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solomon levi
11-17-2012, 03:04 PM
This thread may or may not pertain to your alchemical practice.
I am not trying to be a source of confusion, but a source of inquiry.
This may be a wild goose chase for you or it may be enlightening.
Maybe it has nothing to do with alchemy - you decide.
Either it speaks to you or doesn't.
I'm not trying to give you the answers to the "test"...
I'd rather you find these yourself.


"The overall magnetic behavior of a material can vary widely, depending on the structure of the material, particularly on its electron configuration. Several forms of magnetic behavior have been observed in different materials, including:

Ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic materials are the ones normally thought of as magnetic; they are attracted to a magnet strongly enough that the attraction can be felt. These materials are the only ones that can retain magnetization and become magnets; a common example is a traditional refrigerator magnet. Ferrimagnetic materials, which include ferrites and the oldest magnetic materials magnetite and lodestone, are similar to but weaker than ferromagnetics. The difference between ferro- and ferrimagnetic materials is related to their microscopic structure, as explained in Magnetism.
Paramagnetic substances, such as platinum, aluminum, and oxygen, are weakly attracted to either pole of a magnet. This attraction is hundreds of thousands of times weaker than that of ferromagnetic materials, so it can only be detected by using sensitive instruments or using extremely strong magnets. Magnetic ferrofluids, although they are made of tiny ferromagnetic particles suspended in liquid, are sometimes considered paramagnetic since they cannot be magnetized.
Diamagnetic means repelled by both poles. Compared to paramagnetic and ferromagnetic substances, diamagnetic substances, such as carbon, copper, water, and plastic, are even more weakly repelled by a magnet. The permeability of diamagnetic materials is less than the permeability of a vacuum. All substances not possessing one of the other types of magnetism are diamagnetic; this includes most substances. Although force on a diamagnetic object from an ordinary magnet is far too weak to be felt, using extremely strong superconducting magnets, diamagnetic objects such as pieces of lead and even mice[17] can be levitated, so they float in mid-air. Superconductors repel magnetic fields from their interior and are strongly diamagnetic.
There are various other types of magnetism, such as spin glass, superparamagnetism, superdiamagnetism, and metamagnetism." - wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet


So which (singular or plural/combined) magnetism would be useful to alchemy, if any?


Electricity... where do I start!? So many interesting phenomena.

"A capacitor (originally known as condenser) is a passive two-terminal electrical component used to store energy in an electric field. The forms of practical capacitors vary widely, but all contain at least two electrical conductors separated by a dielectric (insulator); for example, one common construction consists of metal foils separated by a thin layer of insulating film."


An electret is the "electrical equivalent of a magnet".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electret

"Electret materials are quite common in nature. Quartz and other forms of silicon dioxide, for example, are naturally occurring electrets."


I'll come back to this and add as i have time.

solomon levi
11-22-2012, 10:47 AM
I found this while googling "kundalini shakti" inspired by the "what is kundalini?" thread,
but it is so appropriate for this thread (and many others).

http://www.swamij.com/shakti.htm

solomon levi
11-22-2012, 11:20 AM
Energeia, the source of our modern word "energy", is based on the word ergon meaning "work".
The Hermetic Art is also called the Great Work.
Work is synonymous with kinetic energy.
The other type of energy is called potential/stored energy.

"In physical science, energy means the ability to do work. Work means a change in position, speed, state, or form of matter. Therefore, energy is the capacity to change matter."

Sounds like alchemy!

"What Is Energy? Energy surrounds us. It is everywhere and abundant, yet it has no mass and can't be touched. However, you can see and feel the effects energy has on many materials. Energy can produce motion, heat, or light.
Energy cannot be created or destroyed. However, it can be changed from one form into another. Changing energy back and forth from one form or state to another is how we control it for our use."

