Soliciting Funding for Researchers, Developers, Educators, and Practitioners

The Ultimate Goal: Peace on Earth

For humankind to live in peace, love, and joy, there must be a change in deep-seated values and motivations. People must become more loving, compassionate, and other centered. But changes in values and motivations among people and societies occur glacially slowly.  Today’s violence and self-absorption may not change for centuries, if it changes at all.

However, the change will come about more quickly if large numbers of people are shocked out of their present self-absorption.  Near death experiences change people.  The hallmark of the near-death experience is that people become more loving, lose their fear of death, and feel more connection with the other side.  The same change occurs when people experience an afterlife communication.  It reduces grief by as much as 86% in one session, and people are changed.  With this understanding that we do not die—we and our loved ones are eternal and will always be together—people’s lives change. They become more loving and other-centered.  They are changed people.

We can help widespread numbers of people to have these life-changing afterlife communications.  Today, we know of at least 16 methods people are using to have afterlife communications.  One is 98% successful.  Another is 86% successful. Several are 70% successful. People are motivated to have afterlife communication experiences because of their grief over the passing of a loved one. When many people have these experiences, they will be changed.  Knowing we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, people will be more loving and peaceful.  With those afterlife communications and the resulting changes at heart, we will see a change in towns and cities. There will be changes in provinces, states, and nations.  People will live in peace and harmony with their new understanding of who they are in eternity.

Afterlife communication is the key to world peace.

The world must invest more in cultivating love, compassion, and caring than on fears. Since afterlife communication is so readily available, we need to invest more in learning new methods of afterlife communication, refining existing methods, and making them available to people.  We need Centers for Spiritual Understanding to which grieving people can go to have a change of mind.

We need to invest more in finding new ways to communicate, refining existing ways, and helping people experience the connections to reduce grief and change them as people.

The Need for Support of Afterlife Research, Development, Education, and Practice

For 150 years, researchers and developers have attempted to identify and refine ways for people on the earth plane to 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 he was 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 from him 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 itself 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 both 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 2010, Rochelle Wright created a psychotherapy method called Guided Afterlife Connections that enables people sitting in a psychotherapist’s office to have afterlife connections with folks for whom they are grieving. Over three dozen psychotherapists have been trained to use the procedure. However, dissemination has been painstakingly slow, and the method still has not been tested.
  • In 2011, Gary Schwartz developed a precursor to what 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. He has obtained more funding that will enable him to complete this valuable work.
  • In 2013, this author developed an online Self-Guided Afterlife Connection method that teaches people how to enter a state in which they can have afterlife connections. Thousands have gone through the procedure, with many making a connection, but it has not been further developed or tested to make it available to the greater population.

In most of these cases, progress has been slow or negligible. Some projects, such as Spiritcom, simply have 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 all people. 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 people in the afterlife.

The Solution

There is a need for sources of funding to support these advancements in afterlife communication. The researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners must have the support to take their creative ideas to the next level of development. During 2017/2018, AREI will solicit funding to be distributed to developers and researchers to create and refine methods of afterlife communication that will reduce people’s grief after the deaths of their loved ones, help people understand that death is just a gentle transition and not to be feared, and give people a new perspective on their lives that will prompt them to live in peace and brotherhood, knowing this physical experience is just a brief interlude in their eternal lives.

AREI will solicit funds from philanthropists and foundations so we can make them available to individuals and organizations developing, enhancing, and researching methods of communicating with people in the afterlife. The rationale for having AREI approach these funding sources is that AREI is a neutral third party, not the researcher seeking funding. We will appear to have more objectivity about the projects. AREI can present a range of promising projects the funders may choose from to fund. Also, AREI can give funders the confidence that AREI will already have vetted the projects, will oversee their accomplishments, and will disseminate results at the end of the project.

For this endeavor, AREI project staff will

  • Identify worthwhile development, enhancement, and research projects in afterlife communication
  • Solicit funds
  • Work with funders to fund the selected research projects
  • Maintain high-level oversight of the projects
  • Make other resources available as needed for the projects
  • Evaluate project deliverables
  • Disseminate the results of the projects
  • Oversee training in the methods as appropriate.

Options for the Funders

The funders will be given the following funding opportunities:

  • Funders may provide a funding amount that AREI disperses as it sees fit, with reports to the funders about the projects their funding was used for.
  • Funders may provide a partial funding amount for a particular research or development project, and AREI will manage the project, using their funding and funding from others, with their name attached to the project if they wish.
  • Funders may provide full funding for a particular research or development project, and AREI will manage the project, with their name attached to the project or not.
  • Funders may fund a project directly with the researcher or developer, so AREI would just link the two and then bow out of the process.
  • Funders may become involved with AREI in afterlife communication initiatives, funding projects as they are interested, or helping AREI locate funding for projects.
  • Funders may bring a project proposal in afterlife communications that they have received to AREI for our evaluation and project management.


AREI will fund and assist individuals and organizations involved in development, research, education, and practice involving communication with people in the afterlife, end-of-this-life activities, and advancing the new spirituality.

Funding for AREI Activity

AREI will receive reimbursement funding for the donor enlistment effort and activities in each project’s execution by inserting line items for AREI overhead and for individual AREI staff involved in the projects. Hopefully, donors will also donate money to AREI for this work, and for AREI’s work in advancing afterlife-communication development and research in general.


