James E. Beichler, Ph.D
Former President
Alan Hugenot, D.Sc.
Vice President
William Wilson, J.D.
Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
Asst. Treasurer
Lee S. Lawrence, CPA
President Emeritus
 Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
Executive Administrator
 Paul Hauser, J.D.
ASCS Board
of Directors
♦ Boyce Batey, B.A.
♦ James E. Beichler, Ph.D
♦Jacquelyn A. Close
♦Rick Darby
♦ Stephen H. Hall, B.GS.
♦ Alan Hugenot, D.Sc.
♦ Lee E. Lawrence, CPA
♦ John Franklin Miller III, Ph.D.
♦ Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C.
♦ Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
♦ David Stang, J.D.
♦ William E. Wilson, J.D.
ASCS Advisory
♦ Stafford Betty, Ph.D.
♦ Edward R. Close PhD, PE, SFSPE
♦ Larry Dossey, M.D.
♦ Suzanne R. Giesemann
♦ Jean Houston, Ph.D.
♦ Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
♦ Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D.
♦ Raymond A. Moody Jr., M.D., Ph.D.,
♦ Vernon M. Neppe, M.D., Ph.D, BN&NP, FRSSAf, DFAPA
♦ Anne Puryear, D.D.
♦ Herb Puryear, Ph.D.
♦ Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.
♦ John W. White, M.AT.

"You and I may not have the power to bring about sensational happenings, but at least we can, in our small way, help in the furtherance of the knowledge that there are vast horizons quite beyond our perception, stretching limitless into the infinite."
– F.W.H. Myers via G. Cummins [4]


In addition to being a part of a dynamic and growing organization dedicated to making a real difference in the world by educating people about the true nature of reality and their spirit self, members of ASCS recieve the following benefits.

Household Multi-Memberships:
Applications for membership may include the names of any and all adults residing at the same mailing address. There is no extra charge for additional members who share the publication subscriptions.

Each member of the Academy receives subscriptions to the Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies (twice per year) and The Searchlight newsletter (six times per year) Archives of the on-line newsletter, Spirituality Matters, accessed at Spirituality Matters! Archives is free to members and non-members. We are working on resuming new issues which will be emailed to those who opt in.

Volunteer Opportunites:
There are lots of meaningful and productive ways to serve. Join our volunteer staff and help us bring enlightenment and solace to a wide and growing audience of seekers.

Opportunity to Review Books:
Members retain books that they review on behalf of the Academy.

Spirituality Matters
Conference Discounts:

For ASCS conferences,  registration fees for members will be reduced by an amount equal to the annual dues that they have paid prior to registration.

Categories Payment

Individual Membership.
(May include others residing in same household at no extra charge.)

$40.00 annually within the U.S.
$25.00 for Students age 25 and under
$25.00 for Seniors age 65 and over

$50.00 annually for Canada which includes additional shipping charges
$35.00 for Canadian Students age 25 and under
$35 for Canadian Seniors age 65 and over

$60.00 annually for International which includes additional shipping charges
$45.00 for International Students age 25 and under
$35 for International Seniors age 65 and over

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For Libraries and Subscribing Agencies:
We offer special subscription pricing to recieve only the ASCS Journal. Library memberships are not available for individuals.

For Subscriptions, an additional shipping charge of $9.00 for Canada and $15.00 for International is added to subscription fees.






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