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Ghosts, Magick, and more with Melissa Martell and Tim Renner - September 14, 2017

Melissa Martell and Tim Renner

Melissa Martell joins us for the first time, and we discuss a variety of subjects, including Folklore, Ghosts, Pet Ghost Encounters, Crowley, Magick, and much more...

Timothy Renner can be found at www.StrangeFamiliars.com

Melissa can be found at MDM Create for graphic design, as well as writing for The Curious Fortean, and behind the scenes at The Folklore Podcast.

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Outro Music is Morpheus V2.1 by Psyche Corporation

 

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Strange Familiars: Episode 15: Kelly, Don’t Pet the Devil Monkey

In this episode we talk with Aaron David and Kelly from the Charm the Water podcast. Aaron and Kelly talked about some strange things going on around their house during a recent Charm the Water episode. Some of the things they were describing set off some alarms for us and made us think: they are going to have a cryptid sighting soon. Not long after, we saw Aaron post on Facebook that they had seen a cryptid creature. We immediately asked them to come on Strange Familiars.

We talk about Charm the Wateroccult spirituality, magic, and more. We also discuss their cryptid sighting and how it may be connected with the occult. Timothy and James also give some hints about some of the things they are experiencing at Site 7 – an area we will talk a lot more about in the future.


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Episode 15 notes and links:

James’ sketch of the devil monkey creature:

James' Sketch of the Devil Monkey Creature


Charm the Water
http://www.charmthewater.com

Saradahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com


Here are links to the upcoming events where Strange Familiars / James and Timothy will be appearing:

September 16, 2017: Haunted Haldeman Mansion Paranormal Expo http://www.hauntedhaldemanmansion.com/events

September 29, 30 + October 1, 2017: Monster Mania http://monstermania.net/mmc-38-guests/

October 14, 2017: Albatwitch Day https://www.facebook.com/columbiahistory.net/


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Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is Timothy’s band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode is Witch Tree Prophetess from the new Stone Breath album, Witch Tree Prophetshttps://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/witch-tree-prophets

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Strange Familiars - Episode 14: A New Voice

StrangeFamiliarsIn this episode Timothy introduces James, his new partner for paranormal investigations – and a voice you’ll be hearing a lot more on Strange Familiars. They talk about some weird happenings from James’ childhood: Were bigfoot creatures stalking around his family home? What was the strange thing is father saw crouched along Toad Road? (They also promised to get to some of Timothy’s experiences but ran out of time. Look for those on a future episode.)

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Episode 14 notes and links:

Saradahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com

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http://www.facebook.com/strangefamiliars

instagram: @strangefamiliars

http://www.strangefamiliars.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is Timothy’s band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode is Old Bones from the new Stone Breath album, Witch Tree Prophetshttps://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/witch-tree-prophets

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Strange Familiars: Episode 13: Listener Stories 1 - Fae, Grassman, Hatman, and More

StrangeFamiliarsFor episode 13 we talk with Jim Pyre. Jim is a Strange Familiars listener and he reached out to us with some of his experiences with the strange and paranormal. We talked about will-o-the-wisps, the fae folk, grassman, hatman and more – including some thoughts about what may be behind some of these phenomena.

We’ll be featuring listener stories on occasion and we would like to do compilation shows featuring multiple listeners – so even if you just have a short encounter, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars

Episode 13 notes and links:

You can find Jim‘s blog at http://www.JimPyre.com

Saradahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com

Contact us via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.facebook.com/strangefamiliars

instagram: @strangefamiliars

http://www.strangefamiliars.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode is My Offering from the forthcoming Stone Breath album, Witch Tree Prophetshttps://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/witch-tree-prophets

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The Danger of Dogma - August 2, 2017

945210CBB0EB8C343AB2CF7019D64FBD525810725E0353E7C1pimgpsh fullsize distrSo this show is in response to a short bit Peter Benard recorded after listening to our June 9th Show on Fiction and the Paranormal. Although he misquoted me a couple of times, overall his points were excellent, so this show is in response to his response. We clear up what he seems to have misunderstood, in case anyone else did as well, and then build off of the points he made. Overall, this show is about how to stay sane, and not get caught up in the beliefs these things create. 

