by Keith Scott-Mumby
Science should leave off
the river of
has too often turned back on itself.
Sir James Jeans
The Mysterious Universe
THE HALF LIFE OF TRUTH
This ambitious book covers an immensity of time, from disputations
over the origins of our universe at the very dawn of history, to the
furthest future that science can foresee ahead of us and to which
the human intellect can reach out… at least for the present.
course the picture is changing all the time. We can never know when
a shocking new insight into reality, such as Einstein's relativity
or Max Planck's quantum mechanics, will burst upon the stage.
Nothing stays still...
As Greek philosopher Heraclitus (c. 535 BC-475 BC) told us, everything is change. His philosophy of this is
summed up in a famous phrase:
"No man ever steps in the same river
Incidentally, it was Heraclitus who gave us the term
in Western philosophy as meaning both the
source and fundamental order of the Cosmos. Logos appears repeatedly
as the suffixology, meaning science or study of.
In the first edition of Virtual Medicine, I wrote mockingly that
science seems to undergo some major upheaval every quarter of a
century or so.
Something that was proven to be true is later proved to be NOT true.
Science is really a shifting quicksand of opinions and squelchy
"facts". In the health field, readers will be aware there are rapid
switches in what are supposed to be scientifically "proven truths."
First you read that carbohydrates are good for us, then bad;
saturated fat is bad and then it's good; we should eat meat, then we
shouldn't; margarine is your best choice, now it is a dangerous
option; we get all the iodine we need from bread, but the population
of the Western world turns out to be dangerously deficient in this
The discrepancies and contradictions go on and on...
The accepted idea that calling something scientific means it is a
given or has been "proven" is thus a joke. The honest fact is that
all truth changes.
It would be hard to define anything as a lasting
and permanent scientific "fact"; even gravity is now on the chopping
Scholars in their halls have developed the concept of a "half-life
Half-life, remember, is the measurement of how long it
takes a radio-active substance to decay to half of its initial
This can be a matter of,
just minutes, as for Barium-122
29 years, as in the case of strontium-90
millennia, in the
case of carbon-14, which has a half-life of 5730 years...
But here they are using the term somewhat flippantly to mean the
point at which half the knowledge base is considered to be no longer
So, for a given body of facts, there will be a moment in
history when half of it is no longer correct; the truth will have
decayed. That means the body of data has become so corrupted, it
cannot be taken seriously as fact.
It was always joked at med school when I was there that half of what
we learned would be out of date in five years; trouble was nobody
knew which half!
That's the main problem actually:
once data have
become unreliable, certainty is to a large degree negated. All of it
Surprisingly, it is now possible to put numbers to this.
with a team of researchers at Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris,
Thierry Poynard and his colleagues looked at the literature
for their field:
liver disease, especially cirrhosis and hepatitis.
The team located nearly 500 articles in this field from over 50
years and gave them to a panel of 3 experts to examine.
was charged with saying whether the paper was factual, out-of-date
or even disproved.
What they found was interesting. Yes, the validity of the papers had
decayed significantly. It emerged that the half-life for knowledge
in this field was 45 years.
In another paper I found in
The Lancet, a pair of surgeons went
through a similar procedure with published papers in their field and
came up with the same figure:
This isn't pure science, of course.
The numbers and dates arrived at
were themselves subject to mere opinion. Clearly, a panel of old
goats who are clinging to the status quo will give more credibility
to older trend-setting papers than a team of young bloods, anxious
to move forward into their own bright future as experts.
But there is another way to estimate when data have become obsolete
and that's by measuring how often a particular paper is cited by
Once no one refers to the material and
conclusions any more, it is understood that it is probably no longer
Of course this is not an absolute judgment, because a perfectly
valid paper could be overtaken by torrents of later publications,
which say much the same thing and therefore the original data are
Nevertheless, there is a point to be made and these reviews somewhat
prove what I said. What is "solid science" constantly changes and
What about other fields than health? What is the apparent half-life
of knowledge in physics, say, or economics?
It has emerged that for physics, it's about 10 years for papers and
13 years for books about physics; whereas books on economics are 50%
out of date after only 9 years.
This is important because people often don't notice that change is
creeping up on them.
Things learned as a child or at med school
could be completely overthrown before the end of a physician's
working life, yet he or she may never notice.
This is especially
likely if that practitioner does not trouble to stay up to date with
science - and most don't. Indeed, I have noticed, most physicians are
not even up to date with changes in medicine, never mind progress in
science at large!
Why am I dwelling on this at length?
Because in the field of
and healing, my field, things are moving fast; so fast that my 1999
first edition of Virtual Medicine is w-a-y out of date and yet the
medical establishment has barely registered any awareness of
holistic and alternative health, never mind the validity of
But the medical orthodoxy is unaware of the changes in science and
thinking that has crept up on them.
We are talking about the "new
physics", while they are still in Newtonian mode from high school
days; centuries out of date science, in other words.
