The Heart is not a Pump

The heart is generally thought to be essentially a pressure pump, forcing the blood around the body via a pulsed pumping action whereas the blood is viewed as a simple viscose fluid that somehow gets squashed and pushed around the entire circulatory system by purely mechanical action.

Many observed anomalies show that this is incorrect.

  • The blood in early embryos has been filmed circulating before the heart has started to beat
  • The heart must pump some eight thousand litres of water a day without fatigue – equivalent to lifting 100 pounds a mile high
  • The blood is somehow forced through capillaries smaller than the size of a blood cell
  • The ventricle wall is thin in parts and not suitable for withstanding great pressure
  • The curvature of the aorta is seen to increase as the heart pumps – a pressure increase should result in a straightening out of the vessel
  • The blood pressure increases as the flow moves away from the heart so the flow is moving from low pressure to high pressure – it should go the other way
  • As the heart beats, instead of seeing a pulse of pressure followed by motion, we see motion followed by a peak pressure, suggesting that the flow is causing the pressure – not that the pressure is causing the flow.
  • Several adult humans have had valves removed without replacement and no disruption to blood flow.
  • Paper by Ralph Marinelli – here

Spiral blood flow

The blood does not flow in a straight or ‘laminar’ flow; this would be very inefficient and much energy would be lost through viscose friction and turbulence.

The flow of blood is complex and spiral with several different streams flowing at different rates; artificial blood vessels take this into account.

Spiral heart

The entire musculature of the heart can be seen to be a single band of muscle wound into a simple helix structure with a few valves added along the way.
The blood is ejected from the heart in a spiral pattern.

The living walls of the artery have longitudinal spiral folds which help maintain a spiral flow.

In this spiral flow, blood corpuscles reconfigure, distributing their mass around the periphery thereby maximising the rotational energy they can store.

In this video clip, Francisco Torrent-Guasp dissects the heart in such a way as to clearly illustrate the helical structure.

Electrical considerations

The heart generates the strongest electrical field in the body 50 to 100 times stronger than that of the brain.

The blood plasma is electrically conductive as is the tissue encasing the arteries so the heart is sending an electric current throughout the entire body along the arteries right down to the smallest capillaries.

An electric current flowing along the arteries will create its own magnetic field as shown here. Now since each red blood cell is itself electrically charged, its movement will be affected by and will in turn affect this magnetic field, leading to a complex spiralling flow pattern

The result, familiar to meteorologists and cosmologists is a Birkeland Current, which arises from the movement of charge through an ionised gas or fluid.

It consists of several spiral flows travelling at different speeds. It is self-organising and is a highly efficient way of moving fluid about, with practically zero turbulence or internal friction and hence no energy loss.

Compare this simulation of a Birkeland current with the description of blood flow in a chick embryo from Bremen: “two streams of spiralling blood with different forward velocities .. which move without an apparent propelling mechanism. These streams spiral around their own longitudinal axes and around each other.”


Organ formation is controlled by morphogenetic fields.
The heart is spiral in form and function and is likely at the centre of a fractal spiral energy field.
Could these facts be linked in any way?

Toroidal Energy Fields see here

If, in addition, there exist elongated elliptical energy fields then we can think about whether or not these are at least in part responsible for driving the blood flow in some or even all parts of the body.

So what are the valves for?

There is a proposal that the function of the valves is to actually slow down the blood flow but if the flow rate is controlled by the electric field then any attempt to slow it down mechanically will result in a build up of blood (and pressure) in the vena cava.

The slamming shut of the valves will necessarily produce a pressure wave that travels along the arteries at the ‘speed of sound in blood’ and it is suggested that it is this pressure wave that is felt and measured in various parts of the body as as the ‘pulse’.

The HeartMath group still think the heart is a mechanical pump, but read this from page 37 of their paper:

The heart generates a pressure wave that travels rapidly throughout the arteries, much faster than the actual flow of blood that we feel as our pulse.

These pressure waves force the blood cells through the capillaries to provide oxygen and nutrients to cells and expand the arteries, causing them to generate a relatively large electrical voltage. These pressure waves also apply pressure to the cells in a rhythmic fashion that can cause some of their proteins to generate an electrical current in response to this ‘squeeze.’

Experiments conducted in our laboratory have shown that a change in the brain’s electrical activity can be seen when the blood-pressure wave reaches the brain around 240 milliseconds after systole.”

So how does CPR work?

All muscle tissue is piezoelectric, that is to say, it will generate an electric current when compressed. So the current plus pressure starts to move the blood around the arteries again, with the current also feeding back into the heart muscle itself to restart the heartbeat.


The heart, brain, nervous system, the blood itself and possibly all the muscle tissue as well, form an integrated, continuous feedback system of organised and regulated energy and information, where electrical energy is generated all over the body and funnelled towards the heart via the toroidal harmonic field.

The heart acts as a transducer, converting electrical energy to mechanical flow which is recycled back via the piezo-electric effect to electrical impulses, encoding information which in turn feeds back into the system to ensure both stability and flexibility of response.

Energy and information are inseparable and transmutable in biological systems.

The heart is far more than a pump.

Related pages Toroidal energy fields Morphogenesis


The heart is not a pump: A refutation of the pressure propulsion premise of heart function. Marinelli, Fuerst, Van der Zee..
Wayback machine:

Torsional Ventricular Motion and Rotary Blood Flow
Baciewicz, Penney et al

Your Heart is a Double Helix Spiral

The structure and function of the helical heart and its buttress wrapping. I. The normal macroscopic structure of the heart – F Torrent-Guasp et al

Plasma-like Behaviour of Partially-Ionized Liquids Part I – Robert Johnson
“Subsequent parts of this paper already in preparation will explore the application of plasma principles to biological situations involving plant sap flow and mammalian blood flow which also exhibit anomalous behaviour.”

Spiral laminar flow is the predominant flow pattern in 97% of patients in observational study

Spiral blood flow in aorta-renal bifurcation models Javadzadegan, Simmons, Barber
” As spiral flow intensity increases, the rate of turbulent kinetic energy production decreases, reducing the region of potential damage to red blood cells and endothelial cells. “,blood%20cells%20and%20endothelial%20cells.

Analysis and preparation of rotational flow mechanism of artificial blood vessel with spiral folds on inner wallLi, Shi, Du et al

Branko Furst’s Radical Alternative: Is the Heart Moved by the Blood, Rather Than Vice Versa? – Walter Alexander

Exploring the role of the heart in human performance volume 2
Rollin McCraty – HeartMath institute

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