Thursday, May 30, 2013

VIDEO: Vibrational State & Chi Detection Discoveries - Preliminary Results

Interview with Wagner Alegretti, international expert on vibrational state,
including a discussion of the historic fMRI co-discovery with Nanci Trivellato

What is the Vibrational State?

It is the maximum activation of one’s energetic body and chakras, producing an overall positive and pleasant state. The sensation is commonly described as an intense vibration or resonance throughout the body, a strong and pleasant electric-like sensation through the body. The sensations associated with the vibrational state are very personal and different people typically describe different sensations and can vary from mild and subtle to more intense and "mechanical."

The vibrational state can happen spontaneously when the individual is deeply relaxed or when leaving and/or returning to the physical body. Robert A. Monroe and Waldo Vieira were among several authors to describe the phenomenon in their early publications. These initial observations led to the realization that one can learn to produce the vibrational state at will.  Some of the benefits include: 1) energetic or psychic self-defense, isolation from unbalanced energy or influence of other people or environments 2) energetic, emotional balance, 3) production of conscious out-of-body experiences, 4) development of psychic abilities 5) mitigation of energy blockages.

Energetic Perception

Dr. Twemlow published in the American Journal of Psychiatry a study about out-of-body experiences indicating the commonness of energetic perception – 55 % of 339 participants he investigated reported “a sense of energy” during their out-of-body experience. However, the Vibrational State is a condition that differs from normal perceptions of our subtle energies or perception of the astral body and they should not be confused with the phenomenon of Vibrational State generally perceived as an unambiguously intense bio-energetic condition (also related to these subtle vehicles).

A Common Phenomenon

In any case, the perception of Vibrational State during OBEs is not uncommon either. A survey of more than 3000 individuals led by the IAC indicated that approximately 30  % of individuals (1999 data) sensed such state as one of the typical sensations during OBE. Such individuals generally report strong and intense movements of “pulsating waves“, “sensations of vibrations”, “internal prickling” and “magnetic Current” among other descriptions during the Vibrational State.

Controlled and Induced by Will

While the Vibrational State is often a spontaneous occurrence related to the intensification and release of consciential energies (perceived when the astral body reaches out of the physical body) the Vibrational State can also be controlled and induced by the will of the individual.

The IAC has been developing a methodology for many years (See: Journal of Conscientiology no 42 article by Nanci Trivellato on Measurable Attributes of the Vibrational State Technique) to induce and control such state called the VELO (Voluntary Energetic Longitudinal Oscillation). This issue is available for consultation and sale at IAC educational centers.

The Voluntary Energetic Longitudinal Oscillation (VELO) is the lucid and coherent control of the movements of the energy inside of our own energy system from our head to our feet and back to our head achieved by the employing attention, concentration, and the impulsion of will without the use of imagination and other indirect means.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imagery (fMRI)

IAC researchers and international V.S. experts Nanci Trivellato and Wagner Alegretti have published about their ongoing neuroimaging research program on the phenomenon and presented on the subject at venues such as Florida International University and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Though the experience itself is ancient, this is the first time in decades that a distinct altered state of consciousness is scientifically verified. The investigation also revealed unprecedented "artifacts" in the imaging, that upon further investigation, appear to be electromagnetic effects (detection) of bioenergy: another historic first. Wagner Alegretti discusses the study and some of its implications in the video at the top of the post.

Interview with Wagner Alegretti, international expert on vibrational state,
including a discussion of the historic fMRI co-discoveries with Nanci Trivellato

Adapted from an article written by Rodrigo Montenegro (IAC London) by Nelson Abreu (IAC California)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Salute to the cockroach consciousness! Consciousness-driven biological evolution in the news?

Cockroaches may not inspire great affection in most humans, but if you are interested in the conscientiological hypothesis that consciousness (life essence, intelligence principle, soul, spirit) drives biological evolution, perhaps you should take another look at this creature.

Ayako Wada-Katsumata and Andrew Ernst
"The head of a male German cockroach.
The insect's taste hairs, which extend from its face,
antennae and mouth, contain sweet and bitter detectors
that help some cockroaches avoid traps baited with glucose."
New York Times

Wily cockroaches have been receiving tremendous press coverage (see this piece, for example, in the New York Times: Wily Cockroaches Find Another Survival Trick: Laying Off the Sweets).  It turns out they no longer find themselves attracted to sweet poison bait common in roach insecticide traps. In fact, they appear to have evolved a repulsion for the stuff.  What was completely missing from this news piece is the insinuation that this is a response by the cockroach species to the human threat of sweet poison bait.  Is that really so? Most readers would conclude this. 

There is a little problem with that, however. Cockroaches are not geneticists. How do they change their own DNA? Since conventional science does not have a plausible answer to this, and for fear the only alternative is "God did it," the predominant view in evolutionary biology is that such mutations must be random. If and when they happen to be advantageous to the survival of this species (evading dangers, improving chances of reproduction), then this species is quite lucky.  This process of natural selection has no room for a living being causing mutations in order to adapt.  