AREI will develop a mailer to be sent to philanthropists and funding organizations to solicit funds. The mailer will have a cover letter summarizing the opportunity, and a 12-page, 4-color magazine that will contain descriptions of the opportunities and of eight researchers’ projects that need funding. The purpose of the direct mailing is to develop a database of potential funders. It is less intended to result in funding immediately, although funding may result from the mailing.

Specifications for this development process follow.

1.  Identify Individuals and Organizations Involved in Worthwhile Research, Development, Education, and Practice in Afterlife Communication, End-of-This-Life Activities, and Advancing the New Spirituality

AREI members will identify individuals and organizations now doing research, development, education, and practice activities in afterlife communication, end-of-this-life activities, and advancing the new spirituality. AREI will vet the individuals and organizations to ensure that their projects are worthwhile and that they are capability of engaging in more activities in their areas. The result of this research will be a database of individuals and organizations engaged in doing research, development, education, and practice activities in afterlife communication, end-of-this-life activities, and advancing the new spirituality and a database of development projects that are being undertaken or planned today.

From the pool of candidates, AREI will evaluate the candidates and select eight  to be included in the initial mailing for funding. If the pool of candidates contains additional strong candidates for funding, AREI will reconsider the design to determine whether to include a larger number in the initial fund-raising effort.

2.  Purchase a Mailing List

A mailing list with 5,000 philanthropists and foundations who are interested in spiritual causes (not religions) is available for $800 from  A list of another 100,000 such individuals is available for later use.

3.  Create a Cover Letter

The brief cover letter will set forth important advancements in afterlife communication, end-of-this-life activities, and the new spirituality today, with three or four striking examples. It will then state that the reader can be part of making afterlife communication commonplace, helping humankind eliminate the fear of the transition called death, and assisting in bring the new spirituality that will bring love, peace, and joy to the earth. It will end with contact information and a low-commitment offer: the reader will be placed on a mailing list to learn more about advancements in afterlife communication and investment opportunities by calling the toll-free number or sending an e-mail to the enclosed address. The offer will be repeated on the website and in the enclosed magazine.

The purpose of this low-commitment activity is to develop a mailing list of individuals who have the potential to fund afterlife communication development and research. The appeal for funding will be repeated in later mailings.

4.  Create the Magazine with Research Summaries

The purpose of the magazine is to present AREI and researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners in a format that is so attractive and interesting that it will be passed around by the potential funder’s staff or funding organization’s staff, eventually arriving at the right person to receive it. It will present real funding opportunities with descriptions of successes in afterlife communication for each of the researchers. It will describe the activities and equipment needed, estimated amount of funding required, and credentials of the researchers with their photographs.

The magazine will be 4-color, 8 ½ x 11, on 80# glossy text stock. It will contain the following panels:

Panel 1 –  Attractive cover with introduction to the AREI project. In the lower half, it will contain photographs of the researchers presented in the magazine, with their names and two or three words describing their projects. The purpose is to have an attractive presentation with pictures, and to present the researchers’ degrees with their names to interest the reader in reading the magazine.

Panel 2 – Descriptions of the funding options, the funder’s role, and AREI’s role

Panels 3-10 Eight research projects will be described, focusing on the researchers, their successes thus far, the project’s beneficial outcome, activities and equipment needed, and the amounts of funding required.

Panel 11 – This panel will contain descriptions of AREI members who will be engaged in logistics for the project, will oversee or manage the process, and will disseminate the results. It will have their pictures, with their roles and their experience in similar projects. This page will contain a pitch for funding AREI’s efforts in acting as a resource to afterlife communication researchers and developers and to encourage funding for AREI.

Panel 12 – This panel will include information about AREI, the Afterlife Research and Education Section, members in afterlife studies with their credentials and publications, past successes in projects, and the conferences.

5.  Develop a Website with Details on Research and Development Opportunities

A website will contain elaboration on each of the 12 panels in the magazine. The pages on the researchers and developers will provide the details that a funder will need to evaluate the various opportunities. There will be enough information for the funder to make a decision about funding the projects in general, or funding a specific project.

The website will also contain other opportunities for funding. It will be updated regularly.  When updates are made, the potential funders on the mailing list will receive a notification.

6.  Create a Publication with Details on Research and Development Opportunities

The same information available on the website will be in a booklet we will send to potential funders who request it. Here also, there will be enough information for the funder to make a decision about funding the projects in general or a specific project. Cost of printing will depend on demand for the researchers’ projects.


Stage 1 Mailing

Mailing Target Group

The target group for the first mailing will be 5,000 philanthropists and foundations.

In addition, there will be focused pitches to the 400 wealthiest Americans and to foundations.

Total Stage 1 Cost

$15,000 plus printing the detailed descriptions of the projects requested by potential donors

Stage 2 Mailing

Funding Source

The funding source will be donations to AREI and the AREI work, and also line items for AREI overhead in projects funded as a result of the Stage 1 mailing.

Mailing Target Groups

The Stage 2 mailing will be to 100,000 philanthropists with histories of interest in spiritualism, end of life concerns, the afterlife, and quality of elderly life.

Mailing Cost

$85,000 plus printing the detailed descriptions of the projects requested by potential donors.


Advertisements in philanthropy magazines. 3 half-page ads over three months – $18,945

Total Stage 2 Cost