In Star Wars, the Jedi can sense a “disturbance in the force”. Although we are a long way away from being able to access the type of telepathic powers of the Jedi, the concept of a global consciousness, or “a force” if you will, is more fact than fiction, thanks to the work of Dr. Roger Nelson, a team of volunteers and a boat-load of EGGs. The Global Consciousness Project [www.global-mind.org], is a scientific study spanning 15 years that aims to show that large world-wide events can have a statistically significant effect on our global consciousness, measured through a synchronized network of random number generators located around the world.
The general hypothesis suggests that when an event occurs to disturb or concentrate the global consciousness, the random number generators (or EGG, as it’s called in the experiment) will begin to show anomalous results.
“The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international collaboration of researchers extending this research to global dimensions via the Internet. The project uses technology and methods designed to record effects of events that stimulate us to integrate as a world-wide consciousness. Examples include the funeral ceremonies of Princess Diana, the terrorist attacks on 9/11, terrible accidents and natural disasters, major religious gatherings, and midnight on any New Years Eve.”
Real-time data from the EGGs can be viewed here, though some people (including me) have had some difficulty with the java. Although the study is careful to avoid suggesting that their data proves that global consciousness exists, the results of anomalous readings during global events show odds over over a trillion to one against chance.
The Global Consciousness Project site contains a lot of information, including technical papers, science methodology, real-time data, videos and more. The GCP keeps up to date with the latest global events, at the time of this writing the Paris terrorist attack is less than 48 hours old and is already listed on their site with data. You can follow the study in real time as events occur around the world. After 15 years, the results are hard to ignore. If you are interested in learning more about the Global Consciousness Project, I highly recommend their site at http://www.global-mind.org.
So what does global consciousness have to do with afterlife research?
Materialists believe that consciousness is an illusion and is (somehow) created by brain matter. If the combined emotions of billions of humans can affect random number generators, then consciousness can not be local to the brain. If we consider the brain as a ‘receiver’ of consciousness instead of the creator, then telepathy, psi and global consciousness makes sense, as does the survival of consciousness beyond physical death.
Perhaps the brain is an interface for consciousness, interpreting the ‘signal’, so to speak. If we consider consciousness as a type of yet-unknown type of field, then not only are we all connected through consciousness, but consciousness itself is not a property of matter nor is it dependent on matter. Studies such as the Global Consciousness Project can be used as evidence to support this theory.
To watch a brief news spot about the Global Consciousness project, watch the video below:
…and may the force be with you!