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  Columnist: Brendan D. Murphy

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Where did the aether go ?

Posted on Saturday, 29 October, 2011 | 1 comment
Columnist: Brendan D. Murphy

Though previously a popular scientific concept (in the form of the lumeniferous aether), the notion of an aether (ether) had essentially become taboo in science after the infamous Michelson-Morley (M-M) experiment supposedly disproved its existence in 1887, even though at best (or worst) all it did was seemingly to disprove the existence of an inert material or mechanical aether, hanging in the air like a gas. The adoption of Einstein’s relativistic theories where space-time was dependent on (relative to) an observer’s speed ruled out an aetheric medium which rationally offered a single universal metric for space and for time. Gregg Braden, in The Divine Matrix, has referred to the M-M experiment as “history’s greatest ‘failed’ experiment.” Independent researcher Gary Novak adds that the M-M experiment “failed to find an etheric medium in space for conducting light waves. In fact, it failed to produce any result. A looked-for diffraction pattern did not appear. The absence of a result is not a valid basis for conclusions in science. Any number of explanations exist for the result.” Continuing, Novak states frankly: “Failing to find the etheric medium should have meant nothing…and a recent mathematical analysis is said to show that if the curvature of the earth were taken into account, the result would have been different.”

Other researchers have expressed the view that it is ‘totally absurd’ to consider Einstein’s relativity and the M-M experiment to be a disproof of an underlying aetheric medium.(1) As independent scientist Paul LaViolette points out in Genesis of the Cosmos, the aether theory wasn’t abandoned because of experimental disproof; it just went out of style. In contemporary particle physics, the aether has its counterpart in the zero point field (ZPF) and zero point energy—the quantum foam seething with its endless array of virtual particles bubbling momentarily into our reality and vanishing just as quick. We need to stress: The aether is not physical (like a gas), but it does evince physical effects. In fact, it is the ZPF/aether and its abundant quantum activity that create and sustain matter itself.

Henry C. Warren has pointed out that the M-M experiment “was an invalid test” and explains that “[w]hat general relativity did in effect was to rename ether and call it space. This model preferentially uses expressions such as fabric of space or medium in space, without spelling out precisely the nature of that fabric or medium” (emphasis added). He adds that an model and any other model that is based on the inflow of a spatial medium or fabric…can meet all the same experimental tests that led to the acceptance of general relativity.”(2) Indeed, Einstein had said: “Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter…Physical objects are not in space, but these objects are spatially extended. In this way the concept ‘empty space’ loses its meaning…The particle can only appear as a limited region in space in which the field strength or the energy density are particularly high.”(3) In a 1920 lecture, after his theory of general relativity was fully developed, Einstein acknowledged the necessity for aether, and did so again in his book Relativity.(4)

As the aether theory illustrates, the spatial/aetheric inflow towards the center of a celestial body creates the ‘pull’ of gravity and the so-called ‘curvature’ of Einstein’s relativistic ‘curved space,’ which is merely the aetheric medium renamed. Space is not curved but Euclidian in this view. In a heated defense of the 1933 Dayton Miller aether experiments, James DeMeo asserts that in combination, the small Michelson-Morley drift and the greater drift of the Dayton Miller experiments, which were performed at a higher altitude, actually support an entrained aether theory.(5) In 1986, the journal Nature reported on the results of experiments conducted with more sensitive equipment than what was available to Michelson and Morley. A field with the characteristics of the aether was detected, and it behaved just as the older predictions had suggested it would a century before. It was “precisely linked to the motion of the earth through space, just as had been predicted!”(6)

There were several theories that were proposed to explain the initial M-M null result, including Einstein’s Special Relativity. Michelson, himself a Nobel laureate, rejected the Special Relativity theory and championed the ‘(a)ether drag’ theory, which had been proposed as early as 1831.(7) Experiments by Michelson and Gale actually supported the case for a ‘physical’ vacuum, though fundamentalized relativistic Science prefers to ignore this.(8) Though the Priesthood of Official Science would never let on, many have criticized the theoretical removal of the aether, including Michelson himself.(9) Other researchers have attempted to correct the misconception of the apparently failed aether hypothesis through the years, with little success, due to the perceived prestige of Einstein’s entrenched theories and the assumptions carried with them.

