Who created Conscientiology?
Waldo Vieira, M.D. (1932 – 2015)
Waldo Vieira was born on April 12, 1932 in Monte Carmelo, a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil. At the age of three, he manifested his first parapsychic experience, a retrocognitive phenomenon in which he remembered the environment where he was before his current existence (extraphysical hometown). Over time, these memories expanded to other facts and events that occurred before his birth.
His parapsychic abilities of retrocognition and clairvoyance came to be confirmed in three different situations. The first was when he described to his father the presence of an extraphysical consciousness that was haunting him. Vieira's father confirmed that this was a consciousness with whom he had been arguing before the consciousness's death. At nine years old, Vieira described a lucid projection in which he participated in a spiritual session that was taking place in his home to assist his brother. Vieira described his own departure from the body and direct participation in the session, his perceived presence later being confirmed by the medium. At 13 years of age, Vieira first experienced the phenomenon of automatic writing. This occurred in his home, when one of the mediums present suggested an experiment to verify the psychographic abilities of those present. This ability was improved over time with practice. Besides psychic abilities, the tendency to study and research also became apparent in Vieira from an early age.
At 14 years of age, Vieira produced a summary table covering 222 parapsychic phenomena. Upon presenting one of them to his Professors, he was asked, "Among these phenomena, which is the most important? " Vieira responded that conscious projection was the most significant paraphenomenon to permit one's access to extraphysical dimensions without the need for intermediaries. In that moment, Vieira determined an important aspect of the future of his existential program: to apply lucid projectability as the principle theme of his research. This would direct much of its existence, a fact that was culminated by the publication of the treatise: Projectiology: A Panorama of Experiences of the Consciousness Outside of the Human Body in 1986, and the founding of the International Institute of Projectiology in 1988.
At 15 years old Vieira was already active as a medium at the spiritual center, Casa do Cinza, in the city of Uberaba. It was there that the adolescent witnessed the first concrete manifestation of ectoplasma. Vieira went on to complete his studies in Uberaba, graduating in Dentistry (1954) and Medicine (1960).
In 1955, following the suggestion of his mother, Vieira met Chico Xavier who was a medium that was becoming, over time, the most renowned Psychographer (medium who performs automatic writing) in Brazil with hundreds of published works. From then on, a partnership was established between the two mediums, yielding 18 books in addition to numerous interassistantial activities.
In 1966, Vieira became a maxidissident of the Spiritual Movement in Uberaba. He relocated to the city of Rio de Janeiro and subsequently travelled to the United States, Europe and Asia, expanding on his research. He spent some time in Hollywood researching the anticosmoethical exploration of human vanity, principally of the female, and the cosmetic techniques used in pursuit of it. Through the recommendation of friends, Vieira travelled to Japan to meet a doctor that specialised in Cosmetology, Rin Sakurai, from whom he learned medical techniques to treat human beauty in all aspects and concepts without the need for plastic surgery.
Since his exit from the Spiritual Movement in 1966, Vieira had plans to consolidate consciousness research and parapsychic phenomena on scientific grounds. To achieve this, it was necessary to present a corpus of ideas capable of launching the pillars of the new sciences that he planned to propose. With this objective, in the same year of his maxidissidence from Spiritualism, the researcher started production of the scientific treatise that would summarise the results of research conducted since his adolescence and support the future neoscience of Projectiology.
In 1981, with the treatise already in the finishing phase, Vieira founded the Centro de Consciencia Continua, or Center of Continuous Consciousness (CCC). That same year, Vieira launched the book Projections of the Consciousness – Diary of Out of Body Experiences – comprising of 60 of the author's lucid projections, where he first proposed in the chapter Debates Transmentais the terms Projectiology and Conscientiology.
On January 31, 1986, in order to consolidate the sciences of Projectiology, Vieira launched the work considered to be the most complete treatise of research of its kind: Projectiology: Panorama of Experiences of the Consciousness Outside of the Human Body, with 900 pages and 1,907 bibliographical references. The first 5,200 copies of the first edition were distributed free of charge to interested parties and libraries of several countries in order to openly disseminate the concepts of the new science. The book is currently in its 10th edition (base year 2014). With the publication of an international treatise, Vieira decided to terminate the activities of the CCC.
On January 16, 1988, the Instituto Internacional de Projeciologia, or International Institute of Projectiology (IIPC), was founded in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The institute is a non-profit organization and is considered to be a federal public service, whose main objective is the investigation and teaching of subjects related to consciousness research.
With the achievement of a critical mass able to comprehend more complex and transcendent subjects, Vieira published in 1994 the treatise 700 Experimentos da Conscienciologia (700 Experiments of Conscientiology), after which Conscientiology advanced in position in the scientific field for its study of the consciousness as a whole. As a result, the idea to create a conscientiological campus meeting place for courses, laboratories, libraries and a publisher was initiated in 1995 with the construction of the Centro de altos estudos da consciência, or Center for Higher Studies of Conscientiology (CEAEC), in Iguassu Falls. Vieira himself donated thousands of artifacts of knowledge from his personal collections to the future campus, which today are exhibited in the Holoteca of CEAEC.
In the year 2000, Vieira moved his residence to Iguassu Falls and resided at the CEAEC campus. From then on, he gradually diminished his travels until ceasing them completely in 2002 to concentrate his efforts on gathering researchers interested in expanding the work of Conscientiology at the tri-border; with the aim of establishing the neighborhood Cognopolis, also known as the Neighborhood of Knowledge or City of Understanding.
In 2004, with infrastructure of the Holociclo and the collection of dictionaries and artifacts of knowledge of the holoteca already in place, and with the contribution of volunteers and researchers from the dozens of technical teams of the holociclo, the researcher published the treatise Homo Sapiens Reurbanizatus, and in 2007, the treatise Homo Sapiens Pacificus. Vieira then assigned priority to the preparation and organization of the Encyclopedia of Conscientiology, which began in 1998 and as of January 2014 amounts to 2,919 verbetes (encyclopedia entries) and 350 verbetographers (authors of encyclopedia entries).
In 2002, the researcher began to administer free conscientiological tertúlias (meetings) at CEAEC, from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm daily, in which advanced subjects of Conscientiology were discussed. The meetings have been transmitted live via the internet since 2008, making it possible for daily contact between Vieira and hundreds of researchers from the four corners of the planet.
In 2013, Vieira left the coordination of the online conscientiological meetings and transferred the responsibility to the members of Encyclossapiens – associação internacional de Enciclopediologia, or International Association of Enciclopediology, and in January 2014 published the dictionary of Argumentos da conscienciologia (Arguments of Conscientiology). In 2015 he launched the Lexico of Ortopensenatas Conscienciológicas.
Vieira died on July 2, 2015 in Iguassu Falls. He left a legacy of numerous books, assistential activities realized and a group of thousands of researchers of Conscientiology in the four corners of the world who continue the outreach work of the two neosciences, Projectiology and Conscientiology.