One of our readers recently had a dandy idea…one I’ve had before, but have just never gotten around to doing anything with…
Why not make an “updated tech” version of the breastplate worn in the Bible?
Grand idea. It shouldn’t be too hard.
To understand where this is going, you first need to understand that I started tinkering with Light Crowns in 2017. Wrote it up on the Peoplenomics.com side of the house. Also described it in one of my books, too. One of my first observations in that portion of “Dimensions Next Door” was to nail down the amazing growth in personal use of light for medical and mental purposes:
As my view of the data was correctly predicting, the growth of scientific interest in photo bio-modulation would continue to rapidly expand. In 2017 – just as the growth curve was telling us – there were 197 citations for the term. Unsurprisingly, in 2018 the number of cites on the PubMed.gov site was 271.
Science today is what? Money-Driven!
This growth would not be occurring if there wasn’t something there. As I noted in “Dimensions Next Door”
“Although off topic for the purposes of this book, we are appalled by a medical “profession” that does not routinely counsel all patients, based on well-described data, that a) night shifts are a likely cancer risk, b) so is sleeping in a not-completely-darkened room, c) especially if you’re a woman, and d) super-especially if you have any genetic or familial predisposition to cancer.
WTF ever happened to “First do no harm?”
Not all light is bad, however. We need to distinguish between visible and invisible light because of the nature of human evolution.
We know, for example, that sitting around a campfire, perhaps all comfy in a sleeping bag, that we can watch a natural phenomenon of a “frequency sweep” by light.
We watch as a brightly blazing fire burns first in the bright yellow range. This is the 500-560 nanometer (nm) portion of the light spectrum. The odd flash of green will appear on the way to the hottest – blue – flames in the 400 nm wavelengths and shorter.
As our camp fire begins to use available fuel, it turns first to the oranges and then the dull reds. The brighter reds are in the 600-660 nm spectrum approaching infrared. As further cooling sets in, that beautiful deep red (660-720 nm) sets in. These are described as “Super Red” LEDs.”
In our Light Crown experiments, we’ve been using both 660 and 700 nm super-red types and experimenting with different colors (frequencies) applied to various parts of the head.
My personal belief is that at it original state, a “crown” was an open-back head-band which allowed certain colors to strike the head. This likely resulted in an ability to “tune in” to various mental states. Perhaps one combination of light can add to math skills while another can illuminate art…or music…
We know from the literature that in “Incorporation of photobiomodulation therapy into a therapeutic exercise program for knee osteoarthritis: A placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial.” where the researchers proposed that “The combination of phototherapy and an exercise program is effective at reducing pain intensity among individuals with knee osteoarthritis than exercise alone or exercise?+?placebo phototherapy in a short-term protocol.” Exciting stuff…but lost on the somewhat distracted public.
To be sure, caution and claims shouldn’t be overdone. That’s the gist of “Clinical and scientific recommendations for the use of photobiomodulation therapy in exercise performance enhancement and post-exercise recovery: current evidence and future directions.”
On the other hand, most all of the “pure” research efforts are focused on only a handful of color/energy bands. Might there be something massively more worthwhile lurking?
We actually know there is. Because, in the Bible, we read about how a “breastplate” of magical properties was worn by high priests:
“According to the description in Exodus, this breastplate was attached to the ephod by gold chains/cords tied to the gold rings on the ephod’s shoulder straps, and by blue ribbon tied to the gold rings at the belt of the ephod. The biblical description states that the breastplate was also to be made from the same material as the Ephod—embroidery of 3 colors of dyed wool and linen—and was to be ? of a cubit squared, two layers thick, and with four rows of three engraved gems embedded in gold settings upon it, one setting for each stone. The description states that the square breastplate was to be formed from one rectangular piece of cloth—? of a cubit by ? of a cubit, folded so that it formed a pouch to contain the Urim and Thummim.
The Hebrew term for the breastplate, ??????? (??šen), appears to be named from its appearance, probably derived from the same source as Arabic ???? (?asuna), meaning “to be beautiful”. The 19th-century German biblical scholar August Dillmann thought that it was more likely to be derived from the Hebrew word ?????? (???en), meaning “fold”, relating to its function.”
