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On Wednesday's show, Jungian psychology expert Gary S. Bobroff (hours 2 & 4) and systems and management consultant Cynthia Cavalli (hours 3 & 4) spoke about the role of synchronicity, and how it relates to such things as consciousness, crop circles, and the work of Carl Jung and Rupert Sheldrake. Jung wrote much about the image of the circle and its symbolism, and Bobroff related the intriguing and mysterious crop circle patterns to Jung's archetypal psychology. Sheldrake's work on crop circles, the extended mind, and synchronicities shows the positive side of the world's mysteries revealing themselves, Bobroff added.
Crop circle messages speak through symbols and art, and are examples of the return of the archetypal feminine-- phenomena grounded in mystery and wonder that we can't quite pin down, Bobroff continued. Cavalli, who has extensively studied synchronicity, defined the experience as when you have an inner event such as a dream, thought, premonition, or image that is matched in outer reality by some event, and there's no causal connection between the two.
One such example of synchronicity was relayed to Cavalli by her therapist friend, who had a client who could never seem to grasp how much trouble his marriage was in. The therapist in exasperation threw up his hands and said 'your marriage is like a car wreck.' And just as he said the words 'car wreck,' there was a car accident right outside the office. It really shook up the client, and the message finally got through, she recounted. Synchronicities seem to occur more frequently to people who are going through major times of change in their lives, Cavalli added. Bobroff shared stories of musical synchronicities such as when he was outside with a group watching a meteor shower, and the song "Pennies From Heaven" came up on a random iPod shuffle. For more, check out videos from the two guests.
First hour guest, privacy expert Lauren Weinstein talked about issues related to technology and the Internet. There's been an increase of "scam support calls" in which callers claim to be computer technicians with well-known companies, he reported. They say they've detected viruses or malware on the person's computer in order to try and control their computer or get them to pay for software they don't need. Weinstein also talked about the launch of Microsoft Windows' new system 10 software, and Google's overhaul of its corporate structure, with its new parent company Alphabet.
Blast from the Past:
This week, our two free audio clips are from five years ago-- August 2010, when paranormal and UFO researcher/author Timothy Green Beckley shared stories of visitations from Men in Black, and researcher Chris Dunn offered his machinist's point of view to analyze the construction of ancient Egyptian artifacts.
Today in Strangeness:
H.G. Wells, the prescient writer, often called 'the Father of Science-Fiction,' passed away on today's date in 1946. Check out this intriguing audio clip of when he was interviewed by Orson Welles (whose 'War of the Worlds' radio play was based on his story). On Aug. 13, 1961, a barbed-wire barrier was strung between East and West Berlin. Within days, workers cemented the concrete blocks that became the Berlin Wall.
Tonight's Show, Thursday, August 13th:
First Half: Author, lecturer, and vampire Michelle Belanger will discuss her work challenging the erroneous conclusions of law enforcement that various homicides have been the acts of witchcraft (such as this recent case in Florida). She'll also update her endeavors with hauntings, and her research into the realm of spirits, astral entities, and dark forces.
2nd Half: Radical academic Jeffrey Grupp updates his research on "dark ecstasy" -- the feeling of intense pleasure that some people get from negative and gruesome events, and how secret societies are exploiting this mental state to control the masses.