August Gathering--2010
Topic: The Lost Symbol and Noetic
Date: Monday, August 23rd
Place: Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
          Metro Bus Rt: 5, 345, 355
Time: 6:00-7:45pm  (Join us for social time at 5:30pm)
Admission: Free

The Lost Symbol is the latest thriller by Dan Brown, the best selling author of  The Da Vinci Code. The female protagonist, Dr. Katherine Solomon is described as a "noetic scientist," and The Institute of Noetic Sciences is mentioned several times in the book. In the IONS' Shift in Action website, you'll find a 14-part Lost Symbol telesemiar series (

If you have read the book, do you think Dan Brown's description of  "noetic science" is accurate? Are popular books like this helpful to advance the mission of IONS? IONS members often debate about what we mean by "noetic" and "noetic sciences" and this is a good opportunity for us to share our thoughts. If you are new to IONS and curious about learning more about IONS and noetic sciences, this will be a perfect opportunity.

Please bring some snacks to share. BYO Mug. We'll provide hot water and tea.

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