|Distant Intentionality, Qi Gong Masters and DNA|
From: Esalen Center for Theory
The premise discussed in this presentation
was the link between human gene expression and intentionality, and
its profound implications on biomedical science.
Dr. Yount's latest research for the California Pacific Medical
Center focused on a series of experiments in which cell growth rates have
been measured before and after Qi Gong practitioners intentionally directed
their Qi toward cells in petri dishes. There were three groups: cells
that received no Qi Gong treatment (baseline group); cells that the Qi Gong
practitioners intended to kill off (kill group); and cells that the Qi Gong
masters meditated in front of (neutral group).
Yount tracked the rate of cell death
over time, and discovered that, although all three groups of cells began
to die after three weeks, the neutral group showed accelerated death. Even
more interesting, however, was the fact that, during subsequent replications
of this protocol, the difference between the three groups began to diminish,
until the effect of chi kung became negligible (an outcome that other psycho-energetic
researchers in the audience confirmed).
In a second series of experiments, Yount decided to measure cell
growth instead of death: using a typical chemotherapy study protocol, he
used both tumor cells and normal human brain cells, quantifying their ability
to replicate and form colonies. After 8 trials, the overall results showed
"a 10% increase in the ability of normal brain cells to make colonies when
treated by Qi Gong practitioners in comparison to brain cells that received
One very interesting comment was made by Barbara Brennan on the
reason for the observed diminishing effectiveness of Qi Gong treatment in
the course of several trials: she postulated that the cells possess a
shared "mind field" and are "communicating and learning from each other",
so that "when one cell starts to benefit from the Qi Gong treatment, it can
then share that information with other cells".
(Synopsis by L. Sidorov. For more
details on this presentation, see original write-up at www.esalenctr.org)