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Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
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William Wilson, J.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
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Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
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R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
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Roberta Grimes, J.D.
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Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
President Emeritus
 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
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 Paul Hauser, J.D.
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♦ Rev.Karen E. Herrick, Ph.D.
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♦ Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
♦ Boyce Batey, B.A.
♦ Stafford Betty, Ph.D.
♦ Kathy J. DeVito, B.S.
♦ 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.
♦ Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
♦ William E. Wilson, J.D.
♦ Nancy Zingrone, Ph.D.
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Our mission is to discern, develop and disseminate knowledge of how paranormal phenomena may relate to and enhance the development of the human spirit.

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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.

New Book on Spirit Communication

Dead Men Talking
[26 July 2014] Academy member Michael E. Tymn's Dead Men Talking: Afterlife Communication from World War I, has just been published by White Crow Books. Click here for description on Amazon.

2014 Conference Is Best Yet

[14 July 2014] With over 200 enthusiastic attendees enjoying 20 learned speakers in the awesome Embassy Suites resort, the Academy's 2014 annual conference was a roaring success. Yes, the weather outside was hot, but the spirits inside – both physical and non – were sizzling. Craig Hogan, Roberta Grimes, and the rest of the program committee now face the challenge of repeating and exceeding their triumph as they plan a special conference on Life in the Afterlife, to be held in September of 2015, at the same beautiful location.

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November
Featured Evidence
The Picture of Raymond Lodge
RaymondA renowned physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society lost a son in WWI. He and his family, in six sessions with three mediums, receive many messages convincing them that they were talking to his son. For more proof of an afterlife, see aisles E1 through E6 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Biography
Sir William Crookes
Crookes An esteemed British physicist and chemist who ventured into psychical research in 1869, primarily to investigate mediumship. While he expected to discover fraud, Crookes came away from his investigations as a believer in mediumship and other psychic phenomena.  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. Carlos S. Alvarado
AlvaradoAsistant professor, psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences, University of Virginia. 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
Sally Morgan v. The Daily Mail
Flush AshesThe legal implications of this libel case for mediums and Spiritualism.   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
Blessings,
Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
ASCS President



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