by David Wilcock
We live in a harmonic universe, built upon a unified, unseen foundation of
conscious, loving energy, known as "zero point energy" or "aether."
the 20th century, all Western scientific tradition proposed that such an
energy force existed, going back to at least the time of the ancient Greek
philosophers, and most likely to a far older civilization with advanced
The existence of this aether was supposedly proven to
be false by the
Michaelson-Morley experiment (M-M) at the beginning of the
20th century, and most scientists still believe that it is correct. There
are a number of reasons for why the M-M experiment is flawed, and for our
technically-inclined readers, many of the researchers that we will be
mentioning have detailed explanations of how it was misinterpreted. We now
know that an “aetheric” science is the only remaining model of the Universe
that fits together with the evidence that is now available.
working with these aether concepts, including,
"General System Theory"
"Reciprocal System Theory"
"Harmonic Universe Theory"
"Maxwell / Whittaker
...and any number of “Unified
Field Theories,” all agree that our physical reality arises from this hidden
energy substance, which creates all that we know and see by vibrating.
And thus, like fishes in the sea, the pressure of this energetic “fluid”
constantly surrounds us, though we do not normally notice its presence. In
this wealth of new data, the aether fluid is a source of tremendous energy
that is in constant vibrational motion, flowing through all objects in the
Universe, creating and recreating them every second -- just as a candle
flame is constantly absorbing new wax and oxygen and radiating new heat and
light, but still continues to exist as a measurable "unit."
Should this aether ever stop flowing and swirling about with such an intelligent,
purposeful behavior, all mass would shed heat, gradually "dissolve" and
return to its primordial energy state; the "flame" would go out.
Indeed, this new "physics of the 21st century" tells us that the very
building blocks of mass, the atoms and molecules themselves, are not
particles at all. Instead, they are ultimately nothing more than spherical
whirlpools of energy in this flowing river of aether.
And the aether itself
provides the most tangible, scientific way to define, explain and even
engineer the Mind of God.
DR. HAL PUTHOFF AND “ZERO-POINT ENERGY”
It is important to remember that this new theory is not simply an abstract
notion being entertained in the minds of amateur "crackpot" scientists
working out of garage laboratories.
Or, to put it metaphorically, this "pot"
is not cracked at all; it is just about ready to fill up to the brim and
start spilling over into the mainstream public consciousness. The most
significant forces that resist such a “disclosure” are arguably those
connected to the fossil-fuel industry, as we will outline clear, irrefutable
evidence that this technology can be harnessed for producing limitless “free
energy” for all of humanity. Obviously a commercially priced anti-gravity
system would render our entire fossil-fuel based world of cities, highways
and transportation systems obsolete.
Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that the wealthy elites are now
aware that they/we will lose everything if we do not implement this
technology; there is no point in maintaining financial control over an Earth
that has been destroyed. Even the United Nations has come forward to state
that our environment is on the brink of dire, irreversible catastrophe if we
do not make immediate, painful changes.
This might be why visible
cutting-edge physicists with government research backgrounds, such as
Cambridge University’s Dr.
Hal Puthoff, are beginning to acknowledge that a
modern "aether" science is required to explain the many problems and
paradoxes of science. Drop by drop, we’re being given the message by the
mainstream media… and in this book we will hold nothing back, with full
knowledge of the potential risks involved in doing so.
Consider this a
In order to lend proof to the idea that the “aether” really exists, Dr. Puthoff reminds us of experiments that were conducted before quantum
mechanics theory ever existed, which were designed to see if there was any
energy in “empty space.” If these areas of the universe are truly empty,
then nothing should be there; no electromagnetic fields, no X-rays, no heat,
no energy, nothing. In order to test this idea in the laboratory, it was
necessary to create an area that was completely free of air (a vacuum) and
shielded from all known electromagnetic radiation fields.
The shielding of
this “empty” area from energy fields was accomplished by using what is known
as a Faraday cage, which is lined with lead. This airless vacuum was then
cooled down to absolute zero – the temperature where all matter should stop
vibrating and thus produce no heat.
At this point, all conventional explanations, having to do with what
physicists call the “conservation of energy,” would simply say that it
should be a dead, lifeless “vacuum.” You’ve cooled it down to zero degrees
Kelvin, sucked out all the air and shielded off all the energy fields.
That’s it; now you’ve got a “dead” space.
These experiments proved that instead of an absence of energy in the vacuum,
there was a tremendous amount of it!
Dr. Puthoff has often called this a
"seething cauldron" of energy in very high magnitudes. This force was dubbed
"zero point energy" or ZPE.
The term “zero point” was used for two reasons.
The first reason is that you can still find this energy at “absolute zero”,
where there should be no heat or any other form of energy remaining.
second reason is that the pressures of this energy field usually cancel out
to zero, or what is known as a vector zero resultant.
term simply means that this energy applies force (vectors) equally in all
directions, and thus to us it has no typically measurable movement or force;
it just cancels itself out as a result.
However, Lt. Col.
Tom Bearden points
out that if you set two fleas into a head-to-head pushing battle and neither
one of them can move forward or backward, you could measure the pressure in
the area between their heads and have a vector zero resultant. However, if
you measured the pressure between two elephants going head-to-head the same
way, you would also have a vector zero resultant.
suggests that different areas of space can have different pressures of
energy, which are not normally noticeable or measurable to us. He refers to
these invisible energy forces as “scalar waves,” and has built detectors
that allow us to measure them, using coils that are shielded in Faraday
So, if you’re still thinking that none of this matters very much in your own
life, we’ll just give you an idea of exactly how high of an energy magnitude
actually exists within the vacuum.
