14th International IONS Conference

Chris M. Bache, PhD

Chris M. Bache

Chris M. Bache, PhD, has been a professor of religious studies for three decades. He is an adjunct faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies and former director of transformative learning at IONS. An award-winning teacher, Bache is the author of The Living Classroom; Dark Night, Early Dawn; and Lifecycles. His work explores nonordinary and psychedelic states, and, more recently, the dynamics of collective consciousness in the classroom.


Presentation by Chris M. Bache

Thursday Pre-Conference Institute:

T6 Working with Fields of Consciousness: Practical Strategies for Group Leaders

“For reasons we don’t yet understand, the tendency to synchronize is one of the most pervasive drives in the universe.” —Steven Strogatz, Sync

Fields of consciousness spring up whenever we engage in sustained collective activities. Knowing this, how can we accelerate and deepen this natural process? How do we harness the power of these fields to teach, solve problems, create, or heal? In this workshop, we will explore the dynamics of collective intelligence in group settings. Learn visualization tools, meditation exercises, and practical, hands-on strategies for opening and closing fields, strengthening fields, and managing episodes of spontaneous resonance—forged from 30 years of classroom experience.

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