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'Out of the Aether!'

'The idea just came to me out of the Aether', it's often said.
Or we speak of information and messages travelling 'through the Aether', and
of things unaccountably vanishing 'into the Aether'.
What is this Aether? And where exactly are all these ideas and messages
floating and flying about?
It seems that the Aether would have to be everywhere...

Aether - narrative

 

.... the aetheric body manifests itself through movements, the hidden movements within living beings ... circulation of the blood, the movement of sap within trees...
... the Aetheric is about rhythm and time.

Patrick Dixon

 

Water is there as a medium which is mediating these Aetheric forces...
the water is being momentarily rhythmically lifted out of gravity into a levity realm.
It's this swinging process. It's not only gravity. It's a levity process as well.

Every form in our world is created through processes of movement ... every aspect of the physical world has something to do with contraction and expansion.
And rhythm then leads to the phenomena we talk about as metamorphic.

John Wilkes

 

Aether is a universal matrix from which spring many active currents...
And in turn these active currents are the cause
of the elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth and the labyrinth of created forms.

Laurence Newey

 

... it's matter with aetheric forces which makes a living entity ...
the human being has
a body of forces which ... operate through the medium of water.

Dr Geoffrey Douch

 

 
 

The Earth itself is an expression of the Aether ... a matrix or binding quality that gives that set of separately identifiable components their coherence, their wholeness.
And of course the term that is used in science for this, the technical term, is 'a field'.
Now that's a pretty neutral term. But it's absolutely filled with mystery. The concept of 'field' has been filled with mystery right from the beginning in science.
And it's this quality of mystery which, of course, is the intriguing thing about the Aether.

Professor Brian Goodwin

 

The Aether is not just an abstract force like electricity is. It's got this mobility inside it which electricity doesn't have.
The Aether is a reactive thing.
Just like living organisms are, which are an embodiment of these aether forces ... and because it's self-organising, because it's reactive, it's the essence of what we call life.

... So my view of it is that you've got this huge plexus of reactive fields.

Michael Watson

 

'....In its own Centre was a Sphere,
Not limited but everywhere.
.........................did ev'ry way
Dilate its Self ev'n instantaneously,
Yet an indivisible Centre stay,
In it surrounding all Eternity.
'Twas not a Sphere;
Yet did appear
One infinite: 'Twas somewhat everywhere.'

Thomas Traherne (17th century Metaphysical poet)

 

 
 

There's another kind of process in physics which has often also been identified with Aether, and this is the idea of 'zero point motion' - the fact that in a vacuum there are things which appear to be happening, or potentially happening, but not actually happening. And this has often been thought of as the aether.
Because it's what's in the world when there are no material objects.

Professor Ian Thompson

 

Money itself can be understood as essentially aethereal,
in that it’s really just an idea - potential energy in token form,
which can be transformed into action or material things and back again.

Aether - narrative

 

Schroedinger thought that electrons for instance, can act as waves.
And he very brilliantly developed wave-mechanics... And then gradually, as the experiments got cleverer and cleverer and weirder and weirder, the idea that they’re waves of anything disappeared.
With the work I’ve been doing, I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re really dealing with something Aetheric here. Waves but on completely another level...
They’re genuine waves. Not physical waves. So of course they can’t be found physically.

Nick Thomas

 

'... the quintessence, which is everywhere, as the spirit inside the World's body...'
'In it's power it is less of an earth nature and more like water, or air, or most of all the fire of the stars.'

Marsilio Ficino (15th century philosopher)

 

... we could first imagine a vast ‘sea of fire’ as the subtlest form of universal substance. To further develop this image, let us picture the active heat moving in the sea of fire and causing areas of accumulation and consequent precipitation.
Beneath the ‘sea of fire’ this creates a plane of manifestation known as the akasha. This plane has come into being through the accretion of fire into masses of burning light. And indeed, it can be thought of as ‘the plane of the flaming suns.’

Laurence Newey

 

If you’re trying to understand how something came about or get closer to something in Nature, then you might start with the first impression of it...
And then slowly
as you look at it you come down through its life context ...
until you start to be aware of a life process within the physical.

Dr Margaret Colquhoun

 

 
 

And there’s another way of seeing.
And this way of seeing actually requires a certain transformation of the person in order to achieve.

Professor Arthur Zajonc

 

Thoughts are aetheric.
When we’re thinking, we are exercising our Aetheric body. Basically, it’s as simple as that.

That’s why psychology has an awful job to pin them down,
because it thinks they’re something going on in the brain.

A different consciousness is indeed required to comprehend the Aether.
And that’s just why generally we find it difficult in ordinary life and in science to comprehend the Aether - because we try to do so with our ordinary consciousness.

Nick Thomas

 

You have to change your consciousness
from the exact sense perception
to something which is like imagination.
And that quality of tuning in to the growth or the life of something is using
the Tone Aether or the Chemical Aether in your thinking or your imagination.

