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REPORT

The International Scientific Conference

“MEASURING ENERGY FIELDS”

13 to 14 October 2007, Kamnik/Tunjice, Slovenia.

 

SYNOPSIS

The Measuring Energy Fields conference was convened with the express intent of bringing together researchers, theoreticians, technicians, and clinical practitioners working at the forefront of biofield research and bioenergetic therapy. As such, this meeting of minds was an extraordinary and seminal event in the relatively new but rapidly evolving fields of bioelectrography, electrophysiology, and bioenergetics. The conference drew together a diverse array of scientists and clinicians from all over the globe, participants hailing from Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, England, Germany, Korea, Latvia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the USA.

A distinguishing feature of the conference was the adoption of a critical yet open-minded approach to the investigation and elucidation of the interaction between cognitive and biological processes, in particular the interplay between consciousness and physiological factors. The consensus of opinion amongst attendees was that the achievement of any significant progress in the understanding of the phenomena of matter, life, and consciousness would require a fresh, wholistic approach—i.e., a modus operandi which transcends the mechanistic fundamentalism underpinning orthodox science and biomedicine. It was acknowledged that the creation of this new paradigm entails an interdisciplinary collaboration that not only unites analytic and synthetic methodologies, but also successfully integrates the physical, biological, medical, psychological, and computational sciences. The presenters of this conference (and many of the attendees) may in many respects be aptly described as constituting the vanguard of the new “in vivo” movement in biology: this is in stark contrast to the simplistic “in vitro” approach that has dominated and curtailed the biosciences for more than a century.

During the course of the proceedings, a number of new ideas, proposals, hypotheses, and technological innovations were presented. Furthermore, fresh interpretations of, and perspectives on, ancient bioscientific lore were re-presented in the light of contemporary scientific understanding. Accordingly, the convention may be aptly described as an epochal confluence of both ancient and futuristic life-sciences; psyche and physic; mind and matter.

 

PREAMBLE

Biological energy fields—what are they; how can we detect and accurately measure them; and, what maps or models can be used to adequately account for, describe, and predict their properties and behaviour?

In the 1930’s, the electrobiologist Harold Saxton Burr formulated the concept of the ‘bioelectric or electro-dynamic field’, which he defined as an electromagnetic field generated by the sum total of electrical activity of all cells in the organism, and which is the basic blue-print of all life. To quote prominent electrophysiologist, Albert Szent-Györgyi von Nagyrapolt, who received the 1937 Nobel Prize for Physiology for his work with biological metabolism, ‘… it looks as if some basic fact about life is still missing, without which any real understanding is impossible’.

However, as attractive or potent the biofield concept may be, without substantiation by means of its detection, measurement, and subsequent analysis, we remain unable to make any progress in formulating definitive systemic behavioural models. Biofield research is in its infancy (the first credited instance of biofield detection occurring in 1963), consequently there is a paucity of credible published data to work with or refer to. This lack of data may be attributable in varying degrees to technological limitations, scientific bias, and/or faulty hypotheses. Accordingly, the conference sought to address these issues by presenting reports on state-of the-art developments as well as on future directions. A brief summary of the presentation topics follows.

 

OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATIONS

1.      Subtle Energies and Water (chairperson Prof. Dr. Vladimir Voeikov — Russia)

2.      The Nature of the Biofield  (chairperson Prof. Dr. Igor Jerman — Slovenia),

3.      Physical and Biological Approaches to study Subtle Energies and Consciousness  (chairperson Prof. Dr. Dejan Raković — Serbia)

4.      Scientific Analysis of the Energy Fields with Electro-Photonic Capture/Gas Discharge Visualization (EPC/GDV) (chairperson Prof. Dr. Konstantin Korotkov — Russia),

5.      Objective Measurements versus Subjective Experience (chairperson Prof. Dr. Igor Kononenko — Slovenia).

Photo: Conference participants (partial representation) attending an EPC/GDV demonstration at the Naravni      Zdravilni Gaj (Tunjice)

 

Formal presentations, demonstrations, and discussions were conducted over the course of two full days. At the conclusion of each day’s programmed agenda, informal discussions and topical debate continued late into the night in the convivial restaurants of Kamnik. The success of the conference was due in no small part to the scientific leadership, vision, and determination of Professor Igor Kononenko (University of Ljubljana), as well as to the prowess and organisational efforts of Drago and Katja Vrhovnik (Naravni Zdravilni Gaj) who adeptly handled the logistics and administration.

All presentations, both experimental and conceptual, were engaging and thought-provoking. The following excerpts delivered by the Section Chairpersons are illustrative. (NB, whilst English is not the native language of these speakers, it was nevertheless the form of address used by them, and all quotes herein are presented verbatim.)

 

Subtle Energies and Water

“No matter how difficult is the research in the field of “Subtle Energies and Water”, and how extraneous it seems from the position of dominating paradigms, it is not just interesting for (a) few “eccentric” researches. It is vital for all of us because practically all water around us and inside us seems to be seriously damaged by our technical civilization and needs to be revitalized. We need to know how to do this job efficiently, and the sooner the better”.

