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Michael Tymn
Editorial Team

A 1958 graduate of the School of Journalism (B.A. Public Relations) at San Jose State University, Mike Tymn has contributed more than 1,600 articles to some 45 newspapers, magazines, journals, and books over the past 50 years. While most of his articles have dealt with subjects from the sports arena, Mike has done business, travel, metaphysical, and human interest features. He won the 1999 Robert H. Ashby Memorial Award given by The Academy of Religion and Psychical Research for his essay on Dying, Death, and After Death. Writing assignments have taken him to such diverse places as Bangkok, Panama, Glastonbury, Jerusalem, Hollywood, St. Paul, and Tombstone. He has interviewed and written about more than 40 Olympians. Mike’s books include The Articulate Dead, Running on Third Wind, The Afterlife Revealed, The Afterlife Explorers, Transcending the Titanic, Resurrecting Leonora Piper, and Dead Men Talking.

As a public affairs officer in the U. S. Marine Corps, Mike won the Silver Anvil presented by the American Public Relations Association for the best military PR program of 1960. After leaving the military in 1961, Mike worked primarily as an insurance company claims adjuster, supervisor, and manager. He holds the professional designations of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Claims (AIC). Before moving to Hawaii in 1971, Mike handled claims in his native California (San Francisco Bay Area), Japan, South Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, and Guam. He served as president and managing director of Malayan Adjusting Company, Ltd. and was on the board of directors of Singapore Adjusters and Surveyors. He taught insurance for seven years at the University of Hawaii and served for many years as a special arbitrator for Arbitration Forums, Inc. His experience in insurance gave Mike a broad exposure to many disciplines, especially law and medicine.

From 1978 until 2002, Mike served as a stringer for The Honolulu Advertiser, covering distance running, ocean swimming, cycling and triathlons while also writing a regular column on endurance sports. He has been a monthly columnist for National Masters News since 1980. He served as a columnist and contributing editor for Runner’s World for six years and is now a senior writer for Running Times. Mike Contributed to Biographical History of American Sports with biographies of eight famous thoroughbreds and to Sports Encyclopedia North America with essays on Aging and Athletic Performance, Athlete, and Athletic Heart. He currently serves as editor of the The Searchlight, a quarterly publication for The Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, of which he is vice-president. His metaphysical articles have appeared in FATE, Mysteries, Atlantis Rising, Vital Signs, Venture Inward, Nexus, Christian Parapsychologist, Two Worlds, Dark Lore, Psychic News, Alternatives, Alternate Perceptions, The Honolulu Advertiser, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and The Honolulu Star Advertiser.

A runner since 1954, Mike won four national masters championships during his 40s.  As a 42-year-old grandfather, he won the historic Maui Marathon in 1979 with a time of 2 hours, 28 minutes, 43 seconds and was twice named Hawaii’s “Runner of the Year.” He coached the Hawaii state team in the international Ekiden competition in New York City in 1988 and 1989. He is married to the former Gina Bernard of Kaneohe, Hawaii and has two daughters, both registered nurses, and four grandchildren.

B.A. Public Relations
Donna Smith Moncrieffe
Editorial Team / Research

Donna Smith-Moncrieffe, BSc., CrimDip, MSc.

Donna Smith-Moncrieffe has 20 years’ experience in qualitative and quantitative scientific research in criminology and health. Since 2009, she has applied this scientific research background to conduct studies in the area of survival of consciousness. Donna founded the firm Metaphysics Research in 2010 to study mental and physical mediumship, OBEs, NDEs, past-life regression, energy healing, and other phenomena that can help enhance people’s awareness about the true nature of reality.

Donna is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has published Medium7: Evidence of the Afterlife and Predictions (2013) and Medium9: The Transformational Power of Spiritual Energy (2015). She hosts the exciting new radio show: On The Frontiers of a New Science where people can explore the new science underlying the true nature of our reality.

Smith-Moncrieffe has degrees in psychology, sociology and criminology specializing in scientific research methods.

Website: http://medium7.com/

YouTube Channel: Donna Moncrieffe https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=donna+moncrieffe

Email contact: medium7book@yahoo.ca; medium7research@gmail.com

Author Researcher Editor
Cristina Zaccarini
ASSMPI Research and Editorial

Cristina Zaccarini is Associate Professor of History in New York.  She teaches courses in U.S. history, Modern China, the intercultural exchange between China and the U.S., and the history of women and gender in China and the United States. She recently introduced a new course at her University, entitled “Spiritualism and the Civil War,” based upon her recent projects in this field, as she is currently researching the history of Spiritualism in the United States, with a special interest in grief and spiritualism.

She is the author of several publications, including, The Sino-American Friendship as Tradition and Challenge: Dr. Ailie Gale in China, 1908-1950.  Lehigh, Pa: Lehigh University Press (2001),  and “Chinese Nationalism and Christian womanhood in early twentieth century China: The story of Mary Kao (Kao Meiyu).”  In Jessie Lutz (Ed.), Pioneer Chinese Christian Women: Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility.  2011), “Daoist-Inspired Healing in Daily Life: Lu Dongbin and the Multifaceted Roles of Chinese Barbers.” Vol. 4 Journal of Daoist Studies, 80-105. (2009),  “Modern Medicine in 20th Century Jiangxi, Anhui, Fujian and Sichuan: Competition, Negotiation and Cooperation,” The Social History of Medicine. 22, Number 3, (Oxford University Press) and (2013) and “Connecting Histories of Gender, Health, and U.S.-China Relations” in Pamela S. Nadell and Kate Haullman (Ed.),  Making Women’s Histories: Beyond National Perspectives. New York University Press Publishers.

Dr Craig Hogan

R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D., is the author of Your Eternal Self, presenting the scientific evidence that the mind is not confined to the brain, the afterlife is a reality, people’s minds are linked, and the mind affects the physical world.  The book is hailed as “number one from the standpoint of offering the reader the full gamut of phenomena supporting the survival hypothesis in clear and concise language” (Michael Tymn, managing editor, The Searchlight) and “an eye-opening look at the pseudo natural and everything related to the human mind—highly recommended for anyone into the science beyond the mundane world” (“Reviewer’s Choice,” Midwest Book Review, June 2008).

He co-authored Induced After-Death Communication: A New Therapy for Healing Grief and Trauma with Allan Botkin, Psy.D. and Guided Afterlife Connections: They Come to Change Lives with Rochelle Wright.

He is author of “Applying the Science of the Afterlife” in the Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, and is on the boards of the Academy of Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, Association for Evaluation and Communication of Evidence for Survival, and the American Society for Standards in Mediumship and Psychical Investigation

He co-authored the Personal Styles Inventory, based on Carl Jung’s work, wrote two books on business writing, co-authored a book training supervisors in schools to more effectively work with teachers, and developed several Web sites devoted to business writing and spiritual understanding.

He has been a professor of business communications at three universities, curriculum and training administrator at two universities and a medical school, and director of his own online business writing school, The Business Writing Center.

Jock Brocas
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ASSMPI CFTSP Author Researcher Editor
Susan Tiemann

Susan is a consummate professional and is the Editor of The Otherside Press and the Communications Director of The American Society For Standards In Mediumship and Psychical Investigation.

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Research Publications

Research publications on new and old research into afterlife and associated science of afterlife communication. Research papers published online and in print.


We are always looking for new innovative research and our researchers are continually looking toward developing new research protocols with a balanced perspective in all scientific approaches.

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Using the latest and advanced technologies are of paramount importance and our research teams develop research based on new technological advances.


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Our research is communicated in a clear and concise way with published reports online and in paper format. From time to time we may also use other media when available.

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