Light After Life
If we have an energy field, how long does it live on after we die?
Just this question has been asked – and answered – by Konstantin Korotkov, the noted Russian quantum physicist and professor of what is now called the Russian National University of Informational Technology, Mechanics and Optics, who has created a modern-day version of Kirlian photography.
Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, a Russian engineer, discovered that when anything that conducts energy, including human tissue, is placed on a plate made of an insulating material, such as glass, and exposed to high-voltage, high-frequency electricity, the resulting low current creates a halo of coloured light around the object that can be captured on film.
Korotkov came up with a means of capturing this mysterious light in real time by creating a mechanism, which he called the Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) technique, which made use of state-of-the-art optics, digitized television matrices and a powerful computer.
His equipment blended several techniques: photography, measurements of light intensity and computerized pattern recognition. Korotkov’s camera would take pictures of the field around each of a person’s 10 fingers, one finger at a time. A computer program would then extrapolate from this a real-time image of the ‘biofield’ surrounding the organism and deduce from it the state of the person’s health.
Over thousands of studies, Korotkov and many others have demonstrated that this light is essentially the energy field of a living thing, and that the state of this field mirrors the state of a person’s well-being.
Korotkov’s equipment is well regarded internationally, now routinely used by Russian Ministry of Health as a diagnosis tool, and by the Russian Ministry of Sport to assess the state of athletes training for the Olympics. Outside of Russia, thousands of medical practitioners around diagnose their patients with his machines, and they have even been explored by the US National Institutes of Health.
How long it lingers
Besides these practical applications, Korotkov’s own private passion is the effect of human consciousness on the physical world, and at one point he was drawn to the question of how long this mysterious light lingers with the body after death.