However, this hypothesis of bíos, Life itself (or consciousness if you prefer) creating changes in its own genetic make-up, updating its informational map, its holothosene (Waldo Vieira), its morphogenetic field (Rupert Sheldrake) is what biologist and consciousness researcher Sheldrake coined theory of formative causation, whereby individual members of a species can tap into an information "field" or memory or map that contains memory from past experiences, how to behave, and what to look like. This information can spread quite quickly and across vast distances, allowing monkeys in distance islands to learn a new way of washing sand off of potatoes; or blue tit birds "copying" new behavior they could not have seen because they were too far away (opening milk bottles). Our super cockroaches are not alone.

Sheldrake on the blue tit bird phenomenon and
the cross-word puzzle experiment

Not only can they read this collective field of information, learning from their ancestors and even new knowledge from contemporaries, they can also change their own color, beak shape, taste for certain chemicals... whatever changes are required to reach their desired outcome: evade a predator, become a better predator, to adapt to a sudden change in their ecosystem, share a new trick for getting food or for finding or building shelter. And so do humans. It shows that life or consciousness can effect outcomes without detailed knowledge of the intermediate steps or process.

The biologist essentially points out the '80,000-pound gorilla' in the biology room: the study of individual causal, physical processes, the study of parts or substances does not explain how there is order, pattern, or meaning in nature, let alone where those come from. Physical systems are inherently entropic, whereas consciousness that animates living organisms is, as Italian mathematician Luigi Fantappiè described, syntropic (reducing entropy or increasing negentropy per Erwin Schrödinger), introducing order, increasing complexity, through its influence upon reality, exerted at an elementary level with a basic drive to adapt in order to survive, later through thought, intention, will, desire...

We know what DNA does: it codes for proteins; it codes for the sequence of amino acids which form proteins. However, there is a big difference between coding for the structure of a protein - a chemical constituent of the organism - and programming the development of an entire organism. It is the difference between making bricks and building a house out of the bricks. You need the bricks to build the house. If you have defective bricks, the house will be defective. But the plan of the house is not contained in the bricks, or the wires, or the beams, or cement. Analogously, DNA only codes for the materials from which the body is constructed: the enzymes, the structural proteins, and so forth. There is no evidence that it also codes for the plan, the form, the morphology of the body.
- Sheldrake, Morphic Resonance

Some of the earliest evolutionary biologists saw a role for consciousness, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who put forth the first coherent framework for biological evolution in the West.  Everyone's heard of Darwin, but not too many study Lamarck. However, there is a rising neo-Lamarckianism trend in the field (see MIT's Technology Review article A Comeback for Lamarckian Evolution? Two new studies show that the effects of a mother’s early environment can be passed on to the next generation). 

Another genius marginalized by science history is co-discoverer of the theory of natural selection, Alfred Russell Wallace (See JofC 30 for a bibliographical analysis). Wallace, who developed an active interest in psychical faculties, thought that natural selection cannot account for other faculties as well like mathematical, artistic, and musical genius, wit, humor, and “metaphysical musings.” He also believed that the raison d'être of the universe was the development of the human spirit, very much like conscientiologists today. Little wonder he has been forgotten, and the more agnostic Darwin is celebrated. 

Another related precedent comes from theologian and paleontologist Pierre Theilhard de Chardin, author of the classic The Phenomenon of Man.
Teilhard describes consciousness as an ultimately collective identity that develops as separate entities but go on trading and transmitting information. Knowledge accumulates and is transmitted in increasing levels of depth and complexity. This leads to a further augmentation of consciousness and the emergence of a thinking layer that envelops the earth. Teilhard called this field “noosphere” (from the Greek “nous,” as in Noetic, meaning mind or soul), The noosphere is the collective consciousness or holothosene or morphic field of humanity, the networks of thought and emotion in which all are immersed.

This conscientiomotor or consciential Lamarckian hypothesis is a natural extension of the consciential paradigm, which sees consciousness as the animating, complexifying, evolving principle or "force" behind biological evolution from the simplest virus to the Homo sapiens serenissimus. The biological system, body or soma is simply one that is suitable for the complexity of the consciousness itself. Waldo Vieira, Wagner Alegretti and other conscientiology thinkers have advanced for decades that as consciousness evolves, so does the physical "gear," somas or vehicles of manifestation (Waldo Vieira) or technology of consciousness as coined by Psyleron's Adam Curry.

The consciential paradigm, aided by out-of-body and other observations, reveals that pre-human consciousness, just like us, survives physical death and is in a continual process or series of existences (existential series theory, reincarnation).  We also observe, we can sense, control, read a medium that could host this information, that is not limited by space and time in the same way as physical fields, but that instead is stronger where affinity is stronger: bioenergy or biofields.  We also discuss paragenetics that transcend the physical body, allowing us to evolve through multiple lifetimes and the periods in between.  What remains a mystery is how consciousness can effect these changes in physical systems.  This is a similar scientific enigma to the one IAC researchers like Wagner Alegretti and Nanci Trivellato are exploring: how does the consciousness communicate with the brain? We see that it involves this intermediary substance/field we call bioenergy. The details of the process still evade us, but we are learning more all the time.

