202 – Anthropologist and Psychic Medium Kenneth Joholske

Jan 1, 2022 | 0 comments

Kenneth Joholske Anthropologst psychic medium paranormal

Have you witnessed an armoire levitating and moving a distance of four feet before settling back down? Anthropologist and Psychic Medium Kenneth Joholske has! In this interview, Kenneth tells stories from paranormal investigations, his mediumship, and tales from his summers at Lily Dale, Western New York's historic home for mediumship and spiritual healing since 1879.

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :50

Happy New Year! And RIP Betty White. 1:30

Send in your predictions for 2022! Use SpeakPipe.com/BigSeance or email patrick@bigseance.com2:26

Kenneth Joholske’s Bio 3:23

Welcome to the parlor, Kenneth! 4:54

What is Cultural Anthropology? 5:34

Balancing being both a scientist and a medium. 6:12

Encountering poltergeist phenomena. 6:58

“And then all of the sudden, the armoire picks up off the floor and floats four feet to the right and then lays itself down. And I’m like, what?!” 8:37

Missed Moments and tech in paranormal investigation. 12:45

Kenneth had a terrifying experience of seeing a ghost at age seven. “I felt like Jamie Lee Curtis.” 13:54

Learning about Spiritualism and mediumship. 16:00

“The Dame Edna of the spiritual world.” 17:15

Seances at the French Embassy. A history of mediumship in Kenneth’s family. 18:19

Guidance from Carol Gasber and experiences at Lily Dale, Western New York's historic home for mediumship and spiritual healing since 1879. 19:40

“Mediumship is like music.” 22:25

“Angel Moments”, and did Schubert tap on Kenneth’s shoulder at the piano? 22:54

Rosemary Brown, the housewife who claimed to channel history’s great composers. 25:13

Pearl Curran, the housewife who claimed to channel Patience Worth and wrote many novels using the Ouija Board. Check out The Mysterious Story of Patience Worth, episode 32 of the Big Seance Podcast28:00

More fascinating experiences at Lily Dale, the “City of Lights.” 28:49

“Physical mediumship, by the way, is still alive and well. People still do trumpet. It’s just not taught as well as mental mediumship is.” 33:40

Materialization and Apports at the Church of Two Worlds“And there was a pop of energy in the room, and it kind of jolted people. And when the lights came up, there were rose petals—hundreds of them—in the shape of a wing—a dove wing. And I actually saved some of them. They were hot to the touch.” 36:24

Lily Dale during the pandemic 38:10

Does a seance require a medium? 40:19

Gadgets and tools in the paranormal. 42:21

A full-blown apparition at the Henryton Institute. 45:13

“You’re never alone.” Leaning on mediumship in those down times. 47:40

Phone calls from the Other Side. 50:06

How do Spirits speak audibly without vocal cords? 52:30

EMF and EVP may or may not be capturing phenomena, plus a story from Edwards Ferry in Maryland. 54:46

Kenneth’s most treasured possessions. 59:24

Where to find Kenneth Joholske and the services he offers. 1:00:06

Kenneth recommends Mysteries: The Powerful Sequel to The Occult and Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Hauntings, both by Colin Wilson. 1:01:01

Final thoughts from Kenneth Joholske 1:03:21

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:04:59

Outro 1:07:15


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