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Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness

The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (SAC) is an interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of consciousness phenomena in cultures around the world. A section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), SAC members utilize cross-cultural, experimental, experiential, and theoretical approaches to study consciousness.

SAC publishes a journal, Anthropology of Consciousness, holds an annual Spring Meeting, and sponsors sessions at other meetings, such as those of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Through this site, SAC hopes to further scholarly exchanges between anthropologists and persons in other disciplines within consciousness studies.

Visioning and Participatory Action Planning Session

At our annual meeting this year, we are holding a special Visioning Circle to co-create our future. This is an opportunity to join our community of practice, be heard, and shape the future. We invite you to contribute to this dialogue. The day following the Visioning Circle, we will host a Participatory Action Planning session for those interested in being part of the new future. This is a unique opportunity to join the leadership of SAC, so bring your ideas and energy with you.

2018 Spring Meeting

The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness is dedicated to the exploration of consciousness across cultures and times. The theme of the 2018 conference concerns the diverse ways in which healing practices are used and being transformed by technology and modern world philosophy; and these modalities of sound and ritual have significance in healing practices around the world today. We invite you to join us to share your ideas and experiences.


SAC is currently seeking 5 Member-at-Large positions on the Executive Board. One will be a Social Media Chair position. Deadline to submit candidate materials is Feb 14, 2018.

Call for Managing Editor

The Executive Board of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness is now inviting applications for  Managing Editor of its  peer-reviewed  journal, Anthropology of Consciousness.

2016 President’s Letter

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