Sunday, May 4, 2008

Dolphin Sonic Visuals/Acoustic Language

Dolphin Sonic Visuals

Mark Fischer
Wavelets on
Wavelet Images. Mark Fischer, programmer and whale researcher, has adapted a mathematical algorithm known as wavelets to graph cetacean calls. He is mapping whale calls seeking underlying patterns, with the ultimate goal of exploring the potential for cetacean language. Each wavelet here represents between .25 to 1 second of time. The frequency spectrum is limited to the human audible range. These images have been displayed in art galleries in Europe and the USA. In 2005, Interspecies has successfully fundraised to grant a new computer system to Mark, allowing him to generate these images as high resolution movies. His art is printed on museum quality paper using archival inks.


SCOTT TAYLOR : Our link with the Dolphins

...These 'Souls in the Sea' are dolphins and whales and Scott Taylor's life is passionately devoted to bridging the gap between them and us.
The Cetacean Studies Institute Dedicated to enhancing the connection
between Humans and Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises.

CSI is a program of a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in the
United States,
and has it's primary offices in
Coffs Harbour, Australia.
CSI moved to Australia in January, 2000, from it's home base in
Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Founded in 1996, CSI has been engaged in building an archive,
conducting research programs, producing educational materials and events,
and developing plans for a major facility in
Byron Bay.
CSI is engaged in psychological research into the effects of dolphin contact,
as well as research into the nature of dolphin language.

Dolphin Communication Research
We are working towards this goal by using cutting-edge technology to:
Record dolphin sounds both above and below water in the broadest spectrum ever achieved.
Analyze these dolphin sounds for harmonic patterns and communication value.
Publish and share this research in scientific journals.

Dolphin Language Analysis
- Our state-of-the-art digital recording capabilities allows us to capture the complete audio spectrum of dolphin vocalization and echolocation. Therefore we are scientifically assessing and analyzing dolphin vocalization and echolocation in ways that were impossible only a few years ago. Within these recordings we have discovered an astounding pattern of melodic modes which are unique to each dolphin and are equivalent to musical notes and chords. These dolphin "songs" are beautiful, yet, so complex that the human ear cannot decipher them without the aid of technology. To help the human ear make sense of these complex dolphin sounds, we have musicians play these musical patterns or "dolphin songs", which are available on our Dolphin Code CD.

We are also in the process of creating an innovative system of written notation for transcribing the unusual qualities inherent in the individual notes produced by dolphins.

Human definitions of language require speech (the signals we use), syntax (the structure we use), and semantics (the signals we use). Researchers must consider the possibility that dolphins may possess a language of tones, inflections, and timing found in languages like Chinese and the whistling language of the Silbo Gomera of the Canary Islands. We believe the discoveries that we have made point to the possibility of a robust language that developed on a different, but tangential, evolutionary path. It is quite possible that the human definition of "language" will have to broaden in order to encompass the dolphins' use of language.
"Eventually it may be possible for humans to speak with another species.

Dolphins Name Themselves With Whistles, Study Says
James Owen
for National Geographic News -May 8, 2006

Dolphins give themselves "names"—distinctive whistles that they use to identify each other, new research shows.Scientists say it's the first time wild animals have been shown to call out their own names.
What's more, the marine mammals can recognize individual names even when the sound is produced by an unfamiliar voice.

Language work with dolphins began at the Institute for Delphinid Research (now Dolphin Research Center) in 1978. The objective was to investigate the possibility of training language-like behaviors to dolphins. Language was defined as consisting of two levels: the naming of objects, and syntax. Syntax refers to the importance of word order when putting nouns with verbs.

An acoustic language using whistles was utlilized. The dolphins were taught that different whistles represented different objects or actions. The whistle language was digitized by a computer and could be produced through an underwater loudspeaker. A juvenile male dolphin named Natua learned four nouns and three verbs. Once Natua understood the words (whistles) for the objects and actions, he was presented with a two-word sentence. When presented with his first combination, the whistles for "towel"/"over", he understood immediately and jumped over the towel in the water. Natua went on to learn a number of two-word combinations such as rock retrieve, towel under, etc. Lack of funding ended this project, but the following year, a television reporter came to cover the story. Natua was given all the different combinations he had learned a year before and responded correctly to almost all of the sequences, indicative of long term memory in dolphins.

Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski : Scientist & Educator
Director, Dolphin Communication Project

Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski has been studying dolphin behavior and communication since 1990 with a focus on tactile, behavioral and acoustic signals employed by dolphins as they share information with each other and across groups. Dr. Dudzinski is Director of the Dolphin Communication Project (DCP), conducts research on three groups of dolphins in both captive and wild environments, and oversees research conducted by graduate students from five universities who collaborate with DCP. Students focus on the behavior, acoustics and communication among and between dolphins residing at four locations around the globe: two wild dolphin populations near (Atlantic spotted dolphins) Bimini, The Bahamas and (Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins) Mikura Island , Japan and two groups of dolphins in human care (both bottlenose dolphins) at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS), Anthony’s Key Resort, Roatan, Honduras and at Dolphin Encounters , Nassau, The Bahamas.

Communication and Behavior in the Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis): Relationships Between Vocal and Behavioral Activities. (August 1996)
Kathleen Maria Dudzinski, B.S., The University of Connecticut Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Bernd Würsig

Kathleen Dudzinski, Ph.D. - Doctoral Dissertation
This work presents a description of behaviors and vocalizations of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in Bahamian waters. The objective is to elucidate mechanisms of intraspecific communication in these dolphins by interpretation of associations between vocal structures, social context, and observed behaviors. The ultimate goal is to evaluate communication and behavior of spotted dolphins in order to eventually understand how an aquatic mammal's sensory abilities permit it to adapt to an environment foreign to terrestrial mammals. While this work does not yield the Rosetta stone to dolphin communication, it does provide a beginning description of associations among their intraspecific interactions, behaviors, and vocalizations.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

solar flare activity

moments of unusual activity

28th APRIL
No sunspots? No problem. On April 26th the blank sun unleashed a solar flare without the usual aid of a sunspot. At 1408 UT, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a surge of X-rays registering B3.8 on the Richter scale of solar flares. Shortly thereafter, SOHO coronagraphs recorded a coronal mass ejection (CME) billowing away from the sun:

The expanding cloud could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field late on April 28th or 29th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when it arrives.

