- Dear Jeff --
- The USA has a written Constitution which forbids the
censoring of discoveries in physics just in order to protect ancient religious
doctrines and dogmas.
- The UK does not have a written constitution. The law
of the land is the British constitution. It's against the law to publish
discoveries in physics that are a threat to Christian teachings!
- If this article from the great English physicist, Sir
Oliver Lodge FRS, linking survival with subatomic physics is posted on
the Internet it will eventually lead to the end of all the religious killing
throughout the world. There is no need for a faith or a belief system now
that we have the proof of survival after death.
- Just think, no more priests, mullahs, rabbis, "holy"
men and Billy Graham type ministers of religion. O bliss, the nearest we
are ever likely to come to paradise on Earth.
- This Lodge article is censored from every main publication
in the Theocracy of Great Britain where the Church and the state are still
established: where the head of state is the supreme governor of the Church
of England. The Queen is the "Defender of the Catholic Faith"!
This is simply a euphemism for making sure her subjects never find out
too much about the work of the outstanding scientists and philosophers
of ancient Greece. If people throughout the world had been following these
great thinkers then nobody would have been killed in any crazy religious
- Instead we have been following believers in supernatural
religious absurdities invented by men who thought a red hot ball of fire
went round a flat Earth every day. This false teaching sent men all over
the world killing so-called heathens and pinching their countries. A heathen
is a person who is lucky enough not to have been brainwashed by a Christian,
Muslim or Jewish priest. However, this did not stop this lot slaughtering
each other whenever they got the chance. We have all been taken for a terrible
ride, but thanks to the Internet, ordinary decent people are beginning
to realise just how badly they are being deceived by their leaders and
- Websites: <http://www.cfpf.org.uk>http://www.cfpf.org.uk
- Michael Roll: Tel. 0117 9561960
- Sir Oliver Lodge FRS: The Mode of Future Existence.
- Linking survival after death with sub atomic
physics is censored in Great Britain.
- Introduction by Michael Roll.
- This article by Sir Oliver Lodge was published in The
Queen's Hospital Annual in 1933 (Birmingham). It is because this great
scientist wrote articles and published books along these lines that he
has been vilified by obscurantists who have taken control of scientific
teaching throughout the world.
- Sir Oliver Lodge was the first person to send a radio
message, one year before Marconi! His great contribution to science has
been deliberately played down solely because the powerful materialists
are terrified that millions may find out he was correct in saying that
we all survive death.
- The same treatment has been meted out to Sir William
Crookes who actually proved by repeatable experiments under laboratory
conditions that the subject of survival after death is a branch of physics
- natural philosophy. Crookes was a President of the Royal Society, inventor
of the Cathode-ray tube. Look up x-rays in the encyclopaedia, Crookes was
the pioneer of subatomic physics - proving that reality exists beyond our
five physical senses.
- Censorship and character assassination are the only weapons
that those with a great deal to lose from the truth have in their armoury.
The attack on Sir William Crookes has been so vicious that he now carries
the emotive labels of liar, cheat, crank, fraud, gullible idiot, Spiritualist,
and they have also tagged on that he was a heterosexual sex maniac, just
in case the other labels are not enough.
- This Sir Oliver Lodge article will be censored by every
large circulation paper and magazine in the world. People will only begin
to find out just how badly they are being deceived by their leaders and
teachers if this pamphlet is passed from hand to hand.
- 'There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is
not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not
live by secrecy. Get these things out in the open, describe them, attack
them, ridicule them in the press, and sooner or later public opinion will
sweep them away. --Joseph Pulitzer
- The Mode of Future Existence
- 1933 Lecture by Sir Oliver Lodge FRS
- When we consider the question or Survival from the physical
point of view we are up against the ancient problem of the connection between
mind and body. The body is certainly made of matter, but matter is inert,
it never does anything, it is completely controlled by the forces acting
upon it, which forces exist in the empty space surrounding the atoms. Left
to itself, matter merely continues in whatever state it was last made to
accept. If it was spinning, it continues to spin with constant angular
momentum. It has no power of changing its state or of stopping. If it was
in a state of locomotion, that motion also continues unaltered. This is
called the law of inertia, and to it all material atoms are absolutely
obedient, whether they form part of an engine or of a clockwork mechanism
or of an animated body. There is no exception. All matter is inert.
- If any change is observed in atomic or material behaviour,
it is a sign of some activity, some energy apart from matter, demonstrating
its existence by acting upon matter, and causing some acceleration or retardation
proportionate to the force exerted. This is called the second law of motion.
