Saturday, March 22, 2014

Join IAC in celebrating World Water Day (March 22)

Every year on March 22, World Water Day is celebrated, with the aim to raise public awareness through organizations and people about the opportunities that can be created for the strengthening of the cooperation and the challenges of water management.

The IAC Campus with its program of sustainable management has approved a plan of use of rainwater that you can see in more detail on the link below. 

Our effort remains evident in all the parts executed of this plan that has contributed to a more sustainable management on a long-term basis of water resources. 

Learn more about IAC sustainability projects.


The "Out of Planet" Experience: the Overview Effect and the OBE

"Both the 'out of body' and 'out of planet' experiences are profoundly integrative, expanding our sense of oneness with fellow beings, with the very fabric of multidimensional Reality"
Nelson Abreu, IAC California

Raise your Awareness on Climate Change - YouTube

ONLINE & in LA: History of Psychic Phenomena

The History of Psychic Phenomena:
A Study of the People, Movements, Ideas and Events that
Shaped Our Psychic History
Date: Saturday & Sunday, March 29th & 30th, 2014
Time: 1:30PM - 6:00PM (½-hr break)
           (Pacific California time, click 
here for time zones)
From: Live online from Los Angeles

 Travel through time with IAC in this fascinating look at the History of Psychic Phenomena

Psychic and "spiritual" experiences - including countless altered states of consciousness - have been reported and written about in numerous cultures around the world since antiquity. They have been observed, studied, and used directly or indirectly by people for centuries to solve problems, develop themselves, understand reality and find answers to the biggest questions we have about life and death. Despite this, many people are unaware of this rich side of human history.

From the Greek Oracle at Delphi and Tantric Buddhism to Spiritualism and the birth of psychic research, this course will explore the events, people, movements and ideas that shaped our "psychic" history and have contributed to humanity's understanding of consciousness. It will give a big-picture over view of all that was experienced and achieved psychically in history and in turn show us the great potential that lies within all of us.

In this course you will:

• Understand how various altered states of consciousness and psychic experiences such as intuition, dreams, precognition, telepathy, apparitions, out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences and others were approached historically

• Learn about how psychic experiences and abilities were approached by various wisdom traditions and esoteric movements including but not limited to: Greco-Roman Mystery Religions, Tantric Buddhism, Yoga, Medieval Occultism, Christian Mysticism, Hermeticism, Mesmerism, Spiritiualism / Spiritism, Theosophy, and more

• Learn about specific dreams and other altered states of consciousness that changed the course of history

• Gain insight into the abilities of noteworthy psychics throughout history such as Emmanuel Swedenborg, Madam Blavatsky, Eusapia Palladino, Rudolph Steiner, Hamid Bey and more

• Discover the origins of science's investigation into psychic phenomena, from the early days of "psychical research" up to the present day. Learn about various researchers and their work including Frederic Myers, Charles Richet, James Hyslop, and J.B. Rhine among others

• Understand the relationship between belief systems and the interpretation and use of psychic experiences historically

• Hear interesting accounts of psychic and spiritual experiences from people throughout history

• Learn about the different techniques and approaches that were utilized by people in history to develop their psychic abilities

• Understand the relationship between history and parahistory

• Understand how psychic and spiritual movements and organizations rise and fall over time, and identify the factors that contributed to these events.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

College students experiment with effects of "chi" on flowers (2004)

Based on a suggestion offered during a course on subtle energy by IAC's Wagner Alegretti in Miami, Nelson Abreu (presently an instructor at IAC) and a fellow undergraduate student from University of Florida's Science of Self Club performed a personal experiment on the effect of emissions or exteriorization of bioenergy (chi, biofield, subtle energy) on flowers. If you feel inspired to replicate the exercise, feel free to share your results with us. Don't miss the "before and after" pictures at the bottom.

Bioenergies Application to Cut Flowers Experiment

 Nelson Abreu, Tim Conway 
(Science of Self Club at University of Florida)

22 February, 2004 


To investigate how intentional bioenergy application affects cut, wilting flowers.

