Coping: With Subtle Effects, Body Electricity

I mentioned in the Monday report that we have begun to see some very modest results from our grounded half-sheet experiment.

As you’ll remember, we picked up the Earthing Half Sheet Kit  ($140) not on the expectation of making huge headway on personal health (we’re still healthy as horses anyway), but to see if it would help with the minor aches and pains that come from being on the wrong side of 66 and tending our own 30-acres in the Outback of East Texas.

As mentioned, Elaine is feeling some of the effects of the experiment (and is pleased with the results, subtle though they are) and our experiments will continue.

The one point of departure I have with the proponents of the grounded sheets is this idea that you can use the ground that is build into house wiring to achieve the effect.  This is one of those “sort of” answers…

To be sure, this is what we are using right now, grounding to an outlet ground,  and yes, there seems to be something there, but I have been stymied by “the Boss” who doesn’t want me to put in a “real deal” grounding system.

I don’t want a hole put through the wall into the house…” she explained, as her foot came down on Mr. Wizard’s latest flash.  “We have enough bugs around here, already!”

Try though I did, she wasn’t buying my plan:  I picked up some copper threated rod (3/8” diameter) and was going to drill a hole though the wall, apply a good coat of caulking on both sides, then some copper washers and finally double nuts.  I wasn’t going to chainsaw the hole…figuring a 3/8ths in drive would work fine…I have some that are long shaft, so a single pass would do it. Easy, right?

No sale.

My back-up plan today?  I’ll be suggesting that we open the window a 16th of an inch, put the short grounding rod  (comes with the kit although it’s only about 12 long, or so” and put tape on the window to keep the (damn) bugs out.  Not sure how that will fly, but I’ll keep you posted.  The ground is total saturated, so even a foot of ground stake would be fine.

My reason for being suspicious of grounding to house wiring is very simple.  A.C. wiring is done most often by running a single 8-foot grounding rod at the service entrance/panel for house wiring.

Now, the problem (since I have looked at it on a scope – old Kenwood dual channel) is that A.C. house wiring ground are really a very poor ground is you are looking for grounding across a wide range of spectrum.

To be sure, down  at the DC level, it might work.  But remember your ham radio (or physics) class:  Wires that run parallel to one-another form a large (although long) capacitor and this couples alternating current components into the wiring.

From our bedroom, the wiring runs up and over to the service entrances, so 8-feet up, 15 feet over, then 8 feet down, 2 feet over, 4 feet up, roughly to the panel.  But since our home is a mobile/modular, that’s not where the ground is.

THAT is located 45 feet away.  It may be early, but that’s about 75 feet.  And if you have the time and inclination, a 75-foot hunk of parallel wires has all kinds of odd characteristics, not the least of which it is starts to look suspiciously like a balanced wire feed line we use in ham radio, now and then.  (Google pictures of balanced feedlines are here.)

To be sure, a lot of readers are skeptical, and I won’t say without good reason.  Here’s an example from the comments section.

Grounded Sheets Great idea as I have been dragging a grounding wire capped with a static discharge wick for years that runs up my leg and is attached to the Aluminum hat that I always wear even in bed. I learned this secret when I was talking to the thousand year old Athenian warrior that resides here in Yelm with the Ramitha center.

Yeah, yeah, yeah…lol.

Seriously:  When we run audio (and even filament wiring for tubes in audio sections) we twist wires so they don’t pick up noise.  Back in my days as Cruising Equipment, we were always very careful to make up proper twisted wire pairs for just this reason, to prevent induced noise.  (Put two ends of a hunk of wire in a drill, the other end around a nail, hold taut and turn on the drill.)

Science, you see, is repeatable.  Crossed wires  cancel out noise.

Even though I put in #12 copper when we rewired this joint, there’s still at least 2-10ths of an Ohm of resistance at DC as well.  *(No telling what the AC resistance is (that’s called impedance by the way…DC considers Resistance, AC deals with impedance.)  But the real issue is noise coupled in from the AC wiring which is part of the “transmission line” in this case.

