Some science behind the scenes
Attraction and repulsion, laws of
Sir William Thomson. — British Association for the Advancement of Science Opening speeches. Edinburgh, 1871
……science is bound, by the eternal law of honour, to look and without fear into the face of any problem which may honestly present itself to it.
Gravity is better called the law of Attraction between objects, as evidence from the site indicates there is also a law of Repulsion, in effect they are two sides of the same coin – Attraction and Repulsion. The magnet is an example - positive and negative - Attractive force, Repelling force.
Edward Leedskalnin (modern Latvian: Edvards Liedskalniņš)
‘Magnets’ in general are indestructible. For instance you can burn wood and flesh. You can destroy the body, but you cannot destroy the ‘magnets’ that hold together the body. …… Iron has more ‘magnets’ than wood, and every different substance has a different number of ‘magnets’ that hold the substance together. If I make a battery with copper for positive terminal and beef for negative terminal I get more ‘magnets’ out of it than when I used copper for positive terminal and sweet potato for negative terminal. From this you can see that no two things are alike.
All the following are simply variations of the force of repulsion [all on the site within the definitions section]. As there are hundreds of observations for both psychokinesis and levitation, they have not been listed below here as well but can easily be found by following the links:
- Walking on water
- Spoon bending - you loosen the attracting bonds between atoms/objects in the spoon
- Fire walking
- Walking on hot coals
- Fast traveling or ‘three mile boots’ - Through a process of training a person is able to both walk or run extremely long distances with little apparent effort and also appears to ‘skim’ over the surface of the ground, – a form of levitation. Tibetan Buddhists, Aztecs, Incas etc were all capable of this and there is some indication through myth and legend that many Celts and European shamanic societies were also capable of doing this before Christianity was introduced.
Gravity is not constant. Areas where the earth’s gravitational pull is less or more are called gravitic anomalies and are of scientific interest. Local anomalies are used in applied geophysics: if they are positive, this may indicate metallic ores. Large-scale gravity anomalies can even be detected from space. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) consists of two satellites that can detect gravitational changes across the Earth. So we already take gravity too much for granted, without thinking what this force actually is……………
From Albert De Rochas D'Aiglun - Levitation of the human body
When we pick up a stone, it seems to us that a kind of activity emanates from this stone, which it makes as an effort to get closer to the ground by pressing on our hand, it is this feeling that we express by saying: "The stone is heavy". We think we are referring to the nature of the stone in this way. This feeling has become so widespread that each of us believes we are allowed to say: "All bodies are heavy". This is an expression against which the scientist should protest; for, taken in itself, a body is not heavy; it only seems to become so when it is in the vicinity of another body that attracts it.
Since the earth attracts the stone held in the hand (we disregard the reciprocal attraction of the stone on the earth, for greater simplicity), the stone seems to be heavy, but this is only an appearance; if we could remove the earth, it would be easy to see it; only then would the true nature of the stone appear and it would be shown without weight. If we were to replace the earth near the stone, its natural state would be altered; this is what we call gravity. In short, the word gravity indicates a relationship between two bodies.
But we have on the site a number of instances where gravity does not behave itself. Dowsing, for example, is a variation of an unusual feature of attraction. Furthermore the ability to make oneself ‘heavier’ is known from magicians such as Dynamo
The Sun - 26th September 2012 by Nick Francis
AN 8st bloke with a thick Yorkshire accent is challenging me to lift him off the ground. It shouldn’t be hard — but I might as well be trying to pick up my gran’s bungalow. “I learned the picking-up trick when I was around seven, so two brothers who bullied me at school wouldn’t put me in a wheelie bin before rolling me down a hill any more. I couldn’t be budged. After that people became a bit afraid of me…... I was left alone from then on.
Sir David Brewster was involved in and witnessed levitation experiments. Through these, along with his work on the detailed biography of Newton and later his examination of the papers in Newton's collection of manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and so on, left behind when he died, Brewster came to realise that levitation and gravity were connected; that ‘gravity’ is a universal law of attraction, and ‘levitation’ is a law of repulsion
Brewster came to the conclusion that this planet and the force of gravity [attraction] between human beings and the earth itself had to have been worked out – designed ‘just sufficiently great to give them stability and not so great as to deprive them of the power of free and rapid motion…….’ .
