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Join us in exploring human consciousness:

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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+++June’s Friday Film Event+++

Summer Film Series:

FIERCE GRACE

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Admission cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

In 1963, Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history when they were fired for conducting controversial psychedelic drug research. “Fierce Grace,” released in 2001, is a classic of its kind, with insights into Alpert’s early life as a prodigy and child of privilege, with a promising career at Harvard that was cut short by the uproar resulting from the work he engaged in  with Leary and Ralph Metzner.

After his dismissal by Harvard, Alpert journeyed to India. There, he found his guru in Maharaj Ji, who renamed him Ram Dass (“Servant of God”.) Ram Dass is probably best known for his 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, which was a spiritual touchstone of the era and is still one of the most-read books by spiritual seekers. Ram Dass became, and remains to this day, an inspiration to people across the globe. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle, who has known his subject for more than twenty-five years, intersperses vivid archival footage from his “hippie” glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass as he continues to remake his life since being — in his words — “stroked” in 1997. (93 min)

Watch the trailer HERE, then join us on June 3 for the viewing!

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+++July’s Friday Film Event+++

Summer Film Series:

INFINITY: The Ultimate Trip

INFINITY

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

What happens after we pass from this world? Is there a life after this one? Or do we just disappear forever? What if the end of this life is only the beginning of a spectacular supernatural journey? These are the questions asked in this powerful and poignant feature documentary. Many may be surprised by the answers. Commenting on experiences and beliefs are noted experts Gregg Braden, Dannion Brinkley, Renate Dollinger. Stanislav Grof, John Holland, Dzogchen Ponlop, Robert Thurman, Alberto Villoldo, Neale Donald Walsch and Brian Weiss, a number of whom have experienced NDEs and report experiences that defy any rational or logical explanation, and baffle doctors and scientists alike.

Written and directed by Jay Weidner (Kubrick’s Odyssey, The Last Avatar, Alchemy and others,) Infinity: Journey Beyond Death brings a message of hope and optimism concerning the most mysterious act in a human life–the end of this life and journey to the beyond. This film may change your view from that of dread and pessimism to one of hope, joy and light. (90 min)

Watch the trailer HERE, then join us on July 1 for the viewing!