A possible source of energy for the etheric body

William C. Treurniet and Paul Hamden, September, 2012
(revised June, 2015)

Summary. The difference in the absorption spectra of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin suggests a mechanism for energizing the etheric body. In particular, deoxygenated hemoglobin is able to absorb more EM energy than oxygenated hemoglobin. Since the hemoglobin molecules periodically take up and release oxygen on their path around the circulatory system, there would be a corresponding release and absorption of EM energy. It is proposed that the released photons are radiated to the etheric body from within the lungs where the hemoglobin is oxygenated. Remarkably, a similar mechanism was independently described two years earlier by an extraterrestrial Zeta teacher speaking through a medium.


The etheric body is a complex object that interfaces with a person's consciousness and influences the growth and the health of the physical body. It interacts with the physical body via electromagnetic energy exchange, but it also has a non-physical energy component that is part of a larger energetic environment. Under certain conditions, the etheric body is able to interact with this domain that is normally beyond the awareness of human physical senses.

Awareness of the energetic environment can be developed as a skill like any other. The practice of meditation is one way to do this. It involves the stilling of the mind so that it is more open to impressions from energetic influences. Descriptions of proper meditation technique always include a focus on controlled breathing. Why this is so is not clear. Sometimes controlled breathing is explained as merely a technique for stilling the mind. Others suggest that certain breathing patterns may directly enhance the properties of the etheric body. This article discusses how the respiratory system may be involved in supporting the etheric body.

A proposed mechanism for energizing the etheric body

An obvious correlate of breathing is oxygenation of the hemoglobin in the blood. It so happens that oxygenated blood has a different electromagnetic (EM) absorption spectrum than deoxygenated blood. Figure 1 shows the different spectra in a graph published by Prahl (here or here). The molar extinction coefficient on the ordinate is a measure of how much light the hemoglobin molecules absorb at a given wavelength.

Figure 1. Hemoglobin (Hb) and oxy-hemoglobin (HbO2) absorption spectra.
(from S. Prahl, Oregon Medical Laser Center) 

Of particular note in this graph is the relatively large difference between the absorption spectra of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin between the 600 and 800 nm wavelengths. This range, in the shaded part of the graph, happens to correspond to the red and near infrared parts of the spectrum.

If the absorption spectrum of the hemoglobin could be measured in the body, the values in the shaded range of Figure 1 would depend on where the measurement was taken. The oxygen saturation level in arterial blood is significantly higher than in venous blood. This means that the amount of electromagnetic energy carried by a hemoglobin molecule would vary as it moved around the circulatory system. When the molecule picks up oxygen atoms, the EM energy contained by the molecule would be forced to move somewhere else. It is proposed here that this EM energy is transferred to the etheric body when the hemoglobin is oxygenated. Perhaps the toroidal shape of the red blood cell containing the hemoglobin acts as an antenna for transmitting the EM energy to the etheric body.

A very similar process was described more than two years earlier by a Zeta extraterrestrial teacher who speaks through the Australian medium, Paul Hamden. The Zeta is able to control the medium's physical body when there is resonance between his and the medium's energetic bodies. Such resonance requires raising the amplitude and frequency of the medium's etheric body vibration. Some of the energy needed to do this is provided by the sitters. During a session recorded in February, 2010, the sitters noted that yawning often occurred at the beginning of sessions. This prompted a discussion on the importance of breathing for facilitating contact. The Zeta made the following comment.

We need a certain energy to produce the contact. This is why the breathing became a 'larger issue' (yawning of sitters). This expels the energy needed for contact - this process works by stimulating the oxygen in the blood, thus increasing the electrical discharge you provide us. This charge generates, in conjunction with the thought of contact, a small vortex which we speak to you through.

The Zeta said that the contact process needs energy which is associated with the breathing of the sitters. The process works by 'stimulating the oxygen in the blood', which in turn 'expels' the electrical energy needed for contact. This description parallels the independently conceived idea expressed above that "EM energy is transferred to the etheric body when the hemoglobin is oxygenated".

The model was endorsed further by the Zeta after it was developed. When asked about the physical mechanism for transferring energy to the etheric body, he replied, "Hemoglobin is involved as an increase of oxygenated blood is cycled through an entity. In doing so, the energy of the human form is assimilated to the etheric body. But, there is a continual exchange between the physical and etheric, not a state of separation."

