Cast: F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater, William Buhlman, Brenda Jenks, Carol von Kaenel, Beth Netter MD, Paul Rademacher, Patty Ray Avalon, Jeannette Duffau, Tom Campbell, Hillary Raimo, Lindsay Sass, Robert Weissberg MD
Director: Michael Habernig
Producer: April Hannah


The Path: Afterlife documentary has filmed 13 individuals who are well versed, knowledgeable and currently practicing, studying or are experts in the field of holistic studies, out of body experiences, reiki, past life regression, physics and integrative medicine. Well renowned authors, practitioners and well respected local practitioners in Upstate New York give their expertise on their own souls path, what they have learned along the way and their knowledge about the afterlife. The captured interviews of all participants share personal stories about how death has impacted their life and brought them to a new level of understanding that life continues after we depart the physical body.

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Meet the Experts

F. Holmes Skip Atwater


F. HOLMES “SKIP” ATWATER is the President of the Monroe Institute. Raised in a spiritually oriented family environment, Skip Atwater’s childhood was filled with extraordinary psychic experiences. As a young adult he was guided from within to a career as a counterspy during the cold-war era where he used his natural psychic aptitude as a U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent. He played a key role in the remote viewing intelligence program now known to world by the code name STAR GATE.

For ten years Skip was the Operations and Training Officer for this secret remote-viewing program. He recruited and trained an elite cadre of professional intelligence officers to do remote viewing for the Department of Defense and various members of the national intelligence community. He planned, conducted, and reported thousands of remote viewing intelligence-collection missions.

After retiring from the Army, Skip became Research Director and more recently the President and Treasurer at The Monroe Institute  a 501c(3) nonprofit research and educational organization, which uses the patented Hemi-Sync® auditory-guidance system to provide a safe, natural means to alter arousal states,focus, and levels of awareness.

Working in the Bob Monroe Research Lab, he has explored the realms of his own consciousness and adopted a spiritual perspective of everyday life. In his roll as Research Director, he published technical research on methods for expanding consciousness, authored the inspirational book, Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul, and assisted hundreds of individuals in experiencing and exploring expanded states of consciousness. Skip is also the past president of the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), which was organized by scientists and academicians involved in remote viewing together with veterans of the now declassified STAR GATE program. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization that encourages the dissemination of accurate information about remote viewing through a robust website (, regular conferences, and speaking and education outreach. They assist in forming objective testing standards and materials for evaluating remote viewers, serve as a clearing house for truthful information about the phenomenon, promote rigorous theoretical research and applications development in the remote-viewing field, and propose ethical standards as appropriate. They neither endorse nor promote any specific method or approach to remote viewing, but represent a responsible voice in the history and future of all aspects of the discipline.

Skip has also been a college instructor, scientific investigator, and human behavioral engineer specializing in the design and application of techniques for cultivating propitious states of consciousness for over three decades.

Early in the 1970s he received an associate degree from the University of New York, a baccalaureate degree from the University of Nebraska, and completed his graduate coursework in counseling psychology at the University of Northern Colorado.

Skip says that his true education, his knowledge, refreshes anew every day with his work at The Monroe Institute and his own adventures into the realms of human consciousness.

Skip Atwater speaks at seminars, conferences, and religious services around the world each year. He has been featured on Coast-to-Coast AM,Jeff Rense, and Lights On with Nancy Lee radio programs several times and has been on numerous other community talk-radio shows all over the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, and Australia. He has appeared on international and nationally televised programs including Sightings, the Life Science Foundation public television documentary Intuition, the A&E series The Unexplained, The Learning Channel series Science Frontiers, the A&E two-hour special Beyond Death, and The History Channel series History Undercover.  He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia. Access the TMI website at:

Patty Ray Avalon

Patty Ray AvalonPATTY RAY AVALON is a trained Residential Facilitator at a consciousness research organization called The Monroe Institute in Virginia, where she has been working with Hemi-Sync® technology. She trains participants to use their consciousness to access guidance, explore past lives,  improve manifestation, learn self-healing and self-actualization skills and learn out-of-body techniques as introduced by Robert Monroe. She has been serving TMI since 1999.

She is also an experienced energy healer and former graduate and faculty member of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Miami, Florida. She is experienced with the Michael Harner Shamanic practices as well as the Pathwork bio-energetic modality.

Patty Ray has a B.F.A and an M.F.A from Indiana University. She is also a professional artist and has had her work featured in the Washington Post Home Section, Metropolitan Home, Country Living, House and Garden, and other popular magazines. She created and ran a full time Art and Design business in the Washington DC area for 25 years. She has illustrated books numerous and articles including for companies such as McGraw Hill and Galluadet Press.

She has taken her knowledge as a facilitator of consciousness, a professional creative, and as an energy healer, and created 2 exciting new Hemi-Sync® CD series through Monroe Products®. The newest series explores creative states of consciousness in eight exercises to enhance creativity called The Creative Waywith Hemi-Sync®,  which is due out inOctober, 2008. The other series is designed to reversing aging with expanded, focused states of consciousness,  intentionality and visualizations. This cutting edge product is called Positively Ageless with Hemi-Sync®.

