## What Would happen If We Combined Quotes From Walter Russell and Viktor Schauberger As If EACH Were Having A Conversation? http://www.frank.germano.com/walter_russell.htm
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- Viktor Schauberger: 徹ur work is the embodiment of our will. The spiritual manifestation of this work is its effect. When such work is properly done it brings happiness, and when carried out incorrectly it assuredly brings misery. Humanity! Your will is paramount! You can command Nature if you but obey her!
- Walter Russell: 添ou may command Nature to the extent only in which you are willing to obey her. You cannot intelligently obey that which you do not comprehend. Therefore I also say, ask of Nature that you may be one with her and she will whisper her secrets to you to the extent in which you are prepared to listen. Seek to be alone much to commune with Nature and be thus inspired by her mighty whisperings within your consciousness. Nature is a most jealous god, for she will not whisper her inspiring revelations to you unless you are absolutely alone with her.
- Walter Russell: 摘ven in earliest youth my fondest desire was to understand Nature, and thus to come closer to the truth; a truth that I was unable to discover either at school or in church.
- Viktor Schauberger: 典o Be or Not to Be: In Nature all life is a question of the minutest, but extremely precisely graduated differences in the particular thermal motion within every single body, which continually changes in rhythm with the processes of pulsation. This unique law, which manifests itself throughout Nature痴 vastness and unity and expresses itself in every creature and organism, is the 鼠aw of ceaseless cycles that in every organism is linked to a certain time span and a particular tempo. The slightest disturbance of this harmony can lead to the most disastrous consequences for the major life forms. In order to preserve this state of equilibrium, it is vital that the characteristic inner temperature of each of the millions of micro-organisms contained in the macro-organisms be maintained.
- Walter Russell: 典he underlying principle of Balance in Nature痴 One Law is equality of interchange between the pairs of opposites in any transaction in Nature. [Beauty is] 撤erfection of rhythm, balanced perfection of rhythm. Everything in Nature is expressed by rhythmic waves of light. Every thought and action is a light-wave of thought and action. If one interprets the God within one, one痴 thoughts and actions must be balanced rhythmic waves. Ugliness, fears, failures and diseases arise from unbalanced thoughts and actions. Therefore think beauty always if one desire vitality of body and happiness.
- Walter Russell: 撤eriodicity is a characteristic of all phenomena of nature.
- Viktor Schauberger: 哲ature is not served by rigid laws, but by rhythmical, reciprocal processes. Nature uses none of the preconditions of the chemist or the physicist for the purposes of evolution. Nature excludes all fire, on principle, for purposes of growth; therefore all contemporary machines are unnatural and constructed according to false premises. Nature avails herself of the biodynamic form of motion through which the biological prerequisite for the emergence of life is provided. Its purpose is to ur-procreate 蘇igher conditions of matter out of the originally inferior raw materials, which afford the evolutionally older, or the numerically greater rising generation, the possibility of a constant capacity to evolve, for without any growing and increasing reserves of energy there would be no evolution or development. This results first and foremost in the collapse of the so-called Law of the Conservation of Energy, and in further consequence the Law of Gravity, and all other dogmatic lose any rational or practical basis.
- Viktor Schauberger: 典he majority believes that everything hard to comprehend must be very profound. This is incorrect. What is hard to understand is what is immature, unclear and often false. The highest wisdom is simple and passes through the brain directly to the heart.
- Walter Russell: 適nowledge in not acquired from without but merely recollected from within. The recollection of knowledge from within is an electro-magnetic process of thinking Mind which is as exactly under man痴 control as is the generation of the same power to turn the wheel.
