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The Conference on Death, Grief and Belief (formerly called the Afterlife Awareness Conference)
The conference brings together scientists, researchers, hospice professionals, spiritual teachers, and grief counselors to share their knowledge about end-of-life care, near-death experience, and after-death communication, as well as conscious dying and conscious grieving. 


Afterlife Research and Education Institute (AREI) 

The AREI supports afterlife research and education and explores our nature, as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin put it, as “spiritual beings having a physical experience.” 


The Big Circle 

On this website/blog, the parents of young people who passed before their time have posted EVP recordings of their children and others who communicate from the other side. (To access this site, search “welcome to eternity.”) 


The Challenger Crew Channeling 

This website is affiliated with the Silicon-Valley-based Foundation for Mind-Being Research. It features transcripts of voluminous channeling sessions that began in 1986 when mediums Jeanne Love and Regina Ochoa were apparently first contacted by the crew of the ill-fated space shuttle Challenger. More recently the crewmembers of the shuttle Columbia, which was destroyed on reentry in 2003, have apparently come through with extensive contacts. These are available on this site as audio recordings and transcripts. 

Forever Family Foundation 

The foundation’s focus includes support and healing for the grieving, and furthering afterlife science through research and education. 


The Foundation for Mind-Being Research (FMBR) 

The FMBR’s mission is to expand the context of scientific exploration to include both its physical and nonphysical aspects and to create partnerships that foster innovative solutions for the challenges facing our world today. 


The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) 

The institute’s mission is “to reveal the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery.” IONS is a research center and laboratory specializing in the intersection of science and human experience. 


International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) 

IANDS’s purpose is to promote responsible, multidisciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences, their effects on people’s lives, and their implications for beliefs about life, death, and human purpose. 

The Scientific and Medical Network 

A leading international forum for people engaged in creating a new worldview for the twenty-first century. 


University of Virginia Department of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) 

Founded in 1967 by Dr. Ian Stevenson, the Division of Perceptual Studies is a university-based research group devoted to the investigation of phenomena that challenge mainstream scientific paradigms regarding the nature of the mind/brain relationship. Researchers at DOPS are particularly interested in studying phenomena related to consciousness functioning beyond the confines of the physical body, as well as phe- nomena that suggest continuation of consciousness after physical death. 


The Windbridge Research Center 

The center’s mission is to ease suffering around dying, death, and what comes next through rigorous scientific research, the results of which are shared with the general public, clinicians, scientists, philosophers, and practitioners, including mediums. 


Relevant Documentaries 


Calling Earth. 2018. Directed by Daniel Drasin and Tim Coleman. or

Scole: The Afterlife Experiment. 2009. Directed by Tim Coleman and Daniel Drasin. or 

NeScAf.indd 112 1/25/23 2:03 PM 


Recommended Reading 




Alexander, Eben. Proof of Heaven. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2012. 


Assante, Julia. The Last Frontier. Novato, Calif.: New World Library, 2012.


Benedict, Mellon-Thomas. Journey through the Light and Back. Naples, Fla.: Purple Haze Press, 2019.

Blumenthal, Ralph. The Believer. Albuquerque, N.Mex.: High Road Books, 


Buhlman, William. Adventures Beyond the Body. San Francisco, Calif.: 

HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.

Cardoso, Anabela. Electronic Contact with the Dead. Hove, UK: White Crow 

Books, 2017.

Electronic Voices: Contact with Another Dimension? Winchester, UK: O 

Books, 2010.

Glimpses of Another World: Impressions and Reflections of an EVP 

Operator. Hove, UK: White Crow Books, 2021.

Dunne, J. W. An Experiment with Time. Charlottesville, Va.: Hampton Roads 

Publishing Co, Inc., 2001 (First published in 1927).

Eisenbud, Jule, M.D. The World of Ted Serios, Second Edition. Hove, UK: White Crow Books, 2021.

Fontana, David. Is There an Afterlife?: A Comprehensive Overview of the 

Evidence. Ropley, UK: O Books, 2005.


Foy, Robin. Witnessing the Impossible. Diss, UK: Torcal Publications, 



Hopkins, Lloyd F. Training Manual for Sight Without Eyes—Through Mind Sight and Perception. Seattle: Clear Springs Press, 2008. 


Kastrup, Bernardo. Why Materialism Is Baloney: How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything. Alresford, UK: Iff Books, 2017. 


Keen, Montague, Arthur Ellison, and Fontana, David. The Scole Report. London: Society for Psychical Research, 2011. 


Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. New York: Scribner, (1969) 1997. 


Leininger, Bruce, Andrea Leininger, and Ken Gross. Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2009. 


Macy, Mark. Miracles in the Storm: Talking to the Other Side with the New Technology of Spiritual Contact. New York: New American Library, 2001. 


McKay, Matthew. Love in the Time of Impermanence. Rochester, Vt.: Park Street Press, 2022. 

