by Brendan D. Murphy
December 13, 2014
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.
Though previously a popular scientific concept (in
the form of the lumeniferous ether), the notion of an ether
(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 (or rather, fail to
demonstrate) the existence of an inert material or mechanical ether,
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
supposedly ruled out an etheric medium which rationally offered a
single universal metric for space and for time.
Scientist and author
Gregg Braden, in 'The
Divine Matrix - Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief,'
has referred to the M-M experiment as "history's greatest 'failed'
Independent researcher Gary Novak adds that
not only did the M-M experiment fail to find an etheric medium in
space for conducting light waves, it failed to produce any result at
"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 etheric medium.
As independent physicist
Paul LaViolette points out in
Genesis of the Cosmos, the ether theory wasn't abandoned because of
experimental disproof; it just went out of style.
In contemporary particle physics, the ether 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 ether is not physical (like a
gas), but it does produce physical effects.
In fact, it is the ZPF/ether and its abundant
quantum activity that creates and sustains matter itself.
Former nuclear weapons technician in the US Air Force Henry C.
Warren has pointed out that the M-M experiment,
"was an invalid test" and explains that what
Einstein's general relativity effectively did "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".
He adds that,
"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."
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." 
In a 1920 lecture, after his theory of general
relativity was fully developed, Einstein acknowledged the necessity
for ether, and did so again in his book Relativity. 
More recently, the highly respected physicist
William Tiller of "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" movie fame -
also an original thinker and experimenter in consciousness research
- has written that an ether is necessary when considering the
subtler/occult forces and the origins of known forces and matter in
"A vertically entrained ether theory is fully
consistent with the [M-M] null results as Michelson and Lorentz
of the Lorentz-FitzGerald formula firmly believed." 
As the ether theory illustrates, the spatial/etheric
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 etheric medium renamed.
Space is not curved but Euclidian in this view.
heated defense of the 1933
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 ether theory. 
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 ether was detected, and it behaved just as the older
predictions had suggested it would a century before.
"precisely linked to the motion of the earth
through space, just as had been predicted!" 
There were several theories that were proposed to
explain the initial M-M null result, including Einstein's Special
Michelson, himself a Nobel laureate, rejected
the Special Relativity theory and championed the "ether drag" theory,
which had been proposed as early as 1831. 
Experiments by Michelson and Gale actually supported
the case for a "physical" vacuum, though fundamentalized
relativistic Science prefers to ignore this. 
Though the Priesthood of Official Science would never
let on, many have criticized the theoretical removal of the ether,
including Michelson himself. 
researchers have attempted to correct the misconception of the
apparently failed ether hypothesis through the years, with little
success, due to the perceived prestige of Einstein's entrenched
theories and the assumptions carried with them.
Moreover, with the advent and
establishment of Darwinism through the
mid-to-late 1800s, the Western world was developing an incredible
bias towards reductionist ways of viewing the universe and
everything in it, and etheric models were inevitably going to be
"Scientific materialism" (an oxymoron in the context
of a discussion on the origins of reality) became the dominant
paradigm, and reached its zenith (or nadir, depending on your
viewpoint) in the 1950s when Crick and Watson discovered the DNA
helix, which the scientific world viewed as the material source of
With Darwinism and DNA primacy in full flight,
unconscious mankind could not see that the source of life actually
did not lie in this electrochemical "physical" reality at all.
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." 
NOTE: Einstein's GR (General
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.
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. 
Scientist and ether researcher David Thomson laments on his blog
the nonsensical stance mainstream physics has taken towards the
ether and the fabric of reality, and asks how much longer it will
be before the popular
PC theories essentially collapse under their
Mainstream science tells us the Ether 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…
[C]urrent 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
Ether, magnetic flux lines are non-material. Students of the
Ether Physics Model clearly understand that magnetic flux lines
are Ether structures.
So the acknowledgement of the reality of magnetic
flux lines is the acknowledgement of the reality of Ether! The
more science learns the truth about existence, the closer they
are getting to returning to the Ether theories of the past.
How much more strain can mainstream science take
before they are forced to recognize the Ether Physics Model?
Theoretical and conceptual genius and long-time
researcher Lt. Col.
Tom Bearden has also lamented the
peculiar psychology of mainstream research regarding the potential
of tapping the ether/vacuum for infinite energy. 
This is science in the theoretical no-man's land of
ether-lessness. Etheric models of reality are the only viable
remaining ones, and all ether theories agree that our "physical"
dimension emerges from this intangible vibrating substrate.
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
Sixty years on, Dirac's words are even more pertinent.
Others who have devoted many years of their life to
promoting the ether theory are:
...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-ether and
There are many experimental effects and research data
that essentially necessitate an etheric model, as noted. A very
brief list of such phenomena includes:
wherein two parallel plates held very close to each other are pushed
together by the invisible "virtual" forces of the vacuum/ether/zero
point field surrounding them. 
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.
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. 
The spinning motion seems to alter the amount of time "experienced"
by the ball, as well as lessening its mass, thus allowing it to
travel further and fall faster than the non-spinning ball.
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,  all of which would not be possible
without a unified universal field or ether.
Russian electrophysiologist Dr. A. Podshibyakin discovered that by
charting acupuncture points, a correlation is revealed between the
human "bioplasma" energy field 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.
The only plausible
mechanism for such superluminal effects is torsion/scalar waves in
the ether. 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: everything is nonlocally interconnected.
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.
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.