Will there be a difference between a “dirty ground” subject to a lot of induced power line noise?  I’ll let you know.

Further Research and Readings

If it seems as though I am very focused on this whole “bio-electric” stuff, it is with a very good reason.  I think I’ve mentioned it to you before, but in case you forgot, here are three important facts to keep in mind.

1.  Great, great, great grandfather Andrew N. Ure has a Wikipedia page.  His relevant studies on the human body and electricity include this little ditty:

In 1818 Ure revealed experiments he had been carrying out on a murderer/thief named Matthew Clydesdale, after the man’s execution by hanging.[5][6] He claimed that, by stimulating the phrenic nerve, life could be restored in cases of suffocation, drowning or hanging.[6]

Every muscle of the body was immediately agitated with convulsive movements resembling a violent shuddering from cold. … On moving the second rod from hip to heel, the knee being previously bent, the leg was thrown out with such violence as nearly to overturn one of the assistants, who in vain tried to prevent its extension. The body was also made to perform the movements of breathing by stimulating the phrenic nerve and the diaphragm. When the supraorbital nerve was excited ‘every muscle in his countenance was simultaneously thrown into fearful action; rage, horror, despair, anguish, and ghastly smiles, united their hideous expressions in the murderer’s face, surpassing far the wildest representations of Fuseli or a Kean. At this period several of the spectators were forced to leave the apartment from terror or sickness, and one gentleman fainted.’

2.  If this sounds a bit macabre, go read up on where the idea for the Mary Shelly Novel Frankenstein came from!  Accounts of (the earlier) Ure’s works were circulating when Mary Shelly wrote her book.  It would be akin to writing a SciFi story and including references to events at CERN in the plot line today.

The University of Strathclyde, importantly notes in one of their publications that:

“Ure didn’t claim to have resuscitated Clydesdale, however he
did conclude that direct stimulation of the phrenic nerve was likely the
best method via which to revive the dead. He also suggested that two
moistened brass knobs connected to a battery might work in the same way. Well ahead of his time, Ure had described the electric defibrillator, which wouldn’t be used in medicine until more than a century later.”

3.  And in what is awesome is that here the Ure family is, fast-forward some five generations and both me and my son have Extra Class Ham Radio Licenses.

And George II has cheated the devil of many as an EMT wielding what?  Yep, defibrillator!

So to say this tinkering with electricity is “in our blood” is something of an understatement.

One of the more important works in the evolution of electro-medicine is Dr.  Robert Becker’s The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life.

Not terribly expensive, as medical books go, but it does get us into the “instrumentation” part of subtle energy fields.

For example, it was very enlightening to see how he worked on the evolution of concept that lead to the modern understanding that “chakras” and acupuncture points are largely places on the body where there is reduced skin resistance.  And, everyone knows that neurons “fire” small electrical charges to work.  Which is why doctors pay so much attention to very small electrical currents around the heart, and particularly the QRS Complex.

I did mention by oscilloscope, right?

The Electric Body is a very good read because it lays down how a good part of this “internal wiring” we all have has been unwrapped.  An example of useful data – where ionternal body conductivity is concerned – would be discovery of the “Calcium Channel”

A calcium channel is an ion channel which displays selective permeability to calcium ions. It is sometimes synonymous as voltage-dependent calcium channel,[1] although there are also ligand-gated calcium channels

After you read about this stuff long enough, it begins to dawn on you that although Tesla (et al) invented alternating currents in a big way, we have never done large-scale longitudinal studies to determine what the effects of non-natural radio waves are over time.

There has been some very good work done on basic alternating house current, however with books like Paul Brodeur’s 1989 classic Currents of Death. After reading it, you will understand why one of the real joys of living in the Outback is a lack of nearby high voltage transmission lines.

And, you’ll also begin to eye your electric blanket with suspicion or disgust.

Another book, which is available for Kindle for just over $3-bucks is Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization.  This gets more into that lack of a long-term longitudinal study of environmental impacts.

