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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."

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William Wilson, J.D.
Vice President
Nancy Zingrone, Ph.D.
Secretary
April Rooker, B.A.
Treasurer
Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
Asst. Treasurer
Lee S. Lawrence, CPA
Editor-In-Chief
Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
Librarian
Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
President Emeritus
 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
Executive Administrator
 Paul Hauser, J.D.
ASCS Board
of Directors
♦ Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
♦ Boyce Batey, B.A.
♦ Stephen H. Hall, B.GS.
♦ Alan Hugenut, D.Sc.
♦ Lee E. Lawrence, CPA
♦ John Franklin Miller III, Ph.D.
♦ Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
♦ April Rooker, B.A.
♦ Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
♦ Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
♦ William E. Wilson, J.D.
♦ Nancy Zingrone, Ph.D.
ASCS Advisory
Board
♦ Stafford Betty, Ph.D.
♦ Larry Dossey, M.D.
♦ Suzanne R. Giesemann
♦ Jean Houston, Ph.D.
♦ Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
♦ Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D.
♦ Raymond A. Moody Jr., M.D., Ph.D.,
♦ Vernon M. Neppe, M.D., Ph.D, BN&NP, FRSSAf, DFAPA
♦ Anne Puryear, D.D.
♦ Herb Puryear, Ph.D.
♦ Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.
♦ John W. White, M.AT.
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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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Heroes & Highlights
Heroes & Highlights of Psychical Research Before 1882—A bullet-point history. For other articles and excerpts on topics related to Survival, see here.

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The Spirits Seller’s Spirit
A child insists that he is an adult who sold “moonshine” in Sri Lanka. His claims are carefully recorded by a Buddhist monk – a non-believer in reincarnation – prior to being confirmed in remarkable detail.

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Charles Richet
Winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. Charles Robert Richet (August 25, 1850 to December 4, 1935) was a French physiologist, chemist, bacteriologist, pathologist, psychologist, aviation pioneer, poet, novelist, editor, author, and psychical researcher.

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Eldon Taylor
Distinguished as a fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association, Dr. Taylor is the author of New York Times bestsellers Choices and Illusions and Mind Programming. His latest book is titled What Does That Mean? Exploring Mind, Meaning, and Mysteries.


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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. We 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 us if you desire elaboration or wish to discuss your own experience. All the volunteers who make up the Academy are glad you stopped by and hope you find this site informative and our work gratifying.

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