Numerous predictions were made by LaViolette based on his etheric
subquantum kinetics 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). 
postulation subsequently validated by observation was that dwarf
elliptical galaxies evolve into spirals and that spirals in turn
gradually evolve into giant ellipticals. 
predictions are not made in conventional non-etheric cosmology.
From that perspective, such findings are "anomalous."
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. 
Everything that spins - whether a quantum or a planet - creates
torsion waves in the process. See my article on torsion fields and
paranormal phenomena here:
The work of Russian scientist Dr.
Nikolai A. Kozyrev (1908-83)
showed that by shaking, spinning, heating, cooling, vibrating,
impacting, or breaking physical objects, their weight can be
increased or decreased by subtle but definite amounts. An object
temporarily caused to lose mass in such a way has it return "from
out of nowhere" in a "quantized" manner (in discontinuous jumps),
rather than gradually in a smooth line. 
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 5,000 RPMs. A funnel of gravity 30 centimeters
above and below the device was also identified. 
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 that a
zero-point energy or an ether must really exist. 
Torsion fields that travel far beyond light speed do so in reference
frames we can refer to as hyperspace; the ether and its different
density levels/dimensions are hyperspace itself.
The flow of energy
and information between "parallel" dimensions/virtual realities is
reciprocal: our reality can influence hyperspace and vice-versa.
With this conception we have moved far beyond the idea of
a gas-like substance lingering in the air and into concepts that
once belonged to science fiction.
Bearden can speak with some authority on the subject.
"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
Indeed, Einstein once proposed naming the vacuum and its
contained fields the "ether," but his suggestion was not heeded."
"The message is", in the pioneering Harold Aspden's words, "[a]ccept
the ether is real and has structure and you can understand how
matter is created - but ignore the ether and you live in
In mainstream physics there is the concept of the "Higgs Ocean,"
named after Scottish physicist Peter Higgs who conceived the idea of
the Higgs Ocean and its particulate force-carrier - the Higgs boson
- in 1964 while out taking a walk in the countryside.
Like the ether, the Higgs Ocean/Field is described as an all-pervading
fluid-like field composed of Higgs particles which creates and
maintains the physical universe and accounts for the phenomenon of
inertia. A scalar field (having magnitude but no direction), it
possesses a non-zero energy value, accounts for the mass of
particles, and is required to keep the Standard Model mathematically
In mid-2012 - and with much fanfare -
the Higgs boson was said to
have been discovered with a high degree of certainty (it was born
out of the chaos resulting from protons being smashed together at
high speeds in
the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland).
model it is the specific subatomic particle responsible for
providing matter with its mass, and its momentous (not quite
certain) discovery means that physicists do not have to scrap the
standard model altogether. 
The discovery of
the Higgs boson further indirectly supports the case for a
fluid-like "etheric" source of creation, or "Higgs Field."
Particles have to come from somewhere, after all.
In TGI 1 (and 2) I show the reader that the etheric medium and its
torsion/scalar fields are the key to life itself, and the foundation
and sine qua non of a science of consciousness.
Science of the 21st
and 22nd centuries will increasingly become ether/consciousness
science (or perhaps "conscious ether science"!), as physicists
gradually acknowledge that the creative medium of our universe which
spawned all known forces, subatomic particles, and minds is innately
This is, of course, axiomatic for any serious student of
the nature of consciousness and/or reality.
 Gary Novak, Relativity,
 See R.W. Kehr, The Study of Ether, Ch. 1.
 H. C. Warren, The Entrained Spatial Medium Gravitational
 Warren, Op. cit.
 See W. Tiller, Psychoenergetic Science.
 Warren, Op. Cit.
 G. Braden, The Divine Matrix, 19–21.
 Kehr, Op. Cit., 8.
 D. G. Yurth, Seeing Past the Edge, 140.
 Further reading on Michelson-Morley and ether:
 P. LaViolette, Genesis of the Cosmos, 270–2.
 Ibid., Ch. 13.
 D. Thomson, Ether in Space is Fluid.
 Lt. Col. T. Bearden, Energy Density of the Vacuum.
 D. Wilcoc, The Science of Oneness, Ch. 2.
 See Kehr, Op. Cit., Ch. 1.
 See B. D. Murphy, The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of
Science and Spirituality - Book 1.
 H. Aspden,
Discovery of Virtual Inertia.
The Science of Oneness, Ch. 4.12 and
Cosmos, Ch. 1.12. See also
 J. Tennenbaum, Russian Discovery Challenges Existence of
 L. Watson, Supernature, 38.
 P. LaViolette, Subquantum Kinetics. See also Yurth, Seeing
Past the Edge, for more on the speed of light as a constant
 Ibid., 94.
 See The Ether Science of Dr. N.A. Kozyrev,
 Ibid. See also "Convergence" series, in
particular The Divine Cosmos, Ch. 1, for how Kozyrev identified
torsion forces. The Source Field Investigations
(Dutton, 2011) discusses these experiments at length. Torsion is
discussed in relation to psychic phenomena at length in The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality.
 M. D. Jones, PSIence, 169.
 D. Wilcoc, Nexus, Op. Cit.
 Lt. Col. T. Bearden, Excalibur Briefing, 258–61.
 H. Aspden, Physics Without Einstein, 33.
 See L. Susskind, The Cosmic Landscape; see also Greene, The
Fabric of the Cosmos.
 R. Waugh & F. Macrae, Higgs boson found,