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4. Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC)
from Victor Zammit's Book

'For the first time in 8,000 years of recorded history, it can now be said with certainty
 that our mind, memory, personality and soul will survive physical death.'
George Meek

Since about 1980 psychic researchers have claimed that contact with people
who have died has also been made via radio, over telephones, on television, on
 answering and fax machines and computers.

This more recent contact is called Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC) or
 Extended ITC or even Trans-dimensional Communication. It is highly evidential
 in that the contact is repeatable, is occurring in laboratories throughout the
 world, and is being subjected to close scientific scrutiny.

American research

According to Mark Macy, Convenor of the American Continuing Life Research Foundation:

The research laboratories in Europe are reporting extended, two-way
communication with spirit colleagues almost daily, receiving wide-ranging
 information through telephone answering machines, radios and computer printouts.

They are receiving video images on their television sets showing people
and places in the spirit worlds... As a result, for the first time in history,
 we are being shown direct physical evidence of what life is really like
after we shed the physical body (Continuing Life Research, Contact 
Volume 1 #96/01).
 A thirteen minute phone call

During 1994 ITC experimenters in Luxembourg, Germany, Brazil, Sweden,
China and Japan received paranormal telephone calls from Dr Konstantin
Raudive (pictured at left) the famous pioneer researcher of EVP who died
 in 1976 (Kubris and Macy 1995: 14).

 These calls were tape recorded and analyzed by voice experts. The calls
 have continued since then and one two-way taped conversation in 1996
 between Dr Konstantin Raudive and Mark Macy lasted for thirteen minutes
 (Continuing Life Research video—ITC Today  1997 ).

Challenging the ‘boggle threshold’

According to Mark Macy’s World ITC website []
scientists working for the International Network for Instrumental
Transcommunication (INIT) received from the afterlife:

 pictures of people and places in the afterlife on television that either appeared
 clearly on the screen and remained for at least several frames, or which built up
 steadily into a reasonably clear picture over multiple frames

 text and/or picture files from people in the afterlife which appeared in computer
 memory or were planted on disk or similar recordable media

 text and/or images of people and places in the afterlife by way of  fax messages.

Such contacts, which were received by European experimenters over a
10-year period and by researchers worldwide from 1995 through 1997,
are giving modern researchers a view of unprecedented clarity into life after death.

The evidence collected by this now extensive group of reliable witnesses—
including reputable scientists, physicists, engineers, electronic technicians,
doctors, professors, administrators, clergymen, successful businessmen—is
undeniably convincing to those who systematically investigate the EVP and
ITC. The consistency of the evidence from different parts of the world is

The Brazilian team

One of the leading researchers in this field today is Sonia Rinaldi (pictured left)
 who leads the biggest ITC-association in Brazil, with nearly 700 members.
 She recently announced new contacts received via computer, answering
machine, telephone and video camera.

At public meetings in Brazil and in the United States large numbers of
members and visitors were able to receive direct answers from loved
 ones in the spirit world.

Up to date information on her research can be read in English on her
website ANT Associacao Nacional de Transcomunicadores
Her work is based on scientific control and her site contains scientific
 declarations issued by the most respected University in Brazil, USP
Universidade de São Paulo. Recently the Institute of Neotic Sciences
(IONS) [] an organization founded by former lunar
astronaut Ed Mitchell to bridge the gap between science and religion, announced
 that it will be working with Sonia in a project to examine the claims of ITC.

Mitchell decided to form the group after a spiritual experience while walking
 on the moon 25 years ago. Today IONS based in California is headed by
 Winston Franklin, President, and is composed of approximately 50,000
 persons around the world, including some of the world's top scientists.
IONS designs and funds various cutting-edge scientific research projects.  

How it all started

In America the pioneers of this work were George Meek and William
O'Neil who worked to establish Spiricom, a two-way communication
system between this dimension and the afterlife, using more sophisticated
equipment than that used in the EVP research. O'Neil was a gifted medium
who was able to see and communicate with two scientists working from the
afterlife. Using a modified side-band radio the voice of 'dead' scientists
were captured on tape in intelligent and responsive conversations.

The reader is referred to a book written by John G. Fuller called The
Ghost of 29 Megacycles (1981). This 351 page book describes in detail
 the very highly credible research of George Meek and the evidence he
produced to show that life goes on after we die. It is very highly recommended
 to the serious seeker.

The Radio Luxembourg experiments

In West Germany Hans-Otto Koenig, an electronics and acoustics expert,
 developed sophisticated electronic equipment using 'extremely low beat
frequency oscillators, ultraviolet and infra-red lights.' On the 15th January,
1983 he was invited to appear on Europe's biggest radio station, Radio
 Luxembourg. At that time it had a listening audience of millions across
Europe. Koenig was asked to give a live radio demonstration of his newly
developed ultrasound technique of conversing two-way with those who had died.

Koenig installed his equipment under the watchful eyes of the Radio's own
engineers and the presenter of the program, Herr Rainer Holbe. One of the
 Radio's staff asked if a voice could come through in direct response to his
 requests. Almost immediately a voice  replied:

'We hear your voice' and 'Otto Koenig makes wireless with the dead' (Fuller 1981:339).

