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Our LIVE Ouija Session with Karen A. Dahlman – The Big Séance Podcast #57

Highlights from our LIVE Ouija Session (2/26/16) with Karen A. Dahlman. Ever wonder how it works? Be a fly on the wall as the mystery of the Ouija board happens! Questions were asked by an interactive audience, and answers were given! Are my loved ones at peace? Did they suffer? Should I write that book? What grade will I get on my project? And just wait until you hear from Jack!

 

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The Video from our LIVE Ouija Session

Did you miss our LIVE Ouija Session with Karen A. Dahlman last week? Well don’t be sad, because you can watch all 2 hours and 18 minutes of it below!

It was truly an amazing experience, and the collective energy from the session left me with quite a ouija hangover the next day. I talked to Karen about this, and I may share more about it on the audio version of this session when I release it as a podcast in a week or two.

If you participated, watched live, or submitted questions for the session, I want to sincerely thank you for being a part of it all. And, of course, a GINORMOUS thank you goes out to Karen A. Dahlman and board partner Rodney!

Several viewers took to the Big Séance Parlor on Facebook with their thoughts and comments after the show. I want to encourage you to join the group if you haven’t already. Request to join and I’ll accept you, providing you’re not a robot… or one of my students… or creepy… or James Randi.

Here’s the awesome video! Enjoy!

 


A LIVE Ouija Session with Karen A. Dahlman

Karen A. Dahlman on the Big Séance Podcast, Ouija and the Paranormal, BigSeance.comI am excited to announce and invite you to another special LIVE video episode of The Big Séance Podcast! This time Karen A. Dahlman conducts a rare LIVE Ouija session! You can watch it in the YouTube video below, or simply go to BigSeance.com/LIVE. If you’re a member of the Google+ community you can watch, interact, and ask questions live at the event page!

 

When is it?

Be here Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8pm CST. In my experience, once the time comes and you don’t see the show, you may need to refresh the page.

 

Submit your questions!

If you’re not viewing on Google+ or you can’t be there live, please send questions ahead of time to Patrick@BigSeance.com… or just comment below.

 

Can’t watch LIVE?

No big deal. It’ll be preserved on YouTube and viewable right here on this page. Our discussion will also most likely be edited and released as a podcast on the regular feed.

 

Is it time already? Watch here!

 

 


Conjuring 2, Enfield Poltergeist, St. Louis in 1875, and a 10-Foot Ghost – The Big Séance Podcast #54

In this solo episode, I discuss the upcoming Conjuring 2 movie, the Enfield Poltergeist, life in St. Louis in 1875, and the Spiritualist Movement. Plus, Tim Prasil shares the haunting report of a 10-Foot Ghost!

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Karen A. Dahlman, The Spirit of Alchemy, and More Ouija LIVE – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #39

The Spirit of Alchemy: Secret Teachings of the Sacred Reunion by Karen A. Dahlman. A great paranormal discussion, plus more Ouija! LIVE Interview on The Big Séance PodcastThe audio version of the very first LIVE video episode of The Big Séance Podcast. Our guest is fan favorite, Karen A. Dahlman, and we talk about her latest book, The Spirit of Alchemy: Secret Teachings of the Sacred Reunion, a behind the scenes look at how it was written, plus listener ouija questions.

 

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Spiritualism, Development Circles, and Ouija with Marion Hover – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #37

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The United Kingdom really knows how to rock the whole Spiritualism thing. In Part 1 of my Mediumship in the UK series, platform medium Marion Hover shares a bit about her background with Spiritualism, two very cool experiences involving her mediumship, and her work with development circles and the Ouija.

 

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Goth and the Paranormal with Cemetery Confessions – The Big Séance Podcast #35

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How much do you really know about the goth community? Have you considered that the goth and paranormal subcultures might have a lot more in common than you realized? Enjoy this fascinating discussion with The Count and Mark, the hosts of the Cemetery Confessions podcast.

