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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.
Kathy Devito, B.S.
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Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
Asst. Treasurer
Lee S. Lawrence, CPA
Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
ARED Director
R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
President Emeritus
 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
Executive Administrator
 Paul Hauser, J.D.
ASCS Board
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♦ Rev.Karen E. Herrick, Ph.D.
♦ Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
♦ Boyce Batey, B.A.
♦ Stafford Betty, Ph.D.
♦ Kathy J. DeVito, B.S.
♦ Stephen H. Hall, B.GS.
♦ 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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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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Featured Commentary
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. ♦ 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.
Featured Evidence
Dying To Meet Each Other
While almost all regression therapists have concentrated on revealing the previous earth-lives of their subjects, Michael Newton, Ph.D., developed and implemented regression techniques that allow his subjects to remember the time spent between lives — the time spent in “heaven.” ♦ For more proof of an afterlife, see aisles E1 through E6 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Biography
Alec Harris
A man who was convinced that all psychic phenomena were tricks, ultimately became one of the greatest materialization mediums. ♦ 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
Canon Dr. Michael Perry
Michael Perry (1933-2015) served as President of the Churches’ Fellowship for Psychical and Spiritual Studies (CFPSS) and as Editor of its journal, The Christian Parapsychologist. He also served on the Advisory Council of the Academy of Religion and Psychical Research. ♦ 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.

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Link to Info on ASCS Annual Conference, June 2015

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
Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
ASCS President

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