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Research and Development of Controllable Human Mind-Brain Energy Emissions to Affect Matter at a Distance

Telekinesis lab, James A. Conrad, April 18, 2001
Advanced Cerebral Energy Physics (ACEP)

At left is a photograph of a large-scale telekinesis laboratory that I designed, built, and secretly operated in the 1990s and early 2000s. An additional photograph and description of the laboratory and how the experiment worked can be found further below. Unfortunately, to retain secrecy, Polaroid Spectra photographs of that era were taken to provide documentation and the resulting images were not high resolution. Not pictured are other rooms where additional research and test devices were used. In the background on the right on an adjustable tripod is a 9-volt portable piezo film TK detector. It was sensitive, but not as sensitive as having a connection to an oscilloscope. The piezo film sensor on the portable detector triggered a red LED and audible alarm. The dark spot seen at the bottom of the main silver piezo strip sensor is actually a shadow on the far wall.

Custom-cut viscoelastic Sorbothane pads dampened seismic disturbances. Heavy concrete blocks provided a stable base. Bare wood, floor, and walls allowed for easier inspection by scientific witnesses and investigators from the skeptical community. The oscilloscope's power transformer was removed and isolated underneath as an added protection from micro vibrations. This was one of the few building-sized telekinesis laboratories ever known to have existed and hopefully a useful model for future ones.

Regrettably, even though I claim to have had the repeatable evidence under controlled conditions that scientists have been waiting to see, I leisurely took my time attempting to boost the observed effect to an even more dramatic level, until a change I had made with my diet (meat diet to vegetarian) had the unintended effect of altering my physiology, and then my funds depleted as I researched the issue and I could not continue further. I hope to one day build a new laboratory or join an established research effort.
Note: My laboratory as seen in the photos on this web page is currently not in operation anywhere, so I am not presently testing claimants.

Seeking Co-Founders to Form a Telekinesis R & D Business Venture

Telekinesis Research Startup / Telekinesis Startup      

Telekinesis Research Business Partner(s) / Co-Founders Wanted. I have vital knowledge and experience regarding laboratory-grade telekinesis research, including a 15-year membership with a skeptics organization and the design and operation of a building-sized telekinesis laboratory in the United States. In addition, I have witnessed objects move in my presence by alleged telekinesis. You: an entrepreneurial funding partner or have access to or experience with startup fund raising and company management. This is what is known as high risk, high payoff research.

Do you need scientific credentials? More important in this type of inventive frontier science work rather than academic accomplishments is an aptitude for genius: witness computer technology visionaries pre-billionaires Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc., were college dropouts. This is new physics — if successful, we will be the giants who write the initial rules. Important note: This would be profit-motivated research for commercial development and not an effort to be published in open journals. Also receptive to outright grant funding or joining an existing team inside or outside of the United States.

Estimated Value of a Demonstrable, Repeatable Act of Telekinesis with Learnable Instructions:*

100 BILLION US DOLLARS  ($100 Billion)

Estimated Value of a Demonstrable, Repeatable Act of Telekinesis without Learnable Instructions:**

100-PLUS MILLION US DOLLARS  ($100+ Million)

*Sale of information to a government with additional consultancy work. For Micro-TK, income estimate is dependent on the effect produced. Refers to true telekinesis, not brain-computer interface technology. A major government, such as the United States, China, or Russia is the only potential buyer to have monetary resources of this size; a deal with the corporate sector would be less. Valuation estimate by James A. Conrad, reported in the world news media first at the bottom of this June 24, 2014 MailOnline article.
**Annual income from consultancy, personal appearances, performing tours, endorsements, and other rights exploitations. For Micro-TK, income estimate is dependent on the effect produced. Refers to true psychokinesis, not brain-computer interface technology. Valuation estimate by James A. Conrad.
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What is the United States spending on research and development (R&D) these days?
$425,000,000 (US $425 million)
NASA's Glory satellite
Failed to reach orbit, fell into the
Pacific Ocean minutes after launch.
March 4, 2011
$126,200,000,000 (est. US $126.2 billion)
Ballistic Missile Defense System cost.

$395,700,000,000 (est. US $395.7 billion)
F-35 stealth fighter program cost.

Definitions / Glossary / Research

telekinesis (TK):  The ability to cause at a distance by cerebral-generated motive power the movement or control of matter or energy, inclusively or exclusively, solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, subparticles of atoms, particles or molecules of matter, or particles or waves of energy. "Motive power" refers to an emission or projection from the brain-mind that acts upon or interacts with the atoms of a distant object causing an effect of repulsion, attraction, stasis, lift, or disintegration. Effect levels: micro TK, macro TK.

telekinetic:  1.  Of or pertaining to telekinesis.  2. An individual who possesses the ability of telekinesis. Alternate names: From what I have learned in my research, whether willfully intended or occurring spontaneously, the subconscious mind plays a role in triggering the effect. Other parapsychological and paraphysics researchers have also proposed this relationship, especially in spontaneous cases, and brain-mind researchers have found that the subconscious is very active on its own.

"The brain appears to use the very same neural circuits to execute an unconscious act as it does a conscious one. ... In several studies, researchers have also shown that, once covertly activated, an unconscious goal persists with the same determination that is evident in our conscious pursuits."
      — "Who's Minding the Mind?", The New York Times, Benedict Carey, July 31, 2007.

In my hypothesis,  1 I propose that circulating iron in the blood near and possibly fueling magnetite 2 deposits in the brain may be involved in the creation of the energy that initiates the telekinetic effect in conjunction with the conscious, preconscious, or subconscious mind. Medical researchers have already speculated that iron delivered to the brain could be a factor in the formation of magnetic magnetite particles,  3 4 which, in my hypothesis I propose could play a role in psychic power functioning in certain individuals, perhaps because the magnetite deposits are located in just the right place and quantity in the brain. Also involved could be blood vessels in the brain in just the right formation or place to assist in the process.

Certain individuals who are going through an evolutionary transitional process may be genetically prone to safely exist with both increased iron levels in the blood and brain and a high concentration of magnetite in the brain. If iron levels drop significantly in the brain over an extended period of time, as happened in my case (see blood test evidence), then possibly the magnetite deposits could degrade to the point of decreasing or stopping the ability. This is my current hypothesis — a proposed scientific answer to the mystery. I am not stating it as scientific fact. More research and testing needs to be done. I am revealing some of my research here, but I am not making public everything I know for proprietary reasons.

Article mentioning magnetite deposits in birds and the discovery of a magnetic field-sensing molecule: Molecular Action May Help Keep Birds on Course. See also Cryptochrome and Magnetic Sensing.

