The MindLamp – a sign of the times

I just ordered a MindLamp for some of my family for Christmas, and as part of a deal, I got a cheaper rate, so have two over here in the Netherlands for anyone who is interested!

The fact that the MindLamp even exists is remarkable and gives me great hope. It is based on the research that came out of the 28 year Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) where they showed clearly how human intention impacts the otherwise random generation of events in technology, as well as the coherence of groups. Key to their research was Random Event Generator technology that basically generates 1’s and 0’s in a random way, unless otherwise influenced.

The MindLamp is a beautiful looking lamp that fades in and out between different colours, but its secret lies in the fact that there is a Random Event Generator embedded in it. This means that you can influence the colour of the lamp with your intention! It’s very cool! My kids (8 and 6) can do it no problem; the adults often have to shift some belief systems first! I have also used it in leadership trainings when working on intention. You can for example have one group willing it to turn green and the other group red. The interesting conversation is about what conditions in yourself seem to influence the lamp the way you wanted?

The very fact it exists is psycho-active. The fact that you have a lamp in your living room that changes under the influence of your intention challenges most of the science we are currently taught at school and makes a world of interconnectedness very tangible. Many thanks to Psyleron for putting it out there.

Check out the MindLamp video below. You can see more at www.mind-lamp.com. If you want one of the two I have for sale here in the Netherlands, let me know!

Mind Lamp: Mind-Matter Interaction Technology from Psyleron on Vimeo.

The Story of Field Coherence @ Transforum 2011

During the whole of the Transforum event, March 25-27 2011, we ran a Random Event Generator aligned to the field of the event, to track cohesion of the field.

Random Event Generators such as this Psyleron REG-1 were used in the 28 years of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) at Princeton University. For more information on this research and related products see http://www.icrl.org, http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/, and http://www.psyleron.com. For more on linking field coherence to collaboration, please contact Peter Merry (peter@humanemergence.nl).

Transforum 2011 was organised by the Wrekin Trust and held at Hawkwood House in Stroud, UK. The team was Janice Dolley, Jude Currivan, Peter Rhodes-Dimmer, Lisette Schuitemaker and Peter Merry.

Below are screenshots of each of the days and an accompanying interpretation. Continue reading

Coherence and Diversity

This post combines insights from Hans Andeweg’s book In Resonance with Nature and the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) conclusions (see http://www.icrl.org).

In the Ecotherapy work (http://www.ecotherapy.org) Andeweg and colleagues have discovered interesting biological and energetic behaviour in forests. As part of this work, they measure the energetic radiation of trees which can be directly related to their biological vitality. When the energies of trees overlap (see right-hand image in picture above), they exchange information and support each other in tackling their challenges – the whole is more than the sum of the parts. There is greater coherence, vitality, complexity and diversity in the forest. Overlapping energies create a variety of energetic spaces within which life can take new forms (see image). When overlapping, the coherent field they create with each other also keeps out other life that does not fit in that eco-system.

If trees are sick and their radiation drops, they become disconnected from each other and start competing for resources. Complexity and diversity also drop. As the coherent field disintegrates, life forms that don’t fit that ecosystem also start appearing.

I believe the same applies to systems of people. When we have energetic alignment of people behind a shared purpose, we create a coherent field within which each person’s unique contribution can be made, in which requisite diversity can flourish, and in which people who don’t fit naturally fall away. People’s own radiation is overlapping in the context of this greater whole. When that coherence falls away, people move into a more competitive mindset where what is most important is to look after their own interests and an increasing number of dysfunctional people appear (which tends to be the case is most large organisations that I’ve experienced).

Now one of the key findings from the PEAR project was that when a group of people came into coherence behind a shared purpose, it impacted the Random Event Generators (REG), meaning that their collective force was influencing an otherwise random field of events. I then started pondering the relationship of this to HeartMath work, where they find that greater heart coherence also means greater heart-rate variability – so coherence enables diversity, like in the forest. In human systems, I believe the same applies – the greater the coherence in the collective field, the more each individual can emphasise the unique contribution they can make, being uplifted in their own unique gifts as the collective benefits – deeper communion and more powerful agency. So as the HeartMath sensors register heart coherence in the individual, could the Random Event Generators be registering heart coherence in the collective field? It’s a hypothesis we are going to explore further in our Center for Human Emergence Netherlands “Turquoise research project” (“turquoise” refers to the 8th level value system in Spiral Dynamics).