California News Wire] Our individual minds, though distinct and uniquely ours, may also join with others in a kind of mental symphony that now and then becomes audible against a prevailing background of static. That’s a research conclusion appearing today on the World Future Society’s website. Reported by futurist Richard Samson, Director of EraNova Institute, the conclusion is based on 16 years of analysis by the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), based in Princeton, New Jersey.
The research project, led by cognitive psychologist Roger Nelson,
began at Princeton University in 1998 and continues as an international
consortium with logistical support from the Institute of Noetic Sciences
(IONS), founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
After monitoring more than 480 world events, the article reports, GCP
researchers have accumulated strong evidence of some kind of
transpersonal mentality that seems to emerge when many people share a
common concern or experience. At such times, a global network of devices
employing quantum tunneling has found weak but definite signs of
coherence arising out of background “noise” or randomness.
Although the evidence has been known by specialists for years, it has
grown so strong it now warrants public attention, Samson asserts. “And
it comes at a time when the materialistic assumptions of traditional
science, particularly physics, are being challenged.”
The measured effect, though faint and fickle, is statistically
significant to an extremely high degree, according to Nelson and his
fellow researchers. It shows up during times of crisis or celebration,
such as an earthquake or New Year’s Eve, when millions of people focus
on the same thing at the same time. Read More
Go to: Princeton's Global Consciousness Project
Read the Report: Richard Samon's Blog