The article below is an extract from the chapter Cosmiculture in the book Secrets of the Soil by Christopher Bird & Peter Tompkins. Secrets of the Soil has introduced hundreds of thousand farmers worldwide to primal mysteries of the soil. Please Enjoy.

Luckily our Indian heritage is slow to die. In the highland woods of Georgia, within sight of the Great Smoky Mountains, mystic haunt of the Cherokee, it lives on by the Tallulah River into whose turbulent waters the daughter of the chief once threw herself from a thousand-foot cliff to join her young white lover, sacrificed by her understandably segregationist father. A few miles upstream from the lover’s leap, the grandaughter of another Tallulah Cherokee, Sarah Hieronymus, has been tapping cosmic waves. In a labaratory on the shores of Lakemont, not far from the Cherokee reservation, she is carrying on the work of her late husband, T. Galen Hieronymus, running the Advanced Sciences Research and Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization presently devoted to the spread of “Cosmiculture”-the channeling of cosmic energy into the ground for the benefit of plants.

This Steinerian ideal is a accomplished with what Galen called cosmic pipes, ten-foot- plastic polyvinyl-chloride tubes, three inches in diameter, which was raised, like an Egyptian dged column, to a height of eight fee, their bases inserted thirty inches into the ground. Atop each pipe is a copper electrode designed to absorb the mysterious solar energy Galen called eloptic, a combination that obeys “some electrical laws but not all of them, and some optical laws, but not all of them,” and passes it down a wire coiled around a quartz crystal to an underground amplifier, there to be broadcast through the soil for  a mile or so in all directions.

“We don’t make them any higher,” Galen told us in the summer of 1987, a few months before he died, “because the potential increases as you go up: it gets too strong above six or seven feet.  All around us is  a great sea of energy, cosmic energy, solar energy, lunar energy, planetary energy, and the energy of the earth itself.  But, unlike the chemicals sold in commerce, this energy is free, and it isn’t toxic; it’s highly beneficial. All we have to do is tap it: and that’s what we’ve done. When I saw that chemical fertilizers and paten medicines designed for livestock were making paupers of the farmers of this nation, I got out my early experiments in eloptic energy and adapted tem to tap this sea of free energy, and so we devised the cosmic pipe.”

For many years an engineer in charge of heavy power distribution in Kansas, Galen liked to quote astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell to the effect that there are no unnatural or supernatural phenomena, only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural. For the last fifty years Galen has been pioneering in the exploration of what he calls “subltle energies,” energies outside the electromagnetic spectrum, as little understood by orthodox science as are electricity or gravity–the world of energies so lucidly described in the Vedas, in theosophy, and in anthroposophy.

As early as the 1930s, Galen showed that solar energy could be conducted over wires, and more difficult-he succeeded in obtaining a U.S. patent for an instrument that did it. Shortly after World War II he developed radionic instruments on the basis of the sophisticated work of Dr. Albert Abrams, a natural genius who did his pioneering in San Francisco. Ever resilient, Galen then discovered his eloptic energy. “We need a new kind of dictionary,” he said, “to describe these energies, which are allied to, but are different from those in the electromagnetic spectrum. It’s a subtle cosmic energy.  It does not attenuate with distance. We conduct it over wires.”

With his radionic instrument Galen mysteriously rid the fields of many a Pennsylvania farmer outside Harrisburg of Japanese beetles and of European corn borers, remotely affecting the fields with a photograph placed in his “black box” many miles away. So successful was this method that a U.S. general helped form a company to exploit the invention.  But the Pentagon, quickly realizing that the same system might be beamed on soldiers in the field, did the chemical companies a service by remotely tuning Hieronymus out of the business as effectively as he had tuned out the bugs on the farmer’s fields.”

Fingering one of this cosmic pipes in the laboratory of his Lakemont headquarters, appropriately called Oasis, surrounded by innumerable electronic and radionic instruments, Galen spoke of eloptic energy as if it were a friendly jinn; “It doesn’t like coils. It likes straight lines; but we can manipulate it with coils and make it radiate.  And it moves with the speed of light. We proved this when the astronauts were on the far side of the moon back in the sixties. We knew, fifteen minutes before NASA that they’d fired their retro rockets. NASA was out of radio communication but we could plot the astronauts with eloptic energy. 

(to be continued)


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