Last week, on September 21, officially International Day of Peace, I decided to do an Intention Experiment for a place that really needed it and with an experiment that I’d never tried before.
I’d billed the experiment the ‘Rebuild the Middle East’ and the standout target, amid so many other deserving possibilities in that area of the world, was Beirut.
Beirut, as you know, suffered a massive mushroom cloud explosion on August 4 from a warehouse filled with ammonium nitrate, leveling all the buildings around the port, killing nearly 200 and injuring more than 5000 – a blast so fierce it was likened to a 3.3 Richter scale earthquake.
Much of the city, home to some two million people, was devastated by the blast, a giant shock wave of which blew out the windows of the airport, some five miles away.
In the aftermath, the city officials reported that more than 85,000 homes and businesses were destroyed, displacing 300,000, including 80,000 children now left homeless. Some 183 schools had been damaged or destroyed, impacting 70,000 students.
When it was discovered that the cause was simple negligence – 2,750 metric tons of highly inflammable ammonium nitrate, normally used for agricultural fertilizer, stored in the warehouse for six years without removal – the Lebanese government promptly resigned.
UNICEF has been providing medical supplies and drinking water for the population, particularly since hospitals has been overwhelmed, and some $300 million is pledged in aid, but far more money was needed to restore the city, which sustained an estimated $4.6bn in damage.
Intention for donations
Consequently, during our intention several thousands of us held the intention ‘for the people of Beirut to receive the millions of dollars in donations that they need to rebuild their city, heal the injured, restore the homes of the displaced and restore the psychological health of its children.’
Interestingly, the day after our experiment, more than 12,000 new donations poured in from some 140 countries, including UK, India, Australia, Germany, United States, Italy, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan and South Africa, enabling Emirates airline to purchase and fly in 160,000 kilos of humanitarian medical supplies and food.
An additional 45 tons of food, water and medical supplies were flown in from Malta.
Ironically, the day after our intention, a giant explosion occurred in southern Lebanon in what security forces claim was arms depot of the militant Shia Islamist movement Hezbollah.
According to the Wall Street Journal source, the blast occurred at a center where explosives left from the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel were stored. Although no one was injured or killed from the blast, the explosive equipment was destroyed.
Did our thoughts help manifest more humanitarian aid? Or indeed act as a pre-emptive strike, warding off more deaths from explosions by detonating the leftover arms in the Hezbollah center?
Short answer: who knows? Certainly there is no way to demonstrate any sort of connection.
But what we do know is that the presence of our collective thoughts can be tracked.
Measuring a field effect
For this experiment, documentary maker Tsipi Raz, who produced the movie The 1 Field, helped me to organize the scientists who were to measure the effect. First I contacted famed Russian physicist Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, a professor at the Russian National University of Informational Technology, Mechanics and Optics, formerly St Petersburg State University.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago in this space Dr Korotkov developed a Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) device, which made use of state-of-the-art optics, digitized television matrices and a powerful computer to measure subtle effects of such things as intention on a living system. The latest device he used to measure these subtle changes in light emissions is called ‘Biowell.’
For our experiment, Korotkov also used a sensitive device he’s christened ‘Sputnik’, after the first Soviet satellite space launch in 1957. Sputnik had been developed as a specially designed antenna for his GDVs.
The purpose of this highly sensitive device is to measure any changes in the atmosphere relative to any changes in people occupying that space through its extreme sensitivity to changes in environmental electromagnetic fields.
Our experiment was also looking at whether our group intention could be picked up by his Sputnik sensor – even when people are thousands of miles away.
Dr Korotkov set up a Biowell and Sputnik sensor in his lab in St. Petersburg in Russia and I asked my audience to focus on a photo I had of his set up while sending the intention for Beirut.
At the same time, we had Korotkov’s equipment running in Bangladore India, by Krishna Madappa, president of the Institute for Science, Spirituality and Sustainability, and also in Dubai.
The scientists were not informed of the time of our intention (10:39-10:49 am Pacific time) until after the experiment.
Nevertheless, after the experiment was over, once I’d revealed the time to the scientists, Dr Korotkov sent me a chart showing clear change in the output of the equipment (see the brackets on the chart) which occurred at the exact time our intention started, and maintained a higher level afterward.
Krishna Maduppa also recorded a change showing an instant increase in energy from the start of the meditation until the close of the program and also an increase in photons.
The psychic internet
Even discounting as coincidence the sudden boost in aid relief and the preemptive strike in eliminating an explosion waiting to happen, in this modest little experiment lay some profound discoveries about the nature of consciousness.
What we’ve actually demonstrated is that the human mind has the ability to move beyond space, connect with other minds, and act on matter at a distance. Essentially, we’d demonstrated something extraordinary and profound: that human minds have the capacity to operate non-locally.
Non-locality, also referred to, rather poetically, as “entanglement,” is a strange feature of quantum particles. Once subatomic particles such as electrons or photons are in contact, they are forever influenced by each other for no apparent reason, over any time or any distance, despite the absence of physical force like a push or a kick – all the usual things that physicists understand are necessary for one thing to affect something else.
When particles are entangled, the actions of one will always influence the other, no matter how far they are separated. The two subatomic parties continue to talk to each other, and whatever happens to one is identical to, or the opposite of, what happens to the other.
Although modern physicists readily accept that non-locality is a given feature of the quantum world, they maintain that this strange, counterintuitive property of the subatomic universe does not apply to anything bigger than an electron.
Once things get to the sticks-and stones levels of the world we live in, they claim, the universe starts behaving itself again, according to predictable, measurable, Newtonian laws.
Nevertheless, our experiment had showed that we could create non-locality out in the big visible world, not only between the minds of individuals but also with a few sensitive pieces of equipment that aren’t even part of our experiment.
A group of minds scattered in countries around the globe can affect machinery in St. Petersburg, Russia and then in Bangladore, India, thousands of miles apart.
Somehow, like entangled electrons, our individual minds, all at a distance from one another, had made an invisible connection that was able to act collectively to change some pieces of equipment that measure atmospheric charge.
I have long pondered the possibility that human consciousness possesses the ability to create a sort of psychic internet, allowing us to be in touch with everything at every moment.
On September 21, it’s clear that all of us participating were able to log on.
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