The activity of Konstantin Korotkov, deputy director of the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Physical Culture and world-renowned authority on Kirlian photography, was recently highlighted by Life.ru. Korotkov is the developer of the gas-discharge visualization (GDV) technique in Kirlian photography.
Russian camera can see human soul 22 September, 2010
A publication of the popular Russian tabloid Life.ru gives a dramatic account of the experiments of an inventor from St Petersburg, who has created a device able to see human aura.
Accompanied by pictures suspiciously reminiscent of a series of thermal images of a woman at different temperatures, the report claims they are made with a special “gas discharge camera” built by Konstantin Korotkov, a professor at the Research Institute of Physical Culture and State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.
The paper goes on to say that the device can register the circumstances of death, differentiating between a victim of a violent crime and a person who died quietly in bed. It also registers the changes in aura presumably made by a strong psychic working on somebody.
Disregarding the glib comparison of the religious term “soul” with the new age “aura”, the claims – they can hardly even be expected to get support in peer-reviewed scientific papers in our opinion – prompted RT to take a little investigation into the wonder device.
Kirlian photography takes its name from Soviet electrician Semyon Kirlian, who discovered the process in 1939. It was the subject of extensive research in the 1970s in the Soviet Union and the West. It is commonly described as photographing an object’s aura. According to a website associated with Korotkov, he “confirmed earlier observations… that the stimulated electro-photonic glow around human fingertips contained astonishingly coherent and comprehensive information about the human state – both physiological and psychological.”
In other words, the GDV technique, which was developed in the late 1990s, can be used for diagnostic and assessment purposes. It is already used to measure stress and monitor the progress of medical treatments. In its most sophisticated form, the GDV technique is incorporated with computer imaging.
Now scientists have taken GDV photographs of a person as he was dying. In the photos, it could be seen that the area of the belly lost its life force (the purported soul) first, followed by the head. The heart and groin were the last to lose their life force, in that order.
Scientists using the GDV technique say that the aura of those who die unexpectedly or violently differs from those who experience a calm death. The souls of the former remain in a state of confusion for several days and return frequently to their bodies, especially at night. Korotkov ascribes that phenomenon to unused energy retained by the soul. He suggests that the GDV technique will also have applications for distinguishing genuine psychics from frauds.
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Saint-Petersburg Federal Research Institute of Physical Culture
Saint-Petersburg State Technical University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and optics
Books, a lot.
The influence of mental, emotional and spiritual processes on EPI/GDV images.Many years of experimentation have made it possible to identify bioelectrographic correlates of altered states of consciousness (ASC) [Bundzen et al, 2000; 2002]. These are particular states, which a person enters during meditation, mental training, religious ecstasy, or when under the influence of drugs, psychedelics or anesthesia.
Constant State Of Flux’s experience with the GDV is an interesting read.
This from Dr. Korotkov’s website:
“When we observe the play of light around human body, drop of water or crystal, we understand that everything in the world has interrelationship and any object – biological or inorganic – has its own inner energy. Understanding the fact that our life is not only material body and material existence but, first of all, it is energy, and therefore – Spirit, makes us have new attitude towards our everyday reality. When on real time we observe change of human biological field under influence of therapy, meditation, prayer, love, it makes us see the world round us with different eyes.”
Analysis of energy field.
Bioelectrography by means of a GDV camera according to Prof. Dr. Konstantin Korotkov In case of blockades, illnesses and lack of psychic stability, the energy field appears to be interrupted, laced-up and irregular. This can be depicted on an overall scale or separately on the psychic, physical or mental scale.
We would like to point out that it is not a 'moral' evaluation, but a momentary state of energy that will give hints.
EPC/GDV in Reconnecting healing. article
GDV or Gas Discharge Visualisation
January 2010: Measuring Human Personality by Machine: Could it be true?Paul Dobson & Elena O’Keeffe, Cass Business School, City University London
The physics of gas discharge is well documented (see, for example, Nasser 1971). The Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) technique (Korotkov 2004) places an object in a high intensive electromagnetic field (EMF). The object is separated from the electrode by a dielectric – a substance that does not conduct electricity but permits an electromagnetic field. With this arrangement, if we apply a voltage between the object and the electrode current does not flow between them but a potential difference builds up until the breakdown voltage is reached. This is the point at which electrons around the object begin to move and a current begins to flow along the surface of the dielectric. As they move the electrons collide with heavier gas molecules wrenching out electrons and emitting quanta of light (photons). Each collision results in two electrons so branching tree like patterns of light result. When an alternating current is used avalanches of ionization moving away or towards the electrode core are overlaid upon each other. The GDV uses a camera to photograph the emitted photons and a computer programme to analyse the captured AVI files. The resulting image parameters are stable and sufficiently distinctive to reliably distinguish between different liquids, metals and gemstones and between electrolytes of different concentrations (see Korotkov 2001, 2004). The nature of the ionisation and photon emission is dependent upon a) the nature of the EMF which in this case is constant (10kV impulses of 10 microseconds duration at a repetition frequency of 1024Hz for 0.5 seconds) b) the ability of the object to hold an electric charge (its capacitance) and hence its breakdown voltage c) the nature of the surrounding gases. The relationship between GDV image area and the capacitance of a metal cylinder is shown below (Korotkov 2008, personal communication). Download
This is interesting, but read it with awareness and care. "Modern science has only just begun to research consciousness", as is said on this page.