East and West join forces for a scientific experiment for peace
The Intention Experiment, the ongoing internationally popular ‘global laboratory,’ is partnering with One: The Event to mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack with a global experiment and three days of global activities that hope to transform a day of fear into one of love, forgiveness and unity.
The Peace Intention Experiment, which is being monitored by a team of scientists from the Universities of California, Arizona and Princeton, aims to determine whether collective intention can bring greater peace to an area of conflict.
The experiment, which promises to be the largest mind-over-matter experiment in history, is one of the highlights of the three-day One: The Event, which provide a host of activities and speakers and music both live in Seattle at the University of Washington and the Seattle Memorial Stadium and via an international webcast to ‘ shift the tides of fear and anger into love and harmony,’ according to one of the event organizers, Laura Fox.
‘The interactive webcast which is being broadcast via scores of other peace organizations, will also explore what is broken in our current systems?,’ says Fox. ‘What are current existing solutions? What are the visionary ideas and ideals we need to manifest? And what can each of us do to take action to bring our visionary solutions into the world?’
Chief architect of the Global Peace Intention Experiment experiment is Lynne McTaggart, international bestselling author of The Intention Experiment and The Bond, who is enlisting tens of thousands of participants in the US and other Western countries and Arab cities in a symbolic gesture of peace in remembrance of the Twin Towers tragedy.
For the experiment, McTaggart has partnered with Dr. Salah Al-Rashed, a Western-educated peace activist in the Arab World, whose Salam (Peace) Group has an enormous following throughout the Middle East.
“This is a joining of hands between East and West,” says McTaggart, “so that the tragedy of yesterday creates a joyous occasion for the future.”
The 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment will take place in a 20-minute period every day for eight days. As such it will replicate McTaggart’s 2008 Peace Intention Experiment, carried out on Sri Lanka, which showed a 74 per cent reduction of violence after the experiment and a demonstrable effect when studied through statistical time analysis.
Monitoring the effects will be a scientific team comprising University of Arizona psychologist Dr. Gary Schwartz, University of St. Petersburg State University physicist Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, Dr. Roger Nelson, a psychologist formerly of Princeton University and director of the Global Consciousness Project, and Jessica Utts, a professor of statistics at the University of California at Irvine, widely regarded as an expert on statistical analysis of consciousness research.
The 9/11 Intention Experiment is the latest of 23 scientifically controlled, web-based experiments carried out by McTaggart and her team of scientists to test the power of thought to change the physical world. Thousands of volunteers from 90 countries around the world have participated in rigorous, laboratory-controlled experiments.
They have measured group thought effect on the growth of plants, the essential properties of water and living things, on polluted water and on lowering violence in a war-torn area.
Twenty of these experiments carried out under rigorous laboratory conditions have shown significant positive results. Psychologist Dr. Gary Schwartz and his team at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona reported the results of six experiments in a scientific paper presented at a recent Society for Scientific Exploration conference.
The 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment and One: The Event, a three day live event in Seattle, and many other global organizations to promote peace and unity in the wake of the Twin Towers tragedy.
To participate in the 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment, please register on: www.intentionexperiment911.com.