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Voeikov

 

The Nature of the Biofield

“This section tackles the biofield from its biological and physical standpoint. It tries to connect the already established science with the new frontiers that the biological field opens. For academic science—be it biology or physics, the term biofield just connects the two sciences—the biofield is a non-existent entity. Scientists mostly see it as an odd vestige of the long defeated vitalism, a conviction that the mystery of life lies hidden in a supernatural, maybe to the research even inaccessible life force, like (the) élan vital of vitalists. This whole conference is devoted to a rather different outlook, namely, that besides the known physico-chemical mechanisms, the living processes are led by a coherent energy field that is not exclusive to the organisms and is available to normal and rigorous scientific research”.

Prof. Dr. Igor Jerman

 

Physical and Biological Approaches to study Subtle Energies and Consciousness 

“Consciousness is one of the oldest scientific problems, recognized already in ancient times, both in the civilizations of East and West. However, in contrast to scientific problems related to the structure of matter and physical interactions, and their implications for understanding of macroscopic and microscopic structural levels and phenomena, (successfully scientifically resolved during past three centuries of explosive development of natural sciences), the problem of consciousness has remained scientifically unresolved to date”.

Prof. Dr. Dejan Raković

Scientific Analysis of the Energy Fields with Electro-Photonic Capture/Gas Discharge Visualization (EPC/GDV)

“The section discusses the human energy field from a scientific view and presents the principles of Electro-photonic Capture Analysis (EPC). Research results using EPC/GDV for health assessment were presented. The effects of meditation, concentration, and acupuncture on the human energy field were discussed. Special topic is discussion of the EPC/GDV dynamic real-time measurements during mountain expeditions and next stage of the World Project “Life without Blindness”. Applications of EPC in alternative medicine, consciousness studies, the relation between EPC/GDV records and medical diagnosis, measuring the vitality of plants, and measurements of charged water, blood, and minerals were shown”.

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Korotkov

Objective Measurements versus Subjective Experience

“Science insists on objective descriptions of the world. This limits its scope to (the) measurable, describable material world. Objective “experience” is always and necessarily indirect, as it involves the measuring instrument. On the other hand, subjective experience relies on personal and intuitive sense. Its aim is the direct experience of reality. Mathematics defines strict boundaries for (the) describable, rational, scientifically observable world—corresponding to (the) discrete world of rational numbers—while (the) irrational world, subjectively observable / experienceable, corresponds to the continuous world of real numbers. However, for the creative development we need both objective science and subjective experience—they complement each other. In the words of Dalai Lama: ‘mind and heart have to go together’.”

                                                                                                           Prof. Dr. Igor Kononenko

 

All of the conference presentations were engaging and thought-provoking, in the process giving rise to spirited discussion (and on occasion, heated debate). However, the topics that generated the greatest interest were those dedicated to the study of water and to the various approaches to bioelectrography.

In order to provide a brief respite to the intellectual rigours of the conference, an excursion was arranged to the majestic Velika Planina. Perched on an escarpment in the Julian Alps (at a height of 1666m), the panoramic vista entranced one and all. In the brilliant sunshine and pristine atmosphere of those Olympian heights the conference members ranged over the plateau where they were shown the prehistoric cave settlements of Dovja Griža, the geologic features of the Veternica Abysses, and the subterranean Karstic worlds of horizontal caves and vertical abysses.

 

 

After a delightful lunch featuring authentic Slovenian mountain cuisine, the conference party relocated to the Natural Health Resort at Tunjice (Naravni Zdravilni Gaj), where the energy at three locations within the resort was measured with the “5th Element” Sensor developed by Dr. Korotkov and his team. The EPC/GDV Camera, computer and sensor were mounted on a board (in order maintain the same relative position of the parts), and this setup was then used in the three test locales.

 

 

 

Measurements were conducted in three locations at Naravni Zdravilni Gaj (NZG) as per:

  1. NZG centre N_7.
  2. NZG centre N_4.
  3. A remote room located at a distance of ~ 50 meters from the NZG centres (control).

The EPC/GDV system was programmed for automatic operation, with readings taken at 10-second intervals over a period of 30 minutes. The rationale of this extended sampling period was to minimise or exclude the possibility of any biofield interference generated by the presence of people.

 

 

As may be observed in the graphs, the readouts obtained from the three locations display different amplitudes and inclination angles. Data analysis reveals significant statistical differences.

 

 

 

It is particularly notable that EPC images exhibited very different Entropy change. In the location NZG_7 the entropic variations were high, whilst in other two locations the entropic temporal dynamics were relatively smooth.

