What is gravity?

Newton is famous for having said he can describe gravity, but he won’t speculate about its origin.

“Hypotheses non fingo” – I will not deal in hypotheses, Isaac Newton wrote in an essay, “General Scholium”, which was appended to the second edition of his “Principa”.

Since Newton, little progress has been made. We can calculate the effects of gravity, but we do not understand what its cause is, or how it propagates across space. So our understanding of gravity is largely technological, but we continue to grasp and grapple when it comes to describing the origin of this force or its mechanism of action. In a recent exchange of comments on facebook, the question came up again.

Friend: I Feel “Gravity” is nothing of what we are told it is …

Sepp: What is your idea of gravity?

Friend: Light – Collapsing into “Matter” – creating Torsion/Pull …. Like Water (which is Light in different format) spinning down a drain … Toroidal Torsion flow

Sepp: I have a similar idea… in my view, gravity could be an attraction of the energetic patterns that create the manifestation of matter (patterns made of light if you will) towards each other, mediated by torsion, which is a natural characteristic of those patterns. The torsion of two separate patterns that manifest into matter creates a tension, which results in an affinity, an attraction, that we experience as gravity.

Expressed for the first time in “Action at a distance”, an article I wrote some years back… (I just re-read it and marvel at what I sensed already at that time…) The article was first published in my “historical” blog at http://history.hasslberger.com/phy/phy_12.htm

Action at a Distance
A question of viewpoint

by Josef Hasslberger, Rome, September 1998


A philosophical description is proposed, of the basic mechanisms of physical universe and especially of the nature of matter, that is compatible with such phenomena as instantaneous action at a distance. It is proposed that material existence in physical space is conditioned and indeed dependent upon the existence of energy patterns necessary for matter to manifest and that interactions occur not between the material manifestations but between the primary energy patterns themselves.

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Seeing Past The Edge – by David Yurth

This is the prologue of a book by David Yurth, who questions many of the basic presuppositions of science as practiced today. 

A very important point David makes, and with which I completely agree, is that we have to start acknowledging “spiritual stuff” to be part and parcel of existence, to accept that the physical does not exist independently of the underlying spiritual patterns. 

He has been attacked for what he says. No wonder, there are plenty of those “guardians of orthodoxy” out there who are tasked with not allowing the development and spreading of any alternative views in physics, cosmology and science in general. After all, science is a wonderful tool to control what we think and do.


David Yurth
David Yurth

Technology by itself cannot be expected to improve the quality of our lives. Indeed, until we are willing to fundamentally alter the way we treat the planet and each other, our technologies may extinguish all life as we know it within the next 50 years. This is a bitter and sobering thought. We are running out of time.

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