by Carol Hiltner
Dr Vladislav Lugovenko has
spent many years researching geomagnetism, and has
described in detail a novel and fascinating principle
which he terms The Breathing of the Earth. This in turn
led him to explore biomagnetism and the bioelectric
fields of mammals and fish, the human aura, and finally
His most recent book, 'The Indigo Children of Russia', is
not yet available in English. Project Camelot intends to
help him find an American publisher. If anyone is in a
position to translate this book from the original
Russian, please contact us.
Dr Lugovenko has known
Boriska personally for several
years, and in our conversations with him he recounted
several anecdotes in which Boriska's psychic abilities
Vladislav Lugovenko has been for the past 25 years the director of a
laboratory studying anomalous magnetic fields at the Institute of
Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Wave Propagation in the
scientific community of Troitsk, outside Moscow.
For the past decade, he has investigated cosmo-terrestrial fields
and the breathing of the Earth, publishing more than 30 papers. You
can reach him by email (Russian - no English, please) at
If, as mystical tradition tells us, the Earth is a living system,
how might she be doing that most fundamental process of life known
for the Earth's breathing not be
witnessed as oscillations in the flow of subtle energies through and
between the Earth and the Cosmos?
This was the thinking of Russian astrophysicist Vladisvlav Lugoveko.
And in the course of a lifetime of research, he has devised
experiments that detect and measure just such an oscillation in this
Moreover, his experiments have been replicated.
During the past decade, Lugovenko's experimental data has revealed
not only that the Earth breathes - with striking similarities to the
breathing patterns of human beings - but that her breathing is
dynamically affected not only by events in the Cosmos but also by
What is this "Breathing" of the Earth?
First of all, Lugovenko has found that there is a daily rhythm.
breathing is quiet at night. Then, as the Earth spins toward the
sunrise, the particular pattern and amplitude of that day moves like
a wave around the earth, varying gradually according to other
influences like sun spots, meteorological disturbances, earthquakes,
and human activity.
There are seasonal fluctuations. For example, the Earth's breathing
is quieter in the winter. And there appear to be longer breathing
cycles - periods of years - that seem to be affected by celestial
bodies such as comets.
The following chart shows the fluctuation in the Earth's breathing
during the period between 1997 and 2002.
Lugovenko defines the breathing of the Earth as "the temporary
variations of a cosmo-terrestrial field," and refers to both
"global" and "local" breathing:
"Global" breathing consists of all possible methods of receiving,
processing, and obtaining energy from external Space through a
complex system of grids and chakras of different calibers. "Local"
breathing is a measurable change of width of zones of regular
Hartmann or Curry grids.
The concept of a universal Space energy that people can use to
realize supersensory phenomena has deep roots in cultures of all
Sacred Indian and Buddhist texts describe this same ancient
Space energy and designate it with the mystical syllable "Om". This
syllable causes an oscillation in the brain that enables various
chakras to accept Space energy.
We call the interaction of this energy with the Earth a "cosmo-terrestrial
field", which is defined as the substance by which the biopower
interaction between Space and Earth takes place. The cosmo-terrestrial
field is a phenomenon on the boundary between the thin (unmanifest)
world and the material (manifest) world.
The cosmo-terrestrial field has many interesting properties,
including whirlwind movement, resonance, and virtually instantaneous
distribution over vast distances (at least within the limits of the
This energy can be perceived by highly sensitive people and by
specially created equipment. Each contributor gives his own
determination of the qualities of the field that he researches.
How is it measured?
Because such measurement is a new endeavor for Western science, and
because the definitions and units of measure are still being worked
out, researchers have each been creating their own means to measure
Lugovenko uses two primary means. The first is through a pair of
sensors - one copper (placed over a positive vortex) and one
nephrite stone (placed over a negative, or dark, vortex). Each of
these sensors is suspended by wire over a radial graph, and they
both move in opposite directions - that is, one goes clockwise and
the other goes counterclockwise.
At intervals determined by how quickly the direction and amplitude
are changing, Lugovenko observes and records the time and the
position of the sensors in his lab book.
