Journal of Scientific ExplorationVolume 8: Number 1: Article 3
Healing and the Mind: Is There a Dark Side?
by Larry Dossey

Co-chair, Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Volume 8: Number 1: Page 73

Although intra- and interpersonal influences have long been acknowledged in medical science to affect an individual's health both positively and negatively, the impact of non-local, transpersonal influences are generally denied in contemporary medical science.

The present paper examines anecdotal, ethnographic, anthropological, clinical, and experimental evidence suggesting that non-local, transpersonal influences may exist, and that these may exert a negative and even fatal impact on human health. The possible relationship of these negative influences to scientific findings in other anomalous areas, such as the studies in human/machine interaction at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory, are discussed. The author concludes that the evidence favoring the existence of non-local, negative, transpersonal influences is considerable, and that the implications for medical research and clinical practice are profound. 

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