Rodger organised to have Ken Barrett, mathematician and Reiki healer from Melbourne, give a talk while he was here on holiday. We have been waiting a longtime for this event! My mind is truly expanded – so much to take in from this lecture – much to study, more questions than answers in fact, so I’ll just quickly upload those slides as promised – its in pdf format so you can see them without powerpoint on the internet or download to your computer. A version with my notes will be uploaded later and futher commentary here on the blog.
You may also like to litsen to 2 hours! of Dan Winter at the Melbourne Astro meeting youtube.com/watch?v=qGYkJgOS2e0
and the short TEDtalk by Garrett Lisi ( the E8 theorist mentioned by Ken ) I enjoyed it although since Wal Thornhill’s Electric Universe lecture basically shows relativity, string theory and multiverses, and particle physics is imaginary maths, I have politely filed it mentally under ‘entertainment’ rather than ‘science’ or ‘Technology’ www.ted.com/talks/garrett_lisi_on_his_theory_of_everything
Although last saturday’s sacred geometry with Ken Barrett was the final Astrotas meeting for the near future, the journey continues with this blog and Astro south australia.
“A real cosmology must be a broad and coherent natural philosophy. It may always be incomplete, based on our limitations, but to be valid there can be no exceptions in our experience. In particular, cosmology must address issues of life and the human condition. Therefore it must be a truly interdisciplinary pursuit.” – Wallace Thornhill
In October 2014 Astrotas sponsored philosopher & physicist Wallace Thornhill from Canberra to present the paradigm shattering Electric Universe theory. This was a truly mind expanding talk drawing on his 5 decades of accumulated knowledge. Wallace is a modern Galileo whose work, following on from that of Ralph Juergens, is at odds with the current erroneous cosmology of the Big Bang and Einstein’s theory of Relativity. It was pretty amazing to have people flying in from Melbourne and Sydney to listen to him!
Wallace kindly helped us put together a video of his talk which serves as a fine introduction to his life’s work without overwhelming technical detail. In preparing his talk I asked him to assume no background knowledge of electricity in the audience except an ability to put batteries in the right way round.
The good news – no global warming, we have a unified theory of everything, the universe is not full of weird behaviors and stuff can travel faster than light
The bad news – no more alternate universes or time travel for Dr Who script writers, and we have to somehow convince more mainstream scientists to walk away from imaginary complex mathematical models and their (expensive) errors eg. designing a comet lander for an icy ‘dirty snowball’ instead of a rocky chunk ejected electrostatically from a planet.
Books mentioned by Wal:
The following month he was off to Portland Oregon for a high powered EU workshop where he delivered the technical version of his stunning “Theory of Everything” in a mere 45 mins! Cosmology for the 21st Century – video below. Further personal commentary on the EU theory are in posts in this blog (including an simple explanation of the electric theory of gravity discussed briefly by Wal ) It is time to rewrite the textbooks!
Wal Thornhill’s website: http://www.holoscience.com
Wal at Astrotas Oct 2014
Wallace Thornhill is now the chief scientific advisor to the Thunderbolts Project http://www.thunderbolts.info. He has a degree in physics and electronics from Melbourne University and began postgraduate studies with Prof. Victor Hopper’s upper atmosphere research group. Before entering university he had been inspired by Immanuel Velikovsky’s best-selling controversial book, Worlds in Collision, which contends that “our ancestors may have witnessed awe inspiring electrical events in the heavens—the source of myths and symbols around the world.” Rather than pursue a career in astrophysics in an academia generally hostile to such a line of enquiry, Wal turned to computing, working with IBM and the prestigious IBM Systems Development Institute in Canberra, followed by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs while continuing his studies of plasma and electricity in astronomy privately. He has been mentored by Velikovsky himself.
In 1994 his life changing meeting with David Talbott, at the Velikovsky Symposium in Oregon led to their collaboration on the Thunderbolts Project. Together they have authored two books – the Electric Universe and Thunderbolts of the Gods
He is a 2010 Telesio-Galilei Academy of Science Laureate. In 2011 he delivered “Stars in an Electric Universe” as the John Chappell Memorial Lecture at the Natural Philosophy Alliance, Maryland University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFcNHHxSFl4 He received their Sagnac Award for his lifelong contribution to science in 2013.
