Stirring the Cauldron
J. Allan Cross-American Brujeria
April 30, 2021 10:08 AM PDT
American Brujeria is about the fascinating blend of American and Mexican folk magic currently practiced by those living in the US but whose roots are steeped in Mexican culture. The author, who has named this tradition “American brujeria,” explores this magical system, while also offering practical advice on using it. American brujeria is a living, vital tradition that -- while it shares things in common with other folk magic traditions, such as American Conjure—also features its own unique traditions, as well as familiar ones, such as the veneration of saints, both canonized, such as Guadalupe, and folk saints like Santa Muerte.
April 23, 2021 11:21 AM PDT
The sabbat of Beltane and the release of Damh's new album were happening at the same time, so it was only logical that I have him on the show to talk about both Sabbat's. And because Beltane is not far off I thought this was a good choice of archive to post this week. As always, when Damh is my guest it's a fun, interesting and musical show.Von Braschler- Time Shifts
April 23, 2021 10:53 AM PDT
Every now and then somebody reports stepping out of normal time and space. It doesn’t seem to matter where they live or their background--the veil of ordinary reality drops and they suddenly slip into the past or future, usually seamlessly and unknowingly, experiencing a temporary and accidental form of time travel.Sharing detailed accounts from people who have experienced time slips and shifts between realities, including his own experiences, Von examines what their stories have in common to establish the pattern behind how these sudden slips in time occur. He examines criticisms of and scientific support for this phenomenon, debunking claims that time slips are delusions, implanted memories, or remembrances of past lives and showing that they may be related to energy vortices, tears in the fabric of our reality, black holes, astral travel, or light body movements. Exploring the work of Einstein and other physicists, the author also examines the different speed with which time passes in ordinary reality and during time shifts--people will find that only a few minutes has elapsed for a time-shift experience that appeared to take hours. Offering step-by-step exercises to prepare you to experience time shifts, to help set them up, and to enhance the experience when you have slipped through time, the author provides a road map allowing anyone to explore shifts in time and space and expand their awareness beyond ordinary reality.Edith Mary Stanley-Psychic Development and Mediumship
April 16, 2021 10:30 AM PDT
Edith teaches courses on Psychic Development, Mediumship, Tarot and Gypsy cards, Akashik Records and Past life Readings. She says these modalities offer healing and new perspectives on life, and when your perspective changes, everything changes. Tonight we focused on Psychic Development and Mediumship. We talked about how to recognize, develop and successfully use with those abilities within ourselves, recognizing and working with our spirit guides and different types of spirit entities that may come thru to us from time to time. Edith answered some very interesting questions that came in from the chat room, and also explained how to use and control our abilities in the metaphysical world.Corvis Nocturnum-Haunted Asylums and The World's Scariest Places
April 09, 2021 12:07 PM PDT
As if hearing about some of the world's scariest places can cause nightmares alone, my guest, author E.R. Vernor, aka Corvis Nocturnum gave us a double whammy of scary things to ponder with some spooky tales from his book Haunted Asylums as well. The book goes behind the barbed wire and explores the many sanitariums or asylums that were intended to help the mentally ill but only contributed to their afflictions. The book covers the history behind the infamous Riverside patient Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, the gothic and foreboding buildings at Danvers State Hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts, which became both the inspiration and the filming location for the movie Session 9, and Oregon State Hospital, where Jack Nicholson's famous One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed. Today, these abandoned state institutions have been converted into other uses or remain in shambles, but the ghosts of their pasts linger. The author explores these reputedly haunted asylums and others all the world over. Join us...if you dare.Graham Phillips-The Alice Ghost
April 09, 2021 10:23 AM PDT
A haunted mirror that hangs in an English stately home, Hoar Cross Hall, a stately 19th-century country mansion in Staffordshire. England now operating as a hotel and may have inspired Lewis Carroll to write the Looking Glass tale. Was Mary Heath - the leader of a mysterious occult society in Victorian England, and said to have possessed extraordinarily supernatural gifts, even as a child, the true inspiration for the Alice stories? And is she the spirit that haunts that mirror, and makes ghostly phone calls to the reception desk from The Alice Suite just above the library where the mirror hangs? Join us as Graham Phillips takes us back to a time and place where Lewis Carroll first saw the mirror and became acquainted with the young Mary Heath.Jeff Mudgett Part 2-The American Ripper
