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Properties of waves and wave cycles. Scalar, transverse, energy and more

Chris Plouffe

I’d like to talk about some different types of waves, their properties, and their cycles. We will focus on two concepts or types. One is longitudinal and the other transverse and how they fit in to the cycles.

You may already be familiar with the common slinky image that shows the different between the two. (shown below)

In short, longitudinal is considered a pressure wave, and the transverse a traveling wave (like the sine wave we see alot of).

But there are some details that aren’t talked about often in regards to their properties and where they fit into the wave cycle.


Lets dig deeper into waves.

Longitudinal: Can also be referred to as Scalar Wave, Compression Wave, Pressure Wave. Sound waves are longitudinal.

Transverse: Can also be referred to as Traveling Wave. EM Waves are transverse waves.

Both of these waves can also become Standing Waves or Traveling Waves.

These are the harmonic (standing wave) and the non-harmonic (traveling wave). A traveling wave is one that changes its shape over time. Traveling waves start at one point and are propagated outward freely. They are not restricted beyond the one fixed starting point. Think about the waves that are produced when a rock is thrown into a pond. They start at the point where the rock entered the water and propagate outwards. Eventually the waves broaden out and have a smaller maximum amplitude. This is due to the fact that there are multiple frequencies in a traveling wave. A standing wave is different. It is fixed at two places. When a wave is created, it starts from a fixed starting point and travels to the other fixed point. Once it reaches the second fixed point, the wave gets carried back (is reflected back) to the starting point. Imagine shaking a rope that is tied down at one end. The wave, after traveling down the rope, returns back to the starting point. In this case, the wave does not change over time. Every wave will eventually have the same frequency. – from here.

Ok now lets talk about some details relating to the stone being thrown in the pond.

Wave Cycles

Science tends to focus on one side of the wave cycle. The death half.. or radiating, centrifugal, discharging, expanding half.

Just as Newton focused on the apple falling to the earth, while missing the important part of the apple getting up there in the first place, so does science today miss the compressing, centripetal, living, charging half of the cycle. They concentrate on the transverse EM wave too, which is really just the radiating wave on the equator of a spherical wave. The invisible waves that are winding up at the poles will then be discharged on the plane of the equator OR surface of the water.

When the rock is sitting in your hand it has potential energy. When the rock is thrown that potential is expressed as kinetic energy or moving energy. So as the rock is moving towards the water, it is charging the air in front of it. It is also charging gravity. I think this would relate to why a comet catches on fire as it enters the earth’s atmosphere. You have friction or drag from the air, then there is compression happening in front of the object as it moves. It is charging up on its way to impact. Then it displaces the water and expresses its potential through its equator as the ripples move out.

A few more details on gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy happening in the rock and pond scenario. They say gravitational potential energy is equal to weight x height above ground. So the rock gains GPE as it is thrown up. It loses GPE or expresses GPE through the increase in Kinetic Energy or speed as it falls. In any case the sum has to equal out to be the same to follow the conservation of energy.

When a man multiples gravity by casting a stone in the water, his senses see only wave-ripples. They do not tell him that those ripples are equatorial ring series of expanding spheres, which are dissipating gravity in the same ratio as it is being multiplied by the falling stone. The same principle applies to all actions. This is, in fact, the very basis of the Universal Life Principle. – Walter Russell

So again, lets look at the whole thing as a sphere. As all waves are spherical in my opinion, we just may not see the entire cycle. With a sphere we charge and compress at the poles and discharge and expand at the equator. When the rock is approaching the water there is a force in the direction of the surface and one opposing it coming up from the water. This sort of longitudinal wave is also called a pressure or compression wave. They both meet at the wave’s surface to then dissipate in surface transverse waves which are expanding out.


