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TELEKINESIS: An Introduction
By: Dawn Jones
Telekinesis or Psychokinesis (PK) refers to moving objects from one place to another without using physical contact. It also means re-shaping of objects using the mind's energies, such as bending a spoon by simply holding it and focusing. The term 'Psychokinesis' is derived from the Greek words psyche meaning life or soul and kinein meaning to move.
Theories about Telekinesis and Psychokinesis suggest that meditation, positive attitude (that yes, you can do this) and simply being at ease are key elements to successful PK activity. Some people believe that TK or PK works by energy fields or by "waves" of psychic energy which are actually dense enough to push/repel an object or draw it inward.
It is difficult to study this phenomenon in a traditional laboratory setting, as this environment is typically cold, demanding and sterile. Successful attempts at spoon-bending, for example, have reportedly been found by Mr. Jack Houck (an aeronautical and astronautical engineer who works for a very large aerospace company in Southern California managing an advanced research group), at his famous PK parties. As Mr. Houck describes on his website, (http://www.jackhouck.com) PK Parties are events, somewhat unusual events, where people gather together to learn how to perform PK. PK stands for psychokinesis, or mind over matter! PK Parties work the best when people have fun and generate a lot of emotion, much like a party. Thus, I named them PK Parties.
Psychokinetics in history
"Uri Geller has ability to perform amazing feats of mental wizardry known the world over...Uri Geller is not a magician. Uri Geller is using capabilities that we all have and can develop with exercise and practice."
- Dr. Edgar Mitchell,
Apollo 14 Astronaut and sixth man to walk on the moon
We can hardly discuss PK without mentioning the name Uri Geller. According to his autobiography, Uri Gellar, My Story, Uri relates how his abilities began. At his home in Tel Aviv, there was a garden that he used to frequent as a child. While exploring the garden, Uri claims he heard a sudden, very loud, high-pitched ringing in his ears. He felt as though time stood still and all other sounds stopped.
He felt compelled to look up at the sky and saw a silvery mass of light, which came closer to him. Uri felt as though he was knocked backward, experienced a sharp pain in his forehead and was knocked unconscious. Upon waking, he ran home, never to have this experience again. He credits this experience as the beginning of his exceptional abilities with PK.
Uris father gave him a watch when he was about 6 years old. Uri didnt like school very much and couldnt wait for recess time. On one day in particular, he noticed that his watch indicated that it was time for recess, and yet the bell wasnt ringing. The clock on the wall showed that he still had half an hour before recess.
Setting his watch back to match the wall clock, Uri sadly sat through the rest of the class. This same thing happened over again several times and finally he stopped wearing the watch as he and his mother had concluded that it was broken. Checking the watch every day, Uris mother found that the watch told time perfectly and Uri once again started wearing it. He took the watch off his wrist and laid it on the desk in front of him. When he glanced back down, he saw the watch hands moving around faster and faster.
At about 8 or 9, Uri tells in his book about eating a bowl of mushroom soup. As he lifted the spoon to his mouth, the bowl of the spoon bent and spilled hot soup into his lap.
During a 1972 visit to SRI, the Stanford Research Institute, Uri was undergoing a series of tests. While eating lunch there with former Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell and SRI physicist Harold Puthoff, Uri was eating and struck his spoon on something hard in his ice cream. Upon cleaning the ice cream off the object, they found a piece of a broken tie clasp. Mitchell took the tie clasp and examined it, finding it to be exactly like a pin that Mitchell had received as a gift from a client three years prior. The gentlemen began walking back to an SRI lab room after their lunch when another little metal object fell to the floor.
The scientists picked it up and discovered that it was the other half of the clasp discovered in Gellers ice cream. Impressed with what had happened, Mitchell made a statement that he wished they could bring something back we could be one hundred percent sure about.
At that moment, they heard another metallic clink. On the floor between Mitchell and Puthoff, was another tie clasp, this one with a pearl head. A very excited Mitchell announced that this clasp matched one he had lost four years earlier; a gift from his brother who had purchased it in Japan. He said that he could prove it was his, because he had substituted a brass navy pin for the clutch pin years earlier.
The following are Kirlian photos taken of Uri Gellar by Dr. Thelma Moss, who has taken more Kirlian photographs and done more experimental work with them than anyone outside Russia:
A Kirlian photo of Geller's finger sending a burst of energy during one of his demonstrations In this photo Geller was trying to form the shape of the number 5 which he felt he was receiving telepathically. Gellers finger at rest
As Dr. Ochorowicz looks on in this 1913 photo, Stanislawa causes a pair of scissors to "float" in midair. The medium's hands were examined and washed prior to this "séance". When Polish-born Stanislawa Tomczyks abilities were discovered in 1908, efforts to document psychokinetic powers were renewed. In Warsaw, Ms. Tomczyk was gaining notoriety for poltergeist-like activity surrounding her. These occurrences seemed to happen spontaneously and beyond her control.
Psychologist and psychic investigator Julien Ochorowicz became very intrigued in studying Ms. Tomczyks abilities when he discovered that she could produce such events exactly as directed while under hypnosis, when she assumed the personality of a being she referred to as Little Stasia.
From http://home.xtra.co.nz/hosts/Wingmakers/Telekinesis.html :Most people's only encounter with TK is accidental- something mysteriously falls over or objects fly around a room, a phenomena often mistaken for a poltergeist when it may actually be a person with spontaneous telekinetic powers.
Instructions for Spoon, Fork, and Key Bending
- Find utensil of choice.
- Hold utensil in your hand / hands--however you are comfortable.
- Sit quietly--breathe comfortablyrelax.
- Empty mind of all extra chattering and thoughts. Remember to stay focused.
- With eyes closed--slowly rub your fingers tips over the surface of the object.
- Feel--don't think about it--feel what the surface feels like. Get into the flow of molecules, atoms, energy.
- This may take a few attempts. You will begin to actual "feel" the energy.
- At that very moment when you feel it--you and the object as a blend of energy--just bend it! If you've done it correctly--it will bend!!!
- Remember NEVER apply force! You aren't there to physically force it to bend. That's not point of the exercise.
- Uri Geller, My Story © 1975 by Uri Geller
- Mysteries of the Unknown: Mind Over Matter © 1988 by the editors of Time-Life Books
- Minds & Motion the Riddle of Psychokinesis © 1978 by D. Scott Rogo
- The PK Man © 2000 Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.
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