"Our aim is not to please the sensation-seeker who desires some new thrill for his jaded being, but to uplift mankind and make it find once again those inherent powers almost lost through lack of usage."

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
 Tyler Stevens
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.
About ASCS

Our mission is to discern, develop and disseminate knowledge of how paranormal phenomena may relate to and enhance the development of the human spirit.

Organization      History      By Laws      Join Us

The Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, Inc. aims to offer an arena where those with an interest in the study of consciousness and the fringe sciences can gain access to articles, links and other research to educate and interchange ideas in the zone where spirituality and scientific research interface.

Our main event of the year is our annual conference. We feature a wide range of exceptional speakers presenting subject matter that appeals to both scholars and the general public.

To provide a venue for those who wish to publish, the Academy prints two scholarly quarterlies, The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies and The Searchlight, available to those with paid memberships to ASCS.To see other membership benefits, click here.

As you navigate through this site, you will also find numerous articles by distinguished researchers who found evidence for survival as well as an abundant number of discourses on life after death.

Also available to members and free to the general public is our bi-monthly e-newsletter, Spirituality Matters!To learn more and to opt-in to have it delivered directly to your inbox, click here.

To connect with others of like interests, be sure and visit the ASCS Community Room to exchange ideas and engage in dialogue with other community members. You will find a wide range of topics to explore to feed your curiosity and enhance your knowledge about your specific interests.And best of all, it’s FREE to participate! Hope to see you there!