A four year study has just been completed by the Academy
for Peace Research to test whether or not humans can alter solar and
geomagnetic activity by meditating, visualizing, or praying.
Preliminary analysis of the data indicates that this is
possible. If so, the implications are awesome!
Why influence the Sun? Research by Professor Raymond
Wheeler (deceased) at the University of Kansas uncovered the fact that
international battles wax and wane at nearly regular intervals of about 11
years. Wheeler’s data extended back 2,500 years and was extensively analyzed by
Edward Dewey, who founded the Foundation
for the Study of Cycles, now located at the
University of California, Irvine. Buryl Payne, a
physicist/psychologist who directs the Academy
for Peace Research, was able to correlate the onset of international
battles with solar activity for the past 200 years. Prior to that, sunspot data
is not available, but presumably humans have been responding to this influence
indefinitely into the past.
Crimes, riots, accidents, psychotic episodes, many types
of illness, and just plain grouchiness have all been found to increase at times
of solar activity and/or geomagnetic disturbances. This is not a theory;
diverse studies by many researchers in different countries over many years have
supported the same general conclusion.
The link appears to be: Solar flare -> solar winds
(sprays of electrons and protons) -> disturbances to Earth’s magnetic field
-> hormone changes -> mood changes.
Men may be more affected than women, since warring
behavior appears to be a male activity and Buryl hypothesizes (no experimental
evidence as yet) that testosterone production in males increases at times of
certain types of Magnetic disturbances. Increased production of testosterone in
males under 40 is known to produce irritability and aggressiveness. Buryl calls
this MMS or Male Macho Syndrome and suggests that warring behavior be
considered a new type of social disease.
When people learned of this research they proposed that
peace meditations could have a beneficial and calming effect on solar activity.
Edgar Cayce had said this would be possible many years ago. The hypothesis was
formalized in the design of an experiment called: THE GLOBAL MEDITATION PROJECT. People were invited to meditate at
six dates each year (the Solstices, Equinoxes, etc.). A 3-1/2 year study
culminated in June 1988 with the alignment of six planets close to the
Galactic Center. Normally such an alignment would
have been expected to trigger a large increase in solar activity, and an
increase in international battles. Although there was an increase in solar
activity there was actually a dip one day after the peace meditations. (There
were few world upsets and a number of positive international steps taken
towards peace in June 1988, a wonderful turning point may have occurred.) Such
dips were also observed during the first two years of the experiment, the only
times that the data has been analyzed so far. On the average the effects of
several million people meditating appears to have resulted in a decrease in
solar activity of up to 30% for a period of 7 to 10 days following the
This remarkable result will help unify science and
religion and perhaps provide humankind with a new way to maintain peaceful
How people can possibly influence the magnetic field of
Earth or the Sun is a big scientific mystery. However, one possible link might
be related to a biological energy field which Buryl discovered how to detect
and measure. This energy field, which has been discovered and rediscovered in
the past, is not magnetic, but it varies with variations in Earth’s field. It
could be considered a type of spin force and if it were magnetic it would be
more than one million times as large as the body’s intrinsic magnetic field and
about 100 times as large as the Earth’s magnetic field strength. When people
calm down, this field also quiets. Perhaps when enough people meditate they
quiet down Earth’s field by some unknown resonance mechanism. The Earth in
turn, could be in resonance with the Sun and hence a quiet Earth could result
in a quieter Sun.
The implications of the possibility that humans can
influence the Sun are tremendous and suggest a number of other international
peace projects that could be developed in the new few years.