|The Primordial Harmonic Template of the Universe
| The Spherical Standing Wave by fusion Anomaly -
| " out there " is a vast ocean of waves and
|frequencies constituting a holographic blur
When it is through the cerebral lens,it becomes a physical reality but without the filtering lens of the brain, it is an interference pattern.
We can view ourselves as physical bodies moving through space. Or we can view ourselves an
a blur of interference patterns enfolded throughout the cosmic hologram
Pribram's assertion that our brains construct objects . Bohm's conclusions: that we even construct space and
time.Considered together, Bohm and Pribram's
theories provide a profound new way of looking at the world: Our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting
frequencies that are ultimately projections from another dimension a deeper order of existence that is
beyond both space and time: The brain is a hologram folded in a holographic
universe. For Pribram,
this synthesis made him realize that the objective world does not exist, What is "out there" is a vast ocean of waves
and frequencies, and reality looks concrete to us only because our brains are able to take this holographic blur and convert
it into the sticks and stones and other familiar objects that make up our world. How is the brain (which itself is composed
of frequencies of matter) able to take something as insubstantial as a blur of frequencies and make it seem solid to the touch?
. When it is filtered
through the lens of our brain it manifests
as a solid.. But if we could get rid of our lenses, we'd experience it as an interference pattern. Which one is real and which
is illusion? "Both are real to me," says Pribram, "or, if you want to say, neither of them are real." Try Watching
[ The Universal Mind ] oneself watch.
| Note the Nodes and Anti-Nodes of Spherical
| Standing Waves
|Huygen's combination In Waves
the variety of molecules and materials populating the universe is enormous, the building bricks are just two, a spheric IN-Wave and an Out-wave.
Every homeopathic dilution
by succussion or trituration sends outward quantum waves and receives in response the spherical in-waves from the Universe.
Quantum particles are wave structures, produced by the properties
of the Quantum Wave Medium, carry light and subtle energy that can create Matter.In the laboratory, these wave structures
have measured properties identical to what we call mass and charge. With higher homeopathic dilution,accordingly, Mass and
Charge substances, as such, do not exist.
There is No There THERE
Einstein's stumbled when he represented matter as a spherical force field rather than as
a Spherical Standing Wave ,a primordial Harmonic Template, forged by cosmic fire,with all the extant vibratory signatures
of the Cosmic Dust , giving rise to the spherical force field. Homeostasis is restored
by an appropriate homeopathic potency to invoke co-resonance of " tissue memories " [ Dr.Mae-Wan Ho] triggered by the"Body Consciousness " of the evolving organism, from the Spherical Standing Wave, a Harmonic Template of the universe.
A "body consciousness" works in tandem with the "brain consciousness"of the
nervous system. ...instantaneous coordination of body functions is mediated, not so much by the nervous system, but by the
body consciousness inhering in the liquid crystalline continuum of the body.Furthermore, this liquid crystalline continuum
possess all the properties required for a body consciousness that can register tissue memory of previous experiences . Becker
(1990) has demonstrated that the DC field has a mode of semi-conduction that is much faster than nervous conduction. During
a perceptive event, local changes in the DC field can be measured half a second before sensory signals arrive in the brain,
suggesting that the activities in the brain may be pre-conditioned by the local body field. ..Proteins in liquid crystals
have coherent motions, and will readily transmit weak signals by proton conduction, or as coherent electric waves. " - Dr
Scientists have also discovered that the basis of all the brain's functions has to do
with the interaction between the brain and the Zero Point Field. New evidence shows the brain's conversations with the body
might also occur on the quantum level, with waves and frequencies, rather with chemical or electrical impulses alone. Our
memories don't reside inside our heads at all. Our brains are simply the retrieval and read-out mechanism of the ultimate
storage medium, The L- Field ( Burr ) and Vital Force ( Hahnemann )
" Nature did it first!" This fact of nature suggests that the human brain during evolution, could have made use of this
unique and mysterious means of communication , a phrase often spoken in hindsight after a new scientific advance.
