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

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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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  • This January, like the one before and the one after, we will see a flurry of quotes and memes and videos that will largely constitute our celebration of Martin Luther King Day. But this particular January—perhaps more than ever—we need to move beyond that superficial encounte
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  • Research into the brain has revealed that gratitude is a social emotion; it is an experience of a deeper sense of connection and trust that transforms us. In giving thanks, we shift our perspective; we free ourselves from fear and stress, and open our hearts to opportunity, poten
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  • We at IONS are thrilled to have had one of our most successful years ever in furthering the fields of noetic research and education. It is thanks to our many donors, partners and friends that we can proudly reflect on the past year, and be excited for what the coming year holds.

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  • Paul Temple, co-founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and chairman of the IONS Board of Directors for 17 years, passed away on November 29, 2016, surrounded by his beloved wife, Diane, and seven children. He died as he had lived – peaceful, conscious and ready for his nex
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  • Spoiler alert: ‘The Force’ is strong with IONS.

    Reflect for a moment on the galactic numbers of people who will go and see the next Star Wars blockbuster, Rogue One, released on December 16th. It will be, arguably, millions more than the number of people who attend religious s
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