Philip Callahan: Paramagnetism

Philip Callahan - Paramagnetism

Philip Callahan is [amongst many other things] a famous entomologist.

Prof Philip S. Callahan is the greatest scientist of the late twentieth century.
He got his Ph.D. at Kansas State in entomology (study of insects).

He wrote that his assignment under Prof. Reginald Painter was “to find out why plants that grew on poor soil produced far more corn earworm moth eggs than those that grew on dark, well-aerated, bottomland soil”.

In other words, why is it that crops which are grown on healthy soils never attract diseases and insects.

He wrote that it took him 40 years to discover the answer and he also discovered how insects communicate.

The results of his insect discovery caused a “fire-storm” in entomology.

Many teachers were angry that he over-turned their “pet Theory of Olfaction”.

What Has Professor Philip S. Callahan Done for Agriculture? by Bill Lindo
Belize Ag Report – Issue 22 – 1 Aug 2013

A sensillum (pl.= sensilla) is an arthropod sensory organ protruding from the cuticle, or sometimes lying within or beneath it.

A review of insect antennae sensilla is given and the dimensions and forms of the sensilla are related to dielectric waveguide theory.

The design criteria for antennae include dielectric constant measurements, shapes, molecular emitters (molecules), length/wavelength, thin layer outer covering of sensilla, and the electret properties of antennae.

Sensilla are described in terms of open resonator-waveguide theory, and the length and diameter of various species of insects are fitted to the 2 wavelength criteria of open resonator design.

The importance of tapering the open resonator sensilla for good frequency “fit” is emphasized.

Characteristics of molecules of insect attractants are described in terms of their luminescent and fluorescent properties.

The surface textures of various types of insect sensilla are related to the form characteristics of efficient open resonator systems.

Surface textures found on insect sensilla include smooth, corrugated, helical, equiangular, terraced, and furrowed.

The attraction of molecules to sensilla pores is demonstrated and explained in terms of the electret properties of the outer wax layer of the epicuticle.

The various shapes of the sensilla are classified into 15 categories, all of which except No. 15 (corn ear configuration) can be found described and utilized by man-made communication systems in the microwave region.

A table is given of the vibration frequency range of various orders of insects, and the frequencies are related to the modulation content of infrared emissions from host plant and pheromone attractants.

The Johnston’s organ is considered by the author as a piezoelectric feedback (pressure) transducer utilized by the insect to set and hold the proper modulation frequency.

Insect grooming is related to the electret properties of the sensilla and the rubbing of sensilla to the maserlike emissions from insect host plant and pheromone attractants.

Based on the 7 criteria of length and diameter of sensilla, dielectric constant, sensilla electret properties, apertures in sensilla, surface sculpturing, form, and (array) arrangements of sensilla, and also on the vibration frequency and grooming of the cabbage looper moth, log-periodic infrared emissions were predicted from the pheromone.

As predicted, log-periodic maserlike frequencies were detected in the 17 and 26-μm infrared regions.

They emit log-periodic with time over a half-hour period.

At a wind speed of 0·5 M per minute the pheromone emits long wavelengths close to the female and short wavelengths further from the female.

This is termed “concentration tuning” and operates as a proximity frequency indicator to the male flying the maserlike beam of scent.

In the opinion of the author, the evolutionary selection of species has involved divergent drift in the form of the antenna sensilla concurrent with the selective pressure of gradually changing molecular emissions.

The emission shifts conceivably were due to the changing infrared environment over the eons.

Insect antennae with special reference to the mechanism of scent detection and the evolution of the sensilla – Philip S. Callahan
International Journal of Insect Morphology and Embryology – Volume 4, Issue 5, 1975

However, Philip Callahan is not an Authorised Academic Oracle.

Wikipedia - Philip Callahan

This is partly because his discoveries won’t help the Agrochemical Corporations.

Phil Callahan has not let the various bureaucracies and administrative tangles taint his love for science and life

Phil Callahan left Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge because he wanted to study biological methods for insect control, whereas the system told him to study pesticides.

Many of the discoveries explained in this book are still being bandied about by the scientific community.

In fact, Callahan actually has a letter that states, ”You went too far,” implying that he discovered too much.

His discoveries, however, are now a matter of public record, and the right of discovery cannot be denied Phil Callahan.

But the implications of Callahan’s discoveries are too earth-shaking for a professional journal to risk its reputation in covering.

Foreword by Fred C. Walters
Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions: The Magnetic Life of Agriculture
Philip S. Callahan – 2001

Ancient Mysteries
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About The Author

Philip S. Callahan was born August 29, 1923 in Fort Benning, Georgia.

He entered the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943, where he was trained in navigational communications, and assigned to service in Ireland.

