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Consciousness, Capacities and Communication
 This presentation outlines and explains
an operational approach to instrumental
transcommunication in terms of the core
...
 " A communication (if such a thing
exists) from a departed person to a
person still on earth, is at any rate, a
communic...
 Psi phenomena are experiences in
which information or energy seems
to have been transferred or
apprehended without the o...
Mind Matter
Interaction
Extra Sensory
Perception
Survival of
Consciousness
reincarnation
ghosts/hauntings/adc
near death e...
 [transcommunication research] is
the study and exploration of agency
and instrumental capacities for
communication with ...
 But how does it occur ?
signal
noise
channel
psi
evp
esp
instrumental
mediumistic
electromagnetic spectrum
Communication
CapacitiesConsciousness
non-local
collective
somatic
sensorimotor
mediumistic
instrumental
psi
electromagnet...
 The fact of awareness by the mind
of itself and the world
 Where does the mind exist?
" I regard consciousness as funda...
Platonism
 Spiritual realm of timeless forms
Animism
 Everything possesses a spirit
Monotheism
 One transcendent/person...
Dualism
 Separation of mind and matter
Materialism/Mechanism
 Reality consists only of matter
Physicalism
 Everything i...
 The mind-body problem is the
question of the relationship between
the mental and the physical realms
 Dualism maintains...
 Epiphenomenalism is the prevailing
mind–body (monist) philosophy that
regards mental events as dependent
on physical fun...
Behavorialism (1913-1957)
 Unlike behaviors, mental events were
not directly observable. Descriptions
of the mind should ...
 Biogeneticists regard the brain as a
genetically-programmed computer
" Now they swarm in huge colonies, safe inside
giga...
Phenomenal (p-consciousness)
 Raw experiences (qualia) consisting of
forms, sounds, sensations, emotions
and feelings wit...
 The hard problem of consciousness
is the problem of explaining why we
have qualia (experiences), or why
there is a "what...
 Thought experiment illustrating the
hard problem conceiving of an exact
molecular replica of an individual. If it
is pos...
 Panpsychism is the view that the
basic physical constituents of the
universe have mental properties. It
is a notion foun...
 Varieties of exceptional experiences
suggest but not prove dualism and
that mind exists apart from the body
 Enigmas of...
 The ability, potential or power to
perform, experience, or understand
something
organic-sensorimotor instrumental
reception
touch
skin
speech
ears
sight
eyes
transducer
detection direct
hearing
range
vi...
mediumistic-spiritualistic
reception somatic psychic
detection brain and nervous system mind
threshold limited space/time ...
 The notion of post-mortem survival
that a disembodied consciousness or
some such discarnate element of
human personality...
 Super-psi hypothesis is the notion that
psychic functioning is more pervasive in
everyday affairs than experimentation
s...
 The Model of Pragmatic Information (MPI)
is a notion inspired by quantum field
theory that psi phenomena represent
meani...
Q: Are psychokinetic or transcommunication events conserved?
N S
Ohm’s Law
Faraday’s Law
Lenz’s Law
Magnetic flux
Induced current
Q: Is transcommunication psychokinetic, electromagnet...
Wavelength (λ)
λ
ƒ
LF RADIO/HF OPTICS/IR-UV RADIATION
Q: Does transcommunication occur throughout the EM spectrum?
[veloci...
kinetic energy
motion energy
rest energy
mass energy
Q: Does consciousness possess mass or travel at light speed?
[profmat...
strong force
[gluons]
electromagnetic
force [photons]
weak force
neutral leptons
[neutrinos]
Higgs field
quarks
charged
le...
 Dropping a three-dimensional ball in
a two-dimensional world with time
Adapted from “Flatland” (1884) Edward Abbot
Q: Is...
 The process by which information is
imparted or exchanged resulting in
understanding
 Meaning conveyed by a particular
arrangement or sequence of things
Structure (syntactic)
 Phonetics
Meaning (sematic)
 Linguistics
Transfer (statistical)
 InformationTheory
Study of the "transmission, processing,
utilization and extraction" of
information
 Resonance
 Bandwidth
 Signal/Noise
...
 InstrumentalTrans Communication
is communication with incorporeal
entities via any electronic device
 Concept attribute...
