Announcing AAPS – Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences

Larry Dossey is pleased to announce AAPS – the Academy for the Advancement of Post-Materialist Sciences – where he is a founding board member.

From the mission statement:

The Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences is a non-profit membership and education organization whose mission is to promote open-minded, rigorous and evidence-based enquiry into postmaterialist consciousness research.

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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Join AAPS for their first annual conference in the Spring of 2019