Maslow first published his Hierarchy of Needs theory in the 1940s and refined it in the mid 1950s. The state of Self Actualization and its implications were very influential in the development of the human potential movement in psychology in the 1960’s and 70’s. Then, in the late 1990’s, Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson published their studies of a growing segment of the adult population they called the Cultural Creatives. This course will examine both of these topics, explore the states of consciousness they imply, and the cultural values they exemplify. The Cultural Creatives exemplify the values of an Earth Day kind of environmentalism, strong, healthy local community development, individual spiritual practices, diversity, social inclusion and human rights of all kinds. If this group does, indeed, now stand at almost a third of the adult population in the United States, what does that imply for future policies and why is it that they don't seem to be having more of an impact on current values and policies? Do you count yourself among them? Come and find out.