It is not unreasonable that our brain and other parts of our neural
physiology are interconnected by an unseen communication network that coordinates and regulates behavior of certain parts
of the body. Since energy exchange is not involved at this matter wave level, we would not have a sensory impression of logical
thought, only an awareness of ourselves and our body. It is like watching
Guy Beckley Stearns, MD
Edgar D. Evia
WHAT, exactly, is a homeopathic potency ? And by what mechanism does the human body respond to the
potentised drug ? Both these questions have had but scant place in modern scientific investigation. Yet they represent the
foundation upon which the homoeopathic system is based. Even Homeopathists know little about the dilute drugs they dispense
or the mechanism underlying the response of their patients. Orthodox physicians and a great many Homeopathists themselves
have questioned all, but the lower potencies. There is much skepticism about drugs diluted to more than a millionth or a hundred
millionth. Yet Hahnemann, who discovered Homeopathy, regularly used drugs in a one-decillionth dilution, and history records
that he was extraordinarily successful. Von Boenninghausen, his pupil, who used much higher potencies, was one of the greatest
healers of his time Evidently, the question of potency cannot be dismissed on the basis of one's opinion. It must be scientifically
investigated. As for the body's response, it has been credited to suggestive factors or to spontaneous recovery. The same
Von Boenninghausen was often asked to prescribe for sick animals, and he records that when he gave them the high potencies
at which so many doctors of the day scofted, the animals recovered more prompty than ever. In this way, he thought he had
disposed of the criticism that the cures were the result of suggestion, since it would be difficult for a physian sending
a remedy by messenger to suggest to the animal, or the animal to suggest to itself. Boenninghausen was too naive. By the average
doctor, Homeopathic or Allopathic, this part of his work was soon forgotten. We are obliged to re-examine this double aspect
of Homeopathy in the light of the newer. science. For this purpose, the Foundation for Homoeopathic Research was established
in 1918.The problem of potency (especially high potencies) has been a stumbling-block ever since Hahnemann's day-principally
because, since then, potentization has never been approached de novo with a mind open to all the relevant facts. High potency
Homeopathists have clung, tenaciously to Hahnemann's purposely non-committal expressions : " spirit-like " and " dynamic."
They claim that as an imponderable a potency is incapable of scientific, analysis. Physicists examining the problem are, however,
unimpressed by nomenclature. They find the potency hypothesis incompatible with physical facts. For this reason, it is futile
for the Homeopathist to insist that potencies have been giving him clinical results for over a century. These two concepts,
the vitalistic of the Homeopathist and the materialistic of the physicist, are the two extremes. Which comes closer to reality
? Briefly, the physical facts are these. A potency appears to be a progressive dilution through geometrical stages. Each potency
stage reduces the amount of origi- nal material (solute) in proportion to solvent. After several stages the solute becomes
very thinly distributed, just as the color of a dye becomes fainter the more water is added. Mathematics indicates that, when
the dilution, is prepared in ten separate vials according to Hahnemann's instructions, none of the solute can remain in a
dilution beyond the 10th centesimal. The use of a single vial to run up a potency is not permissible, due to absorption of
solute by the glass and subsequent release back into solution - the so-called oligodynamic effect.2 As Wm. E. Boyd points
out, " a subdivided cube divided in decimal stages will have, at the ninth stage, particle about 0.01u u in length of
edge. The estimated diameter of one hydrogen gas molecule is 0.067uu , while that of the NaCl molecule is 0.26u u ."
That is, the particle size in a 10th potency is smaller than the dimensions of the solute moleule, implying that that molecule
has suffered fragmentation. But molecular fragmentation would at once destroy the characteristics of the substance, and these
characteristics would be replaced by those of whatever component atoms happened to remain, at that particular stage of dilution.Yet
for over a hundred years Homeopathists have been using and deriving benefit from potencies much higher than the 10th, and
it has been their experience that the same indications are called for in using Arsenicum alb. 30th as 6x - and this despite
the conclusion that the molecule of Ars. alb. (As203) evidently cannot survive the 10th potency. The physicist must at once
make a bold adjustment of attitude. To him " potency " is a nebulous label for " dilution," and " dilution " means a more
or less dense distribution of one phase (solute) in another (solvent). Since there is no way of accepting the presence of
solute molecules in potencies above the 10th, and since these potencies nevertheless retain a characteristic solute effect
, suppose that these potencies are not dilutions in the usual sense but express an entirely different function of matter ?
What is this function, and amongst which phenommena must we search for its illumination ?
Two interesting approaches to
the problem are offered by the work of E. Pfeiffer on crystallization and Bridgman's investigations into high-pressure effects
on ice. These approaches typify a group of diverse phenomena related to the potency question. They involve certain aspects
of the behavior of different kinds of molecules to one another.
