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PSYCHIC EXPLORATION: A Challenge for Science

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Psychic Exploration, A Challenge for Science is a primer on psychic research, life's purpose, and the meaning of the universe. Originally published in 1974, this landmark anthology of nearly thirty chapters on every area of psychic research is finally available again. Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and moonwalker, as well as a distinguished researcher of the study of human consciousness, brought together eminent scientists to write about issues once considered too controversial to discuss. This book includes fascinating chapters on the history of parapsychology, telepathy, hauntings, psychic phenomena, and consciousness, along with an extensive glossary and index. This timeless anthology continues to be appealing as a reference work for those curious about the history of parapsychology, fans of the world of psi, and readers interested in the meaning of the universe. Contributors include: Willis W. Harman, Jean Houston, Stanley Krippner, Robert Masters, William G. Roll, Russell Targ, Charles T. Tart, Montague Ullman, and many more.
Psychic Exploration, A Challenge for Science is a primer on psychic research, life's purpose, and the meaning of the universe. Originally published in 1974, this landmark anthology of nearly thirty chapters on every area of psychic research is finally available again. Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and moonwalker, as well as a distinguished researcher of the study of human consciousness, brought together eminent scientists to write about issues once considered too controversial to discuss. This book includes fascinating chapters on the history of parapsychology, telepathy, hauntings, psychic phenomena, and consciousness, along with an extensive glossary and index. This timeless anthology continues to be appealing as a reference work for those curious about the history of parapsychology, fans of the world of psi, and readers interested in the meaning of the universe. Contributors include: Willis W. Harman, Jean Houston, Stanley Krippner, Robert Masters, William G. Roll, Russell Targ, Charles T. Tart, Montague Ullman, and many more.

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PSYCHIC

E X P L O R A T I O N
A CHALLENGE FOR SCIENCE

PSYCHIC
E X P L O R A T I O N
A CHALLENGE FOR SCIENCE
UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE AND POWER OF CONSCIOUSNESS

DR . E DG AR D. MITCHELL
EDITED BY JOHN WHITE WITH
A N E W F O R E W O R D B Y M A R I LY N S C H L I T Z , I O N S P R E S I D E N T A N D D E A N R A D I N, I O N S S E N I O R S C I E N T I S T

COSIMOBOOKS

NE W Y ORK

Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science copyright © 1974 by Edgar D. Mitchell & Associates. New Foreword copyright © 2011 by Marilyn Schlitz and Dean Radin. First published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in 1974. Current edition published by Cosimo Books in 2011. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, scanning, or by any information storage and retrieval system without written permission from the publisher. Cover design by www.popshopstudio.com Cover image #83899506 from clipart.com ISBN: 978-1-61640-547-2 Part of the proceeds of this book will benefit the Institute of Noetic Sciences Cosimo aims to publish books that inspire, inform, and engage readers worldwide. We use innovative print-on-demand technology that enables books to be printed based on specific customer needs. This approach eliminates an artificial scarcity of publications and allows us to distribute books in the most efficient and environmentally sustainable manner. Cosimo also works with printers and paper manufacturers who practice and encourage sustainable forest management, using paper that has been certified by the FSC, SFI, and PEFC whenever possible. Ordering Information: Cosimo publications are available at online bookstores. They may also be purchased for educational, business, or promotional use: Bulk orders: Special discounts are available on bulk orders for reading groups, organizations, businesses, and others. Custom-label orders: We offer selected books with your customized cover or logo of choice. For more information, contact us at: Cosimo, Inc. P.O. Box 416, Old Chelsea Station New York, NY 10011 info@cosimobooks.com or visit us at: www.cosimobooks.com

5 D E D I C A T I O N This book is dedicated to the potential in humanity which can bring a new age of understanding. cooperation and peace .

Tiller Montague Ullman Robert L. Beal E. Roll Gertrude Schmeidler Helmut Schmidt Rex G. Puharich Harold Putnoff D. Scott Rogo William G. Tart William A. Stanford Russell Targ Charles T. White . Douglas Dean Martin Ebon Jule Eisenbud Gerald Feinberg Willis W. LeShan Robert Masters Edgar D. Harman Charles Honorton Jean Houston Stanley Krippner Lawrence L.6 C O N T R I B U T O R S James B. Van De Castle Alan Vaughan Marcel Vogel Evan Harris Walker Rhea A. Mitchell Robert L. Morris Thelma Moss Brendan O’Reagan Henry K.