Physicists John Wheeler and Richard
Feynman have calculated that:
The amount of energy in the volume of vacuum space contained within a single
light bulb is concentrated enough to bring all the world’s oceans to the
Imagine, just for a moment, what might be possible if you could harness this
energy for your own miracle healing power. Or for psychic ability. Or to
levitate your own body, or other heavy objects.
We are not afraid to say
that the energy to do these things is already there!
How many of our readers
will completely discount every reported miracle of Jesus and other spiritual
adepts and masters? If you resist the idea that such possibilities exist,
then this book is probably not for you. Lt. Col. Bearden reminds us that
when we tap this energy for our own needs, it is the equivalent of dipping a
teaspoon into the ocean. This limitless reservoir of energy around us is of
far greater magnitude than we could ever dream of.
Once we accept this energy’s existence, many problems in quantum mechanics
clear up. The very existence of atoms, as now seen in quantum mechanics
theories, cannot be adequately explained with our existing models. (We will
have much more to say on this as the book progresses.)
Dr. Hal Puthoff notes
quantum mechanics theory does not understand why an electron
does not simply radiate away all of its energy and crash into the nucleus,
as a satellite will eventually do in Earth orbit. If there is such a thing
as an “electron,” it would indeed appear to be akin to a tiny perpetual
When asked, quantum physicists will usually just say that
this strange behavior is "the magic of quantum mechanics."
they propose a ’closed system’ where energy is radiated out but no new
energy can come in, even though every physicist knows that "Energy can
neither be created nor destroyed."
However, if the electron itself were
constantly drawing energy from the ZPE or aether, as Dr. Puthoff suggests,
then it would be able to sustain itself as an ’open system’ just like a
candle flame, where energy is constantly flowing in and flowing out.
Return to Zero Point Energy
AETHER - NOT TOO TABOO
More and more researchers are unafraid to use the forbidden word "aether"
when discussing zero-point energy, this flowing background substance of the
Universe that can be proven to exist everywhere.
The word "aether" had
essentially become "taboo" after the Michaelson-Morley (M-M)
supposedly disproved its existence in 1887, even though all it truly did was
to disprove the existence of a material aether, which would be a literal
physical substance of matter that was hanging in the air like a gas. The
original idea for this experiment was not to prove or disprove the aether’s
existence; it was simply to measure how much was there.
proposed that as the Earth moved through space, there would be a “drag” of aetheric substance that could be measured in the direction of Earth’s
travel, similar to ripples on a pool of water as you move your hand through
There are several problems with this being used to “disprove” that there is
an aether. Firstly, conventional science does not understand that gravity is
the primary movement of aether on Earth that we can measure, which overrides
the “aether drag” of Earth’s movement through space. To a person inside the
gravitational field, gravity would be the only noticeable aetheric movement;
it shields us from other movements.
Secondly, they did not realize that the aether was also forming the measuring instruments as well as the measurement
area, thus making any measurement of such subtle changes impossible! Any
change in the surrounding area will also produce a change in the instrument
Even though M-M did not disprove the existence of a non-material energy
source such as ZPE, even the use of the term “aether” now is likely to
create automatic rejection from society’s scientific authorities. As long as
people continue to “believe” in the scientific fraternity’s inherent
trustworthiness without examining the facts for themselves, this game can be
perpetuated. And even though we cannot “see” the aether directly, we also
can’t see the bacteria on our skin, the air that we breathe or the gravity
that holds us to the Earth. Thus, even though one might feel that something
“nonphysical” means that it cannot exist, all it really means is that it is
not directly perceptible with our natural sensory organs.
Prior to Michaelson and Morley’s experiment, most physicists agreed that
this aether had to exist, and created workable models and mathematical
constructs based on it. And now, the “negative” result of the M-M experiment
has been superseded by a plenum of findings that prove that the ancient
concepts were right all along. The difference is that we now know that atoms
and molecules are composed of nothing but electromagnetic fields, whose
energy comes from a source that is not yet measurable with most conventional
Therefore, whereas Relativity and Quantum Mechanics were the
hallmarks of 20th century physics, stalemated with obvious contradictions
and impossible Babylonian towers of increasingly contorted logic, a modern
interpretation of the "aether" will rapidly rejuvenate physics with new,
orderly life in the 21st century, returning the Universe to an
understandable Unity where we “know the playing field.”
A VIBRATIONAL VIEW OF GOD, LOVE AND PHYSICS
As our understanding of this universal energy source continues to expand, we
are soon confronted with the idea that it is intelligent, that it can
directly interact with our consciousness. After all, if this truly is the
“Unified Field” that mainstream science has been searching for as the basis
for all matter, then we are also a part of that unified field – mind, body
and spirit. Or to put it in different terms, since we have consciousness,
then consciousness must be a functioning part of that unified field as well.
This simple point of philosophy is quite often ignored in the course of a
By virtue of the fact that consciousness exists, it must be a function of
the Unified Field, whatever that turns out to be.
And in his book A Brief History of Time, well-known physicist Stephen
Hawking predicted in the late 1980’s that this Unified Field Theory would be
solved within twenty years.
The concept of a consciousness that is inherent in the energy of the
universe is no longer in the realm of the spooks and spiritualists, as
modern quantum physicists have discovered irrefutable evidence that the
expectations of the experimenter can dramatically affect the outcome of the
experiment – the quantum energies involved “know that they are being
Anyone can go to the science section of their local bookstore and
find scores of titles that will discuss this, such as the classic Dancing
Wu-Li Masters by Gary Zukav, who is now well known for his frequent,
insightful appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show. Furthermore, we also know
that this conscious interaction with “matter” doesn’t have to stop with the
In the field of parapsychology, which is solidly empirical and has struggled
in vain for mainstream academic acceptance for many years, we have
prestigious institutions such as Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research or
PEAR that have absolutely proven that human consciousness can affect the
outcome of seemingly “random” procedures.
