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Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, David Bowie, George Harrison and Dick Lindheim

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, David Bowie, George Harrison and Dick Lindheim

January 22, 2021

Another wild session with Jennifer.  We began to chat about the inauguration, and David Bowie stopped by to talk about the music and musicians.  Jennifer wasn't aware of what Jon Bon Jovi played, just that he performed.  She was shown a photograph of someone like Yogananda associated with that song - I asked if we could speak to the fellow who wrote it.  

George had a message for his wife Olivia as well as for his pal Russ, who is a friend of mine.  We then spoke about the process of how people on the flipside pass along messages to their loved ones, and our moderator Luana Anders stepped in to direct that conversation. She spoke about her relationship with her father - something that is not public knowledge, but I was aware of it.

Finally, we had a chat with a friend who passed a few days ago, former Paramount TV EVP Dick Lindheim.  I've known Dick for 20 years, and he had some interesting and profound things to say about his journey into the flipside in this hour long podcast.

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, a Doctor friend and his friend Jesus

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, a Doctor friend and his friend Jesus

January 14, 2021

One of Jennifer's friends, a Doctor passed away a few days ago, and we took the opportunity to ask him about his experience reaching the flipside.  He said that "Jesus" was one of the people who was there to greet him.  We asked him questions about his life, his passing and the experience on the flipside, but also took the opportunity to interview the fellow who greeted him.

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Maverick and politicians concerned about the country

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Maverick and politicians concerned about the country

January 7, 2021

This is going to be hard for those who haven't read any of the books ("Backstage Pass to the Flipside" or "Architecture of the Afterlife.")  I can only say that Jennifer and I never discuss who we are going to talk to our about. And in light of the fact that we've spoken to former Presidents before, I figured they might want to chat about the events in the Capitol yesterday.

I wasn't surprised that John McCain (Maverick) stopped by, but that led to a free wheeling all encompassing discussion that will no doubt offend pretty much everyone who is not familiar with this research, or what happens on the flipside.

We speak to and with, in no particular order, John, former Presidents Reagan, Truman stop by to put in their two cents. JFK has something to say as well as Jackie. Malcolm X stopped by as well as Martin Luther King.

I can only suggest considering this a fantasy if one has never listened to this podcast before. I would consider allowing that's its possible that our loved ones don't disappear.  But I would recommend reading up on the topic before passing judgment on what they have to say - which is in line with the reports in "Flipside" "It's a Wonderful Afterlife," "Hacking the Afterlife" and "Architecture of the Afterlife."

Jennifer and I had interviewed a number of these people before - but not Truman or Malcolm X.  I apologize in advance for not asking more and deeper questions of them... but this is literally on the fly as they stop by. 

The point of our podcast is to demonstrate how easy it is to reach out to our loved ones - and no, neither of us discussed this session prior.  It is what it is.  I hope their message about coming together and using this opportunity to take out the broom, and to focus on loving our neighbors as ourselves - is taken to heart.

And the two people Luana refer to in her answer to my question - absolutely accurate - and Jennifer has no clue as to whom I'm referring to. 

Hope this helps people on the planet when they come across it.

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer and Joe Ranft talking about Pixar’s Soul

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer and Joe Ranft talking about Pixar’s Soul

December 31, 2020

Joe Ranft was one of the most prolific storytellers in the Pixar canon. Working at first for Eric Larsen at Disney, working on Lion King and Beauty and the Beast among others, then moving over to work with Jon Lassiter at Pixar as the head of the story dept - Joe was responsible for the story's and characters in Toy Story, Bugs Life, Cars and others.

Unfortunately a car accident took his life in 1995. He left behind his family, and brother who works in the industry.  

Having seen the film "Soul" and realizing how much of a documentary it is - meaning that a number of the story points are also story points in the "Flipside" research I've been doing for over a decade (the Great Beginning, classrooms of newly formed souls, guides and teachers who watch over them, how a person comes from there to hear - how we choose our journeys in advance based on the lessons we need to or want to learn, etc) I thought for our New Year's podcast Joe would be an ideal candidate.