Other questions were asked. But then announcer Holbe, shaken by
what he and everybody else had heard, stated:

I tell you, dear listeners of Radio Luxembourg, and I swear by the life
of my children, that nothing has been manipulated. There are no tricks.
 It is a voice, and we do not know from where it comes  (Fuller 1981:339).

The station issued an official statement afterwards that every step of the
 program was carefully supervised. The staff and engineers were convinced
that the voices were paranormal (Fuller 1981:339).

Naturally enough, more intensive public work was done by Koenig.
Other experiments were carried out with Radio Luxembourg with similar
success (Fuller 1981:339). One particular voice came through, stating, 'I
am Raudive'. The significance of this is that when Dr Raudive was himself
 alive he had written the book Breakthrough  referred  to earlier in which he
 had given full details about his own experiments with the EVP—more than
72,000 voices from those who had 'died' were recorded.

Black and white television pictures

In the 1980s researchers in various countries were able to receive pictures
of their ‘dead’ loved ones on their television screens. In 1985 Klaus Schreiber
 in West Germany began to get pictures on television tubes of persons who
 had died. The tubes used 'an opto-electronic feedback system'. There was
 positive identification, in many cases by accompanying audio communication,
 including audio-video contact with deceased family members. Schreiber's
work was the subject of a TV film and book by the formerly skeptical Rainer
 Holbe of Radio Luxembourg.

Telephone calls

During the 1980s psychic researchers became aware of claims
that various people had received telephone calls from loved ones
after they had died. The calls were usually only of short duration and
when investigated did not register on normal telephone monitoring equipment.
 Some of them came on lines that were not even connected. Scott Rogo
wrote a classic book about them called Telephone Calls from the Dead  (1979).

Computer contact

A husband and wife couple working in Luxembourg between 1985 and 1988
with helpers from the afterlife, developed two electronic systems which became
significantly more reliable and repeatable than the systems developed earlier.
Jules and Maggie Harsch-Fischbach in 1987 established computer contact
which allowed submission of technical questions to beings in the afterlife with
high speed print-out of the carefully considered replies. Also in 1987 they
received TV picture sequences of good quality (see Psychic News  February 25th 1995).

By 1993 the research team in the afterlife was able to access the hard drives
of computers and leave detailed, computer-scanned images as well as several
pages of text. The computer-scanned images were far more detailed and less
subject to distortion than the video images. Researchers in our dimension were
able to direct questions to their counterparts in the afterlife dimension and
receive answers by telephone, radio, TV, computer, or fax (Kubris and Macy 1995: 14).

The first color television picture of a spirit entity was reported in October 1995 in
 association with a computer contact, when a German researcher awoke with a
compelling urge to try an experiment with his color TV set. Accustomed to receiving
 paranormal video images on his monochrome TV set, but only after being notified
 in advance by phone by his spirit colleagues, the researcher this time just turned on
 his color set and trained his camcorder on the picture tube. At that instant, an image
 of Swedish ITC pioneer Friedrich Juergenson, deceased since 1987, appeared on
 the screen and remained there for 24 seconds.

Hearing a loud, cracking noise coming from the next room, the researcher ultimately
 got up to investigate after unsuccessfully attempting voice contact with the televised
 image on his set. Upon entering the room, he discovered his computer had been
 switched on paranormally and on the screen he found a typed message to him
under the name Juergenson, the early EVP experimenter.

English breakthrough

Judith Chisholm, founder of the EVP & Transcommunication Society  for
 the UK and Ireland [] claims that a
huge breakthrough for her came with the purchase of a digital recorder which by
 its nature cannot record extraneous broadcast transmissions. She claims that she
 is now able to record two-way conversations at will with 'dead' people, including
 her deceased son and a friend and colleague who 'died' in 1986. Her forthcoming
book relates how when she can't find time to record, spirits seek her out via her
digital telephone answering machine.

Can anyone make contact using ITC?

While there are literally tens of thousands of experimenters making contact
through Electronic Voice Phenomena (using tape-recorders) there are only
a handful of experimenters making contact through Instrumental Transcommunication.

According to those working in the field, this is because ITC can only work with
 the co-operation of two teams of dedicated scientists, one on Earth and one on the spiritside.

Sonia Rinaldi writes in Associacao Nacional de Transcomunicadores

[] that her team worked
unsuccessfully for three years until they were able to attract the energies of a group
of scientists in the spirit world led by Dr. Roberto Landell de Moura, an early pioneer
 of radio. The European group work with a highly organized sending station in the
spirit world called Timestream.

The importance of resonance

All of the experimenters working in ITC attest to the importance of harmony,
 unity, absence of ego and altruistic motive as well as a passionate desire for
contact and a constant, favorable holding in thought of a deceased person with
whom there is a strong emotional attachment.

Miracles in the Storm

Mark Macy has been a key figure in world ITC, documenting the results of
the most prolific receivers of ITC contacts, organizing annual research seminars
on both sides of the Atlantic and obtaining the first significant ITC contact in the
 United States. He claims to be experiencing miracles in his lab, including color
 images of spirit beings on a reliable basis and steady improvement of radio
contacts. His book Miracles in the Storm []
gives details of this work.

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