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I am Tom Butler. With my wife, I am a director of the [http://atransc.org/ Association TransCommunication (ATransC) (formally: American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena] (AA-EVP). Unless otherwise noted all of the text at this web site has been authored by myself or my wife. Together, we have written There is No Death and There are No Dead, AA-EVP Publishing, 2003, ISBN: 0-9727493-0-6.
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==A brief bio==
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As a senior citizen, my focus is on what I can do for the community and certainly not on building my career or reputation. To address the idea of conflict of interest, my wife and I maintain the ATransC is a nonprofit research and education organization which is in service to the paranormal community. It does not take precedence over that community and the good health of other organizations is as important to us.
My scholastic training is as a BS degree in electrical and electronic engineering. My corporate experience is in long-range strategic planning, network management systems planning, design, funding and deployment in the communications industry.
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Not being a detail person and needing to work full time while attending college, I made it through college by understanding the concepts. This has continued today, but with the engineering training and too many bad days briefing my bosses, I temper a conceptual focus with a desire for actionable results.
I am also a National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC) ( See http://nsac.org) ordained  Minister, certified spiritual healer, and medium and a National Spiritualist Teacher--as is my wife. We are also past director of the NSAC Department of Phenomenal Evidence. See http://nsacphenomena.com, which we authored up to this year.
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It is important that my contributions to articles are given a more modern bias, as I tend to be a little too abstract. Your help is appreciated.
I have been trained in numerous other modalities of energy healing and mediumship.
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'''Current'''
I am past member of the Rosicrucian Order (http://www.rosicrucian.org/), Silva  Method (http://www.silvamethod.com/), Builders of the Adytum (http://www.bota.org/), Mensa (http://www.mensa.org/) and Eckankar (http://www.eckankar.org/?gclid=CLHb6OOtm4sCFSF5SAod4VVKSw). I have attended a number of courses in the Delphi University (http://www.delphi-center.com/index.html) and the Monroe Institute (http://www.monroeinstitute.com/).
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With my wife, Lisa, I am director of the [http://atransc.org/ Association TransCommunication] (ATransC) which was founded in 1982 as the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena by Sarah Estep. I am ordained with the [http://nsac.org National Spiritualist Association of Churches] (NSAC).
I wrote the book, Handbook of Metaphysics ( ©Tom Butler 1994, Christopher Publishing House, Hanover, Mass. 02339. ISBN: 0-8158-0485-7) and a number of novels. Some of my writing is at http://ethericreality.aaevp.com.
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'''Academic'''
My current effort is the Etheric Studies Initiative, intended to establish a structure within which good science can be applied to the study of things etheric while allowing the survival hypothesis as one possible solution. See http://etheric-studies.aaevp.com. The AA-EVP is sponsoring it, but it will be a public body in the same sense that open standards committees are a public body.
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Bachelor's of Science degree in electrical and electronic engineering.
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====Work experience====
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For the Department of Defense--four years in the US Air Force as an electronic technician (fire control and bomb navigation radar) and Civil Service as an engineer for the USAF Logistic Command. In the telephone company as a telephone systems technician, engineer, long-range strategic planning, network management systems planning, design, acquisition and deployment of network management systems.
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'''General'''
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My way of learning is more conceptual in that I see systems rather than components and this has made me effective in long-range planning. Although I was told by an early English teacher that I had no business in collage (I was a 23 year old freshman and just out of the service), most of my work career has been successful because of my technical writing skills. It was a couple good professors and my Senior Project adviser that directed my conceptual sense toward writing.
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'''Metaphysical'''
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*My personal website is [http://ethericstudies.org Etheric Studies], on which a few of my essays and books are available for download.
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*The [http://atransc.org/theory/cosmology.htm Cosmology Series] of essays explains concepts associated with the survival hypothesis. Because the ATransC point of view is rather different than that held in parapsychology, the hypothesis is referred to as the Trans-survival Hypothesis to avoid confusion. The [http://atransc.org/theory/cosmology.htm Cosmology Series] link includes an index.
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*I am author of the [http://ethericstudies.org/writing/books.htm#Handbook_of_Metaphysics Handbook of Metaphysics]. This is a 1994 effort to provide a context of metaphysical concepts in which readers might be able to better understand the idea of a greater reality.
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====Past Organization Affiliations====
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*[http://www.rosicrucian.org/ Rosicrucian Order]
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*[http://www.silvamethod.com/ Silva Method]
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*[http://www.bota.org/ Builders of the Adytum]
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*[http://www.mensa.org/ Mensa]
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*[http://www.eckankar.org/ Eckankar]
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*[http://www.delphiu.com/ Delphi University]
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*[http://www.monroeinstitute.com/ Monroe Institute]
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*[http://www.morrispratt.org/ Morris Pratt]
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*[http://nsac.org/ National Spiritualist Association of Churches]
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====Publications====
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'''Co-author'''
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[http://atransc.org/resources/books.htm There is No Death and There are No Dead], AA-EVP Publishing, 2003, ISBN: 0-9727493-0-6.
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'''Author'''
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*[http://ethericstudies.org/writing/books.htm#Handbook_of_Metaphysics Handbook of Metaphysics], ©Tom Butler 1994, Christopher Publishing House, Hanover, Mass. 02339. ISBN: 0-8158-0485-7.
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A number of novels that are available in the Books section of [http://ethericstudies.org/writing/books.htm Book section] of my [http://ethericstudies.org Etheric Studies] website:
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*[http://ethericstudies.org/writing/books.htm#One_Who_Cares One Who Cares], ©Tom Butler 1996, Northwest Publishing, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah (Publisher is now out of business). ISBN: 1-56901-692-5
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*[http://ethericstudies.org/writing/books.htm#Two_Worlds,_One_Heart Two Worlds, One Heart], ©Tom Butler 1995, Commonwealth Publications, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6E 5C5 (Publisher is now out of business). ISBN: 1-55197-053-8
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Revision as of 20:37, 7 January 2014

