The Afterlife Convention Speakers


GARY E. SCHWARTZ, Ph.D is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology psychiatry and surgery at the University of Arizona. He is the director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He received his Ph.D from Harvard University and served as a professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale University while acting as Director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center and Co-Director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic from 1976-1988.

Dr. Schwartz is the author of several books, including “The Sacred Promise,” “The Afterlife Experiments,” “The G.O.D. Experiments,” “The Truth About Medium,” “The Energy Healing Experiments,” “The G.O.D. Experments,” and is co-author of “The Living Energy Universe.”

He has also authored or co-authored more than 450 scientific papers, including six in the journal, “Science,” and has co-edited 11 academic books. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Society, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Schwartz is a popular speaker on the afterlife and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, including HBO, Discovery, Arts & Entertainment, and NPR.

Praise for his work: 

“This book is an absolute must-read for anyone who struggles with faith, love, death, and aspects of divinity.”

—John Edward, author of Crossing Over and The Infinite Quest

“Gary Schwartz applies procedures of experimentation that no honest skeptic could argue with.”

—Deepak Chopra, author of The Third Jesus and Life After Death

“Gary Schwartz has been on a remarkable journey throughout his lifetime. His body of work is inspirational to me because his passion to bring science and spirit together is dominated by an empirical doctrine that is unimpeachable. His latest research as recounted in The SacredPromise is likely to impress even the most diehard skeptic. I am proud to recommend this book and to heap as much praise as possible upon my friend, Gary Schwartz.”

—Kelsey Grammer

“Sacred Promise is elegant, rigorous, and groundbreaking—research science at its most innovative. Gary Schwartz’s exposition of ideas interfacing theory, paradigm, method, and anecdotes shows academia at its best.”

—Dr. Lisa Miller, associate professor of psychology at Columbia University,
editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, and cohost of the TV show Psychic Kids

“Postmortem survival has long been a taboo topic in scientific circles. Gary Schwartz had ingenuity and a pioneering spirit to go deeply into this area and not be afraid of what he found. You’ll be fascinated by this book!”

—Charles T. Tart, PhD, author of Altered States of Consciousness and The End of Materialism

“For more than two decades I have had the privilege of working with Gary Schwartz. He has amazed me not only with his insights and hard scientific approach, but also his willingness to explore and then share his findings on very controversial topics. Even if you do not believe in the premises of The Scared Promise, your intellect and heart will be teased enough so that you just might open your mind and start to believe that all this,and more, is possible.”

—Jerry Cohen, CEO, Canyon Ranch