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Distant Healing with Shaman Healer Ilona Palucki: A Case Study Demonstration of Excess Correlation in Right Temporal Lobe Activity Between Healer and Receiver at Distances Exceeding 6000km  Mandy A. Scott (Neuroscience Research Group, D, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON Canada)   C7

The phenomenon of distant healing involves aspects of non-local processing that include remote viewing, psychokinesis (intentional effects of subtle energy on matter), and some degree of macro-entanglement. To further explore the effects associated with distant healing intentionality, a series of experiments were conducted with Ilona Palucki, a shaman healer (female, age 69) in Le Luc, France. Quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) measures were collected during a distant healing treatment involving a distance of 6505km (Le Luc, France to Sudbury, ON, Canada) where Mrs. Palucki employed her technique for healing on a male receiver (age, 29). The participant reported depression prior to the treatment and indicated they did not consider distant healing effects to be a possibility. The participant was informed of the potential for significant cognitive-behavioural and affective changes to initiate following the treatment. The experiment began with 3min each eyes open and eyes closed baseline measures, with the treatment lasting approximately 42min before 3min each eyes open and eyes closed post baseline measures. sLORETA analyses demonstrated a significant increase in post treatment parahippocampal activity in the receiver, a significant change in subcortical activation which persisted in a 5month follow up baseline. This change was accompanied by a cessation of behavioural symptoms associated with clinical depression, a result supported by POMS-SF scores also completed at 5months post treatment. To further explore dynamic changes during distant healing, coherence analyses completed demonstrated increased coherence between right frontal-temporal channels within theta and gamma at key intervals during the treatment. These key moments of synchronization of cerebral activation during distant healing will be discussed in detail along with a review of the spectral QEEG profiles of the healer and receiver during the treatment. Overall the results demonstrate the neuropsychological efficacy of distant healing as a reliable treatment for cognitive-behavioural disorders which in this case involves clinical depression.