After more than a year of research into parapsychology (the study of psi) I would like to put down a theory which many contemporary researchers agree could be a feasible explanation for psi. (Some of this is copied and pasted from a former post.)
First, I admit that, comparatively to telepathy, precognition, micro-pk, clairvoyance, and field consciousness, science has collected relatively little evidence for macro-pk. However, regarding other forms of psi, it is pretty well established that effects occur independent of distance or any form of material shielding. Through methods like electromagnetic barriers, deep sea submarines, and setting distances of thousands of miles, scientists have isolated psi to the point where its effects are almost certainly quantum in nature. This makes it easier to understand because quantum physics has already established that subatomic particles are in constant communication with all other subatomic particles through the Zero Point Field, a ground state of existence brimming with energy exchanges. The ZPF in fact, is the reason why nothing in the universe can reach absolute zero on the kelvin scale; the ground state of any portion of the universe contains energy that cannot be removed. How much energy? Well, famous physicist Richard Feynman has stated that a single square meter of space contains enough energy to boil all the oceans of the world. That's a lot of energy, especially when you consider that by comparison to other scientists, his estimate was very conservative.
Because of the similarities of psi to all of these quantum phenomena, it makes sense to assume that psi is literally "information", information that is able to appear at any place in the universe at any time. Most contemporary psi researchers agree on this model.
Most likely, when we are directing our intention at a psi wheel, we are sending information into the ZPF, encoding ALL the molecules of the wheel with the instructions to move. Exactly how this is accomplished is not presently understood, but one theory states that, because information exchange between particles is instantaneous (requiring no speed at all), the particles may have never really been separate at all. That means that by having a thought here, I can influence an object there because I and the object are essentially the same.
Today, using extremely cold next-to-absolute-zero temperatures, scientists can actually [i]see[/i] quantum non-locality at a macro scale. An object thus frozen appears to be in many different places at once but is one thing only. This is called a Bose-Einstein condensate. I propose that, at normal temperatures we are unable to see this connection (because if we could it would play hell with our brains) but it is still there. The practice of Magic, or psionics, is a wonderful way to unmask the illusion of separateness and reveal the extent of our shared oneness.
Basically, this theory states that:
[*]Psi is our experience of our fundamental oneness with everything[/*][/list]
[*]To effect macro psychokinesis, we encode the molecules of the object we wish to move with the instructions necessary.[/*][/list]
[*]All psionics effects occur through a non-local connection in the Zero Point Field.[/*][/list]
[*]Psi is the experience of the interconnection of consciousness, and consciousness extends through the ZPF like a fabric enveloping everything.[/*][/list]
[*]All things are part of the fabric of consciousness; that is why we can affect them. Some things may not have the physical organs to transmit consciousness into self-aware consciousness however.[/*][/list]
[*]Psi is an understanding of our interconnection, not a muscle or an energy (in the physical sense of the word "energy.")[/*][/list]
Please feel free to comment on this theory, but don't forget that it is not really mine. The "fabric of consciousness" part is a bit of a personal twist, but nothing that hasn't been talked about before.
[u]Modification of theory offering better explanation for macro-pk, energy constructs, and other phenomena:[/u]
Since the very start of investigations into [i]micro-pk[/i], parapsychologists have known that consciousness has the ability to create order in random susceptible physical systems. The PEAR lab did the most research on this; it was able to measure the subtle effect of wishing on random number generators.
It took awhile for this to click in my mind, but probably the most random physical system in the universe is the Zero Point Field. My previous macro-pk theory, where information from the sender encodes the molecules of an object with the instructions to move, possesses one simple flaw; there needs to be energy for there to be movement. It also fails to explain â€œenergy constructsâ€