In December, the call went out across Silicon Valley. "Anyone with tech skills who is interested in consciousness exploration, fill out this application for the Innovation Lab's experimental collaboration with Consciousness Hacking -- a 'Hackation' (hackathon + vacation) -- in which we will build a smartphone application to assess psi (or 'psychic') skills worldwide."
Mikey Siegel, the founder of Consciousness Hacking and the Institute of Noetics Sciences' Innovation Lab Director, Julia Mossbridge, were sure there was a broad interest in consciousness in Silicon Valley. What wasn't certain was whether IT professionals would devote an entire weekend to building something that couldn't be "monetized" or built into a business, and whether they would think we were nuts for being interested in psychic abilities.
They were blown away. They got applications from the best and the brightest in Silicon Valley. "We had to turn many well-qualified people away. We ended up with a team of 16 bright minds with complementary skills: design, project planning, database management and design, mobile app coding, and more. Not only were these people with the skills and willingness to build what we were asking them to create, they all seemed to get along, collaborating in a flow state that rarely seemed to be interrupted. On the rare occasions when the flow was interrupted, it was repaired by the insight and wisdom of the Hackation participations," said Mossbridge.
Lab Intern Gareth Gwyn, wrote this inspirational piece about the consciousness hack app built at the event: "What if launching this app marked the unique beginning of a grassroots movement in expanding awareness? Psi is now often referred to as 'having superpowers' because so few have owned up to this self-actualized state of being, yet it is possible that every single human has the potential to be ignited on a path to this world of less suffering. And we could help them. What if psychic abilities ceased to be referred to as 'super' or 'magical' anymore because it was allowed to be expressed as part of our being in everyday culture, rather than ostracized out of fear? What an interesting measurement of success to consider psychic one day becoming completely normal, especially because it would ultimately mean we'd all have more direct access to deeper love and be more authentic versions of ourselves. Well, what then would the new 'magic' be?"
QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: As one delves deeper and deeper into the nature of consciousness, the clearer a sense of oneness becomes. Deeper awareness of the non-local nature of consciousness--or, that it is everywhere--becomes an everyday experience. As these types of collaborations expand, useful consciousness tools will be developed, thus "hacking" the future evolution of humans. Use the meditation elixir, Alchemy of Transformation, to help hack your personal evolution.
Consciousness: There's an app for that!
In the spring of this year, the Institute of Noetic Sciences will be launching "ENTANGLED"--a free mobile app based on the Global Consciousness Project, which examines random data for meaningful correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. With Entangled, IONS hope to give the world a better understanding of what it means to say "we're all connected."
Using devices called random number generators (RNGs), for several decades labs like IONS and Princeton University's PEAR lab have been exploring how human minds seem to have an unexplained influence on chaotic systems. How this influence works is still a mystery, but it suggests that consciousness is more deeply connected to the fabric of reality than previously imagined.
Going a step further, the Global Consciousness Project has found intriguing evidence that RNGs spread around the world register similar effects when global events synchronize the attention of millions of people, such as the attacks of 9/11 and New Year celebrations. During such times, the RNGs are often seen to depart from their ordinary random behaviour, with mysterious patterns of order emerging in the data.
The Entangled app is the result of 3 years of research and development. When downloaded, the app converts hardware functions on your phone into a physical RNG. Previous research suggests that its output can be influenced by your mind. You’ll be able to explore and play with the REG in your phone through visualizations, as well as all those those participating in an event, or the entire planet. This data, which is uploaded anonymously to our servers, creates a living network which will be analyzed for possible mind-matter effects on a local and global scale.
Entangled will create a platform for large-scale, opt-in consciousness research experiments that simplify data collection and analysis. A few of the experiments we have planned include:
- Mass Meditation: What happens when a hundred-thousand people meditate at once? In collaboration with Unify.org, we will study RNG data records collected from smartphones to find out.
- Natural Disasters: Can the collective unconscious "sense" the arrival of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, before they happen? Can tapping into the collective unconscious improve the efficacy of early warning systems?
- Concerts: Will the excitement and shared atmosphere of concerts and big celebrations produce produce mind-matter effects? Opt in and find out!
Mainstream medicine is coming around...
Meditation, yoga, and prayer are all grouped into a category (in medical terms) called "relaxation-response techniques." These techniques have been subject to several studies which clearly show that regular practice directly affects physiologic factors such as heart rate, blood pressure, stress, anxiety, oxygen consumption, and more. It was first described over 40 years ago by Herbert Benson, Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute and co-author of the paper presented in this article.
The new study, out of the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, from the Institute for Technology Assessment and the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine, found that people participating in the relaxation-response program actually used fewer health care services in the year after their participation, compared to how many they used the previous year.
So, how did the research team analyze the impact of mind-body interventions on modern day medical techniques? They gathered data on people who have been participating in the BHI Relaxation Response Resiliency Program for the past eight years. After analyzing more than four thousands participants, and comparing it with a control group of almost fourteen thousand (while also taking other factors into consideration — read the study for more), the participants engaging in the relationship program displayed an average reduction of 43 percent when it came to using their regular health care services over the year after their participation in the project.
"I think of it this way: There are many gates to wellness, but not everyone is ready to walk through a particular gate at a given time. From a public health perspective, it is better to be prepared to offer these tools to people in their customary settings than to wait for them to seek out these interventions. For that reason, we feel that mind-body interventions — which are both low-cost and essentially risk-free--should perhaps be incorporated into regular preventive care." --Herbert Benson, founder and director emeritus of the BHI and co-author of this current study.
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