The Quantum Chemistry of Homeopathy . . a tour de force

THE CANDLE BURNS LOW, the memento mori high upon the shelf grins down at me, I must now write hurriedly before my dimming faculties quit or time on trodden soil expires, for now I have the key to unlocking the most mysterious mechanism of science, its most baffling assembly: The Power of the Infinitesimal.

THE QUESTION HAS BEEN POSED: How is it that the mere taint of what should be pure water, presumably voided of an added solute by serial dilution, still retains the biochemical properties of the original solute, as is demonstrated in the medical doctrine of homeopathy?

NOW IF the FDA, FDCA and the clinical reports they reference are to be believed, answering this question would unleash a severity of charm the conventionally accepted history on this planet has not yet foreseen; as the law of homeopathy is the fundamental basis of the vaccine . . immunology, proven in epidemics from smallpox to Ebola and pandemic flu, but not accepted as possible. the testimonials of cure, dismissed by notional science (and the patents it serves) as coincidence . . or lies.


In a previous entry I introduced quantum chemistry as the latest mount for homeopathy, as all paths in science lead there, for the enlightened > the newest Pauling’s identification of contiguous electronic structuring from infinitesimal to atom to crystal. The triumph for homeopathy is confirming the specificity of the sub-atomic field, meaning that clathrates, liquid aqueous structuring (LAS) transcends H-bond breakage by movement of solute ions throughout the structure; the genesis of the architecture of clathrate, snowflake and crystal by electrons is of unfathomable depth. This is why the disassociated solute doesn’t lose its properties in thousands of homeopathic dilutions.

In the Nov. 2nd entry you may notice along the way I am harried by cynics nipping at my pedagogues. Here is a troll who has harassed me on Twitter. Here, writing in my Journal, he is more respectful.

“Gold” (?) writes “If you really have finally explained the quantum chemistry of homeopathy in conventional ionic theory then the research must have been replicated by others. Can you provide links to the studies that validate this?”
A reasonable question for the uninformed . .

MY REPLY to “Gold.”

The seminal work linking homeopathy with ionic theory is found in Royal S. Copeland, A.M., M.D.’s “The Scientific Reasonableness of Homeopathy”
See “molecular dissociation”

“Gold” in reply to johnbenneth.
“I’d already found that. I’m actually interested in the replications. The strength in any scientific hypothesis is in the testing and failure to disprove it.”

This gets so tiring, dragging out the boilerplate, setting up the type, firing up the kiln, lashing the horses to the mill, when will this Promethean task ever end? Copeland lists replicable tests at the end of the article. At the end I give these links to what they, the endless skeptic, take to be a journey to the unknown, a report in which they challenge every word, dot and comma to be fiction. I would simply ignore this half wit in favor of more productive activity, like smoking a cigarette, taking a nap, getting drunk, watching Trump blow up the World . . but others are might notice.

In reply to Gold.

Tests of specific molar conductance are relatively common and simple . . and have been performed on homeopathic dilutions. Here’s an example:
Dielectric strength testing by Brucato and Stephenson was a replication of Gay and Boiron’s conductance test of high dilutions, followed by four other similar published tests. I have counted a dozen other types of physical tests for homeopathic dilutions, such as NMR (18 replications), transmission electron microscopy, [plasma discharge] and beta scintillation of neutronic radiation. The work of the Yves Lasne Prize sponsors was primarily NMR and revealed new indices, such as effects of gravitation, UV and EM fields on homeopathic solutions. Read Theory of High Dilutions and experimental aspects by Rolland Conte, Yves Lasne, Henri Berliocchi and Gabriel Vernot.
Here’s another review of tests supporting ionic theory for homeopathy:
‘The “Ultra High Dilution 1994” project was an endeavour to take stock of the findings and theories on homeopathic extreme dilutions that were under research at the time in areas of biology, biophysics, physics and medicine. The project finally materialized into an anthology assembling contributions of leading scientists in the field. Over the following two decades, it became widely quoted within the homeopathic community and also known in other research communities. The aim of the present project was to re-visit and review the 1994 studies from the perspective of 2015.’

Here’s another review of physical testing of homeopathic dilutions (of varying quality) showing evidence of the solute in post Avogadro solutions, what notional academia erroneously believes has to be pure solvents.

