Ether has had a bad rap for over 100 years. The scientists of the 1800s worked with it to great advantage until the Ether Theory was killed off by Einsteinian followers. Einstein believed in it yet those coming after him disallowed its existence.
Keely not only believed in it be developed machinery to make use of its powers. I have stated before that ether (as Keely used it) was dissociated H and O atoms. The theory being that a corpuscle of matter is composed of smaller more energetic corpuscles or particles. What are the smaller more energetic particles making up H? According to conventional science H is composed of electrons and neutrons. Further these components of H are composed of photons which are composed of quarks, etc. So far so good.
What if photons, quarks and gluons were earlier known by another name yet possessed the same descriptive characteristics?
It just so happens Russell gives us a perfectly sound and logical morphology of these pre-Hydrogen elements. There are 25 of them (according to Russell) one of which he calls Luminon of which he says:
"Luminon (403-), is the basis of the cold light of the future. Luminosity (from Luminon) of better color can be produced by regenerative excitation of this radiative gas at about one forty-thousandth of the expenditure of energy necessary to produce the same degree of luminosity by the use of a tungsten filament.
Luminon can also be produced by transmutation at a negligible expenditure.</em>
Luminon is plentiful in many substances but its separation would involve more labor and expense than would its production by transmutation, which means simply the changing of dimension of a basic supply which plentiful in those octaves familiarly termed "the air"." [Russell, The Universal One, page 100.]
I submit that Russell's Luminon is none other than Keely's Luminferous Ether. I also submit my own theory that a photon of concentional physics is the very same element which exists under a range varying pressure gradients (like everything else). The ether then is none other than our quantum soup composed of many quantum entities. Now this ether is a much different entity than the aether. See - which shows the relationships between aether, ether and atomic matter (in that order of concentration and aggregation).
Cavitation of water creates Sonoluminescense (light) and releases constituent particles. This process of subjecting water to a quick high vacuum lowers the pressure potential level thus dissociating the water molecule into its constitutent parts. The very same process Keely used. And this is the very same process Russell hints at in The Universal One.
The insight to awaken is Russell has provided us with not only a chart of these etheric elements but gives the reasons, premises, principles and logic for their existence and dynamics. We have in our hands a beginner's treatise from which we can develop a solid foundation for etheric physics. (Dale Pond 3/24/02)
Ether - Keely
Ether - Russell