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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."

Alan Hugenot, D.Sc.
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William Wilson, J.D.
Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
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Lee S. Lawrence, CPA
President Emeritus
 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
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 Tom Pease
Executive Administrator
 Paul Hauser, J.D.
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♦ 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.
♦ Tom Pease
♦ 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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Academy Advisor Wins Whiting Memorial Award

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Vernon Neppe, MD, Ph.D., FRSSAf, a member of the Academy's Advisory Council, has received the prestigious Whiting Memorial Award for 2016. Dr. Neppe shares the award with his research partner, Dr. Edward Close. The award is for "expanding boundaries of scientific understanding" via their development of the Triadic Dimensional-Distinction Vortical Paradigm (TDVP). The Whiting Memorial Fund is a philanthropic fund administered by the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE).

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In Pursuit of Proof
The other day, a radio interviewer asked me what sort of test or experiment it would take to provide absolute proof of an after-life. I wasnt expecting that question, so all I could think of to say was that I thought the cases already on the books were proof enough. Here is what I wish I had said... read more

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A Town Reborn
Those who teach reincarntaion often speak of souls traveling in packs. Your spouse today might have been your best friend in the some yesterday, your current neighbor could have be a teacher in a past life, and so on. These configurations are intentional, having been carefully planned by the souls involved during their time between lives... read more

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Archie Roy
The genial Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Glasgow University, Archie Roy, has been watching the heavens for most of his life, wondering if there is life on other planets," wrote Lorn Macintyre of the Glascgow Herald on February 10, 1997. " But he had a parallell fascination investigating the greatest unsolved mystery in the history of mankind. Is there an invisible world to which we journey after death?" read more

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Dr. Jane Katra
Now residing in Palo Alto, California, Dr. Jane Katra offers higher vibration healings by phone and locally, and workshops in esoteric wisdom, psychic and spiritual development, forgiveness as transformation, facing death and meeting soul, and spiritual more

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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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