This strange solar flare came from a patch of sun (N08,E08) where magnetic fields were not intense enough to form a visible sunspot (sunspots are made of magnetism). Nevertheless, magnetic fields were present with sufficient energy and instability to produce a powerful explosion. NASA's twin STEREO spacecraft, observing the sun from widely separated vantage points, recorded a million mph shock wave or "solar tsunami" spreading from the blast site through the sun's atmosphere: movie.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sustainability - Climate Change -links

Recommended started points from "Cool Antarctica" forum 16 April
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4 February 2008

The IPCC model simulation archive

In the lead up to the 4th Assessment Report, all the main climate modelling groups (17 of them at last count) made a series of coordinated simulations for the 20th Century and various scenarios for the future. All of this output is publicly available in the PCMDI IPCC AR4 archive (now officially called the CMIP3 archive, in recognition of the two previous, though less comprehensive, collections). We've mentioned this archive before in passing, but we've never really discussed what it is, how it came to be, how it is being used and how it is (or should be) radically transforming the comparisons of model output and observational data.

Arctic and Antarctic
Sun-earth connections
Climate modelling


A new, high-resolution interactive map of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels
The Vulcan data is available for anyone to download from the Web site at:
A video of the maps and simulations of the atmospheric fate of fossil fuel CO2 also can be viewed on YouTube at:
About George Monbiot

George Monbiot photograph by Adrian ArbibGeorge Monbiot is the author of the best selling books Heat: how to stop the planet burning; The Age of Consent: a manifesto for a new world order and Captive State: the corporate takeover of Britain; as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man’s Land. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian newspaper.
"So what can I do?" is a common response to George Monbiot's book, The Age of Consent.
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of 2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against global warming in American history.

Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea-ice loss.
more about global warming

Local products support local economies. Buying products from local growers, farmers and food artisans keeps money in the community, supporting the local economy.
more about local economies news and commentary

transition towns

Climate Change Blog - Biocentric Commentary Emphasizing Abrupt Change & Sufficient Responses

Jim Hansen (James)

Volume 53, Number 12 · July 13, 2006 The Threat to the Planet By Jim Hansen

The greatest threat of climate change for human beings, I believe, lies in the potential destabilization of the massive ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. As with the extinction of species, the disintegration of ice sheets is irreversible for practical purposes. Our children, grandchildren, and many more generations will bear the consequences of choices that we make in the next few years.

The level of the sea throughout the globe is a reflection primarily of changes in the volume of ice sheets and thus of changes of global temperature. When the planet cools, ice sheets grow on continents and the sea level falls. Conversely, when the Earth warms, ice melts and the sea level rises. In Field Notes from a Catastrophe, Elizabeth Kolbert reports on the work of researchers trying to understand the acceleration of melting, and in his new book and film An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore graphically illustrates possible effects of a rising sea level on Florida and other locations.

Ice sheets waxed and waned as the Earth cooled and warmed over the past 500,000 years. During the coldest ice ages, the Earth's average temperature was about ten degrees Fahrenheit colder than today. So much water was locked in the largest ice sheet, more than a mile thick and covering most of Canada and northern parts of the United States, that the sea level was 400 feet lower than today. The warmest interglacial periods were about two degrees Fahrenheit warmer than today and the sea level was as much as sixteen feet higher.

Climate : The Arctic in Transition
Energy : New Options Needed
Society : Slow Drips, Hard Knocks
Biology : Life, Wild and Managed

The state of the world

+ The Climate Change Debate Is Over
+ Stern Report - The scientific evidence is now overwhelming: climate change is a serious global threat, and it demands an urgent global response. Key points are summarised on the Guardian website.
+ - "Climate science from climate scientists"
+ - inter-related issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and more.
+ State of the Future - An extraordinary overview of the emerging future, including Future Ethical Issues and Values, Global Challenges, Sustainable Development and Quality of Life issues
+ State of the Environment - From the Ministry for the Environment New Zealand [nz]
+ The issues - From the Ministry for the Environment New Zealand [nz]
+ Caluculate Your Ecological Footprint - From the Ministry for the Environment New Zealand [nz]
+ Global Environmental Change - Fact sheet from the World Health Organization - United Nations specialized agency for health
+ The Carbon Neutral Myth - Fact sheet from the World Health Organization - United Nations specialized agency for health
+ Ecosystems and Health - Fact sheet from the World Health Organization - United Nations specialized agency for health
+ Atmospheric - Fact sheet from the World Health Organization - United Nations specialized agency for health
+ Climate Change - Fact sheet from the World Health Organization - United Nations specialized agency for health
+ New Zealand Climate Change office [nz]
+ Environmental reports - The International Corporate Environmental Reporting Site
+ They Rule - Provides a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class, and is a starting point for research about these powerful individuals and corporations.


