Who are we?
ICRL is an international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational consortium, originally created in 1990 by Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne, founders of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory at Princeton University. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, ICRL today comprises an informal network of some 80 scholars from 15 countries who represent a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds.
ICRL envisions a future in which the boundaries of science have been expanded, and where the subjective and the objective domains of experience stand as equal contributors in a holistic representation of reality. In that future, we will not be asked to choose between the intuitive or the logical, between the mind or the body, or between science and art but all these dichotomies will be seen as complementary aspects of a unified language to describe the world around and within us.
The primary mission of ICRL is to promote a science of the subjective that will enable us to explore the role of consciousness in the establishment of physical reality. Towards this end, we support the exploration of anomalous phenomena and other dimensions of subjective experience, and engage in a broad agenda of educational outreach that seeks to encourage a new generation of creative investigators.
Within that context, the ICRL Press publishes an array of books by a select group of eminent authors, who address the relationships among science, consciousness, and spirituality. We offer links to pertinent creative studies, scholarly articles, collaborative research projects, and technical reports, many of which are available on our Publications page, and we host periodic Meet-up gatherings featuring distinguished guest speakers.