by Paul Lenda
A study (Effects
of Intentionally Treated Water on Growth of Arabidopsis thaliana
Seeds with Cryptochrome Mutations)
published in the Journal EXPLORE, the Journal of Science
and Healing conducted by scientists at National Kaohsiung Normal
University, National Taiwan University, and the Institute of Noetic
Sciences referenced a previous experiment which suggested that,
intentionally treated tea influenced subjective mood under
double-blind, controlled conditions."
They decided to
investigate further, under double-blind, controlled conditions.
The new study used
Arabidopsis thaliana seeds (a commonly used wild type of seed
that belongs to the Brassica family, which includes cruciferous
vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower), and measured
differences in hypocotyl length, anthocyanin, and chlorophyll
between seeds hydrated with intentionally treated vs. untreated
The hypocotyl is the stem of a germinating seed, anthocyanin refers
to specific cell biology properties of a plant, and chlorophyll
deals with the biology of the green pigment found within plants.
The study (Infrared
Spectra Alteration in Water Proximate to the Palms of Therapeutic
Practitioners) was designed as follows:
Three Buddhist monks
focused their intention on commercially bottled water with the
goal of improving the growth of seeds; bottled water from the
same source served as an untreated control.
Seeds with the
following three variations of cryptochrome (CRY) were used:
the wild type
gain-of-function mutation (His-CRY2)
function mutation (cry1/2),
...where "gain" and
"loss" refer to enhanced and reduced sensitivity to blue light,
Seeds were hydrated
with treated or untreated water under blinded conditions, and
then placed in random positions in an incubator.
process was repeated three times in each experiment, each time
using new seeds, and then the entire experiment was repeated
The results of the Taiwan
study showed a significant decrease in hypocotyl length, a
significant increase in anthocyanin (treated mean 17.0 ± 0.31 mg,
untreated mean, and a "modest" increase in chlorophyll.
To see the actual
numbers, and more details about the study, you can refer directly to
According to the authors:
conformed to the monks' intentions because a decrease in
hypocotyl length and increase in anthocyanin and chlorophyll are
associated with enhanced photomorphogenic growth. These
experiments suggest that the His-CRY2 mutation of Arabidopsis
may be an especially robust "detector" of intention.
This suggests that the
monks were able to change the structure of water.
There were a couple of concerns and biases but they didn't hold much
weight according to the authors. One of them that the chemical
composition of the water was not tested prior to the experiment, so
that could have somehow influenced the results instead of the monks.
Again, you can refer to
the study for more information like that.
Experiments over the past four decades have investigated whether
human intention alone can affect the properties of water. This
question has been of interest to alternative medicine research,
because the human body is made up of approximately 70% water.
Interest in this topic
has been rekindled by multiple researchers suggesting that
intentionally influenced water can be detected by examining ice
crystals formed from samples of that water.
hypothesized and shown that water influenced by intention can indeed
influence the physical formation of the ice crystals that water
commonly point to the idea that positive intentions tend to produce
symmetric, well-formed, aesthetically pleasing crystals, and
negative intentions tend to produce asymmetric, poorly formed, and
Dean Radin, the Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic
Sciences (one of the authors in the study above) along with
Masaru Emoto, Takashige Kizu, and Nancy Lund,
designed an experiment that tested this hypothesis.
As the study's description reads:
Over three days,
1,900 people in Austria and Germany focused their intentions
towards water samples located inside an electromagnetically
shielded room in California.
Water samples located
near the target water, but unknown to the people providing
intentions, acted as ''proximal'' controls.
Other samples located
outside the shielded room acted as distant controls. Ice drops
formed from samples of water in the different treatment
conditions were photographed by a technician, each image was
assessed for aesthetic beauty by over 2,500 independent judges,
and the resulting data were analyzed, all by individuals blind
with respect to the underlying treatment conditions.
that crystal images in the intentionally treated condition were
rated as aesthetically more beautiful than proximal control
crystals (p < 0.03, one-tailed).
replicates the results of an earlier pilot test.
You can access the full
Test of the Effects of Distant Intention on Water Crystal Formation".
Obviously, it's important to remember that this type of research
does cause a lot of controversy.
"There seems to be a
deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying
a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with
superstition, spiritualism and magic.
this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging
scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this
may be changing."
President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences
of Mind/Matter Influence
Stories of mind influencing matter have been written about for
thousands of years.
Nearly all ancient
literature from all parts of the world have stories of such
phenomena, whether it's ancient Vedic tests or the yoga sutras, all
the way to Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, and Milarepa or the Oracle at
Delphi, stories of 'superhuman' ability have always been alive and
The Buddha, for example,
was believed to possess all manner of supernormal powers and
Were these just
Or are any of these
stories actually true?
Why would literature
that dates back thousands of years exist describing these
abilities in great detail, in multiple parts of the world, if it
There are many
'paranormal' abilities that are said to be real, or at least what
seem to be 'paranormal.'
