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"History shows that every intelligent man who has gone into this investigation, if he gave it adequate examination at all, has come out believing in spirits; this circumstance places the burden of proof on the shoulders of the skeptic."

Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
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Kathy Devito, B.S.
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Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
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Lee S. Lawrence, CPA
Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
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Roberta Grimes, J.D.
Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
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 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
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 Paul Hauser, J.D.
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♦ Stafford Betty, Ph.D.
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♦ Roberta A. Grimes, J.D.
♦ Stephen H. Hall, B.GS.
♦ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
♦ Lee E. Lawrence, CPA
♦ John Franklin Miller III, Ph.D.
♦ Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
♦ Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
♦ William E. Stoney, M.S.
♦ Patricia Thoms, R.N.
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♦ William E. Wilson, J.D.
♦ Nancy Zingrone, Ph.D.
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New Book on the Afterlife

Astral Intimacy book
[24 November 2014] Academy member Miles Edward Allen's Astral Intimacy has just been published by Momentpoint Media. Click here for description on Amazon.

Schwartz and Thompson To Headline Sept. 2015 Conference
Gary Schwartz  David Thompson

[27 October 2014] Professor Gary Schwartz, Ph.D. will be the keynote speaker at the Academy's 2015 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, that will feature the famous Australian materialization medium, David Thompson.  Fourteen other presenters are already scheduled including lawyer Victor Zammit and hypnotherapist Dick Sutphen.
Library additions last month
The Academy's Garland Memorial Library added two documents in November.

Biography of John C. Sloan. Arthur Findlay, who had traveled the globe to sit with the top mediums of his time, called Sloan the best he had ever met.

Ex-Actor Makes Comeback.Young men and women leaving small towns in the Midwest and heading for Hollywood in search of fame and fortune are common subjects in novels and movie scripts – a few actually do become rich and famous. Marty Kolinsky seems to have found even greater fame by reversing the process and leaving Hollywood for a small town in Oklahoma … and all he had to do was die.

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Featured Evidence
Keeping Them In the Family
RaymondThis case concerns two sisters murdered on the streets of England who are reborn as twins to the same family. The case is an excellent counter to those who posit genetic memory or fetal telepathy as an alternative to reincarnation. For more proof of an afterlife, see aisles E1 through E6 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Biography
Ben Johnson
Ben JohnsonJoseph B. “Ben” Jonson was a gifted materialization medium. He was investigated by Dr. John S. King, president of the Canadian Society for Psychical Research and Vice-Admiral W. Usborne Moore.  For other biographies of important persons in the development of evidence for an afterlife, see aisle L2 and aisle L3 in the Legacy room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Interview
Dr. Peter Fenwick
AlvaradoA neuropsychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr. Peter Fenwick is one of the world’s leading authorities on near-death experiences (NDEs). For other interviews of important persons in the development of evidence for an afterlife, see aisle L1 in the Legacy room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Commentary
Comparing the Afterlife Abodes of Religion with Recent Revelation
Flush AshesMessages from the spirit world paint quite a different picture of the afterlife than that described by orthodox religions. Can all these varying views be correct?    For other articles and excerpts on topics related to Survival and psychic matters, see aisle E7 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.
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New to Spiritual Experiences?
One reason, among many, that prompts people to visit this website is that they are seeking explanations or reassurance concerning a puzzling occurrence in their life. I have put together a list of some of the most common — a lot more common than you might think — events that can trigger a shift in the way that one’s consciousness relates to one’s spiritual essence. You may view this list here, and are welcome to contact me if you desire elaboration or wish to discuss your own experience. In the meantime, I’d like to say that I and all the other volunteers who make up the Academy are glad you stopped by and hope you find this site informative and our work gratifying.
Karen Herrick
Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
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