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AAPS Postmaterialist Sciences Series Volume III:  Spiritual Awakenings:  Scientists and Academics Describe their Experiences
The Scientific & Medical Network hosted the Summit V Book Launch for Volume 3 on September 24 & 25, 2022.  Both days were recorded, and will be available for free access soon!
AAPS Volume III is now available to all members as a PDF, and on Amazon as a Kindle version and paperbackVolume I and II also continue to be free to members as PDF.  To obtain your digital copies become an AAPS member!
A video worth your time!
AAPS Member Lorne Schussel, PhD is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Core Faculty (SMBI) and Research Director, Postmaterialism & Contemplative Science at Columbia University, Teachers College.  Here’s a link to an excellent lecture he gave to the Spirituality & Mind Body Institute this summer, as an introductory treatise to Post-materialism.

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AAPS Graduate Student Research Award Competition

The AAPS is announcing the creation of the AAPS Graduate Student Research Award Competition to support graduate students interested in performing research on the primacy of consciousness and its applications to health care, well-being, and other related topics. The award is up to $1,000 per student, with $500 awarded to the University to be spent on the student’s research project at the onset, and an additional $500 awarded directly to the student if the project is published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Proposals for a graduate-level research project are due each calendar year by September 1 from Student members of AAPS.  Results of the submission reviews will be available on October 1, and the Award will start on November 15. The award is for a possible total of $1000, with $500 awarded to the University to be spent on the student’s research project at the onset and an additional $500 awarded directly to the student if the project is published in a peer-reviewed journal.  Students should send their proposals to info@aapsglobal.com

Proposal instructions:

  • Length: 6 pages maximum, 12-point font, single-spaced.
  • Include the following sections:
  • Specific aims
  • Background literature review and significance of the research
  • Methods
  • Expected results
  • Possible limitations/obstacles and how you will deal with them
  • References cited section (not included in the 6-page limit)

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

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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