(From left) Ms. Kimberly Schipke, Dr. Thornton
Streeter and Mr. Sean Clarke (Editor of SSRF website)
Ramnathi (Ponda, Goa) – Two scientists from overseas visited Sanatan’s Ashram in Ponda (Ramnathi) here on 3rd February. Dr. Thornton Streeter, D.Sc., is the Director of ‘Centre for Biofield Sciences’ in United Kingdom and India. Ms. Kimberly Schipke, M.S., C.C.T. is a biomedical engineer with over six years of research experience in tissue engineering, cellular/tissue mechanobiology and medical device design. During their visit, they shared what they experienced.
Whilst performing one experiment in H.H. Dr. Athavale’s room, they touched the wall and both felt that the wall was breathing and pulsating. They could perceive various vibrations coming out of His room floor too. Dr. Streeter, who is also the faculty head of the Zoroastrian College section of human biofield research commented on how peaceful he felt in the room; he expressed surprise at how simply H.H. Dr. Athavale lived.
Dr. Streeter also appreciated that Sanatan was transparent and that even though a picture of H.H. Dr. Athavale had been attacked and discoloured by negative energies, Sanatan still put it on display.
They admired the efforts Sanatan had made to document the various phenomena occurring in and around the Spiritual Research Centre. They expressed their desire to help Sanatan reach out to the scientific community and to design research programmes using biofeedback machines. Coincidentally, they visited the PIP biofeedback machine room in the Ashram as it was being inaugurated.
Dr. Streeter seemed to be drawn to the recitation of mantras in the Ashram and kept stopping to listen to it.
Dr. Streeter commented that Sanatan Ashram in Ponda was like a Spiritual University with so many facets of spiritual education. He said it was very commendable that over 400 seekers living in the Ashram had given up their worldly life to pursue an expansive and noble goal, and were residing in harmony as one community.