Scientific Evidence for a Connecting Matrix

From: An Introduction to Biofield Science

 

An Introduction to Biofield Science Part 2

Eric Thompson

 

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Scientific Evidence for a Connecting Matrix

Neuroscientist Dr. Jacobo Grinberg-Zylberbaum worked extensively with shamans and other individuals in Mexico, collecting vast amounts of data using electroencephalograph (EEG) readings and various inventories relevant to learning, memory, perception and biopsychology.

One of these studies began by having two people meditate for twenty minutes together. They were then separated into two different rooms, both of which were shielded from all electromagnetic energies. One person was presented with random flashes of light, designed to elicit shock responses. The other person, sitting in a different room, was hooked up to an EEG machine. This subject’s EEG readings showed a similar shock response, perfectly timed with the other individual’s light flashes, twenty-five percent of the time. A control group, on the other hand, showed no such correlation. Many interesting variations of this study were conducted, all with equally interesting results.

Grinberg published these results in Physics Essays, a highly respected, peer-reviewed journal. And though this evidence was painstakingly collected in more than fifty experiments over a five-year period, he received a great deal of criticism. In yet another paper he expressed his theory of a pre-space structure he referred to as a “holographic, non-local lattice,” a matrix, if you will.

In this promising but controversial paper, Grinberg attributed nothing less than consciousness to this matrix, stating that the “neuronal field [emanating from the brain] distorts this lattice, and activates a partial interpretation of it that is perceived as an image. Only when the brain-mind system is free from interpretations, do the neuronal field and the pre-space structure become identical.” He concluded that all individual minds were linked to one another via this non-local matrix.

Subsequent studies conducted by other researchers seemed to validate Grinberg’s original findings. Physicist Fred H. Thaheld, for instance, used Faraday cages to shield two separate compartments from electromagnetic energies. One person was hooked up to an EEG in one chamber, and another person was likewise attached to an EEG in the other chamber. The compartments were isolated from one another, making impossible any means of communication. Yet when one subject was presented with stimulating visual patterns, there was a statistically significant response rate in which the other subject’s EEG showed a corresponding and simultaneous response.

Charles Tart of UC Davis conducted a similar experiment, but instead of using an EEG and visual stimulation, he monitored galvanic skin resistance (GSR), blood volume and heart rate in response to small electric shocks. Two people were asked to meet one another and agree to remaining “connected” after going their separate ways. When isolated in different rooms, Tart administered small electric shocks to the “sender.” Even though the receiver was totally unaware of any response at all, Tart’s data revealed that this receiver’s GSR, blood volume and heart rate all indeed reacted to each of the “sender’s” shocks.

Intention

Transpersonal psychologists and researchers Marilyn Schlitz and William Braud supplied even more evidence for the theory of a non-local, connecting Field in a study that seemed to confirm the influence of distant intentionality. Subjects were attached to computer measuring skin resistance. An “influencer” would be placed in a separate room and asked to influence the receiver to either calm down or become agitated during 30 ten-second intervals, randomly picked.

During these randomly chosen intervals, the influencer would enter the desired state and project it toward the receiver, who could not be seen or communicated with in any way. Various controls were set in place for each of fifteen studies, with a total of 323 sessions and 271 subjects. Even though the receivers had no idea when the influencers were focusing on them, their skin response showed a direct correlation with the influencers’ intentions fifty-seven percent of the time.

Jean Achterberg, Ph.D. had eleven experienced healers send healing intentions, at randomly chosen and uneven intervals, to completely isolated receivers whose brains were monitored using MRI scans. Even though these receivers were entirely unaware of when these distant intentions were being sent, nine out of eleven of them had MRI scans showing distinct and perfectly timed responses to these intentions.

Long-Distance Brainwave Entrainment

Italian researcher Dr. Nitamo Montecucco demonstrated long-distance brainwave entrainment between two groups of meditators. Two groups of meditators, one in Tuscany and the other in Milan, meditated with the intention of “connecting” with each other. The resulting brainwave analysis showed a statistically significant brainwave synchronization between the two groups.

Dream Influence

Over a period of five years, Stanley Krippner and associates conducted 62 experiments in which sleeping “receivers” apparently had dreams directly shaped by “influencers” in a separate room. Before going to sleep, the receiver would meet the influencer, and both of them would discuss the intention to connect while the sleeper was dreaming. After the receiver went to sleep, the influencer would randomly choose one of several envelopes, which contained different images, and enter a separate in room to sit quietly, open the envelope and focus on the image.

Because the sleeper’s brain activity and eye movements were monitored, researchers could tell when the receiver was experiencing REM sleep, the period in which dreaming takes place. As soon as the REM sleep ended, the receiver would be awakened and asked about the dream. Results from five years of study revealed that a statistically significant amount of the receivers had dreams correlated with images sent by the influencers.

An Invisible Databank

And the list goes on . . . In fact, an entire book could be written on these kinds of scientific studies alone, all of which seem to point to a non-local Field—simultaneously transcending and supporting time and space—that mediates otherwise unexplainable and instantaneous long-distance communication. While these studies do not offer conclusive proof of such a Field, when combined with further studies we will explore in this series, they strongly suggest the existence of a kind of universal matrix, which facilitates material existence through an invisible flow of energy and information.          

The EPR Experiment

The “pre-space,” non-local lattice” Grinberg referred to in his most well-known paper relates to an even more well-known thought experiment, set forth in 1935, by Albert Einstein and contemporaries Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen. In an effort to disprove theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg’s “uncertainty principle” (which essentially states that specific pairs of variables—such as the motion and location—of a particle cannot be simultaneously observed), the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Experiment creates a “singlet state” between two particles, in which the spin of one particle cancels the spin of the other. After separating the two particles by a considerable distance, the spins of both particles are measured simultaneously, demonstrating that the location and motion of a particle can both be observed at the same time.

