Since 2010, Foz do Iguaçu has been known as Cognopolis or “city of knowledge” – cognopolis comes from the Latin word cognition (to know) and from the Greek word polis (city). Located in a rural area of the city, the neighborhood hosts a nature conservation area, housing, business and convention center, and a campus from which 17 institutions are dedicated to the study of conscientiology.

Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguaçu


HolocicloHolocycle and Holoteca


Foz do Iguaçu is part of a formidable natural complex. The Iguaçu National Park – is a green area of 225 hectares on Brazilian and Argentinean soil. It includes the Falls - the Paraná River, the Iguazu River and the Guarani Aquifer - with a total area of ​​approximately 1.2 million km2, and passing through Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay – All of this signaling a great concentration of immanent energy (nature) on site, being a privileged point on the planet Earth.

Foz is a cosmopolitan city in a strategic geopolitical location within the Southern Common Market (Mercosul). It has the largest human concentration, from 73 nationalities, and the most complete urban infrastructure among the frontiers of South America. Being an intellectual city, Foz today has six institutions of higher learning. Together with eight neighboring cities existing in Paraguay and Argentina, it offers training in different areas of human knowledge.


An incubator for authors, the Center for Advanced Studies in Conscientiology (CEAEC) has created a specialized environment for the production of knowledge: The Holocycle, a technical-scientific mega-laboratory where, since 2000, it has held leading-edge research regarding the consciousness, the intelligent and immaterial principle of individuals.

The Holoteca of CEAEC is a cultural environment for the study and exhibition of artifacts of knowledge. There are textbooks, films, stamps, coins, shells, photos, records about personalities and inventions that have excelled over time. In the Holoteca - the Greek holos, "total, entire, complete"; and theke, "collection, site of protected collections" – 691,115 items are displayed which include objects and books written in 20 languages ​​from 54 countries.





The Tertuliarium is a specially developed technical laboratory for the realization of conscientiological Tertulias (literary gathering) and leading edge debates, realized by Professor Waldo Vieira, a proponent of the sciences of conscientiology and projectiology.

The Tertuliarium was inaugurated on 30 November, 2008. Tertulias are the longest running course of conscientiology. They occur every day from 12:30pm until 2:30pm, and are free and open to all interested people and the general public. They can also be accessed online directly from the official website:




The conscientiocentric Discernimentum is a non-profit, plural and open institution, based on volunteering, with its main objective to contribute to the planning, development and consolidation of the first cognopolis on the Planet in Foz do Iguaçu, PR, Brazil.


Founded in October 14, 2007, and based on the consciential paradigm, it contributes to the areas of education, research, science, entrepreneurship, culture and entertainment, health, safety, ecology and tourism.