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BiMonthly Member Discussions

The AAPS is pleased to announce our next discussion for members will be on Monday, January 18 at 11 am Pacific time, 2 pm Eastern time, and 7 pm London time with Stephan A. Schwartz.  Stephan is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, and a BIAL fellow. He is an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction, columnist for the medical and consciousness research journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net in which he covers trends that are affecting the future. His other academic and research appointments include: Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute; founder and Research Director of the Mobius laboratory; Executive Director of the Rhine Research Center; and Senior Fellow of The Philosophical Research Society. See his AAPS page for more on his background.
Past member discussion presentations in 2020 included Dean Radin, Gary Schwartz, and Julia Mossbridge. 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

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 looking forward to planning an even better conference to be held in 2021!
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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