There are many legends about the fact that the Russian theosophist, writer and traveler, Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) had a striking ability. It seems that she could extract out of thin air all sorts of useful things: food, dishes, cutlery, jewelry, embroidered handkerchiefs, books, letters, and more.
The same, they say, could make his living in an ashram (monastery sages and hermits) Hindu saint Sai Baba. When he was asked where he gets all these things, Sai Baba said, the reality of which the Europeans call the subtle world. And another question, why did not the holy eliminate hunger by helping to provide food needy people, the hermit threw up his hands — Providence gives us only an example, and the rest we have to produce their work.
Indeed, if the fruit that took out the "out of nowhere" Sai Baba immediately eaten, the jewels, which he materialized and easily gave to others, after a while completely evaporated.
It brings to mind the fulfillment of a miracle by Jesus Christ, who fed a few thousand people with five loaves and two fish, but the Savior did it only once.
Everyone who heard the skills of Blavatsky and Sai Baba's just a thought that this could be the focal point or a clever fraud. However, the experiences of other "wizards" refute this opinion.
For example, the English medium XIX century DD Hume performed seances in daylight, which virtually eliminated the scam and fraud. Bells rang in the presence of Hume, books were flying like a bird. A psychic once he took off.
Hume was struck by the impact of observers on a musical instrument — the harmonica. Medium her in a metal basket, so that others do not have the slightest doubt — this is reality, not the focus. According to Hume's mental orders harmonica itself performed various tunes.
Geller PHENOMENON AND EXPERIENCE SCHMIDT
In the 70-ies of XX century at the Stanford Research Institute has conducted scientific experiments with the famous psychic Uri Geller, during which he bent and broken metal objects, erased the tape recording, made things disappear and appear again, and so on. Particularly surprising was his experiments with seeds of radishes. During these experiments, Geller effort of will forced the seeds to germinate, and then by the same forces returned shoots back under the skin of a sunflower seed. For several years, parapsychological abilities Uri tested in various laboratories around the world, while scientists are not convinced that it is not hypnosis, not an illusion, not the effect of suggestion, not a bad deal and clumsy trick, but real psychophysical phenomena.
And the American physicist Helmut Schmidt in 1971 had the original experience with the so-called stimulant random events — the device that spontaneously gave out different signals. The aim of the experiment was to put an end to the question: Does the thought on the matter or not. Generating random numbers and fixing unit carried out without human intervention. The operator, according to the Schmidt had to affect the power of will and thought to increase the amount of certain signals and reducing others. And it is quite possible, although the laws of conventional physics would seem to completely rule out the possibility. The experimental results have definitely shown that the thought affects matter. Random processes are supplemented by the intervention of an outside observer consciousness.
The Maharishi Effect
This materializes the principle established Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the second half of the XX century. In July and August 1979 Maharishi previously better known friendship with the famous The Beatles, who were his disciples, gathered in one place (Massachusetts, USA) for more than two thousand of his supporters to focus on the team at some one thought. As a result, the number of accidents in the state fell by 6.5%, violent crime — 3.4%, plane crashes — by 20.8% compared to the estimated figures. Similar experiments were conducted in the Philippines, Canada, Australia and the UK, Israel and other countries, all demonstrating the impact of collective thought on the matter.
According to the researchers, the Maharishi effect is a phenomenon of collective consciousness that works at the level of groups, societies, countries, people, world population as a whole. The main condition here — that the individual consciousness operated smoothly in unison. When there is no consistency and, on the contrary, there is a polarization of feelings, attitudes and opinions — it can lead to adverse social and physical consequences: wars, revolutions, earthquakes, man-made disasters.
There are also a number of reports sent to the influence of collective meditation on the weather.
METHOD AND PLACEBO "The anthropic" principle of participation "
In psychotherapy, widely known method placebo, consisting in the fact that the patient instead of the drugs are given "dummy" — a harmless and have no physiological effects of a substance having the appearance of medicines and packaged as the real drug. Placebo is used, for example, when for one reason or another need to relieve the patient from side effects of medicines. And that's what it turned out — in many cases, placebo lechilo no worse than the genuine drug. Doctors and psychologists have previously explained this extremely susceptible to suggestion patients, not realizing that there are other causes. These include the so-called effect of materialization, triggered thoughts and words of the doctor. As a result, completely inactive drug has the same physiological effect as active. A similar effect is widely and successfully used not only in medicine, but also, for example, in psychology, in the media.
It turns out that the idea really affects matter, and not only at local levels, but also globally. In 1983, the American theoretical physicist John Wheeler formulated the "anthropic principle of participation": "Observers are necessary to gain the universe of being." This formulation is based on the assumption that the observed laws of nature are not the only actually existing, that is should be the real universe with other laws.
"The Anthropic Principle of Participation" Wheeler means that the universe without a reasonable observer is not given the status of reality. The reason for this is that the only observer able to translate the set of possible states in a single, real.
Highly respected theorists have concluded that the mind of the observer — a necessary element of the universe, like herself, and that human activity creates a mental universe.