The physical body seems to be designed to continuously transfer energy to the etheric body as proposed by the above model. The oxygen saturation level in arterial blood is typically 95-98%, and drops to around 60-80% in venous blood. The difference reflects the body's use of oxygen. So the biggest change over time in oxygen saturation level of the blood occurs when it moves from arteries to the veins. This is measured as the arterio-venous oxygen difference.

According to the model, arterial blood with its high oxygen content would absorb the least EM energy. Conversely, venous blood with its lower oxygen content would absorb the most EM energy. As the blood courses back to the lungs via the venous system, many hemoglobin molecules that had given up their oxygen atoms can now absorb EM energy. The energized molecules enter the lungs, and begin to react with oxygen. This chemical reaction is clearly not prevented by the absorbed EM energy. But since the oxygen and the absorbed energy cannot coexist in the same molecule, the energy is radiated away to be taken up by the etheric body. The radiation of energy is continuous as long as the blood keeps circulating.

Physical exercise increases the arterio-venous oxygen difference. It is a measure of the amount of oxygen extracted from the blood by the tissues of the body. Cells consume more oxygen during exercise, and so less oxygen is returned to the lungs by the venous system. Therefore, sufficient exercise may stimulate the etheric body according to the model.

Possible mechanism for energy exchange

In the model, electrical energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin molecules in the red blood cells after oxygen is given up to the cells of the body. When the hemoglobin molecules pick up oxygen atoms again in the lungs, the accumulated electrical energy is forced out and radiated to receiver antennae connected to the etheric body. The red blood cell has a toroidal shape with the hemoglobin arranged around the periphery and with nothing in the center (Figure 2). This shape might function as a loop antenna when the energy is released. Assuming this is true, we can estimate some physical parameters related to the process.

Figure 2. An image of a red blood cell. 

For best efficiency, a resonant loop antenna has a circumference equal to the wavelength of the signal to be transmitted. The red blood cell is approximately 7 µm in diameter which yields a circumference of 22 µm. A wavelength of 22 µm translates to a frequency of about 13.6 terrahertz (THz). This is the frequency of radiation that an antenna in the etheric body should be able to receive. Note that the energy accumulated by the red blood cell has wavelengths ranging from .6 to .8 µm (Figure 1). These translate to a frequency range of 370-500 THz. So the red blood cell may function as a frequency converter, collecting energy in the 370-500 THz range and converting it to the 13.6 THz resonant frequency of the antenna.

The Zetas offered some clues about the nature of the etheric receiver of the radiated energy. The etheric body is said to be the interface between the physical body and the spirit consciousness. "Higher self moves to integrate with a physical container, the etheric body is the field which allows the blending, and once the body terminates, the etheric form is absorbed by the originating consciousness."

Further, "The etheric body is in a constant state of change in regards to the level of frequencies. Many of the frequencies that are within the intermediary process of the etheric body are also in a state of change and flux. At any given point you may have what would be considered eddies, if you have the analogy of whirlpools in water. There can be unlimited swirls in the etheric body." In other words, the etheric body is composed of an unlimited number of swirls, each analogous to an eddy of water which has the shape of a vortex.

The Zeta adds that the frequencies of the swirls depend on both conscious thought processes and external events affecting the physical body. Changes in the swirls' distribution and energy are directly reflected in the health of the physical body. The swirls would have angular frequency or spin, and are said to vary in number depending on the emotional and physical state of the body. For example, a state of meditation is accompanied by a reduction in the number of swirls.

According to a Zeta, "What takes place in the physical is a direct representation of what is happening in the etheric body." There must be an interface to transfer energy to the etheric domain, and if the above model is correct, the interface transmutes the received electromagnetic energy to etheric energy. The etheric swirls may also be loop antennae tuned to receive the 13.6 THz energy radiated by the red blood cells.


A robust etheric body is said to be important for the health of the physical body and the achievement of desired altered states. A case was made that EM energy is accumulated in deoxygenated hemoglobin in the venous system. This energy is then radiated to the etheric body when oxygen is taken up in the lungs.