Electroculture – Basics revisited

After having transcribed the document talking about electroculture: Electroculture – Basics

I wanted to add some more technical details, because the original document has a couple of errors; that being said the schematics and setups described are correct, but the explanations are not completely right and incomplete for my taste.

Documents talking about electroculture exist in two versions, there are two types of electroculture, which can both be complementary of each other I believe:

  • Coming from the anglophone world: many documents describe a type of electroculture that consists, for the most part, in using high voltages generated by generators (mostly Tesla coils) and which, by various methods are sent into the soil or in the air around the plants to aid their growth.
  • From the francophone world: another type of electroculture is described, which here is based on the natural properties of some materials to attract the electrons in the air and in the soil to make them flow better where needed.

These two versions are complementary, in my opinion. But it’s good to know about these differences because when looking around on internet we easily end up on documents talking about electroculture, the same subject, electroculture, but both don’t describe the same methods at all.

The francophone version of electroculture is based on the use of specific materials arranged in specific ways to reap more benefits from a natural property of all materials, i.e. the electronegativity of the elements. Some materials are more electronegative than others, hence by using these various materials properly one can direct the flow of electrons which are naturally collected from the surroundings.

The anglophone version is also very interesting, in all documents I read it’s based on using high voltages generated by Tesla coils, and as explained in other places on this website, Tesla coils are known to be the best orgone generators, they generate currents with very high voltages and very low currents using the principles of resonance. It’s resonance that makes it a great idea, as i explain it somewhere else on this website about my understanding of how orgonite works, orgonite seems to work by an effect of resonance, re-creating electric fields at a pure/perfect frequency. A Tesla coil generates very high voltages at a high frequency, but more importantly of a purity that is almost unmatched, i.e. perfectly regular sinusoidal waves. And as you might already know, I think that these perfectly regular electric fields are most beneficial to all living things; plants, insects, animals, humans and probably for what we consider as inanimate. Plants love classical music, which is also a very clean sound vibration, with perfect harmonics between different notes. Hence I think that plants also love perfect vibrations of any other type, here electric. It is a subject I want to talk about at some point in the future.

Meanwhile, lets get back to electroculture, francophone version, which is based on the electronegativity of all elements that exist on this planet.

Electronegativity is simply the natural tendency that a material has to attract electrons, the higher it is the more the material attracts electrons. That’s what I wanted to correct/explain from the original text from 1978 (Electroculture – Basics), which I noticed while I was re-transcribing it.

Electropositivity does not really exist, it’s a relative measure of electronegativity, i.e. gold has for example an electronegativity of 2.4 (or 2.54 according to other measures), iron has an electronegativity of 1.83, hence compared to gold, iron is electropositive because gold attracts electrons much more than iron does. We can only talk about the electropositivity of a material with regards to another, it makes no sense to talk about an electropositive element on its own… No, we can just say that it is more/less electropositive (or less/more electronegative) compared to another one.

Hence, technically here’s a periodic table, not very precise, with the electronegativity of known elements. Chemistry is good in small doses, and not that hard! However I won’t go into the details about how electronegativity is determined because it becomes much more complicated!


Here you can see that fluorine (F) on the top right is the most electronegative element. We shoudl talk about the electronegativity of alloys and combinations of different elements, because in nature and in our society we often have things that are not pure, like brass which is a mixture of copper and zinc, quartz, which is silicate and oxygen etc. all these combinations also have their own electronegativity, but it becomes much harder to determine. Hence lets stick to pure materials, and those that are of interest for electroculture, which I’ll order by decreasing order of electronegativity:

  • Gold (Au): 2.4
  • Platinum (Pt): 2.2
  • Silver (Ag): 1.93
  • Copper (Cu): 1.9
  • Iron (Fe): 1.83
  • Zinc (Zn): 1.65
  • Aluminium (Al): 1.61

That’s enough! Just by looking at those values you can understand why precious metals are so useful in electronic circuits, because not only are they excellent conductors of electricity, but also very electronegative (as far as metals are concerned). However, please do note that a high electronegativity does not mean a high electrical conductivity, Fluorine is the most electronegative element, hence also very reactive, since it attracts electrons very easily it always has a tendency to bond with other elements and hence is not easily available in its pure form in nature. But fluorine is not an electrical conductor, since electrical conductivity depends mostly of the fact that the element has one electron on the outer orbit, or maybe two, but fluorine has seven…

Anyway, lets get back to electroculture. We now have the electronegativity of the most common metals, so we can look in details at the setups of electroculture.Lets look at schematic A which I re-edited for more clarity.


