Over the centuries, the vortex has held the imagination of both scientist and sorcerer, of chemist and alchemist.

Scientists and chemists have looked to the vortex as a physical entity capable of transforming liquids from one chemical or physical condition to another by way of measurable parameters that can be replicated in the laboratory and applied to practical problems in today's society.

On the other hand, the sorcerers and alchemists looked at the vortex as an etherial device, containing subtle energies, captured from energy sources both near and far(i.e. distant planets and universes) and capable of imparting this wide range of energies into water and other consumable products and subsequently into the body and its cells.

Obviously, each side in the vortexial tug of war has its hardened followers and individuals who study this phenomena usually fall hard on one side of the argument or the other.

The vortex exists in a wide range of environments, from tornado to toilet bowl, from streams in the mountains to cream separators on dairy farms.

In each and every case, the vortex is hard at work. The vortex contains diverse and immense energy levels. One can imagine the intense wind forces at play at the very tip of a tornado skipping over the Kansas topography. At this tornadic, vortexial tip, if one were to find and measure it, the shear forces and air velocity approach infinity, thashing anything in its path.

Back in the water laboratory, scientists and chemists look at the vortex as a way of separating various ionic materials(iron, etc) from water and rendering the water physically more appealing for general utility use.

Victor Shauberger, who lived a generation ago, is probably the one most noted(and despised) for his work on vortices and their energy characteristics. One reads about the various vortex models that Shauberger developed and documented and sees cases where current UFO enthusiasts envision the energies of the vortex as described by Schauberger as the means of designing reactionless propulsion systems for their UFO's.

It is interesting to note that with the many diagrams, papers and details Schauberger left regarding these vortexial energies and how these energies apparently literally lifted objects off the ground with little or no external energy sources that the hard core UFO enthusiasts of today have not been able to duplicate such effects.

Shauberger may have been ahead of his time, but the lack of proof of the existance of such reactionless propulsion systems in today's society clearly establishes the dividing line between the fertile imagination of the sorcerer, alchemist, magician and wanna-be scientist from the scientific crowd which has something to show for its efforts.

And just what are these results that can be shown and documented?

First, it is known that fluids in a high speed, properly formed vortex can be separated by type where type may be atomic weight or viscosity or simply suspended versus dissolved particulates.

This is a classic application of the vortex to simple water treatment problems.

In the world of chemistry, various liquid chemicals can be combined and spun in a vortex, sometimes as simple as a kitchen blender or mixer, creating new and exotic compounds which exhibit physical and chemical features dramatically different than each of its constituent elements.

In the heart, blood is pumped through opening in the heart, caused by heart valves opening and closing. As a valve opens, the blood moves past the opening, spinning in a vortexial manner and imparting a negative surface charge, called the Zeta Potential, to the surfaces of blood cells.

As noted in the referenced link, these negative charges exist to assist blood cells in separating themselves from each other, by virtue of the significant, like(negative) charges on each cell.

Certain successful functional water processing systems, namely oxygenation and hexagonal water systems, use vortexial effects to bond oxygen and selected ionic minerals to water molecules and create lower surface tension conditions which tend to make the water more hydrophilic or absorbable than it was before the vortex process.

Modest increases of oxygen content in water can be achieved with relatively simple vortexial procedures, although these oxygen increases may be far less than more complicated procedures yet stable for only a short period of time, say a few minutes.

Larger increase in oxygen content, retained for longer periods of time, say weeks or months, can be obtained by enhancing the vortex structure(larger, more perfectly formed) and adding oxygen in the form of "microbubbles".

In either case, the vortex has an effect on surface tension: lower surface tension is achieved if the vortex is simultaneously exposed to moderately strong electromagnetic fields; smaller reductions in surface tension if not influenced by these external electromagnetic fields.

Lower surface tensions in general are associated with higher levels of cellular hydration; maximum cellular hydration is achieved using a combination of vortexial effects, electromagnetic fields and specific ionic materials designed to produce smaller water clusters as described HERE.

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