................ A History of Parapsychology............... 6............................................................................. Douglas Dean .. 21 Gerald Feinberg Introduction: From Outer Space to Inner Space .................... 15 Edgar D................................. 13 Preface ... White ................................................... 4.... 25 Edgar D.... 74 The Psychic Personality.............................. 179 Parapsychology Today..... 3...................................... 53 Famous Western Sensitives................... 7.......................................................................... 5............... Mitchell I............ 133 Precognition and Retrocognition........... Gertrude Schmeidler ..................... Martin Ebon ........ 2.......... 153 Psychokinesis.... Parapsychology: Foundation of a New Science 1....... 17 Marilyn Schlitz and Dean Radin Foreword ....................... Stanley Krippner .................. Rex G.... Stanford ............... 112 Clairvoyance........... Rhea A.............................. Mitchell New Foreword ............................. E. 8.... 94 Telepathy............. Helmut Schmidt ................ 195 ......................7 TA B L E OF CONTENTS Acknowledgements .... Alan Vaughan .................................

.... 375 17... Roll............ The Emergence of a New Natural Science 18....... Marcel Vogel ....... Scott Rogo ............. Out-of-the-Body Experiences....................... 524 23............................... Anthropology and Psychic Research..... Psychic Research and Modern Physics...... Psychic Photography and Thoughtography.. Consciousness and Quantum Theory.. Montague Ullman............................................. 333 15......................................... Devices for Monitoring Nonphysical Energies.................................... 488 22............... Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ. 225 10................ Puharich .............. The Emergence of Paraphysics: Theoretical Foundations... The Expanding Range of Psychic Research 9..... Evan Harris Walker ............................. 397 III.... 448 20.... Psychic Research in the Soviet Union.................... Psi and Psychiatry. Survival Research: Problems and Possibilities..... Beal ..... James B...... Apparitions...... 349 16............ Van De Castle ............ Jule Eisenbud ... Morris ... The Psychobiology of Psi...................... and Poltergeists.................. Brendan O’ Regan ................................ Tart . William A. Hauntings.......... Charles T.... 314 14. Robert L...................8 TA B L E OF CONTENTS II............................. Psychic Research and the Healing Process.............. 469 21.................. 289 13......... Tiller .......... The Emergence of Paraphysics: Research and Applications.......... Man-Plant Communication.... D..... 426 19. 544 ............................ 247 11... 269 12....... Robert L... Henry K.................................. Thelma Moss .... William G..............................

.. and Psychic Research......... 670 Appendix: Experiments with Uri Geller Glossary ..................... The Social Implications of Psychic Research......... 709 About the Editor....................................................... 616 28......................... 710 About IONS ..................................................................... 598 27........... Psi-Conducive States of Awareness... 687 Index.......................... Mitchell .................................. Jean Houston ................................................................................................................ Robert Masters........... Willis W......................................... Consciousness................. Charles Honorton ...................... Harman ................TA B L E OF CONTENTS 9 IV The Convergence with .................................. 640 Conclusion: …And Back Again Edgar D.......................... 578 26................. 711 ...................................... Psychic Phenomena and Mystical Experience........................ Transpersonal Psychology 24..................... 697 About the Author .................... Leshan ......... 571 25....................................................................................................................... Lawrence L.............. Myth.......... Consciousness and Extraordinary Phenomena..........................................

