Thursday, October 12, 2006

Abstract from Dean Radin

Found via Dean Radin's Blog:

DOUBLE-BLIND TEST OF THE EFFECTS OF DISTANT INTENTION ON
WATER CRYSTAL FORMATION


The hypothesis that water "treated" with intention can affect ice crystals formed from that water was pilot tested under double-blind conditions. A group of approximately 2,000 people in Tokyo focused positive intentions towards water samples located inside an electromagnetically shielded room in California. That group was unaware of similar water samples set aside in a different location as controls. Ice crystals formed from both sets of water samples were blindly identified and photographed by an analyst, and the resulting images were blindly assessed for aesthetic appeal by 100 independent judges. Results indicated that crystals from the treated water were given higher scores for aesthetic appeal than those from the control water (p = 0.001, one-tailed), lending support to the hypothesis.

Authors: Dean Radin, Gail Hayssen, Masaru Emoto and Takashige Kizu
Published in Explore, September/October 2006, Vol. 2, No. 5.

1 comment:

Patrick Casanova said...

That's similar to the double blind trials by the biologist Carrol Nash, who showed that mental efforts could affect the growth of bacteria compared to control samples in a statistically significant way. The findings were replicated and published in the official journal of the American Society for Psychical Research in 1982

fascinating stuff!