In my IAC research and course Phyto- and Zoo-Consciousness, I stitch together past thought, newer related evidence from psi research, mathematics, physics, biology, conscientiology and other fields for how consciousness, how life is able to do this from something as simple as a virus to humans who are uncovering the body's genome.  In a nutshell, there is evidence that the consciousness can affect the outcomes of physical events, without necessarily being aware of the intricacies of the affected processes.  A simple example is raising your arm. A more exotic one would be electronic voice phenomena (EVP) or other physical effects like tele-kinesis where the consciousness isn't aware of how they manifest, but do nonetheless. Even those who have trained to intentionally mobilize and intensify their bioenergy and to achieve the projection of the consciousness may overlook that they are not aware of the intricacies of the processes.  They "just do it."  

At the Princeton PEAR laboratory, individuals affected random-number generators, random mechanical cascades, and other distinct devices in similar ways, affecting the probability distributions of the outcome events, without understanding the quantum physics processes underlying them that are inherently stochastic (truly random) .  This ability is not reserved to humans, as shown by Rene Peoc'h in his experiment with chicks that attracted a randomly-moving robot toward them (the robot had been imprinted on them as its mother).  This kind of evidence supports the idea that the consciousness can, in fact, update itself and its manifestations, in an acausal, resonant way, by injecting order or direction into random systems toward its desired outcomes: a fortuitous genetic mutation in DNA, a neuron firing in our brain, a digital bit on a robot, a meeting a friend through a series of synchronicities.  

After all, as advanced by Alegretti and other conscientiologists evolution involves change in the informational makeup (memory, whether conscious or not) of consciousness, and it is difficult to understand consciousness without memory and its evolutionary drive for change, for the new, to upgrade or improve itself, to thrive. Consciousness learns, creates, wills, desires, orders, changes, unlearns, evolves... and as it evolves, so does its outer manifestation.

Alegretti discusses consciousness and memory

Nelson Abreu is an educator at International Academy of Consciousness based in Los Angeles. He is a contributing author of Filters and Reflections: Perspectives on Reality (ICRL Press, 2009).  His research has encompassed consciousness and biological evolution, consciousness and physics/engineering, out-of-body experience, subtle energy and psychometry.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

London & ONLINE: Seminar-Book Signing (5/29) and Workshop (5/30) with author Luis Minero!

At the IAC UK, we are very excited to be hosting one of the IAC's most experienced instructors. Luis Minero from the IAC California will be visiting London in May, offering several workshops at our London office which will also be broadcasted online.  During one of the events, Luis will also be launching his new book, Demystifying the Out-of-body Experience. Don't miss this rare opportunity to attend these illuminating and inspiring workshops with an internationally recognized and highly engaging instructor!

Complete information, online registration, and contact details


Thursday, May 30th, 7 PM - 10 PM
with LUIS MINERO, author of the book Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience

Evolutionary Intelligence (EvI) is the ability to use all of our traits and resources to develop ourselves and those around us. A person with a developed EvI is able to find and come up with evolutionary solutions to the problems that present themselves in life. In instances when life presents us with certain choices, some decisions can be taken based on more evolutionary criteria and perspectives, and others on less. The more Evolutionary Intelligence we have, the faster our evolution will be… and, therefore, the better our situation will be in the next life.

Even though we know we are not just the physical body, that we are a consciousness (soul, spirit), who is having a physical life to grow and progress as an individual, in practice we have the tendency to behave as if we are only the physical body and as if we live only for this physical reality. Having EvI helps us to change this perspective and to be more effective.
The main topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • What is intelligence? What is evolution?
  • EvI and our relationships with other individuals
  • How to develop strategies to improve our EvI and grow
  • EvI and assistance
  • EvI and the extraphysical consciousnesses around us
  • Understanding the counter-flow of evolution
  • Developing and using evolutionary criteria to take better decisions
A very serious, realistic and direct course focusing on the application of our evolutionary ideals. Other concepts will be developed during the course in order to help participants organize the material, leading to a clearer understanding of what Evolutionary Intelligence is and how to develop and benefit from it.

Luis Minero has been giving classes on OBEs, consciousness, psychic phenomena and spiritual growth for over 15 years, at the college level in Miami-Dade College from 1997-2002. Given that he is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German, he has lectured on various topics related to the out-of-body experience in several countries across Europe, North America and South America, and has helped thousands of individuals to develop their own skills.

Wednesday, 29th of May, 7PM
(also available ONLINE!)

Luis Minero will be launching his new book, Demystifying the out-of-body experience,  A Practical Manual for Exploration and Personal Evolution. Please join us for a lecture & book signing where you can meet the author,  Luis Minero, receive clear and practical information about the out-of-body experience, and have a chance to ask questions from one of the IAC's most experienced instructors. 

Only 15 classroom spaces available, no limit for online participation. No pre-requisite.
Course Location: IAC UK, 3rd Floor, 60 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 2EW.

