Innovation and Pioneering by IAC

Today’s IAC team includes leaders who have been active since the inception of conscientiology and projectiology in Brazil. They’ve played a key role in administrative, research, and pedagogical development in this area of science. Many of the current IAC volunteers started many of the first Brazilian centers, and afterwards, they participated in the establishment of the first conscientiology centers outside of Brazil. Thus, the IAC team has been a force promoting innovation, renovation, and scientific debate.

Below, you will find the lines of research and education initiated by current IAC scholars. These pioneering initiatives became commonly adopted by other conscientiological organizations and by instructors of those institutions.

IAC groundbreaking initiatives include:

IAC was the first concientiological organization to realize the following pedagogical and educational initiatives:

  • Creation of the first field course after Advanced 2
  • Creation of a field course dedicated to cosmoconsciousness and the expansion of mentalsoma
  • Creation of afield course planned and given with more than one epicenter
  • Creation of a field course dedicated to conscious projection
  • Creation of a field course dedicated exclusively to mentalsoma projection
  • Creation of a field course dedicated to retrocognition
  • Planning and implementation of private sessions for parapsychic energometric evaluations as part of a course
  • Conceptualization, development and realization of a private immersion course in conscientiology (VIP Training)
  • Planning and implementation of a private evolutionary coaching
  • Creation of a broader spectrum, scientific, theoretical and experiential course on the study of the energosoma and the measurement of energosomatic control, using a multitude of angles, considering intraphysical, extraphysical, and consciential aspects, to serve as a “post graduation-like” training (Qualification in Energosomatics and Energometry – QEE)
  • Devising of energy exploration activities and retrocognitive consciential research, based on visiting places (tourist activities), and the organization of the first retrocognitive and conscientiological Immersion Tour
  • Production of a film/documentary on projectiology and conscientiology
  • Idealization, planning and implementation of invididual sessions of personal energetic and psychic evaluation and training.
  • Creation, development and organization of the first courses dedicated to teach in theory and practice the following topics:
    • Assistantiality
    • Bioenergy technology
    • Chakras and holochakra (energosoma)
    • Child parapsychism
    • Consciousness and biological evolution
    • Consciousness and physics
    • Ectoplasm and ectoplasmy
    • Energometry
    • Existential program and exercises for identification of one’s existential program
    • Extraphysical helpers
    • Intrusion-free condition (despertology, intrusionlessness)
    • Intuition
    • Lucidity: intermissive lucidity versus intraphysical lucidity
    • Paraecology / Paratechnology
    • Parapsychic, energetic signals
    • Psychometry
    • Retrocognition
    • Technical exteriorization of energies
    • Universalism

International academic dissemination

IAC was the first conscientiological organization to realize academic exchanges which resulted in international presentations (beyond Brasil or any one country) of Conscientiology research.

Such presentations occurred as formal debates with academics, university members and professors, through project involving students and academics in universities; or through specialized conferences. Such initiatives include:

  • Colloquium on Consciousness Studies I & II, University of Florida, USA (2003, 2004)
  • Colloquium on Consciousness Studies III, Unity Week, University of Florida, USA (2004)
  • Florida International University, USA, in 2012 (invited by prof. Katz, who already received renowned authorities, like the Dalai Lama)
  • Pennsylvania State University, UNIVCON 3, in College Station, USA (2004)
  • Psychology Honor Society, Miami-Dade College, College of Psychology and Psi Chi, USA (2010)
  • Stanford University, USA (2013);
  • University of Florida, Center for Spirituality & Health, “Intro to Consciousness Studies” (2003-05)
  • University of Miami, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (2012).

International Programs of Academic Incentive and Exchange

  • Creation of first scientific award in conscientiology, aimed to encourage and reward quality research in the field
  • First in conscientiology to organize a line of scientific events to discuss conscientiological methodology and epistemology (International Symposium of Conscientiological Research, since 2005)
  • Establishment and implementation of an unbiased structured measuring system in order to analyze papers and research, devising variables for the evaluation of specific parameters of scientific submissions for congresses
  • Creator and organizer of the first event exclusively to debate the VS (course Goal: Intrusionlessness and Symposium on Vibrational State and Intrusionlessness)

Scientific Education for Laymen

The IAC was the first conscientiological organization to materialize the following milestones:

  • Production of a film with special effects to illustrate bioenergetic techniques and procedures (2000)
  • Publication of a conscientiology book by a major international publisher (Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience by Luis Minero, published in 2012 by Llewellyn Publishers)
  • Publishing of a chapter in an anthology from a well-known consciousness research institution: Filters and Reflections: Perspectives on Reality, published by International Consciousness Research Laboratory (ICRL) in 2009 with support from the PEAR Laboratory, in Princeton, USA; two chapters included in the anthology “Consciousness Beyond the Body” do Melbourne Centre for Exceptional Human Potential (MCEHP) in 2015
  • Organization of a psi workshop which combines scientific protocol with didactics (Psychometry Workshop)

