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Chapter Four

“At this point, we may need to consider a shift in perspective. Let’s start by asking ourselves this question: What, exactly, is Mind? Even when we discuss the pineal gland, we are still prone to think of the mind as something that exists within each person–where one mind then sends messages to another mind like a two-way radio. However, what if we’re actually all sharing the same mind, to some degree–and that mind is far more energetic in nature than we’ve been led to believe?

Let’s go back to Backster and really think about what he discovered. If the mind is an energetic field, then bacteria could be sharing the same mind as plants. Plants could share the same mind as eggs. Eggs could share the same mind as animals. And all living things may share the same mind with us. When Backster wanted to burn a leaf, the plant responded. When Backster started watering a plant, it tracked his movements. Backster once told me his plants always “screamed” when one man came into the lab–and this man turned out to mow lawns for a living. When two people meditate together and then go their separate ways, a jolting flash of light in one person’s eyes will create an identical brainwave shock in the other person–25 percent of the time. The Institute of HeartMath showed that when we live together, work together, to have an affinity for each other, we begin synchronizing brainwaves, heartbeat patterns and other vital signs. Dr. William Braud found that a nervous person could have better concentration and an immediate improvement in mental focus–simply by having someone else do the thinking for them at a distance.

Thoughts Occurring Directly in the Source Field

A September 2010 article in Wired magazine featured a discussion between Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson on what they called”the hive mind.” A surprising number of human innovations appear in different people’s minds simultaneously–as if we’re all using the same energy field to think with. As new ideas are introduced into that energy field, they suddenly become available to everyone.

Steven Johnson: . . . Calculus, the electrical battery, the electrical battery, the telephone, the steam engine, the radio–all these ground-breaking innovations were hit upon by multiple inventors working in parallel with no knowledge of one another. . . .
Kevin Kelly: It’s amazing that the myth of the lone genius has persisted for so long, since simultaneous invention has always been the norm, not the exception. Anthropologists have shown that the same inventions tended to crop up in prehistory at roughly similar times, in roughly the same order, among cultures on different continents that couldn’t possibly have contacted one another. . . . Gregor Mendel’s ideas about genetics, for example: He formulated them in 1865, but they were ignored for 35 years because they were too advanced. Nobody could incorporate them. Then, when the collective mind was ready and his idea was only one hop away, three different scientists independently rediscovered within roughly a year of one another. (1)

An article in The New Yorker by Malcolm Gladwell reveals that this phenomenon is far more prevalent than most people think. As of 1922, fully 148 different major scientific discoveries had been documented as occurring nearly  simultaneously.

This phenomenon of simultaneous discovery–what science historians call “multiples”– turns out to be extremely common. One of the first comprehensive lists of multiples was put together by William Ogburn and Dorothy Thomas, in 1992, and they found a hundred and forty-eight major scientific discoveries that fit the multiple pattern. Newton and Leibniz both discovered calculus. Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace both discovered evolution. Three mathematicians “invented” decimal fractions. Oxygen was discovered by Joseph Priestley, in Wiltshire, in 1774, and by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, in Uppsala, a year earlier. Color photography was invented at the same time by Charles Cros and by Louis Ducos du Hauron, in France. Logarithms were invented by John Napier and Henry Briggs in Britain, and by Joost Burgi in Switzerland. “There were four independent discoveries of sunspots, all in 1611; namely, by Galileo in Italy, Scheiner in Germany, Fabricius in Holland and Harriott in England,” Ogburn and Thomas note, and they continue:

“The law of the conservation of energy, so significant in science and philosophy, was formulated four times independently in 1847, by Joule, Thomson, Colding and Helmholz. They had been anticipated by Robert Mayer in 1842. There seem to have been at least six different inventors of the thermometer and no less than nine claimants of the invention of the telescope. Typewriting machines were invented simultaneously in England and in America by several individuals in these countries. The steamboat is claimed as the “exclusive” discovery of Foulton, Jouffroy, Rumsey, Styevens and Symmington.” (2)

Wilcock has many more pages of experiments and citations documenting this effect. Credo points for mentioning Richard Linklater’s Waking Life!

Remote Viewing: Venturing Directly Into the Field

Wilcock cites David Morehouse’s Psychic Warrior: The True Story of the CIA’s Paranormal Espionage and the works of Joe McMoneagle (Mind Trek, The Ultimate Time Machine with Charles T. Tart, The Stargate Chronicles and Memoirs of a Psychic Spy).

“Jahn and Dunne trained forty-eight ordinary people in an early type of remote viewing, where one person would visit a randomly chosen location from five to six thousand miles away and the viewer would attempt to gain information about what that person was seeing. In 336 rigorous trials, almost two-thirds o the viewers’ observations appeared to be significantly accurate–at odds of a billion to one against chance. When the sender and receiver were bonded emotionally or by familial relationship, their results improved dramatically. (16) A distinguished government panel of skeptical scientists and two Nobel laureates studied twenty-two years of experimental data in remote viewing–and concluded the research was flawless. (17) Another team, headed by noted skeptic Dr. Ray Hyman, concluded the results were much too strong to be written off as random chance or coincidence. (18) Screened rooms were used to prove electromagnetic waves could not be responsible for transferring the information to the viewer’s conscious mind. (19) Remote viewers also were able to see events that had not yet happened in linear time, even when those events were chosen at random–after they had already been correctly viewed in a secure location. (20) (21)

