The earth’s energy is constantly changing both above and below the surface.
A Sedona scientist is studying the phenomenon of the Earth’s energies and their effects on the humans who live here.
Marsha Adams, president of an educational nonprofit organization, the International Earthlight Alliance, does scientific investigations of interesting ancient lore and anomalies to attract the interest of students and the public to science. IEA seeks the truth, separating science from pseudoscience.
One of IEA’s current projects is investigation of geopathic zones. They are areas thought to be unhealthy for people.
There is speculation the zones form a grid on Earth and emit low-level radiation of various kinds that can cause health problems for people who stay within the zones for long periods of time such as when watching television, sleeping, reading or working on the computer.
“Most people are unaware of geopathic zones, but lore says cats and ants are attracted to them. Why, we don’t know,” Adams said.
In order to investigate the possibility of local geopathic zones, Adams has laid out a grid marked with small construction flags around the many anthills on an undeveloped property in Sedona. Interestingly, she saw the anthills formed a straight line.
Adams is taking electric field, radiation and magnetic measurements of the 60 foot by 80 foot grid around the ant hills.
Adams and her team of volunteers, Jerry and Judy Kulka, want to find out as much as they can to determine if these zones exist and how they work in order to possibly help people avoid or shorten exposure to them.
“Sedona is a mishmash of both intense and weak magnetic fields. It has the potential for many geopathic hot spots and cool spots,” Adams said.
A possibly related phenomenon is the release of energy from in the form of light, called earthlights. Adams and her international colleagues photographed these lights.
Adams belongs to the Society for Scientific Exploration. She is a biologist and worked in computers and research at SRI International. She has also performed medical research at Stanford Medical School and founded the Time Research Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area to do earthquake forecasting using low-frequency electromagnetic signals.
“While doing earthquake forecasting research I found that the human body can be very sensitive to these forces. It acts like an antenna and can be a conduit,” Adams said. “Our body will react in a variety of ways, like a feeling of being unwell, dizziness, irritability, headaches, but mostly fatigue.”
Coincidently, these symptoms share some commonality with symptoms reported to be produced by geopathic zones, she said.
“Of course, these symptoms can be caused by other factors but geopathic zone exposure is a culprit to be considered,” Adams said.
Before anyone panics, Adams said there are steps a person can take. First, to find out where the zones are on a person’s property it is necessary to take measurements to see if the zones can be detected and if and where they cross [thought to be a particularly negative influence].
“I always use instruments to measure hard data. IEA has not investigated dowsing, but it is said that dowsers are adept at finding these zones. A word of caution, there are many talented dowsers, but there are also many who claim to be who aren’t,” Adams said.
“The best solution is get away from the zone’s path — move the furniture or don’t spend much time in the area,” she said.
Reaction to geopathic zones may be aggravated by the man-made electromagnetic and magnetic fields around us, called “electrosmog.” It’s caused by household wiring, cell phone towers, clock radios, and the little black transformer plugs attached to many of our electronics. Adams calls the plugs “vampires” because they are constantly sucking electricity through their plug-in fangs.
“To reduce exposure, keep away from any of the plug-in vampires. If they’re plugged in, even if the appliance is off, they’re operating and sending out signals. Any electric appliance where we spend a lot of time should be at least six feet away from us, particularly the vampires attached to computer equipment.
It is difficult, though, with all of the electronics we have in our homes,” Adams said.