I have to ask my friend who is CMO of a company that is in trials of a breakthrough way of treating macular degeneration whether the (low level) light receptors in the eyes are actual akin to pulsing photo-diodes and whether the breakthrough technology is (in effect) using the light frequencies which rectify into pulsed DC to regenerate nerves in the eyes.  The use of DC in bone healing is already well-documented.

Building a Schumann Machine

All of which gets us around to the Schumann resonance and wondering whether we can build a machine that would artificially recreate some of that natural background oscillation?

It’s simple enough to build the equipment:  In theory, all you would need would be a low frequency function generator.  I picked one up on eBay, DDS  (*direct digital synthesis) for $68 bucks including shipping from China.  10-volts peak to peak output and enough resolution so I can program in 7.83 Hertz to the machine.

As I mentioned yesterday (it’s OK to miss a day around here, just do the homework and try to keep up), there is good experimental evidence that brains drop into Gamma state in dreams with stimulus at around 25 and 40 Hertz.

When you look at harmonics off the Schumann resonance, there’s a 3rd harmonic of Schumann at 23.49 Hz and the fifth harmonic is 39.15 Hz.

My thinking/pondering/musing is that stimulating the brain with harmonics at these frequencies is likely what researchers are dealing with, not an arbitrary 25 or 40 Hz.

Moreover, if this is the case, we can readily see that if these very low frequencies are  interfered with in a meaningful way, people would be slowly – imperceptibly at first – cut off from their natural dream capabilities.

The test will be an effort to see if there is something to be discovered here. 

A couple of technical notes on how to do it”  As you know, (or maybe you don’t?) since waves are the “pure tone” when dealing with extraordinarily low AC voltages.  This is a research problem since the field density would need to be relatively high in order to create the necessary levels to actually influence brain function at the 23.49 and 39.15 harmonics.

So I will be using a square wave, which has higher harmonic output.  (*It’s also what a cheap, modified sine wave inverter – the kind that uses a stepped square wave – are the bane of ham radio enthusiasts.  It’s hard to get rid of harmonics, even if they are doing something useful.  Which is why purists among ham radio types will usually prefer a very heavy transformer type power supply over a switch-mode supply.  The smaller the magnetics, the higher the switching frequency tends to be…a long discussion for offline or in the comments section.)

The next problem is coupling this energy:  For this, I’m using a couple of Hula Hoops picked up at the local Wal-Mart.

Sunday was spent trying to decide how to wind the first set of antennas.  For the experiments we will have one hoop at the  head end of the bed (*vertical, leaned against the wall) and the other at the foot of the bed.  They will be fed properly phased).

The winding issue is this (have not experience on winding ultralow frequency antennas:  Do I wind it as a simple magnetic loop with the windings following the outer circumference of the hoop, or do I wind it like a big air core toroid.  In the toroid winding, there would be hundreds of turns around the diameter of the hoop tube, itself.  So likely in the area of 600-900 turns of #28 wire.  Times two hoops…this will be as exciting as knitting to build.

Again, we are not running significant power levels (at least initially).  Although, depending on results, I do have a small (15-watts per channel) audio amp kit that could be modified for the extremely low frequencies involved.

There is also a multiple hoop configuration I’ve been pondering, which would create an array of five hoops and would rely an arrangement sufficiently different from the Boyd Bushman/Lockheed Martin Patent on using multiple magnetic sources to focus a magnetic beam/wave, which is likely the effect the brain would be turning in to.

Whew!  That’sa some pizza!

The whole purpose of this research is to (small chance but) maybe press the envelope just a bit on increasing the huge perception potential of “sleep” and “dream” work.

As I have told you previously, once you have had a couple of experiences with precognitive dreams, you can get “bitten by the bug” and want to figure out how it works.

Oreironautics is an infant field.  Nevertheless, it is – I expect – the next frontier…and the place where huge breakthroughs in science and humanity will be coming from.

