The compass is a simple ancient device made of natural magnetic material, mounted in free suspension, to interact with the awesome power of the earth’s electromagnetic field.

Whether it’s a fourth century Chinese lodestone compass or a modern-day magnetometer, the principles of the compass are universal, enduring, and deeply philosophical.

The compass represents, to us, the essential power of electromagnetism, the ability to navigate the unknown, and our confidence in the existence of True North.

In this episode of The Question podcast, you will hear highlights from Frederick Tamagi’s presentation on “What Guides Your Compass”, as well as the music of Shannon Magee.