Secondary and University Education

IAC was the first conscientiological organization to:

  • To have a university curricular course to feature the consciential paradigm having the curriculum/syllabus of the course co-designed by IAC (PSY 4930: Introduction to Consciousness Studies, University of Florida, 2003-2006)
  • To have IAC instructors as guest lectures in a university course on consciousness research (University of Florida)
  • To offer regular courses in an university as a continuing education course on conscientiology (Miami-Dade College, from 1996 through 2002)
  • To sponsor a high school student organization on conscientiology (Conscientiology Club, Nova High School, USA, 1999-2000)
  • To sponsor a university student organization on conscientiology (Science of Self Club, University of Florida, USA, 2003-2006)
  • Sponsor a bachelor degree on consciousness studies and support the campaign for the first university department in the area of consciousness research
  • Participation in the Board of Directors of a renowned consciousness research institution, as an international representative of the student members, facilitating internships, scholarships and contact with research counselors (direction of the Young Explorers Program of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), 2003-2005)

Upon working to implement a non-reductionist science of the consciousness and of a coherent conscientiology, IAC was pioneer in the materialization of the following initiatives.

Conferences in Big International Events

IAC was the first and only conscientiological organization (ref. date April, 2015) to offer lectures, courses, and to present in renowned scientific events, organized by non-conscientiological organizations, like:

  • Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, DeSales University, Pennsylvania, USA (2007)
  • Foundation for Mind-Body Research (FMBR),California, USA (2012)
  • Institute for the Advancement of Science and Consciousness (IASC), USA (2012)
  • Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), California, USA (2013)
  • International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), USA national conference (conference given in Durham, North Carolina, in 2011; in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2012; in Arlington, Virginia, in 2013; in Huntington Beach, Califonia, in 2014)
  • International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Princeton, NJ, USA, organization which continues the work of the renowned PEAR laboratory (2014)
  • International Convention of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, in the USA (2012)
  • International Institute for Integral Human Sciences, 35th conference, Montreal, Canada (2009)
  • Science and Non-Duality (SAND), California, USA (2012)
  • Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness 17, San Diego, California, USA (2013)
  • Scientific and Medical Network (SMN) in the United Kingdom (conference offered at the Scientific and Spiritual Perspectives on the Subtle Body, in London, in 2012; and in Switzerland in 2014)
  • Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), the most important academic society in the world for anomaly studies (conferences in Florida in 2005, in Utah in 2006, and in California in 2014)
  • Toward a Science of Consciousness, in Tucson, Arizona, USA, the biggest and oldest event on the science of consciousness (conference offered in 2004, with the presence of Gary Schwartz, Charles Tart and Susan Blackmore)
  • World Institute of Scientific Exploration (WISE), conference in Viterbo, Italy (2013)


Pioneering Research in the Third-Person Perspective

IAC was the first conscientiological organization to materialize the following initiatives, projects and research in the third-person perspective; meaning, objective research, laboratorial, statistical, such as the projects listed below:

  • First formal experimental research on OBE, with a clear methodology and external auditing (since 2001)
  • Instrumental and laboratorial research in the detection and verification of the strength of the exteriorization of energy, i.e., first replicable detection of bioenergy through magnetic resonance (since 2009)
  • Research on ectoplasm under the conscientiological approach, conducted following scientific protocols when gathering data (since 2008, during the field courses Multidimensional Praxis, created by IAC)
  • Research on the effects of the consciousness and energies on matter, through random event generators developed by Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) and integration of those experiments in educational activities (since 2003)
  • Public survey research in conscientiology, being also the first to realize public surveys on out-of-body experiences (OBE Survey) and the vibrational state (VS Survey)

Pioneering Research in the Second-Person Perspective

IAC was the first conscientiological organization to perform the following initiatives, projects and research in the second-person; meaning, intersubjective research, sympathetic, heteroresearch:

  • Creation and use of a scale for energometric research on the first and second person (since 2002)
  • Creation and sponsor of the first field research on the Vibrational State, from the second person perspective (bioenergometric evaluation), proposing later a subdiscipline dedicated to measurement of the Vibrational State intensity: vibrostaseometry
  • Creation and organizer of an event on Intrusionlessness, with measurement of bioenergetic effects produced by students (Goal: Intrusionlessness, since 2002)

Development of the Research Campus

Leading-edge Ecology and Technology

The IAC was the first one and continues being the only conscientiological organization (ref. date April, 2015) to substantially invest in the implementation of relevant ecological measures, aiming to reduce the carbon footprint, being coherent with the ecological needs of the planet and with the leading-edge scientific knowledge in this area. Besides the common procedures like the separation of recyclable material, composting, etc., the following initiatives where already performed:

