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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+++March’s Speaker+++


With Dr. Stanley Krippner


Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Admission cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

Many people, including some prominent scientists, believe that nighttime dreams are random images, useless by-products of brain activity. However, there is considerable laboratory evidence that dreams serve useful functions including memory storage, emotional downloading, future planning, and creative problem-solving. This presentation will focus on the latter, explaining how dreams evoked creative insights in music, literature, mathematics, science, and theology. Mozart, Wagner, Ramanujan, Loewi, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Paul McCartney all credited a dream for some of their remarkable work. Two Nobel Prizes have been given to people who attributed their discoveries to dreams. Participants will be taught how to “incubate” and “program” their own dreams when they are in need of a solution to a life issue or creative product.

Dr. Stanley Krippner is a psychologist, parapsychologist, and an executive faculty member and Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in Oakland, California. Formerly, Krippner was director of the Kent State University Child Study Center and director of the Miamonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Krippner has written extensively on altered states of consciousness, dream telepathy, hypnosis, shamanism, dissociation and parapsychological subjects.


Workshop with Dr. Stanley Krippner:


Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm — $60

Click HERE for more information and to register and pay online.

(One hour lunch break — BYOL to eat at the workshop site,
as well as water and any snacks you may need.)

Workshop participants will be taught six methods that they can use to work with their own dreams and with those of their friends and clients. Some methods require a partner; some a small group, and some nobody but the person who had the dream. All six are easily learned and are based on the latest data from dream science. Each participant should bring at least one of their dreams. Older dreams are fine. All six methods assume that dreams have meaning, that dream symbols and metaphors reveal rather than conceal meaning, and that there are safe and simple ways to obtain meaning from dreams.

Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 North Swan Road

DIRECTIONS: The facility is set back from Swan in a complex called The Village Offices, which has two entrances off Swan going north. The second is at the light; turn right and proceed east.


+++April’s Speaker+++


With Dr. Allan Hamilton

A. Hamilton

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Admission cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

Based on his new best-selling book, Lead with Your Heart–Lessons Learned from a Lifetime with Horses (Storey, 2016), Dr. Hamilton gives us a unique perspective as both a Harvard-trained brain surgeon and world renowned horse trainer on the profound spiritual lessons that horses can demonstrate for us. He will discuss how horses change the way our brains think and will use video segments to show the principles in action with horses. He will discuss the broader implications about how we live and act in our personal lives but also the impact of the herd mentality in today’s challenging geopolitical scene.

Allan Hamilton started his working life as a janitor. He would eventually go on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and complete his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Hamilton holds four Professorships at the University of Arizona in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been chosen by his neurosurgical peers as “One of America’s Best Doctors” for the last eighteen consecutive years and selected as “One of the Leading Intellects of the Twenty-First Century.” Dr. Hamilton has held positions as Chief of Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hamilton now serves as Executive Director of the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center, a multi-disciplinary think-tank at the Arizona Health Sciences Center devoted to developing new technologies and training procedures to reduce preventable medical adverse events.

He has authored more than twenty medical textbook chapters, fifty peer-review research articles, and has served on the editorial board of several medical journals. He is also a decorated Army officer who served in Operation Desert Storm. Dr. Hamilton’s first book, The Scalpel and the Soul (2008, Tarcher/Penguin USA) was awarded the 2009 Nautilus Silver Award, which was conceived to recognize world-changing books. In 2012, his second book, Zen Mind, Zen Horse—The Science and Spirituality of Training Horses (2011, Storey Publishing) won the Nautilus Gold Award. Previous Nautilus Gold Award winners include Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His books have been translated into several languages.

He has been the subject of two award-winning documentaries. The first is Playing with Magic, which chronicles his work with horses and was directed by Emmy-award winning director, Wayne Ewing. The second, Consider the Conversation, reviews his advocacy for end-of-life care for terminally-ill patients and was recently featured on PBS. His equine work has been showcased on the NBC “Today” Show, ABC News, CNN, and PBS. He is a frequent guest on NPR, and has been featured in Western Horseman, Equus, and Horse & Rider.

For the last several years Dr. Hamilton has served as medical script consultant on more than one hundred and fifty episodes of the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy and four seasons with Private Practice. His most recent book, Lead With Your Heart—Lessons from a Life With Horses is a collection of 112 short essays on leadership, spirituality, and transformation was just published in the Fall of 2016.