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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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+++March’s First Friday Speaker+++


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SPECIAL PROGRAM  with Steven Halpern
Friday, March 4, 2016 – at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public *** Cost: $10
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

Join Grammy-nominated keyboardist and composer Steven Halpern, for a delightful evening of learning how to use sound as a spiritual technology to enhance your meditation, creativity, happiness and optimal well-being. Join Grammy nominated recording artist Steven Halpern as he shares his insights into sound, silence, stress and spirituality. One of the many insights you’ll learn is how to identify hidden stressors in most classical music, and thus make more effective choices for stress management.
Combining an artist’s soul with hi-tech recording techniques, Steven’s music is composed with the intention of opening up new vistas to optimal health and spiritual well-being and we will be able to enjoy demonstrations of his music “live”. You’ll leave with tools and strategies to orchestrate your ‘subconscious’ mind and body to a higher octave.

Before abandoning New York for California, and focusing on keyboards, Steven Halpern, Ph.D. was a dynamic jazz-rock trumpet player inspired by John Coltrane and Miles Davis. He also played guitar and bass with old-school R&B bands, and is a long-time student of World music and Shamanic sound. Steven’s music has been an ideal complement for meditation, yoga, massage and other therapeutic bodywork, psychological counseling and accelerated learning for more than 40 years.

More than “just a musician,” Steven is a composer, an author, seminar leader, pioneering sound healer and entrepreneur who helped create the alternative market for lifestyle-support music, outside the traditional music industry. He wrote the first articles on healing and music that were published in such magazines as Yoga Journal, New Age Journal, New Frontiers, and other such publications.

His music was the subject of landmark brainwave biofeedback and energy medicine research in 1973, demonstrating the unique healing properties of his recordings. Based on his own spiritual and health-related experiences, Steven has discovered secrets of combining ancient sound healing traditions with quantum biology and energy medicine to produce recordings that support relaxation, stress management, yoga, meditation, massage, sleep, accelerated learning and pure listening pleasure.

His work has been covered in The New York Times, USA Today, on the BBC and in leading magazines from Prevention to Spirituality and Health. In 2014, Steven was chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Zone Music Reporter, the leading organization in radio, online and print focusing on New Age and world music.

Steven’s debut release in 1975, CHAKRA SUITE (original title, Spectrum Suite), helped establish a new genre in contemporary instrumental music. To date, it has sold over 700,000 copies. Cumulative sales of more than 70 albums exceed 6 million units, and current releases like DEEP ALPHA, (Grammy nominee in 2015), MINDFUL PIANO, and AMBIENT ALCHEMY continue to set the standard of excellence in the field of healing with sound. He has been recognized by Keyboard Magazine as “one of the 30 most influential keyboard artists of the past 50 years.”

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+++April’s First Friday Speaker+++


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with Suzanne Taylor

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

How can we go from a worldview where self-interest and materialism prevail, to where caring about each other is as important as caring about ourselves? The crop circles could be the doorway to that next phase of our evolution.

Have you thought about how differently we might see ourselves if we discovered other intelligent life? With laboratory findings about the biology of the plants and the chemistry of the soil in crop circles indicating that something other than us is creating them, it wouldn’t take shaking hands with aliens to change our mindset. Just the awareness of intelligent otherness, that the crop circles deliver, could do it. If that were accepted, to where CONTACT was in headlines across the world, we would be one humanity in relation to “the other,” and, as someone in my documentary says, that might be what saves this civilization.

I’ve been involved with the phenomenon for more than a quarter of a century, fascinated by the rare possibility it has to get the attention of the whole world. I took it as a mission to spread the word, and my most ambitious attempt is What On Earth?, with its claim to fame being a good review in The New York Times! I’ll bring you up to speed about what’s gone on with the circle phenomenon, including the resistance to accepting such a heretical body of information and why I’m convinced we are being visited. Hopefully you will leave seeing the world with new eyes!

Suzanne Taylor, Producer/Director of What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery (www.CropCircleMovie.com), graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from NYU. Having been an actress (http://imdb.com/name/nm0853220), she crossed over to the other side of the camera as Executive Producer of the 2002 feature documentary, Crop Circles: Quest for Truth.
What On Earth? got a good review in The New York Times and won as Best Feature Documentary at the UFO Congress Film Festival. It had its TV premiere on CPT12, a Colorado PBS station. Suzanne is a crop circle authority on Ancient Aliens on the History Channel.
She produced Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?  (www.TEDxWestHollywood.com,) the controversial program that has gotten issues about nonlocal reality into the public eye. Her new platform for presentations is SUE Speaks, where SUE stands for Searching for Unity in Everything.

As the founder of Mighty Companions, a non-profit dedicated to rethinking our worldview, her Los Angeles home is a gathering place for activists. The walls are lined with her post-impressionist paintings – she had a one-woman show. And the food is superb – Suzanne is a mean chef who wrote The Anybody Can Make It, Everybody Will Love It Cookbook.