Return of The Force. Energy Flow – What's next?
The last week or so I have examined in a little detail the reality or not of an energy force within or extending around each of us. This force or energy field is present in many religious and spiritual beliefs and even makes an appearance in martial arts.
But there are a lot of naysayers out there who say that it is not proved, not scientific, not even possible, but what really is the truth?
There are so many instances in the world where it can be shown that we are affected by external things and most of these cannot be explained. They just are. Perhaps this is an energy transfer or a flow of some spiritual 'juice' between living entities. Or maybe some form of mind melding?
Today I learned about the opposite of the placebo effect. The nocebo effect. A nocebo is an inert substance or form of therapy that creates harmful effects in a patient. It is the adverse reaction experienced by a patient who receives such a therapy. Generically it is when a person experiences harmful, unpleasant, or undesirable side effects after a placebo medical treatment. These effects are not chemically generated and are only due to a person's negative belief or expectation that the fake treatment or drug will produce bad side effects.
Nocebo effects have been known to be either psychological or physiological.
Some evidence suggests that the symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity are caused by the nocebo effect.
Mind Over Matter
As noted above these nocebo effects are not actually real. They are not chemically induced – they are generated in the mind of a patient and manifest themselves as physical or psychological symptoms.
This would seem to be a case of 'mind over matter', which according to Wikipedia is a phrase that has been used in several contexts such as mind-centric spiritual doctrines, parapsychology and philosophy.
Émile Coué (26 February 1857 – 2 July 1926 - a French psychologist and pharmacist who introduced a popular method of psychotherapy and self-improvement based on optimistic autosuggestion) taught that some disease can be cured by positive thinking or auto suggestion. He pointed out that mind over matter is limited however, as it had not been demonstrated that one could regrow a lost limb simply by believing it subconsciously.
Changing negative disease-inducing thoughts to positive healing thoughts is compatible with science and falls within the modern spheres of Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Note that this is according to my sources (see above) COMPATIBLE WITH SCIENCE. So the Power Of Positive Thinking is scientific, but an energy or perhaps force field surrounding a living entity is not?
I wonder. Do these fit together in some way?
Dr. Konstantin Korotkov
A Russian scientist Dr. Konstantin Korotkov is trying to convince people they can change the world simply by using their own energy. He claims that thinking in a certain way can have a positive or negative effect on the surrounding environment.
“We are developing the idea that our consciousness is part of the material world and that with our consciousness we can directly influence our world,” said Dr. Konstantin Korotkov.
He is more well known for his investigations using Electrophotonics, which is based on Gas Discharge Visualization technique (GDV), and is a breakthrough beyond Kirlian photography (mentioned in a previous article. Put link here.) for direct, real-time viewing of the human energy fields. This new technology allows one to capture by a special camera the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy emanating to and from an individual, plants, liquids, powders, inanimate objects and translate this into a computerized model.
“We are developing the idea that our consciousness is part of the material world and that with our consciousness we can directly influence our world,” said Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, professor of physics at St. Petersburg State Technical University. “To bridge our understanding of the unseen world of energy, scientific experiments are being carried out using a technique called bioelectrophotography.”
The assumption is that we are constantly emitting energy. Bioelectrophotography aims to capture these energy fields seen as a light around the body — or what some people would call your aura.
Effects of the human mind, thoughts and energy on our surrounding environment
Dr. Korotkov is not the only one studying the effects of the human mind, thoughts and energy on our surrounding environment. The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory has also been trying to wrap their heads around the subject and have concluded that the mind does in fact have a subtle capacity to influence the output of devices known as Random Event Generators (REGs).
A project that initially started when a student was curious to study the effects of the human mind and intention on the surrounding environment, turned into a rigorous testing lab where Dr. Robert Jahn and his lab assistant spent many hours experimenting to determine whether or not the mind has an effect on our physical world. Jahn and his assistant were able to determine that the human minds interactions with the machines demonstrated a relationship that was not physical in nature. The mind was able to effect and change outcomes of the machine in ways that were beyond explainable. In essence, consciousness was having an effect over the physical world.
This all suggests that”
There is an energy field around all things living and inanimate
It is quite probably electromagnetic in nature
It can perhaps be measured and photographed
iI is often referred to as an aura
We can harness this and use it from our minds to influence stuff outside in the real world
We can possibly detect and react to this field (aura) of another person if we are properly trained and
It can possibly be used in healing.
Next time we will have a bit of a look at some ideas utilising this energy field, if you like, including some from the following suggestions:
Reiki, White Light Healing, the Vedic code of science, Accu-pressure, Accu-puncture, Aromatherapy, Colour Therapy, Qigong, Shiatsu, Feldenkrais Method and possibly others.
We will also look at the concept of 'universal energy', chakras perhaps? And see if we can figure out a model linking this aura or energy force field, our minds and the physical world.