In fact, the experiments and research of Georges Sagnac (early 1900s), Herbert Ives (mid-1900s), Panagiottis Pappas (1983), Ernest Silvertooth (1987), Peter Graneau (1980s), and others (including Ampère) have rendered invalid both special relativity and general relativity, “and with [GR] goes the expanding-universe theory. Consequently the entire edifice of modern relativistic cosmology has begun to crumble.”(10) (Einstein’s GR equations demanded an expanding or contracting universe which caused him to introduce the cosmological constant notion whose purpose was to ensure a stationary space-time continuum, which he believed in. LaViolette states the expanding/Big Bang universe idea is not compatible with today’s scientific evidence and does not afford the universe enough time to create stars and galaxies.)(11)

Scientist and aether researcher David Thomson laments on his blog the nonsensical stance mainstream physics has taken towards the aether and the fabric of reality and asks how much longer it will be before the popular PC theories essentially collapse under their own weight:

Mainstream science tells us the Aether does not exist because it is not physical. However, mainstream science talks about ‘electrical currents’ and ‘twisted magnetic field lines’ as though they were physical objects…current is not a physical object of itself. Also, magnetic field lines are considered by mainstream science to be mathematical structures, not physical structures. Like the Aether, magnetic flux lines are non-material. Students of the Aether Physics Model clearly understand that magnetic flux lines are Aether structures. So the acknowledgement of the reality of magnetic flux lines is the acknowledgement of the reality of Aether! The more science learns the truth about existence, the closer they are getting to returning to the Aether theories of the past. How much more strain can mainstream science take before they are forced to recognize the Aether Physics Model?(12)

Long-time researcher Tom Bearden has also lamented the peculiar psychology of mainstream research regarding the potential of tapping the aether/vacuum for infinite energy.(13) This is science in the theoretical no-man’s land of aether-lessness. Wilcock is frank:

We now know that an ‘aetheric’ science is the only remaining model of the Universe that fits together with the evidence that is now available. Current theories working with these aether concepts…all agree that our physical reality arises from this hidden energy substance, which creates all that we know and see by vibrating.(14)

The highly respected physicist Paul Dirac wrote in an article in Nature in 1951 that “[w]e must make some profound alterations to the theoretical idea of the vacuum,” and added that “with the new theory of electrodynamics we are rather forced to have an aether.” Over fifty years on, Dirac’s words are even more pertinent. Others who have devoted many years of their life to promoting the aether theory are: Maurice Allais (Nobel Prize 1988—Economics), Harold Aspden, Steven Rado, Ken H. Sato, Gordon L. Ziegler, and many others. The list of anti-relativity scientists is even longer (generally scientists are anti-relativity because the verifiable formulas of relativity can be derived from classical physics and in fact many of the formulas used in relativity existed before relativity). Many scientists are both pro-aether and anti-relativity.(15) There are many experimental effects and research data that essentially necessitate an aetheric model, as noted. An incomplete list includes:

The Casimir effect wherein two parallel plates held very close to each other are pushed together by the virtual frequencies of the vacuum/aether surrounding them.(16)

The Aspden effect demonstrated that an object that has been rotated and returned to a stationary position can then be accelerated up to the same speed again using less energy than on the first go—feeding off the spiralling aetheric torsion energy like a sponge, seemingly lessening its mass.(17)

The DePalma effect shows that when two balls—one of them spinning rapidly and the other not—are catapulted at the same speed and angle through a vacuum, the one that is spinning will travel higher, fall faster, and move farther overall than its non-spinning counterpart, defying all known ‘laws’ of physics—as if the torsion energy of the aether is harnessed by the ball’s spin, affecting an apparent lessening of its mass.(18)

Russian biophysicist S.E. Shnoll’s 30-plus years of research reveal the existence of a previously unknown relationship between fluctuations in the rates of radioactive and other processes in the laboratory, and major astronomical cycles, including the day, month, and year,(19) all of which would not be possible without the unifying harmonics of a ZPF or aether.

Russian electrophysiologist Dr. A. Podshibyakin discovered that by charting acupuncture points, a correlation is revealed between the ‘bioplasma’ (human subtle energy/fields) and changes on the surface of the sun—at the exact moment solar flares occur, there are changes in the electrical potential of the skin’s acupuncture points. In some way, the ‘bioplasma’ of the body is sensitive to these explosions the instant they occur, even though it takes about two days for the cosmic particles to actually reach the Earth. Podshibyakin also established a correlation between solar flares and significant increases in road accidents. Incidentally, it is cases like this that prove one of the fundamental underlying principles of astrology. Most interesting from an astrological point of view is the related evidence of John H. Nelson, a radio engineer, who has discovered that magnetic disturbance in the Earth’s atmosphere (which corresponds to the incidence of solar flares) can be predicted according to the conjunctions and aspects formed by the major planets. When the planets line up in the traditionally ‘inharmonious’ angles, magnetic disturbance is strongest; when they line up in traditionally ‘harmonious’ angles, it is weakest.(20) For instance, Nelson found that sunspots and therefore radio disturbances occurred when two or more planets were in line, at right angles, or arranged at 180° to the sun.(21)

Numerous predictions were made by LaViolette based on his subquantum kinetics (aether) model, which were ultimately borne out by astronomical observation—one such prediction, made in 1985, being that light is in fact not a constant throughout the cosmos (vindicated in 2007 by astronomers).(22) Another postulation subsequently validated by observation was that dwarf elliptical galaxies evolve into spirals and that spirals in turn gradually evolve into giant ellipticals.(23) Such predictions are not made in conventional cosmology. From that perspective, such findings are ‘anomalous.’