A brief bio

As a senior citizen, my focus is on what I can do for the community and certainly not on building my career or reputation. To address the idea of conflict of interest, my wife and I maintain the ATransC is a nonprofit research and education organization which is in service to the paranormal community. It does not take precedence over that community and the good health of other organizations is as important to us.

Not being a detail person and needing to work full time while attending college, I made it through college by understanding the concepts. This has continued today, but with the engineering training and too many bad days briefing my bosses, I temper a conceptual focus with a desire for actionable results.

It is important that my contributions to articles are given a more modern bias, as I tend to be a little too abstract. Your help is appreciated.

Current

With my wife, Lisa, I am director of the Association TransCommunication (ATransC) which was founded in 1982 as the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena by Sarah Estep. I am ordained with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC).

Academic

Bachelor's of Science degree in electrical and electronic engineering.

Work experience

For the Department of Defense--four years in the US Air Force as an electronic technician (fire control and bomb navigation radar) and Civil Service as an engineer for the USAF Logistic Command. In the telephone company as a telephone systems technician, engineer, long-range strategic planning, network management systems planning, design, acquisition and deployment of network management systems.

General

My way of learning is more conceptual in that I see systems rather than components and this has made me effective in long-range planning. Although I was told by an early English teacher that I had no business in collage (I was a 23 year old freshman and just out of the service), most of my work career has been successful because of my technical writing skills. It was a couple good professors and my Senior Project adviser that directed my conceptual sense toward writing.

Metaphysical

  • My personal website is Etheric Studies, on which a few of my essays and books are available for download.
  • The Cosmology Series of essays explains concepts associated with the survival hypothesis. Because the ATransC point of view is rather different than that held in parapsychology, the hypothesis is referred to as the Trans-survival Hypothesis to avoid confusion. The Cosmology Series link includes an index.
  • I am author of the Handbook of Metaphysics. This is a 1994 effort to provide a context of metaphysical concepts in which readers might be able to better understand the idea of a greater reality.

Past Organization Affiliations

Publications

Co-author

There is No Death and There are No Dead, AA-EVP Publishing, 2003, ISBN: 0-9727493-0-6.

Author

  • Handbook of Metaphysics, ©Tom Butler 1994, Christopher Publishing House, Hanover, Mass. 02339. ISBN: 0-8158-0485-7.

A number of novels that are available in the Books section of Book section of my Etheric Studies website:

  • One Who Cares, ©Tom Butler 1996, Northwest Publishing, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah (Publisher is now out of business). ISBN: 1-56901-692-5
  • Two Worlds, One Heart, ©Tom Butler 1995, Commonwealth Publications, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6E 5C5 (Publisher is now out of business). ISBN: 1-55197-053-8