Alfred (Antoine) Bovis (1871-1947), was a French physicist and archaeologist who noticed a difference in the energy levels surrounding the great pyramids while traveling through Egypt in the 1930s. Fascinated by the subtle energy emanating from matter he became focused on devising a method to measure what he called the Life Force Index generated by places, people, animals, plants, and food. He was particularly interested in identifying foods that contribute to our vitality in order to eliminate the others that weaken both our vitality and immune system. The outcome of his effort became known as the Biometer or Bovis Scale.
It turns out that Mr. Bovis was a contemporary of my grandfather, a medical doctor. As a young child I used to make fun of my father using a pendulum to evaluate what foods to eat to benefit him most. I suspected that his predilection for my grandmother’s chocolate mousse was more guided by his taste buds than the vital energy of the chocolate! Yet, as I became more aware of and interested in vital energy, I discovered that a dedicated and honest (non-biased) practitioner with a pendulum can help a patient make important choices and decisions just as modern muscle testing has proven, when used professionally, to be very helpful in selecting supplements, vitamins, food, and even medicine and doses.
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Bovis was also a contemporary of Einstein. They lived in an era when the whole issue of relationship between matter and energy came to a head with Einstein's famous equation. At that time it became fair game to talk about energy transforming itself into matter as well as matter changing itself into energy. The notion that matter constantly emanated a subtle energy was no longer a joke. Scientific measurement of that subtle energy had to wait a while longer until the appropriate scientific equipment became available to prove the hypothesis. Such equipment is not available to all of us whereas the Bovis method and scale continues to be a simple worthwhile approach.
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The Bovis method uses an empirical tool such as the dowser forks or a pendulum. The object is positioned next to the Bovis scale (see illustration) and the pendulum is held over the object as the practitioner waits for the emanating invisible radiation to start moving the pendulum. As it moves it will point toward a number on the scale. Bovis original scale went from 0 to 18,000. He determined that negative energies were below 6,500 and positive ones above 6,500. That number became his neutral point. The idea is that anything above 6,500 contributes to vitality and anything below weakens vitality. Besides using this approach on food, he was fond of also measuring the energetic frequency of sacred or other kinds of places on earth.
At it is often the case with empirical methods that have proven useful throughout the ages, subsequent scientific discoveries might give a greater level of rationale to explain why the method gives results. In that regard, some scientifically inclined practitioners have reasoned that the Bovis method was actually measuring the intrinsic photon* energy of a person (bio photon**), place or thing. Another way to put it is that the Bovis scale quantifies how positively or negatively charged a substance, creature or place is.
Scientific research seems to show that a positive or life-enhancing value on the Bovis scale relates to a counterclockwise direction of the spin of atoms. A clockwise spin of atoms and molecules gives a Bovis reading below 6,500 which is weakening. It is also said that our own DNA and living pure water produce a leftward or counterclockwise spiral, whereas cancer cells and “dead” water produce a rightward/clockwise turning spin.
Most sources indicate the minimum vibratory rate of a human being is approximately 8,000 Bovis units although there are many students of vibration that say the human vibratory rate is revving up significantly at this time in our energetic history. They say it is accelerating in order to remain in alignment with the accelerating vibration of earth.
The stress we cause ourselves by dwelling in negative emotions and destructive habits can actually be measured on the Bovis scale. Emotions like fear, anger, anxiety and habits that detract from our vitality rather than add to it will decrease our vibratory rate making it more difficult for us to maintain a high vitality level as it diminishes our life force and destabilizes our immune system.
We can maintain and increase our own vibratory frequency not only with higher frequency food but also by living more consciously and by making choices that vibrate at a higher frequency. In that regard, our emotions and how we relate to destabilizing events or simply unpleasant situations become critical as they impact our energetic field and level of vitality.
One example of a higher frequency lifestyle choice would be choosing to eat high spectrum foods. For example, if we eat food that might measure at only 5,000 Bovis units, especially if consumed repetitively, it stands to reason that this habit would be debilitating, tiring, and would ultimately compromise our immune system. On the other hand, if we were to choose to very frequently consume organic fresh salads, we would add to our existing vitality and our immune system would be strengthened. We would be able to live an all around higher quality of life.
The products of the traditional PHYTO5 energetic lines have for some 40 years registered around 12,000 Bovis units which exactly corresponds to the Bovis definition of ‘energetic.’ PHYTO5’s new generation of quantum skincare products are registering at the 18,000 Bovis units level placing them at the subtle or “spiritual” level. This measurement falls in line with the definition of quantum. At the quantum level, energetic PHYTO5 products balance vital energy, balance skin conditions, and balance emotions. This is the unique selling proposition of the PHYTO5 energetic line which makes for unique spa treatments as well as home regimens.
To gain a better perspective of what this means for PHYTO5 skincare, consider that cosmetic products made essentially of synthetic chemicals will be in the 5,000 Bovis units range. Even the new wave of plant-based skincare products commonly found for sale today do not appear to rank near or above the neutral point of 6,500 Bovis units.
*Photon: a concept developed by Einstein. It is a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation. It carries energy but has no mass.
**Bio photon: photon of light in the ultra-violet and low visible range produced by a biological system.
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