The physical dimension of the human body is a mass of atomic substance, intricately designed and regulated, delicately balanced with environmental forces, and receiving its ultimate animation from sources yet beyond full scientific scrutiny.
Atomic and Molecular Magnetism
All forms of matter have atoms as basic building units, and there are at least 92 kinds of atoms which naturally occur in nature. The essential composition of an atom is: a positively charged nucleus, containing protons and neutrons, and negatively charged electrons, orbiting the nucleus. Fundamental to the generation of atomic magnetism is the orbital movement of negatively charged electrons around a positively charged nucleus. The relative movement of dissimilar charges constitutes a flow of electrical currents, which, in turn, produces a magnetic field. Electricity and magnetism are very closely related. In fact, they seem to be different aspects of a single phenomenon--hence the term, "electromagnetism." Magnetism, then, becomes a corollary to the movement of charges, wherever such movement occurs. The magnetic field itself is often described as a field of influence, (attractive or repelling), surrounding the flow of electricity, such that if the field were diagrammed, it would be seen surrounding the current flow and at right angles to it.
Electron movement around the nucleus produces electrical flow, which, in turn, produces magnetism. But this is only one source of magnetism in the atom. In addition to their orbital movement, the electrons also spin on their axis, thereby creating yet another magnetic field. And to a lesser extent, the protons and neutrons inside the nucleus have an intrinsic rotation which results in giving the nucleus certain magnetism, although it is considerably smaller in strength than that created by the electron movement. (The magnetic moment of the nucleus of an atom is about 2,000 times weaker than that of the whole atom.) It is the vector sum of all these internal properties that give the atom its overall magnetic moment.
In physics, the term "magnetic moment" is used to identify the presence of a magnetic field associated with a given body, and to refer to the strength and direction of that magnetic field. When applied to the atom, magnetic moment relates to the overall character of the magnetic field of the atom. The atom's magnetic moment results primarily from the combination of the orbital and spin movements of the electrons. Arising out of this interaction between orbital and spin magnetic moments is what is called the spin-orbital coupling. This relates to an internal splitting of energy levels and further contributes to the internal cohesion of the atoms' structure. Virtually all atoms comprising matter--whether organic or inert--are considered to have a magnetic moment. Any system or body which is the source of a magnetic field is said to have a magnetic moment.
The magnetic field inherent in the atom and created by its own natural motion does not exist by itself in isolation from other external fields. Not infrequently, an atom is exposed to magnetic fields stronger than its own. If an external magnetic field of strength considerably greater than that of the atom's internal field is applied the result is to destroy the spin-orbital coupling mentioned above. In this instance, the dominant effect would become that of the stronger external field. The exact external field strength necessary to destroy the spin-orbital coupling seems to vary, depending on which element of matter is being acted upon. Under such conditions an alteration in the normal energy level of atoms (and of molecules) occurs, and in certain instances this can lead to a considerable modification of established atomic and molecular processes.
A field external to the atom may affect the spin orientation of protons within the nucleus. Such an external field can have the effect of accelerating or retarding proton activity. Two other concepts of external magnetic field influence upon atoms are: Precession and resonance, and are seen to bear an intrinsic, even causal relationship to each other. Precession occurs when an applied magnetic field acts upon the magnetic field of the electron, altering the direction of movement of the field belonging to the electron.
The usual result is to give the electron's field a kind of conical motion around the applied field. Thus, the field of the electron precesses around the applied field. Precession occurs with the spin as well as the orbital motion of the electron. There is also precession associated with the nucleus. With the various precessional effects of an applied field upon an atom, the result is a complicated relationship between competing forces: the applied field, the spin and orbital fields of the electrons, and the nucleus. These interactions are further complicated by the many billions of atoms when matter is considered in bulk.
The rate of precession will vary, depending on the characteristics of both the applied magnetic field and the subject magnetic field. A varying applied magnetic field means that the rate of precession will also vary. The earth's magnetic field gives rise to precession in all atoms comprising all matter upon the surface of the earth. The motion of the atom with its nucleus and orbiting and spinning electrons precessing around a magnetic field is repeated in nature on the macroscopic scale in the solar system with its orbiting of spinning planets all precessing as part of the Milky Way around some variable point in space.