He has messages for his family and friends, including Jon Lassiter, including Pete Docter, co writer and director of Soul.  For those who don't know who he is, they should know him - he's one of the "mentors" for 22 in the film "Soul" that's posted on the wall her list of mentors she's "defeated."  

The name of the main character appears to be named after Joe - and from their review (the flipside review of the film) they loved it. They said "It was more accurate than you think" as well as giving it a 98% accuracy for "how to explain it to people on the planet. (however, pointing out that once one is on the flipside, it's about 15% accurate in terms of that more vast experience.)  You want to talk to the flipside? Anyone can, and this is just one of the 42 examples from this year. Happy New Year. 

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer and Luana Anders talking about how to connect to the Flipside

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer and Luana Anders talking about how to connect to the Flipside

December 24, 2020

Jennifer and I discuss the process of how mediums and others can connect with their loved ones on the other side with or without help from those on the planet, assisting those on the other side to make the connection.  A Christmas/Holiday themed podcast.  For further info; JenniferShaffer.com, RichMartini.com, HackingTheAfterlife.com, MartiniZone.com or MartiniProds@gmail.com

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Elvis, John Lennon and Luana Anders

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Elvis, John Lennon and Luana Anders

December 17, 2020

It's our 40th episode!  How about that?  Well, this is no different than the others - mind bending and just about as out there as we can get.

Last night I happened to catch Tom Hanks talking about his movie he's doing with Baz Luhrmann in Australia, where he plays Colonel Tom Parker. Went to sleep without a thought about it, and had the impression that Luana told me we'd have a "surprise guest" in today's episode.

To be clear, we've seen Elvis before in our class - and we did invite him into the chair and interviewed him extensively.  Who was there to greet him when he crossed over (his mom) and other important things in his life.  It's in "Backstage Pass to the Flipside" - and we also interview Colonel Parker (not a Colonel, and according to Tom's interview a rather shady character) - but aside from the public perception of who his manager was, both the interview in the book and this interview paint a different portrait.

It's not opinion being expressed here. This is live, off the cuff, improvised, whatever happens happens kind of reporting. I had no idea, zero idea what we'd find in today's episode and even forgot what last week's was until she mentions it.

Elvis said he was "introduced to our class by John Lennon" - which is repeated in the book.  It's not like "all the celebrities hang out together" - it's a frequency issue, and those artists or musicians hang out with other folks who are using the same frequency.  If one looks at the Backstage Pass books they'll find quite a few musicians there.

I directed Ray Charles in the film "Limit Up" which Luana and I cowrote, so Ray has introduced us to quite a few of his friends because he knew ... well... everyone.  And through one we can know the other.

I know this interview might ruffle some feathers - but again, it's live, none of it planned, and Jennifer works with law enforcement agencies nationwide on missing person cases. She even helped NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton with a case (solved, ask him about it sometime.)

We are demonstrating that anyone can do this - don't need a medium, but it helps.  However, as noted, anyone can speak to their loved ones on the flipside, and apparently anyone they'd like to chat with.  Stick around to the end, where Elvis sums up his relationship with Tom Parker. Insightful.

Hacking the Afterlife with Chuck Yeager, John Lennon, Aretha and Miriam of Magdala

Hacking the Afterlife with Chuck Yeager, John Lennon, Aretha and Miriam of Magdala

December 10, 2020

It's been a couple of weeks since Jennifer and I did a session. As noted during this one, I had the impression that Chuck Yeager wanted to speak to us, and heard his name in my kitchen. As I always do, I suggest that person "Make a reservation with Luana, who is the holder of our clipboard."

This morning, I had asked Luana in my mind on the flipside, "So who should we speak with?" and Chuck's name appeared as an answer.  I did a little cursory research about him - and the show is verbatim.

At the end of the show, there's a moment when Jennifer's friend texts her, and she asks "I had the feeling you were speaking to Chuck Yeager" but had no clue as to why that would be.  But she texted it literally as I was reaching for the off button - I had Jennifer read it live on the podcast.

