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  • Metaphysics of the Tea Ceremony

    A Randomized Trial Investigating the Roles of Intention and Belief on Mood While Drinking Tea

    by Dean Radin, PhD and Yung-Jong Shiah, PhD

    Besides the use of fresher and perhaps more nutritious ingredients, homemade soup offers a component that is absent from commercial soups—mother's nurturing intentions. Do such intentions matter? A previously reported study investigated this question by exposing samples of chocolate, a natural mood enhancer, to focused beneficial intentions, and then testing under double-blind conditions whether people eating the intentionally treated chocolate would report better mood as compared to people eating untreated chocolate from the same source. The study's outcome supported the intention-enhancement hypothesis.

    • Scholarly Papers
    • Nov/Dec 2013
    • 6 pages

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