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George Noory Expands His Reach as King of All Paranormal Media

Shuttling back and forth between LA and St. Louis, George Noory is a very busy man. His syndicated overnight radio show Coast to Coast AM is heard on KFI AM 640 and more than 560 other radio stations. And just about every other weekend, or so it seems, he is touching down at a special event somewhere to moderate a leading-edge paranormal discussion.

This month, Noory has added Beyond Belief, a one-hour weekly live-audience talk show streaming on GAIAM TV. The first episode December 14 featured author, filmmaker and genetically modified food expert Jeffrey Smith; for last week’s second installment, Noory chatted with Nostradamus expert John Smith; and next he will welcome ghost hunter Joshua Hunter.

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Bodhi Tree Bookstore Set for Nearby Reincarnation

At least that’s the prediction offered by co-owners Stan Madson and Phil Thompson in an LA Times article marking the closure of their West Hollywood Melrose Avenue sanctuary. After 41 years in business, just west of celebrated Entourage hang Urth Caffé, the New Age crossroads closed its doors at 5:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

According to the article, the number of items sold daily at the Bodhi Tree had diminished in the past two decades by roughly 90%. But the seventy-ish owners tell reporter Teresa Watanabe that they weren’t that interested in embracing new retail paradigms:

The store could have added more non-book items, such as yoga clothing. It could have set up a live-streaming capacity to expand the audience for Bodhi Tree speakers — who have included Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, world religion author Huston Smith, medium James Van Praagh and spiritual teachers Marianne Williamson, Carolyn Myss and Deepak Chopra. But, Madson said, he wasn’t quite comfortable or interested in evolving.

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