Anomalous Worlds: Exploring Parapsychology and Unexplained Psychic Phenomena with Prof. Eztel Cardeña and Rachel Stavis

Original Air Date Wednesday, October 31, 2018 


Have you ever walked into a room and a felt a chill move through your body for no explainable reason?

Has a child ever described something or someone from the past so succinctly that it surprises you? Anomalous experiences come with more questions than answers. In this episode, Lisa speaks with two people who dabble in the unexplained. Professor Etzel Cardeña presumes there is more to human nature than our ordinary state of consciousness and Rachel Stavis releases entities from human hosts.


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Professor Etzel Cardeña — Exploring the depths of our consciousness
  • Professor Cardeña explains the cultural significance of anomalous experiences. [3:02]
  • Breaking down the multiple states of consciousness, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and enhanced awareness. [6:21]
  • Parapsychology studies anomalous events or occurrences otherwise unexplained by reason. [18:30]
  • Could a sixth sense ability stem from our primitive need for safety? [23:38]
  • How much control do we have over our own reality? [27:27]
  • Is there a link between trauma and paranormal sensitivity? [30:21]

Professor Etzel Cardeña was born and raised in México, he has advanced degrees from Canada and the US and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. He holds the endowed Thorsen Chair in psychology at Lund University in Sweden, one of the top universities in Europe,where he directs the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP). His areas of research include alterations of consciousness and unusual or anomalous experiences, dissociative processes and acute posttraumatic reactions, the neuroscience of hypnosis and meditation, and the stream of consciousness during waking and altered states.

Professor Etzel Cardena

Rachel Stavis — Sister of Darkness:
● How Rachel shines a light into dark spaces. [35:21]
● Most parents don’t nurture a child who is connected to spirit. [41:07]
● Why Rachel doesn’t like doing exorcisms at night. [45:05]
Rachel Stavis is a screenwriter for film, television and video games, R.H. Stavis created the backstory for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and has published four horror novels. A professional exorcist who pushed her gift for communicating with the spirit world away for many years, fearlessly turned what she once regarded as a curse into a blessing to help those in need. Stavis has cleansed thousands of tormented people, from small children to musicians, politicians, and everyone in between, quietly performing her work in obscurity, until now.

Twitter: @RHStavis

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