British physicist, Rupert Sheldrake, has introduced an amazing concept. If his theory is proven correct, it will rival Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution in its' magnitude. Sheldrake has repeatedly proven - through laboratory controlled experiments - that different species of animals appear to be "plugged into" a dedicated intelligence field which is universal to that particular species. For example, when enough mice in a group have learned a maze, they ALL suddenly know the maze - whether they have run it or not!
It now appears, after a BBC television experiment, that if enough humans have learned something, then it becomes easier for all humans to learn it. Sheldrake calls this shared intelligence the morphogenetic field. There is an interesting parable about his called the "100th Monkey", relating to an apparent observation made on a remote Japanese Island. A very bright female monkey on a small island was taught to wash sweet potatoes in the seawater. She then taught other members of the tribe to do this. When approximately 100 monkeys had learned this procedure, many other remote monkey tribes started washing potatoes in the same manner. The interesting thing is that these other tribes were situated on other remote islands and also on the mainland. That is, they had no possible way of acquiring this knowledge, other by some form of intuitive universal "sharing"!
The BBC in London tried out Sheldrake's Theory on 8 million of their viewers. They showed, on prime time TV, a difficult puzzle that only a very small percentage of their viewers were able to solve. Then the correct answer was also given on prime time TV. Shortly after, the same experiment was repeated by a TV network in another country. A far higher percentage of these foreign viewers were able to get the puzzle right the first time. As the puzzle was in the form of a universal pictorial concept, language and customs were not considered to be a factor. The BBC and Sheldrake concluded that as the correct answer was now existing within the human morphogenetic field then the human race now "knows" the answer. To a degree, Sheldrake's Theory explains "intuitive functioning".
From these results, Sheldrake is saying is that there is a "larger" mind for each life-form, and that each individual life-form assists in "programming" that larger "mind". The theory might be laughable except for Sheldrake's acceptance in the scientific community, and also the BBC experiment.
Probably the most startling (and easily repeatable) experiments came from Cleve Backster, a polygraph (lie detector) expert. Operating from his San Diego, Californian laboratory he found that plants react - at a distance - to human thought. He initially connected his polygraph equipment to a Dragon Plant to test for possible "plant stress". Backster decided to generate stress by burning the plants leaves. Sure enough, the polygraph machine registered a strong reaction! But he hadn't actually burnt the leaves - he had only intended to do so! He had thought about burning the leaves with emotion and intent. Skeptics who tried the same experiment without genuine intent couldn't get it to work. Backster went a step further, however, and totally shocked the scientific world. He scraped human cells from a volunteer's mouth and connected these to his polygraph and medical EEG equipment. To his utter amazement, he found that these cells reacted instantaneously to the donor's emotions, even when they were geographically separated! White blood cells were found to be particularly susceptible to emotion. (For the first time, this may explain why people with strong positive emotions have better health).
This "intelligence field" is the key to probably the most extraordinary part of the advanced mind power research of Jim Francis and his discoveries about our mental connection with the morphogenetic field, how his exciting programs work (such as Subjective Communication - the ability to connect with other peoples' minds through this field to create win/win situations), Remote Viewing (the ability to see people, objects and places in the past, present and future by accessing this field), and Remote Influencing (the ability to transfer emotions and heal people from a distance through this field).
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End Note: For more detailed information into Sheldrakes' experiments and theories, read his essay on intelligence and energy fields, called:
ABSTRACT: "In this essay, I am going to discuss the concept of collective memory as a background for understanding Jung's concept of the collective unconscious. The collective unconscious only makes sense in the context of some notion of collective memory. This then takes us into a very wide-ranging examination of the nature and principle of memory-not just in human beings and not just in the animal kingdom; not even just in the realm of life-but in the universe as a whole. Such an encompassing perspective is part of a very profound paradigm shift that is taking place in science: the shift from the mechanistic to an evolutionary and holistic world view."
Sheldrake has also been published in Quantum Health, Issue 6
Inspired by her Native American roots and Bradbury lineage, Polly Taskey is a writer and grandmother in the northern USA. She shares her wisdom and pagan interests through Pagan by Design and The Moonlit Grove.