COSMIC ITCHING POWDER
David S. Walonick, Ph.D.
Maybe a little edgy?
There's a reason...
and it might not be what you think.
This is a very
scary story. If The Invasion of the Body Snatchers made you
squeamish, then don't continue. Put this down now and forget about it.
Heed my warning --- this story is so strange that it should not be told
to the weak at heart. Its about science, technology, stress,
intolerance, sickness, and the invasion of the cosmic itching powder.
Fasten your seatbelt. You're about to embark upon a voyage into the
bizarre. But most of all, remember...
It's out there
right now. Invisible and silent. The cosmic itching powder is doing it
scientists recognize the stress that humanity is experiencing. Only a
few have hypothesized that it is being caused by the systemic
effect of electropollution. This is the theory of the cosmic itching
powder. I admit that its a somewhat untraditional theory. In fact,
most people consider it simply too fantastic to be possible. It is,
however, a theory grounded in generally accepted scientific principals,
and represents a synthesis of many ideas developed by other
Deep beneath the
surface of the Earth is a spinning core of molten iron. This
rotational energy creates a dipole magnetic field around the planet
similar to a bar magnetic. Our compass registers a north and south
million miles away, the sun is emitting lethal high-energy atomic
particles. These particles, often called the solar wind, travel
through space and crash into the magnetic field of the Earth. The
impact creates a strong magnetic field distortion. The resulting
structure of the Earth's magnetic field is known as the
magneto-sphere protects us from the deadly radiation emitted by the
sun. Without it, life could not exist. On the side of the planet
closest to the sun, the magnetic field is compressed by the impact of
the solar particles, and on the side away from the sun, the field
stretches out into a long tail. The result is that most solar radiation
is either trapped in the Earth's own magnetic field, or diverted
harmlessly around and away from the Earth.
As the Earth
rotates to produce a twenty-four hour day-night cycle, the magnetic
field at any given location changes (.2 - .6 gauss). During the day,
the magnetic field is compressed, and at night, it is diminished. The
rise and fall of the magnetic field corresponds to our biological
Observing our own
circadian rhythms makes it clear that we are somehow synchronized with
the rotation of the Earth. In fact, it may be possible that life itself
evolved as a result of Earth's fluctuating magnetic energy field.
Complex organic molecules can exist in two mirror-image forms... a
left-hand and right-hand molecule. When we create these compounds in a
test tube, we always get a fifty-fifty mix. All living organisms,
however, contain only one kind. Recent magnetic techniques have
successfully produced all left or all right-handed molecules. It may be
that magnetism played a role in the creation of the first DNA... the
origin of life.
In addition to the
twenty-four hour cycle, there are several other weaker magnetic cycles.
As the solar wind crashes into Earth's magnetic field, billions of watts
of energy are released in the form of ionizing radiation and other
electromagnetic radiation. Some of the radiation becomes trapped in the
Earth's magnetic field, and begins to bounce back and forth between the
magnetic North and South poles. These extremely weak magnetic ducts
make up the background radiation of the Earth. This radiation is always
present, and roughly corresponds to the dimensions of our planet. The
Earth itself is resonant at about ten hertz, and this is the prominent
frequency in the natural background radiation.
Prior to the
twentieth century, all electromagnetic radiation was of natural origin.
The biosphere was an ocean of weak micropulsations. Organic life
evolved in harmony and synchronization with the energy fields that
existed. They provided the pulse for the evolution of life.
For thousands of
years, we developed in the presence of these organic energy fields. The
Earth was a part of us, and we were able to feel its heartbeat. Our
bodies and minds were synchronized with the energy cycles of our natural
environment. The entire biological organism evolved in the presence of
these fields. Gravitational changes from the moon created a
twenty-eight day lunar cycle. Magnetic changes from the rotation of the
Earth created a twenty-four hour circadian cycle. Our brains became
synchronized with the resonant frequency of the Earth itself, a ten
hertz magnetic wave created from the energy from the sun. This alpha
brain-wave frequency is associated with feelings of relaxation,
peacefulness and harmony.
