Roger Nelson is the director of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), an international, multi-laboratory collaboration founded in 1997 to study collective consciousness. Prior to that, he was Coordinator of Research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory at Princeton University (1980-2002).
Roger’s work integrates science and spirituality, including research that is directly focused on numinous communal experiences.
Building on years of laboratory experiments, Roger began using random event generator (REG) technology in the field to study effects of special states of group consciousness. This led naturally to the GCP, which is designed to register indications of a coalescing global consciousness responding to major world events such as 9/11, the beginnings of war, or New Year’s Eve.
Though we don’t have a full explanation, this frontier research provides evidence of interconnection and interaction of our minds with the environment. It is consonant with ancient and modern ideas about a nascent greater consciousness.