Become part of the solution:

In the Community and around your home

+ Worldchanging User guide to the 21st century
+ top 50 things you can do today
+ We are what we do
+ resources to assist us making positive behaviour changes [nz]
+ Eat less meat
Our farm animals generate more greenhouse gas than all forms of human transport. [nz]
+ - Services and products from people who care about the planet [nz]
+ Sustainable Households [nz]
+ Waste Reduction [nz]
+ Reduce Rubbish [nz]
+ EECA - Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority [nz]
+ Fuel Saver [nz]
+ The Greens Peak oil Toolkit [nz]
+ Sustainable Organisations [nz]
+ Organics [nz]
+ Carbon Caluclator [nz]
+ Changethis - Manifestos for a new world order
+ Offset your Carbon emissions as an interim 'stop-gap' measure, but be aware that carbon offsetting is not a solution. [nz]
+ 100 Mile Diet - tools to help you eat locally.
+ EnergyStar Loans - Eco Mortage Broking services
+ People dealing with Pollution [nz]
+ People dealing with Waste [nz]
+ Environmental Education[nz]
+ Residential Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Calculator [nz]
+ Environmental Footprint Calulators
+ Commercial Waste solutions [nz]
+ Become a Changemaker [nz]


Sustainable Procurement

+ Computer Report Card (340 KB PDF) Annual report from the Computer TakeBack Campaign which documents whether manufacturers are including environmental design concepts into their products and taking responsibility for the entire life cycle of their products.
+ EcoCover mulch and fertilizer enriched mulch mats [nz] are a 'world first' in providing a cost-effective substitute for plastic and other mulch systems used in the horticultural, agricultural and land management industries.
+ Hybrid Cars - an independent online reference about fuel efficient vehicle technology.
+ Vodafone, together with Recycle NZ, is making it easy for people to return their mobiles and accessories for reuse or recycling through a new Mobile Recycling programme. Contact Vodafone at
+ Remarkit professionally manage the commissioning, decommissioning and remarketing of Information Technology IT equipment.


In Business:

+ World Changing
+ Sustainable Business Network [nz]
+ Greenfleet [nz]
+ New Zealand Council for Sustainable Development [nz] - Providing business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and promoting eco-efficiency, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship.
+ Green Business News
+ Green Biz - Information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success.
+ Idealog [nz] the magazine and website of creative business, ideas and innovation.
+ GreenOptions - online hub for all things Green
+ Forum for the future - Leading sustainable development charity in the UK.
+ The Natural Step [nz] - Helping companies, non-profit organisations, individuals and communities lead the transition to an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable future.
+ Emprove [nz] - An Energy Management Programme which gives an organisation the knowledge and the tools to actively manage their energy use and to shave significant dollars off their operating costs.
+ Waste Not [nz] - A specialist professional consultancy determined to lead the way in providing solutions to the growing waste problem.
+ Govt 3 - Under the motto ‘walking the talk’, the Ministry for the Environment runs the Govt3 programme that helps central government agencies become more sustainable.
+ CSR Best Practice Directory - The leading source of corporate responsibility and sustainability, press releases, reports and news.
+ Global reporting Initiative - Developing and disseminating globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
+ AccountAbility - British Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability
+ Sustainable Business - Growing sustainable businesses who offer products and services that fulfill society's needs while contributing to the well-being of all earth's inhabitants.
+ Environmental Footprint Calulators
+ Offset your Carbon emissions
+ SIGnal - MFE's Sustainability Newsletter Growing sustainable businesses who offer products and services that fulfill society's needs while contributing to the well-being of all earth's inhabitants.
+ 3R Commercial Waste solutions Specialist local advice on product stewardship, resource recovery systems, waste management and recycling & e-waste recycling solutions.


Ethical and Sustainable Investment:

+ Ethical and Sustainable Investment [nz] - New Zealand based research and advisory services on ethical and sustainable investment and business.
+ The Dow Jones Sustainability Index - Tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
+ FTSE4GOOD - Measuring the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, and facilitating investment in those companies.


Academic Research and Policy Development

+ New Zealand Energy Revolution A report by Greenpeace examining how New Zealand can restructure its energy system to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst effects of climate change.
+ - Environmental Research Foundation - News and resources for environmental justice.
+ World Resources Institute - Environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives.
+ WorldWatch - Interdisciplinary global research, providing a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends.
+ WWF [nz] - Policy work, campaigning, on-the-ground action and education and capacity building to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.


Online Activism and Social Innovators

+ We Are What We Do - a new movement inspiring people to use their everyday actions to make a change
+ - streams free video clips of leading experts, thinkers and activists in environmental and social sustainability.
+ ChangeThis
- challenging the way ideas are created and spread.
+ Changemakers [nz] inspiring and supporting a greater citizen engagement on social, economic and environmental issues.
+ Change Agency developing capabilities for effective community and activist groups.
+ New American Dream -
Conscious Consumer website.
+ Adbusters - Vancouver based anti-consumerist magazine
+ RTMARK - providing key services to artists, activists and the intellectual community.
+ Independent media
+ Corporate Watch - Focused on corporate crime and the nature and mechanisms of corporate economic and political power.
+ Bioneers - Educational and economic development programs in the conservation of biological and cultural diversity, traditional farming practices, and environmental restoration.
+ Media Rights - Human Rights film network, maximizing the impact of social-issue documentaries and short films.


Sustainable Design and Innovation

+ Inhabitat - a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
+ Treehugger web magazine, dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible.
+ Vivavi - online store with beautiful modern style
eco-friendly furniture & furnishings.
+ LED lighting Creative Lighting
+ Cradle to Cradle - Industry Transformation
+ Mio Culture- combining business rigor with environmentally and socially progressive design
+ Re-nourish - resource for the graphic design industry
+ The Mighty ODO Advocates of using creativity to try and rekindle a connection between people and nature, and helping to foster a new sustainable design model based on nature’s laws through education, exploration and example. website exploring paradigm-shifting events, ideas, and people, investigating the capacities and ethical dilemmas of design in manufacturing, transportation, urbanism, warfare, health, living, energy, markets, materials, the image and information.
+ McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry MBDC's Design Paradigm models human industry on natural processes, creating safe and healthy prosperity.


Best Blogs and Wikis

+ Celsias - [nz] a weblog devoted uncovering truths and exploring concepts and ideas relating to sustainability. A great resouce.
+ treehugger - web magazine, dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible. Their goal is to make sustainability mainstream and are looking for solutions, constructive developments and positive initiatives.
+ - a weblog from leftwing journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist in the United Kingdom who writes a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper.
+ HUGG - The best green news as decided by you and your peers. Daily.
+ appropedia is a dynamic and open library wiki, focused on increasing Sustainability through the use of appropriate technology.
+ Inhabitat - a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.


