Advisor and Past President
Owen McAleer‘s business experience served him well in his past positions as treasurer and president on the board of trustees for INACS. His interest in consciousness research was originally sparked in the early ’80s by authors such as Carlos Castaneda, Jane Roberts, Richard Bach, and Robert Monroe. Through techniques outlined in these and other books, McAleer experienced a variety of non-drug-induced altered states of consciousness. His fascination with the capabilities of the mind spurred him on to change the direction of his life. After a successful career in real estate sales and development, Owen returned to college in 1990, receiving degrees in journalism, psychology, and biology. He was also the editor of his college newspaper and literary magazine. His senior research project in a neuropsychology lab was presented at a national conference. After graduation in 1994 from the University of Denver, he spent two years doing research in a neurobiology lab. In 1999 he moved to Austin to be closer to his children. He connected with the INACS group through a presentation by Bob Price on lucid dreaming – one of McAleer’s favorite subjects.