This can include effects where the
participant is able to demonstrate the following, statistically significant
random number generators
changing the speed with which
radiation emanates from a source to be measured by a Geiger counter
and even affecting the random movement of ping-pong balls through a matrix
The experimenter drops the balls through a single slot into a
matrix that normally should funnel them into a random configuration
throughout ten or fifteen slots at the bottom, and yet by sheer intent the
participant is able to significantly increase the number of ping-pong balls
that fall into a certain slot.
It is also important to remember that the subjects for these sorts of
experiments are not heavy-duty psychics, but ordinary people; so we are not
talking about something that is only available to certain “elite” humans in
our society. These experiments clearly reveal that the human being possesses
untapped potential that has not yet gained mainstream scientific acceptance.
So therefore, if the entire Universe is composed of a unified field, or One
Unified Conscious Energy Source, then as we said, we are also a part of that
field; our consciousness can interact with it at many levels. And though
many of us have not reached consensus about who or what God actually is, we
must also follow the logic and admit that all of our most fundamental
conceptualizations of God must be considered in this model as well.
we strip away the religious and denominational distinctions of various
belief systems on the planet and try to weave a single thread through their
teachings, we are left with the simple fact that the fundamental nature of
God’s Energy is Love and Light.
And since its nature is loving, we are told
that it seeks to have everyone else feel the same way; it is continually
striving to have each conscious life form in the Universe reunite with that
Love and Light as much as possible. Hence, Jesus taught us to “Love thy
neighbor as thyself.” We are told that God is evolving, through the
free-will decisions of its apparently separate participants. The whole
universe changes as we choose to reunite in Oneness.
The key point that can connect the concepts of God, Love and physics is the
idea of sympathetic vibrations, as researcher John Keely suggested.
reminds us that this principle is easily seen with a tuning fork. If you
strike a tuning fork and have another nearby of similar proportions, the
sound vibrations will mysteriously "carry over" to the non-vibrating fork
and cause it to resonate on its own. Similarly, we have different people,
different nations, different planets, and we can either choose to love and
get along with each other, or choose to hate and destroy each other.
So, in the simplest possible sense, we can either have faith or simply
postulate that the entire universe is One Being with One Mind, and that both
the nonphysical aether and physical matter is all a fundamental part of that
interconnected being. The world’s spiritual teachings all tell us that God
seeks Oneness, unity and connection, and they also associate this quite
directly with the concept of vibration.
To use an analogy given by Dr.
Walter Russell in The Secret of Light, we can take a single wire, bend it 90
degrees and begin rotating it.
At slower speeds we can easily see the wire,
but the faster we vibrate it in circular motion, the more it will appear as
a completely solid disc. This is a model for how our apparently solid matter
could be seen as ultimately composed of non-solid energies vibrating at a
certain frequency, but it is also a model that allows us to see how the
higher the vibrations rise, the more stable and Unified their composition
Therefore, Unity or Oneness is the point of “singularity” where all
vibrations become simultaneous: all colors become White Light and all space
and time merges into a single “moment center” – which we will cover later in
the book. Again, the closer we get to the “moment point” of Oneness, the
higher the vibrations will become – and the model of physics in this book
will show us very concretely how this is working, if we are willing to
accept that simple philosophical premise.
And thus, even though love is often seen as merely a nebulous, subjective
concept that often gets tied up in ideas of control and sexuality, in the
aether models it can very well be defined:
Love is the tendency for entities within the
Unified Field, whether human,
“particle” or otherwise, to increasingly vibrate towards Harmonic Unity or
So, you ask, what does love in the human being have to do with vibrational
There are several ways to look at it. In a more physical sense,
the feeling of love causes more motion in the nervous system and throughout
the body: pupils dilate, heart rate accelerates, skin conductivity changes,
perspiration increases, breathing is accelerated and neurological processes
flow more quickly, leading to greater inspiration.
Moreover, the feeling of
love will bring a human being into greater harmony with the others around
it; there is a greater propensity to smile, to be happy, and to be friendly.
In a very real sense to many spiritual philosophies, this creates a radiant
motion, as when love is radiated to another person, that person also begins
to feel it, and is likely to continue radiating it to others.
motion could be seen to travel through humanity in much the same way that a
wave exhibits motion through a given medium, though it may not seem to be a
fast-moving wave on the time axis. (At least, that is, until we study the Maharishi effect, which is covered further along in this chapter.) And
indeed, the ETs tell us that at any one time, the total mass of humanity has
a strong hand in determining the total vibrational frequency of the earth,
whether higher or lower; so “everyone counts.”
We have stated that this motion of Love is a factor in physics, such as at
the quantum level, as well as in human beings.
Consequently, the aether that
forms all objects in the Universe must be in motion. But why must there be
motion, you ask? Without motion, there is no Existence. If ultimately the
universe is comprised simply of a Unified Field, then something has to
happen within that field to create change – it can’t just “sit there.”
other words, if the field remained static, unmoving and unchanging, then you
couldn’t build reality, as on the most fundamental quantum level, energy has
to move in order to function. That movement is a vibration; therefore, all
elements of this Unified Field could be seen as existing fundamentally as vibrational motion.
If the nerves in your brain were not capable of vibrating energy through
themselves and into the appropriate areas, you would not be able to think or
operate your body in any capacity. If blood did not vibrate through your
veins by the action of various muscular contractions, you would die. If
electricity is not allowed to vibrate through the circuit boards of your
computer, the computer will not function. If the energy in atoms did not
move, we couldn’t perceive them and they couldn’t bond with each other to
form basic chemical compounds.
