on the Electrochemical Production of Colloidal Silver
by Michael Theroux
It is well known that the
quality of homemade electrochemical colloidal silver varies with
every batch made. While some of this variance can occur due to
mechanical and/or operator malfunction, such as improper voltage due
to low batteries, the use of impure waters (other than distilled),
incorrect duration of electrode contact, etc., there are other
factors which play an important role in producing high quality
electrochemical silver colloids.
The research work of Eugen and Lily Kolisko in
the 1920s and 30s introduced the idea that certain celestial events
had a profound effect on metals, and that the ancient traditional
relationships between specific metals and planets could be
demonstrated via laboratory experiment. The process of these
experiments involved placing cylinders of special filter paper into
dishes which held measured amounts of the various metal salts. Then,
the capillary patterns which subsequently emerged, could be studied
with reference to specific solar system events (a complete detailed
description of the experimental process is contained in the book,
The Metal-Planet Relationship by Nick Kollerstrom, available
from BSRF). Early on, the Koliskos observed the effects that the
moon’s phases had on solutions of silver chloride, and that profound
effects could be viewed during lunar eclipses.
This information prompted the idea that lunar
influence could produce exceptional differences in the quality of
electrochemically produced colloidal silver. We immediately began
preparing the necessary experimental equipment for the upcoming
lunar eclipse (March 23, 1997, 8:45PM PST). Two CS-300 colloidal
silver generators were used for the electrochemical process and a
digital countdown timer would ensure that each batch ran for the
exact prescribed time of 20 minutes. The first and second of four
batches were initiated just prior to, and during the eclipse, and
the last two just after the eclipse. The electrodes were checked and
cleaned before each batch was run to assure a consistent voltage
throughout the experimental run. The water used was distilled and
was provided from the same bottle, and then pre-measured into 8 oz.
glasses of identical size and make. Normal batches of colloidal
silver produced in this way yield a count of about 6000 to 8000 ppb
(parts per billion) of silver.
It had been noted with earlier batches of
colloidal silver that a simple taste test easily detected
differences in quality. Some batches would produce a heavy metallic
taste, while others had no distinguishing differences from plain
distilled water. After the eclipse experiment was completed, an
initial taste test was conducted on the four batches. The first
batches run just before and during the eclipse were perceptually
absent of the characteristic metallic taste usually associated with
a strong batch of colloidal silver. The two batches after the
eclipse proved very metallic in taste. These samples along with a
control were then taken to a local lab for analysis. The results
shown in Figure 1 indicate that the amount of silver began to
decrease nearing the eclipse, with a reduction to 1900 ppb during
the eclipse. The last batch revealed a rise toward normal levels.
This data strongly suggests a lunar influence on
the electrochemical production of colloidal silver. But, the lunar
influence presides over other factors which are a part of the
experimental test setup. Most are familiar with the lunar effect on
tides, and going back into the distant past, many understood that
the moon exerts a powerful influence on water itself. Folklore and
fact abound with tales of lunar influence upon water, moisture, and
other liquids. Plutarch instructed that the full moon caused such an
increase in moisture that it made timber, wheat, and other grains
which were cut at this time more likely to become decayed and
rotten. If cut at the new moon, they would be dry and brittle.
The medieval medical practice of bleeding was to
be governed according to lunar phases and their attendant
proportions of moisture. Dr. E. J. Andrews, in 1960, confirmed that
bleeding is worse around full moons than at any other time.
Thousands of post-op records were compared to the dates of lunar
phases showing a remarkable 82 percent of post-op bleeding episodes
occurred on or around the full moon. Several other researchers and
doctors would confirm his findings.
The medicinal effects of many folk remedies were
also governed by the phases of the moon due to fluctuating moisture
content. Bread was said to rise and leaven better during a full
moon, owing to a better retention of moisture. There is a vast
catalog of such correspondences between the moon and water, and more
still with recent scientific investigations. G. Piccardi, a pioneer
on water structure and water activation, demonstrated that cosmic
energy forces are important factors in the modification of
standardized laboratory chemical and phase-change experiments. He
also discovered a dynamic and energetic movement to the Earth’s path
in orbit that corresponds to seasonal changes.
