Meditation Jan 1 2011

Anuradha Choudry wrote 13th Jan (India time) about the Ekataa programme, which sponsored and organized a large meditation event November 11 2010, and now has done two more. One was on January 1st 2011, and a second was on the 11th. I was asked to look at the GCP data, to see if there might be any indication of changes correlated with the meditation. It is not appropriate to include the event in the formal series, but it can be analysed using the same procedures, including a priori specification.

Anuradha's message did not have specific time information, but another, independent query did. I received the second inquiry on Jan 12, from someone who had noted a persistent deviation in the GCP data:

I am wondering if the following event is related: http://www.worldpuja.org/1-1-11.php

Could you please check how the gcp data correlates with this event? It took place on January 1st 2011 between 9 and 11 am (PST).

In a recent mailing (Jan.2011) from Worldpuja, it is stated:
"The World Puja Broadcasting Network: the Leader in Empowerment Internet Radio," is now in its 11th year of daily global broadcasting. More than 900,000 people have made their way to The World Puja Network's daily, powerful, compelling informative broadcasts, over 1,100 timeless, empowering archives and multi-faceted website."

From that, it is reasonable to infer that a significantly large group of humans were focused at the time of this "World Meditation & Planetary Transmission".

Thank you & greetings from Switzerland!

Marc Golta

Though this was an informal exploration, the results are worth giving in detail, even though they cannot be included in the formal event tally. The prediction was a priori, derived from the emails asking about it and providing the exact timing of the event. The result is 6884.638 on 7200 df, for p = 0.996, and Z = -2.662. The graph shows a steady trend over the two hours, indicating persistent low network variance.

It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny statistical effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish signal from noise. This means that every "success" might be largely driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect can be identified only by patiently accumulating replications of similar analyses.