We have had excellent evidence for postmortem survival for over 160 years. This evidence has always been widely accepted, especially by those who have taken the time and trouble to study it carefully. However, with very few exceptions, academic and scientific institutions treat this evidence as if it never existed.
The harsh treatment given parapsychology, and the older discipline of psychical research, needs an antidote. We require a cognitive framework to integrate evidence regarding
human consciousness surviving after bodily death.
— Jeffrey Mishlove has a prize-winning essay, summarizing evidence for a consciousness that survives the physical body. (He is well-placed to write such an essay because he has been interviewing people on this and other subjects in parapsychology for 30 years.)