ASCS 40th annual conference
Aspects of Consciousness
Durham, NC, June 10-14, 2015


We KNOW the realities of the afterlife!
You can know them too!


Painting by Rassouli

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.

Recent research has given us clear views of the afterlife, and what we see is amazing!
Come let us share it with you.


Painting by Rassouli

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 can state with confidence that the beloved are busy with their own lives as we are with ours; they feel intensely all our expressions of love for them, and they send their love back to us. This conference will clarify both the wonders and the perils of life on the Other Side.

We now have the evidence that most of us are reunited with our loved ones, and that the conventional thinking about heaven and hell is misleading.

After this conference, everything will begin to
make more sense to you than it ever did before.



Who this conference is for:


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. We want all people to understand the truths, but especially

  • People preparing for their own transition from the earth plane
  • Their families, friends, and co-workers
  • People grieving for loved ones who have made the transition
  • People living with a fear of death
  • Hospice workers and counselors
  • Social workers
  • Grief psychotherapists (training in grief therapy is available)
  • Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers who work with dying patients
  • Clergy of all faiths
  • All others who help the dying and those who love the dying person

This conference will help you understand your destination when you take the trip we all will take at the ends of our lives. It will tell you what you can say to a dying person and the family about the events that will occur prior to and during the transition, with confidence in the truth of your statements. 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 coming transition, with great hope and reassurance, knowing the truths of the transition this person is about to experience.

This conference will also greatly help people in chronic grief over the passing of a loved one, who want a more heart-centered explanation of where their loved ones are and what has happened to them after their passing.

In the air-conditioned comfort of the beautiful Scottsdale Embassy Suites hotel




Arrangements and Fees



If you have already registered and want to add an event, go to Add Event.

  • Super early-bird registration, until May 15, 2015: $175
  • Early-bird registration, until July 15, 2015: $195
  • Full price after July 15, 2015: $225
  • Saturday evening banquet: $80
  • Special conference rate for a single hotel room: $90 plus tax
    Link to reservations OR Link to hotel information
  • Guided tour to Sedona Thursday, September 24, 2015: $110
    (Link to trip information)
  • Thursday evening, pre-conference event. (Link to information.)
  • Five workshops:
    • How to Communicate with the Afterlife Using Black-Mirror Gazing - Rosemary Ellen Guiley (More)
    • Exploring the Afterlife -- Bruce Moen (More)
    • Repair & Reattachment Psychotherapy/Guided Afterlife Connections -- Rochelle Wright (More)
    • Understanding the Anatomy & Physiology of Your Soul:
      How Soul Communication Works -- Lee Lawrence (More)
    • How to Use the Pendulum to Communicate with Loved Ones in the Afterlife -- Carol Morgan (More)

Register Now

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.

Special Presentations by a Renowned Afterlife Researcher and Materialization Medium
The State of Afterlife Research Today

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.

Acclaimed Materialization Medium

David Thompson

We are very happy to announce that David Thompson, one of the foremost materialization mediums in the world, will be demonstrating his trance and materialization mediumship at the conference. This is a unique opportunity to see one of the most accomplished materialization mediums alive today.

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.

For a description of David's materialization sessions and how to sit in on one at the conference, click on "Bio" below.

Special Guest

George Noory

George Noory is host of the nationally syndicated program, Coast to Coast AM, heard by over 3 million listeners on over 600 stations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Guam.

George also hosts Beyond Belief, a weekly Internet-based TV show, and has appeared on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, SYFY, the Larry King Show and numerous others. He was born, raised, and educated in Detroit. He has three children and six grandchildren. He served nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.


Before the Transition, Immediately
Afterward, and in the Days that Follow
Pre-death and Deathbed Visions

Carla Wills-Brandon, M.A.

Carla Wills-Brandon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and author of twelve published books discussing topics ranging from relationships, healthy intimacy, sexual healing, and trauma recovery, to grief, transitioning, afterlife research and spirituality. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and has lectured across the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Carla's latest book, Heavenly Hugs: Comfort, Support, and Hope From the Afterlife will provide the backdrop for her session. Death loses its sting with the appearance of deceased family and friends, while glimpses of an afterlife promise the journey continues. Friends, family and healthcare workers also report seeing "something" leaving the body at the moment of passing, while others are visited in dreams by departing loved ones just before physical death occurs. Such experiences have been documented for centuries and continue to be scientifically researched today. These pre-death experiences take place in every culture around the world, and Carla, like many, encountered her first departing vision as a youngster.

