Houston IONS is a SIG community group studying and supporting the work of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California. (www:noetic.org)

​We conduct monthly programs ranging from reflective, discussion and experiential,  meeting on the second Sunday of the month from 5:30 PM to 8 PM unless otherwise noted.  To receive invitations and descriptions of meetings, use the Contact page.  Also,​ Sign up for IONS enews



Many people are intrigued with questions such as, "What is my purpose in life?" or "Why is this happening to me (or my loved one)?" or "What does it all mean?"

Ed Jamail, founder of Houston A.R.E., will speak on his personal experiences that have changed his consciousness from a materialistic life to a Spiritual awareness. He will distribute a chart showing the "nature of reality" from a spiritual and a psychological point of view. 
There will also be a questionnaire to those interested that may help them understand their own life journey.

Ed's work with the Association for Research and Enlightenment and with Elsie Sechrist as well his NDE and personal life insights can offer a perspective to individuals seeking answers to their own experiences in consciousness today.


    Ed Jamail is a 3rd generation Houstonian who founded the A.R.E. Center in

    Houston (Association for Research and Enlightenment), the first such center

    outside of the A.R.E. Headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA. 
    Quoting the Houston Chronicle:  "in most of his past lives, Edward Jamail

    has been in the military. Sometimes he's been in command, one time he

    was a peon in Europe, and he's also blown away in a battle, though some

    of the details are a little fuzzy.
    Ed is a graduate of Texas A&M, was commissioned as an officer and served in Air Defense working with computers, missiles and nuclear weapons. After his work in this field, he returned to Houston to work in the family grocery business for 35 years. (Many of us will recall the fine products offered at Jamail’s Grocery on Shepard Dr.)

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Arrive between 5:30 - 6:00 pm. for social time. The meeting starts promptly at 6 and ends at 7:30 p.m​​.

    Bering Memorial United Methodist Church
    1440 Harold St at Mulberry St. | Houston, TX 77006

    (two blocks south of Westheimer; East of Dunlavy; West of Montrose)
    Parking is on Mulberry at Hawthorne. Entrance on Mulberry St. with a short cement staircase to the Fellowship Hall in the Basement.
    For handicap and easier access, the back door facing the parking lot opens with elevator access to the basement level.