The nearer we ascend to the fountain of being and action the more magical must be the phenomena, for that fountain-head is pure volition. Pure volition is magic, that is, the mode of producing phenomena without mechanical appliances, and without seeming to overcome by physical visible force the inertia of matter.
Keely Motor Co. started 1874, when he was solicited to allow the company to be formed, and offered a share of the proceeds for developing his invention.
He discovered the force in 1872 while experimenting on vibrations, but had done nothing definite in the way of harnessing the power by 1882.
Daily News of Philadelphia on May 25, 1886 contained editorial "In experiments conducted last Saturday ... Keely ... evolved, almost instantaneously a substance having an elastic energy varying from 10,000 to 20,000 lbs. per square inch ... which passed into the atmosphere."
Wed. July 28, 1886, the Public Ledger said "Let us have some actual useful work ... this display last week ... the "whizz" of the big sphere (etc.) seems to have been so rapid and the racket so stunning as to more greatly puzzle those present ... then on any former occasion ... We would rather have found Mr. Keely less inclined to be mysterious ... less disposed to talk in terms of ... meaningless jargon to ... the informed."
Keely pursued the line of "invention" instead of "discovery" from 1872, and his thoughts were thus concentrated until 1882. Engine after engine was scrapped as old metal, in his failures to construct one that would keep up the rotary motion of the ether that was necessary to hold it in any structure. Explosion after explosion occurred, sometimes harmless, at other times laying him up for weeks. He spent two more years endeavoring to devise an automatic control to enable the machine for liberating the energy to be handled by an operator and in 1884 he stated he was commencing to make real progress.
New York Home Journal on 8/5/1885 announced Keely had imprisoned the ether - wrongly supposed that the unknown force was the ether itself, not the medium, "as it is now known to be." "Where can the inventor look for 'safety discs' to stay his newfound force ... The invention has already demonstrated practical efficiency on a small scale."
If matter without form preceded creation of energy, it was only when life was given that the atoms became grouped in individualities through their intrinsic properties. The hypothesis of Macvicar and demonstrations of Keely pivot on the law of assimilation "providing at once for the free and the forced ... for mind and matter, and placing them ... in relationship." This law is summarized as "Every individualized object ... assimilates itself to itself in successive moments of its existence and all objects tend to assimilate one another." In its own nature, matter is wholly plastic or devoid of fixed innate properties wholly assimilative - both with respect to its own portions and to surrounding objects, as well as its position in space and insofar as it is capable, to the mind of its Creator. In the ether are constructed groups of ethereal elements generating material elements.
The ethereal atmosphere has the tendency to become confluent or spherical, and the material nuclei, being individualized, seek juxtaposition, thereby constituting molecules. The forms of these molecules must be as symmetrical as the reaction of the constituent particles may allow.
The atoms, having withstood the cosmic forces of elemental heat, gravity, magnetism, electricity, etc., already existing, cannot be altered by those same elemental forces, much less by these forces in the hand of man.
Macvicar's illustrations of assimilation "Attraction, inertia, elasticity, heredity, reversion, symmetry, culminating in sphericity or symmetrical cellularity, chemical and electrical action, especially in voltaic action the influence and persistence of this law is most remarkably displayed."
"In setting the conditions of molecular sympathetic transmission by wire," writes Keely, "the same law calls for the harmonious adjustment of the thirds, to produce a non-intermittent flow of sympathy. Intermission means failure here. That differential molecular volume is required of sympathetic flow, seems at first sight to controvert the very law established by the great Creator, which constitutes harmony, a paradoxical position which has heretofore misled physicists who have propounded and set forth most erroneous doctrines, because they have accepted the introductory conditions, discarding their sympathetic surroundings. The volume of the neutral center of the earth is of no more magnitude than the one of a molecule, the sympathetic condition of one can be reached in the same time as the other by its coincident chord." Keely has ... attained the transmission of the etheric current in the same manner as the electric current with this one notable difference, that, in order to show insulation to the skeptical, he passes the etheric current, through blocks of glass in running his vibratory devices.
If all cosmical action is cyclical, matter, when existing free in the ether, must ultimately tend to dissolve into pure ether again, for, if the law of creation is as a cycle, in which, after development and as its fruit, the last term gives the first, then has he grounds for his conjecture that complication in structure is necessary to the segregation of nervous matter, and the construction of a "myo-neuro-cerebral system" and that ether and matter, after developing a molecular economy, as the mother and nurse of a soul or monad of a higher order than the merely material element, through or by this organism, complete the cycle of the economy of material nature, and eventually touch upon the spiritual world again and contribute to it. This true protoplasm, the ether, Keely claims to ... liberate by vibratory machinery as the medium of a motive power, which he calls "sympathetic negative attraction."
Up to 1888 Keely was still pursuing the wrong line of research, still trying to construct an engine which could hold the ether in "a rotating circle of etheric force," still ignorant of the impossibility of ever reaching commercial success on that line. It was the end of the year before he could be brought to entirely abandon his "perfect engine" and to confine himself to researches, which he had been pursuing in connection with his repeated failures on the commercial line, to gain more knowledge of the laws which govern the operation of the force.
Up to this time his researching devices had been principally of his own construction, but from the time he devoted himself to the line of research he was supplied with the best instruments that opticians could make for him, after the models or designs he furnished. (1888- - -)
"In the image of man" Keely constructed his liberator. Not literally, but, as his vibrophone (for collecting the waves of sound and making each wave distinct from the other in tone when the "wave plate" is struck after the sound has died away) is constructed after the human ear so his liberator corresponds in its parts to the human head.
He [Keely] defines gravity as transmittive interetheric force under immense etheric vibration. He continues: "The action of the mind itself is a vibratory etheric evolution, controlling the physical, its negative power depreciatory in its effects and its positive influence elevating."
