Recently, Sifu Cindy Cicero did that which many of us engaged in chi training would love to do: Sifu Cicero was able to have her bio electromagnetic energy [chi] measured via a well-documented and innovative technique. With an open mind and lighthearted spirit, Sifu Cicero allowed the scientists at the Rhine Research Center, located on the beautiful campus of Duke University, to measure her electromagnetic output.
The text that follows introduces the Rhine Research Center and serves as a backdrop to the experiment in which Sifu Cicero participated and; provides multiple layers of detail describing electromagnetic energy and the biophotonic nature of the human being.
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The Rhine Research Center
Established in 1927, the Rhine Research Center was Duke University’s laboratory focused on the investigation of psychic phenomena. In fact, the Rhine Research Center gave birth to the well-known Zener [ESP] cards, and helped pave the way for the rigorous field of scientific study we now call parapsychology.
Although their mission statement has broadened somewhat over the years, the Rhine center, now a standalone complex, is better poised to investigate the study of “human consciousness – its reach, its reality, its durability, its healing capacity, and its spiritual dimension”. This mission statement dovetails perfectly into the practice and charter of The International Online School of Bio-Energy Training.
Bio-Emissions Lab Experiment
As previously mentioned, Sifu Cindy Cicero had the unique and privileged opportunity to have her bio electromagnetic energy measured by the scientists at the Rhine Research Center. In truth, the privilege is ours, as Sifu Cicero provided us with a video of the experiment as well as a first person account of her experience here: Bio-Emissions Lab Experiment.
At this juncture we will turn our attention away from the experiment and the term “biophoton”, and look to the more widely understood term “photon”. After gaining an understanding of the nature and behavior of the photon, we will return to Sifu Cicero’s experience at the Rhine Research Center.
The Rhine Center Video
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Maxwell introduced the concept of electromagnetic waves in 1865 via his groundbreaking paper “A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field”. It was here that Maxwell established that electric and magnetic fields travel through space in the form of waves, and that light is an electromagnetic phenomenon as well.
Light waves, identified through their wavelengths and frequency, come in many flavors.
According to How Stuff Works:
“The size of a wave is measured as its wavelength, which is the distance between any two corresponding points on successive waves, usually peak to peak or trough to trough. The wavelengths of the light we can see range from 400 to 700 nanometers (or billionths of a meter). But the full range of wavelengths included in the definition of electromagnetic radiation extends from 0.1 nanometers, as in gamma rays, to centimeters and meters, as in radio waves.”
“The frequency is the number of waves that pass a point in space during any time interval, usually one second. We measure it in units of cycles (waves) per second, or hertz. The frequency of visible light is referred to as color, and ranges from 430 trillion hertz, seen as red, to 750 trillion hertz, seen as violet.”
Please take special note of the information regarding “wavelength” and “frequency”; these concepts play an integral part in the Rhine Research Center experiment where Sifu Cicero raised the bar and demonstrated what sets The International Online School of Bio-Energy Training apart from all others.
This is important because, energy – especially electromagnetic energy, is measurable.
The relationship between the energy in an electromagnetic wave is proportional to its frequency:
- High frequency electromagnetic waves have high energy
- Low frequency electromagnetic waves have low energy
Figure 1 Light Frequencies
As per Figure 1, we can see that the shorter the wavelength, the higher the frequency, and thus, the higher the energy of the electromagnetic wave.
Unfortunately, scaling in Figure 1 is inaccurate. In fact, “visible light occupies only one-thousandth of a percent of the spectrum”.
Figure 2 “The Electromagnetic Spectrum” provides a better visualization between the length of an electromagnetic wave in comparison to objects with which we are generally familiar.
Worthy of note in Figure 2 is the inclusion of “temperature” in relation to wavelength. This too is very important to the Rhine Research Center experiment for reasons discussed later in this discourse; furthermore, the concept of temperature, including sensitivity and control of, is a foundational cornerstone of The International Online School of Bio-Energy Training. The article “Chi Energy and Temperature of Light” provides well documented research into this abstract concept.
Here we can see that, like Figure 1, Gamma rays have the highest levels of electromagnetic energy. Generally speaking, Gamma rays are extremely dangerous to humans, and most animal life forms; however, when focused, Gamma rays have the ability to save lives. Gamma-knife radiosurgery is a noninvasive type of surgery used to treat brain tumors. According to the Mayo Clinic:
“The precision of gamma-knife radiosurgery results in minimal damage to healthy tissues surrounding the target and, in some cases, a lower risk of side effects compared with other types of radiation therapy. Also, gamma-knife radiosurgery is often a safer option than is traditional brain surgery. Gamma-knife radiosurgery is usually a one-time therapy completed in a single day.”
Awareness of the gamma knife is very important. Although many people training in traditional chi gung programs never reach this level of energy development and projection, Sifu Cicero’s experience at the Rhine Research Center makes it clear that it is not only within reason, but expected that practitioners following the training curriculum of The International Online School of Bio-Energy Training will find themselves at this echelon of energy cultivation.
[For students already engaged in this methodology, you should get a better appreciation for the safeguards built into the system, designed to keep you from causing harm to yourself and to others while developing your burgeoning abilities.]
At this point in the discussion, it would behoove us to take a momentary pause, as we have covered quite a bit of information. Although it may not be readily apparent, rest assured that everything presented prior to now forms an intellectual building block for the topics to follow, leading up to the apex of this discourse: human beings not only give off light in the form of biophotons, but are, in fact, at the most rudimentary level, made up of light itself.
