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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.
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♦ 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.
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♦ 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
The Academy's Garland Memorial Library added one document in March.

Scotland Redux. A new Top-40 case in which a 2-year-old boy's memories of another life in a big white house while planes landed on a nearby beach are confirmed … mostly.

March Features
Featured Commentary
The Sin of Speaking with Spiritsangry god
What the Bible really says about consulting psychics and mediums, and how concerned we should be. ♦ 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 Wealthy Wall
Important information known only to a "dead" man is revealed in a series of dreams to two unrelated people. ♦ For more proof of an afterlife, see aisles E1 through E6 in the Evidence room of the Garland Memorial Library.

Featured Biography
Camille Flammarion Flammarion
Founder of the French Astronomical Society, Flammarion was called the “Poet of the Heavens.” Among the mediums Flammarion studied during his more than six decades in psychical research were Home, Slade, Lacroix, Kluski, and Paladino. ♦ 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
Neal Grossman
“The evidence for an afterlife is sufficiently strong and compelling that an unbiased person ought to conclude that materialism is a false theory.” So wrote Dr. Neal Grossman, a professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois. ♦ 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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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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