International Consciousness Research (ICRL) is dedicated to exploring the role of consciousness in the establishment of physical reality, thereby expanding the boundaries of scientific understanding and strengthening the foundations of science by reclaiming its spiritual heritage. ICRL also publishes books and hosts gatherings with distinguished guest speakers.
The primary goal of ICRL is to promote, encourage, and advance the study, research, and dissemination of knowledge related to the broad field of human consciousness, including recognition of the role of anomalous phenomena and the acknowledgement of subjectivity as a critical ingredient in any comprehensive model of reality.
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 a network of some 80 scholars from 15 countries who represent a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. ICRL engages 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 relating to the subject of consciousness and spirituality. ICRL-sponsored projects and collaborations are available online as scholarly articles and technical reports.