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The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) was founded by Astronaut Edgar Mitchell in the 1970's inspired by his profound spiritual experience while traveling back from the moon during the Apollo 14 space mission. Dr. Mitchell founded IONS to begin the scientific study of states of consciousness, distant healing, global wisdom, and psychic phenomenon. Over the years, many community groups have been formed to discuss the work in progress and to further the work. The Tampa Bay group has been active for over 15 years and is devoted to increasing the community coherence, furthering the mission of IONS, and helping to bring about a positive transformation toward a world that works for all. We join Dr. Mitchell in his great exploration of inner space. We join the Masters and Guides in this quest for environmental sustainability, social justice, and spiritual fulfillment (the goals of Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium).

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Conscious Activism and Upcoming Events
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Part 1: Conscious Activism Part 2: Upcoming noetic events Part 1: A call to conscious activism As noetic scientists and conscious activists, we are called to not only understand our interconnectedness, but to act upon it. Thus I am asking each of you to take the time to call the State Senators listed below regarding Senate Bill 318. This pro-fracking bill was defeated in the Appropriations Committee on February 25th by a vote of 10 to 9. Senator Tom Lee then made a parliamentary maneuver to vote again on the bill, and is pressuring other committee members to pass the measure which would certainly contribute to the destruction of our fragile Florida ecosystem and aquifer. The bill will come up for a vote on Tuesday of this week! We are connected to our Living Earth. I urge each of you to consult with your inner guides (Intelligence, God, Spirit, etc.) and take a stand as you are led. Your children and grandchildren will someday thank you for your wisdom and strength. Senators who voted against the bill: Encourage them to STAY STRONG and not acquiesce!! Jack Latvala[masked] Rep Anitere Flores[masked] Rep Dorothy Hukill[masked] Rep Joe Negron[masked] Rep Gwen Margolis[masked] Dem Bill Montford[masked] Dem Jeremy Ring[masked] Dem Chris Smith[masked] Dem Arthenia Joyner[masked] Dem Lisbeth Benacquisto[masked] Rep- said she would reconsider over the weekend! Senators who voted for the bill: Encourage them to change their mind! Tom Lee[masked] Rep Thad Altman[masked] Rep Rene Garcia[masked] Rep David Simmons[masked] Rep Don Gaetz[masked] Rep Bill Galvano[masked] Rep Denise Grimsley[masked] Rep Alan Hays[masked] Rep Garrett Richter[masked] Rep Part 2: Upcoming events SCIONS is partnering with the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium through The Pachamama Alliance to have a table at the Awakening into the Sun event at South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th. Please come by and say hello!!!! Spend some time with us! Also spend time with like-minded, like-hearted peeps at the many vendor tables. Check out www.awakeningintothesun.org for details of the event. • Conscious Cuisine Book Club: Food for Thought – Friday, March 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. SCIONS is partnering with Wings Bookstore [masked]th Street North, St. Pete.) the second Friday of each month to host the book club. This is not your ordinary book club! At Conscious Cuisine, you bring the book that currently inspires you. We share of our gems and of ourselves in this feast of literary abundance! Check out www.wingsbookstore.com for details • SCIONS Quarterly meeting – Sunday April 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. SCIONS is partnering with The Connection Partners (www.theconnectionpartners.com) to host the quarterly meeting at First Unity Church of St. Petersburg [masked]th Avenue North, St. Pete.) More information will follow about the theme of the evening event. Please mark it on your calendars.

Save the dates. Awakening the Dreamer symposium and SCIONS - both in September!

Greetings Conscious Activist!!! As always, thank you for your ongoing concern for the three goals of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium through The Pachamama Alliance: Environmental Sustainability, Spiritual Fulfillment and Social Justice. As we know, these are not separate goals, they are deeply connected. SCIONS is teaming up locally with The Pachamama Alliance to help transform our lives, our community and indeed our world! I now refer to these efforts as applied noetic sciences – putting our consciousness to work to manifest a world that works for all. Please mark your calendars for these two upcoming, local events and join the team to fulfill our joint mission. Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream symposium scheduled for Saturday, September 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sacred Lands in St. Petersburg. Please check out the Pachamama website for more information and to register. https://www.pachamama.org/engage/awakening-the-dreamer SCIONS Quarterly meeting scheduled for Sunday, September 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First Unity Church in St. Petersburg. The meeting will feature evolutionary biologist and futurist Elisabet Sahtouris via streaming internet (QiQoChat). Her topic will be “From Hostilities to Harmonies: Nature’s Guide to a Better Future.” I’ll send more details about the quarterly SCIONS gathering in September. Again, please save the dates! AND, please attend!!! It’s just not the same without you!!!!! For more information, feel free to give me a call. Douglas @[masked]

Attend, celebrate and volunteer!!
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Great news for playing and raising consciousness locally!! (And, as we are all connected, globally!) Opportunities to attend, participate and serve (if you are willing and able). SCIONS will host tables at two local events these next two weekends. As we did in the past, we’re partnering with Pachamama Alliance Tampa Bay at the following: Awakening into the Sun on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Downtown St. Petersburg in south Straub Park. Free event!! Green Frog Moon Festival on Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. At Sacred Lands – 1700 Park Street North, St. Pete. $5.00 donation. PLEASE let me know if you can help person our table at one or both the events. (If not, PLEASE attend and stop by to say hello.) Feel free to email me ([masked]) or call me @[masked]. Details of the two events below. From the Awakening website http://www.awakeningintothesun.org/: Awakening Into The Sun is an annual Celebration of Health, Wellness and Spiritual Connection. Bringing diverse communities together to share in the wondrous power of the human mind, body and spirit. Centered in the beautiful, internationally recognized community of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, Awakening has found a venue in full, rich support of its Mission. Please visit the incredible Awakening website for a glimpse of the offerings. I think you’ll be stunned by this local opportunity!! We are truly blessed!! From the Sacred Lands website http://www.sacredlandspreservationandeducation.org/ : Sacred Lands Preservation and Education, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving land that has historical and archaeological significance. We are committed to protect the Narvaez/Anderson Indian mound which is the site of an ancient Tocobaga village. We honor the Tocobaga Indians who lived here and are now gone and unable to speak for themselves. We present programs about the history of this land, environmental issues, nature and spirituality. We have a special interest in the arts and music and enjoy combining learning about this special site with entertainment. All our programs have the goal of assisting people in feeling the truth of the statement that we are all related. The Green Frog Moon Festival is Sacred Lands' annual fundraising event - filled with entertainment, nourishing food, vendors, Native American flute lessons, and friends. Featuring nationally known recording artists Arvel Bird and Ed Winddancer on Saturday, and Red Tail Project on Sunday.

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