Marla Martenson and The Buddha Made Me Do It – The Big Seance Podcast #71

An Interview with Marla Martenson on The Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World,


Marla Martenson, a professional matchmaker, embarked on a spiritual journey to enlightenment, and it all started with a Buddha statue. Plus, have you ever been beaten by bamboo? (On purpose?!) Marla has! Plenty of Ouija discussion in this episode as well.


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In this episode: 

  • Episode Preview :00
  • Intro 1:34
  • Quick report on Kansas City Paracon and my paranormal investigation of the Alexander Majors House in Kansas City with Denise Seah. 2:08
  • 13923324_10209749733410690_2827832295546611862_oThank you Lana Carbon for the very special victorian seance talking board! 4:23
  • Meet Marla Martenson! 5:08
  • Marla’s Bio 6:54
  • Will there be another book as Marla continues her spiritual journey? 15:40
  • Patrick’s similar journey and experiencing burnout, plus Marla’s early ouija board experiences. 17:02
  • Marla with Karen A. Dahlman and the Women of Ouija 21:50
  • Putting the Ouija board away for a while due to low energy attachments. 24:49
  • The bamboo beating story! 30:18
  • Haunted places, other paranormal tools, and keeping it “lite”. 33:19
  • Marla is a certified life force energy healer, Reiki practitioner, and crystal healer. 36:48
  • More about Marla 37:56
  • Take the Big Seance Selfie Challenge! 49:11
  • Outro 50:10


For More on Marla Martenson:

Marla on YouTube (Cosmic Conversations)

Marla on Facebook

Twitter: @MarlaMartenson


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About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit! View all posts by Patrick Keller

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