DOI: 10.14704/nq.2016.14.2.952

Effects of Directed Intention on the Integrity of Human Blood Cells

Debra A. Midyette


This double-blind single case study utilized darkfield microscopy in the observational analysis of the integrity of live human blood cells after a participant was exposed to intentionally-charged vials of spring water. Through consciously directed intent, the water in the vials had been infused by the researcher with feelings of either anxiety or tranquility. Blood specimens were obtained by finger prick and samples were not stained prior to observation. Blood samples were obtained from the participant at baseline and after exposure to the emotionally-charged vials. Cellular changes during each phase of the study were observed and documented by an independent professional with extensive experience in darkfield microscopy. Darkfield microscopy revealed alterations in the integrity of the cell walls of erythrocytes (red blood cells), leukocytes (white blood cells), and thrombocytes (platelets) when these cell lines were subjected to various conditions. Alterations in cell integrity and changes in the motility of blood components were discovered to be consistent with organic patterns suggestive of anxiety and tranquility, respectively. The privately-maintained impressions of the participant regarding the felt senses relative to the contents of each vial were found to correspond with the practitioner’s observations of changes in the participant’s blood samples during each phase of the investigation. This study evidenced a direct correlation between directed intention and alteration of the integrity of live human blood cells.


intention; directed intention; human blood cells; darkfield microscopy

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