We KNOW the realities of the afterlife!
You can know them too!
Over the past two centuries, we have learned more about the realm of life we all enter after leaving the earth plane than humans have every known in the history of humankind. We know how people are prepared for their passing, what happens in the period of time after the transition, what the next realm of life is like, the reality of repeated incarnations on other planes and the earth plane, how people plan their lives, how entities and earthbound people affect people still living on the earth plane, what Jesus really taught about the afterlife and reincarnation, and characteristics of all other aspects of the life after this life.
The afterlife IS NOT A MYSTERY.
You don't have to wait until you enter it to know about it!
with loved ones and pets,
with no suffering, pain,
disease, or death.
Most people transitioning from the earth plane are not prepared for the experience; and most families don't understand where their loved ones have gone. Today, we know with certainty that people who have transitioned off of the earth plane are healthy and happy, with loved ones and pets. People just need to know the facts. The Afterlife Research and Education Section of the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness studies is sponsoring this conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 25-27, 2015, to bring together experts in what we KNOW to be true about life in the afterlife.
Who this conference is for
We want all people to understand the truths researchers and scholars know today about the afterlife, but especially
This conference will tell you what you can say to the dying person and the family about the events prior to and during the transition with confidence in the truth of your statements. We want you to be able to describe the realities of what will happen to the dying person after the transition. We want people who love the dying person to know with assurance and comfort what their loved one is about to experience, and we want you to be able to talk openly to the dying person about the impending transition, with great hope and reassurance, knowing the truths of the transition this person is about to experience.
In the air-conditioned comfort of the beautiful Scottsdale Embassy Suites hotel
Arrangements and Fees
Attendance is limited to 300 people on a first come, first served basis. Register now for the super early bird rate of $175. We encourage you to come to the banquet. The banquet speaker is Dr. Gary E. Schwartz.
Afterlife Researchers and Scholars Will Give You the Facts About the Afterlife
The conference will contain presentations by prominent researchers, authors, and scholars in afterlife studies describing the most up-to-date knowledge we have today about the realms outside of the earth plane. They will explain what we now know to be true about the entire range of afterlife topics, starting with the period just prior to the person's transition through reincarnation, life planning, and past lives.
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Gary Schwartz is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona and director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He is author of several books: The Afterlife Experiments, The G.O.D.Experiments, The Truth about Medium, The Energy Healing Experiments, and the coauthor of The Living Energy Universe.
Gary will speak about where research is today in helping us understand that much of what we know about life in the afterlife is the result of reports from mediums who learn about the afterlife from the people living there.
Carla Wills-Brandon, M.A.
Carla Wills-Brandon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the author of twelve published books discussing topics ranging from relationships, healthy intimacy, sexual healing, self esteem, sexual trauma, addiction and recovery to grief, death, afterlife research and spirituality. She has appeared on numerous television programs and has lectured across the United States and the United Kingdom.
Carla's latest book, Heavenly Hugs: Comfort, Support, and Hope From the Afterlife contains what she will be presenting in her session. It describes the historical and modern day heavenly visions the dying often encounter before physical death occurs. Visited by deceased family and friends only they can see, death loses its sting. Friends, family and healthcare workers also report seeing "something" leaving the body at the moment of passing. Such experiences have been documented for centuries and continue to be scientifically researched today. These comforting encounters strongly suggest the personality, soul, or consciousness continues after death.
Bruce Moen is a mechanical engineer who learned how to go to the afterlife to aid lost souls using the Monroe Institute's Lifeline procedure. In this presentation, Bruce will describe a system of simple concepts, techniques and exercises anyone can use to explore beyond the boundaries of physical reality, including our afterlife. He will present a mix of insights gained from his own experiences. "The most important thing I discovered," Bruce says, "is that human beings with curiosity can learn to explore the Afterlife and find the truth for themselves."
after the Transition
R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
Craig Hogan is the author of Your Eternal Self, co-author of Induced After-Death Communications and Guided Afterlife Connections, and editor of two ASCS books: Afterlife Communication: 16 methods, 85 True Accounts and New Developments in Afterlife Communication.
He is the developer of the website adcguides.com, devoted to the work of the direct-voice and physical mediums, especially Leslie Flint. In this presentation, Craig plays recordings of Leslie Flint sessions in which people who have transitioned off of the earth plane describe where they found themselves immediately after they leave their bodies. They find themselves in a great number of different circumstances.
Ellie Pechet, M.Ed.