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however. so nothing will be developed by the experimental method except the ideas be submitted to it. Albert Einstein. according to our theories. it can serve only to guide the ideas of men who have them. religion without science is blind. The method itself gives birth to nothing. This source of feeling. The idea is a seed. and the mind interprets the fact quite differently and finds for it wholly new relations. Introduction to Experimental Medicine On the Philosophy of Science … science can only be created by those thoroughly imbued with the aspiration toward truth and understanding. then suddenly there comes a ray of light. cannot give new and fruitful ideas to men who have none. But as only what has been sown in the ground will ever grow in it. Ideas and Opinions .11 On the Method of Science … in nature what is absurd. Claude Bernard. … science without religion is lame. The new idea appears… as a kind of sudden revelation… The experimental method. springs from the sphere of religion. flourish and give the best of fruit according to its nature. It even happens that a fact or observation stays a very long time under the eyes of a man of science without in any way inspiring him. to direct their ideas and to develop them so as to get the best results. then. the (experimental) method is the earth furnishing the conditions in which it may develop. is not always impossible. … facts… exist which mean nothing to most minds while they are full of light for others.

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Dr. with a consequent increase in new knowledge and developments. The first shift in the conception involved a major research effort in which Prof. Such a collaborative effort requires help from many people who do not appear visibly in its pages. Dr. I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge . and Dr. Jean Houston. I want to offer a word of sincere gratitude to Dr. Ian Stevenson of the Medical School at University of Virginia. The contributing members were Dr. Jack B. and Leslie Pinter. The initial financial support for this research was granted by the Mind Science Foundation of Los Angeles. the book would be measurably farther from fulfilling its purpose. However. Louise E. Barry J. McGarey of the Association for Research and Enlightenment Clinic in Phoenix. Dorothy Lum Wong. William Tiller. Ronald B. Rhine and Dr. As a member of the board of directors of Dr. the number of research people working in this field expanded so rapidly. The chapters were read by a four-member editorial review board consisting of three contributors and one outside authority. Ronald Sunderland. Lyndell Braud of the University of Houston directed a staff that helped me compile information on a variety of topics. Arizona. had commitments that prevented them from joining us. Rhine’s foundation for two years. Likewise. Rhine were unable to participate in this project. and the authors join me in giving great thanks to the board members for their assistance. least of all the review board’s It merely indicates that we do not yet have the answers to many problems in psychic research and that we need more experimental work in many areas. Dr. The staff consisted of Wallace Domert. Hoffman. I regret that he and Mrs.13 A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S T his book attempts to provide an authoritative encyclopedic volume on psychic research. I regret that Dr. Rhine of the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man. Their reports are embodied in various chapters of this book. the fourth member was Dr. First. he felt unable to contribute a chapter. Shafica Karagulla of the Higher Sense Perception Research Foundation in Los Angeles. Osis was in India at the time I began this project. their thoughtful comments have proven useful. and I trust that his book will prove worthy despite their absence from the roster of contributors. Obviously the conception changed. But without their assistance and guidance. Gardner Murphy of the Department of Psychology at American University. J. Wepman. McMahan.B. Robert Morris. Karlis Osis. that one person could not adequately tell the story in depth. and because of previous commitments. When this book was first conceived. I am pleased that he could join us in an editorial-review capacity. and Dr. I thought of myself as the sole author. That different interpretations and points of view may exist on the basis of the same data is no one’s fault. During late 1971 and 1972. Dr. I have profited immensely from our association and from the help he gave me in my first major research project in extrasensory perception. director of research for the American Society for Psychical Research. The board was of incalculable value in strengthening the book. William E. William Braud and Ms.

