An invisible college of conscientiology is a group of researchers working in a line of knowledge or sub-specialty of the science of conscientiology. It is a multidimensional, informal scientific community with a consciential bond to the idea being researched. In practice, the community is implemented by coordinated and effective communication between its members through frequent periodical virtual meetings.

Term. Robert Boyle (1627-1691) coined the term “invisible college” (which means: no building or walls)  and it was regularly used in the 17th century, being the informal predecessor of the Royal Society.

Specialty. The study of invisible colleges is related to conscientiocentrology. Through the consciential paradigm, social organizations of consciousnesses tend to be multidimensional, universalistic and centered on the consciousness. The supra-institutional or rather trans-institutional operation of invisible colleges is evidence of the conscientiocentric process.

Conscientiocentrology. The conscientiocentric institutions organize their volunteer researchers in research groups related to the specialties of conscientiology and they participate in invisible colleges of their respective specialties.

Participation. The openness of invisible colleges allows participation of independent researchers who are not volunteers of conscienciocentric institutions. The universalism of invisible colleges allows synergistic participation of researchers from several conscientiocentric institutions who work together without scientific rivalry, due to the fact that conscientiological research is assistantial in nature.

Coordination. Invisible colleges are coordinated by a researcher that has moral authority in the specialty. This means he/she has put a great amount of effort into promoting the development and dissemination of that scientific specialty, whether by studies, personal research, courses, publishing articles and books.


1. Almeida, Roberto;  Colégios Invisíveis da Conscienciologia; artigo online :