Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation
The Institute of Noetic Sciences
Since 1973 the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) has been at the forefront of research and education in consciousness and human potential. Founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the Institute's mission is to explore the frontiers of consciousness to advance individual and collective transformation.
The word noetic is derived from the Greek word nous, which refers to direct and immediate access to knowledge beyond what is available to our normal senses and powers of reason.
Today, IONS is an international nonprofit organization with about 20,000 members; a quarterly magazine, Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness; a unique membership program featuring an annual book, quarterly CDs, DVDs, weekly teleseminars with global leaders from a wide range of fields, and an active online community (www.shiftinaction.com); ongoing research and educational programs; a stunning retreat center on 200 acres; and 220 self-organizing community groups throughout the world, all working together to foster a global shift in consciousness.
In 2007, IONS began publishing The Shift Report, an annual document that charts the transition that appears to be underway worldwide from a rigid, mechanistic, and materialistic worldview to one that is built on a foundation of interconnectedness, cooperation, and the intersection of science and spirituality (www.shiftreport.org).
Through research, education, and community networking, IONS fosters linkages between apparently divergent ideas and disciplines—exploring familiar territory with a new perspective on what is possible for ourselves and the world at large.
For more information, to become a member, or to make a contribution to the Institute of Noetic Sciences, please call us toll free at (877) 769-4667 or visit www.noetic.org.