the difficulties would certainly have been greater—and perhaps insurmountable. have my respect and admiration for their encouragement to academic endeavors and for a heritage of love. handled the many editorial duties that arise in the production of a work such as this. and encouragement was a constant source of inspiration. educators. Wood of the board of trustees. Ms. My wife. doctors.D. For Louise and our daughters. My associates in both ventures are scientists. there are no words to express my appreciation. Their counsel. John White. the Institute of Noetic Sciences.14 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS my gratitude to the foundation. V. ably managed matters in the EDMA Corporation office during my absence. To her I am especially grateful. my continuing effort to study the nature and potential of humanity took the form of a research organization. encouragement and sparkle to make the efforts of pioneering new ideas less difficult. who initially joined me in EDMA Corporation and later took the position of director of education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Edgar D. After retiring from the navy in 1972. E. Mitchell & Associates (EDMA). Jean Beaulieu provided me with the initial spark that fired my curiosity about this area and eventually launched my investigations in this field.M. special thanks must be given to my staff. June Oldham was for many months my “good right arm. its former executive director.” I am deeply indebted to them all.T. Inc. There Ms. Virginia Meyer gave much-needed secretarial support during our early days. Chuck Rogers and Ms. C. psychic sensitives. Finally. especially Dr. Anita Rettig joined our staff later but nevertheless have made contributions that were indispensable. and Mr. My parents. guidance. J. philanthropists. J. Karlyn and Elizabeth. 1974 . His devoted efforts. has provided inspiration. Mr. and a variety of other interested parties. and Ollidean. All of these people were in a real sense “team members” who helped accomplish “the mission. Anita. And the late Ms. my executive assistant during the initial period of organizational development. have more than those of any other single individual made this book possible.” to whose efficient and unstinting efforts I confidently assigned many tasks I might never have otherwise accomplished.. Some months later. both of whom shared and encouraged my work in psychic research. productive work and personal discipline. executives. who served by loving and waiting patiently through the years of absence and demanding assignments. the research and educational functions of EDMA Corporation were transferred to a new organization. Harry Jones. Her enthusiasm for my endeavors is a continuing source of energy. spanning many months of hard work. I am always grateful. Wilfred Hahn. Without their wisdom and good wishes.

probabilities. etc. and conclusion. In those chapters where highly technical investigations are reported. Where such items occur. In addition. I recognize that some portions of the book are more difficult than others. while providing adequate material for follow-up by interested scholars and scientists. bound together by a common interest in exploring and explaining psychic functioning and its ramifications. This citation system is designed to minimize disturbance to the general reader’s train of thought. When reading the book. incidentally. I can only answer: language . I asked contributors to minimize the use of statistics. it violates custom. and astrology and other forms of prophecy. I have chosen to use the term “psychic research” rather than the traditional “psychical research. social science. have information the author considers important. Each approaches the subject from his own field of excellence and together they provide a compelling overview. formulas. and noetics. that we hope this volume will soon help to change. they are due to a paucity of solid research material. Likewise. Rather. let me say (without intending to jest): go to the end. the general reader is encouraged to read through quickly. That paucity. These omissions are not an oversight. although some research people claim connections between UFO phenomena and the psychic even. transpersonal psychology. The more sophisticated reader will notice that this book omits the discussion of auras. and the like. To begin. A few last words before you start the book. You will find an extensive glossary to help the general reader unfamiliar with the terms—old and new—in psychic research. And the index can be a useful tool for tracing a subject or idea to get a grasp of it from context. of course.” Purists will object that this is improper. pharmacology. the correlations are not sufficiently established to warrant treatment in this volume. behavioral science. The general reader should be able to pass over them without bewilderment.P R E F A C E 15 T his volume contains the work of many eminent people. References are listed at the end of each chapter. They bring knowledge and skill from many disciplines: physical science. in turn. the author felt it necessary to retain them. giving greatest attention to the summary. medicine. Last of all. But you should know that despite the technical material. is caused primarily by the lack of funding and research support from which this field has generally suffered—a lack. you will find references cited by an arabic numeral in parentheses thus: (4). radionics (a new field that integrates psychic diagnosis and healing with esoteric technology). and philosophy. the technically trained reader will. introduction. it is not the correct adjectival form. there are many fascinating studies of anecdotal material that should prove of interest to all.

16 P R E FA C E changes constantly. I trust that this encouragement of popular usage will not be offensive to my colleagues and that the research itself—whether termed psychic or psychical—will be encouraged and supported by this volume. Edgar D. In this matter I am following the trend in linguistics to be descriptive. 1974 . and my intention is to simplify public usage of an otherwise tongue-twisting and sometimes mystifying phrase. rather than prescriptive. Mitchell.

