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Is There Marriage in the Afterlife?

Posted on 26 January 2015, 10:26

“Until death do us part” is a pledge in marriage liturgy, but there have been many messages from the spirit world suggesting that such is not always the case. That is, love bonds often continue after death.  “If [marriages in the physical realm] are based in selfishness, they necessarily terminate…

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Was Eusapia Palladino Fact or Fiction?

Posted on 12 January 2015, 9:26

As Michael Schmicker, the author of the recently-released The Witch of Napoli,…

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How “Unbroken” Hero Lou Zamperini Saw the Light

Posted on 29 December 2014, 9:05

Every now and then, while channel surfing, I’ll come upon some evangelical preacher seemingly captivating his audience, so much so that when he asks audience members to come up on the stage and profess their faith, many of them parade to the stage as if mesmerized, fall backward into someone’s arms,…

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A Suicide Prevented?

Posted on 15 December 2014, 10:00

Suicide is one subject on which spirit messages coming through various mediums all seem to agree. While there are some conflicting messages relative to suicide by terminally-ill people, the messages overwhelmingly condemn conventional suicide. They strongly suggest that the individual who hopes to…

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Do young atheists bond in a collective flight from death?

Posted on 01 December 2014, 11:15

A web site called The Friendly Atheist recently came to my attention. The first thing that struck me was that the editor and eight of the nine regular contributors all appeared to be in their 20s or early 30s, the ninth contributor perhaps in his 50s.  Their brief biographies suggested…

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The Society for Psychical Research Tackles Internet Encyclopedia Project

Posted on 17 November 2014, 11:09

I recently interviewed Robert McLuhan (below) for the December issue of “The Searchlight,” a publication of The Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies.  Below is a slightly abbreviated…

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Evidence of Psychic Phenomena vs. Enlightenment

Posted on 03 November 2014, 8:44

Many people complain that we get nothing but trivialities from mediums.  They ask why the purported spirits don’t tell us what life is like on their side of the veil, why we are here, what life is all about, something really meaningful. 

William James, one of the pioneers of…

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Five Different Mind-Sets in the Search for Truth

Posted on 20 October 2014, 10:50

When William Stainton Moses, a Church of England priest, first read about the mediumship of D. D. Home he called it the “dreariest twaddle.”  His good friend, Dr. Stanhope Speer referred to it as all “stuff and nonsense.”  It wasn’t long after their cynical remarks were made that Moses discovered…

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Musical Prodigies:  Spirit Guides, Genetics, or Both?

Posted on 06 October 2014, 8:16

Have you ever wondered about your guides in the spirit world?  Are they assigned to you at birth?  Do different guides come and go during your lifetime?  Do you have only one at a time?  Do they choose you or are you assigned to them by some higher authority?  In recently…

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Departing Visions: An Interview with Dr. Carla Wills-Brandon

Posted on 23 September 2014, 9:30

I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Carla Wills-Brandon (below) for the September issue of The Searchlight, a publication of The Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies (http://ascsi.org/).  Here is an abridged…

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Maurice Barbanell & Silver Birch. – Veteran British lecturer, journalist, and author in the field of Spiritualism. He served as editor of the Psychic News and The Two Worlds for over three decades. Read here
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