 ElectronicVoice Phenomena (EVP)
refer to electronically generated
sounds that resemble speech, but
are not the result of...
Compact
Disks
[1982]
Magnetic
Tape
[1948]
Radio/Disc
Phonograph
[1889]
Electronic
Recording
[1925]
Friedrich
Jurgenson
[19...
 Konstantin Raudive is credited with
popularizing the existence of EVP
with his book “Breakthrough” (1971)
 His work was...
Transform versus live EVP
 Both are likely vocal frequency (VF)
Radiofrequency interference (RFI)
 Less a factor for pro...
EVP should meet four criteria:
Specific
Direct
Context-relevant
Phrase and/or sentence length
MACKIE
1202-VLZ3
12 Channel
Compact
Mixer
ART
EQ351
Equalizer or
HARMON
DIGITECH
VocalistVR
HARMON
DBX 1066
Compressor/
Ex...
MAGNETIC
SCIENCES
MC95VF
Sensors
SRS
SIM 910
JFET
Low Noise
Preamplifier
MACKIE
402-VLZ3
4 Channel
Ultra-
Compact
Mixer
AR...
 Reception: An antenna collects the
radio signal and a capacitor tunes
the signal to the desired frequency
 Heterodyning...
 Pioneered by Marcello Bacci (1949)
who swept SW frequencies by hand
 Frank Sumption’s (2002) design used
auto-swept fre...
 Video is a series of still image scans
displayed at 25-30 frames/second
 Composite of chroma (color), luma
(brightness)...
 Anomalous video has been reported
under varieties of configurations
 Video feedback loop method is a
popular technique ...
 Drop-in communicators in mental
mediumship refer to non-corporeal
uninvited communicators who are
usually unknown to the...
 Random Event Generators (REGs)
are statistical devices that test for
microscopic psychokinesis
 Used by Princeton resea...
 Given sufficient ITC signal capacity,
proof of survival reasonably requires
convergence in:
 evidence of communication
...
 Evidence of communication requires
information transfers that are:
 Clear: Is the information understood?
 Complete: I...
 Evidence indicating personhood or
personality reasonably requires:
 Identity: Mention of decedent by name
 Consistency...
 Consciousness remains the hard problem
that is not fully explained by science. It is
either foundational or universal to...
 Trans communication is indicative of psi
functioning. Random event generators
provide convergent evidence of psi
 EVP a...
 Web
http://maryland-paranormal.com
 Tumblr
http://blog.maryland-paranormal.com
 Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/mary...
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  1. 1. Consciousness, Capacities and Communication
  2. 2.  This presentation outlines and explains an operational approach to instrumental transcommunication in terms of the core elements of consciousness, capacities and communication and how these elements may be employed to provide evidence for post mortem survival
  3. 3.  " A communication (if such a thing exists) from a departed person to a person still on earth, is at any rate, a communication from one mind in one state of existence to a mind in a very different state of existence. " - FredericWH Myers (1843-1901) Myers, FredericW.H., Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death, Longman’s Greens and Company, NewYork, 1903
  4. 4.  Psi phenomena are experiences in which information or energy seems to have been transferred or apprehended without the operation of the known senses or logical inference CARDENA, Etzel, MARCUSSON-CLAVERTZ, David and PALMER , John (2015), Reintroducing Parapsychology. In E Cardena (Ed.), Handbook of Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century, North Carolina: McFarland and Co. Inc.
  5. 5. Mind Matter Interaction Extra Sensory Perception Survival of Consciousness reincarnation ghosts/hauntings/adc near death experience psychokinesis (pk) intentionality DMILS clairvoyance precognition telepathy psychometrypoltergeists mediumship
  6. 6.  [transcommunication research] is the study and exploration of agency and instrumental capacities for communication with non-localized consciousness
  7. 7.  But how does it occur ? signal noise channel psi evp esp instrumental mediumistic electromagnetic spectrum
  8. 8. Communication CapacitiesConsciousness non-local collective somatic sensorimotor mediumistic instrumental psi electromagnetic physical electronic voice phenomenaextra sensory perception sensory perception
  9. 9.  The fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world  Where does the mind exist? " I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness" - Max Planck (1931 inThe Observer)
  10. 10. Platonism  Spiritual realm of timeless forms Animism  Everything possesses a spirit Monotheism  One transcendent/personal God
  11. 11. Dualism  Separation of mind and matter Materialism/Mechanism  Reality consists only of matter Physicalism  Everything is physical
  12. 12.  The mind-body problem is the question of the relationship between the mental and the physical realms  Dualism maintains a rigid distinction between mental and physical realms  Monism maintains there is only one unifying reality, one realm of being
  13. 13.  Epiphenomenalism is the prevailing mind–body (monist) philosophy that regards mental events as dependent on physical functions. Consciousness is a product of neurophysiology of the brain. Under this view the mental realm reduces to the physical realm Robinson,W. S. (2010). Epiphenomenalism.Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1(4), 539-547.