It has long been known that soluble substances tend to
crystallize in characteristic patterns and that the presence of impurities modifies the typical crystal pattern. Even traces
of impurities profoundly affect appearance, physical structure, and other properties. Pfeiffer's experiments, stem from this
fact ; Bridgman's are less directly related to it, but not less significant. In each case, the essential factor was the molecule
as a whole rather than its con-stituents. Let us, therefore, review at once certain fundamental facts about material particles.
In nature, all substances are compounded from 92 basic elements. These elements, in their simplest states, exist as atoms.
Usually atoms of a pure element tend to cling together in groups of two, three or more rather than to stand alone. Such clustering
results from electrical charges leaking from within the interior of the atom : " residual charges," as the physicist says.
It is the amount and kind of charges in relation to one another that deterrnine whether adjacent atoms will cluster, the shapes
of the clusters, or whether the atoms will repell one another and remain unwedded (rare occurrences). Since an atom is in
constant random motion, the presentation of its electrical facade to another atom for attachment is partly directed by the
laws of chance. Atoms may unite, as mentioned, with others of their own kind-forming groups that contain several atoms of
the same element or they may unite with atoms of entirely different elements forming motley atomic groups of which most, indeed,
of our familiar substances are composed. Any clustering of
[ J. Alexander4 lists some interesting cases.In paper traces
of iron in the digestor discolor the whole batch. The senseof taste can detect one part of copper in a million of cofiee.
The properties of metals are altered by impurities, and this fact is turned to advantage in the preparation of alloys. For
instance, 0.05 per cent of lead renders gold brittle ; the conductivity of copper is reduced 39 per cent by the addition of
.216 per cent of arsenic : one part of carbon to 10,000 of iron causes changes in property : and iron containing as little
as .0l per cent of sulphur is useless as a catalyst.
For simplicity the present survey will treat atoms and molecules as
units without going into the details of atomic structures,in which originate all molecular and atomic electrical phenomen
. It will be understood that the electropostive ard electronegative ions provide the chief factors for the formation of the
atomic and molecular aggregates here described. ]
two or more atoms, of the same or dissimilar kinds, into a larger physical unit is called the
molecule. And the molecule appears to be the significant unit in the phenomena of potentisation.
Much of the internal electrical
charges which leak out of an atom and enable it to form molecules is used up in the act of clustering. Some, however, remain
" unsatisfied " despite the clustering and form a further residual field weaker than the original but sufficient to permit
the molecules to adhere into still larger groups. Molecular communities of this type, often exceedingly complex, are known
as " molecular aggregates." They are sometimes large enough to be visible, as in the case of crystals, which are really vast
clumpings of invisible crystalline units. Since molecular aggregates cohere by means of feeble end-residual charges, they
are relatively unstable except under restricted conditions, much more unstable than single molecules, which in their turn
lack the powerful cohesion of the atom, in which all the attractive forces have their birth.
Each kind of atom or molecule
presents a characteristic set of residual charges. Hence, union of molecules into molecular aggregates tends to form structural
patterns that are typical for each material ; another material, shaped by different residual forces, possesses quite a different
structure. That is why approximately pure crystals of a substance always take the same pattern provided conditions are the
same. Impurities, however, added to a homogeneous particle system introduce new electrical factors of their own which modify
the cluster-tendency of the original molecules. Hence the changes in property suffered by a substance containing impurities.
These facts should be kept in mind in relation to what follows because they are intimately linked to the mechanism of potentisation.
work of Pfeiffer" mentioned above had a curious start. In Switzerland, he observed that frost patterns on a butcher's window
were angular and chaotic whereas those on a florist's window were graceful and fernlike even as the plants in the store. Pfeiffer's
philosophy included a concept of " formative forces " directing the structure
and properties of substance. In part, of
course, the " formative forces " are the electrical agencies described in the previous paragraph. He began experimenting with
artificial frost-patterns and found that their shapes were profoundly modified by impurities. Presently he turned to mineral
crystals, which were more easily controlled. He found that a pure copper chloride solution gave a constant crystal formation
when the environment was fixed. He then deliberately introduced impurities and found that the resultant modifications of the
normal copper chloride pattern were always characteristic for the material added. This was also the case for added blood.
In fact, the crystallization differentiated between human blood and blood from every species of animal. Finally, Pfeiffer
by very pain taking techniques discovered that there was a typical copper chloride crystallization for healthy blood. And
blood from an ill person further modified the crystal pattern a:nd so differently depending on the disease from which the
blood donor suffered.
