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  • Project #1: Make a Simple Etheric Translator

    Variations of the Linear Etheric Translator
    Variations of the Linear Etheric Translator

    Building a Linear Etheric Translator is a great way to begin exploring subtle energy technology. This simple device acts as a sort of lens, to collect and concentrate subtle energy. It can be used to develop and practice extended sensory perception, or in combination with similar devices to create complex etheric machines. Best of all, the translator is easily constructed from common materials.

    Of great significance is the fact that etheric translators are self-powered; no battery or external power source is required. They operate by condensing unstructured energy from local space and emitting a focused, linear flow.

    Attempts to detect subtle energy with conventional electronic instruments invariably fail. This is because subtle energy is a natural, living force, and electronic measurements can’t be made directly. But that doesn’t mean it’s not real. After all, the existence of microbes was unknown for many thousands of years before the microscope was invented.

    Subtle energy is easily sensed by living systems, however, and with practice most people can feel it as touches their skin. Practicing sensory experiments with etheric translators will naturally lead to enhanced energetic awareness. It is an effective way to “remove the blinders” that we take upon ourselves to reflect the norms of society.

    The etheric translator can be constructed in about 30 minutes. The following materials are required:

    Common materials are used to construct etheric translators
    Common materials are used to construct etheric translators
    • A length of small diameter metal tubing. Copper or brass work well and are relatively easy to cut. Tubing sizes less than 8 mm diameter (or 5/16 inches) are more convenient. Soft coiled tubing can be used if you carefully straighten it by hand.
    • A tubing cutter for making clean, precise cuts. This is a hand-held tool with a circular blade and knob that can be adjusted for different sizes of tubing (see photo.)
    • Cotton cord such as clothesline or shoe laces.
    • Hot glue gun. This is optional, but it makes winding easier.
    • Scissors, metric ruler, electrical tape.

    Terminology and Justification
    Although scientists and philosophers have written about subtle energy for thousands of years, a consistent terminology is lacking in modern scientific literature. For our purposes, we will consider the term ether to be synonymous with subtle energy and orgone energy. Based on previous studies (many of which are described on bendingspace.net), we postulate the following:

    • Ether is invisible and ominipresent
    • Ether penetrates and interacts with matter as described by Steiner and Wachsmuth
    • Multiple grades of ether exist in the natural environment
    • One grade of ether can be transformed into another, by a quasi-physical process analagous to phase change.
    • In the unbound condition, ether exhibits reverse gradiant potential, which means that ether tends to flow from a region of low potential to a region of high potential. This is also known as negentropy, the tendency to spontaneously create more complex systems.

    That last point, about negentropy, is promptly dismissed by anyone who has been taught the so-called “Laws” of Thermodynamics. Yet evidence of negentropy may be found everywhere, simply by observing the growth of living systems. In living systems, minerals and particles self-organize into complex structures.

    One may rightfully ask, what evidence supports the assertions presented here? One type of evidence is direct observation. Several individuals have studied etheric translators using clairvoyant sight and other forms of extended sensory perception. Their observations are consistent with each other, and with other sources consulted by the author.

    The Linear Translator emits a ray of etheric energy
    The Linear Translator emits a ray of etheric energy

    Another type of evidence is scientific data collected by Trevor James Constable. These include photos, videos, and radar images generated during two decades of atmospheric experiments. But let’s be clear: The purpose of this article is not to prove anything. Rather, it describes a process by which you can perform your own experiments and make up your own mind.

    Interested readers are encouraged to accept these concepts on a provisional basis, to be verified as soon as possible through meditation and direct experience. For some, confirmation will come literally by their own hands. Others may criticize these ideas with a great sense of certainty. Those who are determined to disbelieve are encourged to move on and enjoy other pages less challenging.

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  • Loom Of The Future


    Those of us who are drawn beyond the boundaries of conventional thought owe a debt to one of the great amateur scientists of the 20th century, Trevor James Constable (TJC). Originally an aviation and military historian, Constable became fascinated with the UFO phenomena, and began a decades-long quest into the unseen forces of nature.

