This is an invitation to yoga and meditation practitioners to participate in World Peace Meditations during which the EEG and
Auditory Evoked Potentials of all participants worldwide are synchronized using an electronic chime which sounds once per second
and is phase-locked to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) provided by the Global Positioning System (GPS).
The aim of this specific method is to dramatically increase the efficiency of all meditators in achieving global consciousness
awakening, thus requiring fewer participants to accelerate the transformation. Though this project is still at the “Do It Yourself Hardware Construction” stage and FM (community access) radio broadcasting of the chime signal in Toronto is being planned, electronic technicians sharing a common vision of our future world are being asked to jump-start similar projects worldwide.
The discussion group has been created on Yahoo to exchange information, to announce meditation sessions and to document growing participation. Please NOTE that meditation might not be suitable for people with epilepsy or other conditions and should only be practiced on the advice of a physician, with a qualified teacher, for short time periods and should be stopped if symptoms of illness or other difficulties arise.
Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., writes in “The Maharishi Technology of The Unified Field: The Neurophysiology of Enlightenment”, that the Super Radiance Effect produced by over 7000 people collectively practicing World Peace Meditation during the “Taste of Utopia”
demonstration in 1983 was so widespread that the entire phenomenon was called the Global Maharishi Effect.
Furthermore, he writes that the field effects of consciousness stimulated by a group participating in the meditation could affect the
EEG coherence between subjects at large distances, and provides results of 2500 practitioners influencing three EEG subjects 1000
miles away. His conclusion is that, ultimately, the collective level of consciousness of any society becomes more coherent when stimulated by a coherent subpopulation numbering only the square root of one percent of the total population.
Although the above results are profound, the method is inefficient because while each individual participant can achieve the requisite
level of consciousness, and temporal or spectral EEG coherence within his/her own brain, there is no guarantee that he/she is in phase with the person next to them. No participant has any feedback of another person’s state (EEG or heartbeat) nor is there a signal available akin to a conductor in a choir to keep members in sync and to prevent the total sound (signal) from degenerating into a cacophony — “though each has a lovely voice, they must all sing together”.
Noting that, for maximum amplitude of any signal at a distance, the phases of all elements in a radiating broadside array must be
identical, and that, for the constructive reinforcement of any signal over time, its phase must be locked to a clock — a global chime
sounding every second can phase-lock hearts and minds over distance and time. DEMO of Global Chimes Sound.
The Auditory Evoked Potentials elicited by the chime contain late EEG components called the “rhythmic afterdischarge”, “rhythmic
afterpotentials”, “induced rhythms” or the “K complex” (Loomis 1938 and Bremer 1949) which are damped oscillations, or ringing, at a 4-11 Hz resonant frequency (Basar 1994) and are phase-locked to the chime in all participants.
The repetitive nature of the chime guarantees that one habituates to it rapidly and thus it becomes unobtrusive to the meditative state. Each meditator can adjust his/her breathing to feel his/her heartbeat on the chime (60 bpm) and the phrase “I love you” can be thought on the chime to provide a uniform mind-set for all participants.