In his Atomenlehre, Gustav Theodore Fechner in his book Concerning Souls (1861), conceived the earth as part of a universal system of living ‘beings’, interconnected by a web of light, and 'forces that are at present unknown'. In other words, a matrix held together by the laws of attraction and repulsion
And these laws are not theoretical. Edward Leedskalnin, mentioned above in the quote, had mastered this law. He was a frail man weighing not more than 100 pounds, but he still managed to quarry a piece of coral from the earth weighing over 28 tons. He then transported it, raised it, all alone, without the aid of machinery or modern tools,and built …. a castle
Coral Castle : A Monumental Feat Accomplished by One Man by Fred Graham
Edward Leedskalnin of South Florida cut, quarried and raised a castle consisting of over 1,000 tons of coral rock and 100 tons of carvings, ……. His coral building blocks included stones weighing twice the weight of the largest block of the Great Pyramid. His creation of Rock Gate, later to be called Coral Castle, ….. is located on U.S. 1 25 miles south of Miami.
In yoga, the Yogi who has perfected the ‘Siddhi(s)’ acquires similar powers "which belong to the gods" (aishvarya) and they are called garima and laghima:
- Anima (atomization), enabling the perception of the infinitely small, the structures of atoms
- Mahima (immensity), enabling one to see the exterior, the structures of the galaxies
- Garima (gravity), permitting one to assume an enormous weight
- Laghima (lightness), permitting levitation
It was Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov who probably first made the jump of understanding that weight is related to the tightness of aggregation of the objects/atoms in an aggregate and the ‘closeness’ or ‘distance’ between atoms is dependent on this law.
…………..daily experience shows to everyone who wishes to notice that water does not show an elasticity like that of air as long as the mutual cohesion of its parts lasts, that is to say, as long as the repulsive forces do not exceed the strength of cohesion.
Firstly one had to think of anything being made up of atoms figuratively tied together by these links. Any aggregation conserved all the atoms in it and their links, but all one was effectively doing was pulling some closer together by increasing their attractiveness, “heavy”, or pulling them apart by increasing the repulsive forces [decreasing attraction], gets ‘lighter’
Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov - The Law of Conservation of Mass or Principle of Mass Conservation
The law of conservation of mass or principle of mass conservation states that for any system closed to all transfers of matter and energy, the mass of the system must remain constant over time, as system mass cannot change quantity if it is not added or removed. Hence, the quantity of mass is "conserved" over time. The law implies that mass can neither be created nor destroyed.
Atoms can of course be rearranged in ‘space’, to form new aggregates, where the bonds between them – the forces of attraction and repulsion determine the new crystalline state, but the atoms remain as atoms in the same numbers. This law applies during any chemical reaction, nuclear reaction, or radioactive decay, the total mass of the reactants or starting materials must be equal to the mass of the products.
The idea of mass conservation was even stated philosophically by the Greeks, and practically by Persian scholars such as Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī (1201–1274), who wrote that "A body of matter cannot disappear completely. It only changes its form, condition, composition, colour and other properties and turns into a different complex or elementary matter". Thus Lomonosov did not discover this principle, but he was one of the first to use experiments to prove it around 1748.
Lomonosov was not consistent in his description of the forces of attraction and repulsion – a concept which is, after all, quite a difficult one to accept. But it is clear that as his theories and hypotheses became clearer and more coherent, he accepted both.
It is however, relatively easy to grasp the overall idea that atoms/aggregates with extremely high attractive forces in relation to their repulsive force, ‘weigh’ a great deal more than atoms/aggregates such as the gases, where their repulsive forces are that much greater.
The major question then remained – how do you manipulate them?
More proof that the forces can be manipulated was provided during the 1700s and 1800s when many scientists attempted to record the levitation feats accomplished by trance mediums such as D D Home. D D Home in a trance condition, was seen by a number of witnesses to levitate - fly out of one window and enter through another. D D Home himself was not in control, because he was comatose, but his 'helpers' manipulated the forces of attraction and repulsion such that the forces of repulsion of his aggregate became stronger and he could float.
