Dr. Vladimir Poponin
after a discovery of Dr. Peter P. Gariaev
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 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 techniques.
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
The background leading to the discovery of the DNA phantom and a
description of the experimental set up and conditions will be
helpful. A block diagram of the laser photon correlation
spectrometer used in these experiments is presented in Figure 1. 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. Note that the intensity
of the background noise counts is very small and the distribution of
the number of counts per channel is close to random. 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. Two examples of the autocorrelation functions measured just
after the removal of the physical DNA are shown in Figures 2c and d.
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
not yet observed this effect with other substances in the chamber.
After the discovery of this effect we
began a more rigorous and continuous study of this phenomena. 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 fields. The value of the coupling constant between
the DNA phantom field and the electromagnetic field of the laser
radiation can be estimated from the intensity of scattered light.
The first preliminary set of experiments carried out in Moscow and
Stanford have allowed us to reliably detect the phantom effect;
however, more measurements of the light scattering from the DNA
phantom fields are necessary for a more precise determination of the
value of the EMF-DNA phantom field coupling constant.
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.
It is a remarkable and striking coincidence that a new class of
localized solutions to anharmonic Fermi-Pasta-Ulam lattice (FPU) -
nonlinear localized excitations (NLE), which have been recently
obtained , demonstrate very similar dynamical features to those
of the DNA phantom. Nonlinear localized excitations predicted by the
FPU model also have unusually long life-times. Furthermore, they can
exist in both stationary or slowly propagating forms. In Figure 3,
one example of a NLE is shown which illustrates three stationary
localized excitations generated by numerical simulation using the
FPU model . It is worthy to note that this NLE has a surprisingly
Here, we present only one of the many possible
examples of the patterns for stationary excitations which are
theoretically predicted. Slowly propagating and long lived NLE are
also predicted by this theory. Note that the FPU model can
successfully explain the diversity and main features of the DNA
phantom dynamical patterns. This model is suggested as the basis for
a more general nonlinear quantum theory which may explain many of
the observed subtle energy phenomena and eventually could provide a
physical theory of consciousness.
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 .
1. W.A. Tiller. What Are Subtle
Energies? Journal of Scientific Exploration. Vol.7, p.293-304
2. G. Rein and R. McCraty. Structural Changes in Water and DNA
Associated with New Physiologically Measured States. Journal of
Scientific Exploration. Vol.8, 3 p.438 (1994).
3. D.L. Childre. Self Empowerment. Boulder Creek: Planetary
4. S. Paddison. The Hidden Power of the Heart. Boulder Creek:
Planetary Publications, 1992.
5. P.P. Gariaev, K.V. Grigor'ev, A.A. Vasil'ev, V.P. Poponin and
V.A. Shcheglov. Investigation of the Fluctuation Dynamics of DNA
Solutions by Laser Correlation Spectroscopy. Bulletin of the
Lebedev Physics Institute, n. 11-12, p. 23-30 (1992).
6. P.P. Gariaev and V.P. Poponin. Vacuum DNA phantom effect in
vitro and its possible rational explanation. Nanobiology 1995
7. V.P. Poponin. Modeling of NLE dynamics in one dimensional
anharmonic FPU-lattice. Physics Letters A. (in press).
8. V. Tatur. The secrets of new thinking. Progress Publisher, Moscow,
1990, 200 p. (Russian).
9. J. K. Chouldhury et al., J. Inst. Eng. (India). 1979, v. 60,
Pt EL3, p. 61-73.
Updated 19/ 3 / 2002
Subject: DNA phantom
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 12:06:10 -0800
From: "Peter Gariaev" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To Your refer. about DNA phantom effect...
About the detection of the "DNA Phantom effect".
Peter Gariaev has seen the effect for the first time in
1985, when he worked with correlation spectroscopy of DNA,
ribosomes and collagen in the Institute of physics/techniques
problems Acad. Sci. of the USSR.
However, to publish it, was possible only in 1991 (Gariaev P.P.,
Chudin V.I., Komissarov G.G., Berezin A.A., Vasiliev A.A., 1991,
Holographic Associative Memory of Biological Systems,
Proceedings SPIE - The International Society for Optical
Engineering. Optical Memory and Neural Networks. v.1621, p.280-
291. USA.), and then in 1994 (Gariaev P.P., "Wave based genome",
Ed. Obsh. Plíza, 279p. In Russian -1994), where the biggest
chapter of the book is devoted to this effect.
In 1995 Poponin has received an invitation in USA and has
offered, as continuation of the joint work with Peter Gariaev
in the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, again jointly to publish an article about the DNA
phantom effect in USA. Peter Gariaev agreed and gave
him the diagrams and the description of the method. Then an
article "of Poponin" with the data of Peter Gariaev
appeared in the internet 1995, but without his
In this article Poponin refers to the joint publication (Gariaev,
K.V. Grigor'ev, A.A. Vasil'ev, V.P. Poponin and V.A. Shcheglov.
Investigation of the Fluctuation Dynamics of DNA Solutions by
Laser Correlation Spectroscopy. Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics
Institute, n. 11-12, p. 23-30 -1992)
But this paper is ONLY about the DNA fluctuation dynamics,
investigated by a method with laser correlation spectroscopy,
and there is no relation to the DNA phantom effect.
With best regards
Peter Gariaev, Ph.D.
Subject: Re: DNA phantom
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 09:36:02 -0800
From: "Peter Gariaev" <email@example.com>
To: "John Porter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
References: 1 , 2
----- Original Message -----
From: John Porter <email@example.com>
To: Peter Gariaev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2002 01:49 PM
Subject: Re: DNA phantom
> Dear Peter,
> Thank you for informing me about background details to the DNA
article on my website at:
> Now my question is, would you like me to place this
information on my website, or is it sufficient that you have
informed me? Please advise.
Yes, place this information on your wbsite, please. Regards,
> Sincere regards.
> John Porter