Groundbreaking book on the afterlife!

The presenters at the New Developments in Afterlife Communication conference have come together to write Afterlife Communication containing descriptions of 16 new, proven methods of afterlife communication and 85 true accounts of connections. They expand on them and provide even more information and accounts at the conference. This is the first book ever that contains all the afterlife communication methods.
What the reviewers on wrote:

  The book is completist in that it covers all the categories of after life experience I have known of. The stories and supporting evidence were presented in a written style and format that made an otherwise difficult topic easy to read, captivating, and heartfelt. I felt at home with the authors and an integral part of their community. This book is truly a gift and a blessing, instructive to those who want to "connect up" with our loved ones.

  This is a must read. Once I started the book I couldn't put it down. I learned so much and recommend this book to people who want to connect with the other side.

  How cool to get to read these personal stories. I am not necessarily a believer but after reading this I can't say I'm a non-believer.

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Self-guided Afterlife Connections

The Center has developed a procedure that enables people to have their own afterlife connections, sitting quietly in their homes. It is called a Self-guided Afterlife Connection. Anyone who meets the requirements may go through the procedure to attempt to connect with someone in the afterlife.

Find out about using the procedure.

The research report in Acrobat containing excerpts from participants' journals describing their afterlife connections is available.

Download the report at this link.

Among the variations of the Self-guided Afterlife Connections procedure the Center will research is using audio enhancers that will help the person come into a relaxed, altered state. The methods include bilateral stimulation and binaural beats. The research will also examine how Hemi-Sync aids in producing an altered state in which afterlife connections take place.

We have completed the first research study to develop the Self-guided Afterlife Connections procedure and are now putting our resources into other research. We are not currently engaged in additional research in Self-guided Afterlife Connections. However, in the future, we will be asking for volunteers to participate in more research. As research is being conducted, it will be announced on this website. Please return to see whether you would like to participate in the research to study or develop a procedure.

In the end, the protocols developed will be given freely to humanity.

Self-guided Connections with People Unable to Communicate

The current research is an effort to use guided meditation, light hypnosis, mediumship, and telepathy to help people connect with the Higher Selves of people alive on the Earth plane who are unable to communicate, such as people with Alzheimer's, in a coma, in a vegetative state, mentally retarded, and otherwise in a condition that keeps them from using normal means used on the Earth plane to communicate.

We know that the Higher Self or Eternal Self is always whole, healthy, perfectly functioning, and articulate. The body the person has can limit the ability of the Higher Self to communicate on the Earth plane because of physical conditions. However, we have much evidence of being able to connect with the Higher Selves of these people to learn about their thoughts and feelings. This research is finding ways of communicating easily and reliably.

The current research is using the same meditation or light hypnosis used in the Self-guided Afterlife Connections to connect with the Higher Self of people unable to communicate on the Earth plane.

Click to find out about becoming involved in the research.

As always, the protocols developed will be given freely to humanity.

Guided Afterlife Connections

Another primary focus for the Center is studying and promoting the use of Guided Afterlife Connections. In a Guided Afterlife Connection, a person whose loved one has transitioned off of the Earth plane and is now living on the next plane of life is helped to have his or her own connection with the loved one. No medium is involved. The messages come directly to the person while he or she sits with closed eyes.

The Guided Afterlife Connection unfolds naturally when a facilitator helps the person enter a state in which the connection occurs, guided by those on the next plane of life. The facilitator does not lead or prompt the person.

Eventually, as more facilitators are trained and many people have the experience of connecting with their loved ones, the perspectives of large numbers of people about the afterlife and our eternal natures will change. The result will be a change in communities, societies, and humankind. People will grieve less because they know their loved ones are alive and well, just in a different place. Humankind will live in peace and brotherhood, knowing that we are all eternal beings having a physical experience.

The Center for Spiritual Understanding is encouraging the training of facilitators and is helping people who want to connect with their loved ones to find a trained facilitator.

Guided Afterlife Connections Video

The following video featuring Rochelle Wright describes the Guided Afterlife Connections procedure, the effect it has on experiencers, how to contact a trained psychotherapist, and how psychotherapists can arrange for training. People who have experienced the procedure speak about what happened to them during the Guided Afterlife Connection and the effects it had on them.