Above that Wallace is a passionate pacifist and a dedicated educator.
“The Australian Aborigines have their stories of the dream time where there’s a rainbow serpent that changed the face of the Earth and did all sorts of amazing things when there were two suns in the sky and the rainbow snake swallowed one of them. All of these kinds of things have an actual explanation in terms of plasma physics but they have no explanation in standard astronomy.
The result of that is that our cultures are built around stories we don’t understand, but the electric universe illuminates those as well. So we begin to see our real place in the scheme of things and that is a liberating thing. It is something that the human race desperately needs I think because we are at present behaving quite irrationally. When you look at our situation in the universe and here we are fighting over petty things. We’re destroying our environment willy nilly.” – Wal Thornhill, SOTT interview
When I announced Wallace Thornhill was coming to give a talk to Astrotas some people ( not to mention me! ) were flabbergasted we could get such a high profile international speaker with our carefully hoarded little budget. This is simply a testimony to how NICE Wal is and the genuine passion he has for his subject, and for communicating the workings of plasma physics to all ages and stages. Wal is excellent company, likes his gluten freefood and drink 😉 It was a pleasure to host him and we had some fun before and after the talk with a quick visit to a few local attractions. (This warmness and niceness is a hallmark of ALL the past Astrotas speakers – just amazing souls, as well as very knowledgeable people. )
Lurking deep inside an ordinary cell are electric fields strong enough to cause a bolt of lightning. “The existence of strong electric fields across cellular membranes is accepted as a basic fact of cell biology. Maintaining gradients of charged molecules and ions allows for many cellular functions, from control over cell volume to the electrical discharges of nerve and muscle cells. The fact that cells have internal electric fields, however, is surprising. Kopelman presented his results at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. “There has been no skepticism as to the measurements,” says Kopelman. “But we don’t have an interpretation.” http://www.technologyreview.com/news/409171/lightning-bolts-within-cells/
The electric universe theory isn’t surprised that it doesn’t stop on the outside of a cell at all since the wiring runs continously through the beautiful living matrix model.
I felt quite underawed by this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine – ‘place cells‘. Part of the disapointment stems from this looking retro and pedestrian after recent findings in neuroplastic research. Important no doubt but not electrifying news, not a patch on reading Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis James L. Oschman, 2000
Modern neurophysiology focuses primarily on the activity of less than half of the cells in the brain (Becker 1990a, 1991). The ‘neuron doctrine’ holds that all functions of the nervous system are the result of activities of the neurons. Integration of brain function is therefore regarded as arising from the massive interconnectivity of the neurons. This view is incomplete because it ignores an evolutionarily more ancient informational system residing in the perineural connective tissue cells that constitute more than half of the cells in the brain. Perineural cells encase every nerve fiber, down to their finest terminations throughout the body. The perineural system is a direct current communication system reaching to every innervated tissue. The perineural system establishes a ‘current of injury’ that controls injury repair. Historically, the injury potential was discovered before the discovery of resting and action potentials of nerves (Davson 1970). The current of injury is generated at the site of a wound, and continues until repair is complete. James L. Oschman
A number of biologists have concluded that the frequency overlap of Schumann resonances and biological fields is not accidental, but is the culmination of a close interplay between geomagnetic and biomagnetic fields over evolutionary time James L. Oschman
As mentioned in an earlier post I came to hear of Wallace Thornhill’s Electric Universe theory via the bio-electric side of things. I footled off to see David ‘eating for beauty’ Wolfe on a rawfood/permaculture retreat in Byron Bay. Like good hippies we were supposed to walk around Leilani’s garden barefoot, ‘earthing’. I had visions of hookworm and ant bites so was a little slow to warm to the idea ( despite a grounding hug from David! ) but in the end I came around to it. Longtime members may have seen little ads for Earthing products on the astro website – we are connected to the cosmic grid! The catalyst was hearing James Oschmann lecture on the body being a liquid crystal electric circuit.
excerpt from a longer presentation you will see on the right hand column there on youtube