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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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Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
Vice President & Counsel
William Wilson, J.D.
Secretary
Kathy Devito, B.S.
Treasurer & Webmaster
Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
Asst. Treasurer
Lee S. Lawrence, CPA
Editor-In-Chief
Michael E. Tymn, B.A., CPCU
ARED Director
R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Roberta Grimes, J.D.
Librarian
Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
President Emeritus
 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
Executive Administrator
 Paul Hauser, J.D.
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♦ Rev.Karen E. Herrick, Ph.D.
Members
♦ Miles Edward Allen, B.S.
♦ Boyce Batey, B.A.
♦ Stafford Betty, Ph.D.
♦ Kathy J. DeVito, B.S.
♦ Roberta A. Grimes, J.D.
♦ Stephen H. Hall, B.GS.
♦ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
♦ 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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Library additions last month
No new documents were added to the Academy's Garland Memorial Library in May; so we'll keep this one posted for a while longer:

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.

May Features
Featured Commentary
Behind the Revolution
How the explosion in spirit communications was ignited. A document impressed by spirits upon the mind of the Honorable John Worth Edmonds, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. ♦ 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
The A.B.C. Séances
In the early 1900s, a researcher and his professional magician friend have four sessions with a farmer's wife in a remote village in West Virginia. In spite of their extreme precautions to hide their identities from anyone in the village as well as the medium, the spirits came through addressing each by name and providing a great deal of relevant information including some not yet known by either. ♦ For more proof of an afterlife, see aisles E1 through E6 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Biography
Isaac K. Funk
The co-founder of Funk & Wagnalls publishers, Funk began his professional career as a Lutheran minister and later in life took an interest in psychical research. He authored two books dealing with psychical phenomena, The Widow’s Mite and Other Psychic Phenomena (1904) and The Psychic Riddle (1907). ♦ 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
Dr. Howard Jones
“While the cosmic spirit concept may not be compatible with orthodox religion, nor applicable to Newtonian science, it is time for acceptance and promotion of spirituality rather than scriptural religion to provide some unity to our increasingly fragmented and socially uneasy world.” ♦ 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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Spirituality Matters

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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
Blessings,
Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
ASCS President

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