Tag Archive for Conscious Circle

Guidepost #2: Is Awareness fundamental to the universe?

In Guide #2 we ask many questions. This is your space to respond to any questions you have about consciousness… theorize about the potentiality of near-death experience… or comment on your own perspective about the fundamental nature of awareness (agree? disagree? all viewpoints are welcome). Some questions you might respond to include: Are our brains…

Introducing Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Field

In some circles, Rupert Sheldrake is controversial. The debate over whether to post his TED Talk about the morphic field caused a storm when an anonymous science board said no, he’s full of hooey. Why? In this local discussion group, held in a Minnesota IONS home in October 2014, three members introduced the story of…

Guidepost Conversation #1: Explaining Mystical Experience

The first e-guide in this series laid out groundwork based on concepts offered by Edgar Mitchell’s research and writing for The Way of the Explorer. It lightly touched on how quantum physics shook scientific foundations by reminding us that we don’t know what we think we know… and what we now think we know doesn’t…

Being a “Giver” in Today’s Interconnected Universe

I recently saw the movie version of “The Giver,” which focuses on how a society protects its citizens by essentially removing all memory and experience of individuated emotion. A world without pain, suffering, loneliness and war… is also by necessity a world without joy, choice, love and free will. In order to create a safety…

Conscious Conversations

I have had the privilege of participating in a “Consciousness Circle” this year — a group of 12 to 20 of us, formed partly through the database of local members of the international Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) organization. I have long appreciated the effort to gather people together to talk about Real Things in…

Who is Edgar Mitchell?

Edgar Mitchell and Alan Shepard

During a recent trip to Chicago with my kids, we visited the Museum of Science and Industry — where millions of people learn how tornadoes work and how chemicals combine, explore facts about our bodies and genes, and explore what our future might look like with gadgets and systems envisioned by today’s innovators. Good, solid…