Although the IAC is an organization which studies and teaches techniques to develop psi capacities, it advocates a sense of healthy, open-minded skepticism. The IAC is not affiliated with any religious, political, or governmental organization and its activities are solely for research and educational purposes.
The Science of Consciousness, like all sciences, is not centered on any single individual or authority figure. The IAC actively encourages all to question any attempt to control, centralize, or homogenize any field of knowledge in order to make the study more open and scientific in nature. The IAC maintains that personal growth and evolution occur as a result of, among others; reason, rigor, equanimity, good will, discernment, persistence, and personal effort; and that responsibility for such growth is non-transferable and unique to every person. Ultimately, it is based on sound personal principles and universal ethics.
The IAC endeavors to inform people about a broader reality to help refine their perspectives based on greater knowledge. The IAC’s standpoint is, rather, the logical expression of ideas and presentation of arguments that ground and solidify existing knowledge, respecting, nonetheless, the freedom of each individual to think and proceed with their lives in whichever way they consider appropriate. Hence, the IAC encourages rationality and personal experiences, without it authentic transformation is rare. The IAC aims to offer its body of research, which is drawn from personal experiences as well as cross-disciplinary research findings from fields such as neurology, psychology, and parapsychology, in the most objective and academic way possible.
The organization conducts research using first (individual experience, subjective), second (developing the ability in others, intersubjective), and third-person (laboratorial) research methodologies. This approach encourages the use of all faculties of the mind (reasoning, discernment, intuition, psychic abilities), to create a more complete and accurate view of the consciousness and reality.
The IAC is committed to the continuation of its research and educational mission of teaching in and developing the field of consciousness studies following sound ethical and scientific principles. These efforts facilitate the distribution of high quality, objective, and neutral information while respecting individual freedom and choice.
As such, the IAC’s work encourages the expansion of varied perspectives coherent with the complex reality of a multidimensional universe. Its scientific periodical, the Journal of Consciousness, is censor-free and open to researchers with different backgrounds and viewpoints. IAC conferences and symposia offer various angles from different research methodologies and scientific philosophies, so as to contribute toward a greater understanding of multidimensional capabilities and to develop the scientific paradigm in a more encompassing and less materialistic way.