James Randi
Magician and skeptic James Randi comments on the research claims of James A. Conrad, September 2001

"Reluctant Wizard"  Commentary, September 7, 2001, "Reluctant Wizard, Sylvia Browne — At Last, and Geller in Hungary"
"Conrad Comments"  Commentary, September 17, 2001, "Vapid Vultures, Conrad Comments, Grodin Goof, Sleuth Sylvia, Nostradamus Notes, Etc."

psychokinesis (PK):  The ability to cause at a distance or by physical touch using the mind's consciously or subconsciously activated will power or imagination the extraordinarily profound movement or manipulation of matter, energy, or events. Psychokinesis is the general term that includes telekinesis and other supermind control of matter and energy abilities, such as the ability to soften or bend metal, phase through or transmute matter, teleport, control magnetism or light, heal, etc. Effect levels: micro PK, macro PK, RSPK (recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis).

psychokinetic:  1.  Of or pertaining to psychokinesis.  2. An individual who possesses the ability of psychokinesis. Alternate names:
  • PKer:  Psychokinesis practitioner or performer.
  • PK subject:  A person, animal, etc., that takes part in a psychokinesis experiment; a test subject.
  • PK agent:  Someone regarded as the source of psychokinetic ability, as in an experiment or in a spontaneous psychokinesis case.
  • PK researcher.  Psychokinesis researcher. Someone studying the topic of psychokinesis, performing PK experiments, or investigating reports of PK by claimants or witnesses.
  • PK claimant:  Psychokinesis claimant. Someone who asserts that they have, may have, or at one time had one of the specialty abilities of psychokinesis, such as telekinesis, healing, or event manipulation.
  • PK target: the intended receiving point or focusing area of psychokinetic energy.
  • micro psychokinesis:  A psychokinetic effect that cannot be plainly seen with the unaided eye or plainly experienced. Magnification, electronic instrumentation, or a subsequent resulting larger effect is required to detect it (for example, a resulting chemical reaction, resulting physical healing, resulting effect on electronic circuitry, etc.).
  • macro psychokinesis:  Movement of an object, control of energy or other forces, control of events or time, etc., that would be plainly observable to a nearby observer or plainly experienced by a nearby experiencer.
Young James on the left in 1956
It is apparent, however, that the energy in its earliest form is able to safely pass through the originating source of the brain, skull, eyes, skin, etc. Japanese scientists have already proven with the invention of the MEG machine that, in everyone, low-level magnetic energy fields are emitted by the brain through the skull into open space at various points around the head and can be measured, so it is possible for energy, other than normal thermal energy, to pass through the skull. Teleportation has also been successfully demonstrated and repeated by physicists in the laboratory, but not yet proven by psychic means.

Iron in the body.  Normally, circulating and stored iron in the body is only extremely weakly magnetizable because of the way it is paired with other atoms in chemical compounds. However, the situation changes in individuals with iron overload disease (hereditary hemochromatosis). Those afflicted can be unaware that they have so much excess iron in their body that they can set off a walk-through metal detector. Excess iron in the body shows up as dark areas on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and in the brains of patients with certain neurological diseases. For a little more information on excess body iron and metal detectors see the book The Iron Disorders Institute Guide to Hemochromatosis, 2004, and for research on how the brain regulates iron, including how the blood-brain barrier may prevent sudden excess iron from reaching the brain,  5 see the work of American scientist James Connor.  6 People with even a severe level of iron overload disease may have no symptoms and lead a normal life or they may experience symptoms that are similar to other diseases and only discover the excess iron problem during medical tests. The iron does not load up in the brain, but in the joints, liver, testicles, and heart.

Childhood "X-Men"-like origins: Age 7 at home wearing a Camp Xavier T-shirt with female family cat Kitty shortly before leaving for summer camp that was located on the grounds of Most Precious Blood Church in Trumbull, Connecticut, July 1962. It was a nonreligious summer camp. Coincidentally, the movie events of X-Men: First Class took place in 1962 and the X-Men comics were created in 1963.
Important: In my particular case, I had neither iron overload disease or iron deficiency, just a slightly higher level of iron in my system still within a normal acceptable healthy range depending on the lab doing the test (see blood test evidence).

It may be and it is my current position that, due to increasingly stressful conditions in the industrialized world, where iron deficiency is not a significant problem, an evolutionary transition is taking place and some humans have acquired or were born with the ability to cope with higher iron levels and magnetite deposits in the brain than those who are less protected. There are those can smoke cigarettes their entire adult life and live past 100 (I have never smoked).

Determining magnetite levels in the brain is not an easy process. It requires either a brain autopsy or a magnetic imaging resonance scan (MRI), the latter of which will detect magnetite only if it is in sufficient concentrations. It is currently an unanswered question as to whether the powerful magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy used in an MRI scan could irreparably damage the possibly delicate arrangement of factors in the brain of a PK claimant.

Some parapsychologists and paraphysics researchers believe that everyone has psychokinetic ability, even at just a very low level. I prefer to believe, however, in support of my hypothesis, that since over 3.5 billion of the world's population is iron deficient (World Health Organization)  7, making it the most common nutritional deficiency on Earth  8, that psychokinesis is presenting itself here and there in certain individuals — evolution at work.

It is not my position that if you take iron supplements, you will acquire telekinesis. I am only presenting evidence that seems to indicate that iron played a role in the physiological makeup of my body in producing highly repeatable positive results in protocol-controlled telekinesis experiments in my laboratory for most of the 1990s. At the time, I was also a member of Tampa Bay Skeptics and authored this article mentioning my research in its Fall 1993 newsletter.

The iron in my body may have been fueling peculiar formations or quantities of magnetite deposits in my brain. When my iron levels dropped after going on a vegetarian diet, the magnetite may have been altered permanently or temporarily; thus, explaining why my claimed telekinetic ability diminished to a testable degree. There is more discussion of my research further down in the section titled "Private Research of James A. Conrad - continued."

Blood Type:  My blood type is B Positive, also known as B Rh-positive. Is blood type important? That is not known yet. In the United States, only 9% of Caucasians like myself, and Hispanics, or 9 out of 100, have this blood type, while African-Americans (18%) and Asians (25%) have higher percentages.

CONTROVERSY: "Psychokinesis" vs. "Mind-Matter Interaction"

by James A. Conrad

mind-matter interaction (MMI):  A term proposed as a replacement for "psychokinesis" by some parapsychologists, in which it is advanced — if the word "interaction" is being used literally — that the nonphysical mind can not only have an effect on physical matter directly at a distance without any intervening steps, but that physical matter itself can have an effect on the nonphysical mind directly at a distance also without any intervening steps (bypassing the brain) because perhaps matter possesses a level of consciousness and therefore can perform such an amazing interactive feat (see also panpsychism and panpsychist property dualism).

James A. Conrad comments on the controversy:  Mind-matter "interaction," if the term with the word "interaction" is taken literally, is just one hypothesis or theory of psychokinesis. Other hypotheses and theories propose that the mind only "acts" upon matter in one direction at a distance to cause movement or an effect; that is, mind-matter "action." Officially replacing the term "psychokinesis" with "mind-matter interaction" would have to mean that all other hypotheses and theories of psychokinesis have been proven false, which is definitely not the case. For example, suppose psychokinesis involves mental control of the collapse of a probability wavefunction into a favorable universe each time a successful PK event occurs? Suppose PK involves mental contact with a dimensional entity of some kind, which then moves an object (one of the theories in poltergeist research)?

There is of course mind-matter interaction within the human body at the quantum level of the brain. In that respect, science uses the term "mind-brain interaction" (the mind interacts internally with the physical matter of the brain to produce consciousness in ways science does not yet fully understand), but PK, specifically telekinesis, is about causing movement in matter that is located outside of the body. Normally, for the human mind to be aware that a psychokinetic effect, or any effect, has occurred distant from the body, it has to receive information processed through one or more of the five traditional senses (sight, touch, hearing, taste, or smell). The chemical information signal ends up in the brain, where it then interacts with the mind. The proposed term "mind-matter interaction," however, if taken literally, describes a hypothesized process where the matter that has been affected, say, a rock sitting on the ground, instead communicates directly with the mind that it has moved, bypassing the senses.