Dr. Eli Cartan discovered in 1913 that the fabric (flow) of space and time in Einstein’s general theory of relativity not only ‘curves’ but also possesses a spinning or spiraling movement within itself known as ‘torsion’ or torsion fields. It is now generally accepted that the space surrounding the Earth and perhaps the entire galaxy has ‘right-handed spin,’ meaning that energy is influenced to spin clockwise as it travels through the physical vacuum.(24) The work of Russian scientist Nikolai Kozyrev (1908–83) showed that by shaking, spinning, heating, cooling, vibrating, or breaking physical objects, their weight can be increased or decreased by subtle but definite amounts, as a result of these manipulations’ effect on the aetheric energy in which these objects are immersed.(25)

In the 1990s, Evgeny Podkletnov engineered a ceramic donut-shaped superconductor ring that shielded gravity by 2–5% in objects placed over it as it spun at 5000 RPMs. A funnel of gravity 30 centimeters above and below the device was also identified.(26)

Kozyrev proved decades ago that torsion fields travel at superluminal speeds. Such a superluminal energy, separate from gravity and electromagnetism (and even more fundamental), represents a significant breakthrough in physics—one that demands, as Wilcock observes, that a ‘physical vacuum,’ ‘zero-point energy’ or an ‘aether’ must really exist.(27)

Torsion fields that travel far beyond light speed must do so in hyperspace. This means the aether and its different density levels are hyperspace itself; ‘parallel’ dimensions/virtual realities that have given birth to our own, though the flow of energy and information is reciprocal: our reality can influence hyperspace and vice-versa (See my article ‘Junk’ DNA: An Interdimensional Doorway to Transformation? for how DNA fits in with this idea on a more personal level). With this conception we have moved far beyond the idea of aether as a gas-like substance lingering in the air and into concepts that once belonged to science fiction.

Theoretical and conceptual genius and long-time researcher, Lt. Col. Tom Bearden can speak with some authority on the subject. He observes: “Every fundamental constant of nature is dynamically constructed from—and due to—the zero-point, virtual vacuum interactions that constitute ‘empty’ space. The virtual ‘sea’ of seething waves and particles that is empty vacuum is actually an ether—a Lorentz-invariant, nonmaterial (virtual) ether, perfectly admissible by the Michelson-Morley experiment and the entire experimental basis of physics. Indeed, Einstein once proposed naming the vacuum and its contained fields the ‘ether,’ but his suggestion was not heeded.”(28) In TGI 1 (and 2) I show the reader that the aetheric medium and its torsion fields are the key to life itself, and the foundation and sine qua non of both consciousness and a science thereof. Science of the 21st and 22nd centuries is and will be aether/consciousness science.

(1) See Kehr, The Study of Ether, Ch. 1.
(2) Warren, The Entrained Spatial Medium Gravitational Sink Model.
(3) .
(4) Warren, Op. cit.
(5) Warren, Op. cit.
(6) Braden, The Divine Matrix, 19–21.
(7) See Kehr, 8.
(8) Yurth, Seeing Past the Edge, 140.
(9) Further reading on Michelson-Morley and aether: , and . See also for Dayton Miller’s aether drag experiments: .
(10) LaViolette, Genesis of the Cosmos, 270–2.
(11) Ibid., Ch. 13.
(12) Thomson, Aether in Space is Fluid.
(13) Tom Bearden, Energy Density of the Vacuum.
(14) Wilcock, The Science of Oneness, Ch. 2.
(15) See Kehr, Ch. 1.
(16) See Murphy, TGI 1.
(17) Aspden, Discovery of Virtual Inertia. See also Wilcock’s ‘Convergence’ series.
(18) See Wilcock, The Science of Oneness, Ch. 4.12 and Divine Cosmos, Ch. 1.12. See also .
(19) Tennenbaum, Russian Discovery Challenges Existence of Absolute Time. .
(20) Astrology. .
(21) Watson, Supernature, 38.
(22) LaViolette, Subquantum Kinetics. See also Yurth, Seeing Past the Edge, for more on the speed of light as a constant idea.
(23) LaViolette, Subquantum Kinetics, 94.
(24) See Wilcock, The Aether Science of Dr. N.A. Kozyrev, Nexus, 14(3).
(25) Ibid. See also the Convergence series, in particular The Divine Cosmos, Ch. 1, for how Kozyrev identified torsion.
(26) Jones, 169.
(27) Wilcock, The Aether Science...
(28) Bearden, Excalibur Briefing, 258-61.

Article Copyright© Brendan D. Murphy - reproduced with permission.

Brendan D. Murphy is an independent researcher and author who has been studying metaphysics, the occult, physics, and related subjects since a profound metaphysical awakening around the age of twenty. Now twenty-eight, Brendan has spent the past four years researching and assembling his forthcoming book series The Grand Illusion on a full-time basis in preparation for release in 2012. To contact Brendan, view free book excerpts, or to just stay updated on developments, visit his new fan page - here.

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