George Noory, host of the nationally syndicated program, Coast to Coast AM, says if he weren’t a national radio talk show host he’d be in politics. Heard by millions of listeners, Coast To Coast AM airs on approximately 500 stations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Guam.
While hosting The Nighthawk, a wildly successful, late-night program on KTRS in St. Louis, Noory was recruited by Premiere Radio Networks to guest host on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. He became the permanent host of the phenomenally successful over-night program on January 1, 2003, following Bell’s retirement. Since then, Noory’s audience has continued to grow.
Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that. I learned that broadcast was the best business for exploring these issues, and I’ve been doing it for 33 years.”
He dates his interest in these matters to a book by Walter Sullivan, We Are Not Alone, that his mother gave him when he was 13. He was hooked.
A doctor of psychology, and metaphysics, Eldon Taylor, discussed his work researching the mind-body connection, and how science is repeatedly demonstrating the power of belief. What you hold to be true can and does have a huge impact on the quality of your life, and can either sabotage or serve you, he argued. "The more research I did, the more I realized that there is no such thing as an inconsequential belief," he remarked, noting that even though we may segment our beliefs into different categories, such as politics, or people, they form into a large web. "You tweak one belief in one place, it causes the entire web to vibrate," he said.
He cited an intriguing study first done by the University of Washington in Seattle in which they created a bar, with attractive liquor displays. Students in the experiment were encouraged to try out different drinks, and after having a few, they exhibited changed behaviors, such as lowered inhibitions. After 3-4 drinks, motor skills were seriously impaired, and they acted drunk. Yet, the students didn't actually drink any alcohol-- only the rims of the glasses were dipped in alcohol to create the smell. "The expectation that you were drinking alcohol, combined with what you thought your limit might be, created this drunkenness," Taylor explained. Another study that demonstrates the surprising action of belief expectation is the Checkershadow Illusion.
We all have implicit biases, such as dealing with race, sex, and age which can predetermine our expectations, and even cause us to see things that aren't there, Taylor continued. While the 'Law of Attraction' has some validity, people need to take action to achieve their goals and not just try to wish something into being, he commented. Further, negative events that occur to a person aren't necessarily things they've consciously or unconsciously brought into their lives, he commented. Though some have suggested that life shouldn't be a struggle, we often gain a lot of strength through a "trial by fire," and sometimes it's within the struggle that we find our meaning, Taylor added.
First hour guest, research scientist John Lott commented on a new study which showed that gun-related crimes have fallen sharply over the last 20 years in the United States, even though most Americans believe they've actually risen. Media coverage of crimes ("if it bleeds, it leads") may have contributed to this misconception, he suggested. Lott also offered criticism of the Obama administration's push for gun control, such as through increased background checks.
Respected author & metaphysical teacher Stuart Wilde has passed away at the age of 66 after suffering a fatal heart attack on a scenic drive through Ireland on Wednesday May 1st, 2013. He was the author of over 20 books on spirituality & personal development, and in the course of his 30+ years of teaching, he appeared on thousands of TV & radio programs including Coast to Coast AM (listen to a free audio clip).
"Stuart passionately taught about freedom, love & respect for all human beings and for deep respect of nature. He was a relentless animal rights advocate. Also, it's important for people to know that Stuart never saw himself as being a guru or above anyone else. He believed that he was merely a mirror that reflected love & peace into the world and a facilitator of wisdom from realms of existence that one could refer to as heavenly." said Stuart Wilde spokesman Tom Lishman.
A private funeral service will be held for Wilde's immediate family but, larger memorial gatherings are currently being planned for the general public later in the year. Updates will be posted on Stuart Wilde's website. Condolences to Stuart Wilde's family and close friends can be emailed to: email@example.com .
Expert on the paranormal Rosemary Ellen Guiley discussed her recent research into the Djinn - powerful spiritual entities that have been described throughout history, as well as her long standing work on dreams. She characterized the Djinn as a race of supernatural beings who were here on the Earth before humanity, but lost dominion of the planet and now live in a parallel dimension to ours. They have access to our world, and there are those among them who are rather hostile to humans, though not all of them are negative, she said. "Based on my research of years and years tracking these entities throughout the paranormal realm, they account for a lot of our negative experiences-- hauntings, possessions, entity encounters...and ET abductions," she revealed.
