In my book, Earth Changes: Past-Present-Future (1959, A.R.E. Press, p. 33), I entered the following:
"Q.-14. How was this particular Great Pyramid of Gizeh built?
A-14. By the use of those forces in nature as make for iron to swim. Stone floats in the air in the same manner. This will be discovered in '58.(5748-6; July 1, 1932).
"Prof. W. Heisenberg announces (1958) discovery of a unified-field theory which relates mass, energy, and gravity. Prof. L.I. Schiff...states:"...gravitation may be explicable in some other way than by Einstein's general theory of relativity, and suggests that gravitational force may come from the constant swapping of minute, weightless neutrinos. Schiff (1958) also reports on the gravitational properties of anti-matter (Science, p. 1149).
"Weber (1959) reports on work done in 1958 on the detection and generation of gravitational waves, stating (p. 306): 'Methods are proposed [for the generation of gravitational waves] which employ electrically induced stresses in crystals. These give approximately a seventeen-order increase in radiation over a spinning rod of the same length as the crystals'...Finally, Dirac (1959) presents an analysis he worked out in 1958 that leads to a better understanding of Einstein's equations for the gravitational field."
It turns out that in the fullness of time I see that I missed the leading anti-gravity work of 1958 in my summary above. Researchers agree today that the classic research by Yakir Aharonov and D. Bohm, completed in 1958 and published the following year, is highly relevant to anti-gravity research. (Aharonov, Y., and D. Bohm, 1959, "Significance of Electromagnetic Potentials in the Quantum Theory," Physical Review, Second Series, v. 115, no. 3, pp. 485-491).
The Aharanov-Bohm (AB) paper deals with electromagnetic forces, the kind of forces in nature that most scientists would probably say are the ones that "make for iron to swim." Think of iron filings swimming on a sheet of paper as a bar magnet is passed beneath, or of the turbulent motion of Earth's liquid-iron outer core as it plays its role in the dynamo that generates Earth's magnetic field.
Effects of potentials on charged particles exist even in the region where all the fields (and therefore the forces on the particles) vanish, contrary to classical electrodynamics. The quantum effects are due to the phenomenon of interference. These effects occur in spite of Faraday shielding. The Lorentz force does not appear anywhere in the fundamental quantum theory, but appears only as an approximation that holds in the classical limit. In quantum mechanics, the fundamental physical entities are the potentials, while the fields are derived from them by differentiation. Here are three of the many important follow-on papers to Aharonov and Bohm's 1958 work.
Breakthrough As Scientists Beat Gravity
by Robert Matthews and Ian Sample
Scientists in Finland are about to reveal details of the world's first anti-gravity device. Measuring about 12 in. across, the device is said to reduce significantly the weight of anything suspended over it.Note: The "stone" is a unit of mass weighing 14.0 pounds in Earth's gravitational field.
The claim -- which has been rigorously examined by scientists, and is due to appear in a physics journal next month -- could spark a technological revolution. By combating gravity, the most ubiquitous force in the universe, everything from transport to power generation could be transformed.
The Sunday Telegraph has learned that NASA, the American space agency, is taking the claims seriously, and is funding research into how the anti-gravity effect could be turned into a means of flight.
The researchers at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland, who discovered the effect, say it could form the heart of a new power source, in which it is used to drive fluids past electricity-generating turbines.
Other uses seem limited only by the imagination: Lifts in buildings could be replaced by devices built into the ground. People wanting to go up would simply activate the anti-gravity device -- making themselves weightless -- and with a gentle push ascend to the floor they want.
Space-travel would become routine, as all the expense and danger of rocket technology is geared towards combating the Earth's gravitation pull. By using the devices to raise fluids against gravity, and then use conventional gravity to pull them back to earth against electricity-generating turbines, the devices could also revolutionize power generation.
According to Dr Eugene Podkletnov, who led the research, the discovery was accidental. It emerged during routine work on so-called "superconductivity", the ability of some materials to lose their electrical resistance at very low temperatures. The team was carrying out tests on a rapidly spinning disc of superconducting ceramic suspended in the magnetic field of three electric coils, all enclosed in a low-temperature vessel called a cryostat.
