In my life in Agriculture and Forestry, I began to be struck by the apparent failings of what I knew at that time of the science of biology. My technical understanding was relatively weak but despite this, every time I sought clarification in the text books, I found little that explained what I saw with any satisfactory description or explanation. For many years I fell under the spell of the ‘specialist’ knowing best and assumed my failure to understand the naturally complex, unfathomably diverse, natural systems I was observing, was simply ignorance on my part of the science of Biology.
As I got older and my range of experience and access to available data increased, I became more troubled by the failures of Biology to describe realistically the mechanisms I sought to understand more deeply. One aspect that would not leave my mind to rest was the evident geometry and arithmetic expression of form that some species of plants clearly exhibited. First I found myself closely studying the most basic plant life with the horsetail fern, with its archaic body morphology intact after millions if not billions of years. It’s lateral symmetry was self evident and after some time studying these remnants of our primordial forests, I began noticing these same strict symmetrical relationships going up the plant evolutionary ladder and only becoming less distinct as the evolutionary path towards complexity was climbed, being almost impossible to make out on the most recent additions with the broad leaf deciduous tree species.
These spatial relationships were evidently repetitive and appeared to often adopt very similar route forms to that which high voltage discharge adopts in coronal discharge events such as lightning. I have always, since my very earliest memories of boyhood, had a deep fascination with lightning, electricity and magnetism, especially at their extreme margins of high energy, high voltage events. I would often sit and watch the storms roll around the Thames valley on a summer evening, getting a ringside seat on the nightly firework display. Then subsequently through my employment I became conversant in high voltage, high amperage electricity, its uses and problems. These two interests proved invaluable in arriving at my recent conclusions about plant morphology and why plants so keenly adopt the same shapes as coronal discharges at very high voltages.
Then in one of dozens of career changes I ended up working in both organic agriculture and horticulture but also in commercial hydroponics production facilities. It was in this last fully agro-chemical hydroponics environment I was forced to finally pursue my initial doubts about plant biology to an entirely new level. This was the birth of my Electro-Biology research and I have now assembled a vast supporting library of data points and empirical evidence that utterly contradicts the overly simplistic model of Chemo-Biology as it is currently written in the text books. Specifically, providing a model of plant morphology which appears to be almost entirely derived from an interaction between the electrical properties of the environment and the innate electrical properties that are evident in the actions and shapes of all that surrounds us.
I realised as I was starting out, if my new understanding could not reasonably map from theory to practice or if deeply contradictory evidence were to present itself then my work would be for nought, entirely without value or merit. However, some 3 yrs into this project and to date all I have found is a direct ability to predict precisely the behaviour and electrical properties of plants simply by using a model that relies on electrical gradients to supply all the force, coherence and organising of material resources.
It was a protest against the overly heavy reliance on heavy agro-chemicals in the hydroponic system where my work began to show real world applications. We could not convince the owner of the system to convert, even partially to organic supplements despite our showing clear benefits using tiny quantities of Bat Guano in the feed water system, radically altering crop health and crop flavour with an almost homeopathic dose of our organic additive. We decided to ignore our absentee boss’ strict feeding instructions and gradually reduce artificial feed and replace it with our home made worm castings that we were achieving quite some success with privately. This situation persisted until the owner noticed the old canisters of agro-chemicals were unused when he delivered the new ones at the expected required date. I had to supply some detailed answers quick but all I could offer at that time was the most tentative conclusions our experiments had indicated and the vast improvement in crop health, disease resilience, water consumption and crop quality. All these points made our argument self evident and on starting a new garden he allowed us to instate and run a fully worm based bio-energetic soil system, if only on a limited scale. We have subsequently adopted a fully
‘soil food web’ based system privately and are in the process of gathering as much data from our results as humanly possible, including, layer by layer, forensic analysis of our mistakes under a high power microscope and are taking routine measurements of soil voltages as they are quite hard to explain using PH or soil medium conditions alone and appear to spike markedly on watering with a compost tea which does not seem to occur to anything like the extent with dilute worm castings in plain water.
There is much I have yet to find confirmation or conclusive evidence to support my suppositions but I am now satisfied I have made every effort to find direct evidence to contradict my workings and found little or nothing that concerns me overly and much that encourages me. Although I have been publishing my work to a workgroup I have assembled and compile the resultant text into legible monthly newsletters, much of my best work on this topic has been done as spoken word as a guest on web radio shows. Far from easy to gain credibility among academics by that route. I would, however deeply appreciate an academic to review and correct my work and endeavour to establish its legitimacy and efficacy or dismiss it should it be shown to be entirely false or misguided.
Germination and seed development >
My current thinking is that a plant’s electrical field consists of two toroidal (doughnut shaped) energy flows, one below the ground, one above it. These are the electrostatic pump that drives plant biology. My thesis is that, the growth phase will indicate higher voltages and flowering and seed production variations large enough to be easily measured and logged. It is my working assumption that healthy vigorous plants will display higher voltages than sickly diseased ones but I will need to collate a lot of data in many different circumstances to draw any meaningful conclusions. There also may be measurable voltage drops in diseased parts of plants in comparison to healthy plants and this may be a strong enough effect to be predictive rather than merely diagnostic. These working assumptions have so far been entirely upheld by the readings I have been taking using a small digital volt meter.
