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Journal of Conscientiology – No. 42

Part Number Vol. 11, No. 42
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Editor's Foreward

This special edition represents a milestone in conscientiological studies, as it disseminates the works presented during the Second International Symposium on Conscientiological Research, which took place on the IAC Research Campus in Portugal on October 18 and 19, 2008.

A number of crucial, leading-edge discussions took place during the Symposium. The papers offered here provide a taste of the event’s climate and the depth of the topics addressed. The papers are published in the order of their presentation. The schedule of the Symposium can be found in the Annex section. For readers interested in knowing the topics discussed in the previous event of this series, the schedule of the First International Symposium on Conscientiological Research is also made available here.

The opening presentation was Ashley Melidosian’s proposal of a systematized methodology to favor self-research of parapsychic signals. Melidosian bases her proposal on standardized information regarding noting and analyzing personal psychic signals and on her experience trying to establish a structured method to foster her investigation on her own psychic signals. The author candidly relates personal events that took place during her self-research process, aiming at illustrating the practical application of such a methodology. She finishes by stating her bold plan to work on expanding heteroresearch on psychic signals.

Conscientiological Constructivism is Jane Lloyd’s discussion theme, which intends to bring to light where science facilitates or obstructs self-research. By “borrowing” some elements from social sciences’ constructivist methods and elaborating on their application, Lloyd strives to provide tools to further self-research which should, in turn, foment well-founded arguments and valid results. She proposes that cumulative publications documenting a proper application of conscientiological theory and self-research may, in time, provide conscientiology with a stronger foundation.

Thomas Abraham’s topic is the applicability of “energetic games” to provide individuals with a feedback on their bioenergetic performance and, hence, serve as tools for self-research. Abraham
offers a description of three games, which were adapted for the aforementioned investigative purposes, namely: dice, billiards, and martial arts exercises.

Originality – its rarity and complexity in conscientiological research and in academic studies in general – is the subject of Luis Minero’s valuable work. Minero examines originality in science in general, engaging in the pertinent discussion of originality in conscientiology. The author goes further to consider the level of novelty that should be expected in papers, courses, and research
projects in conscientiology.

An in-depth, innovative study on the vibrational state and the major technique to bring about such a phenomenon is introduced by Nanci Trivellato. The author dissects the VS process and presents new information derived from her investigation for the past six years, such as several parameters involved in the technique to produce a VS. She hopes this knowledge clarifies the attributes to be mastered to achieve willful VSs, therefore, triggering more accurate and objective executions and realizations of the VS.

Veronica Serrano explores the feasibility and intricacies of employing participative observation as a research method within the consciential paradigm. In her paper, she raises an important issue regarding the validity of such methodology, especially when it is applied to group events that focus on developing or working with parapsychic and bioenergetic phenomena. With a balanced approach, the author particularizes a number of aspects to be taken into consideration when participative observation is the investigative tool of choice for such studies.

Last but not least, a resourceful and thoroughly planned research study to examine the vibrational state, its mechanism, and its effects is presented by Wagner Alegretti. The author describes a methodology to study and expand knowledge on the VS via the examination of brain function while the individual is executing the technique and when he/she claims to have experienced the VS. Such study will be performed through experimental sessions using monitoring devices such as the EEG and fMRI.

This 42nd issue of the journal concludes with two noteworthy news items. Ana Gaston contributes a detailed report on the 1st IAC Global Award for Scientific Contribution to Conscientiology. The award ceremony took place on 18th of October of 2008 in Evoramonte, Portugal.

A charming and picturesque consciential laboratory, with remarkably distinct energetic field strength and pattern, is the focus of the communication contributed by Gerardo Teus. The Phytolab, inaugurated on October 25, 2008 on the IAC Research Campus in Portugal, is designed to facilitate individuals’ rapport with phytoenergies. The lab, with virtually no synthetic material in its construction, is built in a tree canopy, almost 4 meters above the ground.

We look forward to receiving submissions of articles and accounts relaying the results of sessions and experiments conducted in the imaginative, one-of-a-kind Phytolab, and we hope readers enjoy the variety of momentous manuscripts published in this edition.