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Patrick Keller, of BigSéance.com, invites you to join an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts & hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics & mediums, and life after death. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Big Seance: My Paranormal World Patrick Keller

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Patrick Keller, of BigSéance.com, invites you to join an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts & hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics & mediums, and life after death. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

    An Important Conversation with my Paranerd Family

    An Important Conversation with my Paranerd Family

     
    Your host, Patrick Keller, has an important conversation with his paranerd family. 
     
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    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and 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!

    • 13 min
    Echo Bodine and How to Live a Happily Ever Afterlife

    Echo Bodine and How to Live a Happily Ever Afterlife

     
    World renowned psychic and ghost hunter, Echo Bodine, started seeing spirits as a young girl and has been helping to set them free for over 40 years. It is said that she is a part of the world's most psychic family. In her new book, How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife: Stories of Trapped Souls and How Not to Become One, Echo shares her experiences and compelling investigations that have led her to see the issues from a spirit's living time on Earth which have not kept them locked in place in their afterlife. In addition to the book, Patrick and Echo discuss questions around being an earthbound spirit, grief, and the lessons she has learned from the souls of recently departed friends. Visit BigSeance.com/223 for more info.
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    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :40
    World renowned psychic and ghost hunter, Echo Bodine, started seeing spirits as a young girl and has been helping to set them free for over 40 years. Most of these spirits have one thing in common—unfinished business from their lives that leaves them restless, unable to let go and move on. Some souls choose to remain closer to this dimension rather than move into the light when they die. In her new book, How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife: Stories of Trapped Souls and How Not to Become One, Bodine shares her experiences and compelling investigations that have led her to see the issues from a spirit's living time on Earth which have not kept them locked in place in their afterlife. Each story is accompanied by an exercise that will help the reader avoid the fate of a trapped, angry, or unprepared soul. How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife is an eye-opening look at spirits—at what compels and holds them—and what you can do to avoid the same fate. 1:23
    Echo “Freaking” Bodine is how Chip Coffey refers to Echo, and he loves her delicious sugar cookies! 2:56
    “My mom taught me at a really early age how to bake, and my Dad told me one time, he said, ‘Echo Lee, if you’re not putting love into the things you bake, then don’t even bother baking them.’” 5:43
    It has been said that Echo Bodine is a part of the world’s most psychic family. It all got started back in 1965 after a family dinner and a call to a psychic named Eve Olson. 6:39
    The ghost busting team of Echo and her younger brother, Michael. 13:15
    Echo has had an interesting year of loss, and she says she has been learning from the souls of a number of her departed friends about the dying process and the afterlife. 19:09
    What is grief like as a psychic medium? 26:30
    Patrick may want to stay earthbound for a bit after he dies, but is that dangerous? 28:04
    The reasons ghosts choose to stay earthbound. 31:07
    “Something would push her out of the bed.” 34:49
    “Whatever people’s beliefs are about heaven, that’s what they’re going to find when they get there.” 36:55
    You can still have parties in Heaven! 38:39
    Echo doesn’t just bake to stay grounded, she makes funky and fun lamps! 42:29
    Final thoughts from Echo Bodine. 44:05
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 45:41
    Outro 48:09
     
    For more on Echo Bodine
    EchoBodine.com
    Facebook
    Twitter
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and 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!
     

    • 49 min
    Mysterious Michigan and the Spiritualist Movement with Amberrose Hammond