Lugovenko's second means of measurement is the use of dowsing rods
and a pendulum, the accuracy of which he has verified through years
of comparing his dowsing results with read-outs from electronic
instrumentation. He uses copper dowsing rods to locate the positive
and negative energy vortexes.
When I visited Lugovenko's home outside Moscow, he demonstrated his
technique to me. First, he set his intention, then started walking
across the room holding the dowsing rods so they pointed in front of
About five feet from where he had his instrumentation set up, the
rods abruptly separated so they pointed out to each side.
Then he handed the rods to me, and I was able to obtain the same
Lugovenko also links with other observers around the world, enabling
him to compare and validate his results globally.
I asked him why, as a senior scientist at a prestigious research
institute, he was conducting these experiments at his home. With a
wry smile, he answered (through a translator),
"We used to have the
most advanced instrumentation, but with Perestroika, budgets were
reduced, and this line of research was cut. So I continue it at
home, because it is important."
Variations in the Earth's breathing
After charting the general characteristics of the breathing of the
Earth, Lugovenko started examining the variations and anomalies.
indented text below is excerpted from two of his translated
1. Solar activity:
The maximal activity of breathing of the Earth occurs when there is
a minimum of solar activity.
2. The Hale-Bopp comet:
Just the first inhalation of the Earth after its night's sleep is
very interesting. It sets the tone of intensity for the whole day,
and essentially depends on how close the current period is to the
longest day of the year (June 22 in the Northern Hemisphere). The
nearer the date is to June 22, the more powerful is the first
morning's inhalation of the planet. Since 1992, this effect has
become stronger each year - until 1997.
Before the appearance of the
Hale-Bopp comet, the usual period of
breathing of the Earth for average latitudes was 30 to 40 minutes.
By the end of March 1997, it had decreased to about one minute! The
value was so slight that it became difficult to measure. For almost
a whole year, the Earth breathed very frequently.
People felt this. In the most intense days (at the close of March
and beginning of April, when the comet Hale-Bopp was especially
close to the Earth and to the Sun) there were many calls for first
aid, and many complained of poor health.
3. Religious holidays and prayer:
Prabakar Poddar, director of the
Institute of Application Geophysics
in India, reports repeatedly that the maximum positive readings of
the cosmo-terrestrial field near Madras occur on religious holidays.
Note: Lugovenko found startling shifts in the cosmo-terrestrial
field as a result of the World Peace Meditation in Baghdad in
What are the implications?
Lugovenko offers clear scientific documentation that the Earth
"breathes," and that her breathing is reactive to stimulation - this
being one of the definitions of what constitutes life.
Even more significantly, he has shown that the breathing of the
Earth is responsive to human intention; that humanity, through our
thoughts and prayers, radically impacts the Earth.
How Human Energy Affects the Breathing of the Earth
The following text (not necessarily the subheadings) is taken from a
paper published by V.N. Lugovenko, M.I. Orlyuk, and N.A. Yudina (see
Through demonstrating how human activity affects the
Earth's breathing, the examples they describe give us yet another
evidence of the positive effect of global meditation and prayer.
Investigation at the World Summit on Peace and Time
At the World Summit on Peace and Time (WSPT) in Costa Rica in 1999,
one of the researchers made a number of experiments and
investigations of the biofields and cosmo-terrestrial field in Costa
From June 22 to 28, 1999, in San Jose, we recorded the temporal
variations of the cosmo-terrestrial field by means of torsion-type
sensors. We recorded the angle of torsion of each sensor. One of
them, made of the stone nephrite, was put in a Hartmann's dark zone
cross-section. The second, a copper sensor, was put in light zone
During the first three days of the Summit, June 22 to 24, temporal
variations of the cosmo-terrestrial field were normal and the
coefficient K was 1-2. But after June 24, the situation changed
considerably. Ratio K at 6:25 a.m. exceeded the norm by more than
100 percent (from 10 to 24). This testifies to the same kind of
considerable increase of Cosmos/Earth bioenergy contact that is
usually distinctly displayed during religious holidays.
We believe that Dr.
