What is noetic science?the term noetic science originates from ancient Greek word ‘nous’? Though, there is no exact meaning of noetic in English, primarily it refers to the power of inner knowing, which is a branch of metaphysics.
So far, we have heard of many stories and incidents about the power of thoughts. We don’t have any hard evidence to prove that thoughts have potential power to affect the physical reality. Fortunately, noetic science has emerged with a ray of hope and substantial proof of how our mind interacts with physical world and can change the occurrence of any incident.
Basics of noetic science
Noetic science talks about the power of human thoughts affecting the real world. Our normal belief about thought is that it is simply a logical process. According to noetic theory, thoughts have weights. Every material on earth are affected by gravitational force,which is invisible and yet to be properly explained by the physicists.Though we do not see gravitational field, it does not mean that it is a fictional field.Noetic science claims that our thoughts are also attracted by gravitational field to some degreee,which may not be the way materials are affected by gravitation.
Origin of noetic science
The idea of noetic science was envisaged by an US astronaut, Edger Mitchell. The idea of universal connection between humans and matters engulfed him when he saw earth floating on space, while returning earth from a space voyage in 1971. In 1973, he founded Noetic Science Institute. His belief and idea that reality is far more complex than what we actually experience has lead him giving birth of startling concept of noetic science.
According to Mitchell, the current idea of our universe developed by science and religious institutes are incomplete and flawed. And that is why he felt the necessity of a brand new view and concept of the living world through noetic theory.
How important noetic science is?
The key research focus of noetic institute is to identify and model how a shift or change in human perception can bring change in the reality we are living now. Transformation in consciousness helps people to understand and find positive meaning of life and how to become more compassionate to society.
There is no place of skepticism in noetic science about the power of consciousness to change our reality-the power of consciousness mind has been cemented by numerous noetic research publications. And the question of how actually consciousness transformation happens and what are the barriers for shift in consciousness is the primary focus of noetic investigations. Noetic researchers believe that the more research on this subject will help us developing a perfect model of consciousness transforming concepts, which will contribute establishing harmony and peace that we need the most in today’s world.
Researches on noetic science
The undergoing research in noetic science explains the relationship between matter and human consciousness. Most of the researches on this subject are based on empirical relationships between human and the universe.
The main three areas noetic science focuses on are:
- Enhancing conventional human belief and capacity
- Mind and health healing
- Transformation of worldviews-it deals with how ancient and contemporary knowledgebase will help us finding a model of living in this 21st century.
Institute of Noetic Sciences - A World Transforming
Lynne McTaggart: Intention Experiments
Current research on noetic science
- Placebo effects and distinct healing-this research group studies how distant and no-distant healing procedures help accelerate healing women with breast cancer
- Effects of companionship & loving intention- this group of researchers focuses on how partners of women with cancer can be more compassionate on their spouses.
- Experiment on gut intuition- this research investigates the function of “gut feelings” in realizing a person’s emotional state and intention.
- Lucid dreaming- this project investigating the potential of a lucid dreamer performing experiments at the time of lucid dreaming.
- Exploring the altered state of consciousness –this project highlight on how a hypnotic state can work as a platform for positive outcomes.
- Creating cultural peace- this group studies qualitative survey result on how applied intention can promote peace. Currently, noetic researchers are working on with United Nations peace projects.
- Mind matter interaction-how mind and matter interact with each other to create reality.
Accomplishment of noetic science
Noetic science has already published many successful research papers with significant findings. The research outcome indicates the followings:
- The possibility of survival of human consciousness after physical death.
- Developed a model to determine human psi abilities.
- Evidence of how our assumption on reality shapes our society.
- Spontaneous heart healing process
- Relationship between spirituality and healing
Noetic retreat center
Noetic retreat center is located on North of San Francisco. These 200 acres of center offers meditation hut, organic meals, sweat lodge and many natural trails. All the noetic research and training program are integrated with this retreat center, where you can find both learning and experimental experiences that help transform consciousness.
How to become part of Noetic science?
You can be part of noetic research team by joining one of their ongoing projects. For that you may visit: www.ions.org. You also can join their institute by paying only $10 per month. There are other ways of becoming part of noetic science community such as by sponsoring a program, becoming a member of noetic circle program. As a donor and supporter of noetic science you will receive benefits like all the latest research news of consciousness studies, listed in noetic publications, connection with noetic scientists and thinkers.