Furthermore, every kind of energy known to us exists in the empty space
between the atoms and exerts equal force upon the boundary atoms at either
end of that space, so that every action is accompanied by an equal opposite
reaction. This is called the third law of motion, or it might be called
the law of energy. Energy only makes itself manifest by its effect on material
bodies, but its main existence is in space. We have no sense organ for
perceiving energy itself, our senses tell us of nothing but matter. We
can see the results of energy as expended upon matter, but we have no direct
apprehension of the energy. We are not acquainted with anything in the
Universe save by its effect upon matter, and that is the origin of our
tendency to philosophic materialism; we are liable to doubt whether things
not apparent to the senses can have a real existence, though there is no
justification for such a doubt.
- The physical Universe does not consist of matter alone.
If it did, it would be absolutely inert, no change would ever occur. Experience
shows us constant change, constant activity, and, when analysed, the source
of this activity is always found in the field or space between the atoms.
That is where the energy exists, that is where it is stored; and we can
gradually realise that it is through interaction between the void and the
material particles that every change or activity is accomplished. A field
of force always exists in what we call vacuum or Ether, what the Ancients
called 'void'; never does it exist in matter. Yet force is only made manifest
by matter. It is only by observing the behaviour of material bodies that
we can become aware of the existence of a field of force or of a seat of
energy. Energy is constant in amount, but it takes various forms. The form
with which we are best acquainted is the form of motion, and that is the
only form ever associated with matter. All the other forms are hidden and
make no impression upon us, save when they encounter material particles
and thus display their existence. No one, for instance, could experience
a magnetic field without a bit of iron to test it with. No one has any
knowledge of the broadcast waves which now surround us unless he has a
suitable detecting apparatus in the form of a wireless set and a telephone.
And, strange to say, we can only appreciate light when it impinges upon
some piece of matter and thence is deflected into the eyes. When we see
a lighthouse or searchlight beam tracking its way across space, it is not
the beam that we observe, but the dust particles which are illuminated
by it. We can only see material objects : we have no sense for radiation
itself, nor for an electric current, only for its activity in affecting
various kinds of matter. These are only instances of a quite general law.
- We cannot understand the activity of the material Universe
without taking energy into account, and this energy exists in the space
between the particles. Matter is discontinuous, consisting of isolated
particles, they are connected only through space. But inasmuch as this
space is impregnated with energy, it must be something more than mere emptiness.
It makes no impression on our senses, and yet it is full of energy, and
is the reservoir of all activity; hence we have agreed to call it the Ether.
A magnetic field exists wholly in the Ether, iron fillings are only used
to demonstrate it and map it out. An electric, a gravitational, field is
in the same predicament. Cohesion, too, and indeed every action between
material particles, is an affair of the Ether. In no other way can one
piece of matter act on another. Every kind of physical action is really
transmitted across space - that is, through the Ether - just as really,
though not so obviously, as electric and magnetic attraction, gravitation,
and light. Atoms and their constituents are never in contact. Ether forces
or Ether strains have to be appealed to, when we try really to understand
the most ordinary activities in daily life. Even a simple push is exerted
through an infinitesimal layer of Ether. Every variety of potential energy
exists in the Ether : matter has no energy except kinetic ; and recently
an ethereal explanation of even that kind of energy shows signs of emerging
from the theory of relativity.
- Animated matter differs in no respect from every other
kind of matter, except that it is subject to animation.
- So when we say that life only exists in a material organism,
we ought to say that life only manifests itself in association with such
an organism, and that when it is dissociated from matter we know nothing
of its existence. We have no right to say that it is extinct. All that
we know is that it is no longer manifest it has gone out of our ken. But
the same may be said of every form of energy in itself, it has no power
of becoming known to us but by its effect on material bodies. A body under
the action of life can do many things, can initiate spontaneous movements,
can build up an organism, can operate on the physical Universe, and leave
structures behind it of interest and beauty, but it is not the material
body that does these things ; they are due to the life or animation of
- If, then, we can adduce any evidence that life or mental
activity exists in space, and only sporadically makes itself evident by
some material activity, the state of our present knowledge of physics renders
our acceptance of the fact entirely harmonious. We have to do no violence
to our physical conceptions if we admit the fact of survival. Life and
mind never were functions of the material body, they only displayed themselves
by means of the material organism. The organism was not essential to their
existence, but only to their display - that is, to our apprehension of
them. If they ever find means of operating in a novel or unusual manner
on a physical organism, then they may still manifest their continued existence
; and that is exactly what they do. Why should we decline to receive the
- Telepathy shows that mind can act on mind without the
use of any bodily organs, hence certain people may have a faculty of apprehending
a spiritual world direct ; and this may account for genius and inspiration.
This has been well argued by F.W.H. Myers, and I shall not labour it now.
- If you have evidence of the existence of a spiritual
world, a world of help and guidance and sympathy, then you can hold to
it in spite of every denial of the materialists, who can only base their
denial on the absence of any sensory stimulus to their material organism.
