noun: a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies.
a situation or condition in which opposing influences increase polarity or opposition or the difference between opposing forces.
noun: (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body.
"All moving bodies of visible matter produce heat as according to their velocity. The flow of gases only induces thermal reduction from molecular friction. By this term it must not be understood that the molecules actually come in contact, and rub against each other. There is no pressure, however great, that can cause molecular contact. The area of the volume of the molecule can be reduced by enormous pressure, and the tension thus brought to bear on their rotating envelopes induces heat. The heat thus induced is a positive proof of the wonderful velocity of the etheric envelope. If the molecules were dead - which is an infinite impossibility - to sympathetic vibration, and without a rotatory envelope if all the pressure possible to conceive were brought to bear upon them, it would not induce the slightest thermal change." [Vibratory Physics - The Connecting Link between Mind and Matter]
Law of Pitch of Atomic Oscillation
"Atoms not isolated and in a state of tension between forces that oppose and increase the equilibrium oscillate bodily at a pitch that is a resultant of the Atomic weight, Atomic volume, and tension." [Keely, 1893]
"Matter is an abnormality. The normality of this universe is a condition of rest - an equilibrium. Matter is not an equilibrium. It is a created condition which divides a resistant equilibrium. That division results in tremendous tensions. Tensions are not normal to the universal equilibrium. Tensions have within them a great desire for relief from tension. Decay, death, discharge, explosions and flame give matter that relief from tensions which it desires. Bear this fact in mind. Remember that the first desire of all Creation is Mind-expression by division of the universal equilibrium. Remember also that the desire to again return to the normal universal equilibrium is equally intensive. To divide an equilibrium requires work. To return to the normality of the universal equilibrium does not require work. Bear in mind, then, that it is hard to live but easy to die. Radioactivity is making it harder for bodies to live by releasing the tensions which makes them die." [Atomic Suicide, page 15]
"They are the intercommunicating nerves of the one universal body.
"In this electric universe, sensation is the strain of resistance to the separation which exists between all separated masses. All matter is one. Separated particles desire to find that oneness." The Secret of Light, page 85-86
See Russell's Scale of Locked Potentials for a possible way of scaling tension.
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"A spontaneous and hearty burst of laughter is first experienced as a rush of rippling consciousness through the head, bringing a lightening of the entire consciousness. This is immediately followed by the physical 'ripple effect' of laughter, experienced as a light beating of breath on the diaphragm to break up any tension and to smooth away any residue of bitterness." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 9, page 14]
"Most people will testify that laughter promotes a feeling of well-being, even if there was discord just a minute earlier. If a person can genuinely laugh, seeing the absurdity of a situation, where there has previously been annoyance or hurt, the tension is released and friendly relationships are restored spontaneously." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Christ Letters - Letter 9, page 14]
Center of Tension
Figure 5.2 - Centers of Swirls are High Tension while Swirl Periphery are Low Tension
heat of resistance to tension
joules per coulomb
Law of Pitch of Atomic Oscillation tension in calculating frequency of atoms
Law of Variation of Atomic Oscillation by Sono-thermism
tension of the spectrum division