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April 19, 2015

Spin and rotation in gravity, magnetism and star formation

A recent exchange of emails stimulated me to formulate my view on the cause of gravity and magnetism. This has been a slowly maturing concept for a while, and I would like to share the model here. I would love to get your feedback on it. Yes, I am going against much of the "received wisdom" of our times. Don't castigate me for that, take my thoughts as a pointer, an invitation to look at some things from a different vantage point. Perhaps some of this will be found correct as time passes, perhaps not.

Note: This is a work in progress. Changes are likely to appear from time to time.

Terms: I know that there is supposed to be a difference between the two terms gravity and gravitation - they are used interchangeably here.

Spin is used to describe the rotatory motion inherent in particles, while rotation refers to an accumulation of particles, for instance a planet, rotating as a whole.

Gravitation, as conceived by us and modelled by mainstream physics, seems to be insufficient to explain the continued existence of galaxies as unitary systems. So we are treated to such nebulous concepts as "dark matter" to explain there might be some missing mass we can't detect, but that is nevertheless able to hold all those stars together. I do not think that is a good way to approach the problem.

To make any headway in this, I believe we need to conceptualise the cause of gravity, something which physics, since the time of Newton (hypotheses non fingo) has been quite reluctant to do. We are generally associating gravity with mass, but there is no conceptual modeling how it is that masses "gravitate" towards each other. All we know is that they do, not what the mechanism is.

Perhaps Einstein came closest to describing a mechanism when he said that gravity is a distortion of space-time, he called it 'space-time' curvature...


Of course the illustration of a ball pulling a flat sheet out of shape is wrong. We do not live in a two-dimensional world of space-time and gravity isn't a bending but a twisting curvature. We should imagine a 3-dimensional matrix which can be slightly twisted out of shape at any given point by a rotating something tugging on it with its rotary motion.

Gravitation as a consequence of spin-induced curvature of the space-time matrix

I am postulating that gravitation is actually a consequence of rotation or 'spin'. The spin of particles as well as the rotation of macroscopic accumulations of matter - planets, stars, black holes and galaxies - both twist (distort) 3-d space and so induce a vortex-shaped local disfiguration. Those "disfigured" parts of space have attraction for each other and form what we call a gravitational field.

The effect of both particle spin and macroscopic rotation of a mass appears to be a distortion, a twisting of the space-time matrix or the 'background of space' as I have called it in an earlier article (Vortex...). Distorted portions of space have a natural attraction to each other. Gravity, in this sense, is "attraction by affinity". The stronger the distortion, the greater the attraction.

Distortion of space takes the form of an extended vortex folding in on itself, creating a spherical field. The distortion of space itself does not need to propagate like radiation does, it adapts instantly to changes. Remove the source of distortion and the field collapses. All of the distortion snaps back to normal. So the effect of gravity is not limited by the speed of light, it has quasi-instantaneous long distance effects. There is some controversy about this but Newton's celestial mechanics work and they work only when gravity is assumed to be a force that acts instantaneously (or nearly so) at great distances. The Speed of Gravity...

Macroscopic rotation of particle accumulations adds to the effect of quantum or particle-spin induced gravity. We thus have a doubling of the force in the sense that the effects of particle spin and macroscopic rotation are additive. The twisting of space-time by the rotation of a star or planet combines with the effect of the rotation (spin) inherent in the mass of the individual particles that constitute it. This gives rise to to a prediction: A non-rotating body of mass should have a smaller overall gravitational effect compared with a rotating body of the same composition.

Actually, Prof. Eric Laithwaite was experimenting with spinning masses in the 1950s and he found definite changes in their gravitational properties. Here is a video showing how a heavy mass can be insulated against normal gravity just by setting it spinning at a high rate.

There are two parameters that determine gravitational force: The amount of mass involved, i.e. the number of particles making up the mass, and the rotational speed or angular momentum of the mass rotating in space-time.


Electromagnetism involves spin, and it would seem to be a close cousin of gravitation. However in contrast to gravity, it appears to have the dynamic characteristics of an energy flow, rather than those of 'attraction by affinity' of the essentially static distortion of space-time. Magnetism is a stronger force than gravity, but its effects are felt over a shorter distance.

Electric Universe proponents hold that the cosmos is permeated by electromagnetic currents that link the heavenly bodies in a constant dance of energy exchange. What they say makes sense, but in my view they do miss something important. Each and every rotating mass, from planets to stars to galaxies actually creates gravity and magnetism as a consequence of its rotation. Those energies then flow between the respective bodies, which are thus connected and mutually influence each other.