This resulted in a new and extremely sensitive diagnostic procedure. Patient's blood was added to
a dilute solution of copper chloride. This solution was crystallized in a petri dish. The crystal patterns within .the dish
were then studied in the light of ample clinical experience and thereby one could make a surprisingly accurate diagnosis.
By observing the disposition of the crystals with reference to the perpendicular axes. on the dish, it was even possible to
conclude where the illness was located.Thus, the crystal distribution on the dish represented the patient as a whole. Fantastic
as this technique may sound, it stood up under test at the Hahnemann Hospital in Philadephia , where the results in testing
for cancer were more than 80 per cent correct. Pfeiffer decided to investigate the influence of dilutions on the copper chloride
crystallization. As he added substances in increasing dilution he found that the modified crystal pattern became more delicate.
It also became more susceptible to random influences, he was obliged to refine his technique. Eventually, however, he obtained
crystallization effects from added substances in a 10-8° dilution (15th potency). This is far beyond the point (10` 20)
where the salute molecules would have to be subdivided for perpetuation of solute according to physical theory. And the same
kind of crystal pattern occurred whether the impurity was added in medium concentration or as an ultra-molecular dilution,
just as the indications for a homeopathic drug remain unchanged regardless of the degree of potency in which it is given,
low or high. Only that a high dilution crystallization produced a far more delicate crystal structure, and one more susceptible
to irrelevant factors.
On the basis of Pfeiffer's work we may now make two important generalizations : (I) An ultramolecular
potency is capable of producing a distinctive effect which can be demonstrated in a physical fashion such, for instance, as,
crystallization. (2) Here also is definite reinforcement of our earlier assumption that the ultramolecular potency is not
a regular " dilution," that it never involves molecular fragmentation. but expresses instead a different function of matter.
The second point will be further corroborated later. Similar to Pfeiffer's early work with frost crystals was the hobby of
W. A. Bentley of Vermont, who spent his life photographing snowflakes. He has left a monumental work" showing the infinite
variety of flake patterns. Although all flakes form a six-pointed star, the tracery, the detail of each flake is different;
even a single storm probably does not yield two identical flakes. The pattern formation of snowflakes is considerably influenced
by environment i.e.,atmospheric impurities, atmospheric electricity, variations in ground radiation of the type rivolved in
temperature, humidity, and so forth. Another influence of course is interparticle electric forces
and also the chance manner in which minute crystal cores unite to form the larger, visible snowflakes. But the
[ The concentration of copper chloride solvent (the detector) always remained the same for a given test,
varying in different experiments between 5 and 20 per cent.]
dominant factors affecting the natural flakes are coarse compared with the highly attenuated impurities
used by Pfeiffer. As one studies Bentley's published collection of over 2000 photographs of flakes, it is interesting to observe
how the tracery in individual cases reminds one of various plant or flower forms. One cannot help wondering whether the roots
of last season's growth or the seeds about to sprout in spring, do not exert a formative influence on the details of flake
It is not a fantastic thought. Pfeiffer's published crystallization pictures show clearly that the factors in
a plant determining its structural arrangement tend to reproduce that structural plan in the crystal patterns when plant extract
is mixed with the copper chloride solution. Pfeiffer himself says : " It is easy to discern a relation between the crystallization
forms and basic forms of the plants themselves.... It is undeniable that each plant extract produces an individual
Thus, the straight spiked leaves of the century plant (Agave americana) are reproduced in the sharp,
thin, concentric needles of the crystallization ; whereas waterlily flower extract (Nym phaea ) produces a plumelike, closed
arrangement. In A lecture Pfeiffer once showed crystallizations of a straight healthy pine and of a pine twisted as a result
of disease. The difference in the form of the trees was clearly reproduced in the crystallization, showing how powerful are
the formative agencies at work. These agencies are evidently precursors and directors of the physical confi-guration in the
case of plants as well as of human beings. Moreover, crystallizations of wheat, potatoes and other foodstuffs indicate the
quality of the plant by the crystal pattern. Healthy, vital plants invariably give sharper, better defined, and more regular
The formative factor, as we have seen, is partly the particle electric charge of s
Nevertheless, it continues
to manifest an effect which bears the impress of original solute, as if the solvent had been permanently modified by a formative
agency from the solute. And it is with this permanently modified solvent, representing a hypothetical dilution of 10'3°, that
Pfeiffer succeeded in obtaining altered crystal patterns.
