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Our next Member Discussion will be held in October on Zoom.  Our speaker on August 17 was Charley Tart, PhD.  Dr. Tart is an Emeritus Faculty member of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto (now Sofia University), is internationally known for his psychological work on the nature of consciousness (particularly altered states of consciousness), for his research in scientific parapsychology, and for being one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology.  For more information and to review his background, see his AAPS Board Member page.  
This session and the session with Dean Radin on June 22 were recorded and are now available for members.  Want to view Charley or Dean’s presentations?  Join AAPS!
New Articles Published 
Stephan Schwartz, PhD, an AAPS Founding Board Member, is also a Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, a Fellow of the William James Center for Consciousness Studies, Sofia University, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research.  He has recently published two new articles that explore the future of consciousness:
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. 
Is Consciousness Primary? Conference has been postponed in 2020 due to the global pandemic.  We’re looking forward to planning an even better conference to be held in 2021!
AAPS Volume 1 and Volume 2 
Our AAPS Volume 1, Is Consciousness Primary? 2nd Edition is now available for members as PDF.  The paperback version will be available via Amazon soon.   And our Volume 2, Expanding Science, will also be available to members later this year.  To obtain your copies become an AAPS member!

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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