Such a world may exist all round us, and yet can only be spiritually discerned.
The faculty of discernment does exist in some people, and their positive
evidence overweighs a wilderness of negation from people whose perceptions
are limited to the bodily senses. One of the most elementary forms of discernment
is (rather absurdly) called Psychometry. An object put into their hands
may convey more information than the senses can give : a psychometrist
can tell something of its history, something of its association, something
of its possessor. By special faculty they can tell far more than could
be arrived at by chemical tests. They can tell, for instance, that a bit
of stone has formed part of a pyramid, or that a ring has taken part in
a scene of slaughter, or that a piece of writing or drawing has been done
by a certain person normally quite unknown to them, and can even tell what
the circumstances of that person were at the time, and what they were doing.
- The existence of a spiritual world throughout the depths
of space is becoming to me a great and fundamental, even a physical, reality.
The manifestation of that world in connection with material organisms on
one or other of the planets is a comparatively trifling and temporary episode,
of great importance doubtless in the history of evolutionary development,
but our real existence is not dependent on a material organism. Our spiritual
and real home is in the Ether of space.
- Chemists and biochemists are liable to limit themselves
unduly to the purely material aspect of things. A chemist's business is
to deal with matter in its various forms ; that is his job, and he need
not be expected to go beyond it. A physicist takes into account the Ether
as well, though he may, for a time, prefer to call it space. He is not
limited to material particles, but studies the fields of force which connect
them and make them active. The psychologist goes further still, and studies
the action of the mind. I would I could say that the biologist is a student
of life, but at present the tendency is for him only to study animated
organisms and their behaviour, limiting his attention to what is manifested
by the material processes brought about by life, and not thinking that
life has any existence apart from its instrument of manifestation. We shall
never understand the Universe by attending to matter alone and ignoring
everything which makes it active and interesting. We cannot even understand
the bending of a steel spring or the fall of a raised weight without implicitly
taking the Ether into account. We are continually making experiments on
the Ether and realising the consequences of its abundant qualities. If
we make the assumption that it is a physical vehicle of life and mind too,
we are only extending our generalisation in the same direction.
- A supplementary and semi-physical treatment of Survival
is now becoming possible ; a treatment which is well calculated to replace
the old materialistic view that man had only a material body, and that
when that body died and decayed, the animation, the personality, and the
individual, necessarily ceased to exist. It is also well calculated to
replace the popular idealistic notion that any spirit which survives the
death of the material body must survive in an entirely disembodied condition,
and be out of relationship with the physical Universe. Many people suppose
that it then belongs to another order of existence, or, as some would say,
of non-existence ; that it is likely to be free from any relationship even
with Space and Time, and must have departed entirely out of our ken ; so
that communication or intercourse with it is no longer possible, until
perhaps at some future day when the material body shall have been somehow
resuscitated and restored to its old function, in glorified form, so that
the spirit can resume its active control. That this superstitious idea
has been prevalent is testified to by popular modes of expression, such
- 'On the Resurrection morning, all their dead the graves
restore. Father, mother, sister, brother meet once more.'
- This depressing notion of future existence - if it can
be called existence in the interim - is not a scientific or psychological
view at all ; but it has been the religious, or at least the ecclesiastical,
view through medieval times ; hymns and liturgies are saturated with it,
and it continues to this day the chief representation of what, by strictly
orthodox people, is meant by Survival.
- A modern theory which seeks to provide the emancipated
spirit with any kind of organism related to the physical world might thus
be ranked as a return to a modified form of materialism. For though, when
properly understood, the view I advocate ought to emancipate us from materialistic
bugbears, and although it wholly condemns the idea that flesh and blood
or any particles of terrestrial matter are revivified and inherit Eternal
Life, yet popular ignorance of what is meant by the Ether, and of the certain
fact that the Ether is a part of the physical Universe and has definite
properties which can be experimented on and ascertained, may well suggest
all manner of difficulties in understanding the hypothesis I am trying
to expound. Wherefore it will probably be considered unsatisfactory, both
by the scientific materialist and by the theologian; possibly also by some
- The necessity for some kind of organ or instrument or
habitation for an emancipated spirit has been intuitively felt by many
inspired writers. The most ancient classical idea was that of a condition
rather melancholy - unhouseled, wistful, shadowy and sad - but this notion
was improved upon even in later classical times. And towards the end, 'Not
unclothed, but clothed upon,' 'God giveth it a body,' are modes of expression
very familiar to modern ears.