Complete information, online registration, and contact details

Existential Inversion: Course on an advanced evolutionary strategy - Sun June 29 - L.A. and ONLINE


Pre-requisite: CDP Module 4
This course introduces and deepens the subject of Existential Inversion, an advanced evolutionary strategy which a person can use to help execute their life task (existential program). 

The idea behind the inversion technique is to help the person connect to their intermissive course at an earlier age, allowing them to remember their larger multidimensional values faster in the intraphysical dimension, and hence, be able to lucidly build their life around these values.

The course is based on the premise that a deeper understanding of the inversion technique, and the reasons behind such a technique, can assist all interested individuals to execute their existential program in the intraphysical dimension, regardless of the technique they decide to implement.

Through the understanding and deeper analyses of the inversion technique today, we can have a better understanding of what we can do tomorrow (both in this life and in future lives). In this course, we will:

 • Describe who can benefit from applying the Existential Inversion Technique
 • Discuss principles of the Inversion Technique
 • List postures and attitudes which act as both facilitators and obstacles towards reaching existential completism when using the Inversion Technique
 • Point out and clarify some myths or misinformation presented on Existential Inversion
 • Introduce and describe a Grinvex Group
 • Allow a chance for students to ask questions on this technique  

Ashley Melidosian has a background in education and has been a volunteer of conscientiology since 2004 and an instructor since 2006. She was invited and lectured at Global Symposium on Existential Inversion in Portugal, Europe, in 2006. She currently serves as External Events Manager at the IAC Miami office. She has studied the topic of potential for over 8 years.

JUNE 29, 2 - 6:30 PM, Los Angeles & ONLINE

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Human Potential: In L.A. & Online

How much of your inherent potential are you using?

Are you on track towards
completing your life's purpose?

   Understanding and accepting your own potential is one of the most relevant aspects involved in personal fulfillment and existential completism (completion of your personal life task). Yet human potential is often a misunderstood concept on an individual level due to its highly personal nature. The more we recognize ourselves as consciousnesses (multidimensional beings), the more we understand who we are and what we are capable of doing.

   This 3-hour course delves deep into the concept of human potential using a consciential approach (one centered on the consciousness). The structure of the class aims to assist the individual to achieve a deeper understanding of their existential program (life purpose) through understanding aspects of their own potential.

One of the key factors built into our life purpose is the ability to use our traits and connections in a productive way. The main topics of the class include:

 • Introduction and explanation of the multidimensional aspects of human potential.
 • Tools and techniques to help with the identification of our internal potential and external potential.
 • Human potential in relationship to the OBE (Out-of-Body-Experience).
 • Analyses of exceptional individuals who appear to be using a large amount of their potential.
 • Discussions and activities for coming to conclusions about ourselves and ways to take the next step in reaching our potential as individuals.
 • If we are not feeling like we are doing our personal best each day, we can still change this by taking
   The course will be in English. The course has no pre-requisite, and any interested person is invited.


 Ashley Melidosian has a background in education and has been a volunteer of conscientiology since 2004 and an instructor since 2006. She was invited and lectured at Global Symposium on Existential Inversion in Portugal, Europe, in 2006 on Human Potential. She currently serves as External Events Manager at the IAC Miami office. She has studied the topic of potential for over 8 years.

Online registration and more information


Saturday, May 25, 2013

OBE Author Luis Minero interview with Alan Steinfeld host of New York's New Realities program on Out-of-Body Experience / Astral Projection

A video trending on Youtube featuring
Alan Steinfeld and Luis Minero on projection of the consciousness

Alan Steinfeld of Manhattam Community Network TV program New Realities talks to Demystifying the OBE author and IAC trainer Luis Minero about projection of the consciousness (astral projection, OBE, out-of-body experience) and related phenomena like lucid dreaming and remote viewing, and how to achieve it and what it means in terms of consciousness evolution.

The International Academy of Consciousness is a non-profit research and education organization dedicated to investigating consciousness and helping people develop their human potential to the maximum.

At IAC, great emphasis is placed on the rational study and development of psychic and energetic abilities, especially the out-of-body experience (OBE), as a means of understanding the multi-dimensional fabric of our reality and learning how to live better within it.

Friday, May 24, 2013

PARAGENETICS: Online & in Miami (June 8 in English & June 9 in Spanish)

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Simone Mucida
 has been researching Conscientiology and Projectiology since 1995; in 2000 she joined the IAC's team of instructors and has grown into one of IAC's most experienced instructors, regularly teaching some of the IAC's most advanced courses in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She has a degree in Psychology and has done research in the area of Neurocognitive Psychology. Simone has studied the topic of Paragenetics for more than 10 years. She is currently a member of IAC's Board of Education and the Director of IAC Florida. 
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Thursday, June 13;
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Bioenergy Workout (Spanish)

Saturday, June 15 -
Sunday, June 16; 
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CDP Module 1 (Spanish)

Friday, June 21 -
Sunday, June 23

Advanced 1: Self-Knowledge (English)

