Earth and Ionospheric  Magnetic Fields and their  Effects on Heart Health  and Behaviors  Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.
It has become increasingly clear that invisible magnetic influences emanating from the sun have left genetic footprints in...
Numerous interdisciplinary studies suggest a link between human health, (e.g. blood pressure, heart rate and heart rate va...
 
The Solar Magnetic Cycle <ul><li>The solar non-photonic cycle is the main driver of periodic variations in space weather. ...
 
Geomagnetic Rhythms Affecting Humans  and Other Organisms <ul><li>Rhythms  in the geomagnetic field : </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time Domain Signals
30 Second Spectra Single 30-second Spectra (30 seconds) 10 Average 30-second Spectra (5 minutes) 50 Average 30-second Spec...
The Schuman Resonances 30 Second Average Spectra Over 8-Hour Period
 
Heart Disease Mortality Rhythms  Linked to Solar & Geomagnetic Influences <ul><li>On days after a geomagnetic storm, the i...
<ul><li>Approximate weekly and yearly rhythms are observed in heart disease related mortality.  </li></ul><ul><li>A Meta a...
Solar/geomagnetic Rhythms and  Heart Related Physiology <ul><li>Blood Pressure:  has daily, ~weekly, ~1.3y and ~35y rhythm...
<ul><li>Detection of time structures can indentify elevated health-risks and facilitate the prevention of such diseases as...
MESOR-Hypertension  Midline-Estimating Statistic of Rhythm   Based on 24 hour, 7 day (hourly) ambulatory BP measures
Circadian Hyper-Amplitude Tension (CHAT) Based on 24 hour, 7 day (hourly) ambulatory BP measures
In a population of patients with MESOR-hypertension 42.2% had additional Vascular Variability Disorders, that further incr...
Influence of Geomagnetic Activity on Depression   ( Hospital Admissions) <ul><li>Geomagnetic storms have been linked to cl...
Geomagnetic Activity and Suicide <ul><li>Geomagnetic storm activity was correlated with suicide rates for women in Austral...
<ul><li>Incidence of international terrorist acts have a ~1.3y rhythm, with additional peaks at 2.85 years, 9.5 years and ...
 
 
The heart radiates an electromagnetic field that energetically affects those in our environment, whether we are conscious ...
 
 
Random Event Generator and the Lunar Cycle
 
 
 
 
As people pray for social or global coherence while in a heart coherent state, their hearts collectively put out an energe...
<ul><li>The heart radiates the strongest electromagnetic field which is modulated by the individual’s intentions and emoti...
<ul><li>Occurs in groups with social and emotional coherence </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a self-reinforcing field of emotion...
 
 
 
 
 
In Islam, the “intelligence of the heart” combines knowing and loving into a single, unified function. Only from the heart...
 
 
 
