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Welcome to
IONS EarthRise

A Transformative Learning Center

Conferences, Workshops & Retreats — bring yours or attend ours!

© 2011 Claudia K. Holt. All rights reserved.

Books and Gifts
@ EarthRise

Exceptional Books & Exquisite Treasures

M-Th: 12:30–2 pm • Fri: 12–7 pm
Sat & Sun: 12:30–2 pm & 6–7:30 pm

Additional hours as posted


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Cultivating Knowledge and Wisdom

EarthRise hosts thousands of mind-body-spirit explorers who come to study with internationally acclaimed educators, scientists, philosophers, health practitioners, life and business coaches, artists, and spiritual masters.

© 2010 Susan Lambert, All rights reserved.

Meditative Beauty and Cosmic Order

When I went to the Moon…the presence of divinity became almost palpable and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes. The knowledge came to me directly—noetically. It was knowledge gained through subjective awareness.
– Edgar Mitchell

© 2009 Steve Uzzell. All rights reserved.

Connect with Spirit

Create your own sacred rhythm by sitting in silence, walking our labyrinth, or communing with nature.

© 2010 Susan Lambert. All rights reserved.

Communion with Nature

The sacred energy of the land, once inhabited by the Miwok Indians, can be felt as you gaze out over rolling hills and soaring vistas, observe foraging deer, listen to the mating songs of wild turkeys, or meditate in one of the fragrant, natural cathedrals canopied by ancient coast live oaks, buckeye, and bay trees.

© 2009 Steve Uzzell. All rights reserved.
An Atheist in Heaven
Paul Davids
Thu, Sep 22 2016,
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

What happens when a steadfast atheist dies and discovers he was wrong about life after death? Although he was a world famous futurist and a pioneering promoter of science fiction books and films, Forrest J Ackerman never believed in an afterlife of the soul, the spirit or the mind; nonetheless, he promised a few respected colleagues that if it were to turn out that he was mistaken (which he sincerely doubted), then if it were possible he would try to send messages from the beyond.

Mysteries of the Chihuahua Desert
Leela Hutchison, Ruben Uriarte
Thu, Oct 13 2016,
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Chihuahua Desert extends from Northern Mexico into areas of the Southwestern United States. Oblivious of the political border, this harsh geographical region shares common strange and paranormal phenomena, from the UFO crashes in Roswell, Corona and in the “Zona del Silencio” (The Zone of Silence), to the giant crystals of Naica, Mexico that were discovered deep underground, some as tall as 40 feet.

Creating Healthy Relationships with Spirits and Natural Energies
Jan Ögren, MFT
Sat, Oct 15 2016,
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to connect with spirits? Or felt that you were hearing/seeing/feeling messages but then doubted or dismissed them? This full day workshop focuses on exploring and creating healthy, fun and very helpful relationships with spirits, spirit guides, animal guides, and natural energies.

Foreplay On the Fly
Jim Matto-Shepard, Ph.D., Felicia Matto-Shepard, MFT, JA
Sun, Oct 16 2016,
9:30 am to 5:30 pm

This one-day workshop is an opportunity for couples to refresh their connection through a journey into the vulnerable heart of connection and sexual satisfaction, This state is not easy to maintain in our technologically-based world, but necessary for a satisfying long term intimate partnership.

Spiritual Initiation Practices and Systems of East & West
Robert J. Gilbert, PhD
Wed, Oct 19 2016,
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A presentation on advanced spiritual studies and practices held by a former U.S. Marine Corps Instructor and a doctor in International Studies and Transformational Politics. 

Inner Negotiation Workshop
Chérie Carter Scott
Sat, Oct 22 2016, 7:00 am to Sun, Oct 23 2016, 7:00 pm

This two-day retreat will help you breakthrough old patterns, master self-defeating tendencies, ritualize change in a positive way and formulate a strategy for transition. You will leave this workshop feeling empowered, clear and ready to launch the life you desire.

The Science and Practice of the Extraordinary
Michael Murphy, Dean Radin, Julia Mossbridge & Loriliai Biernacki
Fri, Oct 28 2016, 5:00 pm to Sun, Oct 30 2016, 1:00 pm

The Science and Practice of the Extraordinary conference blends scientific research, theory and practices to help set the stage for the flowering of our supernormal capacities, grounded in evolutionary love and Integral Transformative Practice®.

Michael Students Gathering
Thu, Nov 3 2016, 8:00 am to Sun, Nov 6 2016, 2:00 am

About IONS

About IONSThe Institute of Noetic Sciences was founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Learn more about our history and our work.

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Jean Houston raves about EarthRise at IONS

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    Jean Houston has held retreats at EarthRise for many years. In this 3 minute video she shares why she is passionate about EarthRise and IONS.

From our guests...
  • There are no words to describe how amazing this past weekend was...Everything was splendid, and the energy and enthusiasm with which you all made our event so spectacular was VERY apparent.

    There is a Hebrew word "Dayenu," often said at Passover, which translates loosely to "It would have been enough." My mother said this to me over the weekend, and I think it rings true. "Had EarthRise offered only it's amazing natural beauty, Dayenu!" .... but you all made it so much more.

    —All our best, Jonah & Julia

    This is an awesome facility – the energetics are balanced and so supportive of the work we embraced. The food is exquisite and personnel supportive and very service oriented. Thank you/Mahalo.

    —Rick McDonald

    The Retreat Center is beautiful. The staff were so friendly and accommodating to our needs We all especially enjoyed & appreciated the loving care that went into creating delicious feasts for each meal. They were all individuals communicating from the hearts.

    —Deborah S. Barnes-Allan