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Mediumship Study Update

by Cassandra Vieten

In our last Breaking News we mentioned analyzing data for a study on mediumship. Some of you wanted more information...

This study, funded by the Bial Foundation, is being conducted in collaboration with our colleagues at The Windbridge Institute, an independent research organization investigating the capabilities of our bodies, minds, and spirits, and attempting to determine how the resulting information can best serve all living things. Their Survival of Consciousness research area is focused on studying mediums and the information they report, investigating technologies that may be useful in enhancing interaction and communication with the deceased (i.e., instrumental transcommunication or ITC), and addressing reports of haunting and apparition phenomena using both field and laboratory methods.

Dr. Julie Beischel, Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute, along with the research team at The Windbridge Institute and a panel of Windbridge Certified Research Mediums (who have participated in a vetting and training program to become skilled research participants), are collaborating with Arnaud Delorme, Visiting Scholar at IONS, Dean Radin, IONS Senior Scientist, and Paul Mills, Professor in Residence at the University of California, San Diego, to study the neurophysiological correlates of mediumship by examining EEG patterns when mediums conduct readings under a quintuple-blind protocol that controls for alternative explanations for the accurate information they obtain during the readings.

The study is exploring what happens in the electrocortical activity of mediums during different conditions. More specific information about the study and results will be available once the journal articles are published in 2013.

We're excited to be collaborating in this groundbreaking research, and we'll be sure to let you know what the results are!

Comments? Post them here on this Breaking News Blog.

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    mluiza Oct 16, 2012

    We have here in Brazil one of the greatest experts in ITC (Instrumental Transcommunication).
    His name is CLOVIS NUNES.
    Maybe you would like to contact him.
    You may find him at Google.
    I wish you have a great success in your research.
    Best regards,
    Maria Luiza Jacobson

  • bevie1135 Oct 16, 2012

    I would like to be considered for the research. My life has been an ordinary life of high, lows, joys and disappointments and especially and gratitude! I have had a variety of experiences that may fall in the areas of your research. Death, dying, beyond, healing and a near death experience at 4 years old and another at 35 years old; was drowning as a child and the other a choking episode. I have been told by an Akashic Record Reader that I am of the Akashic realm. Hmmmm...I would love to have some verification or expansion on this..I surely do know I experienced an all embracing "home coming" when having my records read. I have been able to reach the records on my own. And, I healed "spontaneously from paralysis resulting from a stroke seven years ago. is this in the area of your research?
    live in San Rafael. Is the research being held in the Petaluma area? What is the time commitment?.
    Wishing, once again, continued success in all of your endeavors, The Burning Man experiment is tremendous, but not surprising.
    Beverly Stevens

    and, mediumship have all been

  • bevie1135 Oct 16, 2012

    I forgot to mention that I lived in a turn of the century old Victorian home for seven years. It was "haunted" and we got along quite casually with the entities. I did have a professinal come n and research to make sure we were all safe and tht we were not "imagining" it...there were even time warps that preseneted themelves.. Overnight guests wer eoften taken by surprise!
    Essence of halloween...
    Beverly Stevens.

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    pawhite Oct 21, 2012

    Julie is doing great work at Windbridge; I'm very glad that IONS is working with Julie and her team. Peter White

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    sandberg062384 Oct 31, 2012

    All of this is total bullshit and it's amazing to me how many people believe it. What a bunch of suckers.

    Ummm idiots. I have a big bridge out in San Francisco I'll sell you. I just painted it international orange. Will not last long. Make your offer!

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    TTharpa Nov 13, 2012

    Hey Sandberg,

    Why do you bother to post at all? I think it's because you're secretly desperate to change and find a new way of life. You're not alone- the materialistic pseudo-skeptic paradigm is on its way out, a sinking ship. Given half a chance, your mind will be blown, sooner or later. You will be amazed. Meanwhile, you suffer. If your rational mind is up to the challenge, read some Dean Radin. Good luck!

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    MBendary Nov 16, 2012

    Dear Sandberg,

    I am interested to know more about the bridge, how much is it selling for?
    How much revenue is generates.
    With Noetic science, I may be able to bring it home from San Francisco!

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    Giorgio Piacenza Cabrera Jan 17, 2013

    Congratulations in the name of the human species! it is indeed crucial to find out how the interdimensional phenomena related to human survival of bodily death takes place. IONS is an example of overcoming fear of ridicule among scientists and intellectuals who don't want to know. That's great! Now, besides demonstrating that mediumship and even surivival are genuine happenings, I think we should try to expand our scientific theories to finds the mechanisms for the interactions between a non physical realm and a physical realm. This would entail including how may causal conections occur between a realm in which objects primarily obey to mental causes and a realm in which objects primarily obey exterior causes. We would have to consider what a realm not defined by space and time actually is and how can we have collectively experienced mental 'objects' without time and space. Perhaps Instrumental Transcomunication and physicalo phenomena associated with spirit manifestations (entropy changes, kinetic energy changes, electromagnetic changes) relate with the non- space and non-time realm. Could it be through an intermediate negentropic physical space (allowed by quantum physics) accompanying the ordinary space which our physical senses perceive? Could this complementary space act as a link and, if so, how?

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    liafrai Jan 23, 2013

    I strongly recommend a book - Why I Believe in God, by João de Deus Brasil / - for your research because the author tells about numerous supernatural experiences that he and his family have had. There is plenty of material that may positively add to your research findings. Last but not least, congratulations on your studies that will certainly contribute to a better understanding of life and its different dimensions.

  • Jeanine Broderick Jan 24, 2013

    @ TTharpa

    It is my experience that people who are frequently in negative emotional states do not receive the same sort of communication that we do when we are in better emotional states.

    Sandburg's comments indicate a negative mindset and from that perspective it does not surprise me that he would dismiss this sort of thing because he has never experienced even the common experiences that most have that are so much a part of who we are that we don't even notice them.

    Nurturing him toward a better emotional stance would do far more than any amount of logic in helping him see with greater clarity but it is really not our responsibility. Although his presence here may indicate asking at some level of his being--everyone has an innate desire to feel better even if they do not know how--the call is there.

    I have found that until someone is asking they are not ready.

    As far as this research - energy is the key but I would not pretend to know of electromagnetic energy is all. I feel subtle energies and can even feel the difference (energetically) in slight differences in wording. I don't know if we can test energy at the level that communication occurs with the non-physical realms. It would be really cool if we are there.
    ♡ Jeanine

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    GZamora Jul 18, 2013

    First of all I want to applaud IONS for all the research and studies they perform in the interest of science, humanity, and our world. Our scientist are courageous and open minded. Being at the frontier of science is very exciting and risky. I will like to know which discoveries have been made by IONS scientist and which myths have been unmasked or verify.

    Dear Sandberg,
    My advice is to have an open mind. There are lots of mysteries in life, in this universe, and only if you have had any transpersonal experiences would you be open to others. Personally, I have had some experiences while meditating or after meditation, and though they have been small and perhaps insignificant to the population, they have been big and significant to me personally, to my life. This universe is material, magical, ordinary, mysterious, real and thought formed - all at the same time. Need to get off the Cartesian paradigm and embrace the quantum one. Our legacy as human beings is to experience the mysteries and paradoxes of the universe. To do that we have to beyond the brainy intellectual stuff and start sensing, start listening to intuition, get in touch with the sixth sense. By the way, I am also interested in buying that pretty bridge, at least metaphorically - for what it can evoke in us.
    With much Love and respect.
    Gerardo Zamora

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    Flame May 12, 2014

    Hi, I'm interested in an update. How do I find out more? Is there a newsletter specifically for this?

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