The Parsifal Effect
Psychics have often been asked: "If you are so psychic, why
aren't you rich?"
People assume, that either:
A psychic should be able to watch the Lotto draw and force - using
psychokinesis (PK) - his or her numbers to come up.
Foresee the numbers of the next Lotto draw, and simply play those
There are some very
obvious logical problems with these simplistic assumptions
Firstly you have to ask yourself, what the "fabric of reality" actually
is. Are the Lotto numbers pre-determined or not? Are ALL or ANY future
The concurrent existence of PK and prophecy suggests that SOME BUT NOT
future events are pre-determined.
The first of the above scenarios assumes that the Lotto
numbers are NOT pre-determined, therefore open to be influenced
This belief is shared
by quite a few Lotto players. Thus many of them will try to
psychokinetically influence the Lotto machine to bring up their own
numbers. So it will be a psychic "tug of war" - probably with no winner.
The second scenario assumes that the numbers of the
next Lotto draw ARE pre-determined, and therefore a psychic
should be able to perceive them. But it also assumes, that the fact of
the psychic winning or not winning Lotto is NOT pre-determined,
and therefore open to the intervention of the psychic's free will.
- which many make without so much as pausing to think about it - is
. What if it is pre-determined,
that the psychic should NOT win Lotto? Then there are only two
possibilities, the first of course being, that the psychic will not be
able to perceive the winning numbers, and the second one, that the psychic
will be able to perceive the numbers provided
(s)he does not play Lotto on the day in question
The latter scenario has been reported several times, and it highlights a
spiritual law, that was detected by Parapsychologists, one of whom - Elmar
Gruber - called it The Parsifal Effect
. This law can be formulated
If you approach
psychic phenomena with a pure heart, you will experience them -
clairvoyance, clairsentinence, astral travel, mediumship - all will be
open to you. If however you want to harness psychic phenomena for
your own financial gain, you will notice that your psychic
abilities do not work for this purpose.
There are many examples in the Parapsychological literature, that
highlight this. People could predict stock market movements, as long
as their own stocks were not involved
. Similar failures were
experienced when people "tried to prove PSI", i.e. wanted to "show off"
their psychic abilities. Therefore the large sums of money, that sceptics
offer to anyone, who "can prove that psychic phenomena are real" seem
pretty safe for now - protected by spiritual law.
Some related observations: Large scale PK experiments involving slowing
down or speeding up radioactive decay of unstable elements showed, that
after a successful experiment the decay-rate bounced
back in the opposite direction
, until again over time a
statistical equilibrium was reached. It is as if the mind walks on an
elastic surface rather than on snow - our influence does not last, and is
annulled over time.
Elmar Gruber chose the name "Parsifal Effect" quite deliberately. Parsifal
reached the castle of the holy grail twice
- the first time as a naive
person, and the second time as an enlightened
one, who was well
aware of what was expected of him.
So far the view of Elmar Gruber. The presented evidence does however not
quite support his idealistic interpretation that effectiveness of PSI
requires the psychic to have a basically moral and unselfish attitude
(many of the worlds worst villains are said to have been psychic). What
the evidence seems to support is James
saying according to Colin Wilson: "Where psychical research is
concerned, there is always just enough proof to convince the believers and
never quite enough to overwhelm the sceptics". This leaves room for
psychics to use their powers for monetary or other gain, provided they do
not use this to excess.
Return to my home page