It's no longer
a good joke to scoff at energy medicine as a healing modality
because, as I say often, advanced physics
doesn't just tell us that these strange phenomena could it
happen; it tells us they must happen!
The entrenched dogma has, quite simply, expired...
Add to that the degradation of the data set by lying and
manipulation of drug trials
by Big Pharma, the deprecation of
studies demonstrating the worthlessness of many extravagantly
expensive procedures (like stents and bypass) and the
watchdog bodies like the FDA and it soon becomes evident that the
so-called science of medicine is mightily unworthy of that label.
You can throw most of medicine in the trashcan and you wouldn't lose
much of value; just a few common sense procedures.
simple things work well and have never been tested "scientifically".
It's only the stuff "proven" by science that is suspect or
Thalidomide, which was scientifically proven to be
safe for pregnant women. It caused women to give birth to children
with abnormal or missing limbs.
How safe it that? How good is the
science, in other words?
WESTERN ENERGY MODEL
One of my pet hobbyhorses is the nature of Western energy medicine.
Contrary to what many other people think, I do not believe it will
be a watery make over of the Chinese, Ayurvedic, or similar models.
We have our own contribution to make and that is in the dazzling
field of technology. In this book I have shared with the reader many
devices which are so far beyond the limits of previous knowledge
that they seem almost magical.
But then the late Arthur C. Clarke is famous for saying,
technology which is sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from
This was the third of three laws by him.
distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is
possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that
something is impossible, he is very probably wrong" was proposed by
Clarke in the essay 'Hazards of Prophecy - The Failure of
Profiles of the Future (1962).
The second law is offered as a simple observation in the same essay:
"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to
venture a little way past them into the impossible".
Its status as
Clarke's Second Law was conferred on it by others.
The third law appeared in a 1973 revision of Profiles of the Future.
Clarke acknowledged the Second Law and proposed the Third in order
to round out the number, adding,
"As three laws were good enough for
Newton, I have modestly decided to stop there."
SO WHY DO THIS?
Given all that I have said about change and progress, it might seem
rash for any author at the cutting edge to take on a catalogue of
ideas, such as this.
I have had to introduce the reader to new and challenging principles
in physics and new models of cosmology - simply because medicine has a
context. All of science has a context. We cannot go on ignoring the
nature of life and being, as the medical profession seeks to.
But soon it will be out of date. Virtual Medicine is history and
Medicine Beyond will soon follow, if I do not rewrite it
relentlessly. I have created a rod for my own back.
It may be appropriate to repeat for posterity my motivation for
writing this book.
It's one of my sayings that the best reason to write a book is that
it's the book you personally would like to read. Virtual Medicine
did not exist in 1999, but there was a clear need, so I wrote it.
The same is true of Medicine Beyond. I must say I don't consider it
boastful to regard myself as the number one contender for the
demands of this authorship.
I have a very wide range of knowledge in
all fields of healing.
Not quite a Renaissance man perhaps; but pretty well educated. I
have also been used to getting outstanding results as a physician
over the years.
Not so much because I am amazingly competent but
because I espouse and put to use good advanced and proven principles
that help my patients. They get well more
often. That's about the best measure of a physician's knowledge
The idea of "beyond" came from my time living in Spain. The Spanish
have a term mas allá, meaning "more other", or beyond in the sense of
something metaphysical or spooky even.
Critics would readily
describe my work as "very other", for sure! But I take pride in such
My conscious intention has been to relay and openly
discuss new possibilities.
I am respectful of the fact that many of my readers are willing and
active physicians who have set aside their acceptance of current
dogma and are looking for a gentler, validated and more worthy
approach to their craft.
I hope in these pages they too find material that is deserving of
their time in study. If there are omissions or weaknesses, I ask
that they be blamed on me, not on my enquiries.
inconsistencies are not to be taken as proof that the propositions I
bring are faulty or nonsensical. Only that I am not perfect and
therefore subject to the occasional mistake.
So, this is it then… the start of an incredible voyage, a journey
back through time, into the far-flung future, sideways into very
peculiar backwaters, downwards into profound concepts and upwards to
the light, to joy and to the divine in us all…
A journey that I call
Las Vegas, 4th March 2015...
THE BODY ELECTRIC
The discarding of an old prejudice
and the cultivation of a new
are not matters that can be completed in a moment.
catches a glimpse of a new way of regarding things,
and begins to
see a few outstanding features
of his surroundings in a new light.
But he does not immediately realize
that the whole scene has been
Deep-seated beliefs remain,
incompatible with the new
though they may be, and only gradually
begin to take on a
and arouse misgivings.
It will soon be revealed why the next logical step in our survey of
"hidden structures" leads us inevitably to a new level of health
awareness we may call "body consciousness."
First, I want to start with a deeper look at the concept of holism.
We use the word a lot, but what does it really mean?
