Stephan A Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The Implications of the Final Transition – A Different Way of Ordering the World


In the end what is The Final Transition telling us? Is it only about physical death and an ending or is death part of a cycle? When we look at the totality of science available to us, actual data, seeing it in the accounts of millions and millennia of cultural traditions, what can a reasonable person conclude?

This presentation addresses that question. It covers the debate between those who think that consciousness is entirely physiological, a sequence of processes within one’s neuroanatomy, and those who feel consciousness is not entirely resident in our brain, nor limited by space-time, and that death is not an end. From this perspective a very different set of social priorities emerges. It is one that is compassionate and life-affirming, one that makes wellness the first priority. What would that world look like, and how can an individual make a difference towards creating it.


Stephan A. Schwartz has spent a lifetime focused on exceptional human performance, particularly involving nonlocal aspects of consciousness, creative genius, and spiritual epiphany, and is one of the founders of modern remote viewing. He has been doing research on the nature of consciousness for over 40 years, as both a scientist and through the study of the world’s spiritual, shamanic, and religious traditions.

His most recent research focus has been on how through a Strategy of Beingness individuals can create life- affirming social change. He is the editor of the daily web publication,, and the columnist for the research journal, Explore.

He is the former Senior Samueli Fellow at the Samueli Institute, Research Director of the Mobius Society, Research Director of the Rhine Research Center, Senior Fellow of the Philosophical Research Society, Scholar in Residence at Atlantic University, and Adjunct Professor at John Kennedy University.

He is the spokesperson for the Parapsychological Association, and a former board member; co-founder of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness of the American Anthropological Association, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, and the International Remote Viewing Association.

He is the author of four books, mostly recently Opening to the Infinite, 20 chapters in books edited by others, and over 120 technical papers, and peer-reviewed publications. He is a listee in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.