IONS Board Chairman, Claudia Welss, welcomes attendees to the 2019 IONS Conference and sets the stage for what people will experience through the course of the conference.
2019 Conference — Member Videos
We are pleased to offer IONS Members access to all the videos from our 18th International Conference held on July 18-21, 2019. To watch a locked video, please enter your Member password.
As we open to an increasingly aware and healthy inner condition, we will possess the capacity to open outer space, realizing the struggle and promise of four billion years of the origin and evolution of life to expand out into the cosmos.
There are countless ways we make our intentions come true. Some people manifest their deepest dreams, wishes, and desires while others do not. Deepak Chopra addresses the power in your view of reality and practical ways to experience transformation and healing.
Othering and belonging is the problem of the 21st Century. In this keynote address, john powell describes how the changes in the world are creating deep stress and anxiety. The underlying issue is who we are and what our relationship is to the “other.”
The perspective of interpersonal neurobiology will be harnessed to ask some fundamental questions. We will draw on contemporary insights from the physics of reality and use the Wheel of Awareness to explore these questions and their practical implications.
This session is a combination of folklore, conversation, ritual, and art. Stories depicting the “personality” of the Moon and Her relationship to the Sun and Ocean are performed. Participants are invited to perform an African Moon Ritual and encouraged to produce a “work of art” in honor of the Moon.
Who We Are, Where We Are, How It Is: A Reframing from Indigenous Perspective by Woman Stands Shining, Pat McCabe
Last to arrive on the Mother Earth, we are surrounded by elders — Flying Ones, Swimming Ones, Creepy-Crawly Ones, Four-Legged Ones, Green People — all ready and able to give us their guidance on how to be here, the Heart of the Multiverse. What does/can this knowing mean to us today?
The scientific worldview is often assumed to be radically incompatible with ancient esoteric ideas about the nature of reality. This talk discusses the esoteric worldview, how science evolved in the 20th century, and why we see these two ways of understanding reality unite in unexpected ways.
Today’s ecological crisis can be understood as the inevitable terminus of an age-old story of separation. This lecture weaves this thread into the tapestry of a new story, and a new-and-ancient relationship to Earth, that poses humanity with an initiatory choice today.
We are vibrant energetic beings with agency. How we direct our energy co-creates our reality every moment and has the power to transform the world. Old paradigms are dissipating in the radiance of a new, cosmic awakening that is calling us up and out. Let us boldly answer the call!
The resurgence of the search for meaning and oneness through social togetherness and the renewed cultivation of spiritual and transcendental experiences indicate that we have the capacity and the will to restore our coherence at a time when the world needs it most.
Roger Nelson, PhD; Claudia Welss; David T. Nicol, PhD; Adam M. Curry; Rev. Floyd Thompkins
There is empirical and anecdotal support for the hypothesis that our consciousness may not be separate and constrained within us, but interconnected with all beings. Learn how groundbreaking studies are advancing our understanding into the effects of collective consciousness on human and planetary well-being.
As the founder of SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute, Fred’s own inward journey of conscious awakening led him to create opportunities for societal healing and fostering harmonious communities. Fred shares his fascinating story – one that reflects his belief that worldviews can shift when people have the opportunity to be more mindful about how they live, lead, and gather together.
There are several practices that are part of all religions and open to people with no religious affiliation, including meditation, gratitude, rituals and pilgrimage. Dr. Sheldrake shows and discusses how his hypothesis of morphic resonance enables some of these practices to be understood in a new light.
What kind of ecosystem can we create that will support the changes we want to make and the world we want to build? In this session, Dr. Vieten explores ways of creating our own personal ecosystem of change and how we can become world builders together.
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