Films to watch:

+ An Inconvenient Truth
+ A Decent Factory
+ The Corporation
+ Climate Chaos
+ Who killed the Electric car?
+ What the Bleep Do We Know
+ The Take
+ The Yes Men
+ China Blue

You Tube

+ Sustainable Dance Club
+ Climate Change Denial Industry
+ Rewarding Water Savers
+ Global Warming
+ What does your car say about you?
+ Fossil Fuelled Energy is a fossil of an idea
+ Macs and PCS - Brothers from another Mother
+ Petrolius - the oil habit
+ Mad World



+ Lohas
+ Natural Capital
+ Social Capital
+ Cultural Creatives
+ Gross National Happiness
+ Triple Bottom Line
+ Full cost Accounting
+ Natural Capitalism
+ Peak oil
+ Interconnectedness
+ Holism


Key People:

+ Jonathon Porritt
+ Ray Anderson
+ Paul Hawken
+ Amory Lovins
+ Hunter Lovins
+ Dr Nicholas Stern
+ Marilyn Waring [nz]
+ Al Gore
+ George Monbiot


Reading List:

+ Worldchanging - by Alex Steffen, Al Gore (Foreword), Bruce Sterling (Introduction)
+ HEAT - How to stop the planet burning by George Monbiot
+ Natural Capitalism - Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken , Amory Lovins , L. Hunter Lovins
+ Ecology of Commerce - A declaration of Sustainability by Paul Hawken
+ Capitalism As If the World Matters Jonathon Porritt
+ Manifesto for a New World Order by George Monbiot
+ The Natural Step for Business : Wealth, Ecology & the Evolutionary Corporation by Brian Nattrass , Mary Altomare
+ Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model: by Ray Anderson
+ Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order by Noam Chomsky
+ The Answer to How is Yes by Peter Block
+ Healthy Money, Healthy Planet Developing Sustainability through New Money Systems by Deirdre Kent [nz]
+ A Simpler Way by Margaret J. Wheatley , Myron Kellner-Rogers
+ Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future (Paperback) by Margaret J. Wheatley
+ An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire (Paperback) by Arundhati Roy
+ Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate - The Essential Guide for Progressives by George Lakoff

Design and Implementation :

+ Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough , Michael Braungart
+ Worldchanging - by Alex Steffen, Al Gore (Foreword), Bruce Sterling (Introduction)
+ Biomimicry : Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
+ Massive Change Bruce Mau
+ Ecological Design by Sim Van Der Ryn , Stuart Cowan
+ Eco Design - The Source book by Alastair Fuad-Luke

Other Opinions/LINKS

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Intention Experiment - scientific processes of scientists
Human energy fields

A German physicist and founder of the International Institute of Biophysics in Neuss, Germany, credited with the discovery of biophoton emissions – tiny currents of light emanating from living things.
Frontier scientists around the globe have discovered evidence of the existence of a quantum energy field. The field may not only explain homoeopathy, but may be the main force we have to tap in order to heal.

Fritz-Albert Popp thought he had discovered a cure for cancer. It was 1970, and Popp, a theoretical biophysicist at the University of Marburg in Germany, had been teaching radiology - the interaction of electromagnetic (EM) radiation on biological systems. He’d been examining benzo[a]pyrene, a polycyclic hydrocarbon known to be one of the most lethal carcinogens to humans, and had illuminated it with ultraviolet (UV) light.
These ‘biophoton emissions’, as Popp called them, provided an ideal communication system for the transfer of information to many cells across the organism. But the single most important question remained: where was the light coming from?

A particularly gifted student talked him into another experiment. It is known that when ethidium bromide is applied to samples of DNA, it insinuates itself in between the base pairs of the double helix, causing DNA to unwind. The student suggested that, after applying the chemical, they measure the light coming from the sample. Popp found that the greater the concentration of ethidium, the more the DNA unravelled, but also the stronger the intensity of light. Conversely, the less he used, the less light was emitted.

He also found that DNA could send out a wide range of frequencies, some of which seemed to be linked to certain functions. If DNA stored this light, it would naturally emit more light on being unzipped.

These and other studies proved to Popp that one of the most essential sources of light and biophoton emissions was DNA. DNA was like the master tuning fork of the body. It would strike a particular frequency and certain molecules would follow...

With biophoton emissions, Popp believed he had an answer to the question of morphogenesis as well as Gestaltbildung - cell coordination and communication - which could only occur in a holistic system with one central orchestrator. Popp showed in his experiments that these weak light emissions were sufficient to orchestrate the body. The emissions had to be low intensity because these communications took place on a quantum level, and higher intensities would have an effect only in the world of the large.
So far, Popp had studied only healthy individuals and found an exquisite coherence at the quantum level. But what kind of light is present in those who are ill? He tried out his machine on a series of cancer patients. In every instance, these patients had lost those natural periodic rhythms as well as their coherence. The lines of internal communication were scrambled. They had lost their connection with the world. In effect, their light was going out.
All these phenomena led Popp to think of biophoton emissions as a sort of correction by a living system of Zero Point Field fluctuations (see box, p 1). Every system likes to achieve a minimum of free energy. In a perfect world, all waves would cancel each other out by destructive interference. However, this is impossible with the Zero Point Field, where these tiny fluctuations of energy constantly disturb the system. Emitting photons is a compensatory gesture to stop this disturbance and attempt a sort of energy equilibrium. As Popp thought of it, the Zero Point Field forces a human being to be a candle. The healthiest body would have the lowest light and be closest to a zero state, the most desirable state - the closest a living thing could get to nothingness.