Holism (and thence holistic) is a word that was originally coined by
Jan Smuts, the South African soldier, statesman, and philosopher
He defined it in his 1926 book,
and Evolution, as,
"the tendency in nature to form wholes that are
greater than the sum of the parts through creative evolution."
Einstein himself studied Smuts' book soon upon its publication and
wrote that two mental constructs will direct human thinking in the
his own description of relativity and Smuts' of
The concept of wholeness and holism (sometimes incorrectly spelled
wholism) has now become well integrated into our thinking in all
Its simplicity and omnipresence belies the fact that it's
basically a 20th-century concept.
There are echoes of Leibniz's
monads model here, but the German philosopher did not explain how
small individual units would operate together; only that reality was
made up of an in- finite number of such units.
As originally conceived by Smuts, holism meant that small units and
subdivisions would inevitably unite into larger wholes, which would
in turn aggregate, and so on.
Today we use the term mainly for
wholes which are united and have been from the beginning. However,
it does seem that, in a strange way, Smuts foresaw the emergence of
chaos theory and strange attractors.
Let's see how far we have progressed down the road predicted
THE RADIO MODEL
If you took a large number of capacitors, wires, transistors, knobs,
resistors, speakers, and a battery and threw them on the table, you
could not realistically hope to tune into a radio station.
Yet that is the current approach in science, biology, and medicine:
the belief that by the study of the fine details of the parts, we
come to understand the whole.
By studying molecules (biochemistry),
we learn about life; by taking apart the components of a cell, we
shall better understand its function.
But the only way the heap of parts in front of you would make sense
is to create the whole:
the working radio.
So it is with living
organisms and the "program" they broadcast, which we call life.
How the parts are put together and the mutually interactive
functions they perform are an entire complexity and without any one
part, the entire radio will cease to work and is therefore useless.
So it is with living organisms.
I have already exposed the lie on DNA (Chapter 4) and how a mere
listing of its small aspects, called genes, does not tell us how the
entire molecule functions nor how different parts of an organism
know where they are in the whole and what structural signals apply
to them, as opposed to the other cells.
The purely mechanistic
deconstruction of life is unworkable.
There is a
living, creative entity that breathes life into the heap of
THE ELECTRIC CANCER MODEL
There is no more fundamental starting place for modeling health
issues than cancer.
I have said often,
cancer is not a death knell,
but it is a wake-up call, telling you your health is in ruins. It's
about as bad as things can get.
Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg puts neoplasm (fancy word for cancer) as the
final end game in a steady degenerative downhill process that he
termed progressive vicariation.
Controversial German MD
Hamer, on the other hand, sees cancer as the inevitable result of
severe life-changing psychic trauma. He calls it the "iron rule" of
cancer, which is the whole foundation of his German New Medicine.
Using the electro-acupuncture approach (Chapter 15), an indicator
read denoting a severe drop-off in energy along any meridian is
highly suggestive of a cancer signal, even if it's many years before
the physical tumor finally manifests.
In this crossover model with
Chinese traditional medicine, we learn that the electrical energy at
the acupuncture point cannot maintain itself for more than a few
Cancer is the benchmark of bad!
With that in mind, let's see how the electrical model works with
I suppose we can start with Tesla (so many things start with Tesla!)
It was claimed that his coil apparatus was sometimes effective
But I always heed the warning words of
Becker, who quoted studies that showed conclusively that too much
energy at the frequency of mains electricity (50-60 hertz) was
likely to cause runaway growth in rogue cells and was most
definitely contra-indicated in the treatment of cancer.
surprises many fans of Becker.
For example, he cites a 1971 study by Russian workers Mamontov and
Ivanova, which showed that industrial-strength 50-hertz electric
fields tripled the division rate of cells. 2
notably Stephen Smith, showed that an electrotherapy bone-healing
device increased the division rate of cells that were already
dividing rapidly, which includes skin, gut, and liver cells and
also, of course, cancer cells.
Wendell Winters, a researcher working at the University of Texas
Health Services Center in San Antonio, provided some of the first
laboratory evidence that power frequencies can accelerate malignant
He exposed human cancer cells to just 24 hours of the usual
60-hertz electromagnetic field and found that a week later the cells
were multiplying six times as fast as a result.
As Becker warns, an electromagnetic field doesn't distinguish
between desirable and undesirable growth. Processes susceptible to
DNA stimulation include healing, embryonic growth, and cancer.
Quoting his own work and other studies, Becker concluded that only
the magnetic element of an EMF had any healing potential.
electric component is hazardous. 3
Tesla, the next significant figure on the stage is
Saxton Burr, professor of anatomy at Yale University School of
Medicine and researcher into bio-electrics during the 1920s and 30s.
