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Shadow Hour Archive – Healing Energies with Elizabeth Ohmer Pellegrin – 1/26/2011

The Shadow HourUPDATE: 3/27/2015  Elizabeth contacted me recently about this interview and I was only too glad to expedite getting it up on the web. I have spoken to a number of energy workers and I find the topic fascinating. My own explorations into extra-sensory perceptions have been more vague. I do believe, however, that there are people who can and do detect and manipulate energies in ways that I cannot fully grasp. Enjoy! [cMw]

For years, shamans and healers have used energies to influence people who have disease and other afflictions.  Elizabeth Ohmer Pellegrin is a Reiki practitioner who will share her insights about these techniques and what they might mean to us.

See Elizabeth’s blog for some of her personal reflections.

Visit her web site at
Reiki Alliance Website:
Hear a radio interview with Phyllis Furumoto: — her grandmother brought Reiki to the west in the late 1930s from Japan
Office of the Grandmaster, Phyllis Furumoto

The  opening and closing themes for the Shadow Hour are from the piece Glassy Shadows by Adam Certamin Bownik and is available on Jamendo.

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The Shadow Hour Archive – World Premiere 4/29/2009

The Shadow HourUPDATE: 4/8/2014  On my recent interview with Joe Diamond on WLIP’s Unreal Radio we talked about my own time as a paranormal radio host with The Shadow Hour. I began this program in 2009 and did it as faithfully as I could for several years. It was a great experience and I do miss it.

Why did I stop? Honestly it was just difficult to keep it going by myself. The on-air time is only a portion of what is involved in putting together a program like that. I have to court and book the guests. I have to find interesting and weird news to share with people. I have to pre-interview guests, look into their information to know what we’re talking about. There were several hours each week devoted to making the show go. I enjoyed it, but it was overwhelming and costing me money rather than making me money.  So… I eventually had to flip the switch and economize on the money and the time. It was not a fun thing to do. Like I said…I miss it.

However, on April 29, 2009 I was entering into a whole new adventure. BlogTalk Radio was providing free Internet broadcasting with call-in capabilities. I was going to be able to give this whole thing a shot with no more investment than the time and energy. This was my first try.

The guest was Steve Busti, owner of the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas. My own performance was a little rough. I made a poor choice in the theme song. It was edgy, but did not translate well across the phone system. Also, my approach to handling the weird news was stilted. I basically treated myself like a news reader and wrote copy based on the items I’d selected. I wouldn’t find out for a while that I could just riff on them. Thanks to the friends who helped point this out. I got better!

So, enjoy this blast from the past.

Chris Walden

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