Did Ancient Humans Have Knowledge of the Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum? (cont.)
By Glenn Kreisberg, Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum Engineer
Lets assume, for a moment, the ancient builders had knowledge and understanding of wave propagation. Perhaps early post-flood cultures possessed the knowledge and understood the purpose of unseen forces but lacked the functionality. If it was known and handed down through generations that a universal force existed that could be controlled for the benefit of all humans, would not every effort be made, no matter how futile the attempt, to resurrect and recreate that functionality? This in itself could account for the existence of many megalithic structures, about which many aspects and purpose humankind has puzzled since their very discoveries.
Another example of anomalous science, which includes a possible EM spectrum connection, is the Celtic round towers of Ireland. These fascinating structures, the tallest measuring 34 meters, once numbered over 100, and dot the Irish landscape. Based on the fact that nearly every tower is at the site of a known Celtic church dating from the 5th to 12th centuries, scholars have suggested that the most probable construction period was between the 7th and 10th centuries AD. Initially, each of the towers were freestanding structures, but later, other buildings, primarily churches and monastic foundations, were constructed around some of the towers.
In his book, Irish Round Towers, Lennox Barrow states, “It is remarkable how little the main dimensions vary. In the great majority of towers the circumference at the base lies between 14 meters and 17 meters and the thickness of the wall at the lowest point at which it can be measured varies from 0.9 meters to 1.4 meters. Doorways, windows, storey heights and diameters also follow clearly defined patterns, and we may well conclude that most of the towers were the work of teams of builders who moved from
one monastery to another using standard designs.” Barrow goes on to say, “Most doorways are raised 1.5 meters to 4.5 meters above the ground. This is usually explained as being for security, to enable the monks to take refuge inside the towers during times when Viking raiders or bandits were attacking the monasteries.”
There is probably some truth in this theory but it has also been noted that it’s possible the stability of the tower had as much to do with the door heights as anything else. Basic physics dictates that the higher you could build before making an opening in the wall the stronger the base would be. Very often the towers were filled in, even as high as the doorways.
This idea that the round towers were erected and used primarily as watch towers and places of protection is strongly debated by the American scientist, Philip Callahan. In his book, Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions, Callahan discusses research, which indicates that the round towers may have been designed, constructed and utilized as huge resonant systems for collecting and storing meter-long wavelengths of magnetic and electromagnetic energy coming from the earth and skies. Based on fascinating studies of the forms of insect antenna and their capacity to resonate to micrometer-long electromagnetic waves, Professor Callahan suggests that the Irish round towers (and similarly shaped religious structures throughout the ancient world) were human-made antennae, which collected and transmitted subtle magnetic radiation from the sun and passed it on to monks meditating in the tower and plants growing around the tower's base. The round towers were able to function in this way because of their form and also because of their materials of construction.
Of the sixty-five towers that remain as ruins, twenty-five were built of limestone, thirteen of iron-rich, red sandstone, and the rest of basalt, clay slate or granite–all of these being minerals having paramagnetic properties that can thus act as magnetic antennae and energy conductors. Callahan further states that the mysterious fact of various towers being filled with rubble for portions of their interiors was not random but rather may have been a method of “tuning” the tower antenna so that it more precisely resonated with various specific frequencies.
Fig. 7 View of Irish Round Tower with conical cap intact.
Photo courtesy Sacredsites.com
Equally intriguing is that Callahan shows that the seemingly random geographical arrangement of the round towers throughout the Irish countryside actually mirrors the positions of the stars in the northern sky during the time of winter solstice. Archaeological excavations at the bases of the towers have revealed that many towers were erected upon the tops of much older graves and it is known that many of the tower sites were considered sacred places long before the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. These facts point to the likelihood that the ancient Irish, like the Egyptians, the Mayans and many other archaic cultures understood there to be an energetic resonance between specific terrestrial locations and different celestial bodies. All across the Irish countryside particular locations were chosen, precisely designed structures were erected to gather and store various energies, and a tradition of human spiritual use of the sites arose over the millennia. While many of the round towers are now crumbling and their antenna function may no longer be operative, many visitors feel a field of energy still permeates the sites today.
In another article The Mysterious Round Towers of Ireland: Low Energy Radio in Nature; from The Explorer's Journal; Summer, 1993, Callahan gives further details of his discoveries: “Most books will tell you that the towers were places of refuge for the monks to hide from Vikings raiding Ireland. They were, no doubt, bell towers and lookouts for approaching raiders, but the speculations that monks escaped raiders, who no doubt knew how to smoke bees out of hives or climb the nine to 15 feet to the door, borders on the ludicrous. Round towers are perfectly designed to be totally useless for hiding people or church treasures.”
Diagram of two Irish Round Towers. To me their design and appearance suggests a large scale version on a wind instrument, i.e. clarinet
Callahan continues, “Another strange thing about the towers is the dirt that fills the base below the high doors. Each door has a different level of dirt filling the base, as if they were "tuned" like a pipe organ. I had long postulated that the towers were powerful amplifiers of radio resonance from the atmosphere generated by lightning flashes around the world.” Upon further investigation, Callahan concluded, “The round towers proved to be powerful amplifiers in the alpha brain wave region, two to 24 Hz, in the electrical anesthesia region, 1000 to 3000 Hz, and the electronic induction heating region, 5000 Hz to 1000 KHz....It is fascinating that just above the surface of the ground to about two to four feet up there is a null of atmospheric frequencies that get stronger and stronger until at nine to 15 feet above the surface they are extremely strong.”
Were Irish monks aware of these properties and were thus prompted to build their high doors? At every tower Callahan measured, there was a direct correlation between the height of the tower door and the strength of the waves. That the highly amplified waves occur in the meditative and electrical anesthesia portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is of utmost significance. In 1963, G. Walter researched brain EEG waves from 0.5 to 3 Hz (Delta region) and found anti-infectious effects.
It's interesting to note recent research, including experiments conducted at UCLA, has shown some positive effect of EM radiation fields. Subjects who were shielded from all EM fields reported experiencing a mental breakdown, their brain no longer able to function normally. Remove the EM shielding and "normal" brain function returns. When those subjects were exposed to intensified EM fields, they reported a profound feeling of well-being. Others exposed to EM fields under controlled conditions reported hallucinatory visions similar to those reportedly experienced by Shamans or individuals in an alter state of consciousness, under the influence of mind-altering substances.
Is it possible that the purpose for which many of the megalithic structures around the world were constructed was to receive or gather, process or focus and transmit or distribute naturally occurring electromagnetic energy? Could the Ancients have been aware of the medicinal and consciousness raising qualities of EM fields? There is much evidence to suggest they were.
Perhaps also related to the Irish stone towers, are the many anomalous ancient stone structures, chambers and circles, found through the Northeast Unites States in New England. In the book Celtic Mysteries of New England, authors Phillip Imbrogno and Marianne Horrigan note and measure unexplained electromagnetic anomalies at stone chamber locations. The anomalies, described as “pulses” seem to occur in a specific frequency range beginning at 16.50MHz with peak signal strength occurring at1675MHz. The authors claim this could be suggestive of a “doorway” or “portal” function of the chambers, with a burst of EM energy released whenever the door is opened or shut.
I would suggest that, as opposed to a “portal” or “doorway” opening to another dimension of time and space, it might be more likely that the chambers’ EM anomalies could indicate a communication channel opening for use in some way.