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In 1907, as published in the American Medicine journal, Dr. Duncan MacDougall found that his patients suddenly lost a little over one ounce of weight directly after their physical death. In these studies, the patients were kept on beds within a metallic basin that would catch any bodily fluids. The air they exhaled from their lungs upon death did not weigh anywhere near one ounce–nonetheless, the weight loss remained consistent in every case. (26) In 1975, Dr. Hereward Carrington and associates found that the average person would lose two and a quarter ounces of weight while they were having an out-of-body experience. When they returned to the body, the missing mass immediately returned. (27)

It appears there is an “energetic” component of our bodies that may be withdrawing from each and every cell, and projecting to other locations–either at death, when remote viewing or when having an out-of-body experience. As we sit inside an electrically shielded room, we can create photons in a remote photons in a remote location we are viewing–even if no visible light can get into that area, as we saw in the Chinese experiments. This gives us a compelling insight into how light may actually be appearing inside the pineal gland. A surprisingly high number of people who have out-of-body or near-death experiences see a silver cord that attaches their astral body to their physical body. In the majority of cases the cord appears to be attached to the exact location of the pineal gland, and emerges either from the front or the back of the head. (28) It may very well be that we all have an energetic duplicate of our physical body that is constantly traveling outside ourselves, as in remote viewing, and reporting back what it sees to the pineal gland–through the silver cord. Ecclesiastes 12:6 seems to refer to this energetic cord: “Remember him–before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken.” (29)

Wilcock goes on to discuss NDE research. Scientists who have investigated this phenomena: Dr. Sam Parnia (“… many studies have concluded that being clinically brain dead does not interrupt the continuity of our thinking minds …”), Dr. Pim van Lommel, Dr. Raymond Moody (Life After Life), Dr. Kenneth Ring, Dr. Michael Newton (Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls). Expounding on Newton’s research:

In the introduction to Journey of Souls, I explained my background as a traditional hypnotherapist and how skeptical I had been about the use of hypnosis for metaphysical regression. In 1947, at age fifteen, I placed my first subject in hypnosis, so I was definitely old school and not a New Ager. Thus, when I unintentionally opened the gateway to the spirit world with a client, I was stunned. . . . After more years of quiet research, I was able to construct a working model of spirit world structure. . . . I also found that it did not matter if a person was an atheist, deeply religious, or believed in any philosophical persuasion in between–once they were in the proper superconscious state of hypnosis, all were consistent in their reports. . . . I built up a high volume of cases. . . . While these years of specialized research into the spirit world rolled on, I worked practically in seclusion. . . . I even stayed out of metaphysical bookstores because I wanted absolute freedom from outside bias. (34)

Newton’s first book, Journey of Souls, is organized sequentially, in terms of time and location, to walk us through all ten stages from initial death to final reincarnation: Death and Departure, The Gateway to the Spirit World, Homecoming, Orientation, Transition, Placement, Life Selection, Choosing a New Body, Preparation and Embarkation, and Rebirth. (35) Dr. Newton also found that souls displayed visible colors that were relative to their level of advancement–falling neatly in line with the spectrum we see in the rainbow.

I found that typically, pure white denotes a younger soul and with advancement soul energy becomes more dense, moving into orange, yellow, green and finally the blue ranges. In addition to these center core auras, there are subtle mixtures of halo colors within every group that relate to the character aspects of each soul. For want of a better system, I have classified soul development as moving from a level I beginner through various learning stages t o that of a master at level VI. These greatly advanced souls are seen as having a deep indigo color. I have no doubt even higher levels exist, but my knowledge of them is restricted because I only receive reports from people who are still incarnating . . . it is my subjects who use “level” to describe where they are on the ladder of learning. . . . While in a superconscious state during deep hypnosis, my subjects tell me that in the spirit world no soul is looked down upon as having less value than any other soul. We are all in a process of transformation to something greater than our current state of enlightenment. . . .

There certainly is structure in the spirit world, but it exists within a sublime matrix of compassion, harmony, ethics and morality far beyond what we practice on Earth. . . . There is a value system here of overwhelming kindness, tolerance, patience and absolute love. . . . Advanced subjects talk about the time of conjunction when they will join the “Most Sacred Ones.” In this sphere of dense purple light there is an all-knowing Presence. (36)

Dr. Linda Backman received training from Dr. Michael Newton and since 1993 has conducted her own research into the “life between lives.” Her work serves as a valuable source of independent, professionally obtained data that corroborates the results Newton gained in his own practice–although she focuses on the more highly advanced souls. One of her main conclusions is that these people often take on very difficult lives as a way of dramatically increasing their own rate of spiritual growth. (37)


Dr. Ian Stevenson, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, spent more than forty years tracking down over three thousand children who experienced specific, detailed memories of their alleged “past lives.” Many of these children were able to tell Dr. Stevenson what their names used to be, as well as who their alleged friends and family were. They often revealed how and where they died, along with many other astonishingly specific details that could easily be proven or disproven by investigation. Personality and behavior quirks carried over from one apparent lifetime to another, and the children bore a surprising facial resemblance to whomever they said they had been before. (38)