The soil is the proton transport medium through a known process referred to as ‘Cation Exchange’ and is the reason why ‘plant food’ is primarily acidic or highly positively charged. The air is a cathode or negatively charged and is filled with ions (negatively charged atoms) which draw the positive Cations transported by the root, through the stem, to the leaf, from where it is drawn in what most likely would look like a fountain if we could image it. So plants do not ‘drink’ or ‘breathe’ as such. If the plant opens a root pore, it opens a highly negative terminal towards which, nutrient (positive charge) filled water, is drawn inexorably towards. Once in the negative root tubule it has no choice but to be pumped to the leaf by the electro-static suck of the ionized air on the end of what could be seen as a straw, attached to the pore in the surface of a leaf.
Germination is promoted by the electrostatic gradient of the local environment the seed finds itself in and this can be varied by soil composition, water temp and nutrient levels, light and possibly even the shape of the pot or plot, I presume, in the natural world, this would be broadly determined by the local root systems of existing plants, the myco-fungi that surround them and by the electrical properties of the soil structure, which generally speaking needs to be neutrally charged particles which exist within a broadly positively charged whole. This is so the nutrients (all carrying a strong, if not double positive charge) are captured by the soil column rather than being washed out by rainwater, these are then available as the proton pump that literally drives the water and nutrients out of the soils weak negative grasp, into the waiting arms of the exposed strong negative charge of the interior of the root or tip of a roaming rhyzomal fungal hyphae. The plant does not drink as such, the water with its (++ve) nutrients rush from the surrounding soils like opposite poles of a magnet attracting, a similar exchange happens at the leaf where the negative ions of air ‘suck’ the water up and out from the pores on the leaf surface. This imparts a clearly readable voltage of between 1/10th and 2/10ths of a volt by my current findings. Much more with the addition of a compost tea brewed for 24 hrs.
As the endosperm of a seed germinates and begins the process of differentiation, it develops along a vertical axis upwards towards light and gasses and downward towards water and minerals, It exploits this axis adaptively according to pre-programmed cellular responses to the environment it encounters, specifically the electrostatic environment from the air and soil being opposite electrical charges, those charges are modulated by the availability of different gasses and gas temp/humidity and in the soil by the acidity or alkalinity of the available water and ground minerals, this sets up two opposing toroidal fields above and below the growing seed these fields will have inherent spin and an angle of incident. This effectively creates two funnel vortexes above and below the plant, these are the attractive and repulsive charges the growing tips use as the energy source of their growth. These also impart set angles and inter-nodal ideal charge separation which gives the rules of mathematical bifurcation that produce the regular branching and budding, imagine the whole tree as a pair of torus’, the trunk and branches and leaves following the natural electrical field lines upwards and outwards and the roots similarly following downward outward spiralling energy routes.
On acquiring a new understanding of the action of nitrate fertilizers in plant biology recently it just occurred to me that plant shapes follow the underlying electrostatic field their biology initiates in the local field. i was thinking about fluid dynamics in relation to electrostatic field effects and realised the electrical field of a seed is a vertical axis with two opposing charged cones top and bottom, those cones must connect at the edge of the field to complete the circuit so it makes a torus.
Soil and air have very diff charge capacities but here’s the real eureka moment, bifurcation is driven by the electrostatic exploitation of a pre-existing electrostatic field, we are born in mid air as such so we exploit our electrostatic environment in all directions but still along a vertical axis of symmetry and our shapes and sizes are defined by our electrical charge environment. Branching, bifurcation is derived directly as an expression of the efficient exploitation of an electrical field.
This twin torus energy/electric fields i am suggesting surrounds all biology which for this analogy i suggest looking at the toroids overlaid on an image of a milky way like galaxy, then picture the galactic plane as the surface of the soil, the galactic centre would represent the focused field lines created by the germinating seed, and the lower torus as the ‘proton pump’ of cation exchange in the soil and the upper torus as the ‘ionic pump’ of the negatively charged air created when the proton bearing sap releases its waters through the pores on a leaf.
I put it to you we have the potential to examine an entirely forgotten branch of science and the best bit is, most of the hard science has been done for us. The discreet elements of this are broadly known and understood but the significance of the individual components has been passed over in a potentially powerful predictive model for biology. What i suggest here is a new approach to the natural sciences and alternative health which entirely leaves behind the necessity for relying on established principles which in turn largely rely on precedent which, without any mechanism to explain observed effects, make reasoned improvements all but impossible. Leaving much of Permaculture inexplicable and reliant on a ‘suck it and see’ methodology.
My breakthrough (if i can call it that) has been a sudden realisation of the misdirection through the standard model biology we have all received. Biology, as we are taught it, is as a series of chemical transactions, with such complex science behind them, that it becomes obscure and hard to fathom. My recent researches have been finding this is far from a complete picture but mainstream science is as usual driving up a dead end as it has jumped over the simple explanation of electricity and now ploughs head long down the ‘quantum biology’ route, which while possibly of some interest, is hardly of broad applicability.
What i have found by looking at the electrical exchanges in the biological processes and seeing biology as a sequence of exploitations of these electrical properties of the bio-chemical processes, with a basic understanding of direct current and static electricity, we might enable sweeping improvements to holistic health practices and alternative horticulture and food production without pesticides, fertilisers or pharmaceuticals.
It would appear micro-organisms are key to this system and provide the huge capacitant collection surfaces to carry out the conversions from chemical energy to electrical motivation. On a cellular level all biology works as an assortment of electrical ‘shunts’, gradients and pumps. The mechanisms of nature are far more exquisite than ever before imagined and the mystic’s insistence that our world is one of vibrations confined by numerical geometries may prove to be an entirely more satisfying model of our biological universe.
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