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Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious world is an exploration of the weird, the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating phenomena in the physical world around us—and beyond—from a Catholic perspective. Join Jimmy Akin and his co-host Domenico Bettinelli as they examine ancient mysteries, folk tales, urban legends, and miraculous stories with a methodical, logical, well-reasoned but not entirely skeptical eye.



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Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious world is an exploration of the weird, the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating phenomena in the physical world around us—and beyond—from a Catholic perspective. Join Jimmy Akin and his co-host Domenico Bettinelli as they examine ancient mysteries, folk tales, urban legends, and miraculous stories with a methodical, logical, well-reasoned but not entirely skeptical eye.



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    Terminal Lucidity (Sudden Awakenings, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Near-Death)

    Terminal Lucidity (Sudden Awakenings, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Near-Death)

    MYS312: Sometimes, near death, a person with dementia will suddenly regain clarity and lucidity and give loved ones a chance to say goodbye. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the phenomenon called terminal lucidity, what could cause it, and whether it tells us anything new about the brain, soul, and consciousness.

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    * Alexander Batthyany’s book Threshold: Terminal Lucidity and the Border of Life and Death

    * Michael Nahm’s article Terminal Lucidity (Psi-Encyclopedia)

    * Michael Nahm’s paper Terminal Lucidity in People with Mental Illness and Other Mental Disability

    * Phineas Gage

    * German hymn Wo Findet Die Seele Die Heimat, Die Ruh (recording)

    * German text

    * English text

    * Jesse Bearing’s article “One Last Goodbye: The Strange Case of Terminal Lucidity”





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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Joe Fisher’s Hungry Ghosts! (Siren Call of the Hungry Ghosts, Guides, Mediumship, Channeling)

    Joe Fisher’s Hungry Ghosts! (Siren Call of the Hungry Ghosts, Guides, Mediumship, Channeling)

    MYS311: Last time, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discussed Joe Fisher’s mid-1980s experiences with spirit guides, and they continue to look at what he learned as he researched the guides and their claims and come to their own conclusions about what had entered Joe’s life.
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    * Joe Fisher’s book The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts
    * Joe Fisher (Psi-Encyclopedia)
    * Loren Coleman’s obituary for Joe Fisher
    * Louis Proud’s article on Fisher’s Death
    * Asian Hungry Ghosts


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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Joe Fisher’s Spirit Guides (Guides, Mediumship, Channeling, Siren Call of the Hungry Ghosts)

    Joe Fisher’s Spirit Guides (Guides, Mediumship, Channeling, Siren Call of the Hungry Ghosts)

    MYS310: Joe Fisher’s research into spirit guides led him to past life revelations and even a spirit romance. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss how Joe was encouraged to investigate these paranormal claims, the evidence he found, and what he eventually concluded.

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    * Jimmy’s course Introduction to Parapsychology

    * Joe Fisher’s book The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts

    * Asian Hungry Ghosts





     

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Adam, Eve, and Early Humans (& More Weird Questions)

    Adam, Eve, and Early Humans (& More Weird Questions)

    MYS309: It’s the fifth episode of the month, so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin weird questions from listeners, about topics like how Adam and Eve relate to other early human ancestors; could dark matter and energy be angelic or demonic; can you pray for souls in hell; and more weird questions.
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    • 51 min
    The Baghdad Battery (Advanced Technology? Out of Place Artifact? OOPART?)

    The Baghdad Battery (Advanced Technology? Out of Place Artifact? OOPART?)

    MYS308: Some are convinced that an ancient clay pot found in Iraq is an electric battery made 2,000 years ago. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the claim and whether it might be advanced, ancient technology or even evidence of extraterrestrial contact.

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    * Jimmy’s course Introduction to Parapsychology

    * Brad Hafford’s Artifactually Speaking on the Baghdad Battery

    * Chariots of the Gods (1970)

    * Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World (Episode 3, “Ancient Wisdom”)

    * SciShow’s How to Make a Lemon Battery (video)

    * BBC News on electroplating theory

    * Curse Tablets

    * Reactions video on Gravity Batteries

    * Gravity Batteries





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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Analyzing After Death Communications

    Analyzing After Death Communications

    MYS307: After hearing many stories of people reporting After Death Communications from deceased loved ones, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the reports from the faith and reason perspectives. Are they just imagination? Is it the grief talking? Could it be demons?
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    * Jimmy’s course Introduction to Parapsychology
    * The Guggenheims’ book Hello From Heaven!
    * Erlendur Haraldsson’s book The Departed Among the Living
    * After-Death.com
    * After Death Communication Research Foundation
    * Jenny Streit-Horn’s dissertation A Systematic Review of Research on After-Death Communications
    * Elsaesser et al.’s booklet on ADCs
    * Elsaesser et al.’s 2021 paper The Phenomenology and Impact of Hallucinations Concerning the Deceased
    * Supplemental Material
    * Wollacott et al.’s 2022 paper Perceptual Phenomena Associated with Spontaneous Experiences of After-Death Communication (paywall)
    * Richard Kelly’s paper Post-Mortem Contact by Fatal Injury Victims with Emergency Service Workers at the Scenes of Their Death


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    • 2 hrs 10 min

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