It’s also fair to say that my novel, DreamOver is built around this core concept within oreironaut research:

The idea of one person being able to consciously travel or interact within the dream of another person, known variously as “dream telepathy“,[1][2][3][4]telepathic lucid dreaming” or “telepathic dreaming“,[5] has been explored in the realms of science and fantasy fiction; in recent works, such an interaction is often depicted as a computer-mediated psychotherapeutic action, as is the case in The Cell, and Paprika, as well as through the direct intervention of another sleeping person, as in Inception, Dreamscape and Waking Life. The concept is also included in the fantasy series The Wheel of Time as an ability “dreamwalkers” are able to use.

So far, stimulation of the brain in order to achieve enhanced dream states is purely experimental.  And waking within the dreams of another is (momentarily) fiction.

So was Mary Shelley’s book – at first.

But, says the American Red Cross, the automated external defibrillator technology is now capable of saving 50,000 lives a year.  Shocking change in 100 years, is it not?

Like submarines and “Around the World in 80-Days” the study of fiction is often how science finds new ways forward.  So our tinkering will continue.

Write when you break-even…



Coping: With Subtle Effects, Body Electricity — 18 Comments

  1. I have one of the Earthing Pads. I tried it for 6 months and saw no change. They say cats like the feel of the pad’s field. My cats paid no attention to being around the pad.

    I’ve also seen it recommended to take 4 Iron Railroad spikes and drive them into the ground outside at all 4 corners of the building. This supposedly stabilizes the earth fields around the building.

  2. Hi George, I’d read somewhere that the Schuman resonances have changed. Also, check out the Nunez coil videos on YouTube, where they are doing a toroid’s windings in the pattern of the Fibronacci sequence.

  3. In the book, Initiation, by Elisabeth Haich, she describes her past lives, one of them in Egypt which the book mostly focuses on. In it, they had a device (the Ankh) that was made with an unknown mixture of gold, brass and ??? which was used to scan over a body and heal it. This book is exceptional and certainly one I would recommend to anyone interested in the higher spiritual dynamics, mathematics, etc. Some of the math and concepts were out of my understanding but that hasn’t stopped me from reading it at least five times over the last 25 years and enjoying it each time.

    I think that George and other people like him will continue to ‘rediscover’ what ancients knew…mankind is electrical….

    There are many stories of the ancient spiritual masters going within and recharging their bodies/cells and rejuvenating themselves allowing life extension past a normal life time of 80 to 120.

  4. Hula Hoops, copper rods, grounded sheets and wire coils in the bedroom? WTF?

  5. George,
    Why, oh, why are you trying so hard to turn you and your bed into a lightning rod? I know it’s not at the highest point of the house, but I’ve known of an alarm clock that got blown off a nightstand when lighting struck a tree next to a farmhouse. Imagine if on its way through the clock there was a nice bed pad grounded directly to earth nearby….

  6. Dear Dr. Von FrankenUre;
    ….you might want to read my shaman friend Brad Keeney’s book called ” Shaking Out the Spirits”; has good info on Schumann’s Resonance and many other ( some are outright frightening) things concerning being “human”and our true relationship to Mother Earth…( btw, copper is a powerful healing metal- this may be the real reason that “grounding” makes you feel better)… A good friend of Brad’s, an African shaman named Credo Mutwah, has written another, VERY-SCARY book about history and aliens( the other-worldly type)- l think it’s called “Song of the Stars- …..these are both mind-benders-do NOT read before bedtime, especially with the deep dark Piney Woods all around….

  7. Lots of folks at risk that have a battery implanted?

    Pacemakers etc. stop working with such as an EMP or similar?

  8. George,

    It seems to me that your entire mobile home frame should be very well grounded at multiple locations due to the metal anchors and metal straps used to tie the place down to the ground. Those anchors should go in the ground multiple feet at multiple locations along the length of the home. So, I would think it would be fairly easy to just drill a small hole through the floor and run your copper wire to the trailer frame. That should provide a very low resistance/inductance path to earth ground with no chance of AC coupling I would think.