William Buhlman

William Buhlman InterviewWilliam Buhlman is America’s leading expert on out-of-body experiences. The author's forty years of extensive personal out-of-body explorations give him a unique and thought provoking insight into this subject. His first book, Adventures beyond the Body chronicles his personal journey of self-discovery through out-of-body travel, and provides the reader with the preparation and techniques that can be used for their own adventure.

He has conducted an international out-of-body experience survey that includes over 16,000 participants from forty-two countries. The provocative results of this survey are presented in his book, The Secret of the Soul. This cutting edge book explores the unique opportunities for personal growth and profound spiritual awakenings that are reported during out-of-body experiences.

Over the past two decades William has developed a proven, effective system to experience safe, self initiated out-of-body adventures. He conducts an in-depth six-day workshop titled, Out-of-Body Exploration Intensive at the renowned Monroe Institute in Virginia. As a certified hypnotherapist, William incorporates various methods, including hypnosis, visualization and meditation techniques in his workshops to explore the profound nature of out-of-body experiences and the benefits of accelerated personal development. Through lectures, workshops and his books the author teaches the preparation and techniques of astral projection and spiritual exploration.

The author brings a refreshing look to how we can use out-of-body experiences to explore our spiritual identity and enhance our intellectual and physical lives. William is best known for his ability to teach people how to have profound spiritual adventures through the use of out-of-body experiences. In addition, he has developed an extensive series of audio programs that are designed to expand awareness and assist in the exploration of consciousness. William has appeared on numerous television and radio shows worldwide.

William’s books are currently available in twelve languages. The author lives in Maryland, USA. For more information visit the author's web site,

Tom Campbell

TOM CAMPBELLTOM CAMPBELL is a nuclear physicist currently modeling the behavior of large complex systems for NASA, began researching altered states of consciousness with Bob Monroe (Journeys Out Of The Body, Far Journeys, and The Ultimate Journey) at Monroe Laboratories in the early 1970s where he and a few others were instrumental in getting Monroe's laboratory for the study of consciousness up and running. These early drug-free consciousness pioneers helped design experiments, developed the technology for creating specific altered states, and were the main subjects of study (guinea pigs) all at the same time. Tom is the "TC (physicist)" described in Bob Monroe's second book Far Journeys.

Campbell has been a serious explorer of the frontiers of reality, mind, consciousness, and psychic phenomena for the last thirty five years. Using his acquired mastery of the Out Of Body Experience as a springboard, Campbell dedicated his research toward discovering the outer boundaries, inner workings, and causal dynamics of the larger reality system. In February of 2003, Tom published the My Big TOE trilogy which represents the results and conclusions of his scientific exploration of the nature of existence. This overarching model of reality, mind, and consciousness merges physics with metaphysics, explains the paranormal as well as the normal, places spirituality within a scientific context, and provides direction for those wishing to personally experience an expanded awareness of All That Is. As a logic-based work of science, My Big TOE has no basis in belief, dogma, creed, or any unusual assumptions. By demanding high quality repeatable, empirical, evidential data to separate what's real (exists independently and externally) from what's imaginary or illusory; Campbell has scientifically derived this general model of reality.

Jeannette Duffau

Jeanette interviewJEANNETTE DUFFAU is a truly gifted healer and intuitive who has enhanced her skills through learning traditional diving tools as well as formal training in healing arts. Jeannette uses her formal education in nursing which includes decades of work in intensive care. She applies her knowledge of Western Medicine as well as her psychic gifts and knowledge to provide both a practical and holistic insight.

She is a Registered Nurse, Energy healer, Kabbalistic Healer as well as a Therapeutic Touch and Healing Instructor in the Upstate New York Area. She operates her private practice in Olivebridge NY.

Brenda Jenks

BRENDA JENKSBRENDA JENKS has been working in the field of complementary holistic healthcare for 15 years and is a member of Saratoga Integrated Practitioners Network and a Reiki Practitioner at Massage at Saratoga. She has been practicing Tibetan Black Hat Feng Shui since 1995 and consulting and teaching since 1997. She has taught and lectured at Johnsburg Public Library, Caldwell Lake George Public Library, Mechanicville Public Library, Adirondack Community College, Bennington College, Saratoga Continuing Education, and Lemon Tree Yoga Studio.

Recently she has added Dowsing, neutralizing noxious energies, and space clearing to round out my Feng Shui practice. She is a consultant and lectures in New York and Vermont and works in private homes, businesses, and professional offices. Her work also includes landscape and garden Feng Shui.

She has worked successfully in the field of real estate to help facilitate the sale of homes and businesses. Preparing homes for sale includes energy cleaning, staging, and helping the present owners “let go” emotionally to bring about a positive sales situation.

