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The Caduceus Coil Also called the Smith Coil or the Tensor Coil
The caduceus coil is well known to some branches of orthodox science but largely neglected, waved away and often relegated to what is referred to as the realms of pseudoscience and free energy irrationality. However, many electronic experimenters have reported that they have observed numerous properties unexplained by this very same science. What the following represents is a veritable ocean of unexplored possibilities. To reject such things purely on the basis of lack of theory, when others have built the hardware and seen it working, is a strange brand of science.
A description of a caduceus coil by Wilbert Smith.
Analog Magazine (Letters to the Editor)[ 1971 ? ] ~
"...The coil is said to be a single winding of insulated copper wire, about #16 or #18 gauge, wound on a ferrite core of 1" to 1-1/2" diameter, and about 9" long. The coil is caduceus wound, that is, one begins the winding in the middle of the wire's length, winding the wire in opposite directions around the core and crossing the wires on the same opposite diameter points each time around.
The coil is said to be an energy sink --- that is, current fed into it just disappears, causing no radiation, even of heat. When operating and placed near a grid dip meter, the coil is said to show a large number of resonance points across the spectrum from 200 to 2.0 Mc. This coil is further said to have zero impedance. Further, two or more coils cannot be coupled together." http://www.rexresearch.com/smith/smith2.htm
The Tensor Beam
Verbatim extracts from the Smith archive:
MULTIPLE STRANDS, FERRITE CORE
The wire or wires are made into the two equal lengths by doubling them over and a loop is formed at one end. The windings are then formed by crossing the wires at the intervals shown above, leaving both wire ends at the same end of the core. The multiple windings above are from several such loops wound identically.
The caduceus was originally an Alchemy symbol. It represents (in this context) a fusion (not a cancelling) of opposite charges, the positive plus the negative, like the androgyny of male and female in Alchemy.
"Androgyny is a term derived from the Greek words referring to the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics."
It can therefore be assumed that what comes out is a fusion of the polarities that went in. This is logical but not scientific, but then, science has given no opinion on caduceus coils?
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CADUCEUS WOUND COIL EXPERIMENTS
Certain experiments, not as carefully controlled as the above, (I can only assume that these wereWilbert Smiths) were carried out by independent researchers with caduceus-wound coils
(1). This was also called a "Tensor" coil by its main proponent,
The caduceus coil, illustrated in fig. #1, (Not shown) basically consists of
ordinary insulated copper wire wound in a double-helix around a
ferrite core. THIS COIL HAS REPEATEDLY BEEN FOUND TO VIOLATE
ESTABLISHED LAWS OF ELECTROMAGNETICS AND HERTZIAN WAVE THEORY WHEN A HIGH FREQUENCY CURRENT IS INJECTED INTO IT.
First. this apparatus has zero impedance - unlike an ordinary coil.
when fed electrical energy the wire in the Tensor coil does not get
Secondly. it has infinite resonance - unlike an ordinary coil which
will resonate chiefly at its natural fundamental frequency and
weakly on the 2nd or 3rd harmonic, the Tensor coil is capable of
resonating strongly on any number of frequencies randomly spaced in
the spectrum. The signal pumped into such a coil strangely enough
cannot be quantified (detected) by standard RF (radio frequency)
detection apparatus. Many "Ham" radio operators and electronic
technicians who have used these coils, are completely baffled by
Communication between caduceus coils
One radio amateur found that with two such coils, one used as
a transmitter and the other as a receiver, the second would not pick
up the signal from the first unless they were precisely aligned for the signal to be
transmitted. The alignment had to be as critical as that of a laser beam.
Wilbert B. SMITH
Gravity Control / Binding Force / Caduceus Coil / Geo-Magnetic Generator
The phrase Hertzian Wave is not the only form of wireless electromagnetic, transmission, radiation. For an answer to the identity of the caduceus coil radiation, we need to return to the method of transmission used by the early radio discoverers and pioneers. It's all part and parcel of the 'Aether Theory' used by all physicists at the time of wireless discovery and subsequently debunked to make-way for modern physics theory.