- The existence of a spiritual body is an idea, in one
form or another, at least as old as St. Paul. It has been upheld by some
of the Greek Fathers of the Church ; it has been vaguely in the mind of
many modern investigators ; sundry obscure and super-normal facts seem
to lend it strong support. And recently an etheric version of such a body
has been approved - and if not inculcated, at any rate, regarded as a step
in the right direction - by some of the more thoughtful and philosophically
minded communicators 'on the other side'.
- What they know by experience is that, though discarnate,
they are certainly not disembodied ; they feel no more disembodied than
we do. They tell us that they still have substantial instruments of manifestation
which serve for intercourse among each other, and that it is through this
permanent instrument that they are able, occasionally and under certain
conditions, to operate indirectly, through our organisms, on the matter
of this planet. They operate with more difficulty than in the old days,
partly because they have to make use of other people's mechanism; but still,
subject to many restrictions, they exert influence in a somewhat similar
way, and thereby are able occasionally to know what we are doing ; and
they claim sometimes to succeed in helping and stimulating us, not only
mentally but physically.
- Now, although the departed may not understand fully and
completely of what their present body is composed, or how they operate
on it so as to produce the results they desire and aim at, they are still
only in the same predicament as they were when here, and as we are now.
For we do not know how we control our bodies of matter, nor what the nature
of the connection between mind and matter is. We know that we have muscles
and nerves and brain centres. We can dissect and describe this part of
the mechanism. But how a physiological instrument - how any kind of mechanism
- can think and feel and plan and will and remember and hope and love,
we certainly cannot explain. And probably we shall never be able to explain
how such a thing can happen ; for the thing to be explained does not happen,
it is only imagined to happen through a misapprehension. The truth is that
it is we ourselves who really do all the psychical things ; we employ our
bodies only as instruments for recording and transmitting our thoughts
and for exercising muscular action on matter. The body itself neither thinks
nor wills nor sees nor feels. It is an instrument, a channel, a medium.
- Although full explanations about our method of controlling
of a body are not yet forthcoming - either on this side or on that - yet
those 'on the other side' are quite willing to accept the suggestion that
their bodies, which to them feel so substantial, and all the surroundings
in which they exist, are related to the thing which we here call the Ether,
very much in the same way as they used to be related to the familiar thing
known as Matter.
- That Ether is a very substantial entity, far denser than
any form of matter, has been gradually becoming clear to physicists. At
first, we only said that it must be denser than lead or gold or platinum,
but now we find that it must be out of all proportion denser. I have made
an estimate of its density, in the light of electromagnetic theory, and
it comes out inevitably huge. Every cubic millimetre contains as much substance
as what, if it were matter, we should call a thousand tons. As the Ether
is not matter in the ordinary sense of the term, our ordinary units of
measurement are inappropriate ; but on the analogy of matter, the Ether
is of the order a million million times as dense as water. All its properties
are of supernormal magnitude. Its rate of vibration which enables us to
see any ordinary object is five hundred million million per second : a
number so great that to try to conceive such a number of vibrations per
second simply dizzies us. The number of seconds which have passed since
ancient geological periods of twenty million years ago is about this number.
Yet we familiarly make use of these vibrations. Our wonderful organ, the
eye, is constructed so as to cope with them, in the easiest possible manner.
And most people are ignorant - as ignorant as are the animals - of the
strange ethereal environment amid which we all live, and of which the vibrations
convey to us so much information, and awaken so keenly our sense of beauty.
- Until instructed, we can hardly help thinking of matter
as dense, and of Ether as tenuous, but that is a poetic illusion associated
with the term 'ethereal'. It is an illusion based on the testimony of our
senses, which, as so often happens, have to be corrected by deeper insight
into the real nature of things. Matter appeals to us so strongly, not because
it is anything but a gossamer-like or milky-way existence in the vast continuity
of Ether, but because our obvious bodies are made of matter, and because
our animal sense organs are specially adapted to existence in association
with matter, and give us information about nothing else. Even light, which
we know is an Ether vibration, tells us nothing about itself without study
; what it tells us familiarly is - not about light , but - about the material
objects which have emitted or scattered or differentially absorbed it.
We get this information by lifelong, indeed age-long, inherited and instinctive
experience. We interpret the luminous indications without difficulty, and
we forget the strangely complex nature of the processes which underlie
all our channels of information ; we only find their true nature out when
phenomena are fundamentally analysed and seriously cross-questioned. When
we have pursued this line of investigation for many years, we find that
the important thing in the physical Universe is Ether, and that matter
is trivial in comparison. Yet we can freely admit that matter takes such
splendid and beautiful forms that it is worthy of the continued study of
generations of scientific men ; and we need not wonder that they become
so enthusiastic over its properties that they are able to imagine it the
sole reality in existence. That, however, is a mistake ; it constitutes
a mechanism actuated and wielded by mental and spiritual power, which is
dominant and supreme.