Graphite is a form of carbon, so I used the electronegativity of carbon, 2.55, it might not be 100% accurate, but even if it were 2.3 or 2, it’s clearly more than the electronegativity of zinc, which is 1.65. Hence the carbon electrode attracts more electrons than zinc, which means that the natural flow of electrons will flow in the copper wire, going from the zinc electrode toward the graphite electrode. Here electrons are collected from the infinite pool of electrons which are in the soil! If the electrodes are in contact with the air they will also clearly collect some electrons from the air. What must be also clearly understood, why I added red dotted arrows, is that electrons will also flow through the soil from one electrode toward the other, since the soil is also an electrical conductor (with varying resistance depending on humidity and the minerals in it). This setup is clear, it promotes a good flow of naturally available electrons through the soil and through the air, through the copper wire.

Now let’s look at schematic B, which I also re-edited.


Just before carrying on, when building your setup, always keep an eye on the directions north, south, east, west on the various schematics, on some the north is upward, on some the south is upward..

Here it must be clearly understood that there are two parts, the antenna and the grids. The antenna has a tip in a metal that is less electronegative than the tube. It’s done on purpose, in the original document they explain that we must use iron wire, but zinc is also suitable. The copper tube is the most suitable, because it has an electronegativity of 1,9, which makes it easy to find other metals that are less electronegative for the antenna tip; zinc (1,65), iron (1,83). The tip of the antenna is less electronegative than the tube, hence electrons will naturally flow toward the tube. The purpose of the antenna is to collect electrons from the air. Then you must also remember that in this installation, the antenna is insulated from the soil! It’s very important, there shouldn’t be any electrical conduction between the base of the antenna and the ground. Else like a lightning rod, the excess of electrons will go straight to the ground. This is not what we want, we want to collect the electrons in the air and send them to the galvanised iron mesh first!

You will also notice that when we connect the copper tube with a standard electric cable (in copper) to the galvanised iron mesh in the soil, the copper has an electronegativity of 1,9 and iron only 1,83. Hence you would think that electrons will go from the grid toward the copper tube since it has a higher electronegativity, the copper tube should attract electrons more than the iron mesh… But, it’s not the case, because we shouldn’t forget that electrical currents always want to go to the ground, lightning hits the ground, we insulate our houses with ground rods. It’s a bit of a paradox, earth is as much of a large supplier of electrons as an attractor of electrons. It’s because the ground always attracts electrons, that it’s full of charges.. And anyway, that being said, there are loads of free electrons anywhere around us!

Hence here, the electrons accumulated from the air in the antenna are transferred to the iron grid, because this grid is connected to the soil, thus electrons will naturally want to go in that direction, electronegativity is not a factor of importance for this transfer of energies from antenna to the ground grid. Then we have an antenna that provides electrons to this iron mesh and these electrons arrive in the iron mesh and will diffuse into the soil, the electrons will first go from the antenna through the grid because iron is a better conductor than the soil (it has less resistance). this is where the other opposite mesh will play its role, since it’s once again copper, or any other metal more electronegative than iron, the electrons going through the iron mesh will have a slight tendency to be attracted in the direction of the opposed mesh before dispersing anyway in the end…

From an electrical point of view it’s obvious, electrons always take the path of least resistance; hence they arrive in the iron mesh and then into the ground, but since on another side there is a copper mesh, slightly more electronegative, this will naturally induce a path of slight less resistance in the direction of the copper mesh (because added to the soil resistance there is also the copper attraction..)

Another important point that must be observed is that the meshes should be placed east and west, because we want to leave the north-south path free for the natural magnetic field of the earth.

