The International Academy of Consciousness is an education and research organization dedicated to investigating the nature of consciousness.

We do this through the exploration of Exceptional Human Experiences such as out-of-body experience (astral travel or astral projection), clairvoyance, expansion of awareness, extra-sensory perception, channeling, near-death experience, energy healing, and other psychic phenomena.

We share knowledge and teach subtle energy and astral travel techniques to empower everyone to seek their truth by themselves.

We want to equip people to reinvent themselves and dare to create the world they dream of because one’s grasp of reality determines how far one can reach.

In our courses, we endeavor to deliver the most accurate and updated knowledge, in an unbiased way. We seek to continuously examine psychic phenomena and expand our body of knowledge in a transcendental yet down-to-earth manner.

Besides our signature course, the Consciousness Development Program (CDP), we have a curriculum of over 70 advanced specialized courses. We strive to focus on the practical applications of the knowledge we teach, encouraging direct personal experiences and stimulating lucid questioning.

Since 1995, IAC training has been pivotal to many individuals who work in this space, and who have been trained by the IAC (or at least gathered at the IAC the knowledge they now teach others).

Our Campus was founded in 2000 for research, self-experimentation, and hosting retreats for spiritual development. The IAC Campus is located in an area of 100,000 m² (25 acres) nestled among native cork and oak tree groves in the picturesque Alentejo region of Portugal. It features innovative consciousness laboratories, a library of over 35,000 books, and a state-of-the-art conference hall, among other structures.

All of this makes the Campus an ideal place for scientific conferences, courses, workshops, and retreats.

Our goals, values, and mission

Our work is based on scientific precepts and aims to deepen human knowledge in a non-reductionist paradigm, centered on consciousness. The IAC’s academic objective is to contribute to creating interdisciplinary bridges and help build a multidimensional consciousness science for freethinkers.

Our humanitarian objective is to catalyze individual evolution, by clarifying the multidimensional nature of consciousness and all its implications. By experiencing first-hand the spiritual world, we can address the mindsets at the root of many of today’s personal and social challenges.

We value non-dogmatic learning and apply the highest level of integrity and ethics in our work.

We envision a society where every person has spiritual awareness and freedom of thought.