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The Science of Interconnectivity

The Research Center is currently focusing on studying different types of interconnectivity between people and the earth’s magnetic fields. We are following up on a study that involved 1,600 Global Coherence Initiative members that found a number of significant effects of solar and geomagnetic activity on people’s mental functions and emotional states.

Human-Earth Connectivity

Currently, we are writing the manuscripts for papers that present the results from three studies involving groups of participants who wore heart rate variability (HRV) recorders over long time periods. Our purpose was to determine how solar and Earth magnetic fields affect human nervous-system functioning.

The main theme of one of these studies is how different aspects of the magnetic field environment of the sun and earth causes different effects and how these effects can change over very different time periods.

The second study, which also examined how the magnetic field environment of the sun and earth affects our nervous system, resulted in a very surprising finding. The study showed that human heart rhythms of participants synchronized with other participants, even in some cases in which the participants were located hundreds of miles apart. This indicated that the participants were all synchronized to an external signal in Earth’s magnetic field environment.

The third study was conducted to confirm and expand on the findings of the study above that showed people’s heart rhythms could become synchronized to each other and with rhythms in Earth’s magnetic field environment. This study, titled the Global HRV Synchronization study, included groups of participants in five locations around the globe. Each group was situated near one of the Global Coherence Monitoring System sensor sites in Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, New Zealand, England or California in the United States. This study confirmed that the synchronization between participants and Earth is occurring globally, and it produced some additional surprises as well.

Tree Research

Another part of our interconnectivity research is measuring the electrical activity of trees and, more generally, the ground. We have spent the past couple of years researching and developing reliable methods and equipment to measure tree potentials, and recently, we also began measuring ground potentials.

Trees have a surprisingly complex range of electrical activity and rhythms. They clearly have circadian rhythms and other slower rhythms as well as other activity that changes faster. They are coupled in part to electrical potentials that we see waxing and waning with the sun and moon’s gravitational pull on the earth.

We also will be conducting experiments to see if and how trees respond to human emotions, along the lines of what has been demonstrated with plants.

Another rather amazing observation has been that some of the longer-term trends in tree recordings seem to respond to the approach of earthquakes. NASA Ames scientist Friedemann Freund, with whom we are collaborating, has developed a theory that explains how rocks deep in the earth act as batteries when they are stressed by tectonic forces preceding earthquakes. The theory also explains how the electrical charge carriers that flow through the rocks appear to cause a response in the electrical activity of trees.

Amazingly, the tree potential changes occur well before the earthquakes actually happen. It may very well be that trees will end up playing the role of low-cost sensors that can help predict when larger earthquakes are about to occur.

With additional funding, we hope to be able to expand this line of research and set up a network of tree-monitoring sites and create a website that provides the public with live data from a grove of redwood tress with which they can try to interact energetically anytime they like.

Tree sensor

Setting sensors on trees

Electrodes attached to a Redwood tree.

9-day reading

9-day reading

Electrical potentials of a Redwood tree over 9 days.

105-day activity report

105-day activity report

Electrical potentials of a Redwood tree over 105 days.

Tree sensor

Our tree sensor

High resolution data acquisition equipment used for monitoring trees.

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