As a private research-and-development (R&D) researcher, and as someone with dictionary writing experience, I personally will not use the term "mind-matter interaction" as an all encompassing replacement term for "psychokinesis" based on the evidence offered thus far for "interaction." Usually when I have encountered the term, it seemed that what was really being discussed was the familiar unilaterally directed effect of "mind-matter action." Other researchers are free to use whatever terminology they prefer. This is my personal position on the issue.
Telekinesis and psychokinesis are words understood and used popularly by the general public and entertainment and news media around the world. Poster for the film The Medusa Touch (1978, ITC / ITV plc, Warner Bros). Where to buy this movie: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes

advanced cerebral energy physics (ACEP):  A specialized research area of cerebral energy physics that studies mind-brain energy activities and emissions in an attempt to detect and create higher levels of energy that can be controlled by the subject. In layman's terms, it is the study of psychokinesis, telekinesis, telepathy, and other reported and hypothesized high-level brain energy functions. Term coined by James A. Conrad, June 16, 2003 to describe own research.

cerebral energy physics (CEP):  A proposed new branch of physics that studies electrical, electromagnetic, etc., energy produced by natural physiological processes in the brain. Term coined by James A. Conrad, June 16, 2003 to describe own research.

frontier scientist:  A pioneering researcher employing scientific methodology in an attempt to make discoveries at the outer boundaries of known science. Definition by James A. Conrad, November 30, 2012. (I did not coin the term, but there was no definition on Google and I have professional dictionary writing experience, so I wrote one.)

experiments on living targets.  Two types of plants that I experimented unsuccessfully with in the early 1990s were the Sensitive Plant and the Venus Fly Trap. These plants require a higher and sudden level of telekinetic or psychokinetic ability to cause a reaction — their leaves fold inward when touched lightly. If the applied force is similar to a gentle breeze or an agitation of the air from an insect flying very near it, they will not respond. But they are very interesting living test instruments in that they provide a macro visual response to an external stimulus and are easy to control in a laboratory setting. They are not micro TK detectors. They are living macro telekinesis detectors that will trigger at a minimum macro level of power; that is, at a power level that can produce an effect observable without the need for optical magnification or magnification by an electronic instrument.

Three species of animals that evolved electricity generating organs in order to survive: ELECTRIC CATFISH,   ELECTRIC EEL,   ELECTRIC RAY.    See also ELECTRIC FISH, "Electric eels control their prey WITHOUT touching it: Creatures send shock waves to manipulate their target's muscles."

hands and no-hands telekinesis.  If an arm and hand are held out, energy generated in the brain could hypothetically by some means not yet fully understood accumulate along the body and discharge in that way. We do know that the hand can act as a discharge point for static electricity. Perhaps the brain in some evolutionarily advanced individuals can generate an unusually strong energy field that is then carried to the outer surface of the body and discharged in the nearest straight line to a target. In Hollywood movies, however, the use of a hand in telekinesis and other forms of PK is usually done for dramatic purposes so that the audience can understand which character is the source of the ability and where it is being targeted. In real life, telekinesis has also been reported without the use of hands and that was the method tested in my laboratory.

Homo sapiens kinesis:  My proposed taxonomic name for a new subspecies of human whose members have psychokinetic abilities, if said population group were to be distinct enough from the nominate subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens to qualify as a new branch in the human family tree, eventually becoming Homo kinesis. Term coined by James A. Conrad, February 15, 2005. Other more generalized possible subspecies names that would include all humans having proven psychic powers: Homo sapiens superior (Marvel comics' name for the "X-Men") or Homo sapiens futuris.  ARTICLE: Humans are evolving at a faster rate than at any time in history.

mind over matter:  Another term for psychokinesis and telekinesis, especially in popular culture. For origin information, see mind over matter.

paraphysics:  A branch of physics that studies paranormal phenomena in an attempt to discover and replicate the physical laws behind such events. The term is controversial and not fully accepted by skeptical mainstream physicists.

star performer:  A term used by some psychic power researchers to refer to someone who can demonstrate a relatively higher level of psychic power ability consistently in experiments. First use possibly in a 1937 issue of Harper's magazine, Volume 174 (available on

Warning to PK/TK Claimants Seeking to Be Tested

If you are a psychic power claimant and are considering providing a demonstration of your alleged ability to strangers, take a step back and consider what will happen next if you succeed — or fail — and what your long term goals are. If your strange talent is genuine, you may be making public extremely valuable knowledge that could later be exploited commercially by others without your inclusion. If you fail, you may be publicly ridiculed. You will need to create an experiment with the same steps, what scientistis call a protocol, that can be repeated every time you provide a demonstration, whether it is in the comfortable surroundings of your home or an unfamiliar laboratory on the other side of the world. That is what science will require.

Private Research of James A. Conrad - continued

A real-life psychokinesis laboratory investigating telekinesis

Telekinesis laboratory, April 28, 1999. A wide shot showing a second large video monitor where witnesses could observe and independently record the experiment. The setup was portable.

The room had two video monitors. One for me to observe to make sure that the first 30 seconds of the experiment were showing a stable waveform as I stood on my mark (a piece of masking tape) and a second monitor seen in the photo above for witnesses to watch at the same time.

The VCR shown here was a backup to make sure positive evidence seen was not the result of faulty equipment. I also had a second identical oscilloscope for the same reason. Costly, but necessary. The sign reads "" I am standing four feet from the sensor in stocking feet watching the clock display on an offcamera Super-VHS video recorder count the first 30 seconds.
The floor of the laboratory was bare concrete to eliminate static electricity effects and the walls were bare also to make it easier for skeptical observers to search the room.

In the far right background, a black card mounted at eye level on a wooden pole and telescopic camera tripod provided a non-distracting dark background while looking at the silver piezo strip. In the photograph, the camera angle makes the black card seem as though it is higher than it actually was. A flat black cardboard mask was installed on the camera lens recording the oscilloscope screen to eliminate reflections. The bright reflections seen in the photo here are due to the camera's flash. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, a Polaroid Spectra instant camera was used in low lightning with a flash to document the scenes in 1999 and 2001 and the images recorded were not highly detailed.

My 30-30-30 experiment protocol required the videorecording of 30 seconds of front comparison footage of the oscilloscope waveform, 30 seconds of telekinesis activation attempt, followed by 30 seconds of back comparison footage while standing motionless and breathing slowly.

Piezo film generates electricity when moved, bent, or impacted. This voltage signal is displayed by a connected oscilloscope as a waveform. A disturbance in the waveform during the middle 30 second period would indicate that a possible telekinetic effect had taken place. In my case this was always a rumbling for several seconds, enough current that could be used to trigger an on-off switch telekinetically from a distance in a product application. The experiment was repeated in numerous runs using the same protocol and the results examined by playing back the footage. The waveform is slightly bent at the high magnification setting used. At less magnification it appears straight.

