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Some Harsh Words for EVP Research…

The following is a portion of a letter from John L. Randall that was sent to Callum E. Cooper and included in his recent book, Telephone Calls from the Dead. This portion actually has more to do with EVP than phone calls from spirits, but it jumped out at me and I flagged it. John L. Randall (who passed away in 2011 not long after writing this) was a biologist and a member of the UK’s Society of Psychical Research. In this letter, Randall was critiquing anomalous phone calls in general. 

“I must confess that I am ninety-eight per cent sceptical when it comes to anything in the field of EVP. I read Raudive’s book when it first came out… I didn’t bother to keep it for my collection. None of his ‘voices’ conveyed anything approaching extended conversation. It struck me that if you are prepared to ransack all the languages of the world you are bound to find a few isolated words which will match up to any random noise on your tape-recorder. By choosing the right language you can even make the ‘voices’ say whatever you want them to say. A noise such as ‘mer’ for example, could be English (a female horse) or French (mother or sea). In playing this game you have plenty of scope for innovation!”

 

I’ve been finding that I am more critical of EVP than many, but OUCH! Tell us how you really feel! 🙂 

Thoughts? 

 

Click HERE for my review of this book. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Video Part 2: Highlights from our 9/15/12 Séance…

It is finally time to reveal the highlights of our two and a half hour September 15, 2012  séance. I’d like to thank Marilyn Painter at Ahtah Sanctuary Holistic Center in St. Peters, Missouri for sharing her time and talents with us for this project. 

If you haven’t been following along, here is some of the previously shared information. Marilyn beautifully announced our intention that evening with the following words.

 ”We set our intention tonight to bring forth those from the past who have an interest in bringing forth evidence to this physical world that spirit exists – that we as human beings, divine human beings are able to make connections and to communicate with those in spirit. Our intention tonight is also to bring forth, without a shadow of a doubt, evidence and proof that we are divine beings of light.”

Our invited spirit pioneers included Sarah Estep, Thomas Alva Edison, Helen Duncan, Konstantin Raudive, and Eileen Garrett. 

 

Some details regarding the “experiment” part of our séance…

Throughout the two and a half hour séance, I documented changes in EMF (electromagnetic field) and temperature. Also, along with recording the evening with multiple video cameras, I had two digital audio recorders in the room. My intention was to hopefully capture some EVP (electronic voice phenomena) as well. 

It is important to note that there were absolutely no EMF readings during the séance. I spent a lot of time charting temperature changes in the room and it seemed to rise and fall predictably and gradually as the air conditioning in the room turned on and off. I do not feel like any of the temperature changes were out of the ordinary or “paranormal”.  And, although I have a few artifacts of what could possibly be spirit voices captured on audio, I am not comfortable with making any claims about them or sharing them with the public. At least not now. 

 

Here is the Part 1 video…

…with an introduction and information on how we prepared for the evening. This was shared previously.

 

 

And here is Part 2…

I welcome your thoughts and comments. Please enjoy!

 

If you enjoyed following this séance, stay tuned for information on the séance we had on Saturday, September 29, 2012. 

 

Peace!

 

 


Communicating with Great Pioneers through Séance…

On Saturday September 15th, Marilyn and I, along with two other sitters, held our first of two séances for this fall. A more detailed report and a video of the evening will be coming soon. But for now, are you interested in a preview?

 

Our Intention for the Evening…

Marilyn beautifully announced our intention that evening with the following words.

 “We set our intention tonight to bring forth those from the past who have an interest in bringing forth evidence to this physical world that spirit exists – that we as human beings, divine human beings are able to make connections and to communicate with those in spirit. Our intention tonight is also to bring forth, without a shadow of a doubt, evidence and proof that we are divine beings of light.”

 

Our Invited Spirits…

 

Sarah Estep

Sarah Estep in her home, where she did much of her research. Photo from Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s www.visionaryliving.com
(This is the photo that was used during the séance.)

During the séance, I asked Sarah the following question. “Sarah, your book, Voices of Eternity, has inspired me and many others. I think all of us here are probably very anxious to find the answers to some of the same questions that you were asking of the other side before you crossed over. Can you share some of what you’ve learned since crossing over?” 