So for you, the human being, it is important
to see that in a very direct neurochemical sense, every thought and action,
however small, is creating a form of vibration in the aetheric energy that
surrounds and creates you. If the electrical interactions in your brain and
body were only occurring in the context of “empty space” surrounding you,
then you might not expect them to travel outside of the barrier of your skin
to the air– but we now know that there is no empty space in the Universe.
all energy is unified as one field, as aetheric energy, then any movement of
energy within that field must resonate throughout it – including the
movement of consciousness.
Think about it this way. Your body couldn’t function very well if each cell
declared itself separate from the body and shut down, refusing to “vibrate”
with the rest of the body systems. It is for this simple reason that the
world’s spiritual teachers all suggest to us that God has an agenda, seeking
to reinforce the loving, unifying thoughts and actions. How could one part
of the body rage against another if the body is to perpetuate itself through
cooperation? No one can deny that each one of us wishes to be happy – it is
written directly into the Constitution of the United States as one of our
most fundamental “rights.”
Why should God be any different?
So, if your consciousness is actually creating “ripples” of vibration in
this sea of nonphysical aether energy, then the more loving you become, for
yourself and for others, the more this causes you to strengthen your vibrational fusion with the energy of Creation. And ultimately, this fusion
is a point of no space / no time and all space / all time. Geometrically, it
is the Center.
Love is a radiating, strengthening, unifying force, moving towards the
central point of Oneness, whereas hate, or the absence of love, is an
absorbing, dis-integrating, weakening force, absorbing energy away from the
central point of Oneness and compartmentalizing it.
Though many people will probably disagree with such an assessment of the
vibrational nature of consciousness, it is certainly something that deserves
a fair trial, especially in light of the scientific evidence that we are
about to cover. This importance of “love as vibration” is by far the most
fundamental spiritual message that the positive ETs seem to be attempting to
impart to humanity through any number of methods, such as the phenomenon of
So, although it does indeed bend the mind somewhat to think of Love as an
actual tangible energetic movement, there are an ever-increasing number of
people who are working on their spiritual growth and healing processes who
speak about this “energy” constantly.
Even as science is making great
strides in many very important ways, we must also respect how many spiritual
strides are occurring in our society as well. More and more of us are
becoming cognizant of the bigger pictures that define reality as we know it
- and we are not afraid to follow the clues to their new solutions.
no longer needs to be compartmentalized to the degree that the physicist
goes to church and prays to God on Sunday, and then spends the rest of the
week in the laboratory trying to disprove its existence.
THE BACKSTER EFFECT REVISITED
Indeed, the conscious aether itself is arguably the most direct energetic
manifestation of God that we will ever find – and as we have said, all
spiritual traditions seem to agree that God is Love and Light.
replicable experiments, including Cleve Backster’s various polygraph
experiments with plants and other forms of life, and a host of mind-body
medicine studies in humans, reveal that hatred destroys life and love
enhances life. Although we could argue about the cause, the fact remains
that when a human being sends harmful thoughts to a plant, it goes into
great alarm and shock and will eventually wither and die, whereas other
equally valid experiments showed that if a human being sends love to a plant
and / or plays music around it, the plant will blossom and grow more
This methodologically sound research was originally highlighted
in the extremely popular 1970s book known as The Secret Life of Plants, and
more recently in another book known as The Secret Life of Your Cells, by
The “Backster effect” demonstrates that plants are very well attuned to the
energetic vibrations within their environment. It has been demonstrated and
recorded countless times, eliminating all extraneous variables with strict
Cleve Backster had many years of police experience in
administering “lie detector” tests, where a human being would be set up to a
machine that measured minute electrochemical changes in the skin.
process, known as polygraph testing, would produce data in the form of a
continuing graph on paper, similar to a measurement of heartbeat or other
vital signs. The stylus that deposited ink on the paper was designed to
wiggle in accordance with any changes in the person’s Galvanic Skin
Response, or GSR, which is basically a measurement of how well the skin
If the person suddenly felt the internal stress of
telling a lie, their physiological system would reveal that stress through
such things as an increase in heart rate, breathing and perspiration. Any of
these increases would change how well the skin could conduct electricity,
and often quite abruptly.
So, after many years of work in this field and becoming one of the top
polygraph experts throughout the country, Cleve Backster got the idea one
day to delicately connect the same metallic terminals that he normally would
connect to a human being for a “lie detector” test to the leaf of a plant,
and graph the plant’s electrochemical changes.
Over time, he discovered that
the plant was somehow responding to its environment quite directly; anything
that may damage the plant in the outside world seemed to cause a reaction.
Cutting the plant seemed to be nowhere near as traumatic as burning the
plant, however if he pretended that he was going to burn the plant but knew
that he wasn’t actually going to do it, the plant wouldn’t respond. It was
only when he formed a clear mental image of grabbing a book of matches,
lighting a match and holding it to a leaf that the graph would register a
sudden spike – the plant was going into shock, sending as much extra
moisture as possible to the leaf in order to protect itself against any
damage. This effect also ripples throughout all other plants in the
Some will dismiss this research out of hand, no matter how many charts and
graphs they are shown, or even if it is demonstrated right in front of them.
On the other hand, other people who are more open-minded would choose to
interpret this experiment as indicating that the plants are thinking
creatures just as we are.
However, at the most fundamental level, we must
consider that either way, there has to be a means by which the thoughts of
the human are being transmitted to the plant – there has to be a medium
through which consciousness can travel. Mainstream science has not yet
acknowledged the niche where this medium would exist; namely aether or
Novel theories of a chemical “message” being sent through
the air are certainly possible, but the effect works just as well when the
plants are isolated from each other, thus prohibiting any such form of
So again, let us use our example of love as representing a higher level of
vibration in the aether. The plant may not have any “emotions” as we would
think of them as humans, but simply is responding to changes in the
vibrating resonance of aether that constantly surrounds and thereby creates
it on a moment by moment basis.
