“It is not the negative “charge” of the female which is attracted to the positive charge of the male, but rather the positive charge of each attracts the other.” (Walter Russell)
In his comprehensive work and captivating book THE UNIVERSAL ONE, Walter Russell lays out a scientific foundation for understanding how the “Creating Universe” works energetically. In sharing excerpts from his book, my hopes and intentions are to offer insight into the way we see and experience out sexuality. We incorrectly identify with our male and female genders, saying “I am a man” or “I am a woman.” However, these are not our identities. On the physical plane of life, the words “male” and “female” identify the gender of our human capacities. But we are not our human capacities. We are Human Beings inhabiting these earthen forms, endowed with mental, emotional and spiritual capacities for the expression of our creativity.
Russell says we are “creating” human beings, and the energy that empowers our creativity is twofold in nature: masculine and feminine. However, it is One energy, not two different forces. It is the energy of the Universal One — what Russell calls “Mind” (with a capital “M”) throughout his book, and what we have come to call “God.” This energy moves in two different and opposing directions: inward and outward, toward and away from the apex of a spiraling vortex of creating energy. On the spiritual level, the words “masculine” and “feminine” identify the nature of our singular creating energy. Note that I use the singular “energy” with a hyphen between the words masculine and feminine to call attention to this reality of singleness.
In this post, I share Walter Russell’s explanation of the opposing manner in which this singular energy moves and interacts within itself as it creates and dismantles form through a creative process. I find this explanation, and all of Russell’s thought processes and concepts, both fascinating and rectifying. I hope you do as well. (Tip: if you don’t understand what he’s saying, just keep moving as he’ll say it another way the next few lines.) So, with no further ado, I give you the genius himself, Walter Russell.
TWO APPARENTLY OPPOSITE FORCES
It must be remembered that electricity is the attractive force and that magnetism is the repellant force. The attractive force attracts only attractive force, which is itself.
Electricity attracts electricity. Electricity does not attract the repellant force. Neither does electricity repel the repellant force.
On the other hand, magnetism, which is the repellant force, does nothing but perform its function of repelling. It does not attract itself. A repellant force cannot be an attractive force, nor can the attractive force be a repellant force.
Each can but fill its own office; one attracts, and thus gathers light units together into an appearance of solids of matter. The other repels, and thus pries light units apart into the dissolution of solids of matter, into gases and vapors.
Magnetism is that force within the universal Mind substance which tends to preserve the Oneness of universal uniformity.
Magnetism desires a formless and dimensionless universe, just as electricity desires a universe of form and dimension.
Magnetism prevents the apparent separation, or division, of divine Mind into parts as electricity attempts this apparent separation.
All the force of electricity is exerted in the attempt to create the illusions of form and dimension.
All the force of magnetism is exerted in the attempt to destroy all illusion, all form and all dimension.
Neither force completely fulfils its desire, for each partially thwarts the other.
The energy of magnetism is the elastic energy of expansion, a straining energy ever pushing toward the inertial line of equalized pressures which lies between any two masses, white the energy of electricity is ever pulling toward the pulsing heart, the gravitational nucleus of every mass.
One of the outstanding characteristics of motion is elasticity which also appears to be an attribute of the One substance.
Elasticity is due to opposition.
Elasticity is that force developed in the One substance of Mind as a reaction to the action of electricity.
It is this quality of elasticity which gives magnetism its rebounding force.
This elastic, magnetic reaction which is forever and eternally pressing against electric action, is that force which surely restores all opposed motion to inertial equilibrium.
Imagine electricity as a compressed spring, with magnetism eternally ready to take advantage of any let-up in the contractive force which is holding it in compression, no matter how slight a relaxation that may be.
If one could imagine such a thing as an absolutely complete and sudden withdrawal of all electric contractive energy, the instantaneous response from this elastic counter pressure would cause a cosmic explosion which would instantly destroy all appearance of form. The universe would then be one of equalized pressures, and opposed motion would be at an end.
This sudden expansion is exactly what occurs when man combines two or more elements which desire to get away from each other because they are tonally too far removed from each other to be possible mates. The elasticity of magnetism takes advantage of the sudden letup in the process of generation and rebounds so swiftly that it instantly tears apart form which otherwise might take a million years to disintegrate.
It is this force of elasticity in magnetism that is constant in its resistance to any appearance of integration into any form whatsoever.
Magnetism is radiative and repellant, as electricity is gravitative and attractive. Magnetism repels, electricity attracts.
That which electricity integrates through gravitation, magnetism disintegrates through radiation.
Magnetism is the brake upon the wheels of electricity resisting its generation of higher potential and registering that resistance in heat.
Electricity is the accelerator which speeds magnetic radiation, the expansion of which is registered in cold.
Electricity and magnetism are actually opposing forces which leap away from each other in exactly opposite directions.
Forces which depart one from the other do not attract each other.
Opposing forces oppose each other.
To say that positive charge and negative discharge attract each other is to say that electricity and magnetism attract each other.
This would be equivalent to saying that centripetal force attracts centrifugal force, or that generation attracts degeneration, or that a charging body attracts a discharging one.