We remained in
communion with our environment until the beginning of the twentieth
century. As the "Electronic Revolution" unfolded, the environment was
bombarded by cosmic itching powder --- non-natural
Sixty hertz power
transmission lines criss-crossed the country, and radio waves were
beaming music into our homes. For the first time in history, man-made
emissions overpowered the low-level ten hertz wave that had synchronized
our brains since the dawn of time. We gradually became lost... out of
touch with our environment. It was difficult to notice at first, and it
didn't happen suddenly.
We can't blame the
government for what happened next. There is no way the Federal
Communications Commission could have known about the deadly effects of
the frequencies they assigned to the new FM radio and television
technology. Radio and television stations sprang up across the country
in metropolitan areas. Unfortunately, the peak resonant frequency of
the human body is in the middle of the FM radio and television bands.
Cancer became a common disease.
out there. No scientific investigator would deny this fact. Its
measurable and quantifiable. The question is how, and to what extent,
does it affect us.
significant effect of electropollution has been to produce chronic
stress in all living organisms. This has had profound effects on our
total physical and mental well-being. Physically, our immune systems
are weakened and we are more prone to disease. We have seen significant
drops in fertility levels, and increases in birth defects and impaired
brain functioning. Mentally, we are in a constant state of stress. Our
rationality, as a species, is in question. Humanity is stressed out.
Stress is a
catalyst for intolerance, one of the most important social issues facing
the world. Intolerance often leads to violence. We will always have
ethnic, religious, and philosophical differences. If we can learn to
tolerate each others differences, we may survive as a planet. If we
don't, we shall surely destroy ourselves.
The notion of an
invisible energy force affecting us is not as strange as it might first
seem. Millions of women report similar PMS symptoms during their
twenty-eight day lunar cycle. Electropollution acts like an itching
powder, directly affecting our subconscious mind... below our level of
perception. It just makes us edgy. Everyone is affected to some
degree, but some individuals appear to be more sensitive than others.
levels in technologically advanced areas have become so intense that
they completely overpower the natural background energy of the Earth.
The result is that humanity has lost its communion with the Earth. We
have lost our feeling of oneness with the planet, and we have allowed
the poisons in our environment to reach critical levels.
During the first
half of this century, it became clear that biological organisms are
indeed physically sensitive to some forms of electromagnetic radiation.
Symptoms included burns, fevers, eye cataracts, brain tumors, leukemias
and chromosomal abnormalities. The military established safety limits
based on the thermal heating effects of radiation (i.e., burns and
fevers). Other non-thermal effects were ignored, even though their
existence was well documented. In 1966, the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) adopted the military standards for civilian exposure in
were brought into question by the scientific community almost
immediately. In the early 70's, the Oregon Health Sciences University,
in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, found a
significant correlation between the incidence of leukemia in Portland
and the intensity of FM radio waves. The EPA took no action, but
throughout the 70's, scientists around the world reported finding
significant biological effects from very low levels of electromagnetic
By 1980, the
military and civilian standards were being challenged. In order to
quell the rising controversy, the U.S. Air Force funded an expensive
animal study to prove that chronic exposure to low levels of
electromagnetic radiation were not dangerous. The laboratory rats were
"gnotobiotic" animals, delivered by cesarean section, and raised
in a sterile environment to be free from germs and viruses. The
radiation levels in the experiment were twenty times less than the
military and civilian safety standards. It was a shock to the entire
scientific community when the experimental group developed over three
times as many malignant tumors as the control group. Electromagnetic
radiation (the kind that you're being exposed to right now), can cause
or trigger cancer.