Thomas Alva Edison

The inventor, Thomas Alva Edison.
(This is the photo that was used during the séance.)

During the séance, I asked Thomas the following question. “Just before crossing over, you mentioned to your physician ‘It is very beautiful over there’. Can you describe what you were seeing and what we should expect to see when we cross over?”

Helen Duncan

Medium, Helen Duncan.
(This is the photo that was used during the séance.)

With her experiences with physical mediumship, Helen was asked if there was some kind of physical phenomena that she could produce for us. 

Konstantin Raudive

Parapsychologist and EVP researcher, Konstantin Raudive.
(This is the photo that was used during the séance.)

Konstantin greeted us with so much information that we didn’t even get to a specific question for him.

Eileen Garrett

Medium and parapsychologist, Eileen Garrett.
(This is the photo that was used during the séance.)

During the séance, I asked Eileen the following question. “As a medium, you were involved with a lot of scientific experiments. Your health was reportedly affected by many of your trance sessions. Can you tell us anything you learned about the well-being of people on earth working in the paranormal or spiritual fields? Are there safety concerns?” 

 

 


The History Books: Is nothing happening? Or is it time for an update?

Bill O’Neil and Spiricom

In many of the books I read, authors discuss the major breakthroughs in paranormal research, specifically EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) and ITC (Instrumental Trans Communication). There is usually a rather large section devoted to crediting Friedrich Juergenson for discovering EVP, even though some would credit individuals from a decade or so before. They then move onto praising Konstantin Raudive for his work with the subject. I always get disappointed when there isn’t as much focus or credit given to Sarah Estep, but there’s almost always at least a statement about her founding the AA-EVP, which is now ATransC (Association TransCommunication). Often there are complete chapters devoted to developments in ITC and EVP from the 1970s and 80s. There was a lot going on. Since I was young, and since this topic wasn’t even on my radar during that time period, I can only imagine how exciting it was to be involved with groundbreaking developments like spiricom or communication with the Timestream group. 

 

Maybe I’m reading the wrong books, or maybe they’re just all outdated, but with the possible exception of the Scole group’s work in the 1990s, the history books seem to mostly end the timeline at the end of the 1980s. Maybe they just ran out of room on the page? I’ve highlighted so many examples of spirit communication from spirit teams on the other side with prophesies of how great progress would be happening in the future, or about how communication with the other side would continue to improve. In some of these older books you almost get the picture that the author fully expected us to have access to an elevator that just takes us right to the other side for face to face communication by now. Surely with our iPhones and tablets we should have been able to just stop on the side of the road in the car, pull out the bag phone from under the seat, pull up the antenna, and place a call to our ancestors in 1995. What has really improved besides us walking around for a decade with spirit boxes and digital recorders? Where is Timestream now?

 
Obviously we’ve been experiencing a decade or more of the current great paranormal craze. There are amazing researchers and experimenters out there. There have been many improvements in technology since Juergenson. More and more people are becoming enlightened to spiritual and paranormal topics. So… where does all of this fit in the history books? Where is the chapter for 2000 and beyond… and who is in it? Will paranormal reality TV stars be the next names to go down in history?  (Am I still talking?)

 
Just a thought… 

 

 


Raudive – Soon It Will Work Everywhere!

This post is and update for those of you that have been following my thoughts and experiences with my clock radio. This began with a dream I had about a spirit loudly and clearly communicating to me with the clock radio that I remembered from my childhood. If you’d like to catch up on related posts, you can read Spirit Communication through a Clock Radio, A New EVP… Instructions About the Clock Radio?, and Updates on My Summer: Spirit Box, Clock Radio, EVP Sessions, and More

A few nights ago I was reading the book Breakthroughs in Technical Spirit Communication by Dr. Theo Locher and Maggy Harsch-Fischbach (1997). In a chapter about Maggie and her husband’s ITC experiences, she mentions an experience they had with their clock radio.

“…my husband and I were listening to music on the small clock radio. We wanted to set the alarm when unexpectedly the music stopped and a rushing sound set in. We looked at each other startled. Suddenly there was a click followed by a deep voice:

‘This is Konstantin Raudive, soon it will work everywhere!’

