by Scott McKenzie
I can’t remember how I came upon the Institute of Noetic Sciences website. But I’m really glad I did. Noetic science refers to the science of consciousness.
For $10 I was able to download (eventually) their 80-page The 2008 Shift Report: changing the story of our future, which uses consciousness research and evolutionary biology to show how humankind’s world view needs to change for us to be capable of saving the planet. It’s not about climate change per se: the need for that is taken for granted. What it’s about is the change in mind-set (world view) before we’ll be able to take the necessary action in any significant way. And it’s a change that they see happening already, albeit slowly.
The Shift in Action element of the site offers more and ongoing (at a fee) information and exercises supporting our personal transformation.
Have a look at their website – our future could be there.
Dr Edgar Mitchell, one-time NASA astronaut and Apollo crew member apparently founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He has been in the news lately - for claiming we're being visited by UFOs. See http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2008/s2314980.htm.
This doesn't, of course, invalidate everything the INS says... but it does give cause for caution.
Posted by Greg Spearritt
hey is there any sort of institution I could apply to further study Noetic Sciences in Sydney...thank you
Posted by nour
I would like to rejoin after a 2 year break. could you advise me re this issue
Posted by dawn McClure
Thanks for the article. I also would like to share an interesting research from Russia. It seem to relate to Noetic Science: http://www.lifexpert.com/special/noetic_science.html
Posted by Dmytro
Well Greg, does that mean we should discredit research done in just about every university in the world because some of their founders had what others would consider irrational beliefs, like religious convictions, a literal heaven and hell, or just about anything else? IONS does amazing research with reputable, intelligent scientists like Dean Radin who are not afraid to go against the established "wisdom" and are real scientists, not narrow-minded workers afraid to lose their reputation or jobs. Take a good look before you talk about invalidating their research.
Posted by Penny
Why consider discrediting anybody or what they have done because they say we have had some extraterrestrial contact? Unless of course you have some scientific facts to disprove that claim.
Posted by sagefemme
Thank you, wise femme !
Posted by marniequin2