"If matter without form preceded creation of energy, it was only when life was given that the atoms became grouped in individualities through their intrinsic properties. The hypothesis of Macvicar and demonstrations of Keely pivot on the law of assimilation "providing at once for the free and the forced ... for mind and matter, and placing them ... in relationship." This law is summarized as "Every individualized object ... assimilates itself to itself in successive moments of its existence and all objects tend to assimilate one another." In its own nature, matter is wholly plastic or devoid of fixed innate properties wholly assimilative - both with respect to its own portions and to surrounding objects, as well as its position in space and insofar as it is capable, to the mind of its Creator. In the ether are constructed groups of ethereal elements generating material elements." [Snell Manuscript - The Book, page 2]
The atoms, having withstood the cosmic forces of elemental heat, gravity, magnetism, electricity, etc., already existing, cannot be altered by those same elemental forces, much less by these forces in the hand of man. [Snell Manuscript - The Book, page 2]
"The atom is surrounded with a dynasphere, or etheric capsule, which prevents the atoms from touching each other, inasmuch as this dynasphere is in inconceivably rapid motion. Dynaspheric force is broadly divided into two categories: the sentient and the non-sentient atoms (particles to it). Dynaspheric force, composed of non-sentient atoms, is the force used mechanically by Mr. Keely to his motor." [Laurence Oliphant] [Snell Manuscript - The Book, page 3]
Beyond disintegration lies dispersion, and Keely can just as easily disperse atoms of matter as disintegrate its molecules, dispersing them into ether. The law of gravity appears in the light of Keely's experiments but one manifestation of a law which provides for the reversion of the process of attraction in the shape of a process of repulsion. Keely, by means of a belt and certain appliances which he wore upon his person moved singlehanded, a 500 horsepower vibratory engine from one part of his shop to another, without a scratch on the floor, and astounded engineers declared it could not have been moved without a derrick, to use which would have required the removal of the roof. [Snell Manuscript - The Book, page 3]
"To comprehend the form of even the atom is to take the introductory or first step toward understanding the eternity (infinity of time) of duration of matter. But to attempt to comprehend the neutral center - the compound etheric or seventh subdivision - is attempting to comprehend the Infinite, for although it is a point and has substance, it is so small that if it were enlarged to the size of the sun, its structure would not be visible under the highest power microscope that can be constructed. No process of mathematics can comprehend or measure such minuteness, for it transcends both logic and computation. Molecules, intermolecules, atoms, interatoms, etherons, interetherons, can be represented by progressive degrees of tenuity, although the degree of tenuity of the latter four is such as we cannot comprehend because we have not and cannot sense them, but the neutral center, with its marvelous properties, its infinite power, is as incomprehensible to our minds as the aggregate power, mass and extension of the objective Universe. We may measure the Outreach of the progressive subdivisions to and including the neutral center, but to attempt to comprehend its properties and powers is to attempt to cross a bridge of mist. No attribute of mind linked with crude molecular matter can actually comprehend the neutral center."
