also plasm (plàz´em) noun
1.a. The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended. b. Blood plasma.
2.Medicine. Cell-free, sterilized blood plasma, used in transfusions.
3.Protoplasm or cytoplasm.
4.The fluid portion of milk from which the curd has been separated by coagulation; whey.
5.Physics. An electrically neutral, highly ionized gas composed of ions, electrons, and neutral particles. It is a phase of matter distinct from solids, liquids, and normal gases.
[New Latin, from Late Latin,
image, figure, from Greek, from plassein, to mold.]
- plasmat´ic (plàz-màt´îk) or plas´mic (-mîk) adjective
Plasma (physics), matter, usually gaseous, in which a part or all of the atoms or molecules are ionized. On earth, plasmas usually do not occur naturally except in parts of flames and in lightning bolts. The free electrons in a metal can also be considered a plasma. Most of the universe, however, consists of matter in the plasma state. The ionization of this plasma is caused either by extremely high temperatures or by radiation. Scientists can create a plasma by applying an electric field to a low-pressure gas, as in neon lamps or fluorescent tubes. They can also create a plasma by heating a neutral gas to extremely high temperatures. Particles in very hot plasmas acquire enough energy thatfusion takes place when they collide. Fusion reactions are the heat source in the core of the sun.
Converting our Energy Sources from Blood to Air
As we gradually more our awareness from the material realms to the etheric realms, we become more attuned to the source of our energy and supply. We find that our supply is all around us, closer than breathing.
Petroleum has been called the ‘Blood of the Earth.’ This metaphor has been used to justify the mosquitos of the industrial revolution tosuck out this blood and devour it for supplying our energy needs. This blood has been extracted, burned, spilled, wasted, fought over, and has now come back to pollute our air and our ground and our politics in ways never anticipated.
One mosquito says to the other, It’s OK, there’s still 50 years’ supply left--plenty for us,” not realizing that when completed with their sucking, the Earth will be dead.
In 1879, the British physicist Sir William Crookes identified a fourth state of matter that is beyond the familiar states of solid, liquid,and gas. Fifty years later, Dr. Irving Langmuir, an American chemist andphysicist, named this ionized gas ‘Plasma.’ Our familiar Aurora Borealis is evidence of the existence of Plasma, by far the most common form of matter. Plasma in the stars and in the tenuous space between them makes up over 99% of the visible universe and perhaps most of that which is not visible.It’s like not being able to see the forest for the trees. We have a practically infinite supply of Plasma surrounding us and an almost negligible supply of oil that is difficult to extract and pollutes the planet. Thisdoes not sound like a difficult choice.
One of the interesting properties of Plasma is that it can be accelerated and steered by electric and magnetic fields, allowing it to be controlled and applied. It is beginning to provide many practical uses: newmanufacturing techniques, consumer products, and the prospect of abundant energy. Laser technology is one form of its use and we see that is now experimenting with this as an alternate energy source for rocket fuel.
One of the more interesting aspects of Plasma is that it is moldable by subtle energies as well. Those who are able to manifest forminto the material planes utilize the nature of Plasma as yet-undefined structure. It is the primary substance of the Universe, akin to Prana.
Thought-forms can influence it. By its very nature, it wants to combine into material existence and almost awaits the expression of our desire. I believe that is in the nature of the Plasma where we will find our expression inthe coming civilizations. As we learn of our true nature as consciousenergetic beings connected with the Plasma, we will be able to creatively andresponsibly mold it for supplying the forms and energies we will need for our survival.
--- Wayne Moody
Angel Plasma: The extremely hot state of the collapsing universe in the Omega Point Theory, where superintelligences ("Angels") exist as computational systems somehow encoded in the particle interactions. - Terminology from The Omega Point Theory Mailing List
At the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory David Bohm began what was to become his landmark work on plasmas. A plasma is a gas containing a high density of electrons and positive ions, atoms that have a positive charge. To his amazement he found that once they were in a plasma, electrons stopped behaving like individuals and started behaving as if they were part of a larger and interconnected whole. althought their individual movements appeared random, vast numbers of electrons were able to produce effects that were surprisingly well-organized. Like some amoeboid creature, the plasma constantly regenerated itself and ecnlosed all impurities in a wall in the same way that a biological organsim might encase a foreign substance in a cyst. So struck was Bohm by these organic qualities that he later remarked he'd frequently had the impression the electron sea was "alive."
In 1947 Bohm accepted an assistant professorship at Princeton University, an indication of how highly he was regarded, and there he extended his Berkeley research to the study of electrons in metals. Once again he found that the seemingly haphazard movements of individual electrons managed to produce highly organized overall effects. Like the plasmas he had studied at Berkeley, these were no longer situations involving two particles, each behaving as if it knew what the other was doing, but entire oceans of particles, each behaving as if it knew what untold trillions of others were doing. Bohm called such collective movements of electrons PLASMONS, and their discovery established his reputation as a physicist.
- _The Holographic Universe_by Michael Talbot