The podcast Petrified Voices takes a different view on why some people hear voices, what it means to them, and how this can be viewed differently depending on your culture, belief system and understanding of mental health.


The podcast continues the journey started in the book The Source - A Manual of Everyday Magic by Ursula James and takes the form of an episodic narration, together with recordings of the trance sections. The book was published in 2012, and a lot has changed since then. Between excerpts, Ursula discusses these changes and how they have affected her thoughts and feelings about the book and its relevance in the strange new world we now inhabit.


The podcast also contains interviews with people who have different views about our inner voices and, conversations with people who are working their way through The Source itself.


Ultimately, it is all about how you bring the best possible elements into your life, and protect yourself from things (and people) who cause you stress. In it, we have a laugh along the way and connect with like-minded, non-judgemental people who enrich life and make it worth living.



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You can listen and follow the podcast using the links below.

Join the Petrified Voices Facebook group for exclusive content and discussions about the podcast and The Source.


To follow along with the narration, you can purchase the book here.


For enquiries about the podcast please email


Yurt Worm via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 25/07/23


Shows us a different path
Great companion to the HypnoSOS series. Shares other better ways of thinking and behaving. Plus very quirky. Thank you for this show!

blossy face via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/05/23


Just finished listening to episode 6 and can’t wait for the next ones to follow. I’m eager to start trying some of the rituals for myself and ready to let the magic in! Ursula James has a wonderful voice to listen to, perfect for this type of material. I haven’t read Ursula’s book ‘The Source’ but will definitely be doing so after having listened to this.

Michael J Dawson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 23/04/23


I’m here before the book but looking forward to reading it. A wonderful earful of joy with a wonderful and engaging host. I’m subscribing for the ride and looking forward to future episodes.

GazT7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 17/11/22


Well worth a listen
I loved the book 'The Source' so it's great to have the audio version read by the author. But this is a great listen even if you haven't read it. If you have an inner voice like I do, this should be an interesting journey and I'm looking forward to hearing more about this in future episodes.

SevinFrance via Apple Podcasts · France · 17/11/22


Thought provoking
Intriguing. Charming. Encouraging. Thought provoking. This is just what I think so far. Can’t wait to hear more. Have lardy recommended to others. Will definitely be buying the book :)




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All profits go to mental health charities.