Tuesday, July 24, 2012

audio conversation with David Weatherly

shaman

David Weatherly is a paranormal investigator and author. He’s been actively researching a wide range of paranormal weirdness for over 35 years, that means he started in his teens! He is the author of the recent book The Black Eyed Children. Below is an excerpt from a glowing review by Nick Redfern.
Just occasionally a book comes along that I don’t just recommend to people. Sometimes, I tell them they have to get a copy of it, no matter what!
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two-hours and 38 minutes long

Since childhood, David has studied Shamanic and magical traditions with elders from numerous cultures including Tibet, Native America, Europe and Africa. When I asked if he was a Shaman, he answered: “Yes, I am.” That was the answer I wanted!

Here are links to his blog, his website and ordering his book.

Please note: I apologize for the poor audio quality of this interview. The content is amazing, but the quality is poor. I encourage you to listen, it’s worth it!
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great interview in spite of the fuzzy audio, Mike.

A learned friend describe shamanism to me a few years ago and I've found myself following a path as well, but I would have never recognized it as such without his helpful input. I suppose one can be an inadvertent shaman.

You've always sounded as though you were on the path as well. Funny, how so many people probably are and don't realize it until an adept points it out. I always assumed you included that in self description but were too humble to mention it.

Loved how you and David linked the variety of paranormal experiences taking place in related experiences. Events in Point Pleasant come to mind, Mothman, ufos and other sightings which took place at the time.

Since I have the floor, may latest experience took place in the spring. I was riding in the passenger seat on a drive home with my spouse on a country road which once housed a railroad track along side it.

My eye was suddenly caught by an old passenger train roaring in the opposite direction and probably thirty feet above the ground. I kept silent as I watched it because I didn't want to make it disappear by saying anything. The windows on the train were dark and after about a minute, the train just faded away.

When we got home, I quietly sat in a chair to try to put the ghost train in some sort of context when I got a call from a cousin saying her brother had committed suicide. I have no explanation for the train other than as a harbinger of news to come.

I bookmarked David's site and find the research being done to create tulpas incredibly interesting. Thanks much for the heads up.

Carol

Red Pill Junkie said...

Haven't finished hearing to the whole interview —the audio is not that bad, Mike. It didn't reach Blogtalk Radio level of crappiness :P— But re. stories about shadow people, you might enjoy knowing that the shadows will be soon arriving to a Cinema next to you.

Mike Clelland! said...

Yes - nothing is as bad as blog talk.

I take real-deal pride in my audio qulity, so it bums me out if I approach the low level of other podcast shows.

Red Pill Junkie said...

I really like the idea that the Abduction phenomenon is some type of 'crash-course' in Shamanism. Maybe it's the 'natural' (or rather, supernatural) reaction of our Society rejecting the more traditional avenues to become a Shaman —if you say you hear voices, they start pumping you with the 'good' drugs, but they pursue anyone taking the 'bad' drugs, etc etc

When Carlos CastaƱeda asks Don Juan "why did you make me take all those power plants at the beginning of my apprenticeship" Don Juan sarcastically responds: "Because you're an idiot!", meaning to imply that in his case that was the only way to give his energetic body a good 'jolt.'

Maybe for some people what it takes is for a flying saucer to come down and jump-start them like a worn-out battery ;)

lhl said...

Hi Mike

Thx for a really interesting blog/podcast :-).
Don't know if you're familiar with the Skeptiko podcast. This week's episode is on synchronicities which I think you would find interesting. So in case you don't know the podcast I thought I would just give you a heads up and post a link:
http://www.skeptiko.com/robert-perry-on-the-science-of-synchronicity/

Juha said...

Great podcast. Didnt evend mind the sound quality.

You have mention a couple of times that you record these podcast for your own "therapy". I think this is a huge strength and is probably why I find listening to these so enjoyable.

Maybe its therapy for me to think andl listen to these subjects.

Its the joy, passion and exitement that you convey that gives even darker subjects a positive vibe. And this is probably the reasons i have listened to some episodes more than once.

/juha