These comforting encounters strongly suggest the personality, soul, or consciousness continues after death.

Where People Find 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, 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.

People Who Are Stuck and Need to Be Rescued

Bruce Moen

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."

Entities, Earthbounds, Demons, Ghosts,
and ETs that Influence People
How Entities Influence
People on the Earth Plane

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading paranormal researcher and investigator. She is the author of more than 50 books on paranormal and metaphysical topics. She is co-author, with George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM, of the ground-breaking book Talking to the Dead. She publishes an e-newsletter, Strange Dimensions, and has her own radio show by the same name. She lectures internationally, runs her own publishing company, and gives readings, dreamwork consultations and past life regressions.

Rosemary explains that our interactions with spirits, extraterrestrials, shadow people, 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 and who are capable of affecting us into the afterlife and future lives.

In addition to her presentation, Rosemary will be giving two workshops in black mirror gazing to connect with loved ones in the afterlife: one during the conference for two hours (cost $45) and one on Sunday after the conference for three hours (cost $65).

How Earthbound Spirits, Ghosts, Demons and ETs Can Affect Your Clients and the Six Steps to Take to Release Them

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, Peter will discuss how to recognize earthbound spirits, ghosts, demons (negative entities) and extraterrestrials that are affecting your clients. He will describe how these entities gain entrance into us as well as reasons why these spirits should be removed. (Often these intruders are the cause of numerous physical, mental and emotional disorders, including phobias, addictions, anxiety, compulsions, depression, relationship difficulties, feelings of anger and abandonment, unexplainable pains and aches.) In particular, Peter will focus on specific protocols that you can use to release these spirits and heal the cause of the attachment, thereby improving the physical and emotional well-being of the client. The presentation will end with effective ways to protect yourself and your clients from spirit intruders.

A Psychotherapist Reveals What You
Need to Know about Spirit Possession

Ellie Pechet, M.Ed.

Ellie Pechet is a psychotherapist and intuitive healer with a master's degree in counseling and over 32 years of professional counseling and energy healing experience. After many years of incorporating being a Reiki Master, Yuen Method of Healing Practitioner, and an Electro Magnetic Field Balancing Technique practitioner with intuitive counseling, Ellie developed her own advanced, successful technique: the Pechet Healing Technique.

In this presentation, Ellie de-mystifies possession. She describes her process of identifying and talking with earthbound spirits who are attached to clients coming to her for help. Ellie shares how they experience becoming earthbound after they die, and why they are drawn to inhabit specific people.

She will explain how she interviews spirits who are with her clients and the emotional and physical symptoms they cause or exacerbate, such as anxiety, depression, sadness, and phobias. Ellie will tell you what she does next to help both the earthbound spirit and her client so that each one experiences a liberation and a healing. And finally, learn how YOU can identify an unwanted presence around you or someone you know.

How Loved Ones, Angels, and Guides
Communicate with Us
How Our Loved Ones Communicate
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.

How Guides, Helpers, and Beneficial Entities Communicate with Us

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.

Loved Ones Work to Reconnect
and Heal Unfinished Business

Jamie Turndorf, Ph.D.

Known to millions as "Dr. Love" through her website,, Jamie Turndorf has been featured on all the national networks, including CNN, NBC, CBS, VH1, and Fox, on websites like WebMD, iVillage,, and, and in Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Glamour, American Woman, Modern Bride, Marie Claire, and Psychology Today online.

Jamie is the author of the Hay House book Kiss Your Fights Good-bye: Dr. Love's 10 Simple Steps to Cooling Conflict and Rekindling Your Relationship, which has been endorsed by New York Times best selling authors Jack Canfield, Dr. John Gray and John Bradshaw. Her most recent book is Love Never Dies

In this presentation, Jamie shares her latest Hay House book, Love Never Dies: How to Reconnect and Make Peace with the Deceased (available on which has been endorsed by NY Times Best selling authors Dannion Brinkley and Fr. Richard Rohr, explaining how the deceased work at connecting with loved ones to heal strife and bring closure to unfinished business. Her presentation presents her new Trans-Dimensional Grief Therapy method that brings her proven conflict-resolution method to the world of afterlife communication. It enables the bereaved to reconnect, heal unfinished business, and make peace with the deceased using a technique called Dialoguing with the Departed..

Everyday Living on the Next Plane of Life
Why We Know Our Pets Live
on with Us in the Next Realm

Kim Sheridan

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."

