The Pennsylvania State University team have been number crunching since our Intention Experiment on April 26. We finally have our results, and the answer is: we’re not sure exactly what happened.
Initial measurements did not produce a definitive positive result or indeed any profound changes, although it was possible that something had affected the water before the official time we’d sent intention.
It turned out that our water registered changes, even before we sent intention.
Our sample water had enormous variation in light scattering to begin with – a situation that became apparent when the data was graphed in a different program. So it is possible that the water itself went through changes before the official time we were supposed to send intention.
According to our protocol, the team took measurements of the water one hour before and then during and after we’d sent intention, using Raman spectroscopy, which measures the scattering of light. Any changes in the light rays suggest changes in the structure of the water molecules themselves.
Professor Rustum Roy and his colleagues, Dr. Manju Rao and Dr. Tania Slawecki, found strange changes in the water one hour before we sent intention.
There are a number of possible reasons for this:
The upshot is that Professor Roy and his team believe that they need to refine the protocol and use other, more sensitive equipment — and of course we need to refine our web protocol, to ensure that all of our participants get involved at the exact same moment.
We have developed a new protocol that seems to circumvent any possibilities of water or instrument instabilities,’ says Dr. Slawecki. “ The upcoming summer months will provide us with ample opportunities to test our new protocol under similar weather conditions.
“I think what we might consider doing are two experiments back to back: one in which we look for changes to the structure of water with the laser on, and one in which we simply look for the presence of energy with the laser off over some period of time. In our studies of healers, there was a great variation in the peak intensity emitted by the healers with each 20 second scan.”
The other good news is that Penn State will be getting a new piece of equipment in two months’ time — “ the most sophisticated water analysis system in the world,” says Professor Roy — which will quantify several properties of water with great precision. “It would be a great coup to use that for an Intention Experiment, as it can measure 400 different parameters of water to examine in the event that intention alters the structure of the water.”
So, we’re going to repeat the experiment in two month’s time, but with this new equipment. Stay tuned and at your computer in mid-June.