Video and Audio of the 2014 Conference

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Presenting Cutting-Edge Developments in Afterlife Communication

  • Psychotherapist Guided Afterlife Connections
  • Self-guided Afterlife Connections
  • Evidential medium readings
  • Automatic writing
  • Life between lives induction
  • Instrumental TransCommunication
  • Soul Phone communication
  • Hemi Sync and binaural beats
  • Threshold Room experiences
  • Monroe institute Lifelines connections
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Meditation
  • Pendulum reading
  • Planned dream visitations
  • Recognizing and understanding communication signs
  • Bilateral stimulation

Listen to an interview of Craig Hogan by
Roberta Grimes, describing conference highlights.

Available for interviews about the conference:
Roberta Grimes, Esq., conference committee chairperson (, 866-529-1464)
R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D., conference coordinator (, 800 690-4232)

Conference Schedule


You can see the conference schedule at this link: Conference schedule.



You can read about the workshops at this link: Workshops

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


Groundbreaking book by the presenters!


The presenters at the New Developments in Afterlife Communication conference have come together to write Afterlife Communication containing descriptions of 16 new, proven methods of afterlife communication and 85 true accounts of connections. They expand on them and provide even more information and accounts at the conference. This is the first book ever that contains all the afterlife communication methods.
What the reviewers on have said:

  The book is completist in that it covers all the categories of after life experience I have known of. The stories and supporting evidence were presented in a written style and format that made an otherwise difficult topic easy to read, captivating, and heartfelt. I felt at home with the authors and an integral part of their community. This book is truly a gift and a blessing, instructive to those who want to "connect up" with our loved ones.

  This is a must read. Once I started the book I couldn't put it down. I learned so much and recommend this book to people who want to connect with the other side.

  How cool to get to read these personal stories. I am not necessarily a believer but after reading this I can't say I'm a non-believer.

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Evening Pre-conference Events

Connecting with Spirit: Mediums Susanne Wilson and Jamie Clark ~ Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ~ Susanne and Jamie will provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of mediums, and they will give messages at random to attendees. No one is guaranteed a reading in this group setting. More . . .

Meet Any Presenters Available ~ Thursday, July 10, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ~ Any presenters who have come in Thursday will be in a panel to answer questions anyone has about their work, the afterlife, and afterlife communication. More . . .

Post-conference Workshops

Exploring the Afterlife ~ Sunday, July 13, through Monday, July 14 ~ 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. More . . .

Learning to capture EVPs ~ Sunday, July 13, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sonia Rinaldi will teach you how to capture electronic voice phenomena using a laptop computer. Sonia successfully captures and records EVP conversations people carry on with their loved ones in spirit. More . . .

Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy Training ~ Sunday, July 13, through Monday, July 14 ~ 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. More . . .

Understanding the Anatomy & Physiology of Your Soul; How Soul Communication Works ~ Sunday, July 13, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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. More . . .

Afterlife Communication Activities

  • Watch an actual Guided Afterlife Connection session conducted by the originator of the procedure.
  • Participate in a group induction procedure that results in afterlife connections for some participants.
  • Learn how to do automatic writing and try it out.
  • Watch a demonstration of how a pendulum is being used successfully to communicate with loved ones.
  • Participate in a meditation activity to communicate with the other side.
  • Attend a workshop showing how to record electronic voice phenomena.

Drawing for a Free Registration

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Pre- or post-conference Trip

Guided Tour to Sedona July 10 or July 13 ~ You may sign up for a guided tour of Sedona to see the Sonoran Desert, Red Rock features, and City of Sedona. You will be picked up at the hotel at 10 a.m. and return late afternoon. More . . .

Free Benefits When You Attend

When you register for the conference, you will receive these free benefits:

  • A ticket to the conference banquet

  • Non-members receive a one-year membership in the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, with all the benefits that go along with it. Your membership begins immediately when you register.

  • An introduction package sent to you after you register with conference information and the latest ASCS publication

  • A one-year subscription to the ASCS newsletter, The Searchlight

  • A one-year subscription to the Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies

  • A copy of the book, New Developments in Afterlife Communications containing the conference presentations

  • One of the ASCS member benefits is that a member of your household may attend the conference with you at no additional cost except for the optional Saturday-night banquet. When you register, you will enter the person's name and elect to pay $70 if you want that person to attend the banquet.

