The Cosmic Bloodstream, Part 2
Continued from Part 1 - The Cosmic Bloodstream
It was a moment of outstanding intuition that, in the 1920's, led the industrial chemist and Nobel Laureate, Irving Langmuir, to coin the term "plasma" for the electrified gases he was researching, and which proliferate in interstellar space. He noted that these gases carry ions and electrons similar to the way blood plasma carries red and white corpuscles. Both plasma in space and plasma in the blood are, in effect, electrified fluids, carrying both energy and various substances from one region to another.
Another Nobel Laureate, the plasma physicist, Hannes Alfven, remarked that in the earth's magnetosphere "there are thin, rather stable current layers which separate regions of different magnetization, density, temperature etc.…It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that similar phenomena exist also in more distant regions. This is bound to give space a general cellular structure (or more correctly, a cell-wall structure)." 1
As the Ageless Wisdom teachings regard Space as an entity, the discovery of electrically produced cell walls in space is highly significant. And bringing the thoughts of these two great scientists together, we have the premise that through the cellular structure of space runs an arterial flow of electricity, forming, in effect, a huge intergalactic circuit or cosmic bloodstream. In our own corner of the galaxy, the sun forms a sub-circuit within this galactic circuit, receiving and emitting a flow of charged particles that pour into and out of the polar regions of all the planets, mirroring in the macrocosm the way in which the blood cells flow through the heart to all the other organs of the body.
"There is a regular circulation of the vital fluid throughout our system, of which the Sun is the heart—the same as the circulation of the blood in the human body—during the manvantaric solar period, or life; the Sun contracting as rhythmically at every return of it, as the human heart does. Only, instead of performing the round in a second or so, it takes the solar blood ten of its years, and a whole year to pass through its auricles and ventricles before it washes the lungs and passes thence to the great veins and arteries of the system.... Astronomy knows of the fixed cycle of eleven years when the number of solar spots increases, which is due to the contraction of the Solar HEART.... It is similar to the regular and healthy pulsation of the heart, as the life fluid passes through its hollow muscles. Could the human heart be made luminous, and the living and throbbing organ be made visible, so as to have it reflected upon a screen... then every one would see the Sun-spot phenomenon repeated every second—due to its contraction and the rushing of the blood." 2
There is a clear correspondence between the electric plasma of space and the mammalian bloodstream, for the latter is also essentially an electric phenomenon. To quote HPB again:
"…Red corpuscles are drops of electrical fluid, the perspiration oozing out of every cell of the various organs, and caused to exude by electrical action. They are the progeny of the Fohatic principle." 3
While medical science currently holds that the blood cells are manufactured in the bone marrow (the spleen, liver and lymph nodes in the embryo), they are in fact, direct precipitations from the soul’s vehicle on its own plane – unevolved life atoms from the vital streams that circulate around the causal vehicle. These pass down through the personality vehicles, to circulate, in turn, around the etheric body before finally precipitating out of every cell of the various organs of the physical body through electrical action. "Electricity is the ghost or shadow of matter in motion", and behind the blood circulatory system runs an electric current – the interface between man’s physical and etheric body.
Interestingly, scientists appear to be on the verge of discovering how to manipulate matter in such a way that blood can be precipitated from the ethers in the laboratory. Researchers at The University of Manchester have recently developed a new technique that uses electricity to engineer bone marrow. "By varying the voltage and using different shapes, cells can be positioned and stacked on top of each other in any pattern. Different electric fields can also be used to attract different types of cells. But most important of all is the fact that the cells can be kept alive and active." "We have proven this technique works, and have created some very simple Hematon structures in the lab," says Dr Markx. "If we can perfect this then it may be possible to create artificial bone marrow outside the body and produce any given blood type." 4
Whether this possibility is granted to humanity at its present stage of evolution we shall see, but for now it is simply interesting to witness this broad spectrum of scientific discovery. At the microcosmic level there is the blood plasma, inextricably linked with electricity, while at the macrocosmic level there are plasmas forming high-energy shapes and patterns in space. Both kinds of plasma act as transporting agencies and evolve in complex and unpredictable ways through dynamic, interactive behaviour. Yet despite this complexity they are both governed by relatively simple and well-defined laws that will be explored presently. The immediate and striking thought is that the plasma that pervades space, far from being a lifeless and randomly dispersed gas is more akin to the blood plasma – a living element that is purposefully fulfilling a circulatory role within the body of a cosmic entity.