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Afterlife Research and Education Institute, Inc.

501(c)(3) Nonprofit

Humankind will live together in love, peace, and joy when most of the seven billion people on earth grow to have deeply felt love and regard for all others. This profound change in humankind requires transformed lives, one individual at a time.

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Afterlife Knowledge Transforms Lives

People live transformed lives when they know without doubt we are spiritual beings who should live together in love. That conviction will result from individuals’ having the transformative experience of communicating with loved ones living on the next plane of life.

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AREI Is Dedicated to Helping Humankind Change

AREI supports the dedicated researchers and educators who are teaching people the realities of the afterlife, providing evidence that people live on after so-called death, discovering new methods people can use to have successful afterlife communication, refining existing methods, and teaching people how to use the methods.

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Your Funding Will Support Afterlife Research and Education

Your funding is the key that will open the door to reveal the truth. It will change humankind. The primary impediment to making advancements in afterlife education and communication that will change humankind is the lack of financial resources.

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Details about Donations, Grants, Bequests, and Use of Funds

AREI will work with you to create a plan for your donation, grant, or bequest that will fit your wishes as we work together to advance humankind’s knowledge about the afterlife and afterlife communication.

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Contact AREI for more information:
information@afterlifeinstitute.org, 800-690-4232, 309-808-2651

AREI Research Advisory Board

Ann Clark, PhD
Dr. Ann Clark is the Director of Research for The Newton Institute for Life between Lives®. She is co-author of Llewellyn’s Little Book of Life between Lives. She holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and is retired from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she directed the Center for Nursing Research and served as a research scientist in several University Medical Center Research Centers.

Donna Smith-Moncrieffe, MS
Donna Smith-Moncrieffe is founder and owner of Metaphysics Research, Inc. She has over 17 years’ experience overseeing evaluation teams contracted to conduct scientific evaluation research studies for the Government of Canada, City of Toronto, Corrections Canada , Ministry of National Security and Justice (Jamaica) and the Cabinet Office with the Government of Jamaica. Donna provides professional evaluation research advice to government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and private consulting firms.

Erlendur Haraldsson, PhD
Dr. Haraldsson has a PhD in psychology. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Iceland and is a research associate with the American Society for Psychical Research. He has authored five books and has published in various psychology and psychiatry journals. Dr. Haraldsson has received the Outstanding Career Award from the Parapsychological Association and the Myers Memorial Award from the Society for Psychical Research.

Jan Vandersande, PhD
Dr. Jan W. Vandersande completed his undergraduate work at Swarthmore College, his MSc in physics at Cornell in 1969, and PhD in physics at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, while studying the thermal properties of diamonds. He then was an Associate Professor at Witwatersrand and Cornell. He has published more than 80 scientific articles.

R. Craig Hogan, PhD
Dr. Hogan is the president of AREI. His PhD is in developing and researching training programs. Dr. Hogan has authored, co-authored, or edited eight books in the fields of consciousness and afterlife studies. His specialties are in managing projects and disseminating the results of the work.

Afterlife Research, Development, and Education that Needs Your Support

Recording Voices of People Living in the Afterlife

Researchers are now recording the voices of people alive and well in the afterlife. They bring comfort to family members and provide proof that people continue to live after the body dies. With your help, we can make verified, clear voice communication with people living in the afterlife a reality.

Developing Scientific Evidence of the Afterlife with Technology

Sonia Rinaldi, MS

Sonia Rinaldi, MS

Brazilian researcher, Sonia Rinaldi, M.S., is helping people connect with loved ones in the afterlife by recording their clear voices. Sonia asks questions to people in spirit and records responses. When she plays back the recording, she hears the questions followed by there responses of people in spirit. Sonia also has parents call her office and ask questions a child in spirit to answer.

To date, Sonia has

  • Provided grieving parents with hundreds of voices of children no longer on the earth plane
  • Recorded the voices of the personnel in the other realms who are making the communications possible


Sonia: “Would you like to leave a message to your mother?”

Little girl in spirit: “Mommy, I can talk.”

More about Sonia Rinaldi’s work . . .

Teaching People How to Record Loved Ones in Spirit

Rev. Sheri Perl MIgdol

Rev. Sheri Perl MIgdol

AREI researchers are using digital recorders and laptops to record the messages from people living on the next plane of life. The responses from people in spirit are as clear as the voices on the researchers’ questions. AREI trainers are teaching people how they can record the voices of loved ones themselves. The primary trainer is Rev. Sheri Perl Migdol.