Beth Netter

BETH NETTERBETH NETTER, MD is a holistic physician and a Reiki Master healer and teacher associated with the Center for Integrative Health and Healing in Delmar, New York.

She was previously the Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology and staff anesthesiologist at Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, having done her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University in Boston after earning her medical degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Biomedical Sciences. She now practices holistic medicine focusing on the most natural means possible to support health and happiness.

Paul Rademacher


PAUL RADEMACHER is the co-founder and CEO of Lucid Greening LLC, a crowdfunding platform to financially support initiatives based in consciousness and/or spirituality. Through the Lucid Greening blog, he is gathering a community dedicated to finding novel ways to integrate expanded awareness into all aspects of life.

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Rademacher was Executive Director of The Monroe Institute, in Faber Virginia, known for its pioneering work in the exploration of human consciousness. Using a patented auditory technology, The Institute conducts intensive 6 day and weekend programs that help participants to experience profound states of relaxation and expanded awareness.

Mr. Rademacher became interested in consciousness exploration due to a mystical experience that unfolded during a construction accident in 1980. This profoundly life changing event convinced him to enroll at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree in 1985.

During his 15 years of service as a Presbyterian pastor, he studied extensively in the fields of consciousness and spirituality, seeking to bring together traditional meditation techniques with contemporary expressions of spiritual exploration. In 2001, he became a Residential Facilitator at The Monroe Institute before assuming the role of Executive Director.

He is a former building contractor, designer, and journeyman carpenter. Paul is also an experienced public speaker, spiritual director, seminar leader, artist, closet musician, husband and father of three. Hampton Roads Publishing released his book, A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe: Travel Tips for the Spiritually Perplexed, in 2009.

Hillary Raimo

HILLARY RAIMOHILLARY RAIMO has studied the mystical, psychological, spiritual aspects of life since childhood. She is an author, teacher, explorer and mystic. Guided at a very young age by her grandfather, Les Holloway, Hillary has spent her life pursuing the ancient mysteries, traveling and leading tours to sacred sites around the world, studying the energy body, hands on healing, Reiki, energy medicine, shamanism and now dedicates her life to writing, being inspired by the muses, healing and understanding that everything is indeed connected. Hillary shares her unique perspective on the inner connections of sacred aspects of self in her work with students and clients, both one on one and in group settings. As well as corporate staff and wellness trainings. Bridging consciousness with business in a unique and inspiring way. Author of Money Matters: Understanding your Relationship with Abundance, she travels, lectures and conducts seminars and retreats nationwide.

Hillary is also the host of The Hillary Raimo Show,Matters for Mind Body & Spirit Talk Radio. For more information on upcoming trips, events, and shows or to schedule a session with Hillary visit

Lindsey Sass

LINDSEY SASSLINDSEY SASS is the owner of LS Hearts of Light Institute in New York & New Jersey. She is a medium, clairvoyant healer, spiritual teacher, Ordained Interfaith Minister, Nationally Certified Hypnotist with a Bachelors degree in Social Services and Psychology. She is a teacher trainer of Developing Clairvoyant and Intuitive Abilities, Maya Abdominal Massage, Infant Massage Instructor Trainer, and Hypnotist's for Childbirth Training. She is a Certified Reflexologist and aroma therapist.

Lindsey was struck by lightning and had a near death experience that altered her life. She attains the ability to see into the spiritual world and has helped many open their intuitive perceptions throughout the world. In her practice she guides people on their spiritual path to make life decisions and to better understand themselves. She is founder of Hearts of Light energy work acting as a clairvoyant to speed up the healing process for her clients' health. As a Licensed massage therapist Lindsey has had hands on experience for many years after graduating from the Swedish Institute in 1986.

Carol von Kaenel

CAROL VON KAENELCAROL VON KAENEL is a Reiki Master who lives and teaches in Saratoga Springs, NY. She provides Reiki treatments and teaches classes for Reiki I and Reiki II. She also trains master candidates. Carol is a member of the Reiki Alliance and was a board member of the Northeast Reiki Gathering.

Carol learned Reiki 16 years ago and fell in love with it.  She had been  saying for years that she didn't know what I wanted to be when she grew up. She would say this as a joke AND it was true.  What Carol finally discovered was  that she wanted to teach people how to do this wonderful thing for themselves, to give them access to energy in a powerful and  delightfully useful way, to accept responsibility for their own  healing - and then to offer it to others, if they chose.  HawayoTakata wished that Reiki would become as common as aspirin.  We're not  there yet, but we're on the way!

Robert Weissberg

ROBERT WEISSBERGROBERT WEISSBERG, MD practices Integrative Medicine in Clifton Park, NY. Integrative Medicine is a whole-person healing orientation to health and wellness, applying the best ideas and practices from conventional and alternative healthcare and wellness systems, taking an evidence-based scientific approach whenever possible.

Dr. Weissberg has training and expertise in nutritional/functional medicine, mind-body practices, and Reiki.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, and the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and completed an Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine with the University of Arizona.

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