Intensity and spin
Every function has a set action, a predictable outcome, but it also has an extra dimension – that of Intensity. This is not the same as vibrational level, it is a dimension related to the strength of the function. The Intensity varies from no activity at all to very high levels of intensity – strength of function - both positive and negative. Lomonosov himself stated that the intensity is determined by the spin rate [the concept of spin is mentioned in a paper, also provided as an observation]. If the spin rate is zero, the function is not expressed. If the spin rate is NOT zero, the function is expressed and the spin rate will determine the intensity, with which it is expressed. As such the theory indicates that one determines the forces/functions of attraction and repulsion using this basic understanding.
Spinning and apporting
Apporting as a phenomenon can now [partly] be explained. The spin rate of the functions that make an aggregate perceptible are reduced to zero - it now becomes invisible. The aggregate is then transported to its new location, and the reverse process is then executed - the spin rate of the functions that make an aggregate perceptible are increased from zero - it now becomes visible. In the process Energy will be first taken from the aggregate to decrease the spin rate, and after the process energy will be returned to the aggregate from elsewhere. There is the possibility that many trance mediums [and magicians] in whose presence apporting took place, supplied that Energy - were like human transformers.
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- A P Elkin - Aboriginal men of high degree - Fast travelling
- A P Elkin - Aboriginal men of high degree - Fire walking
- Alain Danielou - While the Gods Play - On Siddhis [magic powers]
- Blessed Giovanni Buono - Firewalks
- Brewster, Sir David - Letters to Walter Scott on Natural Magic – Experiments in levitation
- Chambers' Book of Days – On fire walking and other fire ceremonies
- Charles Fort - 0 Concepts - The Forces of attraction and repulsion
- Charles Fort - Unwanted and spontaneous levitation of different objects
- Cicero Newell - Indian Stories – How the Holy Men were tested by fire
- Clinical Psychologist firewalks
- Crichton, Michael - from Travels - Spoon bending
- Dalton, John – Philosophical Experiments – 02 Atoms and the Laws of Attraction
- Dalton, John – Philosophical Experiments – 07 The law of multiple proportions
- Dean Radin - Entangled Minds - Spoon bending
- Dr Brigham firewalks
- Dr. B. Glanvill Corney witnesses the Fijian fire walk
- Dynamo the Magician - Levitating from the Shard
- Dynamo the Magician - Walking on water
- Eddington, Sir Arthur - The Expanding Universe - Aggregates and gravity
- Freiherr Du Prel, Dr Carl - Magic as a natural science - 01 The mystery of gravity
- Freiherr Du Prel, Dr Carl - Magic as a natural science - 02 Levitation
- Freiherr Du Prel, Dr Carl - Magic as a natural science - 03 Ecstatic flight and the technical flight
- Giant strides on the Golden Gate bridge
- Guthrie, Woody - Atom dance
- Hasted, Professor John – 01 Spoon bending - Introduction
- Hasted, Professor John – 02 Spoon bending - With Geller, 5 February 1974
- Hasted, Professor John – 03 Spoon bending - Spoon softening
- Hasted, Professor John – 04 Spoon bending - Metal bending by Stephen North
- Hasted, Professor John – 05 Spoon bending - Bending a disc shaped single crystal of molybdenum of about 1 cm diameter
- Hasted, Professor John – 06 Spoon bending - The remarkable abilities of Jean Pierre Girard
- Hasted, Professor John – 07 Spoon bending - The action of the metal bender Julie Knowles on a very long thin strip of aluminium
- Hasted, Professor John – 08 Spoon bending - The metal bending skills of Japanese boy, Masuaki Kiyota
- Hasted, Professor John – 09 Spoon bending - A summary of children and adults who were involved in metal bending research
- Hasted, Professor John – 10 Spoon bending - Bending of a single crystal of zinc stroked between the fingers and thumb by Graham P
- Hasted, Professor John – 11 Spoon bending - Extreme deformation of metal objects
- Hasted, Professor John – 12 Spoon bending - Andrew G and the ‘paperclip scrunch’
- Hasted, Professor John – 13 Spoon bending - Metal pieces bent inside hermetically sealed glass tubes
