Sun spot activity
Type of Spiritual Experience
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.