  14. 14. Behavorialism (1913-1957)  Unlike behaviors, mental events were not directly observable. Descriptions of the mind should thus be avoided Cognitive Revolution (post 1955)  The mind is a complex system tied to the physical world through feedback, information and computation
  15. 15.  Biogeneticists regard the brain as a genetically-programmed computer " Now they swarm in huge colonies, safe inside gigantic lumbering robots…They are in you and in me; they created us, body and mind; and their preservation is the ultimate rationale for our existence. They have come a long way, those replicators. Now they go by the name of genes, and we are their survival machines " - Richard Dawkins,The Selfish Gene (1976) Dawkins, R. (1976).The Selfish Gene Oxford University Press. NewYork.
  16. 16. Phenomenal (p-consciousness)  Raw experiences (qualia) consisting of forms, sounds, sensations, emotions and feelings with our bodies Access (a-consciousness)  Involves memory, reasoning, behavior control and introspection Block, N. (1995). On a confusion about a function of consciousness. Behavioral and brain sciences, 18(2), 227-247.
  17. 17.  The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining why we have qualia (experiences), or why there is a "what it is like" for a subject. In essence it is the problem of explaining why we are not robots and why consciousness exists at all Chalmers, D. J. (1995). Facing up to the problem of consciousness. Journal of consciousness studies, 2(3), 200-219. Chalmers, D. J. (1996). Facing up to the problem of consciousness.Toward a science of consciousness, 5-28.
  18. 18.  Thought experiment illustrating the hard problem conceiving of an exact molecular replica of an individual. If it is possible that the replicant is "dark" inside, a zombie lacking phenomenal consciousness, then consciousness cannot reduce to the physical realm Chalmers, D. J. (1995). Facing up to the problem of consciousness. Journal of consciousness studies, 2(3), 200-219. Chalmers, D. J. (1996). Facing up to the problem of consciousness.Toward a science of consciousness, 5-28.
  19. 19.  Panpsychism is the view that the basic physical constituents of the universe have mental properties. It is a notion found in ancient eastern and Grecian philosophy. Interest in panpsychism has revived due to the hard problem of consciousness
  20. 20.  Varieties of exceptional experiences suggest but not prove dualism and that mind exists apart from the body  Enigmas of near death experiences  Varieties of dissociation/automisms  Post mortem survival/psi phenomena  Conundrums of trace memory theory Kelly, E. F., & Kelly, E.W. (2007). Irreducible mind:Toward a psychology for the 21st century. Rowman & Littlefield. Kelly, E. F. (2015). Parapsychology in Context. Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century, 30.
  21. 21.  The ability, potential or power to perform, experience, or understand something
  22. 22. organic-sensorimotor instrumental reception touch skin speech ears sight eyes transducer detection direct hearing range visual range transmission time threshold force pressure volume visible light sub-sensory property mechanics thermics acoustics optics electro- magnetic transference quasi-static resonance of vibrations and waves Adapted from InstrumentelleTranskommunikation (1989), Ernst Senkowski
  23. 23. mediumistic-spiritualistic reception somatic psychic detection brain and nervous system mind threshold limited space/time unlimited space/time property bioelectrical quantum biological? transference hyper-resonance of vibrations and waves? Adapted from InstrumentelleTranskommunikation (1989), Ernst Senkowski
  24. 24.  The notion of post-mortem survival that a disembodied consciousness or some such discarnate element of human personality might survive bodily death at least for a time IRWIN, H.S. andWATT, C (2007: An Introduction to Parapsychology, 5th Edition, McFarland & Company,Inc,: Jefferson, NC.
