> This is one area that I've not yet found time to perform
> adequate research. But, I believe you may be exactly correct
> that something from the djed is of importance in the
> mummification process.
> This will be very difficult to research. I'm not even sure
> what questions to ask or of whom. I believe it might have a
> microbiological answer or means of finding evidence. I
> seriously doubt anyone has ever investigated this possibility.
I will tell you a odd story...
Back in 1990, I picked up a book at Gateways Books in Santa Cruz called 'The Awesome Life Force - by Joseph H. Cater'.
It was full of alternative science stuff - UFOs, Free Energy, Tesla Tech, etc...
In it, I found a section on the Caduceus Coil.
Now, a Caduceus is the double snake symbol of Medicine (i.e. the Medical Symbol)...
Very similar to the Egyptian Winged Sun Disk.
Anyway, the book says that if you build one of these coils and power it with a pulsed DC voltage, it will grow 10 times in size and levitate off the table.
I said to myself, this I gotta see. So I quickly wired up a thick copper coil (wrapped around a socket wrench extender), a simple rotary chopper switch (using a clothing shaver motor) and a 9 volt transistor battery.
Now a caduceus coil is practically an electrical short circuit, with no resistance or inductance to speak of, so it basically crow-barred the battery, which got very hot - fast. So to keep the battery from melting the table, I stuck it in a block of ice (by placing it in a bowl of water in the freezer for about 20 mins).
So about midnight I am running this gadget on my kitchen table, waiting for it to levitate, which it never did, when I start to notice something. I begin to feel my eyes drying out, and the hairs on my arms starting to stand up, and you could feel a charge building in the air. I sat there staring at it for about 10 minutes. But I got a little spooked by the charge in the air, so I moved off to the living room and watched it from there for about another 5 minutes - then I turned it off...
I noticed three things.
1) All the metal tools on the table were magnetized. You could pick up the screwdriver up with the pliers and such. And they are all still magnetized to this very day.
2) A steel ruler, that I just happened to have placed perpendicular to the coil, was magnetized such that when you ran a compass along its length - the compass would spin (north, south, north, south, etc...). Not the sort of magnetization you would expect from something magnetized by the earths magnetic field. And it also still does that to this very day.
3) The last thing I noticed, I discover the next morning at work. I was walking past one of my coworkers who says to me, 'Bill, you got some sun yesterday!'. Now I avoided the sun like the plague back then, so I go to the restroom to take a look and sure enough, I have a sun burn from the neck up - red as a beet.
Interesting side note, my acne cleared up for weeks after the 'treatment'.
I have come to understand that a Caduceus Coil creates bucking magnetic fields (fields of the same polarity that push at each other - like two fire hoses pointing at each other) which create magnetic bubbles, like milk bubbles in a blender, and that these bubbles froth out from the coil.
Anyway, I have not returned to this experiment since, but I believe it is related to the healing devices at Dendera - probably the Djed Pillar...
One more thing, the Caduceus is also known as the Staff of Mercury.
(Electrical) Storms, Soap Bubbles and Solitons. - Cashus the Giant