In Mind-Body, Quality of Life, Science, Uncategorized on August 27, 2011 at 12:00 am
For almost 40 years the Institute of Noetic Sciences has explored the fundamental powers and potentiality of consciousness, using the tools of basic science.
In a recent conference held in San Francisco California and sponsored by the the Institute of Noetic Science , attendees explored our new understandings of the basic nature of consciousness and how it influences the material world of reality around us.
An HD video was produced for the conference, featuring former NASA astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) Edgar Mitchell, along with several other credentialed experts, who are exploring the boundaries of preception and our growing understanding of the effects of consciousness on the world around us.
Deepak Chopra, another acclaimed speaker in the video remarked: “So, consciousness is the ground of existence that differentiates into everything we call reality: space, time, energy, information and matter. It is both the observer and the observed.”
IONS lists the following as their mission: “Broadening our knowledge of the nature and potentials of mind and consciousness and applying that knowledge to enhancing human well-being and the quality of life on the planet.”
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In Life, Mind-Body, Wild Stuff, Wonder on May 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm
The world is filled with astonishing occurrences of coincidence and synchronicity that defy explanation. Are these incredible true stories of mere chance… or the hand of fate?
Finnish twin brothers, aged 71, were killed in identical bicycle accidents along the same road two hours apart, police said. “This is simply a historic coincidence. Although the road is a busy one, accidents don’t occur every day,” police officer Marja-Leena Huhtala told Reuters. “It made my hair stand on end when I heard the two were brothers, and identical twins at that. It came to mind that perhaps someone from upstairs had a say in this,” she said.
Identical twins. Identical accidents. Identical deaths. Two hours apart. This astonishing coincidence was reported in newspapers and on newswires around the world in early March, 2002. The odds of it occurring seem remote in the extreme, and it causes one to wonder, as the woman did above – even for a moment – if there’s more at play here than mere coincidence. Is it the hand of fate? Is it true, as author Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote, that “there are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Read the rest of this entry »