In 1973 the CIA circulated a document titled “Certain Problems in Biological Electrodynamics and Psychoenergetics”. It details several experiments conducted by former Senior Scientific Associate for the Soviet Union. The USSR appears to have explored the subject of “electrical telekinesis” in great detail before their eventual collapse. They were keenly interested in the electrical properties that accompany successful movement of small objects weighing 10-100 grams across the surface of a 0.5m cube utilizing “emotionally willed tension” on the part of the subject.
Some of the more interesting findings include that the phenomena was amenable to training and that the psychophysiological state of a practitioner (think meditation, deep breathing) were more important than the atmospherical conditions at the time of the experiment. For example, the presence of a geomagnetic storm within the Earths atmosphere had previously been implicated in worse scores on precognition (chance guessing). However like telekinesis, precognition was also proven to rely heavily on psychophysiological indicators, such as personality and heart rate variability.
They eventually figured out that the objects movement when the hands are brought closer resulted from a difference in electrical charge built up between the individual, the surface of the cube and the object itself. As more trials were conducted the surface of the cube became “primed” by the electrical activity of prior attempts, making success by another practitioner more likely. Ultimately it came down to polarity of charge – like a magnet the negatively charged hand of the individual can repel the negatively charged object across the cube, overcoming the force of friction.
However, this could only occur effortlessly when the surface of the cube was sufficiently charged from prior attempts, otherwise it would require “emotionally willed tension” on the part of the subject. This is because willed muscular tension, especially when coupled with emotion, increased the electrostatic charge of the individual, which inevitably compensates for the cubes lower field strength. The entire process is explained more thoroughly in the document as a method of polarizing air molecules to create an “electric wind”.
“In the absence of an electric field the air molecules have six degrees of freedom, while in a strong electric field they are polarized; as a consequence of the polarization the number of degrees of freedom decreases to two, and if the field is uniform, then the aerostatic pressure of the directed stream of molecules is compensate by the pressure of the opposite stream; however, if the field is nonuniform, then the pressure of the air molecules in one direction will be greater then in the other (i.e. an “electrical” wind will develop) and the objects will lose their weigh; this effect may be interpreted formally as an increase in air density. the pseudodensity of the air medium becoming greater as the nonuniformity of the field increases.”