christmas Holiday of 1980 could be explained through the von Lucadou sociological model used for poltergeists. Fahrusha asked Eric a few enlightening questions which were sent in by Maryam, a mutual acquaintance and “Shattered Reality Podcast” listener. Dr. Ouellet is currently involved in a collaborative work about Marian apparitions. He is a professional member of the Parapsychological Association and maintains a blog where he explores various ideas about psi and social dynamics at: http://parasociology.blogspot.com.

Illuminations: the UFO Experience as a Parapsychological Event by Eric Ouellet, Ph.D.

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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.

 

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#93 Hudson Valley Anomalies with WHAM

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This is Dr. C. S. Matthews, a.k.a. Wahabah Hadia Al Muid, a.k.a. Professor WHAM author of the book Mysterious Beauty: Living With the Paranormal in The Hudson Valley.

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On October 1, 2019, Fahrusha was pleased to speak with Dr. C. S. Matthews about her exciting new book Mysterious Beauty: Living With the Paranormal in The Hudson Valley. She is the sometimes co-host of the podcast “The Church of Mabus” and teaches at a college in the Hudson Valley.

Our fascinating discussion covered a lot of ground, from the geology of the region to Native American beliefs and history through the Dutch and British settlers to the present time. In reading the book, Fahrusha was horrified to discover that she was born on or near the site of a massacre of Native Americans by some renegade Dutch in what is now Jersey City!

What is very wonderful about this book is that it gives people living in the Hudson Valley from Manhattan to above Albany (and those curious and intrepid travellers from points unknown) a tool to begin their quest for the anomalous right here in our backyard. Everything from ancient earthworks, to present day cryptids and UFOs can be found in the glorious Hudson Valley, along with the world’s best apples.

This episode is a natural follow on to our last episode with Susan Demeter St. Clair in which we touched upon some of the same subjects involving the Great Lakes region of Canada and N.Y. State.

“Shattered Reality Podcast” wishes to acknowledge sometimes contributor Stephanie Quick for introducing us to Professor WHAM.

We appreciate hearing about our listeners’ anomalous accounts. If you wish to be included in the “Listeners’ Corner” either as an on-air guest or would like to have your written account read, please contact fahrusha@fahrusha.com.

 

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#92 Susan Demeter St.Clair and the Folklore of the Strange

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Susan Demeter St.Clair, author of Making Mountains out of Mashed Potatoes: UFOs as a ParaPsychological Event, a chapter of the book UFOs: Framing the Debate

 

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On September 17, 2019 Susan Demeter St.Clair joined Fahrusha on “Shattered Reality Podcast” to speak about UFOs and the folklore of the strange. Susan is a native of Ontario, Canada who is currently residing in Northern Italy. She is a researcher on the UFO phenomena and on European and Native American paranormal folklore especially the Italian Benandanti. The Benandanti were from the Friuli region of Italy of north eastern Italy, although it is thought that the tradition was probably very widespread in slightly varying forms in much of agrarian, Pre-Christian Europe. Meaning literally “the good walkers”, members participated in out of body travels on a number of Thursdays to war against evil forces that might destroy crops. They were also healers. They were viciously persecuted as heretics by the Roman Inquisition.

Varying possible explanations for UFOs and for the famous Philip Experiment (Canada) were discussed. Our interview with Dr. Jim McClenon also mentions the Philip Experiment in the context of the SORRAT Group. Susan was kind enough to share with us her personal UFO experiences that changed the course of her life.

Towards the end of the episode, Fahrusha read an amazing account from a longtime listener who had a life changing UFO experience in western New York State. The listener requested to remain anonymous, something that we at “Shattered Reality Podcast will always respect. If you, dear listener, have a paranormal experience, be it a UFO, a near death experience, an out of body experience, a cryptid encounter or other high strange unexplainable phenomenon, we want to hear from you!

Please contact Fahrusha at fahrusha@fahrusha.com if you would like to share a high strange experience with us.

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#89 Dan Farcas: Hypercivilizations

Dan Farcas is author of Hypercivilizations

Dan Farcas, PhD, author of Hypercivilizations: An Answer to ET Contacts on Earth

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On June 18, 2019 Fahrusha welcomed Romanian scientist and author Dan Farcas, PhD to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. We discussed his latest book, Hypercivilizations: An Answer to ET Contacts on Earth. The approach of the book is a synthesis of many years of thought and study in various allied areas of scientific analysis as regards possible extraterrestrial civilizations. His conclusions are well researched and I recommend that listeners take the time to understand what is being said.

Additionally we discussed artificial intelligence, tall blonde humanoids and the importance of love (in the sense of agape) and good will. He asserts that alien intelligence may be billions of years beyond us and must be benevolent. There are 11 chapters in the book, any of which could yield an hour long discussion for “Shattered Reality Podcast”.

Our Listeners’ Corner featured Christopher Rex speaking about a powerful near death experience (NDE) he had as a teenager in New Braunfels, Texas. He was swimming in a dangerous location with friends and drowned. Listeners will find this account quite compelling.

We invite our listeners to submit their experiences to: fahrusha@fahrusha.com for possible inclusion on a future episode.