For 150 years, researchers and developers have attempted to identify and refine ways people on the earth plane can communicate with people who have transitioned into the afterlife. Today, developers and researchers in afterlife communication are creating new communication methods that have never been known to humankind and are reintroducing old methods that have fallen out of use. These methods of afterlife communication include instrumental transcommunication, Guided Afterlife Connections, Self-Guided Afterlife Connections, meditations, binaural beats trance, using rooms conducive to communication, mirror gazing, pendulums, automatic writing, and other methods.
For the most part, the developers and researchers are conducting their activities using their own limited funds. The result is that they are making discoveries and refining the communication methods at a glacially slow pace, and many promising methods have not been developed for widespread use because the developers are unable to finish their development or disseminate the results of their work. Examples from the history of these afterlife communication efforts follow:
- In the 1920s, Thomas Alva Edison, the great American inventor, developed plans for an instrumental transcommunication device. It has yet to be developed.
- In 1949, Marcello Bacci of Italy began receiving voices of discarnates speaking to their loved ones on the earth plane. He continues receiving the voices today, but no one has learned how the voices are produced so the device can be duplicated.
- In 1959, Friedrich Juergenson, acknowledged as the father of EVP (electronic voice phenomena) recorded a male voice and his mother’s voice while recording bird songs in the wild. Today, EVP remains elusive and fragmentary. A reliable way of communicating using it has not yet been developed.
- In 1967, Konstantin Raudive recorded thousands of voices in a laboratory setting, building on Juergenson’s work, but his efforts have not resulted in a reliable instrument to capture dialogues with those in the afterlife.
- In 1979, George Meek and Bill O-Neill began using a device called a Spiricom to have dialogues with a deceased NASA scientist, Dr. Mueller. They received schematics for a communication device to communicate with those in the afterlife. However, the device has not been refined and developed for widespread distribution. Spiricom was never fully developed and made available to the public.
- In 1990, Sonia Rinaldi founded the Brazilian National Association for Transcommunication. She has since made great strides in developing instrumental transcommunication in audio and transimages. To date, however, she has been unable to disseminate her work to other laboratories or make it widely available to the public.
- In the first decade of the twenty-first century, software was developed to produce random voice sounds that result in fragmentary electronic backgrounds using software called EVPMaker and the Frank’s box, developed by Frank Sumption. In both methods, entities modify the garbled noise into words captured on recorders. Thus far, these efforts have not been developed into a device that results in consistent dialogue with the afterlife.
- In 2011, Gary Schwartz developed a rudimentary precursor to what he believes will eventually be a Soul Phone people can use to communicate with loved ones on the next plane of life. He tested a part of the soul phone to see whether it is a viable concept. He was successful, but has been unable to develop the technology into the soul phone he envisions.
In all of these cases, progress has been slow, but promising. Some projects, such as Spiritcom, have simply ended. The reason they have not advanced is lack of funding. The researchers and developers need the money to complete the research and development so their methods of communication become more reliable and are disseminated to the masses. Grants for developing methods of afterlife communication are not available. Funding agencies are focused on projects to enhance life on the earth plane, not to understand and communicate with the people in the afterlife.
Because of the dramatic demonstration of the truth of the survival of consciousness that will have an impact on humankind, the efforts to develop a successful method of Instrumental TransCommunication must be funded.