I invented Mu-Epsilon Theory in 1981 to try to explain what might be happening to produce EVP. It met with a good response from Dr Senkowski, then one of the few highly qualified people in EVP- and an assistant Professor of Physics in Germany.
Since then I have dropped the theory and picked it up several times.
Mu (m) is the Greek symbol used to mean magnetic permeability and Epsilon (e) is the Greek symbol used to mean electrical permittivity. If these terms are new to you then it would be best to study the area of physics that deals with electromagnetism, first. But if you are persistent and are good with concepts then I will do a little explaining.
Mu is like the concept of density - it determines how much magnetic energy is contained in a given volume of space. Epsilon is the same thing for electricity - how much electrical energy is contained in a given volume of space.
If a given volume of space has a high mu there will be more magnetic energy (in potential form) contained in that space. And if a given volume of space has a high epsilon there will be more electrical energy (in potential form) contained in that space.
If you are able to change the relative values of mu and epsilon then you will affect every particle in the affected area. Electron distribution will change causing electron flows, and other charged particles, ions, will be similarly affected. The atmosphere normally contains a certain percentage of ions (charged atoms), and the electrical flow in neural channels, nerve cells, is by ionic conduction rather than electronic conduction.
What is called the 'mean-free-path' in gases will be affected. The point at which two molecules or atoms will normally "collide" with each other is affected by changes in epsilon. You see, when two atoms collide - they dont actually collide - there is a mutual repulsion between the outer electron shells of the atoms which slows them down as they approach each other, and that repulsion gets stronger the closer they get - so they approach each other, getting slower and slower, absorbing each other's energy. Eventually they will come to a stop and finally will move away again, faster and faster, as though they had collided and bounced.
The number of inter-atomic collisions per unit time in a gas or a gaseous mixture such as our atmosphere relates to the temperature and/or pressure of that gas in a given volume, and that is related to the local value of epsilon, e.
So, now - if you can alter e you can effectively alter the temperature/pressure/volume of the gas in the affected area. If you do that cyclically you create waves of pressure change - in our atmosphere, acoustic waves, and if the frequencies are in the right band - from about 32 Hz to 15 kHz - then the acoustic waves are audible - they are sound waves. If the pressure changes abruptly, a step function, or as a sudden pressure peak, an impulse, then you can cause resonances in resonant structures in the environment. When we speak, such impulses are provided by the glottis - the vocal cords. And in this case the impulses are produced by muscular contractions, not e.
It is interesting in the following quote from 'The Scoles Experiment' by Grant and Jane Solomon, (Piatkus Press, London 1999),to note that in one of the experiments carried out by the Scoles group under the supervision of the Society for Psychical Research, (SPR), the following appeared on a piece of film,
The symbols being mu, epsilon - and nu - the symbol for frequency.
The interpretation of these symbols by the SPR did not consider their scientific relevance.
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