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Re Acoustic Levitation, Borderland science

Feb 19, 2007 04:03 AM
by Mark Jaqua

Re: Acoustic Levitation, etc.
   Tom Withey writes:
>It is interesting that many scientific experiments, particularly those
dealing with ³free energy² devices, work when the inventor is 
present, but do not work when they are away from the experiment.   HPB if I recall, 
made this comment as does  Dr. William A. Tiller, PhD, retired from 
Stanford.  However, if memory serves me correctly,  Keely, who had heard  of this
statement from HPB,  disputed it.< (full post below)
   Yeah, I remember the comment about 
Keely by Blavatsky - that _He_ was the 
reason his machines work, and that they 
wouldn't for others.  This goes along 
with the idea / paradigm that the person 
is controlling certain elemental forces 
(sounds sort of like just good old time 
magic.)  One could say that all the 
mechanisms are partly just a "prop" to 
encourage the person that to use his 
own matter-altering abilities.  (Would 
a modern computer work if transported 
a thousand years ago - where no one 
believed in such things?)  People have 
rapport with different elemental kingdoms 
of nature - like the person who has a 
"knack" at mechanics, or the natual artist.
Endersby in "Theosophical Notes" has a
long article on a radionics invention, and
says mostly that it is a way of altering
physical reality.  A lot of borderland 
experimentation probably is also just
"hard science" that no one has devoted
sufficient energy to understanding.
    Below is more minutae on sound and 
vibration borderline science inventions
from an article in TAT Journal 
(mine under a pen-name.)
   WE LIVE IN A WORLD of mechanical gadgets.  We use them every day in our homes, automobiles and occupations.  Most of us have only a vague idea of how our car, electric mixer or radio works - but all continue working nonetheless.  We believe the reason our gadgets work is because they are based on mechanical principles or laws as concrete as the physical world itself.  It is paradoxical that these "immutable physical laws" are created after the fact of finding some principle that works.  Electricity was originally thought to be on the same level as voodoo and magic, but after it was continually proven to be a predictable force it entered the world of science and physical law.
   Our physical laws and principles are established after proving that a new force or power "works" and is predictable.  Thomas Edison refused to work with Nikola Tesla on his alternating current system because he thought it was impossible that such a system could operate.  Tesla proved it did work, contrary to theory, and today Tesla's system is used in all the electric power generating systems in the world.  Theories were formed to adequately explain it after it was discovered to work.  One hundred and fifty years ago chemists were successfully predicting and carrying out experiments even though today we have proven that their basic premises were completely false.  How were they able to have successful results when they were operating according to erroneous theories?  There may be a super-principle at work here that we are not aware of.
Hendershot's Fuelless Motor
     In the back pages of newspapers and magazines through the years we can find scores of claimed discoveries of new forces and inventions of motors that work on no known principle.  These stories generally find a place in someone's scrapbook and then are heard of no more.  On February 28, 1928 Lester Hendershot made front-page headlines across the nation with his invention of a "fuelless motor."  Hendershot claimed to develop power with his device by cutting the earth's magnetic field as our normal generator cuts its own magnetic field.  The story was in the papers for ten days until a small notice indicated that Hendershot was in the hospital recovering from a 2000-volt shock he received while demonstrating his device to some investors.  The Pittsburgh Press claimed that he had been taken in for a mental examination.
     Hendershot's machine was not actually a motor but a generator.  It developed electricity which could power another motor but did not produce any usable motion itself.  The idea for the generator first came to him in a dream in his early twenties.  He forgot the idea for several years and supposedly was motivated to start working on it to replace the broken motor in his child's toy airplane.  His first working model was created out of the parts of a worn-out radio and would only operate when lined up north and south.  After two years more work he was able to develop a model that worked facing any direction.
     Word traveled quickly that Hendershot had developed an unusual invention and he was invited by Air Corps Commander Lamphier to demonstrate his model at Selfridge Field in Detroit.  Lamphier was greatly impressed and immediately had technical crews begin developing a larger model.  Charles Lindbergh observed the machine in operation and also was very impressed.  William Mayo, chief engineer of Ford Motor Company, and William Stout, developer of the three-motor design of airplanes popular in the `20's and `30's, also investigated the device in operation and pronounced it genuine.  The model developed at Selfridge Field was able to light two 100-watt light bulbs or power a small sewing machine.  Pilots and technicians at the Field praised it as the "greatest invention of the age."