research. The new and controversial book was a comprehensive and unabashedly optimistic review of psychic. In the nearly 40 years since then. and Richard Nixon had just resigned as U. experimental evidence. It was also the year that Psychic Explorations was published. or psi. They include the development of ESP “free response” designs. Other experiments. In addition to psi research receiving interest from the scientific community. It has been conducted hundreds of times over the last four decades. and theoretical status of psychic phenomena. are now regularly employed to assess data in a rigorous. the field also gained acceptance from governments and universities. the Sears Tower became the world’s tallest skyscraper. A new method for studying unconscious connections between pairs of people. In 1974. Over a thousand new experiments have been added to the empirical database. It provided a thorough examination of the history. mainstream academic journals and presented at leading scientific forums. the human potential movement was just maturing and landmark events in our society were taking place. known as DMILS (direct mental interactions in living systems). the world population approached four billion. Reviews have demonstrated that several classes of experiments have been successfully repeated many times in independent laboratories.17 N E W F O R E W O R D I n 1974.S. president. and The Exorcist was a box-office smash. known as meta-analysis. with combined results that are persuasive enough to stump even the most hardcore skeptics. Many areas of science still vigorously resist the idea that psi experiences are genuine effects that transcend the ordinary bounds of space and time. Results have been published in respected. but can be detected through fluctuations in unconscious human physiological states. There are also new classes of experimental designs that evolved from earlier work. quantitative matter. such as the ganzfeld (whole field) telepathy experiment. has strongly indicated that telepathy is not just a conscious phenomenon. based on both psychophysiological measurements and implicit behavior. Psi researchers have yet to provide widely accepted theoretical explanations for these phenomena. New methods of statistically analyzing cumulative data. remote viewing—a euphemism for clairvoyance—was rumored to be of intense interest in a secret U. government psychic spying program. the Cold War occupied our every thought.S. importance. have successfully demonstrated unconscious forms of precognition. That . Astronauts returned from Skylab after 84 days in Earth orbit. across all cultures and educational levels. A gallon of gas cost 55 cents. what has changed? Some things remain the same: Psi experiences are still frequently reported by all segments of society. But some things are dramatically different. The evidence for genuine psi effects is now stronger than ever and continues to compound.

as are macroscopic quantum effects and quantum biology. then the age-old puzzle. In fact. As researchers whose lives and careers were deeply inspired by Psychic Exploration and the leadership of Edgar Mitchell. Helmut Schmidt. But perhaps the most important change has been due to advancements in quantum physics. and creative genius. PhD. the Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Researchers are also active in Germany. when combined with the curious possibilities of nonlocality and entanglement. much remains to be done. Holland. and by 2011 various forms of clairvoyance training had become part of a burgeoning educational industry. Remote viewing and mind-matter interaction were intensively studied from the late 1970s to the early 2000s by an engineering program at Princeton University. more than 50 PhDs have been granted and a dozen universities in the United Kingdom now support faculty who conduct research in various aspects of psi phenomena. contained elements that would theoretically be useful in providing physical explanations for psi effects. and others were studying the quantum observer effect in the 1970s. They speculated that this effect. IONS President/CEO Dean Radin. Today. 2011 . we celebrate the reprinting of this landmark book. mystical insight. IONS Senior Scientist May. Italy. While much has been accomplished since its initial publication. Marilyn Schlitz. our relationships to one another. largely due to the success of the endowed Koestler Chair of Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh.18 NEW FOREWORD rumor was confirmed in 1995. and Australia. May they use these insights to promote what Mitchell refers to in the Introduction as metanoia—a new awakening in which our civilization experiences a change of awareness that can help transform human life by expanding what we know about ourselves. May future generations of explorers find insight in the pages that follow and help reveal those still-mysterious connections between inner and outer realities. If this trend continues. Academic interest in England and Scotland grew substantially. nonlocality and entanglement are firmly established. what is the true nature of consciousness?. Evan Harris Walker. PhD. will finally yield to scientific explanations. which is at the core of religious epiphanies. As presented in this book. and how consciousness fits into the evolving cosmos.

