The magnetic atom

Note of the translator

What follows is the resumed and translated text of the original Italian book “L’atomo magnetico” (1954) by Pier Luigi Ighina. This book is the only one written by the scientist.

Pier Luigi Ighina has been a co-operator of Guglielmo Marconi and shared his most secret experiments. During his whole life he has worked without being recognized by the scientific community and achieving incredible results which are even today not imaginable for most scientists.He is now 93 years old and goes on with his researches.

With this translation I want to introduce this incredible scientist to the English speaking world and I hope that this will cause a growing interest in his work which could be of great help in today’s social and environmental situation.

Regarding the translation, I excuse myself in advance for every mistake I might have done translating his work, but I believe that the main facts are correct.

In order not to change the original meaning, I have translated the Italian words “materia” and “atomo” into “Matter” and “Atom” using them the way he did, which means that “Materia”, for example, is used for both living and non-living substances and “Atomo” is used in a wider meaning than what we are used to. Concerning the use of the word “Magnetic”, my personal opinion is that also this word is to be understood in a much larger conception of Magnetism than what we are usually accustomed to.

I hope you enjoy the reading and feel the big impact these discoveries could have in today’s scientific understanding of the World, Man and Life.

Mirko Kulig (2001)


The discovery of the magnetic atom (first part: theory)

When the first scientists started to study the atom, they soon realized that when it was excited by the light atom, it would just disappear in the light. So they started to excite it with strong magnetic fields and strong electric tensions, causing the alteration of the atom itself. In fact, in Dr. Ighinas opinion, electrons, protons, neutrons, positrons etc. are products of an altered atom, so their laws are altered in respect to the normal atom.

He thinks: how can you attempt to study something that is in constant motion by accelerating its motion? He developed the idea of trying to stop the motion of the atom.

When observing an atom under an atomic microscope he defined 4 fundamental laws:

  1. The light atoms, when they excite the observed atoms, give part of their motion the latter
  2. The observed atoms absorb part of the motion of the light atoms to speed up theirs
  3. In order to excite an atom, you need it to get in touch with an atom of higher motion; the atom with the highest motion will attract the one with the lowest motion
  4. The highest is the atoms motion, the more luminous it will be and viceversa

By examining the atoms of different matters, he found out that every atom has its own absorbing rate. From this discovery he made a scale of atoms of different matters with absorbing rates, in relation to the light atom, from 95% to 1%. It took him 4 years of study to create this scale.

The other problem he had in observing the atoms was that they are also disturbed by the surrounding atoms. In order to isolate the observed atom he created some sort of a “wall” composed by different layers of atoms with the ones with the maximum absorption (95%) in the inside close to the observed atoms and then one after the other the different matters with diminishing absorption rates (85%, then 75%, and so on until the 1%). With this idea he was able to create some sort of canals that would take the motion away from the observed atoms and make them be almost still. But there still was the problem of having a stronger microscope. He invented a microscope (see later) with which he was finally able to observe the atoms at a enlargement of 1.6 billion times.

From his observation he noted that the atoms had pulsation and, with every pulsation a luminous circle would leave the centre of the atom and get bigger moving away from it. The different circles would create some kind of shield around the atom. From these observations he got to the conclusion that the atoms don’t oscillate but vibrate, and that it is possible to divide its energy but not the atom itself. He also noted that after a while, the atom excited to its maximum by the light atoms would explode, and after that there would be two atoms. This phenomenon he called the reproduction of matter. He observed that different matters have different pulsations.  These atoms which he called “reproductive permanents” are present in all organic matters, while in the minerals the atoms don’t have any reproduction, unless they are excited from atoms with more power.

The various colours and shapes of matter are due to alterations in the vibration of the atoms that compose it. For example, if a flower has a basic atomic pulsation of 1000, and its extern atoms get in touch with other atoms like those of light, heat, gas, etc. the latter change their vibration to 1000.01, 1000.02 which correspond to the colours and shape of the matter. Upon this discovery he made a scale of alterations which showed him that when he would reach 1001, matter would transform. He classified different categories of atoms: reproductive atoms, motionless atoms, non reproductive atoms, semi reproductive atoms, permanent reproductive atoms, and so on. While being busy in experimentation, he noted that if he moved a magnet close to the observed atoms they would all move quickly disappearing then in a luminous mass.

