Sidereal Time and Psychic Ability

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Some have heard of, or read about on the Internet, that sidereal time was determined to effect remote viewer’s accuracy. To briefly review, James Spottiswoode was a parapsychologist who worked at the Stanford Research Institute (Menlo Park, CA) during the Star Gate Project (Fort Meade, Maryland). I think he’s the first to correlate remote viewer performance & sidereal time. That resulted from studying 20 years worth of data containing 1,524 trials among 22 different studies. He found a 400 percent spike in the success rate of remote viewing sessions. He also found the solar wind interferes with telepathy.

Spottiswoode found the optimum time to be 13:30 hr local sidereal time (LST) relative to the viewer’s location. This peak lasts about three and a half hours, from 12:45 to 14:15 h LST. Note that at 18 hr LST viewing was reported as the worst. As reported, this is when the ‘center’ of the galaxy is directly overhead, or at our zenith, when psychic cognition is said to drop to its lowest point, between 17.5 and 20 h. That time is actually when the Milky Way galactic equatornot – the galactic center, is at one’s zenith.

Greg Kolodziejzyk, a remote viewer, found in his personal data (of 1250 events) a 450% improved performance when within one hour of 13.3h LST similar to Spottiswoode. What I noticed is the two researches did not study a relation to the location of galactic core – Sagittarius A – that region representing a huge active mass of the galaxy.

I believe this is an error in the articles reporting because the Galactic Core (GC) – using the black hole Sagittarius A (Sgr A) discovered in 1974 as the ‘center’ – one finds GC is never at our zenith presuming roughly United States latitude locality. To get the GC overhead one needs to be in southern hemisphere. At our Earth’s equator Sgr A is 60 degrees above the horizon (the zenith is 90 degrees)

What is ‘overhead’ for us in the 48 states is the Milky Way’s galactic equator’s outer disk (see pix below). This does pass overhead and is what we see as the Milky Way but that is not the galactic center. Though there is variation through the seasons, for Meno Park, CA (where Stargate began 1972) and Fort Meade, Maryland (where Stargate based) Sgr A is just 18 degrees or so above the horizon for a few hours. I assume the writers are referring to when the center of the galactic equator outer bands passes over. But to be fair in those years they did not have accessible astronomy software; they may not have even thought about this. And James Spottiswoode was likely working by himself on this project locked away alone hiding from, or isolate from, from other professional colleagues not working in the fringe; just a thought.

To clarify the photo shown below was taken during the Summer 2019 when the galactic center is above the horizon at a latitude in Colorado of about 38 degrees. That is roughly within 1 degree of FT Meade, and Menlo Park, CA. Note the bright star in the lower right of the image. That is actually the planet Jupiter. About 45 degrees down and to the left of Jupiter, then residing in the main dust lane right on the galactic ecliptic plane, is the general location of the galactic center specified by the black hole Sag A. In this photograph one notes the considerable brightness of the galactic center region when compared to the galactic disk that extends up and to the left toward the zenith. Clearly the galactic center is not overhead; only the center of the galaxy’s outer disk is overhead. The region of Sag A is the principle source of galactic noise. In this example (Summer) during late morning is when the Earth has rotated away from the galactic center; at that time the center is blocked by the thickest portion of the Earth’s sphere – greatest shielding.

I went back using my astronomy software (telescope guiding capable) to examine a great many dates in my records. Now my records do not represent a quality controlled study that is quantified. The remoter viewer’s studies likely had specific protocols on scoring events. I’m not doing that and I’m not remote viewing – typically. I assess my experience’s quality based on clarity, realism, profundity of clear conversation, and other aspects that I subjectively use in determining whether I believe an experience is ‘real’, authentic – valid. I also have lots and lots of failed mediations (duds) and I have been examining the timing of those too.

The astronomy software let’s me check the sidereal time, the positioning of the galactic core, location of the Milky Way’s arms overhead, and correct for my geographic location changes while examining my noted experiences. What I’m doing here is not a rigorous statistical analysis, or even a proper study. I simple took enough experiences to convince myself and this is what I got:

I examined 40 very strong experiences. I have a lot more events I could study but I stopped at 40 when the pattern was clear. In 98% of those events the LST was NOWHERE near 13:30 LST for me. In 94% of those case I had good to excellent Earth shielding of the galactic core behind me. That is lying on my back meditating, the Earth is behind me with the actual center of the galaxy (Sagittarius A) behind the Earth, typically the galaxy’s outer bands (that are on the galactic equator) are off-zenith by 20 degrees or so. For me sidereal time is completely immaterial. Note at 13:30LST Sag A, the galactic core is generally rising up above the horizon for my localites. Here is something else that is interesting.

I also examined 4 periods in the last four years, each period being roughly four months long. In ALL cases the dead-times or duds for me occurred when the galactic core was above the horizon. In one four-month period there were 5 remarkable experiences that contradict these findings. However, in each of those experience ‘other entities’ – I’ll call them – came for me or they opened contact with me. There is only a few percent inconsistently I found so looking at both collections of events, successes and duds, the relationship is obvious to me. Also in my notes when commenting, around the time of Sagittarius A (GC) rising, the drop off in my experiences is readily dramatic and apparent.

