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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."

Rev. Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
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♦ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
♦ Lee E. Lawrence, CPA
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♦ Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
♦ William E. Stoney, M.S.
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New Book on Spirit Communication

Dead Men Talking
[26 July 2014] Academy member Michael E. Tymn's Dead Men Talking: Afterlife Communication from World War I, has just been published by White Crow Books. Click here for description on Amazon.

2014 Conference Is Best Yet

[14 July 2014] With over 200 enthusiastic attendees enjoying 20 learned speakers in the awesome Embassy Suites resort, the Academy's 2014 annual conference was a roaring success. Yes, the weather outside was hot, but the spirits inside – both physical and non – were sizzling. Craig Hogan, Roberta Grimes, and the rest of the program committee now face the challenge of repeating and exceeding their triumph as they plan a special conference on Life in the Afterlife, to be held in September of 2015, at the same beautiful location.

New Book on Conditions Hereafter

Betty book
[24 June 2014] Academy member Stafford Betty's Heaven and Hell Unveiled, has just been published by White Crow Books. Click here for description on Amazon.

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[21 June 2014] Our volunteer members have designed a variety of items that will promote interest in the Academy, demonstrate your committment, and start conversations with those you meet. All profits from sales go to support ASCS projects. Look good while doing good! Click here. 

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Featured Evidence
An Untimely Valentine
PiperThe Ginsbergs founded The Forever Family Foundation after being convinced that they were really hearing from the spirit of their daughter in a special telephone reading that was designed by psychologists to eliminate mind reading as a feasible explanation.. For more proof of an afterlife, see aisles E1 through E6 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.
Featured Biography
Estelle Roberts
Roberts“Though I have read all the worth-while literature in Spiritualism produced in the last hundred years, I have not come across any account to excel the proofs received in the séance room of Estelle Roberts, one of the world’s greatest mediums.”—M. Barbanell,.  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. Pamela Rae Heath
HeathAs she sees herself, Dr. Heath is a bridge between psychics and parapsychologists. “I try to help parapsychologist understand how to design better studies… and I try to help psychics understand their own gifts better, and how to control their abilities.” 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.
Featured Commentary
Flush My Ashes
Flush AshesWhen does the spirit leave the physical body and what ought we do with the remains?   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.
Spirituality Matters

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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. 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.
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