The Science of Intention

A SHIFTING WORLD VIEW

The basis of Dr. Gopala's prophetic vision lottery system is the activation of an energized intention near or at the Source of Thought. It is believed by Dr. Gopala and the founders of The Ninth Siddhi that this activation of intention will lead to a super normal skill, namely the prediction of lottery numbers by those individuals that train their minds in this endeavor. The overall gist of this idea is that our individual consciousness through intention has the power to change physical reality in a major way. From Dr. Gopala's spiritual viewpoint, the mantras have the ability to get us close to the Source of Thought, or the Unified Field as scientists are now calling it, by using sound to intone frequencies that resonate with certain attributes of the Source of thought. Our intention is just another subtle energy that is enhanced and amplified by the Source of Thought and eventually manifested in physical reality. Few people realize, however, that the energy that is used to energize the intention comes from the Source of Thought, not our egos. Dr. Gopala calls this subtle energy from the Source of Thought, "Bliss" – a combination of love and joy. It is the Source of Thought in action that manifests our desires.

Until today, science has not endorsed these ideas concerning our mind's ability to change everyday reality through the use of energized intention and Mantra technology. Up until the development of Quantum Physics, the idea that our minds could somehow affect our everyday reality would have been thought heretical. The acceptance of these ideas became a reality when a meeting of the best minds in physics came together, a meeting now called the Copenhagen Interpretation. At this meeting, scientists like Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, and Werner Heisenberg formulated the meaning of their extraordinary mathematical discoveries. Coming ever so close to Eastern mystical thought, they grouped these ideas into what has become The Science of Intention. It is the outlandish idea that thought can affect physical reality albeit at a subatomic level.

Their mathematical formula, concerning the smallest particles in the universe, described energy sources never before found or explored by Western science. The particles representing these subtle energies did not obey the same physical laws of our everyday atoms and molecules. For example, their experiments found that these particles were not really particles in the way we normally conceive particles. They were not solid, but tiny clouds of probabilities. Most remarkably, these tiny clouds of stuff made up the quantum level of reality, what we have been calling the Unified Field or Source of Thought, and these virtual particles could communicate with each other instantaneously and across great distances. Since these information exchanges were occurring faster than the speed of light, they argued that this subtle field of energy was not bound by time or space. To these scientists, this meant that on energy levels comprising the Source of Thought, time and space was not as we experience them in our everyday reality. This scientific research opened the door to the possibility that prophetic vision, telepathy, and other super normal skills were real and could be learned.

Perhaps, the most profound and most provocative consequence of this research was that the top scientists in the world now believed that our observation of an experiment on subtle energy, the Source of Thought, changes the outcome. They believe that our consciousness somehow changed and affected the outcome of their experiments. This so called "observer effect" in quantum experimentation, gave rise to the notion that living consciousness, our thinking mind, is somehow central to the process of transforming these subtle energies, into everyday reality. The research implies that our everyday reality is not fixed, but fluid, malleable, and open to change. This new way of looking at the world as well as our individual Selves beckon to a world view that proclaims: we are part of the whole, we create our world through our own intentions, and we all arise from the same subtle energy. Albert Einstein poetically wrote, "…A human being is part of the whole, called by us "universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

More recently, a new generation of scientists have picked up the Quantum banner and using the Copenhagen Interpretation as a poster, began designing and crafting experiments testing what they labeled as "directed remote mental influence", or psychokinesis, or euphemistically intentionality. A Webster dictionary defines intention as "a purposeful plan to perform an action, which will lead to a desired outcome". Intention is different from desire, which focuses on an outcome, without a purposeful plan on how to achieve it. Marilyn Schlitz, vice president for research at the Institute of Noetic Science and one of the first to become engaged in the investigation of Psychokinesis, defined intention as "…the projection of awareness with purpose and efficacy, toward an object or outcome." Other young physicists have written that "…intention needed to be highly energized at the Quantum level to activate subtle energy to action." In a series of experiments, these young and restless scientists provided evidence that through a directed intention one could affect his own body, inanimate objects, and all manner of living things.

Two of these premier scientists were Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne of Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory at Princeton University. Together they worked on research that became a massive international effort to quantify what has come to be known as "micro-psychokinesis". They tried to show that a person's mind can have a verifiable effect on a random-event generator (REG). These REGs are the twenty first century's equivalent of a toss of a coin. These REGs had the capacity to produce "heads and "tails" each roughly 50% of the time, pursuant to the laws of probability. In their experiments, the most common configuration was to set up a computer screen and randomly alternate two images – say of dogs and cats. Participants in the study would be placed in front of the computer screen and asked to influence the machine to produce more of one image than the other – say more images of dogs than cats. They would then be asked to produce more images of cats than dogs, and then not to influence the images at all.

Over the course of 2.5 million trials Jahn and Dunne decisively demonstrated that human intention can influence these random event generators in a specific direction. Over 68 other investigators replicated their results.

In Lynne McTaggart's new book The Intention Experiment, she found that rudimentary mind over matter experiments have had tantalizing results, writing,"…one of the first intention type studies involved attempts to influence a throw of dice. To date, 73 studies have examined the efforts of 2,500 people to influence more than 2.5 million throws of dice, with extraordinary success. When all the studies were analyzed together, and allowances made for quality or selective reporting, the odds against the results occurring by chance alone were 10 to the power of 76 (1 followed by 76 zeros) to one.

