EEG Activity and Communication with the Deceased study published

Electrocortical Activity and Communication with the Deceased

During advanced meditative practices, unusual perceptions can arise including the sense of receiving information about unknown people who are deceased. As with meditation, this mental state of communication with the deceased involves calming mental chatter and becoming receptive to subtle feelings and sensations. Psychometric and brain electrophysiology data were collected from six individuals who had previously reported accurate information about deceased individuals under double-blind conditions.
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To hear an amazing near death experience, check out this DVD, Conversations Beyond Proof of Heaven

Consciousness: The Missing Piece in the Sustainability Puzzle?

Consciousness: The Missing Piece in the Sustainability Puzzle?

IONS President and CEO Cassandra Vieten traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to give an invited presentation at the European Environment Agency (EEA) on how changes in global sustainability behaviors require not just trustworthy information, but also practices that encourage fundamental shifts in consciousness. The EEA is an agency of the European Union. 
With 33 member countries, they are a major driver for developing, adopting, implementing, and evaluating environmental policy for government policy makers and the general public. IONS Founder and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell joined the presentation by Skype to share his experience of viewing the earth from space, and the urgency with which we must apply ourselves to the kind of consciousness shift that ensures the well-being of the planet.

To purchase an audio presentation by founder Edgar Mitchell on sustainability for a global future, go HERE.

Video with Dean Radin and Mitch Horowitz

Noetic Books Video Chat with Dean Radin and Mitch Horowitz 

Supernormal bookIONS Chief Scientist Dean Radin, PhD, talks with author and editor-in-chief of Tarcher/Penguin, Mitch Horowitz, about the history and future of the human potential movement. Mitch discusses his new book One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life, and Dean relates this to his recent book Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities. This video chat was recorded this week.
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To order Dean Radin's new book Supernormal, go HERE

EdgeScience Magazine article: The Challenge of Yoga by Dean Radin

Beyond Neuroscience: The Challenge of Yoga
EdgeScience Magazine – NEW ARTICLE

This month's edition of EdgeScience pairs a short excerpt from Dean Radin's book, Supernormal, with an in-depth article by Donald DeGracia about how yoga contributes to our understanding of what's known as "the mind-body problem"—or the link between our subjective and objective natures—and what we can know about the nature of reality. Dr. Radin writes about what the future may hold for the integration of science and ancient contemplative practices like yoga, and why it matters.
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To order Dean Radin's new book Supernormal, go HERE

New Video of the Worldview Explorations Project

New Video of Worldview Explorations

A sophomore class in Petaluma, California, is working with IONS by doing efficacy testing of the Worldview Explorations program. This fun, short video highlights an activity in one of the lessons that challenged students' perspectives.
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To order the Worldview Explorations Set, go HERE.

IONS Worldview Explorations partners with Greenheart International

Greenheart International is a nonprofit organization committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community, through a unique and diverse collection of programs fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism.

We are collaborating with Greenheart on a number of initiatives, for example, adapting our Worldview Explorations program for youth into training materials for the nearly 9,000 cultural exchange students and host families that Greenheart works with each year from 40 countries around the world.

Join IONS Executive Director of Education Katia Petersen at the
Leadership Transformed Conference in Chicago, May 30 - June 2nd, 2014.
Here's a short video clip about the training:

To order the Worldview Explorations Set, go HERE.

Conscious Aging Workshop Facilitator's Training

Conscious Aging Workshop Facilitator's Training 

 Get trained to become a Conscious Agingworkshop facilitator!

The Conscious Aging Facilitator's Program provides facilitators with all the resources they need to market, set up and conduct an 8-session workshop series on Conscious Aging in their local community. This self-paced, self-study program is designed for those who have experience in facilitating groups as a professional practitioner or community volunteer.
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