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An Electromagnetic-Etheric Systems Approach to Communications
with other Levels of Human Consciousness
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MARK VI (Projected)
The Possible Use of Flame as a Massless Transducer
In the many years of contact with Dr. Swann and his team on the Mental and Causal level we learned that the energies of which the worlds of Spirit are composed can best be comprehended in terms of light. Even the signals generated by Marks I, II and V were discerned by our team in Spirit as pulsating shafts, spirals, circles or vortexes of light. As reported in the preceding chapter, they said that the energies which they were endeavoring to impinge on our signals should also be thought of as a form of "Light."
As we gave further study to the fundamental problem of creating a transducer which could serve to receive spirit energy signals and convert them to impulses that could be sensed by our earth side equipment, we began to speculate about the possibility of using plasma in a flame.
The search for a truly massless transducer has been going on in the field of audio research since Alexander G. Bell invented the telephone. It was given new impetus with the advent of "high fidelity" sound reproduction and resulted in a few very interesting devices. The most unusual among them seem to be based on the work of Dr. Sigfried Klein in Germany who invented a device in the 1950's which he called IONOPHONE.
In 1966 the United Technologies Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Shell Research Laboratories in England published news of their research with flames. In the lab at Huntsville they hooked up a power source, a tape recorder and an amplifier with an ordinary acetylene torch. "We were quite startled to hear the flame of the torch reproducing the sounds of the tape recorder -- and quickly made a couple of tests to be sure we were not imagining things," said Babcock, one of the scientists.
Since that time additional research has been done on the subject and it is possible to make a flame produce sound under a variety of conditions. Scientists are, however, quite honest in admitting that they still do not know why fire can be made to reproduce sound.
Even so, progress has been made. It is known that the flame serves as a multidirectional speaker. The sounds are emitted from the flame in all directions with equal force. Moreover, the flame seems to be able to reproduce sounds no matter how closely spaced they might be.
The gas within a plasma has an extremely low density, relative to the gas surrounding it. Thus, when cool gas is heated to the plasma stage, it expands in volume and imparts a pressure wave to the surrounding gas. The audio signal varies the volume of the plasma and produces the sound wave.
As of 1982 there is a substantial growth in the interest of using plasma to achieve 700 Hz to 100 KHz audio response. Such devices are being developed in Europe and in the USA.
In considering use of a flame in a device for communicating with persons living in the worlds of Spirit, we have not been thinking so much of the use of the flame as a loudspeaker. Rather we have speculated on the possibility that the spirit energies might be impinged on the flame and the reaction thereon detected and eventually fed into an oscilloscope, loud speaker or other devise. One configuration to be considered for the very first investigation might be as shown here.
Before concluding this greatly abbreviated introduction to the subject of flame, we rather jokingly mention what might have been the first recorded reference to it as a transducer! We quote of from the third chapter of Exodus:
And the angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
And Moses said, I will now turn a side, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned up.
... And God called to him out of the midst of the bush and said, Here am I .....
And whether the speaker was God, an angel or some other renowned being, we can be sure that he was a personage of a higher level of consciousness than we have been able to contact with Mark IV!
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