- Viktor Schauberger: ...As time passed I began to play a game with water痴 secret powers; I surrendered my so-called free consciousness and allowed the water to take possession of it for a while. Little by little this game turned into a profoundly earnest endeavor, because I realized that one could detach one痴 own consciousness from the body and attach it to that of the water. When my own consciousness was eventually returned to me, then the water痴 most deeply concealed psyche often revealed the most extraordinary things to me. As a result of this investigation, a researcher was born who could dispatch his consciousness on a voyage of discovery, as it were. In this way I was able to experience things that had escaped other people痴 notice, because they were unaware that a human being is able to send forth his free consciousness into those places the eyes cannot see. By practising this blindfolded vision, I eventually developed a bond with mysterious Nature, whose essential being I then slowly learnt to perceive and understand...
- Walter Russell: Naturally, the entirety of the secrets of Creation were mine to know as a complete and consistent cosmogony, which knowing enabled me to envision the universe as a whole. Underlying the creative process of the universe was a fundamental principle of such simplicity that I felt that I could gather the great scientists of the world together and give them that entire principle in a few minutes, for I had been aware that for decades science has been searching for such an underlying principle, which would apply to all phenomena.
典his I prepared to do by purchasing a textbook of science to familiarize myself with the present state of scientific knowledge, for before my illumination I knew nothing whatsoever of science. To my amazement I found that the entire cosmogenetic theory of science was so unlike God and Nature, that, while reading it, I felt that these laws, hypotheses, and other conclusions could not possibly have been written by men of our day, for they were so far afield from fact they seemed more like the conjuring of ancient sages who told of the flat earth upheld at its four corners by huge elephants as their cosmogenetic concept.
- Viktor Schauberger: 典oday痴 science thinks too primitively; indeed it could be said that its thinking is an octave too low. It has still not ventured far enough into the realm of energy, and its attitude has remained development was necessary, for how else should a misguided humanity perceive the true interdependencies?
- Walter Russell: 摘very pair of opposites is divided by an equilibrium which is a balance between the two, but that balance is nit either of the two. Sodium-chloride is an equilibrium which voids both sodium and chlorine, for neither is present in it. Likewise, water is the equator which voids hydrogen and oxygen. All opposites of all kinds extend from a mutual equator which is their common unity, and to that equator they must eventually return in order to repeat. Every pair must become one in order to again become two. Men and women do not escape this two-way reciprocatve law. Each becomes what the other is. Both are always compromising each other痴 unbalance. If the two unbalances are equal and opposite, each type will survive and grow mentally, spiritually and physically. If the two unbalanced mates are unequal in their opposition, the penalty is degeneration mentally, spiritually and physically. The quality of one mate is a compromise with the quality of the other. The pattern resulting from this spiritual, mental and moral development is compromised for good or bad by every contact between them no matter how slight. This is true even outside the sex union.
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## The Macrobiotic Genius Of Walter Russell, By John David Mann
典he Times of July 21  contains an article stating that Walter Russell challenges the Newtonian theory of gravitation. This artist, who is admittedly not a scientist, goes on to say that the fundamentals of science are so hopelessly wrong and so contrary to nature, that nothing but a major surgical operation upon the present primitive beliefs can ever put them in line for a workable 祖osmogenetic synthesis... 的t seems to me it would be more fitting for an artist of Mr. Russell痴 acknowledged distinction in his own field, to remain in it, and not go trespassing on 組round which even angels fear to tread.
擢or nearly three hundred years no one, not even a scientist, has had the temerity to question Newton痴 laws of gravitation. Such an act on the part of a scientist would be akin to blasphemy, and for an artist to commit such an absurdity is, to treat it kindly, an evidence of either misguidance or crass ignorance of the enormity of his act...
ｷ Dr. John E. Jackson, The New York Times, August 3, 1930.
泥r. John E. Jackson痴 letter to you, a copy of which he graciously sent to me, is a perfectly natural letter of resentment for which I do not blame him in the least. 的t is true that I have challenged the accurateness or completeness of the Newtonian laws of gravitation, and will just as vigorously attack the other 都acred laws of Kepler, and any others, ancient or modern, that need rewriting...的 am sorry an artist had to do it, but Sir Oliver Lodge said that no scientist could make the supreme discovery of the one thing for which science is looking and hoping. He said that such a discovery would have to be the 壮upreme inspiration of some poet, painter, philosopher or saint...哲ewton, for example, would have solved the other half of the gravitation problem if he had found out how that apple and the tree upon which it grew got up in the air before the apple fell. I challenge the world of science to correctly and completely answer that question...