In other words, when a person sends loving
thoughts to a plant or plays it music, the aetheric energy that the plant
draws on for growth and development is increased, and it thereby becomes
more vigorous. Similarly, when Backster sent hateful thoughts to the plant,
the frequency of energy around it actually decreased, and based on the
plant’s primitive design, this energy change triggered a natural survival
response as a result.
Backster also demonstrated that the plant’s shock response could just as
easily be caused by the suffering of other creatures in the same area. He
designed a series of experiments where a machine would randomly dump brine
shrimp into a bath of boiling water while he was not present in the
The plant naturally and immediately responded to the death of
brine shrimp in its environment, reacting with the electromagnetic
vibrations that were present in the area; it wasn’t necessary for a human to
send negative thoughts to the plant. Hence, inharmonious aether vibrations,
no matter who or what creates them, could be seen as leading to inharmonious
and even toxic growth conditions, whereas loving aether vibrations enhance
the speed and vigor of vitality that streams into the plant, as other
experiments clearly demonstrated.
Pain, death and hateful thoughts draw away
energy from the aetheric forces in that area and reduces the plant’s ability
The Backster effect has also been demonstrated with bacteria – an even
simpler life-form than brine shrimp. We attended a lecture of his that was
hosted by Walter Russel’s University of Science and Philosophy on September
8, 2000, and during this talk, Backster revealed that he discovered the
bacteria effect after pouring a pot of boiling water from the coffeemaker
into the sink in his laboratory. His plants, which were always connected to
the polygraph machine, registered a huge and immediate shock when he did
this, which he later found on the printout.
Obviously, he was very puzzled
as to what had caused this at first, and had to think carefully about what
he was doing right at the moment that the shock had registered.
traced it back to the boiling water, he sampled the sink with a cotton swab
and analyzed the specimen under a microscope. He then got the answer, which
was that a huge colony of bacteria was growing in the sink, which he did not
clean regularly! Subsequent experiments proved that the plants consistently
reacted to the death of the bacteria.
This unexpected result was what led
him to perform the brine shrimp experiments indicated above.
2.6.1 “LIVE FOOD”
From this point, he later determined that yogurt could be used in his
experiments in place of plants, due to the living bacteria cultures within
it, and it would perform in exactly the same manner. The conductivity of the
yogurt allowed him to put electrodes into it in the same fashion, and he was
able to measure similar polygraph reactions as the plants had shown.
example, when he had connected the yogurt to the polygraph and then had
someone eat a separate yogurt sample, the yogurt would register a shock
reaction perfectly in time with the small number of seconds that it took the
digestive juices of the stomach to begin breaking it down. Likewise, yogurt
in a given room would respond to anything damaging that happened to a plant
At one point, Backster attended a scientific presentation that involved the
Planaria worm, a small centimeter-long flatworm with two knobby “eyes” at
one end of its body. In this experiment, the researchers were attempting to
prove that knowledge from one worm could be transferred to another worm that
had eaten the remains of the first.
So, the hypothesis was that if a Planaria “learned” not to go to a certain area that would damage its body,
that knowledge would become stored in its cells and could be transferred to
another worm that was fed the remains of its body.
The first Planaria would
be placed in a petri dish that had a caustic chemical at its rim, so it
would learn through hard experience not to travel to the edge. After
learning this lesson well, it would be diced up and fed to the next worm.
The researchers would connect polygraph electrodes to each Planaria that was
placed in the dish, in order to register the occasions when it was being
shocked by contacting the chemical.
“Do you want to know what’s really going on?”
Backster asked the lead
researcher. “Sure,” the researcher challenged. “Watch this,” Backster said.
He went over to the flask that contained the whole colony of Planaria worms
and gave it a good shake back and forth. The Planaria in the dish gave such
a huge reaction that it spiked the graph right off the paper! The researcher
immediately dashed over to the graph and started checking underneath the
machine for a loose wire or a malfunction; Backster simply laughed, put his
hands in his pockets and walked away.
Simply put, what happened to one Planaria happened to all the Planaria, and a primitive form of “group
consciousness” traveled through supposedly empty space, seeking to teach the
group its lessons for survival.
Backster’s studies involving human cells, as documented in Dr. Robert
Stone’s book, are perhaps even more interesting. In this case, the
epithelial (skin) cells of a human being, gathered from inside the cheek
with a cotton swab, were stored in a separate room and connected to a
Backster was able to prove repetitively that the cheek
cells would demonstrate sudden responses that corresponded precisely with
the timing of tailor-made emotional shocks that were carefully induced to
the participant. It wasn’t necessarily easy to ethically shock a human
being, so there was no “standardized” way to run the experiment.
tailored shocks were administered through such methods as the viewing of
violent movie footage that would have a particular emotional impact to that
individual, such as a World War Two fighter pilot veteran watching a film of
an airplane being shot down. In such a case, as the ex-pilot squirmed in his
chair, creating electromagnetic frequency changes in his Galvanic Skin
Response, his cheek cells would squirm in the next room in the same
Another example would be to leave a young man in a room with
a pornographic magazine, and to then barge into the room after he had
started looking at it, creating a rush of embarrassment. His cells showed
the same response in the next room.
Therefore, shocks and negative emotions
in the mind are instantaneously moving throughout the cells of the body and
affecting them, whether those cells are connected to the body or not! If
space has no medium in it that allows consciousness to travel from one area
to another, then how could this be possible?
CLASSIC METAPHYSICAL MYSTERIES EXPLAINED
Backster’s findings with our cells help explain the fact that cancer is now
shown by medical professionals such as Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil to be a
direct manifestation of anger, or the resistance to love. These studies also
reveal that those who are the healthiest and live the longest are also the
happiest and the freest from worry, fear and hatred, thereby accepting love
into their lives.