Langmuir8 of General Electric evolved a technique similar to
Pfeiffer's. He observed changes of stearic acid crystallizations in the presence of minimal amounts of impurities. The stearic
acid was deposited as a mono-:nolecular film on the surface of water in which the impurities were dissolved. The acid was
then scooped up and crystallized. Each kind of impurity characteristically modified the normal stearic acid crystal formations.
Just as Pfeiffer elaborated a diagnostic procedure with regard to blood, so Langmuir elaborated a diagnosis of the impurities
present in water. The diagnostic reagent was the crystallizable stearic acid. From the crystal arrangements it was possible
to tell what were the impurities in the water. And the method was delicate enough to detect one part of aluminum in 500 million
Both Langmuir's and Pfeiffer's discoveries collide at the same spot. But there is one difference, a difference
of degree. I,angmuir's aluminum-water ratio of one to 500 million is not quite a fifth centesimal potency : it is well within
the molecular phase. Pfeiffer however attenuated beyond the ultramolccular frontier (as high as 10` 30 ). Thus Langmuir's
results, involving the constant presence of what are effectively solute particles, can alway be explained by comparatively
gross physical factors ( residual electronic fields, etc.), whereas Pfeiffer's achievement requires a more complicated scaffolding.
In effect, Pfeiffer has taken the high potency, derided by orthodox physics and by Homeopathists who should know better, and
has physically demonstrated its two outstanding Characteristics: its effectiveness beyond the ultramolecular frontier ; and
its conservation, beyond that frontier, of characteristics which theoretically should have disappeared with
the last solute
molecule in the process of potentisation.We are now justified in asking : What possible impress could be carried by the mobile
molecules of solvent ? So long as solute particles remain, they exist either in solution or as colloidal dispersions. Eliminate
them, however, and what remains except sterile solvent ? Until recently physicists considered the very nature of liquids to
be structureless, because of the wide, disordered orbits of their molecules in thermal agitation ; yet the retention of an
impress would seem to require the rigid structure of a solid body. These interrogations are important. Let us carry them a
step further and ask : What is the proof that liquids are structureless ?
There is, as a matter of fact, no such proof.
But many experiments suggest on the contrary that liquids possess some sort of large scale molecular organization. Bridgman,9
working with ice under high pressures in carefully constructed pressure chambers, found that at various levels of increased
pressure the ice crystals underwent sudden structural changes. As these changes occurred in a fixed order with rise of pressure
and at definite pressure levels, he numbered them consecutively 1, 2, 3 ... and so on. Then he discovered that if ice in one
of the median pressure-states was melted back to water, upon refreezing at the same pressure the crystals snapped at once
into the structure normal for the pressure without passing through the state regularly preceding ; that is, ice type No. 3
formed at once without first going into type No. 2, which it would invariably do when frozen from fresh water and subjected
to ascending pressures. Another way of saying this would be that the water melted from the ice retained a memory o f the structure it had acquired under pressure, an impress of the abnormal frozen state, and was able to reassume that structure by skipping
an intermediate stage
. When water was allowed to stand more than several hours it lost the impress.
the analogy with the impress which the solvent in a potency retains from the solute. The analogy is
with respect to an ultramolecular potency, which bears an effect after the solute has disappeared - again figuratively, the
" memory " of an impurity that was. Bridgmans
water bears the memory of
a state, not of an impurity. Both cases are
alike in that they articulate a modifying agency not associated with the gross, physical influences that accompany an impurity
in solution.The modification, the " memory ", is somehow linked with the structure of the liquid.
As regards the physical
structure of liquids, more evidence has been lately uncovered. Liquids are considered to be amorphous ; that is, the molecules
of a liquid are said to be oriented at random. with respect to one another instead of being arranged in a regular space lattice
as is the case with crystals. Recent with X-rays however has shown that most substances formerly supposed to be amorphous,
such as metals, are not so ; and J. Alexander ( 10 ), speaking of the X-ray diffraction patterns which are always obtained
from materials with structural orientation, says that " Even liquids produce diffraction halos indicative of transient molecular
arrangement in the course of thermal agitation." Such molecular arrangements are basically determined by the physical composition
of the liquid plus the influence of disolved impurities.
[ It should be recalled that Swan prepared the so-called " imponderables " by placing a substance to
serve as vehicle in the path of a radiation and then proceeding to potentise the vehicle. Thus were born such members of the
homoeopathic materita medica as " Sol " and " Luna'; reputedly beneficial for those aggravated by the sun or at full moon.
