An unintentional intention

Last week I was speaking with psychologist Dr. Gary Schwartz of the University of Arizona, my partner in many of these Intention Experiments, and who disclosed an interesting anomaly in our latest Germination Intention Experiment run in Austin on March 1, which has enormous implications for the infectious nature of our presence. To understand what happened, it’s important for me to explain fully how these experiments are run. Each time we have run our experiment, Dr. Schwartz’s lab technician Mark Boccozzi prepares four batches containing 30 seeds each. We randomly select one set of seeds as our target to send
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Hex diagnoses

In the last few weeks, I’ve come across two cases where the thoughts of doctors made patients in their charge measurably worse. After developing a swollen gland under her armpit, a girlfriend of mine went to see her doctor. He took cursory look at her, then pronounced: “I have some bad news. It very well could be lymphoma.” This was on Friday. Since her blood and other tests would not be carried out until Monday, Deborah had the weekend to digest the fact that she might or might not have cancer. Then, a woman I’ll call Sandra attending a workshop
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The Circle of Life

In my line of work, getting insulted is all in a day’s good work. Our oeuvre is a perennial target of the orthodoxy. British columnists include us in articles about ‘JUNK SCIENCE’ and liken The Field to Star Wars. A skeptic once claimed that listening to me was like listening to Martha Stewart after she’d baked and eaten hash brownies. I was eight months pregnant with my first daughter when we launched WDDTY. Moments before I was due to appear on a TV debate with a prominent doctor columnist, he leaned over and informed me, sotto voce, that my obstetrician,
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Worldwide Intention Experiment for Peace gathers momentum

have some exciting news. I have been in discussion with Deepak Chopra, the Alliance for New Humanity, and the Association for Global New Thought, an umbrella organization of New Thought churches, about having their members band together to run a giant Peace experiment in the autumn 2008 . The New Thought churches are planning their own consciousness initiatives, but as one giant supergroup with enormous publicity, we would have the largest experiment of all time.Of course an experiment of this magnitude may have many challenges, most of them technical — chiefly, how to create server power large enough to support
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When the world melts

Many people ask me about what it feels like to ‘move aside’, as I mention in Powering Up. How do I drop the ego and connect with The Field? I can answer that best by examining transcendent experiences — those moments when people have experienced cosmic consciousness — a loss of the self and feeling a sense of oneness with the universe. All of us at one point or another in our lives have experienced The Field: a sense of unity with all things and with the life force—during a dream or some altered state of consciousness, at a moment
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Sharpening up your visualization skills

When carrying out intention, many people believe that you must ‘see’ the exact object of your desire clearly in your mind’s eye. But for an intention it isn’t necessary to have a sharp internal image or, indeed, any image at all. It is enough to just think about an intention, without a mental picture, and simply to create an impression, a feeling or a thought. Some of us think in images, others through words, still others through sounds, touch or the spatial relationship between objects. Your mental rehearsal will depend on which senses are most developed in your brain. Nevertheless,
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Say it with flowers – your personal Intention Experiment

In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I’d like everyone to have fun with me by carrying out a special personal Intention Experiment. As you know, I always refer to personal manifestation as an ‘experiment’. When trying out your own personal Intention Experiments, I always recommend that you select a goal that has never happened to you but that you would like to have happen. If you choose something that seldom occurs or is particularly unlikely, if it does come to pass it is more likely to be the result of your intention. For many women, the something that never or
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Your daily mental workout

As you know, I write a great deal about training first in your head when carrying out your intentions. These ideas have been distilled from practices now used in professional sports. Every elite athlete worth his salt routinely practices what’s usually referred to as ‘mental rehearsal’ to enhance his level of performance and consistency. More than visualization This technique is often — and incorrectly — considered synonymous with visualization. ‘Visualization’ implies that you observe yourself in the situation, as if watching a mental video featuring yourself or seeing yourself through another pair of eyes. Mental rehearsal also amounts to far
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Does intention require altruism?

One of the great debates among the various schools of enlightenment concerns whether altruism is a precondition for extended human potential. In other words, will your Field effects greater telepathy or precognition, your directed intentions—be equally successful regardless of whether you are trying to help another or make more money? A number of schools of thought claim that a sense of higher purpose isn’t necessary. Most modern self-empowerment gurus concentrate on personal self-empowerment: using visualization, say, to get yourself a parking space. However, the work of John Diamond offers proof that the life energy of a person is raised when
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The Latest Water Intention Experiment Results

I have just heard back from Russian physicist Dr Konstantin Korotkov about our latest Intention Experiment last Friday, January 18, and the results were overwhelmingly powerful. This time, it appears we had an even stronger effect. Extended time This experiment was set up roughly similar to our last Water Experiment on November 30, with two differences. This time, we used a stronger intention and also set up an identical beaker of water with distilled water from the same source, which would not be sent intention and was to act as our control. Inside each beaker Dr. Korotkov placed an electrode,
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