A Living Dynamic Focus

"Every living being is a dynamic focus. A dynamic focus tends ever to

propagate the motion that is proper to it. Propagated motion becomes

transformed according to the medium it traverses. Motion always tends to

propagate itself. Therefore, when we see work of any kind--mechanical,

electrical, nervic, or psychic--disappear without visible effort, then

of two things, one happens, namely, either a transmission or a

ormation. Where does the first end, and where does the second

begin? In an identical medium there is only TRANSMISSION; in a different

medium there is TRANSFORMATION.

"You send an electric current through a thick wire. You have the

current, but you do not perceive any other force. But cut that thick

wire, and connect the ends by means of a fine wire, and this fine wire

will grow hot--there will be a TRANSFORMATION of a part of the current

into HEAT. Take a pretty strong current, and interpose a wire still more

resistant, or a very thin carbon rod, and the carbon will emit LIGHT. A

part of the current, then, is transformed into heat and light. The light

acts in every direction around about, first visibly as light, then

invisibly as heat and electric current. Hold a magnet near it. If the

magnet is weak and movable, in the form of a magnetic needle, the beam

of light will cause it to deviate; if it is strong and immovable, it

will in turn cause the beam of light to deviate. AND ALL THIS FROM A