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Message from the President:
Our AAPS Volume 1,   Is Consciousness Primary?   is now published and available on Amazon. Our AAPS members will receive a free copy of this e-book, and this should be in your email inbox now. If for any reason you have not received it please e-mail me (mwool@me.com), to be sure that we have your correct and updated email address. 
If you have problems reading the e-book on your device, we recommend that you download the APP  Calibre for your respective device to read the epub file. The link to this site is: https://calibre-ebook.com/download
And if you would like to become an AAPS member, please do so, and we will immediately send you a copy of our first volume.
BiMonthly Discussions
Our first bimonthly discussion for members on the Volume chapters was held September 23, and it was a great discussion!
We’d love to see you attend the next discussion on Monday, December 2nd, at 4 pm Pacific time, 7 pm Eastern time. We will again begin with a short introduction of each of our members on the call, and then a discussion by Dr. Mario Beauregard of his chapter, CHAPTER 6, Elementary Mind.  Please read up on his chapter, and attend with your questions and comments!
Zoom webinar connection information will be forthcoming to you by email.
Marjorie Woollacott, PhD
AAPS President


This year the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) is collaborating with the Scientific and Medical Network to present the Beyond the Brain conference, which will explore science and spiritual practices, the boundary between neuroscience and mystical experience, transpersonal psychology, psychedelics and the brain, death and after-death communication, consciousness in relation to the brain and the universe, and the relationship between science and spirituality. The AAPS President, Dr. Marjorie Woollacott, is an invited speaker at this conference, and will be giving a pre-conference workshop. We encourage you to register!

Can’t make it to London?  Attend via Live Stream!  We are excited to announce that the full weekend of talks and interviews at Beyond the Brain will be live streamed via YouTube channel. Watch all our great speakers including Ken Wilber, Rupert Sheldrake, Marjorie Woollacott, Betty Kovacs and Steve Taylor, all from the comfort of your own home!
To access you will need to buy a live stream ticket at just £35 per person for the weekend.  Then you will receive the private link.
AAPS members will receive access to the conference recordings at a later date.
Purchase Live Stream tickets at:  https://www.beyondthebrain.org/tickets-4/
(Scroll down this ticketing page to locate the Live Stream Weekend Ticket order field) 


All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Max Planck, PhD

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Meet Our Board Of Directors

Eleven internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields
(physics, biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry)

Marjorie Woollacott, PhD
Marjorie Woollacott, PhDPresident
Emeritus Professor of Human Physiology, and a member of the Institute of Neuroscience, at the University of Oregon. She was chair of the Human Physiology Department for seven years. She has recently (2017) accepted the position of Research Director for the IANDS

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Gary E. Schwartz, PhD
Gary E. Schwartz, PhDFounding President
Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona, at the main campus in Tucson. In addition to teaching courses on health and spiritual psychology, he is the Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health.
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Founding Board of Directors
Founding Board of Directors
Mario Beauregard, PhD
Imants Baruss, PhD
Larry Dossey, MD
Menas Kafatos, PhD
Lisa Miller, PhD
Julia Mossbridge, PhD
Dean Radin, PhD
Gary E. Schwartz, PhD
Stephan A. Schwartz
Charles Tart, PhD
Marjorie Woollacott, PhD
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What does Postmaterialism mean?

Materialism refers to ​assumptions about the nature of reality​. In science it is ​expressed in terms of mathematical theories and experimental tests of concepts like matter, energy, space and time.  ​​Pre-materialism refers to pre-scientific history, when reality was understood ​solely in terms of supernatural or religious concepts. The prefix “post” ​in post-materialism ​refers to ​the next development in our understanding of reality. ​Post-materialism refers to ​the hypothesis of ​consciousness as ​a ​fundamental​ component of reality​​. Post-materialism is gaining support from an increasing number of scientists and scholars​ who ​​​have ​come to believe that a ​solely ​material approach​ (where “material” is understood in today’s terms) is insufficient to gain a comprehensive understanding of reality.​

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how our understanding of consciousness affects our experience of reality

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Letter from the Founding Presidents

Welcome to the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS).

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