Shereshevsky, Soloman - Temperature control
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A R Luria – The Mind of a Mnemonist
And here is an experiment he performed for us:
“Would you like to see me raise the temperature of my right hand and lower the temperature of my left? Let's begin”
We used a skin thermometer to check the temperature of both hands and found they were the same. After a minute had passed, then another, he said 'All right begin!'. We attached the thermometer to the skin on the right hand and found the temperature had risen two degrees. As for his left hand, after S paused for a minute and then announced he was ready, the reading showed that the temperature of his left hand had dropped by one and half degrees.
What could this mean? How was it possible for him to control the temperature of his body at will?
“No, there's nothing to be amazed at. I saw myself put my right hand on a hot stove … oi was it hot! So, naturally the temperature of my hand increased. But I was holding a piece of ice in my left hand. I could see it there and began to squeeze it. And of course my hand got colder”