Experiments Show the Field is Real

Seth Lloyd, the designer of the first feasible quantum computer, makes the simple but unequivocal statement that “The universe is a quantum computer. As the computation proceeds, reality unfolds”. His book, Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmo (Vintage Publishers, 2007), posits the exciting premise that we, in the most literal sense of the word, actually do create our reality. The universe mirrors back to us our beliefs in the most precise way.

 

I will briefly discuss several paradigm-shattering experiments which support the theory of the universe as a consciousness computer.

 

The International Peace Project in the Middle East took place in August and September of 1988. Researchers in Israel selected a number of participants who were willing to use Transcendental Meditation(TM) to see if there was any effect upon several indicators of violence, including the level of crime, level of armed conflict in Lebanon, number of fires, and number of car accidents. In addition, measures of improvement included increases in the national stock market and improvements in the national mood. The participants met at a central location twice a day to practice TM. During the time that they were meditating, all of the indicators of violence went down. The crime levels dropped to an unprecedented low and armed conflict in Lebanon was all but at a standstill. As soon as the participants stopped their meditation at the conclusion of the experiment, violence went back to the pre-experiment levels. (Orme-Johnson, D., C.N. Alexander, J.L. Davies, H.M. Chandler, W.E. Larimore 1988, International Peace Project in the Middle East: The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field. Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 32 No. 4)

 

In May of 2004, a study conducted at the Turin, Italy Medical School showed that patients’ beliefs determined medical outcomes. A number of patients, all of whom had Parkinson’s Disease, underwent surgery believing that they would receive a drug which would restore their brain chemistry to normal levels. In reality, they were given a placebo which should have had no effect whatsoever on their medical condition. However, electronic scans showed that the cells in the patients’ brains responded as if they were actually given the drug. (Benedetti, F., L. Collaca, E. Torre, M. Lanotte, A. Melcarne, M. Pesare, B. Bergamasco, L. Lopiano 2004. Placebo-Responsive Parkinson Patients Show Decreased Activity in Single Neurons of Sub-thalamic Nucleus. Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 7 No. 6)

 

Belief also plays a powerful role in recovery. Dr. Bruce Moseley, of the Baylor School of Medicine, participated in a 2002 study which proved this beyond a shadow of a doubt. One does not normally think of surgery as something which can be affected by one’s mind. However, this study showed otherwise. Dr. Moseley performed knee surgery on three different groups of persons. He shaved the damaged cartilage in the knees of one group. The second group had their knee joints flushed out. For the third group, no actual surgery was done. A couple of incisions were made, salt water was splashed on the knee and then the incisions were sewn up. Aftercare was the same for everyone, including exercise. Interestingly enough, the group which did not have surgery improved just as much as the other groups. This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2002, No. 347), “A Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee”.

 

A study published in 2004 found that meditation had a positive impact on vital gene functions. It was found that there were important differences in the genetic makeup of those who meditated. These persons were found to have reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes. This in turn leads to faster recovery from physical and emotional stress. (Kaliman et al, 2014,Psychoneuroendocrinology), “Rapid Changes in Histone Deacetylases and Inflammatory Gene Expression In Expert Meditators”.

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