This is a big relief to me as I reflect on the negative states of mind I have been in during the dud periods simply due to the discouragement of failure. Now I know there was a reason for the duds. Once, very long ago, I was told but an ‘entity’ (:-} there would be “seasons and times” in these experience. I more clearly recognize that now.

It is interesting to note that the brain’s brainwaves are now known to be effected by subtle magnetic field changes (which are effected by at least solar wind resulting from sunspots and coronal mass ejections CMEs) though most are not aware of it; that the brain does unconsciously register such events. What some researches call the first concrete evidence, in a recent publication Transduction of the Geomagnetic Field as Evidenced from Alpha-band Activity in the Human Brain, published in the journal eNeuro March 2018 collaborating researchers from CalTech, Princeton, and the University of Tokyo write:

“We report here a strong, specific human brain response to ecologically-relevant rotations of Earth-strength magnetic fields. Following geomagnetic stimulation, a drop in amplitude of EEG alpha oscillations (8-13 Hz) occurred in a repeatable manner……..Although many migrating and homing animals are sensitive to Earth’s magnetic field, most humans are not consciously aware of the geomagnetic stimuli that we encounter in everyday life. ….. We found two classes of ecologically-relevant rotations of Earth-strength magnetic fields that produce strong, specific and repeatable effects on human brainwave activity in the EEG alpha band (8-13 Hz).”1

In addition NOAA explains galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) are a slowly varying background radiation produced mostly by supernovas. The Sun’s magnetosphere which envelops our solar system shields us from this with varying effectiveness during the solar cycle. At solar max the Sun’s field is stronger and provides more shielding of galactic cosmic rays. At solar minimum’s the shielding is weaker2.

But supernova can’t explain all the energy found in cosmic rays however. Researchers now postulate our Milky Way’s core black hole as the source of the highest energies observed3.

Review carefully for yourself. There’s just so much garbage on the Internet if you’re getting your information at some New Age sites you need to check the facts for yourself.

In addition to now carefully noting the times of my meditations I also track solar wind density and sunspots/CME (solar events). I now also don’t bother meditating in dud-time. I check for my optimum shielding time of the galactic core and wait til then for my meditations. In my notes, ‘Excellent to Optimal Earth Core Shielding’ means the galactic core is near directly at my nadir (see pix A below)

If you’re interest you can do this yourself. One iPhone astronomy app that will do this for you is called Sky Safari Plus … about 8 bucks. It will give you sidereal times associated with your time and location. To find the galactic center, search on Sagittarius A or Sgr A in that software, then ‘center’ the star map’s view. Roll through the day’s sky map watching the movement of Sgr A – recenter the display and note sidereal times reported. In the settings set the Milky Way’s illumination to high. This will make the galaxy brightly apparent in the star view. I also reset locations for all the places I was at during the experience so the star map would be most accurate. Below are a few pix that illustrate what one is looking for, that is according to my methodology.

Pix A is what Sky Safari looks like when one centers Sgr A at a time of day when the Earth is directly between me and the galactic center. The small red bullseye is the where Sgr A is at about 8:00AM. Note one is looking at the thickest part of the Earth’s sphere.

Pix A: Optimum Earth Core Shielding

In Pix B below the Galactic Core is above the horizon with the galactic equator also directly overhead. The red bullseye shows with Sgr A is location. For me this is the absolute worst conditions. Actually anytime Sgr A is above the horizon is poor for me.

Pix B: The Worst

Finally in Pix C below Sgr A is behind the Earth as it is in Pix A but this pix is in January. Here one finds the conditions when the galactic equator is overhead, what the researches found to be problematic for the remote views, but the galaxy’s center is shielded by the Earth. These particular conditions are not a problem for me.

Pix C: The Earth is shielding the user from the galactic center well, but the galaxies outer arms are overhead.

Rambling a bit further, here’s a final sidebar note: Currently (August 2019) as we sit-out the solar minimum it’s useful to note that because we have less solar magnetosphere shielding during a minimum it has been found at the lunar obit the cosmic radiation from the galaxy had about doubled. So at this time even tho one may time meditations with greatest Earth core shielding the cosmic radiation has doubled. https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2019/07/16/cosmic-ray-update-new-results-from-the-moon/

What does it all mean? If your psychic abilities have tanked recently the above may be the explanation as to why. Relax the solar maximum will come in several years. Something tells me it’s gonna be a strong one.


  1. For a layman’s discussion about the experiment see https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2019/03/27/can-humans-sense-magnetic-storms/ 
  2. See https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/galactic-cosmic-rays 
  3. See laymen discussion Science Magazine https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/milky-way-s-black-hole-may-be-spewing-out-cosmic-rays?r3f_986=https://www.google.com/ and Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/nature17147 for discussions on the Sagittarius A black hole as the source of highest energy cosmic radiation.