The term “atomic” is synonymous with immense power and the potential of danger: from nuclear power plants to atomic weapons, harvesting the energetic properties of the atom is a scientific goal since the discovery of the atom.
Returning to Figure 2, we see that atoms are small, very small, and reside in the range of the X-ray wavelength. Just to the right of the atom is the “atomic nuclei”, which is even smaller, and has a higher level of [potential] energy.
Whereas we all know that atoms are key building blocks of all matter in the Universe, it is good to take a moment and refresh our memories regarding the atom’s internal structure, as this plays directly into the topic at hand.
The American Nuclear Society provides a great amount of information regarding the properties and behavior of atoms. According to the ANS, atoms consist of “protons (with a positive electrical charge), electrons (with a negative electrical charge), and neutrons (with no electrical charge)”.
Protons and neutrons gather in a dense cluster, called the nucleus, while electrons orbit the nucleus much like weather satellites orbit the Earth. Here is where things get interesting.
Electrons are quirky characters. Contrary to popular belief, electrons do not float about as if a mist or cloud around the nucleus. Like many of us who have a favorite chair or a preferred cereal bowl, electrons have preferred orbit; a lane, so to speak, where each electron travels in groupings: two; six; 10 and; 14.
The nature of, or simply the fact of the electron orbital, is the critical component in this discourse. Although there are many ways to produce photons, each mechanism revolves around the same concept: an electron, when energized, leaves its natural orbit and occupies a higher than normal orbital sub shell. The electron, seeking normalcy, sheds the extra energy, falling back to its normal, lower orbit. The shed energy is a photon. Figure 3 provides and excellent graphic describing this process.
Furthermore, according to the atom/element, each photon emitted has the characteristic of the specific wavelength of electromagnetic energy; this is to say that the photon has the corresponding color and frequency that matches the distance the electron falls.
Figure 3 Birth of a Photon
The website How Stuff Works provides an easily recognizable example of photon emission in everyday life: fluorescent lamps.
“These forms of lighting pass an electric current through a gas to make the gas emit light. The colors of gas-discharge lamps vary widely depending on the identity of the gas and the construction of the lamp.”
This is to say, the photon produced by the energized electron falling back to its regular orbit coincides with a specific wavelength. The photon’s color is a direct correlation to its energy; this is the photon’s wavelength in the EM spectrum [Figures 1 & 2] and thus, the color of visible light.
What is truly remarkable is this: it turns out that humans also produce light. This intercellular luminescence is termed: biophontics.
While studying chemicals in an attempt to gain a better understanding of causes of cancer, a German theoretical biophysicist by the name of Fritz-Albert Popp, stumbled upon something so groundbreaking that over 300 years later, scientists are still trying to uncover the depth and potential of its meaning.
Fritz-Albert Popp discovered that the human body emits light.
He coined the phrase “biophoton” to describe this phenomenon: Biophotons are weaklight emitted by photons within the cells of our bodies.
The role the biophoton plays is multifaceted. Experimental data confirms that biophotons transmit information. Popp’s research and initial speculations on biophotons is the focus of rigorous scientific studies today; multiple journals and institutes pledge their mission to demonstrate that biophotons are integral to health, and the absence [or healing] of illness. Jule Klotter’s article “Light Cancer and Popp” offers details regarding Popp’s initial research and findings in this field.
The Biophotonics Research Institute provides an excellent article shedding light on this emerging science. In accordance with Popp’s research, Elizabeth Bauer writes:
“The biophoton phenomenon is not confined to “thermal” radiation in the infrared range. It is well known that biophotons are emitted also in the range from visible up to the UV ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum. The intensity of biophotons can be registered from a few photons per second in a square centimeter surface area to several hundred photons per second in a square centimeter from every living system.”
This ties directly into Sifu Cicero’s experience at the Rhine Research Center. Using very sensitive equipment in a controlled environment, including a photo multiplier tube and an EMI Shielded Room, the scientists at the Rhine Research Center counted the numbers of biophotons emitted by Sifu Cicero as well as their wavelength/frequency.
As per the “Bio-emissions Lab Experiment” video and Sifu Cicero’s first person account, the scientists performing the experiment were markedly impressed with Sifu Cicero’s ability to raise, lower, and raise again her energy projections. In fact, Sifu Cicero is now the fifth person in 30 years with over thousands of men and women performing this experiment, to reach the energy levels of the Ultraviolet frequencies.
Looking back to Figure 2, it is clear why the scientists were so very impressed. The Ultraviolet frequency/wavelength is not only very high in energy, but also incredibly hot. Sifu Cicero’s ability to raise her energy, at will, on demand and on command, to such a high level is impressive in and of itself. What raises the bar, is that at the same time, Sifu Cicero was able keep herself physically cool while projecting her energy within the Ultraviolet range; mindboggling indeed. Of course, students of The International Online School of Bio-Energy Training engage in a methodology and curriculum architected in such a way that Sifu Cicero’s results are the norm, not the exception.
Human beings: Beings of Light
In his epic masterpiece “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”, visionary George Lucas’ character Master Yoda spoke these words not to a young Luke Skywalker, but to all of us the world over: “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.”
Fritz-Albert Popp’s research, presented herein, confirms this startling truth. Yes, we are children born of light.
As you continue your journey, take time to reflect on the concepts highlighted in this discourse, as well as the various articles referenced.
Decide for yourself what this means to you and for you. We are no longer bound to the mundane. We are so much more than we knew – and finding out and more each and every day.
Enjoy the journey; be well; be mindful.
Don E. Brown II, MSIS
[certified instructor] The International Online School of Bio-Energy Training