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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+++September’s First Friday Speaker+++

SELF-TRANSCENDENCE, REPOSE AND FRACTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

V Shamas

With Victor Shamas PhD

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public – Suggested Donation $5

Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco; off River between Swan & Craycroft

Self-transcendence is the experience of moving beyond one’s sense of separateness and identifying with something greater, or as part of a unified whole. Dr. Shamas will show data linking self-transcendence to psychological well-being, and will present a revolutionary new technique, called Repose, for improving health and well-being through the induction of self-transcendence. He will also reveal his startling discoveries about the transcendent nature of consciousness—inspired by nearly two years of daily Repose practice. Dr. Shamas will explain why fractal images like the Mandelbrot set may be the most important and ground-breaking symbols of self-transcendence ever discovered.

Dr. Victor Shamas is a health psychologist at the University of Arizona. He is the co-founder of Global Chant, Research Director of PlayHaven Inc., and the author of three books: The Chanter’s Guide, The Way of Play, and the Amazon bestseller, Repose: The Potent Pause, co-authored with Jhan Kold.

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+++October’s First Friday Speaker+++

UNDERSTANDING AND NAVIGATING YOUR STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Metzner

With Ralph Metzner, PhD

Friday, October 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public – Suggested Donation $5

Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco; off River between Swan & Craycroft

Each state of consciousness that we experience, ranging from the familiar states of waking, sleeping, dreaming and meditating, to the expansive spiritual states of psychedelic explorers, meditators, mystics and mediums, has its own distinctly different mind-space and time-stream. We need to learn how to use expansive, positive states and intentionally focused states of concentration for spiritual growth, self-healing and creative expression. And we need to learn how to navigate, with therapeutic and meditative help, out of the contractive, unhealthy states of fear and rage, addictions and compulsions, into healthier, life-affirming states.

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. is a recognized pioneer in psychological, philosophical and cross-cultural studies of consciousness and its transformations. He collaborated with Leary and Alpert in classic studies of psychedelics at Harvard University in the 1960s, co-authored The Psychedelic Experience and was editor of The Psychedelic Review. He is a psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he was also the Academic Dean for ten years in the 1980s. His books include The Unfolding Self, The Well of Remembrance, Green Psychology, The Expansion of Consciousness, Alchemical Divination and Mind Space and Time Stream. He co-authored, with Ram Dass, a memoir of the 1960s, Birth of a Psychedelic Culture. He is the editor of two collections of essays on the pharmacology, anthropology and phenomenology of ayahuasca and of psilocybin mushrooms. He is also the president and co-founder of the Green Earth Foundation, dedicated to healing and harmonizing the relations between humanity and the Earth. Website: www.greenearthfound.org.

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