Because of the technological limitations present in 1935, the EPR Experiment could only be conducted in the imagination. With the rise of new technological innovations, not only were similar experiments later successfully performed, they exhibited a strange and instantaneous long-distance connection between particles that, according to the theories of the time, should not be possible. When the spin of one particle was measured, it was found that the spin of the other particle would be exactly opposite. Yet, in terms of the previously mentioned singlet state, this “canceling” spin should only occur when the two particles are in proximity of one another.

Even stranger, not only did this canceling action take place when the particles were distantly separated, the measurement of one particle appeared to “cause” the other particle to adjust its spin accordingly. Possibly even more amazing, in the case of French physicist Alain Aspect’s experiment, this long-distance communication took place roughly twenty times faster than the speed of light, relativity theory’s—and thus Einstein’s—unsurpassable speed of light. An experiment conducted by Dr. Nicholas Gisin established even faster communication—approximately 20,000 times faster than the speed of light.

A Non-local Connecting Dimension

The studies thus far mentioned, in addition to many more studies not mentioned here, help us conceive Grinberg’s “pre-space structure” as a dimension that connects all things in time and space instantaneously, precisely because it both transcends and contains time and space. A crude representation of this can be made simply by placing two pencil marks on a piece of paper, one near the top and another near the bottom. Because the paper represents this non-local, transcendent dimension, and because the two pencil marks are both contained within it, they are very intimately and immediately connected to one another via this dimension that transcends the time and space by which they appear to be separated. 

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Further Reading

Achterberg, J., & Cooke, K. “Evidence for correlations between distant intentionality and brain function in recipients: A functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2005, 11(6), 965‑971.

Aspect, A., and P. Grangier. “Experiments on Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-type correlations with pairs of physical photons. In Quantum Concepts in Space and Time, R. Penrose and C. J. Isham, eds. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.

Braud, W. A. “Empirical explorations of prayer, distant healing, and remote mental influence.” Institute of transpersonal psychology. Journal of Religion and Psychical Research, (n.d.), 17:2, 62-73.

Braud, W., Shafer, D., & Andrews, S. “Electrodermal correlates of remote attention: Autonomic reactions to an unseen gaze.” Proceedings of Presented Papers, Parapsychology Association 33rd Annual Convention, 2009, 14-28.

Braud, W., Shafer, D., & Andrews, S. “Reactions to an unseen gaze (remote attention): A review, with new data on autonomic staring detection.” Journal of Parapsychology, 1993, 57, 373-390.  

Braud, W., and M. Schlitz. “Consciousness interactions with remote biological systems: anamolous intentionality effects.” Subtle Energies, 1991; 2(1): 1-46.

Braud, W., & Schlitz, M. “A  methodology for the objective study of transpersonal imagery.” Journal of Scientific Exploration, 1993, 3, 43-63.

Braud, W., & Schlitz, M. “Possible role of intuitive data sorting in electrodermal biological psychokinesis (bio-PK).” Research in Parapsychology, 1988, (pp. 5-9). 

Braud, W., & Schlitz, M. “Remote mental influence of animate and inanimate target systems: A method of comparison and preliminary findings.” Proceedings of Presented Papers, 32nd Annual Parapsychological Association Convention. San Diego, California, 1989, 12-25.

Einstein, A., b. Podolski, and N. Rosen. “Can quantum mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete?” Physical Review, 47, 1935.

Grinberg-Zylberbaum, J. “Brain to Brain Interactions and the Interpretation of Reality.” Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and Instituto Nacional Para el Estudio de la Concienca, Project: D6APA UNAM In 500693 and IN 503693.

Grinberg-Zylberbaum, J., and J. Ramos.  “Patterns of interhemisphere correlations during human communication.” International Journal of Neuroscience, 1987; 36: 41-53.

Grinberg-Zylberbaum, J. et al., “Human Communication and the electrophysical activity of the brain.” Subtle Energies, 1992; 3(3): 25-43.

Grinberg-Zylberbaum, J. “The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox in the Brain: The Transferred Potential.” Physics Essays, 7(4): 25-43, 1994.

McTaggert, L. The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Montecucco, N. “Experimental evidence of nonlocal correlation between the brain/consciousness of subjects in different locations during the Global Peace Meditation/Prayer Day of 20th May, 2007.” Retrieved December 15, 2007, from http://www.globalpeacemeditationprayerday.org/ PDF/italy_experiment.pdf.

Persinger, M. A., & Krippner, S. “Dream ESP experiments and geomagnetic activity.” The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 1989, 83.

Radin, D., Rae, C., & Hyman, R. “Is there a sixth sense?” Psychology Today, 2006, July/August.

Salart, D., A. Baas, J.A.W. van Houwelingen, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden. “Space-like Separation in a Bell Test assuming Gravitationally Induced Collapses.” Quantum Physics, PRL 100, 220404, 2008.

Schlitz, M., and W. Braud. “Distant Intentionality and Healing: Assessing the Evidence.” Alternative therapies in Health and Medicine, 1997, 3(6): 62-73.

Thaheld, F. “Biological non-locality and the mind-brain interaction problem: comments on a new empirical approach.” Biosystems, 2003, 2209: 1-7.

Ullman, M., & Krippner, S. Dream Studies and Telepathy: An Experimental_Approach. New York: Parapsychology Foundation, 1970.

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