Magnetism and Spiritual Interaction

This article just highlights a few notes and ideas we have on magnetism because we believe this to be key in understanding spirits in general and their behaviors and interactions with the world around them.

Let’s start off by stating a well-known concept by investigators.  Many believe the magnetic fields given off by certain rocks, minerals, and other substances attribute directly to paranormal activity.  There is evidence to support this hypothesis.  (Prior to reading this article, you should our article on Power and Energy.  Understanding these two concepts is important before you can understand magnetism.)  Understanding magnetism is important because the equipment investigators use is centered around this.

A magnetic field is an area encompassing a magnet or electrical current that has the ability to attract or repel certain objects placed in the field.  There are two requirements that must be met, based on current understandings, to establish an electric current, thus producing a magnetic field.  There must be a closed conducting path that extends from the positive terminal to the negative terminal and the second requirement is that there must be an electric potential difference across the two ends of the circuit.  In other words, an energy source.  Examples include batteries.  Remember, the human body acts as a big battery.  The word current merely means that a charge (or charges) is/are in motion.  A magnetic field should not necessarily be thought of as a “thing”.  It is a force.

Now that we know what a magnetic field is and how it is created, we can move on.  The closer an object is to the magnet or electrical current, the more powerful the magnetic field will be.  EMF meters read these magnetic fields.  In virtually all cases where there is a presence of iron, this component of a mineral’s chemical structure is responsible for its magnetic properties.

Well, what does iron have to do with anything?  Iron is in almost everything and comes in many forms. Iron is even in human blood.  One pint of human blood contains about 250 milligrams of iron.  The average human body has about 10 pints (or 4.7 L) of blood.  This means that the average human body has about 2500 milligrams of iron in their blood.  This is about 2.5 grams or 0.09 ounces (or about 6 teaspoons).  Although this may not seem like much, it is enough to contribute to a weak human magnetic field.

The average male = 4 grams

The average female = 3.5 grams

The average child = 3- grams

Putting Into Perspective

The human heart is one thousand times stronger electrically and up to five thousand times stronger magnetically than the human brain.  This makes sense considering the function of the heart is to pump blood to our organs and rid it of waste. However, even with this strong heart, the human magnetic field is still weak comparable to other sources of magnetic fields.

Low-frequency magnetic fields can produce evoked responses in the human brain and even effects the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and motor neurons.  These reactions can be voluntary or involuntary, such as goosebumps, chills, feelings of dread, etc.  These evoked responses specifically seem to be the result of reactions by the brain’s pineal gland to stimuli.

What is the pineal gland?  Many have referred to it as the “third eye”.  It is located in the inside center of your brain and is responsible for producing the serotonin-derivative Melatonin, which effects sleep patterns and seasonal functions.  The pineal gland is part of the Endocrine System and is regulated by the “master gland”, the pituitary gland.  It is tiny, about the size of a grain of rice, but is extremely sensitive to magnetism.  Interestingly enough, this gland is a magnet (no pun intended) for Sodium Fluoride, which is extremely detrimental the proper function of the gland.  Sodium Fluoride is in about 90% of the things we consume or use, such as toothpaste, tap water, insecticides, and disinfectants.

There are four known types of magnetism:

Ferromagnetism – Strongly attracted to magnetic fields

Paramagnetism – Weak attraction to magnetic fields (discernible but may be so weak it is undetectable)

Diamagnetism – Repelled by magnetic fields

Thermalmagnetism – This is a term I have created for this type of magnetism because there is no official term for it – This is my term for an unnamed property of attraction to magnetic fields when something is heated.

If you put a ferromagnetic material, object, or substance (such as iron) in a magnetic field, the object, material, or substance will concentrate the strength of the field and cause the object, material, or substance to become magnetic.  Once the current flow in the line (or circuit or system) stops, the magnetic field disappears and the object stops acting like a magnet.  I believe this is partially what is going on when intranormal activity seems to stop suddenly.

Magnetism makes it possible to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy (which is how electric generators make electricity) and vice versa.  I believe this is what is going on when a spirit “uses” or “draws energy” from equipment, such as draining a battery (including humans).

This is important.  When the current reverses, the poles reverse.  DC, which is what many EMF detectors measure, only flows in one direction.  In order to change the direction of the flow charge, the detector needs to be able to reverse as well.  This could be another reason why readings on EMF meters seem to stop suddenly.  The poles have reversed and the meter is not reading the reversal.  Of course, this is just a hypothesis.  An alternating current (AC), on the other hand, is constantly changing.  If your meter reads AC, it will read the reversals in the poles as well, possibly “extending” the activity.

Magnetism is present in all materials but so low in some that it is not easily detectable.  Certain materials and substances exhibit magnetism at levels that are easily detectable, such as iron, nickel, cobalt, and alloys of elements, such as steel.

All electrons produce a magnetic field as they spin and orbit the protons and neutrons of a nucleus.  However, in some atoms, the two spinning electrons will orbit in opposite directions, producing a net magnetic field of zero.  This pairing happens commonly in most materials.  Since the magnetic fields produced by the motion of the electrons are in opposite directions, they add up to zero.  This is probably what is going on when EMF detectors do not “detect” the presence of spirits, even when there is evidence to the contrary.  Just because the magnetic field strength is zero, however, does not mean the “spirit” is not “there”.