Ellie Pechet is a psychotherapist with a master's degree in counseling and 30 years of professional counseling and healing experience. She is naturally intuitive and is a Reiki Master, a certified practitioner in the Yuen Method of Healing, and certified in the Electro Magnetic Field Balancing Technique. She has been featured as the guest on popular radio programs such as the Organic Thinking Show, The Healthy Living Show, the Connect Show with Jeanne White. She has also been the featured guest on cable television shows such as the Living Your Dreams Show with Nancy Cantor and other programs.
In this presentation, Ellie describes actual contacts she has had with people who have recently transitioned from the earth plane, describing what they have been doing while still on the earth plane vibration. She also explains how, in her practice, she has removed unwanted spirits that have affected her clients' health and wellbeing.
Influence Us on the Earth Plane
Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Rosemary Ellen Guiley has written more than 50 books published by major houses on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual, and mystical topics, including nine single-volume encyclopedias. Her work is translated into 15 languages.
Rosemary explains that our interactions with spirits, extraterrestrials, shadow figures, ancient aliens, demi-gods, and human-creature hybrids all involve the Djinn, a race of powerful, masterful shape-shifters who exist in a dimension parallel to ours.
Peter Wright, M.A.
Peter Wright is one of only 50 Board-certified Past-Life Regression Therapists in the U.S. certified by the International Board for Regression Therapy. He is one of only 250 hypnotherapists in the world trained under the direction of Dr. Michael Newton and the Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy. He is certified as a Master Hypnotist by the Alchemical Hypnotherapy Institute and is certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has served on the Board of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the International Association of Near-Death Studies and Board of Advisors of The Bridging Heaven & Earth Foundation.
In his presentation, he will explain that spirit attachments can be the source of any number of physical, mental and emotional disorders faced by people, including phobias, addictions, anxiety, compulsions, depression, relationship difficulties, feelings of anger and abandonment, unexplainable pains and aches, and many other symptoms. He will speak on the earthbounds, ghosts, demons, and ETs that influence people on the earth plane, and will explain six steps to release them.
with Us from the Afterlife
Savarna Wiley, M.A.
Savarna Wiley has a master's degree in transpersonal psychology. She had 15 years' experience working as a hospice chaplain, is a clinical hypnotherapist, master hypnotist, medical hypnosis practitioner, spiritual regression/life between lives therapist by The Michael Newton Institute, master practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programing, holistic health educator, and practitioner of CMT massage/Reiki/polarity/Bach Flower remedies. She has been a case reviewer and research coordinator for The Michael Newton Institute, member of the Board of Directors for The Michael Newton Institute, and past life regression practitioner with Brian Weiss and The Institute for Transpersonal Studies.
In her work with live between lives at the Newton Institute, she often entered the realm we call the afterlife, where she conversed with the people there. She learn how they endeavor to communicate with us and the difficulties they have. In this presentation she will explain what she found.
Susanne Wilson, M.A.
Susanne Wilson has a B.A. in management with an HR concentration, M.A. in public administration, and certification as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR). She has been a manager of compensation and benefits in a company, vice president of a company, founder and administrative director of the Center for Leadership and Innovation at Florida Gulf Coast University, analyst in the small business development center, and administrative manager of the Stanford University Medical Center. She is a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals and is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher.
In this presentation, Susanne explains that everyone has a spiritual team of guides, angels, and loved ones in the afterlife. Your spiritual team is led by a master guide. Your master guide is not your master, but a servant leader who works behind the scenes, coordinating your team and giving you gentle nudges on your life's path. Your master guide has thorough knowledge of your experiences in your past lives. Together, you and your master guide designed the master plan for the life you are living right now.
on with Us in the Next Realm
Kim Sheridan is an award-winning author, filmmaker, lecturer, and workshop leader. She is a popular guest on radio and television, and her expertise includes animals, health, and the environment. She has been listed in Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 2,000 Notable American Women, and Great Minds of the 21st Century.
Much of her time today is devoted to the care of elderly animals making their transition to spirit. After a beloved pet and a close friend passed away, Kim Sheridan began her journey to uncover the truth about the afterlife. The result was the award-winning book, Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends' Journey Beyond Death. In this presentation, Kim explains her side-by-side comparisons of after-death phenomena of humans and animals, showing that the evidence our pets are with us in the afterlife is the same as the evidence that people live on after the body dies. In Kim's words: "If there's an afterlife for humans, there's an afterlife for animals, because the evidence is identical. And based on the evidence, I can say with conviction that there's most definitely an afterlife."
Anne Puryear, D.D.
