Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a forum for “paranerds” to have an open dialogue about all things paranormal. He has been a featured podcaster on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Some of Patrick’s notable guests have included Chip Coffey, Loyd Auerbach, Amy Bruni, Adam Berry, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Troy Taylor, Guy Lyon Playfair, Karen A. Dahlman, and one of the world’s most investigated and celebrated mystifiers, Uri Geller. He founded the Missouri Spirit Seekers, a paranormal research team, and he has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena). One of Patrick’s passions is cemetery photography, and spending hours at a time capturing the natural beauty of the cycle of life and death in a place typically stricken with grief.
  Lisa Morton tells the fascinating history of seances in her new book, Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances. Discussion included necromancy, spook shows, Spiritualism, fraudulent mediums, D.D. Home, Helen Duncan, Florence Cook, William Crookes, the American Civil War, spirit rapping, EVP, and of course, plenty of ectoplasm! PLUS, Patrick didn’t miss the opportunity to ask a Halloween expert about how the pandemic could change our favorite holiday! Visit BigSeance.com/170 for more info.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :53 Are you subscribed to the show? Also, don’t miss updates on my upcoming book! Sign up for the Big Seance Newsletter! 1:37 Lisa Morton’s Bio 1:27 Book description for Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances 4:33 Necromancy and calling forth the dead could be seriously gross! 5:50 Was sacrifice involved in necromancy? 8:41 Spook shows, phantasmagoria light shows, and Pepper’s Ghost! 9:33 So many debunked mediums from the days of Spiritualism! Were any of them real? 14:40 D.D. Home 16:40 Helen Duncan, Harry Price, and ectoplasm 18:05 Why don’t we have more mediums producing the ectoplasm and physical phenomena in seances today? 20:17 Patrick reminisces about the spirit rapping he experienced several years ago during some Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sessions. 23:02 Sometimes we hear what we want to hear in EVP. A story from the son of William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist 25:04 Lisa shares a spirit box experience from the Stanley Hotel 28:55 Patrick’s “Ouija Board” EVP using the spirit box 30:56 The fascinating story of William Crookes, Florence Cook, and the spirit of “Katie King” 32:25 An erotic element of the seance 38:50 Emma Hardinge, brave Spiritualist soldiers, mediums saving the lives of civil war soldiers, former slaves having visions of the upcoming civil war, and the story of Raymond 40:09 The modern seance and why we have an obsession with it 45:50 Since Lisa Morton is an expert on Halloween, Patrick asks about the concern of how the pandemic could affect our favorite holiday! It turns out there’s hope, since after 9/11, Halloween emerged better than ever! 48:30 Lisa’s final thoughts and her upcoming books! 53:47 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:30 Outro 57:25 Easter egg/Blooper 59:05   For more on Lisa Morton LisaMorton.com Calling the Spirits on Amazon Twitter: @cinriter   Sign up for the Big Seance Newsletter!   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or 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!   
A conversation with Brian Smith, who is a life coach, grief guide, podcast host, and author of Grief 2 Growth: Planted, Not Buried. How to Survive and Thrive After Life’s Greatest Challenges. Brian had long been on a spiritual quest, but after suffering from the loss of his daughter Shayna, who transitioned into spirit five years ago at the age of fifteen, that quest intensified. His mission in life is to help others along their journey by sharing the knowledge and wisdom he has acquired over the years. Visit BigSeance.com/169 for more info.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode Episode Teaser :00 Intro :32 Brian Smith’s Bio 1:15 Brian walks SEVEN MILES every morning! 3:45 Brian’s beautiful daughter, Shayna, transitioned into Spirit five years ago at the age of fifteen. 5:45 Brian's daughter Shayna is just over his shoulder.  Synchronicities that led Brian to Grief 2 Growth, which is now a book and a podcast 9:05 Brian has a background in engineering and is an analytical person by nature. He also used to have an extreme fear of death, due to his Christian fundamentalist background. 10:23 Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dr. Julie Beischel, Consciousness, Near Death Experiences, and the evidence for an afterlife. 11:34 Even after her transition, Brian has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with Shayna. 13:42 Mediumship 16:25 An angel over the shoulder 17:19 The stages of grief 19:00 Other examples of grief from loss 21:49 Talking about and preparing for death 23:52 Pet loss, plus the guilt of moving past grief 25:15 Grief counseling isn’t necessarily for everyone. 28:55 Brian answers listener questions, including two from listeners who are grieving from the loss of loved ones. 30:09 Faith, Jesus, and Christianity 34:24 Helping Parents Heal 38:22 The SoulPhone Project 40:05 What is the afterlife like? 43:33 Final thoughts and where to find Brian Smith 47:34 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 49:08 Outro 51:04   For more on Brian Smith Grief2Growth.com Grief 2 Growth on Amazon Grief 2 Growth Podcast Grief 2 Growth on Facebook   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or 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!   
