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Gail Hayssen was born in New York City. Her family was active in the Vegan and alternative health movements in the 1960's.


She was known among friends and family for dreams that predict upcoming personal events.


In 1970 Gail participated in Mind Dynamics, a system for expanding psychic potential. Gail discovered her own talents for accurately predicting events and obtaining personal information.


In the 1980's, dreams and visions led Gail to a unique relationship with the Huichol Indians of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Mexico. Gail received an unusual welcome from the Huichol community, and attended ceremonies generally forbidden to outsiders.

Since then, Gail has developed unique relationships with native people and shamans from other cultures: the Haida of Alaska, and shamans of Mongolia, where she spoke at the International Shaman Symposium in 2006 and 2011.


In the late 1990's, Gail met scientists Dr. Dean Radin and Russell Targ, who were conducting experiments in ‘remote viewing’, aimed at understanding how people perceive events which are distant in space and time. As an experimental subject, Gail would draw and describe a photograph that would be randomly selected in the future and then shown to her.


In 2011 Gail was initiated as a Buriat White Shaman, and has been a subject and collaborator in numerous paranormal experiments with Dr. Radin and others, including the Ganzfield Experiment, documented in Dr. Radin’s international bestseller Supernormal.


Gail Hayssen has been a subject, participant, or co-author in numerous experiments and publications.

On going down the path of book publishing, Gail met Michelle Freed of LITM Media at a remote viewing study group, and launched her podcast to share intimate stories of the paranormal and shamanism.


Gail lives in Sebastopol, California with her husband, David and her three children, Nancy, Richard, and Tasha.

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Bringing You Intimate Stories that Heal.

Gail Hayssen’s biweekly podcast includes extraordinary true stories and interviews with scientists, intuitives, shamans, writers, and journalists. Gail and her guests fearlessly explore forbidden topics — from personal stories to the paranormal.

Upcoming episodes feature Stanley Krippner, Dean Radin, Sally Rhinefeather, Russell Targ, Stephen Schwartz, Debra Lynn Katz, Nick Cook and Tom Ashbrook.

Come watch our upcoming shows!


Extraordinary Experiences of Ordinary People
A Small Medium at Large Episode 1


September 1, 2021
In today’s episode, Gail speaks with Dr. Sally Rhine Feather about using the stories of more than two hundred ESP experiencers to explain what ESP is and how it operates through dreams, intuition, and visual and auditory information.

Remote Viewing Under the Sea
A Small Medium at Large Episode 2

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September 15, 2021
Welcome back to the show! Today, Gail sits down with Stephan A. Schwartz and they talk about the amazing feats of using remote viewing to uncover archaeological discoveries. Finding Cleopatra's tomb, Marc Anthony's Timonium, and sunken ships all across the California coast and the Bahamas. Hear what it's like to remote view from a submarine! Make sure you stay tuned to the end to hear a bonus story about what Gail did with her father's ashes!

Shared Dreams and ESP
A Small Medium at Large Episode 3

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September 29, 2021
Welcome back to "A Small Medium at Large"! In this episode, Gail shares one of her wild and intuitive dreams. Then, she interviews psychologist and dream researcher Stanley Krippner. They discuss shared dreams, telepathy, and stories about overcoming serious medical ailments.

Researching ESP for the US Government
A Small Medium at Large Episode 4

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October 13, 2021
On this episode, Gail Hayssen invites Russell Targ onto the show! They talk about the history of ESP and remote viewing. They discuss the US Government's history of funding research into ESP for the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and even NASA! Russell Targ details those projects and his efforts of getting those projects disclosed to the public.


Psychical Research and Associative Remote Viewing
A Small Medium at Large Episode 5

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October 30, 2021
On this episode of A Small Medium at Large, Gail welcomes Psychical researcher Debra Lynne Katz. Gail talks all about her childhood and then her experiences working on psychical research experiments. Debra gives her perspectives about the possibilities of being marginalized as a woman in the psychic field, and then they talk all about Associative Remote Viewing. Make sure you listen to the end to learn about what these women have in common about the Philippines!