Example: In this example, a child in spirit responds to Sheri’s question about new software she acquired that had background noise that was originally in Portuguese.

Sheri: “Say something to me in English to let me know I should use this.”

Child in spirit: “I speak English.”

More about AREI’s teaching people to record voices . . .

Recording Images of People Living in the Afterlife

Researchers are now recording the images of people living in the afterlife. Seeing the image of a loved one in the afterlife gives proof to people their loved ones are alive and well. The images also are convincing evidence of life after the transition from the earth plane.

Recording Images from the Afterlife on Video

Brazilian researcher, Sonia Rinaldi, M.S., who pioneered recording voices of people now in the afterlife, is recording video of the faces of people living in the afterlife. She gives the images to the families of the people in spirit.

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Recording Images of Deceased People on Smoke

A PhD researcher with an extensive scientific background in mathematical quantum physics is able to shine specially designed light through the same smoke used on stage productions so faces of deceased people appear in the smoke. The goal of the researchers’ work is to give strong and rigorous evidence of a life after death in a scientific framework.

More about the researcher recording faces in smoke . . .

Educating the World about the Nature of Life and the Afterlife

Most people today have a limited, outdated understanding of the nature of reality and our place in eternity. They do not understand the reality that we are spiritual beings having a brief physical experience.  AREI supports the researchers and educators who are working to help humankind learn the truth. Eventually, their effort will help change humankind.

Developing Libraries and Educational Materials

Dennis Grega, PhD

Dennis Grega, PhD

AfterlifeData.com is a compilation of information on a wide variety of topics related to life after death (the afterlife). The researcher administering the data compilation is Dennis Grege, PhD. The information is freely accessible on the Internet. The libraries of information provide the knowledge people need to develop their understanding of the nature of life and the afterlife. AREI is working with afterlifedata.com and afterlifelibrary.com to create a series of educational materials that will teach people about the basic questions people have concern life and the afterlife.

More about afterlifedata.com and afterlifelibrary.com . . .

Presenting Electronic Voice Contact in a TV Docu-Series

Todd Moster

Todd Moster

Todd Moster is a writer, producer and director with a background as a prosecutor and law firm partner. Todd Moster plans to produce a TV docu-series to help people realize we survive death with our personalities intact, and hard science can prove it. The TV docu-series will engage researchers in designing and testing equipment and procedures that result in successfully recording dialogues with people living in the afterlife. The recordings are called electronic voice phenomena (EVP) or instrumental transcommunication (ITC). The series is titled The Afterlife Files. 

More about the docu-series . . .

Making Leslie Flint’s Afterlife Voice Recordings Available

Leslie Flint

Leslie Flint

Leslie Flint, a direct-voice medium during the twentieth century, was involved in thousands of experiences in which people spoke to deceased loved ones and the deceased responded in normal conversations. Their voices did not come through the medium’s mouth or from anyone else present. The people whose loved ones came through all expressed with certainty that the voices were their loved ones’ and that they had had conversations with the real, living person, although they had been dead, at times for decades. AREI will support archiving and disseminating the recordings.

More about Leslie Flints’ work . . .

Developing and Supporting Small Educational Groups

AREI knows that for humankind to learn to live together in love, peace, and joy, individuals must become more loving, tolerant, and compassionate. That requires interpersonal experiences as people learn about themselves and life. Small groups will provide the interpersonal experiences and learning. AREI has a small-group initiative that is encouraging the development of small groups that meet in physical locations or meet online in Zoom groups.

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Making Afterlife Connections Widely Available

People change when they have afterlife communication experiences. They are comforted knowing their loved ones are alive and well, and they lose their fear of death because they realize our lives continue after we leave the earth plane. AREI supports efforts to help people experience afterlife connections with their loved ones living on the next plane of life.

Voices Across the Veil Makes Medium Readings Available

Michelle Szabo, RMT

Michelle Szabo, RMT

Voices Across The Veil makes afterlife communication experiences available to  a wide range of people. A small group of 6-10 people meets online with a world-class medium via easily set up video conferences. Each person receives a communication from a loved one living on the next plane of life. The fees are 15% to 30% of what they would be for individual readings with a qualified medium. Voices Across the Veil provides an easily accessed, affordable way for people around the world to experience personal communication from loved ones who have crossed over.

