"If latent force is not accumulated and held in corpuscular aggregations, how is it that progressive orders of disintegration of water induce progressive conditions of increased volume and higher power?
"Answer: By the incalculable velocity of the molecular, atomic and etheric capsules (the ether is the capsule to the molecules and atoms all the way up to the perfect stream of structural ether) which velocity represents billions of revolutions per second in their rotations. Imagine a sphere of 12 in. diameter, a magnified molecule surrounded by an atmospheric envelope of 1/16th inch in depth, the envelope rotating at a velocity of the same increased ratio of the molecule's magnification. At the very lowest estimate it would give a velocity of 600,000 miles per second. An atmospheric film, rotating on a 12 inch sphere at the same ratio as the molecular one, would be impenetrable to a steel pointed projectile at its greatest velocity, and would hermetically enclose a resisting pressure of many thousands of pounds per square inch. The latent force evolved in the disintegration of water proves this fact, for under etheric evolution in progressive orders of vibration, these pressures are evolved and show their energy on a lever especially constructed for the purpose, strong enough for measuring a force over three times that of gunpowder. All the evolutions of latent power in its varied multiplicity of action induced by its proper exciters, prove the connecting link between the celestial and terrestrial, the finite mind and the infinite.
"The magnet arouses the interstitial latent action in a bar of iron. This is the power I am now getting under control (using the proper exciters as associated with the mechanical media) to do commercial work. In other words, I am making a sympathetic harness for the polar terrestrial force; first, by exciting the sympathetic concordant force that exists in the corpuscular interstitial domain, which is concordant to it, and secondly, after the concordance is established, by negatizing the thirds, sixths and ninths of this concordance, thereby inducing high velocities with great power by intermittent negation, as associated with the dominant thirds.
"Again: Take away the sympathetic latent force that all matter is impregnated with, the connective link between the finite and the infinite would be dissociated and gravity would be neutralized, bringing all visible and invisible aggregations back into the great etheric realm.
"What is cohesion, the power holding the molecules together, but electromagnetic negative attraction? What is the state that is brought about by certain conditions of sympathetic vibration causing molecules to repel each other, but electromagnetic radiation? [see ionization, valence]
"It must not be understood that the character of the action of the latent force liberated from liquids and gases is the same in its evolution, as that of the latent force existing in metals. The former shows up an elastic energy, which emanates from the breaking up of their rotating envelopes, increasing, at the same time, the range of their corpuscular action, thus giving under confinement, elastic forces of an almost infinite character. By liberation from the tube it is confined in, it seeks its medium of concordant tenuity with a velocity greater than that of light.
"In metals, the latent force as excited by the same sympathizer, extends its range of neutral sympathetic attraction without corpuscular rupture, and reaches out as it were to link itself with its harmonic sympathizer, as long as its exciter is kept in action. When its exciter is dissociated, its outreach nestles back again into the corpuscular embrace of the molecular mass that has been acted upon.
"The velocity of the sympathetic bombarding streams, towards the centers of neutrality, in the corpuscular atoms, during sympathetic aggregation of visible molecular masses (in registering the latent force in their interstitial spaces) is thousands of times greater than that of the most sensitive explosives. An atmospheric stream of that velocity would atomize the plate of an ironclad, if brought bear on it.
"Recently some questions, propounded to Mr. Keely by a scientist, elicited answers which the man of science admitted were clear and definite, but no physicist could accept Keely's assertion that incalculable amounts of latent force exist in the molecular space, for the simple reason that science asserts that molecular aggregation is attended with dissipation of energy instead of its absorption. The questions asked were:-
Answer.- "All molecular masses of metal represent in their interstitial molecular spaces incalculable amounts of latent force, which if awakened and brought into intense vibratory action by the medium of sympathetic liberation, would result in thousands of billions more power in foot-pounds than that necessary to awaken it. The resultant development of any and all forces is only accomplished by conditions that awaken the latent energy they have carried with them during molecular aggregation. If the latent force that exists in a pound of water could be sympathetically evolved or liberated up to the seventh subdivision or compound interetheric, and could be stored free of rotation, it would be in my estimation sufficient to run the power of the world for a century." [Vibratory Physics - True Science]
dissociation of matter
Latent Force in Interstitial Spaces
LATENT FORCE IN INTERSTITIAL SPACES - ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - MOLECULAR DISSOCIATION
LATENT FORCE IN INTERSTITIAL SPACES - Snell