His remarkable book,
Blueprint for Immortality, after several
decades of research, contended that the electrodynamic fields of
all living things, which may be measured and mapped with standard
voltmeters, are what control each organism's development, health,
He named these fields "fields of life" or
Trees were particularly suitable for study and he wired up many
specimens, some for many years. Burr was fascinated to note changes
brought about by sunlight and darkness, cycles of the moon,
sunspots, and seasonal changes.
The L-fields changed with the
the Sun's activity, growing in magnitude when the Sun
was most active and fading at night, when the Sun dropped from view.
He took the very intelligent line that if it affected trees, the
electrical fields would apply to all of life.
Naturally, conventional science wasn't in the least bit interested
in this startling discovery.
Turning to the study of humans, Burr and his colleague Dr. Leonard Ravitz noticed that human emotions affected this field.
Voltages would be high when a patient was feeling good and would
drop when he or she was below par.
Burr foresaw the fascinating
"...psychiatrists of the future will be able to
measure the intensity of grief, anger or love electrically - as easily
as we now measure temperature or noise-levels today.
hate or love, in other words, may one day be measurable in millivolts."
If this thought interests you, then you will almost
certainly be interested in my notes on psycho-galvanometry in
Other fascinating discoveries about the electrical nature of life
and disease included the observation that there was a voltage rise
in a woman just before ovulation, which drops again as the egg is
Healing wounds also changed this voltage.
Most remarkable of all, there were voltage changes due to malignant
tissue and Burr was eventually able to predict, from reversal of the
polarity across the abdominal wall, when a woman would in future
develop cancer of the cervix.
This anticipates the injury potential
discovery of Robert O. Becker and later prognostic work with
electro-dermal screening described in Chapter 19.
What Burr and his colleagues were measuring was simply voltage
But he himself points out that changes can be measured at
a distance from the affected organ or even outside the body, holding
the electrodes above the skin, showing it is therefore a true field
effect; hence "Field of Life," or L- Field for short.
The next investigative genius was actually born in 1869; his seminal
The Secret of Life was published in 1925.
This puts him ahead
(chronologically) of Saxton Burr, but the reader will soon readily
appreciate that progressively he belongs here in the sequence, since
his visionary ideas look far forward into the world of modern
Georges Lakhovsky was a Russian engineer who became a naturalized
French citizen and was ultimately awarded the Legion of Honor for
his scientific technical services during the First World War.
to flee his adopted country before the arrival of the Nazis, and
died in New York in 1942.
Like those who went before him, Lakhovsky had to endure much calumny
As one of his supporters remarked:
'The publication of
The Secret of Life resulted in causing great annoyance to the
custodians of infallible doctrines who made up with carping verbiage
what they lacked in clarity of vision.' 6
As Lakhovsky himself put it:
'I have been attacked by physicists
ignorant of biology and by biologists ignorant of physics who
consequently can neither understand my theories nor judge my
This extraordinary man of diverse talents showed that recorded
sunspot activity paralleled magnetic disturbances and auroras on
Earth. He also established a correlation between sunspot activity
and good wine vintage years.
In my own 1992 book The Complete Guide to Food Allergy and Environmental Illness, I called attention to Lakhovsky's observation that
geological terrain seems to have a potentially dangerous connection
with cancer causation. 8
Clay soils in particular, he found, were dangerous, probably because of the properties of water within the soil, whereas sandy and
limestone soils had a very much lower incidence of carcinogenesis.
Lakhovsky also foresaw that one day it might be possible to project
images of cancer tumors as an energy disturbance onto a TV screen;
today we have MRI and CAT scanners.
But it is Lakhovsky's ideas about biological radiation fields that
concern us here. His fundamental scientific principle was that every
living thing emits radiation. This has important health
According to Lakhovsky, the nucleus of a living cell
may be compared to an electrical oscillating circuit. This nucleus
consists of tubular filaments, chromosomes, and mitochondria, made
of insulating membranes but filled by an electrically-conductive
These filaments have capacitance and inductance
properties and are therefore capable of working like radio
transmitters and receivers.
In Lakhovsky's model, life and disease are a matter of a 'war of
radiations' between the body's cells and microbes. If the radiations
of the microbe win, disease and death will result. If the cell's own
energy transmission wins, then health is preserved.
Thus he arrived
at a very advanced and quite
defensible energetic view of disease.
Lakhovsky himself went on to
conduct very many experiments in this vein. The results he got were
little short of startling for his time, and so one may presume there
is a lot to be derived from his theories.
Albert Nodon, President of the Société Astronomique of Bordeaux,
studying ultra-short wavelengths in organisms, was able to prove
Lakhovsky's hypothesis. He found radiation from all living plants
and animals. Dead subjects did not, of course, transmit.
produced remarkable figures showing that, weight for weight,
radiation from certain beetles, flies and spiders was 3 to 15 times
more intense than that from uranium.
He extended his studies to humans and was able to show that our
bodies emit even more intense energies than plants and animals.
