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If you receive an email from the Afterlife Research Centre to 'ron' with a web link this is spam - don't open it as it is certainly not from this site. We try hard to prevent spam but it does…Continue

Started Nov 3, 2016

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Started Sep 1, 2014

Hungry ghosts in Japan

A fascinating account of post-Tsunami haunting sand spirit possession in Japan by the Times' Asia editor. It parallels older accounts, such as Carl Wickland's 30 Years Among the Dead, in which he…Continue

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Fiona Bowie replied to Fabian Graham's discussion Aborted Fetuses, miscarriages, and wandering spirits - life after death in Chinese culture
"Great stuff, thanks."
May 4
Fiona Bowie commented on Erich Habich-Traut's blog post Fundamental answers
"I'm not sure what you mean by 'come back to talk about it'. Many people claim to have memories of past lives, either conscious and spontaneous or under hypnosis or some other altered state of consciousness. Is this what you are…"
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What is the nature of your interest in the ARC forum?
Developing ethnographic methods to study the afterlife.

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I have two other blogs that include information on the Afterlife. Exploring the Afterlife is dedicated to this theme, where as Fiona Bowie includes other interests as well.

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Anthropology and the Paranormal

Symposium held at the Eslaen Institute, California, October 2013…


Posted on October 26, 2013 at 13:16

The Search for Survival. A Review of Trevor Hamilton's, 'Tell My Mother I'm Not Dead'

Tell My Mother I’m Not Dead: A Case Study in Mediumship Research

by Trevor Hamilton, Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2012.£8.95, $17.90, 191pp, Appendices, Glossary, Resources and References.

Tell My Mother I’m Not Dead is a personal and intellectual journey for…


Posted on August 13, 2013 at 22:47

Visit to a Medium: Notes and comments

Time and place       

Monday 25th February 2013, 4.30pm    

Private flat in London, UK

Present: Fiona Bowie (Sitter) and the medium



I recorded the session and listened to it again a couple of…


Posted on July 27, 2013 at 18:15

Past and present lives

I've added reviews of Kathleen Ross's new book, Bound by Destiny and Muriel Dowding, The Psychic Life of Muriel, The Lady Dowding, to my Exploring the Afterlife Blog. Both deal with soul mates, reincarnation and psychic abilities but in very different ways. 

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 15:37 — 2 Comments

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At 10:23 on January 8, 2014, Dr. Terence Palmer said…

Dear Fiona,

what news on the forthcoming book, Ethnographic Approaches to the Afterlife? It has been a bit quiet of late and I was just wondering....



At 19:32 on August 27, 2012, Colin woodward said…
Hi Fiona,
Thank you for the welcome to ARC forum,
I am a 47 year old male living in the west midlands area of the uk, for some reason i have always been interested in life after death, i've attended my local spiritualist church periodically over the years and sat in their open circle for a while.
I've been very interested in healing and physical mediumship, although never sat in a circle dedicated for physical mediumship. I hope that one day that i will be able to find a circle to join so that i may be able to witness physical phenomena.
I have joined this forum to learn and meet like minded people and hopefully increase my knowledge and understanding of spiritual matters.
Thank you again for allowing me to join this forum, and i would like to say hello to everyone here.
Kind regards, colin
At 8:31 on April 18, 2012, Wendy Stokes said…

Hello Fiona, my course at Hafan Y Coed has been cancelled. How do I remove it from the listing?

Warm wishes


Hafan Y Coed

June 1, 2012 at 1pm to June 5, 2012 at 1pm – Hafan Y Coed, Abercraf, Swansea, SA9 1TJResidential course at the above centre: How to Facilitate a Psychic Circle, for those who would like to start a home group to explore healing, divination and channelling.  Information - all you needOrganized by Wendy Stokes | Type: residentialcourse,'howtofacilitateahomecircle'You are attending.

At 12:29 on March 4, 2012, Julia Assante said…

Fiona, thanks so much for your enthusiastic  welcome. I have posted the material you suggested under forum. It seems to me that we have many similar interests which I am sure will be great fodder for future discussion. Although I do have a NY address, I spend much of my time in Germany and France. That means not so far from England. I am hoping to be able to attend some of your events. I much admire the work you are doing.



At 1:51 on February 28, 2012, Dr. K. Mitch Hodge said…

Hi Fiona,

Thank you for the welcome.  I arrived at the ICC the semester after Harvey Whitehouse left and Jesse Bering took over.  I became interested in Bering's experimental research demonstrating that children as young as 4 believe that it is possible for others to survive death (which has been replicated cross-culturally now many times).  My research has mostly been concerning the connection between Bering's experiments and Paul Bloom's claim that humans are intuitive Cartesian substance dualists.  I argue, on the contrary, that embodied representations of the "after-living" deceased are the intuitive default stance based on the offline social reasoning process.  If you are interested, I have uploaded all of my work to my page, and I have two recent papers for which I would love feedback from any members of this site who are so willing!

By the way, I was trying to upload a profile picture, and I could not seem to get it to upload.  I tried uploading a photo into the regular gallery and it worked just fine.  Not sure what the problem is there.

Thank you again for the warm welcome!

All the best,


At 20:18 on January 1, 2012, Wendy Stokes said…

Thank you for your message, Fiona. The course was fine, it was the personal details that did not register. With very best wishes for 2012 :-)

At 10:59 on December 31, 2011, Wendy Stokes said…

Hi Fiona, I'm not sure why my profile information is not registering. I have signed up and logged in. Perhaps you could take a look and let me know what I am doing wrong. Best wishes and Happy New Year :-)

At 20:14 on September 20, 2011, Helen DaVita said…
No nothing as yet on the subject - but a 'culturally experiential' perspective is definitely warranted!
At 19:59 on August 26, 2011, Helen DaVita said…

Hi Fiona

I'm a tutor at the Arthur Findlay College and work at home and abroad at various centres. I'm particularly drawn at the moment to the research of Spirit Communication in other cultures. Working with students from all over the world is fascinating and the experience of recognizing cultural influences is very stimulating.

At 17:12 on August 26, 2011, Helen DaVita said…

Hi Fiona and thanks for the welcome. I'm really looking forward to engaging with your site. As a Tutor, Academic and a Medium I enjoy keeping up to date with all the current and ongoing research. Some of the articles I have read on this site are very thought provoking and it so reflects a long awaited contemporary approach. I love that I end up having more questions than answers! It's important that as I teach areas of Mediumship and working in an altered state of consciousness, I know what work is being done and what the findings are. I wouldn't be happy teaching others something because it's what I was 'told'. I've got to 'thrash' a theory in my mind a few times before that and consolidate with those who have taken the time to research. Fantastic work you are doing!


Thanks again for the welcome:)



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