The earth's magnetic field is influenced by changes in the sun's strong magnetic fields producing solar flares and sunspots. The carrier is the solar wind, a continuous breeze of electrified gas which arrives here about four days after an event on the sun to create disturbances in the earth's magnetism. Micro and macro mirror each other. Resonance in an atom occurs when the frequency of precession of the field of the nucleus is the same as the frequency of the applied field. This is referred to as nuclear magnetic resonance. In addition to nuclear resonance, electron resonance can also occur if the external field frequency matches that of the atom's electrons. It is under the condition of resonance that the combined, interacting effect of the magnetic fields is at maximum.
With the atom, the overall magnetism depends on how the internal magnetism of the atom's nucleus links up with the orbiting and spin magnetic field of the electrons. With matter in bulk, it is the total vector sum of various atom groupings which determines the final character of molecular magnetism. For example, in the case or iron or cobalt, the atoms join together in such as way that there is, in effect, no cancellation of the individual field of each atom, all fields combine to point in the same direction, thus producing a substance extremely responsive to magnetic influence. The human body functions as a giant electromagnet. The human organism consists of about 10 trillion cells, in which there are nearly 10 billion miles of DNA, the nucleo-protein which plays a key role in the transmission of life codes. The two chains of the double helix DNA molecule are of opposite polarity. This polar affinity within an aqueous medium is thought to aid in the stabilization of the overall molecular structure.
A Biochemical Perspective
The human body consists of over 80% water. Water is universally recognized to be particularly susceptible to magnetic influence. Since the nucleus of the oxygen atom has no magnetic moment, and should therefore not respond to an external magnetic field, it is the single proton of the hydrogen's nucleus that is thought to be so amenable to magnetic fields, with the result that water can be easily polarized by an external magnetic force. Thus, under normal circumstances, some of the hydrogen protons contained in the water within the human body might be expected to line up in the direction of the earth's magnetic field. Extending this rationale, these hydrogen protons in water would realign themselves in the direction of any local or applied magnetic field whose strength greatly exceeds that of the earth's field. Hence, the body's high percentage of water is thought to be a prevailing reason for its susceptibility to magnetic influences. Artificially imposed magnetic fields can alter normal biochemical processes.
There are at least three possible effects of magnetic fields upon biochemical processes: a) An upset of the normal enzyme balance, b) An increase or decrease in the stability of the genetic code, c) Modification of the normal rate of cell division. The chemical components in the cells have varying magnetic susceptibility. Hence, the permanent and any transient components will experience varying forces under the influence of the magnetic field. Although these forces are small from a microscopic point of view, they can be appreciable enough to overcome weak intermolecular forces and thus to upset the delicate balance (chemical or other equilibria, inside and outside the cell) necessary for the sustenance of a living system. (Magnetic fields ranging between 2,000 to 7,000 oersted can have the effect of increasing the production of gases by the decomposition of liquids exposed to such fields).
If we consider its electrolytic properties, we achieve another perspective of the body's chemical susceptibility to magnetic fields. An electrolyte, as we know, is a substance in solution capable of conducting an electric current; and where there is electric current flow, there also is magnetism. Some liquid solutions, because of differing chemical properties, are better electrolytes than others. The better the electrolyte, the greater the current flow, and consequently, the larger the resultant magnetic field. Iron is known to be especially susceptible to magnetization, and the human blood carries in solution relatively large amounts of iron.
Given these conditions, the body is seen to generate a magnetic field of its own, owing partly to the presence of iron-produced charged particles flowing in the blood stream, although other chemical elements, e.g. potassium and sodium, also contribute a fair measure of charged particles to the body's overall bioelectric/biomagnetic status. It is common knowledge that blood placed under a microscope with a magnetic field applied, reveals the blood cells all lined up in the direction of the field. This easy polarization of the blood is thought to be greatly facilitated by the high percentage of iron contained in the hemoglobin of the blood cells. Under certain conditions magnetic fields, in altering the orientation of blood cells, induce changes in their biological reactions, and thereby modify the probability of chemical bond formation,
The blood is very slightly alkaline, with respect to body cells which are more acid in nature. Consequently, if one is suffering from a condition prompted by the over-acidity of the blood, the proper application of negative, alkaline north pole magnetic energy should help restore the blood to normal. The blood's leukocyte (white cell) count is particularly amenable to magnetic influence, their numbers quickly rising or dropping, depending on the prevailing magnetic conditions. Within the human system, the blood, because of its chemical composition, assists in the creation of the body's intrinsic biomagnetic field. Due to its iron content, the blood is highly amenable to magnetic fields from external sources.
