Pioneering Research Scientist
"The crystal is a neutral object whose inner structure exhibits a state of perfection and balance. When it is cut to the proper form and when the human mind enters into relationship with its structural perfection, the crystal emits a vibration which extends and amplifies the power of the user's mind. Like a laser, it radiates energy in a coherent, highly concentrated form, and this energy may be transmitted
into objects or people at will.” - Marcel Vogel
Marcel Joseph Vogel (1917 - 1991) was a research scientist for IBM’s San Jose facility for 27 years. He received numerous patents
for his inventions during this time. His areas of expertise were phosphor technology, liquid crystal systems, luminescence, and magnetics.
In the 1970’s Marcel did pioneering work in man-plant communication experiments. This led him to the study of quartz crystals and the creation of a faceted crystal that is now known as the Vogel-cut crystal. The Vogel-cut crystal is an instrument that serves to store, amplify, convert, and cohere subtle energies.
Marcel’s research into the therapeutic application of quartz crystals led him to the investigation of the relationship between crystals
and water. He discovered that he could structure water by spinning it around a tuned crystal, altering many of the characteristics of
the water and converting it into an information storage system.
"I learned that there is energy connected with thought. Thought can be pulsed and the energy connected with it becomes coherent and has a laser-like power.” - Marcel Vogel
Marcel spent the last 17 years of his life doing pioneering research into the relationship between quartz crystals and water. In
retrospect it seems that his entire life brought him to this work. In 1984, after almost 27 years as an IBM senior research scientist,
Marcel retired and created his own laboratory, Psychic Research Inc.
The lab was dedicated to the study of subtle forces and
energies that radiate from the body of living forms. It was his intent to quantify these forces and build a systematic language of
identification for these energies which have most often been labeled and dismissed as “metaphysical”.
Among his projects were:
1) the structuring of water for purification purposes
2) the structuring of wines to rapidly age them
3) the measurement of energy fields around a crystal
4) the therapeutic application of crystals and crystal devices
When visiting his laboratory in San Jose, California, one would find some rather sophisticated scientific equipment inside of what
seemed to be a rather ordinary industrial and office complex. In one room there was an electron scanning microscope. Another room
was virtually filled with a Zeiss Ultraphot microscope. It had over two hundred accompanying objectives and many applications – dark
field, right field, interference microscopy, the use of a contrasting chamber and polarized light microscopy. All of this was attached to
a camera, computer, and video display system. The Zeiss, which Marcel assembled during his 27 years at IBM, was used to detect
(among other things) magnetic defects and errors. This was more than $500,000. worth of equipment donated by IBM to Marcel at
the time of his retirement.
In another room of the laboratory was a Cary Model 15 spectrophotometer and other incidental equipment. Some was donated by the Stanford Research Institute while others were obtained through grants from the Arthritis Foundation.
In yet another room one could find a radionic instrument known as the Omega 5. This device was used to study the fields seemingly
undetectable by the otherwise impressive standard scientific equipment.
Through his research Marcel hoped to prove that science and metaphysics are intrinsically compatible.
What is a Crystal
The word crystal comes from the Greek word “krystallos”, meaning frozen light. A crystal is generally considered to be a systematic, orderly and repetitious patterning of molecules or energies.
From a more metaphysical point of view, some consider that
Light is stepped down through many levels of density before the physical form of the crystal manifests through the dynamics we
understand in crystallography and geology.
It is the forming aspect of Light that patterns the highly ordered array of energies we call a crystal. Should this light pre-form be altered in any way, the completed crystal will be altered from its original “intended” form.
The Blue Flash Experiment
While viewing the growth of a liquid crystal, Marcel was able to alter its final form. Instead of maintaining the normal shape that an oleate of cholesterol would take, the outcome was a configuration clearly recognizable as the Madonna. Marcel had been focusing on an image of the Blessed Virgin in his mind’s eye while viewing the growth of the crystal under the microscope, uninterrupted, for one solid hour!
Marcel witnessed and photographed the precipitation of Light into crystal in his IBM laboratory while growing liquid crystals and subsequently wrote:
"When cool, if a liquid crystal state exists, the melt goes into a birefringent state under polarized light which can be readily seen under a polarizing microscope. From this state the sample will then crystallize into the solid state.
In the course of the study of this state under the microscope I noticed a remarkable event, namely that before the melt went into the liquid crystal state, a blue flash of light took place and then immediately after that, the sample transcended into the liquid crystal state.
This state was videotaped and, after one year of effort, a picture was taken at the moment of transition. What appeared on the film was the prefiguring in space of the crystallographic form the system was to assume. The blue flash contained information which formed into a geometric form.
This geometric form was the source of the crystallographic form from which the crystal grew and
The flash of blue light witnessed through the microscope was the transfer of information from the level of light-coding to the physical plane.
This is discussed in metaphysical literature, but had never before been witnessed and photographed.
Marcel Vogel also designed the Vogel Crystal Cut, which allegedly focuses "universal life force" by concentrating it and transforming it to a higher level or vibration. Vogel crystals are cut to the extremely precise angle of 51 degrees 51 minutes and 51 seconds, which is also known as the precise angle of the sides of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The crystal is further designed along the geometry of the Tree of Life symbol. Its design is said to have come to him in a dream.
If you consider carefully the shape of Vogel crystals, you will be able to see a shorter and ticker termination on one side of the Vogel wand. This is the side that attracts pranic energy. This is also the female part of the wand. The loner and thinner side is the male side of the crystal which is responsible for the transfer of prana in a strong, laser-like beam.
So the principle of functioning of the Vogel crystal is the following: the female part attract pranic energy which afterward moves in a spiral trajectory along the crystal amplifying each time it is reflected from one of the facets. The amplified energy finally reaches the male part of the stone, only to leave the crystal as a coherent metaphysical radiation similar to those of the laser apparatus.
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