Over and over again, Dr. Stevenson found the names the children gave were correct. The surviving relatives could be tracked down. Their faces looked similar to their suspected past lives, and the specific details all checked out. One Lebanese girl was able to remember the names and precise interrelationships of twenty-five different people she claimed to have known before, without ever having had any contact with them, or anyone who knew them, in her current life. Respected academics like Dr. Jim Tucker, medical director of the Child and Family Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Virginia, have said that “reincarnation is the most likely explanation for the strongest cases.” (39)

Skeptics can and do write off such accounts as anecdotal and unverifiable in nature, but Dr. Ian Stevenson’s forty-plus years of scientific research provided solid proof that reincarnation is real–just as the adherents of Hinduism, Buddhism and even Orthodox Judaism have often believed. The implications are stunning, and absolutely central to our main theme in this book–it means you can look yourself in the eye, standing in front of a mirror, and say “I will always exist,” with a deep inner knowing that this is true. Without the hidden fear of non-existence hanging over your head, you will soon lead a much happier life. If you are willing to try out certain practices, you can have personal experiences that will confirm this greater truth for you–and which may ultimately cause you to wonder if we are all living in a “global lucid dream.”

Works Cited

1 Kelly, Kevin and Steven Johnson, “Where Ideas Come From.” Wired, September 27, 2010. (accessed December 2010).

2 Gladwell, Malcolm. “In the Air: Who Says Big Ideas Are Rare?” The New Yorker, May 12, 2008. (accessed December 2010)

16 Radin, D. The Conscious Universe: The scientific truth of psychic phenomena. New York: HarperCollins, 1997, p. 105. or (accessed December 2010)

17 McTaggart, Lynne. The Field: The quest for the secret force of the universe. New York: HarperCollins, 2002, p. 160.

18 Utts, J. (1996) “An assessment of the evidence for psychic functioning.” Journal of Scientific Exploration, 10, pp. 3-30.

19 Putoff, H. & Targ, R. (1976, pp. 329-353) “A perceptual channel for information transfer over kilometer distances: historical perspective and recent research,” Proceedings of the IEEE, 64 (3). Cited in McTaggart, Lynne, The Field, Op. cit.

20 Jahn, R. G., Dunne, B. J. Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.

21 Bisaha, J.J., Dunne, B. J. “Multiple subject and long-distance precognitive remote viewing of geographical locations.” In: Tart, C., Puthoff, H. E., Targ, R., eds. Mind at Large, New York: Praeger, 1979: pp. 107-124.

27 Carrington, Hereward. Laboratory Investigations into Psychic Phenomena. Philadelphia: David McKay company, ca 1940.

28 Williams, Kevin. (2007) The NDE and the Silver Cord. (accessed December 2010).

29 Holy Bible. Ecclesiastes 12:6. New International Version. (accessed December 2010)

34 Newton, Michael. (2000) Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, pp. xi-xii. (accessed December 2010).

35 Newton, Michael. (1994) Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives. Llewellyn Publications, 1st Edition. (accessed December 2010).

36 Newton, Michae. (2000) Op cit., pp. 5-8

37 Backman, Linda. (2009) Bringing Your Soul to Light: Healing Through Past Lives and the Time Between. Llewellyn Publications. (accessed December 2010).

38 Stevenson, Ian. Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. University of Virginia Press, October 1, 1980.

39 Penman, Danny. ” ‘I died in Jerusalem in 1276,’ says doctor who underwent hypnosis to reveal a former life.” Daily Mail Online, April 25, 2008.

Chapter 3

Many different ancient traditions say there is a physical gland nestled deep within the center of the brain, where telepathic thought transmissions and visual images are received. This tiny pinecone-shaped gland is known as the epiphysis or pineal gland, and is about the size of a pea. In fact, the word “pineal” comes from the Latin pinea, which means “pinecone.” Ancient cultures all over the world were fascinated by the pinecone and the pineal-gland-shaped images, and consistently used them in their highest forms of spiritual artwork. Pythagoras, Plato, Iamblichus, Descartes and others wrote of this gland with great reverence. It has been called “the seat of the soul.”

The pineal gland is not technically a part of the brain; it is not protected by the blood-brain barrier. (1) It exists in the approximate geometric center of the brain’s mass, has a hollow interior filled with a watery fluid, and receives more blood flow than any other part of the body except the kidneys. Since it is not protected by the blood-brain barrier, the fluid inside the pineal gland gathers an increasing amount of mineral deposits, or “brain sand,” over time–which have optical and chemical properties similar to the enamel on your teeth. (2)

Wilcock goes into detail about the significance of pine cone/pineal gland symbolism “featued in sacred art and architecture from all over the world.” I would advise you to check out his free online documentary The 2012 Enigma for more. It is extremely important for research/historical reasons, but is not new or particularly interesting to me, so I’m going to skip much of this chapter.