  25. 25.  Super-psi hypothesis is the notion that psychic functioning is more pervasive in everyday affairs than experimentation suggests, and represents psi functioning of a highly controlled or refined nature Braude, S. (2016).The Super Psi Hypothesis, In PSI Encylopedia, Society for Psychical Research..
  26. 26.  The Model of Pragmatic Information (MPI) is a notion inspired by quantum field theory that psi phenomena represent meaningful and self-organizing mental, social and physical entanglements Lucadou,W.v. (2015):The Model of Pragmatic Information (MPI). In: EdwinC. May & Sonali Marwaha (eds.).Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science:Vol. 2:Theories and the Future of the Field. Praeger publications, Santa Barbara, USA,Ca., pp.221-242.
  27. 27. Q: Are psychokinetic or transcommunication events conserved?
  28. 28. N S Ohm’s Law Faraday’s Law Lenz’s Law Magnetic flux Induced current Q: Is transcommunication psychokinetic, electromagnetic or both?
  29. 29. Wavelength (λ) λ ƒ LF RADIO/HF OPTICS/IR-UV RADIATION Q: Does transcommunication occur throughout the EM spectrum? [velocity] [speed of light] frequency wavelength
  30. 30. kinetic energy motion energy rest energy mass energy Q: Does consciousness possess mass or travel at light speed? [profmattstrassler.com] Strassler, M. (2012, Mar 27). Mass and Energy. In Of Particular Significance: Conversations About Science withTheoretical Physicist Matt Strassler (blog). .
  31. 31. strong force [gluons] electromagnetic force [photons] weak force neutral leptons [neutrinos] Higgs field quarks charged leptons heavierparticles Facts of Life  Entanglement  Indeterminacy  Duality t b c u s d Particles possess  Spin  Charge  Mass Q: Is transcommunication a quantum entanglement phenomenon? bosons [profmattstrassler.com] Strassler, M. (2011, Aug 8).The Known (Apparently-) Elementary Particles. In Of Particular Significance Conversations About Science withTheoretical Physicist Matt Strassler (blog).
  32. 32.  Dropping a three-dimensional ball in a two-dimensional world with time Adapted from “Flatland” (1884) Edward Abbot Q: Is consciousness a multi-dimensional phenomenon?
  33. 33.  The process by which information is imparted or exchanged resulting in understanding
  34. 34.  Meaning conveyed by a particular arrangement or sequence of things
  35. 35. Structure (syntactic)  Phonetics Meaning (sematic)  Linguistics Transfer (statistical)  InformationTheory
  36. 36. Study of the "transmission, processing, utilization and extraction" of information  Resonance  Bandwidth  Signal/Noise Shannon-HartlyTheorem (1949)
  37. 37.  InstrumentalTrans Communication is communication with incorporeal entities via any electronic device  Concept attributed to Nobel physicist Ernst Senkowski; main methods are: trans audio; trans video; trans text  ElectronicVoice Phenomena (EVP) are obtained via trans audio methods
  38. 38.  ElectronicVoice Phenomena (EVP) refer to electronically generated sounds that resemble speech, but are not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings  EVP are often short lasting < 4 secs  EVP contain unusual speech formants LEARY, Mark R and BUTLERTom (2015), ElectronicVoice Phenomena. In E Cardena (Ed.), Handbook of Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century, North Carolina: McFarland and Co. Inc.
  39. 39. Compact Disks [1982] Magnetic Tape [1948] Radio/Disc Phonograph [1889] Electronic Recording [1925] Friedrich Jurgenson [1959] Konstantin Raudive [1968] Sarah Estep [1982] AttilaVon Salzilay [1941] Ernst Senkowski [1974] Stereo Recording [1941] Telephone [1877] Transistor [1947] Compact Cassette [1964] Television [1928] Personal Computer [1977] Spiritualist Movement [1840-1920s] Digital Audio Formats [1985] Researchers Technologies Society for Psychical Research [1882] American Association of EVP Marcello Bacci [1949] Frank Sumption [2002]  Realized with the advent of telephony
  40. 40.  Konstantin Raudive is credited with popularizing the existence of EVP with his book “Breakthrough” (1971)  His work was regarded as uncritical and uncontrolled. A favored EVP was found to be a German radio broadcast  Academic research has been sparse LEARY, Mark R and BUTLERTom (2015), ElectronicVoice Phenomena. In E Cardena (Ed.), Handbook of Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century, North Carolina: McFarland and Co. Inc.
