054 Interview with a Medium – Mahala Bacon

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Do you Believe in Seances?

Do you believe in seances?  Pat and Rebecca are celebrating October with a month of spooky episodes on seances and talking to the dead. This first episode is an interview with an internationally renowned medium, Mahala D. Bacon, Th. D. Speaking with Rebecca, Mahala answers questions about all aspects of seances and readings. What do you think happens at a séance?

Questions Explored in this Episode

What is a séance? How long have people been curious about seances and mediums? Why are we so interested? What are some tools are used in seances? What is a medium? Who can be a medium? What is it like to be a medium? When we go to a séance, what should we expect? What are the similarities and differences between fortune-telling and talking to the dead? Are seances real?

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Listener Mail and Questions

This week’s listener mail challenges us to think about trauma and how it might connect to the paranormal. Have a spooky story or question of your own (or someone you know)? Send your story or question to info@ghostlypodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 630-448-2138 and we might read or share it on the podcast. You could be on a future episode of Ghostly!

History of Seances and Mediums

Pat covers some of the key highlights of the history of seances and mediums, those who claim to talk to the dead.

The Debate

Rebecca and Pat share their initial thoughts on seances and mediums. Pat shares his own personal story of visiting a medium, but did he believe what he was told? They want to know what you think now and then we’ll check back in at the end of the month.

Poll Results

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Sources for this Week’s Episode

Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/topic/seance
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9ance
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediumship

Special Thanks to our guest Mahala Bacon

Evangelical Spiritual Church: https://unitedspiritualcouncil.org/church-and-programs
United Spiritual Council Of Nations: https://unitedspiritualcouncil.org/
Hands On Paranormal: https://www.facebook.com/Hands-On-Paranormal-1155975291166900/community/?ref=page_internal

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann