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

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  • IONS was well represented at the Science of Consciousness Conference this year – our CEO Claire Lachance spent much of the week at this academic conference, soaking in the lively discussions and presentations about the nature of consciousness, both in the traditional neuroscien
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  • BIAL is a Portuguese pharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and provide therapeutic solutions within the area of health. The Fundação BIAL is the non-profit foundation arm of company and is a major funder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and parapsychol
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  • Since the passing of IONS’ visionary founder, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, two years ago, the IONS board, staff, and scientists have continually worked to not only preserve Edgar’s original vision, but to boldly expand IONS impact at a time when our world desperately n
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  • Have you ever noticed that some of life's best insights come from completely unexpected places? This happened to me last week as I was having lunch with John Cleese, the legendary comedian and actor best known for Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and A Fish Called Wanda. A passionate
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    Not magic like a Hogwarts letter arriving in the mail, or the feigned magic of Houdini. Not cauldrons or broomsticks or lightning bolts springing from the fingertips. But real magic. A genuine but hidden power residing within each sentient being.
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  • Monday night I received the news that our beloved Bob Blackstone had passed away.


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  • “The reason I’m involved in this project is not because I’m an AI expert, I’m a human being who sees the potential future of AI as being disastrous and sees this as a possible way to shift that.”
    - Dr. Julia Mossbridge



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  • Earlier this month, Cassandra Vieten, Helané Wahbeh, Jonathan Schooler, and myself made presentations at the Symposium on Human Consciousness at the Vivenanda Ashram on paradise island near Nassau in the Bahamas. More than 200 participants from the ashram attended our sessions.
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  • I was pleasantly surprised when I was contacted by CBS News recently and asked to be interviewed for a Sunday Morning segment on extraordinary aspects of the mind and brain, including ESP. Having spent decades studying these phenomena as a scientist, I’m always willing to talk
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  • Join IONS this fall, November 6-18, 2018, on a spiritual and cultural immersion journey to the stunning highlands of Guatemala, the homeland of the Mayan people. For over 600 years the Mayans held a splendid, high culture of arts, architecture, mathematics and astronomy. Based on

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