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Nearly Sacred

Nearly Sacred

By JB Schirtzinger
A podcast dedicated to all things sacred, mystical, or at least nearly so.
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Nearly Sacred Season Two Episode Two
In this episode, we interview Staff Sergeant Zachary English about the spiritual landscape of the U.S. army. If you wanted to know how a modern solider experiences spirituality, this is one episode you do not want to miss. 
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December 30, 2020
Nearly Sacred Season Two Episode One: Fire Eye, De-Platforming, JB and Melissa Catch Up
In this episode, JB and Melissa catch up with what happened since season one. They discuss Fireye, hacking, de-platforming, and the spiritual implications of all of those things in addition. 
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December 17, 2020
Nearly Sacred Season 2 Promo
At long last, after a four year hiatus, we begin to consider what season 2 of nearly sacred holds--and update you somewhat on where we have been. 
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December 10, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 9 Continuing the Journey With Leslie Cottle and Melissa Sims
Original air date was approximately May 2016. Melissa Sims and Leslie  Cottle review their shared experiences in France. Show notes follow. We had so much to cover, we couldn’t do it in one  episode. That mountain generated a lot of experience.” “I agree,” said  Melissa. “Let’s get back to interviewing Leslie and see what wonders are  next!”       In this episode, Leslie Cottle and Melissa Sims continue their adventure in France. It was just too big for one episode!
01:10:40
November 9, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 8 Melissa Sims and Leslie Cottle Go to France Part 1
Original air date was approximately May 2016. Melissa Sims and Leslie Cottle review their shared experiences in France. Copious show notes  follow. Then there was that time that Melissa went to  France and had her brain melted by its beauty–both metaphysical and  otherwise. She took her friend, Leslie Cottle, along with her, who also  had her brain melt. Would they be able to piece their brains back  together again after this adventure? Better listen to this Part 1  version of their story.        In this Episode Melissa Sims and Leslie Cottle recount their  adventure in areas like Rennes-Le-Chateau, Bugarach, Montsegur and  surrounding regions. Will these two mystery researches become part of  the mystery, or will they find some answers?
01:36:03
November 9, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 7 Melissa Sims and Joe Bill Schirtzinger Recount Their Harrowing Mystical Near Misses and Finding Their Spiritual Roots
Original air date was approximately May 2016. Melissa and Joe Bill  reminisce about all of their almost not being alives on the planet. This  is the episode where they document that reality has left its normal  moorings entirely. Notes follow to the episode. “Shitttttttttttttttt. Shiiiiiittttt. Shiittt.” The  wormhole finally opens on Melissa and Joe Bill sending them hurtling  through space-time. Can they hold on to their sanity and find something  to root them in place? They’d better. Somewhere a Wonder Bread truck is  sighted…        In this episode, Melissa and Joe Bill discuss the often  unspoken side of mysticism–almost getting yourself sacrificed. Likewise,  they discuss their solutions to the French mysteries and where their  own spiritual roots led them. This is real-life, hands-on, spiritual  shaminism, and not some quaint new-age rubbish about love and light. If  you want to understand what journeying is all about, this episode is for  you.
01:01:18
November 9, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 6 An Interview with Cort Lindahl–And A World-Wide Exclusive Release Concerning the Shugborough Monument
Original air date was approximately May 2016. Melissa and Joe Bill talk  with Cort Lindahl about the alignments of certain famous monuments in  relation to other monuments. Notes follow to the episode. “Hey, I think we finally found Cort, “ said Joe  Bill. “Where did he go?” asked Melissa. “I am not sure,” replied Joe  Bill, “but I wouldn’t be so certain that he wasn’t sucked into a  singularity where he resides and was only able to extract himself long  enough to have an interview with us.” “Time travel is taking a toll on  me,” replied Melissa. “Such are the costs of knowledge,” replied Joe  Bill.       World exclusive first time ever reveal in this episode!  Cort  Lindahl reveals his finding connecting the ever famous Shugborough  monument and the Shepherds of Arcadia and how they all connect to Rennes  le Chateau!  Yes that’s right you heard it–Rennies!  If you don’t know  what a Rennie is then welcome to our world of mystery that weaves itself  around in a Labyrinth and leaves you breathless for more!  Get ready  for some major gnosis!  Grab a pen and prepare to take notes, because  there is so much information in this episode that we even have to  re-listen to it ourselves!
01:27:36
November 9, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 5 Bardstown Kentucky and the French Revolution
Original air date was approximately April 2016. Joe Bill and Melissa  take a trip to Bardstown and visit a place called the Gates of Hell  among other locations. Notes follow. In this exciting episode, Joe Bill and Melissa explore  Bardstown, Kentucky along with making some predictions having to do with  where the United States is heading along with where it has been. They  talk about their journey through Our Lady of Gethsemane, the Talbot Inn,  and even the Gates of Hell. If you want metaphysics and adventure, this  is where you want to be!stown,” suggested Melissa. Little did they know they they were  heading straight into the arms of the remnants of the French  Revolution…somewhere a clock was running backwards… In this exciting episode, Joe Bill and Melissa explore  Bardstown, Kentucky along with making some predictions having to do with  where the United States is heading along with where it has been. They  talk about their journey through Our Lady of Gethsemani, the Talbot Inn,  and even the Gates of Hell. If you want metaphysics and adventure, this  is where you want to be!
