Stephan A. Schwartz


Stephan A. Schwartz is a distinguished figure in the fields of consciousness studies, remote viewing, and social transformation. With a career spanning decades, Schwartz has made significant contributions to academia, literature, and research, shaping the discourse surrounding human consciousness and its implications for society.

As a Distinguished Associated Scholar for The California Institute for Human Science and Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, Schwartz has played a pivotal role in advancing our understanding of the human mind. His affiliation with the BIAL Foundation as a Fellow underscores his dedication to cutting-edge research and academic excellence.

Schwartz's literary accomplishments are widely celebrated, with numerous awards recognizing his insightful contributions to both fiction and non-fiction. As an award-winning author, he has captivated audiences with his profound narratives and analytical prowess. His column in the esteemed journal Explore serves as a platform for exploring emerging trends and phenomena shaping the future.

In addition to his academic and literary pursuits, Schwartz has held various research appointments, demonstrating his expertise in the field. His tenure as the Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind, and Healing of the Samueli Institute, as well as his roles as founder and Research Director of the Mobius laboratory and Director of Research of the Rhine Research Center, highlight his significant impact on scientific inquiry.

Schwartz's groundbreaking work in remote viewing has garnered international acclaim, positioning him as a leading authority in the field. His discoveries, including the identification of historical landmarks and submerged artifacts, showcase the practical applications of remote viewing in archaeology and exploration.

Moreover, Schwartz has made notable contributions to journalism and media, leveraging his expertise to inform and educate the public on complex issues. His editorial roles at National Geographic Magazine, Sea Power Magazine, and contributions to prominent publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times reflect his versatility and influence in the media landscape.

In recognition of his contributions to the field, Schwartz has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Parapsychological Association Outstanding Contribution Award and the OOOM Magazine 100 Most Inspiring People in the World award. His latest book, "The 8 Laws of Change," received the prestigious Nautilus Book Award for Social Change, underscoring his commitment to fostering positive societal transformation.

In addition to his academic and literary achievements, Schwartz was honored with the opportunity to present a keynote speech at the Global Webinar On Human Behavioral Science hosted by Displaycia. His address, titled "Entering a New Era: AI vs Human Creative Consciousness," offered profound insights into the intersection of artificial intelligence and human consciousness, further cementing his status as a thought leader in the field.

Stephan A. Schwartz's legacy extends far beyond his individual accomplishments. His unwavering dedication to exploring the mysteries of human consciousness and promoting positive societal change continues to inspire scholars, researchers, and changemakers worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of consciousness studies and beyond.

