At a recent conference, I mentioned my interest in studying channeling and mediumship to my fellow scientists. An awkward silence fell across the group before one colleague turned to me and said, “You understand that telling people you want to study channeling is pretty much a career wrecker, right?” I paused to consider the question, and then replied, “Yes, I know that. But honestly, I can no longer NOT ask the questions.”
As one of "100 photographs that changed the world" and "great images of the 20th century," Earthrise was shot on Christmas Eve, 1968, when William Anders, Frank Borman, and James Lovell aboard Apollo 8 emerged from behind the moon to behold a sight of extraordinary beauty and meaning.
If there’s one thing we can learn from Presidential election cycles, especially the strange one in 2016, it’s that people believe what they want to believe. It doesn’t matter if the beliefs are objectively true or false, as fact-checking websites demonstrate. Prejudices shape our reality and determine what we pay attention to and what we ignore. Because biases are inescapable, I constantly strive to be mindful and adjust my evaluation of evidence accordingly.
IONS is thrilled to announce the appointment of Debra Jonsson as the new Director of the EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center. At our 197-acre campus 30 miles north of San Francisco, EarthRise hosts thousands of explorers who come to study with internationally acclaimed educators, scientists, philosophers, health practitioners, life and business coaches, artists, and spiritual masters. We are simply overjoyed to have Deb at the helm of this endeavor, and look forward to seeing how the story of EarthRise continues to unfold.
One of the key missions at IONS is to bring awareness of and engagement within the noetic sciences to younger generations by supporting emerging scholars and explorers. As part of this effort, Chief Scientist Dean Radin recently gave a talk at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), an innovative university in San Francisco that offers accredited programs in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, consciousness, and transformation.
Julia Mossbridge, Director of IONS Innovation Lab, recently participated in Spiritual Technologies 2.0, an online summit exploring the pioneering tools that power spiritual awakening, growth, and connection. Participating innovators included Ken Wilber, Bill Harris, Mikey Siegel, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, and many more.
The Spiritual Technologies producer is graciously letting us share a video of Julia's interview. Below is an outline of the expansive conversation that ensued.