In other words, stress and shock are not simply isolated
from the bodily system; they fundamentally affect all cells of the bodily
What had once seemed to be metaphysical speculation is now becoming
an established medical fact. If you want to live longer, you need to have
effective stress management skills, and learn how to communicate effectively
to dissipate your anger.
2.7.2 THE MAHARISHI EFFECT
Furthermore, if the
Backster effect can occur within the cells of one person
whether the cells are within or separate from the body, then it is foolish
to assume that this effect is not also passed between human beings to some
degree as well, then directly affecting the emotional states of others
This is one reason for why very sensitive, intuitive people can
end up having constant battles with depression; they are unable to “shut
off” the disharmony of the people around them. And on a more positive note,
the highly well-crafted “Maharishi effect” experiment showed that while a
large group of trained people meditated together in a major city, the amount
of violent events in that city noticeably declined.
A good, short account of
this experiment is featured in the book
Cosmic Voyage by Dr. Courtney Brown,
The Farsight Institute:
In the December 1988 issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution, a
methodologically sophisticated article appeared which claimed that groups of
meditators practicing Transcendental Meditation and the more involved
Program in one place could influence the level of conflict in nearby
locations (Orme-Johnson et al. 1988). This phenomenon is labeled the
“Maharishi Effect” in honor of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The article was
considered controversial when it was published, and by all accounts it still
Again, what we are fundamentally seeing with this effect is that there is a
medium that human consciousness travels through; and indeed, it may be the
very formation of that consciousness as well.
In an aetheric model, this
movement could simply be seen as what we have defined as Love:
“Love is the
tendency for entities within the Unified Field, whether human, “particle” or
otherwise, to increasingly radiate Harmonic Unity, through vibrational
And in the case of the Transcendental meditators, somehow the
process of stilling the mind, having loving thoughts and breathing deeply is
causing there to be a raising of vibration, which then ripples through the
consciousness of humanity much as the lowering of vibration through pain had
rippled through the Planaria worm family in Backster’s demonstration.
So, if you are willing to still your mind in loving consciousness, you may
very well be able to cause a movement of the energy around you. But exactly
how much motion is a human being capable of creating in this
physical objects are created from this energy as well, then must this only
remain a movement within consciousness, or could it be physical motion as
Indeed, some of those on our planet are already developing the abilities
that are said to be commonplace in higher realms of vibration - abilities
such as ESP, precognition, levitation, spontaneous manifestation/demanifestation of objects, the ability to see auras, heal others and the
like, all of which can occur in the aetheric model.
saints were eye-witnessed and documented as levitating, such as St. Teresa
(1515-82) who said the following:
It comes, in general, as a shock, quick and sharp, before you can collect
your thoughts, or help yourself in any way, and you see and feel it as a
cloud, or a strong eagle rising upwards and carrying you away on its wings.
This author and others have personally felt the preliminary stages of what
St. Teresa was describing, including a “quick and sharp feeling before you
can collect your thoughts” and a feeling that “your soul was carried away”
through the top of your head.
Wilcock has named this phenomenon the “ear
blast,” since it seems to originate as a pulsating vibration in the ears
that causes, or is a result of, a sudden, shocking vibrational increase in
consciousness. In our case, this has never gone fully into levitation of any
kind, but there is still hope! Mainstream Catholic records report that St.
Joseph of Cupertino (1603-63) was literally able to fly eight or more feet
above the ground, and this was publicly observed over 100 times.
also grabbed onto another friar and carried him around the room, and soon
after his death, fellow witnesses confirmed under an oath before God that
they had seen St. Joseph levitate. It is highly unlikely that they would
have lied, given what such an oath would have meant for them.
More recently, we have the case of
Mr. DD Home who has also been documented
as levitating his body in the 19th century, by reputable scientific
researchers, world leaders and crowned dignitaries who observed it firsthand
in the eastern Lake Ontario, Canada area from 1820 to 1850.
Not only could
Home levitate, he could perform many other feats, including plunging his
hands or head into fire and not getting burned, and even levitating an
accordion inside of a cage and playing a tune on it.
Michael Talbot’s book
The Holographic Universe contains a treasure-trove of fascinating accounts
just like this one, and should be considered “required reading” for those
who truly wish to study and integrate this new paradigm.
Regardless of what any particular reader is willing to believe regarding
metaphysical phenomena such as levitation, there are certainly an
ever-increasing number of people who are having valid mystical experiences
and are reluctant to discuss them in public for fear of ridicule. In October
2000, an otherwise ordinary furniture salesman revealed to this author that
his son had levitated three feet off the ground in a well-lit room during a
séance – and it was only after Wilcock revealed the truth of his career and
findings that the man had enough trust to offer the information.
a skeptic will just continue to say “He’s lying” unless the proof is
individually witnessed – other certified witnesses such as in the case of St. Joseph of Cupertino are ignored. However, now we can loosen those
shackles, as the existence of the conscious aether makes all varieties of
mystical phenomena possible, by providing a medium for consciousness to
travel through and thus cause action-at-a-distance, even to the point of
causing the direct levitation of objects or the human body.
has very definitely been studied in the laboratory setting.
THE AETHER AND PSYCHOKINESIS
If a human being can make objects levitate and move through “empty space” by
themselves, then our current scientific understandings are in need of
As we said, if love is simply a motion of energy that
trends toward a higher level of vibration, then this might not have to be a
motion solely within the nonphysical field of consciousness; physical matter
can be affected as well, even to the levitation of the body.
data on levitation is still open to other interpretations, some of which are
simply religious and do not bother with the question of “how.” In the mind
of the scientist, the universe is composed of four basic forces: gravity,
electromagnetism, weak nuclear and strong nuclear force. If the aether truly
forms all of physical matter and either creates or is a function of
consciousness, then there must be a way for consciousness to spontaneously
generate any of these four basic forces we have cited, in addition to being
able to move physical objects.
