Indian philosophy states that Consciousness (Chit) is all pervasive in living beings as well as non living.
That is the reason non living Beings are called as Achalam, that is Non moving and those without Consciousness (which we normally associate with Life by calling those with Life as possessing Consciousness)and non living beings as without Consciousness because we presume that they have no Life.
(for that matter even today we do not have an aaccurate definition of Life and Death)
Living being are called as Chalam , MOVING, movement being associated with movement .
When we we perceive, we have three components.
The Perceiver (S), the Perceived (O) the object of Perception.
These alone would not do to complete the Process of Perception.
We need both the Perceiver and the Perceived to B complete the process of Perception.
This connection is called R.
So Perception Is Subject Object Relationship .
This is expresses thus.
Consciousness Is that which enables understanding or Perception.
This is the modern concept of Perception .
According to Indian philosophy especially Advaita, propounded by Adi SShankaracharya states that the external world of things of Names and Forms are mental Projections and Illusory.
However these objects with Names and Forms have relative existence.
They are Real as far as or so long or in so far as they remain connected ,as the Perceiver perceives them and do not have Absolute Existence.
This theory is called Maya Vaada .
However the Perceived objects continue to Exist even if they are not perceived by one.
If one moves away from perceiving an Object, still the Object continues to Exist because it is perceived by someone else.
This, again is relative .
In Western philosophy this school of Thought is called Objective Idealism.
Indian sschool of Thought Mimamsa states that an Atom has a unique quality, apart from its ability to combine with other Atoms apart from the one with which it is in cconnection.
This Quality is called Visesha.
This quality is the ability of the Atoms to combine with any other Atom other the one with which it is ccurrently interacting.
That is an Atom can be present at many places at the same time.
And Advaita and other texts state that you alter or perceive what you disposed or inclined to Perceive.
‘Yathaa Bhaavo Thathaa Drishti’
In short, one perceives objects, not as they are (if they Are) but what one is disposed or inclined to perceive:
An Atom can be present at multiple locations at the same time.,that is An Object Can be present at the same time in many places.
The Perceiver, Consciousness changes what one perceives.
This is confirmed by Quantum Mechanics.
‘QM has questioned the material foundations of the world by showing that atoms and subatomic particles are not really solid objects—they do not exist with certainty at definite spatial locations and definite times. Most importantly, QM explicitly introduced the mind into its basic conceptual structure since it was found that particles being observed and the observer—the physicist and the method used for observation—are linked. According to one interpretation of QM, this phenomenon implies that the consciousness of the observer is vital to the existence of the physical events being observed, and that mental events can affect the physical world. The results of recent experiments support this interpretation. These results suggest that the physical world is no longer the primary or sole component of reality, and that it cannot be fully understood without making reference to the mind.”
The Manifesto linked above also says:
:Studies of the so-called “psi phenomena” indicate that we can sometimes receive meaningful information without the use of ordinary senses, and in ways that transcend the habitual space and time constraints. Furthermore, psi research demonstrates that we can mentally influence—at a distance—physical devices and living organisms (including other human beings). Psi research also shows that distant minds may behave in ways that are non-locally correlated, i.e. the correlations between distant minds are hypothesized to be unmediated (they are not linked to any known energetic signal), unmitigated (they do not degrade with increasing distance), and immediate (they appear to be simultaneous). These events are so common that they cannot be viewed as anomalous nor as exceptions to natural laws, but as indications of the need for a broader explanatory framework that cannot be predicated exclusively on materialism.”
To summarize, over the years the back-and-forth criticism of protocols, refinement of methods, and successful replication of this type of remote viewing in independent laboratories (Bisaha & Dunne, 1979; Dunne & Bisaha, 1979; Jahn, 1982; and Jahn & Dunne, 1986), has yielded considerable scientific evidence for the reality of the phenomenon. Adding to the strength of these results was the discovery that a growing number of individuals could be found to demonstrate high-quality remote viewing, often to their own surprise, such as the talented Hella Hammid.
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Declassified documents also show that that the CIA kept tabs on other country’s developments with regards to individuals who could work with or break the mind/matter barrier. This document, titled “Research into Paranormal Ability To Break Through Spatial Barriers” is one such example.
It states, “A total of 50 experiments in the ability to break through of spatial obstacles were conducted. . . . Of the 50 experiments, 25 were successful, 17 were videotaped and high speed photography were used in 6,” and goes into more detail about these individuals.
The point is, there are no shortage of individuals who are able to do this, as well as mainstream scientific examinations under strict protocols where mind has been shown to influence matter at all levels, not just the quantum level.
This is precisely why the American Institutes for Research concluded:
The statistical results of the studies examined are far beyond what is expected by chance. Arguments that these results could be due to methodological flaws in the experiments are soundly refuted. Effects of similar magnitude to those found in government-sponsored research at SRI and SAIC have been replicated at a number of laboratories across the world. Such consistency cannot be readily explained by claims of flaws or fraud.
Even as far back as 1985, a report prepared by the Army Research Institute disclosed that “the data reviewed in this report constitute genuine scientific anomalies for which no one has an adequate explanation for.”
Another “proof,” for lack of a better term, is the mind-body connection. The results in this area are just as strong as those in the “hard sciences.”
In 1999, a statistics professor at UC Irvine published a paper showing that parapsychological experiments have produced much stronger results than those showing a daily dose of aspirin helps prevent a heart attack.
The placebo effect is another great example. As reported in Scientific American:
As neuroscientist Fabrizio Benedetti, one of the pioneers of placebo research, puts it, there isn’t just one placebo effect but many. Placebo painkillers can trigger the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. Patients with Parkinson’s disease respond to placebos with a flood of dopamine. Fake oxygen, given to someone at altitude, has been shown to cut levels of neurotransmitters called prostaglandins (which dilate blood vessels, among other things, and are responsible for many of the symptoms of altitude sickness).
The effectiveness of placebo has been proven time and time again, such as this Baylor School of Medicine study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002. It looked at surgery for patients with severe and debilitating knee pain. Many surgeons know there is no placebo effect in surgery, or so most of them believe. The patients were divided into three groups. The surgeons shaved the damaged cartilage in the knee of one group. For the second group they flushed out the knee joint, removing all of the material believed to be causing inflammation. Both of these processes are the standard surgeries for people who have severely arthritic knees. The third group received a “fake” surgery; the patients were only sedated and tricked into believing they had had the knee surgery. Doctors simply made the incisions and splashed salt water on the knee as they would in normal surgery. They then sewed up the incisions like the real thing and the process was complete. All three then groups went through the same rehab process, with astonishing results: The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had surgery.
You can read more about the mind-body connection in this CE article: