Watson, Lyall - The ocean temperatures rise and fall in harmony with the fluctuations in Earth’s field
Type of Spiritual Experience
This example, shows how several software systems interact. There is the system for currents in the sea - ‘the speed of the Pacific gyre’ - and the system which control the earth’s magnetic field and its strength at any time. This in turn interacts with the system of lowering or raising the temperature of things [heating and cooling] and the systems for wind and air currents. As Lyall Watson says
“The result is an elegant feedback system in which temperature, rainfall, ocean currents and electromagnetic fields are all held in delicate equilibrium”
As an example, it is excellent as it shows how we may talk about ‘systems’ in order to help our understanding, but in fact the universe is in reality one integrated system a truly vast integrated system, but an integrated system nevertheless.
A description of the experience
Lyall Watson – Heaven’s Breath
A Swedish-American meteorologist called Goestas Wollin, acting on a hunch, compared the changes in magnetic field strengths over the years with seasonal sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific, and found to his delight that the graphs matched perfectly. The ocean temperatures rise and fall in perfect harmony with the fluctuations in Earth’s field, but they lag precisely three years behind.
It takes this long for a strengthening of the field to be translated into an increase in speed of the Pacific gyre, that huge clockwise swirl which results in better mixing of heat picked up in the tropics, and a higher overall sea temperature. And consequently, a weakening of the field lets the ocean currents slow until eventually sea temperatures fall proportionately. A strong magnetic field produces fast ocean currents which spread heat in the ocean sink more evenly, cutting down the disparity between hot and cold zones of water and air, and eliminating some of the winds which normally rush to restore equilibrium.
But the process of course goes on. Calm warm weather results in a slowing down of ocean currents, producing a weaker field, uneven distribution of heat, more frequent winds and therefore cooler weather. The result is an elegant feedback system in which temperature, rainfall, ocean currents and electromagnetic fields are all held in delicate equilibrium on the responsive see saw of world wind