Anne Puryear, D.D., is an author, minister, therapist, and vice-president and co-founder of The Logos Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Anne's psychic work has earned her international recognition as one of the most helpful, hopeful, motivating, and life-changing spiritual counselors in the country. Anne was Co-founder of the Spiritual Science Research Center in Washington, D.C., and after moving to Phoenix in 1977, spent four years as Director of the Department of Spiritual Healing at the A.R.E. Medical Clinic, the Medical Research Division of the Edgar Cayce Foundation. She was the co-founder of the Center for Life Guidance in Phoenix.
Anne's son, Stephen, took his own life when he was 15 years, 3 months, and 15 days old, because he felt it hurt more to live than to die. In her book, Stephen Lives, Anne tells about her own search to understand her cherished teenage son's suicide. She found a way to connect with Stephen in the spirit realm, and beginning a series of astonishing conversations in which Stephen answered her many questions while reaching out through her to help others in crisis. Anne will explain what she learned about the afterlife and this life in her session.
Roberta Grimes, Esq.
Roberta Grimes is an attorney with small-business law practices in Texas and Massachusetts. Roberta graduated from Smith College as a religion major and then from the Boston University School of Law. After decades of afterlife research, Roberta eventually published The Fun of Dying - Find Out What Really Happens Next! (Greater Reality Publications, 2010), and has just released her new book, The Fun of Staying in Touch: How Our Loved Ones Contact Us and How We Can Contact Them. She has traveled extensively to help people better understand that we are in fact eternal beings and we are infinitely loved.
Roberta has a large forum devoted to discussions of the afterlife at afterlifeforums.com. She has her own radio show, Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes. One of her primary areas of interest in afterlife studies is the nature of reality and what the next realms of life are like. In this presentation, Roberta will share what we now know from quantum physics and our communication with people in the other realms of life about the nature of the afterlife and its relationship to the earth plane.
Patricia McGivern has been a nationally certified hypnotist since 1998, specializing in past-life regression and helping parents connect with their early-loss babies.
Patricia graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications. After nearly 20 years in corporate settings she became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her second daughter Meghan. Patricia's miscarriage propelled her on a spiritual quest and she became a hypnotist with a strong interest in spiritual work. She received her clinical hypnosis training in 1998 with Gerald Kein at the Omni Hypnosis Institute and trained with world renowned Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters. Patricia is certified through the International Board of Regression Therapy and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.
In this presentation, Patricia explores spirit communication with early-loss babies that is the subject of her first book, Angel Babies: Messages from Miscarried and Other Lost Babies, . In Angel Babies, Patricia discovers her deceased father is returning to her in her baby. She has established a new field of research into spirit communication with miscarried and other early-loss babies.
Learned About Life in the Afterlife
Donna Smith-Moncrieffe has 20 years' experience in qualitative and quantitative scientific research in criminology and health. Since 2009, she has applied this scientific research background to conduct studies in the area of survival of consciousness. Donna founded the firm Metaphysics Research in 2009 to study mental and physical mediumship, OBEs, NDEs, past-life regression, energy healing, and other phenomena that can help enhance people's awareness about the true nature of reality. Her intent is to help people understand how they can use spiritual energy to enhance the quality of their life.
In her presentation, Donna will describe the remarkable findings of her research: What materialized visitors tell us about the afterlife; What past-life regressions tell us about the afterlife and the interlife phases; what the strengths and challenges of past-life regressions are; and what we have learned about the nature of other spiritual dimensions from out-of-body experiences.
and Levels in the Afterlife
Jackie Jones-Hunt, Ph.D.
Jackie Jones-Hunt has taught English, history, world religions, and psychical research classes to adults at Warwick University, Strathclyde University, Paisley University and a wide range of UK other colleges.
She was initially a student at Lancaster University, UK, where she obtained her BA. hons. Degree in Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Religious Studies with eminent professors Ninian Smart, John Bowker and David Waines. She gained her Post-Graduate Diploma in Vocational Guidance at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. At this time, over 30 years ago she commenced her theoretical research into psychical phenomena with the renowned psychical researcher Professor Archie E. Roy and the two remained friends until his death in 2012.
In this presentation, Jackie will use her study of Emanuel Swedenborg and other sources describing realms, planes, and levels in the afterlife to explain what we know to be true about the structure of the this other world. She will also describe her observations of physical manifestations performed by the internationally renowned medium Gordon Higginson, with whom she had developed a deep spiritual friendship.
Described to His Mother about Life There
After her son, Mikey, passed away, Carol Morgan learned how to use a pendulum to communicate with him in the afterlife. Without mediumistic abilities or any prior knowledge or skill, Carol has practiced her pendulum communication techniques with Mikey so rigorously over the past four years that they are now in regular contact. Mikey has explained to her remarkable insights into the nature of the afterlife and his life there.
