What is IONS
Founded by Edger Mitchell
IONS -- the Institute of Noetic Sciences -- is a nonprofit membership organization located in Northern California that conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness -- including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition.
In the words of Edgar Mitchell -- U.S. astronaut and founder of IONS: "We are explorers. And the most compelling frontier of our time is human consciousness. Our quest is the integration of science and spirituality, a vision that reminds us of our connectedness to the inner self, to each other, and to the Earth."
The Institute explores phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models, while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor.
IONS is not a spiritual association, political-action group, or a single-cause institute. Rather, it honors open-minded approaches and multiple ways of knowing, brings discernment to its work, and supports diversity of perspectives on social and scientific matters.
The Las Vegas Community Group was founded by Chris Barnard in 2003, It was his dream to bring this consciousness and unique community awareness to Las Vegas.
In 2006 Chris had grown this community of expanded awarness to about 89.
Chris was ill and fighting cancer. Sheila was one of the alternative healers Chris chose to help him with his transition. Sheila had also been a presenter at his meetings.
He asked Sheila to take over Ions
"Please don't let my dream die".
Sheila agreed to continue to bring IONS to the Las Vegas community and today
the Las Vegas Ions is one of the largest of the 233 local IONS groups
operating around the world.
With over 460 people, I am sure Chris is smileing with great joy.
Our monthly meetings bring together a remarkable group of inquisitive people with a passion for discovering how the world really works. We strive to understand first-hand what consciousness is all about.
Headed up by Sheila Z Stirling "Las Vegas IONS"
Each month a different and unique speaker and disscussion.
Ions Las Vegas Is a Donation based meeting.