Cells and Magnetism
Biomagnetic researchers look upon the cell in the living organism as a small electric battery with the mitochondria as the power house. All functions of the human body are electro-chemical in their operations. A cell, like all units comprised of physical, atomic substance, has a magnetic moment which, in part, results from the interaction of its electrochemical constituents. There is a resonance which holds between the DNA in the chromosomes of the cell nucleus and the RNA residing in the cytoplasmic envelope which surrounds the nucleus. Biochemists are steadily expanding their comprehension of the phenomenon of the constant transfer of electricity occurring across cell membranes. The electric message is carried along the nerves as a result of changes in the quantities of potassium and sodium salts inside and outside the cell. Outside are a lot of potassium and little sodium. The effect is like that of a wet battery where different solutions separated by a semi-permeable membrane give rise to an electric current. If a very fine electrode tube is inserted inside an individual nerve and another tube is bathed in the external sodium predominating liquid, an electric difference of 65-95 millivolts can be measured between the two points.
When a nerve is stimulated, sodium flows into it at the point of stimulation and potassium flows out, discharging the local voltage difference across the membrane. The voltage difference is then discharged in the next bit of membrane a little further along and so on--thus, the message travels along the nerve. Consequently, each cell can be viewed as possessing its own immediate magnetic environment, or magnetic field, which combines with the fields of like and adjacent cells, thereby giving rise to the magnetic field of a particular system within the human body. The magnetic field of the skeletal system can be seen as distinct from that of the nervous system. In practice, however, the individual magnetic fields of all the body's cells and of all the body's systems combine to yield an overall somatic magnetic field, resulting from all of the body's physical, electrochemical, magnetic-producing processes taken collectively.
Magnetism and Enzymes
An enzyme is defined as a biological catalyst; it enters into a chemical reaction but does not become a part of the reaction itself. The enzyme is considered the "brain" of the cell. Each cell in our body has its own enzyme, and all reactions occurring in each cell are dictated and controlled by the enzyme. Enzyme failure is the ultimate cause of disease; all disease can be traced to some malfunctioning enzyme. Thus, any successful therapy must be noticed at the enzyme activity level. All biological mechanisms become, comparatively speaking, gross levels of analysis of magnetic effects. The nervous system controls behavioral patterns, but enzymes control the nervous system. The enzyme is the lowest possible level of behavioral controls--all biological systems being directed by enzymes.
Enzymes deliberately damaged by exposure to ultraviolet radiation and subjected to various magnetic fields of strengths up to 13,000 gauss, showed that molecular behavior was altered, and there was a general enhancement of enzyme activity--bonding activity was somehow affected. Although several other enzyme solutions were tested, the enzyme trypsin figured most prominently in the research. Also, catalase, an enzyme of the blood, was found to be especially responsive to the presence of a magnetic field. But at no time was there found to be any harmful effects to the enzymes because of the strength of the field employed. The earth's magnetic field is also said to activate an enzyme system is fruits and vegetables which causes normal ripening. When the field of a magnet passes through the organic compound of an apple, it produces a loss or gain of protons which speeds up the enzyme system and causes ripening.
There is little doubt as to the ability of certain magnetic fields to alter enzyme reactions which, in turn, can modify the chemical processes occurring in each cell of the human body. In a series of experiments conducted on the effects of "spiritual healing," or the "laying on of hands," on the enzyme trypsin, as compared with the effects of magnetic fields, the results of solutions treated by a healer, against those obtained from enzymes exposed to a magnetic field, showed that the activity of damaged enzymes treated by the healer increased to a degree comparable to that obtained in a magnetic field of 13,000 gauss. The qualitative effects of both the magnetic field and the healer's hands were always the same--an enhancement of enzyme activity.
Frequency is defined as "rate of vibration," a cyclical fluctuation of energy, over time, between certain values. The greater the rate of vibration, the higher the frequency. Since Einstein, we have known that energy and matter are but two different aspects of a single, unknown reality; that matter and energy are quantitatively different manifestations of one fundamental phenomenon--vibration. There is only one law of vibration, whether the field is electromagnetic (as in radio waves), or mechanical (as in sound), or nuclear (as in sub-atomic particles). Hence, frequency, a rate of vibration, is peculiar to everything that is--every manifest entity in the universe has its own rate of vibration.