     Hendershot's model consisted of some basket-woven coils of wire, stainless steel rings about three inches in diameter and some Anico magnets.  It weighed less than ten pounds and any fraud could be easily observed.  Hendershot said that the trick was to get just the right proportion of each of the materials.  Wrong proportions resulted in it quickly "burning out."  It was pre-set when made to turn at a certain speed and put out a certain power.
     It would seem that a great discovery had been made.  Reputable men sang the praises of the machine and, beyond any doubt, it had proved to be a workable invention - even though it operated on no known principle.  About this time some very curious things began to happen.  For some unknown reason a distinguished scientist, Professor Hoffstetter of Pittsburgh, rushed to New York and rented at his own expense a large lecture hall to deliver a speech to "debunk the fraud of the Hendershot motor."  He declared, among much other rhetoric, that if this invention were accepted it would "destroy faith in science for one thousand years."  He said that he had found a small carbon battery in one of the models and that this was the source of its power.  Newspapers accepted Hoffstetter's claims and soon no more was heard of the motor - despite the fact that there had been no solid evidence whatsoever to prove the motor a fraud.
     It was also curious that Hendershot became paralyzed from a 2000 volt bolt of electricity from a machine he had been working on and grown familiar with for several years.  If his machine could develop 2000 volts it would seem to validate his claims rather than prove any fraud.  After the supposed accident, Hendershot was paralyzed in arms and legs and palate (so he could talk to no one?).  In Wild Talents Charles Fort postulated:  "What I pick up, is that there must have been an alarm that was no ordinary alarm somewhere."  F.D. Fleming in a 1950 Fate Magazine article suggested that Hendershot was bought off and his invention relegated to oblivion by big business which had much at stake in coal and oil technology.
  The Hubbard Energy Transformer
     A 1919 front-page headline reported that Alfred Hubbard had developed an amazing machine that could transform radioactive emissions directly into electric power.  This is impossible according to modern theory yet Hubbard made a public demonstration of the "Hubbard Energy Transformer" with no trickery or fraud ever discovered.  The headline of the December 17, 1919 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reads, "Hubbard's New Energy Device No Fake, Says Seattle College Man."  The "college man" was Professor of Physics Dr. William Smith who told the newspapers, "I unhesitantly say that Hubbard's invention is destined to take the place of existing power generators, and that within a few years it will have advanced the whole theory and practice of electricity beyond the dreams of present day scientists."
     In a public demonstration Hubbard connected his transformer in a boat to a 35-horsepower electric motor.  The small 11-inch diameter by 14-inches in length transformer was able to power the boat at a good speed around Seattle's Pratage Bay for several hours.  Fraud was impossible since enough batteries to power the boat for that period of time could not be concealed on board.  The impossibility of fraud was undoubtedly why Hubbard chose to conduct his exhibition using a boat.
     Gaston Burridge gives a rough description of Hubbard's device.  At the center was a hollow non-magnetic tube wrapped in copper wire.
[[Illustration:  This photograph of Alfred Hubbard demonstrating his "energy transformer" appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1919.]]
   Within the hollow tube was series of small magnetic rods packed in a radioactive material so that none of the rods made contact with each other.  Around this tube were eight coils of wire wrapped upon what seemed to be eight cores of magnetic iron.  From the windings Burridge said that the device seemed to be a "step-up" transformer rather than the "step-down" type.  There were four lead-out wires and the whole device was encased in a dense material to prevent radiation leakage.  It resembled a giant spool and made no noise when in operation.
     Shortly after this public demonstration Hubbard was employed by the Radium Chemical Company of Pittsburgh to develop his invention.  Several years later he quit the company when they demanded 75% rights from any of his developments.  Hubbard more or less disappeared;  at least there is no known information as to what happened to him.
   Gaston Burridge inquired at the Radium Chemical Company in 1950 for information on Hubbard's work and was told that, "There is no information on the device you mention."
  Anti-Gravity Discs
     One of the most unusual para-science inventions is Townsend Brown's "anti-gravity discs."  For over thirty years Brown would demonstrate his discs to anyone who wished to see them.  His usual demonstration was to tie them to a pole with a tether and allow them to fly round and round in a circle under their own power.  They made a slight humming noise and gave off a light lavender glow in the dark.  Scientists who observed them generally refused to admit what they had seen or accredited the phenomenon to simple and known principles.  Brown was largely ignored in the United States but was asked in the 1950's by the French government to run some tests under the auspices of Air-France.  In one of these tests a disc was flown in a vacuum, thus eliminating any "lighter-than-air" explanations and the like.
