This video is entitled ‘Jacob’s Ladder’. It contains footage of an arc of electricity discharging between two electrodes. This piece of scientific equipment is often called a ‘Jacob’s Ladder’. The Bible tells the story of Jacob's dream about a ladder that extended from earth to heaven. Jacob, the son of Isaac, was the father of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel.’ Book of Genesis  (28:11-19). 

Gradually over time the video slows down and a ‘liquid’ more organic characteristic of the electrical discharge is revealed. Also the sound emitted from the discharge transforms from a sharp snapping sound to a pulsating erratic gunfire / war zone environment and eventually to a slow reverberating heartbeat.

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