Most interesting, recent research on intention found that it did not matter how far away the intender was to his intended result or at what point in time he generated the intention.

According to these studies, affectionately known as the "Love Studies", the power of intention transcended time and space. These scientists tried to show that the power of intention could be shown to work between people at a distance. That is, could one person affect the central nervous system of another? Or as one of the researchers put it "…after a sender gets pinched, does the receiver also feel the ouch!" If the Love Studies could be shown to work, it would provide additional evidence that an energized intention can affect our everyday reality. In these cases the effect is measured by the bodily response of a receiver, as in healing. But, the studies imply that energized intentions activated near the Source of Thought could be used in other ways to produce an effect in our everyday reality such as healing, psychokinesis, or prophetic vision.

Generally, all the studies were similar in their set-up. Two people are wired up to a variety of physiological monitoring equipment, such as EEG machines. They were separated from each other in different rooms, sometimes in different cities. One would be stimulated with something – a picture on a computer screen, a flashing light at different frequencies, or even a mild electric shock. Then the researchers would examine the two EEGs to determine if the receivers' brain mirrored those of the sender when he or she was stimulated.

The earliest of these studies were designed by psychologist and consciousness researcher Charles Tart. He carried out a series of brutal experiments to determine if people could empathetically feel another person's pain. He started by giving himself electrical shocks, while other participants were isolated in a different room hooked up to EEG machines to see if the participant's sympathetic nervous system picked up on Tarts pain. Whenever Tart jolted himself, the receiver registered an unconscious empathetic response in decreased blood volume and increased heart rate, as though the participant himself was receiving shocks. The results showed a coherence and unfortunately for the researchers, the study was replicated many times.

Another example of intention affecting someone or something in our everyday reality was Harald Walach's studies. Harald was a German scientist working at the University of Freiburg. In his experiments, the sender was shown an alternating black and white checker board called a "Pattern Reversal", which is known to trigger predictable high amplitude electrical brain waves in viewers. The instant the sender was shown the pattern, the EEG of a distant shielded receiver recorded identical brain wave patterns. Many others were able to duplicate Dr. Walach's results.

In 2005, a group of researchers from Bastyr University and the University of Washington gathered 30 couples with strong emotional and physiological connections who also had years of meditation experience. They wired them up and used an MRI to measure minuscule changes in the brain of both the sender and the receiver. During the time the senders were receiving a stimulus in the form of a flickering light the recipients experienced an increase in blood oxygenation in a portion of the visual cortex of the brain. This stimulation did not occur when the senders were not receiving light stimulus. According to other researchers in the field, the Bastyr study was a major breakthrough in direct mental influence. The study demonstrated that the brain wave response of the sender to the stimulus is mirrored in the receiver, and that the stimulus in the receiver occurs in an identical place in the brain as that of the sender. For all practical purposes, the receiver's brain reacts as though he or she is seeing the same image at the same time.

Once the young and restless quantum scientists found that it is indeed possible to use energized intentions to affect our everyday reality, healing studies started in earnest. This was not an easy task. Healers come in all makes and models, from all countries, and all cultures around the planet. There is no healing template used by healers to heal. It was as if each found this talent within themselves, then tried to explain the healing process using images and metaphor from their heritage and culture. One of the Love Studies was conducted by Elisabeth Targ. She tried to organize 40 or more healers from around the world to help in the AIDS epidemic. Among her healers were traditional Christian religious healers (about 15%) who used rosary or contemplative prayer. Many others were from less traditional sources, like the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Some of the healers worked on modifying complex energy fields in the patient's body by changing the field's color or vibration. More than half the healers concentrated on healing the patient’s chakras, or energy centers in the bodies, while others worked with tones and crystals. A Chinese Qigong master sent harmonizing chi to his patients to heal them. One healer working in the Native American tradition went into trance and contacted the spirits of his grandfathers. However, as Targ explained, a neat set of healing parameters evolved that began to show consistency over time. All discussed their gift in terms of relaxing or releasing. All talked intuitively about allowing the spirit to heal with light, or in many cases love. Targ stated in her writing that a quality of loving compassion was essential in sending out a positive intention to heal. But no matter what the approach was to healing, all healers agreed on the notion of "getting out of the way" of the healing process. In effect, they surrendered to the healing force. In the language of quantum physics Targ is saying that all the healers of all persuasions used some form of subtle energy, which was activated in a trance that brought the healer into contact with the Source They needed to get out of the way to let the intention activate the Source of Thought to action. Thus it was the Source of Thought that actually did the healing. The healers themselves were vessels, as everyone has the capacity to be.

In The Intention Experiment Lynne McTaggart, suggests that the Love Studies indicate a number of profound suggestions concerning healing and the science of intention. She writes, "…Sending a directed thought seems to generate palpable energy; whenever a sender sent a healing intention, many subtle aspects of the receivers body became activated as though he or she had received a minuscule shock. It seemed to be a kind of activating awareness, as though the receiver’s body had felt or heard the healing signal.

…There had been an element of anticipation in the receiver; some of the physiological reactions recorded suggested that the receiver had felt the partners healing intention before it was sent."

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