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IONS - Institute of Noetic Sciences
Support scientific research into the mysteries of consciousness
As he watched the Earth rise in the dark and starry celestial field, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell felt a deep inner knowing that our world is an integral part of a vast, harmonious system of unfathomable intelligence. Inspired by this noetic experience, he founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1973.
Like Dr. Mitchell, we've all glimpsed the elusive mysteries of consciousness - sometimes through premonition, perhaps in a lucid dream, maybe an awakening in meditation or prayer. Other sciences have dismissed these experiences as coincidence, placebo, or even superstition. At IONS, they compel us to probe the mind's potential and an inner world that we are only just beginning to understand.