Saturday, October 29, 2011

Parapsychology Research: Global Consciousness

This is my new series exploring research in the field of parapsychology. Today, we're discussing global consciousness.

IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences)

IONS mission statement: Broadening our knowledge of the nature and potentials of mind and consciousness and applying that knowledge to enhancing human well-being and the quality of life on the planet.

One time, years ago, I was coming out of the grocery store like any other day and walking through the parking lot when I stopped, pivoted and studied the mountains in the far off distance to the northeast. I felt a sense of immense peace. It was so unusual that I put my groceries in the trunk and wandered further into the lot and studied that direction. I had a sense of a gathering. A very large gathering. Lots of people. But, they were gathering for a large prayer or peace mission. I had no idea what I was getting such a sense, but it was as strong as a psychic sense when I touch an item that is super charged. I got into my car and pulled out of the parking lot, but not before stopping and thinking how much I wanted to just get rid of the groceries and keep driving far northeast to meet these people. I felt compelled to turn on my radio and I listened to talk radio usually, so I put on the channel and listened and immediately they started talking about a huge gathering of people in Northeastern AZ for a group prayer mission for peace. They were gathering right now and praying en masse.

When you put minds together for a single purpose, that intention can be quite intense. IONS gets this and is learning how to weigh, measure, and direct this power to fuel the world for positive change. It may sound new-age, but the concept of gravity was new-age for its time too.

Here is what Princeton is doing for global consciousness: When human consciousness becomes coherent and synchronized, the behavior of random systems may change. Quantum event based random number generators (RNGs) produce completely unpredictable sequences of zeroes and ones. But when a great event synchronizes the feelings of millions of people, our network of RNGs becomes subtly structured. The probability is less than one in a billion that the effect is due to chance. The evidence suggests an emerging noosphere, or the unifying field of consciousness described by sages in all cultures.

Basically said, taking random number generators, they randomly spit out 0's and 1's, but if a huge global event happens, like say a tsunami, there is something that happens with the "random" numbers that shows a pattern that is above chance. This is leading to many interesting conclusions about fate and humans.

I've discussed this many times on the blog, but it's my belief that intentions are everything. It's one of the reasons I think we have difficulty on ghost hunts and hunting Bigfoot. The moment we are concentrating on and intending to seek out these things, they pick up that intent and retreat. The only time people usually run across ghostly activity or Bigfoot is when their mind is intent on something else.

Let's look at it this way. A child goes missing in Alabama and meets a bad ending. We find it awful and sad, but accept it as a daily occurrence. But, should someone bomb a daycare center and kill 20 children, we are enraged and angered, hurt and vengeful. Now, imagine one person praying for something and then imagine 1000 people focusing on one emotion.

This is interesting research and I will be avidly following it. My team, POE, hopes to use a random number generator and correlate it with activity at a haunted site to see if we can find any connections. We are open to all possibilities with no assumptions about any phenomena.


  1. Fascinating. I've had rather a dry spell for the last year or so. I'll arrive at an investigation in a well-established location and nothing happens while I'm there, even though the haunting is active. I've got a long term investigation going on and have two of my investigators going out there this week without me to see if my presence (or lack thereof) makes a difference.

  2. HB1; I think it's always good to mix it up. That's where TAPS gets freaking stale. They're missing the different complementary attributes different team members have. Once you know what usually happens around them and how they interpret phenomena (sight, touch, mood, sound), and you take into consideration their personalities (Debbie Downer, pessamist, cheerful, etc), then you can put a team together that can make things happen. Keep good records of which combos of members seem to run into more stuff and then break down those characteristics of them. Do you have two aural people together? Two skeptics? It's very potent when you put likes together-it sort of amplifies their individual abilities x2.