Laboratory sign
Credit: James A. Conrad

April 18, 2001. The lab had two large monitors that displayed live video from the camera angled at the oscilloscope screen.

Super-VHS video and bulky analog cathode-ray tube monitors are now obsolete technologies. Redesigning my lab today, I would use state-of-the-art equipment, such as higher resolution flat-screen monitors, which would make the evidence even more visible. There are many more details to operating a telekinesis laboratory that are not being disclosed here for proprietary reasons.

Positive results of no-hands telekinesis at the micro level were consistently observed only in the middle 30 seconds of footage and from distances of up to 25-feet away (my test space limitation). The effect was repeatable enough that I regularly recorded over past experiments to save the cost of expensive S-VHS blank tapes. During this time of research I was experimenting with methods (mental and biological) to boost the ability to a more dramatic level before inviting in witnesses from the skeptics' organization to which I belonged. As you know, skeptics of the paranormal would prefer to consider evidence that is the most extraordinary possible. I directed my efforts toward that goal.

Unknown to me, however, also during this time, because of a vegetarian diet that I had begun on March 12, 1997 (the reason for which was also connected to my research), I was gradually losing the high iron levels in my body (45.8% loss of serum iron by October 1999). Due to the depletion of circulating and stored iron in my particular physiology, I hypothesize that I lost the ability to exert a mind-brain-generated influence on the hanging piezo film sensor and other targets without the use of hands and at a distance. It was the sudden failing of the ability that caused me to go back through my blood tests, discover the iron loss, and form my hypothesis. The human body absorbs iron more easily from meat sources, as opposed to from plant sources. For more on that topic, see the article "Iron We consume" and the BBC article "Iron absorption mystery 'solved'".

The telekinesis detector seen in the photographs on this page was so sensitive that the mere touch of a human hair on the piezo film would cause the waveform reading to go off the scale and bounce up and down wildly. The touch of a human hair is about 25,000 times lighter than the weight of a U.S. penny (I made a measurement comparison using a sensitive laboratory-grade digital balance). This truly was a micro telekinesis detector.

Confident that I had the luxury of time on my side with repeatable micro-telekinesis evidence, I opted to seek a level of "extraordinary proof" that would have approached the level of repeatable macro-telekinesis (observable with the unaided eye). Scientific research does not always work out as intended. I hope to resume my research again someday.

High Risk, High Payoff Research – U.S. Government Definitions

"So, in addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports 'high risk, high payoff' ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but which the public will take for granted tomorrow."
      — National Science Foundation, U.S. Government, "About NSF – What We Do"

"High-risk/High-payoff research is about taking risks rather than going for quick wins or sure bets. In high-risk research, failures are inevitable."
— Advanced Research Projects Activity office, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Government, "About IARPA"

"Reaching for outsized impact means taking on risk, and high risk in pursuit of high payoff is a hallmark of DARPA's programs."
— Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Government, "DARPA Framework"

"What is high-risk, high-reward research?
The terms 'high-risk, high-reward' (or 'high-risk, high-payoff') and 'transformative' research are often used interchangeably. The National Science Board has proposed the following definition for transformative research: 'Transformative research is defined as research driven by ideas that have the potential to radically change our understanding of an important existing scientific or engineering concept or leading to the creation of a new paradigm or field of science or engineering. Such research is also characterized by its challenge to current understanding or its pathway to new frontiers.'"
— "Investing in High Risk, High Reward Research," U.S. Congressional hearing, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, October 8, 2009. . See also

"Transformative research results often do not fit within established models or theories and may initially be unexpected or difficult to interpret; their transformative nature and utility might not be recognized until years later. Characteristics of transformative research are that it: (a) Challenges conventional wisdom, (b) Leads to unexpected insights that enable new techniques or methodologies, or (c) Redefines the boundaries of science, engineering, or education. . . . Transformative research often results from a novel approach or new methodology. Thus, some (but not all) transformative research will be viewed as risky."
— National Science Foundation, U.S. Government, "Characteristics of Potentially Transformative Research"

Other TK / PK research pages that are part of this website

Is There a New Global Psychic Arms Race Secretly Underway?

Online Information Research Center

Military Documents, News Media, Religion, General Research Notes, Hollywood Portrayals

If you would like to fund research, be hired as a scientist, supply equipment, be tested, do a news story, begin by increasing your knowledge of the subject here.

Hypothetically, for peaceful use, advanced psychokinesis that is powerful enough could be used by a government or organization of governments, perhaps using an army of trained agents acting in unison, to stop planetary extinction-level events like supervolcanoes, Earth-impact asteroids, nuclear power plant disasters, excessive greenhouse gases, etc., for which there are no other available technological solutions. In that respect, human civilization's long-term existence may depend on the acquisition of psychokinetic abilities by at least some of its members.

I created this fictional "U.S. Psychic Army" recruiting poster above on November 5, 2008, adapting it from the famous public domain 1917 "I Want You for U.S. Army" recruiting poster. (Fantasy artwork; no endorsement implied; more information on this image in end credits)

If you have a spoof psychic recruiting poster for your country, let me see it and perhaps I can include it here or a link to it (no endorsement implied).

"[U.S.] Army working on Science's Outer Limits", November 4, 2008
"For the last several years, the Army has kept a close eye on research into areas of science that might have once been called "paranormal."

"Russia working on electromagnetic radiation guns"
Herald Sun, April 4, 2012, Australia
(Warning: graphic bloody zombie computer game image.)
"Mr Serdyukov said the weaponry based on new physics principles — direct-energy weapons, geophysical weapons, wave-energy weapons, genetic weapons and psychotronic weapons — were part of the state arms procurement program for 2011-2020."

Who might be first to achieve
Psychokinesis Knowledge Superiority (PKS)?*

Click and drag names to relist as you desire.
List resets when you refresh or leave page.
Admittedly, this list is to make you wonder
who might secretly be doing research out there.
Based on the top 10 countries visiting this website in 2014.

United States
United Kingdom
country not listed here
unidentified genius
unidentified group

* PKS term coined by James A. Conrad, January 7, 2014.
Also coined Telekinesis Knowledge Superiority (TKS).


U.S. Privacy Act / FOIA
CIA response letter to James A. Conrad
April 20, 2010, .PDF (37.5 KB)

I submitted a U.S. Privacy Act / Freedom of Information request to the Central Intelligence Agency in March 2010 to learn if they have a file on me regarding my psychokinesis research, since I had written to the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology in June 1992 and offered to provide a demonstration of macro-PK phenomena I was able to produce on demand at the time. Their response to my 2010 PA / FOIA request is in the letter above (.pdf scan). Is it meaningful or is it the standard reply everyone receives? You decide.

Other fantasy "Psychic Army" Recruiting Posters
(No endorsement implied; fantasy art)

中国人民解放军 Chinese People's Liberation Army. 最近的征兵站 Nearest Recruiting Station. Adapted from a 1970 China border guard training poster. The text on the small sign: 中国神圣领土,决不容许侵犯 translates to "China's sacred territory, never allow violations." Digital artist: James A. Conrad (more information on this image in end credits).

A possible newspaper headline from later this century
"PK Defeats Nukes" - A parody newspaper headline based on the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline. Nuclear weapons were first used under US President Harry S. Truman's administration during World War II. Truman is pictured on the left. Psychokinesis (PK) is the only known hypothetical defense greater than nuclear weaponry and all other weapons. Digital artist: James A. Conrad (more information on this image in end credits).

