The Secret Power of the Mind
January 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
Despite Noetic Science’s use of cutting-edge technologies, the discoveries themselves were far more mystical than the cold high-tech machines that were producing them. The stuff of magic and myth was fast becoming reality as the shocking new data poured in, all of it supporting the basic ideology of Noetic Science – the untapped potential of the human mind.
The overall thesis was simple: We have barely scratched the surface of our mental and spiritual capabilities.
Experiments at facilities like the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in California and the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab (PEAR) had categorically proven that human thought, if properly focused, had the ability to affect and change physical mass. Their experiments were no “spoon-bending” parlor tricks, but rather highly controlled inquires that all produced the same extraordinary result: our thoughts actually interacted with the physical world, whether or not we knew it, effecting change all the way down to the subatomic realm.
Mind over matter.
In 2001, in the hours following the horrifying events of September 11, the field of Noetic Science made a quantum leap forward. Four scientists discovered that as the frightened world came together and focused in the shared grief on this single tragedy, the outputs of thirty-seven different Random Event Generators around the world suddenly became significantly less random. Somehow, the oneness of this shared experience, the coalescing of millions of minds, had affected the randomizing function of these machines, organizing their outputs and bringing order from chaos.
The shocking discovery, it seemed, paralleled the ancient spiritual belief in a cosmic consciousness – a vast [adherence] of human intention that was actually capable of interacting with physical matter. Recently, studies in mass meditation and prayer had produced similar results in Random Event Generators, fueling the claim that human consciousness, as Noetic author Lynne McTaggart described it, was a substance outside the confines of the body…a highly ordered energy capable of changing the physical world.
…from this foundation, [Scientist’s] research had vaulted forward, proving that “focused thought” could affect literally anything – the growth rate of plants, the direction that fish swam in a bowl, the manner in which cells divide in a petri dish, the synchronization of separately automated systems, and the chemical reactions in one’s own body. Even the crystalline structure of a newly forming solid was rendered mutable by one’s mind…
Human thought can [actually] transform the physical world.
As [Scientists] experiments grew bolder, [the] results became more astounding. [The] work in [various] labs had proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that “mind over matter” was not just some New Age self-help mantra. The mind had the ability to alter the state of matter itself, and, more important, the mind had the power to encourage the physical world to move in a specific direction.
We are the masters of our own universe.
At the subatomic level, [Scientists] had shown that particles themselves came in and out of existence based solely on [the Scientists’] intention to observe them. In a sense, [their] desire to see a particle…manifested that particle. Heisenberg had hinted at this reality decades ago, and now it had become a fundamental principle of Noetic Science. In the words of Lynne McTaggart: “Living consciousness somehow is the influence that turns the possibility of something into something real. The most essential ingredient in creating our universe is the consciousness that observes it.”
The most astonishing aspect of [Scientist’s] work, however, had been the realization that the mind’s ability to affect the physical world could be augmented through practice. Intention was a learned skill. Like meditation, harnessing the true power of “thought” required practice. More important…some people were born more skilled at it than others. And throughout history, there had been those few who had become true masters.
This is the missing link between modern-science & ancient-mysticism.
~ excerpt from chapter 15 of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol ~
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