"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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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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New Book on the
[24 November 2014]
Academy member Miles Edward Allen's Astral Intimacy
has just been published by
Victor Zammit calls it "both a scholarly
masterpiece and very conversational and accessible."
for description on Amazon.
Thompson To Headline Sept. 2015 Conference
[27 October 2014]
Professor Gary Schwartz, Ph.D. will be the keynote speaker at
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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The Mysterious Death of Edgar Vandy
In 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
room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Francisco 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.
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
The Revealing Darkness
Although turning out the lights can arouse suspicions of fraudulent manipulations, total darkness can also increase the evidential value of a séance experience.
other articles and excerpts on topics related to Survival and
psychic matters, see
aisle E7 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library
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. |
Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.