Sittings with Mediums

Talented mediums will be at the conference to connect people with their loved ones on the other side. We will provide the contact information after you register, and you will make your own arrangements to meet with a medium at the conference. More information . . .

Psychotherapists Special Interest Group

Psychotherapists are discovering that afterlife connections have a profound affect on reducing clients' grief. They are learning methods that can help clients have their own afterlife connections to dramatically reduce grief and trauma. During the conference, psychotherapists who want to learn more about psychotherapy and afterlife connections will meet for a special discussion of future activities in afterlife connections and psychotherapy.

Fees, CEUs, Travel Information

Read this important information before you begin the registration process. It explains the choices you will select on the registration form.

For Researchers, Scholars, and Developers

Presentations are by prominent researchers and developers about cutting-edge methods being developed today in afterlife communication. The presenters include the developers of the methods, authors who are experts in the methods, professors teaching the methods, state-certified counselors, and published researchers.

For Caregivers, Counselors, Clergy, Other Professionals

You will learn how to help people

  • Understand the signs that loved ones are connecting with them
  • Experience afterlife connections on their own
  • Have afterlife connections with your assistance
  • Find and evaluate mediums for valid readings
  • Use aids such as pendulums to receive messages from loved ones

For People Who Want to Learn How to Connect

You will learn

  • How to open your mind to receive messages
  • How to have self-guided connections
  • How psychotherapists can help you connect
  • How you can communicate through meditation
  • How to create dream afterlife connections
  • How to use methods such as automatic writing for communication

Afterlife Communication—Presenters

Soul Phone Communications
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 now is developing an instrument that works like a telegraph through which people in spirit communicate. He calls it the "Soul Phone." Using the soul phone, Gary has successfully communicated with various people, including Harry Houdini. He explains what happened during his work with the Soul Phone in this presentation.

Communication by Phone, Computer, and Transimages
Rinaldi, M.S.

Brazilian researcher Sonia Rinaldi is president of the IPATI, the Institute of Advance Research in Instrumental Transcommunication. Sonia has been helping people make phone calls to the beyond since March 2001. Most have been for parents who have lost their children. Sonia writes, 'With this technology controlled by the Beyond, the call is not from the Beyond. They enter our terrestrial phone calls.'

Using a PC, she has recorded impressive transimages of deceased loved ones that are recognized by relatives and validated through biometric studies by Institute engineers. In this presentation, she explains her instrumental transcommunication work in both voices and images, showing images and playing some recordings of communications.

The Preponderance
of Evidence and Heart Gifts
Giesemann, M.A.

Suzanne Giesemann is the author of 10 books, a teacher of personal transformation, and an evidential medium. She is a former Navy Commander and aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In Keys to Evidential Communication, Suzanne will share stunning evidence from the afterlife that has been validated using scientific methods. She will reveal the keys to receiving evidential communication with the unseen world.

In her second presentation, Heart Gifts, Suzanne provides eye-opening evidence of our interconnectedness with each other and with all that is. Using lessons from a very special soul whom you will never forget, she will share the keys to achieving freedom from the ego, resulting in alignment with your true self.

Physical Mediums Who Materialize Spirits
Zammit, Ph.D.

Victor James 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. In this presentation, Victor will describe his experiences with mediums who aid people living in spirit to come back to earth with tangible bodies and clear, audible voices. The spirits speak, touch, and amaze the people present by demonstrating their physical presence in the room. Victor will share his experiences of sitting many more than 200 times with David Thompson, a physical medium from Australia. He will also talk about ways to handle attacks by skeptics.

Facilitate Your Own Connections with Loved Ones Who Have Passed

Mark Ireland, Author

Mark Ireland, co-founder of “Helping Parents Heal ” and author of Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go and Messages from the Afterlife addresses the four cornerstones of healing that enable bereaved parents to soothe their grief and move forward positively after losing a child. Participants will learn how to facilitate their own direct connection with loved ones who have passed, actions they can take to accelerate their own healing, awareness and understanding of the evidence for an afterlife, and ways to enjoy a sense of connection with the child who has passed.


