The New Science of Interconnectivity

‘Coherent consciousness creates order in the world.

Subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth’.

[Global Consciousness Project]

Welcome to our 'Learn' section, where you can find out more about the new science and evidence we now have available about what could be called the effects of "mind over matter".  This is the new story of connection, wellbeing and purpose that we can all write together!

Many of us know intuitively or from direct personal experience that our thoughts, intentions and emotional states can affect our reality we live in. But do we really know that for sure? Well, numerous studies now show that this may indeed be possible.

You will know the classic expression: ‘’The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’’. It points us towards cooperation and suggests that by combining our individual efforts we can accomplish results that are impossible to achieve on our own. For us humans, this has been especially true, not just for our survival but the marvels of our civilisation that we have created. But are we now, perhaps, at the forefront of a major transformation in our capacity to connect and create? Have we, perhaps, approached the end of the road of building our societies on extreme individualism, disconnection from each other and our planet, extractive economies and polluting industries? Perhaps we are ready to enter a new stage of interconnectedness where that whole is greater not just in our technological capacities supporting our survival, but also in our ability to care for our true wellbeing, each other and our home we call planet Earth?

We now know that human brains might synchronise as they cooperate on certain tasks. Thus, groups of people achieve greater results in intentional, collaborative activities than individuals engaged in scattered activities. Now, can you imagine a collective effort on reducing suffering in the world, helping those in need, reducing crime levels, easing global conflicts or tackling global warming? More importantly, that every single on of us can play a crucial role in this collective effort irrespective of our ethnicity, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation or political views ! There is research conducted by leading world scientists in the fields of consciousness, neuroscience and physics that shows collective meditation or similar intentional conscious activity has the capacity to modify the objective reality around us.

In this 'Learn' section, you will find information and evidence from the largest and rigorous research projects on collective consciousness such as Global Consciousness Project, Intention Experiments and Maharishi Effect. This growing evidence is the basis and inspiration for the Global Unity Festival platform’s events. As the platform grows, we plan to develop collaborations with the leading scientists to measure positive social and environmental change that the platform creates.

 

Explore more about these major scientific projects in this field below:

  • Science of Interconnectivity

  • Global Consciousness Project

  • Global Coherence Initiative

  • Intention Experiments

  • Maharishi Effect.

Science of Interconnectivity

The Science of Interconnectivity is a research field of scientific inquiry into the relationship between all living beings, human consciousness and the planet Earth’s geomagnetic activity


As of now, the studies in this field have proven that the Earth’s and Sun’s magnetic activity has an effect on human’s mental and emotional states, their heart rate variability as well as on global collective behaviours. 


Biophysicists discovered the existence of biofields, or electromagnetic fields that surround and permeate all living organisms. As the Earth’s field affects the living organisms, so do the living organisms affect one another through the inter-connected biofields. 


Further inquiry of this research field extends into understanding to what extent collective human effort can intentionally affect the Earth’s field and global processes that happen on the planet. For example, how can we objectively measure the effect of collective meditation or prayer efforts on reducing crime rate in a certain geographical area or on transforming emotional states of disadvantaged groups of people such as women in Afganistan or traumatized families in Donbass? Global Consciousness Project and HeartMath Institute currently conduct further research in this field of interconnectivity. 

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Global ​Coherence Initiative

The Global Coherence Initiative is a science-based, co-creative project to unite people in heart-focused love and intention, to facilitate the shift in global consciousness from instability and discord to compassionate care, cooperation and increasing peace.

Discover why the heart’s electromagnetic field is an important carrier of emotional information and how compassionate living from a state of heart coherence can positively affect and lift the vibration of those around us and our planet.

Global coherence research incorporates a wide variety of scientific data to gain new insights into the interconnectedness between humanity, plants and animals, and the sun and earth’s magnetic activity.

A global network of ultrasensitive magnetic field detectors installed around the planet, measuring fluctuations in the Earth’s fields, helping us understand our interconnected relationship between humanity and Earth’s magnetic fields.

[Source: heartmath.org/gci]

Global Consciousness Project

Global Consciousness Project is an international multi-disciplinary collaborative research project that analyzes the interconnectivity of human beings in relation to each other and also in relation to the Earth’s magnetic field environment.

The project continuously collects data from a global network of physical random number generates located in up to 70 host cites around the world at any given time. As of now, the central archive contains more than 15 years of random data. 

The underlying hypothesis behind the research is that random data organizes into certain patterns associated with global events that activate conscious human interest and involvement

The project is originally created in the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab at Princeton University and directed by Roger Nelson.

To date, it provides the most convincing evidence that subtle electromagnetic fields affect human well-being, that individuals within groups influence each other and that human consciousness causes measurable effects. For example, multiple independent analyses of the network during the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 showed clear association with a large and significant shift in the output of the global network of random number generators. 
 

Intention Experiments

Intention Experiments is an international research project initiated by Lynne McTaggart with a goal to study the effects of mass intention on states and subtle properties of living beings – to make seeds grow faster, purify water, decrease violence in war zones, heal traumatized people, etc. 


To date, Lynne conducted 39 experiments, 35 of which evidenced positive, mostly significant, change.


One of the most powerful effects of the mass intention practices is that participants who focus on healing intention for others heal themselves. 

Maharishi Effect

The Maharishi Effect is a field effect that is achieved when a significant number of individuals (1% of population in a given area) practices the Transcendental Meditation technique. The collective field of meditators could positively influence the local environment, for example, reversing the rising crime rates, increasing order and harmony.

Research scientists named this phenomenon of rising coherence in the collective consciousness of the whole society the Maharishi Effect, because this was the realization of Maharishi's promise to society made in the very early days of Maharishi's Movement (started in Madras, India in 1957).