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Sidereal Time and Psychic Phenomena
By Tom Butler
AA-EVP member Charli Claypool recently posted an email to the AA-EVP Egroup that included a link to the Fargate Institute, which is concerned with remote viewing. Members of the Egroup were talking about the best time of day for phenomena and Charli was telling us of an interesting article that was posted there concerning psychic ability and sidereal time.
The article described what turned out to be an important discovery about nonphysical phenomena, especially as it relates to Instrumental TransCommunications.
In the study, the author of the article examined the rather large collection of psychic ability experiments he had conducted over the years to see if they pointed to a relationship between sidereal time and the psychic proficiency of his subjects. There was a direct relationship! He then asked colleagues to conduct a new set of experiments to confirm his conclusions. The results, and therefore the phenomena, were verified.
Sidereal time is star time and a sidereal day is approximately 3 minutes, 56 seconds shorter than a solar day. Thus, Local Sidereal Time (LST) moves backward in solar time about four minutes a day, two hours a month and one day a year. Anywhere you are on the planet, at the same LST you will see the same stars overhead as anyone anywhere else will at that time.
The essence of the article we are referring to is that scientists have found a direct correlation between the sidereal time of day and success in psychic ability experiments. The graph shown on this page depicts “Effect Size” on the vertical axis and “Local Sidereal Time” on the horizontal axis. “Effect Size” is the amount of deviation more or less than the expected normal for chance. The horizontal line between 0.1 and 0.2 represents the average of the graph curve. The line at 0.0 represents what would be expected with guessing. We have added a vertical, dotted line at 13.5 hours and near 19.0 hours.
To quote the report, “Evidence has been given to support a relationship between the local sidereal time at which an anomalous cognition experiment occurs and the resulting effect size. The primary association is an approximately four-fold enhancement in AC effect size at 13.5 h LST. (Anomalous Cognition (AC)” seems to be a new term for Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)—Editor) This association was found in one large data set and confirmed in another, each set comprising AC experiments with a range of free response protocols, from different laboratories and investigators. It is likely that the increase of effect size for AC trials occurring at 13.5 h LST is real, replicable across different laboratories and occurs in the diverse protocols of the ganzfeld and remote viewing experiments.”
The bottom line is that psychic ability is real and the problem proving it in the past has been that researchers have been conducting experiments at different sidereal times of day. Almost a six-fold difference in performance of a psychic between 13.5 h and 18.9 h LST is substantial. And remember, 13.5 hours LST changes in solar time each day.
The evidence suggests that there is something near or beyond the edge of the Solar System that is influencing our psychic ability. Of course, experiments will need to be conducted to see if this influence affects EVP collection in the same way as psychic ability. But, we have good reason to believe that there is a mediumistic relationship in EVP between the experimenter and the communicating entity. And of course, mediumship is psychic ability turned toward spirit communications.
Besides explaining why psychic phenomena is so hard to prove, the reason we believe the discovery of this relationship is so important is that it points to an external influence on psychic ability. It should be just a matter of time before someone figures out what that influence is and what in the human brain it is influencing. Once that has been accomplished, it should be possible to enhance psychic ability with technology.
We have added a sidereal time calculator on aaevp.com and you can download a good clock for your computer at www.radiosky.com/sidclockdownload.html
Source, Apparent Association between Effect Size in Free Response Anomalous Cognition Experiments and Local Sidereal Time, by S. James P. Spottiswoode, published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. II, No. 2, 1997. You can find it at www.fargate.org/links.htm. or visit James P. Spottiswoode http://www.jsasoc.com/library.html