ｷ Dr. Walter Russell, The New York Times, August 17, 1930.
的 now wish to modify my statements and criticisms, for, since writing that letter, my viewpoint has somewhat changed... 展hat I considered to be the overnight inspiration of a 祖rank might be, instead, the result of an intelligent and prolonged study of Nature." 的 am immensely intrigued by Russell痴 奏wo-way principle, for it gives this universe of motion a meaning to me that it did not have before. In fact, we know very little of the why of anything..." 展hy did not some scientist think of this instead of waiting 300 years for an artist to tell us about it?... I invite the collaboration and criticism of my fellow scientists at large to join me in this... If Russell is right, and he surely thinks he is, his claim that science needs 疎 major surgical operation is justifiable...
ｷ Dr. John E. Jackson, The New York Times, November 9, 1930.
Dr. John E. Jackson was furious. What educated person would have the audacity to challenge Newton and Kepler? For months the debate raged in the New York Times 鏑etters page. Prompted by the release of an artist痴 heretical views on science, Nature and the universe, the Times 1930 filibuster culminated in Dr. Jackson痴 dramatic reversal謡hat began as a caustic attack was transformed into a call for his colleagues support that had the fervent ring of religious conversion. Dr. Jackson, whoever he was, had caught a glimmer of the genius of Walter Russell. But in the end, Dr. Jackson notwithstanding, the world of science did not embrace Walter Russell, nor have sixty years of progress changed that position. Today, despite the wide sphere of contacts and influence generated by Russell and his wife and colleague, Lao, their teachings largely await unearthing. However, the time for that rediscovery may be at hand; for the Russells vision suddenly has burning relevance to an acknowledged urgent matter of global health. And the role of advocate for the Russell perspective may best be fulfilled by those in the macrobiotic movement庸or the macrobiotic world view and Russell痴 practical cosmology have much in common.
# Cloud Over the Ozone: Our story begins some ten miles above the Earth痴 surface in the stratosphere, home of the planet痴 ailing ozone skin and birthplace of the emerging global awareness of the limits of man痴 technology. In 1974, two scientists at the University of California made an announcement that shocked the world. When Drs. Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina warned of possible global ozone depletion, they touched off a controversy that was to involve scientists, industry, policy-makers, the press and the public. The 徹zone War, as it came to be called, was principally responsible for ushering in a new era of planetary policy.
Fifteen years later, the ponderous gears of human response are finally grinding into action. Aimed at coping with the infamous 登zone hole, a spate of local and global policy-making is pushing its way forward in an unprecedented atmosphere of international cooperation. Rep. Al Gore (D-TN), the seasoned environmental advocate who helped uncover Love Canal and has stalked the Greenhouse effect for years, recently introduced legislation to ban production of CFCs (the chemical generally thought responsible for the ozone crisis) within 5 years. As Gore observed this February:
典he political sentiment is changing very rapidly... I think people are mad about this and ready for dramatic action. But are they the right actions? Not according to Walter Russell, who predicted the ozone dilemma 35 years ago預 full 20 years before the Rowland/Molina research made headlines預nd ascribed it to an entirely different cause.
If Russell痴 views were correct, then the chlorine chemistry of CFCs is not the prime culprit, and no one is looking in the one direction that matters most. In fact, according to Russell, there is one overarching solution to the atmospheric emergency: stop making nuclear stockpiles immediately.
