Purpose of the RPK Experiment

Original post: 13 July 2009.
(Updated 17 July 2018: see PS below)
The blog posts below are a running account of an experiment that began on August 14, 1965. It has taken this long to get it this simple and for technology to be available.

The present design is a descendant of the 1980s "PK Party" (spoon bending) developed by Jack Houck. Its purpose is to experience and explain the phenomenon of remote psychokinesis and to understand its uncertainties.

We are attempting to produce an NCR (non-consensus reality) event in a CR (consensus reality) frame of reference in order to learn how to apply what physicist/psychologist Arnold Mindell calls The Edge between Physics and Psychology in his seminal work Quantum Mind, published in 2000. We believe that this process will lead us to a more mature understanding of our physical and psychological capabilities, which will in turn help us develop deeper social responsibility for our planet in terms of raising our individual and collective awareness. We believe that this will help transform societal attitudes from ideological needs to subdue, dominate or control each other or other beings of all kinds (animate and inanimate). We believe that this can happen only by partnering and supporting each other in raising our mutual awareness in creative ways.

PS:

PS. Rebecca Hardcastle Wright has given this experiment a clearer current explanation of purpose. In her Exoconscious Proposal: The Common Ground of Consciousness Science and Psychic Intelligence she writes "Today, extraterrestrial experiencers join growing numbers of vocal psychic experiencers: near death experiencers (NDE), out of body travelers (OBE), mediums, psychics and healers. Together these groups are urging, if not pushing, consciousness science to build a body of experiments and theories regarding consciousness as a non-local field. This growing psychic research has not gone unnoticed by classical scientists. Many of them are beginning to acknowledge consciousness as a fundamental field of reality... Exoconscious experiencers have living confirmation of the Extraterrestrial Presence. These experiencers have the potential to birth a social movement confirming the extraterrestrial presence. They have the power to propel the UFO/ET information mainstream in ways not possible with classical science."



Monday, February 11, 2019

RPK Phase 2 four week equipment test run

Posted: Monday, 11 February 2019
Updated: 

LANL physicist Quinn Marksteiner came over last night to help me get a four-day test run going. (This is a Round One pre-launch exercise before involving five "influencers" in different parts of the globe in of Phase 2. )

It was Quinn's idea to have three hanging objects (instead of the original two identical ones in Phase 1). He had an important question about why I chose to make each of these three new objects different sizes (weights). I'll address that question later.


Dim photo of redesigned RPK Phase 2 core w/o cameras

Phase 2 four-day test run in process as of Sunday (Feb 10) evening.

Phase 2 four day test run in process
Light-tight camera housing door opened for this photo
If you click on this picture to enlarge it, you may see that the cameras are recording. (See small square icon in lower LH corner of each quadrant.) The dark quadrant is because camera 4 is turned off.



Monday, February 4, 2019

3rd Skype with Dean Radin

Posted: 4 February 2019
Updated: 11 Feb 19
Selfie with Dean on Skype, Monday, 4 Feb 19

My intention for this conversation was to vet a latest protocol for Round One of the RPK, Phase 2 experiment. We didn't quite get that far because of new questions from Dean about the design and a suggestion for including an accelerometer on the wooden housing.

Original redesign for Phase 2 core

Current redesign for Phase 2 core in a light-tight wooden housing,
allowing for placement of two Night Owl webcams at right angles
(note strip of LED lights for illumination of objects in housing)

Four camera presentation on monitor. Upper two quadrants are by cameras 1 and 2.
Lower two quadrants are by cameras 3 and 4.
Camera 3 surveys the overall environment of Phase 2 in my office.
Camera 4 is of me taking a picture of the open door of the core within the housing (below)
This is the shot by camera 4 (above)

Phase 2 objects with LED strip turned off.
Camera 4 is looking at me take this photo of monitor

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

RPK Phase 2 setup update

Posted: 29 Jan 19
Updated: 

Getting close to launching Round One of RPK, Phase 2 Experiment consisting of five runs to be individually activated by five experienced influencers from various global locations. Stay tuned.


RPK Phase 2 Setup showing live system
NE corner of office


Closeup of Monitor showing split screen shots from four webcams.


Inside Light-tight wood housing showing Core device with hanging objects
Note cameras #1 (side looking N) & #2 (bottom looking up)


SW corner of office showing camera #3 (on shelf above icon)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

David and Sarah Paolini join the RPK, Phase 2 Team

Posted: 2 January 2019
Updated: 

David and Sarah Paolini
Have joined the RPK, Phase 2 Team

Today (Jan 2) I received word from David Paolini that a system of four Night Owl HD USB Webcams are on their way to be installed in the space illustrated below.