Popp now recognised that what he’d been experimenting with was even more than a cure for cancer or Gestaltbildung. Here was a model which provided a better explanation than the current neo-Darwinist theory for how all living things evolve on the planet. Rather than a system of fortunate but ultimately random error, if DNA uses frequencies of every variety as an information tool, this suggests instead a feedback system of perfect communication through waves that encode and transfer information.
He went on to use biophoton emissions as a tool for measuring the quality of food. The healthiest food had the lowest and most coherent intensity of light. Any disturbance in the system increased the production of photons. Health was a state of perfect subatomic communication, and ill health was a state of communication breakdown. We are ill when our waves are out of synch.

It took some 25 years for Popp to gather converts from among the scientific community. Slowly, a few select scientists around the globe began to consider that the body’s communication system might be a complex network of resonance and frequency. Eventually, they would form the International Institute of Biophysics, composed of 15 groups of scientists from international centres around the world.
Thus, it dawned on Popp that these emissions had a purpose outside of the body. Wave resonance wasn’t only being used to communicate inside the body, but between living things as well. Two healthy beings engaged in ‘photon sucking’, as he called it, by exchanging photons. Popp realised that this exchange might unlock the secret of some of the animal kingdom’s most persistent conundrums: how schools of fish or flocks of birds create perfect and instantaneous coordination. Many experiments on the homing ability of animals demonstrate that it has nothing to do with following habitual trails, scents or even the EM fields of the earth, but rather some form of silent communication that acts like an invisible rubber band, even when the animals are separated by miles of distance.

Ph.D., Director of the VERITAS Research Program,

Professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry and surgery at the University of Arizona, director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health and also director of the National Institutes of Medicine-funded Center for Frontier Medicine in Biofield Science. Author of The Afterlife Experiments and The Living Energy Universe and The G.O.D. Experiments and The Energy Healing Experiments.
The Afterlife Experiments
.. After 8 years of rigorous academic research, he says he believes life after life is real and love is the frequency that allows us to communicate between the two worlds.,,
The VERITAS Research Program of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health
(formerly the Human Energy Systems Laboratory) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona was created primarily to test the hypothesis that the consciousness (or personality or identity) of a person survives physical death.

In January of 2008, the VERITAS Research Program, as it existed prior to 2008, was closed and the research was expanded into a broader, more comprehensive, spiritual communication project named the SOPHIA Research Program. In June, 2006, funding was obtained to create the SOPHIA Research Program, directed by Dr. Gary Schwartz.
The SOPHIA Research Program investigates claims of communication processes involving various spiritual levels, from deceased individuals, through guides and angels, to purported communication with a higher power or divinity. Its focus is on healing and life-enhancement. The IRB research approval process was completed in the summer of 2007 for the first major experiment. Details regarding the Program and its protocols will be forthcoming.


British biologist who has carried out extensive work on morphic fields, or collective field memory between living things, and also on animal and human telepathy.
Ph.D. in biochemistry - carried out research on the development of plants and the ageing of cells.
He is the current Perrott-Warrick Scholar and Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project. Rupert Sheldrake. is the
Rupert also has been discussing ways in which we can carry out intention experiments with me and IONS. I was particularly interested in our conversation, which not only includes a discussion of his latest work, but also an incredible story about what happened when arch skeptic Richard Dawkins came to film Sheldrake for a recent series on British television.

Keynote: Memory and Morphic Resonance

According to the hypothesis of formative causation, all self-organizing systems, including crystals, organisms and societies are organized by morphic fields containing an inherent memory, given by a process called morphic resonance from previous similar systems. Nature is not governed by fixed laws but by habits. By this process, all human beings draw upon a collective human memory, similar to Jung’s collective unconscious, and in turn contribute to it. Even individual memory depends on morphic resonance rather than on physical memory traces stored within the brain. This radical hypothesis has many implications for our understanding of human and animal nature.

Goal: To explore the idea that memories in people, animals and nature depend on morphic resonance, rather than on physical memory traces.
Learning objectives:
To realize that the idea of fixed laws of nature is only an assumption and may well be wrong,
To recognize that we all draw upon a collective human memory, as suggested by Carl Jung, and
To consider the possibility that memories may not be stored in the brain, and that loss of memory is not due to the loss of memory traces, but rather to the loss of the ability to tune in to memories by morphic resonance.

Workshop: Fields of the Mind: Experimental Research and Practical Intuition

Our minds seem to extend far beyond our brains. Recent experimental results show that people can influence others at a distance just by looking at them, even when all normal sensory clues are eliminated. The mind reaches out to touch the focus of its attention. Rupert suggests that this happens through mental fields. Such fields are also involved in the projection of intentions, which can be detected telepathically at a distance, as shown in experiments with dogs that know when their owners are coming home, and on people's ability to anticipate who is about to call. Telepathy seems to be normal, rather than paranormal, and is widespread in the animal kingdom.

...Intuition can be of great practical importance, and is rooted in our evolutionary history.
Goal: To explore how our minds seem to extend beyond our brain.

Learning objectives:
To explore mental fields that extend beyond our bodies, such as projection of intentions, telepathy, collective memory and morphic resonance,
How intuition can be of practical importance, and
How intuition is rooted in our evolutionary history.

Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Senior Scientist at the Complementary Medicine Research Institute at the California Pacific Medical Center. She has published numerous articles on psi research and psychophysiology, cross cultural healing, consciousness studies, and creativity, has conducted research at Stanford University, Science Applications International Corporation, the Institute for Parapsychology, and the Mind Science Foundation, Vice President for Research and Education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Senior Scientist at the Research Institute at the California Pacific Medical Center. One of the US’s foremost researchers on consciousness and intentionality Schlitz has published over two-hundred papers and conducted research at Stanford University, the Institute for Parapsychology, and the Mind Science Foundation. She serves on Scientific Program Committee for the Consciousness Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Living Deeply - The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life
This exciting new book, written by Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD; Cassandra Vieten, PhD; and Tina Amorok, PsyD; draws from the Institute of Noetic Sciences' thirty years of groundbreaking research on human consciousness. The authors' premise is simple, yet radical: your behavior, attitudes, and ways of being in the world are changed in life-affirming and lasting ways only when your consciousness transforms, and you commit to living deeply into that transformation.

the word "noetic" comes from the ancient Greek nous, for which there is no exact equivalent in English. It refers to "inner knowing," a kind of intuitive consciousness—direct and immediate access to knowledge beyond what is available to our normal senses and the power of reason.