Swan solid vehicle could as readily assume an impress as the solvent of a homeopathic potency or as Bridgman's water. It is
not necessary for the vehicle to be liquid, and theoretically Swan was justified in exposi:ng sac. Iac instead of the usual
water or alcohol.
This is accomplished by sending an X-ray beam through the substance to be studied and catching it on
a photo-sensitive plate, where it develops an image. Whereas material particles in orderly arrangement scatter the beam in
definite and characteristic patterns, true amorphous structure scatters the beam uniformly, resulting in a shapeless fogging
of the plate.]
and the actual molecular orientations would be a compromise between the attractive electrical forces
and the dispersing kinetic activity of the molecules.
That structure exists in liquids helps to explain the Bridgman effect
with ice. Reciprocally, if no other evidence were known, the Bridgman effect would lead one to suspect that liquids, at least
under certain conditions, were capable of specific molecular arrangements. Crystal formation likewise depends upon structural
elements i.e., upon the interaction of solute and solvent electric charges.*
So far, the cardinal objections to the whole
problem of ultramolecular potencies have been the arithmetical calculation showing that molecules cannot survive the 10th
centesimal potency ; the inability of physical instruments such as the spectroscope to demonstrate characteristic solute effects
in such high potencies ; the unreliability of scattered and uncontrolled clinical results where such potencies were administered
; and the lack of imagination on the part of students in collecting the relevant evidence from varied sources.
establishment of molecular orientation in liquids provides a theoretical outlet. It is now clear that changes in molecular
orientation unaccompanied by chemical effects are demonstrable through the crystallization technique. Probably X-ray diffraction
studies would further illuminate the subject. In this connection it is significant that E. Heintz ( 11) has succeeded in obtaining
variations in infrared absorption spectrums when the beam was passed through different potencies of the same substance. There
was alternation of effects over a series of potencies : for instance, in the case of Natrum nitr. maximal effects occurred
at decimal potencies 9, 14, 18, 21, 2"), 26, 28, and minimal effects at 10, 16, 19, 22, 25, 2'7 and 30. As
[ The influence of the solvent on the crystallization must not he overlooked. For instance, the crystallization
of a copper chloride aqueous solution presents a different crystal formation from the crystalliza tion of a copper chloride
alcohol solution. In each case, the crystal configurations depend upon the total of factors. ]
Heintz pitted these tests against the absorption spectrum of distilled water, there is no doubt of the
importance of results, particularly with the potencies beyond the 20th decimal in the ultramolecular region. These facts.
suggest the ability of a liquid to assume a structural impress or " set " which can be maintained after the impressing agency
has been withdrawn.
What actually takes place in a potency may now be visualized thus. Upon the introduction of salts or
of particles small enough to undergo suspension, the solvent ion charges are at once reshuffled by the presence of solute
charges, resulting in the formation of new molecular aggregate patterns. This is the beginning of the molecular " set ". So
long as solute remains, the " set " is maintained chiefly by the electrical activity of solute particles. But the solvent
is able to perpetuate the " set " without
solute assistance, as shown by the fact that an ultra-molecular potency continues
to give a characteristic modification of crystal pattern and also carries on the alternation of effects shown by Heintz's
infrared spectrograms. Once, indeed, a solvent has acquired a " set " it tends not on:ly to preserve it unaided throughout
its own volume but to communicate it to fresh, sterile solvent. This process of communication, or Reinfection,
is peculiar. Wm.E.Boyd working with the Emanometer has shown ( 12 ) that unless succussion is used in the preparation of a
potency, its activity soon disappears presumably after the ultramolecular point is passed.
* To Wm. E. Boyd we are also
indebted for the proof that dry heat _if applied long enough to an ultramolecular potency dissipates its characteristic activity
and, presumably, destroys the molecular "set" impressed. by the solute. Heat is a form of energy especially associated with
the kinetics of molecules, another indication that high potency effects are connected with the molecular activity of solvent.
Dr. Wm. Powel once observed that some of the 200th potencies in his clinic, kept over a radiator, became inert and had to
be replaced with fresh potencies before they could be effectively prescribed. This corrobrates Boyd's findings in a clinical
way and shows that a potency pronounced inactive by the Emanometer technique is also inactive clinically. It also points out
to skeptics that the factors detected by the Emanometer are the same that operate in regular homoeopathic prescribing.
succussion provides part at least of the energy required for the infection ( sterile solvent by the molecular " set " of the
solvent in the preceding potency stage ). Moreover, the kind of
kinetic energy conferred by succussion is of the coarse
order that would reach chiefly the molecules and molecular aggregates.