# A Different Scenario: The year is 1954. Sherwood Rowland痴 ozone prognosis is two decades in the future; Three Mile Island is a quarter century still to come. To most of us, the 敵reenhouse effect connotes little more than a better way to grow tomatoes. The word 兎cology scarcely exists in the mainstream lexicon. This is the year atmospheric bomb testing has begun, both by the Soviet Union in Siberia and by the United States on the Bikini atoll. John Wayne and a company of actors and movie personnel are filming a Western in Nevada, and emerge from long days of shooting covered with radioactive fallout. Years later, it will be discovered that nearly all of them have just received a death sentence. But all of that is many years away; for now, most of us are caught up in the promise of Eisenhower痴 鄭toms for Peace.
This year, Walter and Lao Russell write their warning in a privately circulated newsletter to their students: Oxygen and radioactive stockpiles cannot coexist. Digging up the Earth痴 heavier elements, concentrating their reactions and releasing their products into the atmosphere is a recipe for disaster. Three years later the Russells publish a book, Atomic Suicide?, whose principle message is that the development of the nuclear weaponry and industry, if allowed to continue, will eventually destroy the planet痴 oxygen.
典he element of surprise which could delay the discovery of the great danger, and thus allow more plutonium piles to come into existence, is the fact that scientists are looking near the ground for fallout dangers and other radioactive menaces. The greatest radioactive dangers are accumulating from eight to twelve miles up [in the stratosphere]. The upper atmosphere is already charged with death-dealing radioactivity, for which it not yet sent us its bill. It is slowly coming, however, and we will have to pay for it for another century, even if atomic energy plants ceased today. (Atomic Suicide?, page 18.) Later in the book, they predict that the oxygen-destroying effects of radiation would not be noticed 砥ntil the late seventies.
# Atomic Prophesies: It was an uncannily accurate forecast: ozone depletion was first noticed over the Antarctic in 1982 -- and scientists have since concluded that it first appeared in 1979. But then, as now, the Russells voice received little notice.
The somber prediction of Atomic Suicide? was not the first time Russell had gone out on a limb with scientific prophecy. His spiral charts of the atomic table, copyrighted in 1926, predicted the discovery of the transuranic elements Plutonium and Neptunium, as well as the now-familiar elements of 塗eavy water, Deuterium and Tritium迫years before they were isolated in research labs.
Some have claimed that the 1926 Russell charts (for which he later received an honorary doctorate from the American Academy of Sciences) and his years of New York City lectures on the subject led directly to the laboratory research that resulted in these elements later discovery. It is difficult to document such a claim at a half century痴 distance, but this sequence certainly is feasible. Russell himself evidently exerted considerable energy for years urging the research labs of Union Carbide, Westinghouse, General Electric and others to verify his atomic findings.
In any case, the exclusion from the mainstream of Russell痴 charts is perhaps one of the most unfortunate snafus in the history of science. For in neglecting to credit Russell with these pivotal atomic discoveries, the world also lost track of the other side of the Russell equation: the larger scientific understanding in the spiral charts, the pragmatic warnings that accompanied them, and the breathtaking scope of macrobiotic thought his life and work revealed.
## Who Was Walter Russell?
Russell痴 stunning achievements in science were but one facet of a career that was unconventional, astonishingly successful, dazzlingly versatile and unabashedly mystical. Often called 鍍he 20th Century痴 Leonardo and 鍍he man who tapped the secrets of the universe, Russell maintained that a firm grasp of nature痴 universal principles would permit anyone to excel in any area of endeavor; thus genius was all human beings birthright. His own accomplishments exemplify this belief. A largely self-taught Renaissance man, Russell carved out his first successful career as an artist, achieving international reputation in such diverse fields as portraiture, poetry, sculpture and architecture.
His accomplishments as a portrait painter and sculptor, in particular, won him commissions from dozens of era notables, such as Mark Twain, Thomas Watson (the founder of IBM), both Roosevelts (Teddy and FDR), and Thomas Edison. He also designed buildings and urban layout湧ew York City痴 famous Hotel Pierre, for example, is a Russell creation. Forays into the world of athletics earned him prestigious awards in figure-skating, horsemanship and race-horse training. To Russell, such bravura performance was significant mainly for its value as a demonstration that Divine Law and Balance could be tapped by human effort, and the world of art was only a starting point. Russell痴 yearning to imbue the social fabric of his era with principles of universal justice led to his long association with the Twilight Club, a contemporary 鍍hink tank of artists and social philosophers.
