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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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+++August’s First Friday Speaker+++


Joe Pinella

With Joe Pinella

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public    Suggested Donation $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, off River between Swan & Craycroft

After a catastrophic car accident in 1991, Joe Pinella was diagnosed quadriplegic and told by his doctors that he would never walk again. Against all odds, Joe used the ancient Chinese healing techniques of Tai Chi and Qi Gong to relieve his pain, regain his strength and train his body to move again! Using these arts, mentally at first, he overcame severe disabilities and regained the use of his body, with no pain and no limitations. Desire … Determination … and Dedication, coupled with these arts, gave him back his life. The practice, which Joe calls Healing Movements System, is derived from QiGong and Tai Chi Kung, with breathing techniques, graceful movements and visualizations to stimulate the flow of qi, or “the life force”, and promote healing and health. This program is helpful in relieving arthritis pain, increasing circulation, improving cardiovascular fitness, as well as improving balance. Easy to learn, it often brings relief after the first session.

Joe is offering a 2-hour training session on Saturday, August 2, from 9:30 – 11:30, at
Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan (east of Swan between
Camp Lowell and (Old) Ft. Lowell Roads. Cost is $50.00 and includes a copy of
the DVD “Healing Movements System with Joe Pinella.” For more information,
and to register, go to, or call 520-235-7180.

Joe Pinella has studied and practiced the ancient Chinese healing arts of Qigong and Tai Chi Kung for over fifty years. Formerly a successful entrepreneur, he now dedicates his life to teaching and inspiring others to recover their health and live a better quality of life through use of his Healing Movements System.

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




With Dean Radin, PhD. (via Skype)

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

In this live-streamed video presentation, Dr. Radin poses the questions:  Was Buddha just a nice guy? Did Buddha’s teachings thrive because he was more attractive or charismatic than most, or because he was a great teacher and a tireless advocate of the poor? Or — and here’s the core question we’ll explore — was it also because he was an enlightened being with profound insights into the nature of Reality, and because he possessed supernormal abilities? We could ask similar questions about Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Milarepa, or a host of other prominent figures associated with special illumination, wisdom, or grace. Did these people just sport great tans and know how to work a crowd, or did they understand something genuinely deep about the human condition, and our potentials, that are not yet explained by science (but can be scientifically explored)?

Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in Petaluma, California and Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, a dozen book chapters, and three books including The Conscious Universe, Entangled Minds, and Supernormal, which won the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award.

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