IAC Florida Educational Center

7800 SW 57th,
Ste. 207-D
Miami, FL 33143
Phone: (305) 668 4668
(offered live and online)
Saturday, June 8 (English)
Sunday, June 9 (Spanish)
4:00 - 7:00 PM (3 hours) 
at the IAC Florida Education Center (see below)
$59 pre-paid / $49 members /
$65 day of the course
Pre-requisite: CDP Module 2
Just as genetics are a type of biological inheritance, paragenetics are a self-inheritance of traits, tendencies, tastes, and talents developed from our past lives and the periods in between lives.
Our paragenetics are encoded in our nonphysical bodies and can manifest to a greater or lesser degree once we are reborn and have acquired a new physical body. Our paragenetics start to become more significant as we become more aware of our evolutionary processes and our role in them. During this course we will learn how the understanding of our paragenetics can help us live better by reducing the gap between our extraphysical and intraphysical lives. We will also discuss ways to develop a greater multi-dimensional self-concept to help us override social conditioning, biological instincts, and materialistic perspectives, which can help increase our ability to think, feel and behave more like a consciousness (soul, essence, self) in the physical dimension.

Food for thought: How much of our inherent self have we brought forward this life, and how much of our manifestations are still dominated by the physical body? Come to the class to learn more!
Some topics include:
* Rebirth: genetics and the physical body (Soma)
* How learning and conditioning develops
* Paragenetics and the Out-of-the body experience  
* Holomemory: inhibiting & enhancing factors
* Paragenetics and its somatic manifestations
(case studies)
* Paragenetic Triggers: an experience we have this life that triggers a past live manifestation, functioning as a "time capsule"
* Intermissive Periods: bridging the gap between extraphysical and intraphysical life

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Evidence for out-of-body experience as a "real" or veridical phenomenon

One of the first researchers to perform laboratorial experiments on the OBE was psychologist Dr. Charles Theodore Tart (1937 - ). In 1966, he invited a young projector to participate in a series of experiments in the sleep laboratory of the University of California - Davis. The historical projectiological experiments took four nights in which the projector - "Miss Z" - was to lay down and try to exit the physical body, while connected to a series of devices that measured her physiological conditions. The objective of the experiments was the identification of a quasi-randomly generated five-digit number, approximately 1.5 meters above her head (impossible to be physically observed).

From Monday to Wednesday, the projector reported having seen the clock while floating out of body. At the times informed by her, the devices demonstrated unusual brain-wave patterns. An absence of rapid-eye movements (REM) was also observed. On Wednesday night, Miss Z identified the target number: 25132. The brain-wave pattern during conscious projection was different from the patterns during waking state, sleep and other altered states of consciousness (an expression proposed by Tart himself).

Excerpt from documentary featuring Dr. Charles Tart (Youtube)

Between 1965 and 1966, the same pioneer researcher studied Robert Allan Monroe in 8 occasions in the Electroencephalographical Laboratory of the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. Equipment like EEG, ECG, and EOG was employed, much to the discomfort of the projector. Monroe was asked to read a 5-digit, quasi-random number on a shelf placed 2 meters above the floor.

During the first seven nights, he was not successful. On the eight night, he had two brief lateral projections. On the first one he witnessed some strangers talking at an unknown place at a distance, fact which could not be confirmed. However, on the second occasion, Monroe correctly described, outside the room, the woman technician and a man, later identified as her husband.The ocular movements were slower than in regular sleep. The Stage I brain wave pattern, typical of natural sleep with dreams, was observed almost immediately after Monroe laid down – an extremely rare event, as this stage normally occurs after 80 to 90 minutes of sleep without dreams. The heart rate was between 65 and 75 beats per minute.

A study by Janet Lee Mitchell (American Society for Psychical Research, ASPR) and Karlis Osis on the traveling clairvoyance of surrealist painter and writer Ingo Swann resulted in 8 of 8 correct target observations with 1 in 40,000 probability for a chance occurrence. When Swann reported his vision was outside of his body, there was loss of electrical activity and faster brain wave impulses in the visual areas in the occipital lobes. During this state, there was great drop in alpha activity in the right hemisphere than the left, which other organic functions remained normal.

Osis also carried out a “fly-in” experiment with around 100 projectors who had as a target a small office in the fourth floor of ASPR, where they were to inspect four target objects (unknown to them, to be observed in a certain time frame and angle of observation). Only 15% of them reached this office. Osis did not think the results of this experiment were significant, because even the best projectors often described objects in terms of their form and colors and not as material things with their exact names. This experiment demonstrates the hypothesis that the process of information acquisition or cognition during projection of the consciousness is different from what would be expected from physical experience and even from common extrasensory perception.

There were, however, interesting observations. Some, like a projector from Toronto who observed a fire in a nearby block, got sidetracked by other things along the way. Others saw the objects with distortions, or reported circular or global vision (seeing in all directions simultaneously). A barrier placed on the table to separate the different targets was seen as transparent by many of them.

Alexander Tanous related that his awareness traveled several times from Portland (Maine) to the target locale during the experiment. Not only did he correctly observe the objects and shape of the table, but also noted a tea cup, which indeed was unintentionally left there by another researcher. Elwood Babbitt also described the target correctly in his third fly-in from Massachusetts. He also correctly drew the shape and location of a broad, small plant, a painting, and small sculpture of a smiling girl. Teddy Marmoreo of Toronto projected to the site at night before the experiment and saw Osis sleeping at ASPR – an account which was confirmed.

