This zen sculpture features a magnet levitating between the monk’s hands. Cast in solid bismuth, this little monk achieves perfect balance with bismuth’s amazing diamagnetic force. The cube floats with no batteries, no wires, no wind. It touches nothing but air. Undisturbed, it will float there for the rest of your life.
This amazing primordial metal is diamagnetic, repelling both of the magnets’ poles (North and South) equally between the hands. The two massive magnets on either side create lines of force that lift and attract the little floater. Balanced, the little cube is lifted by the lines of force but can’t decide which side magnet is more attractive.
See this video on youtube. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hwwA7NcON3s
It’s very easy to set up. Just put the piece on a semi-level surface. Slip the small magnet between the monk’s hands. Then adjust the magnets on either side until you achieve balance. Sometimes it may seem easier to slide the center assembly side to side instead.
1. A solid bismuth sculpture cast from the same mold as the one in the pictures
2. A complete wooden base as shown
3. Two large peripheral magnets shown – These large ceramic magnets are usually slighty chipped on the edges as shown. They come to me this way. We might as well think of it as quaint. It’s barely noticeable, and it doesn’t affect the fields.
4. Five various magnets for floating
5. Two candles in glass holdersThe center magnet is attracted to both larger magnets, being pulled in opposite directions. It is lifted by the arched field of the two magnets like a ring on a taut string. When balanced, the crystals’ diamagnetic properties gently push on the magnet, North and South Poles alike. This prevents it from being pulled in either direction.**Neodymium magnets are not for children. Small magnets can pose a choking hazard. If multiple magnets are swallowed, they can attach to one another through intestine walls. This can cause a severe health risk, requiring immediate, emergency surgery if correctly diagnosed.**Neodymium magnets can affect pacemakers.
The strong magnetic fields near a neodymium magnet can affect pacemakers, ICDs and other implanted medical devices. Many of these devices are made with a feature that deactivates it with a magnetic field. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid inadvertently deactivating such devices.
Buy with confidence.
If you aren’t thrilled, just send it back within a week or so after you receive it for a refund of the purchase (not shipping).