Ajatus – ideas, what are they and where do they come from

The notes and references of material used in the 3rd Ajatus workshop at Aalto university

Today, May 2nd 2017, I gave a pretty interesting lecture/workshop at Aalto university. Thank you William Bengston for using the phrase “pretty interesting” so often. Now it’s etched in my vocabulary for the years to come.

The talk was like scratching the surface of the digital realities. This has many other names too such as larger consciousness system. A term coined by Thomas Campbell.
At the core of the lecture was the question:

if our reality is an evolving simulation, what can we as creative people do with it?

The group was around 35 people, BA students in art education and movie making if I am correct. The lecture started at 13:00 and ended at 17:00. Intense and fast paced with a short break around 15:00.

What follows are the slides I used in this lecture. They come without annotation but I do have the links to some of the mentioned research papers or other sources below the slide sets. Bear in mind, this is only a fraction of the actual research and by no means all that is referred to during the presentation.

I started by asking the students and teachers what an idea is or means to them. The list was very satisfying and it promised to be a great afternoon together. Some people immediately cut through the chase.

“An aspect of an idea is that I get a good feeling in my body”

“ideas are about communication”


Ajatus – some of the words that were associated with “idea”


During the introduction I spoke about my own life and how I got inspired by listening to researchers about their findings. This inspiration was enough to keep reading and listening- It was only when I participated in a Remote Viewing workshop myself that I began to truly accept the notion that there are ways to access information than through our 5 senses. This lesson of intellectual accepting (or declining) versus own experience is a profound one. Also during this lecture I accepted that people would be skeptical (a form of belief) but hoped they were open minded enough to sit and listen. At the end of the lecture I introduced to them a for of remote viewing. Maybe one of 2 people would get the same experience as I had?

Rupert Sheldrake

Julia Mossbridge

Ruth Kastner

Thomas Campbell

William Bengston

Daz Smith



I showed parts of one of my own RV sessions. The important aspect I wanted to bring across was that the information one receives can be at first very elusive. It takes practice and patience and stubbornness to get better and better results.


  • Method
  • Describe the photo that you will get to see in about 15 minutes. Imagine you are in that photo, on that location. What do you see, feel, hear, smell or sense otherwise?
  • Bob Monroe's relaxation method
  • The target (photo)
  • ajatus rv analysis

We ended with a relaxation exercise and a super simplified remote viewing exercise. The relaxation exercise took about 10 minutes and then followed the assignment. The target, a photo hidden on my computer, was shown AFTER the audience had shared the results publicly. I wrote most of them down on the white board and followed a categorization akin to classic Remote Viewing.