He tried then to observe the atoms of magnetite (until now he had been able to do all observations with a resolution of under 1 billion times). This time he needed to go over 1 billion enlargements to see these atoms, and as he saw them they were moving a lot faster than the usual atoms and were a lot smaller. He tried to stop their motion with his developed technique, but uselessly. These atoms appeared with a reproductive permanent motion but much faster than the other. Enlarging the atoms to 1.2 billion times he saw that they were present in all matters, and especially in the air. He decided to call them magnetic atoms. After long experimentation he was finally able to almost totally isolate them. At this point he made another astounding observation: while isolating the usual atoms would stop their motion, isolating the magnetic atoms would accelerate their motion to the point of developing such strong atomic energy that the surrounding atoms would be influenced. Since this reaction was dangerous, he developed a particular substance composed by different atoms and was finally able to isolate the magnetic atoms. By studying it he found out that it was identical to the reproductive atoms with the only difference that its motion was perpetual. Putting this atom in contact with other different atoms he could observe the following: when the magnetic atom is isolated it develops its maximum motion until it meets another atom of its same motion sensitivity (pulsation); this atom starts to move and absorb pulsations from the magnetic atom until it has reached its maximum motion; at this point the two atoms get apart. But in the meantime the atom diminishes the motion of the magnetic atom, and so this one will find another atom with that new motion sensitivity and transmit motion to this one until it has reached its maximum motion, then detach and so on until the magnetic atom has reached its minimum pulsation. But, since its pulsation is everlasting, it will raise again and the whole process starts again. This way he had discovered that the magnetic atom is the one that gives motion to all the others. He was successful in isolating these atoms from the magnetic demonstrating that they would not move anymore without the contact with the magnetic atom. He could also demonstrate that it was responsible for all the variations of the atoms of all matters.

From this experimentations he developed an apparatus that was able to regulate the magnetic atomic vibrations. He was thus able to control the energy of the matter. He tried to tune in into the different matters to see if he could know their exact vibration. He was successful in that and so, leaving for a whole day the apparatus tuned in into the vibration of a certain matter, the next day the apparatus had slightly changed its vibratory rate, and so had done the matter itself. This matter seemed now to have another structure, more similar to that corresponding to the new vibration. From various experiment he realized that this way he could change a matter into another.

With his apparatus he identified the exact vibration of the atoms of an apple tree and of a peach tree. He tuned in into the peach tree vibration and started to raise it within a time of 8 hours to the vibration of the apple tree. He then left the peach tree with the vibration of the apple tree for a period of 16 days. After this time the peach tree had become an apple tree. With this technique he also transformed to tail of a rat into the tail of a cat. The transformation needed 4 days to take place, and after that time the tail started to become again a rat tail, but then it fell and the mouse died. The atoms of the tail hadn’t stud the alteration. In another experiment he tried to heal a injured rabbit. He analysed the vibration of the injured bone in comparison to that of a sane bone. The vibration were interrupted right where the rabbit was injured. So he tuned in with his machine into the sane bone vibratory rate and applied it close to the injured area. The atoms started to reproduce and the two sane parts of the bone started to grow together until there was continuity in the vibrations of the injured area. This way the matter became normal again and the fever disappeared.  

He explains fever this way: due to the interruption of the vibration of the ill matter, the atoms raise their vibration because of the loss of absorption of the ill matter which, as soon as the normal continuity of vibration is reinstalled, stops the fever.

He then tried to melt metals at a distance, and during these experiments he discovered that the faster an atom is, the more it attracts another atom. With his apparatus he produces atom vibrations of  fast atoms which on their way attract magnetic atoms from the ether, forming some sort of a canal. The stronger the vibration is, the longer is the canal. But the canal was disturbed by the other non-magnetic atoms, so he resolved the problem creating five canals in the same direction forming some sort of a tube empty inside.