After the war, he worked in Japan rebuilding Japan’s air navigation system.

Later, he was in charge of maintaining radio navigation centers for Japan, Korea, the Philippines and the entire South Pacific.

In all, he rebuilt 16 low frequency radio stations.

Concerned about the closing of China after the war, he left Japan to hike around the world.

While hiking and hitchhiking across Asia and the Mideast, he worked as a free-lance writer and photographer.

Upon returning to the United States, he married Winnie McGee and started college, later earning his B. A. and M.A. from the University of Arkansas and Ph. D. from Kansas State University.

He has served in research positions throughout the South and has been awarded with numerous citations for excellence in research.

He is the author of some 100 scientific papers and ten books.

He lives and works in Gainesville, Florida and remains a world traveller.

Moreover, he has an international reputation as an entomologist and ornithologist, and has been responsible for breakthrough discoveries in both areas.

Most important, he is a generalist, and this – his publishers can be pardoned for saying – has accounted for insight and discoveries that arrive only once every generation or two.

About The Author
Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions: The Magnetic Life of Agriculture
Philip S. Callahan – 2001

Partly because Settled Science prefers to downplay paramagnetism.

Paramagnetism is a form of magnetism whereby certain materials are attracted by an externally applied magnetic field, and form internal, induced magnetic fields in the direction of the applied magnetic field.

In contrast with this behavior, diamagnetic materials are repelled by magnetic fields and form induced magnetic fields in the direction opposite to that of the applied magnetic field.

Paramagnetic materials include most chemical elements and some compounds; they have a relative magnetic permeability greater than or equal to 1 (i.e., a positive magnetic susceptibility) and hence are attracted to magnetic fields.


Put quite simply, it is because unhealthy plants from sick poison-fed soil give off slightly higher ethanol and ammonia infrared signals than healthy plants.

This is particularly true of modern farmed ammonia-drugged plants.

Ask any professional entomologist what are two of the most universal attractants of insects, and they will agree they are ethanol and ammonia, both precursors of fermentation and death.

Farm crops should be harvested before they reach old age, the attractive state that brings hoards of nature’s scavengers, diseases and insects, to feed on them.

Paramagnetism: Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Force of Growth Paperback
Philip S. Callahan – 1995
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Partly because his results are so spectacular.

After many years of testing at University of Florida and the USDA lab at Gainesville, Prof Callahan has proven that any soil that is healthy (primary, secondary & trace minerals, with good biology) will grow healthy plants, but when paramagnetic rock dust is added to that soil, the growth of the plant increases from 200% to 875%, while the use of water (irrigation) is reduced by nearly 40%.

What Has Professor Philip S. Callahan Done for Agriculture? by Bill Lindo
Belize Ag Report – Issue 22 – 1 Aug 2013

Finally I must point out, lest my reader believe that “thou doest protest too much” about my lack of proper credentials as a rock and soil specialist, that I present here the most powerful credentials of all – the credentials of repeatable experimentation.

Any objective reader who grinds up a little clay from an old broken flowerpot and then observes that with a 2,000-gauss magnet he or she can attract some of the grains, unrelated to size, but not other grains will come to understand that there is something fundamentally wrong with our modern concept of magnetism.


Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions: The Magnetic Life of Agriculture
Philip S. Callahan – 2001

Radish Results

Exploring the Parameters of Paramagnetic Forces
Melvin D Epp and Hugh D. Riordan
Acres U.S.A. – May 2004

Paramagnetic Effects on Plant Growth

Paramagnetic Effects on Plant Growth
Thomas M. Dykstra
Acres USA – September 2000

Partly because Philip Callahan has re-discovered ancient knowledge.

He also found out that the ancient Mayans, Chinese, Babylonians, and Egyptians knew about this mysterious force and knew how to use it for both agriculture and religious ceremonies.

What Has Professor Philip S. Callahan Done for Agriculture? by Bill Lindo
Belize Ag Report – Issue 22 – 1 Aug 2013

The Secret Of Terra Preta – Paramagnetism

The secret behind Terra Preta or “biochar” is Paramagnetism

The simple concept that could bring down the entire fertiliser industry.

However, in this clip they concentrate the charcoal or Biochar, not mentioning the real secret of the soil, which is paramagnetism.

Phillip Callahan did alot of research on paramagnetism and shows that it amplifies natural flowing energies including magnetism.

Terra Preta

Terra preta (literally “black earth” or “black land” in Portuguese) is a type of very dark, fertile manmade (anthropogenic) soil found in the Amazon Basin.

It is also known as “Amazonian dark earth” or “Indian black earth”.

And partly because Philip Callahan has re-discovered the ancient knowledge that round towers can also improve agricultural yields.

