The IONS Media Store launched in December 2011 in an effort to support the educational mission of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. We carry the largest selection of inspiring and informative films and books at the crossroads of science and spirituality.
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 Institute’s primary program areas are consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and worldview transformation. The specific work of the Institute includes the following:
- Sponsorship of and participation in original research and publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals
- Application of findings into educational products and trainings
- A membership program that includes periodic product and workshop discounts, and the semi-annual periodical The Noetic Post
- Presentation and cosponsorship of regional and international workshops and conferences
- Supporting a global network of self-organizing community groups
- The hosting of residential seminars and workshops at EarthRise Center, our on-campus retreat facility, located on 194 acres thirty miles north of San Francisco with facilities, including a hot tub, bookstore, meditation hut, labyrinth, hiking trails and more, for up to 120 people.