I met David late last October at a conference in Albuquerque, in which Caroline Cory was a presenter.


Caroline Cory presenting, but having tech trouble. David Paolini is sitting on the floor directly below and in front of me sitting on a chair. The irony here is that David and I would not have met, had this tech trouble not developed! Caroline mentioned during her presentation that this was the first time in 20 years of making such presentations that she has had such a problem!

Below are three views of the RPK, Phase 2 device located in the northeast corner of my home office. This is where Round One will be launched, hopefully this month and part of February, which will consist of three to five runs to be attempted by experienced influencers. The final protocol will be developed once the system is fully set up and functional.

After Round One has successfully ended, the Phase 2 device (designed to be a stand-alone portable system) will be sent to a more permanent location in the Exoconsciousness community. There it will be used for screening, training and teaching purposes.
It is expected to join other PK experimental systems that exemplify other approaches.

Northeast corner of my office


Close up of NE corner

Closer view of Phase 2 Core within light-tight wooden housing.
Two webcams will be placed at right angles to focus on the hanging objects.

One of the four webcams will be focused on the hanging 3 objects from outside the clear cylinder, looking north. A second will be located beneath the cylinder looking up. The third camera will be set to view the overall NE corner as illustrated above. The fourth camera will be focused on a split screen monitor, connected to the internet, so that influencers have the private biofeedback option of viewing their respective influencing attempts.

To be continued as Phase 2 evolves...

Saturday, December 15, 2018

RPK, Phase 2 Core Prototype

Posted: 15 December 2018
Updated: 19 Dec 18

Phase 2 Core Objects
Toy tennis, soccer & 
basketball designs


15 December 2018. Getting ready to launch RPK Phase 2.

Have decided to have some fun with Phase 2, Round One coming soon. (Intended launch date is January 15, 2019).

Since I don't want the five designated influencers to get bored, I thought they might want to play around with one or more of these three hanging toys during their scheduled individual runs. 

(Actually they aren't really balls at all, but are disks of eraser rubber for elementary school kids stuck together. There are three designs composed of 1" dia x 1/4" thick disks.) 

Phase 2 Core Prototype with hanging objects


[Notice that the tennis ball design is the heaviest object in the center, consisting of 3 disks glued together, hanging on a spring. The other two objects on either side (without springs) are a single soccer ball and a double disk basketball.



All objects are hanging on high strength nylon fish line attached independently from tiny holes drilled through a 6"x 6" x 1/4" cold rolled steel plate atop a 6" dia x 6" high clear plastic cylinder. (This keeps objects that are moved independently within the cylinder by external influencers from affecting each other.)]

19 Dec 18.

Long time friend Dr. Ed Storms helped me machine key components for Phase 2 of the RPK experiment in his well equipped Cold Fusion lab and machine shop in his Santa Fe home this past week. We are getting ready to launch Round One sometime this coming January.

BTW, as Ed machined these items, his own LENR (low energy nuclear reaction) experiment in the above photo was successfully producing excess energy.

This prototype RPK device will be a stand alone, portable system. After it checks out in my home, it will be sent to a permanent place to function within the exoconsciousness community with whatever upgrades are suggested by the results of Round One [involving five separate runs by five individual, experienced influencers].




Sunday, December 2, 2018

Discussing Round One of RPK, Phase 2 experiment with Caroline Cory

Posted: 2 December 20018
Updated: 


Dinner with Caroline Cory, Birgitta and me at Albuquerque Hotel Chaco
On October 26, at a Stargate to the Cosmos conference in Albuquerque, Caroline and I met to discuss the current status of the RPK, Phase 2 experiment, for which she is one of the five designated "influencers". 

This stage of the experiment is intended to develop a screening and training device for teaching skills in remote psychokinesis. We are hoping to launch Round One in early January 2019. Caroline will be stationed for her at-a-distance participation in either California or Utah. The other four potential influencers are in Southern California, New Jersey, South Africa and Albania.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Reviewing RPK, Phase 2 redesign with Quinn

Posted: 9 October 2018
Updated: 


Eugene and Quinn Marksteiner

I've been frustrated in redesigning the Phase 2 by including all the feedback I've been getting from good friends and respected scientists who have taken an interest in this project.

LANL's Dr. Marksteiner is one of these enthusiastic physicists and has been aboard since the beginning in 2009. In considering changes needed in upgrading Phase 2, he now suggests three (!) hanging objects with compelling reasons. 

I'm now busily working up a new bill of materials needed for Step 1 of the new protocol.