A Brief Introduction to Basic Experiments in Parapsychology (Part II): Psychokinesis Experiments

Wu Yuan

PureInsight | November 4, 2002

The Technology of High-Speed Random Number Generators (RNG) Applied to Experiments in Psychokinesis

Psychokinesis refers to using the mind to move physical objects without the use of physical means. A Russian woman named Nina Kulagina is famous for her strong psychokinetic ability. In an experiment designed by Naumov and some other scientists, through psychokinesis she separated the yolk from the white of a raw egg that was placed in a salt solution inside a sealed aquarium six feet away from her, and then mixed them up.

Due to the difficulties in finding reproducible demonstrations of this ability to move matter with the mind, there has been slow progress in this area of parapsychological experiments. To remedy the lack of strong cases of psychokinesis, psychologists have begun to use high-speed random number generators (RNG) as indicators of one's ability to project mind activity into the physical realm. The electronic elements in the generator produce the binary numbers (+1 and -1) randomly at rates of up to 1,000 numbers per second. People who have a certain level of psychokinetic ability can mentally influence the distribution of numbers produced by the generator.

Before testing for psychokinesis, the scientists set the test objective. For example, a subject needed to influence the generator to produce one of the two numbers, -1 or +1, more frequently than the other. After the test began, the subject used his mind-intent to make the apparatus meet the objective of the test. The data produced by the generator was statistically analyzed by the output device in order to measure the data distribution. If the psychokinetic ability indeed existed, then the distribution of the data should be consistent with or close to that of the objective of the test.

To compare the test data with that produced by the RNG without any mental influence, the uninfluenced data was recorded and analyzed for twenty days to ensure its randomness, and then compared via statistical analysis with the data influenced by the test subjects. Based on a large amount of test data, it was evident that some test subjects had a stronger psychokinetic ability that enabled them to control the data produced by the electronic element in the RNG. Their mind activities made the random numbers no longer random. Instead, the generated numbers were consistently in line with the test objective.

The scientists conducted the tests up to 400,000 times, under different conditions in regard to time, climate, and feedback. The result of the experiment was astonishingly consistent: the subjects' minds could influence the generated numbers and diminish their randomness. [2. Schmidt, 1970]

This kind of test was repeatedly confirmed. [3.Schmidt, 1972] The fact that mind-intent and matter (the machine in this case) are able to interact with each other has become widely accepted. In addition, since these first tests were conducted, the RNG has been widely used in all kinds of parapsychological tests to record the status and activity of the mind. [1.Hall, 2001]

The experiments show that human mind activity seems to be something tangible even though invisible to the human eye, and that mind intent can manipulate the electronic function of the test apparatus to generate data in a desired pattern. From the perspective of cultivation, one's mind is a form of matter, but its form of existence cannot be fully detected by modern science or confirmed with quantitative measurement. Besides, a human being develops many supernormal abilities through cultivation. These supernormal abilities may be reinforced by one's own energy in other dimensions. They are extremely rich material substances and can be called to function in our dimension by our mind-intent. From this perspective, it is not difficult to understand how subjects manipulated the test device's output by using their mind-intent or even how Nina Kulagina could separate the yolk from the white of an egg.

1. Hall, H., Don, N. S., Hussein, J. N., White, E., & Hostoffer, R. "The scientific study of unusual rapid wound healing: A case report." Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 2001,17, 203-213.
2. Schmidt, H. A. "PK test with electronic equipment." Journal of Parapsychology, 1970, 34, 175-81.
3. Schmidt, H. A. & Pantas, L. "Psi tests with internally different machines." Journal of Parapsychology, 1972, 36, 222-32.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2002/10/3/18752.html

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