So if you still have doubts about an ionic asymptote in homeopathic dilutions, conduct your own tests, publish your findings and post YOUR links.
In a previous entry I also asked for $5 million, a quarter of what I want to open a clinic based on the work of Conte et al.


HEAVY WATER: Physics of Homeopathic Metamorphosis and Charge with Supramolecular Aspects

Previous post: Chemistry of Homeopathy (a simple electrochemical explanation of homeopathic drugs)



Physics of Homeopathic Metamorphosis and Charge with  Supramolecular Aspects

by John R. Benneth

One of the charges against the practice of homeopathy is that the preparations it uses for medicine have no active ingredient in them other than plain water, and therefore, because plain water is thought to be inert, homeopathic remedies can have no biological action. It is the purpose of this essay to dispel these and other incorrect notions about homeopathy.

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John Benneth, Heretic

It should be noted that the major complaints against homeopathy are not local, that is they cannot be a logical evaluation only of homeopathy without matching criteria for other forms of internal medicine. If they weren’t applied unilaterally against homeopathy, but were applied globally against the physico-chemistry of conventional internal medicine as well, there would not be a complaint against homeopathy such as they are by the people who are making them now, as the results of efficacy in clinical tests of homeopathy are almost exactly the same as those in allopathy (Milgrom).


An example of global homeopathic effects in allopathic pharmacy is the vaccine. The common vaccine is technically  homeopathic. It is the first distinction of homeopathy that like cures like, and the crude vaccine proves it.

This is a fact that even homeopaths appear loathe to accept. But anybody with an unbiased mind can see plainly what Hahnemann was first to point out, that diseases can be cured by the imposition of similar diseases.


. . . to which the word homeopathy alludes and therefore should not be attempted . . is that all good conventional vaccinations would have to be discontinued, because they are, in effect, not direct blocking mechanisms but actually homeopathic in their action.

This is a revolutionary but still a widely unrecognized fact, and due to sclerotic thinking will not be easily comprehended even by some homeopaths. But the evidence that it is true is found in definition and chemistry. The case could easily be made then that in eradicating small pox, man’s greatest medical achievement was homeopathic.
This is prima facie evidence that anyone who does not have a cursory knowledge of what vaccines are can easily see by looking up what constitutes vaccination . . and conclude that there is something drastically wrong in the way that modern conventional “medicine” thinks about curative therapy.

This one point, the conventional refusal to recognize or accept the actual meaning of the word “homeopathy”, and the unwitting use of it in modern medicine, should put a screeching halt to the 200 years of scorn and ridicule heaped in its direction, obloquy that has effectively curtailed any meaningful dialectic into just what modern medicine really is; and just what is the action and proper use of supramolecular materials.


Next we need to take a look as to what the specific excuse is for homeopathy not being accepted by the scientific community. As reasonable as it first may appear, it will be shown to be unreasonable in the final analysis. The prevailing belief has been that there are no physics to homeopathy, so the answer to its efficacy is perceived by the majority of the scientific “community” is that by the action of theatricals, it must be psychological. Once again the opposite will be shown to be true. As absurd as it may sound to some, the physics will be shown to stand behind homeopathy both in experimental evidence and in theory, and the argument against homeopathy to be completely emotional.

The putative complaint against most unrecognized phenomena, which has been maladapted by what should be regarded as the scientific community, is the presumption that because it shouldn’t be happening it isn’t happening, and such has been the complaint against homeopathy. The argument against homeopathy embraces then one that is purely emotional and essentially “unscientific,” the same as it is against other unconventional phenomenon such as telepathy and cold fusion.
The carpers should be forewarned: There is no legal case against homeopathy. This is because the evidence of action, shown both by popular usage and pre-clinical tests, has far outweighed the null hypothesis. Proof that the case against homeopathy is purely emotional and ridiculous is demonstrated by the lack of scientific studies of the placebo effect in the use of homeopathic remedies.