Medical Investigations of the Third Eye

According to Dr. Richard Cox in USC’s Health & Medicine journal, Descartes “perceived the mind as some sort of out-of-body experience expressed through the pineal gland.” (34) Cox reveals some surprising facts about the pineal gland:

‘Under the skin in the skull of a lizard lies a light-responsive “third eye” which is the evolutionary equivalent of the bone-encased, hormone-secreting pineal gland in the human brain. The human pineal is denied access to light directly, but like the lizard’s “third eye,” it  shows enhanced release of its hormone, melatonin, during the night. . . . Dissected, the reptile’s pineal looks much like an eye, with the same shape and tissue. The pineal . . . uniquely remains the major source of circulating melatonin, [which tells us] when to go to sleep at night and when to get up in the morning. . . . The presence of light reduces the pineal gland’s secretion of melatonin, and darkness stimulates production. Since daylight and darkness affect the gland’s production of the hormone, the pineal functions as a kind of internal timepiece.’ (35)

Wilcock goes on to talk about “piezoluminescence.” Microcrystals were found in dissected pineal glands that “expand and contract in the presence of electromagnetic fields.” (41)

Piezoelectric crystals can be used to tune in to radio stations without any electricity. The electromagnetic waves that are jittering all around us make these crystals expand and contract constantly. These movements can then be detected and amplified to make sound. (42) Some, if not many, piezoelectric crystals also give off varying amounts of light–in a process known as piezoluminescence. (43)

Then follows the obligatory Dr. Rick Strassman/DMT references. Dr. Laurence Johnston discusses the controversial idea that the pineal gland is responsible for secreting dimethyltryptamine:

DMT is structurally similar to melatonin. The biochemical precursor to both molecules is serotonin, a key neurotransmitter whose pathways are involved in mood and targeted in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. DMT also structurally resembles other psychedelic drugs, such as LSD and psilocybin, and is the active agent in the  ayahuasca brew Amazon shamans use to provoke out-of-body experiences. . . .

Trace amounts of DMT have been found in humans, particularly in the lungs, but also in the brain. Strassman emphasizes that the pineal gland is theoretically more capable than virtually any other tissue to produce DMT, including possessing the prerequisite biochemical precursors and transforming enzymes. However, we do not yet know for certain whether DMT is made by the pineal. (45)

There is also reason to believe cellular phones and other microwave-emitting devices are damaging to the pineal gland. And fluoride, of course. I am quite familiar with these discussions so I am not transcribing too much detail. What Wilcock is eventually driving at here is that The Source Field communicates with us directly through the pineal gland, primarily through resonance of photons.

Works Cited

2 Mabie, Curtis P. and Wallace, Betty M. (1974)  “Optical, physical and chemical properties of pineal gland calcifications.” Calcified Tissue International. 16, 59-71.

34 Cox, Richard. The Mind’s Eye. USC Health & Medicine. Winter 1995. In Craft, Cheryl M. (ed)., (accessed December 2010).

35 Ibid

41 Baconnier, S.S., Lang, B., et al. (2002) “Calcite microcrystals in the pineal gland of the human brain: first physical and chemical studies.” Bioelectromagnetics 23(7): 488-95.

42 Field, Simon Quellen. Science Toys You Can Make With Your Kids. Chapter 4: Radio. (accessed December 2010).

43 Harvey, E. Newton. The Nature of Animal Light. (Triboluminescence and Piezoluminescence.) Project Gutenberg, November 26, 2010. (accessed December 2010).

45 Johnston, Laurance. “The Seat of the Soul.” Parappalegia News, August 2009. (accessed December 2010).

Chapter 2

First section is about “a remarkable female healer known as Pachita–born Barbara Guerrero–born in Mexico. Carla Rueckart describes the psychic healing treatment in The Law of One, Book I:

In late 1977 and early 1978 we accompanied Dr. Andrija Puharich and his research associates to Mexico City to investigate a Mexican psychic surgeon, a seventy-eight-year-old woman called Pachita, who had been practicing for a great many years. . . . Pachita used a very dull knife with a five-inch blade. She passed it around amongst the entire research group watching to see our reactions, especially mine, since I was the guinea pig. Since her “operations” took place with me lying on my stomach I cannot give a firsthand account of what occurred, but Don informs me t hat the knife seemed to disappear four inches into my back and was then moved rapidly across the spine. This was repeated several times. Pachita was, she said, working on my kidneys. Again we made no attempt to conserve “evidence” as we knew t hat it would come to nothing. Many have attempted to research psychic surgery by analysis of its products, and have found either inconclusive results or null results, indicting that psychic surgery is a fraud. (4)

[ . . . Skipping a couple of pages . . . ]

Said the book’s author, “Andrija was convinced that Pachita’s ‘instant surgery’ was completely genuine, and that no fraud of any kind was possible under his and his colleagues’ scientific observation and documentation.” (5)

Mexican Neuroscientist Enters the Twilight Zone

Whether or not these were actual surgical procedures, Pachita’s work also had a huge impact on Dr. Jacobo Grinberg-Zylberbaum–arguably Mexico’s most controversial neuroscientist. In 1977, Grinberg took a teaching job at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City–and produced a wealth of hard scientific data on the physiology of learning and memory, visual perception and physiological psychology. That same year, Grinberg met Pachita–who completely transformed everything he thought he knew about biology, psychology and medicine. Sam Quinones described the effect Pachita had on Grinberg in a 1997 article:

“According to Grinberg, [Pachita] performed successful surgery without anesthesia, using a mountain knife. She replaced diseased organs with others that appeared out of thin air. . . . Grinberg spent several months watching Pachita’s operations and talking and traveling with her. He admitted that his description of her operations sounded like ravings, but he insisted he’d seen them.” (6)

According to the same article, Grinberg ultimately wrote seven volumes on the shamans of Mexico, and had gone deeply into this type of research by the mid-1980s. Puzzled by the feats he believed he had observed Pachita performing, he theorized that there must be a “neuronal field,” as he called it, created within the brain, which in turn interacts with what he called the “pre-space structure”–a field that all space, time, matter, energy, biological life and consciousness emanates from–i.e., the Source Field. Here is how Grinberg explained it in his own words–which are admittedly technical.

