June 2016 ASCSI Conference in Chapel Hill/ Durham NC

Thanks to Everyone Who Attended and Made This Conference a Huge Success.

You are invited to attend
The 41st annual Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies conference in Chapel Hill, NC, June 8-12, 2016

  The 2016 conference topic is "Aspects of Consciousness."

There are four 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

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 paranormal phenomena may relate to and enhance 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.


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 ...to 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!!!


proposed Practitioner Advocacy Panel

Started by Tom Butler Mar 10. 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

NBC's TODAY to Launch New Series on Spirtuality 'Do You Believe?'

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

BWW article discusses Easter-week series on…Continue


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