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The Knoxville IONS Community Group was formed in January, 2004, by members of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) living in the Knoxville, Tennessee, area.
The vision for creating the Institute of Noetic Sciences came in 1971. Nations throughout the world had galvanized around the exciting frontier of space exploration. The potential for scientific understanding of our world seemed unlimited to a naval air captain named Edgar Mitchell. He was a pragmatic young test pilot, engineer and scientist; a mission to the moon on Apollo 14 was his "dream come true." Space exploration symbolized for Dr. Mitchell what it did for his nation as a whole — technological triumph of historical proportions, unprecedented mastery of the world in which we live, and extraordinary potentials for new discoveries.
But it was the trip home that Mitchell recalls most. Sitting in the cramped cabin of the space capsule, he saw planet Earth floating freely in the vastness of space. He was engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness-an epiphany. In Mitchell's own words: "The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes. . . . The knowledge came to me directly."
After his safe return "home," Mitchell sought out others who likewise felt the need for an expanded, more inclusive view of reality. They resolved to explore the inner world of human experience with the same rigor and critical thinking that made it possible for Apollo 14 to journey to the moon and back. In 1973, this small group of explorers founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences-derived from the Greek word nous, meaning something close to "intuitive ways of knowing." (Dr. Mitchell's story is told in the book The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds).
Community Groups are self-organizing, self-directing, voluntary associations of members. While IONS assists these groups in many ways, each one operates independently of the institute and is legally and financially responsible for its own activities.
Although it is not a requirement to be a member of IONS to attend our meetings, we do encourage support of IONS through membership. Please view the benefits of membership at the IONS website and while there, browse the web site to discover the abundant amount of available information.
For information about the Knoxville IONS Group, contact Stephen Anthony at OASIS Institute, telephone 865.588.7707, E-mail email@example.com.
The next meeting of the Knoxville IONS Community Group is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, OASIS Institute.
At our next meeting, we will view the video documentary The Healing Field - Exploring Energy & Consciousness.
The Healing Field explores breakthroughs in the fields of energy medicine, quantum physics, DNA and genetics, and the biochemistry of emotions. We see how the old conventional healthcare models, that have relied on surgery and prescription drugs are being challenged by a wave of dramatic, non-invasive mind-body and energy-based healing techniques. While many of these techniques are centuries old, they are now generating worldwide studies with remarkable results. We’ll meet world-class experts, as well as acclaimed mind-body and energy-medicine practitioners, and witness inspiring personal stories. We’ll explore how this quantum shift in understanding is affecting our health, our society, and our future.
Our renowned experts and best-selling authors include:
Bruce Lipton, PhD – Cellular Biologist, pre-eminent scientist in quantum physics, DNA and cell biology, and author of best-sellers The Biology of Belief and Spontaneous Evolution.
Lynne McTaggart – Leading spokesperson on consciousness and the new physics, and award-winning author of six books, including the best-sellers The Field and The Intention Experiment.
The late, Candace Pert, PhD – World-class neuroscientist and pharmacologist, expert in Mind-body Medicine, and author of The Molecules of Emotion.
Beverly Rubik, PhD – Biophysicist and Pres. of the Institute for Frontier Science in San Francisco, CA. Hyla Cass, MD – Psychiatrist, leading expert in integrative Medicine, and author of ten popular books, including Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health.
Ron Lavin, MA – Founder of One Light Healing Touch, an International Energy healing School, has participated in five landmark studies with the National Institutes of Health.
Ken Cohen – Qigong Master, renowned China scholar, health educator, and best-selling author of The Way of Qigong.
Gerry Epstein, MD – Psychiatrist, leading pioneer in mental Imagery, and author of seven books, including the best-seller Healing Visualizations.
Produced, directed, and written by Penny Price.
Please join us for this special presentation, Saturday, February 24, 3:00 - 5:00 PM.
Suggested donation for the IONS Community group $5.00.