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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.
♦ 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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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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The Judge Testifies on Behalf of Many Languages
On the 27th of October, 1857, a Mr. A.D. Byles wrote a letter to the Honorable John W. Edmonds, asking for a descriptipon of a case of xenoglossy. Byles explained that a professor he knew claimed that the mediums who exhibited the ability to speak in tongues foreign to them could do so only because they had previously heard those languages read or spoken... read more

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Having a Friend
When Mariana Waters was young, she boarded for several years at a Catholic school in Brazil. Up until her second year of highschool, she was a joyful, self-confident girl, enthusiastically committed to her studies and involved in various extra curricular activities. As often happens with the young, however, the new school year brought increased introspection, uncertainty and an unaccountable malaise... read more

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Rev Adin Ballou
Remembered primarially as an influentioal pascifist and abolitionist Adin Ballou, a Unitarian Minister, was also one of the very early phychical researchers... read more

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Dr. Howard Jones
In his latest book, "Evolution of Consciousness", Dr. Howard A. Jones, a retired British scientist, educator, and medical researcher, laments the current state of the world. He opines that businesses have lost all sense of proportion in the continual quest for growth and expansion and that the workforce has become nothing more than a means to an end. “Too many people are sleep-walking though life like drones simply doing jobs that will pay a basic wage for survival,” he writes. “Without command of their native language, they cannot communicate effectively. 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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