A-Live Recording – 9/2 at Echoes Under Sunset @ 8PM

I am very excited to announce that the first in the monthly installment of A-Live Recordings of the mindcast will be taking place at the wonderful art gallery & performance space Echoes Under Sunset in Echo Park, California. You may remember the first attempt at a live interview in front of an audience with Andy Erikson Stein and how fun it was even though it was only 25’ish minutes long. Well, after that experience experiment we decided to just go for it!

Joining me for the first full-length interview will past guest and paranormal extraordinaire Karen Rontowski! Karen has performed on David Letterman, hosted paracons, leads ghost hunts, and is a reiki master. I am very excited to be able to bring to you our 2nd talk in front of the live audience.

There will definitely be giveaways, probably sage being burnt beforehand for positive energy sake, and laughs along the way. I should state that in no way am I going to try and force the comedy just because this a live performance of sorts. It is my hope to be able to have the same kind of deep, thoughtful, and sincere conversation that I always try to have, except this time we may look at the audience when something funny pops into our minds. You dig? I can dig it.

Here’s the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/987921337924606/

If you’re “off the grid” and don’t want to use facebook, I can feel that, too. So, here’s the info for you:

Wednesday – Sept 2nd – 8PM
Echoes Under Sunset – 1310 Glendale Blvd
Echo Park, CA 90026

Parking can be tricky here as it is all street parking, so please allot time for that. I hope to see you there,


Experience 83 – Christina Donnelly, Haunted House & Shadow People

Christina Donnelly tells me what it was like growing up in a haunted house in the northeast and having a parent assure her of the “spirit’s” good nature. Do parents know and believe and struggle how to explain to the very young about what ghosts are or could be? Or are they just saying anything to avoid the conversation that they don’t know how to have? Christina also details for me her 12 year battle against shadow people or “the committee” as she came to call them. When science writes off experience as merely sleep paralysis, they fail to take into account the profound affect these still uncertain experiences have on the person’s life who actually has them. How can we battle the shadow people if we also experience this? A really great talk that covers a lot of ground.

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The Djinn (Continued) – 3rd Ear Bonus 28

My fascination with Djinn has not waned since doing my first 3rd Ear Bonus about them and then reading Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s wonderful and comprehensive book The Djinn Connection. For personal reasons, the djinn have been on my mind quite a bit since my interview with the ex-girlfriend who could morph and for reasons of wanting to be a better and more knowledgable host of the mindcast they have also been on my mind. After reading her book, watching videos online, and asking myself some interesting if not tough questions, I have come to some crossroads in the way I believe things. The premise of this whole thing is “it’s more fun to believe” after all and what kind of host would I be if I didn’t do my damnedest to remain open-minded to any and all things? So, with that, I give you some more information about the legendary and possibly very real djinn.

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The Djinn Connection by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

The Djinn Connection: The Hidden Links Between Djinn, Shadow People, ETs, Nephilim, Archons, Reptilians and Other Entities – by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
I have just moments ago finished reading the wonderful book by Rosemary Ellen Guiley – The Djinn Connection. I am writing this now so I can remember my thoughts and feelings in the most immediate way having completed it. It is one of those feelings you get when you are so excited to have completed a book, but also so sad that it will no longer be there for you to read for the first time. I feel like it was a delicious sandwich finally delivered to the table after a being out in the sun for hours, hiking, really working up an appetite and after the final bite there is a bit of sadness because you know it is all gone.

My interest in the djinn was fiercely lit after my interview with the ex-girlfriend who could morph. I don’t want to spoil it if you have not heard it yet, but just know that at the every end of that interview she said something that lit my mind afire with curiosity and the need for more knowledge. This book was my first in-depth attempt at trying to accumulate that knowledge. And did I get lucky? You bet your sweet ass I did. I knew of Mrs. Guiley’s name through her many appearances on any and all the “big” paranormal shows and anyone in the so-called circuit will reference her or speak very highly of her. So, I knew when her book came up that I had to read it.

It is a comprehensive look at the history of Djinn and as the subtitle expresses, “The hidden links between Djinn, Shadow People, ETs, Nephilim, Archons, Reptilians and other Entities.” I have taken to trying to take some notes during reading books that are dense with valuable and interesting information, but the only problem that presents to my mind is that I am led down a path of wanting to devour so much more information from other books, studies, and reports by people referenced within what it is I am reading. That to me is the sign of a good book and the original “rabbithole” that people speak of so commonly nowadays when referring to youtube videos. It is this same rabbithole of reading that led me to one of my favorite authors and works by Dostoyeskvy.

I wrote down no less than than fifteen different books or people I must research while reading her book and that resonates as deep fulfillment for me. Not only is my understanding of what and who Djinn are much deeper, but my understanding of the history of entities, abductions, and the folklore of shadow people has become much more expanse. I now have been introduced to Archons and have become more familiar with the origins of Lilith.

I will admit that while reading this book I had become uneasy, scared, tepid, even wondering if I should continue. I am currently wearing around my neck a Circle of Solomon pendant and also have an iron chain necklace hanging from the head of my bed and both of these are direct results of my fear that did not exist before opening the pages of this mind-blower.

The thing I like about this book is that it challenged me in many ways and I am okay with that. Sometimes, I find myself resistant to being challenged in my beliefs and I must be aware of when that happens. It is not that I do not believe in the possibility of Djinn’s existence, but she is postulating that they are responsible for much more than people realize or understand…potentially. Without giving too much away, my research and interest in sleep paralysis has led me down a path of leaning towards believing certain things quite strongly and she was challenging that perspective. I am glad that I opened to it because now I am invigorated in my search for answers regarding many things that happen in the moments before or right after sleep.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough to do it justice. I have already bought another copy and am having it shipped to a friend who I know will love to read it. Any great book will challenge my already held beliefs, make me want to read many other things and will require me to buy it for at least one person I know. That to me is a great book and Mrs. Guiley nails it. Feel free to click on the link above that leads right to amazon.com to buy it if you wish as it is also a very small way to help support the mindcast because a small portion of referenced sales will be kicked back to me.

Experience 82 – James Roper, Shaolin Kung Fu & meditation

James Roper, a brilliant artist tells me all about his journey through Kung Fu and the meditation practices he has experienced. At what point does meditation transcend a daily practice and become something mystical? James details his most intense experience in cutting through the noise of daily life and what happened afterwards. We also get into what it is like to dedicate a portion of your life to excelling in an intense practice of physical and mental exercise and how that affects what we consider to “normal” and if those moments of breakthrough make us “go crazy” or not. A fun, wonderful talk and my first one from overseas! More on James is available at his website: jroper.co.uk

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Creative Insomnia – 3rd Ear Bonus 27

A somewhat deeper look into what happens when the human brain is deprived of its sleep and its affect on the creation process and creativity. Many people believe that it aids creativity and others believe that it does quite the opposite. Is there a magic that can only be tapped into when we are unable to allow ourselves to drift off to the restful realm of sleep? It is fascinating to me and to many others the affects staying awake has on our brain and the debate rages on.

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