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#77 Mary Rose Barrington and Psychokinesis

Mary Rose Barrington, author of J.O.T.T. (Just One of Those Things)

 

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Fahrusha and “Shattered Reality Podcast” were pleased to welcome Mary Rose Barrington to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. Mary Rose has been both a solicitor and a barrister in Great Britain as well as a President of the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research. She is now listed as a Vice President of the Society for Psychical Research of Great Britain. Her new book, J.O.T.T. (Just One of Those Things) is published by Anomalist Books.

We discussed a number of instances of simple household psychokinesis that were included in the book and which were studiously collected by Mary Rose over years of research. She has classified these instances of psychokinesis she calls Jottles into categories: Flyaway, Windfall, Comeback, Walkabout and Trade-In. The Flyaway is an item that simply vanishes and as such it is hardest to prove because one could have simply lost it. The Windfall is some object that appears in a place where it is unknown to have been and is not recognized by the householder. One person’s Flyaway could be another’s Windfall. An example of this would be if the can opener disappears from Linda’s kitchen (Flyaway) and appears on Joe’s doorstep a mile away (Windfall). Not all Windfalls can be traced to point of origin however and Windfalls are also know in psychical research as apports. The Comeback is a Flyaway that comes back to the location from which it has vanished at a later point in time, after the area has been thoroughly searched. A Walkabout is an item which appears in a place where it wasn’t put by the owner or anyone else and to be interesting appears in an impossible location. Finally, a Trade-In is when a similar but different object is found in the place of the one that has gone missing.

We also discussed possible reasons for these phenomena. The fundamental reality is consciousness, and the mind controls the matter, opines Mary Rose Barrington; and we do not disagree. Fahrusha gave an account of an unusual jottle that happened to her nearly 20 years ago.

We await the return of Kate Valentine to the show.

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#72 George P. Hansen the Trickster

George P. Hansen, author of The Trickster and the Paranormal.

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Fahrusha and Kate Valentine were pleased to welcome illustrious author and paranormal investigator George P. Hansen to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. There was so much to speak about that it was difficult to fit it into an hour and fifteen minutes. Hansen looks at the paranormal from the view of anthropology and skepticism but never debunking. He views many of the phenomena of the paranormal as being affected and sometimes caused by the Trickster. He gives two compatible definitions of who or what the Trickster is, the first of which concerns the folk traditions of many, if not all, indigenous cultures around the world. Some of the famous folk tricksters are Loki of Norse mythology, the Coyote of the American Southwest, Iktomi (spider) of the Lakota and Ananzi (spider) of the Caribbean and Africa. These Tricksters are shapeshifters so they can appear in different guises. In his words “The trickster archetype is not designated by immediately observable physical features.  Rather it is a more abstract constellation of characteristics that is usually personified (i.e., identified with a person or animal).”  His second definition is a bit more ephemeral to explain. It includes many aspects of psi including boundary crossing, irrationality, fakery, change and instability and it is, by its very nature, non-binary.

We tackle many subjects, especially including UFOs. For instance these objects are often seen to be shapeshifting, and some might be interstellar or not, and of course they may have more than one origin and they often appear at times of great change. The purported occupants may lie to humans or their communication may seem absurd or be misunderstood. They often appear to people when those people are in altered states of consciousness, as in the liminal state.

 

Book cover, The Trickster and the Paranormal by George P. Hansen.

 


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#57 John B. Alexander Reality Denied

Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things that Can’t Happen -But Did by John B. Alexander, PhD

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Kate Valentine and Fahrusha were very pleased to welcome Dr. John B. Alexander back to Shattered Reality Podcast to discuss his new book Reality Denied, Firsthand Experiences with Things That Can’t Happen- But Did. This book is an autobiography of many of Alexander’s paranormal experiences and extraordinary events. He is the author of a number of other books and articles including UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies and Realities and is the recipient of awards too numerous to mention.

We spoke about UFOs, trans-species communication with dolphins and unusual human skills including metal bending. The book is filled with fascinating and mind-bending experiences, exotic places visited, and extraordinary people met, but the takeaway is the lifelong quest and metamorphosis of a curious individual who began his career as an infantry private who rose to Army colonel, received a PhD, became a non-lethal weapons expert and more recently delved into shamanism. He calls for more research into the nature of consciousness and these things that can’t happen but do. He fears that today’s paradigm of materialism precludes young scientists from researching the true nature of consciousness. He encourages more open-mindedness in science and hopes that young researchers will have the courage to explore areas beyond the soul-crushing confines of mechanistic materialism as have many quantum physicists.  

Author John B. Alexander PhD at Machu Picchu, Peru.


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#39 Dr. Claude Swanson The Physics of Consciousness

Dr. Claude Swanson, author and physicist

Dr. Claude Swanson, author and physicist

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Kate Valentine and Fahrusha welcome Dr. Claude Swanson to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. He discusses a number of fascinating phenomena that are not explainable by Western physics and posits an alternative theory of subtle energy and torsion.

We discuss many topics including time travel, remote viewing, UFOs, psychokinesis, out of body experiences and more; all in the context of a different picture of physics. We could have talked to Dr. Swanson for two days straight and still have more topics to cover. Dr. Swanson’s books are The Synchronized Universe: New Science of the Paranormal and Life Force: The Scientific Basis. He is writing a third volume centering on the physics of the soul and the afterlife. His website is http://synchronizeduniverse.com.

Dr. Swanson grew up in Virginia. He studied physics at M.I.T. and went on to get his Ph.D. at Princeton, working with Nobel Laureate Robert Dicke. He did post graduate work at both Princeton and Cornell. Later he formed his own consulting firm and worked on applied physics projects for a number of corporate and government entities.

This podcast was recorded on November 1, 2016.


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#29 Stephen Braude Talks About Psychokinesis and More

Philosopher and parapsychologist Stephen Braude, Ph.D.

Philosopher and parapsychologist Stephen Braude, Ph.D.

 

 

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Stephen Braude is very accomplished. He is an Emeritus Professor of philosophy and former chair of the department at the university of Maryland, Baltimore. Currently he is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration and a past president of the Parapsychological Association. He is the author of six books and more than 60 essays, and the recipient of numerous awards, grants and fellowships.

In this episode, we speak about his book The Gold Leaf Lady, and to a lesser degree about The Limits of Influence and Immortal Remains.  The story of Katy, the Gold Leaf Lady, is a fascinating account which Stephen Braude shares with us. We hope to speak to him again about more of his work.

Dear Listeners, please share your PK experiences and your psychic pet stories with us. We want to hear from you!


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Dr. Ross Dunseath and Psychokinesis #9

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

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

Kate and Fahrusha delve into the mysteries of psychokinesis on Podcast Number 9 with University of Virginia’s Dr. Ross Dunseath. Psychokinesis is the ability to move objects by mental effort alone.

As Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Perceptual Studies with the esteemed Dr. Edward Kelly, Ross has been working on establishing irrefutable scientific evidence of human mental action on matter, such as metal bending and movement of small objects. All aficionados of the paranormal will find this interview both fascinating and instructive.

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