"Nikola Tesla constantly wrote about what he called non-Hertzian waves. During his epochal visit to Colorado Springs in 1899, he made new discoveries about the nature of electromagnetic waves, known to some as stationary or longitudinal waves, to others as scalar waves." http://www.teslaenergy.org/intro4.html
Maxwells Original Equations
This may be a clue as to why mainstream science ignores the caduceus coil:
"This "unholy trio, ( Oliver Heaviside, the chemist Willard Gibbs, and physicist Heinrich Hertz ), especially Heaviside, disregarded the Quaternions or Scalar components of Maxwells original equations, because they represented potentials and not fields. He thought potentials were akin to "mysticism"...
...Because of this deliberate act, twenty-two other errors exist today in electromagnetic theory."
(For other non-Hertzian radiation go here)
CADUCEUS COIL LEVITATES
A few investigators have also reported unexpected bizarre inertial
effects in conjunction with these coils. One researcher activated
his caduceus coil with pulsed bursts of microwave frequency
whereupon it appeared to lift itself up by its own bootstraps
executing a periodic series of little hops off the ground. Why the
coil would jump like this or exhibit the other weird effects noted
above, has no explanation under standard electromagnetic theory, and
must be attributed to the field effect produced by the unique coil
CADUCEUS COIL CHARACTERISTICS
Looking at this coil configuration carefully we see that the
oppositely wound wires of the double helix will cross each other on
the opposite sides of the core's diameter with each complete turn.
Hence, the coil will have two rows of bumps formed where the two
wires cross, the rows placed diametrically opposite one another on
Researchers claim that it is important for these crossover bumps to
lie in a straight line. Now, when the high frequency current flows
in opposite directions through the two wires, the magnetic fields
essentially cancel on the sides of the coil but on the top and
bottom where the crossovers are, the fields overlap forming on the
top magnetic vectors orientated in one direction parallel to the
coil axis, and on the bottom vectors of the same magnitude oriented
oppositely to those on top. If we observe the coil from the side we
then see that the consecutive vectors along the coil axis would form
several closed toroidal loops circulating into the ferrite core. As
we stated elsewhere, Wilbert Smith himself while experimenting with
the Tensor coil, claimed to have recorded time differential effects
between the coil field and the outer environment. This phenomenon,
as well as non-coupling of signal between coils, may arise from the
unique trapped toroidal magnetic field described above.
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Description of other experiments: http://www.unexplainable.net/artman/publish/article_1746.shtml
SMITH COIL (caduceus)
Planetary Association for Clean Energy Newsletter, vol. 10, no 1, p 2.
Archival material from the Canadian electrical engineer, Wilbert Brockhouse Smith clarifies the proper procedure for the well-known Smith Coil, a caduceus winding demonstrated to have the property of producing longitudinal wave and non-Hertzian effects (see research by Toby Grotz, Glen Rein, William Van Bise, Elizabeth Rauscher), including transmutation. The proper winding is on a ferrite rod with a diamter-to-length ratio of 1 to 7 - e.g., 1cm diameter, 7cm long.
This ratio is all-important. For the 7cm rod length, 14 solid wire Teflon or enamel coated is recommended, while for the 3 cm length, 18 wire applies. The method of winding is shown in the illustration below (Above). Place centre of length of wire behind, then pass right side over left. At the rear, pass left side over right. Wind tightly together until the complete rod is covered. Ends are connected to equipment such as the Tensor Energy Converter. The Smith Coil design was an attempt by Wilbert Smith and his research colleagues to make do without a Marconi Coil they were unable to find. http://www.padrak.com/ine/NEN_6_8_8.html
Re: Caduceus coil experiments
Robert Calloway ( (no email) )
Mon, 13 Apr 1998 17:44:39 -0500
I'll try to answer all the questions. First Bill & Jerry, I have several coils I have built. Some 2" in diameter and mostly 1 1/2 in diameter. The one I tested with the most was 1 1/2 X 11" long. The wire was 20 guage stranded copper at a 120 turns.
