Noetic Science and it's Importance

“The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes. The knowledge came to me directly"  Edgar Mitchell 

The term was first coined in 1973 when the Institute of Noetic Science was founded by Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell and investor Paul N Temple.

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 (IDL) 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 thousands of people who participate in workshops, seminars, retreats, and other programs, providing the core measures online to reach a global audience. The  IDL core measures are currently available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, and German. The data collected will allow us to conduct multidisciplinary, translational, and unprecedented research on the effects of noetic practices. Institute of Noetic Science.

As with all branches of Metaphysics, These Sciences gives us more tools to find out who we are, how we can grow Spiritually and learn to use the Laws that God gave us.

So what exactly is Noetic, or this type of Science? Why is it important? Its the study of Mind and Intuition and its relationship with Divine Intelligence.

no•et•ic: From the Greek noēsis / noētikos, Meaning pertaining to the mind.
Originating in or apprehended by reason.

Science: A branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws.
Systematic knowledge of the physical and material world gained through observation and experimentation.

no•et•ic sci•ences: A multidisciplinary field that brings objective scientific tools and techniques together with subjective inner knowing to study the full range of human experiences.

Noetic Science helps to open up and explore the perfection of the Universe. This is something that has been happening since Plato, and Socrates. With Science becoming more sophisticated, it is now proving what has always been talked about in metaphysics and philosophy.  Its also the study of Objective and Subjective, Outer and Inner, These terms are understood as co-equal aspects of the miracle of being.

SUBJECTIVE: The dictionary defines subjective as "the impression which an object makes on the mind." The external object is a precept while the impression is a concept. The concept, or idea, would be subjective; for it would be the impression which the mind receives.

OBJECTIVE: Means the object, the external, the effect.

In the end this brings us to Consciousness and the part it plays in our existences. What is our mind?

What is Conscious Mind?  
Noetic Science and you.

 It is That Power of Consciousness which knows Itself.
That which is conscious of Its Own Being.

"The Spirit is the power Which knows Itself." The Self-Knowing God. The Intelligence in the Universe which reveals Itself in all of Its Creation.

If God were not Self-Conscious, then man could not be Self-Conscious.

It is impossible for us to conceive of such a Universal Consciousness. We touch It only in spots, but the evidence of this Conscious Mind is strewn throughout all time and space; and the eternal activity.

For more on consciousness see my page on Living Consciously

 The Science of Mind, by Ernest Shurtleff Holmes [1926], at

"The evolution of man brings him automatically to a time when real individuality is produced. From that day any further evolution must be through his conscious coöperation with Life. All nature waits on man's self-recognition and is always ready to obey his will; but he must use nature's forces in accordance with her laws.

Science is the knowledge of certain facts built around some known principle of being. Man never creates; he discovers and uses. In this way all sciences are evolved. We live in a Universe of Law through which runs an element of Self-Knowing Intelligence. "All's Love, yet all's Law."

The Law has done all that it can do for man automatically. It has brought him to the point of individuality, and must now let him alone to make this discovery for himself. Man is potentially perfect, but free will and self-choice cause him to appear imperfect. In reality, all that he can destroy is the embodiment of himself, for the Divine Spark is always intact in Instinctive Man.

Man awakes to self-consciousness, finding himself already equipped with a mentality, a body and an environment. Gradually he discovers one law of nature after another until he conquers his environment through his acquisition of natural forces. Everywhere he finds that nature does his bidding, in so far as he understands her laws and uses them along the lines of their inherent being; for he must first obey nature, then she will obey him.

Man discovers his ability to think, and begins to realize that from within comes a reaction to his thought. He comes to realize that he is threefold in his nature; that he can consciously think; that he has within a mentality which acts upon his thoughts; and that he has a body which is affected by his thinking.

He next discovers that he can think for others, causing a corresponding action in and through their bodies. In this way he discovers that there is a mental medium through which thought operates. He now realizes himself to be a thinking center in a Universal Mind.

Man next discovers that his affairs are also controlled by thought, and that he can likewise think for others and aid in the control of their affairs.

He now realizes that everything in the visible world is an effect; that back of all effects there are ideas which are the real causes of these effects. The Divine Ideas are perfect, but man has the ability to cause them to appear imperfect. Through right thinking he is able to uncover the appearance of imperfection and reveal the Perfect Idea."


Metaphysics is a wide field covering many different topics. At the end of the day, the reason we study topics like this one or Spiritual Science is to answer the question

Why am I Here, Why do I Exist.

Well that’s what I have been studying for 30 plus years. is all about these topics and how understanding the: 

Universal Laws and how God gave us A Perfect and Logical way to use them.

"The self is fundamentally an illusion arising as a reflection of the soul in matter, 
much as a clear lake at midnight reflects the moon."  

Fred Allan Wolf PH.D


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