What We've Learned about the Afterlife from a Son Who Took His Own Life

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.

Is Heaven Really UP?
If not, where is it?

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 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.

What a Son Now in the Afterlife Has
Described to His Mother about Life There

Carol Morgan

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.

Carol will describe, from Mikey's viewpoint, what it felt like to transition, the accident, what he saw, who greeted him and guided him Home, where he first went, what he experienced, how he felt our emotions here, how he alters his vibration to draw close to earth for signs and communication, what the Afterlife dimensions are like, and life, living, and love in the Here and Beyond!

What Happens to Babies Lost
Before Birth by Miscarriages
and Other Events

Patricia McGivern

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.

Metaphysics Research Uncovers
Truth about the Afterlife

Donna Smith-Moncrieffe, CrimDip, M.S.

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 2010 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.

In her presentation, Donna will describe the remarkable findings of her research from physical mediumship, past life regression, out of body experiences and complementary energy healing studies. When findings from these studies converge they reveal consistent themes and valid answers to life's most intriguing questions. What do materialized visitors from spirit tell us about the afterlife? What do materialized doctors from spirit tell us about energy healing? What can past-life regressions and knowledge from the interlife phases teach us about our current life? And What have we learned about the nature of other spiritual dimensions from out-of-body experiences?

Life, Love, and Sex After Death

Miles Allen

Miles received his B.S. from the Journalism School at the University of Maryland, and worked as a writer, editor, and manager for various private and federal offices over three decades. Since his retirement, he has been keeping "busier than ever" with his writing, websites, and a greeting- and note-card company called He enjoys solving cryptic crosswords, assembling jigsaw puzzles, designing games, and dabbling in chess. Miles Edward Allen is the author of The Survival Files: The Most Convincing Evidence Yet Compiled for the Survival of Your Soul, and several other books. He is also the sitekeeper for

Miles will speak about what spirits have communicated to mediums about bodily forms in the afterlife, reality, rest and sleep, food and drink, clothing, language, the landscape, traveling, occupations, games and sports, suicides, reincarnation, religions, motivation, and growth. One spirit describes sex in the afterlife: "It is more obviously like what sex really means. Here you actually can enter the whole person. It is like you are in fact merging."


The Soul, Life Plans,
Reincarnation, and Past Lives
Why We Know Jesus
Taught Reincarnation

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.

Your Soul Is Your Real Self

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. This workshop will complement the workshop held after the conference, but neither is a requirement for the other.

Karen learned through Jungian and Transpersonal Psychology that psychological problems can be best understood when the person discovers that their soul is their real Self. Religions tell us we have a soul; however, they do not explain the purpose of it. We also have a built-in amnesia regarding knowing it.

Your unconscious, where your soul resides, is composed of energy. This energy helps to form your feelings, attitudes and value systems and adds to what is inborn in you as psychic aptitudes. Karen's workshop is entitled, Your Soul Is Your Real Self. It will help you recognize more of the "soul seeds" that come from dreams, synchronicities, spiritual experiences, medium visits, physical and emotional illness and chronic grief. It will also educate on experiences that some souls have had between lives, including children and infants who have died or been aborted.

What We Now Know About
Past Lives and Reincarnation

Dick Sutphen, CCHT

Dick Sutphen is a hypnotherapist, a best-selling author, and seminar trainer who specializes in brain/mind technology. He instructs medical and other professionals in how to use his life-changing techniques.

Dick began exploring past-lives, reincarnation, and hypnosis and wrote about what he and his clients were experiencing in his book, You Were Born Again To Be Together. In the book, Dick describes past-life ties with loved ones and the need to work out karmic relationships; group reincarnation; parallel lives explaining unseen influences; and ways you can tap into this knowledge to gain more meaning in your life.

Since he began his Scottsdale Hypnosis Center in Arizona in the 1970s, Dick has conducted thousands of seminars, hypnotized participants and private clients, and has come to a higher knowledge of what past-lives and reincarnation are all about.

In this presentation, Dick explains what he now knows about past lives and reincarnation. He will introduce several new concepts that better explain how the process of reincarnation "really" works and will conduct one of his powerful group past-life regression hypnosis sessions for you to experience some of these new ideas.

Your Soul's Plan:
Why You Chose This Life

Rob Schwartz, Hypnotist

Rob Schwartz is a Certified Past Life Soul Regression Therapist and a Certified Between Lives Soul Regression Therapist. He is the author of Your Soul's Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born and Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born.

