Sunday, March 16, 2014

College students experiment with effects of "chi" on flowers (2004)

Based on a suggestion offered during a course on subtle energy by IAC's Wagner Alegretti in Miami, Nelson Abreu (presently an instructor at IAC) and a fellow undergraduate student from University of Florida's Science of Self Club performed a personal experiment on the effect of emissions or exteriorization of bioenergy (chi, biofield, subtle energy) on flowers. If you feel inspired to replicate the exercise, feel free to share your results with us. Don't miss the "before and after" pictures at the bottom.

Bioenergies Application to Cut Flowers Experiment

 Nelson Abreu, Tim Conway 
(Science of Self Club at University of Florida)

22 February, 2004 


To investigate how intentional bioenergy application affects cut, wilting flowers.

To motivate practice of basic mobilization of bioenergy exercises

To increase one’s awareness and control of vital energies and resultant multifaceted effects including:
  • Awareness of how Bioenergies affect the way we participate and experience  our own current reality
  • Relations of Bioenergies to mnemonics (extraphysical events, holomemory)

Method: To have a factor-controlled environment that will allow for the variable of bio-energy application to hold visible difference, ceteris paribus (all other factors will be held constant) in the appearance of cut flowers after time.  

Possible Variables:

-  Carbon Dioxide Exposure: In this setup, human exhalation should not be a significant factor.
-  Human Proximity: This variable, itself controversial, may be tested in a posterior phase of the study.
-  Age & Origin: To assure maximal similarity, the cut flowers should be picked from the same batch (age, origin).
-  Technique Utilized: For this study, any technique can be used, but the physical positioning must be identical. (Note: which chakras or methods were employed should be detailed by the participant.)
-  Distance between Jars: If too far – less constant conditions; if too close – unintentional cross-application of bioenergies.
-  Type of Jars: In face of uncertainty regarding “Bioenergy capacitance,” the three groups should use identical jars.
-  Thosene: According to the concept of thosene, the quality of energies would be affected by type of emotions or sentiments and thoughts or intentions.
-  Temperature:  average daily temp and humidity will be recorded and will be constant for all groups.
-  Hours exposed: each group will receive the same amount of natural and artificial light.
-  Flower type: for this experiment carnations will used (note: for future experimenters any type of flower will do).
-  Color of Flowers: For this study, the flowers should have the same color (white, for will discoloration contrast)
-  Humidity:  The ambient humidity of the room will affect the flowers virtually the same.  Attention should be placed to proximity to air conditioned vents.
-  Nutrition: The same amount of nutrition (none) and water will be used for all groups.

Recommended Study:

Three groups consisting of four flowers each:
  • Experiment Group:  Which will receive direct, intentional bioenergy exteriorization. 
  • Buffer Group: Control group nearest the experiment group. 
  • Control Group: Control group farthest from the experiment group.
For this phase of exploratory investigation, each experimenter’s setup may be different, but the 3 groups of their individual experiments should be identical.  

Details regarding the aforementioned variables should be logged as well as any observations or sensations noted.

Photography of flowers:

All pictures should be dated (Log the time and date each picture is taken)
-  Start picture:  picture taken at beginning of experiment to visually document the setup.
-  Progress picture:  a picture should be taken every other day, starting, at least, on the 5th day, in order to identify the rate of decay of the groups. 
-  End picture:  A picture should be taken as each group is completely wilted.  To establish definitive and comparable rates.
Note:  A digital camera is preferred for real time quality inspection. 

Description of Application of Bioenergies:

-  Closed Circuit of Energies:  A vibrational state is attempted for 5-8 minutes prior to application.
-  Reception:  Bioenergies are received through the frontal and crown chakras.
-  Release:  Bioenergies are willed down and out through hand chakras.  Hands are approximately 1”-2” away from flowers.
-  Time and duration:  At least of sum a 15 minutes daily

NOTE: It is imperative that all factors be held constant. If a change is made to one group, the same change must be done to the others.

What is a significantly anomalous result?

In the true scientific spirit, you should gather, consider, any result regardless of how you feel about the outcome.  Variables for measuring the result qualitatively and quasi-quantitatively:
- Temporal: difference in days until complete wilted condition  
- Physical (wilt):
  • Change in color
  • Change in size
  • Biological decay

 Experiment 1: Noticeable difference in discoloration
between "treated" flower and a control

  Experiment 2: Noticeable difference in discoloration
between "treated" flower and a control


ALEGRETTI, Wagner. "Bioenergy: Theory & Practice;" International Academy of Consciousness; Miami, Florida, USA; 2004.

VIERA, Waldo. “Projectiology,” pg 584; International Academy of Consciousness; Miami, Florida, USA; 2002.

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