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The relationship between local geomagnetic activity and psychic awareness

The relationship between local geomagnetic activity and psychic awareness

Roney-Dougal, Serena, Ryan, Adrian and Luke, David ORCID: 0000-0003-2141-2453 (2014) The relationship between local geomagnetic activity and psychic awareness. Journal of Parapsychology, 78 (2). pp. 235-254. ISSN 0022-3387

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Abstract

There is evidence that psychic experiences are related to geomagnetic activity (GMA). However, sometimes these are related with higher, and sometimes with lower, GMA. This anomaly may be clarified by studying local GMA. In order to explore this, a 4-year investigation was conducted. Unfortunately, solar activity and GMA were at their lowest for 100 years, so it was necessary to combine the preliminary and follow-up study data. Both studies used the same free-response design. The 26 participants, all of whom resided at, or near, Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, had practiced meditation for at least 10 years. Each participant completed a minimum of eight sessions each year. Three questionnaires and one psychological test were completed. Geomagnetic measurements were supplied by the British Geological Survey's observatory located near Samye Ling. There was no difference between sessions conducted during high or low band 1, or high or low band 3 GMA, but post-hoc analyses suggested a band 3 GMA effect. Overall, males' psi scores were significantly negative (p = .02, two-tailed), whereas females scored at chance; the difference was significant (p = .03). The participants with the highest temporal lobe questionnaire scores showed the strongest correlation of psi with GMA(p = .06).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: local geomagnetic activity, psychic awareness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13536

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