on Other Humans
The range of experiments
studying the effect of intention on living systems, especially other humans, is impressively broad. There does not
seem to be any limit to what our focused intention can influence.
Among the earliest, and
most consistently replicated, kind of study of human intention influencing other humans has been dream studies. It
has been shown that a person can use his or her mind to transmit images to another person who is sleeping, and the
sleeper’s dreams that night will include many of the projected images. Want to know
more? Click here.
A major focus of intention investigators has been
healing. The human mind appears to be able to protect cells from damage, to strengthen another person’s immune
system, to diagnose disease in another person from afar, to induce healing responses in sick people, to send
healing energies across vast distances, and more. We’ll talk more about those kinds of effects in the Healing section of this website.
Some of the most
well-controlled experiments deal with how one person’s intentions can affect another person’s physiology.
Researchers at IONS have conducted many studies of this type of distant influence, and they have shown that the
focused energy we project toward another person changes that person’s body in the intended way, even when the
recipient is in a room shielded from electromagnetic and others types of energy fields.
These kinds of
investigations generally are called DMILS studies, which stands for “Direct Mental Interactions with Living
Systems.” Here is a description of one DMILS study whose results have been verified through replications by many
different scientists. The point of the experiment was to see if a stimulus to one person’s brain would affect the
brain of another person who is located at a distance.
Both subjects (we’ll call them Jim and Jane) were hooked
up to EEGs, a devise which measures brain wave activity, and were placed in widely-separated and shielded rooms. A
light or a bright computer-generated pattern, such as a checkerboard pattern, was flashed into Jane’s eyes, causing
her brain wave patterns to change in a specific, predictable manner. What’s amazing was that at the exact same time
or a tiny fraction of a second later, Jim’s brain waves also changed, as if a light had flashed in his eyes, even
though none had. Somehow Jane and Jim became “entangled,” so that what happened to Jane directly affected Jim
in the same way. Want to Know More? Click here.