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Field Work at the Frontier of Consciousness

Interview with Marilyn Schlitz
by Elizabeth Debold
Spring/Summer 2010

From the cutting edge of psychic research, the president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences explains how she and her team of “renegade scientists” are using the straight-edged tools of science to capture the mysterious connection between consciousness and the material world.


Secrets Of 'The Lost Symbol'

Dateline NBC - an NBC News Special
Produced by Tim Beacham
October 15, 2009

Dan Brown: “Noetic science really is the reason this book took me so long to write. I've said before I'm a skeptic. And I hear about these experiments that are being done that categorically and scientifically prove that the human mind has power over matter.”

Matt Lauer: “The physical world?”

Dan Brown: “Power over the physical world.”


Woman Reads Dan Brown Novel, Discovers Herself

National Public Radio, All Things Considered,
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
October 12, 2009

Dan Brown's latest blockbuster, The Lost Symbol, is jam-packed with surprising twists and turns — especially for Marilyn Schlitz. "Waking up one morning to find yourself a fictional character in a best-selling novel has taken a little adjusting to," she says, laughing.

USA Today

Touched by an angel? Most say they've been protected

by Cathy Lynn Grossman
September 18, 2008

A new survey of the USA's religious beliefs and practices finds 55% of all adults — including one in five of those who say they have no religion — believe they have been protected from harm by a guardian angel.

American Way

Good Vibrations:

Can chocolate infused with positive intentions actually improve your life?

by Chris Warren
May 1, 2008

A self-described rebel who came of age in the 1960s and ’70s, Jim Walsh always cringed at the ritual his mother, an ardent Catholic, would subject him to whenever he visited her. “Every time I’d come home,” recalls Walsh, who obviously didn’t share his mother’s faith, “she’d take the holy water out and make the sign of the cross on my forehead. And I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God, I have to put up with this again?’”

Vision Magazine

Hope for the Blue Planet:

A Conversation with Edgar Mitchell, PhD

by Sidney L. Murray
April, 2008

. . . The greatest people I have ever met are also the most humble and Dr. Edgar Mitchell is no exception. He is matter-of-fact about his accomplishments. I asked him, What is the one thing that we could all do to change the world? Mitchell replied, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

Oprah Winfrey Show

Do You Believe?

The Oprah Show
February 15, 2007

On this program IONS' Senior Scientist Dean Radin spoke briefly about what science has to offer about the "sixth sense." The program also featured well-known psychic mediums John Edwards and Allison DuBois and explored the question of whether it is really possible to communicate with the dead.

USA Today

Paranormal beliefs, from prophetic dreams to Atlantis

by Cathy Lynn Grossman
September 12, 2006 (Updated July 25, 2008)

Overall, 52% of people surveyed say they believe in prophetic dreams. More than 40% agree that places can be haunted and that ancient advanced civilizations, such as Atlantis, once existed, just as writers from Plato to psychic Edgar Cayce have described.

USA Today

View of God can predict values, politics

by Cathy Lynn Grossman
Updated September 12, 2006

Forget denominational brands or doctrines or even once-salient terms like "Religious Right." Even the oft-used "Evangelical" appears to be losing ground.

The Bleeping Herald

Interview with Dean Radin

by Cate Montana
April / May 2006

For those fuzzy on quantum entanglement, could you give a brief overview of the relationship that you've written about in your new book, Entangled Minds, between quantum entanglement and psi effects?

SPECIAL REPORT: The Science of Connecting Mind Over Matter

by Garvin Thomas and Dean Smith
March 22, 2006 and August 11, 2006 (ran twice)

Ever been to a concert or sporting event where the atmosphere was electric, almost as though there was something more than just the event going on in the room? Something connecting everyone there. Well there are scientists out there trying to prove what you felt actually is something real.

abc news

Study Seeks to Test Power of Prayer

World News Tonight
January 8, 2006

Natalia Kraft has a pretty good reason to believe in prayers: This past year, she survived breast cancer. Now, she is part of a study to see if, in fact, prayers are answered.

Financial Times


by Adrian Turpin
April 1, 2005

If only everything in the strange world of parapsychology was as simple as it looks on television.

Washington Times

Medicine mixes with spirituality

by Amy Doolittle
July 12, 2005

More than 1,000 doctors, spiritual counselors, holistic healers, and patients gathered at the Consciousness and Healing conference at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Crystal City during the weekend to discuss the intersection of spirituality and modern medicine.

Speakers at the conference, which was hosted by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), came from a variety of medical and spiritual backgrounds.

Wired News

Mind May Affect Machines

by Kim Zetter
July 19, 2005

For 26 years, strange conversations have been taking place in a basement lab at Princeton University. No one can hear them, but they can see their apparent effect: balls that go in certain directions on command, water fountains that seem to rise higher with a wish and drums that quicken their beat. Yet no one hears the conversations because they occur between the minds of experimenters and the machines they will to action.

American Chronicle

Edgar Mitchell ushers in the Next Epoch in Evolution

by Diana deRegnier
May 19, 2008

A telephone interview with Dr. Edgar Mitchell about the 2008 revised edition of his 1996 book, The Way of the Explorer, yields details from his life story, the dyadic model – a proposed model of reality in language for the scientifically-challenged, and Mitchell's spirituality.