Uncharted Seas Of Vibration

The following quotations from eminent scientists will serve to give the

student a general idea of the views of science upon the question of the

possibility of the existence and presence of vibratory energy of kinds

and characters as yet unknown to science:

The first scientist says: "There is much food for speculation in the

thought that there exists sound waves that no human ear can hear, and

color waves
hat no eye can see. The long, dark, soundless space between

40,000 and 400,000,000,000,000 vibrations per second, and the infinity

of range beyond 700,000,000,000,000 vibrations per second, where light

ceases, in the universe of motion, makes it possible to indulge in

speculation." The second scientist says: "There is no gradation between

the most rapid undulations or tremblings that produce our sensation of

sound, and the lowest of those which give rise to our sensations of

gentlest warmth. There is a huge gap between them, wide enough to

include another world of motion, all lying between our world of sound

and our world of heat and light. And there is no good reason whatever

for supposing that matter is incapable of such intermediate activity, or

that such activity may not give rise to intermediate sensations,

provided that there are organs for taking up and sensifying these


The third scientist says: "The knowledge we gain by experiment brings

home to us what a miserably imperfect piece of mechanism our bodies are.

The ear can detect the slow-footed sound vibrations that come to us at

the rate of between 40 and 40,000 a second. But the whole of space may

be quivering and palpitating with waves at all sorts of varying speeds,

and our senses will tell us nothing of them until we get them coming to

us at the inconceivable speed of 400,000,000,000,000 a second, when

again we respond to them and appreciate them in the form of light."

The fourth scientist says: "The first indications of warmth come to us

when the vibrations reach the rate of 35,000,000,000,000 per second.

When the vibrations reach 450,000,000,000,000 the lowest visible light

rays manifest. Then come the orange rays, the golden yellow, the pure

yellow, the greenish yellow, the pure green, the greenish blue, the

ocean blue, the cyanic blue, the indigo, and finally the violet, the

highest degree of light which the human eye can register, and which

occurs when the vibrations reach the rate of 750,000,000,000 per second.

Then come the ultra-violet rays, invisible to human sight but registered

by chemical media. In this ultra-violet region lie the X-Rays, and the

other recently discovered high degree rays; also the actinic rays which,

while invisible to the eye, register on the photographic plate, sunburn

one's face, blister one's nose, and even cause violent explosions in

chemical substances exposed to them, as well as act upon the green

leaves of plants, causing the chemical transformation of carbonic acid

and water into sugar and starches. These forms of 'dark light,' that

is, light too high in degree to be perceived by the human eye, are but

faint indications of the existence of still higher and still finer

vibrations of substance and energy."