Arecibo Observatory

Radio Telescope
Located in Puerto Rico, the world’s largest, single dish radio telescope is used by scientists from all over the world. “The Arecibo Observatory is uniquely suited to search for signals from extraterrestrial life, by focusing on thousands of star systems in the 1000MHz to 3000Mhz range.”
Website:, also in Spanish.

Biofeedback operates on the notion that we have the innate ability and potential to influence the automatic functions of our bodies through the exertion of will and mind. Biofeedback has recently been shown to give us what had previously seemed an impossible degree of control over a variety of physiologic events. It is a great tool to harness the power of mind-body medicine. Website:

Boundary Institute
B. I. is a scientific organization researching the development of new approaches in physics and mathematics, testing of new theory by experiment, and investigations of certain anomalous phenomena related to consciousness. Through theoretical and experimental activities, they strive to extend and deepen the understanding of the nature of the fundamental concepts such as causality, time, and randomness -- concepts which they believe to be central to the development of science in the new century. Website:

Dr. Larry Dossey’s Official Website
As a doctor, author, and editor of the journal, ‘Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine’, Dossey writes about the impact of prayer on the healing of the body. Website:

Gesundheit! Institute
“…health is based on happiness from hugging and clowning around to finding joy in family and friends, satisfaction in work, and ecstasy in nature and the arts.” “Yes, we want the world to change. Gesundheit! Institute is a sociopolitical act…” Click on ‘How to Clown’ for Patch Adams’ interview on mirth and healing.

Intimate Nature: the Bond Between Women and Animals, Deena Metzger and Brenda Peterson, Fawcett Columbine, New York, 1998, book.
A collection of essays, poems, and stories by well-known female nature writers and scientists. A major theme is the communication often experienced between animals and women as a result of empathy, respect, compassion, and intuition.

Ray Kurzweil, an inventor and author of ‘The Age of Spiritual Machines’, advocates that computational processes are capable of organizing themselves to produce consciousness. Site covers machines becoming conscious, virtual realities, the brain, and Accelerating Intelligence. Click on ‘Ramona’; a realistic, interactive virtual personality who will converse with you. Website:

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
An institute dedicated to exploring life in the universe. Website:

The Secret Life of Plants, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, Harper & Row, New York, 1973, book. Historical and modern research into how plants communicate and understand.

Touch Research Institute,
The TRI was the first center in the world devoted solely to the study of touch and its application in science and medicine. Research efforts that began in 1982 have shown that touch therapy has numerous beneficial effects on health and well-being. Website:

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy, Delacorte, New York, 1995, book.
Science writer, McCarthy, and psychoanalyst, Masson, write of animals’ mode of communication, and feelings; their compassion, grief, altruism, anger, etc. A good argument for animals possessing consciousness.