Magnetic fields have been shown to be present in space and they follow the spiral patterns of galactic vortices. This illustration is from a paper titled Magnetic Fields in Galaxies.


Spiral galaxy M51. Total radio intensity (contours) and B-vectors at 4.86 GHz (6.2 cm), combined from observations with the VLA and Effelsberg 100-m telescopes (Fletcher et al. 2011). The background optical image is from the HST (Hubble Heritage Team). Graphics: Sterne und Weltraum

Ferromagnetism, also called permanent magnetism, is a special case. Some materials - iron is the most well known - can set up permanent magnetic fields by the configuration and alignment of the material's internal 'domains', The alignment of magnetic domains comes about when ferromagnetic material is exposed to a strong magnetic field while still in a plastic state. The alignment of those domains will then set up a vortex-shaped path which encourages magnetic currents to flow. Those currents - also described as magnetic field lines - are twisting flows of space energy. They effect mutual attraction and repulsion, depending on polarity.

In recent times, permanent magnets have been combined in novel ways to create and maintain imbalance of their respective repulsive forces, while transforming the energy of the magnetic flow into kinetic, rotational energy. An example of this is Yildiz' permanent magnet motor as demonstrated in the following video at the University of Delft in the Netherlands.

It appears that groups of rotating magnets, such as the 1200 permanent magnets contained in Yildiz' magnetic motor, or the magnetic rollers John Searl employed in his early generators, may set up their own secondary magnetic field with effects, which are different and stronger than the combined effects of the stationary magnets. Much like the rotation of a star or planet increases the gravitational effect, the rotation of magnets also appears to weave a more intense field of magnetic interaction. Ionisation and anti-gravity are among the effects that have been reported by some experimenters.

Vortices and Toroids

We see vortex shapes everywhere in nature. They are obvious in galaxies and black holes, but are present in many everyday phenomena. Hurricanes and tornadoes are vortical air flows, sea shells follow vortical growth patterns. The shape and flow pattern is ubiquitous throughout the universe.

Any source of rotation induces a space-time vortex. It is the vortex that twists the space-time matrix out of shape and that twisting in turn causes both the gravitational and the magnetic effect.

Giesbert Nijhuis has theorised the shape of elemental particles to be a Double Toroidal Vortex and he has produced animations showing the principle. I believe he may be very close...


See Giesbert Nijhuis' animations here

Notice that Nijhuis' double toroidal vortex approaches a spherical shape, one we see in particles as well as in planets and stars...

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April 14, 2015

Tens of thousands of Sea Lions starve and die as Pacific marine ecosystem succumbs to radioactive contamination

It started in March this year - reports of a mass starvation event of sea lion pups on islands off the coast of California appeared in the local press and on YouTube. Beaches littered with dead creatures, as reported here:

10,000 Dead Sea Lions Wash Up In California, Experts: It's getting crazy... This is a crisis...



Sacramento Bee, Mar 7, 2015: Tens of thousands of pups birthed last summer are believed to be dying on the islands... some [are] desperately trying to climb onto small boats or kayaks... Scientists noted a worrisome anomaly in 2013, when 1,171 famished pups were stranded... scientists blamed the phenomenon on unseasonably cold waters... On San Miguel... Melin said researchers believe "probably close to 10,000 are dead, and we expect more to die over coming months"... the mortality rate is similar on San Nicolas.

Not only sea lions

So it appears this situation of sea lions starving has been going on for some time and it's building up to where it just can't be ignored any longer.

The situation of sea lions starving to death and washing up on beaches seems to be connected with what has been happening on the Canadian Pacific coast. Two Canadians have been documenting a shocking scene there and have raised the alarm by posting videos on YouTube...

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November 21, 2013

German Inventor solves permanent magnet motor puzzle - wants to 'give away' the discovery...


Thomas Engel is a successful German inventor with more than a hundred patented inventions to his credit. He - like many of his peers - does not look back at a successful school education, but evidently that is not necessary for success if you are smart and, as some say it might even be counter productive, stifling creativity.

Engel has figured out the working principle of a type of motor many inventors and tinkerers have been working on - so far unsuccessfully. He found a way to make permanent magnets do actual work, transforming their attractive and repulsive power into the true motive action of rotary motion.

