|Subtle energy is used in this context as Einstein
used it, that is, to describe a type of energy that is at present not
fully understood or measurable with today's equipment. This is similar to
how electromagnetism was viewed only 250 years ago. The effects could be
seen but not directly measured.
The vision of the research team and the results of the
studies we have conducted so far have attracted eminent scientists
involved in cutting-edge human energy research. For example, Dr. William A. Tiller,
Professor Emeritus of Stanford University and a pioneering researcher of
subtle energy, will be on the IHM research team as they conduct their
ground-breaking studies. Dr. Vladimir Poponin, formerly of the
Institute of Biochemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a
co-discoverer of the DNA phantom effect, has also joined the IHM research
For related research that researchers at
IHM want to continue, Dr. William A. Tiller and his colleagues at Stanford University developed a subtle
energy detector -- an ultra-sensitive Geiger counter-type device -- with
which they demonstrated the existence of an energy field that is
not in the electromagnetic spectrum. With this special detector, Dr.
Tiller demonstrated that this subtle energy field responds to
intentional human focus.
The combination of
the instrument that detects the DNA phantom effect and the
ultra-sensitive gas discharge detector represent two of the most advanced
technologies known for the scientific study of subtle energy. Much of the
basic research and the proof that these are workable technologies has
already been completed. These instruments will provide the tools for
careful study of subtle energy that will greatly advance our understanding
of ourselves and the world we live in. IHM is also designing and planning
to conduct experiments with a number of other types of detectors as well.
A number of studies conducted at IHM have demonstrated the effects of subtle energies on
changes in the conformational states of DNA and the structure of
water. (References for the published aspects of this work is provided
at the end of this section).
Measuring the Human Subtle Energy Fields
To date, we have monitored electrophysiological changes
in the body, associated with the progress of an individual's inner
self-management, via skin-contact devices like ECG, EEG, etc. This
provides some essential information but much is lost, especially for the
electrical and magnetic processes going on in the body. The important
information of a more subtle field nature is completely lost. The next
step is to monitor these important fields in the space adjacent to the
body via non-contact devices at distances from inches to many feet. Here,
one wishes to detect the field shape, amplitude and the polarization
present at a grid of points surrounding the body. To do this properly, for
a single field, one needs an array of detectors of the same basic type
(ten or more). The ability to discriminate details increases with the
number of detectors in the array.
Individual Detector Types:
(ø) A conventional Langmuir type device can be used to measure the
electrostatic fields and provides the voltage distribution in space and
(E) A new type of dielectric polarization
detector that we are developing is capable of giving us both the magnitude
and orientation of the electric field in space and time.
(H) Squid detector elements are now available to provide
measurements of the magnetic fields as a function of space and
(A) The magnetic vector potential fields
include both an electrodynamic part and subtle parts which we have reason
to believe are associated with the more subtle fields. The Josephson
Junctions used in the squid detector have the ability to measure A
directly in space and time. Thus, the independent and simultaneous
measurement of the magnetic, electric, electrostatic and magnetic vector
potentials will allow one to gain a measure of the subtle fields.
Research has shown that humans emit photons in at
least the range from the infrared to the ultraviolet. We anticipate
that both the flux and frequency spectra of these photons will shift
dependent upon the actual internal emotional and mental states of the
subject. Solid state photo cells are now available over this entire
G. Rein, R.
McCraty. Structural Changes in Water and DNA Associated with New
Physiologically Measurable States. Journal of Scientific
Exploration, 1994:8(3): 438-39.
G. Rein, R,
McCraty. Local and non-local effects of coherent heart frequencies on
conformational changes of DNA. Proc. Joint USPA/IAPR Conference,
Milwaukee, WI 1993
G. Rein, R, McCraty.
Modulation of DNA by coherent heart frequencies. Proc. 3rd annual ISSSEEM
conference, Monterey CA. 1993
R, McCraty. ECG
Spectra: The measurement of coherent and incoherent frequencies and their
relationship to mental and emotional states. Proc. 3rd annual ISSSEEM
conference, Monterey CA. 1993
Provides Scientific Evidence of Water's Capacity to Store and Amplify Weak
Electromagnetic and Subtle Energy Fields:
A growing body of recent scientific evidence is now confirming
traditional intuitive understandings of water's role as mediator
between the energetic and material worlds and its function as an
accumulator, transmitter and transducer of energy patterns and
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