To motivate practice of basic mobilization of bioenergy exercises

To increase one’s awareness and control of vital energies and resultant multifaceted effects including:
  • Awareness of how Bioenergies affect the way we participate and experience  our own current reality
  • Relations of Bioenergies to mnemonics (extraphysical events, holomemory)

Method: To have a factor-controlled environment that will allow for the variable of bio-energy application to hold visible difference, ceteris paribus (all other factors will be held constant) in the appearance of cut flowers after time.  

Possible Variables:

-  Carbon Dioxide Exposure: In this setup, human exhalation should not be a significant factor.
-  Human Proximity: This variable, itself controversial, may be tested in a posterior phase of the study.
-  Age & Origin: To assure maximal similarity, the cut flowers should be picked from the same batch (age, origin).
-  Technique Utilized: For this study, any technique can be used, but the physical positioning must be identical. (Note: which chakras or methods were employed should be detailed by the participant.)
-  Distance between Jars: If too far – less constant conditions; if too close – unintentional cross-application of bioenergies.
-  Type of Jars: In face of uncertainty regarding “Bioenergy capacitance,” the three groups should use identical jars.
-  Thosene: According to the concept of thosene, the quality of energies would be affected by type of emotions or sentiments and thoughts or intentions.
-  Temperature:  average daily temp and humidity will be recorded and will be constant for all groups.
-  Hours exposed: each group will receive the same amount of natural and artificial light.
-  Flower type: for this experiment carnations will used (note: for future experimenters any type of flower will do).
-  Color of Flowers: For this study, the flowers should have the same color (white, for will discoloration contrast)
-  Humidity:  The ambient humidity of the room will affect the flowers virtually the same.  Attention should be placed to proximity to air conditioned vents.
-  Nutrition: The same amount of nutrition (none) and water will be used for all groups.

Recommended Study:

Three groups consisting of four flowers each:
  • Experiment Group:  Which will receive direct, intentional bioenergy exteriorization. 
  • Buffer Group: Control group nearest the experiment group. 
  • Control Group: Control group farthest from the experiment group.
For this phase of exploratory investigation, each experimenter’s setup may be different, but the 3 groups of their individual experiments should be identical.  

Details regarding the aforementioned variables should be logged as well as any observations or sensations noted.

Photography of flowers:

All pictures should be dated (Log the time and date each picture is taken)
-  Start picture:  picture taken at beginning of experiment to visually document the setup.
-  Progress picture:  a picture should be taken every other day, starting, at least, on the 5th day, in order to identify the rate of decay of the groups. 
-  End picture:  A picture should be taken as each group is completely wilted.  To establish definitive and comparable rates.
Note:  A digital camera is preferred for real time quality inspection. 

Description of Application of Bioenergies:

-  Closed Circuit of Energies:  A vibrational state is attempted for 5-8 minutes prior to application.
-  Reception:  Bioenergies are received through the frontal and crown chakras.
-  Release:  Bioenergies are willed down and out through hand chakras.  Hands are approximately 1”-2” away from flowers.
-  Time and duration:  At least of sum a 15 minutes daily

NOTE: It is imperative that all factors be held constant. If a change is made to one group, the same change must be done to the others.

What is a significantly anomalous result?

In the true scientific spirit, you should gather, consider, any result regardless of how you feel about the outcome.  Variables for measuring the result qualitatively and quasi-quantitatively:
- Temporal: difference in days until complete wilted condition  
- Physical (wilt):
  • Change in color
  • Change in size
  • Biological decay

 Experiment 1: Noticeable difference in discoloration
between "treated" flower and a control

  Experiment 2: Noticeable difference in discoloration
between "treated" flower and a control


ALEGRETTI, Wagner. "Bioenergy: Theory & Practice;" International Academy of Consciousness; Miami, Florida, USA; 2004.

VIERA, Waldo. “Projectiology,” pg 584; International Academy of Consciousness; Miami, Florida, USA; 2002.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Author Luis Minero on CRS NDE Radio Online

Author Luis Minero was interviewed on CRS Radio's The Caribbean Show. You can listen to the show along with other interesting interviews with near-death experience researchers and experiencers.

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