Declassified and Unclassified United States Military Research



United States

"Controlled Offensive Behavior — USSR" (DOD, U.S. Army, DIA)

A July 1972 U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence report prepared by the Medical Intelligence Office, Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, and approved by the Directorate for Scientific and Technical Intelligence of the Defense Intelligence Agency that discusses Soviet research into methods of controlling human behavior. A portion of the report includes the following: (5.63 MB) (no longer valid)

Update: In a routine check of the links on this page on February 15, 2014, it was discovered that the U.S. Government removed this document from the Internet, where it was stored in a Freedom of Information Act folder at the Defense Intelligence Agency. It is no longer available directly online from the U.S. Government. To obtain it directly from them, you would have to do your own FOIA request.

Alternate download locations: Source 2 (Stargate Collection),  Source 3 (
U.S. Defense Department
intelligence report
.PDF (5.63 MB)



United States

"Paranormal Phenomena -- Briefing on a Net Assessment Study" (DARPA)

The Rand Organization's January 1973 briefing paper for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Department of Defense, that studies the differences in psychic powers research in the United States and the Soviet Union at the time. (moved, see below)

Update: In early June 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense removed this declassified document from its website at the above address. In early September 2011, the above document was discovered back on the DOD's website but moved to the Freedom of Information (foi) subfolder titled "homeland_defense/UFO" even though it does not discuss the subject of UFOs. (1.24 MB)

Alternate download location: Source 2 (
Briefing paper
for DARPA, 1973
.PDF (1.24 MB)



United States

"Soviet and Czechoslovakian Parapsychology Research" (U.S. Army, DIA)

A September 1975 intelligence report prepared by the Medical Intelligence and Information Agency, U.S. Army, for the Defense Intelligence Agency that reviews psychic powers research in the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact country of Czechoslovakia. The report also includes descriptions and drawings of "psychotronic rotors."

"Psychotronic Rotor" (4.06 MB) (no longer valid)

Update: In a routine check of the links on this page on February 15, 2014, it was discovered that the U.S. Government removed this document from the Internet, where it was stored in a Freedom of Information Act folder at the Defense Intelligence Agency. It is no longer available directly online from the U.S. Government. To obtain it directly from them, you would have to do your own FOIA request.

Alternate download locations: Source 2 (Stargate Collection),  Source 3 (The Black Vault), Source 4: Do a Google search.
Defense Intelligence Agency
.PDF (4.06 MB)



United States

"Paraphysics R & D — Warsaw Pact" (U.S. Air Force, DIA)

A March 30, 1978 intelligence report prepared by the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Systems Command, Foreign Technology Division, for the Defense Intelligence Agency that examines research in East European countries affiliated with the Soviet Union under the Warsaw Pact (1955-1991). (3.7 MB)

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Alternate download locations: Source 2 (Stargate Collection),  Source 3 (The Black Vault).  Source 4: Do a Google search.
Defense Intelligence Agency
.PDF (3.7 MB)




Observers film and photograph
a U.S. nuclear explosion
Code name: "Wasp Prime"
Nevada test site,
March 29, 1955

"The New Mental Battlefield" (U.S. Army)

An article in Military Review magazine, official publication of the U.S. Army, December 1980 cover story, pages 47-54.

      — Lieutenant Colonel John B. Alexander, Ph.D, U.S. Inspector General Agency, Department of the Army, "The New Mental Battlefield," Military Review, December 1980 cover story, pages 47-54. (magazine's home page)

Alternate download location: Source 2 ( Note: the magazine cover and article are in the public domain. Publisher: U.S. Army.

Military Review
December 1980



United States

Defense Intelligence Agency report on James Randi's "Project Alpha" hoax (DIA, DOD, CIA)

Project Alpha hoax involving two young men with alleged PK powers successfully fooled scientists. This document was declassified by the Central Intelligence Agency on August 7, 2000.

Cropped image of a newspaper clipping contained in the report. (383 KB)

Alternate download locations: Source 2 (Daz Smith,,  Source 3 (Tamra L. Temple,
Defense Intelligence Agency
.PDF (383 KB)

"Soviet Psi Experiments"Cryptolog newsletter, U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)


United States

A December 1983 five-page article that appeared in the monthly employee newsletter of the National Security Agency. It reported on a lecture by physicist Russell Targ given as part of his participation as one of a number of speakers in a meeting titled "Seminar on Applied Anomalous Phenomena" that took place in Leesburg, Virginia on December 1, 1983. Targ had recently returned from Russia where he, his Russian-speaking daughter, and a colleague had visited, by way of an official invitation, several Soviet facilities that were studying psychic powers. Other papers presented at the seminar included reports of then current U.S. research in ESP, psychokinesis, precognition, and experiments in remote viewing and sensing by U.S.-based remote viewers. (1.87 MB)

U.S. N.S.A.
December 1983
.PDF (1.87 MB)



United States

"Psychokinesis and Its Possible Implication to Warfare Strategy" (U.S. Army)

A June 7, 1985 research paper by Major W. Gary Norton, U.S. Army, for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas USA that studies the possible military value of psychokinesis. The report was done as a course requirement. This link goes to the report's information page at the Defense Technical Information Center. (3.44 MB)

Alternate download locations: Source 2 (U.S. Gov't, .pdf file),  Source 3 (The Black Vault).
U.S. Army, 1985
.PDF (3.44 MB)



United States

"Psychic Warfare: Exploring the Mind Frontier" (U.S. Air Force)

A May 1988 research paper by Lieutenant Colonel Dolan M. McKelvy, M.S., U.S. Air Force, for the U.S. Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA, that studies the possible military value of psychokinesis. The report was done as a course requirement. (2.18 MB)

Alternate download location: Source 2 (U.S. Gov't, .pdf file).

The quote below from the report is by university professor and skeptic Marcello Truzzi, who coined the saying "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof" (though earlier different versions of the saying existed).

"Psychic Warfare"
U.S. Air Force
May 1988,
.PDF (2.18 MB)



United States

"The Mind Has No Firewall" (U.S. Army)

Parameters magazine, Spring 1988, pages 84-92, by Lieutenant Colonel Timothy L. Thomas (US Army, Retired), an analyst at the Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. (magazine's home page)

Information page:

Alternate download locations: Source 2 (
Note the magazine article is in the public domain. The publisher informed me that they do not have digital pictures available of Parameters covers for issues this far back. Publisher: U.S. Army War College.
"The Mind Has No Firewall"
U.S. Army
Spring 1998
(web page)



United States

"Teleportation Physics Study" (U.S. Air Force)

An August 2004 speculative physics research report by civilian astrophysicist Eric W. Davis, Ph.D, for the Air Force Research Laboratry, Air Force Materiel Command, Edwards Air Force Base, California, that provides an overview of teleportation research, theories, and reported phenomena, including that by psychokinesis. (1.62 MB)

Alternate download locations: Multiple sources available through online searches.

