That distant or nonlocal healing works is a stretch for a lot of people. And apparently, it’s tricky to prove clinical effectiveness. Yet I know it can be effective, because I see it work all the time in my own practice.
If you like keeping up on the topic, check out this article, available from Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI): Distant Healing Intention Therapies: An Overview of the Scientific Evidence.
Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
Here’s the book description:
“The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes.”
Science says yes.
The description continues:
“According to noted scientist and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.
But wait, aren’t things like ESP and telepathy just wishful thinking and flights of the imagination? Not according to the author, who worked on the US government’s top secret psychic espionage program known as Stargate. Radin has spent the last forty years conducting controlled experiments that demonstrate that thoughts are things, that we can sense others’ emotions and intentions from a distance, that intuition is more powerful than we thought, and that we can tap into the power of intention (think The Secret, only on a more realistic and scientific level). These dormant powers can help us to lead more interesting and fulfilling lives.
Beginning with a brief history of magic over the centuries (what was called magic two thousand years ago is turning out to be scientific fact today), a review of the scientific evidence for magic, a series of simple but effective magical techniques (the key is mental focus, something elite athletes know a lot about), Radin then offers a vision of a scientifically-informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in frontiers of science.”
So there you have it. I completely understand the skeptism about telepathic, nonlocal communication. But the science is solid, the U.S. and Russian governments use remote viewers… What more can I say?
One down (telepathic communication), one more to go: Has science proved that humans and animals can communicate with each other? Beyond the typical ways of communicating, of course. Stay tuned!
If you think the concept of nonlocality is strange and downright spooky, you’re not alone. Even the great physicist Albert Einstein, who studied it, thought so too.
Decades later, scientists are still working on the theory. For an excellent examination of where we are today, jump over to read the New York Times article, Sorry, Einstein, Quantum Study Suggests ‘Spooky Action’ Is Real.
“In a landmark study, scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands reported that they had conducted an experiment that they say proved one of the most fundamental claims of quantum theory — that objects separated by great distance can instantaneously affect each other’s behavior.
“The finding is another blow to one of the bedrock principles of standard physics known as ‘locality,’ which states that an object is directly influenced only by its immediate surroundings.”
“I believe in my bones that quantum mechanics is the correct description of nature. But to make the strongest statement, frankly we’re not there.” (David Kaiser, Physicist at M.I.T.)