(The image above is only given an idea of what is happening, without being accurate, because in reality octave ratios etc. need to be taken into account)
Imagine uniform pressure coming from all sides on a body, which will result in the form of a ball or spherical body. But if the pressured body is sideways pressured and is rotated around a certain axis, it will expands in the direction of the same. It will receive at the ends around the axis of rotation (at the poles) more pressure (due to resistance caused by the existence of the ether or in case of Russell other sperical bodies). This will result in impressions at the poles and thus the resulting shape of this will be more like an apple, instead of like an ellipsoïd. Bodies that have no fast axial rotation, like our moon, will have less polar impressions and will be more sphere-like.
The impressions, or collapses at the poles are implosions or so-called inward explosions, and will create a vacuum or so-called suction or centripetal force. The implosions will result in the bulging out of the original spherical shape at the equator, which is the outward explosion, or centrifugal force. The bulging out will create certain shapes, which in some cases will look like ellipses, but are NOT ellipses. In fact the shapes are not conic sections at all.
All we have till now is external pressure, which is causing effects, resulting in change of shape, and resulting in 2 forces, which are at 90 degrees to each other. No force inside the body caused this. There is no magnetic attraction in the body. The phenomena are merely a series of movements "around" bodies. So it is with the so-called magnetic phenomena on iron, on steel, and so it can only be on the earth body. The same is happening with a falling stone or falling body. The falling body will create a pressure shadow, and it is the difference in pressure which will push the stone or body to the surface. It is a pushing from outside, not an attraction from within (like gravity is so often explained). These resulting effects are similar to what is happening around a magnet. A magnet is not a thing an sich, but only a pressure mediation, an effect of an external cause, and likewise is our earth. Therefore it is absurd to state that our earth is a magnet.
With regard to the manifested phenomena, it is said that a field is created (the apple shape, as a result of the pressure, motion appears). A top view of this shaped field reveals several logarithmic spirals and this can be easily tested as follows:
Take a round basin, half filled with water and create with your hand a rotary motion, then the water will sink in the middle in the form of spikelike swirls and it will rise at the edge. It will make a spiral vortex consisting of waves bulging in the direction of rotation. The waves consist, when looked from above, of several logaritmic spirals. The same spiral shapes can be seen when you have a bottle of coke, half filled, shake it well (don't open it!) and consequently tap the bottle with your finger.
I believe the following image of Ken Wheeler is showing the top view of this motion accurately, but keep in mind that it is a 3D phenomenon. In reality it will describe loxodromes, which in stereographic projection are indeed logarithmic spirals … More about the geometric structure later …
Image above is a rough sketch of what seems to be happening. Image below: rotating loxodromes