"One of my friends came in and he was smoking his pipe," Dr Podkletnov said. "He put some smoke over the cryostat and we saw that the smoke was going to the ceiling all the time. It was amazing -- we couldn't explain it." Tests showed a small drop in the weight of objects placed over the device, as if it were shielding the object from the effects of gravity - an effect deemed impossible by most scientists. "We thought it might be a mistake," Dr Podkletnov said, "but we have taken every precaution." Yet the bizarre effects persisted. The team found that even the air pressure vertically above the device dropped slightly, with the effect detectable directly above the device on every floor of the laboratory. In recent years, many so-called "anti-gravity" devices have been put forward by both amateur and professional scientists, and all have been scorned by the establishment. What makes this latest claim different is that it has survived intense scrutiny by skeptical, independent experts, and has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Physics-D: Applied Physics, published by Britain's Institute of Physics.
Even so, most scientists will not feel comfortable with the idea of anti-gravity until other teams repeat the experiments. Some scientists suspect the anti-gravity effect is a long-sought side-effect of Einstein's general theory of relativity, by which spinning objects can distort gravity. Until now it was thought the effect would be far too small to measure in the laboratory. However, Dr Ning Li, a senior research scientist at the University of Alabama, said that the atoms inside superconductors may magnify the effect enormously. Her research is funded by NASA's Marshall Space Flight center at Huntsville, Alabama, and Whitt Brantley, the chief of Advanced Concepts Office there, said, "We're taking a look at it, because if we don't, we'll never know."
The Finnish team is already expanding its program, to see if it can amplify the anti-gravity effect. In its latest experiments, the team has measured a two per cent drop in the weight of objects suspended over the device -and double that if one device is suspended over another. If the team can increase the effect substantially, the commercial implications are enormous.
In September of last year Space.com put out an article on NASA's anti-gravity research titled "Weighty Implications: NASA Funds Controversial Gravity Shield".
I am indebted to The Enterprise Mission's January 19, 2001 posting, "NASA Finally Admits to Anti-Gravity Research -- Are They Trying to Prove it, or Kill it?", for leading me to the AB reference and to the links to the above Sunday Telegraph article.
Mrs. 587, a 44-year-old aviatrix, had a reading on July 1, 1935, soon after she had flown to Bimini in the Bahamas to look for a well of healing water. The following is a fragment from her reading (no. 587-4):
For it [Bimini] could be established as a center for two particular purposes; a regeneration for those with certain types of individual ailments.....and a center for archaeological research. And as such activities are BEGUN, there will be found much more gold in the lands under the sea than there is in the world circulation today!
At the time of this reading there was no observational or theoretical basis for believing that naturally-occurring gold could be found in "lands under the sea." In the 1970s, however, it became apparent that small amounts of gold might be found on the ocean floor. Then, in 1989, the first visible gold, in sulfides occurring above active vents on the sea floor, was found west of the Tonga Trench. And, as described by W. J. Broad (New York Times, 12/26/97), Australians have now obtained a mining claim to exploit other such deposits, in New Guinea territorial waters off Papua. There, rich metal deposits containing around one ounce gold and seven ounces silver per ton have been found. R. Binns, a scientist who helped discover the deposits is quoted as saying, "If you found this deposit on dry land, you'd call these bonanza figures." The minerals being sought by today's deep-sea mining companies are found along volcanic fissures that trend for upwards of 40,000 miles across the global seafloor. S. D. Scott, a geologist who also helped discover the Papua metal zones says that their gold content is "incredibly high." And since thousands of such deposits are certain to occur worldwide, we have confirmation of the last sentence in the above reading fragment, at least as far as naturally-occurring gold is concerned.
It's also possible, I suppose, that reading 587-4 might have been referring to man-made gold objects such as coins, jewelry, dishes, furniture, statues, instruments, and gold- plated architectural items. If so, we must await the findings of archaeologists for confirmation or negation of the reading's prediction. (See also A Volcano Link to Bimini's Gold and Spar? for a conjectured volcanic link to the "vein of gold on Bimini," as described in reading 996-12).