  9. Check out “The Energy Cleaner” – It works differently (better?) and can be used in various ways.

    This has been around for a long time. People would travel from all corners of the world to use it, when it was available at a resort run by the inventor – Lee Crock (now deceased) or buy it for few thousand bucks. (now much cheaper!)
    It runs on batteries – for those that worry about electrical storms.
    You do-it-yourselfers could easily make one.

    A snippet – how it works – what it does

    “A therapeutic method and apparatus to induce the healing of tissue cells by an electrical stimulus to a tissue area with the problematic condition by the application of low density charges of alternate polarities.”…

    History of The Energy Cleaner – Lee Crock

  10. Careful, friend! I recall a trustee from a church we used to attend who told me the ground was actually wired, while the actual ground was the red wire! Evidently the original electrician (or wannabe!) was color-blind. Confucius say: “Beware of electrician who thinks he knows more than he actually does.”

  11. George, the only noise coming from this grounding job is your mouth. Buy a copper grounding rod at the local electrical shop. I know you have rg 59 cable laying around. Drive the copper rod in the ground using a 5/8 hammer drill, this will take less than a minute. Connect the cable on one end with shield to rod, the other to your copper bed sheet. Now get on with experiment. I assume you have a crawl space. You can put a cable box in wall if you want to, to make a clean transition to the copper sheet

  12. Toroid. I would think you would want to mimic the earths magnetic field as closely as possible.

  13. I’ve been sleeping with an earthing device for a couple years. Instead of buying the half sheet or sheet set I bought the “plush pad” and put it at the foot of the bed so my bare feet would be in contact with it while I slept. (The plush pad is about half the price.) The idea being that walking barefoot outside is sufficient to ground you, so grounding my feet while sleeping would probably be sufficient as well. I did not set up an external ground and just ground it to the house wiring. I haven’t felt a large effect from this setup, but enough that I’m still using it. I have thought about trying various enhancements, but I haven’t gotten that far. I always unplug mine when there’s thunderstorms going through. I don’t know for sure but if you have a very close lightning strike I’m thinking it could possibly give you a bit of a jolt. For those of you thinking that this is woo-woo, I’m sorry but you are incorrect. The human body is in large part an electrical mechanism. Any electrical mechanism can have problems if not properly grounded.

    As for stimulating the brain with various frequencies, you might want to try this place first: They have straight frequencies for the audible tones and monaural beats to stimulate the brain with tones that are not in the audible range (you can find out more on their web site about what this is and how it works, I’m not going to copy it all here.). I use their “Sleep” session with very good results – I’m more concerned with quality of sleep than quality of dreams. You might want to try their “Lucid Dream” session or one of the straight frequencies. Just be careful when ordering, their original products a couple years back included background “music” rather than just straight tones or white noise backgrounds. Their “music” was not to my taste at all and it distracted me sufficiently from the tones that I did not get any benefit. I think those products are still on their web site somewhere, but I don’t see them on the home page. The products are simple, you buy them, download them, load them on to on to an mp3 player or smart phone, plug in your headphones and away you go. (You do need headphones for many of them because they work by playing slightly different tones in each ear.) Much easier than the Rube Goldberg contraption that you are thinking about and much less impact to the ambiance in your bedroom than being surrounded by wire wrapped hula hoops :)

  14. George,
    I am beginning to wonder if you are the reincarnation of Tesla; yet the math doesn’t work out. Maybe you are his brother- Well I don’t know your birthday so can’t verify the math. Tesla transitioned in 1945.
    Now for the sky on fire- yesterday had a ditty on the violet red sunsets worldwide as a result of the volcanic cloud that traversed the globe to its completion.
    That may an explanation.
    Time to hang a sign up on your laboratory- “Caution maniacal genius at work”
    Cheers professor.

  15. you dont need cern ,you got ure , imagine george ure in bed and at certain times in the night, him and his wife take a trip where they communicate in the same dream , then with future research the 2 of you will be able to actually travel through your bed gate hint stargate ,to predetermined places in the past and in the future like remote viewers and come back with the million dollar stock