Dr. Rustum Roy,Dean of Material Sciences, Penn State, co-author of The Structure Of Liquid Water; Novel Insights From Materials Research; Potential Relevance To Homeopathy Rustum Roy, W.A. Tiller, Iris Bell, M. R. Hoover

The fact of the matter is that there’s nothing “plain” about water. Physical studies of water by the material sciences have proved (Roy, Pollack, Del Guidice, Montagnier, Benveniste, Chaplin) that through associative forces such as sigma and hydrogen bonds and van der Waals, water is highly susceptible to being structured in ways that affect its chemical properties. Examples of how the pure elements of water restructure to form radioactive or corrosive liquids are ditritium oxide, i.e. 3H20 and hydrogen peroxide, i.e. H2O2

Theory as to how it is that the apparently pure water used as medicine in homeopathic medical practice can have any biochemical effects has always been regarded as being akin to a process much like magnetic recording tape . . that water has a capability within it to erase a previously recorded magnetic signal, while recording and transmitting a new one from contact with solutes or exogenous radiation, including, most amazingly, neural radiation (Roy et al, Structure of Liquid Water, p. 600).

The water molecule is a relatively small one and it can easily penetrate into the crystalline lattice work of sub ionized matter where it can attach itself, and given its diamagnetic polar properties and tetrahedral shape, it has the capacity for self-assembly into chains and polyhedral forms defined by solid gel gas and plasma guests and phase heterogeneity. The hypothetical inability of liquid water to structure as such has been perceived to be due to hydrogen bond breakage within pico seconds, the argument being made especially by opponents of homeopathy seeking to discredit any possible assertion that water as a host solvent can structurally mimic guest materials within it. The inability of water to structure at liquid temperatures is merely a theory that can be easily dismissed by direct observation of clathrates, lattice like ice cages that form around guest solutes.


Emilio Del Guidice, Water Dynamics at the Root of Metamorphosis in Living Organisms

Water is unique in several regards. It cannot be replaced in biological functions by any other H-bonded liquid (Del Guidice, Water, p. 568). Most noticeably its high internal tension, second only to liquid Mercury, is evidently due to its accommodation of electromagnetic forces, and for this hypothesis it is these same forces that give it its great powers of solvation and the ionization of solute molecules.

In addition to being a polar molecule, the water molecule is protic, meaning it “donates” hydrogen.
Water technically is an electrical solvent. It has four connecting points on the bivalent oxygen atom, two positive and two negative. The polar protic qualities of the water molecule mean that H2O can form dynamic chains treating two conveyor belts, one pumping hydrogen in and the other vampiring hydrogen and bits of matter dislodged out of guest solutes, conveying ions from the guest particles within a water host solvent and transmuting them into the higher phase plasma charge.

This last suggestion is not a conveniently recognized fact, it is simply logical circulating reciprocity and a redox phase change.

The confusion of water as an electrical meme, its ability to carry the electromagnetic signal of solutes that have passed through it, comes from two basic misunderstandings about the phases of matter.

Water has been long regarded as a one phase liquid. But recently highly credible workers have come to regard liquid water as multiphasic, structurally inhomogeneous (Del Guidice, Water Dynamics at the Root of Metamorphosis in Living Organisms.) Prof. Gerald Pollack of the University of Washington has identified what he considers to be a fourth phase of water, H3O2, which he named exclusion zone (EZ) water, negatively charged pure water found adjacent to hydrophilic surfaces and in biological cells.

The three familiar phases of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. But there is also a phase of matter that is not considered in these discussions; this is the fourth phase, plasma, i.e. ionized gas.

Nobel laureate Luc-Montagnier, Electromagnetic Signals Are Produced by Aqueous Nanostructures Derived from Bacterial DNA Sequences

Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier, Electromagnetic Signals Are Produced by Aqueous Nanostructures Derived from Bacterial DNA Sequences

The rebuttal to those who would say that water is not a gas, and therefore cannot be called a plasma, need to be reminded that water is the quintessential plasma in that it is the formation of two elements, that when separate at liquid water temperatures are gasses: hydrogen and oxygen. When combined they become a liquid, due once again to water’s intense internal tensions. In addition, it should be noted that elemental phase shifts are gradual and not so sudden as expected.

In water all phases can be present at the same time.

According to Pollack, water takes on the action of a battery when exposed to light, especially infrared, and that water within the cells and when in contact with hydrophilic surfaces reorganizes itself into a different form.