Through the Twilight Club, whose direction he assumed in 1895, Russell formed bonds that were to endure throughout his life; in the early decades of the century the work of the Twilight Club members, under the influence of Russell痴 teaching of Divine Law and Universal Order, produced a virtually endless procession of social innovations, such as the creation of child labor laws and child welfare laws, Better Business Bureau and the elimination of sweatshops.
# The Living Universe: It was in science, however, that Russell left his least known and perhaps his greatest legacy. While steeped in the discoveries and frontiers of his own time, Russell痴 science essentially is a thorough reworking of a Taoist or pre-Socratic world conception in modern terms. Freely blending mystic and religious imagery with rigorous mechanical logic, Russell痴 scientific cosmology is rooted in the idea that all phenomena, from star systems to atomic systems, arise from the same infinite source to live, grow and die by precisely identical processes. Hence, there is no fundamental difference between animate and inanimate matter in Russell痴 universe預ll are living manifestations of God痴 universe.
鄭ll bodies in all the universe are the same in all respects, whether they are electrons, cells, rocks, metals, trees, men, planets or suns. All of them live and die in the same manner. All breathe in the charging breath of life and breathe out the discharging breath of death. All of them compress heat and polarize when they breathe in, and expand, cool and depolarize when they breathe out. (Atomic Suicide?, p. 9.)
Thus, Russell痴 universal mechanics hinges on a reinterpretation of the ancient 砥nified field theorem of yin and yang. Life溶ot only biological life, but the existence of planets, gases and metals as well擁s caused by increasing compression; and death, by expansion. These two processes, which he also terms 田harging and 電ischarging, are not seen as separate forces but as opposite stages and directions of one process, much like the winding up and subsequent unwinding of a spring. Life dominates every form from its inception to the point of maximum compression, when the spring cannot be wound any tighter; compression then begins to decrease, radiation assumes dominance, and the process of releasing life痴 charge熔f dying unfolds.
To Russell, the elements of matter are also living entities in various stages of birth, growth and decay. 鼎arbon, the basis of organic life, is the expression of matter at maturity; elements of higher atomic weights are already dominated by the aging side of the pendulum痴 swing. In the heaviest elements, the force of decay reaches near-total dominance over the force of life葉hus radioactivity is death incarnate. [See sidebar, 典he Spiral of Elements.脳
# The Secret Life of Plutonium: The key to grasping Russell痴 understanding of radioactivity and ozone is the realization that all the elements, like all life forms, are ideally suited to existence within their own natural, local ecology. Thus, all the elements, when left in their natural dimension, serve beneficial and life-giving purposes, including Urium様ater dubbed 撤lutonium.
Put another way, each octave or dimension of matter has its own natural pressure zone. [For an explanation of the octave idea, see the sidebar, 典he Spiral of Elements.脳 The five elements of organic life (C, H, N, O and Si) all need the normal pressures found at the Earth痴 surface to exist normally. The natural dimension for the supercompressed, naturally radioactive elements (radium, uranium, plutonium, et al.) is deep underground, where they are widely dispersed in solid rock.
Here, far from being deadly or poisonous, they actually have made possible organic life on Earth痴 surface: through billions of microscopic explosions, they have gradually caused the surrounding rocky crust to break down and release water and other lower-octave elements耀omething like a geological compost. 展ater and soil are decayed and dying rock. They are, literally, dead rocks. Out of death in Nature life springs... Think of the hundreds of millions of years Nature has to work to decay solid rock and metal planets sufficiently to create enough decayed surface, and an atmosphere, for organic life to become possible. The radioactive metals made that possible. Radioactive metals are dead and dying bodies. They belong underground just as dead animal bodies belong underground. They are not poisons in their own environment... Man makes them poisonous by removing them from their purposeful environment.
