Tom Brown, Director of Borderland Sciences.
The Journal of Borderland Sciences has been in
active publication since 1945.
It is an excellent quarterly magazine with subscribers worldwide.
If you might like to subscribe, please mention that you heard of
Borderland from either Vangard Sciences or KeelyNet.
Yearly subscriptions are $20.
P.O. Box 429
BSRF – Sep/Oct 1968
The following file is a most curious bit of information we found
in the Journal of Borderland Research. It describes a strange
phenomenon relating to the spinning of a magnet when suspended
over a painful area. There is a possibility that some form of
vortex is being projected and picked up by the magnet. As the
magnet intercepts the vortex, it helps to dissipate the
accumulation of energy which causes the pain and stops its
spinning when that point is reached.
We would greatly appreciate any experiments you might perform in
this area since it could very well benefit a lot of people.
The Balancing Effect of Carbon and Magnet
“Here’s something interesting to report using a COPPER-COATED CARBON
ROD and a big, 15-3/4 pound magnet, with an average Gauss of 2000.
It cost me $7.50 at a surplus store on Canal St. in New York. I
suspended the magnet on a short cord with a loop so that it would
fit easily over my hand while holding it.
“A woman aged 46 had an ovary removed about 8-9 years ago and has
had trouble with the remaining ovary ever since. At the beginning
of menstrual cycles, she would double up with sharp, shooting,
excruciating pains in the remaining ovary area, not each time but
many times. She had such pains last night and being a good friend
of the gal I chum around with, we visited her with the magnet and
carbon rod to ask her if she would be gamr to try something, no
When I told her what our plans were she looked insulted! She said
it seemed silly and unworkable but she had nothing to lose, except
maybe part of the pain! So we tried it, following along the lines
suggested by the Goeke Article. I placed the carbon rod against her
back in the approximate position of the remaining ovary, then
suspended the magnet over her lower abdominal area about six inches
above the skin.
It remained MOTIONLESS for about 20 seconds or so, THEN BEGAN
SPINNING SLOWLY CLOCKWISE, then PICKED UP SPEED VERY RAPIDLY until
it was really moving, much like a rotating wheel on an axle. I
certainly did not expect this, so stopped the movement manually with
my other hand. It soon STARTED UP AGAIN on this time I let it go.
It stopped in about 1/2 minute OF ITS OWN ACCORD. I then took the
cord but the magnet remained motionless this time.
In about 10 seconds or so it began a slight movement which evolved
into a rather large circle, about six inches across, and this
swinging was in a counter-clockwise direction, exactly the opposite
of the rapid spinning motion just preceding it! “It STOPPED OF ITS
OWN ACCORD IN ABOUT A MINUTE or so and I took the magnet away. We
were so busy talking about the peculiar motion of the magnet we
forgot all about what we had come there for!
I then asked the woman how she felt and the way she said, “I don’t
feel a thing” made me think she had suddenly gone numb! I asked her
again about the pain and then she said what she meant was that she
couldn’t feel any pain anyone. She got up and moved around a bit
but still couldn’t find any trace of pain in that area. I asked her
to concentrate on that area and the pain that had been there, but
even this didn’t bring it back; nor did various body motions that
varied the pressure in that area. All this last night and the pain
hasn’t returned as of this afternoon the following day, and her flow
is fuller than usual.
“What all this means I’m sure I don’t know as this was my first
experience with a magnet and carbon rod. Such a thing may never
happen again. What puzzles me most is the RAPID SPINNING ACTION of
the magnet, as this sort of thing wasn’t discussed as a possibility
in the Goeke article. Let me know if you would like a sample
copper-coated carbon rod.”
N.R., New York