Self-guided Afterlife Connections, and a Group Afterlife Communication

R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.

Dr. Hogan is the author of Your Eternal Self and co-author of Induced After-Death Communications and Guided Afterlife Connections. He has developed an online training program that teaches people how to connect with loved ones on the next plane of life. To date, over 1,000 people have registered to use the procedure, with 86% success in connecting with loved ones. Dr. Hogan has also developed a script for use with groups to help participants connect with loved ones during presentations. Most participants have some form of connection during the group sessions. In this presentation, he will teach participants how to be open to afterlife connections and guide them through an afterlife connection experience.


How to Aid Souls Lost after Passing

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."


Psychotherapist Guided Afterlife Connections and a Demonstration of a Connection

Rochelle Wright, M.S.

Rochelle Wright, licensed mental health counselor, licensed chemical dependency professional, and certified EMDR psychotherapist for 14 years, has developed a psychotherapy method that enables people to have their own reconnections with their deceased loved ones. "It is more than grief therapy. Those now living in the afterlife come to us to change our lives," she writes. It has a success rate of over 95%.

In this presentation, Rochelle talks about the Guided Afterlife Connections procedure. Accompanying her will be Christine Johnston, who has had several Guided Afterlife Connections experiences communicating with her husband in spirit. Linda Hartman, a licensed marriage and family therapist and trained Guided Afterlife Connections psychotherapist will be speaking with Rochelle. During the presentation, Rochelle will show a video of Linda having her own Guided Afterlife Connection communicating with the love of her life of 27 years. Rochelle will then guide Linda into a Guided Afterlife Connection during the conference.


Connecting People with the Life They Experienced Between Lives

Jonathan Yorks, M.S. LMFT, CHt

Jonathan is a California licensed psychotherapist and Ericksonian trained clinical hypnotherapist whose focus is on identifying the karmic conditions inherent in your soul's journey and their purpose for your soul's growth and development, "your reasons for being here."

In this presentation, Jonathan will explain how people can connect with their soul. He writes, "When we connect with our soul, we awaken to our spiritual identity, our true nature, and discover our purpose in life. Freed from the constraints of past, present, and future, we begin to embrace what it means to incarnate as human beings. Our spirit is infused with new understanding, acceptance, and a profound sense of peace."


The Making of a Medium

Karen Herrick, Ph.D.

A woman sees images of strangers at 3:00 in the morning. Another time she looks under her bed and sees 20 people there. She can't tell anyone because everyone already thinks she's a little weird. These are the types of images described by people who have retreated from reality because they've suffered childhood abuse or trauma. But they're also the types of images described by people who are showing signs of mediumship. The people they see are real. They are just in spirit. How does a person get verification that this may be the budding of mediumship ability? This presentation will describe the making of a medium. You will learn how to recognize mediumship abilities in yourself and/or your children.

How to Use Dreams and Mirror Gazing
to Connect with the Other Side

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 has written eight books on dreams, interpretation of dreams, and how to have connections with loved ones who have passed away in dreams. She is co-author, with George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM, of the ground-breaking book Talking to the Dead. In this presentation, Rosemary will explain how to plan to have dream contacts with loved ones who have passed and will take participants through an exercise in connecting. She will also explain how to use mirror gazing to connect.


Using Automatic Writing to Communicate with Loved Ones in the Afterlife

Irma Slage,

Since the early days of Spiritualism, automatic writing has been accepted as an effective way to receive communication from the spirit world. Irma Slage, a psychic who has done police work and author of Phases of Life After Death: Written in Automatic Writing, will teach participants how to use automatic writing to receive messages from the other side. The procedure Irma teaches allows the messages to come into the mind from spirit and flow directly onto paper without interference from the conscious mind. Participants will be given paper and pencils to practice automatic writing during Irma's presentation.


Receiving and Understanding the Signs of Communication from the Other Side

Joe Higgins, Medium

Joe Higgins is a well-known medium and author of books teaching people how to know when loved ones from the other side are connecting to them and how to understand the signs they're getting. In this presentation, he will teach how to understand the process by which signs are given and received and show how loved ones can and do communicate with us.