Associated with frequency are the forces of nature, and there are four forces popularly recognized by contemporary physics. In their descending order of strength they are: nuclear forces; electromagnetic forces, which are one hundred times weaker than nuclear forces; weak-interactions forces, which are one hundred million times weaker than nuclear forces; and gravitational forces, which are the weakest of all. Physical substance can be analyzed with respect to all, or any of the above forces. Here, our perspective is an electromagnetic one. What is normally regarded as the electromagnetic spectrum begins at one end with radio waves of very great wavelengths and continues through infra-red, visible light, ultraviolet light, until it reaches the other extremity of x-rays, gamma rays, and cosmic rays, where the wavelengths become exceedingly short. This comprises some 60 to 80 octaves. All this energy travels at about 186,000 miles per second. However, when we pursue the matter further, we find that the popularly defined electromagnetic spectrum is, in reality, only a section of a much longer energy continuum--one which probably extends, on its high end, into infinity.
Most physicists agree that all matter in which charges oscillate should radiate magnetic waves, and since all matte contains electrons in motion, i.e., moving charges, no substance known to science should be excepted. Thus, once charges are set in motion, they can radiate electromagnetic energy, wherein the electrons exhibit a wave-like behavior. An "inert" boulder, outwardly manifesting no signs of life has its own electromagnetic rate of vibration, just as does a vigorous young puppy, obviously pulsating with life. Consequently, if all matter is placed along a continuum, and considered with respect to its electromagnetic frequency, we will discover numerous objects with wavelengths much longer than those of radio waves. This would greatly extend the lower end of the electromagnetic spectrum as viewed by science. Seen from this perspective, a single electromagnetic continuum would include rocks, plants, cows, and man's physical body, each differing from the other only by its relative electromagnetic frequency. Hence, we can conceive of a vast array of electromagnetic energies, ranging from atoms to stars. According to Dr. Christopher Hills, this creation spectrum consists not only of the known 80 octaves of physical energy, but includes 80 octaves of thought waves and 80 octaves of imagination radiations.
Magnetic Field Composition
Physics teaches that all magnetic materials must have a bipolar configuration, i.e., they must have a north pole, as well as a south pole. If two opposite poles are facing each other attraction occurs, whereas repulsion is the result when two similar poles face each other. However, there are polar fields developed in all directions around a magnet. These fields may extend several feet, fading as distance from the magnet increases. The total field surrounding a magnet is comprised of various "rays" each of which can be detected in a specific area around the magnet. The detailed composition of a magnetic field is more complex than the simple bipolar structure as popularly understood in physics.
Resonance is said to occur when the respective periods of free oscillation of two or more different systems coincide with each other. If two independent systems, both having the same naturally occurring frequency, are joined together in phase, resonance occurs with the result that their maximum and minimum values are reached simultaneously. Both systems vibrate in unison. A vibrating tuning fork will set into sympathetic vibration, or resonance, another tuning fork of the same frequency. Resonance, necessarily, involves an exchange between systems, a kind of mutual "sensing." In most cases two vibrating systems interact, one becomes dominant and the other moves to the frequency of the dominant one. But once resonance is achieved, there is continual and maximum energy exchange between the two systems.
All vibrating matter with a wavelength (that includes all matter) is like an antenna which moves back and forth in resonance with the gyratory forces of nature around it. All vibrating bodies have around them a pattern of specific points--nodal points--at which resonance with other systems can occur. Resonance between different octaves or realms of matter is possible. All quanta depend on the frequencies of radiation. A feeble radiation of very high frequency can cause the materialization of that frequency in a large number of atoms when in resonance, while intense radiation of a low frequency may not materialize at all if there is no resonance. Two or more fields are considered to be complementary if when brought together their individual phase and frequency result in an amplified, increased effect. Two combined fields may show a complementary relation in some aspects, but destructive in others. Such frequencies, in combination with each other, can manifest aspects of additive or destructive interaction, depending on their points of intersection.
One of the factors contributing to the complexity of frequency composition is the phenomenon of harmonics. Every vibration has what is known as a fundamental frequency, plus its accompanying harmonics. The fundamental (sometimes called first harmonic) is the first and the lowest frequency and has the longest wavelength. A harmonic is a mirror image of the fundamental. Together with the fundamental frequency, there is an infinite series of harmonics, all vibrating at different amplitudes, but all reflections of the original frequency. The frequencies of the harmonics are all integral multiples of the fundamental frequency. The first harmonic following the fundamental, is double the fundamental, the next is treble the fundamental, and so on. Amplitude and intensity decrease with an increase in frequency. Magnetic fields, and consequently their harmonic vibrations, interact with each other in varying degrees of attraction and repulsion, varying degrees of "in-phaseness" or "out-of-phaseness" with each other. The harmonic of a physical body is seen to be intermeshed with the body itself, but also extending beyond it. The summation of a number of frequencies harmonically related gives rise to a complex periodic waveform, ranging the continuum from micro to macro manifestations. All atoms have a fundamental vibration, along with its series of harmonic reflections.