Lifexpert on December 23, 2012:
Thanks for the information on Noetic Science! I also would like to share a very interesting research from International Institute of Social Ecology (Russia). It seem to go beyond Noetic Science.
ck on May 24, 2012:
i was fascinated by dan brown's novel that led me to google about noetic science and the power of thoughts over the physical world.. to know that the human soul actually exists and according to the proven statement by einstein, e=mc2, if a human is a souce of energy and so is his soul, then the soul possesses mass... mind blowing.. im intrigued by these facts and wish to learn more
marvee on December 06, 2011:
its so nice hub, i do agree, our mind is so much powerful, and we can use this power to do anything we want, we just need to realize and practice to control it.
syras mamun (author) on July 10, 2011:
@joecseko-I agree with you.I think much of the mind power is yet to be revealed.About one thing I am certain that minds get affected by frequency.Thank you so much for stopping by.
Joe Cseko jr from New York, USA, Earth on July 09, 2011:
As someone who gives no credit to the supernatural, paranormal, nor anything else that can't be proven, or at least quantified, I found this to be a very interesting read.
I can believe that the mind is capable of much more than we've cultivated. I believe many of these powers exist on some plane, yet we don't yet know how to control them. Nonetheless, this is a very interesting branch of science, even if it's still considered pseudoscience.
syras mamun (author) on April 26, 2011:
@James-Noetic science give a clue that there might be something special in the unseen world, yet this new form of science is not widely recognized by the scientists. I think as long as we do not get complete understanding of human consciousness and its origin,there will be continuous debate about this metaphysical branch of science.Thank you so much.
James A Watkins from Chicago on April 25, 2011:
This is a very interesting article. Thank you for educating me as to what Noetic Science hopes to do. Well done!
syras mamun (author) on February 27, 2011:
@karengibsonroc-Glad to have your feedback. I think Noetic Science is a kind of science that is yet to be explored with more research activities on human thought generation and propagation process.Thanks for you kind remarks :)
@Ajay-Glad to have you feedback on Noetic theory :)
ajay on February 24, 2011:
gr8888888 my god its true
Karen Gibson Roc from Los Angeles on February 21, 2011:
i've been doing some research on this subject..i found your hub to be extremely informative and right on the mark!!!
syras mamun (author) on July 30, 2010:
@careerguidance-thank you so much for your encouraging feedback and thoughts :)
@paintinglv-thanks a lot for sharing your view.:)
paintingluv on July 29, 2010:
As a man thinketh..........
This has happened often in my experience
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Dallas W Thompson from Bakersfield, CA on July 06, 2010:
As I research this concept about the power of thinking, I become more intrigued. The idea and notion of quantum physics perhaps is a possible element of the power of thinking. Mattel has a toy you can control by wearing a skull cap. The toy is controlled by your thoughts. I recall neutrinos were initially thought not to have mass. The more we understand what we do not know, the more we know we do not know. Another example of the growing body of science "knowledge" is when I was in high school, it was taught all energy came from the sun. Now we are aware this is not true. My book is fiction based upon actual events uses Remote Neural Viewing (NSA researching) as a tool for intelligence gathering and mind control. Great hub...
saurav kumar gogoi on June 23, 2010:
truly facinating.........i have experienced it myself.......proves the fact of"mind over matter"..
akhimamun from UK on June 08, 2010:
This is great thnx.
syras mamun (author) on June 02, 2010:
Thanks Lgali,Okay let me say again "thnaks" :)
Lgali on June 01, 2010:
Interesting hub thnaks
syras mamun (author) on May 31, 2010:
@prettydarkhore-I also came to know about noetic science only a few weeks back, when I was reading Don Brown latest nover"the lost symbol".I was wondered and fascinated by the idea that even our thoughts have mass and attracted by others' thoughts.thanks Maita :)
@soumaysrajan-thank you so much for your feedback.this subject is new to me as well and hope to learn more about noetic science.thanks :)
soumyasrajan from Mumbai India and often in USA on May 31, 2010:
Interesting article andromida! I did not know about this new group at all.
prettydarkhorse from US on May 30, 2010:
very nice, first time to know this one, it is metaphysics alright, it make sense! Maita