Aging: The Final Frontier.
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Aging: The Final Frontier

What: Conscious Aging - A Program of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
When: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Where: Arden-Dimick Public Library, 891 Watt Ave., at the corner of Northrop in Sacramento

Following the very positive response to our June showing of the new film, Death Makes Life Possible, SacIONS will continue to explore themes surrounding death and the meaning of life as we move into our fall programs.

Our Aug. 22 meeting will introduce the new study/discussion series, Conscious Aging, created by Kathleen Erickson-Freeman, IONS Elder Education Program Manager and other Institute faculty members.  The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento.

SacIONS Leadership Team members Ruth Kenney, marriage and family therapist, and Bob Blackstone, Ph.D., will give an overview of Conscious Aging so attendees can determine if they wish to participate in the eight-session series. 

Conscious Aging will give participants the opportunity to examine self-limiting beliefs and assumptions about aging, and to make more conscious choices about our attitudes. The group will provide a safe and nurturing environment to discuss issues that are often uncomfortable and stressful, and to explore new possibilities for a more fulfilling life.

As former IONS president Willis Harman said in his later years:  “I could never have been persuaded in my early years that growing old can be thoroughly delightful. But in truth it is, every moment of it. It’s fun to realize that at some deep level in ourselves, we choose to age and die, and to watch the process with as much joy and fascination as a new father might delight in watching the birth of his child.”

Please join us at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento, as we prepare to launch into our exploration of the final inner frontier.

Get Entangled with Dean Radin

What would it be like to peer into the mind of a noetic scientist? SacIONS members will find out on Friday, Sept. 19, when IONS Chief Scientist Dean Radin, Ph.D., will pay a visit to our community group. The work Dr. Radin does is at the heart of the Institute’s mission – to explore the frontiers of inner space using scientific methods. 

The author of three groundbreaking books and a volunteer faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University, Dean is not the typical “nerdy scientist.” Although he started his university work in engineering, he obtained a doctorate in psychology – while having a parallel career playing concert violin and later, fiddle and banjo in a bluegrass band.

He has spent the majority of his professional career probing the far reaches of human consciousness, principally psi phenomena, using the tools and techniques of science. 

“Very few scientists are actively engaged in research on this perennially interesting topic,” Dean says in his website biography. "This is not because of a lack of interest. Most scientists I've spoken to are very interested in psi, but science, like any social enterprise, has strictly enforced rules of acceptable beliefs, so it is not safe for one's scientific career to publicly pursue controversial topics of any type.”

Fortunately for the rest of us, Dean has fearlessly forged ahead with the work that interests him. Come and hear about his latest experiments and participate in what is sure to be a lively Q&A session. Several of his autographed books will be given away as door prizes. He is the author of the award-winning Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), and the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner, Supernormal (Random House, 2013).

Please note this meeting is on the third Friday instead of the fourth Friday to accommodate Dean’s busy schedule. Join us at 7 p.m. at the Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento, for a highly stimulating evening.
Video Viewing Circle

All sessions start at 2:30 p.m., run until about 5:30 or 6 p.m. and will be held the home of Janet Walden. Contact her at JEWalden@aol.com.  


ANDREW HARVEY–THE DEATH & THE BIRTH, a Conscious TV interview by Iain McNay (57 minutes) (Description provided by Janet Walden)

In May we screened our first Iain McNay interview—of Bruce Lipton, and it was very good!  So, when I saw the posting on Facebook about this interview with Andrew Harvey, I was very interested.  Suffice it to say, it did not disappoint.  McNay is an excellent interviewer who really does his homework, so we learn new things about some of our favorite people.  Right now I am taking a wonderful online course from Andrew Harvey offered by The Shift Network, and that includes a special Facebook group of participants.  One of the students in our class recommended this interview—that’s how I found it.

Here is what Conscious TV says about the interview:  “Author of 30 books including 'Hidden Journey,' 'The Hope,' and his forthcoming book 'Radical Passion' talks about his life, his awakenings, his 'dark nights' and his work these days encouraging people to explore and engage in Sacred Activism. Talks about his time with Mother Meera, the importance of shadow work, and how as a human race we are right on edge of death, but also a new birth.

'Compassion in Action is the marriage of practical action and spiritual wisdom to create a holy force capable of transforming our world crisis and preserving our planet.'”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Inner Work Group

We have changed our day we meet from  9:30 a.m. on Monday to Wednesday, once a month, however, the venue and date can vary from month to month so it is necessary for new members to sign up with Janet who will send out reminder emails. Send an email to Janet at jewalden@aol.com.
The Inner Work Group is one of the “passion groups” formed out of participation in The Pachamama Alliance's Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream seminar presented in Sacramento in April 2008. Based on the premise “nothing changes until you do”, this group recognizes the interconnectedness of all consciousness and the relationship between individual and global realities. The purpose of our group is to support its members on their individual paths of growth as a way of contributing to the overall evolution of consciousness and healing of the earth. We accomplish this support by working with the energy fields created by those in our group and those who choose to do the outer work. It is our conviction that enhancing that energy opens up greater opportunity for manifesting the awakening. We believe this work is an important avenue to achieving the vision of The Pachamama Alliance: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.
Each meeting starts with a bit of socializing and then moves into silent meditation. We usually set a theme for the meditation such as efforts to reduce the environmental impact of humans on the planet that we have read about. We may also support SacIONS' programs in attaining its vision and mission. Our silent meditation usually lasts about 45 minutes. After the meditation we discuss our experiences.
Dean Radin, researcher for the Institute of Noetic Sciences will be our guest speaker at the September 19th Meeting.
SacIONS is a community group of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.  You may be wondering just what an IONS Community Group is.  Click here for more details.

We encourage you to support the IONS mission.  Follow this link to find out more.  


Special IONS Membership Offer

Join us at the Arden Dimick Library for Death Makes Life Possible and while you are there let us sign you up for a FREE six month complimentary membership with IONS.  This a $40 value.

As a member you'll enjoy being part of a global community with access to news and articles about the noetic sciences, access to educational publications and courses, announcements of events at the EarthRise campus, and opportunities to participate in web-based experiments. 
Upcoming Events 
August Starts 9:30 AM
Contact Janet Walden
at JEWalden@aol.com
for more information & directions

Inner Work Meditation Group
August 2:30 to 6:00 PM
Contact Janet Walden
at JEWalden@aol.com
for more information & directions

Video Viewing Circle
Sunday August 24
Sept 2:30 to 6:00 PM
Contact Janet Walden
at JEWalden@aol.com
for more information & directions

Video Viewing Circle
Sunday Sept 28
Want a Free Copy of Dean Radin's Entangled Minds?

As you know, the Institute of Noetic Sciences researches (and reports on) mind-matter interactions, psychic experience, premonitions, and more with the financial help of thousands of members. By joining this community and supporting our work, you’ll receive a free copy of Dean Radin's landmark book, Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality.
Video Viewing Circle - Second Feature

OCCUPY LOVE, A film by Velcrow Ripper (85 minutes) (recommended by John Bear) (Description provided by Janet Walden) 

The last film we watched by acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper was the excellent Fierce Light, so I have high expectations of this new one, recommended to us by John Bear.  The film has won a number of film festival awards.  Huffington Post reported: “Inspired, hopeful, must be watched….documents a global super movement.”  The Village Voice says “Beautiful, arresting, inspiring.”  Here is a description adapted from the film’s website: this is a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as Ripper asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”

Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning.   The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.  The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain,  Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond.

Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm.  It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein. Occupy Love is a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes.

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