Consciousness: The Final Frontier
When a female astronaut’s mind-altering experience
aboard the International Space Station jeopardizes a mission
to teleport consciousness beyond the body, a neuroscientist may hold the key.
PARADIGM is a cable one-hour serial drama that explores the power of the mind and its implications for humanity via the cosmic connection between Rachel Moore and Brett McCarthy. Theirs is a love story of Shakespearean proportions, with a twist: the Universe doesn’t want to keep these star-crossed lovers apart. It longs -- needs -- to bring them together.
The two warring families are represented by Krios Enterprises and the Institute of Consciousness (IoC). Krios' partnership with NASA has a primary directive: to travel within our solar system and beyond, looking for the next hospitable home for humanity. However, Krios is less focused on manned missions and more interested in a new means of space travel: teleportation.
In contrast, the IoC believes consciousness is the final frontier, and therefore not interested in space travel. Rachel and Brett must navigate these factions, leading not to a family crypt, but to an entangled moment across space and time, and the extraordinary that lies dormant within them.
Paradigm: [pæ.ɹə daɪm]:“An entire constellation of beliefs, values and techniques shared by a given community.”
"Inserting an engaging story line into leading edge science can be challenging. It has to avoid oversimplifying the science while at the same time over-embellishing what is known. I think you've made a good mixture here that will work.
....nearly everyone, including scientists and engineers, have had these experiences. But few are willing to talk about it in public. So a story that capitalizes on the raw experience, with some artistic license to push it, would not be seen as outlandish or fantasy, but as a reflection of reality.
The more that this taboo is broken, the better for everyone. We are attempting to break the taboo from the scientific side, but the entertainment world also plays an important role, just like Close Encounters did for UFOs. " - Dean Radin, PhD, Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences
Paradigm Mock Credits:
“I realized that the story of ourselves as told by science—our cosmology, our religion— was incomplete and likely flawed. I recognized that the Newtonian idea of separate, independent, discreet things in the universe wasn’t a fully accurate description. What was needed was a new story of who we are and what we are capable of becoming.”
- Edgar Mitchell
In Memoriam: Edgar Mitchell, ScD, PhD
5 February 2016
By Cassandra Vieten, IONS President
from Institute of Noetic Sciences
When he returned from space forty-five years ago, Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell committed his life to supporting a sustainable future. He worked tirelessly to understand and promote what he viewed as an absolutely necessary collective shift in consciousness....
Space exploration symbolized for Mitchell what it did for his nation—a technological triumph of historic proportions, an unprecedented demonstration of scientific achievement, and extraordinary potential for new discoveries. What Mitchell did not anticipate was a return trip that triggered something even more powerful. As he gazed at Earth floating in the vastness of space and contemplated the history and hopes of humankind on that lonely blue sphere, he was engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness.
Dean Radin, PhD, Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences
"We're not passengers on Spaceship Earth. We're the crew."
- Astronaut Rusty Schweigart
The Idea Behind Paradigm
by Deborah Whitaker
"... Astronaut Rusty Schweigart gave the closing talk at an International Transpersonal Psychology Conference. To the tune of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the big marble ball hanging above us on the auditorium screen, he spoke about his experience seeing the Earth from space, and I couldn’t stop the tears. It would take me years to understand what happened to me that day." Read More...