Foundation for Mind-Being Research

About FMBR


Mission & ValuesFMBR StructureWhat We Stand ForActivitiesPrinciples & CaveatsMembership


What is "Mind-Being"?


Mind-Being is the bridge between our mind (and heart) and our (higher) being. The development of the connection to our true being represents our spiritual journey— this is the Mind-Being connection that creates the awareness of one's higher consciousness.

We believe awareness and development of this connection is essential for the personal transformation required to guide us toward a sane, just and truly sustainable society. The Foundation therefore focuses its attention, intention and research upon the leading edge of scientific exploration of that connection process, drawing from pioneering scientific and technological discoveries and from ancient wisdom traditions in order to elucidate a positive way forward for humanity and the Earth


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an intellectual gateway to the Mind-Being reality through research, discovery, and communication; and to apply the wisdom gained for the betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment.

Our Values

The values FMBR seeks are:

  • Tolerance/Acceptance;
  • Respect; Rigor;
  • Learning;
  • Community-building; and
  • Environmental Sustainability.

We welcome your comments. Send us email here, or write to the address below.

FMBR
PO Box 449
Los Altos, CA 94023-0449



FMBR Structure


The Bylaws of FMBR           • Printable PDF copy of Bylaws

Current FMBR Officers         • FMBR Officer Bios

Functions of the FMBR Board of Directors

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What Does the Foundation Stand For

The Foundation for Mind-Being Research was established in 1980 to assist in the evolution of integrated models that encompass the physical, mental and spiritual. The objective is to bring the new field of consciousness studies into wider recognition as a bona fide field of science. We recognize that experience represents the foundation for everything we know and that experiments are the "experiences" of scientists. The essence of science is the interplay between data from experiments and models. In science every model or theory is always tentative.

The interdisciplinary nature of this quest for integrated models of consciousness is reflected in the activities of the organization and in the breadth of interests of its members. The Foundation nurtures a scientific, philosophical, and artistic community whose view of reality, knowledge, or method provides exemplars and models for new frontiers in their disciplines. Our contributors demonstrate the humility and rigor requisite to igniting a spirit of inquiry in others. In effect, we are building a learning community of scientists, philosophers, artists and other seekers who are discovering and legitimizing new conceptions of truth. We value tolerance, respect, rigor, learning and community building.

The Foundation accepts a cosmology in which there exists a spaceless and timeless domain of unbounded potential (the "Absolute") that constitutes the source of everything in the physical world. We believe that the Absolute can be known and studied. In addition, we consider the physicality of space-time to be considerably more complex than current scientific instruments can detect. The Foundation recognizes that a hierarchy of emanations, modes or levels exist in the physical. Thus, a human being is considered to be more than a material body, but rather to have aspects at all levels. The spiritual quest for experiencing the Absolute personifies a movement through these levels. We believe that this hierarchy of levels of physicality can be studied and incorporated into scientific models.

As our knowledge of the Absolute increases, we believe that the dynamics of the creation process that originates from the Absolute can be understood and modeled. We believe that the created space-time patterns of the physical resonate in a feedback process with the unbounded potentials of the Absolute. Hence, co-creation is an inherent property within Nature. This expansion in understanding of the Absolute will facilitate conscious co-creation. The Foundation believes that unconditional love constitutes the underlying "consciousness" field, the field of all fields. The hope is that through conscious co-creation the experience of this field on earth will be expanded and amplified. Thus, the ultimate objective of the Foundation's work is to facilitate the betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment of planet earth.

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Foundation Activities

Through lectures, workshops, reports, and research projects, the Foundation has explored approaches to integrated models of consciousness with emphasis on the nature, power, and role of thought and the relationship of one\'s world-view to the process of perception. Each year, the Foundation selects a theme which serves to focus the lectures and other activities. For example, themes of past years have been:

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Principles and Caveats

The Foundation holds as a basic principle that much of the scientific methodology evolved over the past three centuries can serve us well as we move into the study of consciousness and the mind. However, evidence gained by these time-honored methods is suggesting a number of important caveats.

  1. The four-dimensional spacetime world of ordinary human experience may be inadequate to accommodate the physics of the mind sciences.
  2. The concept of energy may require enlarging to include more subtle forms that relate to the world of thought.
  3. Focussed attention as well as intention affects physical matter, implying that experimenters can bias their experimental results by their desires.
  4. "Objective" reality may be "consensus" reality.

Such caveats strongly support the notion that investigations into the area of mind and consciousness (a) are multidisciplinary in nature, (b) require the experimenter to recognize that he or she is an integral part of any experiment, and (c) need people who know and are prepared to extend their own level of consciousness.

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Membership

The Foundation desires to broaden its membership through individuals who have similar interests to those described above. Realizing that many disciplines are necessary to advance knowledge in this field, we seek competent people with training in the traditional fields of the physical, biological, psychological, engineering, and medical sciences as well as people talented and skilled in the humanistic, parapsychological, psychic, metaphysical, shamanistic, and spiritual areas. The intention is to develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications. If you would like to become a member of the Foundation, please complete our membership form.

The numerous benefits of membership are:

The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and operates as a non-profit scientific research organization under IRS Code 509(a)(2) with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.

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Or use this printable FMBR membership form and mail the completed form to;

FMBR
PO BOX 449
Los Altos, CA 94023-0449

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