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Swami Rama - 04 The Swami causes a fourteen-inch aluminum knitting needle to rotate on a pivot in the laboratory

Identifier

027408

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Beyond Biofeedback – Drs Elmer and Alyce Green

What scientific evidence for psychokinesis is there? Plenty, we believe. For example, Dr. Justa Smith demonstrated (1972) with bio-chemical analysis that certain persons reputed to have healing powers can change the characteristics of enzyme solutions in test tubes.

Uri Geller has demonstrated hundreds if not thousands of times that metals bend in his presence. Many people in England and on the Continent, and some in the United States, have found that after a demonstration by Uri Geller, they too can bend metal objects.

 Swami Rama caused a fourteen-inch aluminum knitting needle to rotate on a pivot in our laboratory. These are only a few of the recent events in the long history of documented psychokinetic phenomena. Probably best known in the field of parapsychological research is the work of J. B. Rhine and his team at Duke University, who amassed statistical proof of ESP and other parapsychological phenomena. The crux of the matter is that there is no way in which psychokinesis can be causally attributed to the movement of neurons or chemicals in our brains.

The source of the experience

Swāmī Rāma

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Psychokinesis

Symbols

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Biofeedback
Controlled breathing
Relaxation

References