In this presentation, Carol explains what she has learned from Mikey about life in the afterlife. She will also hold a separate workshop in which she teaches how to communicate using a pendulum.
Reincarnation, and Past Lives
Herb Puryear, Ph.D.
Herb Puryear is president and co-founder of the Logos Center, was on the psychology faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio, spent two years in laboratory research on the psychophysiology of sleep and dreaming, was in private practice in psychotherapy featuring dream interpretation, and was a clinical consultant to the psychology department at the San Antonio State Hospital. In 1969, he joined the Edgar Cayce organization, A.R.E., in Virginia Beach as Director of Education and Research and president of Atlantic University. Herb has authored eight books, including the Bantam international best seller, The Edgar Cayce Primer, and has been published in numerous scientific publications.
Herb is the author of Why Jesus Taught Reincarnation. In his presentation, he explains how the followers of Jesus should embrace all of humankind as equals, because that was what Jesus taught. He will explain why reincarnation is essential to understanding the everlasting love of God and the purpose and mission of Jesus.
Karen Herrick, Ph.D.
Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, LCSW, LMSW, CADC, ACMHP has shared her clinical expertise for 27 years in her private practice by lecturing throughout the United States on dysfunctional and addictive homes, dissociation, grief, and loss from a Jungian perspective. Karen is the first female president of the ASCS in 37 years. Karen was ordained in 1995. Her ministry is to be actively involved in Spiritual Psychology, specifically in naming spiritual experiences.
In this presentation, she explains that the part that makes you the individual you are, your soul, is attached to you from the very beginning. Your unconscious, where your soul resides, is composed of energy. This energy forms into feelings, attitudes, value systems or entire personalities that live inside of you. This session will help you recognize your soul language from dreams, synchronicities, spiritual experiences, etc. because only your soul really knows. It will also educate on experiences that some souls have had between lives.
Past Lives and Reincarnation
Richard Sutphen, CCHT
Richard Sutphen is the author of the million-copy bestseller, You Were Born Again to Be Together (Simon & Schuster). Simon & Schuster who calls him “America’s Foremost Psychic Researcher.” As a specialist in Past-Life Regression and Spirit-Contact Therapy®, Richard has a private hypnotherapy practice, and he has trained thousands of people to be professional hypnotists. His radio show on BlogTalkRadio is heard by nearly half a million people a week.
He has authored 21 New Age books, including You Were Born Again to Be Together Again, Soul Agreements, Master of Life Manual, Anything Is Possible Sleep Programming, Reinventing Yourself: A Metaphysical Self-Renewal System, Dick Sutphen Presents SEDONA: Psychic Energy Vortexes, With Your Spirit Guide's Help, Predestined Love: Soulmates, Reunited Across the Centuries, Bushido Sutphen Seminar Training Graduate Manual, Open Hand Love, and others.
In this presentation, Richard explains what we know now about past lives and reincarnation, based on his extensive experience is performing past-life regressions for thousands of people.
Why You Chose This Life
Rob Schwartz, CCHT
Rob Schwartz is a certified past life soul regression therapist, certified between lives soul regression therapist, and author of Your Soul's Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born.
In this presentation, Rob will explain how each of us plans the life we will live before we are born onto the earth plane. He learned about this process by working with four gifted mediums who helped people go back to the planning sessions they were involved in before their births. His presentation includes profiles of people who planned such life experiences as physical illness, parenting handicapped children, becoming drug addicted, suffering from alcoholism, experiencing the death of a loved one, being in accidents, being deaf, and being blind. He explains that suffering is not purposeless, but rather has deep meaning.
Punishment in the Afterlife
Victor Zammit, Ph.D.
Victor Zammit, B.A. Dip.Ed. M.A. LL.B. Ph.D, worked as an attorney in the Local Courts, District, and Supreme Courts in Sydney Australia. Through his investigations he was astonished to discover a hidden world of research that he felt provided overwhelming evidence for life after death. He has been sharing this globally in weekly Afterlife Reports for the last 14 years. He is the author of A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife
In this presentation, Victor corrects misconceptions about judgment, punishment, and the notion of a hell in the afterlife.
Stafford Betty, Ph.D.
Stafford Betty has a Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University, teaches religious studies at California State University in Bakersfield, and is an acknowledged expert in the afterlife. Stafford's book, The Afterlife Unveiled: What the Dead are Telling Us About Their World, is based on his thorough study of mediumistic sources that have described what their sources living on the next plane of life say about their environment and existence.
