Figured out how to refine the mastermind experiment

Posted on February 28, 2009
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Tonight, at the local experiment group, one of the people had put together an experiment where we would synchronize our states of consciousness by doing a meditation together. The meditation was fairly simple. We basically just walked back through the entire day in the emditation, reliving what happened during the day.

But what fascinated me about this work is that when we meditated together, in the same room (we did an intial round in other rooms), and we were instructed to connect to each other, we actually really felt each other. I felt a heavy tingling sensation on my body, moreso than I would feel if I was just meditating alone. I could feel my energy field mesh with the energy fields of the others. I felt synchronized…and later, in our discussion, I realized I’d felt this way before. I’d felt this way when doing a group activity with people…not to the same level or depth, but nonetheless the feeling was there.

And then I realized how to refine the mastermind experiment was to cut out the focus on consciously connecting with people. That likely what will make this work is having each person simply do an agreed upon meditation at the same time and using that commonality, with a programmed focus on subconsciously connecting with each other, as a way of actually circumventing the conscious mind’s attempt analytically construct how people will act/react.

Essentially the meditation will create a baseline state of mind which is used to create sympathetic resonance with each person doing the meditation. Add a pathworking/narrative element (agreed on in advance) to help each person find the others, and use that as a way to create the master-mind group. Now I just need to test it out. I’ll put something together and report back with hopefully a much better process in place for utilizing this technique.