Introduction: Pyramid Energy, Does It Exsist? (Research)

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Back in the days when I was a teenager, I read a book about pyramid energy. The book really intrigued me, because little is known about this subject.
As described by several books, the pyramid of Cheops would have special healing and conservation powers. Food stored in the pyramid was conserved for ages. Experiments have shown that this is also the fact for scale models of the pyramid. Some people also say that the pyramid helps remedy headache and RSI.

I was inspired to do my own research, and started by putting milk under a pyramid scale model. I also put a same ammount of milk at another location in the same environment. This gave surprising but no conclusive results.
More recently I also experimented with other subjects like growing small plants and testing the influence of the pyramid on water and orange juice.

In this Instructable I desrcibe how I did my research and show you the results.

With this instructable I hope to inspire people to start experimenting with pyramid energy in a scientific way and show the results to the world!

Step 1: Research Questions and Hypothesis

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Questions

According to literature about pyramids, they influency many things from razor blades to petrol and food.
For this project I restrict myself to the following questions:

"Does a pyramid influence the growth of plants?"

"Does a pyramid influence the taste of orange juice and/or water?"

Hypothesis

In the literature research that I did, many influences were stated. For example, razor blades stay sharper when kept under the pyramid and people were cured by drinking pyramid water (water that has been under the pyramid for some time). Unfortunately most of the research that is done, hasn't been done in a scientific way (with control groups and in larger numbers).
What I do know is that a small test I did earlier with milk under a pyramid scale model, turned out pretty promising. In the image above, two cups of milk are shown. The one on the right has been under the pyramid for two weeks, while the one on the left had been at the other side of the room. The right one did still smell like milk, while the left one smelled sour.

With this knowledge my hypothesis is that the pyramid will influence the growth of plants and the taste of fluids in some way.

Step 2: Materials

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To start a research project with pyramids, you need to build at least one scale model of the pyramid of Cheops.
In my research I made three different pyramids.

Wooden pyramid
For my wooden pyramid I used a large sheet of chipboard. A board of 140cm x 100cm should be enough to make a pyramid with a height of 40cm. The pyramid is held together with duct tape.
So what is needed:

  • Chipboard (140x100cm)
  • Duct tape

Copper tube pyramid
For the copper tube pyramid I used copper service pipes. A total of about 3 meters is needed to make a model with a height of 40cm. Solder and a gas burner are used to connect the tubes to each other.

  • 3 meters of Copper service pipe
  • Solder
  • S39 (flux)
  • Gas burner

Copper wire pyramid
For the wire pyramid copper wire with a diameter of 2mm was used. A total length of about 5 meters is needed for the whole model. The wires are connected with solder and a soldering iron

  • 5 meters of Copper wire
  • Solder
  • Soldering iron

Research materials
For the seed growth test, the following is needed:

  • Cress seeds
  • Cotton whool
  • Plastic cups
  • 5 bottles of water
  • A ruler

For the taste test the following is needed:

  • 4 bottles of water
  • 2 cartons of orange juice
  • Plastic cups

Step 3: Method: Building the Pyramid

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I this step I describe how the different pyramids are built. The dimensions are the same for all the pyramids.

To calculate the dimensions you first have to decide what height the pyramid needs to be. In my case I used 40cm but every other height would also be right.
With the pyramid height you can determine the length of the eight ribs of the pyramid.

Bottom ribs: 4pcs of length 1.5708*height, in my case 1.5708*40 = 62.83cm.

Side ribs: 4pcs of length 1.4945*height, in my case 1.4945*40 = 59.78cm.

Wooden pyramid
In this case you have to construct 4 triangles with the dimensions as shown in the figure above. If you don't want to waste wood, you can best alternate the triangles.
It is said in the literature that the bottom square of the pyramid has no influence, so I diceded to only make the 4 triangles.
While cutting, the saw is set at an angle, so the triangles will fit together nicely.
I used duct tape to hold the four triangles together as a pyramid shape.

Copper tube pyramid
For the copper tube pyramid again only the 4 side ribs are made. So four tubes need to be cut with all the same size. As can be seen in the image above, the tubes need to be cut at the right angle so they can be soldered together. This gives a beatiful shape, but makes it a lot harder to make them.
When the pipes are cut, they can be soldered together with a gas burner and solder. Use flux (S39) to help the solder flow in between. Important when soldering is that the bottom ends of the tubes (ribs) are exactly the length of the "bottom rib" apart.
I used the wooden pyramid as a mould while soldering this one. This way the angle (and thus the distance between the ends of the tubes) is exactly right.

Copper wire pyramid
The wire pyramid is probably the simplest. You need to cut 4 pieces for the side ribs and 4 pieces for the bottom ribs.
First solder the bottom ribs in an exact square. After that you can solder the side ribs one by one (use something to hold them in the right position). At the end you can solder the 4 wires at the top together and you should have a nice pyramid.

Step 4: Method: Placing Your Test Objects

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When you have built one or more pyramids, you can start your experiment.

First thing you have to do, is put the pyramid at the right angle. Two ribs of the base of the pyramid need to be parallel to the north-south line of a compass. An illustration is shown above. This is also exactly how the pyramid of Cheops is oriented.

Next thing to consider is the location of your test object in the pyramid. The location with the strongest energy is said to be the center of gravity of the pyramid (which is also the location of the king's chamber), which is at 1/3 of the height (see step 7 for the proof). I used cardboard boxes to raise the bottles a bit.

If the object doesn't fit under the pyramid, like the bottle of water under the wooden pyramid in my case, it is also possible to mirror the center of gravity in the top or bottom of the pyramid. So at 2/3 above the pyramid the energy would be (almost) as strong as at 1/3 of the pyramid (according to the literature).

The wooden beams and boards you see in the image are used to make the floor exactly level. Because we live in an old house, our floor is far from level...

My test objects
In my research I put bottles of water/orange juice under the pyramids (and with the wooden pyramid, on top of it).

The first test I did involved cress seeds. I put about 100 seeds in five identical (marked) cups, filled with cotton whool. Three cups where given water from the 3 different pyramids, the other two were control cups, and fed with the same water that was stored in the same room as the pyramids, but not kept under the pyramid.
I measured the average length of 15 seeds regularly for each cup.

The second test I did involved a taste test. 24 hours before the test I put a new (closed) bottle of water under the wire pyramid, and one at the other side of the same room. The next day I subjected a group of 16 people to a taste test. I put the two types of water in two equal cups, with a different number. Nobody was told which one was the pyramid water. I asked everybody to fill in wheter he/she tasted a difference and which one of the two they liked the most.
I repeated the last experiment also with orange juice.

Step 5: Results With Plants

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As already can be seen from the image, not all the plants have the same length. Interesting is that the cup marked with a red line was fed with normal water and the blank cup was fed with pyramid water. So it really seems there is something going on here.

I plotted all the measured average lenghts in the graph above. Also in the graph the growth of the seeds seems to be effected by the pyramid (Or maybe it is just that the plants don't like the red line around the cup ^^)

Step 6: Results With Drinks

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Water
People did not taste a great difference between the two water samples. Indeed it is hard to tell a difference between two glasses of a fluid without any taste. Surprisingly still more people liked the pyramid water over the normal water when subjected to a blind taste test.

Orange juice
With the orange juice I also gave a group of persons two numbered glasses. One with normal orange juice and one with pyramid orange juice.
When asked about the taste, people gave interesting answers. Almost everyone liked the pyramid orange juice the most. Even the people who said that they liked the orange juice from the pyramid less than the normal one, said they could taste a difference. Almost everybody stated that the one of the samples tasted more fresh/pure. This turned out to be the one that had been under the pyramid for 24 hours.

The results are shown in the bar graph above,

Step 7: Mathematical Background (Center of Gravity)

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In the literature I couldn't find anywhere why the height of 1/3 was chosen to be the right height to put the test objects. Also I had no clue why this should be the place with the most "energy".

My presumption was that this point is the center of gravity of the pyramid, so of course I tried to prove this.

