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The Value of Paramagnetic Rock

The most important point about paramagnetism is that it contributes to plant growth. Dr. Phil Callahan, the guru in this discipline, says unequivocally, that paramagnetism is required for plant growth. He and others list the values of high paramagnetic soils as increased water retention, increased microbial stimulation, improved nutrient utilization, and something referred to as increased light energy. Other benefits in the soil include increased seed germination and flowering, improved insect resistance, increased frost and drought hardiness, and more earthworms in the soil. It has also been shown to assist in overcoming the effects of toxins (atrazine) in the soil.

Paramagnetic rock can also be beneficial when added to compost piles. It increases the biological activity, which in turn speeds up the rates of decomposition.

Studies show a relation between tooth decay and an inadequate mineral supply; studies find long-lived and healthy humans are located in geographical regions with glacial mountain waters and mineral-rich soils.

The world’s most fertile soils are highly paramagnetic and are usually from volcanic origin. Fertile, volcanic soils are formed from volcanic eruptions. Lava spews from the core of the earth out into the atmosphere where it develops paramagnetic qualities en route to the ground (oxygen is the most highly paramagnetic of all elements). The intensity of the paramagnetic effect is determined by the amount of magma (lava) in an eruption.

The PCSM measures CGS (centimetres per gram per second) and rates soil fertility in the following manner:

0 – 100 CGS = Poor
100 – 300 CGS = Good
300 – 800 CGS = Very Good
800 – 1200 CGS = Excellent

There is a powerful synergy when compost is combined with paramagnetic rock dust. In a 1999 interview with Graeme Sait from NTS, Professor Callahan cited a visit to the lab of renowned German researcher, Dr Popp. Dr Popp uses highly sensitive equipment, which measures photon emission (a photon is a measure of light). Dr Popp was amazed to discover that highly paramagnetic rock dust emits 2000 to 4000 photons. However, he was speechless when Professor Callahan added compost to the rock dust and the photon emission leapt up to 400,000 photons! The exciting synergy between microbes and paramagnetic material has also been confirmed by brilliant US researcher, Bruce Tainio, who has reported 300% increases in microbe sub-division when adding micronised basalt to microbe brewing tanks.

The finer the particles the faster the soil microbes can break down the blue metal to plant food, thus fine dust is best for this purpose. This activity is greatly increased when plenty of compost is present in the soil.

The larger the particles, the greater the paramagnetic action, therefore for best results in the garden, a mix of particle sizes is desirable.

Most igneous rocks like granites and basalt have a property known as Paramagnetism. After studying soils from around the world it was found that the healthiest soils with best plant growth and highest crop yields have high paramagnetic values while poor soils with lots of disease and insect pressure have low values.