 

 

On the basis of these readings we conclude that the claims of strong bioenergy fields at the NZG healing centres of Kamnik/Tunjice and their different character were confirmed by bioelectrographic data obtained from the EPC/GDV apparatus. These tests were conducted as part of a pilot study, and hence should be viewed and interpreted accordingly. However, it is recommended that more rigorous and extended controlled trials are warranted. It is further recommended that the following two trial protocols be adopted and included:

  1. Measurement of biofield strengths at different NZG centres utilising different sensors.
  2. More exhaustive measurements at the NZG N_7 centre, at various times during the day, and on a daily basis over an extended period.

It is anticipated that this bioelectrographic data will further our understanding of the reported biofield phenomena in the active geophysical zones at NZG.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments from participants:

“The Conference was rationally and irationally – beautiful: for heart and soul. Thank’s, once again, to all participants and organizers for enable me this lovely experience which will help me to do my job in a better manner. The organization of the conference was indeed EXCELLENT. Me and my wife enjoyed very much and we are still full of nice impressions from the conference. THANK YOU for all. And don’t forget: without any key over your mind!”

 Aleksandar Stošić, Croatia

 

Thank you very much for all it was wonderful.

Andjelka Majić, Croatia

»A brilliant conference with an excellent mix of papers. It was sheer joy to have the stimulus of enquiring minds and those who have followed their particular line of enquiry giving their findings. I am most grateful to the organisers. I think one of the greatest joys was the fact that they had managed to put spirituality (subjective) alongside the scientific (objective) because of course they cannot be separated - the spirit of science is discovering the magnificence of the universe and respecting its diversity; the potential of each individual as part of that universe and the evolution of that consciousness as it re cognises itself as spiritual as well as material.

One of the most enjoyable bits of the conference was the delightful places in which we ate our meals. Not only were the drives picturesque, the food was more than plentiful and the pace allowed for leisurely discussion of the issues of the previous sessions. I have been fortunate to be able to put a couple of people in touch with one of the speakers, the sort of links which are invaluable, for when you have talked with someone you know so much more about the energy they put into their work.

My own work being less technical, but at the same time more inclusive where the spiritual and physical are concerned was treated with respect and curiosity with some very useful questions. It is the nature of questions which allow the exploration of possibilities so far unnoticed. It is the odd statement which somehow puts the pieces in place. The nuances of language can change the meaning and thus the effect; they therefore resonate differently in the being. When something makes sense the light dawns. Light a field which has yet to be fully taken on board despite the work of John Ott so long ago. Interesting how t i m e is involved in these equations. When the time is right! Which is just what it was with this conference, time for the quality of exchange which took place amongst those who were privileged to be together; a topping up of batteries; a knowing that others are equally deeply into these issues in their own fields of application.«

            Rosemary Steel, England

The conference was very pleasant and I have to say that I enjoyed there very much.

 dr. Rok Krašovec, Institute BION, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Once again, I congratulate you for excellent program and realization of the conference in Kamnik. Some things convinced me much more than I expected. Overall, for me everyting was very interesting.

 prof. dr. Božidar Hribernik, Maribor, Slovenia

Thank you very much for the Conference. It was very interesting and all people that came there were very nice. You made a great job!    

prof. dr. Vladimir Voeikov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

My suggestion for the next congress in Slovenia would be making it in skiing season, then people could stay longer to see more of the beautiful country you have :)

Janis Plavins, Latvia

I would like to express deep acknowledgements for excellent arrangement of the conference, which undoubtedly required a huge effort.

prof. dr. Igor Jerman, University of Ljubljana and Institute BION, Slovenia

That was a very nice event. Thanks for your kindness in everything.

 Natashia Ingemarsson-Matzen, Ph.D., D.D.S., E-MBA, D.Gem.,Copenhagen, Denmark

Just wanted to tell you thank you again. I enjoyed Slovenia very much. The conference was very interesting, Pod Skalo was very nice, the organisation was perfect... So, hope you can relax now! See you next time and best regards.

Christoph Bigler, Fibl, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland

 

Indeed, it was a grat pleasure to participate at the Conference in Kamnik and to have the opportunity to meet Katja and Drago and a wonderful place of the Natural Health Resort in Tunjice near Kamnik. Thank you Igor once again for hospitality and my congratulations to you, Katja nad Drago on brilliant organization. Cordial regards to you, Katja nad Drago and other frients from Slovenia,

Prof. dr. Dejan Raković, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Thank you very much for such well organised event! I had exellent time and went home feeling fully satisfied.

Also, please give my thanks to Drago and Katya for looking after all of us. With very best wishes.

Elena O’Keeffe, City University London, United Kingdom

I cannot thank you enough for your patience with all of our unexpected changes.  You are so kind. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the congress and in Slovenia.  It was a very memorable stay and worth the many miles of travel.  Thank you for all of your hard work.

Dawn Nowlin, Hawaii

Thank you very much Katja for all you did for the Conference! I will come with great pleasure if Igor and you organize once more such nice Conference! Thanks for the pictures and especially for e-mails! Best Regards.
                                                                                                                                                     ass. Prof. Physics Elena Evtimova, Bulgaria

Dr. Konstantin Korotkov and David Labuschagne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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