Proof
Seen from the top it is not hard to fiend the center of gravity, because the pyramid looks like a square, one could easily see that it is the exact center of the square.
Seen from one side, the center of gravity is not immediately found. Keep in mind that it is not a equilateral triangle, so the center of gravity is not the middle of the triangle.
In the figure above a cross section of the pyramid is shown. The line AB is the base of the pyramid and AC and BC are two sides of the pyramid.
Because of the mathematical signs needed I put the proof in an image. But it proves that the center of gravity is at exactly 1/3 of the height of any given pyramid, thus also the pyramid of Cheops.

Step 8: Mathematical Background (Golden Ratio)

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Another intriguing thing about the pyramid is that the golden ratio can be found in it.
When considering the length of the cross section line (shown in the figure above), which is 50.86 and comparing it to the length of the half base, which is 62.83/2 = 31.42 one gets the golden ratio:

50.86/31.42 = 1.618...

Why is this intriguing?
The golden ratio is a really important ratio which can be found everywhere in nature. The images above show two beatufil examples of the golden ratio in nature.

Looking at some literature one can find the following about the golden ratio:

"No one knows for sure, but scientists speculate that plants that grow in spiral formation do so in Fibonacci numbers because this arrangement makes for the perfect spacing for growth. So for some reason, these numbers provide the perfect arrangement for maximum growth potential and survival of the plant."

Step 9: Conclusions

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The experiment with seeds and pyramid water shows a clear difference between the plants treated with pyramid water and the plants treated with normal water. The pyramid water caused the seeds to grow 25% longer on average than the seeds that were treated with normal water. So it certainly seems that the pyramid does something with the water that improves the growth of seeds/plants.

In the taste experiment the results were also pretty clear. Especially the orange juice was chosen as most tasty by almost everybody. The only cause for this can be either influence of the pyramid on the juice, the factory making a batch of orange juice with two different tastes. The latter is not very likely because factories produce orange juice on a large scall, so every pack of juice would taste the same.

After this research projectthe pyramid seems to have some kind of influence on objects exposed to it. Moreover, the influence seems benign: plants grow better and juice tastes more natural and fresher.

People who don't believe the results should try it theirselves
, because I still can't believe these results too.
The fact that I'm skeptical is also a reason for me to trust my results, because why should I alter the measurement to get a result that I don't believe...?

Of course, more research need to be done to answer the main question, for now my answer to the question:
Does pyramid energy exsists? Yes it might!

Step 10: Other Research Questions to Investigate

Literature sais it's possible, but is it really true that someone can be cured by sitting under a pyramid an hour a day. Or is drinking pyramid water healthy? Many people say they feel more cheerful when drinking pyramid water every now and then.

"Does the pyramid cure ailments or speed up the healing process?"

It is known that the great pyramid (of Cheops) conserved products for over 2000 years, but can a scale model do the same. My first attemt with milk shows promising results, but can they be reproduced?

"Is it possible to conserve products with pyramid energy?"

Finally as always there are also results that need to be taken with a grain of salt. For example I have read of people experience razor blades last longer, cars that run better with a pyramid in the trunk and so on..

"Does the pyramid effect (other) everyday objects or fluids?"


If you have answers or results on this topic, I would be pleased to hear about it!

Comments

craftclarity (author)2014-04-03

I appreciate deeply the fact that you went to the trouble of testing this hypothesis, rather than pointing at a "group of studies" (which people who usually make this claim never seem to want to cite, or bother naming) that "disproves" the idea.

Douwe 66 (author)skepticaljay2016-05-04

Thank you for sharing the intersting reads.
However, they don't seem to prove pyramid energy does not exist.
To prove it does not exist one also needs to do experiments, however when starting with the idea that it does not exsist, I don't think anyone will do the experiment carefully and in a controlled way.

skepticaljay (author)Douwe 662016-05-05

They do not have to disprove pyramid energy because the burden of proof is on the extraordinary claim that pyramid energy exists. I will be happy to believe pyramid energy exists when 3 things are met in an experiment. 1) tight controls for confounding variables 2) replicability and 3) large effect size. Of which, this experiment does not have. I do like the this Instructable though. and am happy it was done. I did not start with the idea that it doesn't exist. I started with the idea that this experiment isn't good enough to prove it does exist.

