—Ten inexperien…

—Ten inexperienced remote viewers attempted to predict the outcome of the Dow Jones Industrial Average using associative remote viewing. For each trial in the experiment, each participant remotely viewed an image from a target set of two images, one of which he or she would be shown approximately 48 hours from that time. Of the two images in the target set, one corresponded to whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) would close up, while the other corresponded to whether it would close down at the end of the intervening trading day. For feedback, the viewers were shown only the picture actually associated with the actual market outcome. In aggregate, the participants described the correct images, successfully predicting the outcome of the DJIA in seven out of seven attempts (binomial probability test, p < .01). Investments in stock options were made based on these predictions, resulting in a significant financial gain.



Según Wilber, a…

Según Wilber, al vacío cuántico, descubierto por la física cuántica, no se le puede asignar una categoría espiritual (ni tiene nada de espiritual). Ese vacío cuántico posee una onda de potencial inmensa que eventua partículas como los quarks, electrones, protones, etc. El potencial del vacío cuántico es la energía etérica-astral (prana) que da lugar a la materia. O sea, el nexo entre la energía y la materia, que se puede expresar así: “Cuando la función de onda de Schroedinger colapsa, el prana da lugar a la materia”. Pretender que creamos la realidad con nuestra mente (como dicen los que confunden el vacío cuántico con el Espíritu creador) es completamente falaz, pues no hay ninguna escuela de física que considere que el ser humano pueda colapsar la ecuación de la ola de Schröedinger en el 100% de los átomos de un objeto para poder materializarlo.

Joan Umbert Font


¿Con qué herram…

¿Con qué herramienta podemos medir la existencia del espíritu?, ¿con qué ojos ve el alma?, ¿cuáles son las herramientas para comprobar la vivencia de lo inmaterial?, ¿cómo podemos meter en un laboratorio al ser?, ¿cuantos años necesitaremos para palpar con un microscopio un trozo del “atman” védico?, ¿se ha hecho todo esto antes?



psychophysical interactions with double slit interference pattern

psychophysical interactions with double slit interference pattern

Dean Radin, Leena Michel, James Johnston, and Arnaud Delorme (2013). Psychophysical interactions with a double-slit interference pattern. Physics Essays, Volume 26: p 553-566


Previously reported experiments suggested that interference patterns generated by a double-slit optical system were perturbed by a psychophysical (i.e., mind–matter) interaction. Three new experiments were conducted to further investigate this phenomenon. The first study consisted of 50 half-hour test sessions where participants concentrated their attention-toward or –away from a double-slit system located 3 meters away. The spectral magnitude and phase associated with the double-slit component of the interference pattern were compared between the two attention conditions, and the combined results provided evidence for an interaction. One hundred control sessions using the same equipment, protocol and analysis, but without participants present, showed no effect. 

A Fraunhofer diffraction model was used to explore various interpretations of this outcome. This analysis suggested that the distribution of light between the two slits and the horizontal stability of the laser beam were the principle components of the optical system that were perturbed. 

The second experiment used a duplicate double-slit system and similar test protocol, but it was conducted over the Internet by streaming data to participants’ web browsers. Some 685 people from six continents contributed 2,089 experimental sessions. Results were [significantly] similar to those observed in the first experiment, but smaller in magnitude. Data from 2,303 control sessions, conducted automatically every 2 hours using the same equipment but without observers showed no effect. Distance between participants and the optical system, ranging from 1 km to 18,000 km, showed no correlation with experimental effect size. 

The third experiment used a newly designed double-slit system, a revised test protocol, and a simpler method of statistical analysis. Twenty sessions contributed by 10 participants successfully replicated the interaction effect observed in the first two studies.


Research on par…

Research on parapsychological phenomena (psi) is being carried out in various accredited universities and research centers throughout the world by academics in different disciplines trained in the scientific method (e.g., circa 80 Ph.D.s have been awarded in psi-related topics in the UK in recent years). This research has continued for over a century despite the taboo against investigating the topic, almost complete lack of funding, and professional and personal attacks. The Parapsychological Association has been an affiliate of the AAAS since 1969, and more than 20 Nobel prizewinners and many other eminent scientists have supported the study of psi or even conducted research themselves…”


Keywords: consciousness, scientific method, parapsychology, PSI, psychical research

Citation: Cardeña E (2014) A call for an open, informed study of all aspects of consciousness. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:17. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00017

Received: 10 December 2013; Accepted: 08 January 2014;
Published online: 27 January 2014.

Edited by:

Christian Agrillo, University of Padova, Italy

Reviewed by:

Imants Baruss, King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario, Canada

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*Correspondence: etzel.cardena@psy.lu.se