What we're about
What is IONS? The Institute of Noetic Sciences
™founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging 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 Caritas Center sponsors one of a global network of self-organizing community groups that study and discuss the work of IONS.
We meet to discuss principles and research findings of the Insitute of Noetic Sciences and how they apply to our personal and collective transformation.