Richard Sarradet – Acting, Alchemy, and the Paranormal

As many of you may know, Rich and I have been friends for over 25 years. He recently went through a bout with cancer, and we thought a house visit while he recuperates was a good excuse for recording a show. What you may not know is that Rich was a working actor in Hollywood in the 1970s and ’80s, appearing on such shows as Lou Grant and as a recurring character on General Hospital. We talked about those experiences, and the mystical aspects of the acting profession.

I had just provided Richard with a copy of the seminal book Morning of the Magicians, and we segued into a short discussion of aspects of alchemy as they relate to the paranormal and UFOs, as suggested in the book. We also talked about the co-creation idea, and his model of how power and influence controls our perceptions. We also spent a long time recalling the work of the late abduction researcher Karla Turner and the strange goings-on around her rural Arkansas home when Richard visited in 1995. He also recalled a UFO sighting he had where a group of lights exhibited the classic “falling leaf” motion.

Note: There were a lot of strange noises picked up by the recorder during this session. This has never happened before. A group of owls made an appearance as well. Make of it what you will!

Best wishes to Richard for a speedy recovery.


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10 Responses to Richard Sarradet – Acting, Alchemy, and the Paranormal

  1. I would eat 2 bulbs of raw organic garlic every 24 hours. * 2. BBC News: Scientists have uncovered fresh evidence that garlic can protect against some forms of cancer. The research, by a team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shows that people who eat raw or cooked garlic regularly cut their risk of stomach cancer by about a half compared with those who eat none. They also cut their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as two-thirds.

    Lead researcher Professor Lenore Arab said: “There seems to be a strong, consistent protective effect for people who are regular garlic consumers. “It doesn’t matter if they’re consuming garlic in China or in the United States, the effect is still there.” However, the researchers found no such benefit from taking garlic supplements. Professor Arab said it might be possible that this could be that the active ingredients are being destroyed in processing or by sitting on store shelves for a long time.

    The researchers based their findings on data from 22 previous studies from around the world on the impact of garlic on cancer. Many scientists believe garlic helps prevent stomach cancer because it has anti-bacterial effects against a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, found in the stomach and known to promote cancer there.

  2. Richard Sarradet says:

    thanks for the info, I will pursue it, yin/yang!

  3. I am a seeking weird one too! Love the show, lots of great food for thought, and I found I wanted to jump into the conversation. All the best for your health Richard <3

  4. Sam says:

    I’m very disappointed that you wouldn’t post my comment Mr. Bishop. Your podcast has been a part of my life for nearly ten years. When I’d hide from the world because I was incredibly disenfranchised with everything around me. You guys gave me some comfort. I guess its that wuss in me.

    I can safely say that the cliche of reaching out and trying to communicate with the people you look up to is very true. In my case it has been so far anyway. Your not the first.

    But anyway. All I wanted to do was wish Richard well. Listening to him has always sent me down positive routes and hearing what he’s been going through. I was shocked and wanted to send him maybe even a little of what he’s given me.

    • Greg says:

      Which comment did I not post? As far as I know, this is the first I’ve seen of anything from you. If not, I apologize.

      Richard can read your comments here.

  5. z says:

    who is that polish guy? name? sound is not good enough.

  6. Ricky Poole says:

    Rich has been a source of inspiration and encouragement for so many people over the years, myself included. Hands down, one of the coolest guys I know. We’re all rooting for you Rich!

  7. I feel a bit embarrassed by the accolades received from Richard during this interview. All I did was write a post about one of my favorite books (Morning of the Magicians) on Mysterious Universe, simply because I feel more people should pay attention to what Pauwels and Bergier were proposing so many years ago.

    That said, I enjoyed this episode immensely. That anecdote Richard mentioned during that staging in which he played the role of Apollo reminded me of some of the things John Alexander mentions in his latest book, as well as what some athletes report when they enter this state of mind they call “the flow.”

    Cheers, Richard. Here’s hoping for your speedy recovery, and that Apollo and the rest of the pantheon will grant us the chance to meet each other in person next year 🙂

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