“The pre-space structure is a holographic, non-local lattice that has . . . the attribute of consciousness. The neuronal field [created by the brain] distorts this lattice, and activates a partial interpretation of it that is perceived as an image. Only when the brain-mind system is free from interpretations, do the neuronal field and the pre-space structure become identical. In this situation, the perception of reality is unitary, without ego and with a lack of any duality. In this situation, pure consciousness and a feeling of an all-embracing unity and luminosity is [sic] perceived. All the systems that spiritual leaders have developed . . . have had the goal of arriving at this direct perception of the pure pre-space structure. . . . The science of consciousness that I would like to develop is a science that will try to understand, study and research the above-mentioned ideas.” (7)

Obviously, if such feats as Pachita’s are even possible, very few people possess such abilities. In order to awaken the world to what our true potential might be, Grinberg knew he would need to start with something very simple and repeatable. His earliest experiments in the category began in 1987. Two people, usually a male-female couple, would sit and meditate together for twenty minutes–to form a close bond with each other. They were then separated into two different rooms, each of which was shielded from any and all electromagnetic fields. Both participants’ brainwaves would begin to noticeably synchronize, even while they were apart–and Grinberg could measure it on their EEG readouts. He also found that both hemispheres within each person’s brain would show the same patterns–which normally only happens in deep meditation. Furthermore, the person who had the most coherent, well-organized brain waves seemed to always “win”–exerting greater influence upon the other. (8)

In 1994, Grinberg came up with an even more compelling way to demonstrate this effect. Most of the experiment was the same–two people meditated together for twenty minutes and then went into separate, shielded rooms. Now, however, he flashed bright lights in one participant’s eyes–causing them to expeience sudden shocks. Each time he ran the experiment, one hundred different flashes of light were given at random. Twenty-five percent of the time when he flashed the light in one person’s eyes, the other person had a very similar brainwave “shock”–at the exact same time. Grinberg’s control subjects did not show any such connections. This was a stunning discovery–and the results were published in the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays. (9)

This is when disaster struck. Shortly after the publication of his paper in 1994, Grinberg disappeared. He still has never been found–and there is even a Facebook page dedicated to tracking him down after all these years. (10)

Rigorous Laboratory Proof of Consciousness Transfer

Thankfully, other scientists have performed similar experiments, further validating Backster’s initial results. Dr. Charles Tart, from Berkeley, set up a bizarre experiment where he gave himself painful electrical shocks, automatically–and then attempted to “send” his pain to another person who was the “receiver.” This person was wired up to measure heart rate, blood volume and ot her physiological signals. Tart found that the receiver’s body did indeed respond to the shocks–through things such as an increase in heart rate and a decrease in blood volume–but the receiver had no conscious knowledge of when Dr. Tart was sending them. (12)

Probably the greatest modern pioneer in these sorts of experiments is Dr. William Braud. According to Lynne McTaggart in The Field, Dr. Braud began by performing an experiment in the late 1960s in which he attempted to transmit his thoughts to one of his students–while the student was under hypnosis. When Dr. Braud picked his  hand, the student felt pain. When he put his hand over a candle flame, the student felt heat. When he stared at a picture of a boat, the student made comments about a boat. When Braud stepped into the sun, the student mentioned sunlight. Distance did not seem to matter; even when Braud was many miles away, it worked just as well. (13) This certainly suggests that the Backster Effect is just the beginning–we share so much more information with one another than just the shocks from our nervous system. As the years went by, Dr. Braud sought ways to study this effect under controlled laboratory conditions–and he has now published more than 250 articles in professional psychology journals, and written numerous book chapters. (14) (15)

Braud’s first rigorous laboratory experiment involved knife fish, which emit electrical signals that change whenever they move from one position to another. These electrical signals can be used to precisely determine the fish’s position, and can be picked up by electrodes attached to the side of the tank. Braud’s participants were consistently able to change the position of the fish by their conscious intent alone. Similarly, Braud found that participants could increase the speed that Mongolian gerbils ran on their activity wheel,s with all other factors being ruled out. Braud also designed an experiment in which he put human red blood cells in a test tube–along with a saline solution that had enough salt in it to kill the cells. His participants were able to focus their minds and protect these cells from bursting open. This was easily verified by measuring how much light could pass through the solution. The more the cells broke down, the more transparent the solution became–so less light was a sign of healthier cells. (16)

From there, Braud moved on to human beings. Have you ever felt someone staring at you, only to turn around and fin out you were right? Braud wanted to see if he could study this effect in the lab, and confirm that it really works. He put one person in a private room with a small video camera, wired him up to the polygraph and told him to relax. In a neighboring room, he could see the participant’s face on his television monitor. A second participant was then told to stare intently at this person on the monitor and try to get his attention–but only when a computerized random-number generator told them to. Sure enough, when the first person was being stared at, his skin revealed significant electrical spikes. This occurred an average of 59 percent of the time he was being stared at. (17) This might not sound like much, but a 9-percent increase above chance is considered highly substantial.

