As a scientist and visionary, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, of the Apollo 14 Mission, saw a need to reconcile his training as an engineer and astrophysicist with the wisdom of the ages to transcend the limitations of what he saw as an outdated materialist worldview. A new framework would be needed: one that could help explain the full range of the human experience—and spark transformation. He called this framework Noetic Sciences, and he co-founded The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in 1973, a nonprofit parapsychology research institute that analyzes the interconnection between science and the human experience. But what is Noetic Science? Noetic derives from Greek, meaning inner wisdom. It is the study of how the role of consciousness impacts the physical world around us. Learn from contemporary noetic scientists and explore the science of consciousness.