A recent article in the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (12 November 2013) recounts a visit of the paper's technology editors to the inventor's home and their impression of the new motor Engel says he wants to 'give away'.

While the article is carefully written to avoid trouble and while it quotes the obligatory university experts saying why such a motor is impossible, it does give enough detail to allow us to understand the concept. If you want to start experimenting, be warned: There is a lot of force in those rare earth magnets, they can be dangerous to the unprepared.

Here is a translation of the article...

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June 6, 2013

High pressure water/steam system releases hydrogen bonds, produces excess energy

Richard Aho of MIST Energy Systems has been working for years on the idea that hydrogen bond energy could be harnessed. He went on working where others had abandoned the field because they knew it "couldn't be done".


In his Mist Energy System, water is pressurized by a commercially available high pressure pump, it is then released through a nozzle into an impact chamber, where the jet hits a metal target. Heat is released and the water instantly transforms into steam. The energy spent to pressurize the water and pre-heat the impact chamber is about one tenth of the energy contained in the steam that is produced. That is a 10:1 over-unity factor, achieved with nothing but available tech and water as a medium.

See a more detailed explanation in Hydrogen Bond Explosions

Of course steam is what has been driving our electricity-producing machines for a long time. The heat is usually supplied by burning carbon fuels like coal, oil or gas. Even atomic power plants are little more than very expensive - and rather dangerous - steam engines fired by the heat of radioactive elements.

So if we could make the needed steam without recourse to carbon based or atomic fuels, would that not be a giant step forward?

I believe it would, and the technology is available.

What are we waiting for?

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May 28, 2013

The Progression of Time: Scale Expanding Cosmos links General Relativity, Quantum Theory

In a recently published book titled "The Progression of Time - How the expansion of space and time forms our world and powers the universe", C. Johan Masreliez, a retired Engineer passionate about physics and cosmology, introduces the concept of a fifth dimension beyond four-dimensional spacetime.

The Scale Expanding Cosmos (SEC) model overcomes some serious limitations of the Standard Cosmological Model. It eliminates the need for a Big Bang creation-out-of-nothing event at the beginning of the universe that is making today's cosmology little more than an article of faith. It explains what motion is and how time progresses. Inertia becomes understandable, being modeled in the SEC theory as a curvature of the 4-dimensional space-time continuum, in a manner very similar to how Einstein describes gravity in his General Theory of Relativity. Progression.jpg

You can find the book on Amazon at

The dynamically expanding scale dimension explains the seemingly endless energy supply of the universe, saving us from gradual decline into an ignominious heat death. It also resolves several of the paradoxes of Einstein's Special Relativity and provides a stable cosmic frame of reference, something Einstein could never quite get to grips with, in addition to allowing Quantum Theory to be derived from the equations of General Relativity.

Quite a revolution in our understanding of the universe, the new model might have a hard time gaining acceptance by physicists, but it is an important step in advancing our understanding of the mechanics of the things physics is supposed to explain.

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March 20, 2013

Beyond Relativity and Quantum Theories - Paramahamsa Tewari's Vortex Universe

Paramahamsa Tewari, an Indian nuclear engineer and energy researcher, is also the originator of Space Vortex Theory, a theory that posits matter as based on two fundamental particles, the electron and the positron. His website is

tew3_small.jpg According to Tewari, the universe is filled with an incompressible super fluid. Fundamental particles are vortices that create a tiny spherical void, where circulation at the limiting velocity of light leads to a breakdown of the fluid's integrity. The discontinuity at the void/liquid interface defines the particle boundary. Tension in the external fluid created by the central void gives rise to gravity, while the tangential circulation of the fluid at the interface is the cause of electric field phenomena.

Einstein's Relativity and Quantum theory have failed to develop a conceptual view of the universe and of the matter we perceive. So in this recent piece, Tewari says that mainstream physics should re-evaluate some of its 'certainties'. The super fluid that fills space - the term was coined by Tewari in 1974, only to be hijacked by others a few years later - is precariously balanced at the edge of rotation, of vortexial motion. The dynamics of this liquid explain the existence of both particles of matter and fields in a way that is intuitive and visual. But let's see what Tewari has to say...

To the adherents of Relativity and Quantum theories

If the universe cannot be described through your theories with clear-cut physical pictures that a lay man can understand, the following may set you thinking as to where your concepts went wrong. This departs radically from your 20th century concepts that need deep revision. You held the field and had your say for more than a century now and have led science to the games of probability and uncertainty, of mere chance and coincidences, based on outer appearances rather than the underlying reality.