The actual mechanism of such infection is still
obsscure but it might be patterned after the action of autocatalysts which are capable of duplicating themselves by absorbing
from the environment in a fixed order the successive mol cular subunits necessary for the creation of an identical whole.
The new unit, upon completion, is released, the process continuing until the available subunits are used up. Although autocatalysts
are generally complicated bodies like the enzymes, the molecular aggregate of a liquid is conceivably labile and complicated
enough (much more so than inorganic single molecules) to possess the power of reduplication. Labileness is essential (else
the molecular aggregate would resist modification) and is especially characteristic since the aggregate is bound together
by the weakest of cohesive agencies, by " left-overs " from the electrical forces cementing the molecular units. _And a complicated
structure is important in this case because of the infinitude of rearrangements it is able to assume without changes of a
The fact that all high dilutions of a given substance preserve its essential characteristics implies that
the set given to the solvent molecular aggregates imitates in some fashion the configuration of solute molecules, just as
different moulds would each press its image into different lumps of soft clay. Clay however would retain a reverse impress,
whereas, to continue with the analogy,the solvent always carries a positive impress. After all, in the biological world it
is a commonplace for the offspring to
bear certain parent characteristics transmitted through the physico-chemical activity
of the genes,
not possible for inorganic substances. Thus, a recreation or imitation of an original pattern (i.e., the
solute pattern) appears to take place amongst the molecular aggregates of the solvent.This imitative configuration is of a
spatio-temporal nature, a true mimicry in orientation on the part of molecular aggregate, just as the original set of genes
the fertilized ovum is duplicated in every cell of completed creature. It would be difficult to conceive otherwise, the solvent
could reproduce the solute characteristics.
It is necessary to emphasize one very important fact brought out by Heintz
in the experiments mentioned earlier. This is the rhythmical nature of potency effects : Alternation of increased with decreased
potency activity. In the case, of purely objective experiments, the rhythm seems to differ with the technique. Thus Pfeifiter
has also_encountered fluctuations, but they_ do not coincide with Heintz's. Boyd, working with his Emanometer ,has demonstrated
another cyclic behaviour associated with progressive changes occurring in a single potency when it is, succussed a varying
number of times ( 12 ). Up to a certain number of succussions ,there is a change in activity appearing as a change in the
tuning of the instrument: beyond this number the process is reversed until the original intensity is regained. The cycle can
be broken by diluting further i.e. by taking a drop of the working dilution and mixing it with fresh menstruum, whereupon
a new cycle commences. The degree of fluctuation in each cycle seems to depend upon the energy of each individual succussion
; a stronger or weaker succussion alters the rate of fluctuation. A separate configuration of these cycle was made from the
biological side by W. M. at Leningrad, ( 14 ) who found that in the case of specific substances there were definite alternations
of effects in the activity of various enzymes. Boyd has corroborated these findings. ( 15 )
Since the various cyclic effects
are orderly, they reveal the operation of a. progressive something in ultramolecular potencies.
molecular potencies. We
have said that the mechanism of potency perpetuation is a change in the configuration of the solvent molecular aggregations
and that this configuration, imitative of the molecular structure in the original solute, is propagated indefinitely under
suitable condition: If this imitated pattern were identical in each dilution, all dilution effects beyond the molecular point
would be identical for any given series of tests utilizing the same materials. Persson in his work with enzymes would have
obtained uniform instead of alternating effects. Boyd would have found no difference registered by his instrument amongst
vials of the identical dilution each subjected to a different number of succussions. Pfeiffer writes that the higher the potency
used in a crystallization the more delicate is the pattern and the more difficult is it to isolate the sublimated potency
effect from gross influences of the environment.
How these infinitesimal potency gradations are yielded by the molecular
structure of the solvent, we do not know. In part, this is made possible by the complexitiy of molecular aggregates, permitting
of many and slight rearrangements in time and space amongst its components But the precise mechanism is obscure. We know little
beyond the bare fact that a potency effect is progressive instead of random. The process of potentization involves a directional
effect. And this is exactly what we shoulc expect from clinical experience.
