Elizabeth A. Rauscher, PhD, (1937 – 2019) was a physicist and parapsychological researcher. She authored over 250 scientific papers as well as co-authored several books including Orbiting the Moons of Pluto: Complex Solutions to the Einstein, Maxwell, Schrodinger and Dirac Equations and The Holographic Anthropic Multiverse: Formalizing the Complex Geometry of Reality. She has served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley; John F. Kennedy University; and the University of Nevada, Reno. She has also worked as a researcher at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford Research Institute Radio Physics Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Her work has been featured in a book written by MIT professor David Kaiser titled, How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Physics Revival.
Here she describes a series of experiments she conducted with biophysicist Beverly Rubik studying the psychokinetic abilities of the renowned healer, Olga Worrall. These double-blind studies took place over several years and involved careful measurements of the motility, or movement, of Salmonella typhimurium bacteria – as well as studies of bacterial growth. Optimally growing bacterial cultures were prepared, and different amounts and types of chemical antibacterial agents were added to cultures in separate test tubes. Multiple samples of such preparations were made and separated into two groups, one to be treated by the healer and the other to serve as untreated controls. Those bacteria treated by the healer, Olga Worrall, were consistently able to resist the effects of anti-bacterial agents. Rauscher also discusses other studies involving psychokinetic influences upon radioactive decay.
(Recorded on September 26, 2015)
Published on November 17, 2020