“Each one of us is linked by all the material, organic and psychic strands of his being to all that surrounds him… The true physics is that which will, one day, achieve the inclusion of man in his wholeness in a coherent picture of the world.”
— Teilhard de Chardin, Jesuit priest and paleontologist, 1881-1955

In our Twin Cities-based IONS group we share resources that we are particularly passionate about. Some of them are compiled here. Eventually, as the lists grow, these tabs will be grouped by subject areas. Use the CONTACT form to offer other suggestions (name, title, website link, 2-4 sentence synopsis).


Find our recommended book list (currently 21 titles) organized at Powell’s Books

Two that are being considered for explorations in future e-guides include:

The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot

A theory of reality that explains the paranormal abilities of the mind, the latest frontiers of physics and the unsolved riddles of brain and body.

Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything, by Ervin Laszlo

If there is, as mystics maintain, an interconnecting cosmic field that conveys information as the foundation of everything — the Akashic Field — our discoveries in vacuum physics are giving scientific credence to how this might work. A sea of fluctuating energies for everything from atoms to galaxies, living beings and consciousness. The memory of the universe — past, present and future. Philosopher and scientist Ervin Laszlo does a masterful job explaining this field.

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Dean Radin has recommended these new titles for anyone interested in psi: 

Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century by Etzel Cardena (Editor). This is a massive state-of-the-art review of the field, written by many psi researchers.
Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science by Ed May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha. An excellent two-volume review written by many contributors. Some content overlap with the Handbook.
Evidence for Psi: Thirteen Empirical Research Reportsby Damien Broderick and Ben Goertzel (editors). A very nice collection of papers reporting empirical studies of psi.
ESP WARS: East and West: An Account of the Military Use of Psychic Espionage As Narrated by the Key Russian and American Players by Ed May, Victor Rubel and Loyd Auerbach. The true story of both the US and Russian “StarGate” programs of psychic espionage.
Anomalous Cognition: Remote Viewing Research and Theory by Ed May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha. This is a collection of reports document studies developed under the auspices of the US government’s StarGate program.

Dean Radin — probing human consciousness, principally psi phenomena, using the tools and techniques of science

Joanna Macy — psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin — Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and conceived the idea of the Omega Point (a maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which he believed the universe was evolving)

Rupert Sheldrake — investigates parapsychological phenomenon as a biologist, including unexplained aspects of animal behavior (how pigeons find their way home, telepathic abilities of dogs, cats and other animals) and of people (the sense of being stared at, telepathy between mothers and babies, premonitions)

Ervin Laszlo — noted Hungarian developer of the “Akasha Paradigm,” a new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness

Peter Russell — author of “From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey Into the Mystery of Consciousness,” among others, that cogently explains for laypeople the concepts of how consciousness is at the foundation of everything in the universe

Barbara Marx Hubbard — called “the voice for conscious evolution” by Deepak Chopra

Brian Swimme — after earning a doctorate in mathematics, he has taught evolutionary cosmology as a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and leader of the Center for the Story of the Universe

Brian Greene — director of Columbia’s Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics who has been called “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today” by the Washington Post

Ken Wilber — originator of Integral Theory, driving toward a “theory of everything” that helps to enrich and deepen every field through an understanding of exactly how and where each one fits in relation to all the others.