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David Icke: Is He Right?

David Icke: Is He Right?

This episode we are chatting about the four hours we spent basking in the wisdom of David Icke like reptiles under a heat lamp. We are interrupted twice by Google assistant, who may, or may not, be working for ‘Them’. David Icke is probably the […]

Mediumship: Talking to the Dead?

Mediumship: Talking to the Dead?

In this episode Cat and Rebecca discuss their experience attending a Spiritualist Church and witnessing Jackie the medium seemingly contact the dead. Is Jackie a Psychic Vampire, a conduit to the other side or something else entirely? We discuss the history of spiritualism and mediumship […]

Wake Up: A Documentary

Wake Up: A Documentary

This episode we’ll be talking about Wake Up a documentary by Jonas Elrod. Jonas was a (arguably) normal guy until he suddenly started seeing angels and demons, hearing people’s thoughts and having precognitive visions. The angels, or maybe the demons, urged him to tell the world of their existence and so he produced Wake Up.

You don’t need to have seen the documentary to enjoy this episode, but if you’d like to links are in the show notes. We use Jonas’s story as a jumping off point to talk about the big question: how do we know who or what to believe? And we tackle tricky topics such as mental illness and religion with as much grace as we can muster.

Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.

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LINKS MENTIONED

Rent or buy Wake Up

Trailer for Wake up (intro audio clip)

Denial of Death Ernest Becker

Oliver Sacks brilliant book on hallucinations and how commonplace they are

Interview with Gen Cunningham (JZ Knights former bodyguard and staff at RSE)

Astrology

Astrology

In this episode Rebecca plans to ruin Cat’s day by convincing her astrology isn’t a super-reliable method for seeing the future. We look at our astrological charts to see how accurate and useful we find them and test if Rebecca’s partner can guess who’s is […]

Wicca

Wicca

Yuletide greetings to our skeptical and not-so-skeptical listeners! We just got home from a Winter Solstice celebration, so this episode we will be pouring ourselves some mulled wine and mulling over the topic of Wicca. Give us a break- tis the season for terrible puns. […]

Jordan Peterson: Benevolent King or Sneaky Ideologue?

Jordan Peterson: Benevolent King or Sneaky Ideologue?

Cat was invited to a book club discussion of Jordan Peterson’s best selling 12 Rules for Life and Rebecca tagged along hoping for drama.

This episode we’ll be taking about what we and the other book club members made of the book and continuing a long-standing conversation about the merits of JBP, is he a benevolent father, or a creepy uncle? You decide, because we can’t!

There are some audio issues with this episode, if this is your first experience of The Seeker and the Skeptic podcast be assured we usually both sound as great as Cat does in this recording.

 

Links mentioned:

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris debate

Jordan Peterson and Matt Dillahunty debate

Jordan Peterson Rap/Theme Song (intro clip)

ContraPoints critique of Jordan Peterson 

Thought Crimes: Jordan Peterson and the Meaning of the Meaning of Life – Skeptic Magazine ep 23 

Matt Johnson – The Peculiar Opacity of Jordan Peterson’s Religious Views 

Sham: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless by Steve Salerno

 

 

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The Skeptic

The Skeptic

In this episode Cat interviews Rebecca, The Skeptic. Rebecca explains what being a skeptic means to her and why she is passionate about spreading ‘the good news’ of reason and compassion. Cat digs into Rebecca’s past and they talk about her previous life as a […]

The Seeker

The Seeker

In this episode Rebecca interviews Cat, The Seeker. Cat explains what being a Seeker means to her and how she became interested in the spiritual and esoteric topics we discuss on the show. Rebecca grills Cat about growing up Catholic and how it did, or […]

Glastonbury (Part 3) Maitreya and his Pyramids

Glastonbury (Part 3) Maitreya and his Pyramids

This episode we are talking about our experiences at Buddha Maitreya The Christ’s Soul Therapy Meditation Centre where we meditated in pyramids and almost joined a cult…

Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.

Links mentioned:

Buddha Maitreya the Christ (Official Site)

I’m not the messiah, says food activist – but his many worshippers do not believe him. The Guardian.

The New Believers. David V. Barrett (Rebecca’s Dictionary of Cults)

Wikileaks entry on The Hymn of Asia. L Ron Hubbard. 

Wikipedia’s list of buddha claimants.

Does Magnetic Therapy Work? Live Science.

Page on which David’s Testimonial Appears (right at the bottom)

On the Nature of “Alternative” Medicine Cancer Cure Testimonials.

Glastonbury (Part 2) Channeling Angels and Aliens

Glastonbury (Part 2) Channeling Angels and Aliens

In this episode Cat and Rebecca discuss their first angelic and their first extraterrestrial encounter, it was quite an evening. We saw an advertisement for a Pleiadian Healing Session with Michiel Kroon in the Miracles Room and couldn’t resist. This was Rebecca’s first experience with […]