The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies

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.)

Article Examples

“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).


Guidelines for Articles Submitted to

The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies

The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies Editor welcomes submis­sions of relevant articles including laboratory research, clinical research, clinical observations, case reports, literature review, and philosophical discussions. Rel­evant book reviews and letters to the editor are also considered. All submissions must be original and not under simultaneous consideration by other journals. Please either submit a CD of the manuscript in Microsoft Word or as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word. First priority for publication is given to material from members; others are considered and used when appropriate and when space permits. Each bi-annual issue contains 80 pages, with about 600 words on each full-print page of text.

CONTENT: Research articles dealing with the interface between religion and psychical research are of special interest for the Journal. Articles on related fields of psi phenomena, religion, philosophy, science, and metaphysics can also be rel­evant and of interest to Journal readers.

LENGTH: The preferred length of an article is a maximum of 5,000 words plus a bibliography not exceeding two pages. A letter to the editor should not exceed 1,200 words. Book reviews can vary from one to five pages. Occasionally, articles on a specific topic will be solicited from established authorities in that particular field.

FORMATS: Type all submitted material double-spaced on one side of the paper only and include with each article an abstract of no more than 100 words. Do not use numbers for source citations, but place the references in parenthesis in the text. For example: “He was supposed to shine with his own light.” (Boyce, p. 72). The references in the Bibliography are to be placed in alphabetical order. Examples of formats for the Bibliography are:

ARTICLES: Morse, D.R. “Stress and the Afterlife.” Journal of Religion and Psychical Research 1998; 21(4): 194-205.

BOOKS: Glynn, P. God The Evidence: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA, 1997.

EXCERPTS FROM BOOKS: Merkelbach, R. “Mithras,” In Cavendish, R. ed. Man, Myth, & Magic: The Illustrative Encyclopedia of Mythology, Religion, and the Unknown, Vol. 13, M. Cavendish, New York, 1994, pp. 1751-1754.

MEETING PRESENTATIONS: Wolf, L. “Jewish Meditation: A Kab­balistic Approach to a Balanced Life.” Presented at the Gersham YMHA, Philadelphia, June 2,1997.

INTERNET CITATIONS: Griffith, G. “ Presented on August 11, 1998 at the Internet site: http://Icedar.evansville.edu/~ecoleweb/articles/mithra­ism.html


EDITOR

James E. Beichler
✉ jim@ascsi.org