    Mysterious Michigan and the Spiritualist Movement with Amberrose Hammond

     
    For over twenty years, Amberrose Hammond has been researching the supernatural, weird, and off-beat history of Michigan, and she also has an intense interest in the Spiritualist movement. In this episode, Patrick talks to Amberrose about her most recent book, Mysterious Michigan: The Lonely Ghost of Minnie Quay, the Marvelous Manifestations of Farmer Riley, the Devil in Detroit & More. Other topics include the Ouija board and a spectacular behind-the-scenes look at fraudulent Victorian mediums. Visit BigSeance.com/222 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :45
    Please share the show with a friend who would appreciate it! 1:26
    Amberrose Hammond’s Bio. 2:53
    Patrick and Amberrose share a love of historic cemeteries! 4:08
    The story of the cover of Mysterious Michigan. 7:46
    Falling in love with Michigan’s haunted history. 10:10
    Paranormal conferences and more on Amberrose’s early involvement in the paranormal. 14:44
    Vicksburg Spiritualist Camp at Fraser’s Grove. 16:58
    “Do you Ouija?” Ouija stories from Michigan in the 1920s. 19:24
    The 1920 Ouija Board and Automatic Writing: How to do it pamphlet by Hereward Carrington, PhD. 22:38
    The joy of collecting Ouija boards, and some early experiences with them. 24:30
    “People would describe that these forms would come floating out of the floor.” James "Farmer" Riley, seances, spirit cabinets, and a behind-the-scenes look at fraudulent Victorian mediums. 28:25
    “Sitters were fooled because of a willingness to believe.” 38:55
    Did the fraud really hurt anything? 40:24
    Going back in time or recreating these Victorian seances. 41:36
    Dividing a fortune! The lost story of Eber B. Ward and the Kardashians of their day. Plus celebrity mediums in the courtroom! 43:24
    Fraud was rampant in the Spiritualist Movement, but a lot of good came out of it as well. 53:30
    Other stories from the book. 56:53
    Halloween talk, Howard the Duck, and Trick-or-Treating! 1:00:07
    Hocus Pocus 2! 1:07:55
    Chilli and pumpkin spice. 1:08:45
    Final thoughts from Amberrose Hammond and where to find her! 1:09:33
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:11:00
    Outro 1:13:32
     
    For more on Amberrose Hammond
    Amberrose's previous appearance in episode 151
    MysteriousMichigan.com
    AmberroseHammond.com
    GhostlyTalk.com
     
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and 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!
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Fabulous Psychic Leo Brown

    The Fabulous Psychic Leo Brown

     
    Along with being Fabulous, psychic medium Leo Brown is a life coach, motivational speaker, and author. The conversation gets real, and includes his foundation and calling, and topics like integrity, Spirit visitations, the talking board, diversity and representation in the paranormal, building community and mending, the "Great Resignation", and Leo's first love of tarot. Plus Leo shares wisdom for those who see themselves as either Fabulous or different. Visit BigSeance.com/221 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :57
    Psychic Leo Brown’s Bio 1:40
    Patrick found Psychic Leo on Facebook and just had to check him out! 3:49
    Leo reads personalities and celebrities on Youtube through his Psychic Perspectives series. Megan Thee Stallion was one of his recent perspectives. 4:40
    “There are moments where you will get it wrong. There are moments where you cannot read for everybody that crosses your doorstep. You just can’t.” 7:05
    Getting real about integrity. 9:11
    Leo’s foundation and finding his calling. 12:44
    “Whatever you do in life, be confident, but never cocky.” 15:29
    Leo works most with his clairevoyance and claireaudience. 16:52
    In paranormal situations, Leo says he is a scaredy cat. 18:29
    Watching the Long Island Medium in the grocery store. 19:43
    A few of Leo’s Spirit visitation experiences. 21:26
    When a psychic medium needs a psychic medium. 25:39
    Soulmates and twin flames. 27:05
    What happens when we die and it’s time to return to the Other Side? Renewal. 28:07
    When it comes to the occult, tarot is Leo’s first love! Plus the movie, The Craft. 30:54
    “Things started to move that weren’t supposed to movie, and lights were flickering on and off.” Leo has a cautious curiosity about the talking board! 33:06
    Wisdom for those who see themselves as either Fabulous or different. 35:35
    Miss Cleo, Walter Mercado, Savann Champelle, the Ghost Brothers, and the importance of diversity and representation in the paranormal. 36:49
    Building community and mending. Patrick ask’s Leo to do the impossible by reading what has been going on with our world in the last 2-3 years. 41:26
    Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean it’s too late. 46:38
    Leo on the topic of the “Great Resignation.” 50:16
    Leo’s book, Honey, I'm Fabulous and So Are You!: A Psychic's Journey of Love, Life, and Empowerment, and final thoughts. 52:58
    “Life is too short if you’re boring. Be bold. You know what I mean? Be courageous. Be brutal if you have to, especially with your self. You know? The world is bad enough.” 54:15
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:10
    Outro 57:40
     
