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This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them. You can view a non-frames version of this site at http://noosphere.princeton.edu/~rdn. Science has only recently begun the difficult task of fitting mind and consciousness into the theories that work so well to describe the material world. Yet, our personal experiences and a growing number of good experiments show that consciousness and intention can have subtle but important effects in the real world. We know that groups of people sometimes experience a special resonance of feelings and ideas, and some recent scientific evidence indicates that effects of coherent group consciousness can be detected with appropriate instruments. The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international collaboration of researchers who are studying such extraordinary qualities of consciousness. Our goal is to extend this research to global dimensions via the Internet.
The GCP uses new technology and methods designed to record and visualize effects of events that may evoke a world-wide consciousness. Examples from the recent past that appear to have done so include the funeral ceremonies of Princess Diana; the opening of the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan; a few minutes around midnight on New Years Eve; and the first hour of NATO bombing on the 24th of March, 1999 in Yugoslavia. It will come as no surprise that we predict the turn of the Millennium will have a measurable effect in the subtle realms of interconnected human consciousness.