Generally, materials that have all paired electrons in the atoms and thus have no net magnetic field are called diamagnetic.  Water is diamagnetic.  There are some exceptions.  When placed in the magnetic field of a magnet, such as iron, magnetic materials will produce a slight magnetic field that OPPOSES the main magnetic field.  Both ends of a bar magnet will repel a diamagnetic material.  If a diamagnetic material is placed within a strong external magnetic field, the magnetic field strength inside the material will be less than the magnetic field strength in the air surrounding the material.  The slight decrease in the strength is the result of the realignment in the orbital motion of the electrons.  Anything containing water is diamagnetic.  Other diamagnetic materials include zinc, gold, mercury, and bismuth.  Remember – both ends of a magnet will repel diamagnetic materials.

Materials with a small attraction to a magnet are paramagnetic.  Examples include aluminum, platinum, and manganese.  Those with strong attraction are ferromagnetic.  Examples include iron, cobalt, nickel, and alloys such as steel.  In an unmagnetized condition of a otherwise magnetic material, the material will be attracted to a magnet but will not act as one.  In other words, two unmagnetized pieces of ferromagnetic materials will not be attracted to each other.

Now, back to rocks/minerals and intranormal activity.  The idea is that certain rocks, minerals, or substances act as “magnets” for intranormal activity.  Quartz is a good example. What is Quartz?  It is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth and is a significant component of many other rocks and minerals.  Typical Quartz is easily identifiable with its translucent white appearance. However, it can come in many forms.

Rock crystal – clear colorless quartz

Milky quartz – translucent white

Rose quartz – Milky translucent pink (contains iron impurities)

Amethyst – Purple quartz (contains iron impurities)

Citrine – Yellow quartz (contains iron impurities)

Prasiolite – Green quartz (contains iron impurities)

Smokey quartz – Gray quartz (contains aluminum impurities)

Other varieties include Tiger’s Eye, Jasper, Agate, and Onyx.

Quarz is Silicone dioxide (SiO2…where 2 is a subscript).  It also makes up nearly all of the sand in sandstone, deserts, riverbeds, and oceanic crust (silica).

The Earth’s crust is made of two dominant categories: basaltic and granite.  Granite is formed primarily of quartz and feldspar (a term used only by geologists to identify a hodgepodge of minerals).  Based on my research, Quartz, in general, is extremely stable and does not react with most other substances.  So far as I can tell, Quartz is not a magnet but it can have magnetic properties.  If the amount of iron impurities is greater, it will have a higher magnetism.  For instance, it will be more paramagnetic.  I think it depends on the variety of quartz and corresponding iron impurities that gives it its magnetic properties.

It would be safe to infer that spirits are not attracted to the quartz or granite itself.  They are attracted to the iron and other ferromagnetic materials.

Eastern State Penitentiary is a great example.  Said to be one of the most haunted locations in the US, this building screams “iron” everywhere you look, inside and out.  In fact, iron collars and chains secured many of the prisoners. One of the men who aided in its construction was, indeed, an iron merchant, named Caleb Lownes.  Cells had iron-framed skylights.  The north, east, and west walls were capped with copings that were anchored with iron ties. Cell doors, frames for windows, and pipes were constructed from iron.  Beds and toilets were made of iron.  Renovations in 1863 to improve water supply and for manufacturing lighting gas led to the expansion of the reservoir between blocks 4 and 5, which consisted of a brick inner wall, stone outer one, and it was bound with iron hoops every three feet.  Stoveplates were made of cast iron.  The galleries are supported on cast-iron brackets and Aeolic cast-iron balusters.  Iron conical water closets in the corners of the exterior cell walls permitted observation of any attempt to communicate through the soil line during flushing.  The reconstructed kitchen featured trussed girders, which were timber with iron or steel rods, an alloy of iron, and used cast-iron connectors.  Additional renovations included a steel staircase in the corner towers and steel frames on the old wooden, shingled observation tower.  Parole offices were steel-framed with reinforced concrete roof slabs between 1940-41.  The watch tower above the central rotunda was restructured in 1952 in steel with corrugated metal cladding.

I could go on and on about the amount of iron and steel at one of the most haunted locations in the US.  But there are some other extremely intriguing factors involved besides the construction of the prison itself.  I found something interesting when I pulled up Eastern State Penitentiary in Google Earth.  It turns out that ESP is surrounded on all sides by railroad tracks.  They extend within miles in all cardinal directions, running north, south, east, and west with a spaghetti junction of tracks to the southwest.  Also to the immediate southwest, is the Schuylkill River (a waterway) and to the east is the Delaware River.

What does this mean?  It is interesting to me that there is essentially an iron wall surrounding an iron prison, which is a mineral that appears to attract intranormal activity, coupled with vast sources of water to the east, west, and underneath the prison itself.  Water is diamagnetic, meaning it repels magnetic fields.  I believe this is also part of the reason why activity seems to stop the closer you get to it. I believe the diamagnetism of the water in our bodies is repelling most of the activity.  You can look for more information on this in the next note.

It seems as though spirits are naturally drawn to the area because of the iron and steel content and unable to leave because of the diamagnetism of the water.

Pull up Google Earth and see for yourself.  Uncheck everything in your layers except for “rail” which can be found in the “transportation” section under “more” at the bottom of the layers window.  Once you have typed in “Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA”, you will be able to see the tracks that surround the prison and the waterways on each side after you have zoomed out some.  The tracks should be highlighted in black.

Life’s magnetic potential is so great that we can defy gravity under the right circumstances.  For instance, scientists have been successful in levitating frogs with high-intensity magnetic fields, frequencies that also increase with the use of light.  Clusters of magnetite have been found near the brain’s magnetically sensitive pineal gland (remember, we talked about that already).   In other words, if the magnetic field is strong enough under the right circumstances, humans can levitate.  Sounds like science fiction, right?  It’s not.