Episode 3.2 The Omen

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(The Pickering Manuscript, William Blake)

Episode 3.2 – The Omen is now available where ever you listen to podcasts, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. First time listening? You can start with Series 1, Episode 1. Subscribe to stay up to date as the mystery unfolds. After listening to Series 3, Episode 2, listeners are encouraged to explore companion materials below.

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(The First Folio, William Shakespeare)

Among other things, this episode deals with Alistair Glamis, specifically his last name and its relation to Shakespeare’s play Macbeth who died on the 15th of August 1057. The real name of Macbeth was Bethad mac Findlaích. The meaning of Mac Bethad is son of life. In Modern Gaelic, it was called MacBheatha. A fun fact is that Macbeth was the first king who made a pilgrimage to Rome. He did it in 1050.

As addressed in the episode, Macbeth was the Thane of Glamis. The castle at Glamis is riddled with ghost stories. Take a look at this excerpt of an old documentary on the various stories that surround the castle:

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During this episode you heard Bodhipaksa tell a ghost story. You can support Bodhi as a meditation guide by exploring and supporting his upcoming iPhone app. Bodhi Mind is a subscription iPhone app giving you access to a library of Bodhipaksa’s guided meditations. This will include all of the meditation CDs and MP3s that his publishing company Wildmind has published since 2001, including those developed for his online courses, plus a lot more!

Finally, here are links to some of the wonderful musicians who have contributed to the audio project:

Prom Queen

Ben Von Wildenhaus

Ross Boyd

Rudy Sims

Thanks to Ricky Rawls, Julie Alligost, Teddie Tornberg, Bodhipaksha, and my wife Carol for making this episode possible. Thanks also to Ryan Fitton, Jillian Thiele, Jen Whitely, and Larry Doyle for the support.


John Herman

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