According to one ancient Arabian legend, the Djinn originated from the winds-- "they were literally primordial wind spirits, often responsible for ill winds that blew in, bringing in disease and bad luck," she detailed. In the Koran, they are explained as preexisting humans created from a substance called smokeless fire, and this may reflect their shapeshifting ability to take on different forms. Interestingly, Guiley concluded after years of studying Shadow People accounts that they are actually Djinn, whom she also believes are connected with alien abduction/hybrid scenarios. Sightings of Shadow People would often precede abductions, she said, sometimes by weeks, months, or years. She also described strange shadow creatures called scuttlers that have been associated with the breakdown of equipment, and health problems. "In writing The Djinn Connection...my purpose here is to bring the Djinn to the attention of the western audience, especially to investigators and researchers...they're not on our radar, and we need to know about them," she stated.
Speaking about how to recognize precognitive dreams, Guiley said they typically have a different signature, though that can vary from person to person. "Some people will only have precognitive dreams a few times in their lifetimes, and other people will have them quite frequently," she noted. She also touched on dream incubation, lucid dreaming, and how one can successfully interpret their own dreams (see related guide).
First hour guest, ufologist Grant Cameron gave a recap of last week's Citizen's Hearing on Disclosure, which he considers to be the biggest event of its kind since Steven Greer's 2001 Disclosure Project. The panel, which consisted of one former US Senator and five former members of Congress, seemed to be spellbound and eventually won over by the extensive testimony about UFOs, Cameron reported. On the last day, when the panelists made their final statements, Senator Mike Gravel remarked that he was angry about the UFO cover-up and the related withholding of advanced technology from the public. Cameron was one of the presenters at the Hearing and spoke about the UFO-psychic connection. Watch a short cliphere.
George Noory welcomed Prof. Jon Klimo for a discussion on suicide and the afterlife, as well as different forms of channeling, and the type of information that's been gleaned from it. The notion of hell has been used by organized religions as a way to control behavior as well as to dissuade people from committing suicide, he noted. While there's no absolute certitude as to what happens upon death, he's concluded that you go to a place that you make for yourself. In this lifetime, he explained, you're contributing to a kind of a spiritual code that runs as a counterpart to your physical existence, and when you die, you go into a dimension or astral plane where that code acts itself out and literally attracts new experiences and events to you.
Those who familiarize themselves with what the death experience may be like while still alive, will be able to take advantage of the plasticity of the new environment in the afterlife, and quickly actualize things, as though in a lucid dream, he said. In contrast to when a person is physically alive, in the death state what was outside of you and external is now part of who you are, and your mind is immersed in a kind of larger interactive mind, he continued. In the classic channeled work, The Unobstructed Universe, deceased entities told Stewart Edward White that the afterlife presents a full picture and offers unlimited growth, while our perceptions in the physical world are obscured, and limited, Klimo recounted.
Klimo described two different types of channeling-- one involves acting as a kind of go-between for entities to come through-- "they clairaudiently hear with the mind's ear or kind of get out of the way and let the discarnate...or transcendental presence...speak through them," or use their hand for automatic writing. The other type, which Klimo does himself, he calls "open channeling" and doesn't involve other entities. He consciously channels and is not in a trance, though he enters into an altered state and taps into the "mind at large." For more, check out a series of YouTube videos, in which Klimo further elucidates the ramifications of channeling.
First hour guest, advice columnist Amy Alkon (book link) talked about how to combat different forms of rudeness in society such as people talking loudly into their cell phones, and noisy neighbors. Rudeness is part of the human condition, but is exacerbated by people dealing with more strangers than our ancestors did, she explained. She shared some of the humorous and unconventional ways she's dealt with rude people.
Regarding cell phones, one thing that many don't realize is that a one-sided conversation is more interruptive to a person nearby than a two-sided conversation, as a kind of "neural itching" takes place in the brain that makes the conversation harder to ignore, and thus more annoying, she said. When approaching neighbors over sound incursions, she suggested going in with the attitude that they're going to behave well, and saying something like "you probably didn't realize we could hear your music."