Being attentive unlocks a sphere of reality that no one suspects. If, for instance, I walked along a path without being attentive, completely immersed in myself, I did not even know whether trees grew along the way, nor how tall they were, or whether they had leaves. When I awakened my attention, however, every tree immediately came to me. This must be taken quite literally. Every single tree projected its form, its weight, its movement—even if it was almost motionless—in my direction. I could indicate its trunk, and the place where its first branches started, even when several feet away. By and by something else became clear to me, and this can never be found in books. The world exerts pressure on us from the distance.
The seeing commit a strange error. They believe that we know the world only through our eyes. For my part, I discovered that the universe consists of pressure, that every object and every living being reveals itself to us at first by a kind of quiet yet unmistakable pressure that indicates its intention and its form. I even experienced the following wonderful fact: A voice, the voice of a person, permits him to appear in a picture. When the voice of a man reaches me, I immediately perceive his figure, his rhythm, and most of his intentions. Even stones are capable of weighing on us from a distance. So are the outlines of distant mountains, and the sudden depression of a lake at the bottom of a valley.
...illustrates the dynamical changes of the global magnetic field in the course of a disturbance: a temporary compression of the magnetosphere by enhanced flow of the solar wind is followed by a tailward stretching of the field lines. Eventually, the increase of the tail magnetic field results in a sudden collapse of the nightside field (a substorm) and a gradual recovery of the magnetosphere to its pre-storm configuration. Image credit: Nikolai Tsyganenko - Modeling the Earth's Magnetosphere Using Spacecraft Magnetometer Data
When the Moon is new, it is between Earth and Sun and interferes with the solar wind, altering the [geomagnetic (GM)] field downstream. When full, the Moon is passing through the GM tail and sometimes produces turbulence which is observed on Earth. It is well known that at times of new and full moon, people become more hyperactive or upset than usual. Observations of the biofield show a reversal of spin direction at such times. Since the solar wind flow changes constantly, the moon’s interaction with it also varies and therefore the effect of each new or full moon is always different.
— Buryl Payne in The Body Magnetic, Edition 4, Chapter 4 (Planetary Magnetism), (Santa Cruz, California: independently published, February 1990), p. 68.
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