Brian T.J (author)skepticaljay2016-11-16

I used the same razor blade for years. It will not sharpen dull blades as some of the tests that "disprove" it, but it will keep your blade cutting if you don't let it get too dull.

Brian T.J (author)skepticaljay2016-11-16

Sorry, but I have a very good education in science and that does not mean it does not work.

eddevine (author)2014-04-03

This is amazing, you did a wonderful job of explaining. A very thought provoking work

JonasCole (author)2014-04-03

Very interesting, you have inspired me to try something similar

gizmo8 (author)2017-05-06

Hello, is your pyramid base at 62 degree angle? I been reading Gem Elixirs Vibrational Healing by Guruda. This is a channelled guide for constructing pyramid. Would you also know where online I can calculate degree into cm? Thank you.

Gaz928 (author)2017-03-11

I'm interested to know with regard to placement of items in the pyramid. Do you place the centre of gravity to the middle of the object, or do you build your platform to the COG then place the object on top of that?

Douwe 66 (author)Gaz9282017-03-11

I made the standoff cardboard boxes a little bit lower (~5cm) than the COG. But it would be interesting to experiment with the placement and see the effect of it...

Lord_Vek (author)2017-03-08

Hello,

You say 1.5708*height for the height but in the picture the number is slightly different. Isit due to a tounding of the number ?

Douwe 66 (author)Lord_Vek2017-03-08

It is indeed a rounded number.
For producing a reasonable size pyramid the 5th decimal will be much smaller than then the error in your cuts.

Lord_Vek (author)Douwe 662017-03-08

Thanks for the quick answer!

paywithlove (author)2016-12-09

nice work! It would be nice to see more test variations! Im wondering how accurate pointing north it must be? 1 degree? 1/10 degree? 1/100 degree? hmm :)

also it would be really nice to see before and after tests of the plants using a refractometer (tests for nutritional content of plants!) let me know if u end up doing the tests :) :) !!

misterken (author)2016-12-09

As a retired science teacher (chemistry/physics/ecology) I thought this was an appropriate entry for a science fair project. It has provided what I call 'food for thought' but not proof. And as a science fair project I would have liked to see references for other work in this area, both supporting the hypothesis and rejecting it.

As for sample size, the data on seedling growth indicate a real result though not necessarily a consequence of the pyramid's structure or orientation. (An equation to optimize sample size: N = 4*(rsd/D)^2 where N = sample size; red = relative standard deviation, either expected or from a prior experiment; and D = desired reproducibility expressed as a decimal - e.g., 10% = 0.1).

Additional controls would be useful as an extension of this exercise: reorienting the pyramids, pyramid on its side, and non-pyramidal structures (e.g., rectangular box). A log of ancillary variables would also contribute. This would include variables such as watering times and amounts, light measurements, and even ambient EM measurements.

I thank you for doing this experiment.

Douwe 66 (author)2016-12-08

Thank you for your comment!

I think it would be interesting to look at other shapes. However, as the pyramid shape is most often found in literature It seemed like a good starting point (starting the experiment not expecting a difference). However, if at some point there would be reliable proof for pyramid energy, then I would certainly like to see the effect of different shapes.

Knowing the golden ratio to be a fundamental part of the pyramid geometry, it can also be intersting to look at icosahedrons / dodecahedrons, as they are closely related to the golden ratio as well.

ThomasH276 (author)2016-11-27

The Mythbusters tested all of the major claims of "pyramid power" (eg. keeping fruit fresh, keeping razors sharp and keeping milk fresh). Not surprisingly, slapping a geometric shape over an object has NO effect on it whatsoever. The razors did not stay sharp, the fruit did not stay fresh and the milk developed maggots. Why anyone would think that it would is baffling.

skepticaljay (author)2014-04-03

The controls were very poor on this experiment. You need to modify your methodology. A larger sample size, and the application of "blinding" is necessary to come to a sound conclusion. This is just a case of pseudo-science and an experimenter who has obviously, although maybe not intentionally, biased an outcome.

