Welcome to the Association TransCommunication
When encountering an extraordinary event, seek first to find commonalities with other extraordinary events and known science before assuming something new.
Founded in 1982, the Association TransCommunication (ATransC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of all forms of transcommunication, which is communication across the veil, with an emphasis on Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC), and its subset, Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). The organization is dedicated to objective understanding of communication with the other side based on research. Today, it is amongst the very few organizations in the English-speaking world that provides information about the Trans-survival Hypothesis from the perspective of current understanding about transcommunication.
Co-director Tom Butler is developing a cosmology based on the Trans-survival Hypothesis on his personal pages at ethericstudies.org. This includes an in-depth look at the Trans-survival Hypothesis. All of this is based on current understanding from the parapsychological community and the results of research and study by past members of the ATransC.
The ATransC is supported by donations which are used to support research and public outreach. This website which includes over 400 pages of information has been made possible by donations from the public (and in the past, by members). None of the volunteers, including the directors, receive compensation. All of the funds, including proceeds from the Butler's book, There is No Death and There are No Dead, are applied to operations, outreach and research.
ATransC Is Unique Amongst "Paranormal" Organizations
Learning about the paranormal is not just an interesting thing to do. The reality of such unexplained phenomena involving transcommunication has profound implications for everyone. There is strong evidence that these phenomena mean that the personality of people survives in an aspect of reality other than the physical. While evidence for survival awaits better research, mounting evidence for the existence of a form of as yet unexplained nonphysical energy is expected to soon force reconsideration of many physical principles long considered laws of nature. The fact that this nonphysical energy can be shown to be influenced by people's thoughts and can be beneficial to the wellbeing of people is already changing the way many people live.
We invite you to first study the evidence offered on this website and then decide whether or not you are ready to take the next step in your personal development. There are a number of organizations that will tell you about things paranormal. Most will only allow you to participate if you have an advanced academic degree. The ATransC is amongst the very few that considers these phenomena from the perspective of survived personality, rather than just human potentials and which actively seeks public participation.
If you are ready to take the next step toward mindful living, take time to study your alternatives and then become involved in the community, both as a student and as an activist, to help move this study into the mainstream of science and society. If you do seriously consider the choices, we think you will see that the Association TransCommunication is the place to begin.
The ATransC is amongst the very few organizations in the English speaking world that includes the possibility of survived personality in the study of these. If you think this study is important, then please consider supporting the organization by participating in the Idea Exchange, Collective and subscribing to the "Occasional Update eMail".
What this website offers
The over 400 pages of this website are maintained free to you but you are asked to consider supporting this research. If you feel this information is important, that it is important to learn more and that you have benefited from the work of the ATransC, then please consider supporting this work.
The first priority is to have confident transform EVP practitioners support the current research project. Lacking the necessary examples for this study, funds are being solicited to support a formal research grant which will be let to a qualified academic. Your donations will help make this possible.
There has to be a "so what" for any study. Yes, there are unexpected phenomena, and yes, they appear to provide evidence of survival of personality, a greater reality and transcommunication. Of course this has important implications for science, but what does it mean to the individual? How should people respond to the likelihood they will find themselves very much alive on the other side of the veil?
As new information becomes available, the ATransC directors have been evolving a version of the Trans-survival Hypothesis (phenomena are caused by survived personalities). It is based on the version of the survival hypothesis referred to in parapsychology as an alternative to the Super-psi Hypothesis (phenomena are echoes of the past) but is influenced by what has been learned via etheric studies. As part of this effort, a suite of essays are also being evolved which address important concepts such as Mediumship, The Creative process, Etheric Fields and Personality.
An extensive White Paper on transcommunication and many examples are maintained on the website for public access. Personal stories offered in the Circles section and articles in the Article section are intended to provide role models for people wanting to learn how others have experienced these phenomena.
A very useful search tool is provided so that you can search the paranormal community.
Archived ATransC NewsJournal
All of the quarterly ATransC NewsJournals published since 2000 are in the Idea Exchange Archive. Reading the past NewsJournals affords an important education about transcommunication that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. As a "Thank you" to people donating to support the work of the ATransC, people donating $30 or more will have a one-year access to the archive and the Supporter's Forum region of the Idea Exchange where the Directors are available to answer questions.
There are no peer-reviewed journals specifically dedicated to study reports about transcommunication. The ATransC Journal is an online feature that provides important background information for people wishing to conduct research in this field.
Tom and Lisa Butler have been writing a column about current news items concerning things paranormal since 2001. The columns are archived on ATransC.org and have a dedicated search tool. Anyone wishing to research such subjects as energy healing, belief surveys and new discoveries about psi functioning should consider using the Media Watch Archive as a beginning resource.
A person can become knowledgeable about these phenomena and learn to work with ITC by taking the time to study the contents of this website but it is important to work with others who can act as "objective advisors."
Our promise to you
ATransC will continue to provide this website and expand its services as long as there is sufficient interest and support from the public. The only advertising here is for closely related organizations such as the Forever Family Foundation. All links are to sources of additional information and never to "text ads," so feel safe following the links.
The directors will continue to do their very best to assure that what the ATransC brings to the public is objective evidence of survival.
Founded in 1982 by Sarah Estep to Provide Objective Evidence That We Survive Death in an Individual Conscious State.
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