"Harmonic sympathetic evolution indicates the atom is of wonderfully complex structure. The progressive disintegratory steps in the molecular and intermolecular fields also indicates wonderfully complex structure of those subdivisions." [Snell Manuscript]
"The structure of the air molecule, as believed in by Keely, is as follows: - Broken up, by vibratory action, he finds it to contain what he calls an atomic triplet. The position of a molecule, on the point of a fine cambric needle sustains the same relation to the point of the needle that a grain of sand sustains to a field of ten acres. We will, then, imagine a molecule magnified to the size of a billiard ball, and the atomic triplet magnified to the size of three marbles, in the triangular position, within that molecule, at its center; unless acted upon by Electricity, when the molecule, the billiard ball, becomes oblate, and the three atoms are ranged in a line within, unless broken up by the mighty force of vibratory action. Nature never gives us a vacuum; consequently, the space within the molecule not occupied by the atomic triplet must be filled with something. This is where the Genii - "the all-prevading ether" - has made its secret abode through untold eons." [Chapter 7 of Keely and His Discoveries]
Three Vectors(click to enlarge)
Three Planes(click to enlarge)
Three Spheres(click to enlarge)
Question asked in Clerk Maxwell's memoirs: "Under what form, right, or light, can an atom be imagined?" Keely said the form of the atom eludes the grasp of the imagination, for it is the introductory step to a conception of the eternity of the duration of matter. The magnitude of the molecule, as compared to the interatom, is about on the same ratio as a billiard ball to a grain of sand, the billiard ball being the domain wherein the triple intermolecules rotate, the intermolecules again being the field wherein the atomic triplets sympathetically act, and again progressively, in the interatomic field, the first order of the etheric triplets begins to show its sympathetic inreach for the centers of neutral focalization. It is impossible for the imagination to grasp such a position. Interatomic subdivision comes under the order of the fifth dimensional space in etheric condensation. Atoms and corpuscles can be represented by degrees of progressive tenuity, as according to progressive subdivision, but to imagine the ultimate position of the atomic alone would be like trying to take a measurement of immeasurable space. We often speak of the borders of the infinite. No matter what the Outreach may be, nor how minute the corpuscular subdivisions, we still remain on the borders, looking over the far beyond, as one on the shore of a boundless ocean who seeks to cross it with his gaze. Therefore, philosophically speaking, as the atom belongs to the infinite and the imagination to the finite, it can never be comprehended in any form or light, nor by any right, for in the range of the imagination, it is a bridge of mist which can never be crossed by any condition that is associated with a visible molecular mass, that is, by mind as associated with crude matter." [Snell Manuscript], The Connecting Link Between Mind and Matter - Keelys Progress - Part 2
"Each of the three individual "atomic triplets" composing the intermolecule, is itself composed of three "interatoms". Each atom is surrounded by its own etheric envelope, is governed by the same mass action as in the first and second subdivisions, and has an oscillating frequency exceeding that of the first two, the molecular and intermolecular. The fundamental mode of vibration changes in the atomic subdivision to the harmonic, or true fifth of the mass chord.
"The properties of this subdivision, the atomic, are not known to science, except in its electric and magnetic manifestations, which are known to a small degree. It was only in perfecting the Trexar - the differentiated wire of silver, gold and platinum - that Keely discovered the laws governing the association of the "atomic triplets". He found that compound negative vibration of their neutral centers causes antagonism by means of differentiation and that their attractive power of aggregation then becomes radiant force with great rotational velocity, which is sufficient to carry the radiant force beyond the inner one-third neutral volume of the sphere.
"Keely's researches lead him to believe Electricity to be but one of the forms of the atom, a "certain condensed form of atomic vibration," beneficial in mild flows and "destructive in its explosive positions." He advanced these ideas at the same time Maxwell's theory of the electromagnetic origin of light, heat and radiant energy, was being accepted by the scientific world as the very dictum of truth. Michelson's work on the isolation of electrons on oil drops has proved that Keely's ideas, held so absurd by the "scientists" of his time, were correct after all. "The electric current is the "first and second order" of the atomic vibration - a dual force - the flow of which is altogether too tenuous to displace any molecules. The highest conditions associated with Electricity come under the fourth descending order of sympathetic condensation, in the atomic subdivision, which is altogether too remote to take any direct part in etheric disturbances." [Snell Manuscript]
"Keely has discovered and was the first to demonstrate that electricity has never been handled; that it is not merely a force or a form of energy, - that it is matter; and that what we call electricity, and have diverted for commercial use in electric lighting, is but one of the triune currents, harmonic, enharmonic, and diatonic, which are united in pure electricity; that the enharmonic current seems to be sympathetically and mysteriously associated with the dominant current; and that the dominant current can no more be brought under control than can the lightning itself. The diversion of the dominant current would mean destruction to any mechanical medium used for that purpose, and death to the operator. The intense heat evolved by the electric stream Keely attributes to the velocity of the triple subdivision at the point of dispersion, as each triple seeks its medium of affinity. Sudden unition induces the same effect; but demonstration shows that the concentration of this triple force is as free of percussion as is the breath of an infant against the atmosphere; for the three currents flow together as in one stream, in the mildest sympathetic way, while their discharge after concentration is, in comparison to their accumulation, as the tornado's force to the waft of the butterfly's wing. The enharmonic current of this triple stream, Keely thinks, carries with it the power of propulsion that induces disturbance of negative equilibrium; which disturbance is essential to the co-ordination of its flow, in completing the triune stream of electricity. When this fluid is discharged from the clouds, each triplet or third seeks its terrestrial concordant, there to remain until that supreme law which governs disturbance of equilibrium again induces sympathetic concordant concentration, continuing to pass through its evolutions, positively and negatively, until the solar forces are expended." [Keelys Contributions to Science]
Swami Sri Yukteswar
"The Atom, under the influence of Chit (universal knowledge) forms the Chitta or calm state of mind, which when spiritualized is called Buddhi, Intelligence. Its opposite is Manas, Mind, in which lives the Jiva; the self with Ahamkara, Ego, the idea of separate existence.
