Scientific Research on the Effects of Meditation – part 2

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    Flames and Flowers Moved by Love

    The American technologist Edmond Chouinard conducted a series of rigorous tests to observe if human consciousness in meditation could somehow alter the environment. He conducted various tests with groups of participants in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Hawaii, all following the teachings of the channeler Steve Rother. The practitioners meditated, sending what Chouinard refers to as “mental protocols” and “web of love” remotely to his laboratory. Here, an array of sensors and instruments capable of detecting movement and heat, as well as measuring broad bands of the electromagnetic spectrum, monitored both the laboratory itself and, depending on the experiment, some flowers and flames from oil lamps.

    The results of Chouinard’s numerous tests show significant alterations in the flames and flowers, as well as in the electromagnetic parameters of the laboratory. Additionally, as a control, Chouinard recorded a total collapse of these interactions whenever sceptics or deniers were present during the experiment, demonstrating the non-random nature of the phenomenon. Chouinard thus argues that consciousness, when appropriately prepared, can influence the surrounding environment, albeit minimally, and that this can occur even at a distance.

    Chouinard’s research is partially accessible online:

    • Chouinard, E. (2006), Mind-Matter Entanglement with Geomagnetic Fields. EmergentMind.org
    • Chouinard, E. (2006), Mind-Matter Entanglement via Telepathic Body Jerks. EmergentMind.org
    • Chouinard, E. (2006), Mind-Matter Entanglement with Flames & Flowers. EmergentMind.org

    Strange Cases of Healing

    A famous experiment was conducted by Ervin Laszlo, a philosopher, pianist, university professor, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and multiple-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Laszlo describes in his book an experiment he witnessed along with Dr. Günter Haffelder, then director of the Institute for Communication and Brain Research in Stuttgart. As reportedly by Laszlo, during the experiment, Dr. Maria Sàgi, a psychologist endowed with psychic and healing abilities, and a volunteer were monitored for brain activity. The two were separated into different rooms to exclude verbal and visual interactions, and their brainwave patterns were analysed and projected on a screen. During the experiment, the “healer” described the health problems of the subject, while the latter sat with eyes closed in a light meditative state. When the healer identified areas of “organic dysfunction,” she sent “information” intended to compensate for them. During the experiment, not only did the healer’s brainwave pattern drop into the Delta region, characterised by minimal brain activity typically associated with deep sleep, while she was fully awake and focused, but even more surprisingly, the subject’s brainwave pattern mirrored the same Delta wave pattern about two seconds after the healer.

    This case is cited in the book:

    • Laszlo, E. (2007), Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything. Inner Traditions.

    Normally, these cases are dismissed as fiction, coincidences, or experiments conducted without scientific rigor. But how does resistance to change work? It is simple: everything new that seemingly contradicts what we have learned is preemptively rejected by most people. This occurs because the unconscious perceives that information as a threat. In reality, it is only the unconscious fear of change that acts as a barrier to research in this area.

    The biological reaction to fear is anger, which prompts one to fight to destroy the source of the danger or to flee and pretend it does not exist. Thus, it is fear, where it is not self-interest, that prevents us from discussing these topics calmly, thereby losing an opportunity for all of humanity.