Is Aether Energy Transfer like a Wilberforce Pendulum?

Figure 1: A wilberforce pendulum

I’ve been postulating, over the past few months, about various types of mechanical displays of the sort that early scientists used to describe Newtonian physics, and how they might be vehicles to describe aether energy transfer as well.

The form of the aether really determines which mechanical display is most appropriate.   The slinky demonstrates longitudinal transfer, and optionally transverse as well.  The snapped rope visual demonstrates either longitudinal or both types of transfer.  The pendulum demonstrates only longitudinal transfer when there is only one pendulum structure, but both transverse and longitudinal when there are multiple pendulum structures (actually, there’d be at least a half cycle either way).  Dittos with the Newton’s Cradle device, as it transduces longitudinal energy in one structure, and both longitudinal and transverse in multiple structures.  Without the strings, both the pendulum and cradle revert to longitudinal-only transfers.

And then there is the Wilberforce Pendulum.

And then there is the Wilberforce Pendulum.

It is special.  I think it may be the best fit.  The Wilberforce pendulum introduces torsion to the equation.  Note that we seem to see transverse energy when we look at the effect of that energy with detectors.  Yet, the aether (if we subscribe to it) – seems to work best with longitudinal energy transfer in more situations than not.  Is it that the energy transfer is longitudinal thru space, but becomes transverse when there is interaction with mass?  Remember, we always detect energy via its observed interaction with mass.  We really cannot observe (in a visual way) the energy as it transits from any place to any other place.  We are only seeing it indirectly.  The impact of the energy causes a spin difference in the matter it strikes.  This is what a Wilberforce pendulum demonstrates, exactly.

The Wilberforce pendulum is a rotational spinner (with arms and weights) – attached to a long spring.  The force transfer is comprised of various combinations of rotational, longitudinal, and transverse forces – but mostly longitudinal along the spring, and rotational at the spinner end.  This describes a photon being absorbed by an atom.

The form of the aether really determines which mechanical display is most appropriate.

This could mean that light really corkscrews thru the aether, instead of going in a perfectly straight line.  There is cause to think this could be true.  Think about a magnet.  It is a pair of inverted vortexes (a dipole configuration).  Is the structure of the aether such that it supports vortexes by its structure, and hence the magnet is a back-to-back dipole vortex set?   And, if the aether supported energy transfer via a structure that was preferential to vortexes, could those vortexes then be responsible for a Wilberforce pendulum style of transmission?

If this is true, then Tesla’s statement that said “all energy transfer is longitudinal” would be mostly correct.  Only at the end, where matter interaction occured, would there be the appearance of much of a transverse component.  Could this transverse component be driven by the rotational momentum transfer into the atom?  If light transfer is a corkscrew, do we misinterpret that (fact/nonfact) as being transverse?  Is transverse energy transfer always secondary?

Is the entanglement phenomenon buried somewhere inside all of this mis-direction by nature?

One last comment on this theme. There’s a device called a pendulum wave machine.  Typically, it is built of billiard balls.  There are quite a few entertaining youtube videos about this little toy.  In operation, viewed from the end, the visual morphs from one structure to another, but periodically shows a double helix / vortex sort of structure.  Is nature saying something here?

Note: the author is a writer on technical subjects in some areas, of novels, and of other literature, but does not have any formal credentials related to the medical field, or in physics.  Thus, this all constitutes an opinion of what might be possible, based on his own hobby-level knowledge quests.

The graphic in figure 1 is an adaptation of Carbon Arc’s graphic licensed by CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

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