|The Global Consciousness Project
Monitoring Mother Earth.
Six years ago a visionary scientist, Roger Nelson, of Princeton, New Jersey wondered why, if we can put an electroencheplogram (EEG) on a human head and read the brain, why couldn't we do something similar on Planet Earth and see what she is thinking. He did. It's called an electrogaiagram (EGG, for Mother Earth). This then is a small introduction to Roger's Global Consciousness Project.
The mind's extended reach remains to be fully
defined in scientific terms, but research on human consciousness suggests
that we may have direct communication links with each other, and that our
intentions can have effects in the world despite physical barriers and separations.
We are compelled by good evidence to accept correlations that we cannot yet
explain. It appears that consciousness may sometimes produce something that
resembles, at least metaphorically, a nonlocal field of meaningful information.
The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) takes this possibility as a starting
point for a speculation that such fields generated by individual consciousness
would interact and combine, and ultimately have a global presence. Usually,
because we are busy with individual lives, there is little to produce structure
in the field, so it is random and not detectable. But occasionally there
are global-scale events that bring great numbers of us to a common focus
and an unusual coherence of thought and feeling. To study the effects of
a possible global consciousness, we have created a world-spanning network
of devices sensitive to coherence and resonance in the mental domain. Continuous
streams of data are sent over the internet to be archived and correlated
with events that may evoke a world-wide consciousness. Examples that appear
to have done so include both peaceful gatherings and disasters: a few minutes
around midnight on any New Years Eve, the first hour of NATO bombing in Yugoslavia,
the Papal visit to Israel, a variety of global meditations, several major
earthquakes, and September 11 2001.
Emotion: Transfixed by Tragedy.
On September 11 2001,
early in the morning, a network of physical random event generators
(called 'eggs') took on a striking trend. By 8:45 the non-random behavior
was unmistakable. It peaked at about 10:30 with the odds against chance
of a thousand to one. See the red trace above.
Other measures also deviated from expectations on that day, creating
an unmistakable pattern where there should be none. The eggs became
linked across distance and time in some subtle way that we do not yet know
how to explain. This is not a physical or electromagnetic effect. It's
not due to extraordinary mobile phone use, or saturation TV. It appears
to be related to our profound engagement.
The GCP began recording data in August, 1998. It has grown to more than 50 sites around the world, each generating and reporting second-by-second data. Here we describe all aspects of the project, and we provide public access to the data.
Frank Ogden / Dr. Tomorrow is a host member of the Global Consciousness Project.