Latest Activity

Profile IconJFarrow, James Rile and James E Beichler joined ascsi2
Jul 28, 2021
Cathleen Goode is now a member of ascsi2
Sep 17, 2017
Patrick M Lapham posted a status
"Just joined and want to express joy and l Look forward to sharing life journey and hope in the future. Peace"
Aug 17, 2017
Patrick M Lapham posted photos
Aug 17, 2017

June 2017 ASCSI Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

OUR Site Has Moved. Click Here to 2017 Conference site!!!!

The 2017 ASCSI East Coast

Conference is in

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

June 7-11, 2017


 The 2017 conference topic is "Aspects of Consciousness."

There are several conference themes representing ASCSI sections.  These are for people interested in specific subject areas within the "Aspects of Consciousness."  They are:

  • Spiritual Mysticism and the Spiritual Transformative Experience
  • After-Death Experience and the Survival of Consciousness
  • Mind/Body Medicine: An Integrative Approach
  • Physics of Consciousness
  • Dream Studies & Interpretation
  • Spirit Communication
  • Altered States of Consciousness

 There will be over 30 speakers plus a selection of pre and post conference workshops on various topics.  This conference is an excellent combination of both evidence based scientific research and experiential sharing.

Early Bird registration rates will be available through April 30, 2017

$220 for Members and $245 for Non-Members

Please visit and bookmark our website for a full conference program, registration fees and room registration.

Conference Location: Sheraton Chapel Hill, Durham, NC


Pre-conference Workshop

with Lee Lawrence

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Welcome to the ASCSI Community Room

The mission of (ASCSI)The Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, Inc. is to discern, develop and disseminate knowledge of how understanding the various “Aspects of Consciousness” relates to and enhances the development of the human spirit.

You are welcome to join our community and share in our endeavor to gain insight into spirituality and human consciousness.  There are various approaches and aspects of consciousness, each with its own body of knowledge and research.  Our community room includes subgroups on various topics in order that everyone may follow their individual path of searching for knowledge.  

We strive to keep discussion postings and commentary in a positive constructive mode, avoiding personal attacks and using logical fallacies in your commentary and critiques.

Specialty Topic Groups

In order to meet the diverse interests of our valued members, ASCSI has developed “Specialty Topic Groups” within our organization.  Each of these groups represents a topic within the general theme of “Aspects of Consciousness.”

Each Specialty Topic Group serves as a forum for the exchange of knowledge with group members and a resource for ASCSI publication articles and conference speaker/workshop recommendations.

We welcome you to become active within ASCSI by joining groups which align with your interests.  These Specialty Topic Groups are not intended to compete with existing non-profit organizations whose mission parallels the ASCSI Groups.  The intent is to welcome any non-profit organization with a parallel mission and to promote their membership, publications and conferences in our events and publications.

Current Specialty Topic Groups: (Click on the topic for link)


Welcome to the ASCSI Community Discussion Forum.  We welcome your participation.  

Please visit and join the various discussion groups that are of interest to you.

Thank you for posting and assisting in that process and feel free to invite others who share your interests to join this forum.


Blog Posts

Summary of my own lay OBEs research (also posted on the ACISTE Experiencer Forum)

Posted by julia sellers on July 8, 2016 at 5:15am 0 Comments

Dear experiencers,

below pls. find a compilation of my own research on OBEs.

Over the last 20 years I have compiled the following characteristics (typology) of out of body experiences. It is solely based on:

- my own experience with OBEs (I had my first OBE in 1995)…


Soul Work Ensemble Project Tasmania, Australia

Posted by Philip Crouch on August 24, 2014 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

Dear Friends of ASCS,

This is my first post on ASCS so please be kind. As a 67 years passionate person who is enjoying travelling through the many pathways and journeys of Spirituality and Consciousness awareness it is good to really connect with like minded persons. Since a premonitory dream in 1973 that fully manifested in 1974 the journey of exploration as both student (aren't we always one) and facilitator has taken me through: spiritualism, new-age practices, social justice, men's work, positive ageing & theatre performance work. Fast forward 2012, where being inspired to deepen my own journey of ageing/spirituality/conscious awakening Soul Work Ensemble [.org] was born ...or reborn! This now involves facilitating a "Circle of Wisdom" home group, publishing a quarterly e-news, maintaining a website - and in 2015 a community discussion group project.The project themes include: Dreams, Spirituality, Conscious Awakening, Soul Work and Paranormal…


Posted by Karen Herrick on May 28, 2013 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

One can go on and listen to 1 hr presentation by Karen Herrick PhD on Spirituality and Dysfunctional Families  Interview took place May 25th 2013 but will be on their web site for awhile.  FYI  Enjoy!!!



Started by Tom Butler Sep 23, 2017. 0 Replies

A person calling themselves MELINDA BABY is trying to get people to contact her. I don't know why. She seems to be all over the Internet sending the same message to people. I recommend you ignore the…Continue

proposed Practitioner Advocacy Panel

Started by Tom Butler Mar 10, 2016. 0 Replies

Because of recent mistreatment of research subjects and the possible harm it may cause the greater community, I have written a proposal for a community supported Practitioner Advocacy Panel.See:…Continue

My OBE/STE Experience

Started by Jane Fazzari. Last reply by Sharon Allen Nov 26, 2015. 4 Replies

I just discovered this website as I am very interested in  discussing the Afterlife, since I now know for sure it exists. I had an OBE/STE that was totally spontaneous.  I was in training to become a…Continue

God lives outside obvious circles

Started by Donna Cox Baker Mar 28, 2015. 0 Replies

The Spokesman-Review posted this article about retired Methodist pastor Paul Graves's…Continue


Active Conversations



    You are disconnected from chat. Connect to join the chat.

    Suspended From Chat

    Sign up to chat on ascsi2.

    Sign Up



    • Add Photos
    • View All


    • Add Videos
    • View All

    © 2023   Created by Lee Lawrence.   Powered by

    Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service