ISSSEEM operates under the corporate umbrella of Holos University Graduate Seminary as the University’s International Research Division.
ISSSEEM: From its Founding into the Future:
In January of 1989 Dr. Carol Schneider and Dr. T.M. Srinivasan met with Dr. Elmer Green to propose the founding of ISSSEEM. They agreed to publish a subtle-energies journal and called upon Steven Schwartz to act as the founding editor. Penny Hiernu agreed to become the Executive Director of the Society. ISSSEEM was incorporated in Colorado in October of 1989. Soon after, Steven Fahrion replaced Steven Schwartz as editor of the Journal.
The Society went on to enjoy twenty years of successful operation—hosting Annual Conferences beginning in 1991 in Boulder and later in Denver, and publishing both the quarterly Bridges magazine and the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. ISSSEEM thus served as a key focus for the growing interest in both subtle energy science and energy medicine as the world transitioned to the Age of the Internet.
However, following the Conference in June of 2011 and the U.S. economic downturn, ISSSEEM found it advisable to cease most of its publishing and other activities. Between June 2011 and June 2013, with the help of its acting CEO, Scott Anderson and the Yoga Science Foundation, the archive of the SEEM journal and Bridges Magazine were made accessible to the public on the ISSSEEM website through the Open Access Project.
ISSSEEM operated under its own charter until June of 2013 when it was placed under the corporate umbrella of Holos University Graduate Seminary. As the International Research Division of Holos, ISSSEEM will retain its original name and goals. See http://www.issseem.org/mission.cfm
The ISSSEEM website will be maintained with its valuable archive legacy. The site will keep its current look and feel under the site revision underway. As part of the revision, plans are being made to add a section for Reviewed publications – Applied and Theoretical. This section will feature abstracts plus a downloadable .pdf of reviewed and accepted publications. The revised website will come online in October of 2013.
ISSSEEM continues to publish Bridges articles and hopes to resume publication of the peer-reviewed SEEM journal as soon as is feasible.
MEMBERSHIP: There are no fees associated with being a member of the ISSSEEM community or to use the open access to the website journal and bridges archives. Charitable donations to support these services are always appreciated.
In order to be certain to receive timely announcements about ISSSEEM activities including the annual conference, publication of Bridges and other reviewed articles, members of the ISSSEEM community are asked to maintain an updated email address with ISSSEEM. http://www.issseem.org/contact.cfm
Mark your calendars: A dynamic and interactive ISSSEEM conference will be held June, 12 – 14, 2014. A description of the conference will be published in late August. Enrollment will open in October. Our plan is to, once more, make this an annual event.
Since the Society’s inception, many generous and exceptional people have served on ISSSEEM’s Board, as officers, as editors, as presenters, as program chairs of its annual conference, and members have generously contributed to the financial support of ISSSEEM and its goals. All of you who have been involved in this support are the “legacy community” of ISSSEEM, which we hope will continue forward with strength into the future.
Holos University is grateful for the opportunity to serve the ISSSEEM community and the Holos community in these ways.
Ann Nunley, Dean
Holos University Graduate Seminary