What are 'Noetic Sciences'?
Noetic sciences are explorations into the nature and potentials of consciousness using multiple ways of knowing—including intuition, feeling, reason, and the senses. Noetic sciences explore the "inner cosmos" of the mind (consciousness, soul, spirit) and how it relates to the "outer cosmos" of the physical world.

The institute explores consciousness from three perspectives:

(1) First-person perspective — Supporting individuals exploring and developing their own subjective consciousness (e.g., meditation and other spiritual practices). Emphasis on inner knowing and personal transformation.

(2) Second-person perspective — Exploring and supporting transformative relationships and intersubjective consciousness (e.g., compassionate dialogue, community building, a global wisdom society). Emphasis on transformative learning and collective wisdom.

(3) Third-person perspective — Gathering data about objective physiological correlates of consciousness (e.g., research using rigorous scientific protocols, including experiments in psi, mind-body healing, and subtle energies). Emphasis on scientific understanding.

What Are Noetic Sciences?
By Willis Harman
The first stage, the rise of modern materialistic science, is one of the most important evolutionary leaps in human history. Its essence embodies a remarkable proposition, namely that knowledge of the objective sense-perceived world should not be based on religious or traditional authority, nor the guarded property of an elite priesthood, but should be empirically based and publicly verifiable, open and free to all. ... There is only science—the best framework of empirical relationships and conceptual models currently available, continuously tested in public by agreed-upon procedures.

The goal of the second stage, just begun, is creation of a similar body of knowledge, empirically based and publicly validated, about the realm of subjective experience. For the first time in history we are beginning to create a growing, progressively funded body of established experience about humanity's inner life—and particularly about the perennial wisdom of the great religious traditions and gnostic groups...

This extension of scientific exploration, which we have termed noetic, differs from the materialistic science of the past in a number of ways. It is centrally concerned with subjective experience where materialistic science has dealt almost entirely with objective, sensory experience. To the reductionistic models of materialistic science it adds holistic models; to deterministic explanations of events it adds teleological, purpose-recognizing explanations. Where materialistic science was largely value-inattentive, noetic science is centrally concerned with value issues. Materialistic science has tended to test knowledge by noting whether it leads to the ability to predict and control; while the consensus on validation of noetic sciences has not yet emerged, it seems clear that it will have more to do with understanding than prediction, and more with joining than control.

Furthermore, it seems likely that the noetic sciences will evolve in a way quite different from the evolution of materialistic science. ... In the case of the new science of subjective experience it is otherwise. In part, at least, we are dealing here with rediscovery of truths that in some sense have been discovered over and over again, and have left their track in the culture more rapidly than in the scientific community. Changes in the view of reality held in the culture tend to lead to corresponding changes in the sciences; for example, the role of psychological attitudes such as faith in healing, and the conviction of spiritual reality that comes with certain altered states of consciousness.
Whether it is implied by extrapolation from biofeedback training or psychic phenomena and the evidence for psychosomatic origins of illness, or whether arising from immediate intuitive experience, the fundamental profound insight appears to be recognition that in some important sense "I am cause and creator." In some sense much more fundamental than is implied in conventional psychology, our belief systems create our reality.
A noetic science—a science of consciousness and the world of inner experience—is the most promising contemporary framework within which to carry on that fundamental moral inquiry which stable human societies have always had to place at the center of their concerns.,,

Willis Harman was the former President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He was the author of Global Mind Change and Creative Work, among other books.


Konstantin Korotkov, the Russian physicist who invented GDV equipment, which is modern-day Kirlian photography in real time. He has demonstrated – in real time - the power of positive intention on water and between couples, and also the extraordinary effects of ‘power spots’ like crop circles.
Seeing Energy -Konstantin Korotkov
Introduction/what is BEO GDV technique:

Konstantin Korotkov is Professor of Physics at St. Petersburg State Technical University in Russia.
He is the author of 4 books, some in English, including Light After Life: Experiments and Ideas on After-Death Changes of Kirlian Pictures, 1998, NY, Backbone Publishing Co. Dr. Korotkov is also associate editor of the journal, Consciousness and Physical Reality, publishing articles in Russian and English.

Gas Discharge Visualization technique (GDV)
His technique, known as the Gas Discharge Visualization technique (GDV), is a breakthrough beyond Kirlian photography for direct, real-time viewing of the human aura. This new (3 year old) technology allows one to capture by a special camera the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy emanating to and from an individual, plants, liquids, powders, inanimate objects and translate this into a computerized model. This allows researcher and client to see imbalances that may be influencing an individual’s well-being greatly facilitating the diagnosis of the CAUSE of any existing imbalances showing the area of the body and the organ systems involved. One of the greatest benefits to date is the ability to do “real-time” measurements of a variety of treatments for such conditions as cancer to determine which is the most appropriate for the client. The incredible implications for the diagnosis and treatment of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions with applications in medicine, psychology, sound therapy, biophysics, genetics, forensic science, agriculture, ecology etc. have only just begun.

Workshop: Science of Measuring Energy Fields
Workshop: New Experiments in Measuring Energy of Water and Space, and New Revolutionary Sensor Technology for Analyzing Energy of Water and Different Places

..Now a new instrument came to being - Computerised Gas Discharge Visualisation technique, based on well-known Kirlian Effect. ...This is the first tool that gave us opportunity to visualise the distribution of human's fields, and make it easily, reproducibly, graphically and, the last but not the least, inexpensively. change... to the perception of their dynamic spatial field essence. ... a step to a new understanding of Reality.

