This is far from a complete
review of bio-PK research, but it does serve to
illustrate that people -- ‘psychics’, ‘healers’, even us
normal folks -- can influence a wide variety of
biological systems, simply through thoughts, intentions,
and visualizations. These bio-PK effects, we have seen,
are by no means restricted to situations in which
subjects are right in front of the biological system;
experiments involving ‘distant-healing’ protocols seem
to work as well as proximate healing.
So we can no longer brush psychic healing under the rug
by labeling it ‘placebo’; nor can we account for it by
referring to known physical energies which emanate from
the healer’s body (e.g., ‘magnetism’). Even an
explanation based on telepathically suggested
self-healings, it seems, is inadequate: we would be hard
put to imagine subjects telepathically communicating
with bacteria and convincing them to stop growing.
What then is the true nature of this healing ‘energy’?
What force can reinforce blood cells, impede bacteria
growth, or accelerate the growth of grass from 500 miles
away? We don’t know. Healing is one of the many
mysteries haunting psychical research. We know the
phenomena are real, but we cannot explain them - at
least not in terms of current biology or physics. But I
suspect healing points to something fundamental about
the relationship between mind, life and matter.