200 – Dr. Callum E. Cooper on Parapsychology – Big Seance

Nov 14, 2021 | 0 comments

Dr. Callum E. Cooper on Parapsychology, EVP, Telephone Calls from the Dead, the Truth about the Estes Method, and After Death Communication (ADC) - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #200
In this special 200th episode, Patrick finally got to talk to UK parapsychologist, Dr. Callum E. Cooper. Topics include Parapsychology as a study and a career, Dr. Cooper’s research and book on Telephone Calls from the Dead, three must-read books, bereavement and recovery, clearing up misinformation on the discovery of EVP, inducing After Death Communication, and the truth about the “Estes Method.” Plus the second installment of the return of Tim Prasil’s Spectral Edition.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:49

It’s the 200th episode, and we’re also approaching the 10-year anniversary of BigSeance.com2:30

Dr. Callum E. Cooper’s Bio 3:17

Callum is such a kind gentleman! 5:25

Dr. Cooper’s Telephone Calls from the Dead and the work of Raymond Bayless and D. Scott Rogo. 7:11

Some background on Patrick’s spiritual shift that began around twelve years ago around the time he discovered Callum’s book, Telephone Calls from the Dead9:47

Discovering books and a love of reading on paranormal topics was a gateway to parapsychology for Callum. 11:53

Three must-read books recommended by Callum: Parapsychology: The Controversial Science by Richard S. Broughton Ph. D,  Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory by Stacy Horn, and Mediumship and Survival by Alan Gauld. 15:44

The field and study of parapsychology. 18:50

The struggle of funding parapsychology programs. 24:18

A voicemail from Charlotte on her experiences with receiving telephone calls from the dead. 26:45

Callum responds to Charlotte. 31:30

“I must confess that I am ninety-eight per cent sceptical when it comes to anything in the field of EVP.” 33:05

Raymond Bayless, Jurgenson, Raudive, and clearing up misinformation about the discovery of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). 34:11

More stories from Callum’s research into telephone calls from the dead. 37:57

Stop being fascinated by one-syllable “EVP”! 41:13

Uhoh! Patrick brought up the Estes Method. What does Dr. Cooper have to say about it? Spoiler Alert – It’s the Ganzfeld or Noise Reduction Method. 42:30

The problem with TV portrayals of ghost hunting. 46:28

“Sometimes it’s just really hard to get groups of ghost hunters to listen. They’re not interested in someone being deemed a professional expert, because they believe there is no such thing.” 50:16

What really is a skeptic? Where some movements of skepticism went wrong. 53:15

Callum’s work with Bereavement and Recovery. 55:24

How has the pandemic affected work with bereavement and recovery? 1:02:20

Inducing an After Death Communication (ADC) through Scrying and the Psychomanteum. 1:04:53

Final thoughts, including more on skepticism, and where to find Dr. Callum E. Cooper. 1:08:22

Railroad EXTRA #2 – A brand NEW Spectral Edition with Tim Prasil1:11:28

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:21:09

Outro 1:23:21


For more on Callum E. Cooper


Twitter: @CallumECooper

Callum's Amazon Author Page
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