The data we have obtained has led us to create a new definition for the method: Biological Emission and Optical radiation, stimulated by electromagnetic field, amplified by Gas Discharge with Visualisation through computer data processing - in short, BEO GDV. In addition, we have created the following terms to identify the images received with the help of our technology:
GDV-gram - computer pictures received by Gas Discharge Visualization processing.
BEO-gram - computer images received by Gas Discharge Visualization processing (GDV-grams) pertaining to biological objects, particularly to human.

The BEO GDV Camera and software complex allows to examine client's energy state on a variety of different levels such as:

* Individual's "psychological type".
* Energy condition of systems and organs.
* Physiological stress level.
* Quantitative monitoring of condition during treatment course.
* Quantitative monitoring of an individual in the process of specific external influence such as training, meditation, healing, etc.
* Analysis of effect of test loads and probes on dynamics of energy level of an individual.
* Effects of subtle influences such as homeopathy, flower essences, essential oils and wave therapy, including allergic reactions, on individual's energy.
* Investigation of compatibility and influence of people on one another.

BEO GDV analysis of human health, psychology and well being is based on studying information derived from BEO-grams of individual's fingers and, in some cases, toes. .. In 1995, we were able to carry this work forward to a higher level establishing the foundation for a truly scientific stage in Kirlian diagnostics with the introduction of GDV Bioelectrography. This technology is entirely based on modern scientific paradigms. Using special electrode system the approach creates high intensity electric field around an object which produces gas discharge which glow can be seen and measured. The discharge appears independently of the nature of the object, consequently with experimental experience one can cause virtually any object to glow. This could be a nail, a stone or a plant; any biological essence adds its own unique aspect to this glow, changing its brightness, size, and color. The discharge reveals the features of an object which cannot be determined by other techniques, moreover, one can track any small changes which occur. Electrical properties of the object, emission characteristics, gas evaporation, energy exchange with the environment - all these parameters of the object contribute to its glow. All attempts to assign or relate this glow to other factors such as sweating or conductivity alone, after careful analysis, have proven incorrect. For example with complex objects it is possible to determine the influence of different factors such as medicine, type of food, environment, etc. The method reveals complex reaction of an organism to different influences. To analyse human psycho-physiological condition two main analytical approaches are applied: parametric and sector ones. Parametric approach is based on the calculation of BEO-gram parameter, factor and correlation analysis (today the GDV Software calculates more than 30 parameters). Complex analysis usually allows for results of both GDV measurements and other types of measurements (psychological, physiological, and bioelectrogr.aphic). The following main groups of parameters are considered: geometrical, brightness, density, fractal, probability, and entropy parameters. Sector diagnostics is based on a diagnostic table, connecting glow characteristics of separate zones of fingers with the functional state of body zones. For the first time the idea of such connection was proposed by P.Mandel, then it was further developed and modified. The diagnostic table is based on the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine, micro-acupuncture systems and empirical experience. The analysis suggests using notions on Chakras and Ayurvedic medicine. Basing on 10-fingers BEO-grams and the diagnostic table, the model of field distribution around human body is built in the GDV Programs. Independent clinic observations in different countries revealed diagnostic validity of the GDV-technique and, in particular, the model of field distribution - Aura. The method of GDV Bioelectrography is a practical application and a touchstone of the new approach. Although gas discharge images are fluctuating, dynamically changing, they are still probabilistically reproducible. They represent natural application of non-linear mathematics. However, conclusions, made using these methods, should be absolutely concrete and should carry clear information on biological object's state.

Introduction/what is BEO GDV technique/GDV TECHNIQUE CLAIMS

* Screening and monitoring of entropy level both of organism as a whole and different systems and organs;
* Objective quantitative evaluation of individual's anxiety level;
* Estimation of peculiarities of energy homeokinesis of the organism under various diseases;
* Prognosis of characteristics of disease process;
* Determination of indications, contra-indications and implementation mode of different types of therapy;
* Investigation of influence of various therapy types upon the energy homeokinesis; development of indications for combined application of different medicaments and methods of treatment;
* Study of person's individual reaction to the influence of CAM (informational, energy, physical medicine): oriental techniques, light, sound, air-ions, magnetic field, etc.;
* Development of quantitative criteria of professional selection (sportsmen, rescuers, healers, people occupied with intensive mental work, etc.);
* Quantitative evaluation of the Altered State of Consciousness (ASC) using complex Bioelectrography approach;
* Revealing of GDV patterns and parameters particular for ASC in different fields of activity: sport, theatre, healing, telepathy;
* New technology of the top athletes psycho-physical readiness evaluation based on the GDV method in comparison with battery of tests. Development of prognostic technique for the evaluation of top-athletes' competitive reliability;
* Evaluation of Psycho-Dynamic and Bio-Energetic Results of Integrated Mental Training, meditation, healing;
* Study of After Death processes.
* Testing in vitro:
- Study of structural changes of water and biological liquids;
- Investigation of bacterial and non-bacterial sensitisation of biological liquids (blood, phlegm, etc.);
- Study of threat of development of food, medicinal and professional sensitisation;
- Research of characteristics of microorganisms' GDV parameters in various mediums;
- Evaluation of energy properties of different stuff and materials.

GDV Today/ Expeditions / Russian Antarctic Expedition
On March 11th a meeting with Sergey Om, GP of the 48th Russian Antarctic Expedition was held at the office of Dr. Korotkov Co. During 9 months Sergey used a GDV Compact in his medical practice and carried out research on psychophysical state of the winterers.
The experience of using the GDV Compact in Antarctic makes it possible to draw a conclusion that in the extreme conditions of the expedition where a sufficient amount of sophisticated medical diagnostic equipment for carrying out serious tests is missing, the GDV technique ensures a unique control and testing method of the energy state of human systems and organs based on interpretation of GDV-grams.