"Teleportation Physics Study
U.S. Air Force
August 2004,
.PDF (1.62 MB)



United States

"Kinetic solution"
The CIA's operational name for killing or destroying enemy targets

Testimony of the Director of Central Intelligence Porter J. Goss before the United States Senate Armed Services Committee (as prepared for delivery), March 17, 2005. Goss was Director from 2004 to 2006. UNCLASSIFIED

Terrorists started the war on our soil. We have taken the war to them. Sometimes this requires what we euphemistically call a 'kinetic' solution on foreign soil. We have to be able to use all of the tools at our disposal and understand the consequences of how we use them. Dealing successfully with dangerous terrorists requires rapid application of the proper capabilities whether the USG [U.S. Government] is conducting planned strikes or exploiting targets of opportunity.

James A. Conrad comments: The phrase "kinetic solution" most certainly refers to such things as the use of short- and long-range snipers, missiles fired by military drone aircraft, etc., but it is an interesting word choice considering its potential inclusion someday in the terminology of psychic warfare options (psycho-kinetic, tele-kinetic, pyro-kinetic, etc.).
CIA Director
Porter Goss

CIA seal

"Known Unknowns: Unconventional 'Strategic Shocks' in Defense Strategy Development" (U.S. Army)


United States

A November 2008 briefing paper for U.S. military policy makers by retired Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Freier, at the time a Visiting Professor of Strategy, Policy, and Risk Assessment at the U.S. Army War College's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). Since August 2013, he has been an Associate Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute (SSI).

The intent of the paper is to advise U.S. military decision makers that they should consider maintaining awareness and contingency plans in case of a major sudden change outside of the norm of tactics and abilities of an opponent, who may be a government, group, or even a lone individual. There is no mention of psychic powers in the paper, but the description below would seem to include that realm of future scientific possibilities, and especially considering the U.S. military's previously published interest in the topic. Nothing should be off the table.

Page vii (text of pictured excerpt below): The likeliest and most dangerous future shocks will be unconventional. They will not emerge from thunderbolt advances in an opponent's military capabilities. Rather, they will manifest themselves in ways far outside established defense convention. Most will be nonmilitary in origin and character, and not, by definition, defense-specific events conducive to the conventional employment of the DoD [U.S. Department of Defense] enterprise. They will rise from an analytical no man's land separating well-considered, stock and trade defense contingencies and pure defense speculation. (475 KB)

"Known Unknowns"
U.S. Army
.PDF (475 KB)




Poster for the film
(2012, 20th century Fox)
Where to buy this movie: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD, Amazon Instant, VUDU

"The Wire" — U.S. Department of Defense magazine review of the 2012 movie Chronicle (DOD)

The Wire, March 30 2012, Volume 13, Issue 21, page 19, "Movie review: Chronicle." This is a magazine for personnel of a U.S. military unit called the Joint Task Force Guantanamo, stationed at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (note the U.S. government spells it without the "á" accent). It manages the prisoner detention camps there. The movie review, written by a soldier: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Bjornson, is positive, straightforward, and could appear in any mainstream publication. The significance of it being published in an official U.S. Department of Defense publication in May 2012 is that the words telekinetic and telekinesis are used in it and thus provides at least some evidence that there is no official censorship policy in effect, such as related to classified programs, that might have caused these terms to be omitted during a review process.

After the trio is exposed to a glowing crystal in the cave, they develop telekinetic abilities. That is, they are able to move objects with their minds. At first this is a novelty item. It's good for hijinks with a Hacky Sack and skipping rocks on a lake. They discover telekinesis is also fun to play pranks at school and at a shopping mall. (5.78 MB)

Alternate download locations: Source 2 (University of Florida Digital Military Newspaper Library). Note: the magazine cover and movie review are in the public domain. Publisher: JTF Public Affairs Office, U.S. Department of Defense.

The Wire
March 30 2012
Cover and
page 19
.PDF (5.78 MB)



United States

"OE Watch" — U.S. Foreign Military Studies Office magazine (U.S. Army)

Full title and subtitle: "Operational Watch: Foreign News & Perspectives of the Operational Environment." An article in the August 2013, Volume 3, Issue #8 by Karen Kaya titled "Turkey's Protests: Local Perspectives on Their Causes and Implications" mentioned on page 61 the conspiracy theory in Turkish media by pro-government officials that telekinesis was among the possibile methods that were being used to remotely attack the country's leader, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

His staff and pro-government media have reverted to conspiracy theories about who instigated the protests, ranging from Lufthansa, the CIA, and CNN to the American Enterprise Institute, an interest-rate lobby, the Jews, and even, telekinesis, a dark force that aimed to target Erdoğan due to jealousy with his success.

"Turkey's Protests: Local Perspectives on Their Causes and Implications" (web page) (5.32 MB)

News article cited in the above U.S. Army magazine: "Erdoğan's chief adviser knows what's behind Turkey's protests — telekinesis" The Guardian newspaper, July 13, 2013. Quote:

MORE U.S. ARMY MEDIA USE IN 2013: The word telekinesis also appeared in a one-paragraph review of the American science-fiction television series "The Tomorrow People" in the September 2013 issue of Defence Media News, a publication for members of the media relations division of the U.S. Department of Defense. Quick verification on Google, search string: "Tomorrow People" telekinesis site:mil

Defense Media News, September 2013 (4.66 MB)

OE Watch magazine
cover, August 2013
U.S. Army


Why are there no declassified U.S. Government documents mentioning PK research beyond 1988?

Answer: If there are any, they apparently are still classified.

News Media Research — United States


United States

Jack Anderson (born 1922 – died 2005)
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Syndicated Newspaper Columnist, United States

Below: "Pentagon goes sci-fi" excerpt January 9, 1981

Below: "Voodoo at defense" excerpt February 5, 1981

Selected newspaper columns of American journalist Jack Anderson at

"Pentagon goes sci-fi" Jan 9, 1981
"Voodoo at Defense" Feb 5 1981
"Psychic hocus pocus" Apr 1, 1981
"Pentagon may be concentrating on psychic arms race" Jan 15, 1984
"Pentagon pursues psychic projects" Apr 23, 1984
"Soviets winning the 'psychic-warfare' race" Jul 16, 1985

The New York Times, January 10, 1984

"Pentagon is said to focus on ESP for wartime use"
by William J. Broad

"Advocates such as Representative Charlie Rose, a North Carolina Democrat on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, say the possibility of psychic warfare is all too real, and might one day call for a crash program of development similar to the Manhattan Project that built the first atom bomb."
Seal of the U.S. Congress

United States Representative
Charles Rose
North Carolina
12 terms: 1973 - 1997
"They could make every other weapon obsolete," said Congressman Rose about psychic powers such as psychokinesis in 1981 while a member of the U.S. House Select Committee on Intelligence (see source quote pictured at left).

Congressman Rose (b.1939 - d.2012) advocated the idea that the United States Government might one day need to establish a well-funded "Manhattan Project" for psychic powers research similar to the effort put into nuclear weapons development that produced the world's first atomic bomb.

Religious Research

(Listed alphabetically; no endorsement implied)

The Bible

Question: Is Psychokinesis allowed in Christianity?

James A. Conrad comments: The verses below are from the New Testament of the Bible. The founders of Christianity who authored them seem to be clear in their intent that they support the position that Jesus approved the use of what we now call psychokinesis and telekinesis by ordinary humans who possess great faith, but whether that "faith" and accompanying telekinetic power is supposed to be in and sourced directly through the Christian God, a divine gift with free will attached, or one's own evolved human mental capability as a Christian is a topic open to further debate within modern Christianity, if you are a member of that religion.

