Magnets attract ferrous elements, but not only, they attract people; most of us undergo the captivating attraction of a magnet, that mysterious force, magnetism, that is the glue of the universe and still baffles science. As it happens, if you find yourself in possession of some neodymium magnets it is very likely that you will start to play with them and exert your imagination as to how to employ them. That is what happened to me and, having all sort of ferrous materials in my junkyard I ventured to set up some magnetic pyramids. Pyramids too are mysterious and attractive, a perfect combination! Pyramids are to be found in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas but all that we know about them is that we do not know the real purpose behind their construction; each pyramidologist has his say in this matter.

Concerning the pictures above, I will label them from left to right 'a' 'b' 'c' the three on top and 'd' 'e' 'f' the three on the bottom and give some explanation concerning their set up. Keep in mind that they are set up with makeshift materials so as it happened to be at hand and therefore the geometric parameters proper of a pyramid, that is the relation between apothem 1 and any of its sides is not respected. Hence the following specifications are just a guideline, you can build your pyramid according to your requirements, with suitable materials and scaled to the right geometrical ratios.

a - The 5 neodymium spheres have a diameter of 18 mm; 4 ferrite rods 185 x 10 mm and 4 iron rods 220 x 10 mm - the base - are here employed. Since a pyramid standing on spherical magnets is easily offset some kind of bracing is suggested; two bakelite braces can be seen in picture 'e'.

b - The circular base - iron - has an external diameter of 171 mm and an internal diameter of 152 mm, the 5 neodymium spheres have a diameter of 18 mm and the 4 ferrite rods measure 185 x 10 mm.

c - The image is reproduced (as a negative) from the book Experiments in Four Dimensions by David L. Heiserman, Tab Books, 1983. From the same book the computer program "Experiments in Four Dimensions" written in Microsoft Basic, is here made available in a zip file; it will run in a DOS environment; the program listing is also included.

d - A not-really 4D pyramid suggested by the previous image. The external pyramid is the same as that in figure b; the inner pyramid is displaced 90° relative to the external one; the smaller spherical neodymium magnets at the base have a diameter of 10 mm; the rods forming the internal pyramid are 127 x 4 mm, obtained from welding electrodes and the small neodymium magnet on top is 5 x5 mm. More

e - The pyramid is set on a iron chassis recovered from an old computer; the perpendicular distance to the truncated apex is 226 mm, the diagonal braces 340 mm inclined at 55° and the base sides are 300 mm each. 24 x 0.1 microfarad, 400 volt D.C. capacitors connected in parallel (therefore, 2.4 mF) are set, regularly spaced, around the pyramid, whose braces are electrically insulated from the metallic chassis by mica washers. It is extremely sensitive to ambient open line electricity (if an appliance or an incandescent lamp is turned on readings will drop and turning on an unshielded 1.5 KW Variac transformer under the lab's table will instantly bring the meter to zero) and bioelectricity as shown by readings with a digital millivolt meter set on AC (smaller readings will be displayed also on DC), one wire attached to the open end of the capacitors and the other to the pyramid's frame; readings can vary from a few millivolt (mV) to well in excess of 300 mV, depending on its distance from the electrical lines and current flow, 2 but it will never stabilize on a fixed value and the oscilloscope pattern is erratic since the chassis in not grounded; circling one brace of the pyramid with joined thumb and index fingers around it, or placing the palm of an hand about 5 cm away from the brace will zero the meter, 1/3 of a volt vanishes. Is the charge neutralized or absorbed by the bio-entity? Perhaps Kirlian photography would give a satisfactory answer. Electronic circuitry for experimentation is not yet designed but a fuzzy project is already taking shape.

f- Two iron tubes on each side, respectively 134 x 15 mm are joined by a ring neodymium magnet, external diameter 25 mm, internal diameter 15 mm and thickness 5 mm; they rest on 4 neodymium spherical magnets 18 mm in diameter and a ring magnet (same dimensions as above) "glues" them at the top. What is interesting here is the interaction of the magnetic field, clearly visible in the picture from the slant position of the electrodes, repelled from the magnetic field of the pyramidal frame. A compass placed on the base under the apex will be displaced 90° from the magnetic north.

Concerning the properties of a magnetic pyramid - a novel construct - and any possible application of the same, only applied experimentation can give some delineated results; someone might like to probe deeper into this matter. As a metallic open frame it lends itself easily to electronic circuitry applications (see picture 'e'). A daydreaming project, published on this site several years ago is the cavity resonator ~

1 - The best passive torsion generators are formed by cones or pyramidal shapes built according to the “phi” ratio of 1 to 0.618034... (the Fibonacci series, or Golden Ratio) and it can, therefore, be said the pyramid shape has the power to harness torsional energy because torsion waves are phi-spirals and for this reason a pyramid will hold positive energy and deflects negative energy wavelengths. The geometrical ratios used in the Egyptian pyramids are depicted in this plate.
2 - Electrical supply is rationed in Asmara, when the town is cut of from it readings will be in the order of a few millivolts AC, somewhat more consistent on DC. But swing an arm fast on the structure and the dynamo gets going; did something similar set Nikola Tesla on the right track? No doubt he toiled with magnets and coils!

Below are some links to interesting literature concerning pyramids:;
G. Patrick Flannigan, Ph.D. The Pyramid and Its Relationship to Biocosmic Energy,;
David Wilcock,;
The Great Pyramid Company,;
Schul and Pettit,;;
Parr, Joseph. The Mystery and Secret of the Great Pyramid. URL: