Multiple Seer Study

Objectives

This study is a follow on to the Exceptional Healer Study in which the investigators found interesting correlations in what a seer observed across all the healing sessions. In this study we wanted to determine how similar is what is observed from seer to seer of the same participant before, during, and after an energy healing, to confirm whether what seers “see,” experience, and interpret is common across multiple seers. The learnings from this project will educate the Imaging the Biofield Project mapping what is subjectively experienced by seers to what can be objectively measured in and around the body.

Hypotheses

    Through quantification of seer, reiki master, and participant observations, we will test the hypotheses that:

  • Seers blinded to one another have statistically significantly common quantitative and qualitative observations of the same participant before, during, and after a healing
  • Seers have a statistically significantly common interpretation of what they observe
  • Experiencer’s perceptions corroborate one another in a statistically significant way (reiki master & seer, reiki master & participant, seer and participant)
  • Seers can accurately pick up the health state of a participant before healing (intuitive diagnosis)
  • Participants receive benefit from the healing sessions
  • Quantitative variables exist which can predict the level of benefit from healing sessions

Participants

  • 6 seers
  • 5 Reiki Masters
  • 40 participants with measurable physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual issues

Projected Outcomes (In Process)

  • High interrater reliability scores across seers in drawings, free text observations, symptom checklist selections, observation checklist selections
  • High interrater reliability scores across the set of experiencers (seers, reiki masters, participants)
  • Statistically significant pre-post wellness survey outcomes