About Michael Tymn
A 1958 graduate of the San Jose State University School of Journalism (BA Public Relations), Michael Tymn had two concurrent careers after spending three years as an officer in the US Marine Corps – one as an insurance claims representative, supervisor and manager, and the other as a freelance journalist.
In his 40 year insurance career, Mike was called upon daily to apply the scientific method by weighing evidence in various types of civil claims and litigation and to make decisions relative to settling the claims or allowing them to go to trial. He also served as an arbitrator for the Insurance Arbitration Forums, making decisions in certain civil disputes. He holds the professional designations of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) and Associate in Claims – Insurance Institute of America (AIC).
As a journalist, Mike has contributed more than 1,500 articles to some 40 publications over the past 50 years. Writing assignments have taken him to such diverse places as Bangkok, Panama, Glastonbury (England), Jerusalem, Hollywood, St Paul, and Tombstone.
He currently serves as editor of The Searchlight, a quarterly publication of the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies and as the Academy’s vice president. His metaphysical and paranormal articles have appeared in FATE, Mysteries, Atlantis Rising, Vital Signs, Venture Inward, Nexus, Psychic News, Psychic Times, Christian Parapsychologist, Two Worlds, Dark Lore, Alternatives, Alternate Perceptions, The Honolulu Advertiser, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
He has authored five books: The Articulate Dead, Running on Third Wind, The Afterlife Revealed, Transcending the Titanic and The Afterlife Explorers, the last three published by White Crow Books.
Mike is convinced that the hedonism, turmoil, and chaos we see in the world today are primarily the result of religious and scientific fundamentalism. While religious leaders have rejected modern revelation and have been unable to offer its faithful anything more than a very humdrum heaven, science has arrogantly dismissed all religion as superstition. The end result is that people no longer take the survival of consciousness at death seriously and therefore life has lost its meaning. Consequently, the majority of people selfishly strive to become ‘one with their toys’ in a march toward extinction.
Having devoted much time to the study of psychical research over the past two decades, Mike has found strong evidence for the survival of consciousness and a more intelligent afterlife than that provided by orthodox religion. He says he is impelled to bring this evidence to the attention of others, especially those in despair.
A former nationally-ranked distance runner, Mike writes monthly columns for two national running magazines. He is a native of Alameda, California, and now lives in Kailua, Hawaii, with his wife Gina.