The Power Of The Mind
By James Donahue
There has been a general
belief that certain individuals are psychokinetic, which means they have the ability to move objects by mere thought.
There is a little bit of truth here, but not in the extreme ways that famed magicians like Uri Geller have gained fame by
bending spoons and keys and making clock hands move.
Geller, like other magicians
in the field, uses the art of smoke and mirrors to accomplish his craft. Video images have actually caught Geller in the act
of trickery during television and stage appearances so his claim to be a gifted Psychokinetic is somewhat marred.
Other practicing magickians,
and pure logic, suggests that using the mind to do something that our hands and fingers can accomplish with ease, is wasted
energy. And the natural law of the universe is that nothing is wasted. Thus while it may be possible for us to practice forms
of psychokinetic activity, we can expect it to take extreme levels of concentration with little visible result.
While living with the
Navajo in the high desert of Northeast Arizona some years back,
my wife and I had a lot of free time on our hands. We entertained ourselves sometimes doing mind games. One of the things
we tried was using our minds to make things move.
I remember one night
we were lying in our bed, looking up at a light that hung down over us on a long chain. It was a still night, no wind outside
the building, and that light was hanging still. We set about to try to make it swing. We worked on that light for about ten
or fifteen minutes before it finally began to move, and when it moved, there was only a slight swinging movement. It was hard
to tell if that movement was caused by our thought, or by some other unseen and unfelt force. But the light did move.
Another thing we had
a great deal of success with was making small fluffy clouds disappear. Even though the Arizona
sky was most always blue and clear, there were usually a few light fluffy clouds floating overhead in the afternoons. We would
select one of them, and both of us think about making it go away. We found it quite easy to erase a cloud.
What we learned is that
the mind is a much more powerful tool when we are dealing with right-brain or psychic phenomena. For example, the Apache women
living around us were deeply involved in the voodoo arts, and since we were the white outsiders, they enjoyed trying to put
hexes on us. It got to be somewhat of a game to detect these tricks and send the energy back where it came from.
I remember one night
when we started feeling generally ill for no particular reason. I suspected we were being hexed and expressed my suspicion
to my wife. We went to work on it, and in a short time heard a woman in an adjoining room moan aloud. We realized that she
had sent the hex and we threw it back on her with so much power she responded vocally.
Thus we found that collective
mental efforts by two or more minds to bring about changes in thinking, behavior and even the forces of nature, are extremely
effective. The more people involved in the work, the better the result.
Aaron Donahue once called
upon his Internet radio talk show listeners to help him to try to turn a typhoon from Taiwan while the show was in progress. The effort failed to turn the storm away
away, but succeeded in making the center of the storm make a complete circle before it returned to its original course.
Talk radio host Art Bell
once called upon his radio listeners to think of rain for a parched area of Florida
after the area was swept by deadly forest fires. The next day that area of Florida
was drenched by rain.
If thousands of
radio listeners can cause it to rain or turn a typhoon by mentally wishing it, imagine what millions of people can do by mentally
wishing for world peace and harmony.
While we do not
endorse the concepts of Santa Clause and the commercialization of Christmas, we do think the common wish by so many celebrants
of the New Year and the Winter Solstice for peace on earth and good will toward our fellow men may be good for all.