Professor Allan Combs, PhD, is a consciousness researcher, neuropsychologist, and systems theorist at California Institute of Integral Studies where he is the Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies. He is the author of over 200 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain, and is the founder and past President of the International Society for Consciousness Studies, as well as the recent recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award for advances in consciousness studies. This award was personally delivered by Deepak Chopra. He is Editor of the journals, CONSCIOUSNESS: Ideas and Research for the Twenty-First Century, and The Journal of Conscious Evolution. He was also the winner of the 2002-2003 National Teaching Award of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies.
Professor Combs' most widely read books include Consciousness Explained Better: Towards an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness; Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster (with Mark Holland); and Thomas Berry: Dreamer of the Earth (with Ervin Laszlo).
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Combs, A. (in press). States of consciousness and self-organization. In D. Schuldberg, Richards, R. and Guisinger, S. (Eds.) Nonlinear Psychology: Why Chaos Is Good For You. Oxford, U.K.:Oxford University Press.
Wilcox, S. & Combs, A. (in press). A fractal topology of transcendent experience. In T. Marks-Tarlow, H.L. Friedman, & Y. Shapiro (Eds.) A fractal epistemology for a scientific psychology: bridging the personal wit the transpersonal. Cambridge Scholars. Cambridge, U.K.
Wilcox, S., & Combs, A. (in press). A fractal topology of transcendent experience. The Internation Journal of Transpersonal Studies.
Combs, A., & Krippner, S. (2017). Walter Freeman III and the chaotic nature of dreams. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 21 (4), 475-484.
Combs, A., & Wilcox, S. (2017, in press). A fractal topology of the transcendent state. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. [Sally Wilcox was a previous Transformative Inquiry student who's dissertation Chair was Professor Combs, and whose committee included the astronaut Edgar Mitchell]