Ether and Matter
by Carl Frederick Krafft
CONTENTS INCLUDE: The hypothesis of Hydromechanical Ether, Classic versus Einsteinian Relativity, The Red Shift, Gravitation, The Constitution of the Sun and Stars, Electromagnetism, Theories of Atomic Structure, Introduction to the Vortex Atom, Vortex Atom Structures, The Heavier Elements, and Living Matter.
Product Code: B0464
“Nevertheless it seems inevitable that gravitation must be caused by a drift of the ether through the gravitating body in the direction of its acceleration, somewhat as pictured by LaSage. If the protons and electrons of which gravitating bodies are composed were merely point charges as physicists have been assuming for nearly half a century, then it would be difficult to account for such an ether drift. On the other hand if the elementary or subatomic particles are vortices in the ether, then it should be reasonable to assume that such vortices keep the ether in a turbulent and streaming condition. The abundance of cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere seems to corroborate the theory that the ether is active and not quiescent.”
“A dynamically active ether will readily account for a unidirectional ether drift through the gravitating body in the direction of its acceleration. As explained elsewhere by the writer, the elementary particles of matter and electricity probably consist of dipolar vortices arranged so as to have outward polar flux and inward equatorial flux, or vice versa, depending on whether they are protons or electrons. Assuming that the ether is incompressible, the total amount of ether is incompressible, the total amount of ether which flows outwardly must be equal to the total amount of ether which flows inwardly, but the outwardly flowing currents will travel much greater distances than the inwardly flowing currents. This can be illustrated with an electric fan which will send the outwardly flowing air current a distance of ten feet or more, whereas the inwardly flowing air current cannot be felt as a distance of that many inches. Consequently when two gravitating bodies (like the earth and the sun) are at a finite distance from each other, it will be principally the outwardly flowing ether currents which will encounter each other in the space between the two bodies, and will spread out radially in all directions, eventually returning into the same bodies from the sides or from the rear…”