Born in San Francisco in 1917, Marcel Vogel attended the University of San Francisco. Before joining IBM in 1957, Vogel was an established expert in the fields of magnetics, chemistry and luminescence—light occurring in low temperature. In 1943, he co-wrote Luminescence in Liquids and Solids and Their Practical Application, and soon launched his own technology company, Vogel Luminescence. He pioneered black-light technology, spawning the development of several identification and tagging products, as well as the widely popular and iconic black light of the 1960s. He also created phosphorescent paints, chalk and crayons. After selling his company, Vogel joined IBM as a research scientist at the Advanced Systems Development Division lab in San Jose, California. He greatly refined Parry’s initial magnetic stripe work by eliminating the use of Mylar tape. After 27 years of service and 32 patents, the unconventional scientist retired from IBM to focus on human-plant communication.
In the 1970’s Marcel did pioneering work in human-plant communication, conducting thousands of experiments. This eventually led him to the study of quartz crystals and the creation of a faceted crystal that is now known as the Vogel-cut crystal. The Vogel-cut crystal is an instrument that serves to store, amplify, convert, and cohere subtle energies. Marcel’s research into the therapeutic application of quartz crystals led him to the investigation of the relationship between crystals and water. He discovered that he could structure water by spinning it around a tuned crystal, altering many of the characteristics of the water and converting it into an information storage system. Watch him now tell this amazing story of his research and the discoveries that he made.