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the USN Distinguished Medal. and Carnegie Mellon. as well as an ScD from Embry-Riddle. The experience was so overwhelming that Mitchell knew his life would never be the same. and three NASA Group Achievement Awards. He was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. he was inducted into the Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study for Thinking. as a member of Apollo 14 and NASA’s third manned lunar mission. the University of Akron. His academic background includes a BS in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon. were all part of a deliberate. including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. that of his fellow astronauts. Edgar Mitchell embarked on a journey into outer space where he became the sixth man to walk on the moon. 1971. Dr. the most extraordinary experience was yet to come. He still serves on the board of IONS and remains active at Institute events. Mitchell has received many awards and honors. Navy Captain Dr. . He was inducted into the Space Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1998. As he hurtled back home through the abyss between the two worlds. Mitchell is the author of dozens of articles in both professional and popular journals.” He intuitively sensed that his presence.S. an international organization of those who have experienced space travel. In addition. EDGAR MITCHELL O n January 31. Dr. and shortly thereafter. and a Doctor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. psychic and paranormal phenomena. including lectures and conferences. In 1984 he co-founded the Association of Space Explorers. Naval Postgraduate School. he has received honorary doctorates in engineering from New Mexico State. and continues to devote his life to the study of human consciousness. In 2011. wrote the first edition of Psychic Exploration (1974) and The Way of the Explorer (1996).A B O U T T H E AU T H O R DR. “a sense of universal connectedness. and that of Planet Earth seen out the window. But for Mitchell. Mitchell became engulfed by a profound sensation. and the search for a common ground between science and spirit. universal process and that the glittering cosmos itself was in some way conscious. a BS from the U. he founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) to apply the rigors of science to the study of human consciousness.

including A Practical Guide to Death and Dying and Everything You Want to Know about TM. and was general editor of two book series about UFO phenomena. and Canada. W H I T E J ohn W. Mr.S. educator.ABOUT THE EDITOR J O H N W. a school for self-directed growth in body. and San Francisco Chronicle. He and his wife Barbara have four grown children and five grandchildren. His writing has been reprinted in textbooks on a variety of subjects and in various foreign popular magazines. White is an internationally known author. as well as before public and professional organizations. including Psychic Exploration. White is author of several books. . Dozens of articles and reviews by Mr. Mr. universities and spiritual/human potential centers throughout the U. and lecturer in the fields of consciousness research and higher human development. and spirit. president of Alpha Logics. He has been on the directing and advisory boards of academic and research organizations and on the editorial boards of scholarly journals and popular magazines. White served four years as a naval officer before teaching English and journalism on the secondary and college levels. and producer of “The UFO Experience” conference from 1987-1999.        He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA in teaching from Yale University.  After attending college on an NROTC scholarship. Esquire. Mr. and live in Connecticut. White has appeared at colleges. As a lecturer and seminar leader. He has also made radio and TV appearances. White have appeared in popular magazines and major newspapers such as The New York Times. He has also edited a number of anthologies. mind.  He was the director of education for The Institute of Noetic Sciences.

The specific work of IONS includes the following: • Sponsoring and participating in basic and applied research. located on 194 acres thirty miles north of San Francisco with overnight facilities for up to 120 people • Supporting a global network of self-organizing community groups For information on the Institute’s research.noetic. go to www.noetic. Suite 200 Petaluma.ABOUT IONS T he Institute of Noetic Sciences. and membership organization. Their mission is to support individual and collective transformation through consciousness research and educational outreach.org/earthrise To learn more about all of the Institute’s activities and programs. education.” The Institute’s primary program areas are consciousness and healing. and the publication of peer-reviewed papers • Offering a free online membership program with access to the Institute’s rich archive of content • Offering a membership program that includes the semi-annual bulletin The Noetic Post.noetic. EarthRise.noetic. go to www.org/support/overview For information on EarthRise retreat center. please contact 625 2nd Street. and online discounts in their media store • Publishing a book imprint. go to www. founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing. co-published with New Harbinger Publications • Presenting and co-sponsoring regional and international workshops and conferences • Hosting residential seminars and workshops at its on-campus retreat facility. extended human capacities. teleseminars with global thought leaders. Noetic Books.org . CA 94952 p:707-775-3500 f: 707-781-7420 www. and to engage a global learning community in the realization of our human potential. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research. “Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous. and worldview transformation.org/research/overview For information on supporting our work.

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