Darryl Caterine, PhD                                8-9 PM

website: www.darrylcaterine.com
Book: Haunted Ground

“Haunted Ground” author Darryl Caterine, PhD, is associate professor of religion in the department of religious studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.  He earned his degrees in religious studies from Harvard University and the University of California at Santa Barbara.  His new book, “Haunted Ground: Travels through a Paranormal America”, comes after more than three years of research on America’s love-hate relationship with the paranormal.

Topics to be covered (time permitting):

  • 1. Why do Americans continue to have such a keen interest in the paranormal?
  • 2. Tell me about your experience with the Spiritualists at Lily Dale.
  • 3. Tell me about your experience with the UFOlogists at Roswell.
  • 4. Tell me about your experience with the Dowsers in Vermont.
  • 5. Please explain how Americans’ interest in the paranormal is rooted in their anxieties about cultural, political, and economic instability?
  • 6. Please explain how Americans’ interest in the paranormal is rooted in a historic sense of alienation and homelessness.
  • 7. How did you go from being a religious scholar writing about Catholicism to writing about the paranormal?
  • 8. How does the Jesuit college you teach at feel about your Paranormal research?
  • 9. I know you recently went to the Exploring the Extraordinary conference in England, how was your research received?
  • 10. And what did you take away from the conference?
  • 11. Is paranormality considered a weird topic in the religious studies field?
  • 12. I see in your book and on your site that you take lots of photos, ever capture anything paranormal on film?
  • 13. Have you had any paranormal experiences yourself?
  • 14. Since Halloween is tomorrow, do you feel this holiday has any paranormal significance?
  • 15. How are you celebrating the holiday?

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Dr Rif El-Mallakh is on from 8-10 PM

Dr. El-Mallakh received his MS in biology and his MD degrees from the University of Illinois.  He completed a medical internship and one year of a neurology residency before completing an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut.  Dr. El-Mallakh received his board certification in psychiatry in 1990.  He spent three years as a clinical research fellow with the late Dr. Richard Wyatt’s Neuropsychiatry Branch Laboratory at the NIMH.  He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in 1992.  For the last 20 years he has focused his research on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness and has performed basic work regarding ion dysregulation and development of an animal model in this disorder.  His clinical research has focused on lithium, bipolar depression, and the deleterious consequences of antidepressants in the management of bipolar illness.  He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and two books.  He has been funded by NARSAD, NIMH, and the pharmaceutical industry, has served as reviewer for both NIMH and the Canadian Research Council as well as reviewer for several psychiatric publications and smaller granting agencies.  He has received over 24 awards, including the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator from the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and multiple Golden Apple teaching awards from the U of L residents.


Don English 9-10 PM

website: www.enlightenmentofevil.com

Book: Enlightenment of Evil:  Murder, Abuse, Transcendence.

Don English, author of Enlightenment of Evil:  Murder, Abuse, Transcendence, with only an 8th grade education, took writing classes and turned his heartbreaking life story into a compelling, well-written, inspiring, thought-provoking and unflinching look at how he survived, thrived and transformed his life from victimhood to triumph, from evil to goodness with no proselytizing!

Topics to be covered (time permitting):

  • 1. How did your abusive situation begin?
  • 2. Why didn’t you tell your parents?
  • 3. You were victimized by several people, do you think abusers can spot their easiest victims?
  • 4. What advice would you give to someone in an abusive situation, particularly a child?
  • 5. What prompted you to write a book about your life?
  • 6. How did the abuse stop?
  • 7. Why did you leave school after 8th grade?
  • 8. How did you deal with having an alcoholic parent?
  • 9. With all you’ve been through, how do you maintain such a positive outlook?
  • 10. Were you surprised to learn that your brother was arrested for murder?
  • 11. Did you forgive your mother for not protecting you?
  • 12. How do you move beyond a horrible childhood?
  • 13. What would you do differently if you had the chance for a do over?
  • 14. What’s next for Don English?

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