New! The AAPS has many active student members who have been contributing to the Academy in a variety of ways. One of the ways they have been contributing is by compiling a volume to be published by the AAPS Press with their own essays and other inspirations concerning the topic of the primacy of consciousness. In addition, one of our students asked to expand our website to include not only science, but also the arts. In this way we invite you to explore how a worldview that supports the primacy of consciousness has also permeated the arts throughout the ages. The Primacy of Consciousness through Art displays examples of art from the past centuries that illustrate this lens on reality and added a short description for each example. We hope you enjoy this addition to the AAPS website!
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!
AAPS Postmaterialist Sciences Series Volume III: Spiritual Awakenings: Scientists and Academics Describe their Experiences
AAPS Volume III is now available to all members as a PDF, and on Amazon as a Kindle version and paperback. Volume 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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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 email@example.com.
- Length: 6 pages maximum, 12-point font, single-spaced.
- Include the following sections:
- Specific aims
- Background literature review and significance of the research
- 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