  An upbeat conversation with Kris Meredith, television and radio presenter, host of Sky Channel 680's Psychic Today, and host/producer of the podcast and YouTube show, Keep It Spiritual. Topics include developing mediumship, censorship in broadcasting, pet loss, and reincarnation. Visit BigSeance.com/168 for more info.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode Episode Teaser :00 Intro :43 Your host has recently appeared as a guest on the hit UK podcast, Ricky and Tony - Pop Detectives, hosted by Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs and veteran radio DJ, Tony Blackburn. Patrick also appeared on Kris Meredith's show, Keep It Spiritual with Kris Meredith (today's guest)! 1:25 Kris Meredith’s Bio. Welcome to the parlor, Kris! 3:27 “Shop talk” about having shows that focus on spiritual topics, along with psychics and mediums. 5:15 As a host of Psychic Today on the Sky Channel 680 in the UK, Kris cannot say the word, “medium.” What’s that about? The censorship was the inspiration behind Kris’s Keep It Spiritual Show and Podcast! 7:40 More about Kris’s journey from broadcasting to Keep It Spiritual. 10:35 The experience of being a host on a TV network that is all psychics all the time! 13:50 Kris is also a developing medium. He shares some of his paranormal experiences. Plus Spiritualist church and his uncle Chris, who is also a medium. 16:47 More about Kris’s mediumship development. 25:29 What happens when we die? 28:50 The different views of different psychic mediums. 30:13 Angels and Lorna Byrne 32:27 Thoughts on paranormal investigation 34:45 Do we have both spirit guides and angels? 37:15 How Kris meditates 38:55 The Rainbow Bridge 40:35 Dreams 41:57 The loss of a pet. 43:20 Thoughts on reincarnation 43:55 Be yourself! Final words of wisdom from Kris Meredith 48:20 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 52:33 Outro 54:30 Blooper 56:12   For more on Kris Meredith KrisMeredith.com Keep It Spiritual on YouTube Keep It Spiritual Podcast Keep It Spiritual on Facebook Twitter: @keepitspiritpod Twitter: @kriscmeredith   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or 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!     
  Spiritual Mediums Barbara Allin and Karen Jay-Moore have a goal of demystifying mediumship through showing the healing aspects of evidential mediumship and empowering others to get in touch with their intuitive selves. Barbara and Karen have recently been organizing public demonstrations of mediumship online. Visit BigSeance.com/167 for more info.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode Episode Teaser :00 Intro :42 Your host has had a busy few weeks: Saying Goodbye to Meril, the beautiful Saint Louis Union Station Hotel (built in 1894), and a Black Voices Matter March and Rally. 1:24 Bios for Barbara Allin of RedFernHealing.com and Karen Jay-Moore of SoulPath.ca 5:20 Welcome, Barbara and Karen! 8:25 After meeting in a Reiki Master course, Barbara and Karen eventually came together to offer classes and public demonstrations of mediumship. 9:05 Barbara’s journey to mediumship started in childhood, but really kicked into gear in 2014. 12:11 Karen’s journey to mediumship involved having a series of precognitive dreams! 18:36 Two important “a-ha” moments on Barbara’s journey. 25:23 The goal of their mediumship demonstrations is to “demystify mediumship through showing the healing aspects of evidential mediumship as well as empower others to get in touch with their intuitive selves.” 29:03 Karen and Barbara discuss their work with developing mediums, and they explain how they themselves receive information. 32:21 Pros and cons of virtual development groups 38:34 Clearing up common fears and misconceptions, plus Barbara discusses the Ouija Board. 41:10 Ego in mediumship 46:37 The differences between a psychic connection and a mediumship connection. 53:05 Possible future events 57:40 Final thoughts from Barbara and Karen 59:12 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:00:04 Outro 1:05:55   For more on Barbara and Karen Barbara Allin's Website, RedFernHealing.com Red Fern Healing on Facebook Karen Jay-Moore's Website, SoulPath.ca   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or 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! 
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