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Wavelength Alteration: Visible Light and Infrared
Umbrakinesis is the psychical influence of the electromagnetic spectrum including visible light and part of the near-infrared range. Umbrakinetic-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.
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 experients of umbrakinetic phenomena, 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).
(Adapted from the paper "Manual of Umbrakinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement” by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.)