April 02, 2021 12:46 PM PDT
Herman Mudgett, whose alias was H.H. Holmes, is believed to have been the first serial killer in America, potentially responsible for as many as 200 murders in the late 19th century. Around the same time, Jack the Ripper famously killed at least five people on the streets of London. On The American Ripper series, Jeff Mudgett -- Holmes' great-great-grandson -- tries to prove a controversial theory that Holmes and Jack the Ripper were the same person. Mudgett has spent 20 years researching his ancestor, and he uses that information, combined with 21st-century science and technology, to team with former CIA analyst Amaryllis Fox to launch an investigation that could solve one of history's biggest cold cases.Scotty Roberts-The Secret History of the Reptilians
April 02, 2021 10:17 AM PDT
Where the bloodlines of the Nephilim leave off, the real story just begins. Or does it go back even further than that? The very real probability that non-human intelligences visited and even copulated with primordial humans is detailed in civilization's most ancient cultural and religious records. These historical records further reveal that these intelligences were reptilian in nature--or, at the very least, have been represented throughout human history in reptilian form. From the Serpent, Nawcash, in the Garden of Eden; Atum, the Egyptian snake-man; and Quetzalcotl, the feathered serpent god of the Mayans to the double-helix snake symbol of Enki/Ea in ancient Sumerian literature, the serpent has been the omnipresent link between humans and the gods in every culture. In The Secret History of the Reptilians, Scott Alan Roberts investigates and examines the pervasive presence of the serpent in human history, religion, culture, and politics. Are we the product of an extraterrestrial race that moves and breathes--and even breeds--beneath the surface of all of human history?
Put on your thinking cap and take an historical, anthropological, archaeological plunge into the heady waters of extraterrestrial origins.Jeff Mudgett Bloodstains
March 26, 2021 10:35 AM PDT
Bloodstains is the startling tale of one man’s search for the truth after inheriting the personal diaries belonging to his great-great-grandfather who he discovers was America’s first and most notorious serial killer Herman Webster Mudgett. Better known by his alias H.H. Holmes, Mudgett was the mass murderer who struck terror into the nation by being the proprietor of the infamous Murder Castle and stalking the streets of Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair. During his incarceration awaiting execution, well over a century ago, Holmes admitted killing 27 innocent victims, but the evidence the author locates indicates hundreds more likely. From his investigation, Jeff Mudgett, the direct descendant, learns that Holmes’ reign of terror was worldwide and not limited to Chicago as has been so widely believed. Based upon never before revealed historical facts, Jeff pieces together a dynamic and extraordinary puzzle, including the strong possibility that Holmes was also Jack the Ripper.Far more than a documentary, Bloodstains is precariously balanced on the very edge between non-fiction and the paranormal, as the author’s research of his evil ancestor quickly takes on a personal aspect. Jeff soon fears his efforts may have awakened the legendary ‘Holmes Curse’ of the 1890s, the one investigated and written about by most of the nation’s major publications, including The New York Times. In fact, the deeper he digs into Holmes’ devilish past, the stronger the monster’s hold on him seems to become, testing the limits of his own sanity, as well as humanity. Racked by a mysterious and never before experienced epilepsy, Jeff suffers crippling grand mal seizures whenever he disobeys the haunting voices in his head. Finally, with nowhere else to turn, Jeff is forced to make the decisions of his genetic lifetime in a life-or-death struggle in order to win the greatest prize of all: his survival.Jake Richards Backwoods Witchcraft
March 26, 2021 10:32 AM PDT
In Backwoods Witchcraft, Jake Richards offers up a folksy stew of family stories, lore, omens, rituals, and conjure crafts that he learned from his great-grandmother, his grandmother, and his grandfather, a Baptist minister who Jake remembers could "rid someone of a fever with an egg or stop up the blood in a wound." The witchcraft practiced in Appalachia is very much a folk magic of place, a tradition that honors the seen and unseen beings that inhabit the land as well as the soil, roots, and plant life.
Host Marla Brooks stirs the cauldron every Thursday night at 9:00 PM ET on Para X with interesting guests from both the Pagan and Paranormal realms.
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