thing I have learned in a long life; that all our science measured
against reality is
primitive and child like - yet, it is the most precious thing
-- Albert Einstein
put the quote above by Albert Einstein to illustrate some things
often overlooked in the
paranormal field. The reality to the world around us is very
vast and our science can not
explain very much of it today. When we look at spirits and the
spiritual side, it's easy to
why science can only go so far at detecting and explaining it.
feel science is important out there in the paranormal field.
Some theories out there
can be understood, explained or discounted just knowing some
science. So here, I will
attempt to put what science you need out there to understand.
This is just about the only
way to understand my own theory that I have, that came to me
by my own inner
knowledge and experience with spirits.
is an attempt to for those interested to give you a possible
view of what is actually
happening with the use of Science and Spiritual inner knowledge.
This handbook is
written for a reference and not meant for you to remember all
the details, but, to teach
some concepts to possibly understand more about the spiritual
world and what could
actually be happening.
in Our World is Energy
is Einstein's theory of relativity from 1905. Yes, it's been
around quite some time.
What does this mean? Don't worry, I'm not going to go into the
entire width of what this
means. But, just enough to point out some of it's implications
that would concern the
science to understand what spirits might or might not be. This
little equation says quite
a lot and goes far beyond what I will discuss here. But, it
does say this; "Energy equals
matter" (energy equals mass (of matter) times the speed
of light squared). This means,
all life, all things are made up of energy. Matter is energy,
but, in a different form.
things including the air we breathe, the items in your house,
you and me, everything
you see around you is made up of matter. The smallest molecules
of matter are atoms.
Each atom has electrons, protons and neutrons. Electrons are
Protons are positively charged. Neutrons are neutrally charged.
Meaning, atoms are
you don't have to remember all this. There is no test at the
end. You only have to
read it and grasp the concept that atoms are essentially energy.
Therefore all matter is
energy, just in a different form.
when we say; "Energy can neither be created nor destroyed."
that refers to matter as
well. Our world is energy. That's the reality. For an example;
light a match. Have you just
created energy? Not really. The energy is already there, just
in a different form presented
in atoms of what makes up the match before it is lit and changes
when the match is lit.
You can see how this theory of energy applies to matter as well.
States of Matter Currently Known By Science
are the 5 states of matter currently known by science. They
are in order of how
close the molecules or atoms are to each other. The first one
(Condensates) have the
atoms closest together. The last (Plasma) have the atoms furthest
concern yourself with the first state of matter (Condensates),
as it doesn't apply at
all to what I am discussing here. I will leave the discussion
of what they are out, as to
not confuse you. I only list Condensates here, to show there
are actually 5 states of
matter known to science today.
entire world consists of matter in the states listed above.
(Well, there may be more
that science does not know of yet.)
believe most people will be familiar with Solid, Liquid and
Gas states of matter.
So I will skip explaining them here. However, Plasma will be
and No Charge
What is energy?
are usually balanced out by positive and negative charges. This
is because they
have the same number of protons (positive charges) and electrons
So, unless an electron or proton is missing, you have a neutral
charge. That's because
the electrons and protons cancel themselves out and are a neutral
charge. A piece of
metal for instance would have a neutral charge and be undetectable
to an electro
magnetic field detector (EMF detector).
however, is positively charged. You can find plasma in florescent
lightening, neon lights and in plasma balls. The atoms are further
apart than gas.
The other types matter listed are neutral. Matter can become
charged, like electricity in
wiring or filament in a light bulb. When there is a charge,
whether positive or negative,
it is referred to as an electrical charge. This is generally
what people refer to as energy
and will be picked up by an EMF detector.
is an EMF?
stands for electromagnetic field. It is a field of charged particles.
You could also call
it an energy field. Electricity and magnetism go together and
are synonymous. The energy
field could be so large it encircles the earth or very small.
energy fields can be created by naturally occurring substances
such as copper,
iron, limestone, chalk, salt and water or any combination of
these things and among
other elements and substances. When you add a water source and
especially a moving
water source such as a river or stream, it increases the EMF's.
It's important to know what
is around a site before taking EMF readings for this reason.
When you add humidity and
other naturally occurring factors, it could also increase the
likeliness of an EMF.
and copper are good conductors and absorb energy from the surrounding
and earth. In areas where there are heavy deposits of these
minerals you will see high
EMF's, such as, areas where there are iron mines. These are
areas where EMF detectors
are going to pick up EMF's easily. Baseline readings are not
going to help in this situation.
