Anima: Film Notes

Reality and the Extended Mind

By: Adrian D. Nelson

· A collective shift in conscious reality is arising

· Psi phenomena: irregular properties associated with consciousness unforeseen by widely accepted modern theories

· Psi phenomena is outside the parameters of conventional physics

· Psi has the potential to have a profound impact on society

· The scientific community is still extremely skeptical, however more evidence is arising to support this theory

· Many scientists are finally beginning to acknowledge unusual philosophical phenomena

· Consciousness is not contained in a body or in a skull

· Consciousness is fluid, extending beyond the human body


1. A random set of subjects are placed in front of a computer

2. Their autonomic nervous systems are tested to determine the possibility that they will physiologically detect the image that will be shown on screen

3. Outcome: Positive

· Since then, 38 of the same experiments have been conducted and the results have been extremely strong, suggesting the possibility that human consciousness has the ability to foretell future outcomes.

· Conclusion: If from what we see, it is possible to predict the future, then there are two definite possibilities about reality

1. The future is fixed

2. The past is malleable

3. A combination

· Therefore, consciousness must be spread out across time

· Global Consciousness project Theory: When a large quantity of people conglomerate, a collective understanding forms

· How the experiments were conducted:

1. In the mid 1990’s, Roger Nelson placed generators in central locations where group events took place (prayer, group meditation, etc)

2. He later decided to have the generators on all of the time to see what would happen

· Conclusion: When humans intentionally focus on one thing (whether it is a crisis, prayer, celebration or something else), an amazing synchronized effect occurs where everyone feels the same emotions at the same exact time

· They found astounding evidence of mind/matter interaction using generators both in individual and global studies… so the question is how/where do mind and matter connect?

· Another interesting marvel of consciousness: people always know when they are being stared at… How could this be?

· Method #1: Subjects are asked to note when somebody is looking at them or not

· Method #2: Electrodes are attached to the subjects — physiological changes are detected when they’re being stared at and when they’re not

· Conclusion: On average, people tell either consciously or unconsciously (physiologically) tell when they are being stared at

· As you can see from the graph below, participants are aware of another person’s attention on them 54% of the time:

· Here is a funnel plot of all recorded studies to rule out any potential biases:

· Altered State Psi

· In the 1970’s scientists began to study the effects of sensory deprivation on consciousness.

· Psi Experiments often occur when people are in an altered state of consciousness and the frontal lobes are less active

· The theory is that relaxation enhances receptivity

· Wolfgang Metzger: German psychologist who invented the Ganzfeld technique

· Ganzfelt Technique Experiment

1. Subject #1 is put in a “hypnologic” state while his/her brainwaves are detected

2. Subject #2 is placed in front of a screen where an image or video is displayed

3. Subject #2 is asked to send the image or video to subject #1

4. When subject #1 awakes, he/she is shown four images and asked to choose the one they believe subject #2 sent

· Prediction 25%

· Results: 32% of the time the receiver is correct

· I’ve included two graphs and a funnel plot below:

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