All matter--all human beings--emit a distinct frequency vibration which is an integral feature of physical existence. Some aspect of man's somatic vibrations translates as audible sound frequencies. Sonic micro-vibrations emitted by the skin of humans and animals have been recorded. These emissions are complex sound waves which differ with each individual. Any given oscillation has a fundamental frequency plus its associated harmonics and the propagation, and the interaction of fundamental and harmonic frequencies in three-dimensional space are such that an infinite number of frequency combinations and resonance between separate frequencies are possible, including those emitted by human beings.
Each human, somatically speaking, is seen to generate a fundamental frequency peculiar to himself, which, in turn, propagates into space an infinite series of harmonics, all bearing an integral relationship to the original fundamental frequency. Every living entity has a vibratory pattern which is typical of the species which the entity represents. Resonance occurs if the oscillatory sequences of two or more independent systems coincide, thereby producing a sympathetic vibratory unison of their respective frequency patterns. Such a situation establishes a complementary relationship between independently vibrating sources. A given human body, as an independently vibrating source, is capable of attaining a degree of resonance with other independently vibrating sources (not only between two or more human bodies, but between an individual and particular frequencies of sound, color, fragrance, or other independently vibrating sources). Around every human being is a "magnetic" force-field with a pattern of nodal points, vortices of energy, similar to that of a bar magnet. Each of these points is in contact with the person to whom they belong. To be in resonance with any one of these points is to be in resonance with the individual. Nodal points are resonance bonds which function to bind man, and all things, to the creative force-field of the universe. These nodal points occur inside the body as acupoints; the high energy bonds at the acupuncture meridian systems.
Closely related to, and practically synonymous with, the phenomenon of resonance is the concept of rapport. The term rapport may be taken to express a psychophysical relationship between two persons, or between an object and a person. Apparently, some mechanism involving resonance and/or harmonic relationships is responsible for maintaining a lasting bond between an individual and certain objects related to that individual, even when individual and object are separated by space and time. Like rapport between an individual and an object, "magnetic" rapport between two individuals has also been demonstrated. A close physical association is a key factor in facilitating a state of rapport between animals or humans. The product or effect of rapport is one of communication, and this communication appears to take place without the propagation of electromagnetism. The state of rapport is affected by various kinds of known electromagnetic energies, including light and magnetism. Certain electric currents, when applied directly to the brain, cause neural excitation, thereby evoke various sensations, including light, sound, and even recollection. It is possible that cerebrally generated electromagnetic waves might stimulate another sympathetic brain.
Our body is a three-dimensional virtual image (hologram) formed by wave interference patterns in our mind--our self-image. The microtubules (within our cells) may act like fiber optic waveguides for the transmission of light waves through us. If so, it is quite likely that our body is a creation of holographic thought processes--a psychic hologram--and we self-organize based on the image we have of ourself in our mind. Whatever the mechanism responsible for communication by rapport, it is apparent that it involves factors outside our normal concepts of space/time dimensions. The factors responsible for establishing rapport are seen to lie outside the known dimensions of space, time, and electromagnetism, although various electromagnetic energies can influence rapport. Two independently vibrating systems can exert a mutual influence upon each other which tends to make them more alike. Once a sympathy or likeness of cerebral vibrations is established, a kind of sympathetic cerebral stimulation is possible. This eventually leads to communication via thought waves.
The Autonomic Nervous System and Magnetism
The total human nervous system is a network of unimaginable complexity, regulating varied life processes extending from subtle glandular secretions to the more gross motor activity of the limbs, and even to the determination of behavioral patterns. From a biological point of view, it is the central nervous system which administrates these disparate functions, combining them into a coherent whole. Consequently, if magnetism is capable of affecting the central nervous system, we can expect a concomitant influence upon those processes dependent upon the central nervous system. It is definitely known that powerful magnetic fields slow down some basic life processes, and increase the sensitivity of certain nerves. There is the further effect of lowering the brain's responses to some stimuli, and raising the level of reaction to other influences. Some magnetic fields affect the brain's ability to control normal body motions, but of even grater magnitude, and with farther reaching implications from a behavioral standpoint, powerful magnetic fields can act directly upon the highest center of the human brain--the cerebral cortex. It has been discovered that changes in the magnetic fields of outer space can produce a decrease in the rate of mental processes, cause weariness and distress, or induce sleep.
