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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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+++April’s Speaker+++


With Thomas Daniel Nehrer

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public    Suggested Donation $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, off River between Swan & Craycroft

True visionaries perceive the Consciousness/Reality “Oneness” neither as ethereal nor idealistic, but real: that’s How Life Works. Beliefs absorbed during childhood, however, dim awareness of life’s inner-outer connection. Attaining clear awareness involves dispelling synthetic notions, not grasping new ones. Clarifying life’s illusions, Tom Nehrer illuminates that Oneness: real, personal issues always reflect explicit subconscious elements. Removed within, health, success and improved relationships manifest – and awareness grows. Tom vigorously exposes religion, many popular and esoteric notions and even science as dualistic: separating Consciousness from Reality. With humor and candor, Tom communicates a vivid view of life’s flowing Oneness.

Expanding awareness, Tom Nehrer morphed from chemical engineer, later software developer, to intractable visionary. After an early mystic experience, spurred by uncompromising independence and ever-questioning intellect, Tom delved inward. Mastering techniques to explore the psyche, he personally reshaped his technical bent — from inside out — into a life of travel, writing and speaking. Tom’s website, accessed freely by many, his three books and over 150 talks to IONS and other groups nationally and internationally, communicate his awareness of life’s inner-outer flow. Seeking no followers, nor establishing “movements” or  commercial ventures, Tom endeavors to share liberating, beneficial insights from his personal clarity of awareness.

Tom Nehrer will speak about his new book, The Illusion of “Truth”: The Real Jesus Behind the Grand Myth on Saturday, April 5, at the clubhouse of San Mateo Apartments, 2800 South Mission Road (a little north of Ajo) beginning at 11:00 a.m., sponsored by Tucson Mensa. A potluck will follow the presentation. More information about the book is HERE
If you’d like to attend the Saturday event, please email:, so he can let the host group know of extra guests coming.

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+++May’s Speaker+++




With Allan Hamilton, MD, FACS

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public    Suggested Donation $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, off River between Swan & Craycroft

There are those moments — lots of them when we are children and less as we age — when we get totally absorbed in what we are doing and lose track of everything else. Time seems to fly by or stand still. We’re not aware of feeling hungry. We can barely tell if other people are talking to us. And we really seem to have no purpose at that instant other than doing the task for its own sake. These are very special moments of total absorption called flow states. Science has begun to look carefully at these very special moments where we are “in the zone,” where we enter into a state of focus and all sense of self-awareness drifts way. Dr. Hamilton will discuss the neuroscience of flow states and what each of us can do to foster more of them to come into our lives.

Dr. Allan Hamilton holds four professorships at the University of Arizona—Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the author of The Scalpel and The Soul — Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural and the Healing Power of Love (2008), and Zen Mind, Zen Horse — the Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses (2011).
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