Institute of Noetic Sciences

Inspired by Science, Transformed by Experience

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

Summer 2021

Conscious Aging Online Workshop

Expand your perspective on aging — the next workshop begins August 5th!

Now Accepting Nominations

NextGen Consciousness in Action Awards

Is there an inspiring friend or teacher in your life who’s committed to the healing and transformation of the world? Please consider nominating them!

ConnectIONS Live

Consciousness in Action — Noetic Changemakers

Join us on Friday, July 30th, as we feature past winners of the Consciousness in Action Award to discuss the importance of bringing noetic principles into practice in the 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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