 

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  • The Count of the Cemetery Confessions goth podcast - Goth and the Paranormal - The Big Séance Podcast - BigSeance.comEpisode Preview :00
  • Where have I been? 2:49
  • Meet The Count and Mark (AKA DJ Gomez), the hosts of Cemetery Confessions 4:03
  • Why the name “Cemetery Confessions”? 10:24
  • Goths and cemeteries 10:47
  • How does the goth culture view death and mortality?  14:07
  • Do the paranormal and goth subcultures have a lot in common? 16:46
  • Explanation of the goth lifestyle 18:49
  • Isn’t spirit communication and talking to the dead a little goth? 20:28
  • Mark of the Cemetery Confessions podcast on The Big Séance Podcast at BigSeance.comPatrick works to earn an honorary goth card 21:14
  • Fall and Halloween… a time to be goth 22:28
  • Mark’s memories of October and Halloween 27:10
  • The Count properly celebrates Halloween for the first time! 28:45
  • Have the hosts of Cemetery Confessions had any paranormal experiences? 30:15
  • The shadow person 31:13
  • Religion and the paranormal 33:16
  • The ghost at The Count’s house! 34:55
  • Was that paranormal? 37:17
  • The Count asks me (Patrick) about some of my views 39:01
  • Sylvia Browne and life on The Other Side 43:28
  • Mainstream culture and fearing death 45:18

Shoutout to Diane and Denise of the History Goes Bump podcast! Thanks for the 5 star rating and lovely review! 52:48

  • Kids and goth/What are the biggest misconceptions of what goth is? 54:20
  • Nerd culture in and outside of goth 1:02:30
  • More about Cemetery Confessions, The Belfry Network, and where to find it! 1:06:43

 

For more about Cemetery Confessions

Cemetery Confessions on The Belfry Network

Cemetery Confession on Facebook

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The Mysterious Story of Patience Worth – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #32

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The mysterious story of Pearl Curran, who channeled entire books and other works from a spirit known as Patience Worth, and all through the Ouija board. Also, the winner of the Love Never Dies book giveaway!

 

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The Spirit of Creativity and More Ouija with Karen A. Dahlman – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #29

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Karen A. Dahlman, The Legends, Lore, and Symbols of Halloween, The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #17Author, licensed therapist, and Ouija Expert, Karen A. Dahlman, gives us the scoop on what role the Ouija board played in her first book, The Spirit of Creativity: Embodying Your Soul’s Passion. Also, how do you move beyond your own limiting beliefs? How do you channel chaos creatively? Plus, meditation, dreams, self-hypnosis, and how to know if you are sleepwalking through life.

 

 

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Today’s guest is one of your favorites. Her first interview on the Big Séance Podcast was all the way back to episode 5. She was then co-host for episode 17, which was one of our special Halloween episodes, and she had contributions in episodes 19 and 24. Today she gets the stage, once again, all by herself, though it’s a different book this time. We’re going to be talking about her first book, The Spirit of Creativity: Embodying Your Soul’s Passion.

The Spirit of Creativity: Embodying Your Soul's Passion by Karen A. Dahlman, The Big Séance Podcast, BigSeance.comKaren A. Dahlman is an author, licensed therapist, business owner & consultant and a leading expert Ouija-ologist. She has been researching the use of the Ouija Board since 1973 by first-handedly using and perfecting her communication with varying consciousness and sentient beings via this tool with consistently amazing results!

Having a strong, spiritual connection to her spirit friends, as she has throughout her entire life, she teaches others within her books about the positive benefits of using the Ouija Board and other creative means as a pathway for expanding and deepening one’s world and expression within it in the most profound ways.

From working in the creative and humanistic field as a private practice art psychotherapist and then more recently as the CEO of a consulting and design firm in the high tech wireless industry, she found herself coming full circle within her career, from right brain to left brain to center brain. Karen strives to maintain a balance of her total brain within her heart.

She endeavors to help others deepen into their unique possibilities found only within their heart, so that they too may discover their own empowerment to affect personal growth, their spiritual evolution, and a passionate expression of their calling. Karen shares her developed processes for doing this within her books.

