Well . . . (a true Southerner could make about eight syllables out of that), it is a whole new ball game at the end of two days of testing.
We have been doing tests in California for a couple of months now, but have been plagued by results that were not in accordance with what the “authorities” said was right for an EEG.
On the one hand, I acknowledged our ignorance and learning curve and was keenly aware that we were having equipment problems. On the other hand there was this nagging thought that we should not be as concerned about what “they” did because we were trying to do something different with this equipment.
Still, we kept on battling, trying to get top quality results, which caused us to upgrade our equipment and methodology several ways.
However, the last two days have been very revealing.
Let’s talk through the technology. The beauty of an EEG is that there is no penetration of the body. No needles go in, no magnetic fields bombard you and no chemicals are placed in your blood stream. So from that side, it is wonderful.
However, the downside is that you are dealing with very small electrical currents. As I understand the technology, you take the tiny bit of electricity that your brain generates when it is thinking and transmit it through the bone of your skull, to the skin.
Once it is on the skin, we have to pick it up with the gel that is on the skin, transmit it through that to the gold electrode, from there it is transmitted to the EEG machine, which is 8 feet away, and then transmitted again to the computer, where it is converted into electrical images on the screen.
That really is a huge task for the small currents we are dealing with.
The weak link is getting it from the skin to the electrode. Basically we use a dap of paste to stick the electrode to the scalp, then squirt some highly conductive gel into the space between the electrode and the skull, but the hair gets in the way, lifts the electrode above the skin, etc.
So the process of getting the electrodes in the right places and getting current running through them is a challenge.
We have a chart on the computer that tells us visually how we are doing with the process. Ideally we will have less than five ohms of impedance from each of the 19 connection points (plus the ground). Often we spend fifteen minutes messing with some recalcitrant connections trying to get good readings.
ANYWAY, today we had a situation where we simply could not get a good reading. Everything was in the eight to 20 ohms range which is just not acceptable. I felt in my spirit that we were to go ahead anyway. There was absolutely no justification for going ahead because the test would be invalid with bad connections, but I listened to my spirit and went with it.
Part way through the session, we ran into a demonic barrier, and God told me to engage the demon and resolve it. So we did the Sapphire thing and changed our game plan on the fly.
Get the picture. Megan and Loretta were sitting on the far side of the room from me looking at the EEG on the computer screen.
I was sitting where I could see the client, and I could see over the client’s shoulder to watch the faces of the gals, but I couldn’t see the screen. However, I did have discernment of what was going on in the spirit realm.
I engaged the demon, kicked out one, ran into a bigger problem, had to deal with some legal issues that were new to me, kicked out that one, and then returned to the spirit work we were doing and it flowed really well.
While I was doing legal work and contesting the ground the demon is claiming, I was also watching their faces which were remarkably eloquent in expressing shock and awe.
The short version is, we recorded a live (unpremeditated) deliverance on an EEG! This was a first. We could see the spirit in action, the demon blocking it, the conflict, the demon leaving and the spirit able to step into the picture and do what it had been sent to do.
By itself, that was historic.
BUT THEN, Loretta got a Holy Spirit elbow in the ribs, and she left the EEG running while switching to another screen that allowed her to see the impedance of each electrode, and THEY WERE ALL EXCELLENT.
In other words, normally as we go through an EEG, if anything the quality of the connections erodes because of movement. Just someone wrinkling their brow in thought could cause Fp1 or Fp2 to work a little bit loose, causing a worse connection, not better.
Here, with no maintenance from me, the impedance had gone from very high (bad) to very low (good). Translation: the demonic had caused the natural science to be corrupted so that we got suboptimal data originally, and when the critters were evicted, the electronic readings were vastly different — correct in other words.
That revelation released a cascade of insight. On certain people over the last few months, we have had very unstable readings. On the computer screen, there is a model of the head with the wires, and we can see every electrode and can tell from the color what the impedance is.
In an typical weird situation, I would have a good set up for the entire head except for T5 and C4. I would add more gel to those two, and wiggle them a bit. Loretta would report that they were fine now, but suddenly two others that were fine a minute ago were dismal. So I would go work on them. And so it would go with unstable connections.
We now believe it may well be critters doing that. Next time we have rolling outages in the brain electrical pattern, I will do something along the lines of warfare, not adding more gel, and see what happens.
And THEN, at dinner I suddenly connected another dot. There are two very challenging electrodes: Cz and the ground. Cz should be the best one in the system, the easiest to get solid and tight. It is essentially smack dab at the top of your head, dead center.
We can easily part the hair there, it generally lies very well, and it is easy to reach. The electrode lies flat on the top of the skull and has minimal reason to be dislodged. Yet, in half the people, it was a consistent miscreant. No matter how carefully we cleaned the surface, abraded it, set the electrode, a couple of minutes later, it would have high impedance again.
