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Is Consciousness Primary? Conference will be held Oct 2-4, 2020 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.  Tentative speakers include Mario Beauregard, Larry Dossey, Menas Kafatos, David Lorimer, Dean Radin, Gary Schwartz, Marjorie Woollacott, and other leaders in this field.  The Draft Conference Program is now available.  Registration and hotel information will follow.   
BiMonthly Discussions
Our fourth discussion will be scheduled in April.  When scheduled, the time zone start times and the Zoom webinar connection information will be sent to members by email.
New Article Published 
Julie Mossbridge, PhD, an AAPS Founding Board Member, is the Director of the Innovation Lab at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Lead Robot Psychologist and Executive Coach at Hanson Robotics, a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University, the Science Director at Focus@Will Labs, and an Associated Professor in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  She has published a new article The post-materialist economy:  Tech is driving a quiet but quickening scientific revolution. 
Our AAPS Volume 1, Is Consciousness Primary? is now published.  Our AAPS members have received a free copy of this e-book. If you are a member and have not received it please e-mail our Executive Director, Deborah Erickson at (deborah(at)deborahericksonphd.com), to ensure we have your correct email address.  To obtain your copy become an AAPS member and join our BiMonthly Discussions!

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Max Planck, PhD

What does Postmaterialism mean?

Materialism refers to ​assumptions about the nature of reality​. In science it is ​expressed in terms of mathematical theories and experimental tests of concepts like matter, energy, space and time.  ​​Pre-materialism refers to pre-scientific history, when reality was understood ​solely in terms of supernatural or religious concepts.
The prefix “post” ​in post-materialism ​refers to ​the next development in our understanding of reality. ​Post-materialism refers to ​the hypothesis of ​consciousness as ​a ​fundamental​ component of reality​​. Post-materialism is gaining support from an increasing number of scientists and scholars​ who ​​​have ​come to believe that a ​solely ​material approach​ (where “material” is understood in today’s terms) is insufficient to gain a comprehensive understanding of reality.​
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