Potting experiment

I started with two identical plastic pots filled with potting mix from the same batch.

Inserted into one pot was a ‘tower’ as shown in the photographs.

This tower consisted of a shrub branch 40mm diameter and 190mm long, covered with sandpaper on the top 120mm with a sandpaper conical hat on top.

The uncovered part of the branch was buried in the potting mix to a depth of 70mm.

In each pot, 4 radish seeds were planted 6mm deep at each of the N, S, E and W compass points, i.e. 4 seeds at each point.

Watering of each pot was the same every time.

The only differences were the presence of the tower in one and corresponding reduction in volume of potting mix due to the volume of tower base inserted in the mix.

Rock Dust, Paramagnetism and Towers of Power and how they affect plant growth
Bill Nicholson – August 2003

Therefore, it is unsurprising that Philip Callahan has some very interesting thoughts about the Irish Round Towers.

To be continued…

The mainstream response to paramagnetism echoes their response to violet light.

Magnetic Violet

The mainstream has taken a strong dislike to Violet and excludes her whenever possible.



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16 Responses to Philip Callahan: Paramagnetism

  1. Louis Hissink says:

    Sticking my neck out but I suspect the pyramidal structure or morphology/shape as some arcane link to geomagnetism as well. Arghhh – more studying of texts.

  2. Louis Hissink says:

    Louis Kervran’s work is also related to Callahan’s work – amazing, simply amazing discoveries Tim.

  3. andrewfitts says:

    Thanks for a most interesting post! Looking forward to more on round towers…

  4. JuergenK says:

    Listening to the second movie,
    I almost spilled my coffee when the narrator said:
    “… and she had a theory to prove it”

    You need a proof? Wait a second, I will come up with a theory which will then be the proof.

    Here comes my proof, er, theory:
    Somehow the first peasants in the Amazon region found out, that charcoal in the soil is a good thing. Instead of just burning the woods to ashes, they would made charcoal of it. To make charcoal, you pile up a lot of wood and cover it with that useless orange soil. To keep it from sliding down, they coated the pile with a thin layer of mud, to stabilize the thing and make the charcoal kiln airtight.
    Then they set the pile of wood on fire and closed the firemouth. The wood would then carbonize. After the whole kiln cooled down, they would dig it off and spread the material on their fields.
    The mud layer would have been baked and breaking up the pile would create a lot of “pottery” shards.
    Instead of picking the shards and dumping them elsewhere they just spread them, too.
    To get a deep enough cultivated soil, they would do that several times on the same field, which would create several layers of Terra Preta with integrated “pottery” shards.

    The geologist in the second movie spread his arms to show the potential size of those “vessels” he discovered.
    The baked layer of a charcoal kiln would look like a very big upside down vessel!
    End of theory.

    Plants potted in expanded clay (pottery shards?) grow very good even without soil or charcoal.

    Maybe the pottery was needed to start that special biotope called Terra Preta, sort of a catalyser, which now seems to grow on it’s own.

    • malagabay says:

      I frequently spill my coffee…
      Perhaps its best to classify mainstream “solutions” and “dates” as vague possibilities and/or background noise…
      The important bit is always the observational evidence.

  5. JuergenK says:

    Hmm … maybe I should tear down my wooden sheds and build some round towers instead.

    Another idea: Don’t look those round towers like big flutes? What if wind creates infra sound which might influence the organisms living in the soil around it?

    We know that infra sound created by those “windmills” influences life.
    Could it be that infra sound created by those towers sorts out unwanted critters or germs and promotes others.

    • malagabay says:

      It’s difficult to isolate and identify “unknown” causes 🙂
      Understanding that something works is one thing.
      Understanding how it works can be far more problematical.

      • JuergenK says:

        A long time ago a certain gadget saw the light of the world. An little voltage transformer and two wires to coil around the pipe in both directions. The public discussion had been quite hefty. Proponents of settled science mocked these “esoteric” gadgets.

        If have installed such a gadget on the central waterpipe in my house, because I had detected, that the old pipes were near infarct. So I thought to give that “esoteric” gadged a try. And guess what! After 10 years, the plaque in my water pipes is gone and within weeks after installation, I had a different water. The high concentration of calcium carbonate in our drinking water didn’t settle any more. Since then everything in my household is free of calcium plaque, the tea pot, the washing machine etc. Even the overpressure valve of my boiler grow no stalagtites any more and the bath tub is easier to clean.
        Nobody knows, how that thing works, but an explanation may be on the horizon:
        Dr. Gerald H. Pollock, The 4th phase of water.

      • malagabay says:

        I need one of those gadgets.
        Is the gadget like this one?

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  7. JuergenK says:

    Yes, it is.

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