Coming back to the standing wave… as you throw the rock the pressure changes and reflects back to the source because it is longitudinal/standing wave/compressing wave…there has to be some sort of displacement as the rock approaches the surface. A difference in potential and pressure which registers and reacts as mentioned above. You would think this would create a standing wave which would reflect back and interfere. So I am working on finding out more information on this type of scenario. If these longitudinal waves are creating standing waves in between the object and the surface, we should then have antinodes and nodes which also relate back to kinetic and potential energy. For standing waves you need interference, but everything is made of waves, so there should be interference everywhere too. Throughout the entire Universe.

Next I’d like to talk about the equator itself that divides these actions.

If you notice in this image that we used above, there is a curved equator(pond) and a straight one(plane):

Wave Cycles

The reason for this is that there is differing properties of the medium which allow for differing pressures and potential.

When waves interfere they are not always of the same wave properties. When they are equal, they normally create a straight line or plane of zero curvature and the vesica piscis shape. This means they are symmetrical on each side.

Natures Magnets are Cones

But when they differ but are still allowed to interfere… you may have the same potential but the volume, pressure, and other properties will be different. If you think of balance in the Universe there will always be a fulcrum center, just like on a child’s seesaw. In Nature, that fulcrum will need to move to balance the differing conditions.

Universal Law, Natural Science Philosophy

I won’t touch on this here, but these wave interactions and differing potentials/pressures/properties, are what make up the chemical elements we know today.

Wave Cycles - Chris Plouffe

Now that we have shown some examples of the waves, wave properties, and equator, lets talk about how it relates in other places.

Just to name a few, here are others who have mentioned the invisible growth side of things, in addition to Walter Russell:

Dr Meyl:
talks about compressing potential vortex

Eric Dollard:
magnetic fields are conducive to transverse waves / di-electric fields are conducive to the longitudinal pressure waves

Dan Winter:
phase conjugate longitudinal pump wave – centripetal

Lets talk quickly about Magnetism. I subscribe to the fact that this is an electric/optical Universe with electricity being the sole worker. What we experience as energy is the expression of electrical tension and electrical potential from polarity, and strains of motion. So what we call ‘Magnetism’ is measurable but it is just the other side of the cycle we have been talking about. Article here and video here for more info.

If we assign magnetism to the expanding, discharging end of the cycle…then it matches to the equatorial expression above in our rock and pond example. So if we look at Eric’s statement that magnetic fields are conducive to transverse waves and electric/di-electric fields are conducive to the longitudinal waves, then it all matches up!!!! As above so below. All waves are the same from the growth of a tree, to our human breathe, to the sun’s cycles.

Walter Russell also pointed out that the Electro Magnetic wave is the transverse wave and that this correlates to loops of force expanding out from the equator. EM waves are said to have the strength of the wave diminish at constant rate as it travels and is defined by the inverse-square law. Just like the ripples on the water. Another fit!! I will dive into inverse/square inverse/cube laws in another post.

Cathode Waves


Ok so again… magnetic fields are the expanding equatorial transverse waves. But don’t forget about the electric compressing pressure longitudinal waves. This can also come back to voltage and current as well.  Hint: voltage = compressing longitudinal / current = expanding transverse

If we relate this same cycle to the elements then we would have Carbon at the wave amplitude or the anode. Loops of force = anode and starting point 0 =cathode.

So we covered a lot and there is much more to come!! This just gives us some good confirmations and helpful understanding in how these cycles work, and how we can see them in everyday occurrences.

Take care and much love!!

Chris Plouffe

Chris Plouffe is a researcher of energy. He began his quest in 2007, becoming interested in metaphysics, although he was drawn to it from an early age. It wasn't until 2010 that he really began researching in the scientific field, combining Spirit and Science with the study of energy vortices, nature based science, and other ways of defining the reality of our world. His goal is to mix his analytical thinking side with the intuitive knowing side to help bring forth this message of Oneness and Love explained through Science and Spirituality. His main areas of focus are based on the philosophy and teachings of Walter and Lao Russell, Nikola Tesla, Viktor Schauberger, and other Nature based teachers. He is a Licensed Energy Investigator through 'Innovation Technologies and Energy Medicine', Registered Medium, Ordained Minister, and Reiki Master-Teacher.

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