Proof of the Afterlife with Jeffrey Mishlove
A Small Medium at Large Episode 6

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November 10, 2021
On today's episode of A Small Medium at Large with Gail Hayssen, we are honored to be joined Dr Jeffrey Mishlove, lifelong PSI researcher and host of "Thinking Allowed" on PBS and now "New Thinking Allowed" podcast.  He's written several books including "PK Man" on a psychokinetic subject. He speaks about his essay "Beyond the Brain: The Survival of Human Consciousness After Bodily Death", which on November 1st won first prize in the $1.8M Bigelow essay competition. Enjoy!

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November 24, 2021
In this episode, Gail interviews bestselling author Dr. Dean Radin.  Dean, the Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, shares the latest research in psychic phenomena. Dean and Gail talk about the astonishing Ganzfield experiment that became the chapter on Telepathy in his award-winning book Supernormal, and much more. Enjoy!

Randy Ziesenis: Remote Viewing Water Sources
A Small Medium at Large Episode 8

December 8, 2021
Inventor Randy Ziesenis joins Gail on this episode of A Small Medium at Large. Randy successfully finds water sources in locations around the world suffering severe drought. His long career includes developing new oil drilling methods and communications security systems for major firms. He discusses frequencies in liquids from water to milk, and their healing power. He shares stories of his Spirits of the Land Healing Center and the power of Standing Rock. Enjoy!

Debbie Creagh: World Renowned Psychic from Bangkok
A Small Medium at Large Episode 9

December 22, 2021
On this episode Gail sits down with Debbie Creagh from Bangkok, Thailand. They share intimate stories pf growing up with psychic abilities and the gifts and curses that come with it. Then they talk about how their intuitions have guided onto their current paths, and share information on the use of pendulums for divination. Enjoy!

Nick Cook on Aerospace and Consciousness
A Small Medium at Large Episode 10

January 5, 2022
Gail visits journalist, author and Bigelow award winner Nick Cook in England. We talked about his technical writing, fiction writing, and his path to exploring consciousness. Nick tells about how he uses his skills and connections in the Aerospace and Defense sector to try to solve some of the world's toughest challenges. PS: Shortly after this interview, Cook received a Bigelow Award for his outstanding essay on consciousness after bodily death. Enjoy!

Lindsey Scharmyn: All Endings are Beginnings
A Small Medium at Large Episode 11

January 19, 2022
On this episode, Gail sits down with Lindsey Scharmyn of Rogue Ways. Lindsey talks about growing up in poverty, UFOs, and how an episode of Oprah saved her life. Then, Gail shares her experiences with sexual assault. This is a very powerful episode about love and forgiveness. Enjoy!

Loyd Auerbach: International Ghost Investigator
A Small Medium at Large Episode 12

February 2, 2022
In this episode, Gail interviews Loyd Auerbach — world-renowned paranormal researcher, psychologist, author, professor, and ghost investigator. Loyd, son of an NBC TV executive, grew up with the likes of Topper and The Twilight Zone.  He talks with Gail about following up his early enthusiasm with a career in paranormal research. He is the author of numerous books and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs. He tells about the purpose of the Forever Family Foundation and his role as Professor Paranormal. His discoveries range from ghosts that help students with homework, and strange events actually caused by unusual physical phenomena, to intimate knowledge of the most haunted places on earth.

Laura Marini: A Haunting: TV Producer
A Small Medium at Large Episode 13

February 16, 2022
Laura Marini has been a television producer for the last 25 years. We discuss her shows on the 11th Season of A Haunting, Friday night on The Travel Channel, and Discovery +. She has produced over 100 paranormal stories for a variety of shows. Learn how she discovers, vets, and successfully re-enacts real haunting experiences. Enjoy!

March 2, 2022
Kay Rothman turned her aptitude for science and storytelling into a television documentary career as a producer, director and writer.  Her work ranges from science, technology and social justice, to the hit A Haunting, where peoples’ experiences are documented and re-enacted.  Kay shares stories of unexplained paranormal events surrounding productions. Enjoy!