In this presentation Rob will discuss his own spiritual path and how he came to write books about pre-birth planning. He will explain the five main reasons we ourselves plan before we're born to experience great challenges in life. He will then discuss in depth some of the stories in his books, focusing on the death of a loved one, including suicide. This inspirational presentation will help you to understand the deeper spiritual purpose of your own life challenges and how you may heal negative feelings about those challenges, transforming those feelings into acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, and peace.




Judgment, Punishment, and
Progress in the Afterlife
Heaven and Hell As They Really Are: What "the Dead" Are Telling Us

Stafford Betty, Ph.D.

Stafford Betty has a Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University, teaches death and afterlife studies at California State University in Bakersfield, and is an international expert on the afterlife. In his books The Afterlife Unveiled: What the Dead are Telling Us About Their World and Heaven and Hell Unveiled: Updates from the World of Spirit, Stafford brings together descriptions of spirit life as told by the spirits themselves. He regards spirit literature--collaborations between authentic mediums and the spirits themselves--as the closest thing to the voice of God that our planet has. To learn what our future holds for us, both soon after we die and far into the future, this is the essential literature we must consult.

In his presentation Stafford will unveil the grand spectacle, from its ecstasies to its terrors.




Workshops During and After the Conference

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.

Exploring the Afterlife

Bruce Moen

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.

How to Use a Black Mirror to Communicate with Loved Ones in the Afterlife

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Rosemary is the author of The Art of Black Mirror Scrying. In this workshop, Rosemary explains how to use a black mirror to communicate with loved ones in the afterlife. She will teach you 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, a limited number of black mirrors will be available to use if you don't want to bring your own.

She will hold two workshops: one during the conference on September 25 and one after the conference on September 27. Attendance for each workshop is limited to 26 people who do not have their own mirrors, and is open to anyone who already has a mirror.

Workshop Friday, September 25 ~ 2 hours

During this workshop, you will learn how the black mirror can be used to communicate with loved ones in the afterlife and be given instructions for using the black mirror. You will practice using the mirror and have a gazing session to attempt to have a communication. Rosemary will then give everyone feedback about the effort. Cost for the workshop is $45.

Workshop Sunday, September 27 ~ 3 hours

The September 27 time period will allow for orientation, practice, and two mirror gazing sessions. One or both sessions can be efforts to contact the dead or spirit guides, visit the astral realm or Akashic records, or view past lives. The fee is $65.

Understanding the Anatomy & Physiology of Your Soul: How Soul Communication Works

Lee Lawrence

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.



Repair & Reattachment Therapy/
Guided Afterlife Connections

Rochelle Wright, M.S.

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. Afterlife connections occur in over 98% of the sessions. The method reduces grief from highs experiences report are as high as 10+++++ on a 10-point scale to as low as zero to 2 or 3 in a single session. The special fee for the conference is $395. Make arrangements for the training with Rochelle at or by calling (253) 851-3498.

Recognizing Your Soul Seeds in Dreams, Spiritual Experiences, Illness, and Grief

Karen Herrick, Ph.D.

In this workshop, Karen will explore more deeply how experiences "wake up" our soul and lead us in an entirely new directions. This workshop will complement the workshop held during the conference, but neither is a requirement for the other.

Karen learned through Jungian and Transpersonal Psychology that psychological problems can be best understood when the person discovers that their soul is their real Self. Religions tell us we have a soul; however, they do not explain the purpose of it. We also have a built-in amnesia regarding knowing it.

Your unconscious, where your soul resides, is composed of energy. This energy helps to form your feelings, attitudes and value systems and adds to what is inborn in you as psychic aptitudes. Karen's workshop is entitled, Your Soul Is Your Real Self. It will help you recognize more of the "soul seeds" that come from dreams, synchronicities, spiritual experiences, medium visits, physical and emotional illness and chronic grief. It will also educate on experiences that some souls have had between lives, including children and infants who have died or been aborted. Fee for the workshop is $50.

How to Use the Pendulum to Communicate with Loved Ones
in the Afterlife

Carol Morgan

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 or in local stores. A vendor at the conference will also have pendulums for sale. There is no additional fee for this workshop.


Mediums Available for Individual Readings During the Conference

We are fortunate to have two very talented mediums who arrange individual readings with conference attendees.

Susanne Wilson, M.A.

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.



Jaime Clark

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."

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