|[[Image: Link title]|173px|border|Mental Influence: An Applied Study of the Transfer of Thought]] </gallery>|
|Author||[Douglas daBoone Johnson]|
|Genre||Psychology, Popular Psychology|
|August 1, 2009|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Pages||328 p. (paperback edition)|
|ISBN||ISBN 978-0-9840921-0-9 (paperback edition)|
|Preceded by||Himalayan Hoedown, 2000|
Mental Influence: An Applied Study of the Transfer of Thought is a 2009 book by Douglas daBoone Johnson. The book states and supports the belief that information is not contained in our skulls but that it travels via electrical waves. Johnson's research has built for twenty years and he draws upon current and past psychology including Carl Jung and what he deemed synchronicity. Ultimately, Johnson categorizes and analyzes events that can only be explained by the transfer of thought.
The author describes the role that mental influence plays for people every day: Johnson draws on examples from science, advertising, sports, catastrophes, and Nostradamus to reinforce his ideas. Johnson also uses many examples of regular people's experiences as they pertain to "mental influence."
Johnson gives a wide range of examples of mental influence transfer. He insists that terms like esp, clairvoyance, telepathy, future sight remote viewing, have been misleading and have slowed the research in this field. Johnson maintains that all of the world’s great religious manuscripts talk about mental influence transfer, and that we are all wired for such abilities from birth. He contends that it is a physiological ability, no more or less complicated than the beating of our hearts.
Research and Examples
- A major achievement of this book is that Johnson draws on current research in explaining hundreds of verifiable life events. For example, Johnson presents a research team of neuroscientists from the California Institute of Technology and UCLA who have found that a single neuron can recognize people, landmarks, and objects--even letter strings of names ("H-A-L-L-E-B-E-R-R-Y"). The findings, reported in the current issue of the journal Nature, suggest that a consistent, sparse, and explicit code may play a role in transforming complex visual representations into long-term and more abstract memories. While making a strong case for the transfer of mental influence, based on such science, Johnson also challenges the points he makes.”
Criticism and reception
While Johnson's findings fly in the face of what many assumed the brain was capable of, no one has refuted them to date.
Moreso, Johnson has been vocalizing his hypothesis about mental information transfer for 20 years. During this time he has challenged the scientific community to refute his ideas. To date, no scientific evidence has been presented that challenges his theory. On the contrary, the more science uncovers about the brain and its electrical transmission, the more support Johnson gleans for his study.”
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