Academic and Research Appointments:
  • Distinguished Associated Scholar – California Institute for Human Science (2022)
  • Fellow of the William James Center for Consciousness Studies, Sofia University (2018- 2019)
  • Distinguished Consulting Faculty, Saybrook University (2014 to present)
  • Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing. Samueli Institute. (2010 to 2013)
  • Scholar-in-Residence, Atlantic University (2007-2008)
  • BIAL Fundacao Fellow (2006 -2010), (2019-present)
  • Research Associate, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research (1997- 2005);
  • Executive Director, The Rhine Research Center (2005 to 2006);
  • Public Spokesperson, Parapsychological Association (1996 to 2020);
  • Chairman and Research Director of The Mobius Society, (1977-1992);
  • Visiting Professor at John F. Kennedy University (1981-1983);
  • Senior Fellow of the Philosophical Research Society (1976-1979).
Peer-reviewed Journals
  • Schwartz, SA. “The Challenge and the Promise of Anomalous Research.” Subtle Energies. vol. 1 no. 2 1990. pp.iv-x
  • Schwartz, SA. “Kuhn, Context, and Revolution.” Subtle Energies. vol. 1 no 3. 1991. pp iv ix.
  • Schwartz, SA. “The New Covenant Process: America's Opportunity to Establish a Critical Consensus for the 90s and Beyond.” In Blueprint for Presidential Transition. Section. IV - Citizen Participation and Public Consensus. (The Blue Print for Presidential Transition Project: Los Angeles, 30 October 1992). An edited version appeared under the same title in The New Paradigm Digest. Vol. 1. No. 4. Winter 1992. pp. 63-64.
  • Annual Meetings of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. 1997. Schwartz, SA. “An American Profile.” Explore (NY). 2005 Sep;1(5):338-9. PMID: 16781563.
  • Schroll M and Schwartz SA Whither Psi and Anthropology? An Incomplete History of SAC's Origins, Its Relationship with Transpersonal Psychology and the Untold Stories of Castaneda’s Controversy. Anthropology of Consciousness 16:1, 6-24 2005. Schwartz, SA. “Death on the Wing.” Explore (NY). 2005 Nov;1(6):433-6. PMID: 16781587.
  • Schwartz, SA. “A Chinese Puzzle.” Explore (NY). 2006 Jan;2(1):17-8. PMID: 16781603.
  • Schwartz, SA. “Homo Superiorus.” Explore (NY). 2006 Mar;2(2):106-8. PMID: 16781623.
  • Schwartz, SA. “A Different Kind of Woman.” Explore (NY). 2006 May;2(3):198-9. PMID: 16781641.
  • Schwartz, SA. “The Hot and Cold of Success.” Explore (NY). 2006 Jul-Aug;2(4):302-3. PMID: 16846817.
  • Schwartz, SA. “A Soldier in the Sensoid Wars.” Explore (NY). 2006 Sep-Oct;2(5):394-8. PMID: 16979101.
  • Schwartz, SA. “Disease of Distinction.” Explore (NY). 2006 Nov-Dec;2(6):515-9. PMID: 17113492.
  • Schwartz, SA. “Where were you?” Explore (NY). 2006 Nov-Dec;2(6):486-7. PMID: 17113488
  • Schwartz, SA. “Water...Water... Hot and Salty.” Explore (NY) 2007 Jan-Feb;3(1):11-2. PMID: 17234562.
  • Schwartz, SA. “And Nary a Drop to Drink.” Explore (NY) 2007 Mar-Apr;3(2):95-7. PMID: 17362844.
  • Schwartz, SA. “The Governator and the New States Rights.” Explore (NY). 2007 July/August 2007, Vol. 3, No. 4. PMID: 17681255.
  • Schwartz, SA. “The Neuron Strategy.” Explore (NY) 2007 September/October. PMID: 17905354.
  • Schwartz SA. “By the numbers.” Explore (NY). 2007 Nov-Dec;3(6):558-60. PMID: 18005907.
  • Schroll MA and Schwartz SA. Whither Psi and Anthropology? An Incomplete History of SAC's Origins, Its Relationship with Transpersonal Psychology and the Untold Stories of Castaneda's Controversy. Anthropology of Consciousness 16:1:6-24 8 Jan 2008.
  • Schwartz SA. “Giving.” Explore (NY). 2008 Nov-Dec;4(6):357-8. PMID: 18984546
  • Schwartz SA. “Good news and a debt of gratitude.” Explore (NY). 2008 Sep- Oct;4(5):300-1. PMID: 18775399.
  • Schwartz SA. “Willful ignorance.” Explore (NY). 2008 Jul-Aug;4(4):232-4. PMID: 18602615.
  • Schwartz SA. “Leverage point.” Explore (NY). 2008 May-Jun;4(3):168-9. PMID: 18466846.
  • Schwartz SA. “An arrow through time.” Explore (NY). 2008 Mar-Apr;4(2):95-100. PMID: 18316052.
  • Schwartz SA. “The beingness doctrine.” Explore (NY). 2008 Jan-Feb;4(1):15-7. PMID: 18194786.
  • Schwartz SA. Genius. Explore (NY). 2009 Jan-Feb;5(1):16-9. PMID: 19114259
  • Schwartz SA. Migration. Explore (NY). 2009 Mar-Apr;5(2): PMID: 19272578
  • Schwartz SA. mind-body and the social dimension. Explore (NY). 2009 May- Jun;5(3):142-5. PMID: 19409361. Reprinted: Connections Summer 20010 pp. 8-12
  • Schwartz SA. The Gift: Benjamin Franklin and the Creation of Micro-lending and American Philanthropy. Invited Paper Society for the History of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) annual meetings. Springfield, IL. 17 July 2009.