     The principle of the discs, according to Brown, is based on the little-known "Biefeld-Brown effect" which is easily demonstrated.  If a two-plate direct current condenser is balanced on a balance beam with an equal weight, and then given a charge - the condenser will actually rise into the air with a seeming loss of weight.  This will only occur if the positive pole of the condenser is placed upwards.  Charging the condenser will result in a movement in the direction of the positive pole.  (It is obvious that the most efficient form of this type of condenser is the same disc-shape "flying saucer!")
     Of the three basic forces in Nature - electricity, magnetism and gravity - we know the relationship between electricity and magnetism but are still in the dark about the interaction of electricity and gravity.  Brown's discs may hold a key here since they demonstrate practically something we have no theoretical understanding of.  As of 1958 there were at least nineteen patents being worked on covering different aspects of the Biefeld-Brown phenomenon.
  Deland's Magnetic Frost Guard
     Many unusual inventions employ magnetism in one way or another.  In the 1930's John Deland developed a magnetic device that could prevent frost damage in fruit crops.  At one time this device was being used on several hundred acres of trees in California.  It has no moving parts but through the use of wires and magnets it seems to set up a force-field which prevents freezing when the temperature drops below 32 F.  In one demonstration a thermometer inserted into the middle of an unfrozen orange registered 20' F.  In the fall orchards protected by the device do not turn brown until several weeks after nearby trees.
     Deland's construction consists of a vertical galvanized tower about twelve feet high with seven copper wires coming from a plywood plate at its top to the concrete footer at bottom.  The copper wires pass through the concrete and are radiated at 51' angles in 18-inch trenches 144 feet long.  One of the trenches must be pointed directly toward magnetic north.  At the end of each wire is an Alnico magnet.  The wire passes through this magnet to the surface and is pointed toward the top of the tower.
     Deland first got his idea for his invention when passing on dog sled through the Chilkoot Pass in the Klondike during the 1897 gold rush.  He witnessed a spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis and was inspired that the powerful magnetic forces that caused the beautiful display could somehow be put to practical use.  In this unusual experience Deland claimed that he could actually hear the Aurora Borealis as well as see it.  The forces present were so strong that his dog's hair was caused to stand on end.  Deland never claimed to be a genius but only a hard-working inventor who had spent seventeen years perfecting his invention.  Earlier and similar devices to Deland's were worked on in Switzerland and Germany but were never developed to the point where they were used commercially.
  Para-Science and Occultism
    Static electricity has been employed in some strange inventions, especially in the fields of medicine and psychology.  Dr. Carl Wickland, an avowed spiritualist, developed a machine which he believed removed obsessive entities from neurotics and psychotics.  He subjected his patients to a powerful static charge which caused the troubling entities to leave the person and temporarily enter his wife, who was a medium.  A discussion was held with the entity through the voice of his wife and it was persuaded to leave the person and go to its proper place in a higher sphere.  Most of these entities were believed to be people who had died and did not realize they were dead yet.  Others were forcing their will upon the troubled person in order to enjoy different passions through them.  Wickland must have realized some success in this method since he practiced it for thirty years until the death of his wife.
    The fringes of science and occultism blend into each other imperceptably.  In 1851 wealthy German industrialist Baron Reichenbach claimed he had found an all-pervasive fluidic force with various distinct properties.  He called the fluid Od or Odyle, named after the German god Odin and symbolizing an omnipresent power.  In this century [[Illustration:  Spiritualist, Carl Wickland, and his wife display his "static machine" which he used to drive obsessive entities from troubled persons into Mrs. Wickland, a medium.]]
     German psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich claimed to have found a similar force which he labeled the Orgone.  Reich built an impressive set of theories and developed many instruments which demonstrated and used this force.  His most impressive was the "cloud buster" with which he claimed to be able to control the weather.
     The most dramatic effect of this machine was the supposed dissipation of clouds wherever it was aimed.  It consisted of a row or rows of hollow metal pipes with one end aimed upward and supported by a rack and the other end grounded in water.  Orgone has an affinity for water and by aiming the cloud buster at a cloud, Orgone was drawn from the cloud into the water.  If the cloud buster had seven pipes then seven holes would appear in the cloud it was aimed at.  Weather was manipulated by changing the Orgone potential of the atmosphere wherever the cloud buster was aimed.  The Orgone instruments were some of the last developments of Reich's career and one may wonder if his brilliant mind hadn't grown unstable at this time - since he claimed his cloud buster created a hurricane and attracted flying saucers, among other things.