These then are the facts which best explain
high potencies at present. Briefly, such a potency is evidently not a dilution in the accepted sense but bears a " set " originally
impressed by the solute on the molecular aggregates of solvent and transmitted from one potency stage to another each new
batch of solvent acquiring the molecular " set ' of its predecessor through the energy made available by succussion. The reinfection
of solvent in each potency stage entails the duplication throughout its volume of a specific molecular-aggregate pattern,
perhaps after the fashion of autocatalytic duplication. So far as known, the
effect of a high potency, and hence the molecular
"set" it seems to depend, persist no matter how many stages of " dilution " are undertaken, provided always that some form
of mechanical agitation takes place. We will wait to see whether further research will change the picture drawn here.
the historical point, it is interesting that Korsakoff,who was contemporaneous with Hahnemann's later years, advanced the
theory that a series of high potencies owed its activity not to the continued presence of original particles but to the fact
that each stage could infect the
Succeeding stage with a dynamic quality.. ( 16 ). This was long before modern precise
knowledge of atoms and atomic constituents but the general theory of atoms had been already propounded by Dalton and his followers.
Jaricot ( 17 ) and others have also come close to the potency concept .
But, as we have seen, the labors of many men were
needed to confirm Korsakoff's intuition. Pfeiffer went through his work with ice crystals and copper chloride. Langmuir discovered
the sensitivity to impurities of stearic acid films. Independently, Bentley showed to what an - extent snowflakes differed
in the details of their form, although the basic hexagonal pattern remained the same.
Bridgman uncovered the curious behavior
of ice under pressure. Persson and Heintz, one from the biological and the other from the optical side, disclosed the cyclic
activity of potencies. And Boyd, working with one of the most delicate of techniques, established as a physical reality aspects
of high potencies which were unproved, or theoretical . From this, convergence of research has emerged the of potencies described
in this essay. For the first time ,we are able to rise above Hahnemann's purposely vague phrase, "spirit-like." We are beginning
to graduate from a qualitative to a quantitative study. And the potency problem, no longer an abstraction, enters the domain
of PHYSICS - Sympathetic Vibratory Physics.
The physical and biological commentaries should, however, not be separated in the mind. They belong
1. C. von Boenninghausen : Lesser Writings, Boericke & Tafel, p. 238. 2. K. Kotschau
: Experimental investigation of the high potency pro-blem, lour. Am. Inst. Hom., 24 : Apr. 193,1, 324:
3. Wm. E. Boyd :
Electromedical research and homoeopathy, Brit. Hom. Journ., Zp : Oct. 1930, 304.
4. J. Alexander : Colloid Chemistry, 4th
ed., New York, 46-51 ; Colloid state in metals and alloys (reprint).
5. E. Pfeiffer : Formative Forces in Crystallization,
1936 ; Sensitive Crystallization Processes, Dresden, 1936.
6. W. A. Bentley : Snow Crystals, New York, 1931.
Cecil Maby and T. Bedford Franklin : The Physics of the Divin-ing Rod, London, 1939, esp. chap. V.
8. I. Langmuir and V.
J. Schaefer : Effect of dissolved salts on insolu-ble monolayers, Amer. Chem. Soc. Jour., 59 : Nov., 1937, 2400-14. 9. P.
W. Bridgman : Proc. Am. Aca. Arts & Sci., 47: 439-560.
10. J. Alexander : Colloid Chemistry, 274.
11. E. Heinta
: Fhysikalische Wirkungen potenzierter Substanzen (reprint). 12. See the various articles by Boyd in the Brit. Hom. Jour.
beginning with Oct., 1922, esp.: Pharmacopoeial difficulties in homeopathy, 24: Jan., 1934, 36; The Boyd emanometer research
and realted physical pheonomena (reprint) ; Potency variation, 27: Apr., 1937, 87 ; Hahne-nzann in the light of homeopathic
research, lour. Amer. Inst. Hom., 28 : Mar., 1935.
13. J. Alexander : Catalysts, catalyst-modi)iers, life and the specificity
of vital processes, reprinted from Biodynamica, No. 54, 1939, 6-12. 14. 1W. M. Persson : The principles of catalysis in biochemistry
and homoeapathy, lour. Am, Inst. Ham., 23 : Nov., 1930, 1055-89.
15. Wm. E. Boyd : The action of microdoses of mercuric
chloride on diastase, Brit. Hom. Jour., 31 : Feb., 1941 ; Potency variation, Brit. Hom. Jour., 27 i Apr., 1937, 87.
Quoted by B. Woodbury, M.D. : Inter. Hahn. Assoc. Trans., 1925, 93. 17. Jaricot (abstracted by S. A. Klein) : jour. Ana. Inst.
Hona., 29 : Nov., 1936, 700-703.