  • Schwartz SA. The illness profit industry and national security. Explore (NY). 2009 Jul- Aug;5(4):197-9. PMID: 19608109
  • Schwartz SA. The Vanishing Middle Class. Explore (NY). 2009 Nov-Dec; 5(6):327- 9.PMID: 19913758.
  • Schwartz SA. Mr South Whidbey, Globalization, and the Worship of Profit. Explore (NY). 2010 Jan;6(1):15-6. PMID: 20129307.
  • Schwartz SA. The Denier Movements Critique Evolution, Climate Change, and NonlocalConsciousness Explore. May 2010 (Vol. 6, Issue 3, Pages 135-142)
  • Schwartz SA. Nonlocal Linkage and the Social Dimension. Explore. (NY). 2009 Jul- Aug;5(4):197-9. PMID: 20362264.
  • Schwartz SA. The Breakdown of Ecosystems, and the Social Devastation That Must Inevitably Follow. Explore. September/October 2010, Vol. 6, No. 5. pp. 293-294.
  • Schwartz SA. Healing the Seas - Acknowledging the Impact of Humans on the World Ocean. Explore. November 2010, Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 349-351.
  • Schwartz SA. A Portrait of American Societal Health. Explore. January 2011, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 8-12.
  • Schwartz SA. The Perfect storm, The Rise of Localism, and its Effects on National Wellness. Explore. Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 9-11, January 2012
  • Schwartz SA. Social Values, Social Wellness: Can We Know What Works? Explore. Volume 8 Issue 2, Pages 89-91, March 2012
  • Schwartz SA. The Vagina Battles and National Wellness. Explore.Volume 8, Issue 3 , Pages 154-157, May 2012
  • Schwartz SA. A Calculation of National Wellness. Explore. Volume 8, Issue 4 , Pages 220- 222, July 2012.
  • Schwartz SA. Climate Change and Willful Ignorance. Explore. Volume 8, Issue 5 , Pages 268-270, September 2012.
  • Schwartz SA. The Great Experiment: Genetically Modified Organisms, Scientific Integrity, and National Wellness. Explore. Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 12-16, January 2013.
  • Schwartz SA. The Transformation of the American Food System, and Its Effects on Wellness. Explore. The Journal of Science and Healing. Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 206-210, July 2013.
  • Schwartz SA. Gun Deaths, The Invisible Epidemic, by the Numbers. Explore. Volume 9, Issue 5, Pages 274-276, September 2013.
  • Schwartz SA. At the Cost of Your Life: Social Value, Social Wellness. Explore. Volume 9, Issue 6 , Pages 351-354, November 2013.
  • Schwartz SA, The Heart of the Matter—The Deeper Meaning of Healing. Explore. Vol. 10, Issue 1, p10–12. December, 2013
  • Schwartz SA. Suffer the Little Children: A Painful Truth. Explore. Vol. 10, Issue 2, p78–80 December 2013
  • Schwartz SA. From One to the Many: The Social Implications of Nonlocal Perception. Explore. Vol. 10, Issue 3, p146–149. February 27 2014
  • Schwartz S. Quotidian Choices. Explore. Vol. 10, Issue 4, p 222–224. April 28 2014
  • Schwartz S. Wellness as the First Priority. Explore. Vol. 10, Issue 5, p 281–283. July 2 2014
  • Schwartz SA. The Psychophysiology of Politics. Explore. Vol. 10, Issue 6, p 354–357. August 26 2014
  • Schwartz SA. Two Roads Converged in a Yellowing Wood. Explore. Volume 11, Issue 2, p. 85-88. March 2015.
  • Schwartz S. A Strategy by Which to Face the Future. Explore. Vol. 11, Issue 3, p 177– 179. February 26 2015
  • Schwartz, S. Water is Destiny. Explore. Vol. 11, Issue 5, p342–345. July 3 2015
  • Schwartz S. A Tale of Two Countries, and A Question. Explore. Vol. 11, Issue 6, p 430– 432. August 26 2015
  • Schwartz S. Childhood, Wellness, and Nonlocal Consciousness. Explore. Vol. 12, Issue 2, p 86–89 December 18 2015
  • Schwartz S. Water is Destiny. Explore. Vol. 11, Issue 5, p342–345. July 3, 2015
  • Schwartz S. A Tale of Two Countries, and A Question. Explore. Vol. 11, Issue 6, p430– 432, August 26, 2015
  • Schwartz S. Science, Death, and Consciousness. Explore. Vol. 12, Issue 1, p15–17, October 29, 2015.
  • Schwartz S. Childhood, Wellness, and Nonlocal Consciousness. Vol. 12, Issue 2, p86–89, December 18, 2015
  • Schwartz S. American Healthcare: A Profile in Shortages. Explore. Vol. 12, Issue 3, p167–170 March 2, 2016
  • Schwartz SA. A Thought Experiment in Wellness: Suppose the United States Matched Norway. Explore. Vol. 12, Issue 4, p233–236, April 20, 2016.
  • Schwartz SA. The Wellness Theorem: A Test of the Hypothesis. Explore. Vol. 12, Issue 5, p310–313, June 30, 2016.
  • Schwartz SA. America’s Deadly Opioid Epidemic From Which Everyone But the Users Profits. Explore. July-August 2017, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 240-242.
  • Schwartz S. America’s White Supremacy Crisis. Explore. September-October 2017, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp.293-297.
