DNA phantom effect
Direct Measurement of A New Field in the Vacuum Substructure
by Dr. Vladimir Poponin
In this contribution I am going to describe some observations
and interpretations of a recently discovered anomalous
phenomenon which we are calling the DNA Phantom Effect
in Vitro or the DNA Phantom for short. We believe this
discovery has tremendous significance for the explanation
and deeper understandings of the mechanisms underlying
subtle energy phenomena including many of the observed
alternative healing phenomena [1,2]. This data also
supports the heart intelligence concept and model developed
by Doc Lew Childre [3,4]. (See also contributions by
Rollin McCraty and Glen Rein in this volume).
This new phenomenon -- the DNA phantom effect -- was
first observed in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Sciences
as a surprise effect during experiments measuring the
vibrational modes of DNA in solution using a sophisticated
and expensive "MALVERN" laser photon correlation
spectrometer (LPCS) . These effects were analyzed
and interpreted by Gariaev and Poponin .
The new feature that makes this discovery distinctly
different from many other previously undertaken attempts
to measure and identify subtle energy fields  is
that the field of the DNA phantom has the ability to
be coupled to conventional electromagnetic fields of
laser radiation and as a consequence, it can be reliably
detected and positively identified using standard optical
Furthermore, it seems very plausible that the DNA phantom
effect is an example of subtle energy manifestation
in which direct human influence is not involved. These
experimental data provide us not only quantitative data
concerning the coupling constant between the DNA phantom
field and the electromagnetic field of the laser light
but also provides qualitative and quantitative information
about the nonlinear dynamics of the phantom DNA fields.
Note that both types of data are crucial for the development
of a new unified nonlinear quantum field theory which
must include the physical theory of consciousness and
should be based on a precise quantitative background.
The background leading to the discovery of the DNA phantom
and a description of the experimental set up and conditions
will be helpful. A block diagram of the laser photon
correlation spectrometer used in these experiments is
presented in Figure 1. In each set of experimental measurements
with DNA samples, several double control measurements
are performed. These measurements are performed prior
to the DNA being placed in the scattering chamber. When
the scattering chamber of the LPCS is void of physical
DNA, and neither are there are any phantom DNA fields
present, the autocorrelation function of scattered light
looks like the one shown in Figure 2a. This typical
control plot represents only background random noise
counts of the photomultiplier. Note that the intensity
of the background noise counts is very small and the
distribution of the number of counts per channel is
close to random. Figure 2b demonstrates a typical time
autocorrelation function when a physical DNA sample
is placed in the scattering chamber, and typically has
the shape of an oscillatory and slowly exponentially
decaying function. When the DNA is removed from the
scattering chamber, one anticipates that the autocorrelation
function will be the same as before the DNA was placed
in the scattering chamber. Surprisingly and counter-intuitively
it turns out that the autocorrelation function measured
just after the removal of the DNA from the scattering
chamber looks distinctly different from the one obtained
before the DNA was placed in the chamber. Two examples
of the autocorrelation functions measured just after
the removal of the physical DNA are shown in Figures
2c and d. After duplicating this many times and checking
the equipment in every conceivable way, we were forced
to accept the working hypothesis that some new field
structure is being excited from the physical vacuum.
We termed this the DNA phantom in order to emphasize
that its origin is related with the physical DNA. We
have not yet observed this effect with other substances
in the chamber. After the discovery of this effect we
began a more rigorous and continuous study of this phenomena.
We have found that, as long as the space in the scattering
chamber is not disturbed, we are able to measure this
effect for long periods of time. In several cases we
have observed it for up to a month. It is important
to emphasize that two conditions are necessary in order
to observe the DNA phantoms. The first is the presence
of the DNA molecule and the second is the exposure of
the DNA to weak coherent laser radiation. This last
condition has been shown to work with two different
frequencies of laser radiation.
Perhaps the most important finding of these experiments
is that they provide an opportunity to study the vacuum
substructure on strictly scientific and quantitative
grounds. This is possible due to the phantom field's
intrinsic ability to couple with conventional electromagnetic
fields. The value of the coupling constant between the
DNA phantom field and the electromagnetic field of the
laser radiation can be estimated from the intensity
of scattered light. The first preliminary set of experiments
carried out in Moscow and Stanford have allowed us to
reliably detect the phantom effect; however, more measurements
of the light scattering from the DNA phantom fields
are necessary for a more precise determination of the
value of the EMF-DNA phantom field coupling constant.
It is fortunate that the experimental data provides
us with qualitative and quantitative information about
the nonlinear dynamical properties of the phantom DNA
fields. Namely, these experimental data suggest that
localized excitations of DNA phantom fields are long
living and can exist in non-moving and slowly propagating
states. This type of behavior is distinctly different
from the behavior demonstrated by other well known nonlinear
localized excitations such as solitons which are currently
considered to be the best explanation of how vibrational
energy propagates through the DNA.
It is a remarkable and striking coincidence that a
new class of localized solutions to anharmonic Fermi-Pasta-Ulam
lattice (FPU) - nonlinear localized excitations (NLE),
which have been recently obtained , demonstrate very
similar dynamical features to those of the DNA phantom.
Nonlinear localized excitations predicted by the FPU
model also have unusually long life-times. Furthermore,
they can exist in both stationary or slowly propagating
forms. In Figure 3, one example of a NLE is shown which
illustrates three stationary localized excitations generated
by numerical simulation using the FPU model . It
is worthy to note that this NLE has a surprisingly long
life-time. Here, we present only one of the many possible
examples of the patterns for stationary excitations
which are theoretically predicted. Slowly propagating
and long lived NLE are also predicted by this theory.
Note that the FPU model can successfully explain the
diversity and main features of the DNA phantom dynamical
patterns. This model is suggested as the basis for a
more general nonlinear quantum theory which may explain
many of the observed subtle energy phenomena and eventually
could provide a physical theory of consciousness.
According to our current hypothesis, the DNA phantom
effect may be interpreted as a manifestation of a new
physical vacuum substructure which has been previously
overlooked. It appears that this substructure can be
excited from the physical vacuum in a range of energies
close to zero energy provided certain specific conditions
are fulfilled which are specified above.
Furthermore, one can suggest that the DNA phantom effect
is a specific example of a more general category of
electromagnetic phantom effects . This suggests that
the electromagnetic phantom effect is a more fundamental
phenomenon which can be used to explain other observed
phantom effects including the phantom leaf effect and
the phantom limb .
Dr. Poponin is a quantum physicist who is recognized
world wide as a leading expert in quantum biology, including
the nonlinear dynamics of DNA and the interactions of
weak electromagnetic fields with biological systems.
He is the Senior Research Scientist at the Institute
of Biochemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
and is currently working with the Institute of HeartMath
in a collaborative research project between IHM and
the RAS. He can be contacted at Institute of HeartMath,
Research Division, 14700 West Park Ave. Boulder Creek,
CA 95006. Phone 408-338-8700, Fax 408-338-1182.
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