EMF's can move and fluctuate in these areas. So readings no
matter when taken will not
prove or disprove spirits existence.
and chalk work much like batteries in a way. They absorb and
hang onto the
energy of the environment and earth. Limestone tends to be very
helpful in providing the
earth with energy for trees and new plant life during the spring
for this reason. Chalk is
even a better energy absorber than limestone. Limestone is found
in cement and cement
things you should be aware of with EMF detectors are wiring,
(especially iron ones), copper pipes, electrical appliances
and hot water pipes. Any
appliance or item that runs on electricity can create an EMF.
people and animals have EMF's surrounding them. Even guinea
pigs could register.
This is not a piece of equipment I personally use. I put this
information here so that people
have this information if they decide to use one and they will
know what to look for.
Theory on Spirits:
don't really have the answer to what they are for sure. There
is no way to test this
theory at this time. Nor, do I think it will be possible for
quite some time. But, here is my
that EMF (electro magnetic field) detectors do not always pick
up the presence of
a spirit, one would have to conclude that if they were a charged
energy like electricity,
we would be able to detect them all the time. We know that is
not the case. So, spirits
should be a neutral charge with all the electrons and protons
in the molecules balancing
the charges of positive and negative charges much like a piece
of plastic or metal would
be. So, spirits would be a state of matter that is neutrally
charged. Which if they were,
it would make spirits virtually impossible to pick up using
an EMF detector.
humans are detectable with EMF detectors. We are like a machine
where our bodies
are producing energy and taking in energy all the time. All
living things have some energy
what are the EMF detectors picking up?
ruling out naturally occurring electro magnetic fields from
iron, copper, limestone
and a host of other elements that can create electro magnetic
fields on their own,
I believe what they pick up is not the spirit, but, the area
that the mass of matter that
a spirit is, affects. This would be in the idea of static electricity.
would explain why EMF detectors do not always pick up a presence
when there are
experiences at a site where people have no doubt of a spiritual
presence. But, sometimes
do pick up something on some occasions. It would also explain
fluctuating readings and
not having consistent readings.
matter attempts to occupy the same space it can cause a friction
movement of the atoms in the surrounding area that make up the
air. Much like walking
across a carpet with socks and you get a shock from touching
a doorknob. The movement
of the mass into the area, (especially suddenly or when there
is more than one mass)
would cause all the atoms of the atmosphere of the air and area
to move and crush the
molecules against each other into a smaller space, disturbing
the electrons in the atoms
that make up the area. This would cause an electromagnetic field
means, what is detected by an EMF detector, is the area affected
by the spirit, not
the spirit itself.
is Close, but, not Quite Right
has many properties that are close to what a spirit is. Plasma
can go through
solid objects. How? This happens because the molecules to plasma
are farther apart.
Because they are, it can go through the space of the atoms in
a solid object. So passing
through closed doors, walls or other objects is possible.
also has an outer skin, much like a force field that keeps it
together. The atoms
can stay together in a cohesive entity much like blowing a bubble.
You see this
phenomenon in plasma balls (not the lights you buy at Halloween).
They are also known as prairie lights. The problem with plasma
is that it is very hot.
(Think of lightening.) We know this is not the case with spirits.
Plasma is also positively
charged and will affect the area and create electromagnetic
fields and should be
detectable all the time. So you see the few problems with thinking
spirits are plasma.
It just does not work out fully.
we think of spirits being a 6th state of matter, which is not
yet known by science,
it makes perfect sense. Not only would it be of no charge, but,
has many of the
characteristics of plasma that allow it to go into or pass through
solid objects. If this
matter had a skin like plasma, it would probably be much like
an orb that so many
people take pictures of. It would mean that it could maintain
as a cohesive mass of
matter, much like we are.
could change shape and drift like a gas or go through solid
objects. But, can also
transform. After all, this would be a mass that had intelligence
much like us. It's just a
different state of matter that we can not detect
the air we breathe that we
know is there, but can not see. And, that is gas, not a mass
that has the molecules even
about the Cold Spots?
is the absence of energy (think of outer space). We know from
many reports of
spirits and my own experiences that spirits can manipulate energy
around them. They
can also move objects and things. So, not only could you be
feeling the spirit themselves
(cold spots), but, might be feeling the manipulation of that
a spirit is 'energy' then there would not also be a cold spot
at the same spot. With all
I've witnessed the cold spot is being picked up in an area not
exactly the same spot as
the EMF detector reading. Thus confirming that the energy is
the area affected by the
spirit, not the spirit itself, and the cold spot would be the
mass that we call a spirit.
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