Inside the tube he created another canal which was tuned in with the atoms of the matter which he wanted to excite.

With this method he was able to tune in into the vibration of the atomic bomb “Bikini” in order to neutralize it, but a non-planned return of the vibrations perforated the apparatus and he had to stop the experiment of neutralization of the bomb. Anyway, he says that due to the absorption of vibration in the canal the explosion was less strong.

In 1946 he was successfully able to melt some metal at a distance in presence of a journalist. He was also able to transmit electric energy through the light atoms. Once he tried successfully to absorb electric energy pointing his machine towards high tension lines.

From these experiments he could understand that electricity is the excitation of the metal atoms caused by the magnetic atoms. In fact, he has been able to make conductive a usually non-conductive substance just by exciting its atoms.

The atomic explosions cause the magnetic atoms to gather in great amounts. These magnetic atoms create great excitation on the surrounding atoms causing their reproduction to their maximum vibration. In the meantime the different gatherings have different atomic vibration creating, when they meet, huge electrical discharges. If the humans will go on with their experiments on atomic energy, that will create many gatherings of magnetic atoms and the following discharges will cause perturbations all over the hemisphere. This will also cause alteration in the tissues of the living being.

Still in 1946 he started some experiment to analyse the underground. He tuned the canal of his apparatus with the materials he was looking for being then successful in discovering underground oilfields and coal seams at depths of over 10’000 meters. From this research he discovered the links between methane, petrol and coal. He was after that able to create different Hydrocarbons from simple methane.

He made various analyses and experiments on the grounds and found out that chemical fertilizers wouldn’t work as well as cow dung because, while the natural soil would hold the nutrient substances even for years, the chemical ones would loose almost all of their nutrient substances with the first strong rain flushing everything away. After a deep analyse with his machine of the compounds existing in the natural dung (he found many that wouldn’t even be found by a chemical analyse) he created a new fertilizer containing the exact percentages of those substances as in the natural dung and could see that he didn’t have the problem of flushing as before and the plants would grow for years without adding any new dung. The plants even seemed to be more resistant to insects and diseases.

He made then researches on the germination of corn: tuning in the vibration of his apparatus with that of the corn he discovered its process of enlargement. From that he was able the build a machine that would keep constant the vibration of the atoms of germination. His final results were: grains ten times heavier than the usual, with a content of gluten six times the usual and a stem three times thicker.

Once, while he was analysing the clouds with his machine, a flying saucer passed between the vibrating canals of atomic magnetic energy. His machine showed him the shape, the composition and functioning principle of the engine. He calculated that the speed was of 5000 Km/h.

After his ultimate studies of the magnetic atom he was able to distinguish them into two categories: if the atom starts its pulsation by contracting, it has got negative properties, if its pulsation starts by expanding, then it has got positive properties. He theorized that if it would be possible to separate the two kinds of atoms and put them together separated by absorbing atoms, one could have a continuous and eternal production of electric energy.

He ends the first part of the book by asking himself what is the power that eternally moves the magnetic atom.  

The magnetic atom (second part: technics)

In 1954 he had the visit of some greatly renown Italian scientist who mainly said that it is not possible that a single working man with his own resources could achieve important scientific results without expensive machinery. One of these scientist even said that the magnetic atom had already been discovered by science. The affirmations of this scientist were even published on a local newspaper, and after that Dr. Ighina received many letters from high positioned scientists who, at least part of them, were deeply interested in Ighinas theories.

He answers that since 1926 he was studying the effect of the planetary magnetic field on human vitality and in the formation of matter. In 1928 he sent part of his research to the Istituto Nazionale Scienze ed Invenzioni of Rome (National institution of sciences and inventions). The answer he got was that his studies were too far away from the fundamental laws of physics and therefore were considered not acceptable.

