“It was only by moving inch by inch towards the horizon that mankind discovered that the earth was round. The Eidolon Project Canada empirically explores the possibilities of an afterlife – inch by inch.” ~Greg Pocha, Director of Parapsychology, Afterlife, & Paranormal Studies: Eidolon Project Canada
On this page:
- Mission Statement
- Methodology Justification
It is the ongoing mission of the Eidolon Project Canada Parapsychology, Afterlife, and Paranormal Studies organization to research, investigate, and educate. We strive to make advancements in afterlife research by exploring paranormal activity and psychical phenomena as it pertains to ghosts, hauntings, and preternatural occurrences. This work is to be performed in a professional and ethical manner with an emphasis on respecting all parties involved, living or deceased. This mission’s purpose is to aid those who are in need of our services and to make a viable contribution to the fields of parapsychology, afterlife, and paranormal studies .
Although the Eidolon Project Canada has members from different walks of life with different belief systems and faiths we make all measures not to project those qualities when involved in our investigations or data analysis. In order to keep personal biases out of the investigative procedure, it is the policy that members put their beliefs aside during case work.
Members of the EPC are skeptics in the true and original sense of the word; we question and seek answers. Healthy skepticism is an important and necessary asset in our areas of study. We are not cynics who only see the material world as real, nor are we fanatics who believe nearly everything “paranormal”. We feel that both the cynic and the fanatic are equally blind to outside possibilities and explanations. Instead of sitting on either extreme end of the fence, the Eidolon Project explores the vast field between them. Through our empirical methodology, we hope to discover the truth, whatever it may be.
“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” ~ Alfred Korzybski; Author of Science and Sanity.
Finally, it is our belief that the fields of parapsychology, afterlife, and paranormal studies should someday be respected as a viable and important subjects of research, and accepted as such.
The reason that the EPC performs research and investigates ghosts, hauntings, and similar paranormal phenomena may seem contradictory to mainstream life after death research. However one must realize that the scientific community, despite their hard work and extraordinary documentation of the possibility of conscious survival after physical death, their work is limited. Most of the evidence used for afterlife survival comes from researching Near Death Experiences (NDE’s). Per contra, their research comes to a stop when a person reaches their terminal, mortal death.
The Eidolon Project Canada takes over the study from where medical science leaves off. If live endures mortality, if the continuation of individual personality survives death, then the answers to the mystery might be found in the research, investigation and study of ghosts, hauntings, and paranormal phenomena. It is in this way that we are distinctive and unique from the vast majority of “ghost hunters” who blemish and debase what should be a viable area of scientific, empirical and ethical exploration. For a further explanation, I have included below a paragraph of an in-depth answer that I gave to a person asking about death on All Experts – as follows…
“To begin with I will let you know that I am also an expert in the categories of Ghosts and Hauntings as well as Paranormal Phenomena at All Experts. I do not want to scare you off with that bit of info. The reason that I am into those fields is not because I fancy myself a “ghost-hunter”. God, nothing is farther from the truth. To explain this one has to look at the flow chart, so to speak, of modern exploration of life after death. Science can explain the how’s and why’s of death. If one has suffered from anything other than terminal death (as legal or clinical death) and has been brought back to life, they may have had what is commonly called a Near-Death Experience(s) (NDE/NDEr’s – those who have had a NDE). It is from these sources of information that researchers into NDE have formed their hypothesizes and theories that an afterlife existence is possible. But the researchers in this field run in to a major problem. That is that being near death, regardless of how “dead” one was in the first place, is not the same as being terminally dead. Without access to the terminally dead, their research has no choice but to end there. The flow chart stops – unless organizations such as mine attempt to explore and investigate the afterlife by trying to contact and “interview” those who have passed the event horizon. One way of putting it is that my organization, the Eidolon Project Canada, researches – to coin a phrase – TDE (Terminal Death Experiences). This keeps afterlife study alive (no pun intended) and keeps the flow chart, well, flowing. NDE research suggests that an afterlife may exist – if we can find evidence that ghosts exist, then that supports NDE research and validates their work as science instead of pseudo-science. I hope that this shows you the intent of the Paranormal research part of my field. We do not hunt ghosts – the very term disgusts me. We pick up the search for the survival of personal human conscious after physical life where NDE research leaves off. “