笛ust as the slight decay of an overripe peach will not hurt you, while a fully decayed one might kill you, so, likewise, the 双verripe chemical elements of the earth which are not too far from carbon [potassium, selenium, iodine, etc.] will not hurt you, while the further they are beyond carbon the more deadly they become, and the more impossible it is to guard yourself from their quick death. (Atomic Suicide?)
In short, said the Russells, the only structures naturally suited to exist together with the radioactive elements are rocks. Even concrete, durable metals, 堵lassified tombs or salt bedsstructures presently considered to contain high-level radioactive wastes謡ill eventually decay in proximity to the concentrated pressures of such supercompost. The soft tissues of the fourth and fifth octaves, including our bodies, vegetation and the atmosphere itself, certainly cannot endure such a powerful unwinding.
So, then, what would happen? In Russell痴 estimation, the lighter pressures of the stratosphere would retain the majority of radioactive fallout, and would be the first region that would reveal the wholesale destruction of oxygen. That痴 oxygen, not just ozone: if played through to the end, the last act of the nuclear drama would see the disappearance of all oxygen on the planet, whether as ozone, water or the O2 we breathe. In this context, the ozone hole, as serious as it is in its own right, emerges as an early warning sign.
# Our Depleted Personal Ozone: In addition to destroying ozone, Russell痴 logic would also seem to predict other early effects, including the destruction of oxygen mechanisms within our bodies; for the body concentrates far more radiation within its tissues than exists freely in the atmosphere. Dr. Tim Binder, a leading spokesman for the Russells work, has postulated that 途adiation may affect the oxygen-ozone in our white blood cells that is one of the principal [immune system] mechanisms used to destroy pathogens. This line of thinking may already have been confirmed. For decades, a body of surprising data on health and radiation has been observed by a number of researchers, notably Dr. Alice Stewart in England and Dr. Ernest Sternglass in the US. Their figures show that long-term, relatively low-level level radiation may wreak up to 1,000 times more biological havoc than currently accepted 途isk levels predict. The mechanism responsible for this dramatic trend was first discovered in 1972 by a Canadian researcher named Abram Petkau, and has since been confirmed by other researchers. [This issue痴 article by Sara Shannon details the Petkau effect and its dietary implications勇d.] The little-publicized 撤etkau effect occurs through the creation of highly reactive oxygen molecules with a 渡egative charge (the negative ion O2). But according to Russell, Nature produces no such thing as a 渡egative charge. All matter, he maintained, exhibits both charging and discharging properties; and all charges, whether of male or female polarity, are positive. In Russell痴 terms, what Petkau observed is not a 塗ighly reactive negative ion but a changed form of oxygen that is abnormally balanced towards discharging its energy rather than charging蓉nwinding rather than winding.
Thus, what Petkau first documented in 1972 and what Rowland and Molina first suggested two years later may prove to be precisely the same symptom, only on different scales. Perhaps we are already suffering from internal 登zone depletion; or put another way, perhaps the Earth痴 ozone crisis amounts to radiation burn宥aia herself is already suffering from the Petkau effect.
# Rx For Disaster: A problem without solutions is not worth unearthing, and Russell痴 life was centered on practical solutions. As an immediate measure, Russell recommended that all nuclear stockpiles be dismantled and their materials dispersed in deep desert trenches. His reasoning here is three-fold. First, the goal ought to be to return these elements to their natural context葉hat is, underground謡here they originally were harmless. Secondly, concentrating them in massed piles is a big mistake: they should be widely dispersed, as they occur in nature. Thirdly, remote desert regions should be selected as an added precaution, assuming that it will take some time for us to master Russell痴 atomic mechanics sufficiently to repatriate the volatile materials properly and, if possible, correct the existing stratospheric damage.