He says that the scientific community has used the magnetic field since the beginning of the research in nuclear physics. He is convinced that the earth magnetic field is responsible for many nuclear reactions on the planet. He has experimentally proved that the formation of electricity in the clouds is due to the planetary magnetic field: the condensation of the water vapours is driven all around the globe by rotation and when a layer of moisture passes over the poles its atoms are positively excited (electrification). If there is another lower layer of clouds that runs in the opposite direction (so it gets negatively excited) the two layers will attract each other creating nuclear reactions. This reaction transforms the gases into water and this is, in Dr. Ighinas opinion, the proof that the magnetic field is the cause of all nuclear reactions. He is convinced that without the magnetic field no reaction at all could take place, and thus non life could exist.

The lenticular microscope

In the years between 1928 and 1932 he tried to develop a strong microscope (indispensable in the study of the matter). After years of research he noted that if he would rotate some lenses and oculars at a certain speed he was able to eliminate the refraction of the lenses of the microscope and, marking the lenses with some longitudinal and vertical lines on the outside of the lens he could still get the image of the observed object. In order to obtain a clear image, he had to find the relationship among the focus of the lenses and the speed of the rotating lenses. He invented this procedure because, since he wanted to have a bigger enlargement, he thought he could put different microscopes in series one after the other. For doing that he needed: first to eliminate the refraction of the lenses, second to project the image right into the eye of the observer. Once he had obtained to project the image on the ocular of the microscope, he could add another in series. After months of experimentation in the correct regulation of the focus of the microscopes and of the speed of the rotating lenses, he was successful in obtaining an image. His thinking led him to the following calculation: if he would add a second microscope to the first (supposing they all have an enlargement of 200 times ) the enlargement would be 200×200=40’000 times. A third microscope added would enlarge 40’000×200= 8’000’000 times. With the forth one would reach an enlargement of 1’600’000’000 times. And that is what he did. But there still was a problem: all those lenses would absorb almost all of the light so no vision would be possible. He solved this problem by passing the illuminating light through a similar microscope as he had constructed but with no marks on the rotating lenses. With cautious regulation of the focus and rotating speed of the lenses of the two microscope he could obtain that the illuminating atoms were equal to those transmitted by the observing microscope, thus creating a good contrast between black and white. It took him 4 years of work to build this special microscope.

The discovery of the magnetic atom

 He tried to observe for a long period of time some magnetite crystals but with no results. He was particularly interested in the magnetic flux, so he tried to observe a piece of crystalline glass which was interposed between a magnet and a piece of iron. If there was a flux something would deposit on the glass surface. No results.

One day, while he was observing the glass, he inadvertently hit a magnet which fell on the ground passing close to the glass. He saw a lot of movement and lightning. After long observations of this phenomenon he could detect a very small atom. He noted that the irradiations of radioactive metals was due to these atoms which would react with the radioactive metal atoms taking them to their maximum motion and creating an amorphous state of matter around that would not allow the growing motion to disperse by hitting atoms in the surrounding area. These atoms he called magnetic atoms and (as previously said) were responsible for the motion of all the other atoms in nature. But the most important property of these atoms was not only that they could unite themselves with each other, but that they could raise their motion and that of the adjacent atom with the cooperation of other magnetic atoms. In the meantime he observed that all existing matters had the property of having a substance and a shape for that particular atomic motion, corresponding to that particular matter. He thought then that if he could build an apparatus that would be able to shift the atomic motion of the matter, he could change the structure of that matter. He realized that this was exactly what Mother Nature is doing in the changes of the vegetative substances existing on earth.


Apparatus for producing the atomic magnetic vibrations

How could he obtain the union of these magnetic atoms? He tried to isolate them, but this was a dangerous procedure because, once isolated, these atoms would start to vibrate stronger and stronger until they would split creating new atoms so powerful that they couldn’t be stored because all the adjacent substances would melt. After years of experimentation he was then able thanks to the construction of micro-electromagnets to obtain magnetic atoms whose vibration he was able to control, in order to obtain the various vibrations existing in the different matters.