  41. 41. Transform versus live EVP  Both are likely vocal frequency (VF) Radiofrequency interference (RFI)  Less a factor for professional audio Audio interpretation issues (pareidoila)  Machine analysis removes subjectivity
  42. 42. EVP should meet four criteria: Specific Direct Context-relevant Phrase and/or sentence length
  43. 43. MACKIE 1202-VLZ3 12 Channel Compact Mixer ART EQ351 Equalizer or HARMON DIGITECH VocalistVR HARMON DBX 1066 Compressor/ Expander/ Limiter/Gate Digital Audio Recorder -35 dB Speech Transcription Platform BEHRINGER XM1800S Dynamic Microphones  Modernized microphone method
  44. 44. MAGNETIC SCIENCES MC95VF Sensors SRS SIM 910 JFET Low Noise Preamplifier MACKIE 402-VLZ3 4 Channel Ultra- Compact Mixer ART EQ351 31 Band Equalizer ROLLS CL151GLC ROLLS DA134 Line Amplifier Digital Audio Recorder Spectrum Analyzer/ Oscilloscope Speaker Data Acquisition Console -35 dB Low Pass RF Filter 50 kHz -80 dB 50 Ω  Direct Electro AcousticVoice  Audio from electromagnetic induction
  45. 45.  Reception: An antenna collects the radio signal and a capacitor tunes the signal to the desired frequency  Heterodyning: Signal is mixed with an oscillator to get an intermediate frequency (IF) and is amplified  Demodulation: Original audio is extracted from the IF for processing
  46. 46.  Pioneered by Marcello Bacci (1949) who swept SW frequencies by hand  Frank Sumption’s (2002) design used auto-swept frequencies/white noise  Current designs include reverberation  Digital noise filtering helps attenuate white noise and distortion artifacts
  47. 47.  Video is a series of still image scans displayed at 25-30 frames/second  Composite of chroma (color), luma (brightness), scan rate information  Scans are controlled by horizontal and vertical synchronization pulses  Signal voltage varies from 0V to 2V
  48. 48.  Anomalous video has been reported under varieties of configurations  Video feedback loop method is a popular technique but it also carries a very high potential for pareidolia  Claimed to be more successful when used alongside trans audio methods
  49. 49.  Drop-in communicators in mental mediumship refer to non-corporeal uninvited communicators who are usually unknown to the medium and to séance participants. These psionic phenomena also occur in instrumental trans communication Haraldsson, E. (2008). Ian Stevenson’sContributions to the Study of Mediumship, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 64–72
  50. 50.  Random Event Generators (REGs) are statistical devices that test for microscopic psychokinesis  Used by Princeton researchers to study consciousness field effects  Devices generate random walks from 200 bit trials/second and the cumulation of normalized errors
  51. 51.  Given sufficient ITC signal capacity, proof of survival reasonably requires convergence in:  evidence of communication  evidence of personality
  52. 52.  Evidence of communication requires information transfers that are:  Clear: Is the information understood?  Complete: Is there an information cycle between sender and receiver?  Meaningful: Do frames and metaphors make sense?
  53. 53.  Evidence indicating personhood or personality reasonably requires:  Identity: Mention of decedent by name  Consistency: Vocal expressions or patterns matching those of a decedent  Connectedness: Indications of shared history or experience with a decedent
  54. 54.  Consciousness remains the hard problem that is not fully explained by science. It is either foundational or universal to being  The early psychical researchers believed trans communication provided the best evidence for the survival of consciousness  Speech involves syntactic, statistical and sematic aspects of information exchange
  55. 55.  Trans communication is indicative of psi functioning. Random event generators provide convergent evidence of psi  EVP arise from electromagnetic induction in the vocal frequency ranges of audio  Proof of survival of consciousness from ITC requires convergent evidence of communication and personality
  56. 56.  Web http://maryland-paranormal.com  Tumblr http://blog.maryland-paranormal.com  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marylandparanormalresearch/  Twitter https://twitter.com/maryparanormal  Patreon https://www.patreon.com/marylandparanormal

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