Writer, researcher, adventurer, and philosopher Stephan A. Schwartz is a hard person to categorize. He seems to live in parallel worlds following interests whose connections are often hard for others to understand but which seem clear to him. He is the author of Opening to the Infinite: The Art & Science of Remote Viewing(in press); Forgotten Founder: George Mason, and his 18th Century World (in progress); Mind Rover: Explorations with Remote Viewing; The Alexandria Project; and The Secret Vaults of Time which last has just been selected for the Classics in Consciousness series
Also involved in television and film, he served as the executive producer, writer, or advisor for Reflections on Vatican II, Mobius, Mind Over Matter, Interspecies Communication, Psychic Detectives, Healing, The Alexandria Project, Project Deep Quest, and Conversations at the Smithsonian: Innovation, Technology and the Future, among others. He has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Star, Smithsonian Magazine, American Heritage, Omni, Harpers, The Washingtonian, Venture Inward, and Intuition, and has published more than 32 scientific papers in the areas of Remote Viewing, intuition, futurism, creativity, consciousness, therapeutic intent, history and philosophy of science, and geopolitical and strategic analysis.
He has also written speeches for a variety of senior political figures from the President to the Chief of Naval Operations. As an editor, his range is just as wide. He is at once a former editorial staffer of National Geographic, associate editor of Sea Power, and the founding editor-in-chief and designer of Subtle Energies, the jourrnal of the International Society fo Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.
Schwartz currently publishes the daily Schwartzreport, concerning his analysis of trends that will affect the future. It can be read at www.schwartzreport.net. As part of his attempt to make the study of consciousness and the transcendental a more accepted part of science he is the co-founder of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (of the American Anthropological Association), and the Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.
His work for social change can also be seen in his government service as Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, as part of the team that changed the American military from an elitist conscription institution to an all-volunteer meritocracy, and as a member of the board of the ground-breaking citizen diplomacy foundation, the Soviet-American Exchange Program (now The Russian American Center) begun by Esalen Institute.
He is perhaps best known for his role in the creation of Remote Viewing, and his work for almost 20 years using it to locate and reconstruct archaeological sites. He has been involved in numerous expeditions, including one to Grand Bahamas Bank to find the location of the Brig Leander; to Jamaica with the Institute for Nautical Archaeology to survey St. Anne's Bay and locate the site of Columbus' caravel from his fourth and last voyage; and to Alexandria, Egypt, which resulted in the first modern mapping of the Eastern Harbor of Alexandria and the discovery of numerous shipwrecks as well as Mark Anthony's palace in Alexandria, the Ptolemaic Palace Complex of Cleopatra, and the remains of the Lighthouse of Pharos, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
For most of his life he has been motivated by his evolving understanding of how individuals and small groups can, and have, changed history, mostly through what he calls their beingness, by which he means something quite specific involving the nature of an individual's character.
… From Explore May 2005. Vol. 1. No.3. p. 199