An Event to Highlight the Aspects of Consciousness.

ASCSI & SFF 2018 Conference


The Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies (ASCSI) will officially announce its plans for growth and expansion at its 2018 conference and offer a broad program of workshops and lectures based on the theme “ASPECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS; Theoretical, Spiritual, Anomalous, Experiential.”

The conference will be held October 4-6 at Unity of the Triangle in Raleigh, N.C. in conjunction with Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (SFF) (www.spiritual-frontiers.com) of North Carolina. Both organizations are celebrating their 45th anniversaries.

Suzanne Giesemann, a retired U.S. Navy Commander and commanding officer-turned spiritual teacher and evidential medium, will give the keynote talk on “Moving from Theory to Experience, From Head to Heart,”  7 p.m. Oct. 4.

Recent historical trends indicate that spirituality and consciousness studies are growing evermore important in our various societies, cultures and educational institutions. To keep up with these trends, the ASCSI is planning to actively promote increasing levels of spirituality and consciousness for individuals and communities. We are seeking contributions (both monetary and in-kind) to help enhance and grow our beneficial and valuable organization. 

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Topics that combine human psychology and traditional mysticism, aimed at personal well-being and self-development.

  • Consciousness Connection
  • Re-Incarnation
  • Energy Healing
  • Enlightenment


A humanistic approach to scientific teaching, learning and spiritual growth that emphasizes the experience.

  • Extra Sensory Perception
  • Near-Death Experience
  • Apparitions
  • Dreaming


The development of new theories and hypotheses to explain natural and paranormal phenomenon.

  • Physics of Consciousness
  • Survival
  • Human Matrix Simulation
  • Multi-Dimensions

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Miles Edward Allen

Sex After Death Presentation: To experience sexual congress after death, several conditions must exist. The human personality (spirit) must survive the demise of the physical body, it must occupy some other form having gender features, and that form must exist within a space/time continuum alongside other such spirit forms, among whom at least one shares…

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Mary Jo Bulbrook

Multi-Dimensional Healing Ethical Practice and Teaching:                 Why Now & Why Us? Presentation: The widespread experience of multi-dimensional consciousness has opened the door to revisit the dynamics regarding ethical practice and teaching in the industry of Consciousness Studies including Near-Death Experiences, Out of Body Experiences, Past lives Regression, Shared Destiny, Twin Souls, PSI Phenomena, Mediumship, Poltergeist,…

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Anna Champagne

Color Healing: Using Color and Divine Qualities as Embodied by Angels Presentation: This presentation will cover Color Healing, and my color healing system of colors associated with divine qualities as embodied by Angels. Color healing is a vibrational energy healing modality, also known as energy medicine. The conscious use of color clears energetic blocks that…

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Laura Jackson Loo

The Evolution of Consciousness in The New Paradigm Presentation: As a national speaker, she provides a holistic approach by bridging Edgar Cayce’s readings and ancient prophecies with modern science and quantum physics. Called the “Connect-the-Dots Lady,” Rev. Laura shares how many ancient prophecies have foretold modern times and humanity’s evolutionary leap, happening in this very…

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Ginette Nachman

Living “In-Sync” – A Personal Perspective on Synchronicity Presentation: In this talk Dr. Nachman will share numerous examples of the key role that synchronicities have played in her life and her views regarding the various explanations that have been posited to explain these amazing experiences, from the perspective of someone who has studied nonlocal aspects of consciousness for over 20…

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Teresa A. Yuschok

LIGHTEN UP:  Mind-body-spirit benefits of laughter. Presentation: Laughter is the best medicine. The physiology of it reduces pain with the release of endorphins, boosts the immune system, lowers stress hormones, and relaxes muscles. The psychology of humor was introduced by Freud in his book, “Jokes and Their Relationship to the Unconscious” describes humor techniques, motives, and unconscious connections. A…

