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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."

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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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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Judaism, the Kabbalah and the Afterlife
In the early biblical period, (Abraham to the Exodus:1800-1250 B.C.) death was considered to be a return to the company of a deceased family in the family tomb. The belief was that the living would sustain the dead, and the dead would protect the living... read more

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The Moses Book Test
Like so many other members of the clergy, the Rev. William Stanton Moses, a minister of the Church of England, frowned upon spiritualism - spirit communication through mediums - considering it all trickery and fraud. He called Lord Adare's book on Daniel Dunglas Home, the Scottish-American physical medium, the "dreariest twaddle" he had ever come across... read more

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Emanuel Swedenborg
Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, mathmatician, inventor, stateman , author and mystic. He is credited with making significant discoveries in astronomy, anatomy, magnetism, mechanics, chemistry and geology... read more

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Yvonne Lamoges
As a child, Yvonne Limoges often felt “unseen” things were about her and sometimes heard noises, such as footsteps, when no material person was there. In her teens, she heard voices and saw visions, many times receiving beneficial warnings concerning her personal life. 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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