Online Gaia PK Experiments

Welcome to the Online Gaia PK Experiments. PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE STARTING A SESSION. THANK YOU!

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  • Group intention experiments are of the same formats as the experiments below, but done over a webcast involving a larger group of people.
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  • I am looking for cases where mental intentions may have influenced the weather.  If you know of or witnessed any such cases and can provide approximate dates and locations, please contact me at djcaputi at ucdavis dot edu

Researcher Contact Information: djcaputi at ucdavis dot edu

Purpose, expected risks/discomforts, and your rights:

This is a scientific study in which the purpose is to learn more about the interaction between our consciousness and the atmosphere.  There are no foreseeable risks or discomforts to you that would result from your participation in this study, however your participation is completely voluntary.  All of the information we collect about you will be kept private.  Your name will not be used in any published material or presentations.  You may use a pseudonym, but if so we ask that you use the same pseudonym each time you complete a session.  You may quit an experimental session at any time for any reason.

Important information about the ethics of weather-working:

We do not want to view ourselves as a potential entity to have power over nature!  We are not trying to control the weather with our minds!  Rather, we are inviting (rather than demanding) changes to occur in the atmosphere that will be beneficial.  This simple change in perspective is extremely important.  For example, if you were trying to weather-work with rain, you should be thinking “let me consciously invite and welcome moisture to the area” rather than “let me try to make it rain with my mind”.  In other words, give the power over to mother nature to make the ultimate decision of the outcome.  Even better, try to eliminate the words “me, myself, I” in your thinking, as this could inflate the ego, which is often said to be damaging to spiritual growth.  If you have any questions on this approach or wish to get a better understanding on its importance, please email the researcher before starting a session.

Terminating a session:

Should you need to terminate a session anytime after submitting the questionnaire on the experiment page, we kindly ask that you contact the researcher (email listed above) or fill out this form within 3 days to ensure that your data from that session is not included in the analysis.

Experiments:

1. Chaos Theory

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Credit: C. Fukushima and J. Westerweel, Technical University of Delft

Turbulence, at its most basic definition, is the chaotic and unpredictable movement of any fluid (air, water, etc).  Most people only care about it on airplanes, but in reality we observe and experience it all the time – from gusts of wind, to beautiful waterfalls, to your own bathtub faucet. You may wish to watch this video to understand the basic concepts and causes behind turbulence in the atmosphere:

The measurement and analysis of turbulence is highly complex, but can be summed up in a couple of basic components:

1) In order to analyze turbulence, an instrument must be able to obtain and record wind measurements very frequently, at least 10 times per second.

2) The overall intensity of turbulence can be quantified by calculating the wind variability (ex. standard deviation, variance, skewness, etc).

In Davis, California, we have a Campbell sonic anemometer that provides measurements of wind in all 3 spatial components (x,y,z) at 20 hz. See below for photos and map location:

Google Map centered on Campbell Tract, Davis, CA

campbell_e101 campbell_e2

What we are asking you to do is, when prompted, attempt to increase the intensity of turbulence – that is – invite the airflow around the instrument to become more chaotic. Turbulence is a vital force for crop health as well as ventilating the air of pollutants.

An experiment session takes 10 minutes. You can do as many sessions as you would like.

Participate here, and thank you!

2. California Drought Relief

This experiment is closed as the drought for this area of California has ended.

Please watch the video below before beginning a session:

Google Map centered on Campbell Tract, Davis, CA

campbell_e101 campbell_e2

Click images to enlarge.  Location of the instruments used to measure vertical velocity and water vapor.  Instruments are 10 meters (33 feet) above ground level.

Experiment lengths are in addition to a waiting period that will last until 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 minutes after each hour.

Report session termination

3. California NOx

This experiment is closed as the NO/NO2 analyzer from Chews Ridge Observatory has been removed.

Please watch the video below before beginning a session:

(Don’t worry about the scientific details behind NOx – focus your intent on cleaner air)

Google Map centered on MIRA Chews Ridge Observatory (Elev. 5045 ft MSL)

View from Chews Ridge, looking East

View from Chews Ridge, looking East

Experiment lengths are in addition to a waiting period that will last until 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 minutes after each hour.

Report session termination

 

Additional Links:

Weather Influence Research Proposal

Gaia PK Video Presentation

On the Mystery of the Self & the Selection Problem: A Mathematical Approach

 

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