Watch the video


Mission of the Center for Spiritual Understanding

The Center for Spiritual Understanding is dedicated to helping people understand that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. That understanding will enable individuals and humankind to grow in love and compassion so people live in harmony, peace, and brotherhood. As a central part of that effort to help people understand their eternal natures, the Center helps people connect with loved ones who have transitioned off of the Earth plane and are now living on another plane of life, and researches and develops methods people can use to have their own afterlife connections.

The Center is performing other activities that will help humankind remove the veil between the afterlife and this life. Groups are meeting at the Center regularly to develop their abilities to connect with people living on other planes of life, communicate with them, and have them demonstrate the reality of the afterlife to people on the Earth plane.

People who have had afterlife connection experiences, near-death experiences, after-death communications, and other encounters with the afterlife are able to share them in an open, trusting, accepting atmosphere, without fear of being thought strange or disturbed. Sensitive people who see spirits or know things they don't learn from the senses are able to speak about what happens to them without fear of not being believed or accepted. And those who come to the Center listen to their stories and be inspired by them.

More about Center activities . . .

501(c)(3) IRS-Certified Not-for-Profit Organization

The Center for Spiritual Understanding a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois certified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS. Donations are tax deductible. All Center activities rely on donations. We encourage you to make a donation to assist in the Center's work. Send donations to the Center for Spiritual Understanding, 2 Payne Place, Normal, IL 61761, or click on the button to use PayPal or a credit card.



Psychotherapists Trained in Guided Afterlife Connections

The following psychotherapists have been trained in the Guided Afterlife Connections procedure and are available for sessions. Contact any of them directly.

Ramona Andrea, MA, LPC
9337 Spring Cypress Road B8
Spring, Texas 77379
Cynthia Beanblossom, M.Ed., LPC
Phoenix, AZ
Web site:
Amy Benes, M.A. LMHC
Pearl Chiropractic & Wellness
5929 Westgate Blvd. Suite C
Tacoma, WA 98406
office: 253-970-5077
cell: 949-672-8002
Carole Bergen, Ph.D.
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Amy Blanchard, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist #PSY9701
20045 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite #D-2B
Cupertino, CA 95014
Helen Clark, R.N., M.A
2485 Old Eureka Way
Redding, CA 96001
Sally Clark, MA, MFT
Mountain View, Berkeley, CA
Mountain View telephone: 650-969-3003
Berkeley telephone: 510-549-9401
Web site:
John W. DeLuca, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist in Colorado and Michigan
P.O. Box 18553
Boulder, CO 80308
Julie Feider, LPC Menasha, WI

Judith "Channet" Francisco, MA, LMHC
Mt. Vernon, WA
Deborah M. Fish, M.Sc.
United Kingdom and Cape Town, South Africa
UK 011-44-7768-154667
R. Lynne Grace, LCSW Clinical Social Worker
30 N. Grove Street, Suite C
Merritt Island, Florida 32953
Lisa "Cat" Grace-Crisologo, LMFT
201 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA
Linda Hartmann, LMFT
Roseville, CA
Gary Hiam, MS, MSW
Tacoma, Washington
Karen Jackson Forbes, M.S. LMHC psychotherapist
True Self Freedom
2711 E. Madison #212
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-5510
Holly Klein, MSW, LSCSW
Grief & Loss Specialist
Clinical Social Worker Licensed in Ks. and Mo.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Pierre Milot, Ph.D.
Life - Afterlife - Spiritual Coach
Grief - Loss Management Facilitator
Martintown, Ontario Canada
Tel: 613.528.1725 Cell: 613.551.7433
Joyce Moody, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
10116 36th Ave, SW #3
Lakewood, WA 98498
Nicki Nye-Hagoski, MSW, LCSW
9th Ave. South #201
Federal Way, WA 33919
Patti Peterson, LPC (MO), LCPC (KS)
3610 NW Blue Jacket Dr
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Christina H. Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
4007 Bridgeport Way, Suite B
Tacoma/University Place, WA 98467
Laura Winds, MA, LMFT
Licensed individual, couple, and family counselor
1229 Cornwall Ave. #308
Bellingham, WA 98225
Rochelle Wright, M.S., LMHC, LCDP
3710 Grandview St.
Suite 106
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253 851-3498

Others not in this list are available in California and Pacific Northwest. Contact Rochelle Wright at for a referral to one of them.

Rochelle is available for Guided Afterlife Connections sessions. She is in Gig Harbor, Washington. Contact Rochelle at 231 851-3498 or


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