All psychosomatic illness, pioneering psychiatrist Grof says, can benefit from opening to transpersonal experiences.
Our emotional life as infants shapes our brains as adults, affecting not only our minds but also the health of our bodies.
Thirty years ago, he had a transformative vision: On his return trip from the moon, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell looked out and saw our lonely blue planet suspended like a jewel in the infinite blackness of space, and knew we are part of a living, conscious universe. In this profile, freelance writer Lora tells the story of this “mystic-scientist” who founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Exploratory study of the outputs of continuously operating truly random number generators (RNG) located around the world indicated that the largest daily change in variance in the year 2001 occurred on an unprecedented day in United States history, September 11, 2001.
The interaction of consciousness and physical systems is most often discussed in theoretical terms, usually with reference to the epistemological and ontological challenges of quantum theory. Less well known is a growing literature reporting experiments that examine the mindmatter relationship empirically. Here we describe data from a global network of physical random number generators that shows unexpected structure apparently associated with major world events.
Three models of mind-matter interaction (MMI) in random number generators (RNGs) were tested. One model assumes that MMI is a forward-time causal influence, a second assumes that MMI is due to present-time exploitation of precognitive information, and a third assumes that MMI is a retrocausal influence.
See related Research Project: Markov Chain
The hypothesis that water "treated" with intention can affect ice crystals formed from that water was pilot tested under double-blind conditions. A group of approximately 2,000 people in Tokyo focused positive intentions toward water samples located inside an electromagnetically shielded room in California.
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Effects of Distant Intention on Water Crystal Formation
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled experiment investigated whether chocolate exposed to "good intentions" would enhance mood more than unexposed chocolate.
See related Research Project: Chocolate and Mood
To explore effects of healing intention and intentional space conditioning on the growth of cultured human brain cells and the distribution of truly random events.