Nodon also obtained what were termed 'spontaneous radiographs' by
placing living things directly onto photographic plates. Clear
pictures were duly developed, after several hours' exposure.
forgotten research anticipated
Kirlian photography by many decades.
Nodon's conclusion was,
'It seems probable that matter, under the
influence of radiation whose wavelength is less than the electron,
may be subjected to certain modifications of an unknown nature which
may confer new properties on matter, different from those conferred
by radiations of a much greater wavelength, and not connected with
How right he was all those years ago...
A SIMPLE CANCER EXPERIMENT
If any reader would like to follow one of his simple experiments on
plant cancer, it is not difficult to perform and will provide a
fascinating home workshop on the properties of biological radiation.
In this experiment Lakhovsky relied on the presence of ambient
Remember that today we have over a million times the
intensity of ambient radiation that was present in Lakhovsky's day.
Yet he was able to demonstrate conclusively that extraneous
radiations can cause disease; in this case a tumor of plants.
For this demonstration, Lakhovsky took a series of Geranium
inoculated with the
Bacterium tumefaciens (= tumor-making bacteria)
which causes cancer-like growths on the plants:
A month later, when the tumors had developed, I took one of the
plants at random which I surrounded with a spiral consisting of copper and measuring 30 cm in diameter, its two extremities, not joined
together, being fixed into an ebonite support [a rigid plastic tube,
such as a spent biro pen stem, would suffice perfectly well].
oscillator of this kind has a fundamental wavelength of about 2
meters (150 million Hertz) and picks up the oscillating energy of
innumerable radiations in the atmosphere.
I then let the experiment follow its natural course during several
weeks. After a fortnight, I examined my plants.
astonished to find that all my geraniums or the stalks bearing the
tumors were dead and dried up with the exception of the geranium
surrounded by the copper spiral, which has since grown to twice the
height of the untreated healthy plants. 10
The oscillator was picking up and damping all kinds of atmospheric
Lakhovsky bewailed the fact that so many radio
transmitters were springing up (even in his day) that,
'there is no
detectable gap in the gamut of these waves'.
Now, with millions of
microwave cellphone users and uncountable powerful transmitting
antennas, we are already waking up to the fact that
cancer caused by
these radiations is real.
Lakhovsky was yet-another genius before his time...
THE PRIORÉ AFFAIR
Antoine Prioré (1912-1983) was born in Trieste, Italy.
training in electrical engineering and was a radar technician for
the Italian Navy during the Second World War.
It is said by Internet sources that in 1944 Prioré noticed some
oranges that had been left next to some electrical equipment. These
oranges remained in a fresh state while others not near the
electrical equipment became rotten and putrid.
He naturally wondered
if the electromagnetic radiation had some kind of health-giving
Over the years 1950-1975 Prioré built a series of electromagnetic
devices producing a strong magnetic field
(600 gauss or more), for the purpose of treating cancer and other
His last device was funded by the French government, with the help
of one-time Prime Minister of France Jacques Chaban-Delmas.
Prioré claimed to have cured a number of terminal cancer patients
but there was much controversy.
He was accused of manipulating his
scientific data by the French Academy of Sciences and French
journalists also accused Prioré of not understanding his own
In 1965, one event was said to indicate possible foul play in
Prioré's experimental research.
Mice with experimental cancers were
sent to Prioré from the Chester Beatty Institute in England. He
exposed the mice to radiation from his devices, they were sent back
to the Institute.
It was claimed that the mice returned to them were
not genuine because they rejected new cancer grafts!
That seems to
me a particularly stupid criticism:
that could just as easily be
confirmation of his work - the mice were no longer vulnerable.
Unfortunately, Prioré never explained his exact method, believing
others would only steal it for themselves.
So we are left with the
arguments and accusations unsettled, in what became known as
ROBERT O. BECKER MD
After becoming noteworthy for calling the public's attention to the
biological hazards of electromagnetic fields, Robert O.Becker, somewhat to his discomfiture, was quickly
"adopted" by the New Age and holistic
health field as the chief scientific credibility for some of their
He tried to play this adulation down but, in the
end, many of these theories have proven correct!
Experimenting on salamanders, Becker discovered the "current of
injury," or more exactly he stumbled across it in the Russian
journal Biofizika (Biophysics) and began his own series of follow-up experiments.
Becker, an orthopedic surgeon and twice a Nobel
Prize nominee showed that living organisms propagate a DC electrical
field and that this undergoes certain changes when the salamanders
are diseased and injured (exactly what Burr showed).
Becker developed elegant new theories regarding the electromagnetic
regulation of life processes. 12
But Becker went further, with more advanced measuring systems, and
has been able to show that body tissues act as semi-conductors, and
that this is how the life-currents are transmitted.
