Because such measurement is a new endeavor for Western science, and because the definitions andunits of measure are still being worked out, researchers have each been creating their own means tomeasure this energy.Lugovenko uses two primary means. The first is through a pair of sensors - one copper (placed over a positive vortex) and one nephrite stone (placed over a negative, or dark, vortex). Each of these sensorsis suspended by wire over a radial graph, and they both move in opposite directions - that is, one goesclockwise and the other goes counterclockwise.At intervals determined by how quickly the direction and amplitude are changing, Lugovenko observesand records the time and the position of the sensors in his lab book.Lugovenko's second means of measurement is the use of dowsing rods and a pendulum, the accuracy of which he has verified through years of comparing his dowsing results with read-outs from electronicinstrumentation. He uses copper dowsing rods to locate the positive and negative energy vortexes.When I visited Lugovenko's home outside Moscow, he demonstrated his technique to me. First, he sethis intention, then started walking across the room holding the dowsing rods so they pointed in front of him.About five feet from where he had his instrumentation set up, the rods abruptly separated so they pointed out to each side.Then he handed the rods to me, and I was able to obtain the same results.Lugovenko also links with other observers around the world, enabling him to compare and validate hisresults globally.I asked him why, as a senior scientist at a prestigious research institute, he was conducting theseexperiments at his home. With a wry smile, he answered (through a translator),
"We used to have the most advanced instrumentation, but with Perestroika, budgets were reduced, and this line of research was cut. So I continue it at home, because it is important."
Variations in the Earth's breathing
After charting the general characteristics of the breathing of the Earth, Lugovenko started examiningthe variations and anomalies. The indented text below is excerpted from two of his translated articles
1. Solar activity:
The maximal activity of breathing of the Earth occurs when there is a minimum of solar activity.
2. The Hale-Bopp comet: