I am Tom Butler. With my wife, I am a director of the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP) See http://aaevp.com. 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.
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.
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.
I have been trained in numerous other modalities of energy healing and mediumship.
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/).
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.
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.