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.
The Academy’s semi-annual Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, publishes scholarly papers and book reviews. A subscription to the Journal comes with membership in the Academy. Here are some examples of the type of articles published over the past few years. (Up until 2015, the Journal was published quarterly.)
“Two new procedures that connect people with loved ones in spirit.”
“Roswell on Mt. Royal: spirits & aliens.”
“Spoon bending and table lifting.”
“Three materialization séances with David Thompson.”
“Psyche and the sexes, or gender differences and the paranormal.”
“Losing faith and gaining perspective: How trauma and loss can create a more spacious form of spiritual awareness.”
“The strange case of Becky Carter.”
Journal changes over the years:
The Journal spans three eras. The first, under the title The Journal of Religion and Psychical Research (JRPR), belonged to a time when this organization was the academic affiliate of Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, and was known as the Academy of Religion and Psychical Research (ARPR). The second era, under the title Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies (JSPS), began as a result of the transition of ARPR to the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, Inc. (ASPSI), as an independent organization. ASPSI’s publications began in January 2006, but, to emphasize the continuity, the sequence of volume numbers was not broken. The current name was instituted when the Academy’s name was changed in 2012 to the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies (ASCSI).