Dr. Braud then changed the experiment. He had his participants meet each other first–and stare intently into each other’s eyes while they talked. He encouraged them to get comfortable with each other. Now, when the person was stared at by his friend, he noticeably relaxed–on a measurable electrical level. (18) This is solid proof that people can be staring at us, sending us their pai, transmitting thoughts–and even though our bodies may react to these signals on a physical level, we usually don’t have any conscious awareness of what’s going on. The same thing might be happening when the phone rings and we think we know who it is–only to find out we were right. When the caller visualizes our face, we feel something–and if our mind is quiet enough, we might get a mental image of who it is. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the most renowned Source Field investigators in modern times, also has proven “the sense of being stared at” is indeed genuine–in multiple, published experiments. (19)

The Outer Limits of Shared Consciousness

Minor anxiety disorders, like nervousness and the inability to concentrate, also were measurably improved in Dr. Braud’s studies. In an experiment from 1983, Dr. Braud and an anthropologist named Marilyn Schlitz studied a group of highly nervous people along with a group of calmer people. The nervousness of each group, in this case, could be directly measured by the amount of electrical activity on their skin. In some cases, the groups were given common relaxation techniques and instructed to calm themselves down. In other cases, Braud and Schlitz tried to calm them down by simply concentrating on them from another room. The originally calm group showed very little change by practicing the exercises or being “remote influenced,” but the nervous group became much calmer–in both cases. Surprisingly, Braud and Schlitz’s remote influencing effects upon the nervous group worked almost as well as any relaxation exercises they did for themselves. (20) Similarly, when Braud and Schlitz remotely concentrated on someone in an attempt to help him focus his attention, the subject had an immediate improvement. The people whose minds were the most apt to wander gained the strongest benefits from this process. (21)

Thankfully, Braud also found out that we are not helpless against these remote influences–we can shield the ones we don’t want. (22) If you visualize a protective shield, a safe, a barrier or a screen–whatever you feel comfortable with–you can indeed stop these influences from affecting you. (23) The remote influencers did not know which participants were trying to block their thoughts, but the peopple who did try to shield themselves were successful. (24) Other evidence suggests a positive attitude in life is your best protection, as we will see–the highest “coherence” wins.

Sperry Andrews put together a proposal for a series of ninety-second television spots that would demonstrate these “collective consciousness” experiments to the world–for an initial investment of $711,000 dollars.

In this proposal, Andrews mentions some startling facts. More than five hundred different scientific studies have proven that human consciousness can affect biological as well as electronic systems (26)–and we will learn more about the electronic experiments later on. Schlitz and Honorton explored thirty-nine different studies during which people successfully shared thoughts and experiences–while they were physically separated from one another. The overall probability that these effects were caused by chance alone was less than one part in a trillion. (27) In some studies, ordinary people detected events that had not even happened yet in linear time. (28) (29) In an extremely comprehensive paper on the Source Field from 2004, Robert Kenny revealed that the Institute of HeartMath developed Grinberg’s original discoveries about brain-to-brain entrainment much further:

“Even when participants were in separate rooms, their heart and brain waves became synchronized or entrained, when they had close living or working relationships, or when they felt appreciation, care, empathy, or love toward each other. . . . When people were able to internally entrain their own personal heart and brain waves [through meditation and other related techniques], they caused the heart and brain waves of other individuals to entrain with theirs. Entrainment appears to increase attention, to produce feelings of calm and deep connection, and to facilitate tele-prehension of each other’s sensations, emotions, images, thoughts and intuitions.” (30)

Great controversy again rose because The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a highly respected science journal, decided to publish the research of Dr. Daryl J. Bem–an emeritus professor at Cornell University.

In one case, Dr. Bem wanted to see if people would “remember” words that they didn’t actually study until after they had already been tested on those words. This experiment began with the participants being given a test in which they had to memorize certain vocabulary words. After they took the test, Dr. Bem randomly chose some of the specified vocabulary words and had the participants study them closely: learn their definitions, practice with them and become comfortable with them. The words they studied in the future (after the test) became the words they memorized most easily in the past (during the test).” (32)

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5 Ibid

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7 Grinberg-Zylberbaum, Jacobo. (1994) “Brain t Brain Interactions and the Interpretation of Reality.” Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and Instituto Nacional Para el Estudio de la Conciencia, Project: D6APA UNAM IN 500693 and IN 503693. (accessed December 2010)

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Chapter 1

Could all space, time, energy, matter, biological life and consciousness in the Universe be the product of a Source Field? Is it possible that the ancient spiritual teachings and philosophies are correct when they say “As Above, So Below”? What if everything we see in the visible universe is ultimately a crystallization of a vast Mind–which has a singular identity and awareness? Might we be living in amnesia–going through experiences that will eventually guide us through a full awakening into the vastness of this infinite consciousness?

The Source Field Investigations must begin with compelling evidence that consciousness is not strictly tapped within our own brain and nervous system. We would need to see tangible proof that our thoughts are constantly interacting with our environment–and having an effect upon our surroundings. If our concept of a Source Field is correct, then Mind would become an energetic phenomenon that is not confined to biological life-forms, but can pass between them–through allegedly “empty space.”