In 1977, Robert Lyle Morris and Stuart Harary of Duke University carried out an inventive experiment. From the University of California – Santa Barbara, Harary (his body connected to various physiological devices) was to visit Spirit, his two-month old cat, whose movements in a cage were detected by sensors at Duke. Sharp behavioral difference was observed when the projector was out of body and near the cat, which became passive, calm, without meowing as if it was seeing or feeling Harary’s presence. When he wasn’t projected, Spirit was continuously trying to exit the cage it was in and meowed 37 times. The results were considered p=.01. Simple telepathy was excluded through a false projection, where Harary simply imagined the occurrence. In posterior studies where the animal did not have affinity with Harary the results were insignificant.

In 1979, Karlis Osis and Donna McCormick verified that a projector correctly identified a random optical target, in a locked room replete of sensors, 114 of 197 (57.87%) trials in 20 sessions. During these 114 “hits,” kinetic effects were observed demonstrating the presence of something subtle but nonetheless physical.  Noteworthy as well, are visual experiences during out-of-body experiences (including near-death experiences) by the blind - including congenital cases - as investigated by Dr Kenneth Ring.

Related to the OBE, the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory Precognitive Remote Perception (PRP) studies in 1987 already contained 334 formal trials obtained by some 40 “percipients”, who generated written descriptions of an unknown geographical target where the “agent” was located before, during, or after the description. Then, they were to fill out a check sheet of questions for later analytical judging. Results have varied from “photographic precision,” to partial correspondence of environment and/or components, to completely inaccurate. Major geometrical distortions, differences in emphasis of parts of the scene, progression from accurate to inaccurate description or vice-versa are not uncommon. Brenda Dunne and Dr. Robert Jahn therefore created a more systematic quantitative assessment procedure. The one that combined effectiveness with simplicity the best was through a list of thirty statistically weighted, binary descriptor questions, preceeded by free response (notes, sketches). 

IAC has run the Image Target Project, an experiment that invited people from all over the world to drop by a locked room at IAC Florida in Miami with a computer monitor displaying a picture. The picture was randomly selected by a computer. A similar, ongoing experiment series by Wagner Alegretti and Nanci Trivellato, Projective Field, brings dozens of projectors together to a ballroom for a weekend of eight OBE attempts. After several editions, these experiments have captured relatively rare but uncanny OBE and remote viewing observations of photographic precision. A similar pilot study with physical objects and physiological monitoring at the University of São Paulo’s sleep laboratory with lucid projectors of the Center for Higher Studies of the Consciousness was recently televised on the high-profile national TV show Globo Reporter (“Projeção Astral”). The highlights there were that one projector saw the right number of target objects and described some; and both projectors had an OBE where they assisted people who passed on in a flood before it hit the national news. 

More research is required and ongoing, especially on the near-death experience, which may be considered a type of OBE. IANDS has an informative page on important past studies, which represent a formidable set of additional evidence for the projection of the consciousness as a veridical phenomenon.
The ultimate evidence and understanding, however, can only be grasped by scientific and lay individuals through the accumulation of personal experience with the OBE: sensing how real and awake it can feel (at least as much as material reality), making accurate remote observations, having OBE's simultaneously with others, and obtaining uncanny detailed information from the "dead" that can be confirmed. The proof is in the pudding!
Globo Reporter piece (in Portuguese, Youtube)

 Nelson Abreu
IAC Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Retrocognitions - Interview with IAC president Wagner Alegretti

Wagner Alegretti, an electronic engineer, is the president of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC). He was one of the founders of the IIPC in Brazil and a member of its board of directors for 5 years. He has been actively researching and instructing consciousness studies since 1985. Mr. Alegretti is the author of the book Retrocognitions: An investigation into memories of past lives and the periods between lives.

This is an interview he did with Science & Consciousness TV show in Brazil (in Portuguese with English subtitles).

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Saturday, May 18, 2013

VIDEOS: Luis Minero @ KMVT South Bay Community TV & IANDS - International Association for Near Death Studies

International Academy of Consciousness trainer and author Luis Minero answers questions posed by KMTV's Mel Van Dusen about the near-death experience and the out-of-body experience (Youtube).

Luis Minero talks to the South Bay Chapter of IANDS about the out-of-body experience and the near-death experience (Youtube).

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Soul’s Innate Principles: Cosmoethics

by Analaura Trivellato, IAC London

“To be or not to be…” Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a timeless representation of human complexity.

Many academic studies have been dedicated to the aim of trying to establish ‘normative ethics’, where the ideal conduct standards would be clearly defined; and documentary series have been dedicated to foment debate and shedding light on dilemmas such as abortion, euthanasia, parent’s rights, forced marriage, and cultural differences. An ongoing BBC radio programme called Inside the Ethics Committee illustrates the challenges faced daily in many professional areas.

