The IONS blog explores states of consciousness and the role of spirit and intention in health and healing.

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  • What is the Human Energy Field? How does it relate to emotions, and how do we research it in a way that respects the healing process as well as the scientific process? 

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  • Are you working on a consciousness-based project that you are passionate about? Are you interested in an opportunity to share your work with others? Are you planning to attend the 17th International IONS Conference in July, 2017 in Oakland, CA? Then YOU can apply for a chance to
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  • I think, therefore I am. Right?! Maybe not. Modern science has typically localized consciousness in the brain, but recent studies have shown evidence of consciousness showing up in the heart, the gut, and parts of individual cells. What will be revealed next? Could the mystics be
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  • I grew up in a culture where parents spend their lives taking care of their children and in return adult children are expected to take care of their parents through their later years. Living on a small island meant families stayed close to each other, which allowed for a greater
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  • IONS’ First Annual Consciousness in Action Award

    IONS is dedicated to supporting and recognizing the next generation of noetic scholars, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and practitioners in their professional lives. We recognize the importance of expanding the legacy of the noet
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  • Have you ever been in the middle of a deep, noetic experience, and wondered what, if any, scientific objective truth underpins your personal insight? Us too!

    It was this same experience that inspired IONS founder Edgar Mitchell to bring the powerful intersection of objective scien
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  • The amount of research and scientific literature on meditation has increased exponentially in the past 15 years, and today we find significant interest in meditation research at major universities and medical facilities worldwide.

    While meditation research has become ubiquitous, t
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  • If you are looking for some inspiration in this changing civil and political climate, here is a video from our newest fellow, Dr. Michael Sapiro.  Presented to the Idaho Air National Guard's 124th Fighter Wing after a return from a 6 month combat deployment to Turkey, Michael ta
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  • Empathy is not a passive emotion. While we are born with the potential for empathy, it must also not only be learned, but actively practiced to maintain the ability to understand and appreciate things from someone else’s perspective. It requires an open mind, a strong social tr
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  • The purpose of this study is to learn whether people who experience psychic abilities share certain genetic similarities.

    We are currently looking for participants who feel they, and their family members, DO NOT have psychic abilities. The reason we need people with absolutely no
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