 

In this episode:

  • Karen’s work and background with creativity 4:15
  • So what role did the Ouija play in writing this book? 16:47
  • “Our own beliefs and the beliefs we hold about others or about life in general can affect us.”
    So how do we move beyond those limiting beliefs? 25:05
  • “Life is a process.” “Happiness is found in the path, not the destination.” 29:05
  • Karen on creativity and chaos 33:41
  • Chaos and soul contracts 38:39
  • Sleepwalking through life. How do we know if we are? 42:38
  • Meditation, Self-hypnosis, Dreams, and Trans-Awareness 50:05
  • What led Karen to what she’s doing now? Why these specific writings? Why Ouija? 1:04:07
  • What’s coming up for Karen? OuijaCon! New book coming soon! 1:09:18

 

For More on Karen A. Dahlman:

Visit KarenADahlman.com or CreativeVisionsPublications.com

Thanks, Karen!

 

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Learn How to Record EVP: The Session – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #28

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Are you fascinated by the EVP examples you hear on your favorite paranormal television shows? Have you ever wanted to learn just how to conduct an EVP session? Or maybe you’re already actively involved in an area of spirit communication, but you’d like to learn about someone else’s process and hear a new perspective on EVP. In this episode, I share the techniques that I’ve learned and use in my research on Electronic Voice Phenomena.

 

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How to Record EVP: The Session

 

There are many many ways of recording for and capturing EVP. For decades, people all over the world have successfully recorded spirit voices in their own individual way. There are basic techniques and there are techniques that are rather complicated, some requiring more equipment and more explanation. There are also techniques that due to times changing and new technology, are just outdated. 

My experiences with EVP began as a paranormal investigator, but more recently it comes from research and conducting various experiments and seances, mostly in my home. 

I want to make it clear that my intention for this episode is to share how I typically go about recording for EVP during experiments in my own home, specifically. The process might be a bit different during a paranormal investigation, especially if you are investigating with a group.

And before I really get into my process, I have to give some credit to the following researchers/authors who have influenced me in recent years: the late Sarah Estep, one of America’s great EVP pioneers; Tom and Lisa Butler, directors of Association TransCommunication; and Randall Keller, a wise and experienced researcher who has been a great mentor. And he’s also a former guest of the podcast, from Episode #8 from August 14, 2014. A lot of what I know and the “how to” came directly from these folks in one way or another.

 

 

My technique for recording EVP

 

Determine your location/recording environment

  • Quiet and comfortable
  • Avoid bad energy/pick a feel good place
  • Be familiar with your surroundings (noises and sounds)
  • Ideally, you will want to record when you are alone in the house or location
  • Document the location and details of others in the house if you’re not alone.
  • Pick a time of day where the neighborhood (if that is an issue for you) is at its quietest. 
  • Document specific equipment you’re using (if it’s out of the ordinary).
  • Document anything you may be trying or changing as far as technique goes.
  • Document anything odd in your surroundings for a session. 

 

Recorders and their placement

  • Use a digital audio recorder with USB capabilities
  • I use the Sony ICD PX-820 and Sony ICD PX-720, and they’re nearly identical. They’re also old models, so don’t go looking for them on Amazon, unless you’re wanting a used one. I also use a nicer and techier Tascam DR-07 with an external Tascam microphone.
  • In my opinion, it is important to use two recorders at the same time for sessions. These recorders should be different models or brands. This may help you to rule out questionable sounds that could be picked up or more easily explained in another recorder. 
  • EVP are not often recorded in multiple recorders at one time. If I hear something or a voice out-of-place in one recorder, but not in the other, I’m more likely to believe it is truly paranormal and possibly an EVP.
  • Place your recorders near you, probably on opposite sides of the room, but far enough away where you won’t hear your every breath.
  • Using headphones or ear buds? Maybe. Maybe not. 

 

Advice for saving time and frustration later

  • Starting both recorders at the same time (or close to it) will be very helpful when comparing time stamps during analysis.
  • Get in the habit of “tagging” while investigating or during an EVP session. 