Raudive is one of the most important and earliest pioneers of EVP research. Well, I got so excited that I jumped out of bed just to grab a highlighter to mark the paragraph! 


Conversations Beyond the Light

 

I just finished Conversations Beyond the Light: with Departed Friends & Colleagues by Electronic Means by Dr. Pat Kubis and Mark Macy (1995). Rather than write a review, I decided to post a few videos.

This first video is by Mark Macy, who is one of the authors and a pioneer of ITC (Instrumental Transcommunication) research, and is the founder of World ITC.  In this video, Mark discusses the research of George Meek, another very important pioneer in ITC research who crossed over in 1999.

 

 

The next video is mainly for the audio, and the description below is from the World ITC website. The book discusses this historical moment of spirit communication.

On January 27, 1994, the telephone rang in George Meek’s office, and once again George Meek made history. It was the late ITC pioneer Konstantin Raudive on the phone, and it was the second spirit phone call ever placed to an American ITC researcher.

G Meek: Good morning, this is George Meek.

K Raudive: This is Konstantin Raudive. George, my friend, at last we succeeded in contacting you. Jeannette is beside me, and she wants to give you all her love. This is Konstantin Raudive. This is the first contact you get from us. I suppose that you can hear me?

G Meek: I can hear you very well. Very plainly.

K Raudive: Fine! So, this is the beginning of a new story, a new chapter, George. You are a very good friend of ours, even if we haven’t met. We will continue this. This is the first bridge we have succeeded to build to the States. Mark was contacted, and I must interrupt now.

 


EVP, Mirrors, & Central Transmitting Agencies…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! No wise post about the Irish and the paranormal here. I don’t know enough about the topic.

What I do know is yesterday I promised that in today’s post I would share some more interesting details of Sarah Estep’s book Voices of Eternity. For yesterday’s post, visit Some Encouragement from Sarah Estep.

 

Central Transmitting Agencies…

As mentioned before, Friedrich Jürgenson, as well as Konstantin Raudive, have said there is a central transmitting agency in the next dimension that is responsible for many of the loudest and clearest voice recordings. As indicated, my questions about this have received answers in the affirmative. While it appears that many who speak to me come to my office, others seem to communicate from the agency itself. 

In the spring, when I asked if some spirit communicators go to the transmitting agency to speak, a loud emphatic voice avowed, “I do.”

In the next recording I asked why they went to the agency for recordings. The two different voices replied–the first one with “They say,” to be finished by another voice with the surprising information, “It brings us luck.”

A month later I again inquired if spirits went to the central transmitting agency to listen and take part in recordings. I was told “Yes, this one.”

The following day I wanted to know if there was more than one agency. A voice replied, “There’s lots of them.”

This answer received support two months later when I asked Styhe about the existence of more than one transmitting agency in the spirit world. He replied, “There is.”

It had occurred to me, early in my tapings, that the experimenter might serve as a sort of antenna in voice recordings. When I inquired if this was a correct assumption on my part, the answer, “This is so,” was returned twice in a clear voice. 

Two weeks later I further explored this question. I asked if the experimenter functioned like a radio or TV antenna, or a receiving station. 

The reply “Right!” was heard over the radio. 

 

Before reading this I had never considered that there might be a heavenly location that spirits could visit to aid them in communicating with us on Earth. It reminds me so much of computer labs in the 1990s (college for me) and getting so excited about having e-mail for the first time but not really understanding how to use it yet. There was always a student assistant there to help you. And not everyone had e-mail back then so it was really exciting to find someone who was willing to e-mail you back and forth in between classes. Chat rooms were also extremely popular, and before I got my own computer I would have to go to a computer lab on campus to join a chat room.  It makes me chuckle to imagine a version of these labs on the other side. I’m sure if they exist they’re much different. 🙂

 

Get a mirror!

A number of years ago I began taping a number of messages telling me I should get a mirror to use with my work. I ignored the messages, for they seemed ridiculous, and certainly never mentioned them to anyone. The voices became insistent about the matter, saying, “Get a mirror!” “I told you to get a mirror.” “Talk into a mirror,” and so on. Finally, more to quiet them than anything else, I bought a cheap mirror and placed it on top of my tape deck. The first time I used it a number of messages came through indicating how pleased they were to have it. A Class A voice said, “If you use this mode, we can help you.”