The key to such proper treatment may lie in the intriguing science of atomic transmutation, which holds that elements can change into one another freely within normal conditions (i.e., not requiring the tremendous heat and pressures of a high-tech particle accelerator.) Also like Georges Ohsawa, Russell asserted that low-energy, 鍍able-top transmutation of elements was eminently possible.
Fueled by an early conviction that the civilization of our present time would require new sources of energy, Russell developed an approach to derive free hydrogen from the atmosphere through atomic transmutation. [The recent claims of several teams of scientists to have achieved 鍍able-top nuclear fusion may finally have provided mainstream evidence of this claim; as of this writing, not enough information has been released to evaluate the nature of the news-making discoveries勇d.]
Other energy sources suggested by Russell痴 work include devices using the winding-up 斗ife principle of nature, rather than the winding-down 電eath principle exemplified by explosive technologies of combustion and atomic fission. In other words, Russell maintained that so far we have employed only half the possibilities the two-way universe presents. Examples of such technologies include an 妬mplosion engine and a logarithmic solar amplifier. [Forthcoming issues of Solstice will report on the present state of several of these technologies勇d.] This is a radical concept; it is not hard to see why the great electrical science pioneer Nikola Tesla once told Russell he should 斗ock up his work in a vault in the Smithsonian for a thousand years to keep it for future generations who might be developed sufficiently to understand it.
# Challenge to Science: Meanwhile, back at the labs of established science and the chambers of policy-making, it is highly unlikely that anyone is talking about Russell痴 assessment of the problem様et alone his suggestions for solving it. Achieving such a discussion is an undertaking even more ambitious than it would first appear. For scientists to consider the hypothesis, they will have to face its author. And taking a hard look at Dr. Walter Russell may not be a pill much easier for science to swallow in the 1990s than it was in the 1930s.
This is not hard to understand. For one thing, in the eyes of most scientists Russell always remained an artist預 non-scientist. Moreover, his work is not merely unconventional: it overturns many of the cherished tenets of science. But what makes Russell痴 work so difficult for mainstream acceptance is that it spurns all divisions between physics and metaphysics, and proposes a comprehensive, logical explanation for God and atomic physics in the same breath. What are scientists to make of a man who writes:
展hat is Atomic Energy? In answering this question let it be remembered that God is love, and that this universe is founded upon love. Every action and its reaction in Nature must be in balance with each other in order to carry out to the purposeful intent of the Creator.
As we suggested earlier, those involved in macrobiotics may be best positioned to understand the scope and practicality of Russell痴 views, and thus to help break ground where established scientists hesitate to tread. A pivotal question, then: how has Russell fared in the macrobiotic world?
## Walter Russell and The Macrobiotic Movement
Considering the sheer scope of his vision and his remarkably practical understanding of the yin/yang principle, Russell would seem to cry out for macrobiotic attention. In fact, many of his most radical scientific positions have been echoed by the macrobiotic science of Georges Ohsawa and Michio Kushi. For example, Russell contended that matter is not held together by an attracting force generated from the center of mass, but by compression generating from the outside toward the center. This view, one of the Russell statements that flies most abruptly in the face of accepted scientific tenets (and the one that got Dr. Jackson痴 goat in 1930), is echoed precisely in Kushi痴 cosmology, where conventional 堵ravity is discarded in favor of centripetal 滴eaven痴 force. Moreover, the Russells application of the yin/yang principal to physical entities, human relationships and the social order seems extraordinarily direct and simple to grasp, and as such would seem a valuable complement to the macrobiotic health/dietetic tradition.
While he did not proselytize any specific dietary regimen, he was meticulous in his own personal habits. (For example, while he maintained a prodigious work schedule, he carefully rotated projects so that his focus changed to a different problem or medium every two hours預 rhythm known in macrobiotic circles as corresponding to the energy cycle of acupuncture meridians.) To his strict adherence to natural law he credited his legendary ability to work long hours with ceaseless good humor and without fatigue窯uintessentially macrobiotic ideals, which he maintained until his peaceful passing, on his birthday, at the age of 92.