Psycho-Physics? Consciousness, The Double-Slit Experiment, And…

 PSYCHO-PHYSICS? CONSCIOUSNESS, THE DOUBLE-SLIT EXPERIMENT, AND ...
Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
July 13, 2016

Mr. S.D. shared this news item, and it’s one of those stories I cannot resist for reasons we’ll get to shortly. As you might have gathered from the title, however, it appears that consciousness and the famous double-slit experiment of quantum mechanics are related. In this case, the famous double-slit experiment was performed under the direction of well-known consciousness researcher Dean Radin, who asked the participants to visualize which slot in the experiment a photon would take. In effect, Radin was seeking to verify whether consciousness was directly involved in what quantum mechanics calls the collapse of the wave function:

Quantum Mind: Can Experienced Meditators Influence the Movement of Atomic Particles?

In a recent talk at the ‘Science of Consciousness’ conference in Tucson, Arizona, parapsychologist Dean Radin noted that when it comes to the (quantum physics) ‘measurement problem’, “everyone offers theories about consciousness, but nobody does anything about it.” So Radin and his team decided to see if they could find experimental evidence of consciousness influencing quantum effects.

Radin’s project was a fairly simple, though left-field, extension of the well-known double-slit experiment:

The only new element in this experiment, is that we asked people – in this case, a meditator – to keep the double-slit in mind, and to imagine in their minds eye, that they could see which of the two slits the photon went through. This is, as far as we could tell, the only way of directly testing whether consciousness is collapsing the wave function.

In the experiment, 137 test subjects – consisting of both experienced meditators and non-meditators – took part in sessions lasting 20 minutes each, made up of alternating sets of 30 seconds of observation with roughly 30 seconds of rest (the ‘roughly’ was intentional, to avoid any artifacts on strict 30 second cycles of repetition). And, after analysing the data from this pilot study of 250 sessions with 137 people – Radin and his team found a significant effect size…and especially so with the meditators in the group.

Encouraged by these results, the researchers ran a number of further experiments, including an internet-based version which ran for 3 years, with over 5000 sessions completed by human subjects, and over 7000 done by a ‘Linux’ robot as a control. Again, they found a substantial effect.

As the article notes, there was the usual skeptical response, and I would have to put myself in this category. And with that in mind, my reaction here is nonetheless positive, for it has been decades since quantum mechanics, with its emphasis on observation, burst upon the scene of physics, and with it, its potential implications for a “physics of consciousness” or, perhaps better, a consciousness metaphysics of physics, a “psycho-physics” if you will. Other physicists are alive to the possibility, but few real attempts at experiments have actually been performed, and Radin is to be credited with attempting to do so, and do so in a manner that deals directly with the effect of consciousness on the collapse of wave function and that deals directly with superposition.

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

The Nature of Reality, Consciousness & Evolution with Tom Campbell

[Part 1] Host Evita Ochel hosts physicist Tom Campbell as he discusses his MBT Theory and he begins by delving into transcendental meditation, and then dovetails into other aspects of his theory of everything which include out of body experiences, what is reality, parallel processing in multiple realities, knowing vs experiencing, the limitation of words to describe experiences, the non-objective nature of our reality, double slit experiment, the probabilistic nature of reality, the origin of the Big Bang, the limitations of Albert Einstein’s work, the definition of consciousness, connection of reality to consciousness, the nature of reality as virtual, placebo effect and mind healing, is it possible to be an objective human being, the uncertainty of our reality, the subjective nature of our reality, the rule set of reality, the consistency of reality, the power of intent, the role of fear and ego in creating our reality & tips for creating an optimal reality

[Part 2 Below ] Topics include further exploration of what it means to live in a virtual reality
– the possibility of breaking the rule set of reality
– the role of free will
– the role of personal responsibility
– how the mind can change reality
– the potential of prayer
– the ego’s influence on reality
– implications of positive thinking vs negative thinking
– how we can change the world – collective reality
– what is the purpose of life
– what is the purpose of a virtual reality
– the role of evolution in a digital information system
– the role of interaction and relationships for evolution
– how the rules of a virtual reality system relate to our evolution
– the role of love and fear in evolution
– feedback in a virtual reality system
– reincarnation and role of death
– the limitations of beliefs with regards to evolution
– explanation of entropy and its importance for our evolution
– what makes us more powerful people
– an explanation of decision space and what influences it
– entropy in relationship to personal decision space
– understanding the potential and limitations of the Law of Attraction
– the value of intent

[Part 3 Below] Tom talks about and/or explains the following topics:

– the impact all of our choices (work, relationship, food, entertainment, etc) on the quality and nature of our reality
– how we create our own reality
– the role of physics in a future consciousness awakening/expansion
– Dr. Edward Fredkin’s work of reality as a simulation
– the role of “other” in the creation of reality
– the limitations of science
– the merging of science and spirituality
– the science of consciousness
– spiritual evolution and 2012
– Earth changes in relevance to 2012
– the need for spiritual and scientific preparation
– advice for personal spiritual evolution
– the nature of relationships and falling in love
– the importance of doing things for the sake of being, rather than doing
– the importance of being the change we wish to see
– spiritual quest dynamics
– the value of being versus doing
– expectations, ego, fear and how they relate to spiritual evolution
– the current and future state of planet Earth