Author, shaman, and paleoanthropologist Hank Wesselman returned to C2C as the main guest on Tuesday night. Speaking of a profound moment on one of his research expeditions in Africa, he said it was "heady stuff to hold the bones of the earliest ancestors in your hands and then look up at night and see a satellite going across the sky."
Wesselman shared tales of his shamanic apprenticeship and practice that began in Africa, describing how the first time he left his tent via astral travel, he had swooped up and down in the sky over their campsite. The next morning, one of the tribesmen said to him, "Hey, Dr. Hank, what were you doing flying over my tent last night?"
Shamans access a web or matrix, that in ancient Hawaii was called "Aka," explained Wesselman who compared this space to the "dark matter" of the universe, a kind of "invisible scaffolding" in which all is connected. Through this field, he said he has been able to time travel, where he has built a rapport with a future descendent of his.
First hour guest, researcher Larry Park presented a geologic update on Yellowstone, noting that the Steamboat Geyser, normally dormant, has been active, which he said hasn't happened since the Mount St. Helens eruptions. But the area of greatest concern, Park pointed out was not Yellowstone, but the Long Valley caldera in eastern California, which according to instrumentation is showing change in the readings of its energy. Though this supervolcano hasn't erupted for 750,000 years, Park believes it bears close scrutiny.
Bumper music from Tuesday November 04, 2003