I am back home now, so have time to report on more of the findings from our last round of tests.
To frame the power of the media fast, allow me to walk through some of the technology we use.
To me, it is amazing that this stuff works at all. The amount of electricity in the brain is really quite small. To get that electricity through the bone of the skull to the scalp is a minor miracle in my mind. It just amazes me.
Anyway, when we wire someone up, we are measuring tiny amounts of electricity from various parts of the brain. After getting all 22 leads on, I go check the computer screen which shows a colored dot for each lead and tells us what the impedance is for each one.
White means zero impedance which is ideal and rarely achieved. Yellow is five ohms and is tolerable. Black means the electrode is completely off, and anything in the orange to dark red range is not acceptable.
Usually there is a range of colors. When we are dealing with just mechanical issues, I can wiggle the recalcitrant leads or maybe reposition them or squirt some gel in the hole in the center of the lead to get a good connection. A lot of the time, this solves the problem. When we get to all yellow dots on the screen, we are good to go.
However, if there is demonic agitation and the computer shows orange or red dots, then making better electrical contact makes no difference. Then we have to decide whether to engage the demonic and make it withdraw from the scalp, or kick it out, or scuttle the test.
So that was our mindset going in when we started testing the five people who did a 90 day media fast. We simply expect a “Christmas tree” effect on the first pass and know that it can usually be cleaned up in five minutes with mechanical means, but sometimes . .
Now Loretta and I have become pros at communicating with each other, without announcing to the volunteer how bad things are. After 50 tests, she is actually pretty smooth.
When we wired up the first media fast person, Loretta violated all protocol by saying out loud, “Arthur, you have to come see this!”
The volunteer was startled, wondering what was up. I gave Loretta a glare for violating protocol, then went over to the computer, expecting to see some kind of gnarly mess. I was so not in the mood for an impromptu deliverance session first thing in the morning.
Instead what I saw was 22 pale yellow dots on the screen. Nothing needed to be tweaked. This was totally unprecedented. We were shocked.
I explained to the volunteer what we had seen, and we went forward with the test.
Mentally, I wondered if it was just her scalp. I figured she must have taken a ferocious brush to her scalp in the shower and everything was so raw there was great conductivity.
However, when the second person wired up just as well, we wondered out loud if this was the result of the media fast.
In fact, all five people who were on the media fast had exceptionally low impedance, and five in a row is a massive pattern not to be ignored. We have never seen two in a row with decent impedance, let alone five with great impedance. This was unprecedented.
Just to make the point a little more emphatically, there was one volunteer later in the series who had essentially been on a no-TV media fast for about 30 years. We did not know that when we wired her up, but when her screen came in with all white dots, I quizzed her and discovered that she fit the pattern, even more strongly than the first five.
As a result of those five people in Odessa, there is no question at all that withdrawing from modern media has a direct and rapid effect on the impedance of the brain waves at the scalp.
Now this, of course, only raises questions and doesn’t answer them.
First of all, what happened in the brain? Was it spiritual or organic?
If the presence of a demon that is agitated causes higher impedance, could it be that the consistent exposure to “crud” in the media could cause a floating spiritual smog in the brain that blocks the electrical current?
Flipping it around the other way, does not marinating your spirit in “crud” cause it to become more intense? If demons on the brain cause high impedance, does a turbocharged spirit on the brain cause low impedance?
That is awfully vague. I don’t even know how you could test for that.
So what about the organic side? If you are not exposed to modern media, does that cause your electrical currents in the brain to operate at a higher amperage? If so, why?
And of course another whole set of questions is whether it is the content or the delivery?
What if it is all TV? If we tested five ordinary secular people who read and listened to unholy content but did not watch TV, would we see the low impedance readings?
We could do the same experiment with music. Find the TV watchers who never listen to modern music and see how they test. There certainly is a LOT of documentation out there that the stopped anapestic beat is not healthy for the brain.
Finally, there is the content. What if someone watched clean TV, read only holy material and listened to classical music, would we find that it is only the content and not the medium that makes a difference?
At present I don’t have the biological knowledge to even speculate on what happened in the brain, and we are probably not going to do all those tests since I already know — and have known for years — that it makes a huge impact in a person’s life to do a media fast, or preferably to restructure your lifestyle permanently.
Outside witnesses shared that all five of those people had a marked uptick in their effectiveness in personal ministry during the time of the media fast.
We will look at the EEGs and the HRV data to see if we can see any distinct patterns in which regions of the brain were used or what frequencies of brain waves were present, and we will compare that with the baseline group. If we find good stuff, I will report.
Meanwhile, the most special moment for me was when one lady reported that at first the fast was difficult for her because she felt the withdrawal pains of not listening to music, but then, she discovered that she had a song in her own heart.
THAT is special beyond words.
Copyright July 2012 by Arthur Burk
From home. Yay!!!