by Michael Theroux
August 17, 2000
It is well known that the quality of homemade electrochemical colloidal
silver varies with every batch made. While some of this variance can occur
due to mechanical and/or operator malfunction, such as improper voltage
due to low batteries, the use of impure waters (other than distilled),
incorrect duration of electrode contact, etc., there are other factors
which play an important role in producing high quality electrochemical
The research work of Eugen and Lily Kolisko in the 1920s and 30s introduced
the idea that certain celestial events had a profound effect on metals,
and that the ancient traditional relationships between specific metals
and planets could be demonstrated via laboratory experiment. The process
of these experiments involved placing cylinders of special filter paper
into dishes which held measured amounts of the various metal salts. Then,
the capillary patterns which subsequently emerged, could be studied with
reference to specific solar system events (a complete detailed description
experimental process is contained in the book, The Metal-Planet Relationship
by Nick Kollerstrom, available from BSRF). Early on, the Koliskos observed
the effects that the moonís phases had on solutions of silver chloride,
and that profound effects could be viewed during lunar eclipses.
This information prompted the idea that lunar influence could produce
exceptional differences in the quality of electrochemically produced colloidal
silver. We immediately began preparing the necessary experimental equipment
for the upcoming lunar eclipse (March 23, 1997, 8:45PM PST). Two CS-300
colloidal silver generators were used for the electrochemical process and
a digital countdown timer would ensure that each batch ran for the exact
prescribed time of 20 minutes. The first and second of four batches were
initiated just prior to, and during the eclipse, and the last two just
after the eclipse. The electrodes were checked and cleaned before each
batch was run to ass ure a consistent voltage throughout the experimental
run. The water used was distilled and was provided from the same bottle,
and then pre-measured into 8 oz. glasses of identical size and make. Normal
batches of colloidal silver produced in this way yield a count of about
6000 to 8000 ppb (parts per billion) of silver.
It had been noted with earlier batches of colloidal silver that a simple
taste test easily detected differences in quality. Some batches would produce
a heavy metallic taste, while others had no distinguishing differences
from plain distilled water. After the eclipse experiment was completed,
an initial taste test was conducted on the four batches. The first batches
run just before and during the eclipse were perceptually absent of the
characteristic metallic taste usually associated with a strong batch of
colloidal silver. The two batches after the eclipse proved very metallic
in taste. These samples along with a control were then taken to a local
lab for analysis. The results shown in Figure 1 indicate that the amount
of silver began to decrease nearing the eclipse, with a reduction to 1900
ppb during the eclipse. The last batch revealed a rise toward normal levels.
This data strongly suggests a lunar influence on the electrochemical
production of colloidal silver. But, the lunar influece presides over other
factors which are a part of the experimental test setup. Most are familiar
with the lunar effect on tides, and going back into the distant past, many
understood that the moon exerts a powerful influence on water itself. Folklore
and fact abound with tales of lunar influence upon water, moisture, and
other liquids. Plutarch instructed that the full moon caused such an increase
in moisture that it made timber, wheat, and other grains which were cut
at this time more likely to become decayed and rotten. If cut at the new
moon, they would be dry and
The medieval medical practise of bleeding was to be governed according
to lunar phases and their attendant proportions of moisture. Dr. E. J.
Andrews, in 1960, confirmed that bleeding is worse around full moons than
at any other time. Thousands of post-op records were compared to the dates
of lunar phases showing a remarkable 82 percent of post-op bleeding episodes
occurred on or around the full moon. Several other researchers and doctors
would confirm his findings.
The medicinal effects of many folk remedies were also governed by the
phases of the moon due to fluctuating moisture content. Bread was said
to rise and leaven better during a full moon, owing to a better retention
of moisture. There is a vast catalog of such correspondences between the
moon and water, and more still with recent scientific investigations. G.
Piccardi, a pioneer on water structure and water activation, demonstrated
that cosmic energy forces are important factors in the modification of
standardized laboratory chemical and phase-change experiments. He also
a dynamic and energetic movement to the Earthís path in orbit that
corresponds to seasonal changes.
The moon is not without its effects on electricity and electrical conductivity.
Variations have been recorded in the electrostatic strength of the atmosphere
caused by lunar-phase influenced fluctuations in ionization. H.S. Burr
discovered that the electrical potential of trees climaxed during full
moons, and was unrelated to fluctuations in barometric pressure, humidity,
or the weather. The only outside influence the treeís electrical potential
fluctuation kept pace with was that of the changing phases of the moon.
L. Ravitz found that people also possessed peaks of potential difference
in accord with full and new moons. E.K. Bigg observed over an 81 year period
that magnetic storms peaked in intensity just after full moons, and were
lightest around new moons. Disturbances in the earthís magnetic field have
been found to follow lunar cycles.
It is obvious that these associations indicate that the entire process
of the electrochemical production of colloidal silver is ruled by lunar
influence. For that matter, all chemical processes are inextricably directed
by celestial authority. It is essential to understand then, when the most
propitious times occur to conceive these suspensions. With respect to the
production of colloidal silver, lunar influence tables must be consulted.
We know that tides are a direct manifestation of lunar forces, but there
are also atmospheric tides which play an important role in the understanding
of how the moon affects chemical reactions. DíAlembert, in 1746, was the
first to discover lunar tides in the earthís atmosphere. Atmospheric tides
attend daily and monthly lunar cycles similar to ocean tides. High tide
is observed when the moon is directly overhead or on the exact opposite
side of the earth. This is called upper and lower transit respectively,
or "souths" and "norths". The highest atmospheric tide can be measured
as air pressure, and occurs at lower transit every day. These daily high
tides peak twice a month at new and full moons. The highest tides occur
when the full or new moon is at perigee (closest approach to the earth),
and higher still when the new or full moon at perigee crosses the ecliptic,
or geometrical plane formed by the path of the earthís orbit.