Brian T.J (author)skepticaljay2016-11-16

Did you do any tests? If not then you are quoting a suspect source? I did many experiments back in the 70's. Some ran for years and I never saw it didn't work. A lot of skeptics love to be skeptics, but they are not scientists

skepticaljay (author)Brian T.J2016-11-16

You don't have to be a scientist to understand the scientific theory or to understand scientific methodology, you just have to be informed and capable of understanding logic.

Douwe 66 (author)skepticaljay2016-11-16

Well, but apparently you have to be a scientist to be curious enough to think about phenomena that other people just debunk based on what they think, instead of looking at facts.

skepticaljay (author)Douwe 662016-11-17

What facts?

Agreed.

Douwe 66 (author)skepticaljay2014-04-03

What is your definition of a larger sample size?
It is of course true that a larger sample size is always better, but at some point doing large-scall experiments is not a thing to do at home...

About blinding you are also true, problem is that I cannot do blind experiments while working on my own. Although the drinks experiment was totally blind because I didn't even taste te drinks...

Last of all, It's a bit contracting you call this pseudo-science and call me biased? But in fact you are biased by saying that this outcome is not a possible outcome...
With the hypothesis stated, I cannot conclude that the pyramid has no influence, neither can I conclude that pyramid energy exsists.

skepticaljay (author)Douwe 662014-04-03

If you labeled the bottles and/or asked the percipient the questions about which is better then it was not properly blinded. Experimenter bias is one of the easily things to do with out even know you are doing it. As for not saying it is possible, I never said it wasn't possible. It is is just highly unlikely given apriori scientific knowledge. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. The statistical effect size needed to claim that this worked based on prior Bayesian probabilities would need to be very large. As a statistician, I would be happy to help you design this study better to help control for experimenter biases and errors.

Douwe 66 (author)skepticaljay2014-04-03

Thank you for your reply!
Reading all the other replies I want to do a more thorough research on this subject. The problem is that it should be done at home or in the backyard. It would be really great if you could help me design a better experiment that is still manageable.

Something more about the taste test.
The cups were filled before the group of test persons entered the room. The cups were marked A and B. The participants (students) needed to fill in a form with the questions "Do you tast a difference" and "which one do you like most". Also there was room for extra comments on the form.
For the water taste test the cups marked A were from the pyramid, for the orange juice test the (new) cups marked B were the pyramid ones.

DrHoule86 (author)Douwe 662014-04-03

You are all missing the most obvious point. This is called, Instructables a huge collection of normal everyday people doing DIY projects that anyone can do in a manageable controlled setting such as your living room, kitchen, or back yard. You are all condemning him for not doing university size testing for his conclusion. Science isn't science until it is! I applaud his trial and also find his results interesting that would merit more people to try there own SMALL scale testing at home. Because that is what this website is about. DIY. To all of you that are belittling his experiment maybe you are just to small minded or just pissed off because you know his experiment is better than the one you came up with for this contest entry. You have my vote. Awesome job I can't believe I had to write out the above. When will people just start being people again. Everyone condemns and swears off what they don't understand. Great Job!

No, our observations are attempts to point out THE IMPORTANCE of following accurate protocols when drafting an hypothesis and drawing conclusions from data collection.

This experiment, under well-controlled circumstances actually could be performed with a small group of test subjects and be conducted reliably and the results, although different from his, would be completely valid.

jbackes is actually NOT biased, because science has disproven your hypothesis many times over. The fact that you fail to understand this shows a basic failure on your part to fully comprehend experiment design, and a basic understanding of the Scientific Method.

DrHoule86 (author)skepticaljay2014-04-03

wow really? who is bias here really?

Yes, science is a bias.

CindyD50 (author)2016-04-30

Complete bunk. Been known for decades. I like how everyone ignores the only person on this thread who posted any actual links.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_power

Brian T.J (author)CindyD502016-11-16

But, when the tests have been done the pyramid works. Just because it is on Wikipedia does not make it true. A lot of skeptics write in Wikipedia, but they are not scientists and they data mine to get an article. I kept a peice of meat in a pyramid for about five years. It never smelled rotten, but became very dry. I took it out of the pyramid and it started to smell in a week.

pr0cesor (author)2016-05-03

It is sad how people think this as a pseudo-science. Well first of all what is science? Science is a study of something by experimenting. If this is a pseudo-science then the fact that Newton discovered the so called gravity when the apple felt on his head also must be a pseudo-science right? if this is a pseudo-science then Archimedes floating on his bathtub also must be a pseudo-science right. If this is a pseudo-science then growing Crystals also a pseudo-science right? Right.