March 16, 2022
Lifelong educator Elly Molina talks about encouraging psychic and intuitive development in children. Elly Molina talks about how easy it is for children to use telepathy and remote viewing and to trust their intuition to guide them. She shares some of the exercises she taught in her classes. She discusses her book, Children Who Know How To Know, and programs that encourage curiosity, focus, and increased emotional intelligence.  Elly created the Psi-Kids Academy that helps children and their parents unlock a child’s natural mind power and potential.

March 30, 2022
Kay Rothman turned her aptitude for science and storytelling into a television documentary career as a producer, director and writer.  Her work ranges from science, technology and social justice, to the hit A Haunting, where peoples’ experiences are documented and re-enacted.  Kay shares stories of unexplained paranormal events surrounding productions. Enjoy!

Dr. Howard Eisenberg: Dream It to Do It.
A Small Medium at Large Episode 17

April 13, 2022
Therapist, teacher and author Dr. Howard Eisenberg talks about the nature of reality, indigenous wisdom, realizing our dreams, and his timely new book “Dream It to Do It: The Science and The Magic” released last month — a global wake-up call aimed at making sense of our challenging world.  Gail and Howard discuss how we filter reality, the inspiration of science fiction, plants that alter consciousness, effective breathing exercises, and much more.

Lisa Carrillo: Living Awake
A Small Medium at Large Episode 18

April 27, 2022
Spiritual guide and writer Lisa Carrillo has developed techniques that work for establishing and sustaining Flow in daily life.  Her new book Living Awake includes twenty interactive exercises that let readers step out of mental habits and embrace unknown and undefended places.  Lisa and Gail discuss how to turn insights from meditation and retreats into sustained benefits, and to rediscover our curious, perfect, whole, and complete true beings.

David Blank: The Transformative Power of Travel
A Small Medium at Large Episode 19

May 11, 2022
David Blank is a professional adventure tour guide, psychedelic guide and dog trainer. He earned an MBA degree, has traveled in 48 US states and 45 countries, hitchhiked from US to Guatemala and Panama, and through South Africa during apartheid, and motorcycled 20,000 miles with his dog Max. David shares his stories of his adventures and world travel. His clients at Happy Tails and Soul Connection Journeys Cannabis Assisted Psychedelic Tours have unique, fulfilling, transformational experiences they remember for the rest of their lives. David discusses his many adventures, his upcoming book 1000 Miles of Elvis, and why hitchhiking is the ultimate freedom.

May 25, 2022
Dr. Khaled is a professor of Egyptology and Tourism. In ancient times Egyptians lived healthy into their 80s and 90s, without today’s technology.  Dr Khaled says that today we heal the body, ignoring the soul.  He talks about the foods ancient Egyptians used for healing. We talk about the Tibetan Book of the Dead and ancient times in Egypt where one person had the role of physician, magician and priest. Dr. Khaled describes the changes in Egypt from 2010 to now, including renewed existing sites and newly discovered sites. He welcomes you all to come visit Egypt where he will take you and your family on a life changing tour.

June 8, 2022
Teacher and prolific author Sean McNamara shares his knowledge of meditation, telekinesis and much more.  He describes how his extraordinary childhood became the foundation to his spiritual exploration and practices - showing others that spiritual growth is possible as an independent, self-empowering, and revelatory path.  He discusses meditating at night, using music for trance, and a special type of seat for what he calls Night Yoga.

Singer Norwood Young: Getting Back to My Me
A Small Medium at Large Episode 22

June 22, 2022
Norwood Young is a singer, author, and international nightclub owner. From his home in Bangkok, Thailand, he discusses achieving stardom as a teen, dealing with secret abuse and addiction,  successfully challenging racism for decades in posh Hancock Park in LA, and spiritual healing.

July 6, 2022
Rhonda is a true renaissance woman. A near-death experience abruptly fractured her everyday routine, compelling Rhonda to write her book. She shares stories of her exploration of the metaphysical with real-life stories of transformation and enlightenment.