Stafford's second book is Heaven and Hell Unveiled: Updates from the World of Spirit. In it, he explains the mythologies that have developed around the ideas of heaven and hell. He explains what life is really like on the next plane of life.
In this presentation, Stafford explains what religion is and isn't in the afterlife.
We are very happy to announce that David Thompson, one of the foremost materialization mediums in the world, will be demonstrating his mediumship at the conference. This is a unique opportunity to see one of the most accomplished materialization mediums alive today.
David is one of the world's foremost physical (materialization) mediums who publicly demonstrate this very rare ability. David's ability extends from the rare materialization mediumship to mental mediumship (clairvoyance), deep trance and trance healing. David has touched people from every walk of life--young, old, famous and royalty--giving proof of the continuity of life after physical death.
David's gift has been independently tested over the years in controlled environments providing little room for doubt. Individuals such as Ronald Pearson (author and engineer) Dr. Victor Zammit (retired Lawyer and afterlife investigator), Montague Keen, who was a member of the Council of the Society of Physical Research for 55 years, and Secretary of its Survival Research Committee, and Dr. Craig Hogan, board member of the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies.
The following workshops will be held during and after the conference. Some have fees associated with them. Sign up for the workshops on the registration form.
Sunday, September 27, through Monday, September 28 ~ In this two-day workshop, Bruce Moen teaches a system of simple concepts, techniques, and exercises anyone can use to explore the realms beyond the boundaries of physical reality, including our afterlife. In Bruce's workshops, participants routinely contact and communicate with the deceased and have their experiences verified as accurate and real during the workshop. The fee is $150 per person.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Rosemary teaches participants how to gaze into a black mirror to enter a state of mind in which you may have a connection with a loved one. You are encouraged to purchase and bring your own mirror so you have it to use after the conference. However, black mirrors will be available to use if you don't want to bring your own. Attendance is limited to 25 people.
Rosemary will hold two workshops: a two-hour workshop and a three-hour workshop. The two-hour workshop will be held during the conference while presentations are going on. The time period is enough for an orientation, some loosening up training exercises, and one major practice session plus processing. Cost for the workshop will be $45.
The three-hour workshop will be on Sunday afternoon after the conference. The time period will allow for two practice sessions. Both sessions can be efforts to contact the dead or to visit the astral realm or Akashic records. However, one can be an effort to contact the dead and one to visit the astral realm or Akashic Records. The fee will be $65.
Guided Afterlife Connections
Rochelle Wright, M.A.
Sunday, September 27, through Monday, Monday, September 28 ~ In this two-day training, Rochelle Wright, designer of the Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy/Guided Afterlife Connection procedure, will teach state-licensed psychotherapists how to help clients connect with people for whom they are grieving. The method reduces grief by 85% in a single session. The special fee for the conference is $395.
Sunday, September 27, after the conference. In this workshop Lee Lawrence shares knowledge learned by utilizing his ability to read souls as a research tool. He perceives human consciousness and stored memories as physical tangible objects and demonstrates how these memories are anchored in and manifest the human physical body. The fee is $35.
During the conference, Carol Morgan will teach people how to use the pendulum to communicate with loved ones living in the afterlife. After her son, Mikey, passed away, Carol Morgan learned how to use a pendulum to communicate with him in the afterlife. Without mediumistic abilities or any prior knowledge or skill, Carol has practiced her pendulum communication techniques with Mikey so rigorously over the past four years that they are now in regular contact. She has developed her skill to the point that she combines her own intuition about Mikey's communication with the communication. In this workshop, she will teach participants how to use the pendulum. If you plan to attend the workshop, we suggest you bring along a pendulum. They are available on Amazon.com or in local stores. A vendor at the conference will also have pendulums for sale. There is no additional fee for this workshop.
We are fortunate to have two very talented mediums who arrange individual readings with conference attendees.
Susanne Wilson's abilities have been affirmed by reviewers posting testimonials on Bob Olson's Best Psychic Directory web page. Susanne Wilson is called the Carefree Medium. She is known for accurate, compassionate readings. "My specialty is bringing through personalities of the deceased with details so you know it's really them." Susanne offers individual readings and intuition development lessons. She assists a global clientele by phone and at her private office in Carefree near Phoenix, Arizona. Born a psychic medium, it was Susanne's near death experience that inspired her to devote her life to the beautiful gift of mediumship.
Jamie is a well-known, reliable psychic medium who gives individual readings and teaches people how to enhance their own intuitive and psychic abilities. The Arizona Psychics website writes, "Jamie can communicate the information and messages they want you to know, with remarkably detailed accuracy."