IONS Discovery Lab

Unlocking the mechanisms of transformation embedded in wisdom practices, extraordinary experiences, and healing modalities.

Modern Science Investigates Ancient Wisdom

For millennia, people have reported extraordinary experiences through wisdom practices and traditional techniques that have led to advancements in technology, business, education and personal growth. We intend to unlock the mysteries embedded in these transformational practices.

The IONS Discovery Lab is exploring an overarching hypothesis: everything is interconnected, and embodying this awareness reveals information and energy not limited by space and time, and can profoundly amplify transformation, innovation, and well-being. We seek to answer three important research questions about this hypothesis:

  1. What is the relationship between interconnectedness, extended human capacities, and transformation, innovation, and well-being?
  2. Which experiences or practices maximize these factors or their relationships?
  3. Which personal characteristics lead a person to benefit from experiences and practices based on these factors?

To answer these questions, we are collecting data from the nearly 5,000 participants that come to workshops on our EarthRise campus every year, and providing the core measures online to reach a global audience. The data collected will allow us to conduct multidisciplinary, translational, and unprecedented research on both the effects of noetic practices and the mechanisms by which those effects take place.

We aren’t going to have peace on earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality.Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discover the Impact of Your Practice

The IONS Discovery Lab measurement core is available to workshop leaders at our EarthRise campus in northern California or online from anywhere in the world. Let IONS measure the efficacy of your methodology and the impact you are having with your participants.

Rocket Fuel for Your Workshop at EarthRise

Enhancing the experience and the impact of your program in the lives of your participants.

Worldwide Data Collection

Partnering with global researches for a diverse and more complete understanding of noetic practices.


Delve into our other main research program a comprehensive, application-driven project focused on the mind’s influence on physical systems, that has the potential for breaking reality as we know it.

Find an Experience That's Right for You

Take a step towards discovering a personal experience of noetics for yourself. Our programs are backed by science, and provide opportunities for a direct, personal experience of the domains our scientific research explores.

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