Jill Lowy: Challenges on The Spiritual Path
A Small Medium at Large Episode 24

July 20, 2022
Jill talks about her new book Ten Ways to Create Good Karma: Challenges on The Spiritual Path.  Jill had a spiritual epiphany that changed her life reading BE HERE NOW by Ram Dass in her early twenties and, finding people would quite naturally talk to her about their problems, earned a Masters Degree in Counseling.  We discuss how our conditioning effects our karma and how we react to challenging situations, and how we find liberation through acceptance, forgiveness and letting go.


Tommy Chong and David Blank (Part 1)
A Small Medium at Large Episode 25

August 3, 2022
Today we have a special 2-part episode featuring Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong, and David Blank’s Cannabis Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.

These special episodes kick off a 2022 Summer of Love series on the podcast. Tommy, David and Gail discuss a wide range of topics in Part I, including:

Tommy’s childhood and wild teen years in Canada
Timothy Leary
Abbie and Anita Hoffman
Medical Marijuana
Tommy’s Good Vibes and Nice Dreams CBD products
David Blank’s experiences as a cannabis-assisted psychedelic therapy guide

Tommy Chong and David Blank (Part 2)
A Small Medium at Large Episode 26

August 10, 2022

Part 2 of our special episode featuring Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong, and David Blank’s Cannabis Assisted Psychedelic Therapy. Tommy, David and Gail discuss a wide range of topics in Parts 1 and 2, including:

Tommy’s childhood and wild teen years in Canada
Timothy Leary
Abbie and Anita Hoffman
Medical Marijuana
Tommy’s Good Vibes and Nice Dreams CBD products
David Blank’s experiences as a cannabis-assisted psychedelic therapy guide

Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music
A Small Medium at Large Episode 27

August 17, 2022

53 years ago today, a rock festival in Woodstock helped define a generation. Today our guests are Dan Bukszpan and Karen M. Greenburg, who created the gorgeous book “Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music”.  

Their unique book captures the magic — from concert details, never-before-published photos and tales of the brown acid — to interviews with the attendees and the artists 50 years later. 

(Your host Gail was among a half million young people there.  At 14 years old she can be glimpsed in the Woodstock movie, which zooms in on her twirling a daisy.  Her photos and stories are also featured in the book.)

Dan and Karen share why they created the book, the experiences they had putting it together, and new friendships (including Gail) that arose as the team put the book together. Woodstock could only happen once and was a once in a lifetime experience — yet it lives on in our ideas, feelings, books like this one, and people still living it.

Lisa Rafel: Safe In The Arms of Love
A Small Medium at Large Episode 28

August 31, 2022

Lisa Rafel describes her spiritual journey from television actress, playwright and performance poet to sound healer, author and teacher.

Lisa's path led her to life changing visits to Nepal, Egypt, Greece and beyond.  Her intimate conversation with Gail includes discoveries and connections with native people and shamans in their time together in Mongolia.  Lisa's beautiful vocal and crystal bowl music has been a source of comfort and calm to Gail and many others.  Lisa speaks about her personal experiences with birth and the importance of bonding.  Her book and CD "Safe in the Arms of Love": has helped many women and their babies.  She describes developing her Five Worlds Course and how it has evolved over the years.

Donna Rebadow: Exploring Consciousness
A Small Medium at Large Episode 29

September 14, 2022

Donna Rebadow drowned in a boating accident in 1998.
She was physically dead but still conscious for a time that seemed unbounded.  She returned from her Near Death Experience with new perspective on choices, life and time.

Donna now leads many lives: from teacher and sports medicine acupuncturist to writer, podcaster, and spoon bender.  A lifelong athlete, she was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019.  As a healer she has treated Olympic and Major League Baseball clients and healed an ALS patient when that wasn’t considered possible.

Donna and Gail share perspectives on healing, their near-death experiences, and remote viewing — and even LIVE spoon/fork bending on the show!  Get your spoons as Donna explains how to do it.

Clay Lomakayu Miller: The Medicine of One
A Small Medium at Large Episode 30

September 28, 2022

Clay Lomakayu has helped thousands of people sharing the Medicine of One, a direct approach to embracing the real space around us and seeing what's in our way.

An articulate philosopher and natural shaman, Clay shares how to embrace our Space to escape patterns and barriers, get past trauma, receive praise without ego, and much more.

