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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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 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
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♦ Roberta A. Grimes, J.D.
♦ Stephen H. Hall, B.GS.
♦ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
♦ Lee E. Lawrence, CPA
♦ 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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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.

New Book on Conditions Hereafter

Betty book
[24 June 2014] Academy member Stafford Betty's Heaven and Hell Unveiled, has just been published by White Crow Books. Click here for description on Amazon.

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[21 June 2014] Our volunteer members have designed a variety of items that will promote interest in the Academy, demonstrate your committment, and start conversations with those you meet. All profits from sales go to support ASCS projects. Look good while doing good! Click here. 

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Featured Evidence
A Town Reborn
PiperDuring a 17-year investigation using hypnotic regressions, 50 people living near Lake Elsinore, California, remember living in the little town of Millboro, Virginia, in the mid-19th century. Facts are revealed and confirmed that are known by no living person in the Virginia town. For more proof of an afterlife, see aisles E1 through E6 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Biography
Richard Hodgson, LL.D.
G. Vale OwenDr. Hodgson is thought to have been the first full-time, paid, psychical researcher. During some 20 years of research, Hodgson moved from skeptic and debunker to a believer in psychic phenomena and survival.  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
The Rev. Michael Cocks
Jane KatraAn Anglican priest and the author of The Stephen Experience, has been exploring alternative religious experiences for many years. “I have been much focused for most of my life, on research into the paranormal in the belief that Christianity would be more soundly based, if based more on universal spiritual experience, than in adherence to a church structure,” 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
A Twinkle In Time
Sir Oliver LodgeThis document consists of two excerpts from The Survival Files that provide an uncommon perspective on the reality and meaning of time.   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.
Spirituality Matters

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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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