The moon is not without its effects on
electricity and electrical conductivity. Variations have been
recorded in the electrostatic strength of the atmosphere caused by
lunar-phase influenced fluctuations in ionization. H.S. Burr
discovered that the electrical potential of trees climaxed during
full moons, and was unrelated to fluctuations in barometric
pressure, humidity, or the weather. The only outside influence the
tree’s electrical potential fluctuation kept pace with was that of
the changing phases of the moon. L. Ravitz found that people also
possessed peaks of potential difference in accord with full and new
moons. E.K. Bigg observed over an 81 year period that magnetic
storms peaked in intensity just after full moons, and were lightest
around new moons. Disturbances in the earth’s magnetic field have
been found to follow lunar cycles.
It is obvious that these associations indicate
that the entire process of the electrochemical production of
colloidal silver is ruled by lunar influence. For that matter, all
chemical processes are inextricably directed by celestial authority.
It is essential to understand then, when the most propitious times
occur to conceive these suspensions. With respect to the production
of colloidal silver, lunar influence tables must be consulted. We
know that tides are a direct manifestation of lunar forces, but
there are also atmospheric tides which play an important role in the
understanding of how the moon affects chemical reactions. D’Alembert,
in 1746, was the first to discover lunar tides in the earth’s
atmosphere. Atmospheric tides attend daily and monthly lunar cycles
similar to ocean tides. High tide is observed when the moon is
directly overhead or on the exact opposite side of the earth. This
is called upper and lower transit respectively, or "souths" and "norths".
The highest atmospheric tide can be measured as air pressure, and
occurs at lower transit every day. These daily high tides peak twice
a month at new and full moons. The highest tides occur when the full
or new moon is at perigee (closest approach to the earth), and
higher still when the new or full moon at perigee crosses the
ecliptic, or geometrical plane formed by the path of the earth’s
From a quantitative viewpoint, these tides are
extremely small causing the barometer to rise only .001 inches in a
day. This influence is location dependant, and may be as much as
three times higher near he equator as it is in middle latitudes.
This still seems too quantitatively minuscule to have any effect on
silver electrodes in an 8 oz. glass of water.
Here we must turn to the work of John Alden
Knight. In the mid 1920s, while fishing with a friend, he was told
about the folkloric "moon-up/moon-down" theory. The basic premise is
that fish feed only at certain times of the day, and that the best
times could be found when the moon was either "southing" or
"northing". Knight went on to develop this theory over the next few
decades into what is now known as the "Solunar" (combining Sun and
Moon) theory. Of course, this theory didn’t just apply to fish, and
he would discover that animals, including humans, would become more
active and have more energy at these times than at all other times
of the day. One might wonder why they wake up in the middle of the
night full of energy only to consult the tables Knight created, and
find that a Solunar period was in progress. These periods last
anywhere from 1½ to 3 hours dependant on the moon’s relationship to
other celestial processes. Minor Solunar periods are indicated
during the rising and setting times of the moon, and Major periods
are indicated during the two transits. These periods are, of course,
location dependant, and Knight has created tables which are
available for every major fishing location in the country (see
references). The easiest way to roughly calculate this for yourself
is to add 6 hours to the rise and set times for the moon. If you are
connected to the Internet, you can obtain moon rise and set times
for your local area for the entire year by going to the Naval
Observatory’s website at http://riemann.usno.navy.mil/aa/data/docs/RS_OneYear.html.
Once you have these, simply add 6 hours to the daily rise or set
time to find the major periods.
