The Afterlife Experiments

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The Afterlife Experiments
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Author Gary Schwartz
William L. Simon
Deepak Chopra (foreword)
Publisher Atria Books
Publication date
March 2003
Media type Hardcover/Paperback
Pages 328
ISBN 978-0-7434-3659-5
OCLC 436342101

The Afterlife Experiments (full title: The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death) is a book written by Gary Schwartz and William L. Simon, with a foreword by Deepak Chopra.[1] The book contains four reports detailing a series of experiments that utilized mediums and sitters to investigate whether or not there is life after death.

The psychologist Ray Hyman published a detailed criticism of Schwartz's techniques, titled "How Not to Test Mediums".[2] Schwartz responded with a detailed rebuttel titled "How Not to Review Mediumship Research",[3][4] which led to Hyman publishing a response.[5]


  1. ^ Schwartz, Gary (March 2003). The Afterlife Experiments. Atria Books. ISBN 978-0-7434-3659-5. 
  2. ^ Hyman, Ray (January–February 2003). "How Not to Test Mediums". Skeptical Inquirer. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  3. ^ Schwartz, Gary (2003). "How Not to Review Mediumship Research". Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  4. ^ Schwartz, Gary (2003) How NOT to Review Mediumship Research (Extensive Commentary) (archived) . From Schwartz's Skeptical Inquirer article : "Space precludes my providing a detailed and thorough commentary here illustrating how pervasively Hyman ignores and omits important information. (An extensive commentary has been published on various Web sites, including" . Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Hyman, Ray (March 2003). "Follow Up Reply". Skeptical Inquirer. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Retrieved 2006-12-04.