Perhaps they are simply
just 'normal.' The scientific study of phenomena like telepathy,
clairvoyance, remote viewing, which are a few of many that lie under
the umbrella of parapsychology, have all yielded statistically
Remote viewing, the
ability to describe a remote geographical location regardless of
ones location,, for example, was an extremely successful program
that worked multiple times for intelligence purposes.
That alone is
a very fascinating topic...
According Dr. Jessica Utts, the Chair of the Department of
Statistics at the University of California, Irvine, when it comes to
scientific studies in these realms.
"What convinced me
was just the evidence, the accumulating evidence as I worked in
this field and I got to see more and more of the evidence.
I visited the
laboratories, even beyond where I was working to see what they
were doing and I could see that they had really tight controls…
and so I got convinced by the good science that I saw being
And in fact I will
say as a statistician I've consulted in a lot of different areas
of science; the methodology and the controls on these
experiments are much tighter than any other area of of science
where I've worked."
of Mind Influencing Matter
Can mind influence matter?
Today, there are examples
from looking at matter at the quantum scale, and there are also real
life examples at the classical scale of mind-matter interaction.
For example, the quantum
double slit experiment is a very popular experiment used to examine
how consciousness and our physical material world are intertwined.
A study published in the
journal Physics Essays is one of many that explains how factors
associated with consciousness "significantly" correlated in
predicted ways with perturbations in the double slit interference
In this experiment, tiny bits of matter (photons, electrons, or any
atomic-sized object) are shot towards a screen that has two slits in
it. On the other side of the screen, a high tech video camera
records where each photon lands.
In this experiment, a
"not only disrupts
what has to be measured, they produce it. We compel the electron
to assume a definite position. We ourselves produce the result
of the measurement."
The experiment how
consciousness, or an "observer" actually influences what the
electrons and photos do, and what action they take.
As far as supposed real world examples, there are many. One of my
favorite examples comes from a document archived within the CIA's
electronic reading room. It examines experiments conducted by high
level Chinese scientists examining people with exceptional abilities
and their ability to move objects without touching them.
The document is entitled
into Paranormal Ability to Break Through Spatial Barriers."
I've cited it in many of my articles before.
The document reviews experiments by the Aerospace Medicine
Engineering Institute in Beijing, which the CIA believed was
"probably military operated."
It was reported in the
July 1990 issue of the Chinese Journal of Somatic Science (Kongzhi
et al., 1990; Jinggen et al., 1990; Banghui, 1990), and was
translated into English by the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency).
The document highlights experiments involving the videotaping and
high-speed photography of the transfer of test specimens (nuts,
bundles of matches, pills, nails, thread, photosensitive paper,
chemically treated paper, sponges dipped in FeCl3, etc.) through the
walls of sealed paper envelopes, double layered KCNS-type paper
bags, sealed glass bottles and tubes with sealed caps, and sealed
plastic film canisters without the walls of any of these containers
All of the Chinese
experiments reported using gifted children and young adults, who
possessed well-known extraordinary PK (psychokinetic) ability that
allowed them to teleport the various test specimens.
These particular experiments are mentioned many times in various
For example, a study
Physics Study" by Dr. Eric W. Davis,
the Adjunct Professor
in the Early Universe, Cosmology and Strings Group at the Center
for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research at Baylor
University, the Chief Science Officer of EarthTech Int'l, Inc.
and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin in Austin,
... who is also the
Owner/Chief Executive/Chief Scientist of
Warp Drive Metrics which
does consulting and contracting for the Department of Defense,
mentions these experiments as well.
A study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine
demonstrated that a woman with special abilities was able to
significantly accelerate the germination of specific seeds for the
purposes of developing a more robust seed stock. You can read more
about that and access the study "Seeds
Induced to Germinate Rapidly by Mentally Projected 'Qi Energy' Are
Apparently Genetically Altered".
There are also
declassified documents that show
human beings with these abilities.
There are examples from
every country, and it's not just from modern day. Ancient lore from
many cultures spoke of people with these same kind of 'mystical
During a visit to remote monasteries in the 1980s, Harvard Professor
of Medicine Herbert Benson and his team of researchers studied monks
living in the Himalayan Mountains who could, by
g Tum-mo (a
yoga technique), raise the temperatures of their fingers and toes by
as much as 17 degrees.
It is still unknown how
the monks are able to generate such heat. (source)
If human intention can impact physical material matter,
impact our thoughts, feeling and emotions can have on the human
experience and our physical material reality.
Imagine how important
the concept of
consciousness is when it comes to solving our
problems, and making the Earth a place of abundance and peace
for all life that resides here.
Imagine the potential
we have, and what we are capable of, what what type of human
experience we could all create, together, if these concepts were
at the forefront of what it will take to change the world...