- Hasted, Professor John – 14 Spoon bending - Dr Wolkowski ‘s experiments on Metal pieces bent inside sealed glass tubes
- Hasted, Professor John – 15 Spoon bending - Structural examination of an abnormal plane bend produced by Willie G indicates a different crystal structure was formed
- Hasted, Professor John – 16 Spoon bending - Dr Ronald Hawke of Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory and no-touch experiments
- Hasted, Professor John – 17 Spoon bending - Using the strain gauge in no touch bending
- Hasted, Professor John – 18 Spoon bending - The detection of metal-bending action by children using a strain gauge
- Hasted, Professor John – 19 Spoon bending - Paranormal cleavage
- Hasted, Professor John – 20 Spoon bending - Vacancy formation might be regarded as teleportation on a microscopic scale
- Hasted, Professor John – 21 Spoon bending - Julie Knowles and the effect of distance upon spoon bending ability
- Hasted, Professor John – 22 Spoon bending - Changes of mood and its effect on the success of spoon bending
- Hasted, Professor John – 23 Spoon bending - Twisting a single metal strip about its own axis without touch
- Hasted, Professor John – 24 Spoon bending - Producing accurately formed parabolas as much as 30 cm long without touch
- Hasted, Professor John – 25 Spoon bending - Softening and hardening
- Hasted, Professor John – 26 Spoon bending - Induction by inanimate objects rather than by people
- Hasted, Professor John – 27 Spoon bending - Social dangers that might come upon us as a result of our new-found knowledge of metal-bending
- Home D. D. – Fire experiments November 30, 1868 – Lord Adare’s testimony
- Home D. D. – Fire experiments – Lord Lindsay’s testimony
- Home D. D. – Fire experiments – Mr. Jencken’s testimony
- Home D. D. – Fire experiments – Samuel Carter Hall, F.S.A ’s testimony
- Home D. D. – Fire experiments – Stainton Moses’s testimony
- Jacolliot, Louis - Occult Science in India - 05 Fakirs Elevation and knocking
- Jacolliot, Louis - Occult Science in India - 07 Fakirs Flying feathers
- Jacques Romano on the feats of Kuda Bux
- Kahuna - Fire walking on Suva
- Kahuna - Hector MacQuarrie fire walks
- Khan, Hazrat Inayat - The Rifai Sufi school
- King Aethelred, King Canute, Queen Emma, their son Edward and the Fire Test
- Kuda Bux - Over hot coals
- Leedskalnin, Edward - Magnetic current - Attraction and repulsion as functions
- Lethbridge, T C - ESP Beyond Time and Distance – The Laws of Gravity; where is the string in real life?
- MacLaine, Shirley - Sees a Bhutanese lama levitate
- Manning, Matthew - The Link - 19 Bending silver spoons
- Manning, Matthew - The Link - 20 Bending six inch steel nails
- Mary Magdalen de Pazzi – Levitating with three mile boots
- Menny Lindenfeld Bending Spoon & Fork with his mind
- Mikhail Drogzenovich, the fifty-three-year-old farmer from the Bulgarian village of Stara Zagora, who could levitate
- Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov – On the Relation of the Amount of Material and Weight – Functions and spin
- Mikhailova, Nelya - The family dog, watched with bewilderment as objects near Nelya began to gyrate
- Mikhailova, Nelya - The hydrometer experiment
- Mirdea Eliade - Fijian fire walking
- Nathan Coker – Able to firewalk and handle fire
- North, Stephen - Distribution of directions of strain signal vectors in a no touch metal-bending session using square and circular specimens of thin metal sheet
- North, Stephen - Localised paranormal action in metal bending and anomalous signals from strain gauges
- North, Stephen - Modifications of the physical properties of crystals, the formation of dislocation loops
- North, Stephen - No changes in the temperature of the metal during Stephen’s metal bending sessions
- North, Stephen - No touch bending of a metal strip rocking to and fro on a moving wooden arm attached to a musical metronome
- North, Stephen - Spoons do not usually bend uniformly along their length; they bend at one particular place where the centre of action is concentrated
- North, Stephen - The most usual configuration of a surface of action is that of a vertical plane passing through the body of the subject
- North, Stephen – A spring exposed to Stephen North becomes permanently deformed
- North, Stephen – Are some part or parts of the body involved, and are they always the same parts in no touch bending?