To move suddenly a square inch of air at the velocity of his vibratory circuit, on full line of graduation and at a vibration only of 2,750,000 per second, would require a force at least of twenty-five times that of gunpowder, and at 21,000 lbs. per sq. inch it would be 525,000 lbs. per square inch. The finer the substance the greater the power and velocity under such vibrations.
The vapor from the liberator, registered at 20,000 lbs. per square inch has a range of atomic motion of 1333 1/3 the diameter of the atmospheric molecule with constant rotary vibratory action. At 10,000 lbs., 666 2/3, at 5,000, 333 1/3, at 2500, 166 2/3, at 1250, 83 1/3, at 625, 41 2/3. The higher the range of atomic motion the greater its tenuity and pressure. The very evolution on the negative shows a vacuum of a much higher order than was ever produced before confounding all theory to analyze. The highest vacuum known is 17.999999, or not quite 30 inches, but Keely produced etheric vacuums repeatedly of 50 to 57 inches ranging down to 30 inches or 57 lbs. All operations of nature have for their sensitizing centers of introductory action, triple vacuum evolutions. These evolutions are centered in atomic triple revolutions, highly radiophonic in their character and thoroughly independent of all outside forces in their spheres of action. No conceivable power, however great, can break up their independent centers. These triple centers are the foundation of the universe, and mathematically considered, the respective and relative motion of these atomic triplets, gravitating to and revolving around each other, is about one and one-third of their circumference. The problem of this action, when analyzed mathematically, (taking it as the quadrature of the circle) would baffle mathematical science to bring it to a numerical equation. Every revolving body is impressed by nature with certain laws making it susceptible of the operation of force, which being applied, impels motion. These bodies never can approach nearer than a certain limit, nor farther than a certain point. They are, at some mean point, made perfectly equal, and may therefore be considered as one force and as one element. It matters not that other and disturbing forces exist outside or inside the space these bodies revolve in, because if this force must be considered as acting uniformly, applying itself to each of these bodies in a way to produce a perfect equation on all, it is as if this outside force were nonexisting.
Dr. Macvicar, in his theories of the bearing of the cosmical law of assimilation on molecular action, says: "During this retreat of matter into ether in single material elements or units of weight, the molecules and masses from which such vaporization into the common vapor of matter is going on, may be expected to be phosphorescent." This surmise Keely has, over and over, demonstrated as a fact, also showing how gravitation operates as a lever, etheric wave motion, concentration under vibratory concussion, and negative vacuous tenuity.
Mrs. F. Hughes writing "Tones and Colors", advances theories of her own, which correspond with Keely's. "I firmly believe that exactly the same laws as those which develop sound keep the heavenly bodies in their order. You can even trace the poles in sound."
Fichte writes: "The will is the living principle of the world of spirit as motion is of the world of sense." Newton said that this subtle ether interpenetrates all matter and is concealed in their substance, through the strength and activity of which, bodies attract each other and adhere together when brought in contact, annihilating distance, as if objects might touch each other. Through this "life spirit" light also flows, is refracted and reflected and bodies are warmed. Pythagoras viewed this as a divine luminous principle or substance which permeates all things and at the same time contains all things. They called it the astral light. The Germans call it the "Welgeist".
Keely writes: "The mathematics of vibratory etheric science, both pure and applied, require long and arduous research. It seems to me that no man's life is sufficient, with the most intense applications, to cover more than the introductory branch. The theory of elliptic functions, the calculus of probabilities, are but as pygmies in comparison to a science which requires the utmost tension of the human mind to grasp."
Up to 1888 Keely still pursued the wrong line of research, trying to construct an engine which could hold the ether in a "rotating circle of etheric force," still ignorant of the impossibility of ever reaching commercial successes on that line. At the end of that year he abandoned his "perfect engine" and confined himself to researches. Before this, his researching devices had been principally of his own construction, but now he was supplied with the best optical instruments from models or designs which he furnished. If he made progress from 1882 to 1888 from 1888 to now (1893) he has made much more progress. From the hour in which he grasped "the key to the problem," the "principle underlying all" the solution broke upon his vision and he was no longer left at the mercy of the genii whom he had aroused."
A Visit to Mr Keely - Astounding Performance of the Keely Motor
Aerial Navigation Keely's acoustic levitation, see Latent Force and Theory of Vibratory Lift for Airships
Chronology who did what when
Clara Jessup Bloomfield-Moore a biography
Etheric Force or Compressed Air
Eye Witness Accounts
Frequently Asked Questions
Keely - Historical Documents
Keely and His Discoveries
Keely in Contempt of Court
Keely in Contempt of Court2
Keely Motor Company
Keely Supported by Eminent Men of Science
Keelys Contributions to Science
Keelys Mechanical Inventions and Instruments
Keelys Sunday in Jail
Leidy and Wilcox Visit Keelys Lab
Mrs. Moore on the Keely Motor
Snell Manuscript - The Book
Some Truths about Keely
splitting the atom - Keely
SVP is not a cult
Sympathetic Vibratory Physics vs Quantum Entanglement
Sympathetic Vibratory Physics
The Doom of Steam
The Keely Motor - Feats of Which it is Capable
The Key to the Problems. - Keelys Secrets
The Motor Gets Into Court
Vibratory Physics - The Connecting Link between Mind and Matter
Vibratory Physics - True Science
Was Keely a Fraud
Was Keely Imprisoned for stock fraud?
Clarence Bloomfield Moore
19.05.03 - From The Snell Manuscript
19.05.04 - From The Snell Manuscript
19.05.12 - From The Snell Manuscript
19.07 - A Modern Wizard The Keely Motor And Its Inventor