    For More on Psychic Leo Brown
    PsychicLeo.com
    Leo's book, Honey, I'm Fabulous and So Are You!: A Psychic's Journey of Love, Life, and Empowerment (Amazon)
    Twitter: @TheRealLeoBrown
    Facebook: @TheRealPsychicLeoBrown
    Instagram: @TheRealPsychicLeoBrown
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and 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!
     

    • 59 min
    Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians with Tim Prasil

    Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians with Tim Prasil

     
    Did the Victorians invent ghost hunting? Tim Prasil, author of Certain Nocturnal Disturbances: Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians and the familiar voice of Spectral Edition segments, returns to the Big Seance with the answer! Plus nocturnal surveillance, the legendary story of Athenodorus, centuries of rattling chains, Hinton Ampner, and the purposeless ghost! Visit BigSeance.com/220 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :50
    Tim Prasil writes ghostly mysteries; he anthologizes quirky, mostly 19th-century fiction, and explores historical ghostlore. He’s also been known to scribble a limerick. Once upon a time, he had a career in radio broadcasting that took him from announcing to copywriting — and from Illinois to Mississippi, back to Illinois, to Wisconsin, and finally to South Carolina. He then moved to Boston and earned an M.A. in English, taught in upstate New York, and moved to Milwaukee to earn a Ph.D. in English. After thirty years of teaching at the university level in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, he’s now focusing on his books. Some of those titles include Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Mysteries (from 1899-1909), The Victorian Ghost Hunter’s Casebook, Entranced by Eyes of Evil: Tales of Mesmerism and Mystery, and The Lost Limericks of Edgar Allan Poe. 1:26
    Did the Victorians invent Ghost Hunting? Spoiler Alert! No they didn’t. What led up to Tim writing Certain Nocturnal Disturbances: Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians. 4:19
    Nocturnal surveillance and the legendary story of Athenodorus. 10:41
    The trend of ghosts with rattling chains. “I’m hoping that some of my readers are ghost hunters, and maybe they’re a member of an investigation team, and they see that that tradition goes back to the 1500s and they say, ‘That’s cool! I am part of this very long legacy.’” 16:55
    The legend of Antoinette Deshoulieres 19:17
    Joseph Glanvill, the Drummer of Tedworth, and other historical ghost hunts. Plus the practice of interviewing witnesses. 23:18
    “One thing I’ve learned about history is that it’s often a mistake to ask, ‘What did people believe back then?’ The better question is, ‘What did people disagree about back then?’” 28:53
    What will the future say about our ways of ghost hunting and researching the paranormal? 30:24
    Hinton Ampner and the Purposeless Ghost 32:00
    Tim and superstitions 37:18
    What time in history would Tim like to go back to? And who would he be? 39:05
    Tim’s experiences with a theatre ghost! 40:21
    Ghost hunting was very leisurely in the Victorian period. You let the ghosts come to you. 42:19
    Tim Prasil’s most treasured possession 44:28
    The tradition of sharing ghost stories by a fire and Tim’s Tales Told When the Windows Rattle YouTube series 47:44
    More on Tim’s Spectral Edition segments. 51:29
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 53:10
    Outro 55:48
    Easter egg 57:05
     
    Tim's Previous Interviews and Spectral Edition Segments
    Episode 111 - Interview on the book, Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917
    Episode 22 - Tim's first appearance and interview on the book, Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries (1899-1909) 
    Tim's Spectral Edition segments: Episodes 47 thru 95 and episodes 198 and 200.
     