The brain is the first organ of the body to respond directly, without any intermediate stages, to the appearance of a magnetic field (cell phones?). The glial cells enlarge and increase in number because of magnetic fields. Ionizing radiation and high frequency magnetic fields exert direct influence on the diencephalons of animals. A static magnetic field exerts direct, non-specific action on the central nervous system of vertebrates. Some center in the brain acts as a receptor of magnetic force and the animal's brain can be permanently changed by magnetism to develop a magnetic sense. The electromagnetic fields in our environment have a profound effect on behavior and biological cycles.
The bioelectric field is the link between celestial forces and human somatic and psychological functions. If the natural polarity of a dog's brain is reversed, by attaching electrodes connected to a low voltage battery to the skull--positive in the front and negative in the back--unconsciousness results. A similar reversal in the case of the human brain can cause a state of depression, while electrodes placed in accordance with normal brain polarity induce feelings of serenity and contentment. It is speculated that the day is not too far off when the manipulation of brain currents will be used as a means of general anesthesia for surgical operations. The possibility of using magnetic therapy to correct behavioral abnormalities caused by neural dysfunctions has not escaped biomagnetic investigators. Together with the brain, the spine, as part of the central nervous system, cannot be excluded form consideration as a possible mediator of magnetic-influenced behavior, although its role in this regard is presently much less clear than that of the brain. Spinal fluids are largely alkaline in composition. Alkalines are electrically negative, while acids are positive. There are seven energy vortices located along the spine. When the individual is ill, these centers appear to slow down in their movement, but are said to speed up with the application of magnetic energy. The locations found to respond in this manner are 1st, 5th, and 7th cervical, 2nd, 4th and 6th dorsal, and the 5th lumbar vertebrae. A magnet applied to these spots energizes the nervous system as a whole.
The brain itself generates regular energy waves of an electro-vibratory character, which are detectable by the electroencephalograph (EEG). These brain waves are termed "bioelectric." The brain-s complex functions are overwhelmingly electrical in nature, several different frequencies being emitted from distinct parts of the brain's surface. The strength of these emissions ranges from about 25 to 125 microvolts. Each individual is recognized to have a basic peculiar oscillatory pattern. This individualized pattern will alter slightly from the brain's frontal region, to the occipital region, and so on, thus producing minor frequency differences at each section of the brain, but all the while retaining its overall identifying characteristics.
One's rate of breathing, as well as sound vibrations and externally imposed magnetic fields, can considerably alter brain-generated frequencies. Every mental activity can be identified with its own peculiar frequency. Thus the modes of altering, orientating, and discriminative behavior each have their specific rates of vibration, just as does fear, joy, love and hate. No human emotion or mental activity is without its associated and characteristic vibration. The alpha rhythm of the human brain can be detected just outside the head and measures about one ten-billionth of a gauss. The major brain wave frequencies in hertz are: delta rhythm--1 to 3½; theta rhythm--4 to 7; alpha rhythm--8 to 13; beta rhythm--14 to 30. There have been devices developed designed for controlling riotous crowds or unruly individuals. The devices emit ultra-sonic sound waves, in conjunction with ultra-visible light waves, which interfere with the normal alpha and beta wave patterns of the human brain. Persons exposed to these emissions experience illness, vomiting, and a general disorientation of their willful behavior (cell phone towers?).
The human nervous system is both an absorber and radiator of light energies and cosmic rays and these are controlled by the level of consciousness of each individual. The brain operates as a small radio transmitter and receiver, the wavelength or frequency on which it operates varies with the individual's physical and mental development. What we call intelligence is largely governed by the stage of the brain's development, and its consequent frequency potentials. The magnetic fields produced by the human brain act as invisible receptors, antennae, which pick up various signals from the environment and translate them into emotional attitudes, moods, and intuitive responses.
The four major frequency plateaus known to be produced by the human brain are also known not to travel more than a few inches, or at most, a few feet away from the surface of the skull. Hence, any information impressed upon these carrier frequencies would also terminate just beyond the brain's outer boundary. However, the Russians are reported to have recently discovered a brain-generated frequency of one hundred million cycles per second, and have named it the "ultra-theta." Vibrating at this rate, in excess of the rate of television waves, it would be capable of extending around the world, and could provide an explanation for telepathic transmission from brain to brain, over extremely long distances. This then, suggests an incredible range of frequencies attainable by the human brain--vibrations extending from 1 to 100,000,000 cycles per second--truly an astounding thing to ponder! Our level of consciousness and possibly our level of intellectual or mental awareness, is associated with definite brain wave patterns. EEG investigators know that in every instance when field strengths of 2,500 gauss or more are applied, the EEG pattern changes form that of a moderate amplitude alpha to a high amplitude delta type wave, which is characteristic of moderate to deep anesthesia. In such cases, the animal remains immobilized within the field of the magnet. The popularly recognized rhythms detected by the EEG are merely the beginning. There may be multitudinous frequencies intervening between the beta rhythms and the new ultra-theta. One can only imagine to what behavior modes or states of consciousness such frequencies correspond.