From a quantitative viewpoint, these tides are extremely small causing
the barometer to rise only .001 inches in a day. This influence is location
dependant, and may be as much as three times higher near he equator as
it is in middle latitudes. This still seems too quantitatively minuscule
to have any effect on silver electrodes in an 8 oz. glass of water.
Here we must turn to the work of John Alden Knight. In the mid 1920s,
while fishing with a friend, he was told about the folkloric "moon-up/moon-down"
theory. The basic premise is that fish feed only at certain times of the
day, and that the best times could be found when the moon was either "southing"
or "northing". Knight went on to develop this theory over the next few
decades into what is now known as the "Solunar" (combining Sun and Moon)
theory. Of course, this theory didnít just apply to fish, and he would
discover that animals, including humans, would become more active and have
more energy at these times than at all other times of the day. One might
wonder why they wake up in the middle of the night full of energy only
to consult the tables Knight created, and find that a Solunar period was
in progress. These periods last anywhere from 1½ to 3 hours dependant
on the moonís relationship to other celestial processes. Minor Solunar
periods are indicated during the rising and setting times of the moon,
and Major periods are indicated during the two transits. These periods
are, of course, location dependant, and Knight has created tables which
are available for every major fishing location in the country (see references).
The easiest way to roughly calculate this for yourself is to add 6 hours
to the rise and set times for the moon. If you are connected to the Internet,
you can obtain moon rise and set times for your local area for the entire
year by going to the Naval Observatoryís website at http://riemann.usno.navy.mil/aa/data/docs/RS_OneYear.html.
Once you have these, simply add 6 hours to the daily rise or set time to
find the major periods.
These appear to be the best times for the production of colloidal silver.
If on a new or full moon, even better. Although we havenít had lab tests
done on every batch (the cost is $40 per sample), taste tests and light
yellow color confirm a fairly good batch every time they have been made
during major Solunar periods. Minor periods produce a somewhat fair batch,
and in-between times have consistently yielded a poor quality colloid.
Other moon factors to consider are high and low runs/rides, and the
traditional full moon names. When the moon "Runs High", or "Rides Low"
on the equator, this refers to how high the moon is in the sky that day.
The moon is always highest for that day when it souths, but its height
above the southern horizon at southing varies during the month. Itís at
its highest above the horizon when it souths on a "Runs High" day. Itís
at its lowest on a "Rides Low" day, which happens about two weeks later.
On the celestial equator, the moon is about halfway between these extremes
and this occurs twice during the month. This is caused by the interaction
of the moonís phases and the seasons. For the Northern hemisphere the midsummer
full moon is always low in the sky, whereas the midwinter full moon is
The traditional names of the full moons for each month of the year represent
the qualities possessed by each individual moon. For example, "Harvest
Moon" in September was said to be responsible for the ripening of produce.
To the Romans, Dianaís day fell at the time of the Harvest Full Moon, and
offerings were made to her at this time to ensure the ripening of their
fruits. Some of the names associated with each monthís full moon are derived
from the traditional Algonquin Native American or Colonial Full Moon Names
January Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Winter Moon, Yule Moon.
February Snow Moon, Hunger Moon, Trapperís Moon. March Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon.
April Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Egg oon, Planterís
Moon. May Flower Moon, Corn Plant Moon, Milk Moon.
June Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Honey Moon, Hot Moon.
July Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Summer Moon, Hay Moon.
August Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Green Corn Moon, Dog Days Moon,
Wood Cutterís Moon. September Harvest Moon, Fruit Moon, Dying Grass Moon.
October Hunterís Moon. November Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon.
December Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon.
While this is fascinating from the standpoint of folklore, no correlations
have yet been made between these full moon names and their respective qualitative
influences. The Solunar theory seems to hold true at all times of the year,
but can be slightly altered by these other factors, and delicate adjustments
to your tables (plus or minus a maximum of 45 minutes) would then be in
As you become familiar with these Solunar periods, you will also begin
to notice how many other daily events are directed by the moonís influence.
Once the connection has been made, there is no turning back, and many new
discoveries concerning celestial influences will surely appear in time.
The practical benefits of these correspondences are starting to reveal
themselves to us in many ways, and hopefully will point us in the direction
of a greater quality of scientific endeavors.
1. Moon Up ó Moon Down: The Story of the Solunar Theory by Johm Alden
Knight, Solunar Sales Co., 1972.
2. Moon Madness ó And Other Effects of the Full Moon by Paul Katzeff,
Citadel Press, 1981.
3. The Metal - Planet Relationship: A Study of Celestial Influence by
Nick Kollerstrom, Borderland
Sciences Research Foundation, 1993.
4. Metal Power ó The Soul Life of the Planets, by Alison Davidson, Borderland
Foundation, 1991 (out of print).
5. The Chemical Basis of Medical Climatology by Georgio Piccardi, Charles
C. Thomas, 1962.
6. Climate and the Affairs of Men by Nels Winkless III and Iben Browning,
Fraser Publishing, 1975.
7. "Planetary Influences on the Matter of the Earth", by Trevor James
Constable, Round Robin - The Journal of Borderland Research, Vol. 18, No.
2, March 1962.
8. Personal correspondence ó Jack Payne, Solunar Services, Rushville,
IN 46173 (Solunar tables may be purchased here for $30 a year).
9. Luna _97 Lunar Almanac Version 2.10, clySmic software, 1997, http://www.clysmic.com.
10. Geo-cosmic relations; the earth and its macro environment - Proceedings
of the First International Congress on Geo-cosmic Relations, Amsterdam,
1989. G.J.M. Tomassen, Pudoc, Wageningen, 1990.
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