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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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Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
Vice President & Counsel
William Wilson, J.D.
Secretary
Kathy Devito, B.S.
Treasurer & Webmaster
Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
Asst. Treasurer
Lee S. Lawrence, CPA
Editor-In-Chief
Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
ARED Director
R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Roberta Grimes, J.D.
Librarian
Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
President Emeritus
 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
Executive Administrator
 Paul Hauser, J.D.
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♦ Rev.Karen E. Herrick, Ph.D.
Members
♦ 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.
♦ Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
♦ William E. Wilson, J.D.
♦ Nancy Zingrone, Ph.D.
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New Book on the Afterlife

Astral Intimacy book
Academy member Miles Edward Allen's Astral Intimacy has just been published by Momentpoint Media.
Victor Zammit calls it "both a scholarly masterpiece and very conversational and accessible."  Click here for description on Amazon.

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

 
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.

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January Features
Featured Evidence
The Mysterious Death of Edgar Vandy
questionmarkIn the mid-1930s, because of the unexplained issues surrounding Edgar Vandy's death by drowning, his brothers attend a series of séances using several sitters and five different mediums that provide a strong argument against the “Super ESP” hypothesis. For more proof of an afterlife, see aisles E1 through E6 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Biography
Chico Xavier
XavierFrancisco Candido “Chico” Xavier was a Brazilian medium who produced, by means of automatic writing, 458 books with sales in excess of 50 million copies. He was so popular in his home country that a postage stamp was issued in his honor on the 100th anniversary of his birthday.  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. Julie Beischel Alvarado
Co-founder and Director of Research at The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, Julie Beischel, PhD, is one of the leading consciousness researchers in the world today. Her focus has been on communication from discarnates through mediums. 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
The Revealing Darkness Flush Ashes
Although turning out the lights can arouse suspicions of fraudulent manipulations, total darkness can also increase the evidential value of a séance experience.   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.
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