Self-Experimentation Facilitated by an Energy Field
Since August 2002, each of the IAC’s main educational centers worldwide has provided students with the opportunity to conduct self-experiments. Students conduct their experiments alone in a specially optimized room – herein referred to as a ‘laboratory’ for self-experimentation. For more information about the laboratories from a student perspective, please click here.
Although the laboratories are customized to reduce sensory stimulation while providing privacy in a comfortable ambience, the essential element of these laboratories is their energetic field, which is moulded with characteristics of the activity performed at the laboratory and reinforced through repetitions of the experiment. The energetic pattern referred here as ‘energetic field’, was studied by Waldo Vieira (1986) under the name of holothosene. Rupert Sheldrake (1996) refers to this energetic pattern as morphogenetic field.
The accumulation of this energy pattern in the environment can give rise to a type of non-physical technology, which is considered to be helpful in the production of similar phenomenon when exposed to the same environment.
These laboratories provide individuals interested in self-experimentation with an invaluable dynamised opportunity to have personal psychic experiences, while also allowing for scientific tabulation and analysis of experimental data.
The research derived from the accumulation of data related to the occurrences and results experienced by those who participate in the laboratories’ sessions will allow verification of the actual effects that such category of laboratory can produce and the validity of using bioenergetic and holothosenic elements for inducing psychic experiences in an environment adapted from class space to laboratorial conditions.
Three different types of laboratories are available (for more information about each laboratory from a student perspective, please click here, and for more information about the laboratories at our research campus, please click here):
Projective Techniques Laboratory
In this laboratory experimenters select and apply a technique for wilfully inducing a conscious out-of-body experience, lucidly departing from their physical body in their psychosoma, or non-physical body (astral body). Experimenters remain alone in the laboratory for the duration of the experiment, typically 2.5 hours.
Vibrational State Laboratory
This laboratory provides optimized conditions for experimenters aiming to develop their vibrational state, a bioenergetic technique known to enhance overall wellbeing and balance, and increase psychic perceptions. A manual with instructions for inducing a vibrational state is available in the laboratory for consultation. The objective is to produce as many vibrational states as possible during the experiment, which typically lasts 2 hours.
Waking Physical Immobility Laboratory
In this laboratory, participants attempt to remain seated in a comfortable armchair for 3 hours straight, looking at a blank wall and not moving a muscle. This experiment offers an opportunity for participants to train their concentration and develop control over their physical body. Including the time reserved for recording observations, each experiment typically lasts 3.5 hours.
During the three experiments, the participant stays alone in the room; however, a experienced assistant follows the experiment, being available all the time to answer any question from the participant or to act in any way that is necessary to assure the wellbeing of participants.
The main objectives of this research are:
1. To verify the extent of benefits
2. To expand the knowledge regarding the how the energetic, holothesenic pattern of the environment can influence in the production of experiences, contributing to the improvement of these laboratories in order to assist individuals interested in cultivating and controlling their extrasensory perceptions;
3. To contribute in the understanding of the different type of occurrences that would be typical to each of the existing laboratories;
4. To develop new techniques, based on the observed results, to assist in pedagogical processes;
5. Compare the results of the same individuals, under similar conditions, when they are in their houses with the results they are able to achieve in this ‘laboratory’ environment.
One or more researchers from each IAC center offering this activity takes part in the collection and analysis of data.