In the show's first half, author and TV producer Gary Grossman and former managing director of Marriott hotels Ed Fuller shared their expertise on terrorism, dictators, and what history teaches us about current events. The two are the co-authors of Red Hotel and Red Deception, fiction books that address real-life national security issues. In their view, for the United States these issues inevitably involve Russia and China.
In the case of Vladimir Putin, Fuller argued, his desire to cling to power drives him to try to weaken his adversaries where they are vulnerable, often by sowing chaos and distrust among their populations. Putin's intelligence, cunning, and insecurity make him especially threatening in this regard, said Fuller. The alliances Putin forges are opportunistic as well, he contended, resulting in considerable Russian influence in places like the Middle East.
Russia's partnership with China—based largely on China's buying of Russian oil—is especially troubling, Grossman advised. In supporting each other in this way, the two countries are more likely to be emboldened to behave aggressively to regain territory they see as belonging to them: Hong Kong and Taiwan in the case of China, and Ukraine for Russia, added Fuller. The United States and even the United Nations would be reluctant to risk the casualties that acting to stop these invasions would incur, he explained.
The complicated nature of the relationship between the United States and other nations has led to unfortunate outcomes at times, noted Fuller. Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh and Cuba's Fidel Castro, for instance, had both approached the United States for assistance with ousting the oppressive regimes in power in their countries, but were denied for ideological and strategic reasons. The support they found instead, from China and Russia, could be seen as setting the stage for the Vietnam War and the Cuban missile crisis—both threats to the security of the United States—that followed.
Renowned past-life regressionist Shelley Kaehr, Ph.D. was the guest in the show's second half. In addition to guiding her clients through their own past lives through hypnosis, she said, she helps them heal the spiritual and psychological afflictions of their ancestors, a process she calls generational regression. This treatment can be practiced on ancestors as close as a few generations, or it can go back as far as our human roots as balls of light in the universe, she claimed.
Past life regression is possible, Kaehr maintained, because linear time doesn't actually exist. Instead, past, present, and future all exist in the present, which makes past lives and ancestors alike accessible for visiting and healing.
A variety of a client's ailments can be traced back to events in their own past lives, as well as those of their ancestors, according to Kaehr. These include phobias, nightmares, and even birthmarks and scars. In one memorable case she shared, Kaehr helped a middle-age man overcome his lifelong fear of the dark by locating the source event, far back in his family history.