If we can’t find the basic forces of the
Universe created in this movement of consciousness, then the entire,
widespread body of data “can’t be true.”
Rigorous studies of the phenomenon of psychokinesis were conducted in the
former Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, later reported on in the
unclassified Defense Intelligence Agency’s Soviet and Czechoslovakian
Parapsychology Research (U), by Mr. Louis F. Maire III and Major
MSC, published September 1975.
Since it appears that these countries were
far ahead of the United States in this research, it is worthwhile to pursue
these leads - as most Westerners are not aware of the degree of scientific
progress that has been made in the former Soviet bloc on these areas. In
these studies, the aetheric energy being harnessed is referred to as “bioplasma.”
We have italicized certain portions of this rather long excerpt below for
Psychokinesis (PK), or as it is sometimes called,
telekinesis, is the
ability to influence animate or inanimate objects at a distance, without
physical contact, by means of uncontrolled or controlled biological energy
Some, but not all, of the effects of PK include: initiation or
cessation of motion in inanimate objects; apparent neutralization of the
effect of gravity on inanimate objects (levitation); induction of changes in
physiological processes of animate matter; the creation of measurable
electric, electromagnetic, electrostatic, magnetic or gravitational fields
around target objects; and the imposition of images on shielded photographic
[Note: Right away, the criteria for human consciousness to create the basic
energy fields in the Universe has been satisfied, published in a document
from the US Defense Intelligence Agency.]
Soviet research has taken several different directions in efforts to develop
materialistic explanations for observed PK effects.
This research has
involved in-depth studies of the characteristics of the electrical field
between subject and object, characterization of electrical fields
immediately around the subject, study of bioelectrical fields by detection
devices, study of subjects’ brain wave patterns, and photography of the
subjects’ bioenergy fields. To date, Soviet scientists are by no means
in accord concerning the nature of the forces involved, but all are in
agreement that a physical energy is at work.
Dr. Viktor G. Adamenko of the
Moscow Institute of Radiophysics, Dr. Viktor Inyushin, of the
Kazakh University, Alma-ata, and Dr. Genady Sergeyev of the
A.A. Uktomskii Physiological Institute, Leningrad are the leading Soviet
theoreticians studying PK.
Both Inyushin and Sergeyev have developed
theories based on the existence of a new form of energy - a form of
biological energy referred to as "bioplasma". They consider
PK effects as
analogous to lightning accidentally charging a surface and feel that
movement in PK occurs as a result of the interaction of the object’s
electrostatic charge and electromagnetic field with the human operator’s
The biological energy involved is under conscious direction by the
subject, who can make a target object start or stop motion, change direction
or rotate. Sergeyev has developed instrumentation which measures changes in
the bioplasmic field at distances up to 3 meters (9.9 feet); he has recorded
fields of 10,000 volts/centimeter in the vicinity of a target object with no
indication of an electrical field in the space between the subject and the
object. According to Sergeyev, bioplasmic energy is maximally concentrated
in the head region. He attributes PK to a polarization of the
bioplasma in a
laser-like fashion and refers to this as a "biolaser effect" which acts
as a material force upon the object.
Dr. Sergeyev has developed detectors that monitor the energy field during
demonstrations. Although Western observers have been denied information on
the construction of the detectors, (information reported to have been
classified by the Soviet military,) details may have been published by the
Soviet Academy of Sciences…
[Note: At this point the authors try to speculate as to what these detectors
might be. We have omitted this portion and certain others. When we review
Tom Bearden’s work on Soviet scalar-wave technology we can see why
it was classified, as he has written entire books on how the former Soviets
had used this technology for weapons applications.]
Dr. Adamenko has conducted experiments to ascertain the role of
electrostatic charges on the surface of target objects as the cause of their
movement… Adamenko has shown that the material basis of contactless
interaction between man and objects results from an electrostatic field
whose magnitude depends on man’s physiological state…
…Adamenko makes reference to healing by "the laying on of hands" (in Western
terms "faith healing"). The Soviets have measured electrical fields between
"healers" and patients, yet knowing these field potentials they have not
been able to duplicate the beneficial effects obtained from humans by means
of mechanically generated fields…
In 1973 and 1974, a Soviet psychic named
Boris Ermolayev participated in a
series of experiments at Moscow University. Ermolayev is reported to have
the ability to levitate (suspend) objects in midair by concentrating psychic
energy at a focal point in space.
In some of the tests, Ermolayev
pressed an object between his hands, then slowly moved his hands apart until
they were approximately eight inches from the object, which remained
suspended in the air. Soviet scientists claim that all tests were conducted
under the strictest controls and that no strings or other devices of any
kind were used.
Dubrov feels that Ermolayev’s levitation powers can be used
to prove that space-time and gravitational changes occur in the area between
the psychic’s hands and the object. He suggests that the transmission of
electromagnetic energy of known velocity should be delayed when beamed
through the levitation field.
Two female subjects,
Nina Kulagina and
Alla Vinogradova, have been studied
extensively by Drs. Sergeyev and Adamenko.
According to Sergeyev,
Mrs. Kulagina can control the beat of frog heart preparations, imprint images on
shielded photographic emulsions, and move objects weighing one pound or
Nina Kulagina in the laboratory with objects that she moved while being
[Note: Refer to
http//psychicdiscoveries.com/pk.html for other images.]
In other experiments, Mrs. Kulagina imprinted images on unexposed film
sealed in black envelopes. During these experiments Sergeyev measured the
energy around the psychic’s body and found it to be half that of a
non-psychic individual. This led Sergeyev to believe that she absorbs, or
draws, energy from around her and then discharges it on the target object.
