Is there a “global consciousness,” and does it affect the external world of matter? If we can scientifically demonstrate that a collective consciousness impacts our experience of reality in meaningful and material ways, will humanity intentionally use this knowledge to create a better world for all? These are the questions being asked by the Global Consciousness Project 2.0 (GCP 2.0) which is a newly envisioned and expanded version of the global network of physical electronic devices which detect and quantify important aspects of human consciousness (i.e. attention and emotions). As these effects are observed on a global scale, they indicate a deep interconnectedness between human consciousness and the physical world.
The original Global Consciousness Project (GCP 1) was created in 1997 by Dr. Roger Nelson and a group of volunteer researchers and engineers. GCP 1 has shown us that large-scale group consciousness has effects on the physical world, and now with GCP 2.0, the HeartMath Institute is setting out to provide new scientific evidence of the fundamental interconnectivity inherent in the universe.
In this presentation, Dr. Rollin McCraty from the HeartMath Institute will share the vision for the GCP 2.0 network and provide a overview of this NexGen network and how you as a citizen scientist can play an active role in this project.
Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. is Director of Research of the HeartMath Research Center at the HeartMath Institute. As a psycho-physiologist, Dr. McCraty’s research interests include the physiology of emotion, heart-brain communication and the global interconnectivity between people and the earth’s energetic systems. Findings from this research have been applied to the development of tools and technology to optimize individual and organizational health, performance, and quality of life. Dr. McCraty has acted as Principal Investigator in numerous studies examining the effects of emotions on heart–brain interactions and on autonomic, cardiovascular, hormonal, and immune system function, and outcome studies to determine the benefits of positive emotion-focused interventions and heart rhythm coherence feedback in diverse organizational, educational and various clinical populations.
He has been featured in a number of documentary films such as I am, The Truth, The Joy of Sox move, The Power of the Heart, Solar Revolution, and The Living Matrix among many others.