 

Just before the session

  • Brief meditation or prayer.
  • State intentions. I invite spirits/guides/loved ones to help in sending or inviting appropriate spirits to help with research and to learn about life on the other side.
  • Sometimes before a session I’ll simply play relaxation or meditation music lightly in the background to help me chill out.
  • Be in a good place or frame of mind when practicing any form of spirit communication.

 

The Actual EVP Session

  • Click record and allow for at least 30 seconds of silence.
  • Re-state verbal request for protection/invitation 
  • State the date and time
  • Briefly describe the equipment used and where it is placed
  • Document anything unusual in the environment
  • Once again state intentions
  • Begin by asking some basic identifying questions.
  • Give 100% respect
  • Don’t interrogate.
  • Don’t assume you’re smarter because you’re alive.
  • Don’t assume they want or need your help.
  • Don’t assume they’re miserable.
  • Don’t assume they’re “earthbound”, troubled, or in need of help.
  • Do not jump to the conclusion that because you’ve captured an EVP, your home is haunted. Some very impressive and historic examples of spirit communication have come from spirits reporting to be communicating from a kind of station used for communicating from the other side.
  • Further questions might be more specific, possibly relate to a specific spirit, or be no different than elements of a conversation you’d have with a living person.
  • Allow plenty of time (20 to 30 seconds) in between questions.
  • If you have a complicated or deep question in mind, consider breaking it up into smaller chunks.

 

If you experience activity during the session

  • I don’t always instigate it, but as you may know from a previous episode of the podcast, often I get spirits who like to let me know of their presence by knocks or “rapping”. I guess it’s just the best way for some spirits to communicate with me. When this happens, I roll with it, and I try to continue the communication through the rapping. In my opinion, this kind of communication is just as fascinating and noteworthy as EVP.
  • Sometimes at the end of a session I’ll ask for some kind of validation through touch or the moving of an object. If you’re comfortable with it, why not ask? I know that when I get two or three loud knocks or raps when I ask for it, or if I ever capture a recorder being moved across the table, I’ll be way more likely to be confident about any EVP captured in that session.
  • To hear examples from my sessions where I communicate with spirits through rapping and knocking, be sure to listen to Episode #6 from July 30, 2014

 

Before ending a session

  • Give any spirits present the opportunity to give feedback or suggestions to make the research, or the communication in general, more successful.
  • Thank those present for their energy and presence and invite them to return for future sessions.

 

 

I think my sessions are longer than most people prefer. A typical session for me is 15 to 20 minutes. Just remember that depending on how thorough you are during the analysis of your audio recordings, it will take at the very least twice as long to listen and analyze as it took to record. Some of my more complicated and longer sessions can take a day or more to get through. And that’s just with one recorder. You get the picture. 

 

 

Other techniques and tools that you can combine with your EVP session

  • The use of background noise, such as “white” or “pink noise”, or even taking advantage of explainable noises in the environment. Many believe, and some are convinced, that using background noise during EVP sessions may help entities to communicate.
  • I will sometimes use a “spirit box” or any device that will help me practice the “radio sweep” method of capturing what is an example of “opportunistic EVP”. Avoid falling for pareidolia.
  • One last tool that I tend to use now, won’t surprise most of you at all. But I will also spend some time in my session, often by myself, but sometimes with a partner, using the Ouija board. As of this date, after around 3 years of occasional use of the Ouija, I’ve yet to experience or capture movement on the board. With that being said, I have captured a possible EVP that I’ve shared with listeners in a past episode. This communication seems to say “Ouijee… board” after I asked “what am I touching” during a Ouija session. Pretty cool, if you ask me. That was in Episode #5 from July 23rd, 2014, and was my first interview with Karen A. Dahlman.

 

 

So as you can see… there are so many things you can do with an EVP session. You can have a very basic session, or you can be very detailed, go crazy with it, and pretty much make a full-time study of it. But as I always say, as long as you’re being respectful and have good positive intentions, there’s nothing wrong with it. Just be smart and have fun.

 

 

Perhaps in a future episode, I’ll get into how you can listen to and analyze your recordings, in search of those possible spirit voices.

 

 

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The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherGoogle Play Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!


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