Bud Carroll of Sidney, B.C. was interested in science and metaphysics as a child. After working in computer sciences for thirty years, he retired in search of spiritual planes, studying science, clairvoyance and physical mediumship. In 2013 he self-published The Third Path: Breaching the Materialistic Wall via Agio Publishing House (Victoria, B.C. 978-1-897435-98-4; $21.95.

Publicity materials state: "Bud Carroll is a psychic medium. He says there is a common misconception that spirituality is a religion. It's not. Spirituality is simply the opposite of materialism. We are all governed by the Laws of Life; the physical and spiritual laws of the Universe. Materialism is flawed finite death. Spirituality is perfect infinite life."

[BCBW 2013]