His wide ranging conversation with Gail includes the role of gratitude, what it means to Love the Hungry Ghost, and when it's important not to smile.

Clay Lomakayu has created dozens of videos with 50,000 online subscribers.  His books are One Noble Truth - Down to Earth Buddhism in the Shamanic Tradition, and Medicine of One. 


Karen V.  Johnson - Living Grieving
A Small Medium at Large Episode 31

October 12, 2022

Former Federal Judge Karen V. Johnson shares her story of transforming the energy of grief and loss to build a new life.

Her fast-paced career came to an abrupt halt when she lost her 27 year old son to a heroin overdose.  She quit her job, sold her house and belongings, and went on a 2-1/2 year journey around the world, finding a spiritual and healing practice along the way.

She shares the intimate story of losing her son and their communication in the afterlife.

Her new book about her journey is Living Grieving: Using Energy Medicine to Alchemize Grief and Loss.

October 26, 2022
Today’s special episode is a conversation with two guests: special effects wizard David Biedny and virtual/augmented reality innovator David Levitt, who is also Gail’s husband and a witness to many of the experiences she describes.

David Biedny is a leading digital effects, graphics and multimedia expert. He has been a groundbreaking digital artist, author, animator and effects wizard since the early days of the Macintosh.  Principal author of The Official Adobe Photoshop Handbook, he was tapped by Star Wars special effects house Industrial Light and Magic as it began its transition to digital media — contributing to innovative films like Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Rocketeer, Hook, and Spawn.  Biedny teaches digital media at Yale.

Biedny has had several unexplained experiences and encounters with unidentified airborne objects that might properly described as paranormal.  And though he co-founded the ground-breaking podcast The Paracast, he might be considered a skeptic — impatient with the attention-seeking and self-delusion that dominate so many paranormal claims.

For details on some of Biedny’s experiences outlined in this show, listen to the second hour of this Paracast episode.

November 9, 2022
Chris Carr and Kristen Johnson share stories about their haunted childhood, and the synchronicities that brought them together.  They discuss their work investigating and researching the paranormal, including both positive and uncomfortable experiences that occurred when contacting discarnate spirits. Chris and Kristen explain Pansychism, haunted objects, spirits and consciousness. They share stories from history about The Society of Friends, the Gatekeeper, Quaker babies, and the first colonial UFO sighting. Chris and Kristen host Dark Horse Paranormal and Bigfoot and The Bunny podcasts.

November 23, 2022
Documentary filmmaker and avid yoga practitioner Kayoko Mitsumatsu founded Yoga Gives Back in 2007, inspired by the micro financing revolution of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Muhammad Yunus.  Kayoko realized, “for the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life”.  Today, YGB provides nearly 2400 underserved mothers and children with micro loans and educational funds in India.  Kayoko documents the many successes YGB has funded on video, showing how YGB recipients remain in communities like Bangalore and help their people.  She discusses these success stories, the recent Yoga Gives Back 15-year gala, and much more.

December 7, 2022
The phenomenon of virgin birth is much more widespread than you thought.  Marguerite Rigoglioso, the leading researcher of this phenomenon, discusses her award winning book The Mystery Tradition of Miraculous Conception - Mary and the Lineages of Virgin Birth. Reports and legends of miraculous conception can be found across many cultures, from ancient Greek and Native American to Mary and her mother Anne.  Marguerite discusses historical material that has largely been hidden until now.

Messenger of Spirit with Whitney McNeill
A Small Medium at Large Episode 36

December 21, 2022
Whitney McNeill is a medium, Intuitive Development Teacher, Creator of the Messenger of Spirit Oracle Cards, and host of the Spiritual and Ambitious podcast. She has helped over 20,000 people connect to Spirit.  Whitney and Gail discuss types of spirit guides, how to conduct a spirit guide meeting, and how to communicate with them. She discusses her Oracle Cards, and leads us in a 5 minute spirit exercise.

Mark Ireland: Where the Dead Go
A Small Medium at Large Episode 37

January 4, 2023
Mark Ireland is the son of renowned mid-twentieth century psychic Richard Ireland, and has participated in mediumship research studies conducted by the University of Arizona and the University of Virginia.

