What is Conscientiology?

The Principle of Disbelief


The Principle of Disbelief is the fundamental proposition of conscientiology which states that the researcher should not accept any idea in an a priori, dogmatic or mystical manner, but should firstly reflect upon it and subject it to a critical, rational and dispassionate analysis. Through the principle of disbelief one replaces belief with rationality and knowledge gained from personal experience. The principle of disbelief is a practical, multidimensional challenge.

Conscientiology is a science that studies the consciousness (also known as ego, soul, spirit, individual essence, self, intelligent principle) in an integral manner. This post-materialist science aims to elaborate on the human condition and help those interested in rationally investigating their personal reality, seeking logical answers about who we are, where we came from, where we are going and what is the purpose of physical life.

The science of Conscientiology was initially proposed by Waldo Vieira, a Brazilian physician and researcher in 1981, and is currently researched by thousands of people around the world in a range of research organisations. Nowadays there exists dozens of published technical, scientific publications and journals in the area.

Conscientiology proposes that the manifestations of consciousness start beyond the physical brain and the human body. To research consciousness in this manner, a new and broader model of reality, or scientific paradigm, was required. Conscientiology calls this model the consciential paradigm and it differs substantially from the conventional Newtonian, Cartesian, mechanistic, reductionist paradigm as it includes consciousness, along with energy (including matter), as objects or entities that exist in the Universe.

In addition to the consciential paradigm, conscientiology proposes the Principle of Disbelief in order to stimulate personal experimentation, rationality, discernment and maturation based on lucid personal multidimensional experiences and not on any kind of mystical or religious belief or dogma.