Here’s a lecture William Burroughs made at Naropa. There’s interesting material here about a machine he experimented with and his critique of science’s indefensible split of consciousness and external reality.
A few of the references that Burroughs mentions…
Frontiers of Science, G Harry Stine Athenenium Press – plans for the wishing machine.
Eliphas Levi rules for wishing. To wish or will without desiring, see it as already accomplished, unconditional and take responsibility (or what would be nessisary to realize the wish).