I find this
exciting because it implies the possibility
that living cells and tissues can function in the manner of a
In the 1970s, Becker and his biophysicist colleague, Maria Reichman, were funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to study
He chose to measure DC potential
(electricity given off) at designated acupuncture points, and claims
to have found that around 25 per cent of the points on the forearm
were locatable using this method.
He also showed that current is
conducted by unknown channels that correspond to the stated
According to Becker, the DC body field is not located in the nervous
system itself, but in "perineural" tissues such as the glial cells
in the brain and spinal cord and the Schwann cells encasing the
This hypothesis would seem to conflict with the
suggestion that the DC body field is correlated with the acupuncture
It is worth pointing out here that, later in the book, I will
discuss research using changes in skin resistance at acupuncture
points, which may be a more accurate method of detection.
the probable nature of
acupuncture meridians is found in Chapter 15.
Over the years Becker has expanded his authority and knowledge to be
considered one of the best-informed scientists on the big issues of
bio-physics and environmental hazards, particularly those
concerning the effects of electric and
magnetic fields on living systems.
His 1990 book
Cross Currents: The
Perils of Electropollution - The Promise of Electromedicine is an
extremely powerfully argued and comprehensive overview of what has
been going on in the last two decades in the field of
Some of his seminal work was on the subject of body consciousness.
He showed that a fully awake, conscious organism has a definite
electrical potential, head to tail; when a person is anesthetized,
that electrical potential temporarily disappears. Moreover, if you
switch that potential around (toe to head), you render the person
In the late 1960s, Becker was probably the first person to predict
that the magnetic field of the brain extends outside the head. He
remembers how his idea was ridiculed by the audience at a scientific
meeting of the time.
Yet, he was eventually proved correct.
leads naturally to SQUIDs (without tentacles!)...
THANK YOU, MR JOSEPHSON
Finally today, we have gone on to develop instruments for the
detection of biological energy fields.
Notable among these is a
device called the
SQUID magnetometer. SQUID is an acronym for
'super-conducting quantum interference device.'
It has opened up a
whole new world of bio-energetic science. The life field can be seen
and mapped with an accuracy and sensitivity that would have been
unthinkable 30 years ago.
The SQUID is based on a phenomenon known as the
after Brian Josephson, who predicted it in 1962 while working as a
graduate student at the University of Cambridge. He received the
1973 Nobel Prize for his work.
What his hypothesis means is that
electrons, although we consider them particles (matter), can pass
right through insulators
as if they were waves.
Such a thing is impossible in the classical physics world, but
natural enough in
the quantum domain. We call this tunneling and we
now know that Nature has many examples of this, including events
inside the human body!
A SQUID consists of a Josephson detector, with an array of input
coils to capture the bio-magnetic field, plus the necessary
electronics to amplify and make sense out of the signal thus
The whole setup is immersed in liquid helium, which makes
the device exceedingly sensitive to magnetic fields, such as the
delicate ones given off by living tissues and organs.
What can we do with such a sensitive device?
One of the first
biological experiments with a SQUID was carried out by John
Zimmerman, who developed the SQUID, and his colleague David Cohen at
MIT's National Magnet Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in
They showed the heart's magnetic field with vivid clarity. In
fact, it was still detectable 15 feet from the body.
Around the turn
of the century, Dutch physician Willem
Einthoven discovered electrical discharges
from the heart. He
received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1924 for this work.
Nowadays, routine electrocardiography is a standard part of the
medical technological armory.
Each heartbeat is the result of an electrical discharge within the
heart muscle; the current spreads to nearby tissues and can even be
detected in the feet and hands. It travels in the blood which, being
a salt solution, is an excellent conductor.
In 1821, Hans Christian Oersted showed that whenever an electric
current flows in a conductor, a magnetic field is formed. If the
current varies (flux), then the magnetism is even more intense.
the heart's magnetic field is very weak in ordinary terms, since the
current is low.
However, in 1963, Gerhard Baule and
Richard McFee at
the Electrical Engineering Department of Syracuse University, New
York, used a pair of two million-turn coils (coils with one million
loops of wire - that is, wrapped around the spindle one million times)
on the chest of a subject and for the first time detected the
It was in the same year that the tunneling or Josephson Effect was
Now SQUIDs can map the body's heart and other
biological magnetic fields with amazing sensitivity. In 1971 Cohen
went on to develop a brain magnetogram or
brain's field proved to be hundreds of
times weaker than the heart field, necessitating that the patient be
electromagnetically shielded in the room
where readings take place.
Clothing must be free of any magnetic
material, such as zippers, snaps, and nails in shoes.
Since then there has been a real explosion in monitoring biological
magnetic energy fields. It turns out that biomagnetic fields are
often more indicative of events taking place within the body than
are electrical measurements taken at the skin surface.
For example, the eye acts
as a remarkable battery and produces a substantial
field which increases with the amount of light falling on the
retina; we can obtain and study retinograms.