 

During that time period, Sarah received communication from several other EVP recorders saying they were getting messages about “mirrors”. She says…

These messages are reminiscent of the cross-correspondence cases famous in mediumistic literature. Four of us were taping messages concerning mirrors at about the same time with none of us realizing that anyone else was receiving similar messages.

 

I’ve heard of the many mythical stories about ghosts and mirrors, but to my knowledge I’ve never heard or read about the significance of having a mirror placed by the recording device for spirit communication. Sarah’s book was written in 1988. Has the use of mirrors in EVP recording been researched since? Does anyone know anything about this? I think I’ll have to find out more on the Association TransCommunication website.

 

If you’d like to hear some of Sarah Estep’s EVPs you can visit the World ITC website. Scroll down to the bottom.

Sarah Estep’s book, Voices of Eternity can be downloaded free in its entirety online thanks to the Association TransCommunication.

 


First of Many EVP Sessions in the Next Two Weeks…

Sarah Estep in her office conducting an EVP session

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been very excited and have looked forward to conducting and hopefully chronicling an EVP session daily for the next two weeks. In the last few years I have occasionally conducted these recording sessions in my home, but I’ve not been very consistent. Consistency is very important. Sarah Estep, who was a pioneer in the study of EVP (electronic voice phenomena), conducted EVP sessions almost daily and documented them. Her book Voices of Eternity inspired me to take this two-week journey… and this journey started today.

There are best practices in doing routine EVP sessions, and I’ve done my best to follow them. You can find some of these best practices along with lots of information about EVP at ATransC.org (Association TransCommunication). I’ve not had a lot of success with EVP sessions from home, but experts will tell you that the more you conduct them and the more consistent you are, the better your chances will be of documenting clear spirit communication.

At the risk of having a Geraldo Rivera/Al Capone moment, below are the details of my EVP Sesssion for 3/13/12 that began at approximately 2:30pm.

For this session I used a Tascam DR-07 digital audio recorder, along with a Tascam TM-ST1 stereo microphone (after today I plan on additionally using a Sony PX-820 digital audio recorder at the same time) in conjunction with a pair of headsets to hopefully allow for 2-way real-time communication. For portions of this session, using my computer, I played white noise, pink noise, and brown noise as additional background noise. For another portion of the session I used Stefan Bion’s EVP Maker (which I use to create background noise using my voice… I recorded myself reading a couple of paragraphs out of a book and then the program jumbles up that recording and plays it back so that nothing is recognizable) from 80ms to 120ms with Z-Cross and with the speed control set to 122%. For the last portion of the session I played the recording “Heartsounds” by David Lanz. 

Before starting the session I meditated briefly and asked for assistance from spirit guides and explained my intentions.

After starting the recording I always allow time for communication before I speak. I then explained that I would be recording daily for two weeks with the intention of learning about EVP/Spirit Communication and the Spirit World/Afterlife/The Other Side. I would share my findings with others. No background sounds added yet.

I asked “Is there anyone from the spirit world present with me today?” And then a minute later… “Today I’d like to request the assistance of any spirit guides, Merlin, and loved ones who have passed, and I’d like to make a special request that someone please help bring in Sarah Estep for today’s EVP session.” A few seconds later… “Is Sarah Estep available?” Moments later I again asked if there was anyone present. I also asked if anyone was able to reach Sarah Estep. I mentioned that there were other EVP pioneers and experts that I’d love to communicate with as well if she wasn’t available. I mentioned I’d been reading Sarah’s book Voices of Eternity and that it inspired me to conduct this series of EVP sessions.

At 5:42 into the recording I mentioned that I would begin using the different background noises to possibly help with communication. I urged any entities present to communicate and let me know what works, what doesn’t, and what I could do to make it more successful. I then started the white noise audio. For each different background noise I gradually tried different volume levels.

