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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. 
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.
We will be holding bimonthly discussions of the chapters in the volume for AAPS members via Zoom. Information will be forthcoming to you by email.
 
Enjoy!
Marjorie Woollacott, PhD
AAPS President

COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE:

This year, 2019, The Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) is collaborating with the Scientific and Medical Network in: 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!


 

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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the exploration of the nature of consciousness
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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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