Now I’m talking from my own understanding of the subject, why must we have the direction of electrons flow from east to west? And not west east? If we take into account the rotation of the planet, if we could leave and object in the air without it being affected by the gravity of the planet, and also not the inertia etc. As the earth rotates, this object would be somewhere else on the planet without having to be moved. By making electrons flow from east to west, the earth rotates in the opposite direction, hence this promotes in a minimal fashion an easier flow for the electrons from east to west instead of the opposite. Also, given the fact that electrons are so light, they are not affected by gravity like normal objects. But it becomes hard to talk about these subjects, because we have go into the topic of relativity..

Furthermore, there is also another interesting aspect that seems to me important to take into account, and electromagnetic wave is composed, as its name indicates, of a magnetic field and an electric field.


A light particle (shown here as the green dot), going to the right, with the electric and magnetic fields shown here above. If we take into account that the natural magnetic fields going north to south and the electric fields going from east to west sort of encourage electromagnetic waves to superpose on these same electric and magnetic fields, we can induce that the installation above helps light particles to go toward the soil. The natural telluric currents and magnetic fields are in these directions anyway. This electroculture setup fosters the penetration of the light into the soil.. If that makes any sense, that’s how I understand it. We shouldn’t forget that what we see is just but a tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum, many other waves at other frequencies invisible to our eyes can be guided toward the soil, from my point of view cosmic waves are also electromagnetic waves.


Lets go to schematic C, also re-edited.


This setup, instead of promoting the natural flow of electrons, amplifies the strength of the natural magnetic field. Don’t forget while looking at the image, that the needle of a compass pointing to the magnetic north means that  what we consider as the north is in fact a magnetic south pole, it’s a convention that is not always evident, still logical though! This setup does not need to be explained more than that, because here it’s not about the electronegativity of metals, this should more be called magnetoculture… The magnet simply amplifies the natural alignment of electrons inside the iron mesh, which is a ferromagnetic materiel and hence electrons can keep their alignment more or less permanently. Here we can’t use a copper grid or any other non ferromagnetic metal, a ferromagnetic metal is absolutely needed.

Here we amplify the natural magnetic field of the planet while not disturbing the telluric (east-west) currents.

Schematic D now.


This setup is clearly the most simple to put in palce, in a flower pot, around any plant in the garden. But it is in my opinion slightly less efficient than method B or C. Also if we orient setup A correctly, the setup A, I think, is also more efficient than this one.

However, this one is still the easiest and it’s still much better than nothing, it will bring great benefits in any case. The negative point I see here is that the natural flow of electrons in the soil will be multidirectional and hence it’s not on ly in the direction of natural telluric currents. Nonetheless this setup still clearly amplifies the electron flow in the soil and above soil. The antenna is the same as in setup B, with a tip made of a metal that has an inferior electronegativity than the copper tube, thus it attracts electrons from the air, to the tube and to the soil. But here the antenna is directly planted into the soil. Here again we can see it in two parts like, setup B, that are somewhat independent of each other, but still related!

The antenna is directly planted in the ground and hence the electrons collected from the air naturally go to the path of least resistance, the soil. Then the surrounding grid, in galvanised iron mesh, with an electronegativity lower than copper, will, I believe, collect electrons from the soil and also those from the antenna and then again there will be an electron flow going from the mesh to the antenna. And so on the cycle continues, they go back in the antennas, are re-diffused into the soil, partly re-collected by the mesh, etc.

This setup, as I understand, helps naturally collected electrons to flow in a sort of ‘closed loop’ in the same space much longer than they would otherwise without any setup. Which allows the plants to have more time to collect more abundant electrons, which have a tendency to re-circulate in the same place over and over.

Finally there is schematic E, which to me, like to the editors of the Rustica magazine, is the ultimate setup, because here we really play with what’s in nature and the surroundings and nothing else.


The explanation in the article is fully correct, the only thing that is missing to this schematic is that, I think, these compost bands should be oriented east-west, not north-south, south-north; to amplify the natural telluric currents and not disturb earths’ natural magnetic field.


To end the subject, while writing this I thought about a small detail, cosmic waves! from what I learned in astrophysics, this waves can all be considered like light (or electromagnetic waves). Hence, if I’m not wrong with my understanding, the various electroculture setups, allow, by amplifying the natural telluric currents or magnetic field, not only these natural fields to flow more easily but also to let cosmic waves penetrate the soil more easily.