The popular view held by most EEG specialists is that the hypothalamus and the reticular formation are major emission centers of brain waves, and that the cerebrum has a dampening effect on the vibrations emitted by these lower parts of the brain. Galvanometric effects are obtained in the human nervous system; these effects are the result of the interaction between the flow of direct current electricity and steady or pulsating magnetic fields. The brain stem reticular formation is responsible for the creation of these neurobiological currents. One's level of mental development is greatly governed by the brain's frequency potentials. Certain magnetic fields are capable of changing the level of neural irritability sufficiently to produce deterioration in the performance of complex tasks. The magnitude and perhaps the polarity of cerebral current-flow directly determine the level of consciousness. The cerebrum, then, acts as a kind of modulation center, gathering distinct oscillations from several sections of the brain into a single waveform, the end product.
The world's scientific communities agree that energy comprises all things. But when it comes to applying this same idea to the human body, Eastern and Western medicine hold extremely divergent views. The mapping of our energetic anatomy involves a marriage of modern science and the world's spiritual traditions. The more science learns through research, the more its understanding comes into alignment with what has been taught in other traditions down the ages. While Eastern medicine is based on balancing our internal energy, Western medicine has yet to fully agree that a distinct energy system exists within our bodies at all. Our vital energy is not just an amorphous, random collection of energy. Rather, it seems to take the form of a distinct field that surrounds our body. This is a place where our language is less than fully adequate for description, as we bridge the boundary between physics and metaphysics. Energetics is a very complex science; almost as complex as the mysterious life force it seeks to understand. Since the time of the classical sages of ancient China, thousands of years ago, layers of myth have surrounded energetics, leading many people to believe that it is based on magic as opposed to science. To understand the essence of energy is to understand the essence of life itself.
Sound waves are the most familiar form of vibration people think about when they use the term "vibrational." But sound waves are actually just one form of vibrating energy. Light is another form of vibration or oscillating energy. They are two examples of the many types of energy that make up the so-called electromagnetic spectrum, which also includes radio waves, television broadcasts, X-rays, cosmic rays, ultrasonic waves, and microwaves. Modern physics tells us that the only difference between these forms of energy is that each oscillates at a different frequency or rate of vibration. Within the multidimensional human energy system, the most basic form is the matter that composes the physical body. According to the perspective of Einsteinian and quantum physics, the biochemical molecules that make up the physical body are actually a form of vibrating energy. Albert Einstein came to the startling conclusion that matter and energy were actually interconvertible and interchangeable. His famous E=mc2 mathematically described how matter and energy were interrelated. Einstein said matter and energy are two different forms of the same thing. Through scientific probing, evidence has been gathered confirming that all matter is really a form of frozen energy. If this is so, then all the atoms and subatomic particles making up the human body are complex bundles of frozen energy! Since all energy vibrates and oscillates at different rates, then, at least at the atomic level, the human body is really composed of different kinds of vibrating energy. By using a vibrational approach, it is possible to diagnose and treat different types of illnesses by measuring different frequencies of energy coming from the human body. The concept of the body as a complex energetic system is part of a scientific worldview gradually gaining acceptance in the eyes of modern medicine.
The prevailing view of the human body is still based upon an antiquated model of human functioning that sees the body as a sophisticated machine. In the old worldview, based upon Newtonian physics, or so-called billiard-ball mechanics, the heart is merely a mechanical pump, the kidney a filter of blood, and the muscles and skeleton a mechanical framework of pulleys and levers. As science grew more sophisticated, so did the nature of the biomachine we were thought to be. As our technologies became more powerful with the discovery of optical and electron microscopes, the parts and gears of the human machine were studied at smaller and smaller levels. The mechanical approach to fixing the body is nowhere more evident than in the field of surgery. Surgeons are the ultimate biomechanics.