Dr Margaret Colquhoun

 

You can imagine it: you’re moving from one kind of
consciousness and you’re going to
turn that consciousness inside out.
And it’s like coming up to a dark wall and going beyond it and hoping you’re
going to wake up on the other side.
And when you do wake up on the other side
you wake up then with this completely different viewpoint.

Nick Thomas

 

 
 

...what a prism does, according to Goethe, is to make
dark and light interact with one another
and then you get the glorious colours that you get in a prism.

Nick Thomas

...the air itself has a quality to it.
And that quality is, you could say, ambiguous.
It can act either, you might say,
as an agency of light or as an agency of darkness,
depending on the circumstance....
In other words there is a relationship between the darkness of space, the light of the sun and this medium of the ai r.... air carrying, you could say, the luminosity of the sunlight ...
But as you stand between darkness and light
in this great medium of the atmosphere ... you triangulate and you put yourself into that place of experience...

Professor Arthur Zajonc

 

Life moves in rhythmic motion from the centre to the periphery
and back to the centre again...

There are gravitational forces that penetrate our inner space as they exist also in outer space. What name will we give to the opposite force of gravity? Levity.

Yiannis Pittis

 

"Levity is a force polar to gravity.
And because life is bound up with it,
as death is bound up with gravity,
it is recognised as being of more ancient rank than gravity."

Ernst Lehrs

 

Newton’s works contain a tremendous amount of insight into the Aether.
He was always trying to identify what he called two ‘sperms’ or two forces.

Dr Edi Bilimoria

 

 
 

The fact that fewer people are currently choosing to study sciences has been a focus of recent news reports and government 'concern'. So...

Western science - what's missing?

 

Science has tried to, effectively, get rid of the notion of life from matter.

Professor Brian Goodwin

 

I came into medicine really full of ideals and, you know... how wonderful it all was and how clever we were - to become fairly rapidly disillusioned...

Dr Geoffrey Douch

 

Presuppositions that underlie the teaching of science and medicine are not stated. They're implied. And they're assumed by the teachers. And so the teachers pass it on uncritically.

David Lorimer

 

The Copenhagen Interpretation is sometimes called the ‘Shut up and Calculate’ approach.
It tells us to calculate but doesn’t allow us to ask questions.

Professor Ian Thompson

 

...there’s a gap in their thinking, and various scientific theories have been put forward in attempts to fill this gap ... limited glimpses across a turbulent threshold.
That is, the threshold between the physical and the aethereal.

Aether - narrative

 

The conventional view that I was brought up with was the idea that
you got a whole lot of mechanical interactions between component part s....
I do believe...you don’t get parts coming together to make wholes.
The whole exists with the parts.
... every time we’re talking about a whole, an integral, coherent whole, we’re
talking about some sort a matrix or binding quality that gives that set of
separately identifiable components their coherence, their wholeness.

Professor Brian Goodwin

 

 
 

Taking Care of Business?

 

The 19th century international banker, Amschell Rothschild, is quoted as declaring: 'Let me issue and control a nation's money, and I care not who writes its laws.'

Aether - narrative

 

I do think that Aether awareness is actually against certain special interests which are, at a very high level, manipulating to some degree, human beings.

Nick Thomas

 

Industry have very specific agendas as to what they want to develop and what sort of research they want to do. And mostly it's continuing more of the sam e....
they're not going to want to sponsor research on organic agriculture or wholistic health, unless they can corner a market in it.
...it's very difficult now to disentangle the influence of politics, economics and science.

David Lorimer

 

And so... we complete the circuit ...
Bankers to governments and corporations,
governments and corporations to scientists...
and in return, scientists providing the technical know-how for maintaining
the status quo.

Aether - narrative

 

... people in scientific laboratories abdicate responsibility; they do their job very well but they don't actually take responsibility for what happens...
And the people who have the power are the people
who are making money out of it.

Dr Margaret Colquhoun

 

 

 
 

... the power of propagating information and ideas through the Aether is now being appreciated and exploited as never before - for all manner of motives.

The mass media corporations are owned or sponsored, and controlled, by groups of people who are unknown and unaccountable to the public.
Between them they've created a great aethereal arena we could call the world stage.

Aether - narrative

 

 

and finally...

 

There are certain things in this world that really need to be known about more widely
– if we want to understand it and our place in it better.
Our education institutions, our scientific institutions, our religious institutions – none of these really teach this vital thing: the nature and significance of the Aether.

It’s the Aether that gives us life. It’s the Aether that gives us vitality.
It’s the Aether that makes us healthy or ill.
Or at least it has a huge role to play in all of that.
And if we have no idea what the Aether is then obviously
we’re going to judge these things in a false way.

Nick Thomas

 

Knowledge is power

Through raised Aether awareness, we can transcend such artificial
divisions as sacred or secular, consciousness or matter, subjective or objective.
We then find that these pairs of opposed ideas are actually complementary –
within the wholeness that is the Aether...

Aether - narrative

 

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