IONS – the Institute of Noetic Sciences

My husband and I had the privilege recently to attend a lecture by Edgar Mitchell, the retired Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. As Mr.Mitchell recounted, during his flight back from the moon he had a life changing experience in which he realized that “we all participate in a universe of consciousness.” He spoke about the new film out, “Man in the Right Seat” that tells his story and the transforming effect it had on his life. Shortly after seeing Mr. Mitchell, I also read his fascinating book, The Way of the Explorer.

Within two years of his return, Edgar Mitchell founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1973. He is still a board member there and an active lecturer. Visiting the Institute’s website, I am reminded again of what a remarkable resource the Institute of Noetic Sciences has become. They offer cutting edge research into healing, consciousness, and world transformation as well as books, teleseminars and education materials. In addition to a marvelous online store, there are lively discussion boards and community groups with which to participate. I wholly recommend taking a fresh look at this treasure of a website.

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by Merryn Jose
A professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher; who lives in Westchester, New York. She comes from a long lineage of practicing Celtic psychics. Her web site is a regularly updated resource of Holistic information concerning the development of the intuitive faculties, featuring podcast interviews with cutting edge minds on Merryn is also the Editor-in-Chief and publisher of the online magazine, Merlian News.