The RetroPsychoKinesis Project

Operated by John Walker

Project Founded by Matthew R. Watkins
School of Classics, Philosophy and Religious Studies
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Supervisor: Peter Moore

What's all this about?

Retropsychokinesis Experiments On-Line

Retropsychokinesis experiments are now on-line. You can proceed directly to run an experiment, or consult the table of contents which contains links to all documents related to the experiments. The experiments and associated tools require a Web browser which supports Java. A summary of experiments run to date is available, updated daily.

Project Updates

Research papers of interest:

* Currently abstract only.

Retrocausality bibiliography

Klaus Scharff has contributed an extensive bibliography of academic articles relating to the phenomenon of retrocausality (otherwise known as "backwards time causality", "reverse time causality", etc.). These are taken from journals of philosophy, physics, cybernetics, psychology, and parapsychology (from 1837-1996), and taken collectively, suggest an entirely new branch of academic inquiry.

A statistical database of all major RPK experiments

compiled by Dick Bierman of The Anomalous Cognition Project (Amsterdam University)

Decision Augmentation Theory: Interview with Dr. Edwin C. May of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory

"...DAT leads to the idea that there may be only one underlying mechanism of all anomalous mental phenomena, namely a transfer of information from future to past."
(from May, et.al.'s "Decision Augmentation Theory: Toward a Model of Anomalous Mental Phenomena", Journal of Parapsychology, Vol 59, Sept. 1995. Emphasis ours.)

Interview with Dean Radin of the Consciousness Research Laboratory

"Psi reminds us that the world is profoundly richer and more subtle and more intensely numinous than our science or philosophy has imagined, that wonder and awe in the face of the Universe is not a sign of simple minds, but of those rare minds that have not congealed into lumps of paralyzed skepticism"
(from Radin's 1993 presidential address to the Parapsychological Association)

Brian Josephson: "In view of the increasing importance of the subject..."

The Mind-Matter Unification Project was established by Professor Brian Josephson of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. In 1973, Josephson was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his theoretical predictions of the properties of a supercurrent through a tunnel barrier (now known as Josephson effects). He currently considers PK, etc. to be sufficiently important to add a parapsychology page to his website. There you can find

"What is back-reaction?"

A fascinating article posted to the list QUANTUM-D, discussing, among other things, Henry Stapp's controversial 1994 modification of quantum mechanics which accomodates RPK-phenomena. Stapp acted as an independent observer on some of Helmut Schmidt's more recent experiments, which led him to develop this model.

HotBits: Genuine random numbers via WWW

A Website appeared recently (June 3rd, 1996) which may come to play an important role in the future development of online (retro)PK experiments. Created by John Walker, the HotBits site provides arbitrary quantities of true-random bits generated by a Geiger-Muller tube exposed to a Krypton-85 source and interfaced to a computer. The site provides a request form whereby users can "order" random bits in the format of their choice, plus a test program for randomness, hardware and software descriptions, and an excellent account of how the mechanism works to produce "truly random" data.

Interesting Links:

More Links (semi-relevant/amusing/bizarre)

"I think that many of the problems we have come from a too narrow scientific paradigm or model of reality which creates a split between the mind of educated people and their feelings and experience. This creates a split in our entire culture which is at the root of our ecological crisis and the sense of alienation and loss of meaning. I think a more holistic and inclusive scientific approach will help heal this split and improve our relations with the natural world around us and each other" -- Rupert Sheldrake

RPKP wishes to thank Helmut Schmidt for his continuing advice and encouragement, as well as the loan of a noise-based true random generator. Thanks also to Roger Nelson at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research lab, Peter Moore in Theology and Religious Studies (UKC), Sir Robert Bunkum for guidance, spiritual and grammatical, Eldad Druks for graphical assistance, and the Alethea group for technical advice.