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Elisa Wike Hurley

SpiritSong Intuitive Painting Presentation: A most gracious and penetrating grief brought me into relationship with my higher self; to the knowing of spirit in all aspects of my life; to the exquisite communion with and guidance from angels, faerie, elementals, the loving energies and essences of the natural world. Indeed, everything is speaking to us…

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Nora Ruebrook

When the invisible and visible worlds speak to each other what language do they speak? Lifes Code©. Presentation: All of life’s twist and turns fit together when understood they allow for synchronicity to be recognized. Once the flow of synchronicity is recognized the first portal to consciousness occurs. Once the mind can open it begins…

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Vicki Talbott and Terri Segal

Communicating with Discarnate Loved Ones and Other Non-physical Personalities through Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) Presentation: Vicki and Terri’s presentation will focus on communicating with discarnate loved ones and other non-physical personalities through Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC), and more specifically through Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP). The presenters are members of The Big Circle, a group of researchers…

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Debra Diamond

Near-Death Experience After-Effects: What Are They and What Do They Mean? Presentation: Nearly all who have experienced NDEs experience after-effects. Although these after-effects are common, they are not well understood, have not been broadly examined and are only now becoming part of the conversation. According to research I’ve conducted, NDE after-effects include physiologic, cognitive, spiritual…

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Richard Amoroso

A Physics of Mind: Theoretical and Empirical Pathways to Enlightenment Across the Multi-Dimensional Barrier. Description: With the recent experimental discovery of additional dimensions beyond the 3D reality we observe; the quantum principle will no longer be a barrier to engineering actual ‘Conscious Technologies’. This means the 1st-person 3rd-person barrier (access to content of other minds)…

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Lee Lawrence

Neuroscience of Prayer: A Meta-Analysis and More Presentation: Studies relating to prayer have been difficult to validate due to the many influencing variables and the intangibility of consciousness.  Thus, most research has been correlation studies comparing prayer with expectation of result such as healing.  The increased utilization of neuroimaging tools has added additional insight but has not…

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John Kruth

Does My Computer Know When I’m Angry? Presentation: Physicist Wolfgang Pauli was well known for the negative effects he had on electronic equipment, and when people have unexplained effects on electronics, it has come to be known as the Pauli Effect. Software testers and developers often relate anecdotes about people who break computer systems and…

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Marsha Walters

Conscious Connection with the Unified Quantum Field Description: The recent rise in spontaneous healings and dramatic shifts into higher states of consciousness raises questions concerning the relationship between the unified quantum field and human consciousness. We show how basic quantum field principles could explain interactions between human consciousness and the quantum field. Following a general…

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Erich Habich-Traut

BODY AND SOUL THE EXPERIENCE OF ‘SELF’ AS AN INCORPOREAL ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD: Evidence for Life after Death Presentation: From my unique vantage point of recalling NDE, BBE, uterine as well as pre-uterine events, I submit the following: “death” is not defined as the point when the bodies brain or heart stops working. It is rather…

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Robert and Suzanne Mays

Near-Death Experiences: The Key to Elucidating the True Nature of Reality Presentation: Near-death experiences (NDEs) imply that there is a trans-material, transcendent aspect to human beings. NDErs frequently describe a transition between the two realms. We propose that the physical and the transcendent or spiritual realms are both real. From NDE evidence, the transcendent realm…

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Rev. Bob Trowbridge

Overcoming Limitations: The Amazing Power of the Mind with Rev. Bob Trowbridge Description: Bob will talk about the many ways in which human beings have overcome impossible limitations, including some of his own experiences. There will be exercises designed to help the attendees overcome some of their limitations and open themselves to a grander vision…

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Jim Beichler

Spirituality and consciousness in light of their physical context: Neurocosmology 101 Description: This seminar/workshop will delve more deeply into and look more closely at the theoretical basis of the physical model involved, a theory of unification called single (operational) field theory or SOFT. It will also cover the biological and mental consequences of the new…

