Thursday, October 07, 2010

Psychokinesis

Psychokinesis what is it? Psychokinesis is a term derived from the Greek words psyche meaning "breath," "life," or "soul," and kinein meaning "to move," it is also sometimes referred to as telekinesis.

Psychokinesis all has to do with the power of the mind. When a person can control their mind then they can influence not only their thoughts but energy flow as well. The occurrences of Psychokinesis have been recorded ever since the ancient times. There have also been plenty of studies regarding Psychokinesis. Some people choose to believe it while others simply find it to be a gimmick of some sort. You decide for yourself what you believe. 


Here are some recorded examples:

  • An American parapsychologist at Duke University in North Carolina, J. B. Rhine began conducting PK experiments in 1934. In the publication of his experiments Rhine reported that he observed that PK does not seem connect with any physical process of the brain, or to be subject to any of the mechanical laws of physics. Rather, it does seem to be a nonphysical force of the mind which can act on matter in statically measurably ways. The results produced cannot be explained by physics.

  • Felicia Parise, an American medical laboratory technician who allegedly was able to repeatedly demonstrate telekinetic movement of small objects beginning in the 1970s, in the first reported instance spontaneously, and then with practice by intense conscious intention. She said her inspiration for making the attempt was in viewing the black-and-white films of Nina Kulagina performing similar feats. Some of the items Parise reportedly caused movement in were a plastic pill container, compass needle, and pieces of aluminum foil. During the height of her fame in the early 1970s , the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper in the United States, featured her in a large photo on its cover seated at a table attempting to perform telekinesis with the headline: "First American to Move Objects with the Mind." Parise eventually retired from performing telekinesis due to the physical stress on her body.

  • Swami Rama (1925–1996), a yogi skilled in controlling his heart functions who was studied at the Menninger Foundation in the spring and fall of 1970, and was alleged by some observers at the foundation to have telekinetically moved a knitting needle twice from a distance of five feet.

  • The Soviets revealed their most famous PK subject to the West in 1968. A housewife from Leningrad, Nina Kulagina, born in the mid-1920s demonstrated her abilities to Western scientists who observed the movements of many different sizes and types of stationary objects; the altering of the course of objects already in motion; and impressions on photographic film. She was also reported to have exerted PK effect on the heart of a frog, which had been removed from the animal. She first changed its rate of beating, and then completely stopped it. Kulagina was photographed apparently levitating objects.

  • One subject Ingo Swann, a New York artist and psychic, could change the temperature of an object close to him by one degree; and could also affect the magnetic field of a magnetometer.



Notable witnesses to PK events:

  • Robert M. Schoch Ph.D., professor at Boston University, has written "I do believe that some psychokinesis is real" referring to the evidence for micro-psychokinesis obtained by the Princeton PEAR laboratory experiments and similar studies and some reports of macro-RSPK observed in poltergeist cases. He reports once seeing a book "jumping off a shelf" while in a room where a female psychokinesis agent was also present.

  • Best-selling author and medical doctor Michael Crichton described what he termed a "successful experience" with psychokinesis at a "spoon bending party" in his 1988 book Travels.

  • Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, author Dean Radin has reported that he, like Michael Crichton, was able to bend the bowl of a spoon over with unexplained ease of force with witnesses present at a different informal PK experiment gathering. He described his experience in his 2006 book Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality and online (with photos).

  • Author Michael Talbot (1953–1992) described a variety of spontaneous psychokinetic events he experienced and were witnessed by family and friends in two of his books, Beyond the Quantum and The Holographic Universe.


 

Although psychokinesis is not generally acknowledged by scientists, many parapsychologists believe that well-controlled experiments have established its existence. Psychokinetic events have been witnessed by psychologists in the United States and elsewhere in the world by professionals with medical degrees, physicists, electrical engineers, military personnel, police officers, and other professionals and ordinary citizens.

Personally, I cannot fathom why someone would choose not to believe. How are some of these events explained? There is no way some of these famous examples could be a hoax. The power of the mind is amazing, if we would only open ourselves up to it and allow it to happen. We are so caught up in today's world, technology, that we aren't really living half the time! We are just going through the motions day by day. There is so much more out there. So much we haven't discovered. Scientist have said that we only use a fraction of our brains. Only a fraction. Just imagine what could be possible if we learned to master it! The power of believing in yourself. Positive thoughts. Anything is possible!
 
 
 
Sources: 29, Gertrude Schmeidler, The City College, New York, 61.
http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/p/psychokinesis_pk.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychokinesis

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