I refrained from editing the pauses in this episode.  I normally trim them - but I want people to realize that I'm not forcing these answers. She didn't know who Chuck Yeager was, and he told her he was the guy who "broke the sound barrier."  Later, I ask him how he learned about our class, and claimed it was John Lennon who told him.

That's not my theory or opinion - it's just what was reported. Since we've interviewed John before in the book "Backstage Pass to the Flipside" and I'm friends with one of his sons, I took the opportunity to ask him a couple of questions. 

Also a surprise visit by Aretha Franklin who is also in the book "Backstage Pass to the Flipside" (where she asks us to reach out to her niece to find her handwritten will, which we did.)  Then there's a conversation I had with a woman named Miriam - I asked about her in the fashion I did because I'm writing a book that includes interviews with the alpha and omega - and for those familiar with "Hacking the Afterlife" book, they won't be surprised by these question and answers. I was. 

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Bill Paxton, Billy Meyer and Luana Anders

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Bill Paxton, Billy Meyer and Luana Anders

November 19, 2020

Empty clipboard, we asked Luana for whomever she wanted to bring forward. This was a Thanksgiving episode - in advance - without or idea that it might be.

Luana knew both Billys.  She met Paxton when he and I rewrote my script "You Can't Hurry Love" together and he supplied the title track from his band Martini Ranch.  However, fate intervened, and our budding romance turned into his skyrocketing career.  I made a film about three mediums talking to Bill, it's on Gaia, but in this instance he stopped by to talk a bit about the process of greeting others on the flipside.

Billy Meyer was a lifelong friend, he stopped by to talk about someone we both knew, as well as to give his thanks for doing this kind of research Jennifer and I are doing.  

Finally Luana Anders had some comments about my cat, and then we talked a bit about the animal realm and the flipside.  Enjoy.

Hacking the Afterlife with Fred Trump Sr and Jr, Beau Biden

Hacking the Afterlife with Fred Trump Sr and Jr, Beau Biden

November 12, 2020

It popped into my head last night as I was going to sleep. However, as noted, this morning I didn't think it was a good idea and abandoned it. But when our session began, my friend on the flipside Luana Anders said "Don't be afraid of inviting the two people that you were planning on inviting."

First I invited the father of Mary Trump, Fred Jr. He had a contentious relationship with his father, but Jennifer did not know who we were speaking to.  At one point, I think I referred to him as Robert, Mary's uncle - but this was Fred Jr. in the chair, father of Mary Trump who wrote the book excoriating her uncle.

Because Jennifer had no idea who we were talking to, this is an unadulterated exploration of a father who had dementia, and a son who had a rocky lifetime - but both reconciled on the flipside. Once Jennifer realizes who they are, she gives some insight into their opinion of their son and brother. No other way to put it.

The other person I invited was Beau Biden - at first Jennifer didn't realize who Beau was (I know a few myself) but ultimately gives a poignant reading with him - what it was like to cross over and be with his mother again.  He offers insight into his father, and repeats some of the themes that Joe has said in the past - waking up each day as if it's a "new day" and the quote he gave the other night about "keeping the faith" (and adding "spread the faith."  Jennifer might be aware of it - but as it happens live on camera, I doubt she's aware that's exactly what Joe said in his acceptance speech.

Everyone works out in the end. We all are just walking each other home.

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Maverick, JFK and Sargent Shriver

Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Maverick, JFK and Sargent Shriver

November 5, 2020

We didn't have any agenda today, and just thought we'd let the class take over. John McCain showed up first, had plenty to say among other things; "Sweet revenge."  Honest Abe, JFK showed up - and spoke eloquently about binding the nation's wounds and pulling us together.  (I kid you not. Neither Jennifer and I had any idea they would say what they say.)

Sargent Shriver stopped by - odd name to pull out of a hat - but he was eloquent as well.  John Shaner makes a return visit with Robert Towne's dog Hira... and well, what's the point of saying what happens in this one. It's wild! Enjoy. 

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