I realized that this is what the Hindus call their main “Chakra point” which means it is a spiritually receptive dynamic in our body that can easily be defiled, probably by much more than Hindu junk. Again, a spiritual problem needs a spiritual solution.
Let me tell you, the next time Cz gives me any lip, it is going to get fire first, not more gel!
Then there was someone else who was giving a bad reading around electrodes O1 and O2. Megan looked at the aberrant wave patterns and told me confidently that it was “muscle tension” which is what she had been taught by “the people who know.”
It is a recognizable pattern in EEGs which they have seen a lot, and know what it is.
Normally you deal with it as muscle tension. If it is around the temple, you have people stretch their jaw and make faces to loosen it up. Otherwise, a short massage does it.
However, I was highly skeptical about this one at O1 and O2 because I know that the most common form of discernment in people is low grade pain at C1 and C2 vertebrae, and our O1 and O2 electrodes were just above that.
So I experimented. Instead of massaging the scalp there to make the “muscle tension” go away, commanded the demons to stop reacting and be still. (I did not have permission from the Lord to do an eviction).
I felt the demons react to my command and the resistance in the spirit realm got stronger as they apparently tried to decide whether to defy me or subside. The decision was made to subside.
The girls watched all that on the screen. The “muscle tension” exploded into wildness for a bit, then everything smoothed out and there was normalcy shortly thereafter.
That was quite encouraging in the immediate moment because we could go ahead with the process, but it raised a huge issue. The metric Megan has been taught was developed by people who only know body and soul. We knew they didn’t understand the spirit so we expected (and have gotten) readings that were unique to the spirit.
What we did not think through is that there have surely been hundreds of thousands of EEGs which included demonic agitation at some level or another, and those technologists and the doctors reading the reports don’t know what to do with that.
The operative work is “artifacts.” That is a squiggle on the EEG that “they” don’t like, so they deem it erroneous or irrelevant. For example, every time someone blinks their eye, it shows up as muscle movement on the screen. It is clearly not indicative of the thoughts or functions of the brain, so those “artifacts” have to be weeded out before the data is evaluated. In fact, there is software that will automatically edit out many of those “artifacts” for you.
However, what do we do about the artifacts that are not “bad” data? And how do we learn to read an EEG and say this is body, this is soul, this is spirit and this is demon? And within the realm of the spirit, what constitutes good activity by our spirit, and what is a brain wave that is a marker for unhealthy spiritual reactions?
We have a whole new world of learning before we know what we want to keep and what we want to throw out and why.
Loretta was overwhelmed at the immensity of it all since she could see the implications of our being able to interpret the data, so she turned to Megan and said, “You really need to go to school to learn how to read these things well!”
To which that wise woman responded, “And where will I go to be taught how to recognize a demonic manifestation in an EEG?”
If that wasn’t enough, we had another point of drama this week as one of our volunteers turned out to be D.I.D. and they switched from one part to another in the middle of a session. It has a very pronounce and (forever in the future) recognizable pattern — another “artifact” that needs to be seen through a different set of eyes.
In addition to the learning curve for us, we did get a lot of really valuable data and at least half the people left changed, as God met them at one point or another.
The validation of their spirit was immense for some. For others there was a point of truth that came out in the exercises.
What was most exciting for us was the set which deals with the spirit going to the seat of dominion and seeking to bring some things in the body into right alignment.
For several of the people in this group, that was a profoundly significant exercise. It was fascinating for the girls to watch the 19 different “feeds” on the screen start out desynchronized and then move into a solid harmonized pattern.
By the time we finish the initial round of data acquisition, ending with the sessions in Texas in June, we will have a treasure chest of extraordinary value. Then will come the hard work of meticulously going through the data, looking for patterns, interpreting the data and developing the protocols so we can be proactive in helping the human spirit be everything God intended.
It bodes well to be a wild ride.
On another front, in terms of Richmond, there has been a continued freeing up of the atmosphere as your prayers have cumulatively impacted our hotel room. However, I have been a bit disappointed over the response to the issue of the redemptive gift of the city.
Regardless of what I wrote, people have defaulted to the bad not the good. So let me raise the volume and say it more loudly. THE CIVIL WAR IS ONLY A FOOTNOTE ON THE STORY.
Yes it happened, and yes there was junk before and after, but that is not the whole story. Those locally who I have talked to, as well as many who commented on the blog and some who have written e-mails, tend to go there and get stuck there with what went wrong.
God was here first. God placed a treasure in the land that is far bigger than the blip on the screen of the slavery issue and the war. We need to look in terms of millennia, not a few decades.
While there is certainly room to deal with sin in the history of the land, there are also those moments when God releases treasure from the land even before the junk has been resolved.
I have not seen anything yet that points to a shift in that area, but there is still plenty of time out ahead if God chooses to release the treasure to us in some form.
For now, I am going to bed. We have a seminar on Saturday and I am looking forward to sharing this teaching.
Copyright March 23, 2012 by Arthur Burk