Ashok, Director of Global Dialogue Institute,
was correct in saying,
"The work of WSPT Commissions gradually comes
to the point that the Cosmos/Earth dialogue ... becomes deeper and
Interestingly, the information about this was withdrawn after two
Investigation on the World Peace Meditation on Baghdad
In the beginning of October 2002, we learned that a world peace
meditation would be executed at 21:00 Moscow time on October 12: a
vigil for true and permanent peace all over the world. This
meditation was initiated by James Twyman in connection with events
We hypothesized that the breathing of the Earth would vary in some
way under the influence of this meditation of so many thousands of
people. Expecting that there would be a high-powered flow of
worldwide vibrations, we measured the variations of the breathing of
the Earth. And this flow really did take place!
The breathing of the Earth was measured near Moscow, using special
torsion-type sensors at two different points in one room.
Simultaneously, the flow of breathing of the Earth over Baghdad was
measured by the experimentor using a pendulum over a map of Iraq.
At 20:45 Moscow time, the copper sensor began smoothly rotating back
and forth with an amplitude of 7 to 8 degrees. The sensor continued
continuously rocking, until 22:30, when the experimenter stopped
recording for the night.
Prior to 21:00, the pendulum over Baghdad indicated negative energy
over the city. At 21:00, it indicated zero [it was still]. Then, 15
minutes later, the energy abruptly changed to a large positive
It was still showing the positive indication when it was
measured the following morning at 8 a.m.
A Similar Meditation
on February 9, 2003
A similar collective meditation with more participants was made on
February 9, 2003, at 20:00 Moscow time.
Approximately the same
effect was observed once again. The copper sensor showed an
amplitude of 10 degrees within one hour after the beginning of the
meditation, but then measurements were stopped (N.A. Yudina carried
out observations in Troitsk, near Moscow).
Dr. M.I. Orlyuk made observations in Kiev, Ukraine, at the same
time, with the help of a stone sensor. With that sensor, he observed
rotations of 80 degrees at 20:50.
Another researcher, scientist
Richard Benishal, was taking readings
at the same time on a Biometer, a device that measures the vitality
or life-force of a person or place in angstrom units. Angstroms are
units of light that all living beings and physical places emit. If
there is disease or low energy, the Biometer registers a low
reading, with the opposite for high energy. Benishal said that a
neutral reading would normally be around 6500 angstroms, but that he
has seen readings as high as 7000 after powerful meditations have
taken place in an area.
However, the reading for the area of the
vigil's focus was between 9000 and 9500. Richard said he had never
seen such a high reading before.
These examples show that collective meditations cause very strong
changes of biopower in the ambient space.
These changes are felt by
all people who have increased sensitivity. The closer the people are
to the source of such variations, the more strongly those variations
are felt. If all meditating people direct their thoughts into one
place, that is where it is felt the most.
Our experience measuring the influence of collective meditations on
torsional sensors shows that, with large numbers of people
simultaneously meditating, strong vibrations arise in the cosmo-terrestrial
field, which noticeably influence the breathing of the Earth.
these sensors, the fluctuations also can be registered.
These remarkable experiments demonstrate that a great number of
meditating people gives rise to such a high-power vortex in the
cosmo-terrestrial field that it is registered quite reliably with
the help of special instrumentation.
Thus the effects of large group
meditations can be quantitatively recorded with high objectivity.
This fact will encourage not only spiritual people to join such
meditations, but also anyone else who sincerely wants peace and
happiness on Earth.
Marina Komissarova writes:
"The best way to turn an atheist into a
zealous parishioner is to make him study the fundamentals of modern
Curry and Hartmann grids are electromagnetic grids on the Earth. The
Hartmann grid is approximately 8 inches by 7 feet, and runs
north-to-south and east-to-west. Curry grids run diagonally to
Hartmann grids, with about three meters between the lines. Where the
two grids intersect, there is evidence of very strong negative
disturbance. Both grids can be distorted by geological fault lines,
underground water, and mining.
"Research of Temporary Variations of the Cosmo-Terrestrial Field,"
1991-1999, by V.N. Lugovenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow;
and "The Effect of Meditation on the 'Breathing of the Earth'" by
V.N. Lugovenko, M.I. Orlyuk, and N.A. Yudina.
Komissarova M., "The Power of Thought," Journal of the Selfish
Person, No. 12(18), December/January 2002/2003.