"Chitta, the Heart; Ahamkara, Ego, the son of man. This Atom, Avidya, the Ignorance, being under the influence of Universal Love, Chit, the Holy Spirit, becomes spiritualized, like iron filings in a magnetic aura, and possessed of consciousness, the power of feeling, when it is called Mahat, the Heart, Chitta; and being such, the idea of separate existence of self appears in it, which is called Ahamkara, Ego, the son of man.
"Buddhi, the Intelligence; Manas, the Mind. Being thus magnetized, it has two poles, one of which attracts it toward the Real Substance, Sat, and the other repels it from the same. The former is called Sattwa or Buddhi, the Intelligence, which determines what is Truth; and the latter, being a particle of Repulsion, the Almighty Force spiritualized as aforesaid, produces the ideal world for enjoyment (ananda) and is called Anandatwa or Manas, the Mind." [Swami Sri Yukteswar, The Holy Science, Sutra 6]
"Atoms do not have nuclei. Nature creates her atoms the same may that you would compress air into a tire. It is hard work. You pump it in from the outside toward its middle. Then you put a cap on it to imprison it. If it is not sealed and imprisoned it would escape without effort by you. It does not need help to expand. It only needs help to be compressed." [Atomic Suicide, page 15]
"While vibrations are the sound-stuff, the protoplasm of notes, semitones are, as it were, the atoms of which music is composed. We may think and talk of quarter tones and commas, apotomes and skismas, and dots, but these have no place as intervals for the musical ear, nor any part in the compositions which so charm us of the great masters." [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 20]
3 - In the third sphere, vibrating things, molecules, atoms, etc. gaseous, liquid, or solid have tensions and forces far beyond the requirements of music, and far above the audible region where musical sounds have been located by the Great Numberer. The multiplication of forces there, and their augmentation derived from sympathy, of which sympathy we have faint illustrations in the region of [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 86]
The sympathy of one thing with another, and of one part of a thing with another part of it, arises from the principle of unity. For example, a string requires to be uniform and homogenous to have harmonics producing a fine quality of tone by the sweet blendings of sympathy; if it be not so, the tone may be miserable ... You say you wish I were in touch with Mr. Keely; so do I myself ... I look upon numbers very much as being the language which tells out the doings of Nature. Mr. Keely begins with sounds, whose vibrations can be known and registered. I presume that the laws of ratio, position, duality, and continuity, all the laws which go to mould the plastic air by elastic bodies into the sweetness of music, as we find them operative in the low silence of oscillating pendulums, will also be found ruling and determining all in the high silence of interior vibrations which hold together or shake asunder the combinations which we call atoms and ultimate elements, but which may really be buildings of wondrous complexity occupying different ranges of place and purpose between the visible cosmos and Him who built and evermore buildeth all things. The same laws, though operating in different spheres, make the likenesses of things in motion greater than the differences. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 87]