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Afterlife Research and Education Institute, Inc.

The Afterlife Research and Education Institute, Inc., 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.

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Illinois Meetup Group: The Afterlife and Spiritual Understanding

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A group meets weekly in Central Illinois for presentations and discussions:


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"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

“It will remain remarkable, in what ever way our future concepts may develop, that the very study of the external world led to the scientific conclusion that the content of the consciousness is the ultimate universal reality.”

— Eugene P. Wigner Nobel Prize winner and one
of the leading physicists of the twentieth century


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.

You may purchase a copy at the following link: Book orders.

      If you find it financially difficult to purchase a copy at full cost, send us an e-mail at
bookorders@greaterreality.com and we'll make a special arrangement to help you. If you can't afford anything, we still want you to be able to read the book, so send us an e-mail telling us that and we'll send an e-mail with the Acrobat copy of the book. Of course, you're invited to read the text online here as well.

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.

Download the report at this link.

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.

The procedure is available at http://selfguided.spiritualunderstanding.org.

Nonresponsive Person Connections

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.


You May Copy Parts of Your Eternal Self

Feel free to reproduce parts of the book on your Web site or in other media to help individuals and humankind grow spiritually. Just include the publisher copyright notation (copyright Greater Reality Publications) and Web site address (http://youreternalself.com) so people can read the rest of the book if they're looking for understanding about the afterlife and growing spiritually. Craig doesn't care if his name is on it.

You don't have permission to reproduce any part if you're going to charge people money for it.

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.

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Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy

The Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy 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 procedure. You may purchase a copy at the following link: Book orders.


Book Chapters

Chapter 1: Where Are You?

Research proves your mind is not confined to the brain or body. You are greater than the brain, the body, or the universe. Read

Chapter 2: What Are You?

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

Dr. Hogan Radio Interviews

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Recommended Mediums

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

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.



Susanne Wilson

Susanne Wilson's abilities have been affirmed by reviewers posting testimonials on Bob Olson's Best Psychic Directory web page. Susanne Wilson is called the Carefree Medium. She is known for accurate, compassionate readings. "My specialty is bringing through personalities of the deceased with details so you know it's really them." Susanne offers individual readings and intuition development lessons. She assists a global clientele by phone and at her private office in Carefree near Phoenix, Arizona. Born a psychic medium, Susanne's near death experience inspired her to devote her life to the beautiful gift of mediumship.



Suzanne Giesemann

Hay House author Suzanne Giesemann is a retired U.S. Navy Commander with a master's degree in Public Administration who served as a Commanding Officer and as aide-de-camp to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11. The author of 10 books, today former-commander Giesemann is an evidential medium and spiritual teacher. Suzanne's mediumship abilities have been tested often. In a recent test by researcher Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., her medium reading was 93.5% accurate, an unusually high score. Using another analysis method, her score for the reading was 100%.



Mollie Morningstar


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


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/

John Holland


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!”



Lisa Williams


Lisa Williams is a very talented medium. She has done a reading for a member of Lisa's Garden that was very accurate. She does phone readings.



Mark Anthony


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."


Contact Information:

Medium Mark Anthony
“The Psychic Lawyer”
PO Box 121568
Melbourne, FL 32912


Additional Resources for Each Chapter

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 rchogan@youreternalself.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.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10


Communicating with Your Loved One Living in the Afterlife

Phil G. has devised a simple, effective way to connect to your loved one now living in the afterlife. It rings true with everything I know about aferlife connections. You can see his video at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN4SOjwY2Mw&feature=player_embedded, or watch it below.



Recommended Reading

Roberta Grimes has written a clear description of what happens after a person makes the transition out of the body in The Fun of Dying: Find Out What Really Happens Next!.

Amazon.com . . .

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.

Amazon.com . . .






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