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The relationship between local geomagnetic activity, meditation and psi. Part I: Literature review and theoretical model

The relationship between local geomagnetic activity, meditation and psi. Part I: Literature review and theoretical model

Roney-Dougal, Serena M., Ryan, Adrian and Luke, David ORCID: 0000-0003-2141-2453 (2013) The relationship between local geomagnetic activity, meditation and psi. Part I: Literature review and theoretical model. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 77 (2). pp. 72-88. ISSN 0037-9751

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Abstract

A four-year longitudinal research programme investigating the effect of local geomagnetic field fluctuations and meditation on receptive psi has been initiated at a Tibetan monastery in Scotland. This Note is intended to give the theoretical background for this research programme. Research findings from several disparate disciplines have been synthesized into a model that can be used to understand associations of both environmental variables and a person’s state of consciousness with an individual’s performance in controlled psi tests. Initially a description of the evidence for both geomagnetic activity (GMA) and meditation relationships with psi is presented. Since GMA exhibits variation by season, and possibly lunar phase, relationships between these cycles and psi are also considered. A theory that connects these variables is then presented, drawing on evidence that GMA may affect the function of the pineal gland within the human brain, and research that suggests that the pineal gland may produce psi-conducive neurochemicals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: geomagnetic activity, meditation, psi, pineal gland, sun spot cycles, lunar cycles, local sidereal time, DMT
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:27
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11574

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