Tuesday, July 10, 2007

ASPSI Conference Day 3: Afternoon Sessions

Following lunch, David Lindsay, executive director of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) gave a presentation titled Out-of-Body Experience: The Definitive Afterlife Research Tool for the 21st century. During his presentation, the conference attendees learned a little bit about IAC, its laboratories and research projects. A new field, projectiology has been proposed for studying OBE's, and a further field, conscientiology has been proposed by the IAC for studying consciousness. These fields endorse self-experimentation, encouraging their researchers to proactively induce OBE's for themselves, rather than relying on the third-party observations of research subjects.

Reverend Lawson M. Smith discussed Life after Death as Presented in Heaven and Hell by Emanuel Swedenborg. Rev. Smith is a pastor of congregation in Kempton, Pennsylvania and principal of its elementary school. His presentation consisted of highlights from Swedenborg's 1758 work on the subject of life after death.

For the last session of the afternoon, the directors of the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena, Tom and Lisa Butler, gave an introduction to EVP's - voices recorded on electronic devices. Their presentation covered some basic information on paranormal voices with examples. Personal stories associated with the examples illustrated why the directors feel that EVP's provide evidence for the personal survival of death in an individual conscious state.

Both Lisa and Tom are ordianed Spiritualist ministers, certified mediums, and commisioned healers. Lisa has a degree in psychology and Tom has a bachelor of science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

See Related Posts:
Day 3: Morning Sessions.
Day 2: Evening Sessions
Day 2: Afternoon Sessions
Day 2: Morning Sessions
Day 1

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