FMBR Editorial: Jan, 2002

Precognition and Connectiveness

William C. Gough

What is time? Is everything interconnected? The mind with its conscious and unconscious intentions appears to operate in aspects of space/time that precede physical manifestation. Thus, humans may be able to alter future physical events. One can read many stories of people who acted upon a premonition and avoided disaster. This property of precognitive knowing has been repeatedly demonstrated in scientific research with remote viewing. In such research a person can accurately describe a site before the remote viewer randomly chooses the location. In addition many experiments using computer images and body monitoring now confirm that your body knows in advance when an emotional stimulus will occur. Persons have an unconscious precognitive awareness that an emotional picture will be the next random photo to appear on the computer screen. These results imply that everything is interconnected -- you, the computer, and the randomly chosen pictures. We are inherently precognitive.

In physics, the fundamental equations (electromagnetic, relativity and quantum) have no backward and forward direction in time -- there is a symmetry of time. It is only when we consider three dimensional space using thermodynamics of engineering that time just moves forward. In addition, quantum theory predicts that a physical system, once separated, retains a "connectiveness" through the quantum wave function. Known as "non-locality," this suggests that distant systems can be connected so that distance and time no longer matter. Thus, non-locality implies a non-separability that transcends space and time. Experimental physics results now strongly support the existence of non-locality.

Could the terrorist attacks of September 11th have been predicted and avoided? P.M.H. Atwater, a researcher of the near-death experience who works with a network of persons, wrote: "Long before the attack occurred, I noticed a level of frustration, almost a low-level anger in the general populace. This began in early September, with some people calling me to report dreams of an explosion, of a plane crashing into a tall building. Several were more specific, seeing this event as a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, but they didn't know when."

If we are all connected and if we all have precognitive knowing, could we somehow narrow down the time when a major disaster would occur? The Global Consciousness Project which started in 1998 gives some insights. The project seeks evidence of a communal, shared mind in which we are unknowing participants. In effect, our individual intentions, thoughts, and emotions may interact and combine to create a non-local field that ultimately has a global presence. This project now has about 40 sites around the world, each recording second-by-second data from random event generators (REG's). The data is sent for archiving and analysis to a dedicated computer server in Princeton, NJ.

Global-scale events that bring great numbers of us to a common focus with a coherence of thought and feeling have been found to correlate with anomalous structures in the random data. For example there have been striking results for the Turkish earthquake, the billion person meditation, Islamic Month of Ramadan, New Year's Eve, NATO's start of bombing Yugoslavia, and, of course, the September terrorist attacks on the U.S. For this horrendous event there was indication that the effects registered might have begun several hours prior to the first attack. Thus, you might ask: Could we combine the REG data with the data from sensitives and avoid the disaster? There may be a paradox here. If we prevented the attack, would there have been sufficient deviations in the randomness for us to know that an attack was imminent? However, the deeper meaning of the physics and data is that we are all interconnected. What we think and feel has effects on others, everywhere in the world. Thus, we must learn to accept each other and help and support each other, everywhere in the world, if we are going to live in harmony on this planet.

William C. Gough, Jan 2002