INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES – GENERAL INFORMATION – OVERVIEW and REVIEW

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In depth overview of the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ work, mission, vision, history, publications and other offerings available at their IONS campus in Petaluma, California – USA

WHAT IS THE INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES?

The Institute of Noetic Sciences aka (IONS) is a nonprofit research, education, membership organization exploring the frontiers of consciousness.

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The institute’s purpose is to support research and education on consciousness, human potential, and personal and social transformation. Their primary activities include support for scientific and scholarly research; development of educational opportunities; hosting activities at their retreat center; paper- and online publishing; collaborative inquiry on critical social issues; and support for personal and professional networking. IONS works closely with numerous partner organizations and a global network of colleagues in the sciences, business, health care, education, and various other professional fields.

The institute is financially supported by approximately 20,000 members and friends located in all fifty United States and in nearly fifty countries on six continents who contribute through annual dues and monthly giving programs, gift memberships, and larger individual financial gifts. The institute’s board of directors also contribute significantly to the institute.

WHAT EXACTLY ARE NOETIC SCIENCES?

The word “noetic” comes from the ancient Greek nous, for which there is no exact equivalent in English. It refers to “inner knowing,” a kind of intuitive consciousness—direct and immediate access to knowledge beyond what is available to our normal senses and the power of reason.

Noetic sciences are explorations into the nature and potentials of consciousness using multiple ways of knowing—including intuition, feeling, reason, and the senses. Noetic sciences explore the “inner cosmos” of the mind (consciousness, soul, spirit) and how it relates to the “outer cosmos” of the physical world.

IONS’ VISION:

“At the Institute of Noetic Sciences, we employ the rigor of science, balanced by personal and collective wisdom, to support a shift in consciousness that transforms present global conditions into a world grounded in freedom, wisdom, and love. We serve an emerging movement of globally conscious citizens dedicated to manifesting our highest capacities”.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS):

  • Explores the frontiers of consciousness
  • Builds bridges between science and spirit
  • Researches subtle energies and the powers of healing
  • Inquires into the science of love, forgiveness, and gratitude
  • Studies the effects of conscious and compassionate intention
  • Seeks to understand the basis of prevailing worldviews
  • Practices freedom of thought and freedom of spirit

IONS’ MISSION:

“Advancing the science of consciousness and human experience to serve individual and collective transformation”

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OVERVIEW of the INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES

The Institute of Noetic Sciences aka IONS is located in Petaluma, Northern California and conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness—including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. The Institute maintains a commitment to scientific rigor while exploring phenomena that have been largely overlooked by mainstream science.

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Petaluma, California – USA - Home to the Institute of Noetic Sciences - Aerial view to the southeast

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