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You can hear Peter's Bit Below, if you want to listen to that first. It is not necessary, but it will give you a better idea of where we are coming from as we go into this. 

And here is the email Peter send us; 

"I have a lot of respect for the older episodes of "Where Did The Road Go" but I think Seriah has become too involved with certain other people who are unconsciously intent on creating a new religion of Forteanism in which the majority of logical thought is labeled heresy.

 
I recorded thsi for PQ Ribber's show, but I don't know when he's going to upload it. My long-winded commentary, interrupted by me taking a picture of a robin and avoiding crazy(er) people.
 
It's reached the point where Seriah recently expressed GUILT about listening to fiction about horror and wondered openly if horror fiction POLLUTES THE EVIDENCE POOL of paranormal research.

"Pollutes the evidence pool" is to Forteans in 2017 what "Trump and Russia" is to MSNBC and CNN in 2017. It excites the cult members while making everyone else see you as completely batshit crazy. 

Keel told me to NEVER BELIEVE ANYTHING ABOUT ANY OF THIS STUFF. Once you start believing anything, then YOU WILL GO INSANE.

Hence, my attraction to Andy Kaufman-style pranking, like Mullah Nasrudin, Robert Anton Wilson, and other heretics before me. To drive you SANE. If pranks make you ANGRY instead of making you LAUGH, then YOU are the one who most needs to be pranked. Pranksters pull pranks TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU BETTER STOP BELIEVING IN SHIT for the sake of your own sanity. If you're wondering if it's heretical to listen to FICTION, then you need to take a break and go listen to ANYTHING else for a while. Take a break. Watch a comedy. Go see a band play, man. Don't make up random fortean rules based on the limited thinking of the people who collect Bigfoot or UFO paraphernalia then beat yourself for sinning against these arbitrary and weird rules. 

cough cough Blink 182 cough cough

If your first assumption is not ALWAYS that it was a prank, then you've become a cult member and a believer, and you have no ability to claim being involved in scientific inquiry. All of forteana is just a collection of stories. A collection of stories is not a "pool of evidence," it's FOLKLORE. Horror fiction is also essentially folklore. You ask if folklore is polluting folklore! That's not logical thought. Anyone who has read RAW knows that's only ghost words based on dogma instead of the reality(ies) in front of your nose. 

You guys fret about how to be taken more seriously by people outside your little circle. If you ACTUALLY want to understand that, listening to my audio would be a good place to start. Or you can get angry at me for liking and respecting you enough to spill my guts for you. My next appearance in Boston I'm being lumped in with a Simpsons animator and a Grateful Dead t-shirt artist, nothing in my world is changed if you heed my words or not. 

End of mansplanation"

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Sound, Reality, and the Paranormal

WDTRGIn this Roundtable discussion, I am joined by Red Pill Junkie, Timothy Renner, and Joshua Cutchin. We discuss what sound does to us and our environment. We discuss the beeping and buzzing that UFO witnesses describe, the Oz factor, Bi-Aural Mediation, what happens when there is complete Lack of Sound, Music's effects on us, and what ancient cultures may have known about it that we do not... This and much more...

Outro song is by One-Eyed Doll, Brief Candle.

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Strange Familiars - Episode 12: Blind Joe Parsons

In Episode 12 we present the story of a piece of history nearly lost; we talk about antique photography; we hear about a blind hero of the Civil War who became an amazing horse trainer; we learn the value of research; tell about a trip to the Antiques Roadshow; and talk about some interesting synchronicities…. or maybe just wondrous coincidences.

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Episode 12 notes and links:

Blind Joe Parsons – the tintype image as we found it.


Illustration from a newspaper article showing Joe Parsons on the battlefield.