  • Schwartz SA. The Oncoming Challenge of Homo Superior. Explore, 2017, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 364-366.
  • Schwartz SA. Climate Change, Wellbeing, and Carbon. Explore, January-February 2018, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp15-18.
  • Schwartz SA. War, Climate Change and Migration. Explore. May-June-2018, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 172-176.
  • Schwartz SA. Why Doesn't America Like Its Children? Explore, Volume 14, Issue 5, September 2018, Pages 324-328.
  • Stephan A Schwartz. “The Role of Nonlocal Consciousness in Creativity and Social Change.” EC Psychology and Psychiatry 7.10 (2018), pp. 665-678.
  • Schwartz S. Life, Death, and Financial Inequality Explore, Volume 15, Issue 1, January -February 2019, Pages 9-12.
  • Schwartz S. Impressions of Shanghai Explore, Volume 15, Issue 2, March–April 2019, Pages 90-94
  • Schwartz SA. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Climate Change. EC Psychiatry and Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 7, 2019
  • Schwartz S. “How Would You Like to Spend the Day With Buckminster Fuller?” Explore. May/June 2019, Vo. 15, No. 3, pp: 178-180.
  • Schwartz SA. The Gulag: America’s Moral Cancer. Explore. July/August 2019.
  • Stephan A. Schwartz The Test. Explore. Volume 15, Issue 5, September–October 2019, Pages 332-333.
  • Schwartz S. Water, Healthcare, and Destiny. Explore November-December 2019.
  • Schwartz SA. Climate change, Covid-19, preparedness, and consciousness Explore. Volume 16, Issue 3May–June 2020, Pages 141-144.
  • Schwartz SA. What would the world be like if the matrix of consciousness were recognized? Explore. Volume 16, Issue 2March–April 2020, Pages 81-84.
  • Schwartz SA. The transformation – nonlocal consciousness becomes a fundamental in our reality. Explore. Volume 16, Issue 1, January–February 2020 Pages 9-11
  • Schwartz SA. America, Covid-19, Climate Change and Migration, Explore, August 2020. Police Brutality, and Racism in America. Explore Volume 16, Issue 5, September– October 2020, Pages 280-282.
  • Schwartz SA. Climate change, Covid-19, preparedness, and consciousness. Explore, Volume 16, Issue 3, May–June 2020, Pages 141-144.
  • Schwartz SA. Covid-19 and the documented failure of the American illness profit system We have to stop treating our doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, and ourselves this way. Explore. Volume 16, Issue 4, July–August 2020, Pages 210-213.
  • Schwartz SA. Life, Death, Hurricanes, Covid-19, and American Financial Inequality. Journal of Accounting and Finance. Volume 20, Issue 4, 2020, Page 2-8.
  • Schwartz SA. America, Consciousness, Covid-19, Climate Change and Migration Explore. Volume 16, Issue 6, November–December 2020, Pages 350-353
  • Schwartz SA. The Failure of Conservative Politics to Foster Wellbeing. Explore. Volume 17, Issue 1, January–February 2021, Pages 5-8.
  • Schwartz SA. Politics, consciousness, psychology, psychiatry, and brain behavior. Explore Volume 17, Issue 2, March–April 2021, Pages 106-108.
  • Schwartz SA. America’s Obsessive Gun Psychosis, Explore Volume 17, Issue 4, July– August 2021, Pages 287-291.
  • Can American Democracy Survive? Six Trends That Hold the Answer. Explore Volume 17, Issue 5, September–October 2021, Pages 391-395.
  • Schwartz SA. America's Desperate Need for Wellbeing. Explore. Volume 18, Issue 1, January–February 2022, Pages 5-9.
  • Schwartz SA. Consciousness, Creativity, Innovation, and Survival. Explore. Volume 18, Issue 2, March–April 2022, Pages 136-139
  • Schwartz SA. Consciousness, Covid, and the Rise of an American Death Cult. Explore. Volume 18, Issue 3, May–June 2022, Pages 259-263
  • Schwartz SA. Consciousness, and the Weaponization of Lies. Explore. Volume 18, Issue 4, July-August 2022, Pages 392-394.
  • Schwartz SA. Driving Out of the Carbon Era. Explore. Volume 18, Issue 5, September- October 2022.
  • Schwartz SA. Culture, Individual Choice, and the Psychology of Social Transformation. EC Psychology and Psychiatry. 28 June 2022, Pages 1-4.
  • Schwartz SA. Driving Out of the Carbon Era. Explore. Volume 18, Issue 5, September– October 2022, Pages 505-508.
  • Schwartz SA. Healthcare after Roe – A saga of shortage, misery, and death. Explore. Volume 18, Issue 6, August 2022.
  • Stephan A. Schwartz. The growing crisis of food and water insecurity, and homelessness, afflicting the United States. Explore. Volume 19, Issue 2, March–April 2023, Pages 167-169.
  • Schwartz SA. The Growing Schism Between Red and Blue States and its Effect on Healthcare for Women. Explore. Volume 19 No. 3, May-June 2023.