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An online event sponsored by the Scientific & Medical Network is July 22 & 23Students of Spiritual Science Symposium.  The symposium will showcase the work of the next generation of spiritual science students and practitioners. We invite all academics, artists, musicians and ceremonialists that care about the world we are manifesting for new generations to be part of the symposium. If you are a student exploring new paradigms for consciousness, new earth technology, social justice, eco-justice, climate solutions, heart resonance, feminist perspectives in Transpersonal Psychology, holistic solutions to mental health; if you are a practitioner of holistic practices that support our evolution; if you have made music or art which is provocative and transformational and carries a message for these uncertain times,  we invite you to submit an application by April 15th.

Here is an interesting article on postmaterialism that mentions the AAPS and our three volumes, published March 14, 2023.  The author is Brian Martin.  Postmaterialism anyone?

Several AAPS Student Members have self-selected to be listed on an informational page sharing their degree pursuits, universities, and research interests.  Students worldwide are encouraged to join!

Columbia College Teacher’s College sponsored the Awakened Campus Global Conference on November 29/30, 2022 via Zoom.  Lisa Miller, PhD, an AAPS Founding Board Member, was the Conference Chair.  View the recorded sessions here.

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 are available for free access now!  Also available for free are podcasts of each chapter, read by the author.  The list is updated weekly.

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 of all three volumes 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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Member discussions are held every other month.  Members are notified when the speaker, date, and time is scheduled.  Past member discussion presentations have included Dean Radin, Gary Schwartz, Julia Mossbridge, and Stephen Schwartz. Member discussions are recorded and available for members after the presentation.  Want to attend or have access to past presentations?  Join AAPS!

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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.

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 author to be spent on the student’s research project at the onset and an additional $500 awarded directly to the student when 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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