What we see in the Bible-based artwork includes this from Wikipedia: It’s the Breastplate on the front of the central Sephardic synagogue in Ramat Gan provided by
Unfortunately, constructing such a device would likely NOT work because – to use an electronics analogy – what we see above is a passive circuit element. Not only will light not pass, but we aren’t sure how much “jiggering” has been done with the actual texts from the period.
In other words, we know that using the error correction code, described by Chris Tyreman (of The Chronicle Project) that many translation errors have been perpetuated.
Just a quick example: We know – historically most translations of the Bible refer to “trumpets.” Trumpet’s and other modern instruments are made from an alloy (brass, partly copper and partly zine). Depending on the copper to zinc ratio, the overtones of the instrument will vary. Thing is, brass (and modern horns) didn’t really get rolling until modern medieval times.
As Wikipedia notes “Although forms of brass have been in use since prehistory, its true nature as a copper-zinc alloy was not understood until the post medieval period because the zinc vapor which reacted with copper to make brass was not recognized as a metal”
For “blocking and tackling” research like this, I like to use BibleGateway.com because the offers a quick way to get “ranged” on a topic. While the King Jame Version (KJV) Bible uses the term “brass” 119 times, we notice the word doesn’t even appear once in the New International Version (NIV).
To our way of thinking, what seems statistically probable is that the horns mentioned (93 times in one, 96 times in the other) were like the priesthood’s shofar which has vastly different overtone structures than “trumpets” which sound (pardon this…) brassy in comparison.
Wait! How did we get here?
Well, because translating the Bible is hugely complex from an error correction standpoint.
Which circles me back to the Breastplate of LEDs.
Before we can move ahead, however, there is a HUGE amount of research necessary to avoid going off half-cocked. That’s because breastplates are somewhat commonplace in the Bible. So, if we’re going to attempt to build something, we need to understand what it really IS.
Show you what I mean: NIV 2 Chronicles 18:33 we read. “But someone drew his bow at random and hit the king of Israel between the breastplate and the scale armor.”
A product designer would read that as ask a very logical question: Was the breastplate not light-driven but perhaps piezoelectric in in its operation? Was it some electrical effect facilitated by (moving) conductive armor?
Also, if one uses a breastplate (enhancement device) is there anything else that goes with it? Isaiah 59:17 muddies up the idea a good bit further “He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.”
Well, now our poor “product designer” has to ask “What is a “helmet” of salvation? Is it a communications hat, electrical shielding, or just what-all is its function?”
Obvious next-step for our product designer is to head back to the drawing board and (using BibleGateway as a concordance) discovers the “helt of salvation” is part of a complete set of field gear. “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” says Ephesians 6:17.
I didn’t say it quite in this way in my Dimensions book, but there is a strong case for an audio-induced warping of spacetime and if I were placing bets, it would be that the “word of God” is likely an acoustical device.
Again, we run into another avenue of thought to explore: Can we go through the Bible and find other occurrences where the “word of God” would be a literal acoustically coupled space-time warper?
I’ve sent an advance copy of this article up to the Jewish Studies group that has been doing the Chronicle Project. Perhaps Chris, and the team, can offer us additional insights into the breastplate: Light-driven device or piezoelectric?
But, with accounts from such diverse places as monks in Tibet to priests riding around Jericho, the point in my book Dimensions Next Door is that there’s a hell of a lot of important work for humans to be doing just learning to research the world full of gifts that surround us.
I will offer one more “out there” for you to think about: To what degree did human consciousness arise from the use of fire.
Is “light” why Ra (Egyptian’s Sun God) was worshiped?
Hint: The NIV has 263 references to “light.” 309 in the KJV. We find the book enlightening especially when read in a certain way. Carefully and extensibly.
Other than natural gas seeps at the site of the “burning bush” care to venture how much else has been carefully “hidden in plain sight?”
Today’s homework assignment? Put on your “product designer hat” and go read Job 40-41.
Write when you get rich,