More about Voices Across the Veil . . .

Teaching People to Have Their Own Afterlife Connections

R. Craig Hogan, PhD

R. Craig Hogan, PhD

Craig Hogan, president of AREI, has developed an online training program that enables anyone to connect with loved ones living on the next plane of life. It uses a form of self-relaxation to bring the experiencer into a state in which the connections may occur. It then teaches the experiencer how to allow free, open unfoldment so messages can come through from the loved one. The experiencers fill out journals after each stage that are submitted to AREI. Craig reads each journal and coaches experiencers to help them learn how to have an afterlife connection by allowing free unfoldment.

More about the Self-Guided Afterlife Connections . . .

Psychotherapists Heal Grief with Client Afterlife Connections

Psychotherapists today realize the spiritually transformative experiences their clients have are often communication with the loved one for whom the client is grieving. Pioneering psychotherapists have refined methods of helping their clients have afterlife connection experiences with their loved ones that heal their grief. AREI has supported development and dissemination of the methods to help people reduce their grief and realize that the transition from the earth plane is just a normal stage of their loved ones’ and their eternal lives.

Supporting Repair & Reattachment Grief Counseling

Rochelle Wright

Rochelle Wright, MS, lMHC

Rochelle Wright originated the Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy method. The procedure uses bilateral stimulation to bring the client into a state of mind in which afterlife connections occur. The Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy method is 98% successful in helping clients have afterlife communications that are successful. The client’s grief is reduced from a high rating of 10 on a ten-point scale at the beginning of a session to scores of zero to three at the end of one session.

More about Repair & Reattachment Grief Counseling . . .

Physical Mediumship Demonstrates Dramatically the Reality of the Afterlife

In a physical mediumship session, often called a seance, a group of people sit together in love and harmony. They sing and laugh and generally have a wonderful time. That raises the group’s vibration to the point that people in spirit are able to perform actions in the room: showing lights, moving objects, speaking clearly, and even materializing. AREI regards the dramatic demonstration of the presence and abilities of the people in spirit to be some of the strongest evidence the world can experience that will prove life continues after people leave the earth plane. As a result, AREI supports the physical mediumship circles and development of the mediums’ abilities.

Supporting Emerging Physical Mediumship Circles

AREI's Seance Room

AREI’s Seance Room

In physical mediumship, the events are so remarkable that they prove to the experiencers that the afterlife is a reality and communication is possible. When many physical mediumship groups exist, people can attend the meetings and experience the phenomena that will demonstrate for them the reality of the afterlife and afterlife communication. The physical phenomena can be spirit lghts, raps, knock, touches of the sitters, odors, movement of objects, objectives dropping out of nowhere into the room, full or partial materializations, voices that come out of a trumpet, the air, or a voice box created by the spirit team, table movement and levitation, and other such phenomena.

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Helping People Learn How to Have Uplifting Transitions

The transition from the earth plane to the next realm is a great awakening into the next stage of a person’s life. It should be shared by family members in the peaceful, private surroundings the person making the transition lived in in the last period of this life. The family present can share in the experience and be uplifted and changed by it. AREI supports organizations and individuals who are teaching people about having a fulfilling transition experience.

Helping Families Grow in Love by Sharing Loved Ones’ Crossings

William Peters,

William Peters, MFt, MEd

The Shared Crossing Project’s mission is to raise awareness and educate people about the profound and healing experiences available to the dying and their loved ones, at any stage of life. The organization’s vision is to create a personal and collective understanding that consciousness doesn’t die. This knowledge alleviates the fear and anxiety surrounding death and facilitates a shift in consciousness that allows people to live more fully, with joy, meaning, compassion, and love.

While death and dying often bring up feelings of pain and fear, the Shared Crossing Project helps the dying and their loved ones understand what happens to consciousness as the body dies. Understanding reduces anxiety and enables the dying and their loved ones to be at peace. The Shared Crossing Project also teaches practices for facilitating a Shared Death Experience in which survivors share in early stages of the afterlife with their departing loved one, via the Shared Crossing Pathway.

More about the Shared Crossings Project . . .

Contact AREI for more information:
information@afterlifeinstitute.org, 800-690-4232, 309-808-2651