Modern ethics have roots in roughly 2500 years of discussions prompted by thinkers such as Lao-Tse and Confucius in China or Plato and Socrates in Greece. While moral precepts follow mostly historical and social establishments that form a body of duties that a given society requires of its members, ethics focuses on a much broader perspective of life’s “right or wrong” decision making.

Just like a verdict must take into consideration all possible angles of a given situation so that the outcome allows for the best possible development of the case, the specifics of each case are critical points of ethical dilemmas. However, the complexity of Earth’s morals is nothing compared to multi-dimensional ethics, called cosmoethics in conscientiological studies. Whilst ethics takes into consideration the complete social (e.g., cultural, psychological, and educational) context of each case, cosmoethics implies an analysis from a even broader perspective, taking into account previous life’s circumstances and the possible effects exerted by extra-physical beings and subtle energies. Because it is so all-encompassing, cosmoethics is applied in any culture, world or dimension.

Since cosmoethics is so broad and complex, individuals must apply lucidity and discernment; therefore, logically, the more aware one is of the physical and spiritual dimensions, the more one will be able to grasp each case’s details and come to a better decision of how to act.

The truth is: maturing internally and becoming a higher being involves acquiring heightened non-physical abilities and awareness, which, in turn, will render greater cosmoethics. What we have learned throughout all of our previous existences is- what makes us who we are today and defines the quality and strength of our personal principles – i.e., our cosmoethics. This explains how some individuals, even when under the most adverse situations and hard upbringing, stay loyal to noble standards of conduct.

All human beings who ponder the meaning of life and value correctness are interested in ethics. All readers of this vehicle are probably in this group.

The ideal measure of a consciousness’ degree of evolutionary is its cosmoethics, but then again, who is lucid enough to establish such criteria? The best way is to achieve greater self-knowledge and extrasensory awareness in order to perform self-evaluation and take steps that favour one’s own evolution.

A critical element to achieve such multidimensional awareness is experiencing firsthand and understanding the extraphysical dimensions of life, from where we came, and to where we will return after passing. For this purpose, a great tool is provided by the out-of-body experience , as it provides us with means to see ourselves ‘in spirit form’, free from the masks and regular “amnesia” that we experience in physical lives.

For this reason, the conscious astral projection – a natural phenomenon that can be experienced by virtually anyone – is such a valuable pursuit. Among other possibilities, it allows one to identify cosmic ‘cause and effect laws,’ expand psychic abilities, and acquire knowledge about extra-physical components of life.

Progressing in learning from extraphysical experiences can advance our understanding of cosmoethics and, in a positive feedback loop, the more we apply cosmoethics in our multidimensional life, the more spiritual freedom [and responsibility] we get.

How would society be if most people could experience lucid out-of-body experiences? Often, people who pass through this experience - start valuing time and life in a wiser way, respecting others more, changing priorities for the better, and being more responsible and ethical. Many renew their entire lives and leave aside society’s conventions and adopt standard of principles that are aligned with the idea that everything matters, including one’s wishes, as in the energetic or spiritual dimensions everything is an objective act. The indisputable fact that we are not merely our physical bodies and brains guides their thoughts. Hence, they start understanding life through a different perspective, a different paradigm.

OBEs inevitably lead to higher standards and a greater balance and wisdom. This help us improve psychic abilities and overall understanding of the evolutionary process in which we are inserted. It generates a sense of immortality and, as a consequence, responsibility for the repercussions of one’s attitudes on one’s own life, on others (either physical or non-physical beings) as well as on one’s future lives. This naturally makes people more cosmoethical.

It is not only our actions or observable behaviour that are considered in cosmoethics, but also the thoughts and intention behind them. Doing or not doing something exclusively because there is a law imposed on us is not ideal, but it is the lesser of two evils, due to lack of cosmoethics on the part of some.

Thoughts and feelings carry energies, these three elements can’t be dissociated in our level of evolution. This creates a type of energy that forms a concept called thosene in conscientiological terminology (thoughts + sentiments + energy). Our bio-energy per se is neutral, but our thoughts and feelings will qualify it. This explains why sometimes we feel affected by other people even though there is no physical action from their part their energies reach us.

If our thoughts affect other people, then our thoughts, our individual paradigm, our system of reference used to interpret and understand the universe, will, consequently, interfere on the relationships we establish, making them more (or less) cosmoethical. But cosmoethics is not a set of unchangeable rules of conduct. All living beings evolve continuously (even if unaware of it or very slowly; therefore, our personal principles and values need to be revised and re-analysed constantly as they change as we evolve.

This adds another layer of complexity to cosmoethics, as it is not a mere philosophical speculation. Here we have two aspects to consider:

(a) is to understand intellectually the concept of cosmoethics (multidimensional uprightness, cosmic morals that goes beyond social/physical conventions), and

(b) is to apply it, to live according to it, to abide by it. This is what we call theorice, the union of theory and practice, the coherence to align things you say and do to what you think and know.

Some people can study, understand and even promote a very elegant theory, but not necessarily apply it to their own lives. Once one understands cosmoethics, one still has the free will to apply it or not. When someone betrays or bends their own principles and values acquired through many lives, they do a kind of self-sabotage, which we call self-corruption.