Cohen himself, in 1980,
reported detection of steady magnetic activity from growing hair
follicles! Every muscle action creates a field effect outside the
SQUIDs even show that there is more intense cortical activity
in finger control areas of the brains of musicians than
All this adds up to the fact that our living organisms are a field
of teeming magnetic energy. There are other fields, too. These
reflect what is going on within the body and, of course, it is
entirely possible to influence the body in return. We live outside
Life itself is an energy
phenomenon. It no longer makes sense to practice medicine based on a
biochemical or material paradigm; it's time to move over to the
So we can see that the magical, the mystical, the trendy, and what
was once dismissed as hocus-pocus in fact have a very sound
theoretical basis in physics and can now be measured objectively,
using the necessary scientific instruments.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
have developed a sensor that detects magnetic fields as weak as one pico-tesla (one-trillionth of
For comparison, the Earth's
magnetic field is 50 million times stronger than a pico-tesla. The
sensor, about the size of a sugar cube, contains about 100 billion
rubidium atoms heated and vaporized into a gas.
A low-powered infra-red laser is fired into the atoms and a
fiber-optic sensor detects how much of the laser makes it through
Rubidium atoms absorb more light as the magnetic field
around them increases, the quality that let the researchers actually
measure magnetic fields.
The new device is slightly less sensitive to magnetic fields than a
SQUID, which is considered the gold standard of magnetic sensors and
is the preferred sensor in magneto-encephalography (MEG) machines.
MEG is a noninvasive procedure for imaging magnetic fields generated
by electrical brain activity.
It is used to explore the perceptual
and cognitive process in healthy humans and to test the vision of
newborns and map brain activity prior to brain surgery for removing
tumors or treating epilepsy.
The downside of SQUIDs:
they must be kept at
-269°C to get good
results, which requires they have cryogenic cooling.
The new sensor,
however, operates at room temperature and is small and
It can also be mass-produced, while squids are
difficult to fabricate and assemble, therefore very expensive. 16
WE ARE LIQUID CRYSTALS
It's time to pull a whole bunch of threads together and explain why
our bodies are such an integrated, dynamic whole, readily reactive
The model that emerges when sifting through the
confusing wealth of science to choose from is both surprising and
fascinating in- deed.
We just need to go one step beyond Becker's insight that the body is
made up of semiconductors. It's actually a liquid crystal matrix.
It's the key to our holism.
This model was proposed and amplified by
Mae-Wan Ho from the Bioelectrodynamics Laboratory in Milton Keynes,
UK, and her colleague James Knight, from King Alfred's College,
In a well-referenced paper titled "The Acupuncture System and
The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibers of the Connective
Tissues," the pair reviewed supporting evidence from biochemistry,
cell biology, biophysics and neurophysiology, and suggested
experiments to test their hypothesis. 17
They proposed that the acupuncture system and the DC body field
detected by Becker and others both inhere in the continuum of liquid
crystalline collagen fibers that make up the bulk of the connective
It constitutes a "body consciousness" working in tandem
with the "brain consciousness" of the nervous system.
Harold Saxton Burr found that the electro-dynamical field of life
can be detected in all early embryos and in plants and animals that
do not have neural or perineural tissues and therefore it is
independent of the nervous system. 18
It is likely that the DC field is functionally interconnected with
the nervous system, and yet exists, to a large degree, outside the
One reason for supposing this is the fact that under
a variety of conditions, the speed of communication in our body is
much faster than can be accounted for by the known speed of nerve
conduction, and nerves simply do not reach all parts of our body.
Mae-Wan Ho proposes that both the DC electro-dynamical field and the
acupuncture system have a common anatomical basis.
It is the
aligned, collagen liquid crystalline continuum in the connective
tissues of the body with its layers of structured water molecules
supporting rapid semi-conduction of protons.
THE SPECIAL PROPERTIES OF COLLAGEN
The clue to the intercommunication function of connective tissues
lies in the properties of collagen, which makes up 70% or more of
all the protein in the connective tissues.
These connective tissues,
in turn, form the bulk of the body of most multicellular animals.
Collagen is therefore the most abundant protein in the animal
Recent studies reveal that
collagen (actually a group of similar
chemical substances) is not just a material with mechanical
Instead, it has dielectric and electrical conductive
properties that make it very sensitive to mechanical pressures, pH,
and ionic composition. 21
The electrical properties depend, to a large extent, on the bound
water molecules in and around the collagen triple-helix.
populations of water molecules associated with collagen have been
interstitial water, very tightly bound within the triple helix
of the collagen molecule
bound water, corresponding to the more loosely structured
water-cylinder bound on the surface of the triple helix
free water filling the spaces between the fibrils and between
Mechanical pressure on any part of the liquid crystal system results
in an immediate global current of transformation.
application of a current will affect the nature of the ground
matrix, exactly as Becker found with his current of injury and
The existence of the ordered network of water molecules, connected
by hydrogen bonds and interspersed within the protein fibrillar
matrix of the collagens, is especially significant, as it is
expected to support rapid jump conduction of protons - positive
electric charges - and this has been confirmed by dielectric
And note this: one outstanding characteristic of
this form of semi-conduction in condensed matter is that it is much
faster than electrical signals by the nerves.
