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Allan Combs (born 6 November 1942) is a consciousness researcher, neuropsychologist, and systems theorist. He considers his most significant work to be the development of a developmental/evolutionary model of the mind using concepts from systems science. Much of this was accomplished in collaboration with his colleague Stanley Krippner. He is also widely known for his collaboration with Ken Wilber on the Wilber-Combs lattice.
Professor Combs is the author of over 200 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain. He holds a full-time appointment at the California Institute of Integral Studies where he is the Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies, and holds a part-time appointment at Saybrook Graduate School. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and Academic Director for the Conscious Evolution Master's Degree Program at The Graduate Institute.
Combs is a the founder of the Society for Consciousness Studies and co-founder of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences, a member of the General Evolution Research Group, the Integral Institute, and the one-hundred member Club of Budapest. He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Conscious Evolution, Associate Editor of Dynamical Psychology, and serves on the Editorial Boards of a variety of scientific journals. He was the winner of the 2002-2003 National Teaching Award of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs, and in the same year the held the UNCA Honorary Ruth and Leon Feldman Professorship.
Allan lives in Santa Rosa, California, with his wife Julie and two corgi dogs named Bonnie and Clyde. His daughter Monica Combs works as an artist and tattoo master in Asheville, North Carolina, and his daughter Mollie Dezern is an art critic and lives in San Francisco.
- Combs, A. (2002). The Radiance of being: Understanding the grand integral vision; Living the integral life. St Paul, MN: Paragon House.
- Combs, A. (2009). Consciousness explained better: Towards an integral understanding of the multifaceted nature of consciousness. St Paul, MN: Paragon House.
- Combs, A. (Ed.). (1910). Special issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies: A Victorian’s Guide to Consciousness. 17 (11-2).
- Combs, A., Germine, M, & Goertzel, B. (Eds.). (2004). Mind in time: The dynamics of thought, reality, and consciousness. Hampton, Cresskill, NJ.
- Combs, A., & Holland, M. (1990). Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster. New York: Paragon House. (Second edition with forward by Ervin Laszlo; 1995. Third edition with foreword by Robin Robertson; 2001.)
- Combs, A. (Ed.), Laszlo, E., Artigiani, R., & Csányi, V. (1996). Changing visions: Human cognitive maps, past, present and future. London: Adamantine Press; Westport, CT: Praeger.
- Combs, A., Pfaffenberger, A., & Marko, P. (Eds.). (2011). The postconventional personality: Empirical perspectives on higher development. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
- Ervin Laszlo, E., & Combs, A. (2011). Dreamer of the Earth: The Relevance of Thomas Berry, prophetic visionary (1914-2009). Selected essays. Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions.
- Robertson, R., & Combs, A. (Eds.). (1995). Chaos theory in psychology and the life sciences. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Sulis, W., & Combs, A. (Eds.). (1996). Nonlinear dynamics in human behavior. Singapore: World Scientific.
- Source Integralis, Combs' website
- Saybrook Graduate School
- California Institute of Integral Studies
- The Graduate Institute
- University of North Carolina-Asheville
- The General Evolution Research Group
- The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences
- Integral Institute
- Club of Budapest
- Journal of Conscious Evolution
- Dynamical Psychology