One of America’s foremost researchers into the nature of consciousness and extended human potential. In 2000 he co-founded the Boundary Institute; since 2001 he’s been Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. At Stanford Research Institute he worked on the progenitor of what is now popularly known as the psi research program codenamed StarGate. Author of The Conscious Universe (1997, HarperCollins), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), and more than 200 journal articles and technical reports.
dean radin -Entangled Minds
The Conscious Universe -
psychic phenomena
Excerpt from Chapter 1

The reality of psychic phenomena is now no longer based solely upon faith, or wishful thinking, or absorbing anecdotes. It is not even based upon the results of a few scientific experiments. Instead, we know that these phenomena exist because of new ways of evaluating massive amounts of scientific evidence collected over a century by scores of researchers.

Psychic, or "psi" phenomena fall into two general categories. The first is perception of objects or events beyond the range of the ordinary senses. The second is mentally causing action at a distance. In both categories, it seems that intention, the mind’s will, can do things that – according to prevailing scientific theories – it isn’t supposed to be able to do. We wish to know what is happening to loved ones, and somehow, sometimes, that information is available even over large distances. We wish to speed the recovery of a loved one’s illness, and somehow they get better quicker, even at a distance. Mind willing, many interesting things appear to be possible.

Understanding such experiences requires an expanded view of human consciousness. Is the mind merely a mechanistic, information-processing bundle of neurons? Is it a "computer made of meat" as some cognitive scientists and neuroscientists believe? Or is it something more? The evidence suggests that while many aspects of mental functioning are undoubtedly related to brain structure and electrochemical activity, there is also something else happening, something very interesting.
A more elaborate answer is, psi has been shown to exist in thousands of experiments. There are disagreements over to how to interpret the evidence, but the fact is that virtually all scientists who have studied the evidence, including the hard-nosed skeptics, now agree that there is something interesting going on that merits serious scientific attention.

One of the most surprising discoveries of modern physics is that objects aren't as separate as they may seem. When you drill down into the core of even the most solid-looking material, separateness dissolves. These connections were predicted by quantum theory and were called "spooky action at a distance" by Albert Einstein. One of the founders of quantum theory, Erwin Schrödinger, dubbed this peculiarity entanglement, saying "I would not call that one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics."

Scientists are now finding that there are ways in which the effects of microscopic entanglements "scale up" into our macroscopic world. Entangled connections between carefully prepared atomic-sized objects can persist over many miles. There are theoretical descriptions showing how tasks can be accomplished by entangled groups without the members of the group communicating with each other in any conventional way. Some scientists suggest that the remarkable degree of coherence displayed in living systems might depend in some fundamental way on quantum effects like entanglement. Others suggest that conscious awareness is caused or related in some important way to entangled particles in the brain. Some even propose that the entire universe is a single, self-entangled object.

What if these speculations are correct? What would human experience be like in such an interconnected universe? Would we occasionally have numinous feelings of connectedness with loved ones at a distance? Would such experiences evoke a feeling of awe that there's more to reality than common sense implies? Could "entangled minds" result in the experience of your hearing the telephone ring and somehow knowing - instantly - who's calling? If we did have such experiences, could they be due to real information that somehow bypassed the usual sensory channels, or are such reports mere delusions? Can psychic or "psi" experiences be studied by science, or are they beyond the reach of rational understanding?

These are the questions explored in this book. In a nutshell, we'll find that there's substantial experimental evidence indicating that some psi experiences are genuine. We'll also learn that one reason for persistent scientific skepticism about psi is due to outdated assumptions about the nature of reality. For centuries, scientists assumed that everything can be explained by mechanisms analogous to clockworks. But over the course of the 20th century, we've learned that this common sense assumption is wrong. When the fabric of reality is examined very closely, nothing resembling clockworks can be found. Instead, reality is woven from strange, "holistic" threads that aren't located precisely in space or time. Tug on a dangling loose end from this fabric of reality, and the whole cloth twitches, instantly, throughout all space and time.

Science is at the very earliest stages of understanding entanglement, and there is much yet to learn. But what we've seen so far provides a new way of thinking about psi. No longer are psi experiences regarded as rare human talents, divine gifts, or "powers" that magically transcend ordinary physical boundaries. Instead, psi becomes an unavoidable consequence of living in an interconnected, entangled physical reality. Psi is reframed from a bizarre anomaly that doesn't fit into the normal world - and hence labeled paranormal - into a natural phenomenon of physics.

The idea of the universe as an interconnected whole is not new; for millennia it's been one of the core assumptions of Eastern philosophies. ...

As we explore the concept of psi as "entangled minds," we'll consider examples of psi experiences in life and lab, we'll review the origins of psi research, we'll explore the results of thousands of controlled laboratory tests, and we'll debunk skeptical myths about psi. Then we'll explore the fabric of reality as revealed by modern physics and see why it's becoming increasingly relevant to understanding why and how psi exists. ...

Short Bio: Dean Radin, PhD, has been Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences since 2001. He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, a dozen book chapters, and several books including the bestselling The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997) and the more recent Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006). His technical articles have appeared in journals including Foundations of Physics, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Journal of Consciousness Studies.

Solar flare penetrate

Solar flare effect: body heart / brain – change electrotivity
Increase Heart attacks; destabilise of body strokes fits
Effect mind – magnetic fields – change esp;

Magnetic stormy days – brainwaves are destabilized- disrupts communication in brain
Psychic ability – effected by geo magnetic fields – ability to tap into field
Psychognosis -Mind over matter /intention increases
 check what sun is doing – daily

Nasa predictions – next solar cycle march 2008 peak oct 2011
Beck master intenders – flowing of human consciousness – increase in pyschi ability – and tap into the field

Rupert Sheldrake. is the British biologist who has carried out extensive work on morphic fields, or collective field memory between living things, and also on animal and human telepathy.

Rupert also has been discussing ways in which we can carry out intention experiments with me and IONS. I was particularly interested in our conversation, which not only includes a discussion of his latest work, but also an incredible story about what happened when arch skeptic Richard Dawkins came to film Sheldrake for a recent series on British television.