Mark discusses growing up with a father who was a prominent 20th century psychic-medium for Mae West, Mamie Eisenhower and many others.  He shares how the passing of his son drew him back into his father’s world of psychic phenomena and mediumship.  He discusses personal experiences pointing to the continuity of consciousness after physical death.

Mark Ireland is the author of several books, including the ground breaking Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go, a moving account of his personal quest for answers about life after death following the passing of his youngest son.

January 18, 2023
Georgena Eggleston Grace is discovering a New Paradigm of Grief: Georgena says you needn't be broken by your loss. You can be broken open, like a seed, to grow in self-awareness and new connections.

In less than 4 years, five people in Georgena’s life died -- two by suicide. No good-byes.  Through her own journey, and training to become a Somatic Synergist, she discovered how grief lives in our body and how to joyously move forward. She has helped her clients discover what is keeping them from inner well being to move beyond their loss to a life of love.

Georgena has written two books, and founded the Integrated Wellbeing Institute in 2020 to certify therapists, coaches, nurses and healing practitioners in Somatic Grief Relief, a program for tele-health professionals. 

Annie Bourke on Communicating with Animals
A Small Medium at Large Episode 39

February 1, 2023
Annie Bourke comes to us from Australia to talk about her work as a medium and communicator with animals. She shares stories of how she has helped people connect to their animals, in life and after they have passed. 

She talks about her two books - The Bridge to Animal Consciousness and Evolving Hearts, and Souls: The Guide to Spiritual Awakening. 

Animals are her passion, and her mission is to raise global awareness of the importance of animals. She hosts the podcast "What Animals Tell Me".


Guest Appearances

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Host Bill Hendrickson of WCOM, Time Out interviews Gail Hayssen.

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Media Gail's Featured In

2019 Third Eye Spies-A True Story of Psychic Spying.

Remote Viewing with Russell Targ

Real Time Remote Viewing Experiment with 17K+ hits

2014 Challenging The Paranormal - NHK (Japan Broadcasting) produced

by Akira Kanda In Japanese French and English

2014 60 Minutes of Japan FMRI experiment is shown

2011 Unveiling the Anomaly - Talitha Wall & Crystal Geisedocumentary of stories

2011 Rhine Research Center Vimeo Gails Talk My Personal Experiences

of the Mongolian and Huichol People Presented at Duke University

2008 The History Channel -“The Brain” produced by Darlow-Smith/

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2002 Discovery Channel The Gut Level Experiment

1969 Woodstock 3 Days Of Peace and Music DVD

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Podcast Reviews

"Gail, You are so amazing and such a phenomenal interviewee. I am so moved by you and all you have shared. You are such an encouragement for open-mindedness, to look beyond what we experience as normal day to day. Your deep caring comes through so clearly❣️" - Holly Laskey


"We could have gone at last one more hour, but I learned so much in today's conversation, that I now understand a bit of your scintillating life. I hope you keep your engine charged well for another eon or two and the world will be better for it. Thanks for the time and all the best as your life unfolds and your book hits the best seller list." - Bill Hendrickson

“Gail is the most compassionate, humble and kind person I know.  Her status as a Shaman does not surprise me at all.  Since she was a teenager she has had a special connection with life and spirits.  Her gift is special and she has only touched the very tip of it!  May the future bring you to a place of love, joy and happiness.  You have given that to so many of us.  Gail, you are so special!!” - Donna Bahil

"I just want to reach out to you and let you know how much I love you. You have become so articulate and you are very beautiful. Your light is radiating." - Lucy Lewis

"Shabam Gail. 💥🥰 Thank you. A wonderful time, fully immersed in your journey, reliving your Mongolian shaman initiation, remembering Zagda, remembering that very special day. You are so natural on the podcast, I could listen for days... and in fact, I look forward to doing just that on your upcoming podcasts 😊 SO happy you are sharing the amazing riches of your life. From Peru, a big hug ❣️"

"In love with Gail! She is amazing..." - Robert Hensley



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