A variety of scientists and scholars in the Western world have made discoveries that reveal the existence of the Source Field–including controversial figures like Wilhelm Reich, who was a protege of Dr. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychology. Here, our Source Field Investigations will begin with Dr. Cleve Backster–who summarizes his fascinating life’s work in his recent book Primary Perception.

The Stunning Power of Hypnosis

Two anecdotes of hypnosis. Wilcock draws from Backster, who is well-featured in The Secret Life of Plants, and Michael Talbot’s The Holographic Universe, both of which I am intimately familiar with. He also cites Harold Sherman’s How to Make ESP Work For You. In order to save time, and my fingers from carpal tunnel, I will eschew as many anecdotes as I can in order to focus on big-picture themes and scientific experiments.

Tom’s hypnotized mind could see right through his daughter as if she didn’t even exist–and he could read detailed written inscriptions from a pocket watch. If true, this challenges everything we think we know about solid matter–and suggests there is a part of our minds with vastly greater capabilities than most of us are ever aware of. What we think we see may be nothing more than the product of a collective decision we’re all making to see it that way–a form of mass hypnosis. Remember–we can walk, talk and interact with the world under hypnosis, travel out of body and make accurate observations, and may or may not have any conscious memory of what we did after we are brought out of trance. We can also be given posthypnotic suggestion to axct, think or behave a certain way after we wake up. These suggestions are apparently powerful enough to make a human being utterly invisible to us while we’re in an otherwise normal state of consciousness. When we discover that ordinary people can be hypnotized like this, we typically write it off as the work of the “subconscious mind”–but we still don’t understand what, exactly, this is . . . or why it works. The subconscious seems to automatically obey hypnotic commands–generally without question–as if it were quite accustomed to hearing orders and acting upon them.

After his [Rutgers University] training, Cleve Backster eventually joined the U.S. Counter-Intelligence Corps, and lectured on the potential danger of foreign powers using hypnosis to extract classified information from overseas government personnel. Backster took a huge risk to demonstrate the seriousness of this subject to a high-ranking military officer. With her permission, Backster hypnotized the secretary of the commanding general of the Counter-Intelligence Corps. While under hypnosis, he asked her to remove a highly classified document from the general’s locked file cabinet–and she willingly obeyed. Backster told her she would not remember what she had done when she awoke–and sure enough, she had no idea she had just leaked very sensitive information when he brought her back.

“That night I secured the document in my locked file and the next day presented it to the General. I explained to him that I might be risking a court martial, but hoped instead to expedite further consideration of the importance of my research. Rather than a court martial, on December 17, 1947, I received a very favorable letter of recommendation from the General, stating that my research was “of high importance to military intelligence.” Then positive things started to happen.”

Early Pioneer of the Polygraph

After giving ten days of hypnosis and sodium pentothal “truth serum” demonstrations at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., Backster began working for the Central Intelligence Agency as of April 27, 1948. Shortly after joining the CIA, Backster studied with Leonarde Keeler–a pioneer in the use of the polygraph.

“In addition to other classified activities, I was a key member of a CIA team that was prepared to travel to any foreign location to analyze the possible use of unusual interrogation tactics, including my original areas of concern, mainly hypno-interrogation and narco-interrogation. . . . Back in Washington, D.C., the polygraph operation I had established was becoming popular for the screening of applicants for employment at the CIA and for some general screening of key CIA personnel. The ever-increasing schedule of rather routine polygraph examinations started to interfere with my more creative interests in research.”

Shortly after Leonarde Keeler’s death, circa 1951, Backster left the CIA–to serve as director of the Keeler Polygraph Institute in Chicago. This was the only classroom-type school teaching the use of the polygraph at the time. Backster went on to start his own polygraph consultant business, working with several government agencies, in Washington, D.C.–and then expanded into a second office in Baltimore, Maryland. By 1958, Backster had freed up the time to begin intensive polygraph research, and he developed the first standardized system for numerical evaluation of polygraph charts–which is still being used today. He moved to New York City in 1959 and continued to operate a commercial polygraph business. Seven years later, Backster struck gold.

“In February 1966 an event occurred that was about to expand the entire focus of my research through a kind of paradigm shift in my own awareness. At the time of its occurrence I had been involved in the use of the polygraph on humans for eighteen years.”

Backster’s secretary purchased a rubber plant and a dracaena cane plant from a store that was going out of business. This was the first time Backster had ever owned any plants. On February 2, 1966, Backster had worked through the night in his lab, and finally took a coffee break at seven A.M. In those weary hours, Backster got an idea–he would try to connect his new dracaena plant to the polygraph and see what happened.

Again, this is all covered more thoroughly in The Secret Life of Plants. Wilcock goes on to give a personal anecdote of him verifying the Backster Effect for a Hollywood-level video shoot. As the extrapolation continues, scientists across the world chime in; Backster expands his polygraphs to eggs, yogurt bacteria and human cells; and it is confirmed the information passing between plants, bacteria, insects, animals and humans is outside the electromagnetic spectrum.