  • Generation of electrical energy through photovoltaic panels (charged by solar energy)
  • Constructions with the highest thermal efficiency rating, including insulation on walls, floors, thermal break on doors and windows and other leading-edge technologies. All construction performed in the IAC Campus Europe is graduated Level A+
  • Solar heating on all the buildings
  • Utilization of LED lights or solar batteries in the entire Campus, both for internal illumination as well as external (posts)
  • Rainwater harvesting (more than 550.000 liters are stored and reused)
  • Processed a legal permit to obtain a rural No-Hunting zone, to forbid hunting in the IAC area (in a rural area where hunting is legal and considered normal)
  • Reflorestation project and the creation of an environment favorable to the local fauna (Oasis Project). Among some of the measures of the IAC Oasis Project are:
    • Plantation of more than 1,500 trees (ref. date March, 2015)
    • Nocturnal drip irrigation on approximately 1,000 trees
    • Non-utilization of any kind of pesticide or chemical agent
    • Periodic nutrition and treatment of the ground, due to the type of poor soil in the region
    • Treatment by specialized forestry engineers in the native flora aiming at its preservation. The autochthonous trees of this region are cork trees and oak trees. Special care is given to the voluminous cork tree which holds the phytoenergy lab and which generously welcomes the experimenters of the Phytolab with abundant therapeutic energies.


Innovative Consciential Laboratories

In line with its innvotive characteristics, the IAC designed and built consciential laboratories with original and unusual aspects, distinguishing them from the pattern of the laboratories which existed up to that point in the conscientiological campi. Other projects with new properties are planned for construction, aiming to offer to the experimenters more favorable opportunities for self-research and development. Among the IAC initiatives are:

  • Conception and construction of the consciential laboratory dedicated exclusively to immanent energy (Phytolab)
  • Concretization of the first Projectarium in the world, with original characteristics conceived by IAC researchers
  • Utilization of technological resources to aid in the creation of favorable environmental characteristics for the experiment, and to support the experimenter in reaching the ideal intraconsciential state for the specific phenomenon.

Bioenergetic and Consciential Technology

IAC was the first conscientiological organization (ref. date April, 2015) to dedicate itself to bioenergetic and multidimensional research, through bioenergetic technology, having materialized the following initiatives:

  • Conception and promoter of the experiment on vibrational state training and induction technology (Acoustic Vibrostaseogenic System)
  • Research project aiming to examine and describe the consciential laboratory multidimensional mechanisms and paratechnology (since 2005, presented in a congress in 2008)
  • Performing instrumental and laboratorial research on the Vibrational State (VS research through fMRI and EEG)
  • Performing instrumental and laboratorial research, in conscientiology, to detect bioenergy (since 1990)

IAC was the first conscientiological organization to materialize the following initiatives and projects:

  • Establishment of an administrative model based on de-centralization principles, in agreement with a more democratic system with demonstrable respect for cultural, individual, and group differences
  • Implementation and maintenance of a forum for discussions and decisions that involve its entire body of volunteers, where each volunteer’s vote counts equally, known as IAC’s Annual General Meeting (or AGM)
  • Implementation of proper structures in order to focus more on specific goals (evolution and consciential gestations) than on means (bureaucracy, politics)
  • Creation of the only membership program in conscientiology, aiming to unite individuals based on their scientific interests
  • Creation of an open e-mail list of volunteers, in order to maintain transparency, for updates, exchange of work e-mails, and for contribution and participation of all
  • Acquisition of the first (and, for a long time, the only) online domain and address (URL) for a conscientiological organization, which the IAC kept for over a decade and a half
  • Planning, development and launching of the first (and, for a long time, the only) institutional website to represent a conscientiological organization, giving equal exposure to all its educational centers, having developed the website in three languages to disseminate it internationally (created outside of Brazil for the organization, at that time, called IIPC).
  • Utilization of an expression connected to teaching when referencing its offices with physical locales and permanent instructors, creating the expression “educational center.”
  • Organization of translation for events, with its own professional simultaneous translators and its own professional equipment, in order to offer translation to and from English, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese in several of its events.

IAC as a true international institution, has had as one of its main objectives to make available the study of the multidimensional reality, through the consciential paradigm, to interested individuals throughout the world. With this aim, the IAC paved the way for the dissemination of conscientiology globally, having been a pioneer upon offering and establishing conscientiological activities in the following countries:

Africa: Marroco

Asia: India and Japan

Europe: Austria, Cyprus, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Rumania, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

North America: Canada, Mexico and the United States of America

Oceania: Australia and New Zealand

South America: Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela


International scientific dissemination

  • Creation of the first bilingual scientific newsletter with an international distribution (Homo Projectius, from 1996 to 1998)
  • Creation of a scientific publication with an open forum and without censorship of ideas, directed to the international audience and for setting the scientific foundation of conscientiology (Journal of Conscientiology, published in 3 languages, with copies distributed in 35 countries, besides the electronic version)
  • Having a peer-reviewed publication in conscientiology, while having an editorial policy of non-restriction of ideas and approaches