 
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    1. 1. Earth and Ionospheric Magnetic Fields and their Effects on Heart Health and Behaviors Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.
    2. 2. It has become increasingly clear that invisible magnetic influences emanating from the sun have left genetic footprints in endogenous physiological rhythms and continue to affect life on earth. Solar and geomagnetic cycles correlate with such major societal conflicts as violence, crime, terrorism, and war.
    3. 3. Numerous interdisciplinary studies suggest a link between human health, (e.g. blood pressure, heart rate and heart rate variability), myocardial infarctions and geomagnetism.
    4. 5. The Solar Magnetic Cycle <ul><li>The solar non-photonic cycle is the main driver of periodic variations in space weather. </li></ul><ul><li>The solar cycle is 10.5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The sun’s magnetic field reverses polarity at the solar maximum. </li></ul><ul><li>Solar wind speed rhythms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~ weekly (6.7d) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~ monthly (27d) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~half yearly and near half yearly (0.42 & .56y) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~1.3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~10.5y </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~33 to 35y </li></ul></ul>
    5. 7. Geomagnetic Rhythms Affecting Humans and Other Organisms <ul><li>Rhythms in the geomagnetic field : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~ weekly (~6.75d), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~27 day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~half yearly (0.5y), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~1.06y, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~1.3y, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~7y, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 to11y </li></ul></ul>
    6. 14. Time Domain Signals
    7. 15. 30 Second Spectra Single 30-second Spectra (30 seconds) 10 Average 30-second Spectra (5 minutes) 50 Average 30-second Spectra (25 minutes) Frequency (Hz) µV
    8. 16. The Schuman Resonances 30 Second Average Spectra Over 8-Hour Period
    9. 18. Heart Disease Mortality Rhythms Linked to Solar & Geomagnetic Influences <ul><li>On days after a geomagnetic storm, the incidence of myocardial infarction increases by 7%. </li></ul><ul><li>Over a 30 year span, a ~weekly, ~ yearly, and 10.5 year, rhythm was observed in heart disease related mortality in Minnesota (U.S.A.) (excess of 220 cases per year during maximal solar activity--a 5% increase). </li></ul>(Cornelissen et al., 1999)
    10. 19. <ul><li>Approximate weekly and yearly rhythms are observed in heart disease related mortality. </li></ul><ul><li>A Meta analysis of 47 studies shows the incidence of MI to be increased on Mondays with a secondary peak on Thursdays and Fridays. </li></ul><ul><li>The weekly rhythm in reduced HRV for middle-aged individuals, characterized by decreases on Mondays and Fridays, correlates with the weekly pattern of cardiovascular events. </li></ul>Weekly Mortality Rhythms Linked to Geomagnetic Influences
    11. 20. Solar/geomagnetic Rhythms and Heart Related Physiology <ul><li>Blood Pressure: has daily, ~weekly, ~1.3y and ~35y rhythms matching those found in solar & geomagnetic activity. (Halberg et al., 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Heart Rate: has daily, ~ weekly, and ~1.3y rhythms which match with geomagnetic and SWS rhythms. HR also increases during days of high geomagnetic disturbance (Halberg et al., 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Heart Rate Variability: has daily, 3.5 day, ~ 6.7d rhythms. HRV is also negatively correlated with geomagnetic disturbance. </li></ul><ul><li>HRV (VLF) is lower ~ 1 day after a magnetic storm, likely influencing the increase in mortality. </li></ul>
    12. 21. <ul><li>Detection of time structures can indentify elevated health-risks and facilitate the prevention of such diseases as myocardial infractions, strokes, and diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>24 hour/7 day measurements of blood pressure are superior because they include signatures of solar activity in physiology and allow: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved diagnosis of hypertension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-hypertension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-diabetes </li></ul></ul>
    13. 22. MESOR-Hypertension Midline-Estimating Statistic of Rhythm Based on 24 hour, 7 day (hourly) ambulatory BP measures
    14. 23. Circadian Hyper-Amplitude Tension (CHAT) Based on 24 hour, 7 day (hourly) ambulatory BP measures
    15. 24. In a population of patients with MESOR-hypertension 42.2% had additional Vascular Variability Disorders, that further increase their vascular disease risk from ~10 up to ~100%. These added risks were not considered in any treatment plans (since current practice does not assess these Variability Disorders ) Partial diagnoses
    16. 25. Influence of Geomagnetic Activity on Depression ( Hospital Admissions) <ul><li>Geomagnetic storms have been linked to clinical depression with a 36.2% increase in hospital admission for depression the second week after geomagnetic storms. </li></ul>(Kay, 1994, British J. of Psychiatry)
    17. 26. Geomagnetic Activity and Suicide <ul><li>Geomagnetic storm activity was correlated with suicide rates for women in Australia from 1968 to 2002. ~ 0.56y rhythm. (Berk et al., 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased suicide rates for both men and women in Minnesota (USA) correlates with a 0.5y rhythm. (Cornelissen et al. 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, the influence of the geomagnetic activity on individuals may depend on their geographic location. </li></ul>
    18. 27. <ul><li>Incidence of international terrorist acts have a ~1.3y rhythm, with additional peaks at 2.85 years, 9.5 years and 25 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The most prominent peaks occur during years with most prominent SWS. </li></ul>Acts of Crime, Terrorism and Wars Correlate to Rhythms in Geomagnetic Activity
    19. 30. The heart radiates an electromagnetic field that energetically affects those in our environment, whether we are conscious of it or not. We experience this when we are affected by each others’ moods, attitudes and feelings.
    20. 33. Random Event Generator and the Lunar Cycle
    21. 38. As people pray for social or global coherence while in a heart coherent state, their hearts collectively put out an energetic wave that helps to create coherence in the environment, in the home and in society.
    22. 39. <ul><li>The heart radiates the strongest electromagnetic field which is modulated by the individual’s intentions and emotional energetics. </li></ul><ul><li>The heart’s out-going wave field interacts with and modulates the planetary magnetic field, thus potentially affecting everyone within the field. </li></ul>The Geomagnetic Field as Carrier-wave for Coherent Heart-Focused Intent
    23. 40. <ul><li>Occurs in groups with social and emotional coherence </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a self-reinforcing field of emotional energy which amplifies and increases nonlocal effects </li></ul>Collective Amplification of Intentional Heart Coherence
    24. 46. In Islam, the “intelligence of the heart” combines knowing and loving into a single, unified function. Only from the heart can you touch the sky. --Rumi

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