DOME - Development of Mental Energy (tm)
Project DOME serves a twofold purpose, one of which is to provide
interested individuals with general information on the subject of
parapsychology. The second, and the focus of this program, known
simply as "DOME", is to enable anyone to utilize the ideas behind ESP
testing in a specially designed computer environment. This will result
in, by way of evaluation, a measure of how effective one is at using
his/her extrasensory perception, or ESP.
Please read the following information before using the program. It
will give you a good idea of what is contained in the distribution
package, inform you how to make copies for others, and provide you
with registration information. At the end, you will find a
questionnaire dealing with personal experiences or feelings on the
subjects of parapsychology and UFO's.
The only requirement to run DOME is DOS 2.1 or above. A color monitor
is highly recommended. DOME consists of the following 5 files, briefly
described, which are necessary for proper operation of the program:
DOME.EXE - The program itself
DOME.DAT - Data file to save scores, settings, etc.
DOME.RES - Reserve initialized (unused) copy of DOME.DAT
DOME.TXT - Program documentation, accessible on-line
DOME.PRE - What you are reading now
All five files must be present in any hard disk directory or on a
diskette where you intend to run DOME. Therefore, when making copies,
always include all files in the process. (Ex: Typing
COPY C:\ESP\DOME.* A:/V at the DOS prompt would copy all program files
(DOME.*) from the disk directory C:\ESP to the diskette in drive A:.
Typing COPY A:DOME.* C:\ESP/V would do the reverse if you were copying
the program from drive A: to the a directory called C:\ESP.)
One feature of DOME is to provide a means of gauging a user's ESP
performance by way of a personal mail-in evaluation, to be conducted
on the scores saved by the program. As such, these scores should
belong exclusively to a single user. It is, therefore, of considerable
necessity for the user to start off with an empty (initialized)
DOME.DAT file (one which contains no previous scores saved earlier).
To check this, you must view the scores within the program. (Select
Scores then View on the program menu.) If no scores show in the high
score window, then the file is empty and ready to accept scores. If,
on the other hand, scores are present, the file DOME.DAT then must be
emptied - replaced, actually - by overwriting it with the reserve copy
provided. To do this, type COPY DOME.RES DOME.DAT/V at the DOS prompt.
This will not only produce a new initialized DOME.DAT file, but will
leave the reserve copy intact. (Do not simply rename the DOME.RES
file; use the Copy command as indicated, because the reserve file will
be required whenever you may want to start over anew.)
If several users would like to save their scores on a single computer,
then it will be necessary to have all five program files in each of
separate directories on a hard drive, one directory per user. On a
floppy drive, each user could have their own diskette (or separate
directories on a single diskette).
The program is very easy to run; simply start by typing DOME
at the DOS prompt. After being met by the intro screens, you will
be in the program environment. Press "I" for Info on the program menu
and then "F1" to display the User Guide, which you can also print by
typing TYPE DOME.TXT >LPT1 at the DOS prompt.
On the following pages you will find a copy of the registration form
and an optional parapsychology questionnaire which you may choose to
mail at the same time. The two may be printed out together within DOME
by choosing Info on the menu and then Registration (F3). When
answering the questionnaire, please be as straightforward and honest
as possible, for the information you are providing is valuable in
assessing what experiences people are or are not having regarding
these kinds of phenomena and the how the public generally feels about
them. Attach as much additional paper as you need to fully answer the
questions. If you want to provide comments or details regarding any
other matter or personal experience having to do with parapsychology,
then you are encouraged to do so.
A NOTE TO INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT A PRINTER
When you are ready to send us your scores, just send us your name and
address, and a disk containing a copy of the DOME.DAT file (with scores
saved therein) and we will print out what we need to do the rest.
REGISTRATION FORM FOR DOME
SOURCE OF YOUR COPY OF DOME:
FOR EACH USER, PLEASE ENCLOSE THE REGISTRATION FEE OF $10
(MULTIPLE USERS SHOULD USE SEPARATE FORMS)
P.O. BOX 19495
JOHNSTON, RI 02919
WHEN THIS FORM (WITH CORRECT FEE) IS RECEIVED, USER WILL BE MAILED
A REGISTERED COPY OF "DOME", WHICH PERMITS THE SAVING OF SCORES.
THE USER IS THEN ENTITLED TO MAIL IN, WHEN READY, ONE PROGRAM
PRINTOUT OF PERSONAL SCORES ACHIEVED USING THE PROGRAM.
IN RETURN, WE WILL MAIL BACK A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION BASED ON
THOSE SCORES. ALSO, A LIST OF RESOURCES TO WHICH YOU MAY TURN FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE FIELD OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY WILL
BE MAILED WHEN THIS FORM IS RECEIVED.
PROJECT DOME QUESTIONNAIRE
Be as brief or detailed inasmuch as required for you to
satisfactorily answer the following questions. Continue on back or
elsewhere, if needed. Any and all questions are optional, but honesty
is much appreciated on those questions you choose to answer. Any
information which you provide will be considered confidential.
How old are you?
Male or female?
What is your occupation?
1. Have you ever seemingly used clairvoyance to obtain information
about something? If so, how was this information perceived?
2. Have you ever felt that some part of you left your body, or you
felt to be at two places at the same time?
3. Have you ever had a near-death experience? If so, what was
4. Have you ever had a dream or sudden feeling/image about something
that later turned out to be true, and seemed more than just
5. While fully awake, have you ever seen an apparition (or ghost)? If
so, describe its appearance. Were there any witnesses?
6. Have you ever received thoughts from (or sent to) someone with whom
you were not physically present?
7. Have you ever observed the independent movement or other physical
behavior of objects which could not be logically explained?
8. Have you ever witnesses a "true" unidentified flying object, or
UFO? What were the circumstances, and did others observe this? Were
any ordinary possibilities considered for the sighting? (For example,
aircraft, meteor, debris, atmospheric (weather) device, reflection,
9. Do you feel that you have experienced a more involved "contact"
with the "occupants" of UFO's at some time? If true, how so?
10. In connection with possible UFO activity, have you experienced
other bizarre or odd happenings, such as electrical disturbances, the
appearance of strange bodily scars or other markings, periods of time
for which you have a confused or little recollection, or anything as
requested in 1 through 7 above?
11. Have you ever told others about any of the experiences which you
may have related here? If so, how did they react?
12. What, if anything, interests you the most regarding any of the
subject matter referred to in the program documentation or in this
13. Do you generally believe in the existence of psi (psychic)
abilities? What is your position on the issue?
14. Do you believe that UFO's and the "alien visitation" phenomenon
are objectively real? What is your position on the issue?
15. Do you feel that governments, like that of the U.S., have covered
up information regarding UFO's in the past? Do you feel that incidents
are still being handled in this manner today?
16. If you are generally skeptical about parapsychology and UFO's, how
do you feel reports dealing with such issues can be explained?
17. Regarding the enigmatic "crop circles" which have appeared in the
countrysides of England and elsewhere, what do you think is
responsible for their formation? (This is assuming that you are
familiar with the phenomenon and that it remains unsolved at the time
you are reading this.)