    For more on Tim Prasil
    BromBonesBooks.com
    Tim's Books on Amazon
    Facebook: @BromBonesBooks
    Twitter: @TimPrasil
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and 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 fe

    • 57 min
    The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal with J. Allen Cross

    The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal with J. Allen Cross

     
    Author, Folk Witch, and paranormal investigator, J. Allen Cross, joins Patrick to discuss his brand new book, The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal: How to Investigate, Communicate, and Clear Spirits. Topics include paranormal work from a distance, common misconceptions that witches have about paranormal investigation, the poltergeist phenomenon, the EVP Ceremony, Clyde the Top Hat Man, and the recipe for cleansing yourself in a Virgin Margarita Bath! Visit BigSeance.com/219 for more info.
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    In this episode:
    Episode Teaser :00
    Intro :38
    Big Shoutout to JeanMarie for supporting the Big Seance at the $15 level on Patreon! 1:18
    J. Allen Cross (Oregon) is a practicing Folk Witch and paranormal investigator. He serves as psychic-medium and occult specialist on a well-known investigative team out of the Portland metro area. He enjoys working as a consultant for other teams and spiritual workers, exploring haunted and abandoned places, and writing about the paranormal. 2:27
    An update on J. Allen Cross since his last appearance in episode 178. And a reminder of how J and his team are primarily psychic mediums. 3:25
    Paranormal work from a distance. 4:58
    Book description for The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal. 5:45
    This book is a foundation for those of us who are sometimes seen as a resource, or the “spooky friend.” 6:42
    Common misconceptions that witches have about paranormal investigation. “I’ve actually been kind of surprised by the reaction from witches when I bring up paranormal investigation around them, because I find that they have two really big misconceptions, and the first one is that all of them seem to think that paranormal investigation is something that happens specifically on TV and only for TV.” 7:59
    “A lot of these spirits aren’t happy where they are.” “Sometimes you have paranormal activity because they are trying to get someone’s attention, because they need some assistance, or they need some sort of help.” 9:05
    “They’re not meant to be on this side.” “You always have to side with the living.” 10:13
    Getting real about poltergeist activity. 12:05
    Simple Magic 13:10
    The EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) Ceremony 14:01
    More discussion on the poltergeist phenomenon. 19:15
    The Occult Specialist or being a resident witch. 21:22
    The Virgin Margarita Bath and other recipes for protection and cleansing. 22:54
    Communicating with the family dog, and more on reading a home from a distance. 24:39
    Clyde the Top Hat Man (or the “Hat Man”) 27:48
    “I love a good liminal space.” A new book! 33:52
    J’s most treasured possession. 35:05
    J is co-host of the Invoking Witchcraft podcast! Plus Nicholas Pearson and crystals! 36:07
    “There is no one better than witches to serve as referees between the spirits and living humans.” Final thoughts from J. Allen Cross! 38:25
    A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 41:08
    Outro 43:47
     
    For more on J. Allen Cross
    The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal on Amazon
    Instagram: @oregon_wood_witch
    Invoking Witchcraft Podcast
    J's Paranormal Investigation Team
     


     
    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and 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!
     

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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Love Big seance!

I’ve been listening to big seance pod cast for a few years . I love this show . The host Patrick Keller has a variety of guests that are into paranormal , witches, mediums, ghost hunters , etc , famous and not so famous. When I listen to the show I feel
Like I’m sitting in a parlor at a seance drinking tea. I can see the candles in my mind . So relaxing. Patrick is a great host . He has really good questions for his guests and keeps it light with a bit of humor.

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Such a great podcast! Patrick is a super talented and knowledgeable host. He brings such amazing guests into his show! If you love the paranormal and want to learn more, this is the show for you.

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