First person narratives like ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, ‘Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master’ and many a hagiography is awash with examples of advanced souls and saints materializing and dematerializing at will.

So far, dismissed as thaumaturgy or science fiction or at best, spooky workings of quantum physics, a new study on ‘teleporting’ the human brain is making waves in pop science.

Neurologists have taken the first practical step with humans and proved the concept that our brain’s navigation system works just fine when beamed across virtual space in this exciting research.

In summary, this study walked subjects though a virtual teleportation exercise and their minds continued to respond as if they were actually travelling. That suggests our brains are ready to accept a more radical experience of teleportation.

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Or, could it also be that our minds can’t quite tell the difference between reality and virtuosity and tricked into imagining an illusory sensory feedback as real?

‘20th century science’, Paramhansa Yogananda said it best in his Autobiography, ‘is thus sounding like a page from the hoary Vedas!’



Bhaskar Dutta is a self-help author and IT specialist based in London.