Each turn crossed over at both sides of the coil. The "Smith" coil is as
you say at 45 degrees at the crossings. Mine was not this way, I laid the wire as close together as I could get it. Probably guessing 10 degrees at the most. I kept the crossings on both sides straight all the way down the lenght of the coil.
The way I experimented with the coil was I shorted one end of the coil. Then on the other end, I hooked up and pulsed it with about 10 volts DC at about 600 pulses per minute.
I tested this coil with a hollow core also. I used no iron core. I wanted to see what was happening in the center of the coil. The heat factor was small. I put a 1/8 x 1/2 x 1 inch ceramic magnet in the core and watch as it flip flopped from one end of the core to the other. It would walk from one end to the other as long as the voltage was on. I can understand why it would flip flop, But.. can someone explain why it would walk from one end to to other.
It was a slow pace, not at the speed of the DC pulse. I also generated a
signal at 144.00 freq. and all it tried to do was turn. The magnet would not walk at this freq.
I would like to wind a coil as to where the crosses would slowly wind
around the coil, not keeping the crosses straight and see what happens. Plus.. Andreas mentioned maybe building one on a cone. That might be interesting to try also. Robert.
The Caduceus Coil (Aether) Sensor
"Our Caduceus Coil (4) Sensor also uses three elements, like the Aether-Magnetic sensor.
The original Caduceus coil detector was invented by our late colleague, Brian Sallur, of Western Australia Radio Observatory (5), to detect magnetic energies from the Sun and Stars, as a tool for astronomy.
A Caduceus coil, is a coil wound back on itself,on a plastic tube form, with 'cross-over' points, on each side of the coil. This type of coil has in theory, a self-cancelling inductance. In this application, we are using a metal shielded multi-layer Caduceus Coil, to detect mainly the changing magnetic fields of the Earth and Sun.
The circuit is similar to the Aether-Magnetic Sensor described above, except for the coil itself, which does not use the Barkhausen effect of a metal core. Here, the coil's 'cross-over' points themselves, are the sensing elements.
Our Caduceus Coil Sensor, records an overall waveform that corresponds to the daily cycle of the Sun. This wave is non-concurrent to our locations and is relative to our geographic position with respect to the Sun.
There are is also recorded, a large amount of finer spike activity, that is concurrent to both our locations. We believe this to be lightning strikes.
There appears to be other, yet unidentified, concurrent activity, detected as well.
The Caduceus Sensor, records magnetic activity, in many ways, similar to the Aether-Magnetic Sensor, but with some interesting differences that we are studying presently.
We have recorded the Caduceus Coil in both horizontal and vertical positions. In both cases, the cross-points were positioned facing East-West." http://aetherwavetheory.com/details.html
Changes are being made and a few pages have had to be deleted from the website because they are published in the book. But we will be back to normal service before you know it. The missing pages can be found in the paperback and Kindle Book "Chronicle of a Cassandra"
Tesla technology for serious experimenters, visit the page World Wireless for scalar wave technology.
Also: Electricity from the Earth.
Ground Antennas , By Gerry Vassilatos & Michael Theroux. Some interesting ideas.
Pseudo science is a derogatory term used by academic scientists, intended to discourage scientific research among non-academic scientists. The insinuation being that all true science, past present or future, is their own work or their own property.
A contradictory and counterproductive stance, it discards all the scientific discoveries, past and present, that are not directly attributable to academic scientists. This crazy line of reasoning leads to the conclusion that electricity, the steam engine, the first powered aircraft and even radio astronomy, are all pseudo science!
If you have any additional information please submit it for publication.
An example of the sceptics enforcing their dogma with the removal of references to things declared taboo by science:
en.wiki - removed:
"The caduceus classification as a taboo subject can be partly understood in terms of the history of its discoverer, Wilbert Brockhouse Smith (1910 to 1962), who was contracted by the Canadian Department of Transport to head Project Magnet from 1952 -1954 for, (among other studies), the official investigation of UFO phenomena, a subject vehemently denied by mainstream science."
The argument concerning its removal from wiki can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Wilbert_B._Smith