    When I encountered his books years ago, I was surprised and naturally skeptical at TJC’s assertion that many UFOs were actually biological entities. Based on the evidence he collected, Constable became convinced that a race of invisible bioforms, or sky-critters, inhabited Earth’s atmosphere. This belief prompted a decades-long adventure during which he uncovered important research into terrestrial etheric physics, and developed breakthrough technologies which are unprecedented in modern times.

    This lifelong quest was rooted in TJC’s early career as a military historian. Constable became aware of several well-documented cases in the 1940s and 50s, of US fighter planes being dispatched to intercept incoming enemy aircraft detected on radar, only to find nothing in the sky. The most famous of these occurred during World War II near the Pacific island of Okinawa. TJC recounts this event in his 1976 publication, The Cosmic Pulse of Life (page references to the first edition):

    Initial radar contact was 120 miles. The “blip” or echo returning from the incoming force was very large, supporting an estimate of 200 to 300 aricraft. At 100 miles range, their speed was determined to be 650 knots — nearly 700 mph. No known aircraft in the world at that time could attain such a speed. At eighty miles and at an altitude of 12,000 feet, the incoming force of aircraft began to spread out in two formations from the main body, as though preparing to assault the whole American task force.

    Only 12 aircraft were available as air cover for the U.S. ships, all other American aircraft being absent on strikes against Japanese positions in the Ryukyus. These twelve fighters were scrambled and vectored by Dawson towards the attacking force. In bright weather, with only scattered clouds at 5,000 feet, the American fighter pilots enjoyed unrestrained visibilty. At 15,000 feet on intercept they could see 50 miles but they never did see the incoming 200 to 300 enemy aircraft.

    Directed accurately from the carrier to intercept the “enemy”, the veteran Navy pilots could not see the attacking force even when directly above them, as seen on the carrier radar. The “enemy” nevertheless kept coming towards the task force, now at general quarters for the impending attack. Dawson warned the bridge by telephone that the enemy was almost upon them. The skipper told him he was crazy, that there was nothing to be seen in the sky. Radar still showed the hordes of attackers. The incredulous Dawson went on deck himself and saw — nothing. (p.10)

    According to Constable, similar encounters have occurred hundreds of times in the decades since the advent of radar technology. In most cases the objects detected by radar were invisible to the naked eye. The official explanation is that these objects were propagation anomalies. This apparent refusal to deal with the mountain of scientific evidence concerning invisible UFOs, points to a mass neuorsis of materialistic thinking. He writes:

    My experience has taught me the futility of seeking formal recognition for any of these findings, because such a venture reduces itself always to a hopeless battle against character structure — against modes of reaction and behavior inculcated since infancy. One is forced to choose between continued quiet work and exhaustion in the labyrinths of scientific bureaucracy.

    My choice was the former, seeking to demonstrate as conclusively as possible that the invisible is upon us… (p. 26)

    Constable resolved to conduct his research outside of the traditional scientific community. He was a practical engineer with an open mind and a desire to learn, and these qualities have served him well. His first major discovery occurred in 1957, while conducting a series of experiments in the Mohave desert. TJC took thousands of photographs of the desert sky with a standard camera and black & white film, using an 18A filter. This type of filter blocks all visible light, allowing images in the infrared spectrum to be captured on film. Constable knew that the unknown objects were physical, since they could be detected on radar. He reasoned that these objects must give off heat, especially since they were known to travel through the atmosphere at high speed. An image taken in the infrared spectrum should reveal their presence.

    The experiment continued for several months, and from thousands of attempts a handful of conclusive images were captured on film. But the images were more strange and unsettling than anyone could have imagined. Instead of sleek, saucer-like objects, the photos showed enormous amoeba-like creatures!

    As incredible as this may sound, similar images have been captured by independant researchers in Italy and Romania, without prior knowledge of Constable’s work. Further confirmation is provided by NASA, in video footage shot from the Columbia spacecraft in February 1996. Details and photos are included in the fourth edition (2008) of The Cosmic Pulse of Life.

    More information about Constable’s early research, including images of the sky-critters, may be found in references at the end of this article. But the most important discoveries of his career were yet to come.

