ASSOCIATION FOR EVALUATION AND COMMUNICATION OF EVIDENCE FOR SURVIVAL
"I dismiss the whole question of fraud from the phenomena so emphatically that I should not waste any time on the skeptic who still insists on that point of view. He is either too ignorant or too indolent for us any longer to attach any value to his convictions."
– J.H. Hyslop, 1925

Articles and Essays

These documents of special interest do not necessarily reflect the views of the directors, advisors, or members of AECES.


Impacts on Daily Life
The Social Relevance of Reincarnation
Contrary to the claims of famous folk trios, having to face the consequences of your actions in another life can have a major impact on human rights.
Transgenders and Reincarnation
Do spirits care what bethrooms you use? Probably not, but altering your birth gender could be an admission of failure.
How Scientific Proof of Survival Would Affect Society
The coming revolution in science will impact religion and society in mind-boggling ways.
The 'Sin' of Speaking with Spirits
What the Bible really says about consulting psychics and mediums, and how concerned we should be.
Trembling Terriers
Famed naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace shines a light on the little discussed and even less understood reactions of domestic animals to the manifestations of discarnate spirits, reactions that prove the objectivity of the phenomena.
Flush My Ashes
When does the spirit leave the physical body and what to do with the remains?
Sex After Death: The Spirits Speak About Love and Lust in the Astral Realms
Free download of 48-page booklet.

Impacts on Daily Life
An Examination of Ectoplasm
A serious look at the most curious of all psychic phenomena. There is no better demonstration that living things can be gross, yet it isn’t wise to judge a spirit by its looks.
Physical Phenomena in Seances
Do physical phenomena other than materializations (apports, levitations, lights and such) add to the evidence for an afterlife?
The Revealing Darkness
Although turning out the lights can arouse suspicions of fraudulent manipulations, total darkness can also increase the evidential value of a séance experience.
Materialization of Spirits
Spirits are sometimes reported to materialize as recognizable human beings, indestinguishable from the living, but do such encounters offer proof of Survival?
A Spirit's View of Mediums
This is the testimony of the spirit of a woman who, prior to her physical demise, was a practicing Spiritualist. It describes her observations of a séance from the other side. If you have ever desired to visit a medium or aspired to be one, this is MUST READING. The extract is from Heaven Revised: A Narrative of Personal Experiences After the Change Called Death, written by E.B. Duffey in 1889.

Impacts on Daily Life
In Pursuit of Proof
A consideration of the types of proof that are possible and convincing. Should be read by anyone who ever wanted "scientific" proof of spiritual phenomena.
Science Doesn't Know Where You Are
Evidence that the brain can neither contain nor explain the mind.
Professor Ian Stevenson on Mind-Brain Duality
The preeminent reincarnation researcher explains why he came to believe in the survival of the human personality after  the demise of the physical body.
The Skeptical Quagmire
If you have read books or articles by those who pose as skeptical critics of psychic phenomena, then you may wish to read this document. It demonstrates the questionable tactics used by überskeptics and debunkers in their efforts to deny the validity of all paranormal events.
A Cross-Examination of Stephen Hawking
The renowned cosmologist is taken to fictional court and forced to face the ramifications of making ignorant speculations and denials concerning the afterlife.
A Twinkle In Time
An uncommon perspective on the reality and meaning of time, which offers insights into how other realms of being may exist.
The Soul-Network Simile
From smoke to magnets to holograms to computers, we get nearer and nearer to understanding our conscious universe.

Impacts on Daily Life
Near-Death Awareness as Evidence for Survival
Visions experienced by folks who on on their deathbed, are often thought to be mere dreams or hallucinations, and many may be such. But some very convincing arguments have been made that others are reactions to the actual presence of spirit forms.
OBEs During NDEs
When these excursions take place in medical situations where the patient shows no sign of brain activity, many folks conclude that the ability of the mind to exist independently of the physical body has been demonstrated, but when is the body truly dead?
The Wallace Revelations
The renowned naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, discusses some events that led him to drop his initial skepticism and become an advocate for Spiritualism. Impressive testimony from the early days.
The Judge Testifies On Behalf Of Many Languages
Justice John W. Edmonds gives personal testimony of numerous cases of Xenoglossy that he witnessed, many of them by his own daughter in his own home.
Sally Morgan v. The Daily Mail
The legal implications of this libel case for mediums and Spiritualism.
The "Impossible" Bottle
An everyday item can provide the most profound proof that the human mind has astonishing power. Never has reading the label been more revealing … but how did it get there?!

What & How
The Soul-Network Simile
We have always pictured the spirit world through the lens of current technology. Can the universe be explained in fewer than 1000 words?
The Fenwicks Go To Heaven
This fictional but true-to-death story, illustrates the possible paths our souls might follow after the demise of our physical bodies.
Instinct, Intuition, and Reincarnation
The great physicist Sir Oliver Lodge returns to the material plane with unique insights on man's future paths and the nature of evil.
Comparing the Afterlife Abodes of Religion with Recent Revelation
Messages from the spirit world paint quite a different picture of the afterlife than that described by orthodox religions.Can all these varying views be correct?
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