In 1986, the
Department of Public Health in Honolulu learned that cancer rates were
higher in nearly every area where a broadcast tower was located. No
action was taken by the State of Hawaii.
researchers at the University of Texas had found that electric-power
company workers had an incidence of brain tumors thirteen times that of
the normal population. The tumors were specifically linked to the sixty
hertz fields that the workers were exposed to. This is the same sixty
hertz field that emanates from the power lines around the country. In
1991, two Swedish studies and one U.S. study again confirmed the link to
Over the past
thirty years, many thousands of well-designed research studies
and replications have conclusively proved that low levels of
electromagnetic radiation have strong biological effects on humans. The
two most prominent effects are increases in stress and cancers. We have
also been able to identify changes in brain neurochemicals and genetic
It turns out that
all these effects are caused only by extremely low frequency radiation.
The ELF frequencies occupy a very narrow portion at the bottom of the
electromagnetic spectrum (0-100 hertz). These are the frequencies that
the Earth uses to communicate with her offspring. With the exception
of lightning, all natural electromagnetic emissions from the Earth are
in the ELF portion of the spectrum.
Human beings are
receivers and transmitters of energy. Our cells show the same
crystalline properties of the earth we evolved from. Crystals have the
ability to manipulate energy. They can convert, store, rectify and
control energy. All living organisms exhibit these same properties at
macro and micro levels. In 1992, scientists discovered microscopic
magnetite crystals scattered throught the human brain. This magnetic
substance was the missing link. It provided a possible answer as to how
this communication could be possible. Recent studies suggest a
mechanism of action involving cyclotron resonance where the magnetic
energy field concentrates its effect on biologically important ions,
such as sodium, calcium, potassium, and lithium.
frequencies safe? No. It turns out that, regardless of their
frequencies, all man-made electromagnetic fields produce the same
biological effects. Radio waves and microwaves of all frequencies are
carriers of ELF signals. The ELF's modulate the radio signals and
"ride" them around the planet. The magnetite crystals in the brain
sense the changing electromagnetic energy field, and through some yet
unknown mechanism, the brain demodulates the signal and responds to it.
The loud jungle of
non-natural electropollution makes the signals of the Earth and cosmos
pale in comparison. We have literally been cut off from our natural
environment by the overpowering bombardment of electromagnetic
pollution. Non-natural electromagnetic energy is everywhere on the
planet. It is generated by our technology. There's no place you can go
to escape from it.
It is not enough to
simply identify societal problems. A good theory must be able to
provide solutions, or at least directions for further study. The theory
of the cosmic itching powder is no exception.
to electromagnetic radiation is a well-documented fact. However, social
policy makers will not address the issue unless public pressure is
Protection Agency and the Federal Communications Commission must join
forces to re-evaluate the current civilian exposure limits. New
standards need to be implemented that reflect current scientific
knowledge. The Surgeon General should issue a general health warning to
the public. These things will not happen, however, until the public
perceives the seriousness of the problem. The need for public education
community must initiate a full scale effort to educate the public
regarding this public health risk. The most immediate need is to
disseminate information on "practical prudent avoidance techniques".
These techniques involve taking measures to avoid magnetic field
exposure that entail little or no cost. In other words, finding simple
ways to reduce the dose of radiation that we are exposed to.
Several steps can
be taken to minimize ones risk from electromagnetic energy. The goal is
to reduce the total dose of radiation that we are exposed to. This
involves minimizing both the duration and levels of the exposure. The
appendix contains a list of practical prudent avoidance techniques that
the reader can implement for their own personal safety.
The technology for
long term solutions to this problem is available now. It will not be
implemented without intense public pressure. Major corporate and
military entities control the power switch.
1. Use cable and direct satellite broadcasts to
replace existing radio and television transmitting towers. These towers
produce very strong energy fields for distances up to a half mile. Most
could be readily converted to cable or satellite. Satellite repeaters
cover wide geographic areas and produce very low energy power levels on
the ground. They can provide a relatively safe public communications
system. Shorter term solutions involve restricting transmitter power
levels and possible blackout times. The goal is to reduce the total
2. Convert the basic structure of the entire national
power system. The production and distribution of energy is in the hands
of powerful corporate entities. They will not willingly release their
monopolistic concerns. Photovoltic, wind, and other renewable energy
sources can be used to replace our nationwide transmission power grid.
