The Institute for Frontier Science (IFS) is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1996 to promote research and education at the frontiers of science, technology, wellness and healthcare, consciousness studies, and mind-body-spirit integration. As an independent laboratory, IFS was established to explore novel scientific and health-related discoveries and concepts that are considered unconventional, but nonetheless hold promise for future knowledge and practice. IFS conducts pioneering research in these frontier areas and communicates its findings to professionals and the public.
There are always phenomena that do not fit the dominant scientific paradigm, because the universe is deeper and more complex than our worldview has allowed us to explore. Such phenomena show up as contradictions or anomalies that challenge conventional thinking and are typically ignored or dismissed by the mainstream. However, well-documented anomalies may be fit together like pieces of a puzzle leading to new breakthroughs and paradigm shifts.
Research Interests and Projects
IFS has conducted research on subtle energies and psycho-physiology in relation to health, healing, spirituality, and the full human potential. Changes in the human biofield, the active organizing field of life, have been measured for participants in ordinary and extraordinary states, health, illness, and pre-post energy healing and other complementary therapies. The purpose of our research is to explore (1) the human biofield in its full spectrum from illness to health to high-level wellness; (2) consciousness in relation to energy emissions from with the human body and geocosmos; and (3) the modus operandi of energy medicine; and (4) how electrosmog affects us and other living systems.
Current projects involve the detection and characterization of bioenergy using some commercial instruments as well as custom sensors; radiation from wireless devices in relation to health; imaging phantom limbs and phantom leaves; and the space-flow experiment.