If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars

You can find Alison and a collection of antique photographs for sale at http://www.OdPeacock.com

…and photographs and more at our ebay shop: https://www.ebay.com/sch/omiewise/m.html

Saradahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com

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Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode in Hymn to the Angelus II by The Forest Beggars (with Stone Breath) – words by E.A. Poe, music by Forest Beggars. This song is available on CD only – from Virgo, Mater, Domina – a bonus disc which comes with the 2CD  and box set version of Stone Breath‘s The Shepherdess and the Bone-White Bird which is available at this link: https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/the-shepherdess-and-the-bone-white-bird

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Strange Familiars: Episode 11 - Iron and the Supernatural, part 2 The Blacksmith

StrangeFamiliarsFor episode 11 we continue our talk about iron and the supernatural. This episode we focus on the blacksmith and the blacksmith’s role in folklore, magic, and as a liminal figure. We talk with author, powwow practitioner, and blacksmith, Cody Dickerson. We hear another story of a changeling and a boy taught to work iron by the faeries. Finally, we hear some traditional songs about the blacksmith.

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Episode 11 notes and links:

The Two Magicians

The lady stands at her bower door
Straight as a willow wand
And by her came the coal blacksmith
With a hammer in his hand
Crying bide, lady bide,
There’s nowhere you can hide.
This rusty smith will be your love
For all your maiden pride.

Well may you dress my lady fair
All in your robes of red.
Before the morn at this same time
I’ll gain your maidenhead.

Away, away you coal blacksmith
Would you do me wrong
To think to gain my maidenhead
That I have kept so long.

I’d rather I were dead and gone
And buried in my grave
Than a rusty stock of coal blacksmith
My maidenhead should have.

The lady she held up her hand
And swore upon her soul
That she’d not be that blacksmith’s love
For a whole chest full of gold.

The blacksmith he held up up his hand
And swore upon the Mass:
I’ll have you in my bed lady
In a half an hour or less.

The lady she became a dove
And flew up in the air
And he became a cock pigeon
And they flew pair and pair.
She was woe, he held her so
And still he bade her bide.
This lusty smith her lover was
For all her maiden pride.

The lady she turned into a hare
And ran across the plain
And he turned into a greyhound dog
And chased her down again.

And she became a little mare
As dark as the night was black
And he became a gilt saddle
And rode upon her back.

She became a silken plaid
And stretched upon the bed
And he became a green covering
And gained her maidenhead.

And she became a corpse,
A corpse all in the ground,
And he became the cold grey clay
And smothered her all around.


Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Cody Dickerson: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BorealisIro...

https://threehandspress.com/shop/the-...

Cody also recorded a sample of himself blacksmithing that we use just before his interview.

Michael Anderson: https://drekka.bandcamp.com

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instagram: @strangefamiliars

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The songs in this episode, The Two Magicians and Blacksmith, are traditional, with an arrangement by Stone Breath. All rights reserved.

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Bigfoot in Pennsylvania with Timothy Renner - June 24, 2017

BigfootI discuss with Timothy Renner, his fascinating book, Bigfoot in Pennsylvania. In this book, Tim has collected news clippings from the 1800's and early 1900's that clearly refer to Bigfoot-like creatures. It is interesting to see how this is treated then, and what similarities and differences there are with modern accounts. And there are also some very strange ones mixed in...

Find Tim at; strangefamiliars.darkhollerarts.com

Outro Song by Tim's band, Stone Breath. The song is Apples for the Albatwitch, and the album is Cryptids.

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Strange Familiars: Episode 10: Iron and the Supernatural, Part 1: Changelings

StrangeFamiliarsIn Episode 10 we start our ongoing series discussing iron and the supernatural. With Joshua Cutchin, we talk about iron and the fae folk, changelings, and more – and then we hear some old stories regarding changelings, including one that went horribly wrong.

If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars

Episode 10 notes and links:

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Joshua Cutchin: http://www.amazon.com/Joshua-Cutchin/e/B00YPH8ODY/

http://www.joshuacutchin.com

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http://www.facebook.com/strangefamiliars

instagram: @strangefamiliars

http://www.strangefamiliars.com

Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “In the Garden of Ghostflowers” from Black Happy Day: https://timemotheye.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-garden-of-ghostflowers

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