“The water in your cells is not like the water in a glass of water,” says Pollack. “It is highly organized inside your cell.”
“Water molecules transform themselves next to those surfaces . . they’re no longer H2O, they’re actually organizing themselves into another structure and what we found is that this water that fills your cells is not like the kind of water we drink. Most people think water is boring H2O. What we found and what other people have found earlier is that the water is organized in some kind of regular fashion. It’s actually not H2O. It’s H3O2. When in contact with hydrophilic surfaces, it is like the molecules inside cells. So what happens is that the water molecules transform themselves, and this water’s physical and chemical properties are totally different from ordinary H2O. This kind of structure is similar to ice, similar to a crystal, it excludes solutes, heterogeneous material. It’s also charged, the charge of H3O2 is negative, and the water beyond it is positive., so it is basically like a battery. So next to all surfaces hydrophilic, including proteins, you have this special water, we call it EZ water.” (Pollack, 3:00 video)

Recently, in the theoretical frame of Quantum Optics, it has been discovered [53] that a closely packed ensemble of atoms is able to leak out photons (namely to give rise to a non vanishing e.m.f.), also in the absence of external driving, provided that the usual Rotating Wave Approximation (RWA), which is equivalent to neglect all the couplings between e.m. modes with different frequencies, is dropped. This result, which is derived rigorously from the basic equations of Quantum Optics, can be understood by recalling that in Quantum Physics the vacuum is able to exchange energy and momentum with matter, as shown by well known effects such as the Lamb-shift or the Casimir effect. Just considering the existence of the fluctuations of the quantum vacuum, as far back as in 1916, W. Nernst [54] suggested the possibility of tuning together the fluctuations of all the components of a system and therefore the appearance of a common phase. (Del Guidice)

“. . the energy lent originally by the quantum vacuum is given back through the above outflow of energy which is nothing else than the latent heat of the phase transition.” Del Guidice, Water Dynamics at the Root of Metamorphosis in Living Organisms, Emilio Del Giudice 1,2,*, Paola Rosa Spinetti 3 and Alberto Tedeschi 4



SO RADIOACTIVE IT GLOWS IN THE DARK – Swiss military watch with a tritium illuminated dial is an example of the pure elements of water (3H2O) carrying an electromagnetic charge, chemical proof for homeopathy.

The most demonstrable take-away here is the comparison of the ionized H2O of the homeopathic remedy with heavy water, 3H2O, ditritium oxide, pure water naturally ionized in the atmosphere, not by de-ionization of a solute, but like homeopathic remedies known as imponderabilia, ionized by bombardment from radiation, specifically cosmic rays. Ditritium oxide subsequently is used as a medical isotope, dragging along with it yet another medical classification for the homeopathic remedy, like “radiopharmaceutical.”

If heavy water can hold a electromagnetic charge, then so can the aqueous base of a homeopathic remedy hold a similar one

But these are just corollaries. How do such small amounts of +H2O work in revenant medicine?


Accordingly, these radiometric indices in a homeopathic remedy can be assayed in the 1kH range with a Benveniste coil, as was done by Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier in one of the most significant medico-physical studies of all time:,%20jan%202009)%20_p.pdf

The revelation of these facts should drive the pathological skeptic community mad with denial . .


Jacques Benveniste, dir. of immunology at France’s INSERM, in Davenas replicated an infamous biochemical test for proof of homeopathy (Poitevin), now replicated over two dozen times . . (Witt, 2007)

WITT, 2oo7: “The in vitro evidence for an effect of high homeopathic potencies—–A systematic review of the literature” lists dozens of successful biochemical tests  showing the action of the homeopathic remedy at the microscopic level . .


There is one aspect the chameleon of water leads us to in its miniscule application in triggering such dramatic effects in the organism: How is it that such a small amount of it, as can barely be detected in the little sugar pellets used in homeopathy, be biologically relevant?



2010 Turning Point for Homeopathy

A lot’s happened in the last year, and it’s been a particularly wild ride for me and homeopathy. 2010 was actually a big year for me and homeopathy. And well it should’ve been, for 2010 was the 200th anniversary of the publication

Kirlian photograph of homeopathic remedy by Chris Wodtke

 of Organon der rationellen Heilkunde, The Organon of the Healing Art, Samuel Hahnemann’s first treatise on homeopathy, a science that he alone begat.