At least the author tried something and respect for that. It could be an inspiration for someone. But saying that this is a pseudo-science is totally wrong. No one has the authority to say that.

Brian T.J (author)pr0cesor2016-11-16

Pseudoscience has become a by-word for skeptics who are not scientists

Douwe 66 (author)pr0cesor2016-05-04

Thank you for your comment!
I completely agree.

As this instructable is written after my experiment, of course it is biased. However, when starting the experiment, I did not believe a pyrmaid should or could have any influence on the results.
I think it is most important to at least start the experiment being open for whatever restult comes out. Starting an experiment to prove it does not exist can never work. Why would you do it carefully if you don't want it to work...?

MikeS406 (author)Douwe 662016-05-09

Pyramids are used for collecting energy and magnifying it,it was used for many things.Pyramid technology was first used in Atlantis and it expanded out over different areas of the world.even the gardens of Atlantis were grown in caletas.a lot of pyramids were built under stars with their alignment. Many technologies are being surpressed intentionally to keep society blinded.

pr0cesor (author)MikeS4062016-05-09

Not many realize this though. Many thinks that talk like this is only "conspiracy theories". People are not aware of the reality they are living in. They are blinded by lies and brainwashed by the media and the society that keeps those kind of knowledge a secret. Yes indeed pyramid technology are suppresed and not many knows about the alignment of those monuments in relation with the stars above us.

vcbrand (author)2016-05-06

I have done an experiment like this some years ago. I've put a lemon inside a pyramid and other very similar, in the other side of the room, with the same light and temperature conditions.
The one I've put under the pyramid started to shrink. When opening, after one month, it was dry and clean.
The other one, outside the pyramid, rot.

In my personal experiences, I am yoga teacher, practice buddhist meditation for about 15 years, and I have now a pyramid in my house where I can seat under. I feel that under the pyramid my meditation suffers a kind of a boost, my mind stays calm much faster and I feel good sensations in the body.

I sat for the first time under a pyramid several years ago, I feel very good when I sit under it, however I know there is maybe no scientific theory for the effects that I feel. I am fine with it too, I think sort of I don't need an explanation, if it makes me good I can have benefit from it and it can be a mystery, or have no explanation at all.

I appreciate our willing to do this experiment. I think you are making science, for testing your hypothesis, even if you do not reach any conclusion by now.

allofeverything (author)2016-02-18

Egyptian magic is real. I am magic.

PhillipS7 (author)2015-05-27

I like your approach and gives a good start of more scientific setups for others. Thank you. I noticed that you mentioned "literature" , but I did not see a citation of what literature you used. Much of Les Brown's work describes research he conducted. I would be interested in whatvyou used. In your experiment you mention that the base does not matter, yet the two with bases, wire and wood had slightly higher results. You also mention that you are uncertain if scale has anything to do. It could. As a student of wave and quantum physics slight deviations in wave length and amplitude could be a possible. One thing I noted in Les Brown's work was an alignment to the scale of the earth environment, namely the size of perimeter base of Cheops being in proportion to the number of days in a lunar year, 365 pyramidal units. Having lived in Egypt for a few years and visiting the pyramids, I think also that external climate conditions may make a difference. I have thought of constructing a "healing chamber" and this posting from you may have generated my interest to do a test and get a major r&d facility such as fraunhofer institute and a medical team to help document wave impact and do a scale down to exact size using 3d printing technology. I saw you made mention to the 1/3 height but did you use it? I thought perhaps lying the bottle horizontally at the 1/3 level would be better than vertical as, if true, would put much of the water out of the more powerful energy. You mention alignment to north, but was that magnetic or true north? As that changes.

Douwe 66 (author)PhillipS72016-01-25

I'm sorry for not replying earlier. I only read your post now (for some reason instructables did not send me a notification).

