Episode 1: Kai Muegge
Sometimes in this world we come across things that absolutely defy all explanation. Things that fall outside of the realm of precise definitions. Things that can’t be repeated in laboratories or measured with instruments. Things that, to some, feel almost realer than real. Yet, in this society of materialist reductionism to have experiences that occur outside of this worldview can have us questioning our own sanity because there is no place for such experiences within a mindset that only gives legitimacy to that which can be repeated and quantified. Yet, the world is filled with these sorts of experiences and there are people who have been reporting back from these realms for thousands of years. Yet, somehow, contemporary science thinks that it can arrogantly step in and declare it all nonsense. Like it’s some self concocted delusion of societies that actually have more of a connection to their greater universal context than to self serving egoic pursuits that only serve to address immediate gratification, acquiring more stuff, maintaining power structures which serve the few, and, most importantly, promoting the worldview that the universe is some random accident and contains no inherent meaning in and of itself therefore designating the role of all of us as being victims of our circumstances. What the fuck meaning are we supposed harvest from that situation? I don’t think that bait and switch was accidental. And at The Melt I am here to attempt to map this territory that some say isn’t on any map. I’ll be talking with people who have experienced these realms, people who have written about these realms, and people who study these realms. And today’s guest is Kai Meugge, a physical medium from Frankfurt, Germany who has been starting his own seance groups since he was 15 years old. He and his wife Julia conduct seances all over the world that harken back to the Spiritualist movement of the mid-1800s in the United States. They involve objects manifesting out of thin air, tables rising off of the floor, and the excretion of ectoplasm, a mysterious substance that is said to exist somewhere between the spiritual and the physical.
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