Matthew 21:18-21 (New King James Version):
(See also Mark 11:23)

18. Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.
19. And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again." Immediately the fig tree withered away.
20. And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither away so soon?"
21. So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done."

Matthew 17:18-20 (New King James Version):

18. And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.
19. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?"
20. So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."

Luke 17:5-6 (New King James Version):

5. And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
6. So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."

The Qur'an (Koran)

Question: Is Psychokinesis permissible in Islam or not?

"A: Our opinion on practicing arts like Telekinesis and Psychokinesis, etc, if they really exist, is that as long as it does not involve any haraam; e.g., Subjuing jins, shaitaani actions, witchcraft, etc., this in principle it could not be classified as haraam. However due of it being a huge waste of time and effort, one would not be advised to destroy his priceless time in this avenue, solely for the "kick". Yes, if it is possible for it to have social benefits (possible helping people by moving objects for them) or maybe for jihad by attacking the enemy through it, then it would be completely permissible."
      — Fatwa issued by Mufti Ebrahim Desai, June 19, 2004, - Islamic Q & A Online

Source 1:  Identity of questioner unknown.
Source 2: Do a Google search for "Is Psychokinesis permissible in Islam or not?"
Source 3: It may also be online in languages other than English.

James A. Conrad comments: (see paragraph at the end of the next section on Judaism).

The Tanakh
(Hebrew Bible)

Question: Is Psychokinesis allowed in Judaism?

Full question: Is Psychokinesis allowed in Judaism? As long as it is sourced not from evil, but from God, either naturally or a divine gift, is there anything in the Jewish religion that would forbid a Jew from possessing and using psychokinesis, such as to move rubble after an earthquake or to defend Israel? — James A. Conrad, March 6, 2012

"A: I am not aware of the phenomenon as a scientific reality, but if in theory a person had this ability and did not do anything forbidden (witchcraft?) to acquire this ability, then I would say it is a gift from God and the person should use his 'super-power' wisely."

      — Rabbi Moshe Newman, Israel, March 7, 2012, - Judaism Q & A Online

Source: Email on file.

"A: Use of psychokinesis is generally disallowed. There are exceptions such as the cases that you mentioned, whereby human lives can be saved."

      — Rabbi P. Waldman, Israel, March 9, 2012, Ask the Rabbi,

Source: Email on file.

"A: These abilities you speak of are manipulations of the natural order, which according to Kabbalah are really miraculous and a constant feat of creation by G-d. Just that it happens so consistently we take it for granted. However, the righteous who labor for years to attain holiness and total attachment to G-d, His will and wisdom, and total observance of Judaism are granted abilities to influence the natural order. But this is not public or known or publicized. Technically it's possible, yet the world doesn't exist to play games, rather to reveal G-d, and that's why such abilities are entrusted only to the righteous."

      — Rabbi Zalman Nelson, Israel, March 12, 2012, Ask the Rabbi,

Source: Email on file.

Other published research:

"Commenting on the law of the mekhashef in the Mishnah, Abbaye (278-338) remarks (Sanhedrin 6713) that with regard to magical practices there are three separate categories: (1) The actual performance of the magical act, for which, as the Mishnah states, there is full culpability. (2) Deceiving the eyes, for which there is no full culpability but which is nonetheless forbidden, according to Abbaye. (3) White magic, performed by a perusal of the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Creation) i.e. to bring something into being by means of certain divine names. It is permitted to use these supernatural means even in the first instance. Thus, resort to white magic is permitted; to deceive the eyes is forbidden but there is no culpability, and to perform by sorcery a magical act is to be culpable. ... When we turn to the Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh De'Ah 179:15) we find the ruling that ochez et haenyim is forbidden but that it is permitted to perform 'white magic' by means of the Sefer Yetzirah."

      — Rabbi Louis Jacobs (1920-2006), United Kingdom, Masorti Journal, 1993.

Source 1: Masorti Journal, 1993, "When Magicians Get in a Pickle Over Cucumbers" by Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs.
Source 2:
Source 3:

James A. Conrad comments:

Judaism. My analysis is that, for an observant Jew, PK openly claimed to be sourced from God and used for righteous acts and the defense of Judaism would be permitted; PK sourced from evil is "sorcery," deception, and forbidden; and PK done as entertainment is generally allowed as long as the magician or illusionist does not claim it to be real. Thus, in my opinion, the government of Israel, or any individual Jew or group of Jews worldwide, could, if they were so inclined, pursue psychokinesis research with the intended goal of using it to defend Judaism and Israel one day if needed and only if it were done in the name of the Jewish God and, as such, it would not be a violation of Jewish religious law.

Islam. Note that the same conditional uses appear to apply to Muslims and the Islamic faith, though more controversially and dangerously in many extremist Muslim-majority countries where an accusation of witchcraft or sorcery can result in a death sentence, as opposed to a Muslim or group of Muslims, say, living in a free and open country with a Muslim population researching and attempting to acquire psychokinetic abilities.

Christianity, Islam, Judaism. Note also that for all three religions, the knowledge and practice of making and using knives, swords, arrows, spears, guns, mines, bombs, tanks, missiles, and nuclear weapons have long been interpreted and judged not to violate religious laws and that defensive weapons are routinely used around the world to protect Holy sites and religious leaders in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

General Research Notes

Brian Josephson,
Nobel Prize winner
Home page

Nobel Prize Winner Says Psychokinesis Is Possible

"In their paper Biological Utilization of Quantum Nonlocality, published in Foundations in Physics in 1991, [Nobel Prize winning physicist] Brian Josephson and Fotini Pallikara-Viras cautiously floated the idea of the phenomenon of quantum entanglement, which Einstein famously dismissed as 'spooky action at a distance' as a possible mechanism for telepathy [and psychokinesis]. ... In brief, Josephson and Pallikari-Viras say that it is not impossible that the existence of 'remote influences' suggested by quantum theory (where say, the quantum state of an object like an electron or photon, say, its spin or polarization, may correlate over arbitrarily large distances after they have been split apart) may indicate that the same effect could lie behind the direct connection of minds (telepathy) and between mind and matter (telekinesis)." [The physicists use the word "psychokinesis" three times in their research paper.]
      — 10 Questions Science Can't Answer (Yet), Michael Hanlon, 2007, pp. 165-166, Macmillan, New York, ISBN: 978-0-230-51758-5.

Michio Kaku,
Home page

Theoretical Physicist Says Tech-Assisted Psychokinesis Is Possible

"It is well within the laws of physics for a person in the future to be trained to mentally manipulate an electronic sensing device that would give him godlike powers. Radio-enhanced or computer-enhanced psychokinesis is a real possibility."
      — Physics of the Impossible, Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York, 2008, p. 94, Doubleday, New York, ISBN: 978-0-307-27882-1.

"The rapid rise of computer power by the year 2100 will give us power like that of the gods of mythology we once worshipped, enabling us to control the world around us by sheer thought. Like the gods of mythology, who could move objects and reshape life with a simple wave of the hand or nod of the head, we too will be able to control the world around us with the power of our minds. We will be in constant mental contact with chips scattered in our environment that will then silently carry out our commands."
      — Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York, 2011, p. 26, Doubleday, New York, ISBN: 978-0-385-53080-4.

