Keely claimed one of his greatest discoveries was control of the neutral. Bearden writes about "regauging" which I take to be about the same thing as controlling polarity; i.e., switching polarity at will. As each polar force or state (stream) is the result of its aliquot parts (currents) control of the polar state would have to mean control of the currents.
Sir Isaac Newton, in his "Fundamental Principle of Natural Philosophy" calls the magnetic agent the "Soul of the World."
"Electricity and magnetism are shown to be differential in character by progressive subdivision, which also shows the magnetic flow to be but one of the triune family. Electricity and magnetism would be interchangeable if magnetism could be conducted, and in this difference we must look for the actual character of the forces they represent.
"The rotation of the magnetic needle produced in my researching instruments proves conclusively that the mutual interchange between electricity and magnetism is a differentiated vibratory difference, the dominant and enharmonic exchanging compliments with each other in a differential manner - that is, by vibratory interference ratio, thus inducing rotation, which is caused simply by polarization and depolarization.
"The explanation of the magnetic flow is very simple. The harmonic attractive chord, thirds, induces nodal interference on the harmonic current in the earth's polar stream, and it moves toward the negative pole to flow out through the positive end. The diversion of the harmonic portion of the stream from the dominant portion causes the magnet to assume its position.
"The state of matter existing in polarized light is the same as that existing in magnetic force. Both are interatomic and travel in the same path, assimilating in a definite time period to continue in the same ray, although in my experiments, one is evolved before the other. The frequencies and mode of vibration of polarized light are a "pure coincident" (simple vibrational ratio) of that subdivision of matter known as magnetism.
"The action of the magnetic flow is dual, being both attractive and propulsive. The inclination to the right or left of the plane in which this subtle flow moves has nothing to do with positive or negative conditions. The essential difference between what is called positive electricity and negative electricity, is simply a difference in vibration, which are either propulsive (positive or dominant) or receptive (negative or harmonic). The flow can be right or left receptive or right or left propulsive. The positive vibrations are the radiant (having affinity for the celestial) while the negative vibrations are the concentrative or focalizing - having affinity for neutral centers.
"The vibrational frequency governing the magnetic flow comes under the "first interatomic" and ranges from 300,000 to 780,000 per second. This is the first order above odor and permeates the glass molecules of the compass cover as air permeates a sieve. The course of this sympathetic flow is governed by the full harmonic chord and consequently moves in straight lines, its sympathetic transmission being free from molecular interference.
"When a steel bar induces magnetism in an iron mass it does not depreciate its own power one iota. The latent force in the unmagnetized bar is sympathetically brought into action and this can go on indefinitely, adding mass after mass to the chain of attracted objects, without depreciating or exhausting the power of the magnet itself.
"However, age is shown in the magnet in somewhat the same manner as in the human organism. Whether used or not a magnet gradually loses activity until at last it becomes inert, without any magnetism whatever. We may call this the decay of magnetic power.
"A magnet does not induct magnetism in its keeper - this is merely sympathetic outreach of a very limited range.
"Magnetism is not associated with the neutral center. The neutral center represents only molecular focalization and redistribution, and is not directly associated with magnetism. However, when the "radiant" elements already generated are submitted to compound vibration of their mass thirds, rotation ceases and they become magnetic. That is, they cease their equatorial revolution and possibly circulate through meridian sectors of the envelope instead.
"Like poles do not repel each other, for there is "sympathetic equation" the same as in unlike poles. Like or unlike poles become attractive on a differentiation of 33 1/3 against 100 being established between them, and likewise become repellant on differentiating them 66 2/3 of the one against 100 of the other, simply by sympathetic resonant vibrations.
"Magnetism has no Outreach as has sympathetic negative attraction, but it pervades all terrestrial and planetary masses. Magnetism is highly electrical in character, in fact, is born of electricity, whereas negative attraction is not electrical. Negative attraction, however, displays a sympathetic outreach for magnetism. Sympathetic Negative Attraction reaches from planet to planet, but magnetism does not, for it is static. Sympathetic Negative Attraction is born of the celestial and impregnates every mass in space, linking itself to all electric and magnetic conditions and all spatial masses in turn are subservient to celestial outreach. All the magnets in the world could not induce rotation, no matter how differentiated, but polar negative attraction induces rotation.
"He (Keely) speaks of the magnet indicating the "dominant electric flow". The static position assumed by the magnetic needle proves the dominant to control the triple flow in the terrestrial magnetic envelope, the two other elements being obliged to coordinate themselves to it. By altering the dominant alone, that is, by changing intermittently its vibrations by "triple vibrations" antagonistic to its continuous flow (by interference) Keely secured rapid rotation of the magnetic needle. This periodic interference with the dominant, the controlling element, changes polarity and rotation follows. He thought the existence of the Polar Stream necessary to all life. This may possibly be shown by its necessity in crystallization. Keely proved to his own satisfaction that the magnetic element in the molecule contains the negative power through which it forms aggregates.
"The sympathetic stream between sun and earth, by its positive and negative interchange, keeps the magnetic force in the polar envelope intact, making this polar envelope a great magnet of itself.
"The "negative sympathetic portion" of the polar stream (having neutral affinity) is the magnetic flow proper and coincides sympathetically with the "second atomic flow".
"The time approaches when electric magnetic waves will be produced with an Outreach of two feet, as powerful at that distance as is now shown when the keeper is almost touching the poles. These waves will demonstrate a radiating force too stupendous for measurement with present instruments." The Snell Manuscript