He built the vibrator of magnetic atoms. He had previously noted that all matters have a magnetic field composed of magnetic atoms and of atoms of that matter. These magnetic atoms would create two poles that would surround the whole. He thus built a electromagnetic field identical to the one made by nature in a way that the positive pole would always be over the ground and the negative pole would be close to the ground. The apparatus appeared like some kind of semioval ball, but this ball had to rotate. He had so to create an identical field to that of the matter to explore, and then put that matter inside the apparatus. After experimentation he was able to couple the natural magnetic field of the matter with his created electromagnetic field. He now only needed to equal the vibration of the electromagnetic field with that of the matter. This way he could then change the vibration of the matter as he liked.

Constitution of the apparatus

 The apparatus is constituted as follows: a rotating electromagnetic field identical in shape and polarity to that of the explored matter. Put the explored matter in this electromagnetic field. The DC current needed for the coils to create the field is passed through some very powerful potentiometers. Rotating the electromagnetic field and moving the potentiometer, at a certain point you obtain the same magnetic vibrations of the field of the explored matter. This fact is clear when looking at the ammeter and the magnetometer which show a little absorption caused by the magnetic atoms which unite, due to the same vibration, to the atoms of the matter. At this point it is easy to change the matter: it suffices to regulate the two potentiometers a little bit up or down to change the vibrations of the magnetic atoms and thus of the matter atoms. But not all atoms are subjected to the variation: many don’t stand it because they get apart creating a new variation which is the result of the two variations (the original and the excited one).

Why do we need to rotate the magnetic field? By rotating the magnetic field all the magnetic atoms get together and create  between the field and the matter many little canals which are responsible for changing the matter atoms when the coils change the electromagnetic field. All this happens at a determined rotation which has to be discovered together with the variations of the potentiometer.

As previously said, with this machine and his theories he was able to change a peach tree into an apple tree.

From other experiment on animals, he could see that the lethargy of the animals is cause by a self regulation of their magnetic field in order to slow down the vibration of the matter but keeping the magnetic atoms vibrating. This way the matter atoms always keep a little motion which can last for long periods without the necessity of the chemical reactions produced by alimentation. The animals can even protect themselves from different dangers (atmospheric agents, chemical agents, and even ground radiations).

He could even do the same experiments that hypnotisers do, who just tune in into the persons magnetic field changing it as they like.

Every matter, if left for a certain amount of time in a particular location, leaves after its removal some magnetic traces in that place.

As previously said, after experimenting on animals he concluded that the magnetic field protects us and when variation occurs, we become sick.

Birds recognize their place of birth from its magnetic field. He once made the experiment of scaring all the swallow that lived around his house, creating then a electromagnetic field around it. The swallow weren’t able to go back to their nests anymore. After removal of the magnetic field they went back with no problems.

In another experiment he created an electromagnetic field similar the that of humans around a balloon full of insects which was sent in the air with an altimeter and his address. After two days somebody took the balloon back to him. It had gone up to the height of 97’000 meter, but the insects were still alive. From this experiment followed another one in which he created a strong electromagnetic field around a plant. By trying to project against the field heat, cold, humidity, Alpha and Beta rays, none of them passed through. Only by variation of the field itself he was able to project some of these conditions through it. The obvious consequence was that introducing inside the field any condition he wanted, he could keep it that way with no dispersion.

By putting different object inside a strong electromagnetic field and tuning it with them, after having left it on for a few hours he measured that every object had its own field but it was complete and identical to the resulting magnetic field but in smaller proportions.

This is, in Dr. Ighinas opinion, the proof of the function and influence of the planetary magnetic field on all existing matter.

The radar, is dangerous for life because it’s composed of a rotating magnetic field and can create magnetic atoms in a row. It can thus excite the magnetic atoms of all matter, especially those of humans because they are more sensible.

Through the construction of a special valve which created luminous rays conducing electricity, in 1943 he was able to create a direct TV image which was not decomposed and then recomposed into lines (as is usually done by normal TVs).

