What is Nutation?


The term has been around for a long time and describes about four different entirely unrelated phenomena, which are referred to as nutation. It depends upon what your discipline is. Related to sub-atomic particles, nutation is a motion of the very finest, smallest particles that are available—protons, electrons, etc. For instance, the axis of a top that is spinning will have a slight wobble that rotates slowly in a direction opposite to that of the top’s spin. That is called the precessional wobble. The axis of the Earth has a precessional wobble that takes about 26,000 years to complete one cycle.


Now we see a top and the Earth as solid bodies, but when we really get down to the subatomic level of electrons, protons, and photons of electro-magnetic energy, they are not solid at all. These tiny so-called particles are but swirls of energy. They are really just eddies in what we have come to call Basic Energy. Another term for Basic Energy is the ether, which acts like a non-particular, frictionless fluid. As the photon travels through space, at the speed of light, it runs up against an inherent barrier in the ether in which it is formed. The net result is that the photon is annihilated into a wave-form which spreads out into a wave of electrical force in one plane of polarization and as a magnetic force which spreads in another plane that is 90° to  the electric wave. These two waves then collapse back in upon themselves to form the donut shape ring again. And it chatters along through space in this way by alternating rapidly between a ring-shaped particle and the electro-magnetic wave form. And it can do this for billions of years until something interrupts it. The higher the energy that originally drove the photon, the more frequently it bucks against the upper speed limit imposed by the ether, giving the photon wave a higher frequency and a shorter wavelength.