The Luminous Landscape of the Afterlife. Rochester, Vt.: Park Street Press, 2021. 

Seeking Jordan: How I Learned the Truth about Death and the Invisible Universe. Novato, Calif.: New World Library, 2016. 


McNamara, Sean. Mind Sight: Training to See Without Eyes—Pilot Program for Adults. Denver, Colo.: Mind Possible, 2021. 


Monroe, Robert. Journeys Out of the Body. New York: Broadway Books, 1971. 

Far Journeys. New York: Broadway Books, 1985.
Ultimate Journey. New York: Broadway Books, 1994.


Moody, Raymond. Life After Life. New York: Harper Collins, 1975.


Moorjani, Anita. Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to 

True Healing. Carlsbad, Calif.: Hay House, Inc., 2012.

Newton, Michael. Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Fifth 

Revised Edition. Woodbury, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 2019.
Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives. Woodbury, 

Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 2010.

Ring, Kenneth. Life at Death. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1982.

Heading Toward Omega. New York: Harper Perennial, 1985.
The Omega Project. Fort Mill, S.C.: Quill House, 1993.

Ring, Kenneth and Sharon Cooper. Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body 

Experiences in the Blind. Palo Alto, Calif.: The William James Center for Consciousness Studies at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 



Ring, Kenneth and Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino. Lessons from the Light: What 

We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experence. Needham, Mass.: Moment 

Point Press, 2006.

Roberts, Jane. The Afterdeath Journal of an American Philosopher; The World View of William James. Port Washington, N.Y.: New Awareness Network, 


Sherwood, Jane. Post-Mortem Journal: Communications from T. E. Lawrence. London: Neville Spearman, 1964.

The Country Beyond. Saffron Walden, UK: C.W. Daniel Co., Ltd. 1991.


Solomon, Grant and Jane Solomon. The Scole Experiment (Updated Edition). Waltham Abbey, UK: Campion Books, 2006.

Spring, Cynthia and Frances Vaughan. Seven Questions about Life after Life. El 

Cerrito, Calif.: Wisdom Circles Publishing, 2019.
Seven Questions about the Greater Reality. El Cerrito, Calif.: Wisdom 

Circles Publishing, 2020.
Seven Stories to Light the Way Home. El Cerrito, Calif.: Wisdom Circles 

Publishing, 2022.

Sheldrake, Rupert. Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home. 

New York: Three Rivers Press, 2011.

Strieber, Whitley and Anne Strieber. The Afterlife Revolution. San Antonio, 

Tex.: Walker & Collier, Inc., 2017.

Van Lommel, Pim. Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience. San Francisco, Calif.: HarperOne, 2011.

Waggoner, Robert. Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. Needham, Mass.: Moment Point Press, 2008.

Waggoner, Robert and Caroline McCready. Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple. San Francisco, Calif.: Conari Press, 2015.

Yong, Ed. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us. New York: Random House, 2022. S


Scientific Articles


Bastos, Marco Aurélio Vinhosa Jr., et al. “Frontal Electroencephalographic (EEG) Activity and Mediumship: A Comparative Study between Spiritist Mediums and Controls.” Archives of Clinical Psychiatry 43 no. 2 (March– April 2016). 


Braude, S. E. “Mediumship and Multiple Personality.” Journal for the Society of Psychical Research 55 no. 813 (1988): 177–95. 


Bem, Daryl, et al. “Feeling the Future: A Meta-Analysis of 90 Experiments on the Anomalous Anticipation of Random Future Events.” US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health (January 29, 2016 version).


Carhart-Harris, Robin L., et al. “Neural Correlates of the LSD Experience Revealed by Multimodal Neuroimaging.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, no. 17 (April 11, 2016).


Costandi, Mo. “Psychedelic Chemical Subdues Brain Activity.” Nature (January 23, 2012). 


Delorme, Arnaud. “Electrocortical Activity Associated with Subjective Communication with the Deceased.” Frontiers in Psychology 4 (2013): 834. 


Else, Holly and Richard Van Noorden. “The Fight Against Fake-Paper Factories That Churn Out Sham Science.” Nature (March 23, 2021).

Hageman, Joan J., et al. “The Neurobiology of Trance and Mediumship in Brazil.” Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums and other Extraordinary People (January 2010): 85–111.

Halberstadt, Adam and Mark Geyer. “Do Psychedelics Expand the Mind by 

Reducing Brain Activity?” Scientific American (May 15, 2012).


Kluft, Richard. “Commentary on ‘Multiple Personality and Channeling.’” 

Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry 9, no. 2 article 13 (1991).

Shared Crossing Research Initiative. “Shared Death Experiences: A Little- Known Type of End-of-Life Phenomena Reported by Caregivers and Loved Ones.” American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 38, no. 12 (April 5, 2021): 1479–87. 


Wahbeh, Helané, et al. “Exceptional Experiences Reported by Scientists and Engineers.” Explore 14, no. 5 (September 2018): 329–41. 

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