It is a book that continues to rock the medical world.

I think it should be noted here, that as an orthodox physician, Hahnemann had been cutting his doses for 14 years prior to publication of the Organon. He was compelled to do so because of the harm that “heroic medicine,” then as now, was doing to the withering public.

Bloodletting by barbers and toxic chemicals administered by the totally unschooled to treat disease in 1810 graduated to more sophisticated methods of bloodletting by unnecessary surgery —  and more toxic, patented petro chemical  synthesis and “chemotherapy,” to treat disease.

“Heroic medicine” was not called that because of what the physician did, it was called that because of what the patient endured. But with homeopathy came hope, and that hope is alive today.

Hahnemann didn’t just spring out of the gate with this thing, as an idea untested all on its own, it had to first stand trial to his own incredulity and testing. The 14 year trial was that of a well-trained, travelled and read government medical doctor who, for his time, was also a first rate published chemist.

Anyone who can be fair and objective about it, who still harbors any doubts about homeopathy, should keep that in mind when banking on Avogadro’s Constant, the famous hypothesis concerning the molecular limit of gasses in combination with one another, for with all theory aside, Hahnemann, as countless others have done in following him, had to accept, without supporting theory or logic,  the evidence for the biological action of high dilutes, for seeing is believing, and practitioners for 200 years have seen that homeopathy oddly works . . as if by magic.

But homeopathy is not magic, as a growing number of material scientists have come to realize. There are now 10 different physical tests for homeopathic high dilutes, and six different types of in vitro tests, in which some published tests which have perfect ratings.

Coincidentally, 2011 marks the 200th year anniversary of publication of that theory by Avogadro, “Essay on Determining the Relative Masses of the Elementary Molecules of Bodies and the Proportions by Which They Enter

Conte Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Bernadette Avogadro di Quaregna e Cerreto, Count of Quaregna and Cerreto b. 9 August 1776, Turin, Piedmont, d. 9 July 1856)

These Combinations.” As if we didn’t know. Since the beginning theory by the numbers have dogged homeopathy as impossible,when in fact a heterogeneous molecule was never suspect. Like the skeptics’ Elvis, Avogadro has left the building.

2010 was also anniversary for something else quite notable in this affair, really the key item that distinguishes a homeopathic solution from its solvent vehicle. 200 years ago two famous English chemists, Sir Humphrey Davy, and Michael Farraday, in their study of chlorine, made note of liquid aqueous structuring, what they called hydrates, curious clatcheses of water molecules that twinkled like ice, which later came to be known as clathrates. Hold on to that last word, it is the final key to unlocking the mystery of homeopathy. 2010 was the year of the clathrate when it was indicted for causing the BP Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster and became the subject of wild speculation at the Cavendish Laboratory when it was announced it was the operative mechanism of the homeopathic remedy, the same place where a decade ago a notorious French immunologist proclaimed a new biological paradigm.  

It is the year when I began my lecture before the crowned heads of Europe by showing a power point picture of the suspect, saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, the clathrate hydrate. This concludes my lecture, other than where is

clathrate model

Josephson’s Scotch, are there any questions?” and was mobbed by silence, forced to

Scotch Josephson denied me at the Cavendish. He said my videos were socially unacceptable.

go on for an hour to explain it all, and getting nothing for it but some weak orange juice, stingily poured by Josephson.

Thanks to Dr. Shashi Sharma, president of Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in London, my efforts came to fruition in 2010 with an invitation to be the key note speaker at his conference there, where I was treated like a king, and at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge where, by invitation of Nobel laureate, Professor Brian Josephson, I was given an opportunity to present my theory for the molecular pecularities of the homeopathic remedy.

Now you know. Until my London lectures in September and October of 2010, the polar protic water molecule eluded a popular explanation as to how it forms liquid aqueous structuring (LAS), and how LAS is relevant to a classical science explanation of the homeopathic remedy’s inner workings.

2010 marked the 100th year anniversary of Johannes Diedrik van der Waals’s award of the Nobel prize for his contributions to understanding the intermolecular forces which now bear his name, critical to understanding liquid aqueous structuring, confirming what the genius of Hahnemann presented 100 years prior,

Johannes Diderik van der Waals

that the biological effects of the homeopathic remedy are magnetic.