- North, Stephen – No touch metal bending - a slow start with gradually increasing frequency of occurrence of signals
- North, Stephen – No touch metal bending - softening can appear and vanish very quickly
- North, Stephen – No touch metal bending - softening is not permanent
- Palladino, Eusapia - 1897 Experiments with letter scales
- Palladino, Eusapia - Levitating, tapping, flashes of electricity and apporting
- Professor Harry Kellar – High Caste Indian Magic – The Levitating Fakir
- Rajalakshmi, Mahayogini - Examples of levitation abilities
- Richardson the famous fire-eater - Handles and eats fire
- Rites of the Firewalkers of Japan - W. C. Jameson Reid
- Robert Bell - Stranger than Fiction – 02 The table commenced a vigorous movement across the floor
- Robert Farris Thompson - On Challenging gravity
- Rochas, Albert De - Levitation of the human body – 09 Maria
- Rochas, Albert De - Levitation of the human body – 10 Françoise Fontaine
- Saint Francis of Paola - Fire handling
- Saint Francis of Paola - The Gift of Miracles
- Saint Peter Igneus - Firewalks
- Schwarz, Jack - Beyond Biofeedback by Drs Elmer and Alyce Green – Demonstrations given to the Los Angeles County Medical Association, arranged by psychiatrist Dr. Kurt Fantl
- Shah, Idries - The Sufis - On Psychokinesis
- Shingon Buddhism - The Kiyomori Festival - Firewalking 01
- Shingon Buddhism - The Kiyomori Festival - Firewalking 02
- Shingon Buddhism - The Kiyomori Festival - Firewalking 03
- Sidis, William James - The Animate And The Inanimate - 01 Chapter One The Reverse Universe
- Soddy, Frederick – Soddy's role as prophet - 03 Aggregates, the force of aggregation, form and functions
- The Fiery Ordeal of Fiji - Maurice Delcasse
- The Mohammedan Fire walker witnessed by Mgr. Despatures, the Catholic bishop of Mysore in India
- Tibetan Buddhism - Lung-gom-pas
- Tibetan Buddhism - Lung-gom-pas
- Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home – 22 He placed his face right among the burning coals, moving it about as though bathing it in water
- Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home – 46 He took a red-hot ember from the fire, and spoke a few words to Miss Douglas on the subject of faith. She held out her hand, and he placed the coal in it
- Watson, Lyall - Tides and gravity
- Williams, Nicholas – Action on strain gauges not stuck onto pieces of metal during no-touch sessions
- Williams, Nicholas – Experiments bending latch keys placed around a house using no touch
- Williams, Nicholas – No-touch absence of hardening during paranormal deformation
- Williams, Nicholas – No-touch bending of a suspended latch-key from over fifteen feet away
- Williams, Nicholas – No-touch bending of a suspended latch-key, the range of variation of strength of signal with distance seems to be more or less random
- Williams, Nicholas – No-touch movement of a suspended latch-key and strain gauge visually and by means of a video-camera
- Williams, Nicholas – No-touch violent spontaneous bending and twisting of folded strips
- Williams, Nicholas – Permanent deformation of a metal specimen, without any actual bending being visible
- Williams, Nicholas – The effect of screens, of glass, brass and mild steel on metal bending activity
- Williams, Nicholas – The permanent magnetization of ferromagnetic cutlery by paranormal bending
- Williams, Nicholas – Using strain gauges to measure post-active effects
- Williams, Nicholas – Using strain gauges to measure strong effects
- Willie G – Cutlery being found to be bent after being thrown in the air
- Willie G – Producing smooth parabolas and abnormal plane bends in aluminium strip
- Willie G – Twisting a strip of metal around the axis of a miniature electric generator to produce sporadic recorded pulses