One might as appropriately say that life attracts death.
Electricity and magnetism are opposites, and opposites move in opposite directions.
One is accustomed to thinking that male, which is preponderantly positive, attracts female which is preponderantly negative.
It is not the negative “charge” of the female which is attracted to the positive charge of the male, but rather the positive charge of each attracts the other.
In youth, when the attraction of opposite sexes is at its maximum, the positive charge of each sex is at its maximum.
In age the negative discharge increases, the disintegrating magnetic force dominates, the positive charge decreases, and as a result the attraction of each sex for its opposite decreases until it disappears and repulsion takes its place.
The apparent attraction of each action to its reaction is due to the desire of the active force within each for accumulation, and the consequent continuance of the evolving idea of itself through that accumulation.
When action is preponderant as positive charge, form of idea evolves. When reaction is dominant as negative discharge, form devolves. The record of the idea of both action and reaction is registered in inertia.
The chemist, when breaking up compounds, is accustomed to seeing a negative element seek the positive pole, and a positive element seek the negative pole.
He would know better how to interpret this if he would think of his elements in terms of sex, and also consider the process of regeneration of negative discharge by impact against the inertial plane between a discharging and a charging mass.
When the positive charges of negative reactions are attracted to positive poles, centrifugally dominant force is conquered by centripetally dominant force. The negative reaction then becomes a positive action. The equalization causes reproduction. The union of an action with its reaction is always followed by the reproduction of separate actions and reactions. These reproduced actions and reactions are rebounds of the union.
Magnetism opposes electricity in its desire to transform this universe into one solid, motionless, non-elastic ball of positive electricity. Electricity opposes magnetism in its desire to transform the universe into one of equalized pressures where opposites disappear into dimensionless non-opposition, Positive electricity is preponderantly electric. Positive charge attracts positive charge.
Negative electricity is dominantly magnetic. Negative discharge repels both negative and positive charge, for both are electric and magnetism repels electricity.
Again must it be written down that electricity and magnetism are not opposites, nor are they two forces. There are no opposites of anything in this universe of the One Thing.
Mind is the One substance. Thinking Mind is the One force.
If Mind were not a thinking substance the universe would be without force. It would be without life. It would indeed be a dead universe.
Thinking is a positive action. To every action there is an equal reaction which is the opposite or negative matrix, of that action.
The minus charge of the reactive negative matrix is equal to the plus charge of the active positive form of idea.
The positive form of an idea is stored in inertia as a negative matrix of that form.
There is but One active force of thinking Mind and that is the father force. Man calls it electricity.
Electricity appears as the first action of the process of thinking and disappears, like temperature, in motion-in-inertia.
Electricity therefore has no existence. It belongs to motion, and not to substance.
It is desire which causes the One substance to appear to change in state as it performs its function of recording form of idea.
Opposites are born of attempted division of unity or Oneness.
The very first action which attempts division of unity develops the reactionary apparent opposite reaction which opposes that attempted division.
The father force, acting upon the desire of Mind to create, finds that as Mind is the only substance, idea and its form must be developed out of that One substance of Mind.
The father force which is the image making faculty of Mind, proceeds to create idea and then to fashion the form of that idea out of the One substance.
The opposing magnetic force is then born to prevent the fashioning of the substance of Mind into form. For a time it vainly opposes such formation, but eventually it succeeds.
Electricity and magnetism are the two major dimensions of the universal constant of Mind.
Therefore the beginning of creation is the beginning of an attempted separation of the One substance by the One force of the substance.
The very attempt to divide the One substance gives the appearance of, but does not make, two substances.
It only develops two equal and opposing states of motion which man calls “forces.” It but creates two illusions.
Part of the energy used in the attempted division into two is given to each, and the sum total of this energy is the exact amount of the energy of the One.
Electricity and magnetism are attributes of motion only and as separate entities they are but illusions of the substance of matter.
Form, or solidity of matter, is an electromagnetic record of states of motion. Therefore solidity of matter is but an illusion which is measurable by electro- magnetic dimensions which, in themselves, are but illusions.
Out of the father force then, is born the mother force, which man calls magnetism. The symbolism of the creation of Eve out of Adam is basically sound.
The father force creates all idea and gives it the appearance of form; but that idea cannot be perpetually held as idea in the appearance of form, nor can it be reproduced without the union of the father with the mother force from which the father force has parted and with which it makes an equilibrium of unity.
Both idea and the form of idea return to motion-in-inertia as memory and remain there for a time as formless idea.
A union of the father force with the mother force brings it back again into the form of idea, for the united energies of these apparent opposites make the total required by the One.
Just so with positive electricity and negative electricity. They are not two forces. They are but two aspects of One force attempting to separate, each by its own opposite method, thus becoming two forces.
They never succeed in so doing. Each is charged with the other, permeated more or less in accord with its periodicity.
I love the dynamic creative tension he describes between these two opposing aspects of the One force. I hope I am making us think outside the traditional box of scientific knowledge. In my next post we’ll see how these two opposing forces balance one another. Until then,
Be love. Be loved.