     We like to believe that we have a "handle" on the physical universe, that we understand how things work, and that soon most mysteries will be solved.  This view is rapidly becoming outmoded.  Science, especially physics, is establishing that our "concrete" physical laws and principles form a shakier foundation than we formerly believed.  One physicist has even stated that before we thought of them, there were no such things as atoms!  Many inventions on the borders of science have been demonstrated beyond any doubt to actually work even though they contradict accepted laws or enter new territory where we have no guiding theories.  Charles Fort claimed that some of these inventors have a "wild talent" of being able to will a machine or principle to work contrary to accepted notions.  Some claim that electricity, automobiles and telephones work because we all "will together" and believe they will work.  Modern physicists have discovered that the world of atoms and
 sub-atomic particles exists as much in the mind of the physicist as it does anywhere "out there" in a concrete, physical dimension. Perhaps this key to the microcosmic sub-atomic world also applies to our macrocosmic everyday life.
      - (TAT Journal, No. 11, 1981)
>5c. Acoustic Levitation, Bio-photons, Acupuncture,  Post-death HPB to
    Posted by: "Thomas Withey" twithey007
    Date: Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:02 pm ((PST))
  >Hi all, 
  >Somewhere in storage I have the accounts of stone levitation that was
reported in a book published in the 1930s by Tibetan Monks.   I also 
have a something like twelve NASA patents on acoustic levitation that were
published in a journal called Sympathetic Vibratory Physics by Dale 
Pond. NASA could only levitate small object a few ounces in weight if I 
recall correctly 
  >Dale Pond is an adherent to the work of John Worrel Keely, who was 
mentioned by HPB in the Secret Doctrine (or was it Isis Unveiled?)  There is a 
website stating it has 10,000 pages of documents you can peruse.   He has his 
own theories, which I do not necessarily subscribe to.
  >This is a web article about the acoustic levitation of fluids, but not
objects as done by NASA in the patents I have seen.
  >Also there is a Canadian rogue  mad scientist, who is well known in 
Canada, by the name of John Hutchinson, who levitates heavy items, some 
weighing a hundred  pounds with radio waves.  The phenomenon is called the 
Hutchinson Effect.  The effect is not always predictable, and some objects 
actually have fused with other objects, or spontaneously melted. He is the real 
deal, not some pretender.  I have some videos showing the phenomenon also in
storage. - 34k
  >One last thing: 
It is interesting that many scientific experiments, particularly those
dealing with ³free energy² devices, work when the inventor is 
present, but do not work when they are away from the experiment.   HPB if I recall, 
made this comment as does  Dr. William A. Tiller, PhD, retired from 
  >However, if memory serves me correctly,  Keely, who had heard  of this
statement from HPB,  disputed it.
  >You might want to check out
  >And just as an aside,  I have somewhere articles from Science News 
magazine about scientists who have recorded acoustic communications of different
organelles within the individual cells. I have a video or an article  
from the World Research Foundation that shows that beams of light placed at
acupuncture points conducts up the meridian points, and another which 
from scientists who inject radio isotopes into the acupuncture points that 
they follow the meridian pathways.  I also have a book from Dr. Motoyama 
from Japan who did his thesis where he measured radiations coming from the
chakras, and also  a video and audio cassette or two on the work of Dr.
Valerie Hunt, retired UCLA professor, who recorded sounds coming from 
the points on the body where the chakras are.  All of these advances are 
still not definitive enough, and more sophistication of measuring equipment 
or new breakthroughs in technology may have to be forthcoming.  The recent
advancement in super conducting magnetometers or SQUIDS as they are 
called, is promising.  One of these devices can detect the magnetic flux of the
heart beating. 
  >Now, just as another aside,  in the Agni Yoga books, allegedly dictated 
by Master Morya to Helena Roerich, the wife of artist  Nicholas Roerich, 
there was a statement made about how important Spain was.    I also remember 
a statement made by WQ Judge that Ireland would eventually go into the 
sea again, and  that it had powerful ancient thought forms there from 
Atlantean times (I may be mistaken about this). He does say something to the 
effect that Ireland was a remnant of Atlantis.
  >Tom Withey,  tooting his horn at the UCLA Music Department.

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