Using Meditation Techniques to Have
Life-Changing Communications with
Loved Ones on the Other Side

Maria Pe, Esq.

Maria Pe, Chief Deputy Tax Collector at County of San Diego, lost her two sons when their father took their lives. She was determined to learn how to communicate with them, and discovered ways of meditating that resulted in life-changing communications with her sons. She will describe how she learned to communicate in this presentation.


Pendulum Communication
Between a Mother and Son

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. In this presentation, she explains what she learned about communicating with a pendulum and describes the procedure she uses.


How to Understand Your Spiritual Journey

Lee Lawrence

Lee Lawrence is an internationally known medical/psychological intuitive and scientific researcher into the existence of the human soul and how it works. Lee had a near-death experience that changed his life. The content this program will provide a spiritual growth roadmap for each individual to use as a guidance tool in their own journey along their chosen spiritual path.


Calling Earth: An Afterlife Documentary

Dan Drasin

Dan explores the history of technical methods of spirit communication such as electronic voice capture and instrumental transcommuncation. He explores the work of Friedrich Juergenson, Konstantin Raudive, Marcello Bacci (who connects through his radio), Ernst Senkowski in Germany, and Maggy Fischbach in Luxembourg. The film also looks at researchers in the United States, including Tom and Lisa Butler, Sarah Estep, and the EVP moms collaborating as The Big Circle, a name coined by their departed children.

Special presentation by three afterlife communication specialists

Crossing the Threshold: Your Guide to Visiting with Loved Ones in the Afterlife
This seminar is the ultimate do-it-yourself guide to creating a doorway and crossing through it for visits when you want to connect with loved ones living in the afterlife. Three experienced spiritual communication facilitators will show you how to create the physical and metaphysical conditions to enhance your innate ability to make direct connections with the spirit plane. For the first time, Anne and Herb Puryear will share the secrets behind their highly successful Threshold Room. They will describe how it was built and the successful connections that have been made there. Anne and Herb will also offer budget-friendly options for creating your own sacred space.
Susanne Wilson will then gently lead you through a guided meditation you can use to cross over the threshold to visit with loved ones in spirit. Many people have used Susanne's method to successfully make their own direct connections.
You will leave this seminar knowing how to create a sacred space and how to reach across the threshold to connect directly with your loved ones in the afterlife. These are proven methods for lifelong use.

Herb Puryear, Ph.D.
Anne Puryear, D.D.

Anne was co-founder of the Spiritual Science Research Center in Washington, D.C., and spent four years as Director of the Department of Spiritual Healing at the Medical Research Division of the Edgar Cayce Foundation.

Herb was on the psychology faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio, director of education and research at the Edgar Cayce organization and president of Atlantic University.

Anne and Herb built a room to enhance psychic experiences and afterlife communications called The Threshold Room. The room is enclosed with copper screening and grounded with copper rods, creating a completely shielded environment that enhances ESP accuracy. When participants meditated in the Threshold Room over a 6-8 week period to enhance communications with the spirit plane, they reported dramatic results in connecting with spirit. In this presentation, Herb and Anne describe the room and what has happened.

Susanne Wilson, M.A.

Susanne will share insights into the many ways in which loved ones in the afterlife communicate directly with us. Susanne refers to this awareness as learning the love language of the afterlife. Drawing upon case studies from her experience as a medium and spiritual teacher, Susanne will share answers to her most frequently asked questions, including: "Do I really sense my loved one with me, or is it my imagination? Why did a friend get a sign from my loved one when I haven't gotten a sign yet? What can I do to encourage a dream visit?"

Susanne will gently lead the group through a guided meditation to help you connect with your loved ones in the afterlife. It is a method you will be able to use when you want to connect after you return home. If you create a sacred space, you will be able to use this method in that space to establish and maintain your relationship with your loved ones in spirit. (This session does not include medium readings.)



Afterlife Communications—Mediums

These mediums will be available for individual readings by appointment during the conference. This service is available only to conference attendees with confirmation numbers. You will receive information about how to make an appointment with one of the mediums with your registration materials.


Jamie 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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Susanne Wilson

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.

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