Wagner Alegretti is an electrical engineer, having worked in power generation, medical equipment and software development. Motivated by his own out-of-body experiences, which started during his childhood, he began dedicating to consciousness research and education in 1980, specializing in subtle energy and psi phenomena. In the area of philosophy, Alegretti has become a reference in cosmoethics and its implications.
He has been instrumental in bringing conscientiology (multidimensional consciousness science) into the international arena, since he left Brazil and moved to the USA in 1994, and also in the establishment of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) and its research campus.
He served as president of IAC from 2001 to 2014 and is currently one of its most senior researchers and faculty. In 1984, Alegretti started working on the development of bioenergy (chi, subtle or vital energy) transducers. His pursuit for a reliable means of biofield detection led to his ongoing research program employing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).