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  • The Earth Organism

    Continued from the previous post, The Four Ethers

    The Static Condition
    The Static Condition

    In his book, Wachsmuth explores the dynamic interplay between the four grades of ether that surround and penetrate the Earth: Life Ether, Chemical Ether, Light Ether, and Warmth Ether.

    When turned away from the sun, the four ethers tend to separate in response to their natural tendency, or will, to expand or contract. By mid-night a static condition is reached, with life ether and chemical ether settled into the surface, light ether above and then warmth ether extending outwards to the edge of space.

    This condition, of the four ethers separated as concentric spheres, holds until morning. At sunrise, the influence of the sun energizes the ethers and drives them into activity, resulting in a great turbulence.

    “While the earth in its totality as an organism has the tendancy to maintain this basic and normal arrangement of the forces (see diagram), the extra-terrestrial cosmic influences, and especially the sun influence, act upon this as upsetting, chaotic forces. The whole body of phenomena — atmospheric, meteorological, telluric — can, therefore, be understood only in the light of this muual opposition, this conflict — on one hand, the tendancy, the will, of the earth organism to bring about the four-fold stratification as a static condition, and on the other hand the action of the cosmic influences which will not permit this static condition to occur, but cause the layers mutually to whirl through one another and ever and again disturb the normal status of the earth structure…” p.46

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  • The Four Ethers

    Rudolf Steiner
    Rudolf Steiner

    Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner developed a new approach to arts and science by applying the scientific method to subjective phenomena. Steiner believed that data related to non-physical experiences can and should be studied with the same intensity as data from traditional sources.

    Steiner was inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and authored seminal works in fields as diverse as Architecture, Education, Physics and Agriculture. Although his ideas about non-physical substance fall outside of mainstream thinking, they have been tested and applied for nearly 100 years. Examples may be found in Montessori Schools and in Biodynamic Agriculture.

    Steiner’s personal assistant, Guenther Wachsmuth, embraced these ideas and explored the unseen world through the observation of natural phenomena. Wachsmuth published his masterwork, The Etheric Formative Forces in Cosmos, Earth & Man in 1932. This book is considered by many to be a primer of modern etheric physics. It has been out of print for many decades, but is essential reading and is available online at aetherforce.com.

    The following passage by Wachsmuth is frequently quoted:

    There are altogether seven etheric primal forces, formative forces, active in the cosmos; of these, however, only four reveal themselves in the space-and-time processes of our present phenomenal world. In what follows, therefore, we shall deal only with these four etheric formative forces.

    Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophical science designates these four kinds of ether as:—

    Warmth Ether,
    Light Ether,
    Chemical Ether (or Sound Ether), and
    Life Ether.

    The four kinds of ether may be classified in two groups, and this distinction is of fundamental importance for the understanding of all that is to follow: — The first two, Warmth Ether and Light Ether, have the tendency to expand, the impulse to radiate out from a given central point; they act centrifugally; whereas the other two, Chemical Ether and Life Ether, have the tendency to draw in toward a centre, the impulse to concentrate all in a given central point; their action is suctional, centripetal. This polarity of the two ether groups—the centrifugal, radiating, self-expanding will, and the suctional, centripetal will to draw inward, to concentrate—is an ultimate elemental principle lying at the bottom of all natural phenomena.

    Wachsmuth describes the earth as being surrounded and infused with the four ethers:

    The suctional, inward-drawing forces of chemical ether and life ether have their principle spheres of activity, corresponding with their tendancy, concentrated at the earth, with its component solid and fluid parts (oceans, etc.)

    The outward-tending, centrifugal forces of light ether and warmth ether, on the contrary, have their spheres of activity primarily in the gaseous atmosphere surrounding the globe. This gaseous atmosphere is surrounded by a mantle of warmth ether at the outer borders of the atmosphere towards the cosmos…

    The two classes of ether, with their natural tendancy to expand or contract, illustrate a most important concept: the polarity of Point and Periphery. This concept is as valid and significant as the relationship between Hot and Cold (the basis of Thermodynamics) or Positive and Negative (as in Electrostatics) but is relatively unknown in mainstream Science.