2010 marks the year we declared that the homeopathic remedy could be explained in the terms of supramolecular chemistry.

And I did it without the Scotch.


It really began in earnest for me 10 years ago when James Randi offered me his million dollar prize to prove that the action of homeopathic remedies was something more than a psychogenic effect.

I took his challenge naively  believing the offer was genuine.

My friend and colleague, James "the Amazing" Randi

Much to the disbelief and fury of the big pharma stooges, the literature, much of it through PUBMED, provided numerous ways to show the action of homeopathic remedies outside of the human domain. I found that they not only had physical distinctions, they had action on plants and animals, too, that could be shown by a wide variety of methods. But their most prounounced action was in the most infinitesimal doses, remotely applied, on our greatest opponents, precipitating violent contractions of the jaw and vocal mechanism, and highly agitated contractions of the fingers on keyboards.  One detractor called me a murderer. Another said I was an idiot. Another said I was homeopathetic. 

But it was not enough to dissuade me from clinging to my chains. Randi ran like a rabbit.

I sent my samples to Kirlian phtographer Chris Wodtke, who made some amazing pictures of them, showing the crackling feathers coming out of the gas discharge from the thousands of electrocuting volts coursing through the drop. When it began looking like I actually had methods by which to win the million, such as by Kirlian photography, or by plants, Randi said I was a nobody and had bigger fish to fry.

The renowned immunologist, Dr. Jacques Benveniste, 1935-2004

He claimed that French immunologist Jacques Benveniste and Professor Brian

The brilliant Professor Brian Josephson of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambrdige

The brilliant Professor Brian Josephson of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Josephson of Cambridge had agreed to accept his challenge, and that he would test them first. What? I coldn’t belive it. If elt like a jilted lover. But always the hero, Josephson wrote to say that they were not interested in being “tested” by Amazing Randi, understandable after what Randi had done to Benveniste years earlier. It was a circus with clowns with rats riding on the backs of dogs, jumping through hoops of fire.  The Challenge, Jacques and Josephson said, was mine, and they sent Randi careening back to me.

Randi kept stalling. He refused to set a test date. He found some university stooge to fence with me for a while until the stooge ran off and hid under his pillow. It was doubly, triply (I’d say quadruply if it wasn’t so corny) evident that Randi wasn’t going to make good on his offer to conduct a test, so I took my case to Naomi Shapiro, Randi’s account manager at Goldman Sachs, where the loot was supposed to be hid. She wouldn’t verify anything. All Randi had as proof of the prize — reportedly put up by Richard Adams of UUNET — was an old fax with Shapiro’s name on it. It was evident that at one time the account may have held a million dollars in what may have been nothing more than junk bonds, but what was in there now could have been nothing more than stack of Rnadi'[s old Blue Boy magazines.

$1,000,000.00 CASH

When I sprung the news that Goldman Sachs was refusing to verify the account, Randi sprung into action. He accused me of “damaging the James Randi Educational Foundation,” had a heart attack and like a street corner bum started selling pens dipped in “homeopathic gold,” to pay for it.

What Randi didn’t want anyone to know was that “aurum,” homeopathic gold, is the

Chest pains . . too much GM corn syrup

Chest pains . . too much GM corn syrup

first remedy indicated by heart troubles and depression. Obviously he was taking it because he couldn’t afford the doubt.

Exposed in his ruse, Randi then claimed he wouldn’t test me because I was insane.

The only way, he said, he would continue negotiations with me for a test of homeopathy, would be for me to get a signed affidavit attesting to my mental condition from a clinical psychologist.

November 2nd, 2000 I found myself wandering the eerily quiet streets of a suburb of Tucson, close to the

Prof. Gary Schwartz, author of "The Living Universe"

University. Down to my last few bucks, I had hitched a ride from Portland, Oregon to meet with Dr. Gary Schwartz, a professor of clinical psychology and psychiatry, who had expressed an interest in my research and was looking for a physical distinction in the homeopathic remedy.

I said I could provide it.

