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Umbrakinesis is the psychical influence of the electromagnetic spectrum including visible light and part of the near-infrared range. Umbrakinesis-based influence includes any form of electromagnetic radiation capable of causing a direct visual sensation directly within wavelengths of 380-950 nanometers whether wavelengths are pure or mixed [example: white, purple, violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and near-infrared]. Light exists as tiny light “packets” called photons. Photons are quantized excitations of electrodynamic modes that are point-like quanta in which express wave-like and particle-like properties [wave-particle duality]. Photons move independently of one another, and are localized to light waves spread continuously over space. Umbrakinesis-based influence includes the creation, annihilation, and modification of remote photic [light] sources and the influence of natural ultra-weak biophoton emissions, which can be utilized in light based therapeutic [healing] techniques. (Kelly, 2011)

Umbrakinesis Limitations

Pair Production vs. Spontaneous Emission

It has been hypothesized that umbrakinesis involves producing or reducing remote light or light sources whether flash, extended illumination, or darkening of a focus region, they are influencing excited atoms returning to the ground state or forming a pair production from two photons. This annihilation is temporary and results in a dark focus region with a halo brighter than surround light in the environment. This phenomenon is visually similar to that of an eclipse. Pair production is the formation or materialization of two particles, in this case, an elementary particle [one negative/electron], and its antiparticle [one positive/positron]. This production is the result of a high-energy photon interacting with another photon. The momentum of the first photon [Y1] must be absorbed by something to initiate pair production as is cannot occur in empty space out of a single photon. Therefore, Y1 must be absorbed by another photon [Y2], which is need to conserve both momentum and energy for pair production [Y1 + Y2 = e- + e+]. (Kelly, 2011)

Umbrakinesis Measurement and Observation

Wavelength Alteration: Visible Light and Infrared

The wavelength of light is the spatial period of the wave, i.e. the distance over which the wave’s shape repeats. It is typically determined by considering the distance between consecutive corresponding points of the same phase [crests, troughs, or zero crossings]. Electromagnetic radiation is classified by wavelength into several types. In regards to umbrakinesis, light influenceable includes the near infrared and visible light. The behavior of light depends on its wavelength. The longer a wavelength is, the lower the frequency, so the shorter a wavelength is, the higher its frequency. It is hypothesized that experients adjust the wavelength rather than the frequency when altering light. In these types of exercises, experients alter visible red light by stretching its wavelength, whereby resulting in infrared light. When this happens, the red light will appear to be destroyed [become black], but in actuality, the light is simply being modified. Experiments should be held in a small dark room [e.g. 7”W x 5”L x 8”H] with one LED light source with a wavelength between 620 and 750nm [red]. (Kelly, 2011)

Infrared Light Therapy

In most cases, infrared wavelengths [650-900nm] are able to penetrate deeper than visible red [600-649nm]. In this case, visible light is partially absorbed by naturally abundant fluorochromes, including hemoglobin, while light in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum are partially absorbed by water, though greater tissue penetration is found in the near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum in the range of 700-800nm. In regards to biophotonic therapies involving the experient influencing the biophotons of their client, rather than themselves, these penetration laws do not apply as the influence is targeted within the area requiring healing. Umbrakinesis-based light therapy is very beneficial because it has the ability to promote and enhance healing, not just treat symptoms. Infrared light therapy has been shown to trigger the release of nitric oxide, a small endogenous molecule with multiple effects on body systems including fracture healing, when applied to body tissues. Nitric oxide effects also include promoting blood flow to tissues and reducing inflammation and pain. (Kelly, 2011)

Deconstructive Interference

The umbrakinesis-based influence of decreasing the brightness of an electrical light source, a commonly reported skill of experients of umbrakinetic phenomena, is hypothesized to be the result of deconstructive interference. To understand how this works, consider two light waves that are in phase, sharing the same frequency and with amplitudes A1 and A2. Their troughs and peaks are lined up and the resulting wave will have an amplitude of A = A1 + A2. This is known as constructive interference. On the other hand, if the two waves are out of phase, then one wave’s crests will coincide with another wave’s troughs and they will tend to cancel out. The resultant amplitude is then A = |A1 – A2 |, and if A1 is equal to A2 then the resultant amplitude will be zero. This is known as destructive interference. In these types of exercises, experients have been directed to use a small light-emitting-diode [LED]. Experients may find more influencing success with one wavelength [color] over another. (Kelly, 2011)

Umbrakinesis Symptoms and Side Effects

Photon Absorption and Loss of Consciousness

Experients of umbrakinesis-based phenomena report an unusual side effect produced when the experient is both frightened and in very low lighting. This effect is described as the experient “disappearing,” as though they have vanished from visual sight. Ideas surrounding this effect are highly hypothetical and involve the possibility of the experient absorbing a high level of photons that would have otherwise been reflected off the experient. Because of the absorption, the photons [light] are converted into another form of energy [heat]. Increases of temperature have been reported during this effect along with loss of consciousness, assumed the result of heat exhaustion. Reports suggest at some point, the subconscious mind ceases the activity [possibly attributed to some form of survival mechanism], and as body temperature decrease, the experient begins to regain consciousness. Reports are typically submitted by non-experients in which witness the effects, as experients typically awaken unbeknownst to the effect that took place. (Kelly, 2011)


  1. Kelly, Theresa M. (2011) Manual of Umbrakinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement
    Charleston, South Carolina USA.

Further Reading

  1. Kelly, Theresa M.(2013) Quantum Psychics – Scientifically Understand, Enhance and Control Your Psychic Ability,
    Charleston, South Carolina USA (ISBN: 9780557034024).
  2. Kelly, Theresa M. (2011) Manual of Umbrakinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement
    Charleston, South Carolina USA.

External links

  • Umbrakinesis Resource Center – An array of resources, links, publications, and more.
  • Introduction Course Become a student of Scientific Umbrakinetics – University of Alternative Studies.
  • Umbrakinesis Free Course of Instruction – Become a student of Umbrakinetic Studies.
  • Umbrakinesis Courses & Degree Programs – An array of courses and degree programs offered online.
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