  • Orgone Energy

    Directional Flow of Orgone
    Directional Flow of Orgone

    The first true engineer of etheric forces was Wilhelm Reich, who discovered what he termed orgone energy in 1939. Like Reichenbach a century before, Reich found that metals tended to conduct an invisible, fluid-like substance that could be sensed as a bioenergetic field. Reich’s contribution was the discovery that organic materials tended to absorb this energetic substance from the environment. By layering organic and metallic materials together, Reich caused a directional flow of orgone energy to occur.

    Reich developed the first useful apparatus for collecting and concentrating ether. The orgone accumulator was a six-sided box with alternating layers of metal and organic material. Under controlled conditions, the device generated an unexplained rise in temperature on the inside. This was sufficient to engage the interest of Albert Einstein, who met with Reich in January, 1941.

    Orgone Accumulator
    Orgone Accumulator

    Reich also developed a means of observing orgone energy directly called the orgonoscope. It was a hand-held device with lenses and a cellulose disk through which orgone energy could be observed. It is said that Einstein was so intrigued with this device, that he kept it for several months before reluctantly returning it to Reich.

    Reich’s most significant discovery was the ability to induce bioenergetic effects at a distance. Reich found that long metal tubes could be arranged to project a linear ray of invisible force, sufficient to cause atmospheric disturbances. Reich experimented with the so-called cloudbuster for several years.

    There is much more to the story of Wilhelm Reich. In 1948 he demonstrated a motor that ran on orgone energy, as confirmed by several witnesses. He also developed a method for causing orgone energy to luminese in a vacuum tube. He found that orgone could be electrically stimulated to create a halo of blue light. The same luminescence has been photographed around Apollo astronauts on the moon, suggesting that orgone energy is not a strictly atmospheric phenomenon.

    Sadly, Reich’s life story doesn’t end well. He was prosecuted for the un-approved use of orgone accumulators as medical devices, and in 1954 a federal judge ordered most of his equipment, publications, and research journals to be destroyed. Reich died in Federal Prison in 1957, a few weeks before his scheduled parole hearing. Despite this unfortunate end, Reich’s contributions to the etheric sciences are monumental, and others have continued his research.

  • The Luminiferous Ether

    About 20 years ago, I had the good fortune of visiting the Boston Public Library on Copley Square. This magnificent granite structure offers many treasures to the public in the form of literature and fine art. The research collection includes more than 1.7 million rare books and manuscripts, including several early editions of William Shakespeare. It was there that I discovered an impressive scientific volume by Thomas Preston called The Theory of Light, first published in 1890. I examined the 5th Edition, 1928, by Macmillan and Co., London.

    The chapter on Electromagnetic Radiation presents the justification for the existence of a light-bearing ether, and its relation to the observable phenomena of electricity and magnetism, that was prevalent among leading physicists at the time (p.585):

    To account for the propagation of light — that is, of radiant energy — we have postulated the existence of a medium filling all space. But the transference of the energy of radiant heat and light is not the only evidence we have in favour of the existence of an ether. Electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic phenomena (and gravitation itself) point in the same direction…

    Formerly an electrified body was supposed to have something called electricity residing upon it which caused the electrical phenomena, and an electric current was regarded as a flow of electricity travelling along the wire, while the energy which appeared at any part of the circuit (if considered at all) was supposed to have been conveyed along the wire by the current. The existence of induction, however, and electromagnetic actions between bodies situated at a distance from each other, led us to look upon the medium around the conductors as playing a very important part in the development of the phenomena. It is, is fact, the storehouse of the energy.

    Upon this basis Maxwell founded his theory of electricity and magnetism, and determined the distribution of the energy in the various parts of the field in terms of electric and magnetic forces. The conclusions to which Maxwell came were that the ether around an electrified body is charged with energy, and that the electrical phenomena are manifestations of this energy, and that the imaginary electric fluid distributed over the conductor was either not there at all, or at any rate, took only a very subsidiary part in phenomena.

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