Join us in exploring human consciousness:

The most compelling frontier of our time.

Friday Monthly Meetings—the Heart of IONS Tucson. Our local community group meets on the first Friday evening of the month at 6:30pm. Speakers focus on issues important to IONS: complementary healing modalities; research on the physical responses to music, meditation, homeopathy, and water; the exciting field of Consciousness Research; and much more.

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+++May’s First Friday Speaker+++


H Harralson

with Heidi Harralson

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

Neurological research shows that handwriting supports cognition, memory, and brain development in both children and adults. We will explore simple writing activities that you can use to improve right and left brain communication and integration. Learn about the two sides of the brain, the impact that handwriting makes on the brain, which side of the brain is your dominant, and ways you can access the other side of your brain to enhance problem-solving, creativity, and a positive attitude while achieving greater mental and emotional balance. Learn about the secret, unconscious side of yourself that is really driving you. This presentation is interactive and you will learn simple handwriting techniques that can help you wake up your latent potential. Bring pen and paper!

Heidi Harralson is President of the Tucson Chapter of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation. She is the owner of Spectrum Consultants where she provides handwriting services in employment selection, vocational aptitude, private handwriting consultations, forensic handwriting/document examination, and court testimony in forensic examinations. She is a published author, university instructor, and international speaker on the handwriting sciences. She is the author of Developments in Handwriting and Signature Identification in the Digital Age.

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+++June’s Friday Film Event+++

Summer Film Series:


Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Admission cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

In 1963, Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history when they were fired for conducting controversial psychedelic drug research. “Fierce Grace,” released in 2001, is a classic of its kind, with insights into Alpert’s early life as a prodigy and child of privilege, with a promising career at Harvard that was cut short by the uproar resulting from the work he engaged in  with Leary and Ralph Metzner.

After his dismissal by Harvard, Alpert journeyed to India. There, he found his guru in Maharaj Ji, who renamed him Ram Dass (“Servant of God”.) Ram Dass is probably best known for his 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, which was a spiritual touchstone of the era and is still one of the most-read books by spiritual seekers. Ram Dass became, and remains to this day, an inspiration to people across the globe. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle, who has known his subject for more than twenty-five years, intersperses vivid archival footage from his “hippie” glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass as he continues to remake his life since being — in his words — “stroked” in 1997. (93 min)

Watch the trailer HERE, then join us on June 3 for the viewing!