The literature where I got the information about sizes e.g. is "Pyramid energy in practice" by Paul Liekens, as this is the book where I first read about it. It's hard to find good sources for information, which is also why I hope more people want to do scientific research on this topic.

The part about the base "that does not influence the energy" is also from the book mentioned above, I still wonder wheter that is correct. However, when scaling the pyramid, every angle stays the same, and the base moves up or down in an "infinite pyramid". So It sounds possible that the base is not part of the shape.

I wanted to put the center of gravity at 1/3 of the height (however it was hard because of the size). Indeed lying down the bottle horizontally might be a good idea. On the other hand, if the base indeed has no real influence, it might be more logic to think that it needs to be at the symmetrical center.

Lastly, the alignment was done to the magnetic north (measured at some distance from the house, outside).

When I have more time, I want to do a larger test with say 20 pyramids and only changing one variable, e.g. the alignment. If there's really some energy, one would be able to see some sort of change peaking where the pyramid is best aligned. This seems very interesting to me, as one could do the test without knowing the magnetic north (blind) and then looking at the results to find wheter there is a difference and in what direction it points...

SethM16 (author)PhillipS72016-01-21

I am curious given your educational background, what your thoughts would be on a observed & non observed version of this experiment? I follow what a lot of people would call Alternative Science- purely because for me it offers far better explanations when extrapolating across fields.

gaieb (author)2015-06-01

I did research back in the 60s, I got 185 shaves from a Gillette double edge blade, skeptics don't bother to comment. I know what worded for me.

ZaneEricB (author)2014-08-13

I love the thought process....

What about setting up the same example in a more controlled environment...such as a dark room, (so light, sun or artificial can be controlled), temperature controlled environment, etc...

I am sure there are reasons , explainable or not, that people prefered, or plants prefered, one water/juice over another BUT...such as what did the people consume before testing, any medications?(some meds change how we taste)...

science is all about repeat repeat repeat...

I day redo this experiment over the course of a year and update monthly...or even weakly.

Noble_Knight (author)2014-07-25

You never mentioned what the amount was of water each planter got. You didn't acount for sunlight and how much each planter got. You didn't say how much dirt and what kind of dirt and if it was taken from the same bag, cause miracle grow works miracles. You didn't have a log of the plants. For there to be any electricmagnetic force to take place you either need a battery or th pyramid needs to be moving constantly to create a flow of electricity. There is some pretty flimsy evidence to call this a legit experiment.

ProjectPlace (author)2014-05-22

I can't get over how good I think this Instructable is. I find it extremely fascinating that all results pointed to a difference between pyramid treated and not pyramid treated.

Great job explaining and being clear.

Thanks so much for posting!!

0491 michel (author)2014-04-24

I found your interesting work, it would be undoubtedly fantastic the day or would be of scientific archaeology, we surely discovered things interesting and surely applicable to our daily life.

For the rest I recommend you take a ride on the side of a link: "EDEN SAGA" and in this link are looking for: "The pyramid of Tesla", if you are ing. Electrician, it'll surely you interested in magnetism and Electromagnetism appears to affect the growth of plants.

skippershoneywell (author)2014-04-04

I'm now trying to ascertain whether you post about "Pyramid Energy"
was intended as an "April Fools" joke, or meant as serious research. If
the former, well played! You got me! If the latter, I think that you
wasted your time, some milk, water, orange juice...hopefully you are
able to enjoy the plants.

Why did you waste your time? Because
serious science has disproved your hypothesis (likely many times over).
You even allude to this.

You said that you are an engineering
student. I'm sure that you understand if a substance or system begins
behaving contrary to long standing practice, more than likely, a problem
or error exists, and NOT some "new" discovery. For example, if you are
demonstrating the melting point of pure iron and find that your sample
is melting at 650 °C, this does not mean that you have found some new
way of melting iron at a lower temperature (Iron melts at 1538 °C). You
would check your sample (is it really iron?), your equipment
(thermometer, etc), your calculations (Celsius vs Fahrenheit, Kelvin,
etc). These are just some examples of VARIABLES, by the way.

As for further help in designing accurate SCIENTIFIC research experiments, the resources are numerous. Might I suggest your own college/university? No doubt you would also impress your instructors!

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