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Sun spot activity

Identifier

000784

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

It is technically impossible to attribute a spiritual experience to a change in solar activity.  Too many other factors can also have played a part in producing an experience, thus any evidence will be entirely circumstantial.   But there has been some quite interesting work done in trying to see if there is any statistical correlation between times of high sun spot activity and flares and reports of spiritual experience.  For example

A description of the experience

Raps, Avi, et al; "Geophysical Variables and Behavior: LXIX. Solar Activity and Admission of Psychiatric Inpatients," Perceptual and Motor Skills, 74:449, 1992.

Numbers of first admissions per month for a single psychiatric unit, from 1977 to 1987, were examined for 1829 psychiatric inpatients to assess whether this measure was correlated with 10 parameters of geophysical activity. Four statistically significant values were

  •  0.197 with level of solar radio flux at 2800 MHz in the corresponding month,
  • -0.274 with sudden magnetic disturbances of the ionosphere,
  •  -0.216 with the index of geomagnetic activity,
  •  and -0.262 with the number of hours of positive ionization of the ionosphere in the corresponding month.

The source of the experience

PubMed

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Sun spot activity [high]

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Experiencing earth forces

Commonsteps

References