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ACISTE
http://aciste.org/
The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE, pronounced ‘assist’) was “established to support people who have had spiritually transformative experiences (STEs).” They offer: competency guidelines for professionals working with clients who may present issues related to their STEs; education, training, and certification to professionals who want to provide support for experiencers; a directory of professionals certified by ACISTE; and free online and regional support and discussion groups for individuals who’ve had STEs.

Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at the University of Virginia
https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/
Founded in 1967 by Dr. Ian Stevenson, the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) is the oldest and most productive university-based research group in the world devoted exclusively to the investigation of phenomena that challenge current physicalist brain/mind orthodoxy – including investigation of phenomena directly suggestive of post-mortem survival of consciousness.

Forever Family Foundation
http://www.foreverfamilyfoundation.org
The Forever Family Foundation’s missions include establishing the existence of the continuity of the family, even though a member has left the physical world; stimulating thought among the curious, those questioning their relationship to the universe, and people who are looking for explanations of certain phenomena; and providing a forum where individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one can turn for support, information, and hope through state-of-the-art information and services provided by ongoing research into the survival of consciousness and afterlife science.

Grief Digest Magazine
http://www.griefdigestmagazine.com/
Grief Digest is a quarterly magazine supporting grieving people and caregivers and is published by The Centering Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is the largest and oldest grief resource center in the country. The Centering Corporation is dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Free Grief Digest articles can be viewed at http://www.griefdigestmagazine.com/magazine-articles/

The International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
http://www.iands.org/home.html
As an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) focuses most of its resources into providing the highest quality information available about NDE-related subjects. It is the only such membership group in the world.

Parapsychology Foundation
http://www.parapsychology.org/
The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation which provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena. Since its incorporation in 1951, the Parapsychology Foundation has remained committed to two goals: To support scientific and academic research into psychic phenomena; and to provide professional resources and information to the academic and lay communities.

Passing On (PBS Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZh0Zrv4e9c
No matter how you say it, it happens to all of us. Death is as much a part of human existence as is life, yet it remains a mysterious, often taboo subject. Passing On is an original documentary comprised of compelling, sensitive, and personal stories that frankly discuss the topics of death, dying, and end-of-life planning (57 min).

Rhine Research Center
http://www.rhine.org/
For the past 70 years, the Rhine Center has been researching and studying the experimental science of parapsychology. Now in the 21st century, the Rhine Center continues the mission and work of its founder J.B. Rhine with a broadened scope directed deeper into the Study of Consciousness.

Share The Care
https://sharethecare.org/
Since 1995, Share The Care has worked to perfect a guidebook and resource used by caregivers and their friends, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances as a loving, pragmatic approach to caregiving that can succeed no matter what the challenge. It’s a system that lets everyone share responsibilities, creates a strong support network among the individual caregivers and leads to making a profound difference in someone’s life. The simple, easy-to-follow system includes seven guiding principles and 23 forms to help create and maintain a caregiver network.

Skeptiko: Science at the Tipping Point
http://www.skeptiko.com/
The Skeptiko podcast offers host Alex Tsakiris’ interviews and conversations with leading controversial researchers, thinkers, and their critics.

The Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE)
http://www.scientificexploration.org/
The SSE is a multi-disciplinary professional organization of scientists and other scholars committed to the rigorous study of unusual and unexplained phenomena that cross traditional scientific boundaries and may be ignored or inadequately studied within mainstream science. The SSE publishes a peer reviewed journal, the Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE), and holds annual scientific meetings in the USA and periodic meetings in Europe. Topics addressed in its journal and in its regular meetings cover a wide spectrum, ranging from real or apparent anomalies in well-established areas of science to paradoxical phenomena that belong to no established discipline.

Society for Psychical Research (SPR)
http://www.spr.ac.uk/
The SPR, located in the United Kingdom, was the first organization established to examine allegedly paranormal phenomena using scientific principles. Their aim is to learn more about events and abilities commonly described as “psychic” or “paranormal” by supporting research, sharing information and encouraging debate. SPR members, who come from all over the world and represent a variety of academic and professional interests, have access to a comprehensive online library as well as the full content of SPR’s publications from the very first issues to the present day and a number of out-of-print classic books and materials housed at the SPR libraries in London and Cambridge.

Victor J. Zammit: A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife
http://www.victorzammit.com/
Victor Zammit’s site aims to provide an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of the empirical and scientific evidence for the afterlife. It focuses on areas of evidence which are objective and repeatable and which can be supported by experiments and empirical observations. The site is the work of researchers Victor and Wendy Zammit who have been researching the objective, scientific evidence for the afterlife for almost 20 years. The Zammits offer a free weekly online newsletter.

 

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