Nov 2, 2013

Let’s turn to the highly meaningful psychokinetic (PK) event that occurred while I was typing a version of this chapter. Psychokinesis is the capacity to influence matter, either physical or biological, and thus includes a wide range of phenomena from bending spoons to psychic healing. At the 2004 Psi Meeting in Curitiba, Brazil, I gave a paper on synchronicity. I had reread this paper just before writing and editing this very chapter you are reading now. I believe that having freshly reviewed
the ideas from that earlier article incited a PK phenomenon during the writing of this chapter that happened in synchronicity with my thoughts. Before I tell you about that phenomenon, let me first present the important points from my 2004 paper on synchronicity:

. . . I thus propose to consider that a meaningful coincidence is a synchronicity IF:
(1) There is a low probability that the event would occur by chance alone;
(2) There are numerous significant links between the interfering event and the subject’s activated Semantic Constellation (SeCo); and
(3) The meaning of the external event clearly influences the person, to the point of drastically modifying the SeCo.

I believe synchronicity is deeply connected to the unconscious; not expressly to archetypes but rather to the Self (the subject of both the unconscious and the conscious) willing to influence the ego in a specific way.

Synchronicity, thus,
(1) expresses the will of the Self to influence the ego toward a certain mindset, decision, or action. And
(2) shows the capacity of the Self (when the person is engaged in a process of spiritual evolution, or individuation) to succeed in organizing physical reality and events according to its own semantic energy (higher spiritual values, goals, and orientations).

With those statements in mind, what follows below is the sentence I was writing for this current chapter, when, after typing the word responding, the psi phenomenon occurred:

Because a particle has a statistical probability to be anywhere in the universe, quantum physics could account for space anomalies (and psi researchers have thus proposed several theories of psi based on quantum physics). Yet, the great pitfall is meaning. Quantum events are purely indeterministic, and despite the fact that quantum physics posits nonlocal processes, in no way can it explain how such nonlocal processes could be directed according to the intention or the will of a person—that is, it would be responding . . . [I hear a chime.]

On the spot, I started typing a description of this event. Here is an excerpt of what I typed:
Time: 1.10 am. Psi phenomenon on the spot with chime suddenly ringing out strongly. I look up: the chime’s weight—a vertical moon crescent in wood of 4.5 inches—turns on itself at least 10 times, extremely rapidly, like a gyroscope. (This motion cannot possibly be triggered by a gust of wind or an animal. . . . It can only be done by intentionally turning the weight on itself. Anyway, all windows are closed here and downstairs, it’s cold, it’s been raining, and the door is locked. Furthermore, all curtains are closed, as every night.) Then the tensed thread brings it back to normal by making it turn the other way around, as quickly.
The moon weight, suspended by a nylon thread, is one yard from the wooden floor, 1.5 yard from the ceiling, 8 inches from the window and wood frame, and curtain covering the window. I’m sitting cross-legged at my table, about 3.5 yards away from the chime. Nothing else moved in the room. Physical reaction: as if my whole body was frying and was electrified, especially at the level of the belly and chest, the whole front of my torso.
In any case, the spinning movement (rotation on itself), moreover about ten times one way, and very quickly, is impossible as a natural movement. As I was able to verify the next day, even with the window open and the wind coming in, the weight tends to move very slowly, mostly in a lateral motion (and more rarely in a spinning way), because the moon crescent, in the shape of the letter C, gives only little surface against the wind.

Analysis: this phenomenon is quite remarkable in the sense that I was emphasizing both the meaning and the intentional aspects of syg-energy as the most important facets of consciousness (as far as theory is concerned), since neither orthodox quantum physics nor the hidden variables school can explain such creation of meaning from their own frameworks. Further, the phenomenon produced cannot in any way be produced by random natural causes. Only a human hand can turn a thread on itself many times, building such tension in it that, on releasing it, it unrolls itself at great speed.
Not only is the event paranormal, it’s also synchronistic. It corresponds perfectly to the first definition I gave in my paper on synchronicity:

“Synchronicity . . . (1) expresses the will of the Self to influence the ego toward a certain mindset, decision, or action.”
The PK event also expresses the second part of the definition I gave in the same paper: “Synchronicity . . . (2) shows the capacity of the Self . . . to succeed in organizing physical reality and events according to its own semantic energy. . . .”
My semantic energy was strong (since I was in a creative process, not only typing, but also enlarging my text), and through this psi event reality was reorganized in such a way that it adapted and conformed itself to the meaning being (re)created. That is, my Self, through the PK event, organized physical reality and events according to its own semantic energy.

We can also note two meaningful coincidences: I had just typed:
“[psi] would be responding. . . .” Indeed, it responded! And then I was about to type the end of the sentence: “[psi] would be responding . . . to a deep and meaningful psychological process.” I was involved in a strong creative and meaningful process while I was pondering these ideas about synchronicity, and psi responded to it!
The second coincidence is that of words and action between the chime’s “spin” and the “spin” in quantum physics, which is one of the parameters used to describe particles and the one used to test nonlocal correlations between distant particles. (The experiments of Alain Aspect and other physicists have proved the reality of these nonlocal correlations.)
This psi event certainly comprised all three requirements I cited in my paper for defining an event as synchronicity versus mere coincidence.
I could even say that it was a strong voice irrupting from deep reality and making its case known.
This “psi spin” points to another possibility: in nonlocal correlation experiments, when the experimenter physically changes the spin of particle A, the spin of particle B is instantly modified. In the chime PK, obviously my mind (rather my Self) produced the PK effect. The psychokinetic action on the chime thus shows that my semantic state (my thoughts) can have an effect on the state of a distant system (and even the spin of a particle). In other words, this PK event implies that consciousness and semantic energy have a powerful effect on material systems—a bedrock concept of SFT, because the embedding of consciousness-energy-matter allows for continuous, if subtle, two-way influences between mind and matter.** Additionally, this PK event gives weight to another postulate of SFT—that the greater the semantic intensity and proximity (two factors linked respectively to creativity and meaning correlation), the greater the strength of the syg-energy (and its influence on linked systems).
For me, what could be both more meaningful and more intense than working in a creative way on my theory? The fact is, the effect was strong: PK on objects is ne of the rarest psi phenomena and the hardest to produce.

* See my article Hardy, C. “Synchronicity: Interconnection through a Semantic Dimension.”
** Hardy, C. “Psi as a Multilevel Process.”
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(Read more on this subject in The Sacred Network, chapter 13.)

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