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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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How Scientific Proof of Survival Would Affect Society
Would capital punishment end if we learned that the criminal survives, or would it become a more humane punishment for criminals? The possibilities and the unintended consequences of these simple modifications to science that would directly affect society are both earth-shaking and mind-boggling. For other articles and excerpts on topics related to Survival, see here.

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The Numbers of the Beast
Dr. Netherton regressed a young woman who recalled a life that ended in a Nazi concentration camp. As she spoke, red welts appeared on her arm. These began to resolve themselves into numbers. A photograph of the numbers was sent to the Holocaust Museum in Israel. The return report described a young girl whose name, birth date, parent's name, village of birth, and date of death perfectly matched the information given by the subject.

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Dr. Carl Wickland
A member of the Chicago Medical Society, the AAAS, and director of the National Psychological Institute of Los Angeles, Dr. Wickland specialized in cases of schizophrenia, paranoia, depression, and phobias of all kind. In his book, Thirty Years Among the Dead, Wickland stated: “Spirit obsession is a fact – a perversion of a natural law – and is amply demonstrable. This has been proven hundreds of times.”

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Dr. Gary E. Schwartz
Schwartz is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona and director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He is author of several books including The Afterlife Experiments.

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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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