At 8:35 into the recording I started the pink noise audio. A minute later I asked “Are there any messages you’d like to pass on today to others here on Earth?” At 10:15 into the recording… “In Sarah Estep’s book she mentioned that she learned that having a mirror near the recording device was helpful in reaching communication. Can you tell me if that’s true? Will a mirror help?” A few moments later.. “Where do I need a mirror if this is the case?”

At 11:40 into the recording I started the brown noise audio and urged any entities present to please continue trying to communicate. A moment later… “Can you tell me what volume works best?” A minute later… “Can you tell me if there is a time of day that is more convenient to record EVP or spirit communication?” I explained that I knew there was supposedly no concept of time on the other side, but I was interested in finding out if there was an earthly time that was better for recording EVP.

At 14:33 I started the EVP Maker and again asked if there was anyone present with me. At 16:00 into the recording I asked if the pitch or the speed of the file being played made a difference.

At 17:15 into the recording I started the David Lanz recording and again invited anyone present to please communicate. Two minutes later I asked “What can you tell me about this music? Do you enjoy this music?”

At 20 minutes into the recording I stopped the music and announced that I would be ending the session and asked if there were any last messages that needed to be passed on. A few moments later I decided to ask if it was possible for anyone present to make a knock, noise, or a thud in the room to let me know they were present. I also suggested moving an object in the room if that was possible.

A minute later I asked anyone present to let me know of anything I could do to make these sessions more successful.

Lastly, at 22:20 I asked anyone present to invite others from the light in the coming days and weeks to help. I thanked them for their presence, their energy, and their help before signing off.

After listening to this session twice I did not hear any obvious EVPs. I’m hoping that the focused and consistent recording in the next few weeks will change that. In the event I do hear EVPs I will be using the below classification system used by Sarah Estep, ATransC, and believed to be developed by Konstantin Raudive. This summary is from ATransC.org.

Class “A” voices can be heard and identified by anyone with normal hearing and knowledge of the language spoken; no special training of the ear is needed to detect them.

There are several hundred microphone-voices amongst my recordings that fall into this group. It is easy to make tape copies of “A” voices, and they can be repeated as often as desired. Thus, I have analysed roughly 25,000 voices according to speech content, language and rhythm. By this method of repetition, the acoustic reality of the voices can be established beyond doubt, and hallucinations of the ear are excluded.

Class “B” voices speak more rapidly and more softly, but are still quite plainly audible to a trained and attentive ear. The ability to differentiate increases with practice, but this is a slow and wearisome process. For this reason it is difficult to use non-regular participants for experimental purposes with class “B” voices.

Class “C” consists of the most interesting voices; voices that give us a great deal of information and much paranormal data. Unfortunately, these can be heard only in fragments, even by a trained ear, but with improved technical aids, it may eventually become possible to hear and demonstrate these voices, which lie beyond our range of hearing, without trouble. This grading and my comments are but a rough guide in the present stage of our approach to the psycho-acoustic aspect of the investigation.


Communicating with Dead Celebrities and the Famous…

Marilyn Monroe

Everything that I have read leads me to believe that when famous people cross over they lose much of their celebrity status on the other side. And if there is no presence of the ego there then they won’t mind being pulled back down to “earth” anyway. But if we choose or plan our journeys before each incarnation for the purposes of learning and growing, and if some choose particularly challenging paths, then I’d imagine people might reach out to those spirits while on the other side to learn from them. Why not try to do the same while we’re alive? Are all celebrities or famous spirits available to communicate or be channeled?

Here are just some of the celebrities that have been known to either communicate with mediums and researchers or be channeled throughout the years.

Richard Burton

Elvis Presley
Marilyn Monroe
Jimi Hendrix
Richard Burton (who Sylvia Browne claims is still earthbound and has no intention of crossing over)
Audrey Hepburn

Then we have the modern pioneers of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) research. These spirits have been known to reach out to communicate to many EVP researchers, mediums, spirit circles, etc.

Sarah Estep
Friedrich Jürgenson
Konstantin Raudive
Thomas Edison (had an interest in spirit communication and even tried to develop tools to help researchers while he was alive)

And, of course, Biblical figures as well…

What dead celebrities would you love to communicate with?

Jimi Hendrix

A related blog on channeling dead celebrities: http://intuitivepower.ca/wordpress/?p=27

Sarah Estep at work


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