01:21:46
November 9, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 4 Interview with Rich Merrick–Author of the Venus Blueprint
Original air date was approximately February 2016. Rich Merrick comes on  our show to discuss his latest book, The Venus Blueprint. Notes follow. “Our interview with Stuart Mitchell was  interesting about all those cymatics on the ceiling, ” said Joe Bill.  “Yeah,” said Melissa, “there is a lot of stuff in Rosslyn. Rich Merrick  wrote an entire book on the subject. Hey, you know what would be very  awesome? If we could have Rich on the show and he could discuss what he  found at Rosslyn! You better get your reading hat on, Joe Bill!”       I In this interview with Rich Merrick, Joe Bill and Melissa are  transported back in time to what may well be the beginning of all  religion. Rich Merrick tells the two all about sound and how it has  worked through the ages and specifically how it affected Rosslyn Chapel  in its design. The etiology of this harmonic theory is traced all the  way back to the Vedic philosophies of India. Likewise, we learn what  rules governed music in the Catholic church, and why. This is one  fascinating interview you will not want to miss!
01:42:51
November 9, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 3 David Bowie, Alan Rickman, St. Sulpice, Rennes Le Chateau
Original air date was approximately January 2016. The body count starts to stack up. Original notes follow. “Musicians are dropping like flies  lately–especially magical ones,” said Joe Bill. “Yes, everything is  becoming highly surreal,” said Melissa. “You know what that means, don’t  you?” asked Joe Bill. “It’s time for us to do a podcast linking all  these things up.” “Hey, you know what? It is nearly St. Sulpice day,”  said Melissa. “Sure enough. I wonder if it all relates?” asked Joe Bill.   Somewhere outside of both Joe Bill and Melissa the faint sound of a  sucking wormhole was audible.        In this episode Joe Bill and Melissa explore the notion that  David Bowie and Alan Rickman were mass consciousness sacrifices relating  to a very old ritual performed in France specifically by the  Merovingians but likely long before them. Astrology charts are  discussed, along with some decidedly esoteric points of mysticism and  astrology. Get ready to go off on a wild ride that will push your  consciousness to either expand or explode, or possibly both.        Post Show Correction: Sauniere died on January 22nd, however his heart attack was on January 17th–St. Sulpice day.
01:10:32
November 9, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 2 Interviewing Stuart Mitchell
Original air date was approximately January 2016. Stuart, at this time,  was not diagnosed with cancer which would later kill him. Original notes  follow. “Stuart would be a good guest. He decrypted  Rosslyn chapel. He is heavily involved in cymatics and music. He even  made his own CD,” said Melissa. “Yeah, I agree, he does seem to be a  good fit. Much better than Mr. T.  Still though, I pity the fool that  does not have Mr. T on their podcast,” said Joe Bill. Or, maybe not. It  sounds quasi-likely though, don’t you think?        “Stuart turns your DNA into music,” said Melissa. “WTF?” asked Joe Bill.       “Also, Stuart turned the Shroud of Turin into DNA music as well,” said Melissa. “WTF?” again asked Joe Bill.        “Likewise, Stuart turned the entire Rosslyn Chapel into  music,” said Melissa. “WT–hey, you know I am really in the mood for  Mexican,” said Joe Bill.        This week we talked with Stuart Mitchell.  Stuart is a  composer from Edinburg Scotland, he is listed in Classic FM’s Hall of  Fame, he has recorded with some of the world’s top musicians and is a  pioneer in the music field, using DNA, Cymatics to allow us to  experience music unlike we have heard it before.  In this Episode we  discuss, stretching music and its effects on consciousness, DNA music  and how nature literally sings us into being,  a secret DaVinci Code we  discovered a few years ago and many more interesting little tidbits, so  grab something or someone and relax and let us entertain your soul!
01:05:12
November 9, 2020
Nearly Sacred Episode 1 The Beginning Of It All
Original air date was approximately December of 2015. Little did we know  what we would soon unleash. Read the show notes for original write up. “You know what I think we need for the New Year? A  podcast.” I can’t remember if I, Joe Bill Schirtzinger,  said  this, or if my wife, Melissa Sims, said it. Regardless, one of us said  it–or at least I am pretty sure we did.  Maybe we did not.  That’s gnosis for you. Once you go down the rabbit hole, up and down cease to be  familiar friends and instead become unstable wormholes. You go in in  2016 and pop out in Victorian England and you have to be “okay with  that.”  We were not sure what we were going to talk about, but we had a  pretty good idea that it would have something to do with mysticism and  gnosticism. We do that without trying to do that– regularly. We make a  pop tart, BOOM! Mysteries of the universe are unraveled. So, hand us  microphones, and some “shit” is likely to get “real”.  In this episode we cover everything from a strange portal over  CERN, to David Bowie, to the disappearance of the Goddess virtually  from all religion everywhere. We try to have fun along the way.  Everything is sacred, but not THAT sacred. Mostly so. So tune in, turn  on, and like, drop out man, and get ready for your podcast playing  apparatus to suck you down some god-forsaken avenue.
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November 9, 2020