Schwartz’ lab was called the Human Energy Systems Laboratory (HESL). It was located in a little bungalow in the university neighborhood. The garage had been converted into a workshop. Schwartz was using electronic equipment to test subtle energy effects and especially how they applied to what is thought of as the paranormal.

When I arrived on foot I saw a young man in the garage through the open door. I heard zapping sounds coming from within. I think he was electrocuting mice. The ones without intuition. Having arrived early, rather than bother the man’s animal genocide, I decided I would kill time by taking a stroll.

I was walking down the street minding my own business when suddenly a black high-rise pickup pulled up. A man with a beard and sunglasses rolled down the driver side window and, pointing up into the sky behind me, said in a nasally voice, “Look at the Sun.”

I turned around, and saw one of the oddest and most spectacular sights of my life. In a cloudless sky the Sun appeared to have split into three parts. I had never seen anything like it. It created what looked like a huge eye

El Ojo del Diablo, the Eye of the Devil

 peering down at me.

I turnedback around. The pickup was gone.

I then embarked on my own mission of evangelism. I asked passerby at the University what it was. Not one person had noticed it until I pointed it out, as had been done for me, and all but one stared increduously. Most everyone, likeme, had walking around without looking up, and no one knew. Finally a young woman said it was the Ojo del Diablo, the Eye of the Devil.

The Eye of the Devil?

I thought that sounded a bit harse. I called for damage control. And then I htought. If it could be the eye of the devil, it could also be el ojo de Dios, the Eye of God.
In any case we were being stared at from above by what looked like a huge shining eye. I went back to the HESL. I called to the young man in the garage and asked him to come outside. He did, and asked what the matter was.

I pointed up. “Have you ever seen that before?” I asked.

“No, I haven’t he said,” shading his eyes. “What is it?”

“El Ojo de Dios.” I nodded my head knowingly, as if I knew. “God is watching us.”

As it turned out, it was what is called parhelia, commonlhy known as sun dogs. The effect is caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. The actual science bore out the myth. Ice crytals, as it turned out 10 years later,  were indeed the key.

After our meeting, Schwartz visited Randi in his Ft. Lauderdale office. According to Schwartz, Randi was still insisting I was crazy, slapping the desk with his hand — and John Edward, the past life medium Schwartz had been testing, a liar.

He said all of this with his pants ablaze.

Three years later, in collaboration with Professor Iris Bell, MD, Schwartz followed my suggestion to use Kirlian

Professor Iris Bell, MD, in collaboration with Prof. Gary Schwartz, created a unique test for homeopathy

photography to produce the Gas Discharge Visualization test for homeopathy, and reported, as I had found, that homeopathic remedies can indeed be distinguished from their liquid vehicles by this method.

They published their results: “The procedure generated measurable images at the two highest voltage levels. At 17 kV, the remedies exhibited overall lower image parameter values compared with solvents (significant for Pulsatilla and Lachesis), as well as differences from solvents in fluctuations over repeated images (exposures to the same voltage). At 24 kV, other patterns emerged, with individual remedies showing higher or lower image parameters compared with other remedies and the solvent controls.” (Bell)

Like every other test I had found for homeopathy, Randi had to brush this one off too. Losing his million would not only be a loss of property and face, it would threaten the entire pharmaceutical paradigm that was supporting him.

Ten years ago there was practically no references at all to homeopathy on the Web, nothing regarding pre-clinical or clinical evidence when I posted my collection of pre–clinical tests for “Proof for Homeopathy.”

The world wide web was a novelty then and very few people noticed “Proof for homeopathy,” but after I reposted that same collection as the first post of this blog, it was reposted and went viral. It became notorious and still stands

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 as the most viewed entry in the John Benneth Journal.

It seems like homeopathy took off like rocket after that. Prior to assembling Proof for Homeopathy the homeopaths I was in contact with had very little knowledge of the clinical tests for homeopathy, and none for the pre-clinical.

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The homeopaths I corresponded with didn’t seem to even have asked the question as to whether or not high dilutes could affect non human subjects, such as plants and animals. The only in vitro test popularly known for homeopathy was the one done by the brilliant immunologist Jacques Benveniste, the basophil degranulation test, but it was generally thought of as being idiopathic and the man contagious with quackery.