I discussed [an aforementioned] experiment with Dr. O’Leary over a private dinner in Zurich, Switzerland, while we were both speaking at a conference–and he confirmed to me how amazed he was by it. His own mind was broadcasting waves of information that were being picked up by his living cells in a lab three hundred miles away. The effect works just as well if the cells are kept in shielded rooms, again proving the signals are not being transmitted by electromagnetic energy. There is something “out there,” some energy field, that allows our thoughts to propagate through space–even over vast distances. The implications of this are stunning–particularly when you start to consider how it seems that every living thing in nature is listening to everything else. We are definitely not excluded from this process.

I’ve lectured on this subject a number of times, and invariably the audience groans when they find out that vegetables, fruits, yogurt, eggs and the living cells in raw meat are all “screaming” when they are cooked and/or eaten. Even hard-core vegan/vegetarian/raw foodists who consider themselves to be on a “cruelty-free” diet are now faced with the fact that the food they eat must go through measurable distress–at least from a human’s perspective. Even if you do not cook vegetables, your digestive activity still has a “burning” effect. Backster did tell me that if you “pray” over your food, by sending it positive, loving thoughts, it then seems to accept its role in helping you stay alive–and these severe reactions no longer occur on the graph paper. Many cultures and spiritual traditions encourage us to “thank our food.” With Backster’s research we now see that this seemingly unimportant behavior–from a scientific standpoint–has a definite purpose in our new model.

Free Energy and the Consequences

Wilcock writes about the dangers of discovering free energy, the political & corporate suppression, and a couple of highly suspicious deaths involving scientists who were set to bring forth free energy to the public. It is touching and personal, but I’m also only 25 pages through a 500-page book, so there’s a lot I must skip.

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Backster, Cleve. Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods and Human Cells.

Sherman, Harold. How to Make ESP Work for You.

Talbot, Michael. The Holographic Universe.

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Aftergood, Steven. “Invention Secrecy Still Going Strong.” Federation of American Scientists, October 21, 2010. (accessed January 2011).

O’Leary, Brian; Wilcock, David; Deacon, Henry and Ryan, Bill. “Brian O’Leary and Henry Deacon at Zurich Transcript.” Project Camelot, July 12, 2009.

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Wilcock, David. “Historic Wilcock/Art Bell/Hoagland Show!” Divine Cosmos, June 21, 2008.

This is long overdue, and it is going to involve quite a bit of transcription by yours truly, but it is certainly worth the effort!

One of the five most influential books in my life: The Source Field Investigations by David Wilcock!


Most spiritual teachings also say we will eventually reunite with this “Oneness”–and even when we walk in complete ignorance of these greater realities, a hidden spiritual curriculum is influencing our lives–and will eventually guide us back Home. We also consistently hear that benevolent super-beings, such as Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and others, have directly intervened in Earth’ s history to help show us the way to this greater Truth. As Graham Hancock, Zecharia Sitchin and others have reported, many of the oldest cultures speak of “gods” who gave them practical assistance–written language, mathematics, astronomy, agriculture, animal husbandry, ethics, law and architecture–including massive stone edifices, built out of impossibly heavy multi-ton blocks, which apparently served some useful purpose. Despite the immense difficulty in duplicating these feats even with today’s technology, these “megalithic” structures appear all over the world.

If you have seen my  YouTube documentary that was the genesis for this book, entitled The 2012 Enigma, my Web site, Divine Cosmos, or some of my television appearances, you probably know that I do not believe our future is depressing, terrifying or cataclysmic. Instead, I feel our destinies on Earth are being carefully and meticulously guided by a hidden intelligence–a living energy field the entire Universe is built from. Many great researchers have independently discovered this unseen Universal force and given it their own names, without there ever being a single, unifying standard. Since this force may well be the source of all space, time, matter, energy, biology and consciousness in the Universe, the simplest all-inclusive term I use is the Source Field.

This is not a book of philosophy, speculation or wishful thinking–it is a vast synthesis of investigations into the Source Field. I am standing on the shoulders of giants in writing this book, as the overwhelming majority of these findings was developed by Ph.D.s from accredited universities, who ended up discovering things that often put them at odds with their colleagues, employers and much of the mainstream world. There are also many examples in which a scientist or research institute made one specific breakthrough that was released into the mainstream press–but the media did not see or understand how well it tied in with so many other related discoveries. In Russia, however, there has been a consistent, focused effort to investigate the Source Field since at least the 190s–but until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the vast majority of all these revelations were classified for national security. Over te thousand papers investigating the Source Field were published by 1996 alone, with more than half of them from Russia.  The implications of what they found are so staggering that I suspect you will be stunned by how much we already know about this unseen force–which influences absolutely everything we see, hear, do and believe.

It has taken me over thirty years of dedicated research to assemble this grand collection of data.

As I bring you on a guided tour into the deeper mysteries of space, time, energy, matter, biology and consciousness, we will also explore subjects as fascinating as antigravity, dematerialization, teleportation, the parallel reality where time is three-dimensional, quantum geometry, natural “vortex points” on the Earth where ships and planes disappear, real-world examples of time travel, the Maya calendar as a tool for calculating when these “portals” will open, and an analysis of how our galaxy is driving all the different cycles we experience–for our own physical, biological and spiritual evolution.

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Walter Scott (ed.), Hermetica: The Ancient Greek and Latin Writings which Contain Religious or Philosophic Teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, vol. 1 New York: Shambala, 1985 p. 327