A few weeks ago I stumbled across a very interesting organization. Interesting in how it is consumed with the global consciousness movement, particularly healing (not interesting in that I buy any of this stuff though). "What the Bleep" is featured prominently, in fact they have a study guide that has all sorts of the familiar lingo in it. Their message boards aren't the best organized, but if you take the time to walk through them, there are nuggets to be found. I haven't had the time to really catalog anything, but this is a rich place to find some links to the things you are looking for.
Here's the link: [www.noetic.org
This was founded by Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, who evidently didn't come all the way back to Earth. Here are some excerpts from the site. Can you see some of the familiar language here:
At the Institute of Noetic Sciences, we employ the rigor of science, balanced by personal and collective wisdom, to support a shift in consciousness that transforms present global conditions into a world grounded in freedom, wisdom, and love. We serve an emerging movement of globally conscious citizens dedicated to manifesting our highest capacities.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS):
* Explores the frontiers of consciousness
* Builds bridges between science and spirit
* Researches subtle energies and the powers of healing
* Inquires into the science of love, forgiveness, and gratitude
* Studies the effects of conscious and compassionate intention
* Seeks to understand the basis of prevailing worldviews
* Practices freedom of thought and freedom of spirit
(From [i:577ea9d8b7]Vision and Mission[/i:577ea9d8b7] Page)
We are a nonprofit membership organization located in Northern California that conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness—including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. The institute explores phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models, while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor. . . .
Rather, we honor open-minded approaches and multiple ways of knowing, bring discernment to our work, and support diversity of perspectives on social and scientific matters.
(From [i:577ea9d8b7]About the Institute[/i:577ea9d8b7] Page)
The mission of these noetic scientists was, and has been, to expand our understanding of human possibility by investigating aspects of reality—mind, consciousness, and spirit—that include but go beyond physical phenomena. They seek to seek to understand the inner world as thoroughly as we have the outer world—based on the premise that what finds expression in the world at large is a reflection of our interior landscape.
(From the [i:577ea9d8b7]History [/i:577ea9d8b7]Page)
Hmmm. Sounds like what we don't know we don't know to me. Glad they are there to figure all this out for us, aren't you? As for the "scientific rigor" part . . . . From what I can tell, it seems more like scientific rigor mortis.
I loved the ad for the "Creating a Conscious Life" workshop. If this is conscious living, I'll take mine unconscious -- to go -- root beer no ice please.
Anyway, enjoy digging around. There is tons more good stuff. It is fascinating in a freak show sort of way.
P.S. Be careful if you ever type the url in by hand. My fingers have a strong tendency to type neurotic instead of noetic. :lol: