Nei kung experts such as John Chang have allegedly spent decades learning how to harness their bodies’ inner chi power. Some of their incredible demonstrations, however, can be reproduced without special training. With a proper setup, most adults can shoot a lightning bolt from their fingertips.
A capacitor is an electrical device designed to store a temporary charge. Capacitors are used in virtually all modern electronic devices, from digital cameras to plasma TVs.
All objects, whether natural or man-made, exhibit some degree of capacitance—including that large bag of mineral water known as the human body. If you have ever walked across a carpet and received a painful shock from a doorknob, then you are familiar with the high voltage potential of the human body.
Friction and static electricity are not the only ways to charge your body: you can also plug yourself directly into a wall outlet. Of course, you should never try this at home, because it would probably kill you. Why not watch someone else do it instead?
In this video clip from Maximum Exposure, Jose Munoz demonstrates a few of the extraordinary phenomena known as electrostatics. After handling charged television components to increase his energy, Jose can:
- Attract objects with an opposite charge to his body
- Light paper on fire with a touch
- Cause a fluorescent light bulb to glow in his hands
- Shoot blue bolts of electric current from his fingers
Technically, this doesn’t qualify as telekinesis or pyrokinesis, because Jose is the conduit and not the source of the power. Nevertheless, it’s one amazing parlor trick.
Does it prove that the yang chi and yin chi are really just electricity?