Thus the "ground
substance" of the entire body may provide a much better
intercommunication system than the nervous system.
Ho and Knight
actually speculate that the nervous system may indeed be a mechanism
for slowing down signal transmissions to more appropriate speeds.
All very fascinating, once the full model is grasped.
It's important to understand that the crystal structure of collagen
will retain memory.
According to Mae-Wan Ho, the collagens and bound
water form a global network, in which there will be a certain degree
of stability, or resistance to change.
This retention constitutes a
kind of memory, which may
be further stabilized by cross-linking and other chemical
modifications of the collagens.
Of course it will also have the
capacity to register new experiences, as all connective tissues,
including bones, are not only constantly intercommunicating and
responsive, but also undergo metabolic turnover like the rest of our
Memory is thus not inhered in structure, as the mainstream
physiologists insist, but is dynamically distributed in the
structured network and the associated, self-reinforcing circuits of
proton currents, the sum total of which will be expected to make up
the DC body field itself.
Rolfers and John Upledger fans will also recognize that tissues are
able to hold onto a tissue memory or "engram," as first
investigated by Lashley.
It's not surprising that he (Lashley) removed almost
all rat brain tissue and yet the living organism was still able to
retain a memory of a maze, since memory is not confined to the
WHO NEEDS A BRAIN?
This crystal memory effect may be at least a partial explanation of
the remarkable phenomenon of humans functioning with virtually no
In 1980 Roger Lewin wrote a famous paper, published in the journal
Science, concerning the research of the late Dr. John Lorber,
professor of neurology at the university of Sheffield, UK. Its
startling title was "Is Your Brain Really Necessary?"
It goes on
to answer that question with very definite proof we do NOT need a
When Professor Lorber, as Sheffield's campus doctor, was treating
one of the mathematics students for a minor ailment, he noticed that
the student's head was a little larger than normal.
referred the student to professor Lorber for further examination.
The student in question was academically bright, had a reported IQ
of 126 and was expected to graduate.
When he was examined by
CAT-scan, however, Lorber discovered that he had virtually no brain
at all. The student had less than 1 millimeter of cerebral tissue
lining the skull, a condition called
hydrocephalus, in which the
cerebrospinal fluid pressurizes and destroys the brain.
Despite no brain, this Sheffield student had lived a perfectly
normal life and went on to gain an honors degree in mathematics. His
case is by no means as rare as you might think.
Professor Lorber eventually identified several hundred people who
had very little actual brain tissue but who appeared to be normal
intelligent individuals. Some of them he described as having 'no
detectable brain', yet they had scored up to 120 on IQ tests.
The real truth, of course, is that we are not our brain.
the brain functions as a "tuner" to information fields
in the surroundings. That's why, when you close your eyes and
look at a mental picture, it seems to be outside your head.
That bound water plays a crucial role in conscious experience is
supported by recent evidence that anesthetics act by replacing and
releasing bound water from proteins and membrane interfaces, thus
destroying the hydrogen-bonded network that can support proton
I have already indicated that Becker found that
general anesthesia also leads to the complete attenuation of the DC
body field. It would be of interest to study the conductivities of
collagen equilibrated with different solvents and anesthetics.
would predict that collagens equilibrated with anesthetics will show
a decrease in conductivity compared to an equivalently hydrated
Although brain and body consciousness are normally coupled to each
other, they may decouple under certain circumstances.
Indeed, Mae-Wan Ho asserts that brain consciousness associated with the nervous
system is embedded in body consciousness and is coupled to it,
rather than superordinate.
This one sentence alone transforms all of
the life sciences, if you think it through! 27
under general anesthesia have been known to regain (brain)
consciousness of pain, but not the ability to move or to express
This might now be reinterpreted in terms of
been insufficiently reduced, so pain is felt, but the brain remains
"under," so movement cannot take place.
In contrast, acupuncture has been successfully used to anesthetize
patients who are fully awake. The inference there is that body
consciousness is reduced, but not brain function.
Observations such as
these have a great deal to teach us about the nature of consciousness and being, never mind brain function and
Further evidence that brain and body consciousness are to some
extent independent is Becker's observation that during a perceptive
event, local changes in the DC field can be measured half a second
before sensory signals arrive in the brain. 28
Similarly, Libet et al. produced evidence suggesting that a
readiness potential precedes the "decision" of a subject to move an
arm or a leg. 29
It appears that the activities in the brain may be
preconditioned by the local DC field. Materialists, desperate to
prove we are just jelly after all (the brain) insist this means that
a physical brain change precedes any decision being made.
not. It simply moves the sequence further backwards.
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