Surgeons work with unique surgical "carpentry tools," which include knives, drills, saws, screwdrivers, and screws that allow them to replace joints; cut out clogged arteries and replace them with synthetic ones; remove clouded lenses and attach artificial implants in their place; replace heart valves and arteries; and cut out tumors from the various organs of the body. While these approaches do provide a very sophisticated "fix," they do not fully explore the reasons behind "why" diseases occur in the first place. The study of molecular biology has certainly advanced our understanding of the physical causes of many types of diseases. In theory, the molecular-biology model suggests that physicians could treat all human illness if only they knew the specific molecular causes of diseases. This, of course, assumes that all human illness has a purely physical, molecular basis. While sophisticated in its approach, the molecular-biology model is still based upon the "old-world" Newtonian viewpoint of the body as a biomachine and lacks an appreciation of seemingly intangible things such as emotion, consciousness, and the energy and life force of soul and spirit. Although most modern physicians have begun to appreciate some of the emotional contributions to illness, the majority of today's doctors deal with such issues by prescribing antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs or by referring patients to psychiatrists for more drugs and worse.
The newly emerging model of human functioning provides physicians with the bridge they need in order to go beyond Newtonian medicine to grasp the contributions of the human mind and spirit in various states of health and illness. What is already known about the body in terms of mechanistic function can be put into the framework of the larger dynamic energy system that more fully describes the "multidimensional" human being. The vibrational or energetic model of healing does not deny the validity of discoveries in molecular biology or the biomechanical functions of the body's organs. It merely puts them into the perspective of the bigger picture. We know that the cells of our bodies are fed by various nutrients derived from the food as well as oxygen from the air we breathe. But our cells are fed also by a continuous stream of life-force energy. We possess a variety of specialized energy-distributing systems that also support the cells and organs of our bodies. These energy systems are affected by different factors that can enhance or inhibit the flow of life force energy to our bodies. Among those critical factors are our emotions, our relationships to others, our ability to give and to receive love, and especially our relationship with Spirit. These factors are of great importance to the sustenance and support of the tissues and organs of our bodies.
Consciousness is not merely a by-product of electrical and chemical signal-processing in the human brain. Consciousness is a kind of energy itself. In some ways, consciousness is a bit like the "ghost in the machine." We are not simply the sophisticated biological mainframe biocomputer of the brain and nervous system. Human consciousness is more akin to the programmer who sits at the computer workstation, with that fabulous workstation being the human nervous system itself. Consciousness has ghostlike qualities that allow it to reside not only in the brain but beyond the body itself. There exists a form of consciousness that acts from a center of love, compassion, and empathy toward others. Our emotions are not just the result of neurochemcial reactions in the emotional centers of our brain. Our emotions are also influenced by a greater, spiritual energy field that encompasses and influences the entire physical body and nervous system. We are more than mere biological engines. We possess bodies that are energized and motivated by the forces of our spirit and soul. We are energetic beings whose ills may be healed not only by surgical procedures and drugs but also by different forms and frequencies of energy.
Most information that organs receive is in the form of chemical messages that help to regulate the function of each organ within the context of the body's daily needs. But the organs and the cells making up each organ also communicate with each other using non-chemical forms of information-carrying messengers. For example, we now know that the cells of the body actually emit weak pulses of light that seem to be part of a light-based communication system that helps to coordinate the actions of cells within each organ. The pulses of light are just one of the many different informational codes the human body and its individual cells use to regulate the function of organs on a day-to-day and moment-to-moment basis. The cells of our body communicate with each other not only using chemical and light-based signals but electronically as well. Our nervous system uses a Morse code of electrical dots and dashes that functions as a specialized language to carry different types of biological information to different parts of the body, while also relaying information from the body back to the brain. There are certain levels of cellular communication that behave very similarly to electronic control systems. These energy signals are like a timing mechanism that synchronizes the activities of the body's organs. More than just an engine of flesh that beats unceasingly from the electrical stimulation of its pacemaker cells, the heart is also driven by a spark of spiritual energy or life force that would seem to leave the body at the time of death. Our spirit, like a vaporous ghost, inhabits the mechanical vehicle we call the physical body. It is the beingness of our spirit and its experiential journey through the physical world that creates the real adventure and mystery of a person's life. While our spirit may inhabit our physical bodies during our lives upon the earth, the physical dimension is not the primary realm in which our spirit swells. The vast majority of people have forgotten their spiritual origins. Their conscious minds think only about those matters they can tough or taste or feel with their physical five senses. But to the spiritually minded seeker, there is a higher plane of existence beyond the physical, which is the true domain of spirit.