SacIONS OVERVIEW SacIONS, the Sacramento Community Group of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (http://www.noetic.org/) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that is affiliated with and supports the programs of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in its vision and mission to explore the frontiers of consciousness.
SacIONS MISSION STATEMENT SacIONS supports our personal and collective quest for healing, wholeness, connection, transformation and community-building and contributes to bringing about a humane, sustainable and peaceful world.
What are the Noetic Sciences? “Noetic Sciences” bring objective scientific methods together with the deep wisdom of inner knowing and direct experience to explore the mysteries of consciousness. Noetic sciences explore the "inner cosmos" of the mind (consciousness, soul, spirit) and how it relates to the "outer cosmos" of the physical world.
SacIONS MEETINGS SacIONS presents programs that expand the understanding of human possibility by investigating aspects of mind, consciousness, and spirit. We holds meetings that may include well-known national and local speakers from organizations that reflect our vision and mission as well as topics presented by members. The meetings are held locally and often include co-presenting with other non-profit organizations, such as our current major partner, Unity of Sacramento.
SacIONS DISCOVERY GROUPS SacIONS supports and encourages the creation of study groups by its members. These groups bring diversity of perspective and foster connection through exploration, dialogue, and service. Each group is self-organizing and self-directed. Their endeavors can result in a presentation at one of the general meetings, increasing the knowledge and wisdom of all members. Our currently active DG's are the Inner Work Group and the Video Viewing Circle. We periodically run short-term Discovery Groups on specific topics, such as the immensely popular IONS educational program, Conscious Aging.