The fact of the matter is that the basophil degranulation test was not of Benveniste’s origin. It was first attempted in 1985 by Murrieta et al and first accomplished by Poitevin in the same year. I have now found more than two dozen replications of the basophil degranulation test for homeopathy, most notably the work by Sainte Laudy and Belon (Sainte-Laudy)

I don’t think homeopaths’ ignorance of the pre-clinical and clinical tests for homeopathy is excusable, but I think its understandable. Despite what may be said of it, the homeopathic materia medica, the reference work built on case notes that homeopath’s rely on for finding the right remedy, provides the most relevant information/evidence for the use/action of high dilutes. Compare the terms, one set for the practitioner, one for the doubter. The pre-clinical and clinical trials of homeopathy serve mostly to respond to the yet unproven accusations that homeopathy is merely a placebo. The average practitioner finds the pre-clinicals and clinical tests to be merely vituperative of homeopathy and useless in the clinical practice of homeopathy. Either way they are merely pebbles thrown against a tank. No information/evidence will ever suffice to convince the unconvincible, nor will it ever.

The most remarkable finding was something I just came across, and inevitably I think that in concordance with theory and evidence, will help to break the back of the pharma stooge‘s opposition.. That more was not made of it, to me illustrates the point of resistance, but it is profound that it appeared in this red letter year. What makes it so important I think is not what is said  (it is 40 years old and prosaic) but who is saying it.

It is a statement made by Emeritus Professor Martin Chaplin, one of the world’s leading authorities on the physics of water. It really deserves an entry all of its own here on the Journal, for it marks a turning point in the recognition

“Water does store and transmit information, concerning solutes, by means of its hydrogen-bonded network.”– Emeritus Professor Martin Chaplin, London South Bank University, world’s leading authority on water.

of homeopathy as being based on real scientific principles. Yes, I know, reading it you will see that Chaplin covers his bet, so no one can say he drank the dilute Kool Aid. But even though it is true, for a man of lesser credentials it would mean professional suicide to make such a statement.
In an article entitled The Memory of Water, posted on the London South Bank University website, (probably the best website for information about the physics and chemistry of water) Professor Chaplin says, “Water does store and transmit information, concerning solutes, by means of its hydrogen-bonded network.” (Chaplin)

The word “does” invokes the controversy that should have ended in the mid 20th century when clathrates became an issue for the oil companies, clogging up oil pipelines, and in the fifties when double Nobel laureate Linus Pauling nominated them as being the cause of inebriation, or in the sixties when Barnard frist linked  them to the homeopathic solution, or in the nineties, when Anagnostatos described their formation in the host/guest process, and then finally in 2010, when a study between US and Russian universities, clathrates were revelaed to affect the taste of vodka (Schaffer)

Note that all of these examples of clathrates are in solution with hydrocarbons such as ethanol or methane, which are capable of hydrogen bonding, a point always missed by the disbeliever. 

What have we been saying for years now? Next thing you know Chaplin will cave and admit that the biological effects are due to the crystalline piezo electric effect.

The article is prefaced with an epitaph to the late Benveniste: “Maybe I should have thrown the data away” followed by a comment by Chaplin, “but being a scientist and believing in his data he could not.”

I for one am glad that he didn’t, and I am sorry for the all the misery Maddox, Stewart and Randi put him through.

I would add something to the memorial that Benveniste wrote to me, if I could:

“Homeopathy is the devil’s piss pot.”

Bell IR, Lewis DA 2nd, Brooks AJ, Lewis SE, Schwartz GE. “Gas discharge visualization evaluation of ultramolecular doses of homeopathic medicines under blinded, controlled conditions.”
Chaplin M “Memory of Water”  lsbu(dot)ac(dot)uk/water/memory(dot)html
Murrieta M, Leynadier F, Dry J. “Degranulation of human basophils and so-called homeopathic substances” Bull Acad Natl Med. 1985 May;169(5):619-22.
Poitevin, B., Aubin, M., Benveniste, J. (1985) Effect d’Apis Mellifica sur la degranulation des basophiles humains in vitro. Homeopathie Francaise 73: 193.
Sainte-Laudy J, Belon P. Inhibition of basophil activation by histamine: a sensitive and reproducible model for the study of the biological activity of high dilutions. Homeopathy. 2009 Oct;98(4):186-97.