The Center for Spiritual Understanding is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to provide a place where regular after-death communication occurs and people can come to alleviate grief and misunderstandings about death. It engages in ongoing research into the afterlife and after-death communication.
A group meets weekly in Central Illinois for presentations and discussions:
If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religious values, and all other human endeavors would change radically.
— Dr. Amit Goswami, Theoretical Nuclear Physicist, University of Oregon Institute of Theoretical Science
Your Eternal Self
Your Eternal Self contains summaries of the results of the thousands of studies that have pointed unmistakably to the finding that we are eternal beings having a physical experience. Death is an illusion.
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Self-guided Afterlife Connections
The Center for Spiritual Understanding has been disseminating information about (1) mediums available for people to use to connect with loved ones in the afterlife and (2) psychotherapists who will perform a Guided Afterlife Connection to enable the participant to connect. We have now developed procedures people can use to have their own afterlife connections without a medium or psychotherapist. We have also developed a procedure anyone can us to connect with people still using bodies who are nonresponsive because of dementia, Alzheimer's, and other conditions.
Self-guided Afterlife Connections
These connections are experienced by participants while they listen at home to narrations played over the Internet that guide them into the state of mind in which the connections can occur. The procedure is free. It is available at http://selfguided.spiritualunderstanding.org. In a study of 22 people who used the Self-guided Afterlife Connections procedure, 86% had an afterlife connection. The research report in Acrobat contains excerpts from participants' journals describing their afterlife connections.
Self-guided Afterlife Connections Using Binaural Beats
This procedure has the same protocol as the above Self-guided Afterlife Connections procedure, but with binaural beats in the background of the audio. Binaural beats have been shown to help people relax and enter altered states of consciousness. The most famous of the binaural beats programs is the Hemi-Sync method developed by the Monroe Institute. For an explanation of binaural beats, go to this link: binaural beats procedure. Close the window when you have finished reading to return here.
This procedure enables anyone to connect to people alive on the Earth plane who cannot communicate because of a physical condition. Participants experience these connections while they listen at home to narrations played over the Internet that guide them into the state of mind in which the connections can occur. The procedure is available at http://nonresponsive.spiritualunderstanding.org. Not enough people have gone through the procedure yet to evaluate the success rate, but at this early stage, those who have attempted to connect have all been able to do so.
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Induced After-Death Communication
Induced After-Death Communication (IADC) has helped thousands of people come to terms with their grief by allowing them the experience of private communication with their departed loved ones. The book is written by Allan Botkin, Psy.D., the psychotherapist who discovered the method, and R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D., a researcher, writer, speaker about after-death communication and the afterlife, and author of Your Eternal Self. It contains accounts of people's after-death communications, cases that show the communications are with the person's deceased loved lines, and a description of the method.
The Guided Afterlife Connections book is now available. This is from the back cover: "People are having their own connections with loved ones in the afterlife, without mediums. The life-changing connections greatly reduce grief and trauma."
The book contains 26 accounts of people who have had their own afterlife connections through the Guided Afterlife Connections procedure. You may purchase a copy at the following link: Book orders.
Today, controlled studies have demonstrated that we are eternal beings having physical experiences. Death is an illusion. This chapter contains the proof that the afterlife is really just a continuation of this life, in a different setting. We are eternal. Read
Chapter 3: What Is Your Relationship to Other People?
Science has discovered that your mind is linked to all other people's minds.Read
Chapter 4: What Is the Relationship of Your Eternal Self to the Physical Realm?
Your mind changes the physical realm. A large number of studies prove that our minds influence the physical world. This chapter contains the studies. Read
Chapter 5: What Are You to Do with Your Eternal Life?
The purpose of your eternal life is to grow spiritually, help others grow, and help humankind advance toward the heaven on Earth that is in humankind's future. This chapter explains why that's true. Read
Chapter 6: What is Spirituality?
Nothing in the physical realm is spiritual: not cathedrals or clergy or attending church or giving money to charities. Who you are is spiritual, and who you are is entirely in the eternal mind, not in the world. This chapter shows why that's true.Read
Chapter 7: How Do You Grow Spiritually?