This dispersed type of energy generation structure will reduce (or
eliminate) the need for high-voltage long-distance transmission power
lines. The cost of the technology to accomplish this conversion is
currently competitive with public utility rates.
agrees that our society is stressed. The systemic effect of
electropollution directly affects our feeling of well-being. We can
reduce our stress level by reducing our exposure to electromagnetic
radiation. The next time that you drive out of the city, notice what
happens to your stress level as you get further away from the high
intensity radiation of the metropolitan area.
there's an even darker side to this theory. Electropollution is
destroying society as we know it. It may be producing either
evolutionary changes or extinction of the human species.
Hays examined the
magnetic field reversals of our planet's history and found that many
species became extinct following these magnetic anomalies. The great "die-outs"
were somehow linked to the disruption of the magnetic fields that
existed during the evolution of the species. The dinosaurs were part of
the last great extinction during the Cretaceous geological era. During
each magnetic field reversal, the most advanced species were the most
proposed two possible explanations. One is that magnetic field
reversals were accompanied by changes in the Earth's ELF background
radiation, thus causing modifications in behavior that reduced the
survival efficiency of the more advanced species. The other is that the
magnetic changes caused genetic alterations, resulting in defective
offspring. Both theories may be correct.
geological magnetic field reversals of the past are dwarfed by the
electropollution created by modern society. We cannot afford to neglect
this problem any longer, for if we do, humanity may follow the footsteps
of the dinosaurs.
Becker, R. 1990.
Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution / The Promise of
Electromedicine. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher.
Electromagnetic Radiation Practical Prudent
Many studies have
found that even short exposures to field strengths of 3-milligauss will
produce biological effects. Leading researchers suggest that continuous
exposure to a sixty hertz power levels should not exceed energy levels
of 1-milligauss. All of the following "practical prudent avoidance
techniques" will result in exposure levels that meet this requirement.
1. The use of electric blankets should be
discontinued because of the high magnetic field strengths and the length
of exposure. Electric razors, hair dryers, and curling irons also
produce high-strength magnetic fields, and although the exposure is of
much shorter duration, their use should be discouraged.
2. Position yourself at least four feet away from the
television. Many people are already taking this precaution after having
heard about the ionizing radiation being emitted from the television
screen. This radiation described in this paper is different, and is
being produced by the electronics within the set itself.
3. Maintain a distance of two and a half feet from
your computer video-display terminal. Models built before 1982 give off
substantially higher levels of radiation and should no longer be used.
If possible, install an ELF filter on the video monitor.
4. Avoid long exposures to fluorescent lights.
Maintain a distance of three to four feet from overhead fluorescent
light fixtures. Stop using floor and desk lamps that contain
5. If your home utilizes electric baseboard heaters,
position your furniture and bed at least three feet away. Use the same
precaution for small electric space heaters.
6. Do not use hand-held cellular phones, portable
phones, walki-talkies, or any other hand held transmitting devices. The
problem is that the power radiated from the antenna is very close to the
brain. If you must use any of these devices, limit your exposure to the
minimum duration possible. Car phones that have an external antenna are
usually okay because the occupants are shielded by the metal of the car.
7. Avoid prolonged exposure to all plug-in type
electric motors. These produce extraordinarily high magnetic fields for
several feet. Bedside electric clocks should be removed since they emit
strong magnetic fields near your brain while you sleep. (Digital or
battery operated clocks are not dangerous.) Run dishwashers only when
you are not in the kitchen.
8. Turn all electric appliances "off" when not in use
9. If you live near a radio or television
transmitting tower, or near a high-voltage power line... move.
Unfortunately, there is no cost-effective shielding for the strong
electromagnetic fields emanating from these sources.