15 Heroic Feats You Could Do with Super-Psychokinesis
by James A. Conrad, March 14, 2012

Super-psychokinesis or super-telekinesis might be achieved in humans in the future through genetic engineering, a drug, or technology-assisted means. The feats listed below might require one, ten, fifty, a hundred, or a thousand trained agents, who might be civilians or an elite military force under the authority of a government or organization of governments.
  1. Deflect an asteroid or comet on a collision course with Earth.
  2. Prevent a volcano or supervolcano from erupting (by slowing down the vibration rate of atoms in the magma, cooling it).
  3. Reduce the radiation emissions of a nuclear accident.
  4. Reduce the presence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
  5. Weaken a solar storm affecting the Earth.
  6. Weaken a hurricane (cyclone).
  7. Weaken a tornado.
  8. Weaken a tsunami.
  9. Move an iceberg back to frigid waters.
  10. Move earthquake rubble.
  11. Bring rain to a drought-stricken area.
  12. Bring rain to a fire-stricken area.
  13. Stop a damaged passenger or cargo ocean vessel from sinking or leaking oil.
  14. Guide a falling satellite or other space vehicle in a decaying orbit safely back to Earth.
  15. Guide a just-launched malfunctioning rocket, space vehicle, or missile safely back to Earth.

Hollywood Portrayals

Main article: Hollywood Telekinesis and Psychokinesis Movie List

Pictured below: X-Men: First Class (2011, 20th Century Fox)
The character Erik Lehnsherr, aka Magneto, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, performs telekinesis in the movie X-Men: First Class (2011, 20th Century Fox). Official website. Where to buy this movie: Check local stores or online for DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, Google play, iTunes, VUDU

Pictured below: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014, 20th Century Fox)
Michael Fassbender portrays the telekinetic character Erik Lehnsherr, aka Magneto, along with James McAvoy as telepath Charles Xavier, in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014, 20th Century Fox). Official website. Where to buy this movie: Check local stores or online for DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray with Magneto helmet, Amazon Instant Video, Google play, iTunes, VUDU.

Pictured below: Lucy (2014, Universal Pictures)
Scarlett Johansson portrays the character Lucy, who acquires increasingly stronger psychokinetic powers, including telekinesis, after unintentionally absorbing a special drug into her bloodstream, in the movie Lucy (2014, Universal Pictures). Also pictured is actor Amr Waked as a French police officer. Official website. Where to buy this movie: Check local stores or online for DVD, Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, Amazon Instant Video, Google play, iTunes, VUDU.

Main article (also part of this website): Hollywood Telekinesis and Psychokinesis Movie List

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James A. Conrad is available by email if you need an additional quote for a news article. Q & A interviews are available by email only. Permission is granted to use any JAC photo on this website with proper credit: "Photo: James A. Conrad" or "© James A. Conrad."

Web Page Photo Credits

This laboratory page has been online in various forms since 2001.
Except where noted, entire contents © copyright 2001 - 2015 James A. Conrad.
Telekinesis laboratory photos & childhood photos © copyright 1956, 1962, 1999, 2001 James A. Conrad.

"Telekinesis Sold for $100 Billion" parody newspaper headline photo: created by James A. Conrad April 4, 2015 at using the site's free version of its spoof newspaper headline generator. Published April 5, 2015 (here and Twitter). No copyright is claimed by James A. Conrad in this parody image.
Glory satellite photo: public domain (U.S. Government, NASA).

Ballistic Missile Defense System photo: public domain (U.S. Government, U.S. Navy).

F-35 fighter jet photo: public domain (U.S. Government, via Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons).

The Medusa Touch poster © copyright 1978 ITC / ITV plc, Warner Bros.
The Medusa Touch videos and merchandise are available in stores and elsewhere on the Internet.

James Randi photo: James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF,

"I WANT YOU U.S. Psychic Army" fantasy recruiting poster: based on the the famous public domain 1917 Uncle Sam "I Want You for U.S. Army" recruiting poster by artist J.M. Flagg. This adaptation created by James A. Conrad on November 5, 2008. No copyright is claimed by James A. Conrad in this new derivative work. For more on the original poster, see:
Seal of the Central Intelligence Agency: public domain, subject to CIA Act of 1949 (50 U.S.C. section 403m).
Use on this website does not imply an official endorsement. (U.S. Government, via Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons).

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Chinese Psychic Army fantasy recruiting poster: based on a 1970 Chinese government border guard training poster, Chinese artist unknown. Artist of this derivative work: James A. Conrad, March 2014. Source image: International Institute of Social History (IISH, Amsterdam, Netherlands) / Stefan Landsberger collection. Web page: In 1970, China had no copyright system. Its first copyright law was enacted in 1991. This noncommercial derivative work is believed to be fair use of elements of the original and presenting China in a positive representation. Similar to the US "Psychic Army" recruiting poster, it is presented as fantasy artwork in the science fiction genre and no endorsement in the real world is implied. Please contact the owner of this website, James A. Conrad, if you are a member of the Chinese government and have any concerns about the use of this fantasy poster, would like it removed, or have a correction to the credit information displayed. If you are a non-government Chinese artist and perhaps would like to provide a different, fantasy Hollywood-style poster with a modern era soldier and special effects, you are welcome to submit it for consideration, or a link to a website where it can be found. No copyright is claimed by James A. Conrad in this new derivative work.
"PK Defeats Nukes" parody headline photograph: based on the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline of the Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper dated November 3, 1948. This particular photo was taken after President Harry S. Truman (in office 1945 – 1953) had left office. Credit information for this parody image: Created April 1, 2015, published April 2, 2015 (here and Twitter), James A. Conrad (digital artist)/original photographer, date, event: unknown/collection of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, US National Archives and Record Administration. Truman Library description: A smiling former President Harry S. Truman (left) holds a copy of the famous Chicago Daily Tribune paper declaring "Dewey Defeats Truman". The others in the photo are unknown, and the event is unknown; but the photo is good clear quality. This was post-presidential. For more, see: and No copyright is claimed by James A. Conrad in this new derivative work.
Nuclear bomb detonation photo and Military Review cover photo: public domain (U.S. Government).

Porter Goss photo: public domain (Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons).

The Wire cover photo and page 19: public domain (U.S. Government).

Chronicle poster © copyright 2012 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.
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OE Watch cover photo: public domain (U.S. Government).

Seal of the United States Congress: public domain, subject to 18 U.S.C. s. 713.
Use on this website does not imply an official endorsement. (Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons).

Charles Rose photo: Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives (U.S. Government).

Bible photo: public domain (, "Open Bible" by Petr Kratochvil).

Tanakh / Hebrew Bible photo: public domain (Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons).

Brian Josephson photo: public domain (Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons).

Michio Kaku photo: public domain (Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons).

X-Men: First Class photographs © copyright 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past photographs and animation © copyright 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
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Lucy photographs and animation © copyright 2014 EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, and Grive Productions.
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How to cite this page:
Conrad, James A. 2015. Telekinesis Laboratory of James A. Conrad. Available online at; accessed [month] [day], [year].

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