These appear to be the best times for the
production of colloidal silver. If on a new or full moon, even
better. Although we haven’t had lab tests done on every batch (the
cost is $40 per sample), taste tests and light yellow color confirm
a fairly good batch every time they have been made during major
Solunar periods. Minor periods produce a somewhat fair batch, and
in-between times have consistently yielded a poor quality colloid.
Other moon factors to consider are high and low
runs/rides, and the traditional full moon names. When the moon "Runs
High", or "Rides Low" on the equator, this refers to how high the
moon is in the sky that day. The moon is always highest for that day
when it souths, but its height above the southern horizon at
southing varies during the month. It’s at its highest above the
horizon when it souths on a "Runs High" day. It’s at its lowest on a
"Rides Low" day, which happens about two weeks later. On the
celestial equator, the moon is about halfway between these extremes
and this occurs twice during the month. This is caused by the
interaction of the moon’s phases and the seasons. For the Northern
hemisphere the midsummer full moon is always low in the sky, whereas
the midwinter full moon is nearly overhead.
The traditional names of the full moons for each
month of the year represent the qualities possessed by each
individual moon. For example, "Harvest Moon" in September was said
to be responsible for the ripening of produce. To the Romans,
Diana’s day fell at the time of the Harvest Full Moon, and offerings
were made to her at this time to ensure the ripening of their
fruits. Some of the names associated with each month’s full moon are
derived from the traditional Algonquin Native American or Colonial
Full Moon Names as follows:
January Wolf Moon, Old Moon,
Winter Moon, Yule Moon.
February Snow Moon, Hunger Moon, Trapper’s Moon.
March Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon.
April Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon,
Egg oon, Planter’s Moon.
May Flower Moon, Corn Plant Moon, Milk Moon.
June Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Honey Moon, Hot
July Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Summer Moon, Hay
August Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Green Corn Moon,
Dog Days Moon, Wood Cutter’s Moon.
September Harvest Moon, Fruit Moon, Dying Grass
October Hunter’s Moon.
November Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon.
December Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon.
While this is fascinating from the standpoint of
folklore, no correlations have yet been made between these full moon
names and their respective qualitative influences. The Solunar
theory seems to hold true at all times of the year, but can be
slightly altered by these other factors, and delicate adjustments to
your tables (plus or minus a maximum of 45 minutes) would then be in
As you become familiar with these Solunar
periods, you will also begin to notice how many other daily events
are directed by the moon’s influence. Once the connection has been
made, there is no turning back, and many new discoveries concerning
celestial influences will surely appear in time. The practical
benefits of these correspondences are starting to reveal themselves
to us in many ways, and hopefully will point us in the direction of
a greater quality of scientific endeavors.
1. Moon Up — Moon Down: The
Story of the Solunar Theory by Johm Alden Knight, Solunar Sales
2. Moon Madness — And Other
Effects of the Full Moon by Paul Katzeff, Citadel Press, 1981.
3. The Metal - Planet
Relationship: A Study of Celestial Influence by Nick Kollerstrom,
Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, 1993.
4. Metal Power — The Soul Life
of the Planets, by Alison Davidson, Borderland Sciences Research
Foundation, 1991 (out of print).
5. The Chemical Basis of
Medical Climatology by Georgio Piccardi, Charles C. Thomas,
6. Climate and the Affairs of
Men by Nels Winkless III and Iben Browning, Fraser Publishing,
7. "Planetary Influences on the
Matter of the Earth", by Trevor James Constable, Round Robin -
The Journal of Borderland Research, Vol. 18, No. 2, March 1962.
8. Personal correspondence — Jack
Payne, Solunar Services, Rushville, IN 46173 (Solunar tables may be
purchased here for $30 a year).
9. Luna _97 Lunar Almanac
Version 2.10, clySmic software, 1997, http://www.clysmic.com.
10. Geo-cosmic relations; the
earth and its macro environment - Proceedings of the First
International Congress on Geo-cosmic Relations, Amsterdam, 1989.
G.J.M. Tomassen, Pudoc, Wageningen, 1990.