IONS was founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, (co-author of Psychic Exploration) and offers education and outreach to help support individual and collective transformation. This nonprofit also conducts and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit into conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor.
The Institute’s primary program areas are consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews. For a list of upcoming events and workshops, please visit the Noetic events page.
Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science, Understanding the Nature and Power of Consciousness is a primer on psychic research, life's purpose, and the meaning of the universe. Edgar D. Mitchell, not only an astronaut but also a distinguished researcher of the study of human consciousness, brought together eminent scientists to write about issues once considered too controversial to discuss. This book includes fascinating chapters on the history of parapsychology, telepathy, hauntings, psychic phenomena, and consciousness, along with an extensive glossary and index. This timeless anthology continues to be appealing as a reference work for those curious about the history of parapsychology, fans of the world of psi, and readers interested in the meaning of the universe. Contributors include leading scholars: Willis W. Harman, Jean Houston, Stanley Krippner, Robert Masters, William G. Roll, Russell Targ, Charles T. Tart, Montague Ullman, and many more. Originally published in 1974, Cosimo is proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds of the republished edition of Psychic Exploration goes towards IONS.
"The Grounded 2" Premiere
Featuring IONSs founder Edgar Mitchell, "The Grounded 2" (sequel to "The Grounded"), will premiere at the Contact in the Desert Conference on August 9th at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. In both documentary films, you can see the Grounding phenomenon transform the life of people, plants, and animals who were sick or struggling with health issues. The film discusses why and how all living beings should be in natural contact with the Earth.
Save the Date
IONS 16th International Conference, titled "The Science of Being, The Spirit of Community," will take place in Oak Brook, IL from July 22 to 26, 2014. For more information, please visit the conference page.
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