Institute of Noetic Sciences

Inspired by Science, Transformed by Experience

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is a nonprofit scientific research center and direct experience lab specializing in the intersection of science and profound human experience.

Gateway to the Inner Self

Lucid Dreaming and Living Lucidly

A 4-week online workshop with support and guidance provided by acclaimed author, teacher, and lucid dreamer Robert Waggoner.

ConnectIONS Live

Energy Mastery: Uniting Health and Spiritual Growth

Join us for a free webinar with Master Mingtong Gu, where we’ll explore the ancient wisdom of Qigong and its relevance in today’s fast-paced world.

There is more to this world — and you — than meets the eye.

A scientific view of our inner experiences

Science has profoundly changed the way we view reality, but there is so much more waiting to be discovered. A more complete understanding of our world requires a more advanced set of tools and practices. IONS uses scientific exploration and personal discovery to push beyond the current limits of human knowledge.

Inspired by a profound experience of personal discovery, Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell created IONS in 1973 to explore the interplay between scientific knowledge and inner knowing.

Today, we have the world’s largest team of multidisciplinary scientists conducting research on frontier topics in consciousness and its impact in our lives.

Explore Our Experiments, Expand Your Perspective

We research outer limits and inner spaces to reveal a deeper understanding of the interconnected nature of reality and extend our capacities as humans.

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