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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 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.


+++May’s Speaker+++

BIO-TOUCH — Opening the Gift for Humanity

With Paul Bucky


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

Bio-Touch is a gift to humanity. It’s a unique touch-healing technique for all people, because it’s simple to learn and everyone who uses Bio-Touch is effective. There are no masters or gurus—everyone is equal. And Bio-Touch is profound; it’s the gift of remembering that we are love and are all connected.

This gift of Bio-Touch can be opened for all of us this evening when Paul Bucky explains the power of Bio-Touch, and about his own experiences with it. He’ll describe how he was led to meet the creator of the technique, and what sparks his passion, 27 years later, to continue teaching and sharing Bio-Touch with the world.

Paul Bucky’s personal story is as unique as Bio-Touch, the touch healing technique that he shares around the world.

Paul is a first generation German-Jewish American man. His father was born and raised in Germany, a member of a dynamic and enterprising family. His grandfather, Walter Bucky, owned a large, successful department store in Hamburg and his great uncle, Dr. Gustav Bucky, was a radiologist in Leipzig who invented a type of x-ray image machine still in use today. But fearing for their lives in the political climate of 1939, the Bucky family escaped the Nazi regime in Germany and emigrated to the U.S.

Paul was born and raised in Los Angeles, growing up in an affluent home in an idyllic community that shielded him from the knowledge of injustice in the world. Yet, by the age of five, he’d already started on his lifelong spiritual path, possessing a deep, inherent understanding and compassion for the suffering of others.

After graduating from college, Paul left the world of materialism behind, living simply and studying the mystical traditions of the world: Sufism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Kabbalah, and the Course in Miracles. He was involved in numerous social movements and was greatly influenced by leaders like Cesar Chavez, Henry Thoreau, Krishnamurti, Shakespeare, Yogi Bhajan, Murshid Samuel Lewis, Ram Dass, and Carlos Castaneda. This path led him to explore many holistic healing modalities including Reiki, Quantum Touch, Healing Touch, Johrei, iridology, sclerology, reflexology, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, kinesiology, yoga and meditation.

However, it was Bio-Touch that brought together all the philosophies Paul had studied, and boiled them down to a single concept—a simple loving touch uniquely designed to be shared by everyone. Grounded in this deep awareness, Paul has spent his life leading others to their own self-awareness through Bio-Touch. He believes Bio-Touch is a gift to humanity that can heal the hearts, minds, and bodies of all.

“Bio-Touch is my life,” Paul avows, which explains his passion, dedication, and inexhaustible energy for bringing Bio-Touch to all humanity. “I firmly believe in the goodness of life on Earth and the possibility for loving relationships between all sentient beings.”

Paul happily fulfills many roles. He is a student, teacher, healer, organizer, businessman, and the Founder/Executive Director of the International Foundation of Bio-Magnetics, a non-profit educational foundation based in Tucson, Arizona. He also serves as a public speaker for health and healing symposiums, support groups, television, radio, and multi media interviews.

Paul’s fascinating life story and how he developed his vision for Bio-Touch awareness around the world is described in the book Bio-touch: Healing With The Power In Our Fingertips by Debra Schildhouse. For more information about Bio-Touch and the International Foundation of Bio-Magnetics visit JustTouch.com .