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.
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. 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. 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
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
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.
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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