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Sperry Andrews

The HUMAN CONNECTION PROJECT Presentation: What is it like for awareness to be aware of itself? How can consciousness itself be observed from a witness perspective? And how can this be done, not just individually, but in a group? Everything we’re creating in the world is a reflection of who and what we are. Before…

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Suzanne Giesemann

Moving from Theory to Experience, From Head to Heart Presentation: Suzanne will speak on the soul’s path of awakening and the gifts that result from the natural evolution of raising one’s consciousness. She will speak about how you can develop your own psychic abilities and how to connect with loved ones who have passed, as…

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Larry Burk


Transforming Symptoms and the Healthcare System: A Near-Death Experience Model Presentation: The side effects of pharmaceutical drugs used to suppress symptoms result in over 100,000 deaths per year, but this risk/benefit ratio is considered acceptable in our culture. The price we pay for this attitude goes far beyond the disturbing death rate above. We treat…

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Beverly Rubik


The Biofield: Measuring the Light Emitted from the Human Body During Ordinary and Extraordinary States Presentation: The biofield is an organizing energy field of life within and around the body considered important for bioregulation and healing. Some components of the biofield can be scientifically measured. Other aspects of the biofield may exist on the metaphysical…

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Tyler Stevens


The New Age Parapsychologist Presentation: What is a modern-day parapsychologist? Physicists, Psychics, Psychologists, Independent Researchers, Professors, Authors, or just people who have extraordinary experiences and want to learn more. I would say that in some form or fashion we are all parapsychologists. At some point in our life we have pondered the question what happens…

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Elizabeth Rauscher


Bio: Elizabeth A. Rauscher is an American physicist and parapsychologist. She is a former researcher with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Stanford Research Institute and NASA. In 1975 Rauscher co-founded the Berkeley Fundamental Fysiks Group, an informal group of physicists who met weekly to discuss quantum mysticism and the philosophy…

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October 4

  • 5:00PM Registration & Information

    Arrival of conference guests, attendee registration and welcome table.

  • 7:00PM {SFF Keynote Speaker} Suzanne Giesemann
  • 8:15PM Intermission / Break

October 5

  • 9:00am Opening Welcome

    Jim Beichler

  • 9:30am Near Death Experiences / Arts in Healing

    Room 1 – Near-Death Experiences (NDE)

    Room 2 – Arts in Healing

  • 12pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Theoretical Modeling / Workshops

    Room 1 – Theoretical Modeling

    Room 2 – Workshops
    Talbott and Segal

  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 5:30pm Keynote Speaker - Elizabeth Rauscher

October 6

  • 9:00am Morning Networking
  • 9:30am Metaphysics / Power of Mind

    Room 1 – Metaphysics

    Room 2 – Power of Mind

  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Mind-Body / Neurocosmology

    Room 1 – Mind / Body

    Room 2 – Neurocosmology

  • 3:30pm The New Paradigm

    Room 1 – The New Paradigm

  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm Keynote Speaker - Beverly Rubik
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Nearby Hotels:

Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree Valley

6209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612

Simple lodging with an outdoor pool, plus free WiFi, large-vehicle parking and hot breakfast.


(919) 782-1112

Days Inn by Wyndham Raleigh Glenwood-Crabtree

Highlights Pet-friendly – Free breakfast – Fitness center – Free Wi-Fi

Straightforward rooms & suites with free breakfast, Wi-Fi & parking, plus a gym & a business center.

6619 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612


(919) 714-4023

Local Airport:

RDU airport is just a couple of miles WNW of the conference site.

Raleigh–Durham International Airport

Airport in Wake County, North Carolina

Raleigh–Durham International Airport is the main airport serving Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding Research Triangle region of North Carolina. It is located 4 ¹/2 miles northeast of the town of Morrisville in Wake County. Wikipedia

Address: 2400 John Brantley Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560

Code: RDU

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