Houston IONS is a Community SIG of the Institute of Noetic Sciences™ which was
founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
IONS™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission
is to support individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational
outreach, and to engage a global learning community in the realization of our human potential.
“Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous, which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing. ” IONS™
conducts, sponsors, and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of
consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models
while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor. The Institute’s primary program areas are
consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews.
The specific work of the Institute includes the following:
- Sponsorship of and participation in original research and publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals
- Application of findings into educational products and trainings
- A monthly membership program that includes product and workshop discounts and regular eNews communications about our scientific research and transformative learning programs and center
- Presentation and cosponsorship of regional and international workshops and conferences
- The hosting of residential seminars and workshops at EarthRise, our on-campus retreat facility, located on 200 acres thirty miles north of San Francisco with facilities for up to 120 people
- Supporting a global network of self-organizing community groups
Houston IONS Community SIG hosts monthly meetings of programs featuring speakers on topics relating to the research and study of consciousness in its many forms as understood by the many sources of both modern and ancients traditions of inquiry. for current programs visit our Home page or Recent Programs. You may also sign up to receive emails announcing the monthly meeting schedule
Who we are, what we do, and WHY we do it!