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRAsiDvhbJQaaH5RVZzw05EXzHiQGY97 XSMYd73CTZPuT_gHZ7U

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9sxGxqxDRGM/TE50SARKicI/AAAAAAAAAOg/L7eaU0NlwHE/s1600/Forms+of+energy.JPG

these forms of energy can be converted into one another.

solomon levi
11-27-2012, 08:45 PM
Bagdad Battery

http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_112.jpg


Leyden jar capacitor?

http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/capacitor-5.gif

Faraday cage

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXwwpk3yFSCf0K2JQr-cvVJIfNk9AXCIO8cn1uvHLbMEEJaYbjPA

Nibiru
11-27-2012, 10:21 PM
or potential athanor designs...

Kiorionis
12-01-2012, 10:37 PM
I like the topics in this thread and have been doing some research into electromagnetism as well:

article on electromagnetic ocean effects
www.geomag.us/info/Smaus/Doc/ocean_encycl.pdf

solomon levi
12-02-2012, 07:57 AM
Thanks Kiorionis.
That was really interesting.
Reminded me of this picture:
http://ormusbook.com/sm_book_img.jpg

and this one:
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXYN-SZWmDj61zDFS7WBN3VL-SilJU-SPghVSi4TbgJE-MRubd



New post:

"Because an interaction results in fermions attracting and repelling each other, an older term for "interaction" is force (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force).
According to the present understanding, there are four fundamental interactions or forces: gravitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitation), electromagnetism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetism), the weak interaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weak_interaction), and the strong interaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong_interaction). Their magnitude and behavior vary greatly, as described in the table below. Modern physics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics) attempts to explain every observed physical phenomenon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_phenomenon) by these fundamental interactions. Moreover, reducing the number of different interaction types is seen as desirable. Two cases in point are the unification (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_field_theory) of:

Electric (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_force) and magnetic force (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_force) into electromagnetism;
The electromagnetic interaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_interaction) and the weak interaction into the electroweak interaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroweak_interaction); see below."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_interaction

I'm not suggesting people understand bosons, muons, etc.
But these forces interact with all things and the EM spectrum.
It is significant. The quest to unify the forces is a philosophical one -
they know it must be so, but haven't yet understood it through science.

vega33
12-03-2012, 11:19 AM
"Because an interaction results in fermions attracting and repelling each other, an older term for "interaction" is force (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force).
According to the present understanding, there are four fundamental interactions or forces: gravitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitation), electromagnetism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetism), the weak interaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weak_interaction), and the strong interaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong_interaction). Their magnitude and behavior vary greatly, as described in the table below. Modern physics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics) attempts to explain every observed physical phenomenon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_phenomenon) by these fundamental interactions. Moreover, reducing the number of different interaction types is seen as desirable. Two cases in point are the unification (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_field_theory) of:

Electric (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_force) and magnetic force (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_force) into electromagnetism;
The electromagnetic interaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_interaction) and the weak interaction into the electroweak interaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroweak_interaction); see below."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_interaction

I'm not suggesting people understand bosons, muons, etc.
But these forces interact with all things and the EM spectrum.
It is significant. The quest to unify the forces is a philosophical one -
they know it must be so, but haven't yet understood it through science.

I'm not convinced yet that the electroweak interaction is a separate force either, or gravity for that matter.

The strong forces are meant to be forces to prevent the hypothesized "protons" and "neutrons" in the nucleus from flying apart from one another, yet this is still based on the (flawed in my opinion) assumption that there are hard, solid, billiard ball like particles with a quality known as "charge", instead of seeing these particles as energetic spin-processes. The weak forces are meant to govern various forms of radioactivity.

Gravity is seen as a force in its own right, yet only because the particles which exhibit its attraction are seen as particles and not energetic spin-processes.

I see it as possible that only 1 force exists, known as electricity when compressed, magnetism when spinning, gravity in the residuum of a particle's resonance with the CMB, or high harmonic overtones in large enough particle sets etc. (which is why the standard gravity law seems to break down at the quantum level). A force that is a super-set of what we normally look upon as electricity, that can operate at fractal levels and is not restricted to a flow of "electrons" or "photons". What we see as "light" or "electricity" is only the temporary compression of large amounts of this vibrating energy into a metallic or non-metallic space.

solomon levi
12-03-2012, 09:34 PM
Yes - what I see is one force being called different names at different
frequencies/sizes.