Scientists Observe Brain Cells While Healing Intention Is Directed Towards Them – Here’s What HappenedPosted by bmc on December 13, 2014
Posted in: Science . Tagged: healing intention effects . 2 Comments
by Arjun Walia
December 12, 2014
Dean Radin , Chief Scientist at The Institute of Noetic Sciences ) to explore the suggestion that directing human healing intention (one variable of human consciousness) towards living and non living systems could actually have scientifically measurable results. The results were published in the peer reviewed Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (all of the studies mentioned in this article are peer reviewed). (1 )
To do this, they recruited four experienced Johrei practitioners to take part in the study. Johrei practitioners believe that healing intention can cause positive changes in a person’s body. It’s a practice that originated in Japan and is similar to other healing intention therapies such as Reiki and qigong, to name a few.
“Johrei maintains that there is a universal energy or spiritual force that can be cultivated and directed by intention. When focused on the human body, Johrei is said to raise its spiritual vibrations, or to achieve spiritual purification; this in turn is said to improve health and to allow one’s divine nature to unfold. Johrei practice assumes that for optimal healing to manifest, repeated treatments are required to help overcome the body’s inertia to remain in its existing state. It is further assumed that intentional effects are not limited exclusively to the body, but may affect and alter the physical surroundings.” (1 )
It’s always great to see the effects of healing intention examined by scientists in a laboratory setting, it gives more validity to a practice that’s often ridiculed and not considered as a potential practice in the mainstream medical/scientific world.
For this study, the effects of healing intention were studied on both living and non-living systems. The living system were human brain cells, more specifically, human astrocytes, the most abundant cell type in the human brain. Researchers were observing these cells to see if healing intention directed towards them would cause the brain cells to reproduce or multiply.
The non-living system used for the experiment were what’s called Random Number Generators (RNGs). For this portion of the study, the researchers wanted to examine whether the distribution of random numbers would deviate from change expectation as a result of exposure to healing intention.
“Previous experiments suggest that outputs of RNGs, which by design tend toward a state of maximum entropy, become unexpectedly ordered when exposed to coherent mental states, including healing intention and focused attention.” (1 )
Random number generators have been used before to examine the effect of human consciousness on our physical material world, most notability by Princeton University with regards to their Global Consciousness Project. You can read more about that here . This summary is however more detailed with regards to the brain cells as opposed to the RNGs. If you would like you can read more about the non-living system results in the study.
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