Why the Collective
Paranormalists who are interested in, researching and/or learning to apply principles of transcommunication are an enthusiastic lot. We are many, but we are not well organized. Much has been learned about these phenomena but there is no single place one can visit to learn what that is. Our community has not become organized in a way that knowledge can be gathered, preserved and openly shared.
It may be that not having a central source is that one missing ingredient needed to move the paranormal community from a frontier study to mainstream acceptance.
The primary document for this project is the Best Practice. Best Practices are documents which describe how to do something based on an understanding of what has worked and what has not. Practices are "living documents" that should provide a person new to the subject useful guidance about how to proceed without repeating mistakes of the past. They are not rule books or requirements. In a very practical sense, it is the experienced people who go beyond best practices to help further understanding of the subject.
A variety of article types can be maintained here. The emphases is on collaboration amongst editors from the community, so everything here should be considered a consensus opinion and not any one person's perspective. Besides Best Practices, articles addressing the "so what" implications of these phenomena on people's daily lives (spirituality) also offer an important contribution to the community.
The Association TransCommunication (ATransC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further understanding of the phenomena associated with transcommunication (AKA communication across the veil, After Death Communication (ADC), Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC), Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), all forms of mediumship, and based on the Trans-survival Hypothesis, all forms of psi functioning and energy healing.) Part of this charter is public outreach, which is mainly accomplished via the ATransC and Etheric Studies websites.