One day, while he was analysing with a Müller counter the radioactivity of certain substances, he noted that he had a quite strong magnetic radioactivity reaction on motorcycles that had run on the Imola racing circuit. After some research on this odd fact, he found out that all vehicles have a magnetic vibrations due to various engine elements. These vibration discharge on the ground and penetrate into the depths for a few dozens of meters creating many microscopic holes. After several turns these emitted vibrations unite with those of the underground gases deposits. It happens so that in a specific part of the circuit the driver passes into a cloud of atoms of those gases which, attracted by the magnetic vibration of the engine, will invest the driver and in contact with all these vibration a nuclear reaction will take place around the drivers magnetic body causing unbalance. He related this fact to the well-known reality of the so called “death roads” where people keep on having car accidents without any apparent reason.

While he was studying the difference of the chemical fertilizers and the natural dung, he found out that the natural contained some kind of vegetal oil which was absent in the chemical. He thus studied with the microscope a natural environment in putrefaction, and saw that there were little micro organisms that would absorb substances from the rotting compounds. After a while, these micro organisms would transform into little solid formations of oil. This oil is not flushed away like it happens with the chemical fertilizers. The roots of the plants, containing little amounts of acid substances, release these substances which dissolve the oil making it absorbable to the plant roots. These little drops of oil go then in the lymphatic system of the plant cleaning it from toxic substances. The plant then expels these toxic oil particles by normal transpiration.

While he was doing his experiments with the magnetic vibrator, he saw a flying saucer pass over his laboratory and land on a hill. He immediately went there and saw three people exiting the saucer. He asked them what they had landed for, and they said they had magnetic disturbances. He said he was the cause of that, and after having agreed not to talk to anybody about the meeting for at least 7 years, he had the possibility of entering the saucer and study its propulsion, and then took two of them to his laboratory and showed them his experiment. He describes the saucer as follows: two iron disks concave in the middle forming the shape of a shell. They were fixed on two pins that would allow them to rotate. At the edges of the disks were different funnels: the upper ones were reversed in respect to the lower ones. Inside the saucer there were on both sides iron tubes around which were wrapped copper wires. These coils had the property of creating a magnetic field on the surface of the saucer. While functioning, the upper disk would rotate and the funnels would do the same work as the paddles in a boat. In a complicate mode this rotation of the funnels around the saucer would give the saucer motion and eliminate the resistance of the air. The two disks could have whatever magnetic polarity one would desire. By applying negative polarity on the surface of the saucer, this would create a repulsion with the negative polarity of the earth and thus an upward motion. The opposite would be done in case of landing. The saucer could also have positive polarity on the upper disk and negative on the lower, or viceversa. With this technology the saucer could reach speeds of 5’000 km/h. The igniting motion of the disks was furnished by a nickel-chrome battery. The big problem of this model of saucer was that with the high speed the funnel would melt due to the friction with the air.

In relation with the planetary magnetic field, he says that if you would put two planets too close one another, the interference between the two rotating magnetic fields would cause a variation of them. These variations would cause on each planet disequilibria among the different substances with a final result of explosion of the two and creation of many small planets. This is the result of a laboratory experiment.


Based on the technology of the microscope, he built a telescope and could see water, mountains, vegetation, fauna and beings similar to humans on the moons surface (note of Mirko: in a personal discussion with an assistant of Dr. Ighina, I was told that he believes that the day-night rhythm is not depending on the earths rotation, but on the rotation of the magnetic field; furthermore he states that no human being has ever gone on the moon yet because the conditions there would not allow a normal human being to survive for a second, since there is not the correct combination of sun energy and planetary response energy which are the basic pillars of life).

In order to go on other planets, we need to create the same magnetic field as we have on earth.

While studying the stars, he could see that every one has its own magnetic field. By tuning his apparatus on that magnetic field he could hear harmonic sounds of music and sounds similar to the human voice.

He hypotheses that with the union of the positive and the negative magnetic atoms he could create an eternal source of energy just by utilizing the magnetic rotation of the earth.

He concludes the book saying that with every new experiment he needs to do, he has to dismantle the old equipment, sell it for earning the money he needs to build the apparatuses for the new one.