"I dismiss the whole question of fraud from the phenomena so emphatically that I should not waste any time on the skeptic who still insists on that point of view. He is either too ignorant or too indolent for us any longer to attach any value to his convictions."
–J.H. Hyslop, 1925

James E. Beichler, Ph.D
Former President
Alan Hugenot, D.Sc.
Vice President
William Wilson, J.D.
Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
Asst. Treasurer
Lee S. Lawrence, CPA
President Emeritus
 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
Executive Administrator
 Paul Hauser, J.D.
ASCS Board
of Directors
♦ Boyce Batey, B.A.
♦ James E. Beichler, Ph.D
♦Jacquelyn A. Close
♦Rick Darby
♦ Stephen H. Hall, B.GS.
♦ Alan Hugenot, D.Sc.
♦ Lee E. Lawrence, CPA
♦ John Franklin Miller III, Ph.D.
♦ Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
♦ Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
♦ David Stang, J.D.
♦ William E. Wilson, J.D.
ASCS Advisory
♦ Stafford Betty, Ph.D.
♦ Edward R. Close PhD, PE, SFSPE
♦ 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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 Commentaries & Discourses

Articles, excerpts, and other documents pertaining or tangential to the issue of the survival of the human personality beyond the demise of the physical body.  Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Academy or its staff.

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Indications of Psi
The "Impossible" Bottle
An everyday item can provide the most profound proof that the human mind has astonishing power. Never has reading the label been more revealing … but how did it get there?!
The Wallace Revelations
The renowned naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, discusses some events that led him to drop his initial skepticism and become an advocate for Spiritualism. Impressive testimony from the early days.
An Examination of Ectoplasm
A serious look at the most curious of all psychic phenomena. There is no better demonstration that living things can be gross, yet it isn’t wise to judge a spirit by its looks.
Trembling Terriers
Famed naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace shines a light on the little discussed and even less understood reactions of domestic animals to the manifestations of discarnate spirits, reactions that prove the objectivity of the phenomena.
Near-Death Awareness as Evidence for Survival
Visions experienced by folks who on on their deathbed, are often thought to be mere dreams or hallucinations, and many may be such. But some very convincing arguments have been made that others are reactions to the actual presence of spirit forms.
The Judge Testifies On Behalf Of Many Languages
Justice John W. Edmonds gives personal testimony of numerous cases of Xenoglossy that he witnessed, many of them by his own daughter in his own home.
Science Doesn't Know Where You Are
Evidence that the brain can neither contain nor explain the mind.

Professor Ian Stevenson on Mind-Brain Duality
The preeminent reincarnation researcher explains why he came to believe in the survival of the human personality after  the demise of the physical body.
Issues and Implications
A Spirit's View of Mediums
This is the testimony of the spirit of a woman who, prior to her physical demise, was a practicing Spiritualist. It describes her observations of a séance from the other side. If you have ever desired to visit a medium or aspired to be one, this is MUST READING. The extract is from Heaven Revised: A Narrative of Personal Experiences After the Change Called Death, written by E.B. Duffey in 1889.
The Fenwicks Go To Heaven
This fictional but true-to-death story, illustrates the possible paths our souls might follow after the demise of our physical bodies.

Comparing the Afterlife Abodes of Religion with Recent Revelation
Messages from the spirit world paint quite a different picture of the afterlife than that described by orthodox religions.Can all these varying views be correct?
Flush My Ashes
When does the spirit leave the physical body and what to do with the remains?
Instinct, Intuition, and Reincarnation
The great physicist Sir Oliver Lodge returns to the material plane with unique insights on man's future paths and the nature of evil.

The Social Relevance of Reincarnation
Contrary to the claims of famous folk trios, having to face the consequences of your actions in another life can have a major impact on human rights.
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.
In Pursuit of Proof
 A consideration of the types of proof that are possible and convincing. Should be read by anyone who ever wanted "scientific" proof of spiritual phenomena.

Sally Morgan v. The Daily Mail
 The legal implications of this libel case for mediums and Spiritualism.
Behind the Revolution: How the Explosion in Spirit Communications Was Ignited.
As impressed by spirits upon the mind of the a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
How Scientific Proof of Survival Would Affect Society
The coming revolution in science will impact religion and society in mind-boggling ways.
The Skeptical Quagmire
If you have read books or articles by those who pose as skeptical critics of psychic phenomena, then you may wish to read this document. It demonstrates the questionable tactics used by überskeptics and debunkers in their efforts to deny the validity of all paranormal events.

A Cross-Examination of Stephen Hawking
The renowned cosmologist is taken to fictional court and forced to face the ramifications of making ignorant speculations and denials concerning the afterlife.
The 'Sin' of Speaking with Spirits
What the Bible really says about consulting psychics and mediums, and how concerned we should be.

Judaism, the Kabbalah, and the Afterlife
A review of the evolving concepts of the soul, heaven, and hell over the last 4,000 years reveals intriguing similarities between esoteric Judaism and contemporary near-death experiences.
A Twinkle In Time
An uncommon perspective on the reality and meaning of time, which offers insights into how other realms of being may exist.

ASCSi Library Floorplan

Periodical Room
P-1  ASCS Journals
P-2 ASCS Conference Proceedings
P-4 Spirituality Matters (On-line)

Book & A/V Room
B-1 By Members of the Academy
B-2 Compilations of Evidence
B-3 Evoked Communications: Mediums, etc.
B-4 Recall of Past Lives
B-5 Spontaneous: ADCs & NDAs
B-6 NDEs / OBEs
B-7 Instrumental / Electronic
B-8 Physical Phenomena
B-9 Health & Well Being
B-20 History
B-25 Classics
B-30 Channeled Teachings
B-40 Fiction