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Published: Jun.7.2014

The Dynamic Relationship Between People and Earth’s Energetic Systems

Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.
HeartMath Research Center
Institute of HeartMath
Walnut Creek, California

The convergence of several lines of evidence provides strong support for the existence of a global information field that connects all living systems and contributes to a type of global consciousness. Every cell in our body is bathed in an external and internal environment of fluctuating invisible magnetic forces that can affect virtually every cell and circuit in biological systems. Numerous physiological rhythms and global collective behaviors can become synchronized with solar and geomagnetic activity and disruptions in these fields can create adverse effects on human health and behavior. The most likely mechanism for explaining how solar and geomagnetic influences affect human health and behavior are a coupling between the human nervous system and resonating geomagnetic frequencies (Alven Waves), and resonances in the earth-ionosphere resonant cavity (Schumann resonances) and other very low frequency waves.

The Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) was launched by the Institute of HeartMath in 2008. GCI has designed and is installing a Global Coherence Monitoring System at strategic locations around the planet to measure the fluctuations and resonances in the earth’s magnetic fields to conduct research on the mechanisms of how the earth’s fields affect mental and emotional processes, health, collective behavior and social unrest. This globally connected network of GPS time stamped detectors continuously measures magnetic signals that occur in the same range as human physiological frequencies such as the brain and cardiovascular systems. Each site includes a random number generator (RNG) that is part of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP) network.

This presentation will report on a collaborative study with the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia where we obtained a total of 960 24-hour heart rate variability (HRV) recordings from a group of 16 women (mean age 31, 24-49) over a five month period between March and August of 2012. The solar activity and magnetic variables were: solar wind speed, Kp and Ap index, PC(N), sunspot number, solar radio flux (f10.7), cosmic rays, Schumann resonance integral (area under the curve around 7.8 Hz) and the mean and Standard Deviation (SD) of the time varying magnetic field data collected at the GCI sites located in Boulder Creek, CA and Saudi Arabia.

For each of the study participants, a correlation matrix was calculated between each environmental and HRV variable. Overall, the study strongly confirms that autonomic nervous system activity is affected by solar and geomagnetic influences. All of the HRV measures, with the exception of IBIs, were negatively correlated with solar wind speed and some measures were negatively correlated with the magnetic field data from the local site in Saudi Arabia, but not the site in California, suggesting that local measurements are important. Surprisingly, there were also a number of positive correlations. For example, the f10.7, cosmic rays and Schumann resonance power was positively correlated with a number of increases in HRV variables. Although there were a number of global correlations, at the individual level, the HRV responses varied and in some cases different individuals showed different responses to the same environmental variable.