You grow spiritually by changing your mind. The eternal you is the tree in the spiritual realm; the fruit is what comes from the tree. To mature spiritually, you must grow a more fruitful tree. Read
Chapter 8: Become Part of an Intimate Spiritual Group
You learn to love by loving. An intimate spiritual group can help you understand yourself, the Higher Power, and other people, so you are more blissful in life and grow in spiritual maturity. Read
Chapter 9: What Are the Facts About the Afterlife?
We now know wonderful things about the afterlife that we've learned from people who are there now. There are no doubts about the transition called death, what happens afterward, and the lives people live there. And what we know is glorious. Read
Chapter 10: Recent Indications the Mind Forms the Brain
Some recent research has shown that the mind forms the brain so the brain seems to be originating thought, but it isn't. It is just lighting up as the mind has formed it to light up.Read
The following video featuring Rochelle Wright describes the Guided Afterlife Connections procedure, the effect it has on experiencers, how to contact a trained psychotherapist, and how psychotherapists can arrange for training. People who have experienced the procedure speak about what happened to them during the Guided Afterlife Connection and the effects it had on them.
Mediums Recommended for Bereaved Parents
The following mediums have been enthusiastically recommended by parents who have had the mediums connect them with their deceased children. We want to bring their information to you here. Some do phone readings. Phone readings are just as reliable and effective as in-person readings.
Necole Stephens is a talented medium from New England who does readings for bereaved parents. Craig Hogan, author of this website, has sat in on her readings and confirms that she is highly capable and accurate in connections with loved ones on the other side. Those who have had readings with her to connect with their children living in the afterlife have posted the results on the Lisa's Garden Facebook site for bereaved parents. All have been very pleased with her accuracy, compassion, and comforting messages.
Mollie writes, "My job as a medium that communicates with those family and friends in Spirit, is to bring forth all of their love, personality and healing messages so that you, too, can bloom again knowing they are well. They want you to live the most abundant life possible right now, and I can help you do that."
She also has received glowing recommendations from parents on the Lisa's Garden Facebook pages for whom she has made afterlife connections with their children.
George Anderson is one of the most talented mediums alive. He writes, "The souls tell us that each of us is capable of bringing joy and peace to those around us, if we want to. And the more we want to, the more our journey on the earth becomes a success which we will be rewarded for in the hereafter."
George has received many enthusiastic recommendations from parents who have connected with their children in the afterlife through him.http://www.georgeanderson.com/
He writes, “If I can help people connect with someone on the Other-Side—by linking with the Spirit World—to bring peace, comfort, and perhaps some closure, or if I can help you to understand and tap into your own inner-guidance (psychic intuition) for answers, then I’ll be satisfied that I’ve done my job!”
Jamie Clark has also done medium readings for members of Lisa's Garden. His Web site has this descriiption of him, “Jamie has the ability to connect you with your loved ones by being able to interpret the feelings and images they impress upon him. Jamie can communicate the information and messages they want you to know, with remarkably detailed accuracy. Because the spirit world has no physical boundaries, neither does Jamie's ability to connect with them. The information can be astounding, enlightening and life changing.”
Mark Anthony, the “Psychic Lawyer,” is a psychic medium who specializes in communication with spirits. He writes that he is descended from a long line of psychics and mediums that have been helping people with their abilities for centuries. He did a discernment (the term he likes to use) for a member of Lisa's Garden. After the session, she wrote, "It was amazing. It was the best, and most healing, reading I've had."
Medium Mark Anthony
“The Psychic Lawyer”
PO Box 121568
Melbourne, FL 32912
Resources to supplement the information in the book are available for each chapter. Click on the chapter below to see the additional resources. If you have other resources that should be added to the pages to help people understand that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, send Craig an e-mail at email@example.com and we'll put it on the Web site if it will help people grow out of materialism and religious mythology into knowing their eternal selves.
Maureen McGill and Nola Davis have written Live From the Other Side, a collection of descriptions of afterlife visitations people have experienced, with valuable insights into what the visitations teach us about our loved ones on the next plane of life. The accounts are uplifting and inspiring.