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Join C.C. Campbell in exploring What Lies Beyond spirituality and religion, the paranormal and the scientific, the soul and the mind. Embark with her on a journey that will empower your soul. Discover hidden truths and lost knowledge as we journey through humanity's deepest mysteries: death, the afterlife, angels, demons, spirits, ghosts, God, world religions, the soul, holy texts, ancient civilizations, philosophy, enlightenment, history, quantum physics, science, sexuality, and so much more. Welcome to What Lies Beyond!
Your host is C.C. Campbell, author of The Stolen Light of Women, and the soon to be released Lost & Found: Angels Rediscovered.

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Join C.C. Campbell in exploring What Lies Beyond spirituality and religion, the paranormal and the scientific, the soul and the mind. Embark with her on a journey that will empower your soul. Discover hidden truths and lost knowledge as we journey through humanity's deepest mysteries: death, the afterlife, angels, demons, spirits, ghosts, God, world religions, the soul, holy texts, ancient civilizations, philosophy, enlightenment, history, quantum physics, science, sexuality, and so much more. Welcome to What Lies Beyond!
Your host is C.C. Campbell, author of The Stolen Light of Women, and the soon to be released Lost & Found: Angels Rediscovered.

    21. Ghosts, Spirits, and Demons: A Love Letter From the Other Side

    21. Ghosts, Spirits, and Demons: A Love Letter From the Other Side

    In this episode, Campbell gets to the heart of the esoteric matter by revealing the true meaning of ghosts, spirits, and demons. Packed with enlightening information and a heart touching story from the Other Side at this sacred time of year... prepare to be inspired with the eternal truth that death is not the end of life... it is only the beginning, and we are never truly separated from those we love who have made their journey to the Other Side.
    Shownotes / Recommended Resources:
    Haunted Greece and Rome: Ghost Stories from Classical Antiquity by D. Felton,
    Ghosts In the Middle Ages by Jean-Claude Schmitt,
    Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Deborah Blum,
    The Sacred History by Mark Booth,
    The Death and Afterlife Book: The Encyclopedia of Death, Near Death, and Life After Death by James R. Lewis
    To investigate the etymological information on the meaning of words provided by Campbell, please make use of the wonderful resource of The Online Etymology Dictionary at etymonline.com 
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    The voice of What Lies Beyond is C.C. Campbell, author of The Stolen Light of Women and the soon to be released Ashes To Ashes: We All Come Back. 
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    • 36 min
    20. Unmasking the Witch: From the Witch Hunts of Europe to the American Shores of the Salem Witch Trials

    20. Unmasking the Witch: From the Witch Hunts of Europe to the American Shores of the Salem Witch Trials

    Unmask the true identity of the witch in this episode that explores the impact of the witch hunts from Europe all the way to American shores in the witch hysteria that gripped Salem, Massachusetts. In the Salem Witch Trials, discover the powerful lessons this dark chapter of American history holds for all of humanity and begin to free the witch from her nightmarish Halloween form as Campbell exposes the reality of this maligned title.
     
    Shownotes/Recommended Resources:
    "In Search of History: The Salem Witch Trials", produced by the History Channel for A&E Entertainment. 
    "A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials" by Jess Blumberg, Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian.com.
    A History of Witchcraft by Jeffrey Russell.
    Witchcraze by Anne Barstow.
    A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience by Emerson Baker.
    Six Women of Salem by Marilynne Roach. 
     
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    • 36 min
    19. A Love Story of Life, Death, the Reincarnation of Humanity: Persephone, Hades, and Demeter

    19. A Love Story of Life, Death, the Reincarnation of Humanity: Persephone, Hades, and Demeter

    A love story of life and death, journey with Campbell into the beautiful tale of the mother goddess Demeter, her daughter goddess Persephone, and Hades - the bad boy god of the Greek Underworld. Listen to their tale and learn the mysteries that lie within... Walk the path of the ancient Mystery Religion of Eleusis to discover how the ancient goddess Persephone held the secrets of life, death, and the rebirth of the human soul in her hands... until her worship was outlawed. 
    Shownotes & Recommended Resources:
    Eleusis: Archetype of Mother and Daughter by Carl Kerenyi,
    Plato and the Mysteries of Eleusis by Edouard Schure,
    The Ancient Mysteries: A Sourcebook of Sacred Texts by Marvin Meyer,
    The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason by Charles Freeman. 
     
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    • 45 min
    18. Unmasking Halloween: Discover the Celtic Festival of the Dead Known As Samhain

    18. Unmasking Halloween: Discover the Celtic Festival of the Dead Known As Samhain

    Walk the ancient paths of the Celts; journey across the misty moors of Ireland and Scotland as Campbell reveals the traditions of her own Celtic ancestors during their festival of the dead known as Samhain. Learn how this ancient Celtic rite evolved after hundreds of years of conflict with the Catholic Church to become our own modern Halloween. From apple bobbing to trick-or-treat, jack-o-lanterns and costumes, discover that the fun of Halloween is steeped in ancient spirituality and, as a holiday, deserves to have its true light restored.
    Shownotes & Recommended Resources:
    The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain by Ronald Hutton,
    The Celts (a six episode TV documentary released by FilmRise and available on Amazon),
    The Haunted History of Halloween documentary released by The History Channel.
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    The voice of What Lies Beyond is C.C. Campbell, author of The Stolen Light of Women.

    • 35 min
    17. Ghosts of the Aztecs, Mayans, and Olmec: Celebrating El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead in Latin America

    17. Ghosts of the Aztecs, Mayans, and Olmec: Celebrating El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead in Latin America

    Join Campbell as we journey across the deserts of Mexico down into the vibrant jungles of the Yucatan to truly understand the incredible history of the Aztecs, Mayans, and Olmecs - the original peoples of Central America. Learn how these ancient cultures shaped modern Latin America and how the ghosts of these Native American empires still live with us today thanks to the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, aka The Day of the Dead!
     
    Show Notes and Recommended Resources:
    'Skulls To The Living, Bread To The Dead: The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond' by Stanley Brandes,
    'The Skeleton At the Feast' by Elizabeth Carmichael,
    'Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico' by T.R. Fehrenbach,
    'Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World' by Lynn Foster,
    'The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology' by Deborah Nichols and Chris Pool.
     
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    The voice of What Lies Beyond is C.C. Campbell, author of The Stolen Light of WoMen.

    • 34 min
    16. The Hungry Ghosts of Asian Festivals of the Dead: Obon, Pchum Ben, and Zhongyuan

    16. The Hungry Ghosts of Asian Festivals of the Dead: Obon, Pchum Ben, and Zhongyuan

    Take a journey across the Far East and discovery the truly astounding, soul-stirring, and spiritually fascinating festivals of the dead that occur throughout Asia during the harvest seasons - including the Japanese Obon, the Cambodian Pchum Ben, and the Chinese Zhongyuan. Learn how to honor the ancestors and discover the lessons of the Hungry Ghosts...
    Show Notes & Recommended Resources:
    Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Matsuki Mockett,
    Matsuri: The Festivals of Japan by Herbert Plutschow,
    Deathpower: Buddhism's Ritual Imagination in Cambodia by Erik W. Davis,
    The Ghost Festival In Medieval China by Stephen F. Teiser,
    Mooncakes and Hungry Ghosts: Festivals of China by Carol Stepanchuk.
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    The voice of What Lies Beyond is C.C. Campbell, author of The Stolen Light of Women; visit her at www.cccampbell.org
     

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