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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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+++February’s First Friday Speaker+++


J Underwood

With Jeanie Underwood, MA

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

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

Perhaps you have had opportunities to learn about Quantum Physics and the Divine Matrix but were left to wonder: How can I use this information in my life? The Divine Matrix is a model describing a universal field of energy that connects everything. It can be powerfully operated through the electromagnetic energy generated by the heart, which is accessible and made operational through the practices of Heart Rhythm Meditation. In this experiential talk, Jeanie Underwood will explore the question of how to make Quantum Physics operational, and she will teach several related Heart Rhythm Meditation practices, providing opportunities for the audience to have a direct experience of this field. Participants will leave with many concrete, practical meditation tools that are in alignment with the theory of the Quantum Field and can be used in what Gregg Braden calls, “speaking the language of the Divine Matrix.”
In her work, Jeanie Underwood‘s primary focus is helping people access and develop the ability to work with the electromagnetic energy in their hearts. She has studied Heart Rhythm Meditation with her teachers, Puran and Susanna Bair, for over 16 years. Currently, she teaches HRM classes in Tucson, Arizona, and on the internet. As a spiritual mentor and retreat guide, she also works with individuals, leading day and weekend seminars on Heart Rhythm Meditation and other topics related to inner growth. In addition to her work with HRM, Jeanie is a Reiki Master, and has done extensive training in “The Bodywork Process: Using Breath, Sound and Movement to Heal,” an energetic healing practice developed by Carolyn Braddock. Through all of these healing modalities, she has learned to “see/feel” energy patterns that may be stagnant, distorted, depleted, or excessive. She then helps clients shift into greater physical, emotional and spiritual health.

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+++March’s First Friday Speaker+++


Joan Bird

With Joan Bird, PhD

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

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

According to tens of thousands polled in 36 of the most developed countries in the world, 50% of the public privately accept the UFO phenomenon as extraterrestrial. And of these, 20% believe that extraterrestrials are living among us. Dr. Bird will present evidence she finds compelling that advanced civilizations from off planet are visiting Earth and probably have been throughout human history. How do we make sense of the split between those who find the evidence convincing and those who do not? For those beginning to take the subject seriously, what do we have to learn from the ETs? In the course of her 15 years researching the phenomenon, Dr. Bird has come to see many connections between the ET phenomenon and the research activities of IONS, and is looking forward to sharing her findings and reflections with a noetic audience.


Dr. Joan Bird has a background in conservation biology, and holds a BS in psychology and a
Ph.D. in zoology. She worked for various conservation organizations including The Nature
Conservancy, but has spent the last 15 years exploring the subject of UFOs. Her interest and
research in UFOs and ETs began with the 1998-2000 crop circles in northwestern Montana,
when she began wading through the vast literature, interviewing witnesses and befriending
veteran researchers. She recently entered the world of professional Ufology with her book
Montana UFOs and Extraterrestrials (2013). The book has been well received by both general
audiences and UFO researchers (given a 5-saucer review in the UFO Magazine, Open Minds).
Since its publication, Dr. Bird has been speaking on the UFO subject and was recently honored
to be added to the Humanities Montana Speaker’s Bureau. She has been interviewed widely by
local and national media and was a guest speaker on internationally syndicated Coast-to-Coast
radio. Bird is an opening day presenter for the 2015 International UFO Congress in Scottsdale,
one of the largest UFO conferences in the world. A lifelong student of unexplained phenomena,
and long-time member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Joan has spent much of her life
working as a community educator and change agent, both for the environment and for a more
conscious, peaceful and compassionate world. She believes “UFO literacy” is an important piece
in the consciousness shift.