Friday, September 15, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 2017-08-20T10:10:52+00:00

Friday, September 15, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

11:00 – 12:15

Ballroom 1

Victor Zammit, Ph.D.


Wendy Zammit, M.A.


What Really Happens When We Die?

Victor and Wendy will be speaking about What the evidence shows about ten common beliefs about what happens when we die. They write that evidence taken from many different areas of credible afterlife investigation is in total agreement. This evidence completely contradicts some of the most commonly held beliefs about the afterlife including eternal damnation, deathbed repentance and the last judgement.

Victor and Wendy explain the last few decades we put a lot of emphasis on “proving the afterlife.” But what has recently emerged is the shock realisation that atheists in the United States make up only some 5 percent of the population. But those with very powerful traditional beliefs about punishment, judgment and the afterlife make up a much greater percentage of those who oppose communication with the afterlife.

They say there is an urgent need to educate the public on what the evidence shows really happens when we cross over, and the implications of that for how we live our lives.

About Victor and Wendy

Ballroom 2

Jan Vandersande, Ph.D.

Photographs and Accounts of Séance Materializations

Jan has a physical mediumship circle that after a few years has been getting table levitation for up to 1-2 minutes and several feet high. Also chimes hanging from the ceiling ring several times during the sitting.

In his presentation, Jan will show photographs of full materializations. Materialization, especially full body materializations of relatives of sitters at séances, is the most impressive evidence of survival after death. Unfortunately there were and are very few mediums who could or can produce full materializations, especially in red light. Jan in his lecture on materialization will present the séance results of several materialization mediums, who lived during the 20th century. He will show photographs of ectoplasm and materializations which he believes are totally genuine. There will be special emphasis on Alex Harris, Minnie Harrison and an unknown Johannesburg medium. Jan knew sitters who sat with those mediums so can present direct details of what happened at those séances.

In his book Life After Death: Some of the Best Evidence, Jan discusses physical mediumship, exploring some of the best and most interesting cases of various physical phenomena while also reporting on his own observations of some genuine physical mediums.

Jan Vanderstande’s Experiences

Palo Verde I

Special Workshop

10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

How to Record People Speaking from the Afterlife

Reverend Dr. Sheri Perl is an Afterlife Research and Education Institute ITC facilitator. Sheri is using Instrumental TransCommunication to record the messages from spirit to their loved ones here on earth.

According to Sheri, who has been recording for a little over a year, the messages are becoming longer and clearer. In her readings, the parent or bereaved loved-one is brought into the reading via cell phone and they are able to ask questions. The answers from spirit are recorded and through a careful auditing process, Sheri is able to hear and isolate the answers. According to Sheri, these readings provide “A joyous exchange of love.”

Sheri will hold a two-part workshop which will meet in the mornings on September 15th and 16th. This workshop will literally walk you through the steps necessary to set up your computer to record EVPs. If recording EVPs is something you want to do, then bring your laptop with you to the workshop. Sheri believes that it is possible for anyone who is coming from a place of sincerity to record voices using the same method she is using, which is based on Sonia Rinaldi’s work.

“I cannot guarantee that you will connect-up, or that the voices you record will be the voices you want, but I do believe that our loved ones-in-spirit want this connection too, and that if you persevere, you will succeed.”

Preparation for the Workshop

  1. Please attend both Part 1 and Part 2 of the workshops if you can. Part 1 introduces the method, and Part 2 is hands-on practice.
  2. Bring a laptop. You may use either a Mac or PC.
  3. Before the workshop, download and install Audacity from If you have trouble doing so, Sheri and her helpers will help you at the workshop.
  4. Before the workshop, download and install Google Chrome. Any browser will work, but we are using Chrome in the demonstrations.
  5. Before the workshop, download the background sound source. Right click on this link and save the file to your computer:

If you have trouble, we will help you at the workshop.

About the Recording Methods

Palo Verde II


The bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. until  7:30 p.m. Saturday, and  8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The bookstore will contain the presenters’ books and other books by AREI members.