Showing posts from November, 2013

Mediumship study published

Electrocortical activity associated with subjective communication with the deceased Arnaud Delorme (1,2), Julie Beischel (3), Leena Michel (1), Mark Boccuzzi (3), Dean Radin (1) and Paul J. Mills (4) 1  Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA, USA 2  Institute of Neural Computation, SCCN, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA 3  Windbridge Institute, Tucson, AZ, USA 4  Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA During advanced meditative practices, unusual perceptions can arise including the sense of receiving information about unknown people who are deceased. As with meditation, this mental state of communication with the deceased involves calming mental chatter and becoming receptive to subtle feelings and sensations. Psychometric and brain electrophysiology data were collected from six individuals who had previously reported accurate information about deceased individuals under double-blind condit

Metaphysics of the tea ceremony

I've posted a few more articles on my evidence page , including this one: Metaphysics of the tea ceremony : A randomized trial investigating the roles of intention and belief on mood while drinking tea, by Yung-Jong Shiah and myself.  Our objective was to test, under double-blind, randomized conditions, whether drinking tea "treated" solely with good intentions would enhance mood more than drinking the same tea. We used oolong tea. This was a follow-up to an earlier, similar study testing whether intentionally "treated" chocolate would result in improved mood, also under double-blind conditions. Both studies showed that the treated substance resulted in better mood. The latest study also studied the role of expectation to see if it modulated this intentional effect. It did, to a highly significant degree. The bottom line is that if you believe/expect that you are consuming a specially treated substance, that belief alone will strongly influence your mood. B