You scare humanity that the sun will consume all its matter one day, throwing away its energy into the voids of space - never to be retrieved again, as if you knew for sure the basic processes that created matter, stars and cosmic energy. What you name as "empty space (void)" may itself be the "dynamic vacuum of spatial energy". What you think is "dark matter" could be space-vortices that rotate the planets, stars and galaxies, both axially and around in orbits. You are now searching for the Higgs particle to understand the true nature of "mass" ...

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March 7, 2013

General Science Journal - new electronic journal for scientific communications


The General Science Journal is a non-peer-reviewed electronic journal that allows all scientific opinions to be aired, particularly in physics. Research papers, essays or communications are accepted in multiple languages for viewing by your colleagues and the general public. They may be submitted at no cost to the respective GSJ Editors (see listing below).

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February 5, 2013

Bashkir farmers' local demurrage currency recognized by Supreme Court

The original of this article is in Russian and this translation of it isn't professional, but I think the news of this is of importance for us and should be shared even if imperfectly.

Chances are, you have not heard of the Republic of Bashkortostan. It is one of many individual States that were part of the old Soviet Union, the USSR, and that now are part of the Russian Federation which formed after the Soviet Union dissolved. Wikipedia has an article on history and more here: Bashkortostan The people of Bashkortostan are the Bashkir.


Ufa City, capital of Bashkortistan (image from Wikipedia)

It seems the farmers of a Bashkir village were successful in creating a workable demurrage-based currency and to have its legality recognized by their country's Supreme Court. Quite a feat, which incidentally has eluded us in the West ever since the Austrian Supreme Court shut down Silvio Gesell's and Mayor Unterguggenberger's successful currency experiment in Wörgl 80 years ago...

So now that we have some context, here is the article. The original in Russian is also available.

Bashkir farmers who invented their own currency have created an economic miracle

The Supreme Court of Bashkortostan allowed the villagers of Shaymuratova to pay in "shaymuratikami." It is a kind of local money - or rather, trade coupons. They can buy products only in one village. A system of mutual settlements is offered by local farmers. But the local prosecutor sought to prohibit this kind of currency .

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October 1, 2012

Black Whole - Nassim Haramein on the structure of space, matter and the universe [Video 1h 32min]

In this video, Nassim Haramein discusses his research into the structure of space, matter and the universe. He challenges some of the 'everybody knows' parts of physics and proposes a unification of two theories which have so far been thought to be incompatible.


Nassim Haramein - Black Whole (2011) [Video 1h 32min]

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March 25, 2012

Quantum Aether Dynamics: A New Foundation for Physics


This is a paper that was first published in PESWiki but it certainly deserves to be widely known. It is based on a deep re-thinking of current physics and models the aether as a substrate for all things physical.

While the new model is fully developed in a book: Secrets of the Aether that was published in 2004, authored by David W. Thomson III and Jim D. Bourassa, the paper gives a good description of the basic features and lots of detail about how the new model compares with contemporary physics.

Sterling Allan of PESWiki says about it:

"The Aether Physics Model quantifies quantum structure within an Aether/angular momentum paradigm (as opposed to the mass/energy paradigm of Einstein). It is destined to merge with Quantum Mechanics and provides the means for tapping Zero Point Energy."


"Modern physics describes the mechanics of the Universe. We have discovered a new foundation for physics, which explains the components of the Universe with precision and depth. We quantify the existence of Aether, subatomic particles, and the force laws. Some aspects of the theory derive from the Standard Model, but much is unique.
A key discovery from this new foundation is a mathematically correct Unified Force Theory. Other fundamental discoveries follow, including the origin of the fine structure constant and subatomic particle g-factors, a slight correction of neutron magnetic moment, a geometrical structure for charge, the quantification of electromagnetic charge as separate from electrostatic charge, a more precise meaning of spin, the quantification of space-resonance in five dimensions, and a new system of quantum units.

The Aether quantifies as a fabric of quantum rotating magnetic fields with electromagnetic, electrostatic, and gravitational dipole structures. Subatomic particles quantify as angular momentum encapsulated in a quantum, rotating magnetic field. All quantum, atomic, and molecular processes can be precisely modeled, leading to discrete physics with new understandings and insights."

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