Tag Archive for IONS

Pierre Teilhard’s Cosmic Mind

There is a way that dots lay out before us — little markers of insight or attention — and it might be years before it makes sense what the relevance of those points are. Such is the case for me with the writing of Pierre Teilhard. I was in middle school when my mother returned…

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…

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…

Entanglement: What might it mean?

I had the unexpected pleasure recently of being on a conference call with Dean Radin, researcher and author with the Institute of Noetic Sciences. His 2006 book, Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality is one of the first I stumbled upon in a used bookstore when I was building a library for myself…