Mrs. Kulagina experiences considerable stress while she is being tested. Her
pulse increases, as does her rate of breathing; she develops pain in her
upper spine and the back of her neck. At the onset of her "activated" state
she feels thirsty and has a taste of iron or copper in her mouth.
activated state she experiences occasional periods of dizziness and nausea.
Her blood sugar level rises and within one hour following cessation of
tests, a loss of weight (1.5 - 2.0 lbs.) occurs.
She experiences less stress
when alone, and claims to respond best in an atmosphere of friendly mutual
trust and belief. Her PK ability is mood dependent (her mood and the mood of
the observers) and she expends more energy in a hostile or skeptical
The mechanical aspects of Mrs. Kulagina’s PK effects are as follows:
Size and shape are more important than the physical structure of the
substance she is trying to influence.
Weight and dimensions of objects she is trying to move are important; the
weights vary from a few ounces to nearly one pound.
She finds moving a vertical cylinder easier than moving a horizontal one.
She causes no changes in the shape of soft objects during movement.
The direction an object moves depends on her will, and may be either
toward or away from her. She can also cause rotational or vertical movements
Kulagina’s optimum field effect occurs at approximately 1 1/2 feet; her
distance limit is approximately 3 feet and 4 inches, when the object to be
influenced is 3 feet from the edge of the working surface. At these
distances she is said to be able to move one object out of many, depending
upon where she centers her concentration.
The electrical aspects of Kulagina’s effects are as follows:
a. An electrical field is generated in the vicinity of the object she is
attempting to influence; however, there is no measurable field between Kulagina and that object and no sparks are observed.
b. She can exert no effect on an object situated in a vacuum.
[Note: Other Soviet psychic research had clearly demonstrated that this
“bioplasmic energy” can travel through anything, including lead-shielded
cages which prohibit any conventional radiation from entering.]
c. Electrostatic screening has no effect on her powers, which seem to be
better with the object under a dielectric [non-conducting] cover, but she is
unsuccessful during storms or other atmospheric conditions when there is a
greater than normal amount of electricity in the air. She cannot, at any
time, exert an influence on an electroscope.
d. She can cause luminescence of crystal lumiphors and produce changes in
the spectrum of visible light absorbed by liquid crystals.
Dr. Adamenko has found that
Alla Vinogradova produces effects similar to
those of Nina Kulagina, but undergoes far less physiological stress. In some
of his experiments with her in Moscow, during which she moved a variety of
objects about on a dielectric surface, a great deal of electrostatic (ES)
energy was measured around the objects (supposedly enough to light a small
neon glow tube).
The measurements detected field pulsations which were
synchronous with Vinogradova’s respiration rate, heartbeat, and brain alpha
rhythm pattern; however, the region between Vinogradova and the object
contained no energy fields nor frequencies, and the ES energy increased in
intensity as the objects were approached.
The results with Alla Vinogradova have led
Adamenko to believe that there
may be individuals who have the ability to build up an ES field on the body
surface at will and project it as required.
[Note: At this point in the document the authors take several pages to
describe Czechoslovakian research into PK that can be done with most people,
not just exceptional individuals. This typically involves a lightweight
object that hangs downward on a string attached to its midpoint and is free
to rotate inside of a sealed glass container. By simply touching the outside
of the container, people are able to make it spin on their own. The first
example of such an object that would turn inside the glass is a spoked
One of Pavlita’s devices for demonstrating PK is shown in Figure 8. The
usual way of charging the device with psychic energy is to touch the temple
area of the head with the hand, then touch the device. The accumulated
energy then causes the spoked wheel to revolve. Pavilta claims that with
training some individuals can learn to make the wheel turn by visual
Now in the end of this section of the document there are speculations as to
possible military applications of such abilities.
The second to last
sentence is, to us, most revealing of the simple truth:
…more significant is the fact that Soviet and Czech scientists are pursuing
an interrelated, unified approach to determining the energy sources and
interactions underlying PK and appear to be far ahead of their Western
counterparts in this goal.
Clearly there is a great deal of information to absorb and to consider
within this document.
Many of us might not have been aware of the anomalies
surrounding the phenomenon of psychokinesis, including the creation of
measurable electromagnetic, electrostatic, magnetic or gravitational fields
around target objects. And even more importantly, the energetic field around
the objects was showing the same rhythms as those within the person’s body –
such as heartbeat and respiration rate.
Consequently, if a person is able to
create all of the main "fields" that we observe on the macro level by
consciousness, (excluding the atomic-level weak and strong nuclear forces,)
then we should clearly put consciousness at a higher plateau than these
other forces, as a unifying factor for all these forces. In other words, if
the fundamental forces of nature that our scientists have observed can all
be created or harnessed by a force of consciousness, then ultimately they
must all be connected in Oneness.
Furthermore, Kulagina’s experiments with PK clearly demonstrate that the amount of love or sympathetic vibrations in
the room had a noticeable effect on her results - skeptical, tense
atmospheres created much more energetic stress on her than calm and relaxed,
ALL IS ONE
Our ultimate contention is that all of the fundamental fields – gravity,
electromagnetism, weak nuclear and strong nuclear force – must emanate
directly from the aether, a unifying force of sympathetic vibrations that
forms all of physical reality as we now see it.
fundamentally interwoven with this process. If the Unified Field is pure
energy, and the energy must move to form all of physicality, then ultimately
Consciousness is another from of aetheric movement. Once a person is
properly trained, they can use their consciousness to create motion in the
aether in any of its forms, including the commonly observed force fields.
And as the Russian scientists have demonstrated, this is no longer
speculation; this is experimental data.
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