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How to Revolutionize the Materialist Paradigm
How do we catalyze a paradigm shift in consciousness studies?

The Scientific and Medical NetworkGalileo CommissionInstitute of Noetic SciencesAcademy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) and Eternea present a panel discussion with leading-edge Galileo Commission advisers who are also authors from the trilogy edited by Gayle Kimball, PhD – ‘Mysteries of Reality, Mysteries of Healing, Mysteries of Knowledge Beyond Our Senses.’  A virtual conference based in London May 15, 2021; 4 to 7 pm London time.

The Galileo Commission Summit II was another fantastic event to celebrate the launch of the AAPS second book, Expanding Science — Visions of a Post Materialist Paradigm on April 9 & 10, 2010.   Again sponsored by the AAPS, the Galileo Commission, the Scientific and Medical Network, and IONS, featured speakers include Dean Radin, Rupert Sheldrake, Marilyn Schlitz, Gary Schwartz, our own AAPS President Marjorie Woollacott, and many more!  The recordings are now available for a nominal donation, see the link above.

Announcing 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, wellbeing, 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 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.

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)

BiMonthly Member Discussions

Our next discussion for members will be in March.  Members are notified when the date and time is available.  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!
Current News:

The Primacy of Consciousness:  The Next Great Scientific Revolution

This was a virtual conference based in London December 4 & 5, 2020.  Some of the world’s leading consciousness researchers gathered for a series of round tables to launch the landmark Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences Volume I: Is Consciousness Primary?

Interested in access to the recorded conference sessions?  Follow the link above to register, and the links to the recordings will be sent to you.

New Articles Published 
Stephan Schwartz, PhD, an AAPS Founding Board Member, is also a Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, a Fellow of the William James Center for Consciousness Studies, Sofia University, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research.  He has recently published two new articles that explore the future of consciousness:
Dr. Mossbridge has published a recent article The post-materialist economy:  Tech is driving a quiet but quickening scientific revolution. For more background, see her AAPS Board Member page.  
Is Consciousness Primary? Conference has been postponed in 2020 due to the global pandemic.  We’re hoping for an even better conference to be held in late 2021 or early 2022!
AAPS Volume 1 and Volume 2 
Our AAPS Volume I, Is Consciousness Primary? 2nd Edition is now available for members as PDF.  The paperback version is now available on AmazonAnd our Volume II, Expanding Science, will also be available to members later this year.  To obtain your digital copies become an AAPS member!

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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