As a general rule one should focus on the greatest good for the greatest number. Once a person has a higher level of cosmoethics it is natural and effortless to apply it. There is no crisis, doubts or attempt to take personal advantage; only peace of mind and the certainty of applying the best of one’s knowledge and wisdom at the given time. As a rule of thumb, following one’s real principles is the best course of action, but this has to be indubitably genuine, something coming from the core of one’s micro-universe.

We have to dare to apply the utmost level of correctness despite any kind of influence or pressure. We are the only ones responsible for our actions and thoughts. We can’t change others’ evolutionary level against their will, but we can always improve our own and provide them with assistance to improve theirs.

We can definitely live more cosmoethically than we do; and it is an entirely personal decision independent from external circumstances. Each individual that chases this goal with determination and loyalty to their own principles will be an example to others and will give his/her share of contribution to raise the average level of cosmoethics on this planet.

Analaura Trivellato is an Instructor at the IAC London office. This article was originally published in Italian here

Thursday, May 16, 2013

C. G. Jung on Desoma ("Death" or De-Activation of the Soma or Human Body)

Students and researchers of the neo-science conscientiology (an integrative science of consciousness) and its consciential paradigm will have a special appreciation for these Carl Gustav Jung reflections below on biological death or desoma.  The consciential paradigm sees consciousness as central to Reality.  Consciousness, here, is used in its broadest sense, as a technical synonym for our essence, intelligence principle, Self, or soul: that which we are beyond the manifestations or vehicles of the consciousness like genetics, the brain, the body as a whole (soma), or even the so-called astral body (psychosoma) or mental/causal bodies (mentalsoma) that have been discussed for thousands of years: animic societies, Vedic scientists of ancient India, Judean mystics, Egyptian clerics, Buddhist monks, all the way to contemporary leading-edge scientists starting in the 18th century with the likes of Emmanuel Swedenborg.

Based on more than speculation, this multidimensional and multiexistential view arises from actual experiences like the projection of the consciousness (astral projection), near-death experience, past life recall, clairvoyance, telepathy and mediumship reveal that the consciousness is not limited to the material reality and that we oscillate between "physical" and "extraphysical" states: lives in a body (intraphysical period) and without one (extraphysical period or intermissive period).

When confronted with these facts and "para-facts" from their own experiences, individuals often develop a significantly different "story" or paradigm than the one that prevails in societies throughout the world. Even though many believe in an after life, their behavior does not reflect that. Once we understand that birth and death are transitions akin to awakening and sleeping, part of a continual development, each presenting important opportunities for growth and assistance of fellow beings who are not as separate or different as they may seem, we are lead more and more to a life of continual positive self-improvement; a life of more and more selfless and more and more wide-reaching service, and a "long view" of all aspects of life.  Death, then, does not provoke fear, anymore than sleep. We realize we need not fear death, nor do we need to pretend it does not exist. We need not seek immortality: we are already immortal

However, like other deadlines, death provides some positive pressure to examine the current opportunities this type of existance provides. It also invites us to think about what kind of intermissive period and next intraphysical life we might like to have and what we can do in this life before we reach that "finish line," perhaps with the more satisfaction than a successful marathoner for the personal and altruistic achievements and challenges overcome, for the artifacts or systems of knowledge and assistance left behind, and the lives touched in and out-of-body.

Nelson Abreu
IAC California


“We are so convinced that death is simply the end of a process that it does not ordinarily occur to us to conceive of death as a goal and a fulfillment.”

“It would seem to be more in accord with the collective psyche of humanity to regard death as the fulfillment of life’s meaning and as its goal in the truest sense, instead of a meaningless cessation.”

“Death is the hardest thing from the outside and as long as we are outside of it. But once inside you taste of such completeness and peace and fulfillment that you don’t want to return.”

"Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose."

"We need the coldness of death to see clearly. Life wants to live and to die, to begin and to end. You are not forced to live eternally; but you can also die, since there is a will in you for both. Life and death must strike a balance in your existence. Today's men need a large slice of death, since too much incorrectness lives in them, and too much correctness died in them. What stays in balance is correct, what disturbs balance is incorrect. But if balance has been attained, then that which preserves it is incorrect and that which disturbs it is correct. Balance is at once life and death. For the completion of life a balance with death is fitting. If I accept death, then my tree greens, since dying increases life. If I plunge into the death encompassing the world, then my buds break open. How much our life needs death!"

"Joy at the smallest things comes to you only when you have accepted death. But if you look out greedily for all that you could still live, then nothing is great enough for your pleasure, and the smallest things that continue to surround you are no longer a joy. Therefore I behold death, since it teaches me how to live. If you accept death, it is altogether like a frosty night and an anxious misgiving, but a frosty night in a vineyard full of sweet grapes. You will soon take pleasure in your wealth. Death ripens. One needs death to be able to harvest the fruit. Without death, life would be meaningless, since the long-lasting rises again and denies its own meaning. To be, and to enjoy your being, you need death, and limitation enables you to fulfill your being."